Category: Aurora

Wells College celebrates grand opening of “Hallway for Culture”

Wells College celebrates grand opening of “Hallway for Culture”

Wells College celebrated the grand opening of its new center for multiculturalism with an uplifting event on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 that was attended by dozens of students, staff and faculty. Dubbed the “Hallway for Cultural Humility,” the newly renovated space is ... MORE
Cayuga County 911 dealing with massive workload since discovery changes took hold

Cayuga County 911 dealing with massive workload since discovery changes took hold

Cayuga County E-911 has some staffing issues that it needs to resolve. At least that was the pitch heard by the Cayuga County Legislature this week when they met. E-911 Administrator Denise Spingler addressed the legislators at a meeting on Wednesday – ... MORE
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Wells College officials feel like they’re making progress as probation continues

Wells College officials feel like they’re making progress as probation continues

Things look like they are improving. The Auburn Citizen reports that Wells College has submitted a required monitoring report. The focus of that report is said to be long-term stability, and was authored by Wells College President Jonathan Gibralter. Among the changes ... MORE
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Colorful day over Cayuga Lake (photo)

Sunrise on Cayuga Lake in Aurora. Photo by Todd Tanner ... MORE
MacKenzie-Childs to take over vacant warehouse in Volney

MacKenzie-Childs to take over vacant warehouse in Volney

An empty building in Volney is being remodeled to become a new warehouse for MacKenzie-Childs. The move and expansion is expected to open between 50-55 jobs. MacKenzie-Childs is a popular home accessories brand known for its white and black checkered pattern. The ... MORE
Southern Cayuga Central seeing stars again thanks to planetarium renovations

Renovations complete: Southern Cayuga Central seeing the stars thanks to progress

The Southern Cayuga Central School District is once again seeing stars. A planetarium that has called the campus home for more than 50 years is once again up and running after a five year absence. Lack of money along with wear and ... MORE
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Inside the Inns of Aurora’s newest hotel

Inside the Inns of Aurora’s newest hotel

Originally built for Robert Lansing Zabriskie as he returned to Aurora to be with his mother, Louise, Zabriskie House officially opened to Inns of Aurora guests in early October. The house joins two other properties formerly used by members of the Morgan and Zabriskie ... MORE
More than 700 without power for around two hours in Cayuga County

More than 700 without power for around two hours in Cayuga County

NYSEG reports that power has been restored to those impacted by an outage in Southern Cayuga County on Tuesday. The outage began during the late-morning hours, and continued for a couple hours. In the process, approximately 700 people were without power in ... MORE
Gustafson takes Day 2 lead at Bassmasters Elite

Gustafson takes Day 2 lead at Bassmasters Elite

Canadian pro Jeff Gustafson came into the SiteOne Bassmaster Elite at Cayuga Lake with modest expectations. But his confidence has grown with each passing day — and on Friday, it grew by leaps and bounds as Gustafson caught five bass that weighed ... MORE
New York pro Jamie Hartman crowned Cayuga Lake champ

New York pro Jamie Hartman crowned Cayuga Lake champ

On Sunday afternoon, for the second time in three tournaments, Jamie Hartman claimed a Bassmaster Elite Series victory. Both were special. But he couldn’t deny this one meant just a little more. Fishing in his home state of New York, Hartman caught ... MORE
Civil resistance subject of original play being performed in Aurora

Civil resistance subject of original play being performed in Aurora

The true story of a student activist who resisted the Nazis will be told in “We Will Not Be Silent,” an original play being performed this weekend at the Morgan Opera House in Aurora. The show depicts the confrontation between 21-year-old Sophie ... MORE
Despite the heat tens of thousands turnout for MacKenzie-Childs Barn Sale

Despite the heat tens of thousands turnout for MacKenzie-Childs Barn Sale

For people like Ann Affinito, the MacKenzie-Childs Barn Sale isn’t just a huge retail event. It’s a tradition. She’s gone to the Aurora store’s annual barn sale with her daughter for the last 10 years and has even camped overnight on the grounds to ... MORE
DEC finishes renovating Cayuga Lake boat launch in Aurelius

DEC finishes renovating Cayuga Lake boat launch in Aurelius

The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced Monday the completion of $450,000 worth of upgrades to the Mud Lock boat launch on northern Cayuga Lake in the town of Aurelius. The upgrades to the site include the construction of a new concrete ... MORE
Harmful algal blooms spotted on Cayuga Lake, triggering drinking water tests

Harmful algal blooms spotted on Cayuga Lake, triggering drinking water tests in Cayuga County

Widespread harmful algal blooms have been reported on Cayuga Lake, the Cayuga County Health Department announced Wednesday. The suspected blooms are “anticipated to continue due to the warm weather expected,” according to a press release, and have triggered drinking water testing protocols ... MORE
Wells College placed on probation by accrediting organization

Wells College placed on probation by accrediting organization

Wells College has been placed on probation by its accreditation organization and given two years to come into compliance. The Aurora-based private college was told it received the designation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education on June 28, according to ... MORE