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Auburn mayoral candidate may sue city after winter arrest

Auburn mayoral candidate may sue city after winter arrest
An Auburn mayoral candidate may file a lawsuit against the Auburn Police Department, claiming he was unlawfully arrested and imprisoned. Brett Tracy II, 23, a candidate in Auburn's upcoming Republican mayoral primary race, has filed a notice of claim against the city, saying he was harassed and assaulted by Auburn police officers last winter in their response to a noise... more

Rising waters and assessments? Property owners frustrated along Lake Ontario

Rising waters and assessments? Property owners frustrated along Lake Ontario
Michael Godden says if he knew his lakefront house on Edgemere Drive would be ravaged by high waters twice in three years, he would’ve never purchased a home on the lake. “Don’t think I would’ve bought – and I don’t expect anybody today to do the same,” said Godden, who says his property’s assessment has risen $88,000 in the last... more

Auburn student wins scholarship with essay

Auburn student wins scholarship with essay
Auburn High School senior Reilly Graney said witnessing history in the nation’s capital two years ago changed her life. Graney, 18, and a group attended the inauguration of President Donald Trump on Jan. 20, 2017, and then the Women’s March protest held in Washington the next day. Graney said one person she was with for both events had liberal views,... more

Auburn police share results of second community survey

Auburn police share results of second community survey
Residents who participated in the Auburn Police Department’s second community survey consider illegal drugs and traffic issues the most significant public safety concerns. APD Chief Shawn Butler said the department wants to use the feedback in the survey to guide the department to accreditation with New York state. The Citizen: Read More more

New IJC chair will ask to suspend Plan 2014 amid flooding

New IJC chair will ask to suspect Plan 2014 amid flooding
The incoming International Joint Commission chairwoman, Jane Corwin, and her two fellow incoming IJC members are calling for a meeting to propose the suspension of the group’s current plan that manages Lake Ontario’s water level, according to Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich. Reilich said on Facebook Tuesday night that he confirmed with Congressman Chris Collins that Corwin will seek to... more

Cuomo pledges $300M for Lake Ontario REDI plan to address shoreline flooding

Governor Andrew Cuomo kicked off the Lake Ontario Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative, or REDI Commission on Monday in Rochester – promising upwards of $300 million to improve infrastructure along Lake Ontario. @NYGovCuomo kicking off the multi-agency Resiliency & Economic Development Initiative (REDI) in Rochester taking a proactive investment approach to the environmental challenge at Lake Ontario pic.twitter.com/DJINZfM7EE — Matthew... more

Governor Cuomo demands immediate action in response to Lake Ontario flooding

Governor Cuomo demands immediate action in response to Lake Ontario flooding
In a letter to the International Joint Commission on Saturday, Governor Andrew Cuomo demanded immediate action in response to Lake Ontario flooding. The governor was adamant that the devastation to businesses and citizens caused by lake flooding be remedied. “The IJC must immediately maximize the outflows to the greatest extent possible, even if that impacts navigation along the river temporarily,”... more

IJC thinks Lake Ontario is nearing peak

IJC thinks Lake Ontario is nearing peak
According to the Associated Press, the International Joint Commission says any rise in the water level of Lake Ontario is expected to be minor or even decline. The IJC’s remark came Saturday in an Associated Press article about Gov. Andrew Cuomo threatening to sue the IJC. The news comes even as shoreline communities face another lakeshore flood watch. D&C: Read... more

New barriers tried out to prevent flooding

New barriers tried out to prevent flooding
There’s a new attempt to prevent flooding on Lake Ontario. Known as the Rapid H20 flood barrier, the system replaces sandbags. It is set up when the water level rises – which residents have said is the new norm. “We saw horrific flooding in 2017,” said Ian Anderson from the company that makes the barriers. “Now all of a sudden,... more

UPDATE: Motorcyclist sought as bank robbery investigation continues

Auburn police ask for your help identifying bank robber
In an update on Thursday, the Auburn Police Department requested the public’s assistance locating a motorcycle that may have been nearby the bank robbery that occurred on Wednesday. According to officials the person may have information on a bank robbery. Police said he/she was in the area the same time Generations Bank was robbed on June 5th. Anyone with information... more

Lake Ontario Flooding: A look at what was before Plan 2014

Lake Ontario Flooding: A look at what was before Plan 2014
A large focus on Lake Ontario water levels has been on outflow. Some have criticized the new plan to regulate water levels that went into effect in 2016. One professor told News 8 that the problems experienced on the lake would have been just as bad with the old plan in place. Doug Wilcox, Ph.D., SUNY Brockport Empire Innovation Professor... more

FLX WEEKLY: Warm weather & plenty to do this weekend in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Warm weather & plenty to do this weekend in the Finger Lakes (podcast)
Christine Natale of Marshall Exteriors in Newark joins us in-studio to preview your early June weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes. Warmer weather is on the horizon and there are plenty of things happening across the region as it will feel like summer for the first time in the FLX! . more

Auburn parking garage repairs on hold as fire investigation continues

Auburn parking garage repairs on hold as fire investigation continues
Repairs on Auburn’s Lincoln Street parking garage following a fire last month won’t be made until the investigation of the incident is finished, and that could take at least two more weeks. A utility vehicle fire in a maintenance area damaged a small area of the structure on May 18 and forced the temporary closure of its upper levels, but... more

THE 31ST LAP: Matt Janczuk interview & ASCoC coming to Finger Lakes Region (podcast)

THE 31ST LAP: Matt Janczuk, ASCoC coming to Finger Lakes Region (podcast)
We welcome Land of Legends Raceway announcer Steven Ovens via Skype to talk with Sportsman star Matt Janczuk. We also look ahead to the weekend’ 410 sprint offerings at Outlaw and Weedsport, where Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions will visit Friday and Sunday, respectively.  . more

Legislature votes to oust Cayuga Co. Administrator Woods

Legislature votes to oust Cayuga Co. Administrator Woods
The Cayuga County Legislature voted Wednesday to request the county administrator's resignation after previously sending a written request to the administrator asking for the same. In a special meeting, the Legislature voted 10-4 to request County Administrator J. Justin Woods' resignation. Last week, the Legislature sent a formal written request to Woods, but had not taken a public vote on... more
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