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North Division Street bridge work forces closure of Head Start in Auburn

North Division Street bridge work forces closure of Head Start in Auburn
Bridge work on North Division Street prevented classes from being held at the Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency’s Site II in Auburn on Wednesday. The Citizen reported that school was cancelled due to a water shut off, which was prompted by ongoing bridge work along North Division Street. They noted that the other Head Start location in Auburn is open. The... more

Auburn man’s conviction on multiple thefts is upheld by state appeals court

Auburn man’s conviction on multiple thefts is upheld by state appeals court
An appellate court that handles cases in western and central New York affirmed on Friday an Auburn man’s 2015 jury trial conviction. Charles Baker, formerly of 110 Cottage St., was convicted by a jury in Cayuga County Court on Sept. 11, 2015 of 10 charges related to a string of thefts in 2013 and 2014. Read more from the Auburn... more

Cayuga County committee approves snow plowing contract with towns

Cayuga County committee approves snow plowing contract with towns
A Cayuga County Legislature committee Tuesday voted to approve a new contract that pays town highway departments to clear snow and ice off certain county-owned roads. The Legislature’s Public Works committee authorized a three-year contract with the towns that provides for a 4.5% increase in reimbursement for each of the contract’s years, or approximately $68,000 per year. Read more from... more

Candidates discuss water, county hierarchy during Cayuga County Legislature 8th District forum

Candidates discuss water, county hierarchy during Cayuga County Legislature 8th District forum
Two candidates vying for a spot in the Cayuga County Legislature returned to the stage where they debated for the same position four years ago. Joseph DeForest, a Democrat, defeated Conservative opponent Hans Pecher in 2015 to represent the 8th District at the county level. This year, Pecher is again challenging the now-incumbent legislator to represent the towns of Venice,... 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 Aurora, Ledyard, Scipio, and Venice. Bob Pass, a spokesman for NYSEG told the Auburn Citizen that the cause... more

Lake Ontario flood survey by IJC up now for shoreline residents

Lake Ontario flood survey by IJC up now for shoreline residents
Property owners along Lake Ontario will now have an opportunity to share their input to the International Joint Commission, which is in charge of regulating the water levels. Homeowners along the shoreline are being encouraged to share details of the flood damage they experienced through a survey. The IJC and the Lake Ontario-Saint Lawrence River Control Board will use the... more

Federal grant helps Sterling bring water service to 100 residences

Federal grant helps Sterling bring water service to 100 residences
A grant from the United States Department of Agriculture for more than $3 million will help the town of Sterling create a new water district, extending service to approximately 100 more residences, according to a release. The USDA’s Office of Rural Development recently approved a $3.32 million grant that, combined with a loan of $2.01 million, will allow the town... more

Did you get your STAR rebate check yet?

Did you get your STAR rebate check yet?
If you didn’t get your property tax rebate check yet, don’t worry. The state is still sending hundreds of thousands more. Since August, more than 1.4 million tax relief checks have been mailed to New York homeowners whose income was less than $275,000, according to the state tax department. Separately, 390,000 checks have gone to homeowners under the STAR program for new... more

Boat motor stolen in Cayuga County; Troopers ask for public’s help

Boat motor stolen in Cayuga County; Troopers ask for public’s help
Troopers are asking for the public’s help as an investigation into a boat motor theft continues in Cayuga County. Troopers say that a larceny took place between September 25th and 28th at a home in Brutus. A blue 2012 Evinrude E-Tech 25HP outboard motor was stolen. Anyone with information can call 315.253.3103. To have the latest updates, information, and headlines... more

Woman who drove into ditch in Scipio charged with felony DWI

Woman who drove into ditch in Scipio charged with felony DWI
A Snyder woman with a previous drinking and driving conviction was arrested Saturday evening after her vehicle veered off the road in the Cayuga County. Mark O’Donnell, public information officer for Troop E of the New York State Police, said troopers responded to a call on Oct. 5 about a vehicle in a ditch in the town of Scipio near... more

Grant money needed to continue Auburn Schine Theater transformation

Auburn Schine Theater owner awaiting grant money to resume work
The Auburn Schine Theater has been quiet for more than a year, but the owner of the historic downtown theater hopes to resume work on it soon. Michael Licata, vice president of theater owner Bowers Development, said Friday that the contract for the project’s $1 million Restore NY Communities Initiative grant has been tabled for the November meeting of the Empire State... more

Security photos make headlines as NYS police use them to find suspects

Security photos make headlines as NYS police use them to find suspects
New York State Police troops put out press releases every day, but the one covering most of central New York stands out for its frequent publication of retail store security photos. Through the first nine months of 2019, New York State Police Troop D issued 31 press releases with security camera photos of people who are suspected of crimes —... more

Founder of Doug’s Fish Fry in Skaneateles dies at 76

Founder of Doug’s Fish Fry in Skaneateles dies at 76
Douglas Lee Clark, who founded the popular Doug’s Fish Fry restaurant in Skaneateles, died late last month at the age of 76. Clark died Sept. 27 at Upstate University Hospital, according to an obituary posted at the website of Butler-Badman Funeral Home Inc. in the town of Onondaga, which handled arrangements. Continue reading from The Citizen more

Car enthusiasts gather at the Empire Stance summer sendoff in Aurelius

Car enthusiasts gather at the Empire Stance summer sendoff in Aurelius
It was the first time Larry Stewart went to the Empire Stance Summer Sendoff Car Show in Aurelius, but that didn’t stop him from bringing a car with a lot of history. Stewart, of Dryden, and his wife, Janice, were showing a Chevrolet he got while in the military in 1974 that he used to travel back and forth from... more

Auburn school district failed to stop ex-teacher’s sexual abuse

Auburn school district failed to stop ex-teacher’s sexual abuse
A lawsuit filed Thursday accuses the Auburn Enlarged City School District and its board of education of failing to stop a former teacher’s sexual abuse of a student that started in 1978. The lawsuit filed in state Supreme Court in Cayuga County by Colorado resident Pamela Deacon O’Grady alleges the district and the board at the time failed to prevent,... more
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