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Sennett firing range construction set to begin this summer

Construction of a shooting range on state property in Sennett is set to start this summer at the Auburn Correctional Training Center.

Since the plans of constructing an open range were modified to build an enclosed one, a public information meeting has yet to happen, but at a meeting last week at state Assemblyman Gary Finch’s office, the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision provided construction information on the firing range to a number of local officials. Among the attendees were Sennett Town Supervisor Peter Adams, representatives of state Sen. Robert Antonacci and Cayuga County Legislator Aileen McNabb-Coleman.

Adams said Tuesday that each entity at the meeting was in favor of holding a public meeting to answer Sennett residents’ questions. He said that holding a forum would be up to the commissioner of DOCCS, adding that “everything is on the table — it’s just a matter of how things go forward now.”

Patty Sprague, a Sennett resident said Tuesday that having a public forum wasn’t a huge concern of hers and that she’s satisfied with DOCCS plans for an enclosed firing range.

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