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Police: Unregistered gun, two high capacity magazines discovered after domestic in Seneca Falls

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Police in Seneca Falls say an unregistered handgun and ammunition was discovered after a domestic incident. On Thursday around 2:45 p.m. police arrested James Querrie, 28, of Seneca Falls following a domestic incident. Queerie is ... more
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Don’t expect K-12 schools to return to normal while vaccine is rolling out

Don’t expect K-12 schools to return to normal while vaccine is rolling out
Teachers are signing-up to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and by most accounts it appears as though that population will be well-vaccinated by summer. But what are the expectations moving forward? What should parents' expectations be ... more
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Weedsport man had ties to January 6th attack in Washington D.C.

Weedsport man had ties to January 6th attack in Washington D.C.
The Weedsport man who was taken into custody on January 1st following an incident involving a rifle at a hotel near Washington D.C. may have had links to the Capitol attack. The Washington Post published ... more
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Auburn native nominated to be part of Joe Biden’s State Department

An Auburn native was selected to a role with the State Department in President-elect Joe Biden's administration. Brian P. McKeon was nominated to be Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources. He graduated from Auburn High ... more
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60 units of senior housing could be coming to vacant Sennett property

60 units of senior housing could be coming to vacant Sennett property
New senior housing could be coming to the town of Sennett in Cayuga County. The Auburn Citizen reports that officials will hear from the public, and could move forward with a zoning change at a ... more
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CAPITOL CONNECTION: Inauguration Day approaches, heightened security around the U.S.

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Last week National News Editor Gabriel Pietrorazio launched a brand new newsletter, aimed at keeping FingerLakes1.com readers informed about what was happening in Washington, D.C. In light of the attacks on the Capitol, the newsletter ... more
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Republican lawmakers unveil plan to help businesses across New York

$5 billion to be made available for small businesses hardest hit by COVID-19
Republicans in the New York State Assembly have put forward its own competing plan to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's State of the State Agenda, aimed at helping New York's struggling small businesses. “All one has to ... more
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Another round of stimulus checks are coming: Biden promises total of $2,000

Another round of stimulus checks are coming: Biden promises total of $2,000
President-elect Joe Biden unveiled his first major legislative action upon taking office on January 20th at a televised address on Thursday. In it he unveiled plans to focus additional relief for Americans struggling due to ... more
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Students push to honor Tubman by naming Auburn HS after historic figure

Auburn School Board passes proposed budget, public will vote May 17
Students in Auburn are pushing to change the name of its high school to celebrate one of the most-important figures in American history. A student representative on the Board of Education in the Auburn Enlarged ... more
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Mack Studios plans $1.38M expansion in Auburn

Mack Studios in Auburn is growing. The Citizen reported on Friday that the facility will be spending $1.38 million and in the process add 25,000 square feet to its warehouse. The company, which has a ... more
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Child poverty a major crisis in New York, even bigger one during pandemic

This week the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy shared data about the well-being of New York children and recommended policy strategies for building better foundations for all of the state's kids. “As we all ... more
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FBI: Heightened security around Albany expected over next week

FBI: Heightened security around Albany expected over next week
After violence last week in Washington D.C. federal authorities say they have been watching a number of high-profile threats over the next 5-7 days, as Inauguration Day approaches. State capitol buildings across the U.S. have ... more
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New York will likely get the federal money it needs to balance budget

New York will likely get the federal money it needs to balance budget
Good news came on Thursday following President-elect Joe Biden's speech on the economy and specific relief he aims to get passed within his first days in office. State officials are staring down staggering economic costs ... more
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Lawmakers expected to pass protections for small businesses with fewer than 50 employees

Lawmakers expected to pass protections for small businesses with fewer than 50 employees
Next week the New York State Senate plans to pass a measure that would protect small businesses that are struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic. It would focus on ensuring that those businesses will not face ... more
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State investigating after ineligible recipients signed-up for appointments

State says it’s investigating vaccine sign-up error where ineligible people got appointments
An unauthorized link is being blamed for a number of 'false positive' sign-ups as New York State rolls out the COVID-19 vaccine. There was a link circulated around social media platforms, which purposed that vaccine ... more
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Police ask for public’s help locating person connected to Aurelius burglary

Police ask for public's help locating person connected to Aurelius burglary
New York State Police are asking for the public's help identifying a person in a photo. The person is wanted in connection with a burglary that occurred in the town of Aurelius. No other information ... more
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Arcadia driver sent to Newark-Wayne Hospital after crashing into telephone pole

Arcadia driver sent to Newark-Wayne Hospital after crashing into telephone pole
Deputies say a 78-year-old Arcadia woman was sent to Newark-Wayne Community Hospital following a one-vehicle crash on Thursday. Carol Mattice, 78, was traveling south on Route 88 when she attempted to sneeze and lost control ... more
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Upstate lawmakers call for Gov. Cuomo to allow high school sports to resume

Upstate lawmakers call for Gov. Cuomo to allow high school sports to resume
Three Republican lawmakers who represent the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes are calling for high school sports to resume in New York. State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats), Assemblyman Chris Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats) and Assemblyman ... more
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Newark receives $1,500 grant to repair mural that was damaged by vandals

Newark receives $1,500 grant to repair mural that was damaged by vandals
The Village of Newark was awarded a $1500 grant from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. Erie Canalway IMPACT! Grants advance vital work to preserve and showcase canal heritage, educate youth, and welcome people to ... more
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Dredging underway at Little Sodus Bay on Lake Ontario

Dredging underway at Little Sodus Bay on Lake Ontario
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced dredging has begun at Little Sodus Bay, a navigation channel in Cayuga County, used by boaters to access Lake Ontario from Little Sodus Bay. The accumulation of silt, sand, and other ... more
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Romulus man violated court order, charged with contempt at local jail

Horseheads man is charged for sending inappropriate materials to a Lodi minor
The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of a Romulus man on a contempt charge after an investigation into his incarceration at the Seneca County Jail. Christopher Freeman, 33, was charged with second-degree criminal ... more
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