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Auburn prisoner accused of sending letter to victim in Seneca County violating court order, arraigned on new charges

Felony arrest stems from investigation into drugs sent to Cayuga County Jail
The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of a Fayette resident as part of an ongoing investigation into a domestic incident. The original incident took place in August, according to deputies. They say the ... more
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Four churches that were supposed to close in Auburn and Weedsport will stay open: How did it happen?

Catholic churches around Auburn given opportunity to stay open
The Catholic Churches in northern Cayuga County and Auburn that were slated to close more than a year and a half ago have a new lease on life. St. Alphonsus, St. Francis of Assisi and ... more
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Auburn business owner charged with burglary, banned from all Wegmans locations

Auburn business owner charged with burglary, banned from all Wegmans locations
An Auburn business man is facing legal trouble. Robert Otterstatter, who is the co-owner of Octane Social House on Genesee Street is accused of using self-checkout at the Fairmount Wegmans in Syracuse to steal groceries ... more
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Auburn senior named student rep on board of education

Auburn School Board passes proposed budget, public will vote May 17
The Auburn Enlarged City School District Board of Education has a new student representative. Senior Henry Moskov was introduced by Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo at this week's meeting for the 2022-23 school year. The student rep ... more
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Moravia man who harassed his ex-wife repeatedly could spend 28 years in prison

Staffing shortage forces closure of two housing units at Seneca County Jail
A Moravia man faces up to 28 years in prison after repeatedly violating court orders to stay away from his ex-wife. Raymond Decker, 57, was found guilty of six counts of aggravated family offense, which ... more
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Rumors are wrong: Gavras Center in Auburn isn’t closing

Child care: Lawmakers work to make access universal in child care deserts
The E. John Gavras Center in Auburn is not closing contrary to local rumors. The Auburn Citizen reports that officials with the organization aren't sure where the rumor started, but the reality is that while ... more
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Suspicious incident leads to DWI arrest at Auburn area Ford dealership

Cato woman charged with DWI after traffic stop in Cayuga County
State police arrested a Cayuga County resident following a suspicious incident investigation. John Neil, unknown age and residence, was arrested for driving while intoxicated and having an open container after troopers conducted an investigation at ... more
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Downtown Auburn road closure announced for repaving, overhaul

Roads blocked off in downtown Rochester after debris falls from vacant building
A major improvement for motorists is coming to downtown Auburn. The City announced that a major access road is closing for most of October as it gets repaved. John Street, which runs from the Arterial ... more
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Auburn Housing Authority gets additional rental assistance vouchers

INSIDE THE FLX: Melissa Nesbit, Seneca Housing on the shortage of affordable housing and the agency’s efforts to help (podcast)
Good news for the Auburn Housing Authority: Additional rental assistance vouchers are coming. Around 1,500 new private market rental assistance vouchers for New York will be included for the authority. The U.S. Department of Housing ... more
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Run Towards It: Empowering young female athletes in competition (video)

Run Towards It: Empowering young female athletes in competition (video)
High school girls' soccer teams from Seneca Falls, Geneva, Marcellus, Newark, Dryden, Lyons and Auburn came together to "Run Towards It" this past weekend. The Empowerment Project Initiative from the Bonafiglia Family Foundation helped organize ... more
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Auburn sites win preservation awards

Auburn sites win preservation awards
A pair of historic sites in Auburn won preservation awards. The Rev. Paul G. Carter and Christine Carter were given the Dean Biancaville Award for work with the Harriet Tubman home. They put in more ... more
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Harriet Tubman Booster Club celebrates brand new mural in downtown Auburn (photo)

Harriet Tubman Booster Club celebrates brand new mural in downtown Auburn (photo)
The Harriet Tubman Booster Club hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony in the city of Auburn to unveil the finished Harriet Tubman mural on Saturday. For years the Harriet Tubman Boosters have been raising money to ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason; non-profits get ARPA funds, drinking water HABs, building rehabs (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason; non-profits get ARPA funds, drinking water HABs, building rehabs (podcast)
In this episode, we talk with Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason and get our weekly City Council recap. The council finalized the distribution of $1.25 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds for city non-profit ... more
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Auburn’s raw water toxin levels improve significantly after record-breaking sample this week

Harmful algal blooms continue to be a problem on Cayuga Lake with 23 repo
Some good news to end the week for Auburn's drinking water supply. The level of toxins in Auburn's raw drinking water decreased two days after a record-breaking sample was collected. The Cayuga County Health Department ... more
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Harriet Tubman mural to be dedicated Saturday in downtown Auburn

Harriet Tubman mural to be dedicated Saturday in downtown Auburn
The scaffolding has come down, and a mural depicting the major events in the life of Underground Railroad leader Harriet Tubman will be dedicated Saturday in downtown Auburn. Ribbon cutting for Arthur Hutchinson mural set ... more
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Auburn drug dealer who attacked man with a machete will spend years in prison

Geneva man has manslaughter conviction overturned, will get new trial
An Auburn man who attacked and robbed an illegal drug sale competitor in Cayuga County is headed to prison. Vincent Deangelis, 44, of Auburn was among a handful of people involved in a robbery and ... more
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Auburn finds record-breaking amount of toxins in water sample at treatment facility: Is your drinking water safe?

Report of blue-green algae blooms near Kershaw Beach in Canandaigua
There's no water emergency in the city of Auburn now, but after a record-breaking test sample taken at the Auburn water treatment facility, officials issued a stern warning. "Now is a good time to make ... more
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Affordable housing: Auburn commercial building site of proposed development

INSIDE THE FLX: Melissa Nesbit, Seneca Housing on the shortage of affordable housing and the agency’s efforts to help (podcast)
There could be a new affordable housing project coming in the city of Auburn. Syracuse-based Housing Visions, a nonprofit, is asking the Cayuga County Legislature to support its application for $2 million from the Restore ... more
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Popular Harriet Tubman Park Ranger announces retirement

Popular Harriet Tubman Park Ranger announces retirement
The first person hired when the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park in Auburn was established has announced her retirement. Ranger Kim helped guide Tubman Park to success It was announced at Thursday's City Council meeting ... more
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