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Cayuga Community College, Wells College sign agreement to streamline student transfers

Cayuga Community College welcomes two new trustees
Cayuga Community College (CCC) and Wells College have entered into a significant articulation agreement, enhancing the academic pathway for students pursuing Bachelor's degrees. This collaboration was formalized at CCC’s Auburn campus, where the presidents of ... more
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Southern Cayuga CSD chooses ‘Cougars’ for namesake: Mascot to be unveiled in spring

Southern Cayuga CSD chooses ‘Cougars’ for namesake: Mascot to be unveiled in spring
The Southern Cayuga Central School District in New York is set to adopt a new mascot, with voters in the district choosing "Cougars" to replace the previous "Chiefs" mascot. This decision comes in response to ... more
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Aurora looks to regulate short-term rentals: Concerned residents, rental advocates differ on view of issue

Aurora looks to regulate short-term rentals: Concerned residents, rental advocates differ on view of issue
The village of Aurora is addressing the growing challenges posed by short-term rentals with a proposed local law aimed at regulating properties listed on platforms like Airbnb and Vrbo. Scheduled for a public hearing at ... more
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MacKenzie-Childs will host warehouse sale for holiday bargain hunters this weekend

MacKenzie-Childs will host warehouse sale for holiday bargain hunters this weekend
Home decor enthusiasts and holiday shoppers are gearing up for the upcoming warehouse sale by MacKenzie-Childs, the popular Upstate New York home furnishings brand. Set for November 10 and 11, the sale will offer a ... more
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Could three villages win the $10M Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant? Aurora, Cayuga, and Union Springs will try

Could three villages win the $10M Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant? Aurora, Cayuga, and Union Springs will try
Three villages in Cayuga County — Aurora, Cayuga, and Union Springs — are uniting to vie for a $10 million grant through New York’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI). A rule alteration by the state has ... more
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Village of Aurora, Cayuga, and Union Springs join forces for state’s DRI application

Village of Aurora, Cayuga, and Union Springs join forces for state’s DRI application
The villages of Aurora, Cayuga, and Union Springs are joining forces to apply for the New York state's Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI), a program which grants $10 million annually to support downtown investments. The Citizen ... more
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MacKenzie-Childs launches annual barn sale with discounts up to 60%

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Home décor enthusiasts have reason to celebrate as MacKenzie-Childs kicks off its much-anticipated annual 'Barn Sale' today. The event, touted by the retailer as its largest and most impressive sale of the year, promises shoppers ... more
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Four indicted on felony charges after major larceny in Cayuga County

NYS lawmakers, Gov. Hochul nearing an agreement on pay increases for assigned counsel, public defenders
On Thursday, District Attorney Brittany Grome Antonacci announced that four Syracuse residents, Kahlila Bender Baker, Dathan Haynes, Tayonna Albert, and Tavaris McLaurin, have been indicted by a Cayuga County grand jury on one count of ... more
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Trio of Cayuga County villages working together on DRI grant

Trio of Cayuga County villages working together on DRI grant
In an effort to bolster the economic recovery of their downtowns, three Cayuga County villages have decided to collectively apply for the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. Aurora, Cayuga, and Union Springs will work together on a ... more
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Cayuga Lake shore property sparks controversy in Aurora

Former Cayuga County Treasurer James Orman elected mayor of Aurora
A dispute over the future of a 300-foot slice of the Cayuga Lake shore owned by Wells College has gripped the village of Aurora. Kevin Fitzgerald, co-manager of the college's golf course and representing Aurora ... more
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Cayuga County Legislature May 2023 Meeting (webcast)

Cayuga County Legislature May 2023 Meeting (webcast)
The Cayuga County Legislature met for their regular monthly meeting for May 2023 on Tuesday night in Auburn. Full meeting video appears below ... more
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Wells College campus safety sergeant accused of sexually assaulting teen for years

Troopers: Cayuga County man sexually assaulted teen for years
A 60-year-old man from Aurora has been arrested by State Police and charged with first-degree sex abuse and use of a child in a sexual performance, both classified as class B and C felonies, respectively ... more
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Inns of Aurora Resort & Spa named one of the best companies to work for in New York

Inns of Aurora Resort & Spa named one of the best companies to work for in New York
Inns of Aurora Resort & Spa, a hospitality company in upstate New York, has been named to the 2023 list of Best Companies to Work for in New York for the second year in a ... more
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Restaurant Week: Cayuga County highlights local spots to get a great breakfast, lunch, or dinner

Prison City IPA wins, gaining even more recognition
The Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 7th annual Restaurant Week from January 20th through January 28th. The goal is to promote restaurants through a series of deals, promotions, and specials. Check out ... more
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REVIEW: 1833 Kitchen & Bar inside the Aurora Inn (video)

REVIEW: 1833 Kitchen & Bar inside the Aurora Inn (video)
Below you will find a video review of a recent dinner at the 1833 Kitchen & Bar inside the historic Aurora Inn in Aurora, NY. The Aurora Inn is known for their fantastic outdoor amenities ... more
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Why should you check out Aurora’s MacKenzie-Childs this holiday season? (video)

Why should you check out Aurora's MacKenzie-Childs this holiday season? (video)
Carol Ryerson from MacKenzie-Childs was a guest on Finger Lakes Today talking about all-things holiday season, including the latest from the iconic brand. She also talked about the excitement during the holiday season in Aurora, ... more
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Grant funding helps make Howland Stone Store Museum an award winner

Grant funding helps make Howland Stone Store Museum an award winner
A Cayuga County museum has received an award from the Preservation League of New York State. For its restoration of Opendore – the historic home of national leaders in the suffragette movement William, Hannah, and ... more
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Wells College alum honored with humanitarian award

Achievements of Class of 2022 celebrated during Wells College’s 154th Commencement Ceremony
Wells College says one of its alumnae and trustees was recently honored with the Leo B. Hart Humanitarian Award from the University of Arizona. Dr. Vicki E. Panhuise, who graduated from Wells College cum laude, ... more
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LaGreca named VP of Marketing and Communications at Wells College

No cases of COVID-19 yet at Wells College
Wells College has welcomed Kristopher LaGreca as the new Vice President of Marketing and Communications. LaGreca brings an in-depth knowledge of the latest innovations in digital technology as well as best practices in marketing and ... more
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