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Renovations complete: Southern Cayuga Central seeing the stars thanks to progress

Southern Cayuga Central seeing stars again thanks to planetarium renovations
The Southern Cayuga Central School District is once again seeing stars. A planetarium that has called the campus home for more than 50 years is once again up and running after a five year absence ... more
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MacKenzie-Childs to take over vacant warehouse in Volney

MacKenzie-Childs to take over vacant warehouse in Volney
An empty building in Volney is being remodeled to become a new warehouse for MacKenzie-Childs. The move and expansion is expected to open between 50-55 jobs. MacKenzie-Childs is a popular home accessories brand known for ... more
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Inside the Inns of Aurora’s newest hotel

Inside the Inns of Aurora’s newest hotel
Originally built for Robert Lansing Zabriskie as he returned to Aurora to be with his mother, Louise, Zabriskie House officially opened to Inns of Aurora guests in early October. The house joins two other properties formerly used ... more
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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, ... more
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New York pro Jamie Hartman crowned Cayuga Lake champ

New York pro Jamie Hartman crowned Cayuga Lake champ
On Sunday afternoon, for the second time in three tournaments, Jamie Hartman claimed a Bassmaster Elite Series victory. Both were special. But he couldn’t deny this one meant just a little more. Fishing in his ... more
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Gustafson takes Day 2 lead at Bassmasters Elite

Gustafson takes Day 2 lead at Bassmasters Elite
Canadian pro Jeff Gustafson came into the SiteOne Bassmaster Elite at Cayuga Lake with modest expectations. But his confidence has grown with each passing day — and on Friday, it grew by leaps and bounds ... more
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Civil resistance subject of original play being performed in Aurora

Civil resistance subject of original play being performed in Aurora
The true story of a student activist who resisted the Nazis will be told in "We Will Not Be Silent," an original play being performed this weekend at the Morgan Opera House in Aurora. The ... more
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DEC finishes renovating Cayuga Lake boat launch in Aurelius

DEC finishes renovating Cayuga Lake boat launch in Aurelius
The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced Monday the completion of $450,000 worth of upgrades to the Mud Lock boat launch on northern Cayuga Lake in the town of Aurelius. The upgrades to the site ... more
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Despite the heat tens of thousands turnout for MacKenzie-Childs Barn Sale

For people like Ann Affinito, the MacKenzie-Childs Barn Sale isn't just a huge retail event. It's a tradition. She's gone to the Aurora store's annual barn sale with her daughter for the last 10 years and has ... more
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Harmful algal blooms spotted on Cayuga Lake, triggering drinking water tests in Cayuga County

Harmful algal blooms spotted on Cayuga Lake, triggering drinking water tests
Widespread harmful algal blooms have been reported on Cayuga Lake, the Cayuga County Health Department announced Wednesday. The suspected blooms are "anticipated to continue due to the warm weather expected," according to a press release, ... more
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Wells College placed on probation by accrediting organization

Wells College placed on probation by accrediting organization
Wells College has been placed on probation by its accreditation organization and given two years to come into compliance. The Aurora-based private college was told it received the designation from the Middle States Commission on ... more
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SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Sheriff Schenck talks recruiting challenge, changes coming from Albany

EPISODE #28: Sunday Conversation with Casey McDonald on Congressional Campaign
Earlier this year Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck was in-studio discussing his first month on the job following an uncontested election last fall. He succeeded longtime Sheriff David Gould. Now, Sheriff Schenck has several months ... more
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Turbide will lead enrollment at Wells College

Wells College has accreditation reaffirmed after being placed on probation
Wells College has named Gerard Turbide, an accomplished enrollment leader, as its new vice president for enrollment services. Turbide—who comes to Wells with a deep expertise in enrollment management, recruitment marketing and institutional strategic planning—will ... more
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OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Cayuga Lake Long Bridges (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Cayuga Lake Long Bridges (podcast)
Did you know that there was a time when you could cross Cayuga Lake by bridge? When it was constructed, the Cayuga Lake Long Bridge was the longest bridge in the Western Hemisphere. Find out ... more
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FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive ... more
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Wells College celebrates another graduating class at 151st Commencement

Wells College celebrates another graduating class at 151st Commencement
During Wells College’s 151st Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 18, 2019, President Jonathan Gibralter conferred undergraduate degrees upon 117 graduating students. In addition, three longtime professors who are retiring this year were granted honorary titles ... more
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Aurora planning board approves early step for Taylor House project

Aurora planning board approves early step for Taylor House project
The Inns of Aurora took a preliminary step toward converting the Taylor House into a conference center Wednesday, after the village planning board accepted the project's application as complete. The planning board accepted the project ... more
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Award-winning author Jamison to teach, read at Wells College

Award-winning author Jamison to teach, read at Wells College
Essayist and novelist Leslie Jamison will come to Wells College in Aurora for a master class and reading Wednesday, April 10. The master class, "Writing Other People's Lives," takes place at 12:30 p.m. in the ... more
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Inns of Aurora opens demonstration kitchen, relaunches restaurant

Inns of Aurora opens demonstration kitchen, relaunches restaurant
The Inns of Aurora has recently launched its newest food attraction, and relaunched its oldest. Open as of January inside the former Dorie's Bakery is Aurora Cooks! A demonstration kitchen, it doesn't just serve food ... more
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Prompted by sheep deaths, Aurora leaders plan temporary fireworks ban to protect livestock

After sheep deaths, Aurora planning temporary fireworks ban to protect livestock
The village of Aurora Board of Trustees plans impose a moratorium on fireworks so it can conduct more research over the summer before adopting a new law aimed at protecting animals affected by loud noises ... more
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The Inns of Aurora opens demonstration kitchen & relaunches award-winning restaurant

The Inns of Aurora opens demonstration kitchen & relaunches award-winning restaurant
The Inns of Aurora is delighted to announce the addition of two new culinary venues to their collection of experiences for visitors to the east side of Cayuga Lake: Aurora Cooks! demonstration kitchen and 1833 ... more
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