Category: Cayuga County

Donations made to Auburn animal shelter in honor of Betty White

Donations made to Auburn animal shelter in honor of Betty White

On January 17, the Finger Lakes SPCA of Central New York was flooded with donation in honor of the late Betty White’s 100th birthday. As of 1:15 p.m. on that day, $3500 had been donated to the Auburn-based shelter. White, who died ... MORE
Weedsport hotel under new ownership

Weedsport hotel under new ownership

A former Days Inn in Weedsport has been purchased for $2 million by Neelkanth Hospitality, Inc. The Delaware company is looking to rebrand the hotel located at 2746 Becker Road. Two brothers, Piyank and Jay Patel, has purchased the property from their ... MORE
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Parents call for removal of controversial book from Auburn High School library

A group of Auburn parents is calling on the School Board to remove a book from the high school library. The Citizen reports the book is “All Boys Aren’t Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto,” by George M. Johnson. The book chronicles Johnson’s experiences growing up ... MORE
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Cayuga Community College announces student accolades for Fall 2021

Cayuga Community College has announced student accolades for the Fall 2021 semester. Below are students from the Cayuga County area who were named to the President’s List, Provost’s List and Dean’s List. President’s List Full-time students who earn a minimum grade point ... MORE
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Monday vaccination clinic at Fingerlakes Mall rescheduled to Thursday

Due to the overnight snowstorm, the Cayuga County Health Department has postponed its school-age COVID-19 vaccination clinic that was to have been held today. The Citizen reports it’s been moved to this Thursday. Walk-in appointments are still available here. A number of ... MORE
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Troopers: Stolen pickup truck, trailer, and ATV all found in Cayuga County

On January 14 around 7:11 a.m. state police were dispatched to 11439 State Route 90 in Genoa, Cayuga County for the report of a trespass. Upon arrival, troopers located Tyler Hulslander, 26, and Joshua Lites, inside the pickup truck. In addition to ... MORE
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Rep. John Katko will retire, not seek fifth term in Congress

U.S. Rep. John Katko will not seek re-election. The Republican based in Camillus said he would retire at the end of the year. Until recently, rumors of Katie’s retirement were few and far between. In October he had $1.2 million cash on ... MORE
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Sheriff: One in custody after drugs, two guns located in Union Springs

One person is in custody after an investigation into weapons and drugs possessed by local man who was on probation. Sheriff Brian Schenck says deputies received a request for assistance from a Cayuga County Probation Officer. The officer had been conducting a ... MORE
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US Justice Department grant will pay partial cost of Cayuga County Sheriff’s Department body cams

The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Department has received a grant from the same US Justice Department program as the Auburn Police Department to acquire body-worn cameras for Deputies. Sheriff Brian Schenck is fully behind the program.  He says additional funding will be ... MORE
COVID-19 vaccination clinics Friday in Aurelius, Mt. Morris, Rushville

COVID-19 vaccination clinics Friday in Aurelius, Mt. Morris, Rushville

There will be a Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Fingerlakes Mall in Aurelius Friday. Moderna second dose and boosters and Johnson & Johnson single dose and booster vaccines will be administered. Bring your insurance card if you ... MORE
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INSIDE THE FLX: Our weekly conversation with Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason (podcast)

In this episode, we discuss Police Chief James Slayton’s update on the quick arrest of two people in connection with this week’s robbery of a KeyBank branch in Auburn, a $150,000 state grant for signage work and repair of the wall around ... MORE
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Auburn, Brutus receiving state grant money for projects announced by Senator John Mannion

The city of Auburn is getting $150,000 to support two improvement projects at Hoopes Park. The Citizen reports the money is part of $4.1 million announced last month by State Senator John Mannion through the State and Municipal Facilities Program for 27 ... MORE
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INSIDE THE FLX: Sheriff Schenck talks re-election in Cayuga County, impact of bail reform, and impact of COVID-19 on jail population (podcast)

In this edition, Ted Baker talks with the Sheriff about running for re-election, bail reform, attitudes toward law enforcement, the impact of COVID-19 on the jail population and his staff and more. Listen  Get the latest headlines delivered to your inbox ... MORE
Cayuga County Sheriff says bail reform hurts many of those it’s designed to help

Cayuga County Sheriff says bail reform hurts many of those it’s designed to help

While the political debate over bail reform rages through Albany, Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck says some of the people hurt the most by the policy are the repeat offenders themselves. He says in Cayuga County, many repeat offenders are substance abusers ... MORE
Village of Cayuga selling

Village of Cayuga selling Cayuga Memorial Hall to developer for apartments

A recreation center built to honor veterans in the 1940s is being sold by the village of Cayuga. The Citizen reports the Village Board Wednesday approved a measure to sell Cayuga Memorial Hall to Gemcole Properties Inc. for $126,000. The Manchester developer ... MORE
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