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Cayuga County officials outline growing homeless problem due to affordable housing shortage

Cayuga County officials outline growing homeless problem due to affordable housing shortage
Cayuga County officials highlighted a significant rise in homelessness driven by the lack of affordable housing during a recent Health and Human Services committee meeting. This week The Citizen reported that the county spent $3 ... more
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Cayuga County will help Moravia with plaza development by foreclosing former gas station

Comptroller’s audit finds that Moravia schools can’t account for $9,000 in fuel
Cayuga County has agreed to foreclose on a former gas station to aid the Village of Moravia in creating a new downtown plaza. The decision, advanced by the County Legislature's Government Operations Committee on Wednesday ... more
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Montezuma Audubon teams up with local wineries for birding and tasting events

Artworks Gallery offers Spring Landscape in Watercolor Workshop
The Montezuma Audubon Center announced a series of unique outdoor events in partnership with local wineries in the Finger Lakes region. Starting in May, these events will combine guided birding walks, wine tastings, and live ... more
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Cayuga County man faces child porn charges

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A Cayuga County man was arrested and charged with child pornography offenses following a national cyber tip, New York State Police announced. Michael I. Katzenstein, 53, of Genoa, faces charges for promoting and possessing a ... more
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Doug’s Fish Fry owner Mark Braun named Small Business Owner of the Year by SBA

Doug’s Fish Fry owner Mark Braun named Small Business Owner of the Year by SBA
The U.S. Small Business Administration's Upstate New York District Office recently announced their award winners for National Small Business Week 2024, celebrating from April 29 to May 4. Among the notable honorees was Mark Braun ... more
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Skaneateles schools move to dismiss lawsuit over gender identity policy

New leadership and security at Skaneateles Central School District
The Skaneateles Central School District has requested the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by the parent of a former student, asserting that the district's gender identity policy aligns with state guidelines. The lawsuit was originally ... more
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REPORT: Cayuga County Tourism office faces uncertain future if hotel tax overhaul is approved

REPORT: Cayuga County Tourism office faces uncertain future if hotel tax overhaul is approved
The Cayuga County Office of Tourism could see a significant budget shortfall if a proposal to share hotel tax revenue with the City of Auburn goes through. Officials with the agency warn that a split ... more
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Montezuma woman arrested for falsely reporting suicidal threat to 988 hotline

Local resident victimized by immigration phone scam, Geneva police warn about ‘call spoofing’
In the early hours of April 6 deputies were dispatched to a residence in the town of Montezuma following a distressing report from the National Suicide Prevention Hotline. The hotline had received texts from an ... more
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Sennett man faces felony charge after violating court order

Sennett man faces felony charge after violating court order
John W. Flanigan, a 63-year-old resident of Sennett was arrested by the Cayuga County Sheriff's Office on felony charges after an incident in late-March. Deputies say Flanigan was arrested for aggravated criminal contempt, a Class ... more
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Cayuga Community College nursing students receive boost from donation

Cornell Cooperative Extension moving to Cayuga Community College
A generous donation to Cayuga Community College will help nursing students overcome financial hurdles. The Mary Porcari Brady Fund contributed $10,000 to establish an emergency fund for nursing students at risk of leaving their program ... more
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Despite federal funding, Auburn homeless shelter proposal anything but guaranteed

Despite federal funding, Auburn homeless shelter proposal anything but guaranteed
A planned expansion of a homeless shelter in Auburn, despite having secured $1 million in federal aid, has hit a standstill due to community opposition. Auburn Mayor Jimmy Giannettino talked about the challenges associated with ... more
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Cayuga County prison incident leaves officers injured and exposed to blood

Cayuga County prison incident leaves officers injured and exposed to blood
An inmate at Cayuga Correctional Facility intentionally exposed four officers to blood during a violent confrontation, according to the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA). The incident, occurring on March 30, ... more
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Federal judge blasts Auburn-area law firm for using ChatGPT

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A federal judge in New York issued a rebuke to the Cuddy Law Firm, an Auburn-area practice, for employing ChatGPT to support a legal fee request. The firm, specializing in special education law, sought over ... more
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Cayuga Community College launches new criminal justice degree program

Cayuga Community College welcomes two new trustees
Cayuga Community College (CCC) has introduced an Associate of Science (AS) in Criminal Justice, available from the Fall semester, to provide students with a comprehensive foundation for careers in criminal justice. Aimed at facilitating transitions ... more
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Cayuga County woman struck family member in car, then prevented them from calling 911

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Sheriff Brian Schenck announced the arrest of Kristianna M. Hyde following a domestic incident inside a moving vehicle on State Route 34, near Turnpike Road in Sennett on April 6. Deputies were dispatched to the ... more
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Parolee chased woman after incident in Cayuga County

Parolee chased woman after incident in Cayuga County
Police say a parolee was arrested for menacing after chasing a woman who fled from him following a domestic incident in Cayuga County. The Cayuga County Sheriff's Office says deputies were dispatched to Route 370 ... more
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Solar Eclipse 2024: Photos and video from around the Finger Lakes

Solar Eclipse 2024: Photos and video from around the Finger Lakes
The total solar eclipse has come to a conclusion across the Finger Lakes. While the weather wasn't perfect, a few folks in the western portion of the region saw breaks of sun. While most others ... more
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Venice woman arrested for aggravated DWI after traffic stop

Venice woman arrested for aggravated DWI after traffic stop
The Cayuga County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of a Venice woman following a roadside investigation. Deputies observed a vehicle committing multiple traffic infractions. After conducting a traffic stop, the driver was identified as Casandra ... more
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Legal battle over Owasco Lake watershed regs heads to Albany

Auburn officials keeping an eye on Owasco Lake level
A lawsuit filed by the cities of Auburn and Owasco concerning watershed regulations for Owasco Lake is being transferred to Albany County Supreme Court. The legal action, initiated against the state of New York, contests ... more
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