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$370K grant for violent crime has resulted in 20 arrests and 19 searches, Auburn PD says

$370K grant for violent crime has resulted in 20 arrests and 19 searches, Auburn PD says
The Auburn Police Department is ramping up efforts to combat violent crime through additional patrols and strategic initiatives, funded by a $370,655 state grant from the Gun-Involved Violence Elimination (GIVE) initiative. This program, designed to ... more
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Cayuga County considers massive $52M renovation and expansion of office building

Cayuga County considers massive $52M renovation and expansion of office building
Cayuga County is contemplating a significant $52.3 million project to renovate and expand its Office Building, following recommendations from Colliers Engineering & Design. The proposal includes updating the current six-story building and adding a new ... more
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Piombino holds Notary Exam Prep Briefing on Feb. 29 at Cayuga Community College

Piombino holds Notary Exam Prep Briefing on Feb. 29 at Cayuga Community College
Legal Author Alfred E. Piombino will teach an in-person seminar at Cayuga Community College for those interested in becoming a New York State Notary Public. The seminar is held on Thursday, February 29, 2024 and ... more
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Auburn officials worried about closure of Lake Avenue bridge in 2025

Auburn officials worried about closure of Lake Avenue bridge in 2025
The Auburn City Council is voicing concerns over the impact of a potential closure of the Lake Avenue bridge during its $9 million rehabilitation in 2025. The bridge, a key passage over the Owasco River, ... more
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Falcon Lanes in Auburn shuts down

Falcon Lanes in Auburn shuts down
A local bowling alley is shutting down. Falcon Lanes, which is located on Pulaski Street in the city, is shutting down. According to a Facebook post on Friday, owners of the business say they simply ... more
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Auburn murder suspect rejects plea deal, maintains innocence, and heads to re-trial in March

Auburn murder suspect rejects plea deal, maintains innocence, and heads to re-trial in March
In a significant turn of events in Cayuga County Court, Auburn murder suspect Gage Ashley, 26, has turned down a plea offer from the district attorney's office. Ashley is facing charges for the November 2019 ... more
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Finger Lakes Land Trust gets over $1M for Owasco Lake protection

Owasco Lake groups ready to take algal bloom project requests to Albany
Governor Kathy Hochul announced a significant financial boost for water quality and conservation efforts in New York State, with over $1 million allocated to the Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT) to aid in the protection ... more
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Former Auburn contractor sentenced for tax evasion

Social Security & Medicare: How premiums cancel out increase
Timothy Blackman, a 53-year-old former Auburn businessman, has been sentenced to 24 months in prison for filing a false federal income tax return, officials announced today. The sentencing took place in the federal court of ... more
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Cayuga County Legislature holds February committee meetings (webcast)

Cayuga County Legislature holds February committee meetings (webcast)
On Wednesday, February 14 the Cayuga County Legislature held a series of committee meetings. Their full-legislature meeting is scheduled for later this month ... more
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Cayuga County felony convictions upheld by court: Appellate division says assault, drug convictions stand

Bail set at $100K in Auburn teen’s 50 count child pornography case: Victims were between 12-15 years old
The Appellate Division, Fourth Department in Rochester has affirmed the convictions of two Cayuga County individuals, reinforcing the outcomes of their respective cases. James J. Geer III, convicted of second-degree attempted assault for a 2020 ... more
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Auburn’s new mayor, outgoing superintendent to appear on CCC public affairs shows with Guy Cosentino this week

auburn superintendent sitting at desk
Cayuga Community College's public affairs programming makes a return this week, featuring Auburn's newly elected Mayor James “Jimmy” Giannettino on "Inside Government with Guy Cosentino." Set to air Tuesday and Thursday, Mayor Giannettino will discuss ... more
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Auburn seeks to join New York’s pro-housing initiative amid housing crisis

INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason; keys to the city, Park Ranger retiring, skate park construction delayed (podcast)
Auburn is taking significant steps to address its housing crisis by applying to become a part of Governor Kathy Hochul's Pro-Housing Community Program. This initiative, launched in 2023, aims to encourage municipalities to increase their ... more
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Auburn plans to move forward with emergency homeless shelter

Auburn plans to move forward with emergency homeless shelter
In Auburn a proposed plan to construct a three-story, 80-bed emergency homeless shelter is actively moving forward, contrary to reports of a pause. The Citizen reports that Housing Visions, a Syracuse-based nonprofit, is steering the ... more
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Cayuga County and Auburn leaders unite for economic development

Cayuga County and Auburn leaders unite for economic development
Cayuga County Chairperson Aileen McNabb-Coleman and Auburn Mayor Jimmy Giannettino recently held an Economic Development Stakeholder meeting to discuss the enhancement of economic growth within Cayuga County. Both leaders have expressed that economic development is ... more
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Innovative memory care unit opens in Auburn, offering new hope for Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients

Innovative memory care unit opens in Auburn, offering new hope for Alzheimer's and Dementia patients
Loretto has unveiled its fourth Memory Special Care Unit in Auburn, NY, to address the increasing demand for specialized memory care services in the Finger Lakes region. This new unit, part of a concerted effort ... more
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Strong sales for Harriet Tubman coin in first month

Strong sales for Harriet Tubman coin in first month
The Harriet Tubman commemorative coin series, launched by the U.S. Mint on January 4, has seen a robust start with 45,839 coins sold in its first month. The series includes a diverse range of options, ... more
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“I’m Stuck” cannabis dispensary operator faces severe fines for illegal operations in Cayuga, Wayne counties

"I'm Stuck" cannabis dispensary operator faces severe fines for illegal operations in Cayuga, Wayne counties
The crackdown on unlicensed cannabis dispensaries in New York continues, with the I'm Stuck chain facing significant fines following a court order. Owner David Tulley must provide sales and bank records by March 16 for ... more
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Court deems search legal in Auburn murder trial

Cayuga County public defenders join statewide symbolic boycott after wage increase not included in state budget
In Auburn a significant ruling has come down in a murder trial that has gripped the community. Cayuga County Court Judge Thomas Leone has ruled the police search of the home of Mary Ferro, the ... more
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Auburn’s shelter development on track, despite reports

Auburn plans to move forward with emergency homeless shelter
In Auburn a proposed plan to construct a three-story, 80-bed emergency homeless shelter is actively moving forward, contrary to reports of a pause. The Citizen reports that Housing Visions, a Syracuse-based nonprofit, is steering the ... more
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