Category: Auburn

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
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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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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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Auburn teen arrested for stealing vehicle with two dogs inside

An Auburn teen was among two people arrested this week as part of an investigation into a stolen vehicle. The North Syracuse Police Department said a vehicle left running outside of a pet store was stolen over the weekend. The two dogs ... MORE
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Philadelphia unveils Harriet Tubman monument, schedules bicentennial celebration

Auburn isn’t the only city honoring the bicentennial of Harriet Tubman’s birth. BNC.tv reports the city of Philadelphia has unveiled a nine foot tall monument to the Underground Railroad leader at city hall. “It’s an honor to celebrate the life and legacy ... MORE
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Bank robbery at KeyBank in Auburn: Suspect and getaway driver both in custody after investigation

State police provided an update on a bank robbery investigation at KeyBank in the city of Auburn. On Wednesday around noon officers were dispatched to the KeyBank branch on Genesee Street for the report of a bank robbery. The suspect passed a ... MORE
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City of Auburn, Equal Rights Heritage Center announce plans for Harriet Tubman birth bicentennial

The city of Auburn Historic and Cultural Sites Commission and the New York State Equal Rights Heritage Commission have announced plans for a bicentennial celebration of Harriet Tubman’s birth in 2022. According to a news release, The seven-month celebration will begin in ... MORE
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Cold weather, lack of bus drivers forces Auburn schools to close, others closed as well

No school in Auburn today. In a letter to parents Monday, Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo said it’s because of a lack of bus drivers and this morning’s frigid cold. He says today will be treated as a traditional snow day. A number of ... MORE
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Hospitals ordered to pause non-essential surgery due to COVID-related capacity issues

The state Department of Health announced Saturday that it was ordering 40 hospitals to pause all non-essential, non-emergency surgeries, due to COVID-related shortages of beds. Spectrum News reports the hospitals have met state’s threshold for “high risk regions” or ​low capacity facilities ... MORE
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Auburn residents who received COVID-related property tax exemptions last year will get them automatically this year

The Auburn City Council is helping residents cut through some red tape. At last week’s meeting, the Council voted to grant anyone who received a COVID-related property tax exemption last year to get the same exemption this year, without having to reapply. Auburn ... MORE
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Auburn Community Hospital, Cayuga County Health Department, city of Auburn offer joint COVID-19 guidance

Auburn Community Hospital, the Cayuga County Health Department and the city of Auburn are offering joint guidance on what do if you test positive for COVID-19. The Citizen reports they’re advising anyone with a positive test to isolate for five days, regardless ... MORE
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Prison City’s Mass Riot IPA a big hit on beer app Untappd

India Pale Ale, or IPA, is one of the most popular beers in the country and an Auburn brewery has one of the most popular IPA’s in the US. The Citizen reports Prison City Brewing’s Mass Riot IPA was among the 12 ... MORE
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INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason discusses the first regular City Council meeting of 2022 (podcast)

In my weekly visit with Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason, we discuss the first regular City Council meeting of the new year. The Council approved some board appointments, set a schedule for discussing and passing the next city budget, a change order ... MORE