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Not ‘just some old building’: Auburn’s Osborne Library could face demolition if not repaired

Auburn library, church make threatened properties list
A library that was once part of one of Auburn's most well-known families' home has been sitting vacant for over 20 years and although plans to save the historic building have been proposed in the ... more
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Auburn man pleads guilty to possessing narcotics with intent to sell

Auburn man pleads guilty to possessing narcotics with intent to sell
An Auburn man has admitted to possessing drugs with the intent to sell. Nathan Smith, 26, of Auburn, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class D ... more
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‘Future to be determined’: Board weighs options for Auburn geospatial technology institute

The Institute for the Application of Geospatial Technology at Cayuga Community College in Auburn has no staff, no working website and is lapsed in its charitable status. The institute's board, however, says it's working toward ... more
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Downtown Auburn block’s renovation to begin soon, one tenant signed

New rent-to-own business expected to open in downtown Auburn
After going through "every inch" of the buildings, KyleCroft Development is ready to begin renovating the Nolan block. Asbestos abatement at the downtown Auburn buildings — 41, 43-51, and 53 Genesee St. — will take ... more
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Keith Batman enters Assembly race to challenge Finch

Keith Batman enters Assembly race to challenge Finch
Keith Batman, a former chair of the Cayuga County Legislature and past Scipio town official, has formally announced that he will seek the Democratic nomination in the 126th Assembly District race. Batman created a campaign ... more
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Auburn projecting $70K loss in parking revenue for 2018-2019

The city of Auburn has proposed hiring a new attendant at the Lincoln Street parking garage, yet is forecasting a $70,000 loss in parking revenues from the current fiscal year. According to the preliminary 2018-2019 ... more
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Auburn police looking for runaway teen who may be in Syracuse

Auburn police looking for runaway teen who may be in Syracuse
The Auburn Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a 16-year-old girl who has not been seen since Saturday. Police said that Ayahja Bonner ran away from 36 Paul St. in Auburn ... more
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THE LEADERSHIP JOURNEY: Chris Belfi of MaxPotential Coaching (podcast)

THE LEADERSHIP JOURNEY: Chris Belfi of MaxPotential Coaching (podcast)
On this month's edition of the Leadership Journey, Gwen-Webber-McLeod welcomes Chris Belfi who is the founder of MaxPotential Coaching LLC in-studio. Learn about Chris and hear some of his methods for increased productivity and tackling ... more
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Auburn will receive $50K for NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center

Auburn will receive $50K for NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center
Mayor Michael D. Quill announced that the City of Auburn has been notified by Senator Pamela Helming (R-54) that the recently adopted New York State budget contains $50,000 to be provided to the City of ... more
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Auburn man charged with DWI in Mentz

Police: Seneca Falls man accused of verbally, physically abusing child in Walmart
On Sunday a 35-year-old Auburn man was arrested for driving while intoxiated after a traffic stop in Mentz. William R. Garrigan III, 35, of Auburn was charged with driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle ... more
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Driver went wrong way on Arterial in Auburn; charged with DWI

State Police say a Maryland man was arrested for driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop on the Arterial in Auburn after he was observed driving the wrong way on Friday. Anthony L. Wienke, 28, ... more
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Cayuga County agency receives funding to improve victim services

Cayuga Counseling Services has received grant funding to hire a new case manager in Auburn. On Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that 86 victim assistance programs would receive federal and state funds to improve services ... more
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Algae-fighting buoys may be too costly for Owasco Lake

Algae-fighting buoys may be too costly for Owasco Lake
A $1.2 million proposal to scatter about 30 ultrasonic buoys at the northern end of Owasco Lake to combat harmful algae may be too costly to implement, at least for now, local officials said Thursday ... more
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Convicted rapist sentenced for lighting woman on fire in Cayuga County

Convicted rapist sentenced for lighting woman on fire in Cayuga County
A convicted rapist will spend the next seven years in prison for imprisoning a woman and lighting her on fire. In August, Milton K. Richardson Jr. was arrested and charged with several felonies and misdemeanors, ... more
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Auburn unveils first draft of 2018-2019 city budget

Auburn unveils first draft of 2018-2019 city budget
The city of Auburn released its 2018-2019 preliminary city budget with a proposed 5-percent tax levy increase. City Manager Jeff Dygert and Treasurer Robert Gauthier discussed the 2018-2019 budget draft during Thursday's Auburn City Council ... more
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One downtown Auburn restaurant to reopen, another new one coming

One downtown Auburn restaurant to reopen, another new one coming
Come summer, there will be a couple more places to get a burger downtown. Burger Theory is projected to open in early June inside the Auburn Holiday Inn, Sales & Banquet Coordinator Brandi Miller said ... more
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Auburn firefighters help kick off Cayuga County DMV’s Donate Life month

Cayuga County Clerk Sue Dwyer said Friday was the hottest Organ Donor Kick Off Week the county's department of motor vehicles has ever had. In recognition of April as Donate Life Month, the office gave ... more
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Auburn residents concerned Currier Plastics expansion will increase Wright Avenue traffic

Auburn residents concerned Currier Plastics expansion will increase Wright Avenue traffic
On Tuesday, Currier Plastics presented to the Auburn Planning Board plans to build a 45,000-square foot warehouse on its existing property. The warehouse will be built on the Wright Avenue portion of the manufacturer's facility, ... more
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Cayuga County man sentenced for sexually abusing 12-year-old girl

Cayuga County man sentenced for sexually abusing 12-year-old girl
Ira Thresher may have spared his victim from going to trial, but a Cayuga County judge said he continues to downplay the severity of his crime. In February, Thresher, of 8752 Route 90, Genoa, pleaded ... more
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Healthy communities expert suggests ways to improve Auburn’s walkability

Healthy communities expert suggests ways to improve Auburn's walkability
Along with tobacco use and poor nutrition, lack of exercise is the leading cause of chronic diseases in the United States. It's estimated that only 10-percent of American adults get a recommended 30 minutes of ... more
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FLX WEEKLY: April is here but where’s spring? (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: April is here but where's spring? (podcast)
Join Sydney Rogers, Jim Sinicropi and Josh Durso for this week's edition of FLX Weekly and round-up the top stories and news at FingerLakes1.com, the top local photos from the past several days, this weekend's ... more
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