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INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo talks retirement and future of education (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo talks retirement and future of education (podcast)
After nearly two decades in the Auburn Enlarged City School District, Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo will retire in January. The announcement came earlier this month at a board of education meeting, in which he said it ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Cayuga Co. Legislature Chair McNabb-Coleman talks migrant emergency order, office building damage, and economic development (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Cayuga Co. Legislature Chair McNabb-Coleman talks migrant emergency order, office building damage, and economic development (podcast)
Today we kick off a new series featuring monthly one-on-one conversations with elected leaders from around the Finger Lakes and Central New York. Aileen McNabb-Coleman was re-elected to a new term last fall, and during ... more
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Auburn police officers honored for life-saving efforts (video)

Auburn police officers honored for life-saving efforts (video)
Two Auburn police officers, Officer Parker and Officer Jensen, were formally recognized for their quick response and life-saving efforts during an emergency call on March 19, 2024. The Auburn Police Department honored the officers after ... more
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Auburn announces 2024 summer concert series lineup

Auburn announces 2024 summer concert series lineup
The City of Auburn has unveiled the lineup for its 2024 Summer Concert Series, set to fill the summer evenings with music from June 25th through August 14th. The series will kick off at Hoopes ... more
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One in custody after hours-long standoff in Auburn

Standoff shuts down Grant Ave. in Auburn on Thursday
A tense standoff on South Seward Avenue ended without injury after approximately six hours on Friday, with the individual involved surrendering to Auburn police around 11:45 p.m. The standoff began around 6:30 p.m., prompting local ... more
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Cayuga Museum to temporarily relocate during construction

Cayuga Museum to temporarily relocate during construction
The Cayuga Museum of History & Art announced it will move to a temporary location downtown while the West End Arts Campus undergoes construction. The museum, currently located at 203 Genesee St., will close to ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Sheriff Schenck talks inmate suicide report, ‘Yellow Dot’ program, and overdose data (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Sheriff Schenck talks inmate suicide report, 'Yellow Dot' program, and overdose data (podcast)
Today on Inside the FLX we're getting an update from Cayuga County. Sheriff Brian Schenck says the jail population there is down, to a figure he hasn't seen in more than a year. While he's ... more
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Auburn man found guilty of sexual assault

Cayuga County public defenders join statewide symbolic boycott after wage increase not included in state budget
Cayuga County District Attorney Brittany Grome Antonacci announced that a jury convicted Gerald Hoffman, 49, of Auburn, on charges of first-degree sexual abuse and attempted rape, both classified as violent felonies. The verdict comes after ... more
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Public hearing planned for Auburn homeless shelter: What revisions have been made?

Public hearing planned for Auburn homeless shelter: What revisions have been made?
The Auburn Planning Board has announced a public hearing for June 4th to discuss a revised proposal for an 80-bed homeless shelter on Grant Avenue. The session, set for 6:30 p.m. in the Auburn City ... more
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New Auburn CountryMax store will host ribbon cutting, grand opening in next two weeks

New Auburn CountryMax store will host ribbon cutting, grand opening in next two weeks
CountryMax will celebrate the opening of its newest superstore in Auburn with a traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, May 14. The event, will be held at the store's location on 1651 Clark Street Road at ... more
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Harriet Tubman’s historic funeral site set to open this summer

Harriet Tubman's historic funeral site set to open this summer
The Thompson Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, where Harriet Tubman's funeral took place in 1913, is slated to open to the public on June 22. Ahna Wilson, the superintendent of the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park ... more
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Auburn embraces innovative commercial development practice, endorsing climate-friendly goals

INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason; keys to the city, Park Ranger retiring, skate park construction delayed (podcast)
The Auburn City Council passed a resolution Thursday in support of deconstruction and reuse practices, making it the first municipality in New York to endorse such measures. The Citizen reports that although the resolution is ... more
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Auburn man followed person from public building to home despite order of protection; now faces felony charges

Seneca Falls man charged with DWI in Waterloo
Waterloo police arrested an Auburn man on felony charges after an investigation into an incident that occurred on April 11. Manuel Valentin Centeno, 43, was taken into custody last week on a felony charge of ... more
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Auburn school district proposes tax increase to accommodate new hires, other needs

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The Auburn Enlarged City School District has presented a proposed budget for the 2024-25 academic year, which includes a tax levy increase and funding for several new staff positions. Tessa Crawford, the district's business executive, ... more
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Multiple felony cases survive appeals: Robbery, burglary, and kidnapping convictions upheld in Cayuga County

Bail set at $100K in Auburn teen’s 50 count child pornography case: Victims were between 12-15 years old
The Cayuga County District Attorney’s Office announced that the Appellate Division has upheld five felony convictions from various criminal cases. These cases involved serious offenses ranging from riots in correctional facilities to armed robbery and ... more
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Auburn student wins state art contest with Democracy-themed creation

Auburn student wins state art contest with Democracy-themed creation
Mitchell Homick, a student from Auburn Enlarged City School District, secured first place in the 2024 Law Day Art Contest, a competition inspired by the American Bar Association's theme "Voices of Democracy." The contest was ... more
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Cayuga County continues state of emergency over asylum seekers as homeless crisis worsens

Cayuga County continues state of emergency over asylum seekers as homeless crisis worsens
Cayuga County Chair Aileen McNabb-Coleman announced the continuation of a state of emergency in response to the unexpected influx of homeless individuals and asylum seekers transported from New York City, according to an emergency declaration ... more
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Community frustrated over Wells College sudden closure; enrollment and financial viability was in decline for years

Grant win for Wells College means water plant improvements can happen without tax implication
Fallout continues in the small community of Aurora, as well as others in Cayuga County, after the sudden closure announcement of Wells College. The small institution, which has served as a pillar in the community ... more
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Auburn Fire Department educates high school seniors on job opportunities and DWI dangers

Auburn Fire Department educates high school seniors on job opportunities and DWI dangers
The Auburn Fire Department took part in a Senior Job/Safety Fair at Auburn High School on April 29, engaging with students and demonstrating the serious risks associated with drinking and driving. The event was organized ... more
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Auburn City Manager Jeff Dygert will retire in 2025

Auburn City Councilor Debby McCormick won’t run again
Auburn City Manager Jeff Dygert announced his retirement plans during a City Council budget presentation on Thursday. Dygert, who has served as city manager since 2016, revealed that he will retire at the end of ... more
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Man sent to prison for setting car on fire in Auburn: How long will he serve?

Cayuga County public defenders join statewide symbolic boycott after wage increase not included in state budget
A Syracuse man, Nathan L. Howard, was sentenced Thursday to serve between 1.5 and 3 years in prison for setting fire to a car in Auburn last year. Cayuga County Court Judge Thomas Leone also ... more
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