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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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Auburn PD report decline in emergency calls for 2023: What’s causing the drop?

Auburn PD report decline in emergency calls for 2023: What's causing the drop?
Last year, the Auburn Police Department recorded the lowest number of emergency calls in over a decade, a decline attributed to effective community partnerships. The department received 29,820 calls in 2023, the fewest since 2012, ... more
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New York awards over $2 million in urban forestry grants for Arbor Day

Cayuga County Conservation District Spring Tree Seedling and Groundcover Overstock Sale
New York celebrated Arbor Day by allocating more than $2 million in grants for urban forestry projects, with Cayuga County municipalities receiving a significant portion of the funding. The town of Owasco was awarded $75,000 ... more
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Auburn auction house owner ticketed for illegal dumping and open burning

Auburn landfill shutting down, officials say waste will go to other landfills
Dean Cummins, 63, owner of an auction house in Auburn, was ticketed for improper waste management and open burning at a property he owns in Lysander, Onondaga County. The New York State Department of Environmental ... more
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Six arrested after retail theft operation at Walmart in Seneca Falls

Six arrested after retail theft operation at Walmart in Seneca Falls
On April 25 a joint retail theft operation by the New York State Police and the Seneca Falls Police Department led to six arrests at the Walmart Supercenter on North Road in Seneca Falls. The ... more
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Fingerlakes Mall to host Spring Carnival this weekend: Event details, hours, and more here!

Fingerlakes Mall to host Spring Carnival this weekend: Event details, hours, and more here!
The Fingerlakes Mall will kick off its Spring Carnival on Friday bringing a weekend full of fun and excitement to Aurelius. The event, hosted in the mall's front parking lot, will feature a variety of ... more
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Cayuga County votes against sharing hotel occupancy tax dollars with Auburn

Cayuga County votes against sharing hotel occupancy tax dollars with Auburn
The Cayuga County Legislature on Tuesday decided to renew the 5% hotel occupancy tax, rejecting the city of Auburn's proposal to share a portion of the revenue. The tax, in effect since 1994 and set ... more
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. seeks ballot access for presidential run in New York: Event scheduled for Auburn

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. seeks ballot access for presidential run in New York: Event scheduled for Auburn
Supporters of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who is running as an independent candidate in the upcoming U.S. presidential election, will gather at the Cuddy Office Building in Auburn, New York, to sign a petition for ... more
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Auburn makes second bid for $2M state grant to rehab former Chemung building downtown

Auburn makes second bid for M state grant to rehab former Chemung building downtown
Auburn is making another bid for a $2 million state grant to revitalize a key downtown building, following an unsuccessful application last year. The Auburn City Council has scheduled a public hearing for May 9 ... more
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Auburn meat market run by Seneca Falls family closes

Auburn meat market run by Seneca Falls family closes
The Rosenkrans Local Market, an Auburn meat market located in the historical building at 35 Columbus Street, has shut its doors permanently, according to a Facebook announcement by the owners last week. The business, opened ... more
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Cayuga Community College welcomes two new trustees with strong educational backgrounds

SUNY Chancellor Visits Cayuga Community College
Cayuga Community College recently added two prominent local education leaders to its Board of Trustees. Cayuga County District 8 Legislator Heidi Nightengale and Auburn Enlarged City School District Superintendent Jeffrey Pirozzolo were formally sworn in ... more
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Cayuga County mourns loss of 911 dispatcher

Cayuga County mourns loss of 911 dispatcher
Cayuga County 911 has announced the passing of Emergency Services Dispatcher Valerie Beman, a cherished member of their team for nearly 25 years. Known for her exceptional dedication and ability to manage even the most ... more
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Auburn man admits to illegal firearm possession in federal court

Montour Falls man pleads guilty to possessing child porn
Jason P. Benedict, 47, from Auburn pleaded guilty to possessing a 20-gauge shotgun as a convicted felon, officials announced. The plea was entered in the federal court of Syracuse under the observation of the United ... more
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Former SNL cast member to perform in Auburn

Former SNL cast member to perform in Auburn
Jon Rudnitsky, a comedian and actor known for his stint on "Saturday Night Live," will be performing stand-up comedy at Auburn Public Theater on Saturday, April 20. The show is scheduled to start at 7 ... more
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Auburn selected to host 2024 NJCAA Division III Baseball World Series

Auburn selected to host 2024 NJCAA Division III Baseball World Series
Cayuga Community College announced that Auburn will host the 2024 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III Baseball World Series at Falcon Park. Scheduled to start on May 25, 2024, this marks the first ... more
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New bagel shop opens in downtown Auburn

New bagel shop opens in downtown Auburn
Auburn Bagel Co. made its debut in downtown Auburn on Tuesday, introducing New York City-style bagels. Owned by Tony Daddabbo, an Auburn native with two decades of global restaurant consulting experience, the shop features a ... more
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Auburn reports surge in visitors for eclipse

Auburn reports surge in visitors for eclipse
The city of Auburn experienced a significant influx of visitors for the total solar eclipse on April 8, with early estimates indicating that Falcon Park hosted around 1,300 attendees at its eclipse viewing party. According ... more
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Auburn woman who tried setting apartment on fire gets prison

Police ask for public’s assistance solving sailboat arson in Canandaigua
Kira M. Monroe, a 24-year-old woman, was sentenced this week to prison for setting fire to an apartment building in Auburn where she once resided. Monroe received a two to six-year sentence for third-degree attempted ... more
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