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Fire at Auburn Walmart quickly put out by first responders allowing for store to remain open

Fire at Auburn Walmart quickly put out by first responders allowing for store to remain open
On Monday around 12:20 a.m., Cayuga County's 911 Center dispatched fire crews to a reported commercial fire at the Auburn Walmart. On arrival, firefighters encountered a moderate smoke condition emanating from the front of the ... more
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Auburn announces public meetings for Community Development Back Grant plan

Auburn announces public meetings for Community Development Back Grant plan
The City of Auburn has announced a series of public meetings to gather input on the allocation of Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) for the 2024-2025 program year. These grants are aimed at assisting low ... more
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Auburn seeks public input on Wall Street playground redesign

Auburn seeks public input on Wall Street playground redesign
The City of Auburn, in a collaborative effort with Saratoga Associates, is actively seeking public input on the proposed redesign of the Wall Street Park playground. A neighborhood meeting held on October 4, 2023, marked ... more
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Auburn’s festival of trees opens November 19 at local museum

Auburn’s festival of trees opens November 19 at local museum
The Ward W. O’Hara Agricultural & Country Living Museum Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Sr. Educational Center is set to host its annual Festival of Trees from November 19 through January 31. This festive event, a ... more
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Trailblazer Ann Bunker, Auburn’s first female city councilor dies at 71

Trailblazer Ann Bunker, Auburn’s first female city councilor dies at 71
Ann Bunker, known for being the first woman elected to the Auburn City Council, has died at the age of 71. Bunker, who dedicated her life to public service in her native Auburn, passed away ... more
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Sheriff: Man threatens to blow up vehicle during Cayuga County domestic incident

Sheriff: Man threatens to blow up vehicle during Cayuga County domestic incident
Sheriff Brian Schenck announced the arrest of Chad M. Taylor following a domestic incident that took place on November 2 in the Town of Sennett. Deputies responded to the scene at Grant Avenue Road near ... more
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Cayuga County braces for ambulance service shift as AMR exits

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Cayuga County's emergency medical services are facing a significant transition as American Medical Response (AMR) has confirmed it will terminate its ambulance operations in the region by year's end. With AMR handling 3,000 calls annually, ... more
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What proposals are on the ballot in New York for Election Day?

New York Residents at voting poles
As New York State residents prepare to vote on Tuesday, they will encounter two pivotal statewide proposals on their ballots, focused on altering fiscal regulations for small city school districts and municipal sewage plants. Both ... more
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Auburn man indicted after attacking officer at Cayuga County Jail

Sheriff Schenck says they are exploring possibility of converting part of Cayuga County Jail into homeless shelter
An Auburn resident, Sincere Harrison, was indicted by a grand jury for assaulting a custody officer at the Cayuga County Jail, according to a statement from the district attorney's office. The indictment, which Cayuga County ... more
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ELECTION PREVIEW: Who’s running for Ontario County Coroner?

ELECTION PREVIEW: Who's running for Ontario County Coroner?
It’s been a surprise to some that among the most-hotly contested races in the Finger Lakes region is one taking shape in Ontario County for a job that most are surprised is still elected.  The ... more
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ELECTION PREVIEW: Who’s running for Cayuga County Legislature?

ELECTION PREVIEW: Who's running for Cayuga County Legislature?
As we've gone through the process of interviewing candidates for elected office across the region there have been several commonalities. For example, water quality is a major issue whether you live in Auburn, Canandaigua, Geneva, ... more
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Over $108M coming for water infrastructure upgrades: Auburn wins $3.7M

Over 8M coming for water infrastructure upgrades: Auburn wins .7M
Governor Kathy Hochul has announced that the Environmental Facilities Corporation Board of Directors has approved over $108.8 million in assistance for water infrastructure projects across New York State. This move allows municipalities to access more ... more
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ELECTION PREVIEW: Who will be the next mayor in Auburn?

ELECTION PREVIEW: Who will be the next mayor in Auburn?
We kick things off with the contested race for mayor in Auburn, which features a pair of familiar faces: Democratic City Councilor Jimmy Giannettino and former Auburn Mayor, Republican Tim Lattimore. The race features no ... more
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Auburn City Ambulance assures continued service amid AMR withdrawal from Cayuga County

Auburn, TLC Ambulance could be parting ways as city explores its options
Auburn City Ambulance has reaffirmed its dedication to serving the residents of Auburn following AMR Ambulance's announcement that it will cease operations in Cayuga County by year-end. The city-operated ambulance service, established in 2021, has ... more
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Auburn prison will x-ray candy

Auburn prison will x-ray candy
Auburn Correctional Facility has announced that it will offer X-ray services for Halloween candy to the public this year. On October 31, from 5 to 9 p.m., the prison at 135 State St. will open ... more
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Auburn could have new internet service provider soon

Internet providers file lawsuit over New York’s $15 service mandate for low-income families
Community Broadband Networks America LLC (CBN), a Geneva-based provider, may soon bring additional internet, phone, and TV services to Auburn. CBN is negotiating with the city to lease space on a municipal radio tower at ... more
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Auburn trucker accused of sexual assault, taken into custody at Tyre truck stop

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State police arrested a 56-year-old Auburn man, James M. Russell, in connection with sexual assault reports from several years ago. In August 2023, authorities from both Auburn and Waterloo barracks received complaints from a female ... more
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Auburn considers leasing cell tower space for affordable broadband

Auburn considers leasing cell tower space for affordable broadband
Auburn City Council is set to decide next week on a proposal to lease cell tower space to Community Broadband Networks, aiming to bring affordable internet services to Auburn residents. In a presentation to the ... more
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LETTER: Lattimore focuses on housing in city’s mayoral race

INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason; keys to the city, Park Ranger retiring, skate park construction delayed (podcast)
Editor's Note: The following is a letter to the editor. It was not written by any member of the FingerLakes1.com team. To share letters or other op-eds for publication on FingerLakes1.com please send them to ... more
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Cayuga County plans to spend $1M for an 80-bed homeless shelter

Homeless shelter for women opens doors officially in Waterloo
As homelessness numbers swell, the Cayuga County Legislature approved allocating $1 million in federal funds on Tuesday for a new 80-bed emergency shelter in Auburn. The Citizen reports that this new three-story facility will supersede ... more
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Deputies: Auburn man faces felony charges after contacting protected party from jail

Deputies: Auburn man faces felony charges after contacting protected party from jail
The Cayuga County Sheriff's office reports the arrest of an Auburn man on two charges - including a felony following an investigation into an incident at the Cayuga County Jail. Diondrie Smith, 22, of Auburn ... more
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