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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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Sheriff: Auburn man assaulted inmate at Cayuga County Jail

Sheriff: Auburn man assaulted inmate at Cayuga County Jail
The Cayuga County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of a 32-year-old Auburn man on a felony assault charge after an incident at the jail. According to deputies, Ryan Kelsey, 32, assaulted another inmate at the ... more
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Auburn woman charged with stalking after weeks of harassing behavior

Auburn woman charged with stalking after weeks of harassing behavior
The Cayuga County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of a 69-year-old Auburn woman following a neighborhood incident in Fleming. Deputies were dispatched to the area of Forest Hill Drive in Fleming on September 17 for ... more
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Auburn woman charged with arson after fire at multi-family residence

Auburn woman charged with arson after fire at multi-family residence
Police say an Auburn woman was arrested for arson following an investigation involving police and firefighters. Kira Monroe, of Auburn was charged with second-degree arson, according to a press release. The charge stems from a ... more
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Cayuga County scrambles for solutions amid AMR Ambulance closure announcement

Auburn, TLC Ambulance could be parting ways as city explores its options
The imminent departure of American Medical Response (AMR) from Cayuga County has officials rushing to devise a contingency plan. AMR fields around 3,000 calls per year in the Auburn, and greater Cayuga County area. With ... more
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Residents concerned about emergency response in Auburn after AMR closure announcement

Residents concerned about emergency response in Auburn after AMR closure announcement
The looming shutdown of AMR Ambulance's Auburn location by December 31 has ratcheted up concerns over emergency service capabilities in the area. Handling around 3,000 calls annually, AMR has been a pivotal service for the ... more
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Railroad crossing upgrade closes part of North Street in Auburn: How long will it be closed?

Railroad crossing arms stuck down, blocking traffic in Seneca Falls
Officials in Auburn have announced a five-day closure in November of a pivotal section of North Street (Route 34) to facilitate the replacement of a railroad crossing. The closure, set to begin at 11 a.m ... more
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Vote coming this week on Seymour Library’s $1.02M budget and 5.5% tax increase

Auburn’s Seymour Library curbside pickup only this week as Phase 2 of construction begins
Seymour Library's $1.023 million budget proposal for 2024 is up for a vote, with a 5.5% tax levy increase on the table. Officials say the vote, set for Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to ... more
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Officials say AMR Ambulance will shut down Auburn location

Residents concerned about emergency response in Auburn after AMR closure announcement
AMR ambulance announced the impending closure of its Auburn facility by year's end, as detailed in a letter from Cayuga County's Director of Emergency Services, Riley Shurtleff. The letter was first reported by CNYCentral and ... more
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LETTER: Tim Lattimore would be strong supporter of first responders

Lattimore nominated to fill vacancy on Cayuga County’s Civil Service Commission
I write to endorse Tim Lattimore for Auburn City Mayor. I moved to Cayuga County in 1988 because Mr. Lattimore, then a City Council member, reached out to me through a mutual friend to relocate ... more
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Auburn man pleads guilty in high-speed chase, assault case

Auburn man pleads guilty in high-speed chase, assault case
Kevin Huntington Jr., who led authorities on a high-speed chase in a stolen car before crashing into the Owasco Outlet, entered guilty pleas to several charges, as per the Cayuga County District Attorney’s Office. On ... more
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Doubledays VP Don Lewis steps down; Ohmann takes helm

Auburn could see hybrid-professional baseball model continue
The Auburn Doubledays, a franchise in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League, is undergoing leadership changes as co-owner and vice president Don Lewis announced his departure from the team. Lewis, who had been with the ... more
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Auburn drug bust leads to arrests and weapons charges

Cayuga County public defenders join statewide symbolic boycott after wage increase not included in state budget
The Finger Lakes Drug Task Force announced the arrests of Timothy P. Martin, 37, of Auburn, and Lindsay M. Mitchell, 30, of Weedsport, following a traffic stop and subsequent search that yielded drugs and weapons ... more
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Auburn City Council considers using opioid settlement funds for local recovery agencies

Construction expected this spring on South Street enhancement project in Auburn
The Auburn City Council is set to decide on the distribution of $87,000 in opioid settlement funds to two local recovery organizations at its upcoming Thursday session. The Citizen reports that if approved, addiction recovery ... more
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Fingerlakes Mall plans possible subdivision with Bass Pro Shops sale

Fingerlakes Mall plans possible subdivision with Bass Pro Shops sale
Fingerlakes Mall has put forth a proposal to subdivide its 44.2-acre property, which could potentially see the Bass Pro Shops section sold off as its own 2.908-acre parcel. The Citizen reports the remaining 41.302 acres ... more
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Police say there’s no threat to the public after body found in Auburn parking garage

Police say there's no threat to the public after body found in Auburn parking garage
A male body was found in the downtown Auburn parking garage on Sunday evening, as confirmed by the Auburn Police Department. The discovery was made in the stairwell on the first level of the 1 ... more
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