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Sheriff: Aurora man showed at family member’s place of work, violating court order

Sheriff: Aurora man showed at family member's place of work, violating court order
The Cayuga County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of an Aurora man after he violated an order of protection, showing up at a person's place of work. Christopher Driscoll was arrested after violating a full ... more
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Fair Haven elects new mayor: Cayuga County village election results here

CUOMO: Elections for town, villages, and schools get new dates in June, September
In the recent village elections across Cayuga County on Tuesday, several local positions were filled, with many candidates running unopposed. In Aurora, JD Balloni and Janet Murphy were elected as village trustees with 49 and ... more
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Poachers ticketed for illegal shooting of snow geese in Seneca and Cayuga counties

Poachers ticketed for illegal shooting of snow geese in Seneca and Cayuga counties
Two individuals were ticketed for shooting at snow geese from the side of the road in the town of Junius on Leap Day. Acting on information provided by Forest Rangers, Lieutenant Thomas initiated an investigation ... more
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MacKenzie-Childs unveils rosy check collection for spring

MacKenzie-Childs unveils rosy check collection for spring
MacKenzie-Childs, the beloved home decor brand, has launched its new Rosy Check collection, adding a fresh burst of color to its iconic range. Known for its distinctive black and white Courtly Check pattern, the brand's ... more
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Aurora residents split on zoning changes that would impact public lake access, green space

Former Cayuga County Treasurer James Orman elected mayor of Aurora
Aurora residents expressed mixed reactions during a public hearing on February 21 regarding proposed changes to the village's zoning laws, specifically affecting a strip of lakeside property owned by Wells College. The proposed Local Law ... more
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Aurora, Cayuga, and Union Springs win $10M DRI award

Aurora, Cayuga, and Union Springs win $10M DRI award
Governor Kathy Hochul announced a significant boost for the future of three Cayuga County villages on Monday. The villages of Aurora, Cayuga, and Union Springs were awarded a $10 million state grant through the Downtown ... more
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Wells College sells 125-year-old house locals say has historic value in Aurora

Wells College sells 125-year-old house locals say has historic value in Aurora
Wells College has sold the 125-year-old McGordon House at 110 Main Street in the village of Aurora, igniting a contentious debate in the community. The Citizen reports the property, acquired for $425,000 by Kevin Fitzgerald, ... more
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Cayuga Community College, Wells College sign agreement to streamline student transfers

Cayuga Community College welcomes two new trustees
Cayuga Community College (CCC) and Wells College have entered into a significant articulation agreement, enhancing the academic pathway for students pursuing Bachelor's degrees. This collaboration was formalized at CCC’s Auburn campus, where the presidents of ... more
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Southern Cayuga CSD chooses ‘Cougars’ for namesake: Mascot to be unveiled in spring

Southern Cayuga CSD chooses ‘Cougars’ for namesake: Mascot to be unveiled in spring
The Southern Cayuga Central School District in New York is set to adopt a new mascot, with voters in the district choosing "Cougars" to replace the previous "Chiefs" mascot. This decision comes in response to ... more
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Aurora looks to regulate short-term rentals: Concerned residents, rental advocates differ on view of issue

Aurora looks to regulate short-term rentals: Concerned residents, rental advocates differ on view of issue
The village of Aurora is addressing the growing challenges posed by short-term rentals with a proposed local law aimed at regulating properties listed on platforms like Airbnb and Vrbo. Scheduled for a public hearing at ... more
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MacKenzie-Childs will host warehouse sale for holiday bargain hunters this weekend

MacKenzie-Childs will host warehouse sale for holiday bargain hunters this weekend
Home decor enthusiasts and holiday shoppers are gearing up for the upcoming warehouse sale by MacKenzie-Childs, the popular Upstate New York home furnishings brand. Set for November 10 and 11, the sale will offer a ... more
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Could three villages win the $10M Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant? Aurora, Cayuga, and Union Springs will try

Could three villages win the $10M Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant? Aurora, Cayuga, and Union Springs will try
Three villages in Cayuga County — Aurora, Cayuga, and Union Springs — are uniting to vie for a $10 million grant through New York’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI). A rule alteration by the state has ... more
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Village of Aurora, Cayuga, and Union Springs join forces for state’s DRI application

Village of Aurora, Cayuga, and Union Springs join forces for state’s DRI application
The villages of Aurora, Cayuga, and Union Springs are joining forces to apply for the New York state's Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI), a program which grants $10 million annually to support downtown investments. The Citizen ... more
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MacKenzie-Childs launches annual barn sale with discounts up to 60%

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Home décor enthusiasts have reason to celebrate as MacKenzie-Childs kicks off its much-anticipated annual 'Barn Sale' today. The event, touted by the retailer as its largest and most impressive sale of the year, promises shoppers ... more
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Four indicted on felony charges after major larceny in Cayuga County

NYS lawmakers, Gov. Hochul nearing an agreement on pay increases for assigned counsel, public defenders
On Thursday, District Attorney Brittany Grome Antonacci announced that four Syracuse residents, Kahlila Bender Baker, Dathan Haynes, Tayonna Albert, and Tavaris McLaurin, have been indicted by a Cayuga County grand jury on one count of ... more
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Trio of Cayuga County villages working together on DRI grant

Trio of Cayuga County villages working together on DRI grant
In an effort to bolster the economic recovery of their downtowns, three Cayuga County villages have decided to collectively apply for the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. Aurora, Cayuga, and Union Springs will work together on a ... more
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Cayuga Lake shore property sparks controversy in Aurora

Former Cayuga County Treasurer James Orman elected mayor of Aurora
A dispute over the future of a 300-foot slice of the Cayuga Lake shore owned by Wells College has gripped the village of Aurora. Kevin Fitzgerald, co-manager of the college's golf course and representing Aurora ... more
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Cayuga County Legislature May 2023 Meeting (webcast)

Cayuga County Legislature May 2023 Meeting (webcast)
The Cayuga County Legislature met for their regular monthly meeting for May 2023 on Tuesday night in Auburn. Full meeting video appears below ... more
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Wells College campus safety sergeant accused of sexually assaulting teen for years

Troopers: Cayuga County man sexually assaulted teen for years
A 60-year-old man from Aurora has been arrested by State Police and charged with first-degree sex abuse and use of a child in a sexual performance, both classified as class B and C felonies, respectively ... more
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