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More public meetings scheduled for Aurora, Cayuga, and Union Springs’ DRI projects

Former Cayuga County Treasurer James Orman elected mayor of Aurora
The villages of Aurora, Cayuga, and Union Springs are progressing in the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) process by scheduling a public meeting and issuing an open call for projects. Project submissions are due by noon ... more
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Three villages hold first DRI meeting in Cayuga County: Planning process begins as Wells College shuts down

Former Cayuga County Treasurer James Orman elected mayor of Aurora
Three Cayuga County villages have embarked on a months-long planning process to determine the allocation of a $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) grant. Representatives from Aurora, Cayuga, and Union Springs attended the first local ... more
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Village of Aurora, Cayuga, and Union Springs will host downtown revitalization meeting on May 13

Union Springs aims to modify marijuana opt-out law to serve as compromise with Cayuga Nation
The villages of Aurora, Cayuga, and Union Springs are advancing plans to allocate a $10 million state grant aimed at downtown revitalization. A Local Planning Committee meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 13, from 4 ... more
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NY launches pro-housing communities initiative: Aurora, Canandaigua, and Phelps among others identified with open apps

NY launches pro-housing communities initiative: Aurora, Canandaigua, and Phelps among others identified with open apps
Governor Kathy Hochul has announced the first 20 Pro-Housing Communities in New York, marking a significant step in her strategy to increase housing supply across the state. These communities, spanning regions from Long Island to ... 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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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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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 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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Several departments called to major structure fire in Cayuga

Several departments called to major structure fire in Cayuga
Several departments were called to a structure fire in Cayuga County during the late-afternoon hours on Wednesday. Around 5:30 p.m. firefighters were dispatched to Lake Street for a structure fire. First arriving units found a ... more
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Cayuga man failed to keep right, found to be intoxicated after traffic stop

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State police arrested a Cayuga man following a traffic stop in Cayuga County. On February 20th troopers observed Matthew Kurtz, 49, of Cayuga fail to keep right on Route 90. He was stopped and found ... more
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Wiseman named Student Trustee at Cayuga Community College

Wiseman named Student Trustee at Cayuga Community College
New Cayuga Community College Student Trustee Grace Wiseman is excited to continue representing her fellow students after spending her first year at the College as the secretary and then president of the Student Government Organization ... more
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GSNYPENN and Friends of Comstock host successful open house, ask community for capital campaign support

GSNYPENN and Friends of Comstock host successful open house, ask community for capital campaign support
The Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways (GSNYPENN) Council and Friends of Comstock (FoC) volunteer organization hosted the Camp Comstock Community Open House at the council's outdoor property located on Cayuga Lake in Ithaca, N.Y., on the evening of ... more
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Aquatic invasive species threaten the Finger Lakes ecosystem: “We’ve got to stop the spread”

Aquatic invasive species (AIS) threaten Finger Lakes ecosystem
Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this article listed Hydrilla as the most populous AIS in the Finger Lakes. In actuality, it's a more rare invasive species, but a high priority for eradication in the ... more
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MISSING TEEN FOUND: State police say 15-year-old Cayuga girl found safe in Auburn

MISSING TEEN: State police searching for missing 15-year-old girl last seen leaving home in Cayuga
UPDATE: Madison Weeks was located safe in Auburn. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ New York State Police are looking for a 15-year-old girl missing from Cayuga County. Madison Weeks, 15, was last seen on Tuesday, May 17 at approximately ... more
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Cayuga County holds three vaccine clinics this week, Gov. Hochul announces vaccine campaign for kids

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New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced 63 new #VaxForKids pop-up vaccination sites on Wednesday, February 9. Among those are three children's vaccination clinics scheduled for this week in Cayuga County, according to The Citizen ... more
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Village of Cayuga selling Cayuga Memorial Hall to developer for apartments

A recreation center built to honor veterans in the 1940s is being sold by the village of Cayuga. The Citizen reports the Village Board Wednesday approved a measure to sell Cayuga Memorial Hall to Gemcole ... more
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DEBRIEF: East Hill Medical fills important void as communities struggle economically (podcast)

DEBRIEF: East Hill Medical fills important void as rural communities struggle economically (podcast)
Keith Cuttler spends most of his days thinking about ways to get crucial medical services to the most-vulnerable parts of the Cayuga County. It's been an evolving challenge, since coming into his role with a ... more
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Write-in candidate wins village election in Cayuga, other elections held on Tuesday

Write-in candidate wins village election in Cayuga, other elections held on Tuesday
A small handful of votes were the difference makers in Cayuga County, as village elections were held on Tuesday. In the Village of Cayuga a write-in candidate beat out one of the individuals who actually ... more
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