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Kinney Drugs opens new medication drop-off kiosks in Cayuga, Wayne counties

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Kinney Drugs has installed self-service medication collection kiosks at 22 New York stores. The program was created in partnership with the New York State Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement and MED-Project, according to NYup.com. Anyone can ... more
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Local area schools see spike in COVID cases, statewide hospitalizations remain low

NYS Health Commissioner recommends Central New Yorkers wear masks
Local schools in Tompkins and Cayuga counties are seeing a spike in positive COVID-19 cases, but statewide hospitalizations remain low as state health officials continue to monitor the highly transmissible BA.2 variant. Central New York's ... more
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Moravia school district recommends ‘additional mitigation strategies’ amid rise in COVID-19 cases

Moravia schools recommend ‘additional mitigation strategies’ to limit spread of COVID-19
Moravia Central School District sent a letter to families on Tuesday recommending "additional mitigation strategies" amid an uptick in COVID-19 cases. In the letter, Superintendent John Birmingham said the district is recommending but not requiring ... more
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Heavy rainfall, phosphorus harming water quality in Owasco Lake

Heavy rainfall, phosphorus among factors harming water quality in Owasco Lake
The annual Bob Brower Scientific Symposium was hosted by the Owasco Watershed Lake Association on Saturday, March 19. The theme of this year's virtual event focused on humans' impact on water quality in Owasco Lake ... more
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Cayuga County-area schools have fared well since COVID-19 mask mandate lifted

Majority of Cayuga County
Since the COVID-19 mask mandate for schools was lifted, a few schools in Cayuga County have seen an increase in cases, but most haven't seen a significant rise. The nine school district in the Cayuga ... more
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Suspicious vehicle leads to drug charge in Auburn

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Police say a Moravia resident was arrested on a drug charge. According to a news release, Auburn State Police arrested Ivy-Rose H. Haney, 20, of Moravia for criminal possession of a controlled substance. Troopers located ... more
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Cayuga County’s boil water orders lifted for Moravia, Sennett

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The Cayuga County Health Department has lifted its boil water orders for residents in the Village of Moravia and Town of Sennett. The health department announced on Sunday, March 6 that water samples taken over ... more
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Moravia woman arrested on bench warrant

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Police say a Moravia woman was arrested on a bench warrant. According to a news release, State Police in Auburn arrested Sarah L. Horner, 37, of Moravia on a bench warrant originating from a driving ... more
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Hochul budget proposal includes aid increases for Cayuga County schools

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Governor Kathy Hochul's proposed state budget announced this week includes more aid for Cayuga County schools. The Citizen reports the proposal would increase state aid to schools to $31.3 billion, up by $2.1 billion from ... more
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Ask and ye shall receive, Cayuga County lands state-run COVID-19 testing site

SUNY campuses, Carrier Dome opened by state to public for COVID-19 testing
It was persistence on the part of Cayuga County officials that led to one of 13 state COVID-19 testing sites to be located in Moravia. Cayuga County Legislature chair Aileen McNabb-Coleman tells the Citizen county ... more
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Villages of Skaneateles, Moravia opt out of marijuana sales, on-site consumption, towns of Aurelius, Moravia opt in

Town of Gorham expected to set public hearing on possible reversal of marijuana opt-in
Two more marijuana retail sales and consumption opt-outs and two more opt-ins. The Citizen reports the villages of Skaneateles and and Moravia have opted out, while the towns of Aurelius and Moravia did not pass ... more
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State announces COVID-19 testing clinic Wednesday at Moravia Fire Department

SUNY campuses, Carrier Dome opened by state to public for COVID-19 testing
In an effort to make more COVID-19 tests available in areas deemed "high need," the state has announced a testing clinic will be coming to Moravia this week. Governor Kathy Hochul announced Friday a clinic ... more
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Owasco and Moravia set to opt-in for both marijuana sales and consumption

Town of Gorham expected to set public hearing on possible reversal of marijuana opt-in
The Cayuga County towns of Owasco and Sterling have opted-in, or more specifically, have not opted out, of both retail marijuana sales and on-premise consumption. The Citizen quotes Owasco Supervisor Ed Wagner as saying residents ... more
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Skaneateles, Union Springs, Owasco get rare ‘tornado warning’ as storms roll through Friday

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It doesn't happen very often, but once in a while a tornado warning is issued in Upstate New York. Throughout the day forecasters warned of possible strong or severe storms - even an outlier supercell ... more
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Pharmacists claim they were fired for not lying about COVID-19 vaccine

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Two pharmacists are suing Kinney Drugs accusing the company of firing them for refusing to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to young people. According to The Auburn Citizen, Joel and Katie Wood of Tioga raised concerns ... more
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Mask mandate violation reason for two $1,000 fines in Cayuga County

A pair of businesses in Cayuga County have been hit with fines associated with COVID-19 relegation violations. While the regulations were lifted in May, Dollar General in Moravia and McDonald's in the city of Auburn ... more
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Fillmore Days brings back the popular bathtub race

Fillmore Days brings back the popular bathtub race
Fillmore Days at the Fillmore Glen State Park hosted a bathtub race, an event referencing Millard Fillmore, 13th president and Moravia native, said to be the first person to install a bathtub inside the White ... more
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Project in Cayuga County plans to install 22 working turbines by 2025

Liberty Renewables Inc., based out of Albany, is reaching out to residents of southern Cayuga County in an attempt to start a project in Venice, Scipio and Moravia that would allow 22 large turbines to ... more
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Serious crash involving tractor-trailer prompts heavy response in Moravia

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First responders were called to the scene of a serious crash in the town of Moravia around 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday. According to scanner traffic, firefighters and ambulance personnel were called to the area of ... more
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Moravia School Board announces three new appointments last week

Moravia School Board announces three new appointments last week
The Moravia Central School District’s Board of Education approved three administrative appointments unanimously at their meeting Wednesday. Jeff Green was named as the new high school principal and Carrie Love as the new middle school ... more
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Moravia principal who was placed on leave without explanation receives $380K settlement, early retirement

Moravia principal who was placed on leave without explanation receives $380K settlement
The Moravia principal who was under investigation during the 2021 school year and placed on administrative leave will exit the district. But it will come with a $380,000 price tag for those in the district ... more
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