Category: Owasco

Auto Draft

Cayuga County fire departments receive FEMA funding to split

$5.6 million dollars in FEMA funding will be split among several Cayuga County fire departments. The funds will go towards hiring more firefighters and promoting safety among firefighters. The City of Auburn Fire Department will receive $1.2 million dollars to hire 5 ... MORE
Auto Draft

Three retired Auburn police officers open a redemption center in Owasco

A new redemption center has been opened at 7259 Owasco Road in Owasco. Bag O’ Nickels was started by three retired Auburn police officers: Chris Major, John Breeze and Brian Blanchfield. They partnered with Rob Swietoniowski and Mark DiVietro to start the ... MORE
The Finger Lakes Land Trust permanently protected 93 acres with conservation easement

The Finger Lakes Land Trust permanently protected 93 acres with conservation easement

The Finger Lakes Land and Trust has announced in a press release the securing of lands bordering the Owasco Inlet: The Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT) today announced it has permanently protected 93 acres in the town of Groton, Tompkins County with ... MORE
Owasco Country Club sold to owners of Sunset Ridge, Lyndon Golf Course

Owasco Country Club sold to owners of Sunset Ridge, Lyndon Golf Course

The Owasco Country Club, which has been in operation for 120 years is changing hands. The golf course located at 6759 E. Lake Road was purchased by Philip Kless and Andrew Myers. The two own Sunset Ridge Golf Club and Lyndon Golf ... MORE
Troopers: Owasco man nearly struck police cruiser head-on, found driving intoxicated with children in truck

Troopers: Owasco man nearly struck police cruiser head-on, found driving intoxicated with children in truck

State police say an Owasco man was intoxicated behind the wheel- and two children were in his vehicle during a traffic stop on Swamp Rd. After nearly colliding with a state trooper’s cruiser head-on along Swamp Rd. in Sennett, Michael Sierzenga, 28, ... MORE
Several churches in Cayuga County to close, Catholic Diocese of Rochester says

Several churches in Cayuga County to close, Catholic Diocese of Rochester says

Call it another blow to local, faith-based organizations and congregations. The Catholic Diocese of Rochester is in the process of shutting down a number of churches in Auburn and Northern Cayuga County. The Auburn Citizen reports that the exact churches to close ... MORE
Auburn, Cato, Cayuga County, News, Owasco
Owasco Town Judge DiVietro resigns amid investigation into harassment of two women

Owasco Town Judge DiVietro resigns amid investigation into harassment of two women

The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct announced that Mark A. DiVietro, a Justice of the Owasco Town Court in Cayuga County resigned while under investigation by the Commission for harassment of two women and for engaging in unauthorized ex parte ... MORE
Cayuga County, Courts, News, Owasco
Aileen McNabb-Coleman chosen to lead Cayuga County Legislature again

Aileen McNabb-Coleman chosen to lead Cayuga County Legislature again

Aileen McNabb-Coleman will lead the Cayuga County Legislature for a second consecutive year. The Owasco representative was chosen by the Legislature to serve as chair for the 2021 calendar. Legislators Andrew Dennison, of Cato, and Timothy Lattimore, of Auburn, were the only ... MORE
Owasco man who skipped sentencing, opening pizzeria in Tennessee will spend four years in prison

Owasco man who skipped sentencing, opening pizzeria in Tennessee will spend four years in prison

The 34-year-old who pleaded guilty to felony weapons charges in Cayuga County but left the state – opening a pizzeria in Tennessee – was sentenced on Tuesday. Anthony Ranauro, an Owasco man, was taken into custody in early-November after skipping his sentencing ... MORE
Cayuga County, News, Owasco, Politics
DEBRIEF: East Hill Medical fills important void as rural communities struggle economically (podcast)

DEBRIEF: East Hill Medical fills important void as 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 crucial local provider in 2016. “The client ... MORE

Transfer station shuts down in Owasco after losing money

The Owasco Recycling Center has shut down. It was reported by the Auburn Citizen late last week that the transfer station would close due to financial issues. Casella Waste Systems had previously run the station before its closure. It first became public ... MORE
Police investigate stabbing after basketball game in Owasco

Public’s help sought after stabbing following basketball game in Owasco

New York State Police are asking for the public’s assistance as they work through a stabbing investigation in Owasco. Around 6 p.m. on Wednesday troopers responded to Auburn Community Hospital for a subject with a reported stab wound. Following investigation, it was ... MORE
HAB results in beach closure along Owasco Lake

HAB results in beach closure along Owasco Lake

The Cayuga County Health Department says that HABs or Harmful Algal Blooms have been found on Owasco Lake. They were reported on Thursday and are expected to continue due to warm weather. The health department closed Camp Y-Owasco beach due to the ... MORE
Officials worry about COVID spike as Route 90 sale happens in Cayuga County

Officials worry about COVID spike as Route 90 sale happens in Cayuga County

Each year there is a 50-mile-long garage sale in Cayuga County. It’s called the Route 90 Sale, and it typically draws thousands. Officials tell The Auburn Citizen that they are worried about what could happen if the sale occurs in terms of ... MORE
Auto Draft

Drama along Owasco Lake (photo)

A stunning sunset along Owasco Lake by Anthony Colucci ... MORE