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Towns considering marijuana opt out laws will face revenue losses, economic competition if they change their minds in the future

Local elected officials in parts of the Finger Lakes and Central New York who are concerned with New York’s recreational marijuana legalization law are thinking hard about opting out. As part of the marijuana legalization package signed into law, individual municipalities have ... MORE
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Troopers: Sennett woman charged with DWI after crash

State police responded to a property damage crash in the town of Sennett on Monday. According to troopers Michael Wellington, 24, was charged with driving while intoxicated after failing multiple field sobriety tests following the crash. She was found to have a ... MORE
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Troopers: Sennett man arrested after domestic incident

Police arrested a Sennett man following a domestic incident in Cayuga County. On Friday troopers responded to the domestic incident in the town of Sennett. Following investigation, Kristopher Tompkins was charged with harassment and criminal obstruction of breathing. Details of the incident ... 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
Sennett man charged with attempted murder after stabbing in Auburn

Sennett man charged with attempted murder after stabbing in Auburn

A Sennett man faces an attempted murder charge after an incident during the overnight hours on Saturday. Police responded to Auburn Community Hospital late-Saturday when a 28-year-old was dropped off at the emergency room with multiple stab wounds. While the victim was ... MORE
Massive fire battled overnight in town of Sennett, deputies credited with saving occupants

GoFundMe launched for family devastated by overnight fire in Sennett

A GoFundMe has been launched for the family devastated by an overnight fire in the town of Sennett. Laurie Guzewicz, who resided at the home with her husband and children, told The Citizen that she felt ‘numb’ from the devastation. “I couldn’t ... MORE
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60 units of senior housing could be coming to vacant Sennett property

60 units of senior housing could be coming to vacant Sennett property

New senior housing could be coming to the town of Sennett in Cayuga County. The Auburn Citizen reports that officials will hear from the public, and could move forward with a zoning change at a hearing scheduled next week. The 60-unit senior ... MORE
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
Building fire in Cayuga County temporarily shuts down Rt. 20

UPDATE: Fire at Sennett restaurant remains under investigation

The cause of a fire that damaged a restaurant and bar in Cayuga County remains under investigation. It was called in around 3:30 p.m. While most of the fire was extinguished quickly, the fire inside the structure took longer to quell. The ... MORE
Robert Ortt expected to lead New York State Senate Minority Conference

Robert Ortt expected to lead New York State Senate Minority Conference

Sen. Robert Ortt is expected to be the next minority leader of the New York state Senate. His main opposition – Sen. Pat Gallivan dropped out on Friday. “We must take back the legislative authority ceded by the current majority to ensure ... MORE
Troopers: Auburn woman stole cars, property from two dealerships

Troopers: Auburn woman stole cars, property from two dealerships

On Monday, State Police arrested an Auburn woman after they responded to the report of a burglary in progress at Fox Honda in the town of Sennett. Troopers say nearby officers with the Auburn Police Department responded as well, and detained one ... MORE
SUV, tractor-trailer collide on Rt. 5 in Sennett

SUV, tractor-trailer collide on Rt. 5 in Sennett

No serious injuries were reported after a crash involving an SUV and tractor-trailer. It happened on Route 5 in the town of Sennett around 6:30 p.m. State Police say they aren’t certain what caused the driver to veer into the other lane, ... MORE
Overnight crash reported near Skaneateles Inn in Cayuga County

Overnight crash reported near Skaneateles Inn in Cayuga County

First responders overnight were called to a two-car crash in Skaneateles. The crash occurred near the Skaneateles Inn on Route 20. First responders from Sennett and Saves Ambulance were called to the scene. Fire police were also requested to the scene after ... MORE
Sennett Fire Department ends fish fry dinners

Sennett Fire Department ends fish fry dinners

A fire department in Cayuga County announced that it will not be doing fish fry dinners this winter and spring as part of Lenten season. The Sennett Fire Department made the announcement via Facebook, pointing out a need to focus on their ... MORE
Cayuga County 911 dealing with massive workload since discovery changes took hold

Cayuga County 911 dealing with massive workload since discovery changes took hold

Cayuga County E-911 has some staffing issues that it needs to resolve. At least that was the pitch heard by the Cayuga County Legislature this week when they met. E-911 Administrator Denise Spingler addressed the legislators at a meeting on Wednesday – ... MORE