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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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Corrections officer from Cayuga County arrested for striking inmate

Corrections officer from Cayuga County arrested for striking inmate
Mark A. Vanderhoof, a corrections officer from Union Springs, has been charged with official misconduct and second-degree harassment following an incident at the Tompkins County Jail. The Tompkins County Sheriff's Office announced the charges after ... more
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Cayuga Nation accuses Union Springs schools of unlawful gas extraction

Cayuga Nation accuses Union Springs schools of unlawful gas extraction
The Cayuga Nation has accused the Union Springs Central School District of illegally extracting over $100,000 worth of natural gas annually from a well on their property without payment. The nation, which owns the land ... more
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Cayuga Nation cuts Union Springs schools off from natural gas source its used for 40+ years

Union Springs district seeks bids from Realtors for shuttered elementary school
The Union Springs Central School District has lost access to a natural gas well it had used for over four decades, following a dispute with the Cayuga Nation, which now owns the land. The Citizen ... more
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Sheriff: Cayuga County man caused death of dog, accused of evidence tampering

Sheriff: Cayuga County man caused death of dog, accused of evidence tampering
The Cayuga County Sheriff's Office arrested a Union Springs man for causing the death of a dog, which was found deceased in the town of Springport. On November 11, 2023 deputies launched an investigation into ... more
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$50,000 winning Powerball tickets sold in Walworth and Union Springs: What will next drawing be worth?

$50,000 winning Powerball tickets sold in Walworth and Union Springs: What will next drawing be worth?
Lottery officials say two major prize winning Powerball tickets were sold at stores in the Finger Lakes during Wednesday's drawing. Two $50,000 prize winning tickets were sold at the Union Springs Supermarket in Union Springs ... 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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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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Generations Bank secures $50K in grant funding for not-for-profits in Union Springs

Generations Bank secures $50K in grant funding for not-for-profits in Union Springs
Generations Bank announced this week that they have secured $50,000 in grant funding from the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York (FHLBNY).  The funds will be evenly distributed between five Union Springs not-for-profits. AG ... more
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Union Springs FD gets UTV thanks to donations

Union Springs FD gets UTV thanks to donations
The Union Springs Volunteer Fire Department has enhanced its emergency response capabilities with the acquisition of a new tracked Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV). Chief Garret Waldron, speaking with Finger Lakes News Radio, expressed excitement about ... more
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New tanker truck coming to rural district in Cayuga County

New tanker truck coming to rural district in Cayuga County
The Springport Fire District has announced the purchase of a new tanker truck for the Union Springs Fire Department, enhancing their capabilities, especially in rural areas. According to Finger Lakes News Radio, it'll have a ... more
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Cayuga Nation successfully moves $2.5M of land into federal trust

Union Springs aims to modify marijuana opt-out law to serve as compromise with Cayuga Nation
The Cayuga Nation has successfully transferred approximately $2.5 million worth of land into federal trust, a significant milestone following the approval of their nearly two-decade-long application by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The transfer, completed ... more
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Controlled burn spreads to barn leveling structure in Cayuga County

Controlled burn spreads to barn leveling structure in Cayuga County
What started as a controlled burn at a property along Route 90 in Union Springs turned into a barn fire with total loss on Friday. The call came in a little before 10 a.m., according ... more
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Union Springs on the hunt for a new village clerk

Union Springs aims to modify marijuana opt-out law to serve as compromise with Cayuga Nation
The Village of Union Springs is actively looking for a new village clerk and has officially opened the application process for interested candidates. Key duties tied to this role encompass tax collection, overseeing employee payroll, ... 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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Cayuga Nation opens fourth casino: Largest within Nation’s portfolio

Cayuga Nation opens fourth casino: Largest within Nation's portfolio
The Cayuga Nation has opened its fourth casino in the Finger Lakes, marking what it called a significant chapter in the tribe's local history. Positioned on the Cayuga Nation's historical reservation, this Class II gaming ... more
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