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Auburn man accused of DWI, harassment, and open container

Police: Seneca Falls driver charged with DWI after traffic stop
On February 28th a suspicious person on Broadway Road in the town of Owasco caught the attention of troopers from the State Police Auburn barracks. The individual, later identified as James P. McInerney, age 63, ... more
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Auburn woman charged with DWI after crash

Lyons man charged with DWI after hitting utility pole, not cooperating with deputies
State police arrested an Auburn resident following an accident investigation. Details of the accident were not released. However, state police said Dana Mason, 68, of Auburn was arrested for DWI and other violations. The charges ... more
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Auburn engineers working to upgrade wastewater system: What does that mean for residents?

Auburn engineers working to upgrade wastewater system: What does that mean for residents?
There are four areas in the city of Auburn where catch-basins, the grates that take storm water off the street, collect into pipes. Those pipes traditionally go to a stormwater treatment facility, then they go ... more
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Finger Lakes Land Trust acquisition will help ensure long-term health of Owasco Watershed

Finger Lakes Land Trust acquisition will help ensure long-term health of Owasco Watershed
The Finger Lakes Land Trust has announced the addition of 160 acres of land in the Owasco Lake Watershed to its conservation efforts. The trust has accepted a donation of a conservation easement on the ... more
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State police: Two charged after Owasco home invasion

Deputies: Farmington woman charged with DWI after crash in Hopewell
State police say they responded to a residence in Owasco on Wednesday for a home invasion robbery. Investigators located two suspects, who were taken into custody later in the day. Jason Mcdeid, age 32, and ... more
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Auburn finds record-breaking amount of toxins in water sample at treatment facility: Is your drinking water safe?

Report of blue-green algae blooms near Kershaw Beach in Canandaigua
There's no water emergency in the city of Auburn now, but after a record-breaking test sample taken at the Auburn water treatment facility, officials issued a stern warning. "Now is a good time to make ... more
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Owasco Lake Watershed Nine Element Plan gets state approval

HAB results in beach closure along Owasco Lake
DEC Commissioner Basil Segos and Department of State Secretary Robert Rodriguez say the Owasco Lake Watershed Nine Element Plan for Phosphorus Reduction has been approved. The plan is an effort to restore and protect the ... more
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Low levels of HAB toxins found in Auburn, Owasco’s untreated water

Seneca, Skaneateles lakes hit with first toxic blooms of summer; plans seek to cut farming phosphorus
Low levels of toxins have been detected in Auburn's and Owasco's raw water, according to officials. Low levels of toxins associated with harmful algal blooms were found in raw water entering the city's and town's ... more
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First HABs of 2022 spotted on Owasco Lake

Owasco Lake groups ready to take algal bloom project requests to Albany
The first harmful algal blooms on Owasco Lake this year were reported by health officials in Cayuga County on Thursday. The Owasco Lake Watershed Association reported the blooms to state agencies. The bloom was relatively ... more
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Multiple departments called to structure fire in Owasco: No injuries reported

Multiple departments called to structure fire in Owasco: No injuries reported
Firefighters from around Owasco were called to a working fire on Burtis Point Road. No injuries were reported, according to the Owasco Fire Department. However, it took multiple crews to bring the blaze under control ... more
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Cayuga County seeks funds for park infrastructure improvements

Cayuga County seeks funds for park infrastructure improvements
The Cayuga County Legislature plans to apply for money through the New York State Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) process to make infrastructure improvements at three county parks. What improvements will be made at Emerson Park? ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Aileen McNabb-Coleman, Cayuga County Legislature; no gas tax cap, but a heating fuel cap, the future of economic development, and money for parks (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Aileen McNabb-Coleman, Cayuga County Legislature; no gas tax cap, but a heating fuel cap, the future of economic development, and money for parks (podcast)
In this episode, we talk with District 6 Legislature Aileen McNabb-Coleman. The legislature decided against a gas tax cap but will cap the tax on home heating fuel. It appears the Cayuga County Chamber of ... more
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City of Auburn working with stakeholders to protect Owasco Lake, the city’s drinking water source

City of Auburn working with stakeholders to protect Owasco Lake, the city’s drinking water source
LaBella Associates and Behan Planning and Design presented a draft Water Source Protection Plan for Owasco Lake to the Auburn City Council Thursday night. Plan is meant to complement work already being done A community ... more
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Boat destroyed, dock damaged after Fleming fire

Boat destroyed, dock damaged after Fleming fire
The Owasco Fire Department was dispatched to a boat fire in Fleming on Thursday. The call came in around 8:30 a.m., according to firefighters. A Facebook post by the Owasco Fire Department indicated that the ... 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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A home on Owasco Lake sold for $2.15 million, the highest local sale price on record

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The sale of a home in Scipio may be the most expensive ever recorded for a residence on Owasco Lake. The 4,200-square-foot home at 35 Fire Lane 24 sold for $2,150,000 in April. The Cayuga ... more
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Rotary Clubs, OWLA, students take on invasive tree-killing pest

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The Auburn and Owasco Rotary Clubs are working with the Owasco Watershed Lake Association (OWLA) to combat an invasive pest. Asian pest kills hemlock trees The clubs are working with OWLA to treat hemlock trees ... more
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U.S. Rep Katko’s bill to expand rural access to federal disaster aid moves closer to House vote

U.S. Rep Katko’s bill to expand rural access to federal disaster aid moves closer to House vote
U.S. Rep. John Katko's bill to secure federal disaster aid for rural communities is moving towards a House vote. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee pushed the legislation forward on Thursday, April 28. Katko's bill ... more
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Cayuga County Legislature schedules public hearing on plan to cut membership from 15 to 11

Cayuga County Legislature schedules public hearing on plan to cut membership from 15 to 11
The Cayuga County Legislature has scheduled a public hearing on a bipartisan plan to shrink the lawmaking body from the current 15, to 11 members. The hearing will be Tuesday, May 24 at 6 p.m ... more
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