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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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MacKenzie-Childs launches annual barn sale with discounts up to 60%

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Home décor enthusiasts have reason to celebrate as MacKenzie-Childs kicks off its much-anticipated annual 'Barn Sale' today. The event, touted by the retailer as its largest and most impressive sale of the year, promises shoppers ... more
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Two accused of possessing contraband in Cayuga County Jail

Sheriff Schenck says they are exploring possibility of converting part of Cayuga County Jail into homeless shelter
The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office reported Thursday that two inmates, including an Auburn man linked to a 2019 murder, were arrested for possession of contraband within the county jail. Gage Ashley, 25, of Auburn, and ... more
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Trio of Cayuga County villages working together on DRI grant

Trio of Cayuga County villages working together on DRI grant
In an effort to bolster the economic recovery of their downtowns, three Cayuga County villages have decided to collectively apply for the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. Aurora, Cayuga, and Union Springs will work together on a ... more
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Cayuga County Legislature May 2023 Meeting (webcast)

Cayuga County Legislature May 2023 Meeting (webcast)
The Cayuga County Legislature met for their regular monthly meeting for May 2023 on Tuesday night in Auburn. Full meeting video appears below ... more
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Juvenile charged with making false threat after Union Springs investigation

Juvenile charged with making false threat after Union Springs investigation
A local teen has been charged after falsely reporting an incident in the Union Springs Central School District. According to a news release from the Cayuga County Sheriff's Office, investigators received a report of an ... more
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Public park vandalized in Union Springs

Public park vandalized in Union Springs
Frontenac Park and Boat Launch in Union Springs has been vandalized, according to a Facebook post made by Village Trustee and Park Commissioner Robert Thurston Jr. Thurston Jr. urged anyone with information about the incident ... more
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Union Springs man jailed after failing to appear on felony charges in Seneca Falls court

Walmart employee in Auburn tests positive for COVID-19, shoppers encouraged to monitor for symptoms
Police say a Union Springs man was arrested in Seneca Falls following a larceny investigation and a missed court date. On February 22nd around 6:30 p.m. police arrested Cory Smith, 42, of Union Springs for ... more
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Cayuga County, Macedon, Seneca Falls, Union Springs, Sterling, and Fair Haven among waterfront grant winners

Projects in Seneca Falls, Lyons get grant money from Erie Canal IMPACT! program
Several communities across the region will see state funding for waterfront projects in 2023. The town of Macedon will receive $150,000 for enhancements to Gravino Park. The town of Seneca Falls will see $59,000 to ... more
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Cayuga County man headed to prison after fleeing police on four flat tires

Bail set at $100K in Auburn teen’s 50 count child pornography case: Victims were between 12-15 years old
The Cayuga County man who fled police on four flat tires is headed to prison. Justin Jones, age 37, was sentenced to 1.5 to 3 years in prison. He fled from police after a domestic ... more
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