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State police: Union Springs man charged with assault, DWAI after ‘incident’ in Springport

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On Wednesday, state police arrested a 55-year-old Union Springs man following a serious incident in Springport. According to a news release, Wayne Krueger, 55, was charged with driving while ability impaired, assault with intent to ... more
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East Bloomfield, Union Springs schools lack in data security, state says

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Two area schools are not doing an adequate job of protecting data from unauthorized access. In a series of reports released by Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, both East Bloomfield Central School District and Union Springs Central ... more
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School districts struggle to find workers for new year

School districts struggle to find workers for new year
School districts in and around Cayuga County have had a hard time filling open staff positions for the 2022-23 school year. Rural location hinders Southern Cayuga hiring The Citizen quotes Southern Cayuga assistant Superintendent Loretta ... more
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Union Springs man charged with driving while intoxicated

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Police arrested a Union Springs man after a traffic stop.Robert A. Jacobs, 66, of Union Springs was arrested for driving while intoxicated. Troopers initiated a traffic stop after observing Jacobs crossing the center line on ... 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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Cayuga County woman charged with DWI after crash

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A Union Springs woman was arrested following a motor vehicle accident Friday. According to a news release, State Police arrested Jane M. Kalet, 69, of Union Springs for driving while intoxicated. Auburn State Police responded ... more
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Dept. of Interior decision on Cayuga Nation land trust application could take months

Dept. of Interior decision on Cayuga Nation land trust application could take months
The U.S. Department of the Interior could reverse its 2020 decision denying the Cayuga Nation's application to place 114 acres of its land in Union Springs into trust. For now, the agency and the Cayuga ... more
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Woman charged with DWI in Seneca Falls

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A Union Springs woman was arrested following report of a traffic complaint. According to a news release, the Seneca Falls Police Department arrested Andrea Jordan, 39, of Union Springs for driving while intoxicated. Police located ... 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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Traffic stop leads to DWAI drugs arrest in Auburn

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An Auburn resident was arrested after a traffic stop in Union Springs. According to a news release, State Police arrested Matthew Hehn, 28, of Auburn for driving while ability impaired by drugs. Troopers observed a ... more
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Union Springs man arrested twice in Wayne County

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Police say a Union Springs man was taken into custody following investigation into multiple bench warrants. According to a news release, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office arrested Cory J. Smith, 41, of Union Springs on ... more
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Union Springs man ticketed for aggravated unlicensed operation

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Police say a Union Springs man was cited following a traffic stop. According to a news release, the Seneca Falls Police Department ticketed Jonathan E. Waldron, 42, of Union Springs for aggravated unlicensed operation. Waldron ... more
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Cayuga County-area schools have fared well since COVID-19 mask mandate lifted

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Since the COVID-19 mask mandate for schools was lifted, a few schools in Cayuga County have seen an increase in cases, but most haven't seen a significant rise. The nine school district in the Cayuga ... more
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One house destroyed by late-night fire along Cayuga Lake, second home suffers damage (video & photos)

One house destroyed by late-night fire along Cayuga Lake, second home suffers damage (video & photos)
One home was completely destroyed and another suffered damage after a fire in Union Springs late-Friday. The call came in around 8 p.m. as a structure fire, and shortly after first responders arrived on-scene radio ... more
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Sheriff: One in custody after drugs, two guns located in Union Springs

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One person is in custody after an investigation into weapons and drugs possessed by local man who was on probation. Sheriff Brian Schenck says deputies received a request for assistance from a Cayuga County Probation ... more
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US Supreme Court upholds Cayuga Nation’s right to run electronic bingo hall in Union Springs

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The US Supreme Court has let stand a lower court's ruling denying the village of Union Springs the right to shut down a Cayuga Indian Nation electronic bingo hall. The Court denied a writ of ... more
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Opt in or out? No word yet from two Cayuga County towns on marijuana decisions

Town of Gorham expected to set public hearing on possible reversal of marijuana opt-in
The December 31st deadline for opting out of marijuana retail sales and on-site consumption has passed, but we still don't know some communities' decisions. The Citizen reports there's been no official word out of the ... more
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Interior’s Bryan Newland reopens consideration of Cayuga Nation’s land-into-trust application denial

Interior’s Bryan Newland reopens consideration of Cayuga Nation’s land-into-trust application denial
Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland has advised the Interior Department to reconsider the Cayuga Nation’s denial of a 114-acre land-into-trust application. The development came last week from the U.S. District Court for the District ... more
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Denial of Cayuga land-into-trust application could be overturned

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The federal government is considering reversing its denial of the Cayuga Indian Nation's land-into-trust application. The Citizen quotes Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland as saying the Cayugas submitted "new information" concerning the application ... more
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