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Auburn seeks input on new skatepark

The City of Auburn is commissioning a new concrete skatepark to replace the existing skatepark at Casey Park. To make the design the best it can be, we want to hear from the local community and there are two ways that you ... MORE
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Cayuga County is over 20% behind state in total COVID vaccination: Officials say conversations are getting more difficult

There’s growing concern among health leaders in Cayuga County that the COVID-19 vaccine rate is too low. Last week when the Cayuga County Board of Health met, the biggest frustration was with residents not taking advantage of the vaccine. Despite the evidence ... MORE
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Troopers: Auburn man charged with DWI after being found driving erratically

State police arrested a 31-year-old Auburn man on various traffic infractions and DWI charges after a traffic stop. Zachary Sears, 31, was found to have a BAC of 0.11% after a traffic stop. The stop was initiated after he was observed traveling ... MORE
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DEBRIEF: Debating Willard closure, diversions at local hospitals, Wegmans security for shopping carts, and hedge fund play for Lee newspapers (podcast)

On this edition of The Debrief Podcast your hosts Ted Baker and Josh Durso from the FL1 News team break down the biggest stories of the week. – Wegmans store in Auburn rolls out new security system to prevent rogue shopping carts ... MORE
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NWS issues Winter Weather Advisory: Lake effect snow will bring tricky travel to Black Friday plans

Travel is going to get a little tricky over the next two days. There are several areas in the Finger Lakes, Western New York, and Central New York who are going to see significant snowfall. The National Weather Service has issued a ... MORE
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Cayuga Nation selling marijuana in Seneca Falls and Union Springs

The Cayuga Nation is selling marijuana. Using its sovereign status, the Nation has begun selling marijuana in Cayuga and Seneca counties. The tribe operates stores in Seneca Falls and Union Springs. The final confirmation came in an Instagram post by the managers ... MORE
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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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Former Auburn Prison inmate accused of attacking, slashing officer causing lockdown appears in court on felony assault charges

A former inmate at the Auburn Correctional Facility who brought on a lockdown by slashing a correction officer’s face was arraigned this week on an indictment. Narada Matthews, 40, is no longer at the Auburn Correctional Facility, but faces an array of ... MORE
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Auburn Ambulance Service has already responded to 442 calls in the city

Earlier this month Auburn’s city-run ambulance service began responding to calls in the city. TLC Emergency Medical Service had previously provided that service to city residents. Now though, with the forming of a city-run ambulance service, TLC is no longer needed there ... MORE
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Finger Lakes region does well in October unemployment numbers

Yates County had the lowest unemployment rate in the state in October, according to figures released by the state Labor Department. The jobless rate came in at 3.1%, just ahead of Ontario and Tompkins Counties, tied for fourth at 3.5% Wayne County ... 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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Cayuga’s Harlequin Productions honored for performances in ‘A 5 Pack of Frivolity’

Honors keep rolling in for the cast and crew of Harlequin Productions, the student theatre troupe at Cayuga Community College who just completed their first production since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. After earning accolades from the Theatre Association of New ... MORE
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INSIDE THE FLX: Chris Lajewski talks winter months at Montezuma Audubon Center (podcast)

On this episode of Inside the FLX, host Josh Durso talks with Montezuma Audubon Center Director Chris Lajewski about the holiday season and what’s happening during the winter months in the Finger Lakes’ most identifiable wildlife space. Watch Get the latest headlines ... MORE
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Hedge fund makes bid for Auburn Citizen parent company

A hedge fund that is one of the nation’s largest newspaper owners is reportedly making a bid for the parent company of the Auburn Citizen. The paper quotes an Associated Press story saying Alden Global Capital has made a $141 million offer ... MORE
Tubman lantern lights the way to Auburn historic attractions

Tubman lantern lights the way to Auburn historic attractions

You’ve heard of Finger Lakes wine trails, the Cheese Trail, maybe the Sweet Treats Trail. The newest Finger Lakes trail is guided by Harriet Tubman’s lantern. It’s Harriet’s Lantern Trail. The Citizen reports the trail uses QR codes to guide the way ... MORE