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Cayuga County DMV, DSS working to serve residents while office building is closed

Cayuga County Office Building closed: Gould expects it to reopen on Tuesday
Cayuga County agencies are finding temporary solutions to continue services while the county office building remains closed until the end of August. County Clerk Brian Scanlan tells The Citizen he's working on plans for his ... more
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Petition urges return of Wells College land to Cayuga Nation

Wells College announces Covid-19 vaccine requirements
As the New York State Attorney General's Office decides the future of Wells College's properties, an online petition is calling for the land to be returned to the Cayuga Nation. The petition, titled "Revitalize Wells ... more
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Finger Lakes HABs season gets early start with bloom confirmed in Seneca Falls on Cayuga Lake

Finger Lakes HABs season gets early start with bloom confirmed in Cayuga Lake
The Finger Lakes’ 2024 HABs season kicked off this week with a widespread bloom reported near the northwest tip of Cayuga Lake. The Finger Lakes’ first confirmed HABs of 2024 sprang up Monday on the ... more
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NASA astronaut captures stunning view of Finger Lakes from space

NASA astronaut captures stunning view of Finger Lakes
NASA astronaut and Syracuse native Jeanette Epps has captured a stunning view of the Finger Lakes region from the International Space Station. Epps posted the photo on social media with the caption, "Hello Syracuse and ... more
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EXPLAINED: What’s inside the proposal to transform former Chemung Trust building in downtown Auburn?

EXPLAINED: What's inside the proposal to transform former Chemung Trust building in downtown Auburn?
As Auburn seeks $2 million in grant funding to rehabilitate and develop the former Chemung Trust Building into a mixed use space with housing, the city's mayor Jimmy Giannettino says it's a great opportunity to ... more
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Auburn natives promoted at The Commons as Loretto expands services

Auburn natives promoted at The Commons as Loretto expands services
The Commons on St. Anthony has promoted two longtime employees, Jolene Crehan and Rebecca Staring, as part of its ongoing expansion in Cayuga County. Jolene Crehan, RN, BSN, LHNA, has been named Administrator, overseeing 361 ... more
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Property management company in Auburn area fined $2,000 for illegally dumping paint

Direct payments for essential workers in Connecticut– up to $1,000
RenPro, a central New York property company, has been fined $2,043.49 by the city of Auburn for illegally dumping paint into a storm sewer on May 28. The city issued the fine after white paint ... more
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Cayuga County Legislature meetings will have new home while building closed

Cayuga County Legislature meetings will have new home while building closed
With the Cayuga County Office Building closed for the summer, the county Legislature will hold its meetings at the Ward O'Hara Agricultural Museum and Joseph F. Karpinski Senior Educational Center. Cayuga County Legislature Chairwoman Aileen ... more
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Cayuga County Office Building to remain closed due to asbestos concerns: Won’t reopen until August

Cayuga County Office Building to remain closed due to asbestos concerns: Won't reopen until August
The Cayuga County Office Building will stay closed until the end of August due to ongoing concerns about asbestos. An Asbestos Clearance Report received on June 3 prompted the county to seek further guidance from ... more
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Auburn schools tap Dr. Slavic as next superintendent

Auburn schools tap Dr. Slavic as next superintendent
The Auburn Enlarged City School District has selected Dr. Misty Slavic as its new superintendent, according to a news release on Tuesday. Dr. Slavic will succeed Jeff Pirozzolo, who announced his retirement in January after ... more
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Looking to get outside? Check out Finger Lakes Hiking Challenge 2024

Looking to get outside? Check out Finger Lakes Hiking Challenge 2024
Outside Chronicles recently announced the Finger Lakes Hiking Challenge 2024, inviting outdoor lovers to explore the beautiful trails of the Greater Rochester area and western Finger Lakes region. This challenge promotes adventure, health, and environmental ... more
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Auburn City Council goes back to the drawing board after hotel tax denied: How will the shortfall be covered?

Auburn City Council goes back to the drawing board after hotel tax denied: How will the shortfall be covered?
Auburn Mayor Jimmy Giannettino said he was disappointed when the city was ultimately denied its opportunity to move forward with a hotel tax. Now, City Council will be tasked with amending its budget after Assemblyman ... more
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Two women arrested after larceny investigation at SF Walmart

Two women arrested after larceny investigation at SF Walmart
Earlier this week Seneca Falls police arrested two people following a larceny investigation at the local Walmart. Patricia Bruno, 63, of Auburn, and Brenda Messer, 60, of Mims, Florida were both taken into custody. The ... more
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Auburn chocolate shop and cafe moving to Marcellus

Auburn chocolate shop and cafe moving to Marcellus
Gretchen's Confections and Café, a beloved chocolate shop and café, will close its doors in Auburn this week as it prepares to move to Marcellus. The shop, located at 27 E. Genesee St. since November ... more
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Driver quickly located after fleeing two-car crash; later charged with DWI

Driver quickly located after fleeing two-car crash; later charged with DWI
On May 30 around 11:56 p.m., Cayuga County Sheriff's deputies responded to a two-car accident at the intersection of Route 176 and Route 370. One vehicle had fled the scene, but deputies quickly located the ... more
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Finger Lakes Community College Phi Theta Kappa Chapter Welcomes 161 New Members

FLCC receives $3 million for healthcare programs
The Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society at Finger Lakes Community College inducted 161 new members over the past year. PTK recognizes academic excellence and promotes scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship among two-year college students ... more
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State considering future of historic Free Bridge that connects Seneca and Cayuga counties

State considering future of historic Free Bridge that connects Seneca and Cayuga counties
The New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) is deciding what to do with the Menard Memorial Bridge, also known as Free Bridge, after failing to find a buyer. The 310-foot bridge, built in 1932, ... more
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Sonic considering Auburn location: Planning officials and public will have chance to weigh-in this week

Sonic considering Auburn location: Planning officials and public will have chance to weigh-in this week
The Auburn Planning Board will review a proposal on Tuesday to build a Sonic Drive-In at 132-134 Grant Ave. Texas-based Soar Restaurants II LLC submitted the site plan application, which includes demolishing the existing residence ... more
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Auburn police arrest Mexican citizen after repeated sexual assault of minor under 11

Auburn police arrest Mexican citizen after repeated sexual assault of minor under 11
Authorities in the city of Auburn have arrested a Mexican citizen following an investigation into course of sexual conduct with a minor. According to law enforcement, the victim was under 11 years old, and the ... more
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