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Early voting underway for first of two primaries, when and where do I vote?

Early voting is underway in New York for the first of this year’s two primary elections. The June 28 primary features races for Governor, Lt. Governor, Assembly, and local positions. Only voters enrolled in political parties are eligible to vote in that ... MORE
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Home destroyed after fire in Scipio: More than a dozen fire departments called

More than a dozen fire departments responded to a house fire on Wycoff Road in the town of Scipio. No injuries were reported, but firefighters from Scipio, Poplar Ridge, Long Hill, Fleming, Throop, Sennett, Moravia, Aurelius, Union Springs, Sempronius Aurora, West Niles, ... MORE
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Auburn celebrates Juneteenth this weekend

NOTE: The Quinn Hunter lecture scheduled for Saturday has been postponed until a later date. The city of Auburn will celebrate Juneteenth this weekend. The holiday commemorates the day slaves in Texas found out Abraham Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation. The Harriet ... MORE
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INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason, a moratorium on new smoke shops, Juneteeth, the summer rec program and more (podcast)

In our weekly visit with the City Clerk, we recapped actions taken by the City Council at its Thursday meeting and more. A six-month moratorium on new smoke shops in the city. Several people have attempted to open shops selling cannabis before ... MORE
Planned Parenthood of Central and Western NY expanding in anticipation of Roe V. Wade overturn

Planned Parenthood of Central and Western NY expanding in anticipation of Roe V. Wade overturn (video)

Michelle Casey is the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York. “I’ve been here for six years and my focus has really been on access to care for the people who live in our 18-county region and ... MORE
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Why are stores like Wegmans, Tops, and Walmart accepting less cash in self-checkout lanes?

The reason why self-checkout lines at stores like Wegmans, Tops, and even Walmart don’t accept cash is because of efficiency. Customer habit plays a significant role, too. News10NBC looked into this question: Why do so many self-checkout lanes at grocery stores across ... MORE
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SEVERE STORMS: Clean up begins after damaging winds rip through Finger Lakes (full coverage)

Severe thunderstorms are now expected to develop over the next 2-3 hours across much of the Finger Lakes and Central New York. The biggest threats with these storms will be damaging winds, hail, and prolific lightning. The atmospheric conditions have prompted the ... MORE
Cayuga County Sheriff’s Deputies receive hostage negotiation training

Cayuga County Sheriff’s Deputies receive hostage negotiation training

Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck is working with county school districts and mental health officials to create a threat assessment team, with the goal of heading off potential school shooting incidents. As part of that effort, Road Patrol Deputies Nikki Loveless and ... MORE
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Proposed change to Cayuga County government unlikely to make it onto November ballot

A proposal under which Cayuga County would shift to an elected County Executive may not make it onto the ballot in November. The Citizen reports the county has been discussing the potential change for several years. It would require an amendment to ... MORE
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Rotary Clubs, OWLA, students take on invasive tree-killing pest

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 along the lakeshore to reduce the number ... MORE
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Auburn Schines Theater owner vows to pick up pace of renovation work

A familiar piece of downtown Auburn is going away, but only for a little while. Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason says the developer working on the renovation of Schines Theater on South St. will be removing the marquee for some much-needed rehab ... MORE
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Cayuga Community College, Auburn Enlarged City School District partner on High School Equivalency Program

A new initiative designed by Cayuga Community College and the Auburn Enlarged City School District will offer another pathway for district students to earn a Graduate Equivalency Degree (GED). The educational partners will offer a high school equivalency program on Cayuga’s Auburn ... MORE
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Local Girl Scouts organize successful girl-led Ukrainian relief effort

Local Girl Scouts from the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways (GSNYPENN) Council—spanning 24 counties of New York and two in northern Pennsylvania—recently staged a successful girl-led supply drive to help Ukrainian relief efforts. The supply drive was spurred by a March meeting between ... MORE
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Skaneateles launches 44th annual Antique and Classic Boat Show

A 15-foot 1932 Chris-Craft Model 300 is coming. So, too, is a 1955 Penn Yan Sealiner. And a 1955 Wagemaker Wolverine that hasn’t been afloat in a decade. They and dozens of other dazzling midcentury boats will be on display at Skaneateles’ ... MORE
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Cayuga Community College announces student accolades for Spring 2022 semester

Cayuga Community College has announced student accolades for the Spring 2022 semester. Below are students from the Cayuga County area who were named to the President’s List, Provost’s List and Dean’s List. President’s List Full-time students who earn a minimum grade point ... MORE
Auburn City Council hears summer recreation program proposal

Auburn City Council hears summer recreation program proposal

The Auburn City Council got its first look Thursday at the proposed recreation program to be held at city parks this summer. Program organizers Jamie Swagler, Brian Muldrow, and Meg Gremlli propose to provide programs in art, literacy, sports and movement, and ... MORE
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Auburn celebrates Tubman 200th birthday with strawberry social

Auburn held a celebration of Harriet Tubman’s 200th birthday Saturday. Related: AME Zion Church celebrates the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman (video) The Citizen reports the tribute took place at the Equal Rights Heritage Center on South St. Fourth graders from ... MORE
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Cayuga County man charged after property damage accident

Police say a Locke resident was arrested after a property damage accident. According to a news release, troopers from State Police Auburn arrested Larry L. Geelan, 54, of Locke for driving while intoxicated. Troopers responded to a property damage accident on Morse ... MORE