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Cayuga Nation reopens Bayard Street shop in Seneca Falls selling marijuana products

LakeSide Trading is open for business in Seneca Falls. The Cayuga Nation has reopened the smoke shop and convenience store along Bayard Street, which was shut down by leadership last month. The store is located at 126 East Bayard Street in Seneca ... MORE
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US Supreme Court upholds Cayuga Nation’s right to run electronic bingo hall in Union Springs

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 certiorari in the case of Howard Tanner, ... MORE
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Opt in or out? No word yet from two Cayuga County towns on marijuana decisions

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 town of Sempronius and Throop. The towns ... MORE
EXCLUSIVE: BIA says New York State has “jurisdiction over land owned by the Cayuga Nation” in wake of Pipekeepers raid

BIA says New York State has “jurisdiction over land owned by the Cayuga Nation” in wake of Pipekeepers raid

The recent raid of a local smoke shop by the Cayuga Nation Police Department prompted an unexpected reaction by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, partly because a concerned county resident raised alarm to federal officials. Robyn Broyles, a BIA public affairs specialist, ... MORE

Seneca Falls Police Department release several charges after Cayuga Nation raid

A number of criminal charges were brought against Nora Weber, 34, after the raid of a local smoke shop from earlier today. She has been charged with one count of assault in the second degree, two counts of menacing in the second ... MORE
BREAKING: Cayuga Nation Police raid Pipekeepers Tobacco & Gas early New Year’s Day morning

Cayuga Nation Police raid Pipekeepers Tobacco & Gas early New Year’s Day

An overnight raid of the Pipekeepers Tobacco & Gas store kickstarts the new year for the Cayuga Nation, ushering in a renewed, rapidly intensifying factional conflict to end the holiday season. It started around 3 a.m. when the Cayuga Nation Police Department ... MORE
Seneca County supervisors stay silent as Charles Bowman called town chief of police, county sheriff and district attorney “liars”

Seneca County supervisors stay silent as Charles Bowman calls town chief of police, sheriff and district attorney “liars”

The Seneca County Board of Supervisors was overwhelmingly quiet when Charles Bowman of Fayette stood behind the podium during their last meeting of the calendar year on Tuesday, Dec. 14. A recent joint letter authored by Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce, District ... MORE
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 of Columbia as the Cayuga Nation Council, ... MORE
Enfield town board members opt out of considering second Cayuga resolution

Enfield town board members opt out of considering second Cayuga resolution

In the days following a joint letter authored by Seneca County officials including Sheriff Tim Luce, District Attorney Mark Sinkiewicz and Seneca Falls Chief of Police Stuart Peenstra, the town of Enfield has stopped pursuing the passage of another Cayuga Nation-related resolution. Last ... MORE
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Seneca County officials release letter concerning law enforcement interaction with Cayuga factions

Seneca Falls Police, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Department and the Seneca County District Attorney have released a public letter in response to what they say is misinformation about law enforcement interactions with the competing factions of the Cayuga Indian Nation. The letter ... 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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Cayuga Nation writes letter to AG James, calls Seneca County actions racist

The Cayuga Nation has responded after the Seneca County Board Of Supervisors requested a special prosecutor for the criminal case involving Charles Bowman, a Fayette resident, and investigation into the Cayuga Nation Police Department. The letter to Attorney General Letitia James blasts ... MORE
Town of Enfield gets involved in Cayuga Nation controversy, unanimously agreeing to send letter to BIA

Town of Enfield gets involved in Cayuga Nation controversy, unanimously agreeing to send letter to BIA

The Town Board of Enfield unanimously passed a resolution which will send a letter to the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, urging for the federal government’s intervention on the Cayuga Nation conflict. Its five-member board within Tompkins County ultimately believed it was ... MORE
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Seneca County attorney authors and sends letter to state’s Attorney General

Seneca County Attorney Dave Ettman has sent a letter to Attorney General Letitia James, calling for the independent investigation of Charles Bowman’s criminal prosecution in the town of Seneca Falls, after a recent resolution passed the Seneca County Board of Supervisors in ... MORE
Cayuga Nation says Seneca County is “siding with criminal Charles Bowman” in statement after supervisors support calling for special prosecutor

Cayuga Nation says Seneca County is “siding with criminal Charles Bowman” in statement after supervisors support calling for special prosecutor

The Cayuga Nation has broke its silence since the Seneca County Board of Supervisors’ latest decision to send a letter, calling upon Attorney General Letitia James for a special prosecutor on behalf of Fayette’s Charles Bowman, during its meeting on Tuesday, Oct ... MORE