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Couple married at Falcon Park in 2003 throw first and only pitch of 2020
July 6, 2020, 12:35 am | Source
AUBURN — Like they do every year, Bill and Cathy Techman crossed the field at Falcon Park on the anniversary of their wedding.

Cayuga County property transfers: July 5, 2020
July 5, 2020, 5:15 pm | Source
Recently recorded Cayuga County real estate transactions:

Auburn nursing home confirms one resident tests positive for COVID-19
July 5, 2020, 4:30 pm | Source
A week after an employee at Finger Lakes Center for Living learned they have COVID-19, a resident at the Auburn nursing home tested positive for the virus.

Ormie King: Scholarship winners are young Auburn Legends
July 5, 2020, 11:15 am | Source
The Bob Dean Leadership Scholarship Committee has met to consider the awarding of its scholarships to a female and male member of the 2020 Auburn High School Senior Class.

Rob Ortt, new NY Senate GOP leader, eyes more diverse conference, end of one-party rule
July 5, 2020, 10:45 am | Source
State Sen. Rob Ortt is the youngest member of the Senate Republican Conference. Two weeks ago, he became its leader.

Lioi: And then there were four
July 5, 2020, 10:30 am | Source
Last June, my article had the title: “And then, there were five.” This June 2020, the article is titled: “And then, there were four." The number “four” refers to the number of assigned Catholic priests currently in the Auburn-northern Cayuga…

'We're not closed': Fair Haven's July 4 weekend busy despite setbacks
July 4, 2020, 11:00 pm | Source
FAIR HAVEN — Fair Haven is usually packed with people for the Fourth of July weekend, with a parade, fireworks, and food and drink vendors making it the biggest time of the year for the bayside village.

Guest column: Theft of BLM sign at Auburn church leads to story of hope, love
July 4, 2020, 5:00 pm | Source
Editor's note: The Rev. Patrick David Heery, of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Auburn, posted the following story to his Facebook page Friday. He has given The Citizen permission to share it, and the story has been reprinted as written.

Six new COVID-19 cases, one more hospitalization in Cayuga County this week
July 4, 2020, 3:30 pm | Source
The Cayuga County Health Department reported six newly confirmed cases of the coronavirus this week, with one additional resident in the hospital with COVID-19.

Religious leaders to invoke Frederick Douglass on July 4th
July 3, 2020, 10:13 pm | Source
RIO RANCHO, N.M. — About 150 preachers, rabbis and imams are promising to invoke Black abolitionist Frederick Douglass on July 4th as they call for the U.S. to tackle racism and poverty.

NY reports 918 new virus infections, 9 COVID-19 deaths
July 3, 2020, 5:08 pm | Source
NEW YORK (AP) — New York state reported 918 new coronavirus infections and nine deaths from COVID-19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday.

Finger Lakes SPCA: Young pug Kingsley hopes you wear a mask
July 3, 2020, 10:45 am | Source
Every Friday, The Citizen features a pet available for adoption from the Finger Lakes SPCA of Central New York. This week, we spotlight Kingsley.

Auburn school board picks new president, vice president for 2020-2021 school year
July 3, 2020, 12:45 am | Source
The Auburn Enlarged City School District Board of Education has selected new leadership for the new academic year.

The Citizen to host live Q&A with NY Senate candidates
July 2, 2020, 8:00 pm | Source
The Citizen will live stream a discussion with three candidates running for state Senate in central New York.

UPDATED: Auburn group plans pizza fritte sales, concert canceled
July 2, 2020, 8:00 pm | Source
The Cultural Italian American Organization of Auburn will present two drive-thru pizza fritte events in July.

Auburn YMCA gym dedicated to former director
July 2, 2020, 8:00 pm | Source
On June 18, the Auburn YMCA-WEIU dedicated its A Gym to James M. Courtney, the facility's executive director from 1988 to 2008.

'You will end up in jail': Police plan DWI crackdown over holiday weekend
July 2, 2020, 6:30 pm | Source
New York State Police and local law enforcement agencies will increase patrols to crack down on drunk and drugged driving and other traffic infractions during the 4th of July holiday.

Eco Talk: The crucial role of the dung beetle
July 2, 2020, 6:30 pm | Source
Is it possible that a beetle could be helping improve soil health and protect water quality? I have heard about dung beetles, but never really gave them much thought or realized what I was looking at when walking pastures over…

New map shows COVID-19 cases in Auburn, all but two Cayuga County towns
July 2, 2020, 4:45 pm | Source
UPDATE: The Cayuga County Health Department released an updated map on Thursday after discovering an error. There were cases counted in Moravia that actually live in Sempronius. There are also people in quarantine who were counted in the wrong town.…

COVID-19 testing clinic available for people returning to work in Cayuga County
July 2, 2020, 4:30 pm | Source
A drive-thru testing clinic has been scheduled for people in Cayuga County who may have been exposed to COVID-19 and anyone returning to work during the pandemic.

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