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Portion of Lincoln Street will be closed for downtown Auburn welcome center construction
July 20, 2018, 5:15 pm | Source
AUBURN — More traffic changes will be coming to Lincoln Street in downtown Auburn as the city continues work on the Equal Rights Heritage Center.

Gillibrand endorses Balter in race against Rep. John Katko for Congress
July 20, 2018, 2:03 pm | Source
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has already shown her support for Dana Balter in other ways, but on Friday she made it official.

Overnight ramp closures at Syracuse Thruway exit to begin Sunday
July 20, 2018, 1:36 pm | Source
Road work will require the closure of ramps at Thruway exit 39 (Syracuse-Interstate 690) beginning Sunday.

Eye on NY podcast: The race for NY attorney general, preview of Sunday's column
July 20, 2018, 10:00 am | Source
Today on the Eye on NY podcast:

Auburn police investigating possibly poisoned hot dog found on pet owner's lawn
July 20, 2018, 5:00 am | Source
The Auburn Police Department has opened an investigation after a woman found a possibly poisoned hot dog in her yard.

Cayuga Community College applications up from last year
July 20, 2018, 4:45 am | Source
AUBURN — Cayuga Community College is seeing an uptick in applications from last year, but officials said it's too early to determine a trend.

Helming holds large financial advantage over Baldridge in NY Senate race
July 20, 2018, 4:45 am | Source
State Sen. Pam Helming's six-figure war chest is considerably larger than Democratic challenger Kenan Baldridge's negative balance.

Scott Comegys resolves confusion over name on ballot in NY Assembly race
July 20, 2018, 4:45 am | Source
Scott Comegys faced the possibility of running against a Republican, an independent and himself in the 130th Assembly District race.

Talk at Cayuga Community College explores 2017's 'explosion' of harmful algal blooms
July 20, 2018, 4:45 am | Source
AUBURN — SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry professor Dr. Greg Boyer delivered a wide-ranging presentation Thursday evening at Cayuga Community College on the topic of harmful algal blooms with a focus on what caused last year's “explosion” of…

Fellow Republicans attempt to boot Guy from NY Senate GOP primary ballot
July 20, 2018, 4:45 am | Source
Rick Guy will have to fend off numerous challenges to his petitions to remain on the Republican primary ballot in the 50th Senate District.

Ferry Tales gift shop in King Ferry coming to a happily ever after
July 20, 2018, 4:45 am | Source
After running as a family business since 1986, Ferry Tales gift shop in King Ferry is writing its conclusion this weekend.

Auburn City Council approves $3M bond for turf project at Falcon Park
July 20, 2018, 4:45 am | Source
AUBURN — The Auburn City Council unanimously voted Thursday night to authorize a $3 million bond to finance a project to put synthetic turf at Falcon Park, turning it into a multi-use facility that could be utilized by sports teams…

Skaneateles, Elbridge and Jordan water supply monitored by Onondaga County for harmful algae
July 20, 2018, 4:30 am | Source
The Onondaga County Health Department and city of Syracuse announced Thursday efforts to proactively monitor Skaneateles Lake by testing the water weekly for the presence of harmful algal blooms.

Auburn man charged with having repeated sexual contact with a child
July 20, 2018, 4:30 am | Source
A 71-year-old man has been arrested for subjecting a child to sexual contact on several occasions, police said.

Gillibrand to hold Rochester-area town hall meeting
July 20, 2018, 4:30 am | Source
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will take questions from constituents during a town hall meeting in the Rochester area this week.

City to hold informational meeting for Auburn State Street bridge replacement project
July 20, 2018, 4:30 am | Source
The city of Auburn will host a public meeting to share information with the public about its plans to replace the State Street bridge.

TODAY'S FORECAST: Sunny, high near 87
July 20, 2018, 4:00 am | Source
Sunny skies and high temperatures in the upper 80s are in the forecast today for Auburn and Cayuga County.

Eye on NY podcast: Tenney's new TV ad, Gillibrand vs. Farley
July 19, 2018, 4:55 pm | Source
Today on the Eye on NY podcast:

New Auburn teachers union president eyes goals, challenges for the future
July 19, 2018, 4:45 am | Source
A longtime Auburn High School technology teacher recently received a new title: teachers union president.

Village of Aurora discusses 10-year zoning law violation
July 19, 2018, 4:45 am | Source
AURORA — Residents of a Main Street home in Aurora have been violating the village's zoning law for more than 10 years and fellow residents have had enough.

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