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Ormie King: The Reading Club in Auburn still going strong
September 22, 2019, 4:45 am | Source
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'Alpacas, not super PACS': Comegys injects fun into NY Assembly campaign
September 22, 2019, 4:45 am | Source
Scott Comegys has positions on the most important issues facing all levels of governments. But as he campaigns for the 130th Assembly District seat, he wants to have some fun.

In first year of Raise the Age, Cayuga County probation caseload below projections
September 22, 2019, 4:45 am | Source
As part of the intake process for her new probationers, Betsy Alexander screens their mental health and risk for suicide.

Historical marker unveiled for piece of Erie Canal history in village of Jordan
September 22, 2019, 4:45 am | Source
JORDAN — A historical marker was unveiled for a landmark in the village of Jordan Saturday.

Multiple agencies battle fire at vacant home in Montezuma
September 22, 2019, 4:30 am | Source
Multiple agencies responded to a fire at a vacant house in Montezuma Saturday morning.

First responders, former Cayuga County undersheriff honored at 9/11 ceremony in Weedsport
September 21, 2019, 4:45 am | Source
WEEDSPORT — A former undersheriff for the Cayuga County Sheriff's Office who died of cancer linked to his efforts in New York City after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and Cayuga County-area first responders were acknowledged at an annual…

Auburn joins worldwide climate strike
September 21, 2019, 4:45 am | Source
AUBURN — A crowd of about 70 gathered at the steps of Auburn City Hall Friday to take part in a global series of "climate strikes" that saw hundreds of thousands take to the streets demanding action in the face…

Police: Woman found hiding in trunk sold cocaine in Cayuga County
September 21, 2019, 4:45 am | Source
A woman found hiding in a car trunk in Ontario County is facing criminal charges in Cayuga County for alleged drug dealing, police said.

New Cayuga County soy processing plant offers a leg up for farmers
September 21, 2019, 4:45 am | Source
FLEMING — "The goal is to strengthen New York agriculture," Todd Du Mond said.

State police: Do you have information about damaged items at Seneca County home?
September 21, 2019, 4:30 am | Source
The New York State Police is requesting the public's help in an investigation into who damaged items at a Seneca County home.

Rep. Tom Reed: Collapse at Capitol due to pneumonia
September 21, 2019, 4:30 am | Source
U.S. Rep. Tom Reed is doing OK after he collapsed at the Capitol Thursday.

Katko, Stefanik to DOJ: Help block NY driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants
September 20, 2019, 4:45 am | Source
Six New York Republican members of Congress, including U.S. Reps. John Katko and Elise Stefanik, hope Attorney General Bill Barr and the Department of Justice will help to block a state law allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licenses.

Dana Balter: Campaign finance violation 'honest mistake,' addressed it with integrity
September 20, 2019, 4:45 am | Source
WILLIAMSON — Democratic congressional candidate Dana Balter said her campaign was unaware of a rule prohibiting her from accepting a salary until later in the election cycle, but they acted quickly to address the violation.

Auburn City Council asks state to ban fracking 'loophole'
September 20, 2019, 4:45 am | Source
AUBURN — The Auburn City Council unanimously passed a resolution Thursday asking Gov. Andrew Cuomo to extend New York's fracking ban to a new "loophole" method already permitted for use in Tioga County.

Auburn men charged in Finger Lakes Drug Task Force arrests
September 20, 2019, 4:45 am | Source
Three Auburn men are facing criminal charges following recent arrests handled by the Finger Lakes Drug Task Force, the Auburn Police Department said.

Cayuga Community College makes changes in administration
September 20, 2019, 4:45 am | Source
AUBURN — Cayuga Community College introduced its acting chief financial officer and treasurer Thursday.

Two inmates answer to contraband charges from time in Auburn Correctional Facility
September 20, 2019, 4:45 am | Source
AUBURN — An Auburn Correctional Facility inmate pleaded guilty Thursday in Cayuga County Court to attempted possession of dangerous contraband, while another man was sentenced for possessing dangerous contraband while incarcerated in Auburn last year.

Balter, Misso agree on $15 minimum wage, want to study universal basic income
September 20, 2019, 4:45 am | Source
WILLIAMSON — Two of the three Democrats running for the 24th Congressional District seat faced questions about stagnant wages and a proposed universal basic income at a Wayne County forum Wednesday.

Kudla: Several Owasco Lake projects focus of fundraising campaign
September 20, 2019, 4:45 am | Source
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Dana Balter testifies at Albany hearing, backs NY public financing of elections
September 20, 2019, 4:45 am | Source
Before Dana Balter launched her first congressional campaign in 2017, she sought advice on running for office from experienced operatives and organizations.

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