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Finger Lakes Railway, with $2.8M state grant, aims to 'be better neighbors' in Auburn
November 19, 2018, 8:58 pm | Source
With a multi-million dollar grant from the state, Finger Lakes Railway is planning to significantly reduce congestion at railroad crossings in the city of Auburn and Cayuga County.
Rep. John Katko eyes top GOP seat on House Homeland Security Committee
November 19, 2018, 6:32 pm | Source
U.S. Rep. John Katko is vying to become the lead Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee.
Retiring Cayuga County sheriff to be featured on CCC-produced show
November 19, 2018, 6:15 pm | Source
Cayuga County Sheriff David Gould will be guest appearing this week on "Inside Government with Guy Consentino," a program produced by the Cayuga County Community College's telecom/media department.
Gillibrand scores win for families traveling with strollers
November 19, 2018, 5:16 pm | Source
As millions of Americans prepare to travel for Thanksgiving, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is celebrating a change that will benefit families with young children.
Eye on NY podcast: Brindisi vs. Tenney update, NY Senate GOP leadership vote
November 19, 2018, 3:05 pm | Source
This week on the Eye on NY podcast:
Cyber Monday: NYS Fair to offer discounted admission tickets during one-day sale
November 19, 2018, 2:54 pm | Source
The New York State Fair's Cyber Monday sale is back.
Auburn museum's fiber market welcomes yarn lovers
November 19, 2018, 5:45 am | Source
AUBURN — Vibrant colors were found in every which way.
TODAY'S FORECAST: Partly sunny, high near 34
November 19, 2018, 5:00 am | Source
Partly sunny skies and high temperatures in the mid 30s are in the forecast today for Auburn and Cayuga County.
Ormie King: Meet Howard Nelson and his legendary Auburn family
Howard Nelson came to Auburn in 1970 as he became an English instructor at the community college. He has stayed here ever since, and he feels a lot of affection and gratitude toward the Cayuga Community College, Auburn and Cayuga…
Q&A: Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES chief talks vision, new programs in his first year
Brian Hartwell has been the district superintendent for Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES for nearly six months. He had most recently been the superintendent of the Pulaski Academy & Central School District and had previously been the principal of Oswego High School. The…
Birds on the brain: Children learn about owls at Seymour Library in Auburn
AUBURN — Matthew Ellsworth's eyes rarely diverted from the owl pellet he was dissecting, his back straight as he slowly pulled out bones from the pellet with picks.
Eye on NY: Antonacci heads to Albany, casts vote in NY Senate GOP leadership election
For the first time after his apparent win the 50th state Senate District race, Bob Antonacci traveled to the state Capitol in Albany for a meeting with his Republican colleagues.
Sterling man charged with allegedly sexually abusing minor
November 18, 2018, 5:30 am | Source
A Sterling man is facing multiple criminal charges for allegedly having sexual contact with a minor, the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office said Saturday.
Amazon's would-be NY neighbors: Cynicism, hope for jobs
November 18, 2018, 1:43 am | Source
NEW YORK — Shawn Smith has heard the promises before. When new hotels sprang up near the public housing complex in Queens where he's lived for 17 years, residents were told they would bring jobs and economic opportunity.
Flanagan or Young?: Who Cayuga County senators supported for NY Senate GOP leader
John Flanagan will continue to lead the New York state Senate Republicans.
Sennett awarded $1.78M state grant to advance water infrastructure project
The town of Sennett will get help from the state to finance a multi-million dollar water infrastructure project.
Cayuga County legislators' party switch could lead to shake-up on Legislature
A move to change party affiliation by two members of the Cayuga County Legislature may cause a shift in power between Democrats and Republicans just a short time before the yearly reorganization meeting in January.
Brindisi campaign claims 'decisive victory' as Democrat widens lead over Tenney
Democratic challenger Anthony Brindisi is the likely winner of the 22nd Congressional District race.
First heavy snow of the season covers Cayuga County in icy blanket
AUBURN — The first big snowstorm to hit the region brought about a foot of snow to Auburn and the surrounding areas, forcing the closure of area schools and some community services.
Time changed for All-County Music Festival concert in Union Springs
November 17, 2018, 5:30 am | Source
The Cayuga County Music Educators Association's All-County Music Festival concert has been pushed back two hours due to the school closings Friday.