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Cayuga County Legislature tables resolution opposing NY mask mandate
January 26, 2022, 12:30 pm | Source
The Cayuga County Legislature on Tuesday voted to table a resolution asking the local health department not to enforce the state's mask-or-vaccine mandate.
Cayuga County adds COVID-19 vax clinics; reports new death
January 26, 2022, 12:00 pm | Source
Active cases of COVID-19 in Cayuga County and hospitalizations of residents with the virus both dipped on Tuesday.
Auburn library workshop to cover digitizing historic collections
January 25, 2022, 9:00 pm | Source
Seymour Library in Auburn will host a free workshop on digitizing the collections of historic sites.
The Possible You: Why you should make more time for rest
January 25, 2022, 1:30 pm | Source
How many of hours a week do we spend working? In school? On our electronic devices? Running errands? Here’s a harder question: How much time do we spend resting?
State judge overturns NY mask mandate
January 25, 2022, 12:00 pm | Source
MINEOLA — A New York judge ruled Monday that the state's mask mandate can't be enforced, after it was reinstituted by Gov. Kathy Hochul over concerns about a winter surge of coronavirus cases.
Red Cross: How to help with home fire response, blood services
January 25, 2022, 12:00 pm | Source
Well, the winter weather has arrived here in Cayuga County and across our region, and with it an increase in the number of home fires. In order to deliver help and hope to those who need it most, the American…
Cayuga County legislators to ask health department not to enforce NY vax-or-mask rule
January 25, 2022, 12:30 am | Source
The Cayuga County Legislature on Tuesday will vote on a resolution asking the board of health and health department to not enforce the state's vaccine-or-mask mandate for businesses and indoor public venues.
Funding for senior ramps available in Cayuga County
January 24, 2022, 7:30 pm | Source
The Cayuga County Office for the Aging and NY Connects are now accepting applications for aluminum ramps for residents of the county's rural areas age 60 and older with impaired mobility.
Auburn YMCA launching two free fitness programs
January 24, 2022, 6:00 pm | Source
The Auburn YMCA-WEIU is launching two community health initiatives.
Finger Lakes Art Council: New memoir a catharsis for author
January 24, 2022, 12:00 pm | Source
Frances C. Hansen is a skilled stained glass artist, she makes designer-quality clothing for children and infants, she is a photographer, and she has published stories in articles in The Old Schoolhouse, Brain and Life and The American Journal of…
Cayuga County property transfers: Jan. 23, 2022
January 23, 2022, 4:30 pm | Source
Recently recorded Cayuga County real estate transactions:
Westminster Presbyterian: Get comfortable with the uncomfortable
January 23, 2022, 1:00 pm | Source
In our society, we are in constant communication with others through cellphones and social media. You would think with all of this connectivity that we would feel, well, connected — yet loneliness and isolation are as prevalent as ever. Though…
Sticker shock: Auburn homeowners irked by assessment increases
January 23, 2022, 12:30 pm | Source
Auburn homeowners received the new assessed value of their properties recently, and many of them aren't happy.
Photographer's Journal Video: Local photographer found salvation in his passion in Cayuga County
January 23, 2022, 2:24 am | Source
Todd Tanner is making a name for himself among Facebook followers with his almost daily photos of sunrises, sunsets, and scenic landscapes. Tanner, 58, is a manager at MacKenzie-Childs, who spends his off time as a photographic hobbyist. Over the…
Reading isn't ruff: Children cuddle up with a dog and a book at Weedsport library
January 22, 2022, 11:15 pm | Source
WEEDSPORT — During the hustle and bustle of children scurrying from one book shelf to the other at the Weedsport Free Library, in the middle of it all was one calm, gentle dog.
Cayuga County's state senators split on confirming Bassett as NY health commissioner
January 22, 2022, 12:30 pm | Source
The New York State Senate on Thursday confirmed Dr. Mary Bassett as state health commissioner, but Cayuga County's three state senators were split on the vote.
Vast majority of Cayuga County residents who died of COVID-19 were unvaccinated
New data released by the Cayuga County Health Department reveals that 85% of residents who died of COVID-19 were unvaccinated.
NY awards $1.4 million in contracts to build Tully's state fair stand
The state Office of General Services has awarded four contracts worth more than $1.4 million to build a new concession stand for one of the New York State Fair's popular food vendors.
'Local control': How end of COVID contact tracing affects Cayuga County schools
A meeting between Cayuga County school superintendents and the health department led to a change in how COVID-19 contact tracing investigations will be conducted.
SUNY ESF student expelled for 'racially charged act'
January 22, 2022, 11:45 am | Source
A SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry student has been expelled after the school discovered they were involved in a video "depicting a grotesque and violent demonstration of abhorrent racist behavior."