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Proposed solar array on Cayuga County property defeated in committee
September 19, 2018, 2:30 am | Source
AUBURN — A Cayuga County Legislature committee Tuesday voted against approving a land development agreement for a 6.5 megawatt solar power project on property near the Cayuga County Jail.
Brutus regains authority to contract ambulance service with Old Erie
September 19, 2018, 2:00 am | Source
SYRACUSE — A months-long battle for Brutus to maintain ambulance operating authority within the town and village of Weedsport has come to an end.
Cayuga County receiving nearly $400,000 in disaster preparedness, counterterror grants
September 19, 2018, 1:00 am | Source
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday that Cayuga County was awarded approximately $400,000 in federal grant funding through a variety of programs for disaster preparedness and counterterrorism efforts.
Congress passes bill to study national park status for Fort Ontario in Oswego
September 19, 2018, 12:06 am | Source
A bill that would commission a study to determine whether Fort Ontario in Oswego should be designated as a national park received final congressional approval Tuesday.
City may pay BID $90K to run downtown Auburn welcome center
September 18, 2018, 8:00 pm | Source
The Auburn City Council will vote later this week to approve an agreement in which the city would pay the Auburn Downtown Business Improvement District $90,000 to operate the Equal Rights Heritage Center when it opens at the end of…
UPDATE: Prison City no longer looking at Auburn Technology Park site for new brewery
September 18, 2018, 6:10 pm | Source
UPDATE: Prison City Pub & Brewery co-owner Dawn Schulz said Tuesday afternoon that 4022 Technology Park Blvd. is no longer in the running to be the site of the Auburn brewery's production facility. As a result, she continued, Prison City…
Man found sleeping in car outside Auburn Dunkin' Donuts sentenced to prison time
September 18, 2018, 4:45 pm | Source
AUBURN — In January 2017, Charles E. Henry Jr. was found sleeping in his car outside the Grant Avenue Dunkin' Donuts with more than 30 bags of heroin and a large amount of cash in his possession.
Eye on NY podcast: What's new in the 50th Senate District race? Did Nixon's campaign receive too much coverage?
Today on the Eye on NY podcast:
Rep. John Katko says his 'red flag' bill could've prevented Parkland shooting
CAMILLUS — More than seven months after one of the deadliest school shootings in American history, U.S. Rep. John Katko believes he has introduced a bill that could have prevented the attack and may thwart future mass shootings.
Balter slams Katko for 'weak and toothless' red flag bill to combat gun violence
Democratic congressional candidate Dana Balter criticized U.S. Rep. John Katko for what she views as an insufficient legislative proposal to reduce gun violence.
Aurelius, Owasco, Throop firefighters simulate hunting rescue
AURELIUS — Deer hunters preparing their tree stands for the upcoming season in Cayuga County can rest a little easier this year knowing if the worst happens, local fire departments are prepared to help.
Police: Auburn man drove with BAC triple legal limit
An Auburn man with a previous conviction for driving while intoxicated was arrested for the same crime Sunday, the Auburn Police Department said.
Mannion, Democrat for NY Senate, to hold CNY town hall meetings before Election Day
Democratic candidate John Mannion will hold a handful of town hall meetings in the 50th Senate District — and he's invited Republican nominee Bob Antonacci to join him for the forums.
In mailer, DeFrancisco endorses Antonacci to succeed him in NY Senate
As Onondaga County Comptroller Bob Antonacci vies for the 50th Senate District seat, he has the support of the lawmaker he's seeking to succeed.
Onondaga County seeks public input on hazard mitigation plan, may address HABs
September 17, 2018, 9:15 pm | Source
The Syracuse–Onondaga County Planning Agency launched a survey to hear from the public on emerging hazards, such as harmful algal blooms, to help create a 2019 Hazard Mitigation Plan, the agency announced Monday.
PRINT ONLY: Prison City no longer looking at Technology Park site for new brewery
September 17, 2018, 7:20 pm | Source
A possible location for Prison City Pub & Brewery's long-awaited expansion is no longer on the table.
Southern Cayuga County under flood watch as Florence rains approach
September 17, 2018, 4:25 pm | Source
A flash flood watch has been issued for southern Cayuga County and surrounding counties as heavy rain from tropical storm Florence makes its way to New York and Pennsylvania.
The greased pole climb draws a crowd to the 72nd Jordan Fall Festival
September 17, 2018, 4:45 am | Source
JORDAN — While the biggest draw to the Jordan Fall Festival on Sunday may be to watch people climb up — or slip down — a greased pole, thousands of people converged at the festival grounds to take in all…
Ormie King: Meet Auburn's coaching Villano brothers
September 16, 2018, 4:45 am | Source
No doubt you have all heard of the tremendous success of the Onondaga Community College lacrosse program, winning 11 national championships — including seven of them consecutively from 2009 to 2015. But did you know that two local brothers and…
State DEC seeking public comment for new pollution discharge permits
September 16, 2018, 4:45 am | Source
Earlier this year, a state Supreme Court judge ruled that the Department of Environmental Conservation’s clean water permits for livestock farms in New York did not meet federal regulations and must be reworked.