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What Katko thinks Biden should do to address migrant surge at border
April 17, 2021, 1:00 am | Source
For the second time in a month, U.S. Rep. John Katko — the ranking Republican member of the House Homeland Security Committee — visited the U.S.-Mexico border.

Cayuga County schedules COVID-19 vaccine clinic at mall
April 16, 2021, 8:00 pm | Source
The Cayuga County Health Department has scheduled a first-dose Moderna COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, at Fingerlakes Mall 1579, Clark St. Road, Aurelius.

Virtual CNY Home & Garden Show to feature vendors, giveaways
April 16, 2021, 6:30 pm | Source
The 2021 CNY Home & Garden Show will go virtual this year, taking place from April 18 through May 9 at

Earth Day cleanup to take place along Owasco River
April 16, 2021, 5:30 pm | Source
An Earth Day cleanup event will take place along the Owasco River in Auburn from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 24.

$50K grant to support hemlock control around Skaneateles, Otisco lakes
April 16, 2021, 5:00 pm | Source
The Onondaga County Soil & Water Conservation District has received a $50,000 federal grant for the monitoring and control of hemlock woolly adelgid in the Skaneateles and Otisco lake watersheds.

Cayuga County among best in NY for vaccinating vulnerable populations
April 16, 2021, 3:30 pm | Source
Cayuga County has been ranked among the best counties for administering COVID-19 vaccines to its most vulnerable residents.

Extension publishing Cayuga County food directory
April 16, 2021, 3:00 pm | Source
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County will once again publish its Cayuga Local Food and Farm Directory this year, and seeks updates to continue helping the public know about local sources of food.

Catholic churches in Auburn, northern Cayuga County to close
April 16, 2021, 11:15 am | Source
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester has begun the process of closing a number of Catholic churches in Auburn and northern Cayuga County.

Finger Lakes SPCA: Young cat Simon says he's a cuddler
April 16, 2021, 11:00 am | Source
Every Friday, The Citizen features a pet available for adoption from the Finger Lakes SPCA of Central New York. This week, we spotlight Simon.

Firefighter treated for minor injuries in Auburn garage fire
April 16, 2021, 10:45 am | Source
A city firefighter was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure after falling off a ladder during a fire that damaged a garage and RV in Auburn Wednesday night.

Rep. John Katko praises Biden's nominee to lead cybersecurity agency
April 16, 2021, 10:45 am | Source
U.S. Rep. John Katko said he's encouraged after President Joe Biden announced this week that he would nominate Jen Easterly to lead the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

Katko, Stefanik want answers on 'staffing crisis' at northern border
April 16, 2021, 10:45 am | Source
With the apparent shift of Border Patrol agents from the northern border to the southern border, U.S. Reps. John Katko and Elise Stefanik are asking President Joe Biden to address what they describe as a "staffing crisis" along the U.S.-Canadian…

Leonardi: Now's the time for this navel orange recipe
April 15, 2021, 8:00 pm | Source
Fresh fruit has always been a favorite, healthy part of our family meals. Dessert often was fruit and/or assorted nuts. When I was a kid, nuts came only with the shell on; that meant cracking the outside shell to get…

Eco Talk: How to manage your lawn without hurting the environment
April 15, 2021, 6:30 pm | Source
Lawn mowing season is not too far away. The past few days of warm weather, sunshine and rain have really brought the grass plants out of their winter dormancy. Mowing the lawn gives many of us a reason to go…

Cosentino: The colors of cauliflower
April 15, 2021, 5:00 pm | Source
Auburn florist Carmen Cosentino's weekly column focuses on Flowers, Plants and Things.

John Katko top House overperformer in 2020 elections
April 15, 2021, 2:15 pm | Source
Republican U.S. Rep. John Katko's 10-point win in a district that Democratic President Joe Biden won by a nearly identical margin is receiving national recognition.

'Large sum' of cash found in Auburn returned to its owner
April 15, 2021, 11:00 am | Source
The "large sum" of cash found by the owner of an Auburn restaurant turned out to be $2,000, and it's now back in the hands of the person who lost it.

'The vaccine is working': Cayuga County has breakthrough COVID-19 cases, director says
April 15, 2021, 11:00 am | Source
Cayuga County Public Health Director Kathleen Cuddy testified at a legislative committee meeting Tuesday that there are "breakthrough" COVID-19 cases among vaccinated residents, but because they have been inoculated they aren't experiencing severe symptoms of the virus.

When will mobile sports betting begin in NY? Senator hopes it's before next Super Bowl
April 15, 2021, 10:45 am | Source
Now that New York has legalized mobile sports betting, there's a question of when residents can start placing wagers on their computers, phones or tablets.

SUNY Upstate experts on Katko tele-town hall: COVID-19 vaccines effective, safe
April 15, 2021, 10:45 am | Source
Two SUNY Upstate Medical University experts helped U.S. Rep. John Katko respond to questions about how COVID-19 vaccines work and address misinformation about the immunizations.

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