Former Auburn Denny’s could become car wash

The former Denny’s in Auburn could be the home of a car wash. A developer is seeking to build a car wash on the site, according to The Citizen. The Auburn Planning Board will review a site plan by New Potato Creek Holding to develop a Tidal Wave Auto Spa there.
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‘EXTRAORDINARY GIFT’: Finger Lakes Land Trust celebrates acquisition of 200-year-old fieldstone home, 140 acres in Enfield

The Finger Lakes Land Trust has acquired one of its most-significant pieces of property to date. In a recent press release, the Land Trust said they received an historic 200-year-old fieldstone home and more than 140 acres of woodlands in the town of Enfield. It was a donation, which sits directly adjacent to Robert H. Treman State Park.

Palmyra ice cream shop burglarized

Police are investigating a break-in that occurred on East Main Street in the village of Palmyra. According to photos posted to Facebook, two suspects broke into the Chill and Grill ice cream shop around 2 a.m. on Monday. One of the suspects smashed out a glass door in order to...

Advocates to NY Latinos: Create advance director for end-of-life plans

Hispanic groups are coming together to encourage people to have end-of-life conversations with their loved ones before illness or tragedy strikes. The Hispanic Heritage Foundation and the National Hispanic Council on Aging are teaming up with the nonprofit Compassion & Choices to get people talking about end-of-life planning, hospice, life support, medical power of attorney and medical aid-in-dying.

Tompkins County: Unarmed officer pilot program aims to improve police-community ties (video)

Public safety in the city of Ithaca and Tompkins County might improve in the next year through the Reimagining Public Safety Collaborative. The collaborative has been developing multiple programs, including its most recent one, the Unarmed Pilot Program, which will test unarmed police responses to non-emergency situations. Tompkins County Sheriff’s...

Stimulus gas rebates in California worth $1,050

Residents in California will see stimulus gas payments worth up to $1,050 via direct deposit or a prepaid debit card. Unfortunately, those payments aren’t likely to go out until at least October of this year. The plan was announced this past Sunday, but still needs the approval of the...

INSIDE THE FLX: O’Mara, Palmesano, Gallahan talk issues at Seneca County Chamber Luncheon (podcast)

Wednesday, the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce hosted a Legislative Luncheon at Ventosa Vineyards. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was the first such event held in person since 2019. On hand was State Senator Tom O’Mara, who will take over representation of Seneca County from Senator Pam Helming due to redistricting, assuming he is re-elected in November. He currently is running unopposed in the 58th District. Also attending were 132nd District Assemblyman Phil Palmesano, who will represent the southern part of the county, and 131st District Assemblyman Jeff Gallahan, who will represent the northern part. Each made an opening statement. Speaking, in order, were O’Mara, Palmesano, and Gallahan.

Water conservation order for Interlaken again

Officials say the continued warm and dry weather in Seneca County has led to one village being dealt a second water conservation order. The village of Interlaken has a water conservation order active effective immediately. It’s mandatory for anyone served with Village of Interlaken Water. There’s no clear indication...

Social Security 2023: An additional $179 a month is coming

Social Security claimants will be getting an extra $179 a month in their checks next year. This increase is because of the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). Every year, Social Security benefits are calculated based on a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). The COLA is calculated based on the Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W)– which measures changes in cost of goods and services.