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Some Lake Ontario residents want Plan 2014 repealed. It's complicated.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is the latest elected official who says Plan 2014, a water regulatory plan for Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, isn't working. He wants the International Joint Commission, a bi-national panel consisting of members from the U.S. and Canada, to reex…

Can the Purple Lancers march again? Auburn band has everything but the musicians

Ten years ago this Memorial Day, the Purple Lancers Drum & Bugle Corps marched again.

Auburn-area Babe Ruth baseball park abandoned, faces uncertain future

What began as a dream more than three decades ago is now, as former Auburn Babe Ruth League President Dick Gagliardi described it, a ghost town. 

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Weedsport Free Library: Gazebo Gatherings, more summer programs on horizon

You know it’s almost summer when we are announcing plans for the summer reading program and gazebo lineups! We are busy putting together a fun summer of entertainment and library fun for all ages.

D-Day at 75: Remembering the 299th and other Cayuga County veterans

AUBURN — Bill DeTomaso was watching "Saving Private Ryan" with his father, Tony DeTomaso. The 1998 movie opens on Omaha Beach as American forces launch D-Day, the invasion of France that would turn the tide of World War II in Europe beginning on June 6, 1944. As the action raged — bullets, d…

Ormie King: A tribute to Auburn's Jean Doyle Leader

Today’s Legend of Auburn is a great one and her name is Jean Doyle Leader. But the writer of this column, Michael Leader, simply knows her as Grandma. "My grandma is extremely proper ... and I owe my manners to her. She raised me since I was a little toddler, since my mother was never in my …

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