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Waterloo woman faces 50 felony charges after stealing checkbook, spending thousands

Police arrested a Waterloo woman, who now faces 50 felony charges, following an investigation into a stolen checkbook. Shara K. Brown, 44, of Waterloo was arrested and charged with 24 counts of second-degree forgery, 24 counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, third-degree grand larceny, and fourth-degree grand larceny, according to the Seneca Falls Police Department. The charges... more

Wayne County looks at $3.2M upgrade of county building

Wayne County’s recently adopted five-year capital project plan includes $3.2 million to rehabilitate one of its older buildings, as well as targeting a number of other structures, highways and parks. County Administrator Rick House and Ken Blake, House’s fiscal assistant and deputy budget officer, emphasized that the project’s $30.1 million price tag does not automatically commit funding, but it does... more

Auburn man sentenced for armed robberies of migrant workers in Cayuga County

An Auburn man was sentenced to prison Thursday for robbing migrant workers in Cayuga County. Christopher Johnson Jr., 21, of 65 Owasco Road, was arrested in connection with two armed robberies last fall. According to the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office, Johnson and his co-defendants — 23-year-old Emilie Keeney and 20-year-old Devin Meacham-Wheeler — robbed two farms last year: one on... more

Amphibious houseboat in Aurora makes international TV

Theon Parseghian’s amphibious houseboat is amazing audiences internationally, as word of his maiden voyage from Frontenac Park in Union Springs has spread. “The Daily Planet,” a Canadian show put on by the Discovery Channel, featured a short clip of the village of Aurora resident from Aug. 23, driving his 32-foot boat and agricultural sprayer hybrid into Cayuga Lake. Tyndale Parseghian,... more

City of Geneva budget keeps taxes flat, stays under tax cap

The city’s preliminary budget calls for spending nearly $26.41 million in 2018, a 4.8 percent increase over the current budget, and it includes money to start on three Downtown Revitalization Initiative public works projects. The tax levy, which provides more than half of all revenues needed to underwrite the spending plan, stays under the state-imposed tax cap, City Manager Matt... more

Inside the FLX: Chris Lejewski talks Montezuma, conservation efforts (podcast)

On Thursday’s edition of the Inside the FLX Podcast, Josh Durso was joined by Chris Lajewski, Director of the Montezuma Audubon Center based in Savannah. The organization cares for more than 50,000 acres of wetlands, and during the discussion Lajewski talked about the importance of young people, volunteers, and employees tireless work to continue preserving the Finger Lakes. . more

Police: Seneca Falls man faces felony charges after domestic incident

On Wednesday at approximately 7:28 pm Seneca Falls Police arrested a 41-year-old resident following an investigation into a domestic incident. Police charged Joseph P. Camacho, 41, of Seneca Falls with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, felony aggravated family offense, criminal obstruction of breathing, fourth-degree criminal mischief, and second-degree harassment. Camacho is accused of being involved in... more

Owasco Lake Asian clam problem improving

It only takes one Asian clam to make 16,000 baby Asian clams a year. Small and brown and somewhat inconspicuous, the invasive species likes the sandy parts of Owasco Lake, and Michele Wunderlich, associate planner for the Cayuga County Department of Planning and Economic Development, shared on Thursday the latest results of a survey conducted in July. Members of the... more

Deputies: Red Creek woman stole dog, mail from Lyons home

A 28-year-old Red Creek woman was arrested on burglary charges, according to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office after an investigation into a robbery that was reported by a homeowner in Lyons. Deputies say that Misty M. Leonard, 28, of Red Creek was charged with second-degree burglary and petit larceny after allegedly entering the home of a resident in Lyons, without... more

ACC hoops schedule announced; Syracuse will host UNC, face Duke on the road

The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) announced its men’s basketball schedule and with it the dates for all of Syracuse’s league games in 2017-18. Team pairings and sites were announced previously. The slate includes home-and-home games with Boston College, Pittsburgh, Virginia and Wake Forest. The home portion of the ACC schedule also features Clemson, NC State, North Carolina, Notre Dame, and... more

‘Joe is just a guy’: Sapio campaign touts record, personal experience

The race for Seneca County District Attorney has become one of the more-polarized contests on the ballot for next week’s primary. While some have argued that politics is driving the race, the Sapio campaign is working to end that on a daily basis. “I loathe the phrase ‘that’s just politics,’” said Sapio during an exclusive one-on-one conversation with FingerLakes1.com. The... more

Two vie for Victor town clerk nomination

Two candidates for Victor town clerk will face off in the Republican primary Sept. 12. The Victor Republican Committee has interviewed both Laura Herbert and Karen Bodine, according to Committee Chair David Sanford. Herbert has served in law enforcement for 20 years, and for the last 11 she’s been stationed at Eastview Mall, and at Victor Town Court. “In my... more

Ultimate Goal facility in Marcellus to change hands

Dylan Donahue, left, 24, and brother Collin, 28, are part of a four-person group closing a deal to purchase the Ultimate Goal family sports center in Marcellus. The facility is in its 22nd year of offering sports and fitness programs to thousands of participants every year. The original ownership group included Robert Medina, Patrick Dooley, Ted Kinder, Tom Farneti, Earnie... more

Newark woman received $1,000 in illegal benefits, tried to return them

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 44-year-old Newark resident after a welfare fraud investigation. Investigators say Amy J. Crawford, of Newark, recently applied for and started receiving SNAP benefits while working. It was determined through an investigation that Crawford had a full-time job, and was collecting income while receiving benefits. When Crawford became aware of the... more

Officials applaud volunteers who assisted during Lake Ontario flooding

The Wayne County Board of Supervisors, on Wednesday night, hosted an Appreciation event at Sodus Point Fire Hall for all the volunteers who worked so diligently and tirelessly during the months of flooding at Sodus Point and Huron. The devastating flood event brought out “neighbors helping neighbors”, and countless Town, County and State emergency agencies, firefighters, and highway departments. The... more

Rachel Weil outlines campaign for Seneca County Board

Rachel Weil is running to represent the town of Seneca Falls on the Seneca County Board of Supervisors. Her name will appear on the November 7 ballot as a candidate of the Democratic Party and of the independent Open Government party. “I am planning to run an issues-oriented campaign focusing on the challenges facing Seneca Falls.” said Weil, “There are... more

Seneca IDA to vote on three aid packages

hree local businesses are in line to receive property tax abatements and sales and mortgage tax exemptions from the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency. Summit Milk LLC of Waterloo and Danaren Dental Laboratories of Seneca Falls will have their applications for aid put to a final vote. Their initial resolutions were approved in August, and the required public hearings were... more
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