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UPDATE: Porsch, Sapio respond after notice of claim filed against Seneca County

Seneca County District Attorney Barry Porsch has filed a notice of claim with his employer. The claim was filed on Friday, September 8th, citing an incident that took place on June 12th. That claim outlines communications between a Seneca County employee and a State Agency. Both Seneca County and the employee, who is purported to be a probation officer, were... more

Gas prices soar, up 30 cents nationally from Harvey, Irma

Gas prices — and the wallets of commuters throughout the U.S. — continue to be walloped in the wake of two catastrophic hurricanes, AAA reported Monday, with the average price for regular unleaded up 30 cents over the past week to $2.67 a gallon. The New York state average has jumped 35 cents over the past two weeks to $2.83... more

Sheriff: Newark woman received $8K, charged with welfare fraud

The Wayne County Office of the Sheriff’s Welfare Fraud Unit, in conjunction with the Wayne County Department of Social Services, reports the arrest of Christee M. Lopez, 25, of Newark. An investigation was initiated when it was discovered that Lopez had possibly received $8,000 in February from her ex-husband. Lopez then failed to report any of this income to the... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Joe Marone on proposed North Seneca Plaza in Geneva (podcast)

Harold “Web Dog” Weber is joined in-studio on Monday afternoon by Joe Marone of Geneva who will talk about the proposed North Seneca Plaza project. The location near the north end of Seneca Lake in Geneva will serve as a public park with skateboarding. Marone, formerly owner of Joe’s Hots, is currently working as a casino host at del Lago... more

McDermott’s first head coaching win like everything else, earned

Sean McDermott’s first head coaching win was roundly applauded in Buffalo’s locker room late Sunday afternoon. However, it was the mutual respect formed between a coach and his players in the last nine months that was most evident in victory. As Kyle Williams prepared to hand the game ball to Sean McDermott for his first head coaching victory late Sunday... more

Everything you need to know before voting in Ontario County on Tuesday

Months of canvassing, campaigning, politicking and planning come to fruition Tuesday as Republican and Reform Party voters in Ontario County head to the polls for a primary election that could decide or narrow 10 county races. At the top of the ballot is the countywide race to replace Mike Tantillo as district attorney, in which private attorney and former Erie... more

Court orders faction to surrender Cayuga Nation gas station in longstanding dispute

A state Supreme Court Justice last week ordered one group of the Cayuga Nation to surrender a gas station and ice cream shop, among other properties, to another group who is recognized by the federal government. The ruling affects control of the the Nation-owned Cayuga Lake Trading (also known as LakeSide Trading) store in Seneca Falls, at 2552 state Route... more

Vehicle heavily damaged after slamming into utility pole in Aurelius (photos)

An accident around the intersection of Oakwood Rd. and West Genesee Street Rd. slowed traffic, but resulted in no serious injuries, according to first responders. A vehicle collided with a utility pole, and the driver had to be extricated. However, other details around the accident had not been outlined or released. Aurelius Rescue and AMR Ambulance were called to the... more

Seneca Falls man pleads guilty to tax charge

A Seneca Falls man faces prison time, a fine or both after pleading guilty to filing a false tax return. James LaRock II, 42, pleaded guilty to the charge Thursday in federal court. The plea was announced by James Kennedy Jr., acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York. The charge carries a maximum penalty of three years... more

Downtown Canandaigua business a ‘treasure’

Have you dreamed of discovering buried treasure? For centuries, pirates and explorers have spent their lives hunting for hidden gems, from the stashed wealth left behind by Olivier Levasseur to the mythical philosopher’s stone. Turns out this Ontario County downtown has its own hidden gem. Finger Lakes Treasure Trove celebrated its grand reopening Saturday. Originally opened in July 2016 by... more

South Seneca soccer goes for 3-peat

For the South Seneca girls varsity soccer team, success has been the norm for the past two seasons. Finishing with an undefeated regular season record for two consecutive seasons, coaching duo Nicole and Tom Hayward have created a powerhouse of a program, with no intention to cease their winning ways. Being products of South Seneca High School, the coaching couple... more

City of Geneva criticized over sewage spill into creek, lake

A blogger who has been relentless in his criticism of city government over a number of issues, including the Geneva Foundry contamination, delivered a blistering address to City Council last week. This time, Jim Meaney took aim at the August discharge of an estimated 5,000 gallons of untreated sewage into a creek that empties into Seneca Lake. The release resulted... more

Yankees pull to within 3 games of Sox with win over Tampa

Evan Longoria had joked that there is no such thing as a “neutral site” when playing against the Yankees, whose followers always seem to travel quite well. Todd Frazier’s three-run homer highlighted a five-run fourth inning as the Bombers made the interborough trip a memorable one, powering a 5-1 victory over the Rays on Monday evening at Citi Field. In... more

Seneca County may create public works division

The makeover of Seneca County government may continue Tuesday. The county Board of Supervisors will consider a resolution to abolish two positions in the Code Enforcement Department and create a new job: Commissioner of Public Works. If approved, that person would head up a proposed Public Works Division that would oversee the county highway department; water and sewer districts; facilities;... more

Cornell Big Red kick off 2017 campaign at Delaware on Saturday

The 130th football team to represent Cornell University on the gridiron will take to the field for the first time when the Big Red visits Delaware on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 3:30 p.m. at Tubby Raymond Field at Delaware Stadium in Newark, Del. The contest will be broadcast live on Blue Hens All-Access and locally on WHCU 870 AM, with... more

Stan’s Waterloo opens downtown

Another part of Lee Bieber’s ambitious plan to revitalize the downtown in this Seneca County community is now in place. A two-year labor of love, this one is personal for the Brooklyn native. Stan’s Waterloo restaurant opened Aug. 17 at 7 E. Main St. Bieber, a Brooklyn plumbing and heating supply owner from Brooklyn, named it after his late father,... more

Geneva man arrested after vehicle goes airborne in Covert crash

Deputies say a Geneva man was charged with driving while intoxicated after leaving the scene of a property damage accident, which happened on State Route 96 in the Town of Covert. Lloyd M. Moore Jr., 25, of Geneva was charged with DWI, driving with a blood-alcohol content of .08 percent or more, driving across hazardous markings, consumption of alcohol in... more
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