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Candidates for the 54th face scrutiny as petitions are challenged

Candidates for the 54th face scrutiny as petitions are challenged
While there are nine candidates altogether running for the 54th District things are starting to get confusing. A vast majority of candidates are seeing their ballots get challenged for a variety of reasons. The Messenger takes a closer look at what that means for voters, candidates, and residents of the district. Read More more

Seneca County advises against open burning

Seneca County advises against open burning
In a statement released Wednesday afternoon, the Seneca County Emergency Management Office released a statement strongly discouraging open burning due to severe drought conditions. The statement read: “Due to severe drought conditions, the Seneca County Office of Emergency Management strongly urges residents to refrain from open burning. Within the last few weeks there have been several uncontrolled brush and field... more

Agencies invited to apply for city funds in Geneva

Agencies invited to apply for city funds in Geneva
The city has begun developing its 2017 budget and is seeking funding proposals from not-for-profits to help deliver city services. City Manager Matt Horn said Geneva is seeking “partners who can deliver municipal services, leveraging private and not-for-profit investment against city funds to deliver maximum taxpayer investments.” Read More more

Seneca County Supervisors hear update on heroin crisis, mental health myths

Seneca County Supervisors hear update on heroin crisis, mental health myths
During Tuesday’s Seneca County’s Mental Health Committee met to receive an update from Director of Community Services Seneca County Mental Health Department Scott LaVigne. The update highlighted the struggles the county continues to experience with the opiate crisis, as well as some good news regarding a treatment facility in Tompkins County. He explained that OASAS, or the New York State... more

Yates suicide prevention coalition organizing

Yates suicide prevention coalition organizing
Suicides and suicide attempts are typically discussed in hushed voices with coded comments suggesting the complicated, painful, and prolonged progression toward the final act. True research and data collection about suicide is a fairly new concept, and the taking of one’s life has only been a viewed as a public health priority for about 10 years. Read More more

Field fire in Seneca Falls on Tuesday

Field fire in Seneca Falls on Tuesday
On Tuesday, at approximately 5:48 pm members of the Seneca Falls and Waterloo Fire Departments were called to a field fire near River and Kingdom Roads. When personnel reported to the scene first responders learned that the fire had started under a tractor that had broken down in the field. The fire spread into the straw, which caused the fire... more

Greenidge gets sales tax break

Greenidge gets sales tax break
The Finger Lakes Economic Development Center (FLEDC), Yates County’s industrial/economic development agency, unanimously approved the abatement of sales tax for the construction of a natural gas pipeline to supply the Greenidge power plant in Dresden. This was done to allow the purchase of materials to begin the project as soon as possible. Read More more

Car rolls down embankment, three hospitalized in Gorham

Car rolls down embankment, three hospitalized in Gorham
Deputies say that three were hospitalized at F.F. Thompson Hospital after an accident in Gorham on Tuesday afternoon. The accident happened around 2:06 pm on Middle Road, according to deputies. Manon L. Giguere, 21, of Canandaigua was traveling south on Middle Road when she lost control of her vehicle due to a power steering failure. Deputies say that the vehicle... more

Height, zoning, lawsuit: Why Collegetown complex is delayed

After some uncertainty by the planning board due to zoning concerns, 201 College Ave will be delayed by technicalities. It’s not the news that everyone wants to hear, but it’s a part of the process. While the delay doesn’t appear it will be that lengthy, readers can find out more about this story by following the link below. Read More more

Jeff Dygert, Auburn city manager candidate, plays up local ties in public interview

Jeff Dygert, Auburn city manager candidate, plays up local ties in public interview
A small community focus group questioned Auburn Fire Chief Jeff Dygert at a special meeting Tuesday in the search for the next city manager. While no answer has been finalized yet on how the City of Auburn is going to proceed it’s clear that the process might be coming to a head. Read More more

Route 15 Detour from 8/1/16 tentatively through 9/30/16

Route 15 Detour from 8/1/16 tentatively through 9/30/16
Due to paving, Plain St., between Clinton St. and N. Titus Ave., will be closed effective Mon., Aug. 1, prompting the detour of TCAT’s Route 15. The project is expected to be completed by the end of September. Outbound: Route 15 will use Geneva St. to N. Titus Ave. to Plain St. (back onto normal route.) Inbound: Route 15 will... more

Newark man charged with giving false name

Newark man charged with giving false name
On July 23rd at approximately 10:10 am officers in Seneca Falls arrested Jason B. Osgood, 44, of Newark for obstructing governmental administration after a traffic stop. Osgood allegedly gave a false name while he was the passenger in a vehicle that was stopped. He was arraigned in Seneca Falls Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility. He... more
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