WEBER THIS WEEK LIVE AT 3:00 PM: Town of Seneca Falls Supervisor Greg Lazzaro & Deputy Supervisor Lou Ferrara (podcast)

Town of Seneca Falls Supervisor Greg Lazzaro and Deputy Supervisor Lou Ferrara are in-studio to talk about issues in and around Seneca Falls on this week’s Weber This Week podcast on FingerLakes1.TV. Watch LIVE starting at 3:00 pm… . Watch the live stream on FingerLakes1.TV, the FingerLakes1.com YouTube Channel, or the free FingerLakes1.com iPhone or Android App. We live stream... more

Pam Helming satellite office moves to Wayne County Courthouse

State Sen. Pam Helming, R-54, Canandaigua, announced that her satellite office in Wayne County has moved from the Public Safety Building to the Wayne County Courthouse. Starting Thursday, Aug. 24, the office will be in Room 207 in the courthouse, 26 Church St. The office will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday... more

Letter blasts DEC amid Seneca Meadows permit renewal consideration

In an official letter to the DEC, as part of the permit renewal process for Seneca Meadows Landfill along State Route 414 — legal representation of the Concerned Citizens and Waterloo Container blasted the state agency. The letter demands that the DEC rescind the Negative Declaration and treat the application as ‘new’ due to changed environmental conditions. The letter, authored... more

With city support, Canandaigua’s Steamboat Landing project chugs along

The stalled Steamboat Landing project on the northern tip of Canandaigua Lake has generated plenty of derisive nicknames from locals frustrated by the steel skeleton that’s hovered over the beachfront since construction stopped in 2015. As they see it, “Pigeon Landing” or “the Birdcage” or “Eyesore Landing” has taxed the community’s patience enough and it’s time for developers who have... more

Voters in Walworth say ‘no’ to making clerk position appointed

Voters in Walworth don’t want to hear about making the Town Clerk position, one that can be appointed by Town Board members. While it’s been a growing trend in the region, to move some elected positions to appointed, administrative roles, working to ensure that the right candidates are put in place — voters have had a hard time jumping on-board.... more

Cayuga County Water and Sewer Authority gets state approval to map systems

Water and sewer lines throughout Cayuga County are finally on their way to being mapped after more than four decades. The Cayuga County Water and Sewer Authority received a $100,000 grant through the state Department of State’s Local Government Efficiency Grant Program in December 2016. The Cayuga County Legislature agreed to match those funds so the authority could make a... more

Geneva begins recruiting for ‘Complaint Resource Assistants’ to address policing issues

Geneva is moving forward with efforts to improve transparency with law enforcement. The Geneva Police Department and Geneva Community Compact Steering Committee announced the start of recruiting for volunteers to support a complaint process for the department. Complaint Resource Assistants, as they will be called, will train in department protocol and policies. They will provide technical support to those seeking... more

Avery, DeLelys receive nod from Dems to run for Seneca Falls Town Council

Amid a contentious debate around the future of Seneca Falls — two more candidates have officially gained party support. Doug Avery, a retired teacher from Mynderse Academy, and incumbent Town Councilor Dave DeLelys both received the nod from Democrats to seek the available seats in November’s election. Republicans Steve Turkett and Thomas Ruzicka have both received support from Republicans in... more

Tompkins Legislature revises comment sign in, approves wireless surcharge

Hoping to offset the losses from the diminishing landline public service surcharge, the Tompkins County Legislature passed a new law Tuesday to impose a surcharge on prepaid wireless devices. The new legislation replaces the previous law imposing a monthly surcharge of 30 cents to postpaid wireless devices, and replace it with a similar law that would include a 30-cent surcharge... more

Wayne County supervisors Spickerman, Groat trade barbs

It’s not very often members of the Wayne County Board of Supervisors take digs at each. At least not at meetings. After all, Republicans hold a 14-1 advantage on the board. Any disagreements the members have are generally hashed out at committee meetings or political caucuses. But as Ontario Town Supervisor John Smith has said, they’re not going to always... more

THE DEBRIEF: Multiple situations involving DEC, future of FLX discussed (podcast)

On Tuesday’s edition of the Debrief Podcast Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso are back discussing all of the latest issues including a sewage spill in Geneva, which resulted in the closure of one popular beach last weekend. The duo discussed Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s July fundraiser event, a DEC hearing in Seneca Falls on the future of landfilling, as well as... more

Sapio to host ‘meet and greet’ at Seneca Falls Community Center

Friends and supporters of Joe Sapio will be hosting a Meet and Greet opportunity on Thursday, August 24th from 6:00 to 8:00pm, at the Seneca Falls Community Center. Joe Sapio graduated from Syracuse University College of Law (2001), and has over 15 years of trial experience, specializing in Criminal Law. Joe recently served as Fayette Town Justice for 5 years.... more

Judge’s ruling favors Casella in ballot case

The voters will decide who wins the race for the Yates County District Attorney seat in the November election. But first, Republican voters will decide which candidate gets the coveted spot on the Republican line of the ballot when they vote in the Sept. 12 Primary. New York State Supreme Court Justice John Ark released decisions on two lawsuits Monday,... more

Cayuga County considers Airbnb tax

Cayuga County is considering collecting taxes for Airbnb rentals. The online marketplace that allows people to rent out and book properties across the globe currently has no enforcement for tax collection, Cayuga County Treasurer Jim Orman told county legislators at the Ways and Means Committee meeting Tuesday night. Considering the county collects room tax on hotels and other similar establishments,... more

Audit says Casella owes Ontario County $448

An independent audit shows that Casella Waste Systems underpaid Ontario County by $448.14 in 2016 under the community host benefits agreement for its operation and management of the Ontario County Landfill in the town of Seneca. The audit report will be presented at the 1:30 p.m. Monday meeting of the Planning and Environmental Quality Committee of the county Board of... more

Seneca County IDA sets two hearings

The Seneca County Industrial Development Agency has scheduled two public hearings on proposed aid packages for local businesses. The IDA board approved initial incentives at its Aug. 3 meeting. Before granting final approval, the IDA must conduct public hearings, conduct a cost-benefit analysis, and go through the State Environmental Quality Review Act process. The two projects seeking financial assistance are:... more

Public can weigh in on Wayne County shared services plan

The public can weigh in on Wayne County’s shared services plan on Monday, but the meeting won’t be at the County Courthouse in Lyons. It’s at the Wayne County Fairgrounds on Jackson Street. The Board of Supervisors has made it a tradition to host its August meeting at the fairgrounds during the annual fair, which opens runs from Monday to... more

Seneca Falls official, landfill employee verbally threatened; man faces felony charge

On Friday around 1:37 pm members of the Seneca Falls Police Department arrested a Seneca Falls resident on a felony charge following an incident on June 8th, 2017. Police say John C. Garee, 69, of Seneca Falls was charged with making a terroristic threat – a Class D felony, after calling a New York State government office, making a verbal... more
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