Category: Tourism

Governor’s Erie Canal plan would bring whitewater rafting to Seneca Falls

Governor’s Erie Canal plan would bring whitewater rafting to Seneca Falls

A $300 million plan to improve usage of the Erie Canal includes a proposal to turn a portion of the waterway into a white-water rafting area near the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge at the north end of Cayuga Lake in Seneca Falls ... MORE
Supervisors will consider including more properties in room tax collection in Ontario County

Supervisors will consider including more properties in room tax collection in Ontario County

The Ontario County Board of Supervisors is considering a change to room tax collection. The board will consider requiring this tax be collected on rentals with three or fewer units inside it, in addition to those larger ones. The Finger Lakes Times ... MORE
INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing Women March in Seneca Falls 2020 (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing Women March in Seneca Falls (podcast)

This weekend organizers hope thousands turn out again, like in past years, to celebrate inclusion and inspire conversations. Women March in Seneca Falls 2020 is an event that will span three days this year, compared to the single-day event, which it has ... MORE
Martin says tours on former Seneca Army Depot likely again in the future, under new management

Tours could resume at former depot under new management

Martin says SWD thought they could operate profitable tourism effort at site – By Josh Durso A representative for Earl Martin says that despite Seneca White Deer, Inc. announcing last week that they would cease tour operations at the former Seneca Army ... MORE
Seneca Falls holds first session to discuss ideas for $10M DRI spending

Seneca Falls holds first session to discuss ideas for $10M DRI spending

People began putting their ideas down on paper Monday on how to spend $10 million in state money to revitalize this community’s 116.2-acre downtown. Four tables of 7-8 people discussed and wrote down what they’d like to see happen. The participants examined ... MORE
Money, Martin compete over narrative following announced end of Seneca White Deer, Inc. tours at depot

Dennis Money responds, will address Board of Supervisors tonight after Seneca White Deer announcement

After the abrupt announcement from Seneca White Deer, Inc. that they would be ceasing tour operations at the former Seneca Army Depot in Romulus, and the follow-up announcement from property owner Earl Martin that tours could resume with new management in the ... MORE
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More than $1M to be spent on child care expansion at Tompkins YMCA via economic development grants

More than $1M to be spent on child care expansion at Tompkins YMCA via economic development grants

Economic development and childcare have overlapped in Tompkins County. As part of the state’s REDC, or Regional Economic Development Initiative, the YMCA of Ithaca and Tompkins County is going to see funds to expand. Over the last two weeks, we’ve been detailing ... MORE
Cuomo’s 13th proposal for 2020: High speed rail across New York State

Cuomo’s 13th proposal for 2020: High speed rail across New York State

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he’s going to enlist experts to study high speed rail as a transportation method in New York State. It’s his 13th proposal for the 2020 agenda. The Governor will task a panel of engineers to reexamine past high-speed ... MORE
Shoreline businesses on Lake Ontario eligible for state assistance

Shoreline businesses on Lake Ontario eligible for state assistance

With $300 million in state money committed to efforts to protect shoreline and bays from high Lake Ontario waters, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the application period for the Lake Ontario Business Resiliency Program is now open for businesses and other organizations ... MORE
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Seneca Falls ranks #3 on list of best places for solo women travelers

According to a list of top-destinations for solo female travelers by AARP and Expedia – Seneca Falls is the third best destination in the U.S. The author notes that locations on the list celebrate and recognize women for their contributions to society ... MORE
Comptroller: Local sales tax collection strong across NYS

Comptroller: Local sales tax collection strong across NYS

New York state’s comptroller says local sales tax collections are up from last year. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli reported Friday that third-quarter local sales tax collections in New York totaled $4.8 billion. That’s up 6.3% over the same July-through-September period last year and ... MORE
Thanksgiving gas prices forecasted to be at their highest levels in five years

Thanksgiving gas prices forecasted to be at their highest levels in five years

GasBuddy projects that the national average gas price for regular unleaded will be at its highest level since 2014. The company estimates the national average for a gallon of regular will be $2.56/gallon this year. GasBuddy reports that prices are about a ... MORE
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Seneca, Yates both see significant increases in sales tax revenue

Seneca, Yates both see significant increases in sales tax revenue

Yates County leads New York State in the year-over-year increase of third quarter sales tax revenue with a 9% gain, bringing the year-to-date revenues to $11.1 million, just shy of the $12.2 million anticipated in the 2019 budget. Acting Administrator Nonie Flynn ... MORE
Plane makes emergency landing at Syracuse Hancock airport

Plane makes emergency landing at Syracuse Hancock airport

A plane has made a safe emergency landing at Syracuse Hancock International airport Friday night. Airport officials tell CNYCentral the Delta 2531 flight was heading from Boston to Los Angeles when it started to experience oil pressure issues. It was diverted to ... MORE
Despite what some TSA agents claim, New York’s enhanced license meets REAL ID requirements

Despite what some TSA agents claim, New York’s enhanced license meets REAL ID requirements

New York State’s enhanced drivers license meets all REAL ID requirements, despite some TSA agents telling Central New Yorker travelers it doesn’t. Lori Burke, a business traveler from Canastota who’s away 45 of the 52 weeks a year, tells the Your Stories ... MORE
Wayne County to get state funds for shoreline improvements

Wayne County to get state funds for shoreline improvements

Ten priority projects identified by local communities were awarded $41 million to strengthen shoreline protections and to increase resiliency in Wayne County. New York State Housing and Community Renewal staff toured the Sodus Point Beach Park project site, one of 10 Wayne ... MORE
City of Ithaca reacts to losing out on $10M DRI grant again

City of Ithaca reacts to losing out on $10M DRI grant again

It’s starting to play out like a broken record. The City of Ithaca has come up short in its efforts to obtain a $10 million grant from Empire State Development, New York State government’s economic development division. The state announced the Southern Tier ... MORE
Women’s Hall of Fame closing Fall Street location in Seneca Falls at end of month

Women’s Hall of Fame closing Fall Street location in Seneca Falls at end of month

The National Women’s Hall of Fame has begun the process of moving into its new home at the Historic Seneca Mill Building at 1 Canal Street in Seneca Falls. Moving in and establishing their presence at the new site will take time ... MORE