WISH GRANTED: Seneca Falls student battling cancer surprised with trip to Disney (video)

It’s been a difficult year for Jayden Noone. Nearly a year ago he was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin Lymphoma, which has a 10 percent mortality rate. Throughout that fight though, he and his family has kept good spirits. He was diagnosed in July 2016, and at the time, it was difficult for family who had little background on the... more

Committee to vote on Seneca County manager’s position

Does the Seneca County Board of Supervisors want John Sheppard to continue as county manager? That question will begin to be answered at Tuesday’s Government Operations Committee meeting. If the committee votes favorably on a motion to appoint Sheppard to a four-year term, the recommendation will go to the full board for a final vote May 9. Sheppard was appointed... more

Collins accepts U.S. Chamber award in Farmington, fields bevy of questions

With Leonard’s’ Express trucks coming and going behind him, U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, R-Clarence, on Monday accepted the U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Spirit of Enterprise Award.” Given annually to Congress members, the award is based on rating each member’s votes regarding critical business legislation as outlined in the Chamber’s annual scorecard. “The U.S. Chamber works tirelessly to ensure Congress is... more

Details emerge in airplane crash at Ovid Airport; two sent to hospital

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce has shed some light on the circumstances, which led to two individuals being sent to the hospital after an accident involving a single engine plane at Ovid Sky Diving. Luce says a small 1957 Cessna 182A single engine craft was reported to have had a possible mechanical problem, resulting in a low power situation. The... more

GOLFJAY.COM PODCAST: Team golf on the PGA Tour & playing from the rough

Join Jim Sinicropi, Rhett Ticconi and Doug Brown to talk about Kevin Chappell’s walk off birdie at the Valero Texas Open, this week’s team golf event at the Zurich Classic, Tiger Woods’ latest back surgery and a discussion on playing out of the rough that can be extra-thick this time of the year in Upstate New York. more

WEBER THIS WEEK: FingerLakes1.com Offices/Studio moving this week & Fab Five hoops team reactions (podcast)

Join Harold “Web Dog” Weber and Jim Sinicropi for this week’s edition of Weber This Week on FingerLakes1.TV where they announce the move of FingerLakes1.com, Inc’s offices and studio starting in Thursday. Find out all the details and, after the break, listen to reaction of the Finger Lakes Times’ area high school basketball Fab Five boys and girls teams. more

Art event, auction to support Women’s Hall of Fame

People can support the National Women’s Hall of Fame by going to Rochester on Thursday, May 18. The Hall is sponsoring a SmArt event at the ARTISANworks, 565 Blossom Road, from 6 to 9 p.m. The event will feature gallery admissions, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a talk on historical perspectives on notable Rochester women by the Monroe County historian, a... more

Seneca County Habitat for Humanity dedicates new home in Waterloo

Another Habitat for Humanity home is in the books. The Seneca County Habitat for Humanity board announced that the home its volunteers have been building since October 2016 is complete. This year’s family and volunteers worked through the winter to complete the project. The home, located at 114 East Elisha St. in Waterloo, was dedicated to the new homeowners on... more

Porsch will run for DA in Seneca County again

Seneca County District Attorney Barry Porsch of Seneca Falls announced Friday he will seek a third, four-year term this fall. “During my first year in office, I fulfilled all of my campaign promises in 2009,” Porsch said in a statement released Friday. He said those promises consisted of budget cuts; eliminating the district attorney’s vehicle and using his own car;... more

NY health care providers to push for supervised drug sites

A group of health care providers, drug reform advocates and former users is launching a new effort to bring supervised drug consumption centers to New York state. The facilities allow drug addicts to shoot up or consume their drugs in a safe, secure location under the supervision of medical personnel who can intervene in the event of an overdose. Similar... more

Police: Waterloo man stole car, quickly crashed it

On April 20th at 11:33 pm the Seneca Falls Police Department arrested a Waterloo man after he was involved in a car crash. Officers say that Justin Leyden, 29, of Waterloo was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and driving while ability impaired by drugs. The charges stem from an incident where... more

Drug Take Back day in Seneca County

On Saturday, April 29th, 2017, The Seneca County Sheriff”s Office will conduct another Drug Take Back Day. From 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM deputies will collect expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications for destruction. This service is free and anonymous with no questions asked and no paperwork to complete. Citizens may drop off these drugs at the Seneca County Law... more

Traffic stop leads to possession charge in Seneca Falls

On Sunday around 2:58 am a pair of Waterloo residents were arrested by Seneca Falls Police after a traffic stop was conducted on Chapel St. Officers say that Mark P. Pontius, 53, and Kristie L. Pontius, 41 — both of Waterloo — were arrested after a traffic stop where the operator of the vehicle failed to signal. Officers say the... more

Interlaken man charged with possessing controlled substance

Deputies in Seneca County say that the Narcotics Unit arrested an Interlaken man on Friday. Alex A. Cooper, 19, of Interlaken was charged with one count of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful possession of marijuana. Cooper allegedly possessed multiple Xanax pills and marijuana while in Ovid. He was arraigned in Romulus Town Court and released on... more

MAJOR DRUG BUST: 73 baggies of heroin, 51 Alprazolam pills seized

Deputies in Seneca County arrested Derek M. Mehlenbacher, 24, of Waterloo and Cheyann M. Saunders, 21, of Seneca Falls on April 19th after a drug investigation. Investigators say that two weeks ago, deputies received a tip of heroin laced with the narcotic drug fentanyl being sold in Seneca County. As those investigators progressed — a search warrant was obtained. Investigators... more

Road concerns: Man says it could be dangerous for motorcyclists

A Waterloo man is trying to convince the state Department of Transportation to install signs warning motorcyclists along a 24-mile stretch of state highways from Junius to Wolcott. Bill Evans said the stretch of road was damaged during the winter. A farm implement called a chisel plow was being towed in the eastbound lane of Route 318. Due to an... more

GUEST: Seneca Meadows is ‘no friend’ of the community

Much has been made of the last Seneca Falls Town Council election. Town Supervisor Lazzaro proposes that the election was a vote for Mr. Ferrara, Mr. Ruzicka and Seneca Meadows and a mandate that the future of Seneca Falls should be placed in their hands. I propose that the controversial election was, at its core, a vote against higher taxes.... more

Latest from FLX as water levels continue to rise (full-coverage)

It’s a bad situation. As a whole, the region is several inches over “normal” rainfall amounts for the last two months. While the Finger Lakes didn’t see the snowmelt that sometimes contributes to springtime flooding — we have seen plenty of spring rains. On Thursday a road washed out in Geneva. Coastal communities along Lake Ontario have been on edge... more
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