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Supervisors give Seneca County Manager Sheppard another four-year term

In a special meeting held before the Seneca County Board of Supervisors’ standing committee meetings, the supervisors met to consider the future of County Manager John Sheppard. The resolution, which extended his tenure through 2021, was presented by Fayette Supervisor Cindy Lorenzetti — who would ultimately vote against it. Seneca Falls Supervisor Greg Lazzaro supported the motion, which brought the... more

Pisano sentenced to four years in prison for assault that left man in coma

Seneca County Judge Dennis Bender sentenced a local man to prison Monday for putting another man in a coma last year. John Pisano, 30, was sentenced to four years in prison followed by five years of parole. He pleaded guilty earlier this month to second-degree assault, a class D felony punishable by up to seven years behind bars. Pisano was... more

Waterloo school district honors teacher for long career

Henry Landschoot arrived to teach middle school mathematics in Waterloo in September 1969. He was 21 years old and fresh out of college. Monday, the 69-year-old Landschoot was honored with a plaque and words of thanks for a 48-year career that has come to an end. “I loved it very much. I enjoyed the kids, the staff and the administrators... more

Repair aid available to some homeowners in town of Waterloo

Own and live in a home in the town of Waterloo needing repairs to meet health and safety codes? If you fall into the guidelines for low to moderate income, you could be eligible for a grant from the town through the Community Development Block Grant program. Supervisor Gary Westfall said application forms are available at the town office building,... more

Finger Lakes wineries join national organization for weekend symposium

Women for WineSense is a national organization dedicated to wine education, leadership and networking. Its roots date back nearly three decades — and how it was born is as interesting as the fermentation process itself. Michaela Rodeno and Julie Johnson founded Women for WineSense in 1990. They were prompted by their children coming home from school and asking “Why are... more

Rochester man charged after trespassing, damaging property in Tyre

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that a Rochester man was arrested on June 22nd for trespassing after he was removed from a business in Tyre due to unlawful conduct. Deputies say Richard J. Karre III, 28, of Rochester was removed and then returned a short time later damaging property at the Tyre business. Karre was charged with fourth-degree criminal... more

Inside Portico by Fabio Viviani: Preview of brunch at del Lago’s upscale eatery

When del Lago Resort & Casino opens its 205-room hotel and spa this weekend, Portico by Fabio Viviani will roll out something new of its own: brunch. Beginning Saturday, July 1, the eatery will offer brunch. Viviani, who visited the restaurant last week, previewed the menu during an event Thursday at Portico. He said it will mix some of the... more

Some fracking waste found its way to Seneca Meadows

Hundreds of trucks roll into the Seneca Meadows landfill in Seneca Falls every day, dumping your garbage. But environmental advocates say, for years, trucks carried construction debris straight from Pennsylvania fracking sites. “The concerns are that they can contain the hundreds of chemicals that are used during the process, some of these chemicals are known or suspected carcinogens,” says Liz... more

Seneca Falls woman stole diamond ring, sold it in Geneva

A Seneca Falls woman has been charged with grand larceny in Ontario County after deputies say she stole diamond ring from a residence while employed as a home health aide in March. Deputies say Stephanie L. Lafferty, 33, of Seneca Falls stole the diamond ring and then sold it in the Town of Geneva. The ring was valued at more... more

Thunderstorms popping up throughout the FLX

Thunderstorms are firing up in the Finger Lakes this afternoon. Those heading outdoors are urged to use caution, as the National Weather Service issued warnings for a couple storms that passed through Yates, Seneca, and Cayuga counties during the afternoon. While no watches have been issued for the entire region, thunderstorms have been popping up for the last few days... more

Legendary blues musician Buddy Guy coming to del Lago

del Lago Resort & Casino announced on Monday that legendary blues musician Buddy Guy will take the stage at The Vine on Friday, August 11th. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday at noon and can be purchased at the del Lago Resort & Casino box office, by calling the box office at (315) 946-1695 or online at dellagoresort.com/entertainment. At 80-years-old,... more

Finger Lakes Forecast: Work week begins showery, cool

The weather looks like it will start out active in the Finger Lakes, as showers and thunderstorms remain in the forecast for both Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures will also be cooler-than-normal, which will be welcomed relief for some – after some humid weather over the last few weeks. Temperatures will moderate as the work week moves forward, with the weekend... more

Tasting Tuesday event at del Lago to benefit Seneca County HOC

Tasting Tuesday gets underway tomorrow, June 27th, at 3:00 pm through 9:00 pm at del Lago Resort and Casino with all proceeds to benefit the Seneca County House of Concern. Guests can enjoy wine and beer tastings from over 20 local Finger Lake Region wineries and breweries. The first 2,000 guests will receive a del Lago tasting glass. The event... more
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