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MANTIUS: Legislature adjourns before NYS Assembly can vote on incinerator bill

The New York State Legislature adjourned before 10 p.m. Wednesday without voting on a bill aimed at derailing a proposed garbage incinerator in Romulus. The bill was a top priority among dozens of local officials and businesses in the Finger Lakes, and it had passed the Senate unanimously. Supporters of the measure had expected it to breeze through the state... more

FLX WEEKLY: Primed up for another June weekend in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

School’s out and the summer is officially underway this weekend. Join Sydney Rogers, Josh Durso & Jim Sinicropi for a look at your weekend event options, weather forecast, sports line-up, and some great local photos from across the region over the past few days. Find out what iconic piece of movie history is on display in Ithaca, where the live... more

Cayuga Nation Police Department adds captain, patrol sergeant

Two more former state troopers have joined the Cayuga Indian Nation Police Department. They will work for Col. Mark Lincoln, the first superintendent of the tribe’s new law enforcement branch. James Stowell joins the department as a captain. He served in the Army and spent 26 years with the New York State Police, rising to the rank of zone sergeant.... more

Sheriff: Waterloo man choked, threatened to kill female during violent incident

A Waterloo man was arrested on multiple felony charges after a violent domestic incident on Tuesday, according to Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce. On Tuesday at about 10:32 am investigators arrested Emerson J. Tohafjian, 48, of Waterloo on charges related to that violent incident, which happened in the Town of Fayette. During the incident, it is alleged that Tohafjian repeatedly... more

Traveling 9/11 exhibit brings firefighters’ stories to life, and Tyre

The 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit is in the Rochester region for the first time. It is part of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Siller, a NYFD firefighter, died on September 11, 2001 after running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the World Trade Center towers. The exhibit features artifacts from Ground Zero and lets you hear first-hand... more

del Lago takes to Albany for help equalizing ‘unfair’ playing field

The state could consider several avenues to help del Lago, which has failed to meet revenue projections since it opened in February 2017. State legislators, for example, could pass a law to allow del Lago to have a lower tax rate. Or del Lago might be able to pursue some administrative actions to help their finances through the state Gaming... more

Waterloo School Board gives Bavis 3.25 percent pay hike, rescinds January motion

School Superintendent Terri Bavis got a pay raise Monday, but still doesn’t have a contract extension — at least not yet. The School Board voted 5-3 to rescind a Jan. 22 resolution that would have given Bavis a new contract that would have run from July 1 of this year to June 30, 2021. That resolution, approved by a 7-1... more

Seneca Falls Native Vincent Nicholas Giglio II passes away

Vincent Nicholas Giglio, II, known to friends as “Vinny” entered into Heaven on Saturday, May 19th, 2018 in Huntersville, North Carolina, after a long, courageous battle with heart disease. He was 68. Vinny was a proud Italian, Native of Seneca Falls, New York, and son of the late Vincent and Emily Giglio. He attended Fort Lauderdale University, Florida, on a... more

State announces action plans to combat algal blooms on Owasco, Cayuga, Skaneateles lakes

Owasco, Cayuga and Skaneateles lakes are among 12 “priority waterbodies” across New York that received tailored action plans to address harmful algal blooms and protect water quality, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday. Developed in part through regional summits that connected local stakeholders and nationwide experts, the action plans contain a variety of recommendations and proposals on how to use $65... more

Helming’s anti-incinerator legislation gets through Senate

The New York State Senate passed the bill to block a proposed garbage incinerator project from moving forward at the former Seneca Army Depot in the Town of Romulus. Circular EnerG is seeking to build a garbage incinerator that would require the daily delivery of more than 2,500 tons of trash to operate. “This is a tremendous victory for the... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Jim Spina, Seneca Falls Parks & Rec Director (podcast)

Seneca Falls Director of Parks & Recreation, Jim Spina, is Harold Weber’s guest on Monday afternoon’s edition of Weber This Week on FingerLakes1.TV. Topics include this past weekend’s U.S. Open, the Yankees & Mets, Jim’s Clemson Tigers and what’s new at Vince’s Park in Seneca Falls this summer.  . more

Seneca Falls man guilty on felony strangulation charge

A 31-year-old Seneca Falls man pleaded guilty in Seneca County Court on Monday to felony strangulation, and will serve a year in County Jail. The court action came months after a violent domestic incident earlier this year. Steven Grillone, 31, pleaded guilty to the Class D felony charge of second-degree strangulation, with one year of county jail – and credit... more

del Lago Resort & Casino names new General Manager

Del Lago Resort & Casino will welcome a new general manager on July 9. For 30-year industry veteran Mark Juliano, assuming a leadership position with a major resort and casino is not a foreign concept. He has spent the greater part of his career working in a management capacity at multiple internationally renowned resorts and casinos, including Caesars Palace in... more

Sheriff: Over 1,200 calls for service in month of May

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce reports a steady month in his May service report, which was released on Monday. Highlighting the month was an off-duty deputy saving the life of at least one individual, who was drowning in Seneca Lake. There were three individuals involved with that incident. They all made a full-recovery. LAW ENFORCEMENT: Total Calls For Service: 1,212... more

Tuesday morning greets FLX residents with cooler temps

The latest Finger Lakes forecast heading into the overnight: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 2:00 AM,. Cloudy, with a low around 62. West wind 9 to 13 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Check out the latest at our Weather... more

SF to host services fair to highlight available resources in Seneca County

After gaining valuable feedback from the community earlier this spring, the Town of Seneca Falls and multiple agencies will partner to host a Community Services Fair. The event is slated for Thursday, June 28th at the Seneca Falls Community Center, located at 35 Water Street. Pizza, wings, and salad will be available and provided by the Town of Seneca Falls... more
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