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Seneca Falls Town Board will meet to discuss landfill litigation on Thursday

Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro announced over the weekend that the Town Board would meet for a special session on Thursday at 4 pm. The meeting would be held to discuss potential litigation, which Supervisor Lazzaro said would likely involve a mixture of public and executive session. He did not specify whether he believed any action would be taken... more

Early taste of Spring for the Finger Lakes this week

The Finger Lakes has escaped the icy grip of winter. Along with most of the eastern half of the country, temperatures will continue to be well above normal. High pressure is approaching the area from the northwest for the start of the week. Some cooler air has slid into the Finger Lakes on north winds as the high works in.... more

Letter warns Waterloo parents of police investigation of high school teacher

A letter sent home to parents of Waterloo High School students warns of a police investigation involving a teacher at the school. Allegations have been made against a high school teacher, although the teacher in question is not being identified at this time and it is unclear what kind of allegations have been made. In the letter, Principal Susan Burgess advised... more

Del Lago’s gross gaming revenue exceeded $6M in first two weeks

In its first two weeks of operation, del Lago Resort & Casino reported a total gross gaming revenue of $6.3 million — after winnings were deducted. That figure represents slot machines, electronic table games, staffed table games such as blackjack, craps and baccarat, and poker tables. Total gross gaming revenue is the taxable revenue from the facility. Eighty percent of... more

Make-A-Wish Foundation sending Waterloo boy who has battled rare disorder to Disney

Usually, when young Alex Mattei packs a suitcase he’s heading to the hospital for a medical procedure. That will not be the case this coming weekend. On Feb. 25, the 6-year-old will be traveling to Walt Disney World with his brothers and parents for a week-long vacation, courtesy of Make-A-Wish Foundation. Alex has Chiari Malformation I, a condition that occurs... more

Women’s Rights National Historical Park slashes hours again due to staffing woes

The Women’s Rights National Historical Park has cut its hours of operation again due to understaffing, according to a news release. The park will now be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. Ami Ghazala, the park’s superintendent, couldn’t be reached for comment. The park previously announced that all tours were cancelled until further notice due to understaffing... more

PETITION: Reducing visitation at 17 maximum security prisons labeled ‘cruel’

A petition has been signed by more than 2,100 people opposing Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to reduce visitation at New York’s 17 maximum security correctional facilities. As of Saturday afternoon, there are 2,102 supporters of the petition titled “Don’t Restrict Visits in NYS Prisons!” The petition calls the governor’s plan to alter the visitation policy “regressive, counterproductive and cruel.” –... more

del Lago will partially fund Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack under proposal

The deal comes down to preserving jobs and a facility, which has been hurting bad over the last several years. A new plan announced by the New York State Gaming Commission created by Gov. Andrew Cuomo would ensure that thoroughbred racing at the Farmington track continues. It’s a two-year plan, which will have the option for a third — should... more

Heavy equipment called in after propane truck rolls over in Ovid (photos)

Emergency crews worked for nearly six hours trying to recover and secure an accident scene in Ovid. Reports from the scene indicate that a propane truck rolled over near the State Route 96/414 intersection with the four corners. Details from the scene are limited, but officials have indicated that no propane spilled. A HAZMAT team was called in as a... more

POWERBALL: Winning numbers for Saturday’s $361M jackpot?

Saturday’s Powerball drawing offered yet another chance at a really big lottery jackpot. If you’re feeling lucky, let’s hope you bought a ticket. Here are the winning numbers: 03-07-09-31-33, Powerball: 20, PowerPlay: 3X The estimated jackpot is $361 million. The lump sum payment before taxes will be about $213 million. If there is no jackpot winner, the amount grows even... more

2017 Section V boys & girls basketball Sectional tournament brackets

Late Friday morning, the seeding points for Section V boys and girls high school basketball became official as the regular season is behind us. Ahead is Sectionals! Check out the brackets below for every classification in Section V for the boys and girls with our area teams highlighted. Postseason play gets underway Tuesday night. Check back to FingerLakes1.com for our... more

Our Finger Lakes History: The Underground Railroad in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Seneca County Historian Walter Gable takes a fascinating look at the history of the Underground Railroad and anti-slavery movement of the late 1800,’s in the Finger Lakes. See the numerous buildings and homes that served as stations on the Underground Railroad throughout the region and learn about the individuals who played a part in aiding runaway freedom seekers who were... more

Bloomfield woman hospitalized after making U-turn, causing crash in Hopewell

On Thursday at approximately 5:17 pm deputies in Ontario County — along with Hopewell Fire Department and Canandaigua Ambulance were dispatched to the intersection of County Road 46 and Freshour Road for the report of a crash with injuries. The accident involved a pickup truck and Jeep. It happened in the Town of Hopewell. Deputies say Sheryl H. Berger, 72,... more

FLX will see February thaw over next week

It might feel more like mid-spring in the Finger Lakes this weekend, as temperatures rise into the 50s on Saturday before cooling down slightly on Sunday. The cool down will still leave temperatures about 10 degrees above normal for most of the region. However, a more pro-longed warmup is expected next week. Here is FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil’s forecast... more

South Seneca’s Wagner wins section title, character scholarship

Adam Wagner keeps tearing through the postseason gauntlet. The South Seneca senior won the Section V Division II championship held at The College at Brockport, SUNY Saturday, Feb. 11 for the second consecutive season. “ had to chase every wrestler he faced at 145,” head coach Ken Sweet wrote in an email. “Of course when you are 42-0, they have... more

State senators oppose Cuomo’s free tuition plan

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to offer free tuition at state colleges and universities for students whose families earn no more than $125,000 annually is opposed by Cayuga County’s state Senate delegation. State Sens. John DeFrancisco, Pam Helming and Jim Seward said in separate interviews that they have concerns about Cuomo’s plan, which is included in his 2017-18 state budget proposal.... more

New York lawmakers propose program for crumbling water pipes

Small upstate New York communities faced with dilapidated wooden pipes rumored to be more than 100 years old need state money to repair water system infrastructure on the verge of collapse, a group of lawmakers said Thursday. A bipartisan group of lawmakers joined officials in proposing a program that would provide annual repair and maintenance funds to villages, towns and... more

Seneca County sewer/water district duties stay with Gates

Seneca County Manager John Sheppard will not administer the county’s water and sewer districts — at least not now. The Public Works Committee of the Board of Supervisors took no action Tuesday on a proposed motion relieving Highway Superintendent Roy Gates from administration of the single water district and two sewer districts and giving those duties to Sheppard. The committee... more
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