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WEBCAST REPLAY: South Seneca Lady Falcons invade Romulus to face rival Lady Warriors

One of the fiercest rivalries in Wayne-Finger Lakes high school basketball is renewed on Tuesday night as the South Seneca Lady Falcons visit the Romulus Lady Warriors for their second match-up of the season. South Seneca enters the game on an 8-game winning streak while Romulus has won 4-in-a-row. Dave Barnick and Mike Alessio have the call for FL1 Sports... more

Ovid man arrested after bench warrant discovered

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Tuesday deputies arrested an Ovid man following a traffic stop in Elmira. Garth M. Holford, 27, of Ovid was arrested after an active bench warrant was discovered for failing to pay a fine in Covert. Holford in Elmira NY where he was a passenger in a vehicle on a traffic stop, which... more

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Stephen Harkness of MacDougall (podcast)

Stephen Harkness, a native of MacDougall, New York in Seneca County, became the second most wealthy American of his time through a partnership with John D. Rockeller of Richford, NY. This episode tells the story of Harkness’ rise to “Millionaire’s Row” in Cleveland, Ohio. Seneca County Historian Walter Gable presents the third in his series of famous historic people with Finger... more

Non-profit group aims to better south Seneca County communities

A new nonprofit organization known as the Backbone Ridge Benevolent Association Inc. has been formed to benefit areas of south Seneca County and northern Schuyler County. The purposes of the corporation, according to Steven Hall of Ovid, one of three founding members of the Board of Directors, are: FL Times: Read More more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Marisa Rubé & Rachel Gregory of Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Marisa Rubé, executive director of Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes is in-studio along with assistant director Rachel Gregory to talk about her organization that provides services, at no charge, for individuals, children, and families who have experienced sexual assault, sexual abuse, and interpersonal violence in Ontario, Seneca, and Yates Counties. . more

Deputies: Covert woman chased man throughout house with a knife

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on December 17th at approximately 12:50 pm, deputies arrested a Covert woman following a domestic incident. Rebecca A. Hrubos, 32, of Covert is accused of chasing a male throughout a home with a knife while in the presence of three young children. Hrubos is also accused of striking the male on the head... more

Deputies: Ithaca man stole parts from Covert business, scrapped them for cash

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on December 18th at approximately 11:54 am investigators arrested a 28-year-old Ithaca resident on charges related to a grand larceny investigation. Deputies arrested Corey D. Griffen, 28, of Ithaca for third-degree grand larceny, which is a Class D felony. Griffen is accused of stealing more than $6,400.00 worth of auto parts from a... more

Multiple departments respond to reported structure fire in Covert

Trumansburg, Interlaken and Ovid fire departments were called to the scene of a structure fire on Seneca Road in Covert. Tankers from both Interlaken and Ovid were called to help fight the fire, which was reported a little after 3:30 pm. This story will be updated as more information becomes available. Interlaken and Ovid requested to the scene Of the... more

Seneca County completes ‘Public Works’ transition by hiring director

The supervisors didn’t make it easy, but eventually they moved to hire a new employee who will serve as the Seneca County Director of Public Works. Originally listed under a Rule 29 proceeding, the board instead moved to handle the resolution adopting the position under new business. On Monday, eight members of the board met – asking the candidate, who... more

ELECTION NIGHT LIVE 2017 (webcast replay)

Josh Durso, Jackie Augustine & Jim Sinicropi were live inside the all-new FingerLakes1.com Studio on Election Night for results, reaction, interviews and analysis from Tuesday’s vote in Cayuga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates Counties. Hear from Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro, successful Seneca Falls Town Council candidate Doug Avery, Geneva City Supervisor candidates Lou Guard &  Dom... more

Porsch earns third term as Seneca County DA

Incumbent Seneca County District Attorney Barry Porsch, who was facing his toughest challenge yet, was re-elected to another four-year term Tuesday. Porsch, the county’s two-term DA, defeated challenger Joe Sapio by an unofficial vote of 5,113 to 2,883. Porsch ran on the Republican, Democratic and Working Families lines. Sapio appeared on the Conservative and Independence lines, and was trying to... more

OCTOBER REPORT: Sheriff Luce highlights significant moments for law enforcement

The following is a republished release from Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce and Undersheriff John Cleere on police activity for the month of October. The Sheriff’s Office received more than 1,000 calls for service during the month of October and saw several significant arrests. LAW ENFORCEMENT: Total Calls For Service: 1055 Total Arrests: 62 NARCO: Total new drug cases: 7... more

Seneca County BOS holds budget workshop; questions loom about spending, efforts

“Nothing is going to be perfect,” explained County Manager John Sheppard at the start of Seneca County’s 2018 preliminary budget workshop. The effort was led by the Board of Supervisors, who sought additional information from Sheppard, who is the Chief Budget Officer. “We’re putting the squeeze on the contingency budget.” Sheppard noted that Seneca County is largely dependent on sales... more

Covert resident charged with DWI after stop

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on November 5th at 12:20 am, deputies arrested Sarah E. Murray, 21, of Covert. Murray was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Driving with .08 percent blood-alcohol content, and driving over hazard markings. She was released on appearance tickets and is to appear in the Town of Covert Court on December 4th 2017 to... more

LORENZETTI: Clarification on race for Seneca County District Attorney

On Monday Sep.11, 2017, I received an anonymous phone call that District Attorney Barry Porsch filed a Notice of Claim against Seneca County. After my own investigating, I learned the notice was for $800,000 and was filed with Seneca County Attorney Frank Fisher’s office on day 89 (Sept. 8, 2017) of 90 days allowed for that action. The notice was... more

ELECTION GUIDE 2017: Looking at all of the candidates, issues in Seneca County

Several important races are taking place in Seneca County, which will have long-term impacts on life for those voters getting ready to cast a ballot. The race for District Attorney has maintained it’s competitiveness — despite the incumbent, District Attorney Barry Porsch successfully fending off a primary bid by challenger Joe Sapio. Sapio stayed in the race after winning the... more

Still no agreement on south Seneca County sewer study

Supervisor Bob Hayssen, R-Varick, came to Tuesday’s Seneca County Board of Supervisors Public Works Committee meeting with a new proposal for a study of sanitary sewer system expansion in the south end of the county. He was hoping for committee support in the form of approving a motion to appropriate $30,000 in county funds, plus disbursements, for the study by... more

Directors sought for Seneca Community Players 46th season

Seneca Community Players is seeking theatre directors from throughout the region to participate in their 46th season of providing live theatre in the Finger Lakes. Individuals of all experience levels, from first time directors to seasoned veterans, are invited to submit a proposal for consideration. Proposals for dramatic, comedic and musical productions of any length are welcome. Opportunities for a... more
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