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UPDATE: Porsch, Sapio respond after notice of claim filed against Seneca County

Seneca County District Attorney Barry Porsch has filed a notice of claim with his employer. The claim was filed on Friday, September 8th, citing an incident that took place on June 12th. That claim outlines communications between a Seneca County employee and a State Agency. Both Seneca County and the employee, who is purported to be a probation officer, were... more

Suicide Prevention in the FLX: Coalition talks suicide in podcast series (Part I)

In Part II of FingerLakes1.com’s four part series, Sheriff Tim Luce and Kaitlyn Laskoski will join Josh Durso in-studio to talk about suicide prevention and law enforcement in Seneca County. The Inside the FLX special series was made in part by the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Seneca County, who is working to end stigmas around mental illness. The new date... more

South Seneca soccer goes for 3-peat

For the South Seneca girls varsity soccer team, success has been the norm for the past two seasons. Finishing with an undefeated regular season record for two consecutive seasons, coaching duo Nicole and Tom Hayward have created a powerhouse of a program, with no intention to cease their winning ways. Being products of South Seneca High School, the coaching couple... more

Geneva man arrested after vehicle goes airborne in Covert crash

Deputies say a Geneva man was charged with driving while intoxicated after leaving the scene of a property damage accident, which happened on State Route 96 in the Town of Covert. Lloyd M. Moore Jr., 25, of Geneva was charged with DWI, driving with a blood-alcohol content of .08 percent or more, driving across hazardous markings, consumption of alcohol in... more

‘Joe is just a guy’: Sapio campaign touts record, personal experience

The race for Seneca County District Attorney has become one of the more-polarized contests on the ballot for next week’s primary. While some have argued that politics is driving the race, the Sapio campaign is working to end that on a daily basis. “I loathe the phrase ‘that’s just politics,’” said Sapio during an exclusive one-on-one conversation with FingerLakes1.com. The... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Seneca County District Attorney Barry Porsch talks campaign, cases (podcast)

On Thursday’s edition of the Inside the FLX podcast Barry Porsch talked about his candidacy, time spent as Seneca County’s lead prosecutor, and what he hopes to accomplish in the coming years if re-elected this fall. Watch the full-interview below. more

Deputies: Man had unregistered handgun after Covert crash, charged with DWI

Deputies say an Arizona man was arrested in Covert after he was found to have an unregistered .40 cal semi-automatic handgun, and was under the influence of alcohol following a motor vehicle accident and dispute. Authorities were called to Lower Covert Rd. for the report of a dispute following a property damage accident, where Anthony P. DeFranco, 35, of Tempe,... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Joe Sapio talks D.A. race, campaigning & issues in Seneca County (podcast)

District Attorney Candidate Joe Sapio, who seeks support from Seneca County residents this fall describes himself as dedicated. The former Fayette Town Judge, who served for more than five years, has a diverse personal and professional background that offers a unique perspective. On Thursday’s edition of the Inside the FLX podcast, Sapio talked about his campaign, some of the challenges... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputy Frank Eldredge & Mobile DARE Program (podcast)

Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputy Frank Eldredge is in-studio to talk about the new Mobile DARE Program that he is involved with and his experience being one of the premiere DARE Officers in New York State. Seneca Country Sheriff Tim Luce also joins in-studio to talk about his long relationship with Eldredge and the perception of law enforcement in the Finger... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Ashley Davoli, Megan Peter & Sheriff Tim Luce on new Child Advocacy Center (podcast)

Meet the Seneca County Child Advocacy Center’s Seneca County satellite office coordinator Ashley Davoli, Seneca County Assistant District Attorney Megan Peter, and Seneca County Sheriff Time Luce and see how the Center streamlines the process of handling child abuse cases and helps innocent victims and children of abuse every day. . more

Flooded fields, roads in southern Seneca Co. after Monday morning’s heavy rains (full-coverage)

While the No Unnecessary Travel advisory was lifted at 6 am in Southern Seneca County on Monday, some photos of the flooding were sent to us by readers. These photos below, captured by Constance Pell showed how the fields, yards, and even some roadways were overrun with flooding water. Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce has issued a No Unnecessary Travel... more

Seneca County Chamber of Commerce names FingerLakes1.com, Inc. 2017 Small Business of the Year

On Wednesday night at the event center at Muranda Cheese Company in Waterloo, the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce names FingerLakes1.com, Inc. their 2017 Small Business of the Year. Also nominated and recognized were CVDesigns Boutique, Phoebe’s K9 Resort, Seneca Falls Historical Society and Bottomless Brewing. . FingerLakes1.com, Inc., founded in 1999, is a digital marketing company based in Seneca Falls,... more

Deputies: Covert crash results in Leandra’s Law arrest, child uninjured

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce reports the arrest of a 37-year-old Ithaca resident in Covert for DWI-Leandra’s Law — after she was found to be driving while intoxicated following a one-vehicle crash. Deputies arrested Whitney A. Dennis, 37, of Ithaca with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated, and aggravated driving while intoxicated – Leandra’s Law – a felony. The... more

ELECTION ISSUES: Looking at Seneca County’s political climate

Voters have their work cut out for them this November. Seneca County might be one of the most-rural, yet controversial and active political spaces in the entire Finger Lakes. Lacking some of the conventional structures that other counties take for granted – like a water authority – those elected to supervising position are left with the daunting task of making... more

Debrief Podcast: Supervisors weigh audit, DEC challenges City’s position, and dissolution

On Thursday’s edition of the Debrief Podcast Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso tackled a big list of heavy topics happening in the region. The ongoing debate in Geneva around the former-Foundry, new regulations in Seneca Falls around Town Board meetings, as well as some newcomer items to the show list — including the Rushville dissolution, and efforts at the state-level... more

Graduating students receive scholarships from Seneca Meadows

For 14 years, Seneca Meadows has awarded scholarships to graduating seniors from each of the four school districts in Seneca County. Those schools include Mynderse Academy, Romulus Central School, South Seneca Central School, and Waterloo Central School. The recipients were selected by the respective school awards committees, and the committees chose outstanding students who have chosen to further their education... more

Seneca County Democrats endorse candidates

The Seneca County Democratic Committee has endorsed two new challengers for seats on the Board of Supervisors. Ben Guthrie was endorsed to run on the Democratic line for supervisor in the town of Covert, a position now held by Republican Michael Reynolds. Rachel Weil garnered Democratic support for an at-large county supervisor seat from Seneca Falls. Party officials are seeking... more

MELISSA KILLELEAGH SHOW: Olan Mack of Seneca Co. House of Concern & holistic health practitioner Isabelle Wellauer of Auburn (podcast)

On this month’s edition of The Melissa Killeleagh Show on FingerLakes1.com, Seneca County House of Concern Executive Director Olan Mack is in-studio to talk about what inspires him to serve his community and to talk about an important fundraiser underway for the organization he leads. Then, meet Isabelle Wellauer, a holistic health practitioner from Auburn, NY. Check out the complete... more
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