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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

South Seneca’s Emily Lavarnway defends NYS pentathlon title… and then some

For South Seneca Falcon senior Emily Lavarnway, being given a hero’s welcome upon arrival home from a NYSPHSAA competition may be something she is getting accustomed to. The siren’s blared from the Ovid Fire Department leading the way into Seneca County and Ovid announcing the arrival of the stellar South Seneca athlete back home following her stunning successful defense of... more

Interlaken man arrested on harassment charge

Deputies in Seneca County arrested an Interlaken man on a warrant after an incident that happened at an earlier date. Franklin Bell, 67, of Interlaken was arrested and taken into custody on June 11th around 4 pm, according to deputies. There was an active arrest warrant out that stemmed from a second-degree harassment charge. He was arraigned in Lodi Town... more

Check out this video from the South Seneca CSD trap shooting club

Here’s something different that is happening at South Seneca schools… a trap shooting club! On Thursday, the school’s official Facebook page posted a video highlighting this unique extra-curricular activity that teaches safety procedures, how to stand correctly, how to shoulder and hold the gun and the technical aspects of the sport. . more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Seneca Supervisors Churchill & Lorenzetti in-studio (podcast)

Seneca County Supervisors Cindy Lorenzetti (Fayette) and Steve Churchill (Seneca Falls) appear in-studio to talk about the major issues facing their board. Also, Steve Churchill makes an announcement regarding the end of his current term. Check out the full episode below, originally streamed live on Monday afternoon inside the new FingerLakes1.com Studios… more

South Seneca seniors receive awards, scholarships

Thousands of dollars in scholarships and several accolades were given to South Seneca seniors who demonstrated academic achievement, leadership and character during their last year of high school. The 2017 South Seneca Senior Class Awards brought proud parents, guests, school staff members and award presenters to the middle school-high school auditorium to honor all of the seniors’ accomplishments. A monetary... more

Motorcyclist killed on Route 96 in Covert Thursday morning

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on early Thursday morning at approximately 1:50 AM, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a one vehicle fatal motor vehicle accident that occurred on Route 96 and Schier Road in the Town of Covert in southern Seneca County. Deputies report that Kevin P Lockwood, age 32 of 1637 Trumansburg Road in Ithaca, was northbound on... more

South Seneca awards undergraduates and inducts 12 into National Honor Society

Dozens of South Seneca High School students were recently recognized for their active participation and extraordinary academic performance throughout the 2016-2017 school year. Students in grades nine through 11 received honors during the annual Undergraduate Awards ceremony in the school’s auditorium. Teachers commended their stellar students for their commitment, courage and character displayed all year. Guests filled the auditorium and... more

Five of the BEST events happening in the FLX this weekend

Looking for something to do this weekend with family or friends? The Finger Lakes is loaded with events on Saturday and Sunday, which will give everyone an opportunity to get out and enjoy the springtime festivities that come with living in the region. Whether you’re interested in wine, crafts, arts – or are looking for a parade – the Finger... more

Former-employees dispute claim that ‘low salaries’ drive resignations in Seneca County

The Seneca Supervisors say it’s time to deal with employee retention. Earlier this year, County Manager John Sheppard released a report highlighting the losses that Seneca County has experienced. It revealed more than 20 vacancies and 47 resignations. The resignations were attributed to salary deficiencies, as Seneca County came in significantly lower than competing counties in the area. Board moving... more
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