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

Fleur De Lis Brew Works opens their doors in Seneca Falls (video)

Fleur De Lis Brew Works located at 3630 Route 414 in Seneca Falls held their Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on Saturday. The new craft brewey occupies a unique space in Seneca Falls. As the town’s only farm brewery uses locally grown and sourced ingredients including hops & grains to brew craft beer in a unique, rural setting. The brewery’s... more

New craft brewery to cut ribbon Saturday in Seneca Falls

American Craft Beer Week, the annual celebration created by the Brewers Association, toasts small and independent brewers throughout the United States. This tribute to craft beer reaches Seneca Falls with the grand opening of Fleur De Lis Brew Works at 3630 Route 414 on May 20. American Craft Beer Week (ACBW) is May 15-21. In its twelfth year, the occasion... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Supervisors Davidson, Lorenzetti discuss Seneca County (podcast)

On Thursday’s edition of the Inside the FLX podcast Josh Durso was joined by Fayette Town Supervisor Cindy Lorenzetti and Lodi Town Supervisor Lee Davidson to discuss a variety of ongoing issues in Seneca County. Among the items discussed were a potential water authority, employee compensation, future development in the County as a whole, and the expectations moving forward for... more

Right to Run road closures announced for this weekend in Seneca Falls, Fayette

The Seneca Falls Police Department would like to advise Seneca Falls and Fayette residents that on Saturday, May 13th, 2017, the Right to Run 19K Race will be taking place at 8:30 am. The run will start on Martin Rd. and will continue onto the following roads causing temporary closures and delays: Thorpe Rd., Peterman Rd., Farron Rd., Hoster Rd.,... more

Fayette explores options to bring water to residents

Fayette officials are hoping to gauge the need and want for municipal water service townwide to prioritize projects as they move forward in their efforts to provide water to residents. Some 70 people showed up at the Fayette Fire Hall Wednesday night, May 3rd to hear from Engineer Jason McCormick, who was retained by the town to look into the... more

Running coach dies during Sunday’s Seneca7 race

It’s the last thing officials or enthusiasts in Geneva expected to have happen during the Seneca7 race. A Syracuse-area running coach died during the race, according to officials. Brendan Jackson, a triathlon trainer at Fleet Feet Sports Syracuse, suffered a serious medical emergency and died during the race. He had 30 years of coaching experience, and coached a wide-range of... more

Nearly 2,300 participants make trip around Seneca Lake in Seneca7

The seventh-annual Seneca7, a 77.7-mile relay race, consisting of 328 seven-member teams running the circumference of Seneca Lake, was held on Sunday. The event began in downtown Geneva, with runners heading south along the west side of Seneca Lake, through Yates County, Schuyler County including Watkins Glen, and Seneca County, before returning to Geneva for a finish line celebration. Awards... more

Seneca7: The day around Seneca Lake on social media

Over 2,000 runners and bikers made started their day early in the morning on Sunday at the north end of Seneca Lake in Geneva and proceeded to propel themselves, as part of a seven person team, around the entire circumference of the lake before returning to Geneva late in the afternoon and into the early evening. – Full results &... more

Seneca County Arts Council scholarship available for 2017

The Seneca County Arts Council is offering a $500 scholarship to a 2017 high school graduate who plans to attend a college with a major in the arts. Applicants must be a resident of Seneca County. Applicants must be accepted and attending a college, university or post-secondary professional school to study either the visual, performing or written arts. Examples of... more

Deal struck between Airbnb and Seneca Co.

An agreement between Seneca County and Airbnb is expected to grow the tax base and allow the Airbnb to contribute “its fair share” of taxes. That’s the word that came down from officials from both organizations on Wednesday, as the deal, which will go into effect on May 1st — becomes reality. Seneca Airbnb hosts cater to a range of... more

How are codes being enforced? Business owners question process, regulation

Some people have a problem with the way codes are being enforced in Seneca County. The supervisors discussed a variety of issues at Tuesday’s Public Health Services Committee Meeting, which lasted more than an hour-and-a-half. It all centered around the future, or ‘vision’ as one supervisor put it — of Seneca County Code Enforcement. Tom Murray, who owns and operates... more

Latest from FLX as water levels continue to rise (full-coverage)

It’s a bad situation. As a whole, the region is several inches over “normal” rainfall amounts for the last two months. While the Finger Lakes didn’t see the snowmelt that sometimes contributes to springtime flooding — we have seen plenty of spring rains. On Thursday a road washed out in Geneva. Coastal communities along Lake Ontario have been on edge... more

Pair of public meetings to address Fayette municipal water project

The Town Board has scheduled two public meetings to discuss extending municipal water service to new areas of the town. The meetings will be 7 p.m. May 3 and 10 a.m. May 6 at the Fayette Fire Department on Route 414. Board member Jeff Trout said new areas being consider for water are the Route 96A and Route 96 corridors.... more
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