Our Finger Lakes History: The Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention of 1848 (podcast)

Seneca County Historian Walter Gable takes a comprehensive look at the factors that contributed to the first Women’s Rights Convention being held in Seneca Falls in 1848. Meet the individuals involved and the local and national reaction to the Declaration of Sentiments which was drafted at the convention. more

Seneca Co. Board of Supervisors could see major election year shakeup

Nine seats on the Seneca County Board of Supervisors are up for election this year. In theory, it could mean nine new faces — as many vie for two- and four-year terms. The Seats The board, which has four at-large seats — are two-year terms. Covert Supervisor Michael Reynolds, who is up for re-election this year — also carries a... more

Countrymax’s Honk finds new home and a new friend

After 16 years at the CountryMax in Seneca Falls, Honk the parrot has found a forever home. Having called the farm, pet and garden retailer home for so many years, Honk left recently to start his new life. He came to the store as a chick and was cared for by staff, who watched him grow into a beautiful macaw. He... more

CLEAR EM OUT: Officials ask for residents to clear around fire hydrants

When a winter storm the magnitude of Stella makes it’s way through, leaving nearly two feet of snow (or more) in some areas — it takes some work to get everything back to normal. The roads have improved significantly just one day removed from the biggest winter storm of the season, but Seneca County officials are asking for a hand... more

Local laws and litigation: Recent history of landfilling debate in Seneca Falls

The polarizing nature of the Seneca Meadows Landfill in Seneca Falls has folks from every walk of life weighing in. While the community remains largely split on the issues at play — this year is shaping up to be as important — if not more important than 2016. On March 14th a Public Hearing is scheduled to take place at... more

Inside the FLX: Seneca Co. BOS Chairman Bob Shipley talks local issues, 2017 outlook (podcast)

Seneca County is poised to have a great run over the next several years. Chairman of the Seneca County Board of Supervisors Bob Shipley sat down with Josh Durso on Thursday’s edition of the Inside the FLX podcast. His goals for 2017 include creating more continuity among the board, as well with other entities within the county to drive economic... more

Geneva men facing drug charges after traffic stop in Fayette

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on Monday at approximately 2 pm the Narcotics Unit arrested two Geneva men after a traffic stop. Timothy P. Ryan, 35, and Matthew A. Ryan, 31, both of Geneva were arrested following a traffic stop on River Rd. in Fayette. Timothy Ryan was charged with two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled... more

Four hunters charged with trespassing in Fayette

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on February 19th at approximately 6:00 pm deputies investigated a trespassing complaint on Yost Road in the Fayette. It was reported that multiple individuals were hunting on a property without having permission from the land owner. As a result of the investigation the following individuals were charged with trespassing: Michael A. Kurdziolek, 30, of... more

Fayette man charged with DWI

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on February 22nd at 10:50 pm deputies arrested Gary S Nielsen, 71, of Fayette. Nielsen was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving with a blood-alcohol content of .08 percent or more, driving across hazardous markings and failure to keep right. Nielsen was released on appearance tickets and is to appear in the Town... more

DEFEATED: Resolution calling for immediate sale of depot shot down by supervisors

Nearly an hour of debate and speakers. When all was said and done though, the Seneca County Board of Supervisors would defeat the resolution calling for the immediate sale of the former Seneca Army Depot. “It’s a complex deal,” Earl Martin explained to the board during his time addressing the collection of supervisors, county employees and members of the public.... more

Romulus School declares no mumps

Tests have come back negative for a Romulus Elementary student believed to have the mumps, the school district announced this week. Last week, Romulus School Superintendent Martin Rotz sent home a letter with elementary students warning parents of possible exposure to mumps. Proper precautions were taken and the Seneca County Health Department was notified. The student had not been in school... more

Inside the FLX: IDA Exec. Director Bob Aronson talks depot, development, and more

“It was a great opportunity to do something for the home team.” That’s how Seneca County Industrial Development Agency Executive Director Bob Aronson views his role in driving economic development. The IDA serves as an arm of government, which organizes and establishes deals to foster economic development. His roots run deep in Seneca County, as his grandfather’s business in downtown... more

Romulus warns parents, students of possible mumps exposure

Elementary students in Romulus Central School may have been exposed to mumps, according to a notice sent home with students today. According to the letter from School Superintendent Martin Rotz, the school was notified that one of its students is being tested for a suspected case of mumps. The possible case has been reported to appropriate officials at the state... more

13 to 5: Supervisor Lorenzetti calls five committee structure ‘crazy’ in FL1 interview

Thirteen committees is a lot. Limiting the number of standing committees within the Seneca County Board of Supervisors down to five would be ‘crazy’ according to Fayette Supervisor Cindy Garlick-Lorenzetti. “We have 13. We could maybe chisel down a couple of them — get it down to 11,” she explained. “But to go with the proposal that was given by... more

‘UP IN THE AIR’: Fayette Supervisor highlights issues with Depot bid process (podcast)

“We’re pretty much up in the air right now.” Fayette Town Supervisor Cindy Lorenzetti sounded off on Tuesday’s edition of the Inside the FLX podcast highlighting a number of the issues she sees with the process that has resulted in a lease of the property. The option to lease the 7,000 acres was not on the table as the Seneca... more

SELL IT: Committee calls for IDA to sell, not lease Seneca Army Depot property

It’s been contentious. It’s been debated for well-over a year now. Yet for the first time in recent memory, representation of the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency was present at the Seneca County Board of Supervisors government operations standing committee meeting. The goal: Provide the Board of Supervisors an update on the ongoing issues surrounding the former Seneca Army Depot... more

Our Finger Lakes History: Sampson Naval Training Station during WWII (podcast)

On Monday afternoon’s edition of Our Finger Lakes History on FingerLakes1.TV, Seneca County Historian Walter Gable presents the complete history of the Sampson Naval Training Station during World War II which was located on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake where Sampson State Park is today and covered 2,535 acres. 411,429 naval recruits were trained there during the 3.5 years of... more
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