WEBER THIS WEEK: Fayette Supervisor Cindy Lorenzetti in-studio (podcast)

Fayette Town Supervisor Cindy Lorenzetti is in her third term on the Seneca County Board of Supervisors, one of only two democrats on the board. On Monday afternoon she was in-studio as a guest on Weber This Week… . more

Brown tells Fayette board he’s not leaving highway chief job

Highway Superintendent Andrew Brown told the Town Board Thursday he will continue as full-time highway superintendent and does not want his old job back. Brown worked as water and sewer maintainer for the town of Waterloo prior to being elected highway superintendent in neighboring Fayette, where he lives, last November. Brown filed a notice of claim March 13 against the... more

Joe Siccardi, former Reveille publisher, launches first book, “Heaven Shining Through”

Joe Siccardi, a recent mid-Maine transplant from Seneca Falls, has announced the public book launch of his first book, Heaven Shining Through. It will be held April 29, noon-2 p.m. at The Mill Inn & Café, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. In addition, Siccardi will be presenting a copy of the book to the Thompson Free Library in Dover-Foxcroft on May 2 at... more

Three Brothers’ suds hop to top

It didn’t take long for Three Brothers Winery to become one of those must-see stops along the Seneca Lake Wine Trail because of its reputation as the Disneyland of Finger Lakes winemakers. However, it’s gaining a growing reputation — and customer base — for its beer as well. War Horse Brewing Co., Three Brothers Wineries & Estates’ brewery, has been... more

Attorney denies plea coercion in Wilson case

Two of the claims made by a Romulus man accused of killing two people in a 2015 accident were debunked Tuesday in Seneca County Court. Assistant Public Defender John Nabinger, Earl Wilson’s former attorney, emphatically denied pressuring Wilson to plead guilty to killing Steve Lester of Manchester and Patty Perryman of Canandaigua in the Sept. 16 crash on Route 96A... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Supervisors Lorenzetti, Hochadel talk issues in Seneca County (podcast)

Shaping the future of Seneca County comes with its challenges. It is especially difficult when you’re operating in the minority. For Fayette Town Supervisor Cindy Lorenzetti and Waterloo Supervisor Lisa Hochadel, the lone Democrats on the Board of Supervisors – remaining optimistic is crucial. The duo were inside the FingerLakes1.com Studio talking about issues, headlines, and much more as the... more

Republicans don’t back candidate for judge, primary expected

The Seneca County Republican Committee did not endorse a candidate in the race for Seneca County Judge. Donna Cathy, former Seneca County District Attorney said on Thursday she ‘commended’ the choice. “I commend their decision to leave the choice for filling this open seat up to the voters,” she explained. “Looking ahead, I’m prepared and excited to run a spirited... more

Substance abuse, suicide prevention efforts to take center stage at trio of events in Seneca County

The Seneca County Suicide Prevention Coalition and the Substance Abuse Coalition, a joint-effort between Seneca County and the United Way of Seneca County announced three events, which will gather community input on a host of difficult issues impacting residents across the region. The sessions will provide the community with opportunity to engage with local leaders on addiction, overdose, suicide, bullying,... more

Seneca County employee files suit, DA denies claims ‘entirely’

A Seneca County employee who filed a Notice of Claim last fall has officially taken legal action. FingerLakes1.com obtained documents from the Seneca County Clerk’s Office, which detailed the complaint who identifies the plaintiff as Debra R. Rickerson, an employee with Seneca County Probation. Last fall, Rickerson was accused by District Attorney Barry Porsch of making false claims about him.... more

Deadly Fayette case going back to county court

The case of a Romulus man accused of killing two people on a motorcycle in 2015 is heading back to Seneca County Court. In a decision filed Friday, the Fourth Judicial Department of state Supreme Court’s Appellate Division ordered that the case of Earl Wilson be remitted to Seneca County Court for further proceedings. In 2016, Wilson was sentenced by... more

Waterloo man convicted after theft of lawn equipment, building materials on Rt. 89

After a three-day jury trial in Seneca County Court, David Brownell, 54, of Waterloo was found guilty of third-degree criminal mischief, a class E felony, and two counts of petit larceny, class A misdemeanors. Brownell was charged on December 7th, 2016 by the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office following an investigation into the theft of lawn equipment and building materials from... more

SENECA CO. BOS: Resolution to oppose incinerator passes unanimously (full coverage)

On Tuesday the Seneca County Board of Supervisors held their regularly scheduled meeting for March, taking what some felt was a ‘significant’ step in opposing the proposed Circular enerG incinerator in Romulus. Multiple speakers at the session railed against the proposed facility, pointing out potential threats to a nearby school, the environment, and local tourism economy. David Lock, a Fayette... more

Ettman seeking Seneca County judge seat

In a press release issued Friday, Assistant Seneca County Attorney David K. Ettman announced his candidacy for Seneca County Judge. Ettman said he publicly announced his intentions at last Tuesday’s Varick Town Board meeting. Ettman, 60, of Varick, is a 30-year resident of Seneca County. He was appointed assistant county attorney last June. Current Seneca County Judge Dennis Bender will... more

Sheriff Luce: Former Waterloo trio charged after major investigation into string of burglaries

An extensive investigation into burglaries and larcenies in Seneca County has been concluded with the arrest of three former Waterloo residents. Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce says the the crimes committed in this case encompassed the Towns of Fayette, Junius, Seneca Falls, Tyre, Waterloo, and the Village of Waterloo. However, due to the size, scope and complexity of the crimes... more

Supervisors spar over incinerator, landfill at committee session

Tempers flared during Tuesday’s Agriculture and Environmental Affairs standing committee meeting, which saw board members spar over two of the most-controversial issues in Seneca County. The first involved a resolution, which started out as a proposed local law. While proposed Local Law C of 2018 never made it across the finish line during the session — a resolution opposing the... more

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

Endicott duo arrested after wine tour altercation in Fayette

On January 26th at approximately 5:30 pm deputies arrested an Endicott duo following an altercation that took place while on a wine tour in Seneca County. Nicole R. Yammine, 26, and Michael M. Yammine, 29, of Endicott were arrested on a warrant from the Fayette Town Court. On August 19th during a wine tour the siblings were involved in an... more

Waterloo man revived after December crash involved in another accident in Seneca County

A Waterloo man who deputies say had to be revived after a crash in December on State Route 414 was again involved in a crash in Seneca County. Deputies say Scott M. Knowlton, 19, of Waterloo was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and failure to use designated lane after a crash on State Route 96 in the... more
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