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

DISCUSSION: Supervisors address functionality, future of Seneca Co. IDA

We need more coordination between the various entities charged with promoting and driving business in Seneca County. It was a message shared by Seneca County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bob Shipley at last month’s regular meeting. It’s something he’s made a priority in his first three months as chairman. On Monday, the Planning, Development, Agriculture and Tourism standing committee —... more

Seneca Co. IDA gives lease deal the ‘OK’ for Seneca Army Depot

It’s a done deal. The Seneca County Industrial Development Agency approved a lease and tax abatement for Earl Martin related to the roughly 7,200 acres he is buying at the former Seneca Army Depot. IDA board members Tom Macinski, Steve Brusso, Robert Kernan, Valerie Bassett, Erica Paolicelli, Steve Wadhams and Don Trout voted yes on the final resolution and two... more

Seneca Chamber, IDA join forces to create ‘strategic plan’ for economic growth

There is going to be a significant, across the board effort made to empower and develop Seneca County. That was the clear message from three key agencies involved in bolstering economic development. On Monday, the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency and the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce announced the start of a joint strategic planning process to grow the local... more

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
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