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Sen. Helming takes part in Finger Lakes Works event

Senator Pam Helming attended the “Finger Lakes Works … with their hands!” event hosted by the Geneva-based Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board at Rodman Lott & Sons Farms in Seneca Falls. More than 800 students from area schools and BOCES districts spent the day exploring careers in construction, skilled trades, advanced manufacturing, and alternative energy. More than 50 businesses, trade... more

Cayuga woman charged with DWAI-drugs after Rt. 89 crash

Deputies arrested a Cayuga woman following a personal injury crash that took place on State Rt. 89 on September 20th in the Town of Fayette. Barbara L. Deangelis, of Fayette was charged with DWAI-drugs after an accident where she went off the road, into a ditch, striking a culvert. Deputies say her vehicle overturned in the process. She suffered minor... more

Another Notice of Claim filed against Seneca County; attorney says client was harassed

Seneca County has received a second Notice of Claim. On Friday, Jarrod W. Smith, Esq., who is representing Debra R. Rickerson, provided a narrative to an ongoing story, which rocked Seneca County days before September’s Republican Primary for District Attorney. In an earlier-filed Notice of Claim by District Attorney Barry Porsch, he alleged that Rickerson, acting in her capacity as... more

Seneca County Sheriff to host first Citizens Academy

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office will hold its inaugural Citizens Police Academy in November. “The purpose of the academy is to give citizens of Seneca County a better understanding about law enforcement and how the sheriff’s office works within the community,” Sheriff Tim Luce said. FL Times: Read More more

Supervisors argue over sewer in Seneca County; expansion considered to south end

If the tone of debate around water and sewer in Seneca County were going to be labeled, ‘divisive’ would be the only term appropriate. At Tuesday’s Public Works standing committee meeting, that very topic took center stage. The County is currently working out a plan to deal with issues uncovered by New York State. The problem, per the DEC, is... more

Fayette sets info sessions on assessments

The town has scheduled two public information sessions on property revaluations and reassessments. They will be at 7 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Saturday. Both will be in the Fayette Firehouse on Route 414. The Town Board’s fourth public session on the 2018 town budget preparation will be from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Town Municipal Building, 1439... more

Officials: Fayette barn ‘total loss’ after fire, cause possibly electrical

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office has provided an official narrative to the fire, which completely destroyed a barn on Disinger Rd. in Waterloo. According to Sheriff Luce, deputies responded to a structure fire at 3139 Disinger Rd. They say the barn on the property suffered extensive damage and was considered a total loss — while a nearby home suffered minor... more

UPDATE: Porsch, Sapio respond after notice of claim filed against Seneca County

Seneca County District Attorney Barry Porsch has filed a notice of claim with his employer. The claim was filed on Friday, September 8th, citing an incident that took place on June 12th. That claim outlines communications between a Seneca County employee and a State Agency. Both Seneca County and the employee, who is purported to be a probation officer, were... more

Suicide Prevention in the FLX: Coalition talks suicide in podcast series (Part I)

In Part II of FingerLakes1.com’s four part series, Sheriff Tim Luce and Kaitlyn Laskoski will join Josh Durso in-studio to talk about suicide prevention and law enforcement in Seneca County. The Inside the FLX special series was made in part by the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Seneca County, who is working to end stigmas around mental illness. The new date... more

Supervisor Lorenzetti defends candidate, Sapio responds to criticisms

The race for Seneca County District Attorney is heating up. While no face-to-face action has been seen for an upcoming primary; compared to Ontario County, where both Republican candidates squared off in a debate — a series of mailers have left voters with more questions than answers. Fayette Supervisor Cindy Lorenzetti, a Democrat, who hoped to remain silent through this... more

‘Joe is just a guy’: Sapio campaign touts record, personal experience

The race for Seneca County District Attorney has become one of the more-polarized contests on the ballot for next week’s primary. While some have argued that politics is driving the race, the Sapio campaign is working to end that on a daily basis. “I loathe the phrase ‘that’s just politics,’” said Sapio during an exclusive one-on-one conversation with FingerLakes1.com. The... more

Deputies: Multiple suspects used stolen credit card in Seneca Co.

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office made three arrests in connection with a credit card, which was stolen and used multiple times, by multiple suspects. Investigators say Ian M. Belanger, 30, of Ovid; Stacey L. Courtright, 28, of Ovid; and Courtney B. Bower, 20, of Fayette were arrested and face multiple charges. The investigation remains active, according to the Sheriff’s Office,... more

Fayette Democrats nominate Lorenzetti

Supervisor Cindy Lorenzetti was nominated by town Democrats Monday for her third, four-year term in the November election. Lorenzetti will also be on the Working Families Party line. She will be unopposed. Town Democrats, meeting at Lorenzetti’s home, also cross-endorsed incumbent Republican Highway Superintendent William Trout. But caucus participants did not nominate any Democrats to run for two seats on... more

Fayette man faces felony charge after domestic incident

On Wednesday around 10:40 pm members of the Seneca Falls Police Department arrested a Fayette man following a domestic violence investigation. According to police, Jeremy C. Werner, 28, of Fayette was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, a felony, after he was accused of stealing money from a female victim. The entire incident took place at a home in Seneca Falls,... more

Horn, Sheppard talk marina development in Geneva; boundary between Ontario, Seneca

Seneca County has questions, but Geneva doesn’t have all the answers just yet. A resolution was passed at last Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, green-lighting a SEQRA response from Seneca County. The resolution authorizes County Manager John Sheppard to respond to a July 27 request for response to SEQRA efforts, as Geneva moves forward through the process of adding a... more
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