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Supervisors give Seneca County Manager Sheppard another four-year term

In a special meeting held before the Seneca County Board of Supervisors’ standing committee meetings, the supervisors met to consider the future of County Manager John Sheppard. The resolution, which extended his tenure through 2021, was presented by Fayette Supervisor Cindy Lorenzetti — who would ultimately vote against it. Seneca Falls Supervisor Greg Lazzaro supported the motion, which brought the... more

Flexible seating empowers Romulus students for better learning

By first grade, most children have heard the story of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” where a young girl invades the home of a family of bears and finds Papa Bear’s chair is too hard, Mama Bear’s chair is too soft, but Baby Bear’s chair is just right. For the 6 and 7-year-old students in Matt McCusker’s first grade class... more

Seneca County Democrats endorse candidates

The Seneca County Democratic Committee has endorsed two new challengers for seats on the Board of Supervisors. Ben Guthrie was endorsed to run on the Democratic line for supervisor in the town of Covert, a position now held by Republican Michael Reynolds. Rachel Weil garnered Democratic support for an at-large county supervisor seat from Seneca Falls. Party officials are seeking... more

MELISSA KILLELEAGH SHOW: Olan Mack of Seneca Co. House of Concern & holistic health practitioner Isabelle Wellauer of Auburn (podcast)

On this month’s edition of The Melissa Killeleagh Show on FingerLakes1.com, Seneca County House of Concern Executive Director Olan Mack is in-studio to talk about what inspires him to serve his community and to talk about an important fundraiser underway for the organization he leads. Then, meet Isabelle Wellauer, a holistic health practitioner from Auburn, NY. Check out the complete... more

Raises coming for Seneca County employees as supervisors approve increases

It had been an item debated and discussed for months. Perhaps for years. The length of that debate and discussion though fell by the wayside on Tuesday, as the Seneca County Board of Supervisors weighed resolutions that would put employment back on track. A report released earlier in the year highlighted a concerning number of employees, who left for jobs... more

Supervisors hear changes to hazard mitigation plan; flood prevention a priority in Seneca Co.

The Seneca County Board of Supervisors heard revisions on the Seneca County Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan, which is a FEMA sponsored plan adopted in 2008 — looking at prevention of natural disasters. Flooding is the main concern, explained Bill Clark, who provided the update to the board on the matter. Waterloo Town Supervisor Gary Westfall, as well as Waterloo at-large... more

37th Annual Finger Lakes Carp Derby is Sunday

Will someone catch a 45 pound carp this year? Ted Ralston reeled in a 44.1 once carp last year to capture first place in the 36th annual Finger Lakes Carp Derby. Ralston caught his first place fish at the Oak Island bridge The 37th annual Carp Derby will be on Sunday, June 11, at Oak Island. Fishing can take place... more

Seneca County officials react to stinging state audit

In the aftermath of a stinging state audit of Seneca County’s water and sewer districts, county officials must now prepare and submit a plan by September to correct the deficiencies. As that is being done, county officials had varying reactions to the audit. The county administers a single water district and two sewer districts serving customers in the southern end... more

18th-century Cornell University Library map details Seneca & Cayuga villages

A newly acquired 18th-century map of what is now New York state, showing Seneca and Cayuga villages and native footpaths in addition to natural features, offers insights into colonial life that will enhance learning and research at Cornell. The manuscript, drawn by prominent Albany-based mapmaker and surveyor John Rutse Bleecker, is now part of the American history and culture collections... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Seneca Supervisors Churchill & Lorenzetti in-studio (podcast)

Seneca County Supervisors Cindy Lorenzetti (Fayette) and Steve Churchill (Seneca Falls) appear in-studio to talk about the major issues facing their board. Also, Steve Churchill makes an announcement regarding the end of his current term. Check out the full episode below, originally streamed live on Monday afternoon inside the new FingerLakes1.com Studios… more

Five of the BEST events happening in the FLX this weekend

Looking for something to do this weekend with family or friends? The Finger Lakes is loaded with events on Saturday and Sunday, which will give everyone an opportunity to get out and enjoy the springtime festivities that come with living in the region. Whether you’re interested in wine, crafts, arts – or are looking for a parade – the Finger... 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

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

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
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