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County manager says state of Seneca County is good

County manager says state of Seneca County is good
After a little over seven months on the job, Seneca County Manager Mitch Rowe said he can safely say that the state of the county is good. “Despite the critical 2017 audit, we are now in a strong position,’’ Rowe said. “All of the corrections and adjustments recommended for 2017 have been made. Halle Stevens, our finance director, is doing... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Seneca Co. Sheriff Tim Luce on progress, campaign, and future

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Seneca Co. Sheriff Tim Luce on progress, campaign, and future
Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce is seeking re-election. Four years into his first term as Sheriff – things have moved quickly. In this week’s Sunday Conversation – Sheriff Luce talks about his efforts to maintain and bolster accreditation, work toward a safer community, while balancing the needs of his office and its residents. He discusses the things he’d like to... more

Supervisors go with Hunt Engineers after contentious public comment during BOS meeting

Supervisors go with Hunt Engineers after contentious public comment during BOS meeting
Seneca Falls took center stage during the public comment period of the Seneca County Board of Supervisors meeting held on Tuesday. The supervisors considered a pair of resolutions in committee last month, which came before the full-board on Tuesday to determine who would provide engineering services for Seneca County. An infiltration and inflow study for Seneca County’s two sewer districts... more

Two sent to hospital after crash on SR 414 in Fayette

Two sent to hospital after crash on SR 414 in Fayette
The Seneca county Sheriff’s Office reports that on Wednesday at approximately 6:40 a.m. deputies responded to a two-car personal injury crash on State Route 414 in Fayette. Deputies investigated and determined that Jennifer Carroll, 38, was traveling north when she became distracted and rear-ended a vehicle operated by 19-year-old Timothy Sanpietro. Deputies say he was stopped and attempting to turn... more

Fayette driver charged with DWI after crash

Fayette driver charged with DWI after crash
Deputies say a Fayette woman was arrested on DWI charges following a one-car crash on State Route 89. The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on April 8th at approximately 7 p.m. deputies arrested Courtney M. Chavez, 24, of Fayette. Chavez was charged with DWI, driving with a BAC over 0.08%, failure to keep right, and refusal to submit to... more

INSIDE THE FLX: John Nabinger discusses campaign for Seneca County District Attorney (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: John Nabinger discusses campaign for Seneca County District Attorney (podcast)
John Nabinger says his greatest quality as a candidate for District Attorney in Seneca County is his fairness and desire to see better for the community. This week Josh Durso caught up with Nabinger to discuss his campaign, the issues, and how he would approach the office if elected this fall. Nabinger will first have to make it through a... more

Seneca Supervisors battle over engineering firm continues Tuesday

Seneca Supervisors battle over engineering firm continues Tuesday
Some members of the Seneca County Board of Supervisors want Barton & Loguidice Engineers to do a state-mandated inflow and infiltration study for the county’s two sewer districts. Others want Hunt Engineers to do the study. That split will be discussed at Tuesday’s meeting of the board’s Public Works Committee. Cost is not an issue. The studies will cost $72,000... more

Fayette mulls making highway super, town clerk appointed jobs

Fayette mulls making highway super, town clerk appointed jobs
Town Attorney Steve Ricci has been directed by the Town Board to research the steps required to make the highway superintendent and town clerk appointed positions. Both are now elected positions. If the board decides to move in that direction, a referendum would be required and town voters would decide the issue in November. Supervisor Cindy Lorenzetti said 91 towns... more

Shipley calls on Albany to address ‘Upstate’ issues; thanks Corona for 20 years of service

Shipley calls on Albany to address ‘Upstate’ issues; thanks Corona for 20 years of service
It’s time for state legislators and Governor Andrew Cuomo to deal with the many challenges facing the Finger Lakes region. That was the resounding message from Seneca County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bob Shipley (R-Waterloo), who took last night’s meeting as an opportunity to address the lengthy list of concerns the legislators have with Albany’s efforts. “I feel it is... more

Most supervisors in Seneca County will run again in 2019

Most supervisors in Seneca County will run again in 2019
Eight Seneca County Board of Supervisors members whose terms expire this year have said they will seek re-election in November. The following people said they are circulating nominating petitions to run again: • Ernest Brownell of Junius. • Bob Hayssen of Varick. • Michael Reynolds of Covert,. • David Kaiser of Romulus. • Lee Davidson of Lodi. • Ralph Lott... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Christopher Folk talks platform as he runs for Seneca County District Attorney (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Christopher Folk previews his race for Seneca County District Attorney (podcast)
Christopher Folk says his unique experiences make him the ideal candidate for Seneca County District Attorney. With background in the tech space, plenty of management experience, and time spent in local courts as Waterloo Town Judge – Folk believes one of the keys to being a strong District Attorney is understanding how to grow and become better in the position.... more

Bids sought to build new Canoga Fire Department fire house

Bids sought to build new Canoga Fire Department fire house
A new home for the Canoga Fire Department is moving closer to reality. The company will accept bids for general construction, heating, ventilating and air conditioning, plumbing, and electrical work related to the construction of a 100-by-100-foot fire station at 3576 Route 89 until noon March 27. Bids can be dropped off at the current fire station. The bids will... more

OUT & ABOUT: 17th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration along Cayuga Lake

OUT & ABOUT: 17th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration along Cayuga Lake (gallery)
Even though the calendar said February, and winds were expected to drive area residents into their homes for half of the weekend – the 17th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration along Cayuga Lake went off without a hitch. Wine tastings, food pairings, and plenty of positivity filled the 14 participating wineries and tasting rooms. “This has been a really unique, fun... more

Local officials say closing any state prison in Finger Lakes would be economically devastating

It would be devastating. That’s the message from elected officials in Seneca and Cayuga counties, who note that Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to close three state facilities – would hurt the Finger Lakes – if any of those three were local. Five Points Correctional Facility, Auburn Correctional Facility, and Willard Drug Treatment Campus are three of the largest employers in... more

TWO YEARS OF PROGRESS: A closer look at efforts to combat substance use disorders & mental health awareness (series)

TWO YEARS OF PROGRESS: Seneca continues addiction, mental health efforts
Part I: Identifying the problem, weighing current challenges When it comes to creating awareness around mental health issues and substance use disorders – officials believe positive ground has been made up in the last few years. Margaret Morse, Director of Community Services for Seneca County agrees. Morse celebrated her two-year anniversary leading community service efforts in Seneca on Jan. 31,... more

Crash on Rt. 96A leads to DWI charge for Romulus man

Crash on Rt. 96A leads to DWI charge for Romulus man
Police say a Romulus man was charged with driving while intoxicated following a crash along State Route 96A in Fayette. According to State Police, Eric S. Ransear, 35, of Romulus was charged with driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle with a BAC over 0.08 percent, and following too closely after the incident. Troopers responded to a crash on State... more

Fayette barn fire temporarily shuts down County House Road (photo)

County House Rd. shut down as crews battle barn fire
County House Road was temporarily shut down in Seneca County on Friday around 6 p.m. as firefighters battled a barn fire. Crews from Waterloo, Seneca Falls, Fayette, Canoga, Magee, Border City, and Varick fire departments responded to the scene. The fire was reported at 1908 County House Road. It’s unclear what the barn was used for, or how the blaze... more
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