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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

Best tasting water? Village of Waterloo wins and moves onto regional contest

When it comes to the taste of water – Seneca County residents often offer mixed reviews. The Village of Waterloo was selected as the best tasting drinking water in Seneca County at a contest sponsored by the Seneca County Health Department at this past weekend’s Olde Home Days in Interlaken. Seneca County residents participated in a blind taste test featuring... more

South Seneca’s Emily Lavarnway defends NYS pentathlon title… and then some

For South Seneca Falcon senior Emily Lavarnway, being given a hero’s welcome upon arrival home from a NYSPHSAA competition may be something she is getting accustomed to. The siren’s blared from the Ovid Fire Department leading the way into Seneca County and Ovid announcing the arrival of the stellar South Seneca athlete back home following her stunning successful defense of... more

Interlaken man arrested on harassment charge

Deputies in Seneca County arrested an Interlaken man on a warrant after an incident that happened at an earlier date. Franklin Bell, 67, of Interlaken was arrested and taken into custody on June 11th around 4 pm, according to deputies. There was an active arrest warrant out that stemmed from a second-degree harassment charge. He was arraigned in Lodi Town... more

NY TIMES: 36 Hours in the Finger Lakes Region of New York

The roughly 9,000 square miles that surround the 11 sinuous Finger Lakes in west-central New York State are filled with blue hills, rolling farmland and vineyards that produce some of the world’s greatest rieslings. It is an area of charming villages and towns, with historic treasures, including the Women’s Rights National Historical Park, in Seneca Falls. Ithaca, the site of... more

Check out this video from the South Seneca CSD trap shooting club

Here’s something different that is happening at South Seneca schools… a trap shooting club! On Thursday, the school’s official Facebook page posted a video highlighting this unique extra-curricular activity that teaches safety procedures, how to stand correctly, how to shoulder and hold the gun and the technical aspects of the sport. . 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

South Seneca seniors receive awards, scholarships

Thousands of dollars in scholarships and several accolades were given to South Seneca seniors who demonstrated academic achievement, leadership and character during their last year of high school. The 2017 South Seneca Senior Class Awards brought proud parents, guests, school staff members and award presenters to the middle school-high school auditorium to honor all of the seniors’ accomplishments. A monetary... more

South Seneca awards undergraduates and inducts 12 into National Honor Society

Dozens of South Seneca High School students were recently recognized for their active participation and extraordinary academic performance throughout the 2016-2017 school year. Students in grades nine through 11 received honors during the annual Undergraduate Awards ceremony in the school’s auditorium. Teachers commended their stellar students for their commitment, courage and character displayed all year. Guests filled the auditorium and... more

South Seneca students inducted into NHS

Scholarship, service, leadership and character exhibited throughout school and the community led several South Seneca students to become inducted into the high school’s chapter of the National Honor Society. A recent ceremony was held in the high school auditorium where Principal Tim Houseknecht said he was impressed with the 12 inductees’ attitude, school spirit and academic accomplishments that prepared them... 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

Americana Winery’s Woofstock benefits local shelters

Americana Vineyards Winery is is very proud to announce that their new rescue dogs and official winery greeters, Maverick and Lilly, will be hosting their first Woofstock, now in its fifth year, to benefit local shelters and rescues on June 3, from 12 to 7 p.m. at the winery. Kids, pets and parents are all invited and asked to bring... 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

South Seneca’s Lavarnway dominates W-FL pentathlon

Emily Lavarnway didn’t just win the Wayne-Finger Lakes championship in the outdoor pentathlon Saturday. The South Seneca senior simply dominated the event. Lavarnway posted the best effort in each of the pentathlon’s five disciplines to run away with the title at Sodus High School. FL Times: Read More more

Nearly 2,300 participants make trip around Seneca Lake in Seneca7

The seventh-annual Seneca7, a 77.7-mile relay race, consisting of 328 seven-member teams running the circumference of Seneca Lake, was held on Sunday. The event began in downtown Geneva, with runners heading south along the west side of Seneca Lake, through Yates County, Schuyler County including Watkins Glen, and Seneca County, before returning to Geneva for a finish line celebration. Awards... more
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