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INSIDE THE FLX: Joe Sapio talks D.A. race, campaigning & issues in Seneca County (podcast)

District Attorney Candidate Joe Sapio, who seeks support from Seneca County residents this fall describes himself as dedicated. The former Fayette Town Judge, who served for more than five years, has a diverse personal and professional background that offers a unique perspective. On Thursday’s edition of the Inside the FLX podcast, Sapio talked about his campaign, some of the challenges... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputy Frank Eldredge & Mobile DARE Program (podcast)

Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputy Frank Eldredge is in-studio to talk about the new Mobile DARE Program that he is involved with and his experience being one of the premiere DARE Officers in New York State. Seneca Country Sheriff Tim Luce also joins in-studio to talk about his long relationship with Eldredge and the perception of law enforcement in the Finger... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Ashley Davoli, Megan Peter & Sheriff Tim Luce on new Child Advocacy Center (podcast)

Meet the Seneca County Child Advocacy Center’s Seneca County satellite office coordinator Ashley Davoli, Seneca County Assistant District Attorney Megan Peter, and Seneca County Sheriff Time Luce and see how the Center streamlines the process of handling child abuse cases and helps innocent victims and children of abuse every day. . more

Flooded fields, roads in southern Seneca Co. after Monday morning’s heavy rains (full-coverage)

While the No Unnecessary Travel advisory was lifted at 6 am in Southern Seneca County on Monday, some photos of the flooding were sent to us by readers. These photos below, captured by Constance Pell showed how the fields, yards, and even some roadways were overrun with flooding water. Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce has issued a No Unnecessary Travel... more

Seneca County Chamber of Commerce names FingerLakes1.com, Inc. 2017 Small Business of the Year

On Wednesday night at the event center at Muranda Cheese Company in Waterloo, the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce names FingerLakes1.com, Inc. their 2017 Small Business of the Year. Also nominated and recognized were CVDesigns Boutique, Phoebe’s K9 Resort, Seneca Falls Historical Society and Bottomless Brewing. . FingerLakes1.com, Inc., founded in 1999, is a digital marketing company based in Seneca Falls,... more

ELECTION ISSUES: Looking at Seneca County’s political climate

Voters have their work cut out for them this November. Seneca County might be one of the most-rural, yet controversial and active political spaces in the entire Finger Lakes. Lacking some of the conventional structures that other counties take for granted – like a water authority – those elected to supervising position are left with the daunting task of making... more

Incident on roadway leads to felony DWI charge in Interlaken

Deputies say a a 51-year-old was arrested after an incident was reported where two drivers were yelling at each other on State Route 96. Arthur P. Porter, 51, was arrested in Interlaken after he refused to submit to a breath test, which resulted in a felony DWI charge, as well as a first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation charge — both felonies.... more

Debrief Podcast: Supervisors weigh audit, DEC challenges City’s position, and dissolution

On Thursday’s edition of the Debrief Podcast Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso tackled a big list of heavy topics happening in the region. The ongoing debate in Geneva around the former-Foundry, new regulations in Seneca Falls around Town Board meetings, as well as some newcomer items to the show list — including the Rushville dissolution, and efforts at the state-level... more

Graduating students receive scholarships from Seneca Meadows

For 14 years, Seneca Meadows has awarded scholarships to graduating seniors from each of the four school districts in Seneca County. Those schools include Mynderse Academy, Romulus Central School, South Seneca Central School, and Waterloo Central School. The recipients were selected by the respective school awards committees, and the committees chose outstanding students who have chosen to further their education... 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

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
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