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Auburn man charged with possessing over 25 grams of marijuana in Junius

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on April 19th at about 9:15 p.m., deputies arrested an Auburn man on drug charges following a traffic stop. Ryan M Bond, 26, of Auburn was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana. The arrest stems from a traffic stop in the Town of Junius where Bond was found to be in possession... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Fayette Supervisor Cindy Lorenzetti in-studio (podcast)

Fayette Town Supervisor Cindy Lorenzetti is in her third term on the Seneca County Board of Supervisors, one of only two democrats on the board. On Monday afternoon she was in-studio as a guest on Weber This Week… . more

Junius cabin destroyed, fire deemed accidental after investigation

An investigation determined that a Junius fire started in a wood stove, which resulted in a cabin on West Townline Road to be deemed a ‘total loss’. Around 7:42 p.m. on Saturday deputies along with Junius, Magee, Waterloo, Clyde, and Oaks Corners fire departments responded to 1238 West Townline Road for a reported structure fire. The call originally came in... more

Cabin fire under investigation in Phelps

A fully-involved cabin fire was reported on West Townline Road in Phelps Saturday evening. The call was reported around 7:45 p.m., when Junius and Oaks Corners fire departments were called to the scene. Crews on-scene confirmed a fully-involved cabin, with visible smoke in the sky. This story will be updated as more information becomes available. Oaks corners responding with a... more

Joe Siccardi, former Reveille publisher, launches first book, “Heaven Shining Through”

Joe Siccardi, a recent mid-Maine transplant from Seneca Falls, has announced the public book launch of his first book, Heaven Shining Through. It will be held April 29, noon-2 p.m. at The Mill Inn & Café, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. In addition, Siccardi will be presenting a copy of the book to the Thompson Free Library in Dover-Foxcroft on May 2 at... more

Florida duo face nearly 20 charges after credit card skimming operation found in Seneca Co.

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce says two Florida residents are being held on $50,000 bail after a credit card skimming operation was uncovered through a lengthy investigation. Luce says Rafael Quevedo, 38, and Yuri Duerte-Surera, 44, both of Orlando were arrested on April 5th. The two were apprehended and detained while investigating the incident. Deputies discovered more evidence of criminal... more

Man accused of raping outlet mall co-worker pleads guilty to lower-level felony

The Trumansburg man accused of raping an underage co-worker last year pleaded guilty to a low-level felony Monday in Seneca County Court. A more serious rape charge was dismissed. Jesse Farina-Geiger, 25, pleaded guilty to third-degree rape, a class E felony punishable by up to four years in prison. Judge Dennis Bender sentenced Farina-Geiger to 10 years’ probation, and Farina-Geiger... more

Seneca Meadows lawsuit against town over local law delayed to June

The Article 78 lawsuit filed by Seneca Meadows Landfill against the Town Board over its 2016 adoption of a local law will not be heard April 17, it was announced at Tuesday’s board meeting. Town Attorney David Foster, in response to comments from town resident Valerie Sandlas, said that the State Supreme Court Judge assigned to the case has moved... more

del Lago wins ‘dining and nightlife’ awards in Casino Player magazine

Casino Player magazine announced the results of its 5th annual “Dining and Nightlife Awards” Reader’s Survey – and del Lago Resort & Casino scored a few wins. Each year Casino Player magazine asks its readers to vote for their favorite casinos around the country in a variety of dining and nightlife-related categories. The results have been compiled and the winners... more

del Lago vs. Albany: Competitors will have billion dollar advantage if state fails to act

The two biggest competitors of del Lago Resort & Casino have a billion dollar ‘Ace’ up their sleeve. Historic filings and reports from the last 20 years showcase a problem not dealt with by New York State officials. While much of the ‘heat’ has been on del Lago for their underperformance — officials in Seneca County are joining the casino’s... more

Wolfs thankful for ‘stunning’ show of support

Walter and Doris Wolf try not to focus on all the personal items and memories they lost in a quick-moving fire that essentially destroyed their historic cobblestone home on Birdsey Road. Instead, they prefer to rave about how the community has rallied to help them rebuild their lives. The couple, well known for their deep civic involvement, are now themselves... more

SAFETY MOMENT: Business travel brings unique set of challenges

Throughout my career, I’ve traveled a lot and seen a good portion of the country. In every location, I’ve met great people and enjoyed experiencing the unique local flavors of each town and city. Business travel, however, has its share of potentially dangerous situations. When working in an unfamiliar area, we are more susceptible to crime if we do not... more

Pair of shows announced for del Lago Resort & Casino

del Lago Resort & Casino announced two upcoming shows at The Vine. Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers will perform on June 14 and The Legendary Temptations will take the stage on July 6th. Tickets for both shows go on sale at noon Friday, March 23rd and may be purchased in person at the del Lago Resort & Casino box office,... more

Sheriff: Waterloo man charged with robbery, assault after Whiskey Hill Rd. incident

Sheriff Tim Luce says a Waterloo man was taken into custody on a number of charges following an incident that happened on March 3rd in Junius. Deputies say that Brandon J. Leather, 24, of Waterloo was charged with second-degree robbery, second-degree assault, and fourth-degree criminal mischief after the Whiskey Hill Road incident. He is accused of forcibly taking property from... more

Syracuse woman arrested on felony charge after larceny in Junius

A 48-year-old Syracuse woman was arrested in Junius after deputies received the report of a larceny in progress. Kellie J. Barnello, 48, of Syracuse was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, petit larceny and possession of burglar tools after investigation. The incident took place at an unidentified Junius business. Deputies also say that Barnello had stolen from two separate Junius businesses... more

SENECA CO. BOS: Resolution to oppose incinerator passes unanimously (full coverage)

On Tuesday the Seneca County Board of Supervisors held their regularly scheduled meeting for March, taking what some felt was a ‘significant’ step in opposing the proposed Circular enerG incinerator in Romulus. Multiple speakers at the session railed against the proposed facility, pointing out potential threats to a nearby school, the environment, and local tourism economy. David Lock, a Fayette... more

H&M, Michael Kors will open at Waterloo Premium Outlets; Eddie Bauer will relocate

Changes are coming to the Waterloo Premium Outlets. Eddie Bauer is relocating — and along with the closure of other stores in the northwest corner of the shopping center — a new store will open. H&M was announced as that store, which has a slated opening date of August 1st. The H&M store will take over the former Eddie Bauer... more

Waterloo woman violates order of protection twice, faces multiple charges

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce says a 44-year-old Waterloo woman was arrested after a pair of incidents, which involved him making contact with a protected party. One of those incidents happened in Junius, while the other happened in Waterloo. Tonya S. Vanvalkenburg, 44, of Waterloo was charged with two counts of second-degree criminal contempt after violating a Class A order... more
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