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Legendary blues musician Buddy Guy coming to del Lago

del Lago Resort & Casino announced on Monday that legendary blues musician Buddy Guy will take the stage at The Vine on Friday, August 11th. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday at noon and can be purchased at the del Lago Resort & Casino box office, by calling the box office at (315) 946-1695 or online at dellagoresort.com/entertainment. At 80-years-old,... more

Multiple tractor-trailers involved in accident between Exits 41, 40 on Thruway

Emergency crews from northern Seneca County were called to mile marker 3157 on the New York State Thruway after a mid-morning accident involving at least two tractor-trailers slowed, and challenged traffic between Waterloo and Weedsport. Scanner traffic indicates that as many as three tractor-trailers were involved, but only one person was reported trapped. Junius and Magee Fire Departments, as well... 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

Seneca Meadows drops Article 78 suit against Seneca Falls

On Thursday, Seneca Meadows, Inc. announced that they filed a Notice of Voluntary Discontinuance regarding the Article 78 lawsuit against the Town of Seneca Falls. The discontinuance was made possible by the repeal of the 2016 Waste Disposal Law, negating the need to challenge its legality. The notice was filed with the Seneca County Slerk’s Office on Wednesday and was... more

SMI gives update, speakers rail against landfill as supervisors meet

Seneca Meadows District Manager Kyle Black gave an update to the Seneca County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday regarding their ongoing efforts at the facility along State Route 414 to mitigate odors and continue working with the community. According to Black, construction of 15 acres of landfill liner are planned, as well as the completion of a 25 acre final... 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

Inside del Lago: Seneca County casino’s hotel opens July 1 with ‘world-class’ amenities

Del Lago Resort & Casino’s 205-room hotel is opening earlier than anticipated. Jeff Babinski, del Lago’s executive vice president and general manager, announced Monday that the hotel will open Saturday, July 1 — two weeks before it was initially scheduled to open for guests. “We were always hopeful that we could go July 1, but didn’t want to make that... more

Fire departments called to del Lago Casino on Thursday evening

Fire departments were dispatched to The Vine, the concert venue inside del Lago Resort & Casino in Tyre, early Thursday evening after stage lighting malfunctioned sparking a small fire in the apparatus near the ceiling of the concert hall. Magee, Junius, Waterloo dispatched to del Lago Casino for the light on fire inside the restaurant. — SenecaCountyFireWire (@scfw_50) June 8,... 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

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

Large police presence at Waterloo Outlet Mall on Wednesday

Multiple witnesses at the Waterloo Premium Outlet Mall are reporting a significant police presence near Nautica and Wilson Leather on the west side of the center. Those on the scene say that a large volume of merchandise was spread across the ground at the center, as shoppers continued to go in- and out- of the stores. No stores were shut... more

Attorney requests court deny landfill zoning appeal

The state Court of Appeals should deny the motion filed by Seneca Meadows Landfill, the town of Waterloo and the town Zoning Board of Appeals to either reargue a unanimous Appellate Court ruling that went against them or appeal it to the Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court. That’s the position of attorney Douglas Zamelis, lawyer for North Road... 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

HERRON: Children must be protected

Mothers of Seneca County: You have spent tireless hours researching the benefits of breast milk versus formula, to immunize or not to immunize. You have compared car seats and brands of baby food . You have spent hours interviewing day care providers, and teaching your children basic manners and safety. You have done all of this out of the love... more

Landfill law rescinded by Seneca Falls board (video)

The local law passed in 2016 that would have forced Seneca Meadows to cease operations in 2025 at the landfill on Route 414 has been rescinded. It was standing room only in the courtroom for the Seneca Falls Town Board special meeting Friday evening, May 5th. Members of the grassroots group Seneca Falls Environmental Action Committee were lining the street... more
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