Three teens charged in Waterloo burglary investigation

The Waterloo Police Department reports that three teens have been arrested after the completion of a burglary investigation. Police say the incident took place in September at a residence located in the Village of Waterloo. Three teens were charged and one additional arrest is pending, according to police, who say that the trio entered the residence unlawfully and tampered with... more

Felon accused of crashing into barn in Seneca County

A Seneca County man who did time in prison for leaving the scene of a fatal crash has been arrested again — this time for crashing into a barn and leaving the scene. John S. Smith, 58,  was recently charged by sheriff’s deputies with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, failure to maintain lane, speed not reasonable and prudent, unlicensed operation and... more

Appeal denied for Seneca County abuser

On October 6th, 2017, the New York Court of Appeals, the State’s highest court, denied the appeal application of sex offender Shemariah Owens, who in sexually abused two young females in Seneca County in 2012. In 2014, Owens was convicted, after a jury trial, in the Seneca County Court of two counts of sexual abuse in the first degree, a... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Magee Diner owner Gary Schlegel in-studio (podcast)

The Magee Country Diner has been serving patrons off of New York State Thruway Exit 41 on Route 414 for over 20 years. Owner Gary Schlegel joins Harold Weber in-studio to talk about the history of the restaurant, the impact del Lago Resort & Casino has had on his business, and plans for the future. . more

Waterloo Premium Outlets named Business of the Month

The Seneca County Chamber of Commerce and Hampton Inn Seneca Falls are pleased to announce Waterloo Premium Outlets as the Business of the Month for September 2017. Opened in 1995, Waterloo Premium Outlets is among the most visited destinations in the Finger Lakes Region. As part of the Simon retail family, the Waterloo Premium Outlets is comprised of more than... more

Officials respond to reports of del Lago’s ‘lagging’ revenue

Earlier this week, reports published by the New York State Gaming Commission highlighted lagging revenue, behind projections filed with the state prior to del Lago Resort & Casino’s construction. The $440 million casino was billed as a shot of economic energy into an economy struggling to catch. For Tyre, as well as Seneca County, it also meant additional revenues to... more

REPORT: del Lago’s gaming revenue lagging

When the Albany Times Union reported earlier that New York State’s three licensed casinos are hundreds of millions of dollars behind projections in their first year of operation — the del Lago Resort & Casino was collectively on the Finger Lakes’ minds. The Tyre facility was among those three, and according to the latest figures from the Gaming Commission, del... more

Seneca County Sheriff to host first Citizens Academy

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office will hold its inaugural Citizens Police Academy in November. “The purpose of the academy is to give citizens of Seneca County a better understanding about law enforcement and how the sheriff’s office works within the community,” Sheriff Tim Luce said. FL Times: Read More more

Groundbreaking for Ontario, Seneca water expansion set for Thursday

Supervisors Norman Teed, Mark Venuti, Gary Westfall and Greg Wadhams and their respective boards invite all area residents and local leaders to attend the groundbreaking for an important economic development initiative impacting the four towns they represent. The project is an inter-municipal water expansion that highlights the success of shared services between the four towns of Phelps, Geneva, Waterloo and... more

Ruling kills Local Law #2 in Seneca Falls; Local Law #3 goes back on the books

Acting Supreme Court Justice William Kocher ruled on the Article 78 filed against the Town of Seneca Falls regarding a local law, designed to rescind another enacted in 2016. Local Law No. 2 was designed to kill Local Law No. 3 of 2016, which solidified an end date for operations at Seneca Meadows Landfill. In the application for judgment, the... more

UPDATE: Porsch, Sapio respond after notice of claim filed against Seneca County

Seneca County District Attorney Barry Porsch has filed a notice of claim with his employer. The claim was filed on Friday, September 8th, citing an incident that took place on June 12th. That claim outlines communications between a Seneca County employee and a State Agency. Both Seneca County and the employee, who is purported to be a probation officer, were... more

Suicide Prevention in the FLX: Coalition talks suicide in podcast series (Part I)

In Part II of FingerLakes1.com’s four part series, Sheriff Tim Luce and Kaitlyn Laskoski will join Josh Durso in-studio to talk about suicide prevention and law enforcement in Seneca County. The Inside the FLX special series was made in part by the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Seneca County, who is working to end stigmas around mental illness. The new date... more

‘Joe is just a guy’: Sapio campaign touts record, personal experience

The race for Seneca County District Attorney has become one of the more-polarized contests on the ballot for next week’s primary. While some have argued that politics is driving the race, the Sapio campaign is working to end that on a daily basis. “I loathe the phrase ‘that’s just politics,’” said Sapio during an exclusive one-on-one conversation with FingerLakes1.com. The... more

Tyre board to consider del Lago site plan changes

The Town Board will meet in special session Thursday to discuss the site plan modification application and subdivision and site plan application submitted for the del Lago Resort & Casino on Route 414. In July, the owners of the $440 million facility submitted a site plan application for the development of a Hilton Garden Inn Hotel to be built at... more

Charlie Daniels Band coming to del Lago’s Vine

From Dove Award-winning gospel albums to genre-defining Southern rock anthems and Country Music Award winning hits, the legendary Charlie Daniels Band will perform at del Lago Resort & Casino’s entertainment venue, The Vine on Friday, November 17th. Legendary country and Southern rock singer, guitarist and fiddler Charlie Daniels has left an indelible mark on America’s musical landscape. An outspoken patriot,... more

del Lago Resort & Casino adds additional matinee performances at the Vine

Based on the success of del Lago Resort & Casino’s Wednesday 55+ Club, the casino has added matinee performances to its line-up at The Vine. The 2 pm Wednesday performances include some of the country’s best tribute bands including: Sept. 13th: Beach Party Boys Sept. 20th: Captain Fantastic – Elton John tribute band Sept. 27th: Green River Revival – Creedence... more
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