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Waterloo woman recovering, facing charges after overdose

A 24-year-old Waterloo woman is recovering and facing a charge after deputies say she overdosed on State Rt. 318 while driving a vehicle. Deputies charged Morgan L. Garrett, 24, of Waterloo with driving while ability impaired by drugs after she was found to be operating a motor vehicle while an overdose was taking place. Authorities were called to the scene... more

Styx coming to del Lago’s ‘Vine’ on May 12th

del Lago Resort & Casino announced another top act to its entertainment line-up on Thursday. Legendary American rock band, Styx will take the stage at The Vine on May 12th. Tickets will go on sale Friday, March 24th at 12 pm and may be purchased in person at the del Lago Resort & Casino box office, by calling the box... more

Seneca Co. Board of Supervisors could see major election year shakeup

Nine seats on the Seneca County Board of Supervisors are up for election this year. In theory, it could mean nine new faces — as many vie for two- and four-year terms. The Seats The board, which has four at-large seats — are two-year terms. Covert Supervisor Michael Reynolds, who is up for re-election this year — also carries a... more

Finalized deal saves horse racing, 1,200 jobs at FLGR; del Lago will pony up to help

The deal is finalized. It means that horse racing is preserved for at least two more years in Farmington. While the long-term stability and health of Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack is anything but certain — the deal finalized by Gov. Andrew Cuomo puts the facility on slightly more solid footing moving forward. As predicted though, the deal will come... more

CLEAR EM OUT: Officials ask for residents to clear around fire hydrants

When a winter storm the magnitude of Stella makes it’s way through, leaving nearly two feet of snow (or more) in some areas — it takes some work to get everything back to normal. The roads have improved significantly just one day removed from the biggest winter storm of the season, but Seneca County officials are asking for a hand... more

Junius man facing 7 felony sex abuse charges, victims 3- and 6-years-old

A Junius man is facing seven felony charges related to a child sex abuse investigation, in which he is accused of engaging in sexual intercourse with two victims between 3- and 6-years-old. Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce reports that two Junius residents were arrested on March 9th following the launch of an investigation into sex abuse of a minor. Jacqueline... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Chris Pulito, VP of Hospitality & Jeff Babinski, Executive VP of del Lago (podcast)

Chris Pulito, Vice President of Hospitality at del Lago Resort and Casino is joined in-studio by Executive Vice President and General Manager Jeff Babinski as guests on Weber This Week on FingerLakes1.TV. Watch the episode LIVE at 3:00 pm on Monday afternoon…   Watch the live stream on FingerLakes1.TV, the FingerLakes1.com YouTube Channel, or the free FingerLakes1.com iPhone or Android... more

Thruway closed overnight near Exit 41 after tractor-trailer flips

The westbound lane of the New York State Thruway was closed overnight due to winds, which blew over a tractor-trailer. The accident happened around 11 pm on Wednesday, and the scene was finally cleared around 7 am on Thursday. It happened just feet away from the Exit 41 off-ramp. Crews were forced to remove the contents of the trailer before... more

Local laws and litigation: Recent history of landfilling debate in Seneca Falls

The polarizing nature of the Seneca Meadows Landfill in Seneca Falls has folks from every walk of life weighing in. While the community remains largely split on the issues at play — this year is shaping up to be as important — if not more important than 2016. On March 14th a Public Hearing is scheduled to take place at... more

Inside the FLX: Seneca Co. BOS Chairman Bob Shipley talks local issues, 2017 outlook (podcast)

Seneca County is poised to have a great run over the next several years. Chairman of the Seneca County Board of Supervisors Bob Shipley sat down with Josh Durso on Thursday’s edition of the Inside the FLX podcast. His goals for 2017 include creating more continuity among the board, as well with other entities within the county to drive economic... more

Committee approves purchase of body cams for law enforcement in Seneca Co.

The entire Seneca County Board of Supervisors will vote at their next meeting on a measure that drew interesting dialogue from the body. The Public Safety Committee voted unanimously to approve the purchase of body cameras, which will be purchased for the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Seneca Falls Police Department. The funds will come from the... more

Skepticism of Gov. Cuomo’s plan to save FLGR running high

First, there was the announcement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office that a plan to ‘save’ Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack would include a payment from del Lago Resort & Casino, which opened in Tyre this month. The exact amount of money is still being discussed and debated, but the proposal as Gov. Cuomo announced it would include a $440,000 payment... more

Legislation introduced by Seneca Falls Town Board to kill Waste Disposal Law (video)

  Local Law No. 3, otherwise known as the Waste Disposal Law could be off the books in mere weeks — if the Seneca Falls Town Board continues on the path it has created. On Thursday, in a special session — the Town Board voted 3-2 introducing a new local law, which would nullify the previously adopted Local Law No.... more

Inside the FLX: IDA Exec. Director Bob Aronson talks depot, development, and more

“It was a great opportunity to do something for the home team.” That’s how Seneca County Industrial Development Agency Executive Director Bob Aronson views his role in driving economic development. The IDA serves as an arm of government, which organizes and establishes deals to foster economic development. His roots run deep in Seneca County, as his grandfather’s business in downtown... more

Bad Company rocks The Vine as del Lago hosts first concert

Over two-thousand people filled The Vine at del Lago Lago Resort & Casino on Saturday as legendary classic rock band Bad Company opened up an extensive entertainment slate at the newly opened casino in Tyre, NY. FingerLakes1.com Quick Review:  Our first impression of the room is that there isn’t a bad seat in this house. The seats in the back... more

‘SYMBOLIC’ DELIVERY: Seneca Falls Town Board receives check from SMI at Tuesday’s meeting

  When Seneca Meadows District Manager Kyle Black arrived at the Seneca Falls Town Board meeting to address the board, as well as those in attendance — the expectation was that he’d provide an update on Seneca Meadows efforts to control odor. While Black delivered on that part, he also delivered with a check; two of them, in fact. A... more

LAZZARO: Cuts to services are imminent as Seneca Falls faces litigation over Local Law #3

UPDATE The cuts are coming. In a conversation Saturday morning, Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro told FingerLakes1.com that the litigation announced on Friday “Would cost the Town hundreds of thousands of dollars.” He said that the Town Board would begin looking at cutting services and that future budgets would likely be impacted. “Recreation and Public Safety are our two... more

Thousands converge in Tyre as del Lago Resort & Casino opens for business (full coverage)

It’s time for the Town of Tyre, and Seneca County as a whole, to place it’s bet on del Lago Resort & Casino. The doors officially opened as thousands poured into the venue at 10:39 am. Massive lines were visible outside the venue, which were quickly worked through by the staff, who ensured guests were not waiting too long after... more
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