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MAJOR DRUG BUST: 73 baggies of heroin, 51 Alprazolam pills seized

Deputies in Seneca County arrested Derek M. Mehlenbacher, 24, of Waterloo and Cheyann M. Saunders, 21, of Seneca Falls on April 19th after a drug investigation. Investigators say that two weeks ago, deputies received a tip of heroin laced with the narcotic drug fentanyl being sold in Seneca County. As those investigators progressed — a search warrant was obtained. Investigators... more

Road concerns: Man says it could be dangerous for motorcyclists

A Waterloo man is trying to convince the state Department of Transportation to install signs warning motorcyclists along a 24-mile stretch of state highways from Junius to Wolcott. Bill Evans said the stretch of road was damaged during the winter. A farm implement called a chisel plow was being towed in the eastbound lane of Route 318. Due to an... more

Latest from FLX as water levels continue to rise (full-coverage)

It’s a bad situation. As a whole, the region is several inches over “normal” rainfall amounts for the last two months. While the Finger Lakes didn’t see the snowmelt that sometimes contributes to springtime flooding — we have seen plenty of spring rains. On Thursday a road washed out in Geneva. Coastal communities along Lake Ontario have been on edge... more

Firefighters injured, resident ticketed following structure fire in Junius

Two firefighters were injured, one being hospitalized while battling a structure fire at a vacant home, according to Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce. While the structure was considered a complete loss, deputies say that one of those firefighters was even hospitalized. Deputies say that on Monday at approximately 7:36 pm a structure fire was reported at 1318 Whiskey Hill Rd.... more

Junius highway department site tops board agenda

An update on construction of the town’s new highway department building highlights the agenda for the 7 p.m. Wednesday meeting of the Town Board. The building on Dublin Road has been built primarily by town highway department workers. Supervisor Greg Wadhams said the completion of electrical work is all that remains, along with some finishing work. FL Times: Read More more

DISCUSSION: Supervisors address functionality, future of Seneca Co. IDA

We need more coordination between the various entities charged with promoting and driving business in Seneca County. It was a message shared by Seneca County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bob Shipley at last month’s regular meeting. It’s something he’s made a priority in his first three months as chairman. On Monday, the Planning, Development, Agriculture and Tourism standing committee —... more

BLACK: Local Law No. 3 should be rescinded

When FingerLakes1.com News approached our company with a request from their readers to hear our viewpoint on Local Law No. 2, currently under consideration by the Town of Seneca Falls, we greatly appreciated the opportunity. Seneca Meadows is committed to open, honest dialogue with our community. In the past 24 months, I’ve attended more than 60 local, public meetings, and... more

Seneca Falls woman accused of selling crack in Junius

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the Narcotics Unit recently arrested a Seneca Falls woman after an investigation into the sale of crack cocaine in Junius. Dorothy C. Taylor, 41, of Seneca Falls was charged with one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance and one count of criminal sale of a controlled substance — both in the third... more

Public Hearing on Local Law No. 2 held Wednesday (video)

When the Seneca Falls Town Board convened to hold a Public Hearing on the controversial Local Law No. 2 of 2017 — the community saw a variety of speakers, take a variety of positions on the ongoing debate around the future of Seneca Meadows. Before it could begin, though, Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro had to ask residents to... more

Seneca Chamber, IDA join forces to create ‘strategic plan’ for economic growth

There is going to be a significant, across the board effort made to empower and develop Seneca County. That was the clear message from three key agencies involved in bolstering economic development. On Monday, the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency and the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce announced the start of a joint strategic planning process to grow the local... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Seneca Falls Supervisor Greg Lazzaro in-studio (podcast)

On Monday afternoon, Weber this Week will featured Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro. Lazzaro joined Harold ‘Web Dog’ Weber in the FingerLakes1.com Studio in downtown Seneca Falls. The appearance was just days before the crucial Public Hearing on Local Law No. 2 of 2017, which would rescind the previously-passed Local Law No. 3 of 2016 — otherwise known as the... more

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
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