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INSIDE THE FLX: Matt Miller talks campaign for NYS Assembly (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Matt Miller looks to challenge Assemblyman Kolb in November (podcast)
This week on Episode #212 of the Inside the FLX podcast – Matthew Miller is in-studio. He’s talking about his campaign for Assembly District #131 after the announcement that Assemblyman Brian Kolb (R-Canandaigua) would not seek another term this fall. The young challenger is taking a broad approach to politics, and working to bring new voices into state policy. New... more

318 Asian Buffet now serving beer & wine; offering Valentine’s Day special

318 Asian Buffet now serving beer & wine; offering Valentine’s Day special
318 Asian Buffet opened to rave reviews on Christmas Eve inside the Finger Lakes Tea building on Route 318 in Waterloo. Since opening almost two months ago they have served thousands of hungry patrons and are happy to announce that they are now serving beer & wine. Also, to celebrate the success of their opening, they are offering some specials... more

Seneca supervisors hear how discovery changes are impacting local courts

Discovery changes make for difficult work in local courts
On Tuesday a local judge was back before the Seneca County Board of Supervisors requesting additional funding to deal with changes that stemmed from the bail reform initiative passed into law in 2019. more

Gaming commission announces penalties for Magee Fire Department after bingo scandal

Magee Fire Department has bingo license suspended
On Monday, the Magee Fire Department learned their fate after an investigation into dozens of gaming violations. Through bingo events, bell jar, and raffle sales – the department was accused of failing to provide necessary reports, and was accused of not having proper checks-and-balances in place for holding those events. The New York State Gaming Commission softened the blow to... more

Sheriff Luce: 64 arrests made, update on fatal wreck, and more work helping in Karlsen case

Sheriff Luce: 64 arrests made, update on fatal wreck, and more work helping in Karlsen case
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office provided their monthly snapshot for activity during the month of January. There were 1,172 total calls for service, with 64 arrests made throughout the month. There were 17 DHS fraud cases, resulting in $714 being recouped. There were four new drug cases with three new arrests being made. The average number of inmates at the... more

NO UNNECESSARY TRAVEL: Sheriff Luce expands advisory for Seneca County motorists

TRAVEL ADVISORY: Sheriff Luce asks motorists to avoid travel until 9 a.m. on Saturday
Sheriff Tim Luce has upgraded the travel advisory issued earlier to a no unnecessary travel advisory. It doesn’t restrict travel, and roads remain open at this time – but travel is discouraged. “It is recommended that citizens do not engage in unnecessary travel. Roads in Seneca County are open but are snow covered and slippery,” an updated release said. “Citizens... more

318 Asian Buffet moves to winter schedule through end of April

318 Asian Buffet moves to winter schedule through end of April
Since opening on Christmas Eve 318 Asian Buffet, located on Route 318 in Waterloo near the Outlet Mall, has been satisfying hungry diners with their extensive offerings of authentic Chinese dishes and traditional Asian fare. Starting on February 1st, 318 Asian Buffet will be moving to a new schedule through the end of winter. Check out the new open hours... more

UPDATE: One dead after three-car wreck on Rt. 318 in Seneca County

Serious two-car crash reported on SR 318 in Junius
Sheriff Tim Luce has provided new information about the fatal crash on Route 318 Thursday in Junius. He says that around 2 p.m. deputies responded to a three-car crash. First responders from around Northern Seneca County responded and assisted with mutual aid. A vehicle operated by Marianne White, 70, of Auburn was traveling west on Route 318 when she was... more

318 Asian Buffet offering Chinese New Year Eve special Friday night

318 Asian Buffet offering Chinese New Year Eve specials
The all new 318 Asian Buffet on Route 318 in Waterloo is hosting a special Chinese New Year Eve dinner which will feature their regular buffet items along with extra traditional Chinese food options from 3:00 – 9:30 pm on Friday. All you can eat for the low price of $15.99 plus tax. Chinese New Year is the holiday that... more

Deputies: Waterloo man ticketed for DWI after running stop sign on Whiskey Hill Road

Deputies: Waterloo man ticketed for DWI after running stop sign on Whiskey Hill Road
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Waterloo man for driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop on Whiskey Hill Road. Deputies say Derek Excell, 20, of Waterloo was charged with DWI, driving with a BAC over 0.08%, failure to stop for a stop sign, failure to keep right, and speeding. Excell was released on an appearance... more

Deputies: Syracuse woman stole more than $1,000 worth of merchandise from Seneca County store

Deputies: Syracuse woman stole more than $1,000 worth of merchandise from Seneca County store
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 21-year-old Syracuse resident on a warrant following a theft investigation. Mercedes Smith, 21, of Syracuse was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, a felony. She’s accused of stealing merchandise exceeding a value of $1,000 from a business in Junius in July 2019. Smith was held at the Seneca County Correctional Facility... more

Bob Hayssen wins close election to lead Seneca County Board of Supervisors in 2020

Bob Hayssen will lead Seneca County Board of Supervisors in 2020
The final vote was 406-344. Supervisors David Hayes, Mike Ferrara, Cindy Lorenzetti, Kyle Barnhart, Jim Borst, and Paul Kronenwetter voted for Hayssen. He also cast a vote for himself. Supervisors Mike Reynolds, Ralph Lott, Ron McGreevy, Michael Enslow, and Jim Cleere voted against Hayssen's appointment to the leadership post. more

Committee on Open Government answers more questions about executive session, public meetings

Committee on Open Government answers more questions about executive session, public meetings
Last week, the Seneca County Board of Supervisors made headlines after entering into an executive session without enough votes to do so. The story prompted FingerLakes1.com to reach out to Kristin O'Neill, of the Committee on Open Government for more information. more

318 Asian Buffet opens in Waterloo

318 Asian Buffet opens today in Waterloo
A new buffet open today in Waterloo. The 318 Asian Buffet is run by three owners from New York City. In hopes to upgrade the buffet experience, the owners wanted to create a buffet of high quality and standards. This new buffet features over 100 menu items, including steak, shrimp, fish, and a lot of traditional Asian dishes. The lunch... more

All-new 318 Asian Buffet is open for dinner on Christmas Day

The owners of 318 Asian Buffet are excited at the turnout for their Grand Opening and want to welcome everyone for dinner on Christmas Day. Their Grand Opening pricing is officially over but you can’t beat the value and quality of offerings for just $9.99 (lunch) and $15.99 (dinner). They will be open and serving dinner on Christmas including lobster... more

Hearing on Magee FD bingo violations ends, decision pending

Hearing on Magee FD bingo violations ends, decision pending
State Hearing Officer Clark Petschek will review evidence presented at a Dec. 10 hearing before making a recommendation on penalties to the state Gaming Commission on 13 alleged violations of state bingo laws by the Magee Fire Department. The Commission can accept, modify or reject Petschek’s recommendation. The hearing was conducted in Schenectady and included testimony and evidence presented by... more

FLX WEEKLY: Rick Newman from the Seneca Chamber & Thanksgiving Prep (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Rick Newman from the Seneca Chamber & Thanksgiving Prep (podcast)
Seneca County Chamber of Commerce Destination Marketing Manager Rick Newman joins Sydney Rogers and Jim Sinicropi in-studio to talk about everything going on at the Chamber including tonight’s Business After Hours event being hosting at FingerLakes1.com’s offices in Seneca Falls. Also, a look at the weekend ahead, some great local fall photos and tips for prepping for Thanksgiving dinner next... more
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