Plenty of good news in Tyre as del Lago enjoys second-best week

del Lago Resort & Casino in Tyre saw it’s second-best week since opening back in February over the long, holiday weekend. According to state filings, the week of Thanksgiving and Black Friday saw pre-tax revenue inside the casino sit at $3,532,995. It fell short of the best week ever by just a couple-hundred thousand dollars. The casino’s 14 poker tables... more

del Lago boosted Thruway traffic, tourism in Seneca County

When del Lago Resort & Casino was proposed, it was billed as a ‘gateway’ to the region. It’s a mantra shared by Seneca County’s lead tourism agency, the Chamber of Commerce. The placement of the casino next to Exit 41 from the New York State Thruway was intentional, feeding off of a central location in the state. Now, del Lago... more

Editor’s Note: Answering questions posed by Seneca Falls residents

Last week the Seneca Falls Town Board took a vote, which would nearly-double the tax rate for Town residents. That means, minimally, anyone living in Seneca Falls would see a tax hike of ‘several’ hundred dollars — depending on the assessed value of the property. We’ve received, heard, and read a lot of questions from residents in Seneca Falls, as... more

Seneca County completes ‘Public Works’ transition by hiring director

The supervisors didn’t make it easy, but eventually they moved to hire a new employee who will serve as the Seneca County Director of Public Works. Originally listed under a Rule 29 proceeding, the board instead moved to handle the resolution adopting the position under new business. On Monday, eight members of the board met – asking the candidate, who... more

del Lago Resort & Casino slots win honor from reader survey

Strictly Slots, the nation’s only monthly magazine dedicated exclusively to slot enthusiasts and video poker players announced the results of its 17th annual “Best of Slots” Reader’s Survey.  Just nine months after opening, del Lago Resort & Casino was recognized with 15 awards including four first place honors, making del Lago’s slots the top in New York State. The casino’s four... more

Sessler siblings propose major commercial project in Tyre

A trio of local siblings has unveiled plans for a potential major new development not far from del Lago Resort & Casino. Craig and Verne Sessler, along with their sister, Jane Shaffer, have submitted plans for the construction of three hotels, five restaurants, three retail buildings, a bank and a fueling station on 32 of the 44.8 acres they own... more

SAFETY SPOTLIGHT: Be careful on the roads during holiday season

Second only to Christmas, Thanksgiving holds the hearts of Americans as a top pick in holidays according to a 2015 Harris Poll. But this season of family, feasting and football also brings with it added hazards for drivers. With shorter days and deer on the move, a time of celebration can quickly turn tragic; and for those of us who... more

ELECTION NIGHT LIVE 2017 (webcast replay)

Josh Durso, Jackie Augustine & Jim Sinicropi were live inside the all-new FingerLakes1.com Studio on Election Night for results, reaction, interviews and analysis from Tuesday’s vote in Cayuga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates Counties. Hear from Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro, successful Seneca Falls Town Council candidate Doug Avery, Geneva City Supervisor candidates Lou Guard &  Dom... more

Porsch earns third term as Seneca County DA

Incumbent Seneca County District Attorney Barry Porsch, who was facing his toughest challenge yet, was re-elected to another four-year term Tuesday. Porsch, the county’s two-term DA, defeated challenger Joe Sapio by an unofficial vote of 5,113 to 2,883. Porsch ran on the Republican, Democratic and Working Families lines. Sapio appeared on the Conservative and Independence lines, and was trying to... more

OCTOBER REPORT: Sheriff Luce highlights significant moments for law enforcement

The following is a republished release from Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce and Undersheriff John Cleere on police activity for the month of October. The Sheriff’s Office received more than 1,000 calls for service during the month of October and saw several significant arrests. LAW ENFORCEMENT: Total Calls For Service: 1055 Total Arrests: 62 NARCO: Total new drug cases: 7... more

Seneca County BOS holds budget workshop; questions loom about spending, efforts

“Nothing is going to be perfect,” explained County Manager John Sheppard at the start of Seneca County’s 2018 preliminary budget workshop. The effort was led by the Board of Supervisors, who sought additional information from Sheppard, who is the Chief Budget Officer. “We’re putting the squeeze on the contingency budget.” Sheppard noted that Seneca County is largely dependent on sales... more

Sheriff: Syracuse woman gave wrong name after Junius theft

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on Thursday at approximately 10 am, Investigators arrested Quwana L.L. West, 35, of Syracuse. West was charged with two counts of possession of Burglar’s Tools, one count of Petit Larceny, one count of second-degree Criminal Impersonation, all Class A Misdemeanors, and one count of first-degree Offering a False instrument for filing, a Class E... more

PERMIT RENEWED: Seneca Meadows has DEC permit renewed through 2025

It isn’t the 10-year renewal that some thought might come after the public hearing was held this summer regarding the future of the Seneca Meadows Landfill. It wasn’t the short-term permit issuance that others thought might come as result of extensive comments received by DEC officials. On Tuesday, the New York State Department of Conservation moved to grant Seneca Meadow’s... more

LORENZETTI: Clarification on race for Seneca County District Attorney

On Monday Sep.11, 2017, I received an anonymous phone call that District Attorney Barry Porsch filed a Notice of Claim against Seneca County. After my own investigating, I learned the notice was for $800,000 and was filed with Seneca County Attorney Frank Fisher’s office on day 89 (Sept. 8, 2017) of 90 days allowed for that action. The notice was... more

Buffalo duo arrested after Junius larceny incident

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Friday at approximately 12:06 pm Deputies responded to a Town of Junius business for a report of a Larceny. After further investigation, Deputies arrested Leondra U. Miller, 20, and April E. Jones, 21, both of Buffalo for Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the fourth-degree, Conspiracy in the fifth-degree and Possession of... more

ELECTION GUIDE 2017: Looking at all of the candidates, issues in Seneca County

Several important races are taking place in Seneca County, which will have long-term impacts on life for those voters getting ready to cast a ballot. The race for District Attorney has maintained it’s competitiveness — despite the incumbent, District Attorney Barry Porsch successfully fending off a primary bid by challenger Joe Sapio. Sapio stayed in the race after winning the... more

More than 1,400 without power in Seneca County

NYSEG reports that more than 1,400 customers are without power in Seneca County, as of 4:30 pm. It’s unclear what caused the outage, but the numbers contains most to the northern end of the county. The Town of Junius, which has 702 customers — has 600 reported outages. Similarly, the Town of Tyre has 318 outages — of 471 customers.... more

Teens charged in Waterloo burglary investigation

At least two teens face charges following a burglary investigation in Waterloo. Police say the incident took place in September at a residence located in the Village of Waterloo. The teens were charged and one additional arrest is pending, according to police, who say that the group entered the residence unlawfully and tampered with property at the location. The teens... more
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