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Former-employees dispute claim that ‘low salaries’ drive resignations in Seneca County

The Seneca Supervisors say it’s time to deal with employee retention. Earlier this year, County Manager John Sheppard released a report highlighting the losses that Seneca County has experienced. It revealed more than 20 vacancies and 47 resignations. The resignations were attributed to salary deficiencies, as Seneca County came in significantly lower than competing counties in the area. Board moving... more

Large police presence at Waterloo Outlet Mall on Wednesday

Multiple witnesses at the Waterloo Premium Outlet Mall are reporting a significant police presence near Nautica and Wilson Leather on the west side of the center. Those on the scene say that a large volume of merchandise was spread across the ground at the center, as shoppers continued to go in- and out- of the stores. No stores were shut... more

Attorney requests court deny landfill zoning appeal

The state Court of Appeals should deny the motion filed by Seneca Meadows Landfill, the town of Waterloo and the town Zoning Board of Appeals to either reargue a unanimous Appellate Court ruling that went against them or appeal it to the Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court. That’s the position of attorney Douglas Zamelis, lawyer for North Road... more

HERRON: Children must be protected

Mothers of Seneca County: You have spent tireless hours researching the benefits of breast milk versus formula, to immunize or not to immunize. You have compared car seats and brands of baby food . You have spent hours interviewing day care providers, and teaching your children basic manners and safety. You have done all of this out of the love... more

Landfill law rescinded by Seneca Falls board (video)

The local law passed in 2016 that would have forced Seneca Meadows to cease operations in 2025 at the landfill on Route 414 has been rescinded. It was standing room only in the courtroom for the Seneca Falls Town Board special meeting Friday evening, May 5th. Members of the grassroots group Seneca Falls Environmental Action Committee were lining the street... more

Seneca County Arts Council scholarship available for 2017

The Seneca County Arts Council is offering a $500 scholarship to a 2017 high school graduate who plans to attend a college with a major in the arts. Applicants must be a resident of Seneca County. Applicants must be accepted and attending a college, university or post-secondary professional school to study either the visual, performing or written arts. Examples of... more

del Lago update: Casino has second-best week since opening

del Lago Resort & Casino just had one of it’s best weeks ever. The casino has only been open for a couple of months, but del Lago achieved its second-best week since opening on February 1st, according to filing with New York State. The third week of April saw pre-tax revenues over $3.4 million, which was the second-highest gross gaming... more

Deal struck between Airbnb and Seneca Co.

An agreement between Seneca County and Airbnb is expected to grow the tax base and allow the Airbnb to contribute “its fair share” of taxes. That’s the word that came down from officials from both organizations on Wednesday, as the deal, which will go into effect on May 1st — becomes reality. Seneca Airbnb hosts cater to a range of... more

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

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

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

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
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