Crews called to Whiskey Hill Rd., SR 318 in Junius for car through guardrail

First responders in Seneca County were called to Whiskey Hill Road and State Route 318 for a car through a guardrail. According to reports the vehicle came to rest in a ditch off the roadway. It’s unclear if road conditions played a role in the accident, but snowy weather on Wednesday caused headaches on roads throughout the region as a... more

Residents question sewer expansion along Cayuga-Seneca Canal in Seneca Falls

The Seneca Falls Town Board may not have taken any action in terms of Eminent Domain and the Ludovico Sculpture Trail after cancelling the public hearing scheduled on the topic — but that didn’t stop it from coming up at the session. Town Attorney David Foster outlined the reason — pointing to a period of time that would allow legal... more

del Lago announces wine dinner series at Portico

From the very start, del Lago Resort & Casino has had a focused mission to strengthen the community by supporting local businesses. The resort and casino has prided itself on forging strong partnerships with Finger Lakes wineries, breweries and meat and cheese vendors while sourcing farm fresh local ingredients. On Wednesday, February 7 at 6:30 p.m., Portico by Fabio Viviani... more

KEUKA CANDY: A sweet venture expanding beyond Penn Yan

The Keuka Candy Emporium recently moved to a new space in Penn Yan. The candy store was able to expand during the month of December through their move from 17 Main Street to 131 Main Street, where Lowns was located. Keuka Candy offers a variety of candies, from international to retro and handmade. They encourage guests to get nostalgic by... more

Concerns around del Lago’s performance not worrying local officials

When Moody’s Investors Services downgraded del Lago Resort & Casino’s ‘financial outlook’ — those in the region took notice. While it didn’t dampen the mood of last week’s one year anniversary at the $440 million facility, which employs more than 1,200 people — concerns over financial stability were raised. del Lago was expected to ramp up to about $250 million... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: del Lago Resort & Casino General Manager Jeff Babinski in-studio (podcast)

This week marks the 1-year anniversary of the grand opening of del Lago Casino and Resort in the northern Seneca County Town of Tyre. del Lago General Manager Jeff Babinski is in-studio to talk about the past year and the future at the casino, hotel and entertainment venues. . more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Marisa Rubé & Rachel Gregory of Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Marisa Rubé, executive director of Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes is in-studio along with assistant director Rachel Gregory to talk about her organization that provides services, at no charge, for individuals, children, and families who have experienced sexual assault, sexual abuse, and interpersonal violence in Ontario, Seneca, and Yates Counties. . more

‘We’ll go on’: The Wolfs say they’ll ‘be fine’ after devastating fire

For years, Doris and Walter Wolf have devoted much of their time and energy to helping others in the Waterloo and Seneca County areas. Walter has been limited somewhat by dementia, but Doris remains a “super volunteer,” as many call her, for a host of organizations. Now the community they’ve helped so much is looking to help them. The Wolfs... more

14 fire companies respond to Junius house fire

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office says departments from three counties responded to a fire in Junius, which resulted in a historic home along the New York State Thruway to be called a ‘total loss’. The fire was reported at a two-story structure at 1229 Birdsey Road that is owned by Walter and Doris Wolf. Doris Wolf serves on over  a dozen... more

Whiskey Hill bridge over Thruway subject to public meeting in Tyre

The Thruway Authority today announced that a public information meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm to discuss the bridge rehabilitation and safety improvement project to the bridge carrying Whiskey Hill Road (County Route 107) over the Thruway in the Town of Waterloo. The information session is being held at the Town of... more

Rochester pair arrested after Junius shoplifting incident

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on December 14th at approximately 1:05 pm deputies arrested two individuals after a Junius incident. Mackenzie C. McFarland, 24, of Rochester was charged with two counts of criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree, unlawful possession of marijuana and possession of burglar’s tools. It is alleged McFarland stole property from a... more

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
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