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Two plead guilty to attempted ID theft charges

Two Cubans who tried using a cloned credit card at Waterloo Premium Outlets will be spending the rest of the year in the Seneca County Jail — and will likely be deported when they get out. Rafael Quevedo, 38, and Yuri Duerte- Surera, 44, both pleaded guilty Monday in Seneca County Court to first-degree attempted identity theft. The charge is... more

Crews respond to camper fire in Junius

First responders in Seneca County were called to a camper fire on Gassner Road around 12:30 p.m. Law enforcement quickly arrived on-scene, along with the Junius Fire Department. Magee Fire Department was placed on stand-by as firefighters battled the blaze. Around 12:50 p.m. the fire was reported out – and overhaul was in progress. This story will be updated as... more

Over $53M in taxes paid to NYS by del Lago

In a little more a year since its opening, del Lago Resort & Casino has already paid more than $53 million in taxes to New York state, the town of Tyre, Seneca County and the other counties in the state’s ‘gaming’ region. While the bulk of the money — 80 percent — goes to New York state for education funding,... more

Seneca District Attorney Barry Porsch running for County Judge

Seneca County District Attorney Barry Porsch announced that he is seeking election to the office of Seneca County Court Judge in this fall’s election. Last November, Porsch was soundly re-elected to a third term as District Attorney, winning as the candidate of both the Republican and Democratic Parties and making Porsch the only District Attorney in New York State who... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Seneca County Judge Dennis Bender on his retirement (podcast)

Seneca County Judge Dennis Bender retired on Friday after 25 years on the bench. He steps down as the longest-serving jurist in the county’s 214-year history. On Monday afternoon he is in-studio with Harold Weber to talk about his career, memories, and plans for the future on Weber This Week. . more

THE LOVING CUP: Rhonda Jasper & Rose Giovannini of Seneca County United Way (podcast)

Rhonda Jasper & Rose Giovannini of Seneca County United Way talk about the upcoming Taste of Spring event at del Lago and gratitude on this week’s episode of The Loving Cup Podcast. . more

New development hinted as Route 318 sewer work progresses

This is exactly what the Seneca County Board of Supervisors had in mind. The first fruits of economic development from Seneca County’s Route 318 Corridor Sewer Improvement Project were suggested at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors’ Economic Development & Tourism Committee meeting. The panel voted 5-0 for a change order to Blue Heron Construction, adding alternative bid item No. 10 to... more

Sheriff: Geneva teen accused of stealing dirt bike from Junius garage

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce says a Geneva teen was arrested after an investigation into a stolen dirt bike, which was reported in August 2017. Eric D. Robinson Jr., 18, of Geneva was arrested on April 19th for third-degree burglary and petit larceny after the investigation. Robinson Jr. is accused of stealing a dirt bike from a garage in Junius.... more

Auburn man charged with possessing over 25 grams of marijuana in Junius

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on April 19th at about 9:15 p.m., deputies arrested an Auburn man on drug charges following a traffic stop. Ryan M Bond, 26, of Auburn was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana. The arrest stems from a traffic stop in the Town of Junius where Bond was found to be in possession... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Fayette Supervisor Cindy Lorenzetti in-studio (podcast)

Fayette Town Supervisor Cindy Lorenzetti is in her third term on the Seneca County Board of Supervisors, one of only two democrats on the board. On Monday afternoon she was in-studio as a guest on Weber This Week… . more

Junius cabin destroyed, fire deemed accidental after investigation

An investigation determined that a Junius fire started in a wood stove, which resulted in a cabin on West Townline Road to be deemed a ‘total loss’. Around 7:42 p.m. on Saturday deputies along with Junius, Magee, Waterloo, Clyde, and Oaks Corners fire departments responded to 1238 West Townline Road for a reported structure fire. The call originally came in... more

Cabin fire under investigation in Phelps

A fully-involved cabin fire was reported on West Townline Road in Phelps Saturday evening. The call was reported around 7:45 p.m., when Junius and Oaks Corners fire departments were called to the scene. Crews on-scene confirmed a fully-involved cabin, with visible smoke in the sky. This story will be updated as more information becomes available. Oaks corners responding with a... more

Joe Siccardi, former Reveille publisher, launches first book, “Heaven Shining Through”

Joe Siccardi, a recent mid-Maine transplant from Seneca Falls, has announced the public book launch of his first book, Heaven Shining Through. It will be held April 29, noon-2 p.m. at The Mill Inn & Café, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. In addition, Siccardi will be presenting a copy of the book to the Thompson Free Library in Dover-Foxcroft on May 2 at... more

Florida duo face nearly 20 charges after credit card skimming operation found in Seneca Co.

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce says two Florida residents are being held on $50,000 bail after a credit card skimming operation was uncovered through a lengthy investigation. Luce says Rafael Quevedo, 38, and Yuri Duerte-Surera, 44, both of Orlando were arrested on April 5th. The two were apprehended and detained while investigating the incident. Deputies discovered more evidence of criminal... more

Man accused of raping outlet mall co-worker pleads guilty to lower-level felony

The Trumansburg man accused of raping an underage co-worker last year pleaded guilty to a low-level felony Monday in Seneca County Court. A more serious rape charge was dismissed. Jesse Farina-Geiger, 25, pleaded guilty to third-degree rape, a class E felony punishable by up to four years in prison. Judge Dennis Bender sentenced Farina-Geiger to 10 years’ probation, and Farina-Geiger... more

Seneca Meadows lawsuit against town over local law delayed to June

The Article 78 lawsuit filed by Seneca Meadows Landfill against the Town Board over its 2016 adoption of a local law will not be heard April 17, it was announced at Tuesday’s board meeting. Town Attorney David Foster, in response to comments from town resident Valerie Sandlas, said that the State Supreme Court Judge assigned to the case has moved... more

del Lago wins ‘dining and nightlife’ awards in Casino Player magazine

Casino Player magazine announced the results of its 5th annual “Dining and Nightlife Awards” Reader’s Survey – and del Lago Resort & Casino scored a few wins. Each year Casino Player magazine asks its readers to vote for their favorite casinos around the country in a variety of dining and nightlife-related categories. The results have been compiled and the winners... more

del Lago vs. Albany: Competitors will have billion dollar advantage if state fails to act

The two biggest competitors of del Lago Resort & Casino have a billion dollar ‘Ace’ up their sleeve. Historic filings and reports from the last 20 years showcase a problem not dealt with by New York State officials. While much of the ‘heat’ has been on del Lago for their underperformance — officials in Seneca County are joining the casino’s... more
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