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Seneca Co. Board of Supervisors could see major election year shakeup

Nine seats on the Seneca County Board of Supervisors are up for election this year. In theory, it could mean nine new faces — as many vie for two- and four-year terms. The Seats The board, which has four at-large seats — are two-year terms. Covert Supervisor Michael Reynolds, who is up for re-election this year — also carries a... more

CLEAR EM OUT: Officials ask for residents to clear around fire hydrants

When a winter storm the magnitude of Stella makes it’s way through, leaving nearly two feet of snow (or more) in some areas — it takes some work to get everything back to normal. The roads have improved significantly just one day removed from the biggest winter storm of the season, but Seneca County officials are asking for a hand... more

South Seneca in Troy with one goal… another state title

The South Seneca girls basketball team left for the Capital Region Thursday with one goal in mind: coming home with the program’s second straight state championship, and its third overall. While the Falcons will be the favorite to win the Class C title, Mother Nature did them no favors this week. The squad missed two days of practice due to... more

LISTEN LIVE AT 1:30 PM: South Seneca battles Port Jefferson in NYS Class C Final Four

The defending state champion South Seneca Lady Falcons battle the Port Jefferson Royals in the 2017 NYSPHSAA Class C Semifinals at Hudson Valley Community College on Saturday afternoon. Pregame starts at 1:30 on FL1 Radio. Opening tip at 2:15 pm. Listen in the players below, at Mixlr.com, or tap ‘FL1 Radio’ on the free FingerLakes1.com Android or iPhone app. Jim... more

Sipp gets 7 years in prison for assault that left estranged girlfriend disfigured

At one time, Don Sipp faced a possible sentence of 25 years in prison for disfiguring his estranged girlfriend last April. In the end he got seven years — and judging by a statement read Monday in Seneca County Court, the woman believes her punishment is far worse. “I have been sentenced to lifelong scarring,” Jamelle Callon wrote. “I did... more

Inside the FLX: Seneca Co. BOS Chairman Bob Shipley talks local issues, 2017 outlook (podcast)

Seneca County is poised to have a great run over the next several years. Chairman of the Seneca County Board of Supervisors Bob Shipley sat down with Josh Durso on Thursday’s edition of the Inside the FLX podcast. His goals for 2017 include creating more continuity among the board, as well with other entities within the county to drive economic... more

Massive infrastructure project could cost $13.5M in Seneca County

Fixing the New York State compliance issues with three waste water treatment plants in Seneca County is going to cost taxpayers a great deal in the long-term. The Seneca County Board of Supervisors received an update from MRB Group addressing a series of required upgrades to treatment facilities in Sewer Districts No. 1 and No. 2. The Hillside, Five Points... more

Lodi woman faces felony charges after domestic incident

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on February 19th at at 3:30 pm deputies arrested 20-year-old Brelynn B. Vorrasi of Lodi following an investigation into a domestic incident that occurred in Lodi. It is alleged that Vorrasi engaged in a physical altercation with a male victim at his residence. During this dispute, Vorrasi brandished a knife and caused physical... more

Woman injures male victim after brandishing knife in Lodi domestic incident

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Sunday at at 3:30 pm, deputies arrested 20-year-old Brelynn B. Vorrasi of 2110 West Seneca Street in Lodi following an investigation into a domestic incident that occurred at a separate location in the Town of Lodi. It is alleged that Vorrasi engaged in a physical altercation with a male victim at his residence.... more

South Seneca’s Wagner wins section title, character scholarship

Adam Wagner keeps tearing through the postseason gauntlet. The South Seneca senior won the Section V Division II championship held at The College at Brockport, SUNY Saturday, Feb. 11 for the second consecutive season. “ had to chase every wrestler he faced at 145,” head coach Ken Sweet wrote in an email. “Of course when you are 42-0, they have... more

Seneca Board of Elections rejects two independent petitions

The Seneca County Board of Elections has upheld an objection to the independent petitions of Republican Waterloo village trustee candidates John Butlak and Damon Monroe. Butlak and Monroe filed petitions this week to obtain an independent ballot line for the Revitalize Waterloo Party. Ted Young, the village mayor and county Democratic Party chairman, objected saying there were an insufficient number... more

Inside the FLX: IDA Exec. Director Bob Aronson talks depot, development, and more

“It was a great opportunity to do something for the home team.” That’s how Seneca County Industrial Development Agency Executive Director Bob Aronson views his role in driving economic development. The IDA serves as an arm of government, which organizes and establishes deals to foster economic development. His roots run deep in Seneca County, as his grandfather’s business in downtown... more

Five children found living in ‘deplorable conditions’ during Lodi drug bust

On Tuesday at about 12:00 pm, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 8455 North Maple Street in the Village of Lodi following an investigation into allegations of the sale and distribution of heroin from the residence. As a result of the search warrant execution, Sheriff’s Investigators seized a quantity of heroin, packaging material commonly used in... more

The last run of South Seneca’s ‘Shaulis Sister Show’

Strip away their uniform numbers and it becomes difficult to differentiate the two players running point for the New York state Section V Class C defending champions. They’re both the same build with a focused air and instruction seen bleachers away at South Seneca’s John “Jack” Guinan Gymnasium in Ovid. The biggest tell is the bouncing brunette pony tail that... more

ATTEMPTED MURDER TRIAL: Victim testifies to being beaten, violently assaulted by Sipp

Jamelle Callon doesn’t know how she got the wounds that have likely scarred her face for life. What she does remember is being beaten to the point of unconsciousness by the man police believe cut her up — and how she begged him to stop. “I asked him please to stop, that he was going to kill me,” Jamelle Callon... more

SELL IT: Committee calls for IDA to sell, not lease Seneca Army Depot property

It’s been contentious. It’s been debated for well-over a year now. Yet for the first time in recent memory, representation of the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency was present at the Seneca County Board of Supervisors government operations standing committee meeting. The goal: Provide the Board of Supervisors an update on the ongoing issues surrounding the former Seneca Army Depot... more

Our Finger Lakes History: Sampson Naval Training Station during WWII (podcast)

On Monday afternoon’s edition of Our Finger Lakes History on FingerLakes1.TV, Seneca County Historian Walter Gable presents the complete history of the Sampson Naval Training Station during World War II which was located on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake where Sampson State Park is today and covered 2,535 acres. 411,429 naval recruits were trained there during the 3.5 years of... more

Weber This Week: Meet Seneca County Emergency Management Director Melissa Taylor (podcast)

Newark native Melissa Taylor, director of Emergency Management and 911 for Seneca County, was in-studio as a guest on Weber This Week on FingerLakes1.TV on Monday morning to talk about her background and what has brought her to her current position since graduating from Lyons High School in 1999. AUDIO ONLY VERSION: more
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