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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

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

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

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

One person sent to hospital after Geneva crash

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that one person was sent to the hospital after a crash involving two vehicles in Geneva. Deputies say P.A. Hungerford, 66, of Lodi was traveling west on W. Washington St. and failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of County Rd. 6 causing a northbound vehicle to strike hers. Deputies say... more

Still no agreement on south Seneca County sewer study

Supervisor Bob Hayssen, R-Varick, came to Tuesday’s Seneca County Board of Supervisors Public Works Committee meeting with a new proposal for a study of sanitary sewer system expansion in the south end of the county. He was hoping for committee support in the form of approving a motion to appropriate $30,000 in county funds, plus disbursements, for the study by... more

SOCCER: Romulus girls advance in upset win, South Seneca falls to Cuba

Thanks to a late goal in the first half by Ashlynn Currier on an assist from Lydia Seils, Romulus, tenth seeded, defeated Bradford, seventh seeded in an upset win in Class D, 1-0. Romulus is moving on to the next round. Hannah Burch posted two goals and two assists, and Delaney Morris had two goals as the No. 12 Rebels... more

South Seneca girls pull Cuba-Rushford in opening round

The South Seneca Falcons will take their league title into the Section V Class C2 girls soccer playoffs with a No. 5 seeding. South Seneca will play Cuba-Rushford (4-12), seeded 12th, in the first round of the playoffs Tuesday at 6 p.m. Game location is at Campbell-Savona. The Falcons are 9-6 overall this year and are coming off a Finger... more

Towns, villages coming together to address municipal services in Seneca County

On Tuesday, the Seneca County Board of Supervisors heard public comments on water and sewer issues. However, some action taken in the last week made for an interesting discussion at Tuesday’s meeting. The supervisors learned that a quasi-special committee met on Thursday to discuss expansion of municipal water and sewer service in the southern portion of the county. The Towns... more

Two airlifted from September motorcycle crash in Lodi

Deputies in Seneca County responded to the intersection of State Route 414 and Rhodes Rd. in Lodi for a mulit-vehicle accident with injuries on September 24th, according to Sheriff Tim Luce. Adam D. Smith, 29, of Pennsylvania was traveling in a 2005 Harley Davidson Motorcycle traveling north on Rt. 414 when he struck the rear of a Dodge van truck,... more

Seneca County Sheriff to host first Citizens Academy

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office will hold its inaugural Citizens Police Academy in November. “The purpose of the academy is to give citizens of Seneca County a better understanding about law enforcement and how the sheriff’s office works within the community,” Sheriff Tim Luce said. FL Times: Read More more

Supervisors argue over sewer in Seneca County; expansion considered to south end

If the tone of debate around water and sewer in Seneca County were going to be labeled, ‘divisive’ would be the only term appropriate. At Tuesday’s Public Works standing committee meeting, that very topic took center stage. The County is currently working out a plan to deal with issues uncovered by New York State. The problem, per the DEC, is... more

Injuries reported after single-car rollover on Rt. 96 in Seneca County

LifeNet was initially called to the scene, but was instructed to stand down after a one-car rollover accident was reported at the intersection of Rt. 96 and Powell Rd. In Seneca County. Ovid, Lodi, and Interlaken fire departments were called to the scene — as injuries were also reported. Trumansburg Ambulance was requested to the scene, as first responders indicate... more

Reports: Two airlifted from scene of motorcycle crash in Lodi

Two people were airlifted from the scene of a crash with injuries, according to the Ovid Fire Department, who posted an update on a busy day to Facebook. LifeNet and Mercy Flight transported the patients to Upstate Hospital in Syracuse. Extent of the injuries was not known, but according to Ovid FD — Schuyler Ambulance and South Seneca Ambulance both... more

Solid passing lifts Lady Falcons over Moravia

South Seneca junior Jenna McDonald scored five goals in a 6-0 victory over Moravia Monday afternoon, more than doubling her season output in the cross-section match-up. She put away the first five, notching all three of the Falcons’ (3-3, 1-2 Fingerlakes) first-half goals, while senior Skylar Shaulis tapped in the final one with four minutes to play in the game... more
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