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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

27 acres of hydrilla found in Cayuga Lake

Surveys from the Department of Environmental Conservation and Finger Lakes Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management reveal 27 acres of Cayuga Lake are infested with an aquatic weed. The surveys, which were completed last fall, state there is a hydrilla infestation in 27 acres of the eastern portion of the lake by Aurora. Before last fall, hydrilla was found only... more

Lodi man charged with harassment

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on April 8th deputies arrested Edward W. Robinson, 26, of Lodi. Deputies say they observed a suspicious vehicle parked on Butcher Hill Rd. in Lodi. It was discovered that the passenger, Robinson had two active arrest warrants out of the Covert Town Court for disorderly conduct and second-degree harassment, which are both violations.... more

Seneca Chamber, IDA join forces to create ‘strategic plan’ for economic growth

There is going to be a significant, across the board effort made to empower and develop Seneca County. That was the clear message from three key agencies involved in bolstering economic development. On Monday, the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency and the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce announced the start of a joint strategic planning process to grow the local... more

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
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