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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

TOURING DEER HAVEN: Looking behind the fences at the former Seneca Army Depot (video)

If you asked Dennis Money what the herd of white-tailed deer would look like now at the former Seneca Army Depot a few years ago – he might have been uncertain about an answer. That uncertainty is gone now. Money, who is the president of Seneca White Deer, Inc., an organization dedicated to preserving and showcasing the world’s largest herd... more

Department of Public Service requests ‘revisions’ to Circular enerG’s PIP submission

In a letter released today, staff of the New York State Department of Public Service requested revisions to Circular enerG’s Public Involvement Program Plan (“PIP Plan”) for their Article 10 application on their proposal to build the state’s largest trash incinerator facility in the Finger Lakes. The letter requested the developer to revise several aspects of the plan, most notably... 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

Yates County opposes waste-to-energy plant plan

The Yates County Legislature has agreed to join other municipalities around Seneca Lake in opposing the development of a waste-to-energy plant at the former Seneca Army Depot site in Seneca County. Circular enerG has announced plans to build the plant on 39.4 acres, and has filed documents seeking approval of the project from New York State after withdrawing an application... more

Romulus man found hunched over steering wheel, charged with DWI

Deputies say a 48-year-old Romulus man was charged with driving while intoxicated after he was found inside his vehicle — slumped over the steering wheel. The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on April 8th at approximately 1:27 a.m. deputies arrested Erich J. Minges, 48, for driving while intoxicated. He was further charged with having a BAC above 0.08 percent.... more

Good time to ‘catch’ Seneca White Deer

Deer Haven Park, set on a portion of the former Seneca Army Depot, is gearing up for its first summer season. This past Saturday was a work day at the park for volunteers of all ages who grabbed rakes and other tools to spruce up areas where visitors have already been touring to see the diverse wildlife and trappings of... more

State lawmakers propose legislation to halt Romulus incinerator

The goal is to stop a waste-to-energy incinerator project from moving forward. Senator Pam Helming, Senator Tom O’Mara, Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano have introduced legislation that would block the Circular enerG facility proposed at the former Seneca Army Depot in the Romulus. Circular EnerG has begun the permitting process to build a waste-to-energy facility that... more

DEBRIEF: Breaking down del Lago, incinerator legislation & Geneva’s search (podcast)

On Episode #21 of the Debrief Podcast Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso debate the future of a piece of state legislation, del Lago Resort & Casino, as well as Sinclair Broadcast Group. Watch or listen below: . *** STORIES DISCUSSED ON LATEST DEBRIEF *** Lifton, O’Mara Incinerator Legislation Debate Around del Lago Resort & Casino’s ‘Bailout’ Sinclair Broadcast Group Controversy... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Supervisors Lorenzetti, Hochadel talk issues in Seneca County (podcast)

Shaping the future of Seneca County comes with its challenges. It is especially difficult when you’re operating in the minority. For Fayette Town Supervisor Cindy Lorenzetti and Waterloo Supervisor Lisa Hochadel, the lone Democrats on the Board of Supervisors – remaining optimistic is crucial. The duo were inside the FingerLakes1.com Studio talking about issues, headlines, and much more as the... more

Sheriff: Teen charged after Romulus school lockdown this week

On Thursday at about 3 p.m. investigators charged a 13-year-old juvenile after making threats of firearm violence to the Romulus Central School District on social media. Sheriff Tim Luce says information was brought to the attention of the District’s School Resource Officer on Monday and an investigation was immediately launched. Initially, the juvenile’s whereabouts were unknown, which prompted a brief... more

Substance abuse, suicide prevention efforts to take center stage at trio of events in Seneca County

The Seneca County Suicide Prevention Coalition and the Substance Abuse Coalition, a joint-effort between Seneca County and the United Way of Seneca County announced three events, which will gather community input on a host of difficult issues impacting residents across the region. The sessions will provide the community with opportunity to engage with local leaders on addiction, overdose, suicide, bullying,... more

Deadly Fayette case going back to county court

The case of a Romulus man accused of killing two people on a motorcycle in 2015 is heading back to Seneca County Court. In a decision filed Friday, the Fourth Judicial Department of state Supreme Court’s Appellate Division ordered that the case of Earl Wilson be remitted to Seneca County Court for further proceedings. In 2016, Wilson was sentenced by... more

Sheriff: Standoff in Romulus leads to felony charges, discovery of AR-15

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce reports that on Sunday around 2:34 p.m. deputies arrested a Romulus man following a domestic incident and standoff. Kelly B. Drennen, 59, of 5687 Colonel’s Dr. Romulus was arrested after a domestic incident — where an unidentified female victim escaped from his residence, reporting that he was armed with a pistol and had threatened her... more
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