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WEBER THIS WEEK: The Dog hangs it up after 50 years of local broadcasting… this is his last show (podcast)

WEBER THIS WEEK: The Dog hangs it up after 50 years of local broadcasting… this is his last show (podcast)
After 50 years in local broadcasting, Harold “Web Dog” Weber will be officially handing up the microphone after one last edition of his long running Weber This Week podcast on FingerLakes1.com on Monday afternoon. Join the Dog along with Dave Barnick, Jack Dipolito, Greg Cotteril and Jim Sinicropi to recap a career that started at WSFW radio in 1969. . more

Probe of fatal rail car accident in Romulus continues

Probe of fatal rail car accident in Romulus continues
The death of an Andersons Rail Group worker at the former Seneca Army Depot Thursday appears to be accidental, the Seneca County sheriff’s office says. Lt. Tim Thompson Jr. of the sheriff’s office’s Criminal Investigation Division said authorities revisited the scene Friday with Federal Railroad Administration officials to inspect the tracks and rail cars stored at the site. “At this... more

Romulus man killed in train accident at former Seneca Army Depot

Romulus man killed in train accident at former Seneca Army Depot
Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce reports that his office investigated a fatal train accident at the former Seneca Army Depot along State Route 96 on Thursday. Around 10:17 a.m. deputies were called to the depot, and began an investigation into the incident. Investigators determined that an employee of the Andersons Rail Group had been severely injured after being struck by... more

State officials ordered groundwater tests for toxic PFAS at 140 sites; locations and results held from public

State officials ordered groundwater tests for toxic PFEAS at 140 sites; locations and results held from public
State-ordered groundwater tests for a class of cancer-causing chemicals known as PFAS have been conducted at 140 sites across the state, but the tests results — and even the locations of the testing — are being held under wraps. PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are commonly found in foams used to fight petroleum fires and in a wide range of... more

County manager says state of Seneca County is good

County manager says state of Seneca County is good
After a little over seven months on the job, Seneca County Manager Mitch Rowe said he can safely say that the state of the county is good. “Despite the critical 2017 audit, we are now in a strong position,’’ Rowe said. “All of the corrections and adjustments recommended for 2017 have been made. Halle Stevens, our finance director, is doing... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Seneca Co. Sheriff Tim Luce on progress, campaign, and future

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Seneca Co. Sheriff Tim Luce on progress, campaign, and future
Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce is seeking re-election. Four years into his first term as Sheriff – things have moved quickly. In this week’s Sunday Conversation – Sheriff Luce talks about his efforts to maintain and bolster accreditation, work toward a safer community, while balancing the needs of his office and its residents. He discusses the things he’d like to... more

Anti-incinerator bill has yet to reach governor’s desk

Anti-incinerator bill has yet to reach governor’s desk
State Sen. Pam Helming said she has been assured that Gov. Andrew Cuomo will sign the Finger Lakes Community Preservation Act. He hasn’t yet, however. The bill would prohibit a trash-burning incinerator from being built on land at the former Seneca Army Depot in Romulus. “I recently met with the Governor’s Office regarding several issues and have been assured that... more

One ruling favors Romulus, the other incinerator sponsor

One ruling favors Romulus, the other incinerator sponsor
Call it a split decision. In long-awaited rulings, State Supreme Court Judge Daniel Doyle decided both for and against the town of Romulus and Circular enerG, sponsor of a proposed trash-burning, electricity-generating incinerator on former Seneca Army Depot land. He ruled for the town in its move to dismiss a Circular enerG lawsuit on the grounds that the court lacks... more

Supervisors go with Hunt Engineers after contentious public comment during BOS meeting

Supervisors go with Hunt Engineers after contentious public comment during BOS meeting
Seneca Falls took center stage during the public comment period of the Seneca County Board of Supervisors meeting held on Tuesday. The supervisors considered a pair of resolutions in committee last month, which came before the full-board on Tuesday to determine who would provide engineering services for Seneca County. An infiltration and inflow study for Seneca County’s two sewer districts... more

Two sent to hospital after crash on SR 414 in Fayette

Two sent to hospital after crash on SR 414 in Fayette
The Seneca county Sheriff’s Office reports that on Wednesday at approximately 6:40 a.m. deputies responded to a two-car personal injury crash on State Route 414 in Fayette. Deputies investigated and determined that Jennifer Carroll, 38, was traveling north when she became distracted and rear-ended a vehicle operated by 19-year-old Timothy Sanpietro. Deputies say he was stopped and attempting to turn... more

Romulus man charged with DWI after suspicious vehicle investigation

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The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 24-year-old Romulus resident following an investigation into a ‘suspicious vehicle’. Deputies investigated a suspicious vehicle at the FasTrac in Ovid on April 9th. Following the investigation, Davis Sheldon, 24, of Romulus was charged with DWI and driving with a BAC over 0.08%. He was released on appearance tickets and will... more

Police: Romulus resident charged with DWI after crash in Seneca County

Police: Romulus resident charged with DWI after crash in Seneca County
A weekend crash resulted in DWI charges for a Romulus resident. The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Sunday around 2:30 a.m. deputies charged Robert W. Whitley Jr., 41, with driving while intoxicated, driving with a BAC over 0.08%, and failure to keep right. Deputies say the arrest stems from a property damage accident that happened at the intersection... more

Romulus man plans to challenge Cox as state GOP chairman

Romulus man plans to challenge Cox as state GOP chairman
Casey McDonald went to the Seneca County Board of Elections Thursday with three goals. One was to file petitions to be a Republican Committee member from the 3rd election district in Romulus. The second was to be on the ballot as a candidate for a state GOP committee seat from the 132nd Assembly District. But going further, he also announced... more

Deputies: Inmate accused of damaging housing unit at Seneca County Correctional Facility

Deputies: Inmate accused of damaging housing unit at Seneca County Correctional Facility
Deputies say that a 27-year-old inmate at the Seneca County Correctional Facility was arrested on a felony charge after investigation of an incident at the jail. Elliot Flores, 27, was charged with second-degree falsely reporting an incident, a felony; and fourth-degree criminal mischief following an incident at the jail. Deputies say the incident occurred on March 31st when Flores was... more

Following Hillside closure announcement, concerns loom about Five Points, Auburn

Three maximum security prisons will close; unclear if Finger Lakes will be impacted
“I’m concerned for myself, and my family.” That was the sentiment from an employee at Five Points Correctional Facility in Seneca County, after lawmakers adopted a budget, which would allow closure of two, or three state prisons in New York. The details of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to shutter ‘up to three facilities’ will be handled by his administration. The... more

INSIDE THE FLX: John Nabinger discusses campaign for Seneca County District Attorney (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: John Nabinger discusses campaign for Seneca County District Attorney (podcast)
John Nabinger says his greatest quality as a candidate for District Attorney in Seneca County is his fairness and desire to see better for the community. This week Josh Durso caught up with Nabinger to discuss his campaign, the issues, and how he would approach the office if elected this fall. Nabinger will first have to make it through a... more

Cuomo continues push to close state prisons as concerns grow locally

Cuomo continues push to close state prisons as concerns grow locally
Governor Andrew Cuomo isn’t backing down from his proposal to shut down a trio of state prisons this year. Cuomo’s office confirmed Tuesday that the plan to expedite the closure of up to three correctional facilities remains a budget priority for the governor, according to The Citizen. One of the governor’s 30-day budget amendments requested authorization from the state Legislature... more

Romulus grad storms into snowshoe world

Romulus grad storms into snowshoe world
When Margret Montag headed to Paul Smith’s College in the Adirondacks, she had never donned a pair of snowshoes. Now, she not only wears them but races in them. Montag, 19, is the daughter of Sheridan Davenport-Montag and Jeffrey Montag and a 2017 graduate of Romulus Central School. Although she has junior standing, she is in her second year at... more
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