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Helming’s anti-incinerator legislation gets through Senate

The New York State Senate passed the bill to block a proposed garbage incinerator project from moving forward at the former Seneca Army Depot in the Town of Romulus. Circular EnerG is seeking to build a garbage incinerator that would require the daily delivery of more than 2,500 tons of trash to operate. “This is a tremendous victory for the... more

Sheriff: Inmates possessed matches, tobacco at Seneca County jail

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce reports the arrest of two inmates at the Seneca County Correctional Facility after they were found to be possessing prison contraband inside the facility. Daniel Vorrasi, 50, and James Ludwig, 45, both inmates at the facility were charged with two counts of promoting prison contraband. Luce says the charge is a Class A misdemeanor. The... more

Schuyler County joins chorus of opposition to Romulus incinerator

Schuyler County is the latest local government to oppose the proposed “Circular enerG” garbage incinerator project at the former Seneca Army Depot in Romulus, Seneca County, New York. Citing environmental concerns, negative effects on agriculture and tourism, and local opposition from the Town of Romulus and County of Seneca, the Schuyler County Legislature voted Monday against the project, which would... more

Deputies: Waterloo man possessed Suboxone at local jail

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Saturday members of the narcotics unit arrested a Waterloo man on drug charges after an investigation at the Seneca County Correctional Facility. Shane W. Harris, 28, was charged with one count Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and one count of Promoting Prison Contraband, both Class A Misdemeanors. The arrest stems from... more

Resident asks state comptroller to re-examine Seneca County water rate hike

Mary Anne Kowalski is an outspoken opponent of a proposed rate hike for customers of Seneca County Water District No. 1. She claims the increase, which is set to take effect July 1, is premature and based on incomplete financial information. “I have tried repeatedly to get this information from the county manager and the Board of Supervisors,” Kowalski said.... more

Romulus man accused of choking woman during domestic incident

Deputies arrested a 39-year-old Romulus man after a domestic incident on Sunday. Christopher A. Naused, 39, of Romulus was charged with criminal obstruction a breathing. The charges is a misdemeanor, according to deputies, who say that he is accused of choking a female during a domestic incident. Due to her breathing being obstructed – he was arraigned on the aforementioned... more

Sheriff: Romulus man charged after domestic incident, following hospital tip

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce reports the arrest of a 28-year-old Romulus man following a domestic incident that occurred on May 27th. Luce says Timothy M. Patchen, 28, of Romulus was arrested on Tuesday, May 29th after a 911 call was made by Geneva General Hospital – who reported that a female arrived in the emergency room early Sunday morning... more

Circular enerG files lawsuit, locals blast latest attempt to push project

Circular enerG, Inc. has filed an Article 78 against the Town of Romulus and its Zoning Board of Appeals over a decision, in response to Romulus resident Alan Kiehle’s appeal, to vacate Zoning Officer Adam Schrader’s 2017 determination that the incinerator is a renewable energy source and would not be “noxious or injurious.” Seneca Lake Guardian is urging legislators to... more

Bath man lands top prize at National Lake Trout Derby

Sometimes the toughest part of any fishing derby is not actually catching the fish. Andrew Gugliotta knows the hardest part. “It’s catching a large fish on the first day of a contest and then waiting for three days looking at the leaderboard. It’s brutal checking your standings,” Gugliotta said, during the awards ceremony for the 54th National Lake Trout Derby... more

Sen. Schumer opposes $365M incinerator in Romulus (video)

Another day, more opposition. According to U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, the opposition to the proposed incinerator in Romulus is clear. “The community opposition to this project is resounding; it is clear to me that Seneca County is not, and will never be a good location for this incinerator,” Schumer said in a visit to Seneca County on Friday. “Simply put,... more

Sheriff Luce: Deputy, local resident credited with save drowning victims from Seneca Lake

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce is crediting an off-duty deputy and local resident with saving the life of multiple individuals who had fallen into Seneca Lake in the area of 5816 East Lake Road in Romulus. On Saturday, around 10 p.m. multiple agencies were dispatched for the report of multiple females in distress — possibly drowning in Seneca Lake. Upon... more

UPDATE: State Rt. 89 re-opened after tractor-trailer overturns in Romulus

New York State Department of Transportation officials say State Route 89 between North Cayuga Lake Road and South Cayuga Lake Road was closed on Monday for more than five hours after a tractor-trailer overturned. All lanes were closed, but re-opened around 1:30 p.m. No additional details were available. This story will be updated as more information becomes available. more

Inmate charged with felony after graffiti incident at Seneca Co. Correctional Facility

Seneca County Sheriff’s Investigators say a 37-year-old Syracuse man was arrested on felony harassment charges after an incident at the Seneca County Correctional Facility. Albert L. Serhman, Jr., 37, of Syracuse was arrested and charged with first-degree aggravated harassment — a felony; and fourth-degree criminal mischief. He is accused of drawing an offensive Nazi emblem and writing racially derogatory language... more

Cuomo joins chorus of opposition to Circular enerG incinerator

Governor Andrew Cuomo has joined the list of officials voicing opposition to the incinerator proposed for Romulus. The Governor issued a statement on Tuesday, which was an unexpected measure. The proposed facility, led by a group from Rochester, is going through an Article 10 process, which could circumvent local law and zoning. A potential piece of state legislation would prevent... more

Seneca District Attorney Barry Porsch running for County Judge

Seneca County District Attorney Barry Porsch announced that he is seeking election to the office of Seneca County Court Judge in this fall’s election. Last November, Porsch was soundly re-elected to a third term as District Attorney, winning as the candidate of both the Republican and Democratic Parties and making Porsch the only District Attorney in New York State who... more

Deputies: Romulus teen threatened two people, damaged two cars

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. deputies arrested a 16-year-old Romulus resident on multiple charges after making a physical threat. Williek R. Reese, 16, of Romulus was charged with two counts of third-degree criminal mischief – a Class E felony, and two counts of second-degree menacing. Reese is accused of threatening physical harm on... more

Lodi man charged with DWI in Romulus

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Wednesday at 2:30 a.m. deputies arrested a 24-year-old Lodi resident in Romulus on DWI charges. Austin J Jennings, 24, was arrested on State Route 414 in the Town of Romulus. He was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Driving with 0.08 percent BAC, Failure to Dim Head Lights and Speeding. Jennings was released... more
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