Supervisors give Seneca County Manager Sheppard another four-year term

In a special meeting held before the Seneca County Board of Supervisors’ standing committee meetings, the supervisors met to consider the future of County Manager John Sheppard. The resolution, which extended his tenure through 2021, was presented by Fayette Supervisor Cindy Lorenzetti — who would ultimately vote against it. Seneca Falls Supervisor Greg Lazzaro supported the motion, which brought the... more

Graduating students receive scholarships from Seneca Meadows

For 14 years, Seneca Meadows has awarded scholarships to graduating seniors from each of the four school districts in Seneca County. Those schools include Mynderse Academy, Romulus Central School, South Seneca Central School, and Waterloo Central School. The recipients were selected by the respective school awards committees, and the committees chose outstanding students who have chosen to further their education... more

Flexible seating empowers Romulus students for better learning

By first grade, most children have heard the story of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” where a young girl invades the home of a family of bears and finds Papa Bear’s chair is too hard, Mama Bear’s chair is too soft, but Baby Bear’s chair is just right. For the 6 and 7-year-old students in Matt McCusker’s first grade class... more

Seneca County Democrats endorse candidates

The Seneca County Democratic Committee has endorsed two new challengers for seats on the Board of Supervisors. Ben Guthrie was endorsed to run on the Democratic line for supervisor in the town of Covert, a position now held by Republican Michael Reynolds. Rachel Weil garnered Democratic support for an at-large county supervisor seat from Seneca Falls. Party officials are seeking... more

Beverly Animal Shelter Pets of the Week: Time for a summer project?

Feels like summer has finally arrived. School is almost finished. The Beverly Animal Shelter has three exuberant dogs available for adoption. Sounds like it is time for a summer project… A special project that will bring a new family member into your family. If you prefer something a bit smaller, kitten season round I kittens are reaching adoption age. DUDLEY... more

MELISSA KILLELEAGH SHOW: Olan Mack of Seneca Co. House of Concern & holistic health practitioner Isabelle Wellauer of Auburn (podcast)

On this month’s edition of The Melissa Killeleagh Show on FingerLakes1.com, Seneca County House of Concern Executive Director Olan Mack is in-studio to talk about what inspires him to serve his community and to talk about an important fundraiser underway for the organization he leads. Then, meet Isabelle Wellauer, a holistic health practitioner from Auburn, NY. Check out the complete... more

Raises coming for Seneca County employees as supervisors approve increases

It had been an item debated and discussed for months. Perhaps for years. The length of that debate and discussion though fell by the wayside on Tuesday, as the Seneca County Board of Supervisors weighed resolutions that would put employment back on track. A report released earlier in the year highlighted a concerning number of employees, who left for jobs... more

Supervisors hear changes to hazard mitigation plan; flood prevention a priority in Seneca Co.

The Seneca County Board of Supervisors heard revisions on the Seneca County Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan, which is a FEMA sponsored plan adopted in 2008 — looking at prevention of natural disasters. Flooding is the main concern, explained Bill Clark, who provided the update to the board on the matter. Waterloo Town Supervisor Gary Westfall, as well as Waterloo at-large... more

Penn Yan angler wins Carp Derby with 38 pound lunker

He’s back! Anthony Travis of Penn Yan topped the leader board at the Waterloo Rotary Carp Derby annually for years. Once he even took four of the eight top spots. Then he moved to Schroon Lake in the Adirondacks. But this year, Travis returned. And, as the final minutes were counted down, Travis dropped his fish in the weighing basket... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Previewing del Lago’s new hotel (podcast)

A look at the new del Lago Resort & Casino’s hotel opening up on July 1, 2017. Also, discussing the Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins, the NBA Finals, the AL East leading New York Yankees, and South Seneca’s state pentathlon champion Emily Lavarnway. Watch the full episode in the player below, on our YouTube Channel, or on the FingerLakes1.com App.... more

Investigators: Visitor at Seneca County Jail gave inmate controlled substance

On Sunday around 2 pm investigators arrested a Newark resident on a charge related to giving a controlled substance to an inmate while visiting. Investigators arrested Taylor C. Jinks, 25, of Newark for second-degree promoting prison contraband. Jinks allegedly gave an inmate a controlled substance during a visitation. An alert corrections officer observed the incident, which led to the arrest.... more

Pisano pleads guilty to felony assault

A local man who seriously injured another man during an altercation outside a bar pleaded guilty to a felony assault charge Tuesday in Seneca County Court. District Attorney Barry Porsch said John Pisano, 30, pleaded guilty to second-degree assault. A trial had been scheduled for next month. The charge is a class D felony punishable by up to seven years... more

THE DEBRIEF: Seneca Falls Lawsuit, Geneva Foundry, Lake Ontario & “Lu-Lu” checks (podcast)

On Thursday night’s edition of the Debrief Podcast Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso discussed a variety of topics including a new Article 78 petition filed in Seneca Falls, the ongoing debate around the Geneva Foundry, as well as “Lu-Lu” checks distributed to certain members of Senate, and New York’s response to the flooding along Lake Ontario. Watch the entire podcast... more

Romulus teen pulls fire alarm, faces felony charge

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Sunday around 9:30 am deputies arrested a 17-year-old Romulus resident for falsely reporting an incident. Deputies say that a minor allegedly pulled a fire alarm pull station at a commercial building in Varick. The 17-year-old was subsequently charged with second-degree falsely reporting an incident. He was committed to the Seneca County Correctional... more

Beverly Animal Shelter Pets of the Week: The Quiet Kitties

Walking on the Beverly Animal Shelter grounds, you will be approached by felines trying to convince you they are the purrfect cat for you. And they may well be. However, do make sure to look for the quiet kitties sitting in the store and cat rooms. These quiet companions may be just what you are looking for. Bear in mind,... more
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