Laurie Kellogg’s release: Trial was shocking small-town tale of sex, betrayal, violence

The real-life murder of Malcolm “Bruce” Kellogg in 1991 in Seneca County sounded like the plot of a made-for-television movie, as indeed it would later become. Kellogg, 43, was fatally shot on June 9, 1991 while he slept on a couch in his family’s cottage on Cayuga Lake in Romulus. His wife, Laurie Kellogg, then 26, plotted the murder. She... 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

Beverly Pets of the Week: Special pets not interesting in selling themselves

The Beverly Animal Shelter has some adorable, outgoing pets who like to “sell” themselves in the store. There also are the not so perfect pets. Whether it be physical appearance, physical condition or even the shy animal who is not interested in “selling himself”, these special pets are still in need of loving, special homes. KEVIN An unclaimed stray, Kevin... more

Spellers face off Saturday in Seneca County Bee

The fifth annual Literacy Volunteers of Seneca County Spelling Bee is set for 10 a.m. Saturday in the high school auditorium. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Spectators are encouraged to attend and cheer on teams. A silent auction and book sale will be held in the foyer, and refreshments will be sold. Businesses and organizations are invited to place an... more

Waterloo woman involved in smuggling incident at jail

On March 17th at approximately 6:05 pm deputies in Seneca County arrested a Waterloo woman after an altercation with an officer at the Seneca County Correctional Facility. Deputies say that Christina A. Strally, 38, of Waterloo attempted to smuggle a narcotic drug into the facility while confined as an inmate. An alert correction officer at the facility identified, located, and... 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

Beverly Shelter Pets of the Week: Quiet introvert or outgoing rascal?

Like people, the pets at the Beverly Animal Shelter have different personalities. Some may be quiet introverts who don’t like crowds. Others may be outgoing rascals who may keep the family busy playing. Unlike people, the pets will not judge you. If you love them, they will love you unconditionally… Yes, even the cats. LUCY A charming dark brown tiger,... 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

FLX WEEKLY: Winter Storm Stella Edition (podcast)

As Winter Storm Stella begins to wind down in the Finger Lakes, join the FingerLakes1.com Team to talk about the storm’s impact and what lies ahead for our weather this weekend. Originally streamed live at 1:00 pm on FingerLakes1.TV and our YouTube Channel… 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

Investigation into Varick fire underway; no injuries reported (photos)

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Sunday night around 8:30 pm they were called to a structure fire at 5508 State Rt. 89 in Varick. The owner’s of the home, Harold and Sue Jennings arrived home around that time discovering that the house was on fire. No one was present or inside at the time of the fire,... more

Romulus Encore Society presents “Super Freaks”

This weekend the Romulus Encore Society will be putting on Scott Haan’s “Super Freaks.” Tickets cost $5 and the show will be put on Friday and Saturday at the Romulus Auditorium. Beginning at 7 pm Margret Montag, Noah Palumbo, Emily-Lynn Testa, Alexandra Erskine, Brianna McDermott, and Brent Aho — to name a few — will take the stage this weekend... more

Beverly Animal Shelter Pets of the Week: “Faux” Spring brings color

A “faux” Spring has passed through the Beverly Animal Shelter. We found a tiny bit of color amidst the black and white. Thinking of getting a matching pair of felines or canines? How about this week’s (almost) matching pair of “her and his” bookend cats? SNUGGLE Just a baby herself, petite Miss Snuggle was found in a taped-up box along... more

Seneca Lake Pure Water Association voices concerns over Reeder Creek at Seneca Army Depot

In comments submitted last week to the U.S. Army and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding the Final Proposed Remedial Action Plan for the Seneca Army Depot Munitions Sites, Seneca Lake Pure Water Association (SLPWA) requested that steps be taken to identify and remove the source(s) of phosphorus, coliform and E. coli which are polluting Reeder Creek, Seneca Lake and... 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

Seneca Army Depot land appraised at $950K

The appraised value of the property Earl Martin wants to buy at the former Seneca Army Depot is a far cry from its assessed value. Michael Egnoto, a professional property appraiser with Syracuse-based Appraisal Research, determined that the 7,234 acres the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency wants to sell to the Fayette businessman is $950,000. The land’s current assessed value... more
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