SF to host services fair to highlight available resources in Seneca County

After gaining valuable feedback from the community earlier this spring, the Town of Seneca Falls and multiple agencies will partner to host a Community Services Fair. The event is slated for Thursday, June 28th at the Seneca Falls Community Center, located at 35 Water Street. Pizza, wings, and salad will be available and provided by the Town of Seneca Falls... more

Trail group files action over SF eminent domain decision

A non-profit group has taken legal action against the town of Seneca Falls to prevent the municipality from using eminent domain to build a larger sewer line through the Ludovico Sculpture Trail. Pittsford-based attorney Sheila Chalifoux has filed a petition in Appellate Court in Rochester on behalf of The Frank J. Ludovico Sculpture Trail Corp. against the town of Seneca... more

Women’s Rights Park commemorates 1865 freeing of slaves in Texas

President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation declared all enslaved persons in most Southern states free as of Jan. 1, 1863. That came during the Civil War — a conflict whose main cause was slavery. Many plantation and slave owners in the South migrated to Texas to escape the fighting, increasing the number of enslaved people in Texas just prior to the... more

Non-traditional youth games, activities promoted in Seneca Falls

Not all children are a good fit for traditional, organized team sports. Some do better with fun, nontraditional activities that don’t carry the pressure of athleticism, competition or peak performance. The Seneca Falls Development Corp. has been awarded a $5,840 grant to offer a Team Active8 program, one of 20 projects funded through the Finger Lakes region to help support... more

Police: Lodi man stole medication out of shopping cart at Walmart

On Tuesday at 9:08 pm the Town of Seneca Falls Police Department arrested a Lodi man at Walmart after a larceny investigation involving prescription pills. Keith L. Champion, 54, of Lodi was arrested after police were called to the Walmart where a store customer reported that a medication he had just purchased was stolen out of the shopping cart. Following... more

Special meeting cancelled in Seneca Falls

A special meeting originally scheduled for Thursday at 4 pm in Seneca Falls has been cancelled. The meeting was called to consider a bonding motion for $3 million in upgrades to the existing sewer system. That motion failed to gain enough traction at last week’s meeting, which resulted in the special session being scheduled. No new date has been posted... more

New Audubon Educator at Seneca Meadows Education Center

Seneca Meadows, Inc. today announced that Mary Jo Doyle has accepted the position of Audubon Environmental Educator for the Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve & Education Center. Mary Jo is a native of Syracuse, but is no stranger to the Seneca Falls area, as she taught science at both the Seneca Falls and Waterloo school districts for thirty years, retiring from... more

Seneca Falls man arrested after domestic involving protected party

On Sunday at 7:12 am the Town of Seneca Falls Police Department arrested a 33-year-old resident after an investigation into a domestic incident. Derek H. Hager, 33, of Seneca Falls was charged with second-degree criminal contempt and endangering the welfare of a child after the domestic incident. Police say he was in contact with a person with whom he has... more

Waterloo man arrested on drug charges after traffic stop in Seneca Falls

On Sunday June 3rd at 9:24 pm, the Town of Seneca Falls Police Department arrested a 20-year-old Waterloo resident on drug charges after a traffic stop. Sebastian A. Bianchi, 20, was stopped on Fall Street by police. He was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, Criminal Possession of Marijuana and Passing a Red Signal. Bianchi was released on... more

Seneca Falls finalist for $10M DRI award

The Seneca Falls Development Corporation has announced that the Town of Seneca Falls is a finalist for the Finger Lakes Region’s $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant. The announcement follows an 18-month effort by the SFDC to lay a stronger foundation for economic growth, downtown revitalization, and ongoing grant pursuits for the Seneca Falls area. The Finger Lakes Regional Economic... more

Sale of former Seneca Falls village hall in jeopardy

The sale of the former Village Hall to a local businessman may be in jeopardy, the Town Board learned Tuesday. Town Attorney David Foster, while giving his monthly report, said George Tilton, owner of 5Star Medical, has told Foster he may not be able to complete the sale. “He said business has been slow and his business plan is changing,”... more

Police: Seneca Falls man charged after child found walking by roadway

On Thursday at 11:35 a.m. police arrested a Seneca Falls man after a child was found walking alongside a roadway near his home. David J. Moses, 32, was charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child following a complaint received by police. Moses is accused of failing to provide adequate supervision for a child two years of age, said child... more

Bonding motion for Seneca Falls sewer upgrades dies for lack of second

A motion to bond or borrow $3 million to pay for upgrades to the sanitary sewer system in the former village failed at Tuesday’s Town Board meeting. The bonding motion was made by Supervisor Greg Lazzaro following a 20-minute public hearing. But the motion was met by silence. None of the other three board members present offered a second. Board... more

Seneca Falls Development Corp awarded Youth Sports Grant

A new program designed to inspire and foster a more active lifestyle in local youth is coming to Seneca Falls. The Seneca Falls Development Corp (SFDC) was awarded a grant of $5,840 to fund their proposed Team Active8 program. Administered by the Rochester Area Community Foundation via the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Fund for Youth Sports, 20 projects were... more

Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve Bird Banding

Through a partnership between Seneca Meadows and Braddock Bay Bird Observatory, a bird banding demonstration was held at the Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve on Black Brook Road in Seneca Falls on Saturday, June 2nd. The first round of bird banding netted two Song Sparrows, which were banded, measured and weighed before their release. Children that attended the event had the... more
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