Ettman seeking Seneca County judge seat

In a press release issued Friday, Assistant Seneca County Attorney David K. Ettman announced his candidacy for Seneca County Judge. Ettman said he publicly announced his intentions at last Tuesday’s Varick Town Board meeting. Ettman, 60, of Varick, is a 30-year resident of Seneca County. He was appointed assistant county attorney last June. Current Seneca County Judge Dennis Bender will... more

Police: Seneca Falls man accused of slamming, choking victim during domestic incident

On Saturday around 5:38 p.m. members of the Seneca Falls Police Department took a 33-year-old Mynderse Street resident into custody after an investigation into a domestic incident. Christopher R. White, 33, of Seneca Falls was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing and second-degree harassment after picking up a female victim during a domestic incident — slamming her down on the... more

State Police arrest two after walking in on meth lab

New York State Police arrested two men after troopers said they walked in on the men making methamphetamine. On Tuesday around 9 p.m., police said they arrived at a home on County Road 71 in Jasper, Steuben County and interrupted 45-year-old Mark Walton and 22-year-old James Ball making methamphetamine. Walton and Ball were both arrested and charged with felony third-degree... more

Talking Spectrum changes, possible incinerator on Finger Lakes Morning News

This week on Finger Lakes News Radio, FL1 News Director Josh Durso was a guest on the morning news program discussing the digital transition for Spectrum customers, which has been making headlines over the last several weeks, an ongoing dispute between Spectrum and a Syracuse affiliate, and the latest on the proposed Circular enerG incinerator. Listen to the interview with... more

Seneca Falls man rejects sex abuse plea deal

A Seneca Falls man accused of sexually abusing a teen rejected a plea deal Monday in Seneca County Court. Rocco Assi, 50, declined to plead guilty to first-degree attempted criminal sexual act, a class C felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison. The deal was offered by the district attorney’s office. If Assi pleaded guilty, Judge Dennis Bender... more

Seneca Falls man charged with rape after 2017 incident

Police arrested a 33-year-old Seneca Falls man following a rape investigation, which involved an unidentified 15-year-old. The Seneca Falls Police Department says the investigation stemmed from a 2017 incident, and resulted in Steven W. Knight, 33, being charged with one count of third-degree rape. Police say Knight had sexual intercourse with an unidentified 15-year-old female, which prompted the charge. He... more

Seneca Falls man charged with felony burglary after Bayard St. incident

Police say a 25-year-old Seneca Falls resident was taken into custody on felony burglary charges after an investigation. On March 3rd, Alan M. Morgan 25, of Seneca Falls was charged with felony second-degree burglary and fourth-degree criminal mischief. The arrest stems from a complaint in which Morgan damaged an entry door and then entered a home on West Bayard Street... more

Waterloo man charged with DWI after property damage accident

Police say on March 2nd at approximately 2:42 a.m. a 21-year-old Waterloo resident was arrested for driving while intoxicated after a property damage accident. Thomas J. Meeks, 21, of Waterloo was charged with DWI and issued appearance tickets after an investigation into a property damage accident where he is accused of driving off the roadway. Subsequent investigation determined that Meeks... more

Two sent to hospital after Fall Street crash in Seneca Falls

Police have offered details of the two car personal injury accident, w which happened on Fall Street on February 28th. Police say Charles Beatini, 79, of Seneca Falls was traveling east on Fall Street when he crossed the center line into westbound traffic — colliding with a second vehicle operated by Antonio Costantino, 74, of Seneca Falls. Beatini and a... more

KEEPING SCHOOLS SAFE: Superintendent gives update on policies at Seneca Falls Central School District

What’s being done to keep students and faculty safe at local schools? On Tuesday, Seneca Falls Central School District Superintendent Bob McKeveny provided an update to the Town Board on coordinated efforts between the district and the Seneca Falls Police Department. The joint-presentation involved Chief of Police Stuart Peenstra, who said a significant collaborative effort has resulted in safer schools... more

Police: Drunk driver fled scene of Canal St. accident in Seneca Falls

Police say a 53-year-old Seneca Falls man was charged with driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a property damage accident after an incident on March 2nd. The Seneca Falls Police Department reports the arrest of William K. Clary, 53, who was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated, and leaving the scene of a property damage... more

Police: Seneca Falls man arrested after domestic incident

On Wednesday members of the Seneca Falls Police Department arrested a 30-year-old following a domestic incident. Police say that David P. Fenton, 30, of Seneca Falls was charged with endangering the welfare of a child after the domestic incident, which involved another town resident. Additional details about the incident were not released, but police said Fenton was arraigned in Seneca... more

Seneca Falls Town Board unanimously opposes Romulus incinerator

The Seneca Falls Town Board joined a growing list of municipalities opposing the proposed incinerator, which would be placed on part of the former Seneca Army Depot. The $365 million proposal has been opposed via resolution by nearly a dozen boards in Seneca and Ontario counties, despite the fact that supporters of the proposal say it would bring much needed... more

Generations Bank announces merger with Medina Savings & Loan

Seneca-Cayuga Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for Generations Bank, and Medina Savings and Loan Association, a New York-chartered mutual savings association announced a merger on Monday. The deal will merge Medina into Generations Bank. The merger is expected to increase Seneca-Cayuga’s consolidated assets from $291 million to $344 million. Medina’s existing branch offices will become branch offices of Generations Bank... more

Police: Seneca Falls woman used debit card information illegally

A 25-year-old Seneca Falls woman was arrested by police in Waterloo after an investigation into the illegal use of another person’s debit card information. The Waterloo Police Department reports that Brandy K. Elliot, 25, was arrested on Monday at approximately 10:20 a.m. after allegedly using the debit card information of another person without their permission to purchase food from a... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Meet the owners at Connie’s Diner in Waterloo (podcast)

Carmen Caratozzolo is in-studio on Monday afternoon as a guest on Weber This Week with Harold “Web Dog” Weber to talk about their long-time, very successful family business. Connie’s Diner has been a staple in downtown Waterloo for almost thirty years. Hear the story of Carmen’s mother Connie who purchased the former Chick’s Diner from former owner Sharon Podgorny in... more
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