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Road concerns: Man says it could be dangerous for motorcyclists

A Waterloo man is trying to convince the state Department of Transportation to install signs warning motorcyclists along a 24-mile stretch of state highways from Junius to Wolcott. Bill Evans said the stretch of road was damaged during the winter. A farm implement called a chisel plow was being towed in the eastbound lane of Route 318. Due to an... more

Latest from FLX as water levels continue to rise (full-coverage)

It’s a bad situation. As a whole, the region is several inches over “normal” rainfall amounts for the last two months. While the Finger Lakes didn’t see the snowmelt that sometimes contributes to springtime flooding — we have seen plenty of spring rains. On Thursday a road washed out in Geneva. Coastal communities along Lake Ontario have been on edge... more

Portico at del Lago Resort & Casino wins Diners’ Choice Award

Building the reputation of a great restaurant doesn’t happen overnight. However, less than two months after opening its doors, Portico by Fabio Viviani at del Lago Resort & Casino is already earning praise from customers and critics alike with an OpenTable Diners’ Choice Award. OpenTable, the popular mobile app and website that helps guests book reservations, determines award winners using... more

Thompson Square, WAR announced for del Lago Resort & Casino

del Lago Resort & Casino announced two more shows for The Vine. Multi-platinum American country music duo Thompson Square will perform May 26th and WAR will perform June 30th at The Vine. Tickets for both shows go on sale at noon Friday, April 21st, and may be purchased in person at the del Lago Resort & Casino box office, by... more

del Lago Resort & Casino debuts charging stations for vehicles

The trend is green. del Lago Resort & Casino unveiled eight new outdoor supercharging stations and two additional standard EV charging stations inside the casino parking garage. The new stations are part of del Lago Resort & Casino’s green initiative to promote a cleaner environment by helping reduce the carbon footprint on our roadways while offering guests a convenient and... more

SENECA COUNTY: 23 percent of visitors come for del Lago

Rick Newman of the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce told the Board of Supervisors last week that 23 percent of visitors in the first three months of the year came because of the del Lago Resort & Casino in Tyre. Newman presented the Chamber’s first-quarter tourism report. The Chamber is the county’s designated tourism promotion agency, using room occupancy tax... more

BIG CHANGES POSSIBLE: Tyre releases ‘Commercial Corridor’ draft plan

Now that the del Lago Resort & Casino has opened, and the hotel has begun accepting reservations — the Town of Tyre released the final draft of their “Routes 414 and 318 Commercial Corridor Master Plan.” The Master Plan will serve as a guide for the responsible growth and development of key commercial parcels adjacent to Routes 414 and 318... more

AVERY: Local Law 3 should be allowed to stand in Seneca Falls

This article is a direct rebuttal of Kyle Black’s guest editorial published on FingerLakes1.com on April 5th, and has been formatted to address each of the major points he made. Seneca Meadows says that the Chamber of Commerce votes ‘no’. Officials representing the Chamber of Commerce have repeatedly spoken for the landfill and against Local Law 3. Most of us think of... more

Tyre asking residents about ‘broadband access’ in the community

The Town of Tyre, which hosts the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge and the del Lago Casino and Resort, remains an agricultural community whose residents prefer its very rural lifestyle. However, there are some serious drawbacks of having the Town’s less than 1000 residents scattered across 33 square miles, such as lack of quality Internet access. No traditional Internet Service Provider... more

del Lago Resort & Casino begins taking hotel reservations

The first date available for reservation is Friday, July 14th. That doesn’t mean the grand opening of the 205-room hotel at the del Lago Resort & Casino will be on that day, though. Officials haven’t released when the resort hotel will open up, in terms of holding a grand opening ceremony, but the hotel is now accepting reservations. Clearly, it’s... more

Seneca Meadows dominates discussion, debate at Supervisors’ April meeting

The night was a slow, grinding debate on nearly every issue that came up. The Seneca County Board of Supervisors struggled to remain on the same page at Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting. Each issue seeming to evoke several minutes of debate and discussion. Public comment dominated the first two hours of the meeting, which largely hinged around the continued dispute... more

DISCUSSION: Supervisors address functionality, future of Seneca Co. IDA

We need more coordination between the various entities charged with promoting and driving business in Seneca County. It was a message shared by Seneca County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bob Shipley at last month’s regular meeting. It’s something he’s made a priority in his first three months as chairman. On Monday, the Planning, Development, Agriculture and Tourism standing committee —... more

Route 318 sewer project geared toward attracting new development

Just a short distance south of the Thruway, Route 318 in Tyre and Junius would seem to be ideal for new residential and commercial development. That’s what the Seneca County Board of Supervisors has been thinking for the past two years. To make that corridor attractive to developers, supervisors have formed the Route 318 Corridor Sewer Improvement Project. Barton &... more

5th annual Traveling Little Black Dress spring fashion show (video)

The Seneca County House of Concern held the first of two sessions of their fifth annual “The Traveling Little Black Dress… has Breakfast at Tiffany’s” Spring Fashion Show on Friday, April 7, 2017 at the Holiday Inn in Waterloo, NY. Check out the local models and the different spring outfits that were on display in the video below… more

Tyre boards consider commercial corridor

This sleepy little town was jolted into action with the December 2013 announcement that Wilmorite was interested in building a casino here. Del Lago Resort & Casino opened Feb. 1 on a parcel of land north of the Thruway and east of Route 414. The experience of adopting a Planned Unit Development amendment to the town’s 1995 zoning code and... more

Inside Portico by Fabio Viviani: What’s on the menu and chef’s affection for Seneca County

This isn't Fabio Viviani's first restaurant. It likely won't be his last. But like his eateries in Chicago, Los Angeles and other — much larger — places, Portico by Fabio Viviani inside del Lago Resort & Casino in Tyre, Seneca County, is his project. He's aiming for success. And more than a month after the restaurant opened in this small... more

BLACK: Local Law No. 3 should be rescinded

When FingerLakes1.com News approached our company with a request from their readers to hear our viewpoint on Local Law No. 2, currently under consideration by the Town of Seneca Falls, we greatly appreciated the opportunity. Seneca Meadows is committed to open, honest dialogue with our community. In the past 24 months, I’ve attended more than 60 local, public meetings, and... more

Clay mine case back in the spotlight

A motion to re-argue or appeal a Seneca Meadows landfill clay mine Fourth Department Appellate Court ruling should be rejected and denied. That’s the basis of an affirmation filed by attorney Douglas Zamelis, who represents North Road property owner Dixie Lemmon and Concerned Citizens of Seneca County. The Appellate Court ruled 5-0 on Feb. 3 to overturn the lower court... more
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