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Labor stats highlight impact of del Lago Resort & Casino

As the largest employer in Seneca County, del Lago Resort & Casino has had an impact on the county’s unemployment rate. The New York State Department of Labor released its October 2017 county unemployment rates and Seneca County has dropped significantly to 3.9 percent from 4.4 percent in October 2016. Seneca County has the fourth lowest unemployment rate out of... more

Tyre zoning code changes topic of join work session Monday

The arrival of the del Lago Resort & Casino this year has prompted town officials to examine its impact on the zoning code, comprehensive plan and the Route 318-414 corridor master plan. The town Planning Board and Town Board will meet together for a work session Monday to start that process. The public is invited to attend, but public comment... more

Seneca IDA to vote on casino hotel tax breaks

For every dollar of tax exemption given to the Indus Hospitality Group for a proposed 150-room Hilton Garden Inn at the del Lago Resort & Casino site, there would be $4.40 in benefits. That’s the conclusion of a cost-vs.-benefit analysis of the project done for the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency by the Center for Governmental Research in advance of... more

Plenty of good news in Tyre as del Lago enjoys second-best week

del Lago Resort & Casino in Tyre saw it’s second-best week since opening back in February over the long, holiday weekend. According to state filings, the week of Thanksgiving and Black Friday saw pre-tax revenue inside the casino sit at $3,532,995. It fell short of the best week ever by just a couple-hundred thousand dollars. The casino’s 14 poker tables... more

Contraband cigarettes, tobacco seized in Seneca County

A Massachusetts man is facing felony charges after state police and the state Department of Taxation and Finance seized hundreds of contraband tobacco products, according to a press release on Thursday. Following a traffic stop by state police, Yasin Khan, of 356 Park St., West Springfield, Mass. was allegedly found possessing 210 cartons of contraband cigarettes and 208 pounds of... more

Seneca Supervisors spar over use of Occupancy Tax, TPA funding

Once again, the Seneca County Board of Supervisors debated the level of funding for the county’s Tourism Promotion Agency. Since Seneca County officially named the Chamber of Commerce their Tourism Promotion Agency – funding comes from state-specified sources. Like other counties with specific Tourism Promotion Agencies – funds from Occupancy Tax create the TPA appropriation within the County’s budget each... more

del Lago boosted Thruway traffic, tourism in Seneca County

When del Lago Resort & Casino was proposed, it was billed as a ‘gateway’ to the region. It’s a mantra shared by Seneca County’s lead tourism agency, the Chamber of Commerce. The placement of the casino next to Exit 41 from the New York State Thruway was intentional, feeding off of a central location in the state. Now, del Lago... more

Syracuse man charged with petit larceny in Tyre

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on November 21st at approximately 10:11 pm deputies arrested David H Burnard, 44, of Syracuse for petit larceny. The arrest stems from an incident that took place at a business in the Town of Tyre on October 29th 2017, where Burnard left the business with an item that did not belong to him. Burnard... more

Editor’s Note: Answering questions posed by Seneca Falls residents

Last week the Seneca Falls Town Board took a vote, which would nearly-double the tax rate for Town residents. That means, minimally, anyone living in Seneca Falls would see a tax hike of ‘several’ hundred dollars — depending on the assessed value of the property. We’ve received, heard, and read a lot of questions from residents in Seneca Falls, as... more

SLOW DOWN: Helming announces Rt. 318 speed limit reduction in Tyre

Get ready to slow down. Senator Pam Helming (R-Canandaigua) announced a reduction of the state speed limit on State Route 318 near the intersection of State Route 414. Proponents of the reduction say ‘safety’ is the main priority. The speed limit on State Route 318 a half-mile west and east of the intersection with State Route 414 will be lowered... more

Aaron Neville coming to del Lago’s Vine in January

R&B singer and member of Neville Brothers, Aaron Neville will perform at del Lago Resort & Casino’s entertainment venue, The Vine on January 19th. Tickets go on sale at noon, Frida and may be purchased in person at the del Lago Resort & Casino box office, by calling the box office at 315-946-1695 or online at dellagoresort.com/entertainment. In the late... more

Sheriff: Lyons man had loaded handgun during Tyre incident

On November 14th at about 4:09 am deputies arrested Loirmus Desius, 27, of Lyons following a reported disturbance at a Town of Tyre business. Desius was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, Obstructing Governmental Administration in the Second Degree, Resisting Arrest, and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. Desius is accused of physically obstructed Sheriff’s Deputies from... more

Seneca County completes ‘Public Works’ transition by hiring director

The supervisors didn’t make it easy, but eventually they moved to hire a new employee who will serve as the Seneca County Director of Public Works. Originally listed under a Rule 29 proceeding, the board instead moved to handle the resolution adopting the position under new business. On Monday, eight members of the board met – asking the candidate, who... more

Elmira man charged in domestic incident in Tyre

On November 4th at approximately 10 am, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Town of Tyre for the report of a domestic incident. A male, later identified as Jason Welch, 39, of Elmira was found to the be walking away from where the domestic took place. The Seneca Falls Police Department was made aware and detained Welch roadside... more

del Lago Resort & Casino slots win honor from reader survey

Strictly Slots, the nation’s only monthly magazine dedicated exclusively to slot enthusiasts and video poker players announced the results of its 17th annual “Best of Slots” Reader’s Survey.  Just nine months after opening, del Lago Resort & Casino was recognized with 15 awards including four first place honors, making del Lago’s slots the top in New York State. The casino’s four... more

Sessler siblings propose major commercial project in Tyre

A trio of local siblings has unveiled plans for a potential major new development not far from del Lago Resort & Casino. Craig and Verne Sessler, along with their sister, Jane Shaffer, have submitted plans for the construction of three hotels, five restaurants, three retail buildings, a bank and a fueling station on 32 of the 44.8 acres they own... more
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