Casino revenue cuts Tyre town taxes

Discussion of a 2018 town budget will highlight tonight’s Town Board meeting. Supervisor Ron McGreevy said the revenue the town received from the del Lago Resort & Casino license fee enabled the town to reduce the 2017 town tax rate by 50 percent compared to 2016. “The gaming tax revenue share we received so far this year may allow us... more

THRUWAY REPORT: Traffic way up at Exit 41 in Seneca County

How real are the traffic implications of del Lago Resort & Casino’s opening in February? Data released by the New York State Thruway Traffic Advisory Group shows a significant increase in traffic at the Exit 41 interchange in Tyre. Prior to del Lago’s opening, the average monthly traffic was noted at 266,306 vehicles. Since that opening — the average monthly... more

Appeal denied for Seneca County abuser

On October 6th, 2017, the New York Court of Appeals, the State’s highest court, denied the appeal application of sex offender Shemariah Owens, who in sexually abused two young females in Seneca County in 2012. In 2014, Owens was convicted, after a jury trial, in the Seneca County Court of two counts of sexual abuse in the first degree, a... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Magee Diner owner Gary Schlegel in-studio (podcast)

The Magee Country Diner has been serving patrons off of New York State Thruway Exit 41 on Route 414 for over 20 years. Owner Gary Schlegel joins Harold Weber in-studio to talk about the history of the restaurant, the impact del Lago Resort & Casino has had on his business, and plans for the future. . more

Waterloo man wins Seneca Meadows’ tire count contest

Seneca Meadows, Inc. today announced that Robert Hummer of Waterloo is the winner of the company’s recycled tire count contest. Hummer submitted the closest guess to the actual number of tires recycled at Seneca Meadows between 1997 and August of 2017, and received a new set of Cooper Mastercraft Courser AXT tires from Tallmadge Tire for his Chevy... more

2017 Mynderse Athletic Hall of Fame Induction (full video)

FingerLakes1.com presents the Mynderse Academy Athletic Hall of Fame’s 2017 Induction Ceremony streamed live on Sunday night from New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, NY. Watch the entire ceremony below… . The Class of 2017 includes: Jerry Galusha (Lifetime Contributor) 1970 Blue Devil Football Team (Honored Team) Sherrie Barrett Deming – Class of 1986 Joe Lawson – Class of... more

Officials respond to reports of del Lago’s ‘lagging’ revenue

Earlier this week, reports published by the New York State Gaming Commission highlighted lagging revenue, behind projections filed with the state prior to del Lago Resort & Casino’s construction. The $440 million casino was billed as a shot of economic energy into an economy struggling to catch. For Tyre, as well as Seneca County, it also meant additional revenues to... more

Will Yates County get a fair share of del Lago revenue?

Recent reports indicate that del Lago Resort and Casino in Seneca County is not performing up to projections that targeted over $263 million per year. Between its opening in late January and Aug. 31, the casino’s gross gaming revenues total $88.4 million. Nearly $4.5 million in gaming revenue has been shared with local municipalities based on per capita formulas. While... more

del Lago gives over $2K for healthy food locally

From the very start, del Lago Resort & Casino has had a focused mission to strengthen the community by supporting local businesses and nonprofits. The resort and casino is sincerely committed to improving the quality of life in the community by forging strong partnerships with organizations that impact the surrounding Finger Lakes region. Through sponsorships, donation of in-kind services, and... more

Embattled Rochester judge violated probation by visiting del Lago in September

Embattled Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio is scheduled to appear in court next week on another alleged probation violation. Prosecutor Zachary Maurer says Astacio’s probation officer accused her of violating her parole for a prior DWI conviction. Court documents say Astacio left September 20th for the del Lago Casino and Resort in Seneca County and left a phone message... more

REPORT: del Lago’s gaming revenue lagging

When the Albany Times Union reported earlier that New York State’s three licensed casinos are hundreds of millions of dollars behind projections in their first year of operation — the del Lago Resort & Casino was collectively on the Finger Lakes’ minds. The Tyre facility was among those three, and according to the latest figures from the Gaming Commission, del... more

Seneca County Sheriff to host first Citizens Academy

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office will hold its inaugural Citizens Police Academy in November. “The purpose of the academy is to give citizens of Seneca County a better understanding about law enforcement and how the sheriff’s office works within the community,” Sheriff Tim Luce said. FL Times: Read More more

IDA sets hearing on aid to casino hotel

Should the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency provide financial assistance for a proposed Hilton Garden Inn at del Lago Resort & Casino? Anyone who has a comment on that question can make it known at a public hearing scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The IDA Board of Directors voted unanimously Sept. 7 to make an initial offer of the following... more

Ruling kills Local Law #2 in Seneca Falls; Local Law #3 goes back on the books

Acting Supreme Court Justice William Kocher ruled on the Article 78 filed against the Town of Seneca Falls regarding a local law, designed to rescind another enacted in 2016. Local Law No. 2 was designed to kill Local Law No. 3 of 2016, which solidified an end date for operations at Seneca Meadows Landfill. In the application for judgment, the... more

Process continues with public hearing on proposed hotel at del Lago

Local government review of the proposed 150-room Hilton Garden Inn Hotel at del Lago Resort & Casino will continue next week. The Town Board has scheduled a public hearing for 7 p.m. Thursday on Local Law No. 3 of 2017, legislation that would amend Local Law 5 of 2015. Local Law 5 of 2015 established the del Lago Resort &... more

Rodney Carrington coming to del Lago’s Vine in November

Rodney Carrington, multi-talented comedian, actor, singer and writer, will perform at 8 pm Friday, November 24th, at del Lago Resort & Casino’s entertainment venue, The Vine. Tickets go on sale today. Carrington has recorded eight major record label comedy albums, which have sold millions of copies. He released three albums on his own record label, Laughter’s Good Records. An album... more
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