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DEFEATED: Resolution calling for immediate sale of depot shot down by supervisors

Nearly an hour of debate and speakers. When all was said and done though, the Seneca County Board of Supervisors would defeat the resolution calling for the immediate sale of the former Seneca Army Depot. “It’s a complex deal,” Earl Martin explained to the board during his time addressing the collection of supervisors, county employees and members of the public.... more

Inside the FLX: IDA Exec. Director Bob Aronson talks depot, development, and more

“It was a great opportunity to do something for the home team.” That’s how Seneca County Industrial Development Agency Executive Director Bob Aronson views his role in driving economic development. The IDA serves as an arm of government, which organizes and establishes deals to foster economic development. His roots run deep in Seneca County, as his grandfather’s business in downtown... more

SHOWDOWN: Motion to ax lease proposal goes before Seneca Co. BOS

It’s showdown time over the proposed lease-purchase of 7,000 acres of the former Seneca Army Depot and a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement between Earl Martin and the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency. The Board of Supervisors’ Governmental Operations Committee voted 4-1 Jan. 24 on a non-binding resolution asking the IDA to “abandon both the lease and pursuit of a PILOT” for Martin... more

Remedy for Seneca Army Depot cleanup discussed

The preferred remedy for cleaning up four old munitions disposal sites at the former Seneca Army Depot is to implement land-use controls. That means future use of those sites, which amounts to about 175 acres, would not allow residential housing, elementary or secondary schools, childcare facilities or playgrounds. In addition, recognition and safety training for explosives will be required for... more

The Debrief Podcast: Augustine, Durso discuss Depot, Geneva DRI, much more in premier episode

On the premier episode of the ‘Debrief Podcast’ hosts Josh Durso and Jackie Augustine go over a number of important issues impacting those living in the Finger Lakes. The podcast will be featured bi-weekly on the FingerLakes1.TV Internet Broadcasting Network. Listen to the podcast in the player below – and subscribe to the FingerLakes1.com YouTube Channel. AUDIO ONLY VERSION: more

Proposed remediation of weapons sites on former Seneca Army Depot land up for comment

Proposed remedies for four military weapon sites on the former Seneca Army Depot land will be the topic of a public information meeting this Thursday. Hosted by the U.S. Army, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state Department of Environmental Conservation, the meeting will cover what has been done to clean up the areas already, and the agencies’ suggestions... more

Seneca White Deer, Inc. issues support of Martin, IDA lease agreement for Depot

Last year Dennis money, president of Seneca White Deer, Inc. had a lot of reservations about a potential Seneca County IDAs interest in selling the 7,000 acres associated with the former Seneca Army Depot. In fact, he was a proponent of the plan, which would have asked for ownership of the property to be moved from the IDA to the... more

Thousands converge in Tyre as del Lago Resort & Casino opens for business (full coverage)

It’s time for the Town of Tyre, and Seneca County as a whole, to place it’s bet on del Lago Resort & Casino. The doors officially opened as thousands poured into the venue at 10:39 am. Massive lines were visible outside the venue, which were quickly worked through by the staff, who ensured guests were not waiting too long after... more

Seneca County IDA gives initial OK to Deer Haven lease application

The public will soon get the opportunity to comment on a financial assistance package being offered to Deer Haven Park LLC, the prospective owner of 7,000 acres at the former Seneca Army Depot. The Seneca County Industrial Development Agency has given initial approval to an application from Deer Haven owner Earl Martin to lease the land for a year and... more

Federal government’s recognition of Cayuga Nation leadership on hold

The Interior Board of Indian Appeals has stayed the Bureau of Indian Affairs' December decision to recognize the Clint Halftown faction of the Cayuga Nation as the nation's official leaders. The stay order was issued on Monday, Jan. 23, a little over a week after another faction of the Cayuga Nation formerly known as the Unity Council, appealed the BIA's... more

SELL IT: Committee calls for IDA to sell, not lease Seneca Army Depot property

It’s been contentious. It’s been debated for well-over a year now. Yet for the first time in recent memory, representation of the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency was present at the Seneca County Board of Supervisors government operations standing committee meeting. The goal: Provide the Board of Supervisors an update on the ongoing issues surrounding the former Seneca Army Depot... more

Weber This Week: Meet Seneca County Emergency Management Director Melissa Taylor (podcast)

Newark native Melissa Taylor, director of Emergency Management and 911 for Seneca County, was in-studio as a guest on Weber This Week on FingerLakes1.TV on Monday morning to talk about her background and what has brought her to her current position since graduating from Lyons High School in 1999. AUDIO ONLY VERSION: more

SOUTH-END RIVALRY PART II: South Seneca boys host Romulus on FL1 Sports

Last night the FL1 Sports team was in Romulus to watch the #1 NYS ranked South Seneca Lady Falcons cruise to victory over the Lady Warriors. Tonight, the Romulus boys will try to avenge the loss when they visit the Jack Guinan Gymnasium in Ovid to take on South Seneca. Dave Barnick and Jason Hunt have the call on FL1... more

W-FL Thursday: South Seneca girls roll over rival Romo; ER sweeps season series against Lyons

The South Seneca Lady Falcons used a dominant performance on the road to run away from Romulus on Thursday in a game that was streamed live on FL1 Sports. The final score of 66-37 was in stark contrast to the FL West rivals first meeting earlier this season which the Lady Falcons won by just 2 points. Watch the game... more

Finger Lakes Republicans head to D.C. for historic day

Bob Hayssen and Phil Beckley hopped into Hayssen’s Hummer this morning for a road trip to Friday’s inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States. The men will be part of the New York state delegation attending the event — and both are looking forward to seeing the billionaire businessman sworn into office. Hayssen is the Varick town... more

WEBCAST REPLAY: South Seneca Lady Falcons face rival Romulus Lady Warriors on FL1 Sports

The South Seneca and Romulus girls basketball programs have been the class of the Wayne-Finger Lakes in recent years. Both have captured New York State titles, Romulus in 2014 (Class D) and South Seneca in 2016 (Class C). Currently, the defending state champion Lady Falcons are ranked 1st in NYS in Class C by the New York State Sportswriters Association.... more
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