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WEBER THIS WEEK: Ashley Davoli, Megan Peter & Sheriff Tim Luce on new Child Advocacy Center (podcast)

Meet the Seneca County Child Advocacy Center’s Seneca County satellite office coordinator Ashley Davoli, Seneca County Assistant District Attorney Megan Peter, and Seneca County Sheriff Time Luce and see how the Center streamlines the process of handling child abuse cases and helps innocent victims and children of abuse every day. . more

Seneca County Chamber of Commerce names FingerLakes1.com, Inc. 2017 Small Business of the Year

On Wednesday night at the event center at Muranda Cheese Company in Waterloo, the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce names FingerLakes1.com, Inc. their 2017 Small Business of the Year. Also nominated and recognized were CVDesigns Boutique, Phoebe’s K9 Resort, Seneca Falls Historical Society and Bottomless Brewing. . FingerLakes1.com, Inc., founded in 1999, is a digital marketing company based in Seneca Falls,... more

ELECTION ISSUES: Looking at Seneca County’s political climate

Voters have their work cut out for them this November. Seneca County might be one of the most-rural, yet controversial and active political spaces in the entire Finger Lakes. Lacking some of the conventional structures that other counties take for granted – like a water authority – those elected to supervising position are left with the daunting task of making... more

38th annual American Cancer Society golf outing at SFCC raised over $7k

Generations Bank announced today that the annual American Cancer Society Golf Outing, in memory of Bob Rosenkrans, raised $7,127.40 for the organization. The annual event took place at Seneca Falls Country Club on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017. The event benefits from robust sponsor support including primary sponsor Seneca Meadows Landfill. Mark Benjamin, Community Relations Director remarked “Seneca Meadows is pleased... more

White deer tours returning to the former Seneca Army Depot

Bus tours of the former Seneca Army Depot featuring opportunities to see the depot’s all-white, white-tailed deer herd, as well as military and historic artifacts on the grounds, will resume this fall, according to Dennis Money, president of the Seneca White Deer, Inc. The tours are resuming thanks to an agreement between Money’s group and Deer Haven Park, LCC. Earl... more

Debrief Podcast: Supervisors weigh audit, DEC challenges City’s position, and dissolution

On Thursday’s edition of the Debrief Podcast Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso tackled a big list of heavy topics happening in the region. The ongoing debate in Geneva around the former-Foundry, new regulations in Seneca Falls around Town Board meetings, as well as some newcomer items to the show list — including the Rushville dissolution, and efforts at the state-level... more

Supervisors give Seneca County Manager Sheppard another four-year term

In a special meeting held before the Seneca County Board of Supervisors’ standing committee meetings, the supervisors met to consider the future of County Manager John Sheppard. The resolution, which extended his tenure through 2021, was presented by Fayette Supervisor Cindy Lorenzetti — who would ultimately vote against it. Seneca Falls Supervisor Greg Lazzaro supported the motion, which brought the... more

Seneca County Democrats endorse candidates

The Seneca County Democratic Committee has endorsed two new challengers for seats on the Board of Supervisors. Ben Guthrie was endorsed to run on the Democratic line for supervisor in the town of Covert, a position now held by Republican Michael Reynolds. Rachel Weil garnered Democratic support for an at-large county supervisor seat from Seneca Falls. Party officials are seeking... more

MELISSA KILLELEAGH SHOW: Olan Mack of Seneca Co. House of Concern & holistic health practitioner Isabelle Wellauer of Auburn (podcast)

On this month’s edition of The Melissa Killeleagh Show on FingerLakes1.com, Seneca County House of Concern Executive Director Olan Mack is in-studio to talk about what inspires him to serve his community and to talk about an important fundraiser underway for the organization he leads. Then, meet Isabelle Wellauer, a holistic health practitioner from Auburn, NY. Check out the complete... more

Raises coming for Seneca County employees as supervisors approve increases

It had been an item debated and discussed for months. Perhaps for years. The length of that debate and discussion though fell by the wayside on Tuesday, as the Seneca County Board of Supervisors weighed resolutions that would put employment back on track. A report released earlier in the year highlighted a concerning number of employees, who left for jobs... more

Supervisors hear changes to hazard mitigation plan; flood prevention a priority in Seneca Co.

The Seneca County Board of Supervisors heard revisions on the Seneca County Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan, which is a FEMA sponsored plan adopted in 2008 — looking at prevention of natural disasters. Flooding is the main concern, explained Bill Clark, who provided the update to the board on the matter. Waterloo Town Supervisor Gary Westfall, as well as Waterloo at-large... more

Romulus teen pulls fire alarm, faces felony charge

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Sunday around 9:30 am deputies arrested a 17-year-old Romulus resident for falsely reporting an incident. Deputies say that a minor allegedly pulled a fire alarm pull station at a commercial building in Varick. The 17-year-old was subsequently charged with second-degree falsely reporting an incident. He was committed to the Seneca County Correctional... more

37th Annual Finger Lakes Carp Derby is Sunday

Will someone catch a 45 pound carp this year? Ted Ralston reeled in a 44.1 once carp last year to capture first place in the 36th annual Finger Lakes Carp Derby. Ralston caught his first place fish at the Oak Island bridge The 37th annual Carp Derby will be on Sunday, June 11, at Oak Island. Fishing can take place... more

18th-century Cornell University Library map details Seneca & Cayuga villages

A newly acquired 18th-century map of what is now New York state, showing Seneca and Cayuga villages and native footpaths in addition to natural features, offers insights into colonial life that will enhance learning and research at Cornell. The manuscript, drawn by prominent Albany-based mapmaker and surveyor John Rutse Bleecker, is now part of the American history and culture collections... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Seneca Supervisors Churchill & Lorenzetti in-studio (podcast)

Seneca County Supervisors Cindy Lorenzetti (Fayette) and Steve Churchill (Seneca Falls) appear in-studio to talk about the major issues facing their board. Also, Steve Churchill makes an announcement regarding the end of his current term. Check out the full episode below, originally streamed live on Monday afternoon inside the new FingerLakes1.com Studios… more

Fish-killing disease VHS confirmed in Cayuga Lake, first in Finger Lakes in decade

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has confirmed the presence of a fish-killing virus in Cayuga Lake. Viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS) has killed thousands of round gobies in Cayuga Lake, which runs north-south between Seneca Falls and Ithaca. VHS, which poses no threat to humans, causes hemorrhaging of fish tissue and internal organs. It has impacted fish populations... more

Former-employees dispute claim that ‘low salaries’ drive resignations in Seneca County

The Seneca Supervisors say it’s time to deal with employee retention. Earlier this year, County Manager John Sheppard released a report highlighting the losses that Seneca County has experienced. It revealed more than 20 vacancies and 47 resignations. The resignations were attributed to salary deficiencies, as Seneca County came in significantly lower than competing counties in the area. Board moving... more
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