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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

DEPOT DELAY: Seneca Co. Board members sound off over IDA bid process, lease agreement

For Seneca Falls Supervisor Stephen Churchill and Fayette Town Supervisor Cindy Lorenzetti there were always questions about controversial Depot sale. The sale of the former Seneca Army Depot has been a contentious issue within the Seneca County Board of Supervisors, as well as with bidders and constituents who now feel they were misled through the IDA’s process. It was a... more

HAYSSEN: Varick Supervisor responds to ‘FACTS’ issued by Seneca Co. IDA

I’d like to comment on an article in the Finger Lakes Times regarding the facts about the Seneca Army Depot sale and bid process. (Monday, January 9th, 2017) Mr. Earl Martin says he needs time to finalize the assessment. I want to reassure the Board of Supervisors and the public that the assessment, or also known as a ‘REVAL’, will... more

Depot bid process, IDA get spotlight at Seneca Co. BOS meeting

It’s hard to identify an issue that has been more polarizing in Seneca County than the handling of the former-Seneca Army Depot property. Those 7,000-acres were put through a bid process, which ended last year with a winner — and initially — a buyer. The Seneca County Industrial Development Agency, who owns the Depot property, which is in Romulus and... more

Seneca IDA gives go ahead for Depot’s Deer Haven Park

The Seneca County Industrial Development Agency gave the green light to begin Phase 1 of the Deer Haven Park project that will ultimately make way for planned development of the 7,000 acres at the Seneca Army Depot. At their regular meeting January 5th, the board agreed to a $50,000 Payment In Lieu of Taxes from Earl Martin, of Deer Haven... more

IN FOCUS: Seneca Army Depot deal stirs the pot

The former Seneca Army Depot property will be leased for a year, or two. Late in December, municipalities hold meetings to wrap up the year’s activity, pay bills and take care of any outstanding issues that remain on the table. One practice that should be made regular is taking stock of the year. It should mean looking at everything that... more

Lease agreement for former Seneca Army Depot land causes stir among former bidders

While assessors work out a new tax arrangement for the 7,000 acres of the former Seneca Army Depot land’s current $28 million value, a purchase and sale agreement has been signed by the winning bidder, Earl Martin. The property is the home of a rare herd of white, white-tailed deer, and was subject to an extensive bidding process that closed... more

14-year-old accused of forcibly touching employee at facility in Varick

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce says a 14-year-old male was arrested in Varick after he allegedly forcibly touched an employee at a residential facility. The minor allegedly applied pressure to the throat and neck area of an employee at a residential facility in Varick while touching intimate parts of their body, according to deputies. The incident happened around 11:30 pm... more

Our Finger Lakes History: Civil War Christmas

Seneca County Historian Walter Gables recounts Christmas through the Civil War including the origins of the American Santa Claus, the original Christmas Carols that were born out of the conflict, and journal entries on Christmas Day from a soldier from Canoga. more

White wine helps white deer in Seneca Co.

In May, Heron Hill Winery on Keuka Lake in Hammondsport released 250 cases of a new Riesling-Chardonnay blend wine under the “Save the White Deer” label. The wine was 72 percent Riesling and 28 percent Chardonnay. But 100 percent of the proceeds of the sale of each bottle went to Seneca White Deer Inc., an organization dedicated to preserving and... more

Former Seneca Army Depot will be leased, not purchased from Seneca IDA

The Seneca County Industrial Development Agency will be leasing the 7,000-acres at the former-Seneca Army Depot. That was the decision made after a lengthy executive session, where the IDA looked at the potential legality of leasing the Depot property to Earl Martin, owner of Seneca Ironworks instead of an outright purchase. At least in the short-term. The lease that was... more

Winning bidder of former Seneca Army Depot land may lease before buying

The winning bidder of the former Seneca Army Depot land may lease the 7,000 acres to start while local tax assessors work to adjust the current $28 million value. Bob Aronson, executive director of the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency, said he hopes assessors with the towns of Varick and Romulus adjust the assessed value “as expeditiously as possible,” but... more

Weber This Week: Seneca DA Barry Porsch on Roger Barto appeal, 1986 Seneca Falls Kwik Fill murder

Seneca County District Attorney Barry Porsch is in-studio to talk about the recent cases being handled by his office including updates on the Roger Barto appeal and Holly Coomber’s attempts to gain a pardon in the 1986 Kwik Fill murder in Seneca Falls. AUDIO ONLY VERSION: more

Our Finger Lakes History: WWII European Front through the eyes of local boys Les Lind & Fran Hurd

In Episode 005 of the Our Finger Lakes History Podcast, recorded on Monday afternoon, hear about the World War II front line experience in Europe through the eyes of enlisted men from the Finger Lakes region, Fran Hurd and Les Lind. Narrated and compiled by Seneca County Historian Walter Gable. AUDIO ONLY VERSION OF THIS EPISODE: – Our Finger Lakes History... more
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