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ISSUE OF WILL: Does enough support exist for a water authority in Seneca County?

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Is it time for Seneca County to adopt the ‘authority’ model of providing water or sewer service to residents? While the Seneca County Board of Supervisors debates the prospect of a $24 million sewer consolidation project – they are also weighing the creation of an ‘authority’ to manage water or sewer. When County Manager Mitch Rowe assumed his role over... more

2019 Junior Golf Camp of the Finger Lakes opens July 1st

2019 Junior Golf Camp of the Finger Lakes
The 2019 Junior Golf Camp of the Finger Lakes at Seneca Falls Country Club for ages 6 – 17 will be held on 4 Mondays in the month of July. This has become one of the most popular programs in the area with a cost of just $65 per child that includes instruction in all aspects of the game, lunch... more

Former Interlaken police officer arrested on new felony sex charge

Former Interlaken police officer arrested on new felony sex charges
New charges were filed on Monday against Elesia M. Panipinto, a former Interlaken police officer and South Seneca School District resource officer, who was previously accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a South Seneca student. On Monday at 5:10 p.m., the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office arrested Panipinto on a charge of Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree, a... more

Hillside closure impacts south Seneca County sewer project

Hillside closure impacts south Seneca County sewer project
Ten elected officials, mostly from the southern end of Seneca County, met May 29 and spent more than two hours discussing the sanitary sewer situation in their end of the county. Much of the talk centered on what impact the closure of Hillside Children’s Center in Varick by the end of 2019 would have on a proposed sewer consolidation project... more

AROUND THE LAKES: Bird Tours at the Former Seneca Army Depot & 10,000th visitor (podcast)

AROUND THE LAKES: Bird Tours at the Former Seneca Army Depot & 10,000th visitor (podcast)
Bird tours have been a smash hit at the former Seneca Army Depot. A partnership between Seneca White Deer, Inc. and the Montezuma Audubon Center has brought bird tours to life. And during the same month they kicked off – Seneca White Deer celebrated their 10,000 visitor to the former depot. To discuss all of this, including how to experience... more

Gov. Cuomo signs Finger Lakes Community Preservation Act into law

Bill banning incinerators in the Finger Lakes delivered to Cuomo
Supporters of the Finger Lakes Community Preservation Act say the bill, which was signed into law on Friday showed Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s commitment to the region, environment, and tourism industry. It was a campaign promise, which came after the Governor was pressed on his support of legislation that did not pass both state legislative chambers in 2018. This year, the... more

South Seneca sewer project topic of meeting

South Seneca sewer project topic of meeting
Seneca County is interested in consolidating two wastewater treatment facilities in the south end of the county as a way to correct permit violations in both plants. Before that project can move forward, county officials needs to determine if the closing of Hillside Children’s Center in Varick and uncertainty over the future of the Five Points Correctional Facility in Romulus... more

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 day a year publishing schedule. Whether that’s live-streaming local high school basketball throughout the winter, or showcasing in-depth... more

Seneca County IDA approves financial aid for major project at former depot

Seneca County IDA approves financial aid for major project at former depot
The first steps were taken Thursday to implement Earl Martin’s plan to build new manufacturing facilities for his Seneca Dairy Systems LLC business on the former Seneca Army Depot in Romulus. The Board of Directors of the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency voted 7-0 to approve an initial inducement resolution to provide financial assistance to Martin for his $19.7 million,... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing United Way partnership, and previewing Taste of Spring (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing United Way partnership, and previewing Taste of Spring (podcast)
Spring is here. We know this because the United Way of Seneca County is gearing up for their annual ‘Taste of Spring’ event, which will be taking place Thursday, May 9th at del Lago Resort & Casino from 5:30 – 8 p.m. While the event is a sure sign of spring – it reinforces the importance of local partnership provided... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: The Dog hangs it up after 50 years of local broadcasting… this is his last show (podcast)

WEBER THIS WEEK: The Dog hangs it up after 50 years of local broadcasting… this is his last show (podcast)
After 50 years in local broadcasting, Harold “Web Dog” Weber will be officially handing up the microphone after one last edition of his long running Weber This Week podcast on FingerLakes1.com on Monday afternoon. Join the Dog along with Dave Barnick, Jack Dipolito, Greg Cotteril and Jim Sinicropi to recap a career that started at WSFW radio in 1969. . more

State officials ordered groundwater tests for toxic PFAS at 140 sites; locations and results held from public

State officials ordered groundwater tests for toxic PFEAS at 140 sites; locations and results held from public
State-ordered groundwater tests for a class of cancer-causing chemicals known as PFAS have been conducted at 140 sites across the state, but the tests results — and even the locations of the testing — are being held under wraps. PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are commonly found in foams used to fight petroleum fires and in a wide range of... more

County manager says state of Seneca County is good

County manager says state of Seneca County is good
After a little over seven months on the job, Seneca County Manager Mitch Rowe said he can safely say that the state of the county is good. “Despite the critical 2017 audit, we are now in a strong position,’’ Rowe said. “All of the corrections and adjustments recommended for 2017 have been made. Halle Stevens, our finance director, is doing... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Seneca Co. Sheriff Tim Luce on progress, campaign, and future

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Seneca Co. Sheriff Tim Luce on progress, campaign, and future
Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce is seeking re-election. Four years into his first term as Sheriff – things have moved quickly. In this week’s Sunday Conversation – Sheriff Luce talks about his efforts to maintain and bolster accreditation, work toward a safer community, while balancing the needs of his office and its residents. He discusses the things he’d like to... more

Supervisors go with Hunt Engineers after contentious public comment during BOS meeting

Supervisors go with Hunt Engineers after contentious public comment during BOS meeting
Seneca Falls took center stage during the public comment period of the Seneca County Board of Supervisors meeting held on Tuesday. The supervisors considered a pair of resolutions in committee last month, which came before the full-board on Tuesday to determine who would provide engineering services for Seneca County. An infiltration and inflow study for Seneca County’s two sewer districts... more

INSIDE THE FLX: John Nabinger discusses campaign for Seneca County District Attorney (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: John Nabinger discusses campaign for Seneca County District Attorney (podcast)
John Nabinger says his greatest quality as a candidate for District Attorney in Seneca County is his fairness and desire to see better for the community. This week Josh Durso caught up with Nabinger to discuss his campaign, the issues, and how he would approach the office if elected this fall. Nabinger will first have to make it through a... more
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