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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

MORE REACTION: Residents, officials concerned after unexpected Hillside closure announcement

Hillside in Varick to shut down, taking with it 235 jobs
In a move that stunned many local residents – Hillside Family of Agencies announced that they would not renew a lease in the Town of Varick to continue operation of a residential facility. The news was significant because the facility is one of the County’s biggest employers, and serves at-risk youth. Hillside assumed the lease for the residential campus in... more

Deputies: Driver ticketed for having revoked license after Rt. 96 crash

Deputies: Driver ticketed for having revoked license after Rt. 96 crash
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that they responded to a one-car crash along State Route 96 in Varick on Thursday around 4:30 a.m. Upon investigation, the driver was found to be driving on a revoked license. According to deputies, Ellen Parshall, 57, was traveling north on Route 96 when she swerved to avoid striking an animal in the roadway.... more

Assembly passes ‘incinerator bill’ after year of advocacy by local businesses, organizations

Assembly passes Finger Lakes Community Preservation Act
The Finger Lakes Community Preservation Act reached a milestone on Thursday. It passed a full-vote in State Assembly. That vote was viewed as the one thing that prevented the legislation from being signed into law last year. As time ran out on the legislative session, residents of the Finger Lakes were left asking ‘why’ the measure never made it to... more

Shipley calls on Albany to address ‘Upstate’ issues; thanks Corona for 20 years of service

Shipley calls on Albany to address ‘Upstate’ issues; thanks Corona for 20 years of service
It’s time for state legislators and Governor Andrew Cuomo to deal with the many challenges facing the Finger Lakes region. That was the resounding message from Seneca County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bob Shipley (R-Waterloo), who took last night’s meeting as an opportunity to address the lengthy list of concerns the legislators have with Albany’s efforts. “I feel it is... more

Most supervisors in Seneca County will run again in 2019

Most supervisors in Seneca County will run again in 2019
Eight Seneca County Board of Supervisors members whose terms expire this year have said they will seek re-election in November. The following people said they are circulating nominating petitions to run again: • Ernest Brownell of Junius. • Bob Hayssen of Varick. • Michael Reynolds of Covert,. • David Kaiser of Romulus. • Lee Davidson of Lodi. • Ralph Lott... more

Deputies: Romulus man arrested on felony charge after striking 71-year-old

Deputies: Romulus man arrested on felony charge after striking 71-year-old
Deputies say a 42-year-old Romulus man was arrested on charges related to assaulting a 71-year-old female. On Wednesday at approximately 3:52 p.m. deputies arrested William R. Nicklin, 42, of Romulus. He was charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, and endangering the welfare of a vulnerable elderly person, or an incompetent or physically disabled person. Deputies say the endangering charge is... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Christopher Folk talks platform as he runs for Seneca County District Attorney (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Christopher Folk previews his race for Seneca County District Attorney (podcast)
Christopher Folk says his unique experiences make him the ideal candidate for Seneca County District Attorney. With background in the tech space, plenty of management experience, and time spent in local courts as Waterloo Town Judge – Folk believes one of the keys to being a strong District Attorney is understanding how to grow and become better in the position.... more

OUT & ABOUT: 17th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration along Cayuga Lake

OUT & ABOUT: 17th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration along Cayuga Lake (gallery)
Even though the calendar said February, and winds were expected to drive area residents into their homes for half of the weekend – the 17th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration along Cayuga Lake went off without a hitch. Wine tastings, food pairings, and plenty of positivity filled the 14 participating wineries and tasting rooms. “This has been a really unique, fun... more

TWO YEARS OF PROGRESS: A closer look at efforts to combat substance use disorders & mental health awareness (series)

TWO YEARS OF PROGRESS: Seneca continues addiction, mental health efforts
Part I: Identifying the problem, weighing current challenges When it comes to creating awareness around mental health issues and substance use disorders – officials believe positive ground has been made up in the last few years. Margaret Morse, Director of Community Services for Seneca County agrees. Morse celebrated her two-year anniversary leading community service efforts in Seneca on Jan. 31,... more

Seneca Supervisors approved lower water payment to Varick

Seneca Supervisors approved lower water payment to Varick
A lengthy dispute over an unpaid water bill was settled Tuesday, and Seneca County will save $14,352. The county-managed Seneca County Water District No. 1 buys its water from the Seneca Lake Water District, which is run by the town of Varick. Varick gets the water from the village of Waterloo. The controversy started when a broken water meter resulted... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Melissa Taylor, Seneca Co. Emergency Management Director (podcast)

WEBER THIS WEEK: Melissa Taylor, Seneca Co. Emergency Management Director (podcast)
Melissa Taylor resumed her position as Seneca County Director of Emergency Management in November after the Seneca County Board of Supervisors voted 13-0 to honor her request to withdraw her resignation letter from early in the year. On Monday, she is in-studio with Harold “Web Dog” Weber as a guest on Weber This Week to talk about her department, what... more
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