Waterloo man charged with DWI, AUO after accident in Varick

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Thursday around 12:30 a.m. deputies arrested a 24-year-old Waterloo man — charging him with driving while intoxicated. Deputies say Alejandro S. Aguilera, 24, of Waterloo was charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 percent, and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation. The arrest stems from an investigation into a one-car property damage... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Fayette Supervisor Cindy Lorenzetti in-studio (podcast)

Fayette Town Supervisor Cindy Lorenzetti is in her third term on the Seneca County Board of Supervisors, one of only two democrats on the board. On Monday afternoon she was in-studio as a guest on Weber This Week… . more

TOURING DEER HAVEN: Looking behind the fences at the former Seneca Army Depot (video)

If you asked Dennis Money what the herd of white-tailed deer would look like now at the former Seneca Army Depot a few years ago – he might have been uncertain about an answer. That uncertainty is gone now. Money, who is the president of Seneca White Deer, Inc., an organization dedicated to preserving and showcasing the world’s largest herd... more

Joe Siccardi, former Reveille publisher, launches first book, “Heaven Shining Through”

Joe Siccardi, a recent mid-Maine transplant from Seneca Falls, has announced the public book launch of his first book, Heaven Shining Through. It will be held April 29, noon-2 p.m. at The Mill Inn & Café, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. In addition, Siccardi will be presenting a copy of the book to the Thompson Free Library in Dover-Foxcroft on May 2 at... more

Attorney denies plea coercion in Wilson case

Two of the claims made by a Romulus man accused of killing two people in a 2015 accident were debunked Tuesday in Seneca County Court. Assistant Public Defender John Nabinger, Earl Wilson’s former attorney, emphatically denied pressuring Wilson to plead guilty to killing Steve Lester of Manchester and Patty Perryman of Canandaigua in the Sept. 16 crash on Route 96A... more

Ex-Varick court clerk gets jail after stealing $166K

A former clerk with the Town of Varick is now at the Seneca County Correctional Facility for embezzling thousands of dollars after sentencing on Monday. Julie Dougherty, who was accused of stealing $166,999 over the course of eight years — was ordered to pay full-restitution; and will also serve six months in jail. She will also serve five years’ probation,... more

Good time to ‘catch’ Seneca White Deer

Deer Haven Park, set on a portion of the former Seneca Army Depot, is gearing up for its first summer season. This past Saturday was a work day at the park for volunteers of all ages who grabbed rakes and other tools to spruce up areas where visitors have already been touring to see the diverse wildlife and trappings of... more

Route 96 crash leads to DWI charge for Varick driver

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce reports that on Saturday at 3 a.m. deputies arrested a Varick resident following an investigation into a proeprty damage accident on State Route 96. Jamie M Eldredge, 24, of Varick was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Driving with .08 percent BAC or more and having an Expired Registration. Eldredge was traveling southbound on State Route... more

DEBRIEF: Breaking down del Lago, incinerator legislation & Geneva’s search (podcast)

On Episode #21 of the Debrief Podcast Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso debate the future of a piece of state legislation, del Lago Resort & Casino, as well as Sinclair Broadcast Group. Watch or listen below: . *** STORIES DISCUSSED ON LATEST DEBRIEF *** Lifton, O’Mara Incinerator Legislation Debate Around del Lago Resort & Casino’s ‘Bailout’ Sinclair Broadcast Group Controversy... more

Sheriff: Auburn man had sexual contact with teen at Varick treatment facility

Investigators with the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 28-year-old Auburn man after alleged sexual abuse. According to the Sheriff’s Office Corey A. Jones, 28, was charged with two counts of forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child. The charges stem from an alleged relationship and sexual contact that Jones had with a 16-year-old female while he was... more

Waterloo man convicted after theft of lawn equipment, building materials on Rt. 89

After a three-day jury trial in Seneca County Court, David Brownell, 54, of Waterloo was found guilty of third-degree criminal mischief, a class E felony, and two counts of petit larceny, class A misdemeanors. Brownell was charged on December 7th, 2016 by the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office following an investigation into the theft of lawn equipment and building materials from... more

Supervisor Hayssen opposes multi-million dollar overhaul of facilities in Waterloo

Purchasing the former BonaDent building — known now as the ‘Health & Senior Services Building’ for $3.2 was controversial. Since then, Seneca County obtained a Facilities Master Plan for Design & Engineering of the County Office Building — located at 1 DiPronio Dr. — and the new ‘Health & Senior Services’ space. The plan was put together by Passero Associates,... more

SENECA CO. BOS: Resolution to oppose incinerator passes unanimously (full coverage)

On Tuesday the Seneca County Board of Supervisors held their regularly scheduled meeting for March, taking what some felt was a ‘significant’ step in opposing the proposed Circular enerG incinerator in Romulus. Multiple speakers at the session railed against the proposed facility, pointing out potential threats to a nearby school, the environment, and local tourism economy. David Lock, a Fayette... more

Rochester man charged with felonies after Seneca County burglary

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce reports the arrest of a 32-year-old Rochester resident on burglary charges after a lengthy investigation into a Varick incident. Tyler J. Kurlas, 32, of Rochester was charged with second-degree burglary and fourth-degree grand larceny after an investigation into an incident in Varick where he entered a home and stole over $1,000 in property. The occupants... more

Ettman seeking Seneca County judge seat

In a press release issued Friday, Assistant Seneca County Attorney David K. Ettman announced his candidacy for Seneca County Judge. Ettman said he publicly announced his intentions at last Tuesday’s Varick Town Board meeting. Ettman, 60, of Varick, is a 30-year resident of Seneca County. He was appointed assistant county attorney last June. Current Seneca County Judge Dennis Bender will... more

Former Varick employee charged with stealing $166K pleads guilty

Sentencing will be held April 9th for the former Varick Town Court clerk who admitted to stealing upwards of $166,999 over a span of seven years. Julie Dougherty, 44, of Varick pleaded guilty this week to second-degree grand larceny. The crime, which is a Class F felony, is punishable by up to 15 years in prison. Seneca County Judge Dennis... more
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