»

Algae bloom appears near FLX Welcome Center in Geneva; busy HAB season on Seneca Lake

Even more HABs spotted along Seneca Lake over las
Bill Roege, who recently took over as HABs Director for Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association, says the last seven days have proven to be busy for volunteers working around Seneca Lake to identify harmful algal blooms. Last week, Frank DiOrio was a guest on FingerLakes1.com’s Sunday Conversation, outlining some of the things that SLPWA had seen throughout the season. The... more

‘TRIAL BY FIRE’: New finance director celebrated in Seneca, as supervisors signal that update could come from DA on Sheppard-Deeds investigation

‘TRIAL BY FIRE’: New finance director celebrated
Last year at this time the Seneca County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution instructing Sheriff Tim Luce to lead an investigative effort into Former County Manager John Sheppard and Former Finance Director Brandi Deeds. In January of this year that investigation concluded, according to Luce. “The investigation has been completed, all the interviews are done, and we are ready... more

Pumpkin chuckin’ and wine at Varick Winery in Seneca County

Pumpkin chuckin’ and wine at Varick Winery in Seneca County
From September through October, you can head to Varick Winery in Romulus to chuck pumpkins. The pumpkin chuckin’ opens at 9:30 a.m. on weekends ONLY! It works by putting pumpkins inside giant slingshots and aiming them at different targets. Large groups who are planning to attend are asked to call ahead of time at 315-549-8797. Continue reading from WSTM-TV more

Seneca Lake-area water systems promise new data on PFAS, while state keeps tight lid on information

Seneca Lake-area water systems promise new data on PFAS, while state keeps tight lid on information
Blindsided a month ago by intense public alarm over reports that their public drinking water showed traces of PFAS-class chemicals, officials in Watkins Glen and Montour Falls and Waterloo confirmed last week that they are in the process of checking it out. No new tests results are in yet, but they’re said to be in the pipeline.  In early September,... more

Supervisors make progress on draft sewer use law in Seneca County

Supervisors make progress on draft sewer use law in Seneca County
Seneca County might finally be getting somewhere with one of its most-complex issues. The Board of Supervisors met in a special committee session Monday night to discuss the future of a sewer use law, which will be introduced to the full-board after successful passage through committee. “This has been one of the biggest issues in Seneca County for the last... more

RACING THE DEER: Seneca White Deer, Inc. hosts 5K, 10K, and 13K runs and fall festival

Auto Draft
Seneca White Deer, Inc. are set to host their historical and unprecedented Run With the Deer 5k, 10k and 13.1 half marathon race series this Saturday, October 5 at the former Seneca Army Depot in Romulus. Runners will race the within bordered-fencing of the actual wildlife complex preserve where they may encounter the famed white white-tailed deer, which has been... more

Survey aims to identify where candidates stand on environment in Seneca County

Auto Draft
The Seneca Falls Environmental Action Committee is sending out a survey to those running for office in Seneca County. The survey consists of eight questions; and aims to see where each stands on important environmental questions related to policy in Seneca County. For those on the SFEAC – it’s a way to create accountability moving forward. Candidates are asked to... more

Volunteers needed for STEPS day of service

Volunteers needed for STEPS day of service
Volunteers are needed for the 3rd Annual Day of Service taking place this Saturday, October 5th for the towns of Covert, Lodi, Ovid, and Romulus being organized by Seneca Towns Engaging People for Solutions (STEPS).  Participants who want to give back to their community by helping with a variety of projects, should gather at the South Seneca Middle/High School on... more

Fox seeks new term as chair of Seneca County Republican Party

Fox seeks new term as chair of Seneca County Republican Party
Tom Fox wants to be elected to another two-year term as chairman of the Seneca County Republican Party. Fox, a member of the Varick Town Board, served as Seneca County sheriff from 1991 to 2003. The county Republican Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Fayette Fire House on Route 414 for its required reorganizational meeting, a gathering... more

Folk endorsed for DA by Serve America Movement (SAM) Party

Folk endorsed for DA by Serve America Movement (SAM) Party
Attorney Christopher Folk of Waterloo, who lost the Republican Party primary election for Seneca County district attorney, has been endorsed by the Serve America Movement Party. Folk, who resisted efforts by county Republicans to have him drop out of the race, also will appear on the Libertarian and Working Families party lines in November. He will run against Assistant Public... more

Seneca County IDA’s draft strategic plan for economic development now live online

Seneca County IDA’s draft strategic plan for economic development now live online
A formal draft of Seneca County’s economic development strategic plan is now officially available for public review and comment. The public comment period starts today and will continue through Nov. 1. Seneca County’s draft plan is available for public review and comments at www.seneca-economy.com. The Seneca County IDA started the strategic planning process last year by identifying the community’s economic... more

SCP to hold auditions for ‘Odd Couple’

SCP to hold auditions for ‘Odd Couple’
Seneca Community Players announced today that they will hold auditions for their upcoming productions of both male and female versions of Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple on September 16 & 17. Seneca Community Players will be producing both plays simultaneously and they will run on opposite nights November 15, 16 and 17 and November 22, 23 and 24. This classic... more

New concerns arise as flood recovery stalls, frustrating South Seneca residents

New concerns arise as flood recovery stalls, frustrating South Seneca residents
It has been more than a year since devastating, historic flooding leveled Lodi Point and severely damaged other parts of South Seneca. Governor Andrew Cuomo visited the Point the day of the historic rains, which totaled more than 9-inches, according to the National Weather Service. State lawmakers, locally elected officials, and stakeholders alike worked together to bring resources into Lodi,... more

Tests show concerning levels of contamination in drinking water sources in Seneca, Schuyler

Auto Draft
Seneca Lake Guardian says residents in the Finger Lakes are being stonewalled on something important to their safety and health. They made multiple attempts to learn whether PFAS’ were detected in drinking water sources surrounding the Seneca Army Depot, located in Romulus. “After being stonewalled by the Department of Health on whether PFAS were detected in drinking water sources near... more

Boil water order lifted for Fayette, Varick in Seneca County

Boil water order still in effect in Fayette, Varick
The boil water order issued Friday for customers of Fayette Water District No. 5 and Varick Water District No. 3 was lifted on Wednesday. The order was issued by the Seneca County Health Department after a water main broke that fed water to the storage tank at Hillside Children’s Center in Varick. That jeopardized the safety of the water. The... more

New York pro Jamie Hartman crowned Cayuga Lake champ

New York pro Jamie Hartman crowned Cayuga Lake champ
On Sunday afternoon, for the second time in three tournaments, Jamie Hartman claimed a Bassmaster Elite Series victory. Both were special. But he couldn’t deny this one meant just a little more. Fishing in his home state of New York, Hartman caught five bass that weighed 22 pounds, 4 ounces Sunday and jumped from fourth place into the winner’s spot... more

BOIL WATER ORDER: Residents instructed to boil water in parts of Varick, Fayette

BOIL WATER:
Officials in Seneca County have issued a Boil Water Order for users of Seneca County Water District #1, Varick Water District #3, and Fayette Water District #5. “Bring tap water to a rolling boil, boil for one minute, and cool before using,” emergency management officials said in a press release. “Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making... more

Cayuga Nation sues Showtime over “Billions” series

Cayuga Nation sues Showtime over “Billions” series
In the hit Showtime series “Billions,” it seems, everybody’s somebody. Ruthless hedge fund titan Bobby Axelrod evokes Steven A. Cohen, the billionaire founder of SAC Capital Advisors. U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades is a Preet Bharara type. And then there’s the Cayuga nation, cryptically standing in for … the Cayuga nation. It’s that last piece of the roman a clef that... more
1 2 3 17