Waterloo woman charged with welfare fraud

On Monday a Waterloo woman was arrested after an investigation into welfare fraud. Deputies say Christena D. Marko, 37, of Waterloo was arrested on Monday around 1:07 pm after she allegedly fraudulently received over $3,800 in benefits from Seneca County. Subsequently, Marko was charged with third-degree welfare fraud – a Class D felony, as well as third-degree grand larceny –... more

Pisano sentenced to four years in prison for assault that left man in coma

Seneca County Judge Dennis Bender sentenced a local man to prison Monday for putting another man in a coma last year. John Pisano, 30, was sentenced to four years in prison followed by five years of parole. He pleaded guilty earlier this month to second-degree assault, a class D felony punishable by up to seven years behind bars. Pisano was... more

Waterloo school district honors teacher for long career

Henry Landschoot arrived to teach middle school mathematics in Waterloo in September 1969. He was 21 years old and fresh out of college. Monday, the 69-year-old Landschoot was honored with a plaque and words of thanks for a 48-year career that has come to an end. “I loved it very much. I enjoyed the kids, the staff and the administrators... more

Graduating students receive scholarships from Seneca Meadows

For 14 years, Seneca Meadows has awarded scholarships to graduating seniors from each of the four school districts in Seneca County. Those schools include Mynderse Academy, Romulus Central School, South Seneca Central School, and Waterloo Central School. The recipients were selected by the respective school awards committees, and the committees chose outstanding students who have chosen to further their education... more

Repair aid available to some homeowners in town of Waterloo

Own and live in a home in the town of Waterloo needing repairs to meet health and safety codes? If you fall into the guidelines for low to moderate income, you could be eligible for a grant from the town through the Community Development Block Grant program. Supervisor Gary Westfall said application forms are available at the town office building,... more

Inside Portico by Fabio Viviani: Preview of brunch at del Lago’s upscale eatery

When del Lago Resort & Casino opens its 205-room hotel and spa this weekend, Portico by Fabio Viviani will roll out something new of its own: brunch. Beginning Saturday, July 1, the eatery will offer brunch. Viviani, who visited the restaurant last week, previewed the menu during an event Thursday at Portico. He said it will mix some of the... more

Some fracking waste found its way to Seneca Meadows

Hundreds of trucks roll into the Seneca Meadows landfill in Seneca Falls every day, dumping your garbage. But environmental advocates say, for years, trucks carried construction debris straight from Pennsylvania fracking sites. “The concerns are that they can contain the hundreds of chemicals that are used during the process, some of these chemicals are known or suspected carcinogens,” says Liz... more

Legendary blues musician Buddy Guy coming to del Lago

del Lago Resort & Casino announced on Monday that legendary blues musician Buddy Guy will take the stage at The Vine on Friday, August 11th. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday at noon and can be purchased at the del Lago Resort & Casino box office, by calling the box office at (315) 946-1695 or online at dellagoresort.com/entertainment. At 80-years-old,... more

Tasting Tuesday event at del Lago to benefit Seneca County HOC

Tasting Tuesday gets underway tomorrow, June 27th, at 3:00 pm through 9:00 pm at del Lago Resort and Casino with all proceeds to benefit the Seneca County House of Concern. Guests can enjoy wine and beer tastings from over 20 local Finger Lake Region wineries and breweries. The first 2,000 guests will receive a del Lago tasting glass. The event... more

Waterloo Village Board adopts nepotism policy

The Village Board voted 5-0 Wednesday to adopt a new nepotism policy for the village handbook. The vote followed an executive session called to discuss the employment history of a particular person. The new policy comes as the village plans to interview four finalists for the police chief position. The board expects to make an appointment at its July 10... more

Seneca Falls Police: Have you seen this gator?

The Seneca Falls Police Department is asking the public for it’s help locating a missing John Deere Utility Gator. Police say sometime between June 13th around 6:30 pm and June 14th at 5:30 am an unknown suspect, or suspects, stole a John Deere Utility Gator from the parking lot of Bonadent Dental Laboratories. Authorities say that the keys may have... more

Trevor’s Gift Backpack Program kicks into gear for summer vacation

School has ended, but the Trevor’s Gift Backpack Program’s efforts to feed hungry children in Waterloo has not. During the summer nutritionally needy children can receive backpack food at the Waterloo Memorial Community Center on Oak Street or at the Waterloo Library and Historical Society on East Williams Street. Food also will be available to participants at the LaFayette and... more

del Lago unveils new ‘slot’ technology for tournament play

del Lago Resort & Casino will be debuting new technology this weekend, during an interactive slot tournament on Saturday from 5 to 9 pm. The new technology provides a way for players to use the machine and participate more easily, said the management team in a press release on Wednesday. The new technology will allow guests participating in slot tournaments... more

Muranda Cheese Company unveiling new event barn this weekend

A barn built in 1891 is getting ready to see new use, as Muranda Cheese Company is set to hold an “Open Barn” event this weekend. The barn will be available to rent for weddings, parties and other events. Originally built by the Pratt brothers of Waterloo in 1891 – the structure was owned by Lynn Shaffer. The Reginald barn... more

Multiple tractor-trailers involved in accident between Exits 41, 40 on Thruway

Emergency crews from northern Seneca County were called to mile marker 3157 on the New York State Thruway after a mid-morning accident involving at least two tractor-trailers slowed, and challenged traffic between Waterloo and Weedsport. Scanner traffic indicates that as many as three tractor-trailers were involved, but only one person was reported trapped. Junius and Magee Fire Departments, as well... more
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