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Waterloo woman found guilty of arson

Following an hour of deliberation Friday afternoon, a Seneca County jury convicted a Waterloo woman of setting her Inslee Street home on fire in February 2017. Diana Fegley was found guilty of third-degree arson during a trial in county court. Judge Dennis Bender scheduled sentencing for June 4. Fegley, a retired supervisor with the county Division of Human Services, testified... more

One terrific teen — Waterloo senior is a volunteer extraordinaire

When it comes to community service, some high school students do the bare minimum to graduate, or pad their résumés solely for college admissions officers. That is simply not the case for Waterloo High School senior Doug Bates, for whom helping others just seems to be part of his DNA. Four years ago, Bates was featured in a Finger Lakes... more

Waterloo police testify during arson trial

Waterloo Police Department Sgt. Lee Marquart said Diana Fegley “became very angry with me” after he accused her of setting the fire she was rescued from in February 2017. Marquart testified Wednesday during Fegley’s arson trial in Seneca County Court. He was one of the first people on the scene after the Inslee Street fire was reported about 5 p.m.... more

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

FLX WEEKLY: When will the never-ending winter finally end? (podcast)

As we move into the second half of April, we’re still waiting for winter to end here in the Finger Lakes. On this week’s edition of FLX Weekly we’ll tell you if the end is in sight, round up the week’s top local stories, check out some of our favorite local photos from the past several days, round-up your sports... more

DELAYED: Harassment case involving supervisor postponed to May 2nd

State Police say Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro has been charged with a harassment violation following an incident last year. State Police filed the charge on March 29th in connection with the incident. The charge filed against Lazzaro was second-degree harassment, according to state police. The incident took place on December 7th, 2017. Lazzaro is accused of striking a... more

Ten candidates seek three seats on Waterloo school board

It’s the biggest field of candidates in recent memory. School district voters will have 10 people to choose from for three seats on the nine-member school board when they go to the polls May 15. The three-year terms of incumbents Ellen Hughes and Charles Bronson expire this year; both are seeking re-election. A third spot is open because Kathleen Oldfield... more

del Lago raises funds for ‘Fetch a Friend’ in Seneca Falls

del Lago Resort & Casino celebrated National Beer Day on Saturday, April 7th by hosting a special edition of Savor del Lago featuring craft beer and cider samplings from numerous vendors. All of the proceeds from this event benefited Fetch A Friend Rescue in Seneca Falls. Fetch A Friend was on site with 12 puppies up for adoption, dog obedience... 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

Vendors wanted for Celebrate-Commemorate Juried Arts & Craft Show

Calling all artisans!! We are eager to invite you to our Arts & Crafts Show during our nationally recognized Celebrate Commemorate Memorial Festival in the birthplace of Memorial Day, Waterloo, NY. We always have a huge crowd estimated in the 10 thousands. If you or anyone you know is interested, please don’t hesitate to join us! Applications can be downloaded... more

Fisher names Folk as second assistant attorney in Seneca County

Christopher Folk of Waterloo has been appointed second assistant county attorney in Seneca County. His appointment was announced Friday by County Attorney Frank Fisher. The position has been vacant since 2003. Fisher recently received approval from the Board of Supervisors to fill the position. Folk is currently the Waterloo town justice, a position he will retain. “I am pleased to... more

Waterloo’s original Rec Center demolition in 1997 (video)

Waterloo’s Dave Duprey has been uploading histotic video footage from the Village of Waterloo over the past month. The latest gives you one last look inside the old Rec Center on Oak Street and footage of the demolition in 1997. Then, take a tour of the new Community Center and view clips from the ribbon cutting ceremony in 1998. . 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

Man accused of raping outlet mall co-worker pleads guilty to lower-level felony

The Trumansburg man accused of raping an underage co-worker last year pleaded guilty to a low-level felony Monday in Seneca County Court. A more serious rape charge was dismissed. Jesse Farina-Geiger, 25, pleaded guilty to third-degree rape, a class E felony punishable by up to four years in prison. Judge Dennis Bender sentenced Farina-Geiger to 10 years’ probation, and Farina-Geiger... more
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