Letter warns Waterloo parents of police investigation of high school teacher

A letter sent home to parents of Waterloo High School students warns of a police investigation involving a teacher at the school. Allegations have been made against a high school teacher, although the teacher in question is not being identified at this time and it is unclear what kind of allegations have been made. In the letter, Principal Susan Burgess advised... more

Del Lago’s gross gaming revenue exceeded $6M in first two weeks

In its first two weeks of operation, del Lago Resort & Casino reported a total gross gaming revenue of $6.3 million — after winnings were deducted. That figure represents slot machines, electronic table games, staffed table games such as blackjack, craps and baccarat, and poker tables. Total gross gaming revenue is the taxable revenue from the facility. Eighty percent of... more

Make-A-Wish Foundation sending Waterloo boy who has battled rare disorder to Disney

Usually, when young Alex Mattei packs a suitcase he’s heading to the hospital for a medical procedure. That will not be the case this coming weekend. On Feb. 25, the 6-year-old will be traveling to Walt Disney World with his brothers and parents for a week-long vacation, courtesy of Make-A-Wish Foundation. Alex has Chiari Malformation I, a condition that occurs... more

del Lago will partially fund Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack under proposal

The deal comes down to preserving jobs and a facility, which has been hurting bad over the last several years. A new plan announced by the New York State Gaming Commission created by Gov. Andrew Cuomo would ensure that thoroughbred racing at the Farmington track continues. It’s a two-year plan, which will have the option for a third — should... more

2017 Section V boys & girls basketball Sectional tournament brackets

Late Friday morning, the seeding points for Section V boys and girls high school basketball became official as the regular season is behind us. Ahead is Sectionals! Check out the brackets below for every classification in Section V for the boys and girls with our area teams highlighted. Postseason play gets underway Tuesday night. Check back to FingerLakes1.com for our... more

Our Finger Lakes History: The Underground Railroad in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Seneca County Historian Walter Gable takes a fascinating look at the history of the Underground Railroad and anti-slavery movement of the late 1800,’s in the Finger Lakes. See the numerous buildings and homes that served as stations on the Underground Railroad throughout the region and learn about the individuals who played a part in aiding runaway freedom seekers who were... more

Seneca Board of Elections rejects two independent petitions

The Seneca County Board of Elections has upheld an objection to the independent petitions of Republican Waterloo village trustee candidates John Butlak and Damon Monroe. Butlak and Monroe filed petitions this week to obtain an independent ballot line for the Revitalize Waterloo Party. Ted Young, the village mayor and county Democratic Party chairman, objected saying there were an insufficient number... more

Waterloo school board hears compliance study results

Last year, the school district’s superintendent was retiring and the assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction also left before the start of the new school year. That leadership vacuum resulted in at least two annual reports not being completed and filed in a timely manner with the state Education Department. New Superintendent Terri Bavis convinced the school board to hire... more

Beverly Shelter Pets of the Week: Dog days of February

The dog days of February have arrived. The Beverly Animal Shelter is proud to announce they have three new arrivals in the canine department… Two extra petite young ladies and the sweetest older girl in need of fostering. Why not stop by to meet… BELLA Beautiful Bella is a mostly white Chihuahua with a few splashes of tan in her... more

FLX Weekly: Local weather coverage sparks passion, Comicon at FL Mall & del Lago first impressions (podcast)

Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi, Josh Durso and Jessamy Uticone to run down your week and upcoming weekend in the Finger Lakes. This week they discuss how our weather coverage at FingerLakes1.com sparks so much passion and controversy, first impressions of del Lago’s new concert venue, and Comicon is coming to the Fingerlakes Mall. more

Energy-efficient street lights could save $1M in village of Waterloo

Trustee David Duprey said the village’s future looks bright. It may turn out to be even brighter, thanks to new, energy-efficient street lights. Speaking at Monday’s board meeting, Duprey said preliminary discussions and fact-gathering have taken place on converting the existing high-pressure sodium light fixtures to LED fixtures to save money. He said the village spends $100,305 now on electricity... more

Inside the FLX: IDA Exec. Director Bob Aronson talks depot, development, and more

“It was a great opportunity to do something for the home team.” That’s how Seneca County Industrial Development Agency Executive Director Bob Aronson views his role in driving economic development. The IDA serves as an arm of government, which organizes and establishes deals to foster economic development. His roots run deep in Seneca County, as his grandfather’s business in downtown... more

W-FL Tuesday: Klein & Norris have shootout for the ages as Creek beats NR-W in OT

With the final week of the regular season in Wayne-Finger Lakes high school basketball, all the league titles have been decided but area teams are still jockeying for sectional seeds. The game of the night took place in Wolcott where North Rose-Wolcott senior Tyler Norris and Red Red senior Nick Klein put on a show in the second half and... more

Casino goers spent more than $36M in opening week at del Lago

The first series of earnings have been released by del Lago Resort & Casino for their initial week of operation. A total of $32,921,546 was spent at the slot machines at del Lago. Another $3,736,444 was spent at the venue’s table games. Altogether, the casino saw a gross gaming revenue figure that leveled at $3,317,758 for the first week of... more

Dates set for this spring’s “The Traveling Little Black Dress” fashion show in Seneca Falls

It is time again for The Traveling Little Black Dress to liven things up in Seneca County! The fifth annual fashion show and luncheon, titled The Traveling Little Black Dress… “Has Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, will occur on Friday, April 7th and Saturday, April 8th at 11:00 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Waterloo (Seneca Falls). This is a change in location... more

Early reviews good for del Lago Resort & Casino

In its first week of operation, del Lago Resort & Casino already had its first big payout on the slot machines when one player cashed in on a $25,000 jackpot. In fact, casino General Manager Jeff Babinski said the resort paid out over $700,000 in prizes its first week, and in addition to the slot machine winner, he said there... more
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