Letter blasts DEC amid Seneca Meadows permit renewal consideration

In an official letter to the DEC, as part of the permit renewal process for Seneca Meadows Landfill along State Route 414 — legal representation of the Concerned Citizens and Waterloo Container blasted the state agency. The letter demands that the DEC rescind the Negative Declaration and treat the application as ‘new’ due to changed environmental conditions. The letter, authored... more

Beverly Animal Shelter Pets of the Week: Pets with personality

You can find all kinds of personalities in the pets at the Beverly Animal Shelter. Some personalities are outgoing, some are rambunctious, and some demure. This week, we have 2 demure young ladies and one little fellow who still wants his Mom. CAPPUCCINO Estimated to be 6 months old, Cappuccino is a tiny tiger love. He loves to be held... more

FLX WEEKLY: Your August weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Join Jessica Lahr, JIm Sinicropi and Josh Durso for a look at your weekend ahead. With just two more weekends left in August, find out how the weather is shaping up and what events are happening around the region. Also, we discuss the top local stories of the week on FingerLakes1.com and show you our favorite local photos from the... more

UPDATE: Missing Waterloo woman found safe

The family of Margaret Pollino, the 50-year-old Waterloo woman who was reported missing since Sunday has been found safe and unharmed. Pollino’s family posted the below update on Wednesday morning via Facebook: “Margaret Pollino has been found! She is safe and unharmed. The family has asked for privacy in this moment. We all would like to thank everyone who participated... more

Sapio to host ‘meet and greet’ at Seneca Falls Community Center

Friends and supporters of Joe Sapio will be hosting a Meet and Greet opportunity on Thursday, August 24th from 6:00 to 8:00pm, at the Seneca Falls Community Center. Joe Sapio graduated from Syracuse University College of Law (2001), and has over 15 years of trial experience, specializing in Criminal Law. Joe recently served as Fayette Town Justice for 5 years.... more

Appeal denied for Waterloo man who sexually abused 8-year-old

On August 9th the New York Court of Appeals denied an appeal from a Waterloo man who sexually abused an eight-year-old child in 2011. In February 2015, Ronald Spoor was convicted in the Seneca County Supreme Court of criminal sexual act in the first degree, a class B felony, and was sentenced by Justice Daniel Doyle to a five-year term... more

Motorcyclist airlifted to Upstate following accident in Seneca Falls

Police say they were called to the scene of an accident involving a car and motorcycle on State Route 5&20 in the Town of Seneca Falls at the intersection of Balsley Rd. Seneca Falls Police say that Robert Andrews, 55, of Seneca Falls was traveling west on Route 5&20 when a passenger vehicle operated by Maxine Norberg, 84, of Waterloo... more

Taste & Tunes, Canal Crawl events this weekend in Seneca Falls

Together, Generations Bank and Seneca County House of Concern are preparing for this upcoming weekend of activities to benefit the hungry in Seneca County. Generations Bank will again be hosting its Taste & Tunes event and The Seneca County House of Concern will be hosting its 2nd Annual Canal Crawl Paddling Poverty. Taste & Tunes is set to take place... more

LANDFILL: Community comes out in force to say ‘no’ to permit

Environmental attorney Douglas Zamelis’ back bowed under the weight of a stack of papers containing over 2,000 complaints about the odor coming from the Seneca Meadows landfill. Representing the grassroots group Seneca Falls Environmental Action Committee, Zamelis hefted the paper stack as he scolded Department of Environmental Conservation representatives at the public hearing for the permit renewal application to continue... more

Police: Child found sleeping in cargo area of SUV after Seneca Falls traffic stop

Police say a 41-year-old Waterloo man was arrested after a traffic stop on State Route 5&20 on Saturday. The stop happened around 11:03 pm and upon inspection of the vehicle, officers with the Seneca Falls Police Department say Donnie M. Huynh, 41, of Waterloo was found to be driving with a revoked license. His vehicle was found to be uninspected... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Joe Sapio talks D.A. race, campaigning & issues in Seneca County (podcast)

District Attorney Candidate Joe Sapio, who seeks support from Seneca County residents this fall describes himself as dedicated. The former Fayette Town Judge, who served for more than five years, has a diverse personal and professional background that offers a unique perspective. On Thursday’s edition of the Inside the FLX podcast, Sapio talked about his campaign, some of the challenges... more

Pizza Hut closes again in Seneca Falls; shows no signs of re-opening (photos)

Over the winter officials in Seneca County condemned the Pizza Hut restaurant located on State Routes 5&20. It was a temporary closure caused by issues with a primary heating system. Readers have been quick to point out to us throughout the summer that, once again, it appears as though Pizza Hut has closed. This time though, it appears as though... more

FLX WEEKLY: Pirates in Palmyra, Microbursts & NYS Wine Festival in Canandaigua (podcast)

Get ready for your August weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes as the Pirates of the Erie Canal invade Palmyra and wine lovers from across the state converge on Canandaigua for the New York State Wine Festival. Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi and Josh Durso for a look at the top local photos of the week, your weekend weather outlook... more

IF YOU GO: DEC hearing on future of Seneca Meadows to take place Thursday

On Thursday, the controversial Seneca Meadows Landfill debate will once again be re-ignited as DEC officials hold a public hearing on the potential extension of a 10-year permit. While opponents and supporters of Seneca Meadows have sounded off regularly at monthly Town Board meetings in Seneca Falls — this will be the first opportunity for state officials to hear these... more

Waterloo teacher awarded national fellowship

What came first, the chicken or the cellophane? Waterloo High School science teacher Lisa Parish and her students tried to answer that question last year. Because of that, she has been accepted to the first class of the National Teachers Guild fellowship winners. Parish is one of 10 teachers from across the United States selected for her innovative teaching methodologies... more

Board Chairman: Seneca Co. making ‘progress’ on important issues

At Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting of the Seneca County Board of Supervisors, Chairman Bob Shipley provided an update on the three pillars he has been working on since taking the leadership role in January. Perhaps the biggest issue that has challenged Seneca County during Shipley’s latest run as Chairman is the newfound difficulty in retaining employees. A study was released... more

Waterloo school board to vote on hiring new principal

The appointment of a new high school principal will be the focus of a special meeting of the Board of Education at 7 p.m. Monday. The name of the person offered the position was not available Friday. The candidate was selected after the district re-advertised for applicants when the original candidate offered the job, Katharine Waite of Lima, decided to... more
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