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FLX WEEKLY: Talking black bears, fashion shows & the first weekend of April (podcast)

Black bear sightings are becoming more common throughout the Finger Lakes region. What is the protocol if you encounter one in your own backyard? We also hear from Travelling Little Black Dress Spring Fashion Show creator Sharon Hoatland and we’ll tell you what the weather will look like for the first weekend of April. Join Jessica Lahr, Josh Durso, Jim... more

Waterloo CSD responds after tech teacher charged by State Police

It started with an investigation into “some off-colored remarks” to a student. That was in late-February when New York State Police had just taken over an investigation into remarks made by a teacher, now identified as David A. Rautenberg, 44, of Liverpool. The district investigated the matter and it was turned over to State Police in short order. Rautenberg, who... more

Historian seeks funds to save Scythe Tree

The Town Board was asked Monday to consider helping save the historic Scythe Tree on the Waterloo-Geneva Road. Local historian Blaine Elkie has told Supervisor Gary Westfall that the tree, a Balm of Gilead that is at least 150 years old, is dying and needs tender loving care from an arborist to survive. The tree contains the blades of scythes... more

ABSENTEE COUNT: Duprey out as trustee in Waterloo

Village elections usually don’t command that many surprises. However, last Tuesday’s Waterloo Village election turned out to issue one of those unexpected surprises as longtime trustee David Duprey saw his 20 year run on the board come to an end. On Tuesday, absentee ballots were counted and the unofficial results were as follows: John Butlak: 262 (winner) Gina Suffredini: 245... more

Lazzaro: ‘Compromise’ a must moving forward in Seneca Falls (video)

Supervisor Greg Lazzaro says he enjoys serving the community and people of Seneca Falls, but wants to see more cooperation and compromise. On Monday, Lazzaro was a guest on Weber this Week, where he discussed the challenges associated with governing through polarizing political times. The most-polarizing issue in Seneca Falls has revolved around the future of the Seneca Meadows Landfill.... more

Laurie Kellogg’s release: Trial was shocking small-town tale of sex, betrayal, violence

The real-life murder of Malcolm “Bruce” Kellogg in 1991 in Seneca County sounded like the plot of a made-for-television movie, as indeed it would later become. Kellogg, 43, was fatally shot on June 9, 1991 while he slept on a couch in his family’s cottage on Cayuga Lake in Romulus. His wife, Laurie Kellogg, then 26, plotted the murder. She... more

Seneca Chamber, IDA join forces to create ‘strategic plan’ for economic growth

There is going to be a significant, across the board effort made to empower and develop Seneca County. That was the clear message from three key agencies involved in bolstering economic development. On Monday, the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency and the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce announced the start of a joint strategic planning process to grow the local... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Seneca Falls Supervisor Greg Lazzaro in-studio (podcast)

On Monday afternoon, Weber this Week will featured Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro. Lazzaro joined Harold ‘Web Dog’ Weber in the FingerLakes1.com Studio in downtown Seneca Falls. The appearance was just days before the crucial Public Hearing on Local Law No. 2 of 2017, which would rescind the previously-passed Local Law No. 3 of 2016 — otherwise known as the... more

Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo announced for The Vine on July 28th

On Monday, del Lago Resort & Casino announced another top performance for The Vine.  Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will perform at its 2,400-person entertainment venue on July 28th. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 31st at noon and may be purchased in person at the del Lago Resort & Casino box office, by calling the box office at 315-946-1695... more

Hoverboard bursts into flames in Waterloo; homeowner smothers fire

The Waterloo Fire Department was the latest agency to respond to a hoverboard fire. On Sunday around midnight — the Waterloo Fire Department responded to 224 E. Williams St. for the report of a structure fire. Upon arrival, it was discovered that a hover board burst into flames while it was charging. The homeowner, identified as Terry Hunt, was able... more

Does Local Law 3 violate host agreement in Seneca Falls?

There hasn’t been a more hotly-debated issue in Seneca Falls than the operating future of Seneca Meadows. The landfill, which operates along State Rt. 414 for decades has come under fire in recent years by a growing group of concerned citizens. As with any controversial issue, each argument one side makes — it is quickly walked back or challenged by... more

Rochester man caught cheating at del Lago Resort & Casino

A 49-year-old Rochester man is facing two felony charges for allegedly cheating at the del Lago Resort & Casino. Jing X. Jiang, 49, of Rochester was charged with first-degree gaming fraud and third-degree grand larceny – both felonies – by state police. He is accused of cheating by “past posting” while playing mini baccarat at the casino on March 12th.... more

Waterloo woman recovering, facing charges after overdose

A 24-year-old Waterloo woman is recovering and facing a charge after deputies say she overdosed on State Rt. 318 while driving a vehicle. Deputies charged Morgan L. Garrett, 24, of Waterloo with driving while ability impaired by drugs after she was found to be operating a motor vehicle while an overdose was taking place. Authorities were called to the scene... more

Styx coming to del Lago’s ‘Vine’ on May 12th

del Lago Resort & Casino announced another top act to its entertainment line-up on Thursday. Legendary American rock band, Styx will take the stage at The Vine on May 12th. Tickets will go on sale Friday, March 24th at 12 pm and may be purchased in person at the del Lago Resort & Casino box office, by calling the box... more

FLX Weekly: State titles for Watkins Glen & Moravia; Village elections held (podcast)

Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi, Jessamy Uticone and Josh Durso for Wednesday’s edition of FLX Weekly to recap the top stories of the week in the Finger Lakes. Find out why FingerLakes1.com is not happy with ESPN and take a look at the weekend weather and event slate ahead. more

Beverly Pets of the Week: Special pets not interesting in selling themselves

The Beverly Animal Shelter has some adorable, outgoing pets who like to “sell” themselves in the store. There also are the not so perfect pets. Whether it be physical appearance, physical condition or even the shy animal who is not interested in “selling himself”, these special pets are still in need of loving, special homes. KEVIN An unclaimed stray, Kevin... more

ELECTION RESULTS: Winners and losers from village contests (full-coverage)

The surprise from Tuesday’s slate of village elections was the loss of incumbent Waterloo Trustee David Duprey who has served on the board since 1996. In races that generated very few votes — Democrat Gina Suffredini and Republican John Butlak both secured seats on the Village Board. Butlak received 250 votes, while Suffredini secured 213. While there are still 44... more
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