AROUND THE LAKES: It’s A Wonderful Run 5K organizers share information for participants in Saturday’s race (podcast)

The 9th Annual It’s A Wonderful Run 5K is set to start at dusk on Saturday in Seneca Falls as part of the annual It’s A Wonderful Life Festival. Race organizers Tina Rook and Kevin Korzeniewski will be in-studio with important information for participants and residents of Seneca Falls. . more

Cayuga, Onondaga county fire departments extinguish Skaneateles house fire

Multiple fire departments from both Onondaga and Cayuga counties put out a fire at a residence in the town of Skaneateles Tuesday morning. The fire occurred at 1787 Russells Landing, also known as Fire Lane 50, a one-story home overlooking Skaneateles Lake. The home is just south of the hamlet of Mandana. Cayuga, Onondaga county fire departments extinguish Skaneateles house... more

Resident takes board to task over tax hike in Seneca Falls

The Seneca Falls Town Board met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, with the recent passage of the 2018 budget fresh on the minds of residents and board members alike. Public comment was dominated by the issues that have made headlines over the last several months in Seneca Falls. The filing and impact of an Article 78 by Seneca... more

Taco Bell, KFC in Seneca Falls ‘condemned’ due to fire safety issues

Taco Bell in Seneca Falls is closed. At least temporarily. According to reports, Seneca County Code Enforcement shut down the restaurant due to a compliance issue with fire codes. It’s unclear when the restaurant will reopen, but a small fire was reported at the restaurant over the weekend. The restaurant’s hood suppression system, sprinkler system, and fire alarm all need... more

LIKE OLD TIMES: Syracuse beats UConn in MSG, 72-63 (full coverage)

Syracuse defeated UConn at the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night, 72-63. Tyus Battle scored 22 points and Matthew Moyer broke out in front of a national television audience on ESPN with 18 points and 7 rebounds including a pair of one handed put-back dunks that brought the Orange faithful in NYC to their feet. Syracuse... more

Local residents will be able to take advantage of septic rebate program

Senator Pam Helming announced that the six counties that she represents are included in the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation’s septic system rebate program. This fund allows property owners in eligible areas to be reimbursed for up to 50 percent of the costs for certain septic system projects up to $10,000. Senator Helming fought for this funding in this... more

Seneca Falls woman faces felony charges after welfare fraud investigation

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce says a Seneca Falls woman has been charged following a welfare fraud investigation. Stacy M. Wilson, 47, of Seneca Falls was charged with first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, fourth-degree welfare fraud, and misuse of food stamps, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Two of the charges are Class E felonies. Wilson allegedly failed to... more

Assembly GOP Leader Brian Kolb close to decision on 2018 race for NY governor

ssembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb plans to decide this month whether he will run for governor in 2018. Kolb, R-Canandaigua, has been exploring a potential gubernatorial bid since the summer. He is one of four Republicans considering whether to seek the party’s nomination to challenge Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo next year. “Everything is going great,” he said in a recent... more

Hello holiday, hello flu in the FLX

Flu is on the rise — just in time for the holidays, when people are out and about more than ever. More shopping, parties and family gatherings make for a perfect storm for spreading flu. Last week, state health officials raised the activity level for this season’s influenza from “sporadic” to “local.” That means more confirmed cases, said registered nurse... more

Ovid woman charged with aggravated DWI, leaving scene of accident

The Seneca County Sheriff’s office reports that on November 30th at about 6:16 pm deputies arrested a 37-year-old Ovid resident for driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a property damage accident. Jamie L Huff , 37, of Ovid was on Rock River Road in the Town of Ovid when she went off the road, struck a tree, and... more

Hundreds of Auburn, Sennett residents without power on Tuesday

Power was knocked out in Auburn and Sennett on Tuesday afternoon. It’s unclear if the windy conditions were to blame, but more than 300 residents were reportedly without power in Sennett and Auburn each. The company’s website is tracking the latest outages, and for more detailed information on the areas impacted – click here. This story will be updated as... more

‘HE WILL BE MISSED’: Ovid officials remember Mayor Terry after passing

Family of longtime Ovid Mayor David Terry Sr. reported his passing on November 28th. The 74-year-old Terry was a lifelong resident of Ovid, and according to family, passed away peacefully at his home. Born on December 20th, 1942 — Terry graduated from Ovid Central School in 1960, obtaining an Associates Degree in Horticultural Sciences from Alfred State University in 1962.... more

Deputies: Seneca Falls man charged with DWI after Black Brook Rd. crash

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of a Seneca Falls man following an accident, which happened on Black Brook Road. The incident took place on November 27th around 12:04 am, according to deputies. Daniel S. Kotyk, 65, of Seneca Falls was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated, and other vehicle and traffic violations. Deputies say... more

Sheriff Luce: Watch out for scams during holiday season

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce is alerting people about recent scams that have been reported in the area. Holiday season is scam season, according to the Sheriff. Scammers will call, email or mail communications that are false in order to steal from the recipients. He says they often pose as sweepstakes officials, police, IRS agents and even representatives of utility... more

Canadice man charged with felony DWI in Canandaigua

On November 30th at 10:22 pm New York State Police at Canandaigua arrested James E. Cratsley, 52, of Canadice for Felony DWI. While on patrol, Troopers observed a vehicle cross over the fog line on four separate occasions nearly striking a guide rail. A traffic stop was initiated and during the interview of Cratsley a strong odor of an alcoholic... more
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