Category: Seneca

Casella ramps up efforts to suppress foul odors at Ontario County Landfill

Casella ramps up efforts to suppress foul odors at Ontario County Landfill

Can a mega-dump ever control it’s rotten-egg stench? That remains to be seen, but Casella Waste Systems Inc. finally appears to be responding to a combination of legal actions, public pressure and state enforcement. The company is energetically working to suppress the ... MORE
Deputies: Fast response by local firefighters saved property, livestock in Ontario County

Deputies: Fast response by local firefighters saved property, livestock in Ontario County

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that first responders were called to 3379 Seneca Castle Road for a skid steer on fire. Upon arrival, deputies observed a newer model skid steer engulfed in flames within feet of a large pole barn. The ... MORE
Fire, News, Ontario County, Seneca
Ontario County Board of Supervisors implements hiring freeze at lengthy meeting

Ontario County Board of Supervisors implements hiring freeze

The Ontario County Board of Supervisors met Thursday making significant moves amid concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Board originally planned to meet at the Finger Lakes Community College, but the meeting was held online via the WebEx conferencing service due to ... MORE
DEC cites Ontario County Landfill for odors again

DEC cites Ontario County Landfill for odors again

The landfill in Ontario County has been cited again. The state Department of Environmental Conservation issued the notice of violation April 10, citing excessive hydrogen sulfide emissions at the landfill off Routes 5&20 during the first quarter of this year, according to ... MORE
Barn destroyed by fire in Ontario County

Barn destroyed by fire in Ontario County

First responders were called to a structure fire near the intersection of County Road 4 and Orleans Road in Seneca Castle on Friday. Officials say a barn on the property was destroyed. High winds made battling the fire difficult, according to those ... MORE
Fire, News, Ontario County, Seneca
Firefighters battle structure fire in Seneca Castle (video)

UPDATE: Firefighter suffers minor injuries battling Seneca Castle blaze (video)

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office has provided new details on the fire that was reported Sunday afternoon in Seneca Castle. Deputies say that they were called to 2152 County Road 4 for the report of a structure fire. Occupants of the residence ... MORE
Fire, News, Ontario County, Seneca
Supervisor continues hammering environmental, economic issues in Ontario County

Supervisor Lou Guard continues advocacy on environmental, economic issues in Ontario County

Geneva City Supervisor Lou Guard believes Ontario County is 'healthy', but don't take that assessment as complacency. Guard talked about the progress and growth in Ontario, and the opportunities county government still has in front of it. "It's one of the growing ... MORE
Supervisor from Manchester focuses on infrastructure, taxes in campaign

Supervisor from Manchester focuses on infrastructure, taxes in campaign

Manchester Town Supervisor Mike Gallahan says running for New York State Assembly in the 131st District first crossed his mind a couple years ago. Then-Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, R-Canandaigua, was contemplating a gubernatorial run. That was when Gallahan says he was ... MORE
Ontario County looks to increase services with engineering firm for landfill

Ontario County looks to increase services with engineering firm for landfill

Ontario County may look to increase its scope of services with a Long Island engineering firm for county landfill matters, according to the Finger Lakes Times. They report that supervisors are considering motions at a meeting on Monday to expand consulting services ... MORE
TRAVEL ADVISORY: Sheriff Henderson says accidents being reported, visibility becoming an issue

TRAVEL ADVISORY: Sheriff Henderson says accidents being reported, visibility becoming an issue

Sheriff Kevin M. Henderson has issued a Travel Advisory, due to increasing snow and hazardous driving conditions. Numerous accidents are being reported and visibility is also a concern. “The travel advisory does NOT restrict travel,” Henderson explained. “But does advise of hazardous ... MORE
Residents continue to hear that Ontario County Landfill odors will worsen before they improve

Residents continue to hear that Ontario County Landfill odors will worsen before they improve

We’re hearing again that odors may worsen, before they improve. Ontario County’s Director of Sustainability and Solid Waste Management Carla Jordan tells Finger Lakes News Radio that odors very well could worsen before they improve over the next several months. Work is ... MORE
INSIDE THE FLX: Matt Miller looks to challenge Assemblyman Kolb in November (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Matt Miller talks NYS Assembly campaign in 131st District (podcast)

This week on Episode #212 of the Inside the FLX podcast – Matthew Miller is in-studio. He’s talking about his campaign for Assembly District #131 after the announcement that Assemblyman Brian Kolb (R-Canandaigua) would not seek another term this fall. The young ... MORE
Ontario County continues push to recover $2.4M in funds

Ontario County continues push to recover $2.4M in funds

On Thursday the Ontario County Board of Supervisors met for its regular monthly meeting. The Board considered and approved a total of 52 resolutions. Board Chairman John Marren (Victor) said that the most important resolution of the night was the resolution presented ... MORE
Geneva man charged with assault after domestic victim sent to hospital

Geneva man charged with assault after domestic victim sent to hospital

Sheriff Kevin Henderson says a 31-year-old Geneva man was taken into custody in the town fo Seneca after a domestic incident on County Road 4. Around 3:48 a.m. on Thursday deputies arrested Felix Cruz, 30, of Geneva for third-degree assault. He’s accused ... MORE
Improvement is coming, even if odors get worse at Ontario County Landfill in short-term

Improvement is coming, even if odors get worse at Ontario County Landfill in short-term

Officials in Ontario County doubled-down on statements made before about the Ontario County Landfill, which is operated by Casella. Carla Jordan, the county’s Director of Sustainability and Solid Waste Management, said things could get worse before they improve in the long-term, according ... MORE