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Casella officials to detail research and development de-packaging project

A Casella Waste Services representative will make a presentation on a Research Development & Demonstration (RD&D) permit for a pilot de-packaging project at Monday’s meeting of the Planning and Environmental Quality Committee of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors. No details were available Friday. FL Times: Read More more

BOCES teacher charged with forcible touching in Ontario County

Deputies say on April 11th they were called to the BOCES Flint Campus after receiving a call from administration about inappropriate contact between a substitute teacher and student. An investigation was initiated, and it was revealed that a 17-year-old female student had reported that a substitute teacher inappropriately touched her while in a classroom. As result, the teacher — identified... more

Ontario Republicans endorse candidates for November elections

The Ontario County Republican Committee recently endorsed candidates for Ontario County Judge, Sheriff, Treasurer and Coroner and Governor, State Senate and State Assembly. Trisha Turner, chair of the county committee, praised the committee members for meeting with and questioning candidates for several months. “These committee members are volunteers who care deeply about their communities and take the endorsement process seriously,”... more

Marren to Casella officials: Be ‘honest’ with supervisors’ committee

Ontario County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jack Marren lectured Casella Waste Services officials Monday, telling them to be “forthright and honest” in dealing with the Planning & Environmental Quality Committee about the county landfill. Marren’s admonition came as landfill manager Rob Fadden gave the Casella operations report on the 389-acre county landfill in the town of Seneca to the committee... more

Geneva duo looks to revive Hall Diner

A Geneva duo has plans to reopen a venerable eatery in this town of Seneca hamlet, and they’re looking for a little help from the public to make it happen. Dan Bullock said he and Tamarie Cataldo are expecting to reopen the Hall Diner in March. The restaurant, which had opened its doors for a spell last year under former... more

Deputies: Seneca Castle man fired off gun inside home, no one injured

Deputies say they arrested a Seneca Castle man on multiple charges after an incident involving a firearm on New Years Eve day. Tyler DiCicco, 27, was charged with second-degree reckless endangerment, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon after allegedly firing off a gun inside his home. Deputies say he then left the property... more

No happy ending for Christmas tree donation effort

The Darling Tree Farm takes a lot of pride in supporting U.S. troops during the holidays through the national Trees for Troops program. This year, that program, partnering with FedEx, delivered its 200,000th tree to soldiers and/or their families at 69 U.S. military bases. Dick Darling chairs the national effort. He was at Fort Drum in Watertown with his wife... more

Casella says new landfill cell is complete and awaiting DEC approval

Casella Waste Systems has completed construction of a second new trash disposal cell at the Ontario County Landfill. The new cell is part of a 43.5-acre expansion of the 389-acre landfill approved by the state Department of Environmental Conservation in January 2016. The expansion calls for construction of several new cells within the existing footprint of the landfill, plus the... more

Pair injured in Stanley accident on Rt. 5

Deputies in Ontario County say a 33-year-old Stanley man was traveling west on State Route 5 when he lost control of his vehicle in the Town of Seneca on Tuesday. The driver, identified as Gabriel Rayburn, and his passenger Morgan Miense, 30, required medical treatment. Miense was transported to Thompson Hospital for treatment by Finger Lakes Ambulance. Deputies say airbags... more

Once again, no town tax for town of Seneca property owners

For the 14th consecutive year, town property owners will not pay a penny in town taxes. They also will get a break on their Ontario County tax bill. The reason? The presence of the Ontario County Landfill in the town. The county entered into an Operations, Management and Lease agreement with Casella Waste Systems in 2003 to run the 389-acre... more

ELECTION NIGHT LIVE 2017 (webcast replay)

Josh Durso, Jackie Augustine & Jim Sinicropi were live inside the all-new FingerLakes1.com Studio on Election Night for results, reaction, interviews and analysis from Tuesday’s vote in Cayuga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates Counties. Hear from Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro, successful Seneca Falls Town Council candidate Doug Avery, Geneva City Supervisor candidates Lou Guard &  Dom... more

Ritts is new DA in Ontario County

Ontario County has a new district attorney for the first time in 28 years. First Assistant District Attorney Jim Ritts, running on the Republican line, defeated Kristina “Kitty” Karle, 12,194 to 8,936, in unofficial results posted by the Ontario County Board of Elections Tuesday evening. Ritts had defeated Karle in the GOP primary in September and following that primary, Karle... more

New Friendly Ford to open Tuesday in Seneca

For months, motorists traveling on Routes 5&20 near the Seneca-Geneva town line have watched a massive, new building being erected. On Tuesday, the Friendly Ford dealership opens at its new location, three days after it closes up shop just down the road in the town of Geneva. A grand opening is planned for Nov. 18. The new dealership is between... more

ELECTION GUIDE 2017: Looking at all of the candidates, issues in Ontario County

The race in Ontario County that has received the most coverage this cycle locally is that for District Attorney. While Jim Ritts has emerged as the front runner, after claiming victory in the Republican Primary held in September — Kristina “Kitty” Karle has continued seeing support. Even after announcing that she was ending her campaign several weeks ago, the race... more

$10K offered for info leading to recovery of six stolen guns in Ontario Co.

ATF is offering a $10,000 reward for any information leading to the recovery of six stolen guns. The guns were stolen from a Seneca gunshop, which included six handguns. Officials say the guns were stolen from the Turnpike Lodge Guns on Rt. 5&20 on October 5th and October 6th. Anyone with information is asked to call 1 (800) ATF-GUNS or... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Charlie Evangelista talks elections, Ontario County (podcast)

On episode #73 of the Inside the FLX podcast Josh Durso is joined by Ontario County Elections Commissioner Charlie Evangelista to discuss a host of local issues, including some local races taking shape. Over the summer, Evangelista transitioned from serving on the Ontario County Board of Supervisors to serving as the chief elections official for Ontario County. The Democrat has... more

Rain doesn’t dampen first-school-day spirits in Ontario County

Teachers and administrators donned umbrellas to greet students, some of whom covered their heads with hoods and backpacks to shelter from the rain. “Children eagerly arrived to Victor Primary School this morning, wet from the rain and excited for the promise the year holds,” said Principal Jennifer Check. “This year, we are looking forward to growing as a school community,... more
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