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Canandaigua man airlifted after falling through metal roof in Town of Seneca

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The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office has provided new information on the 53-year-old Canandaigua man who fell through a roof on Tuesday. Around 3:02 p.m. deputies, New York State Police, Seneca Castle Fire Department, Finger Lakes Ambulance, Mercy Flight, and the Ontario County EMS coordinator were all dispatched to 2524 State Route 5&20 in the Town of Seneca for the report... more

Use of landfill permit payments discussed by Ontario BOS committee

Use of landfill permit payments discussed by Ontario BOS committee
In 2014, Ontario County’s Solid Waste Management Plan was approved by the state. In 2015, both the county and Casella Waste Services, operator of the county landfill in the town of Seneca, received approval from the state DEC to expand the landfill within the existing footprint by 43.5 acres, extending its life to 2028. Upon getting the expansion approved, Casella... more

Algae bloom appears near FLX Welcome Center in Geneva; busy HAB season on Seneca Lake

Even more HABs spotted along Seneca Lake over las
Bill Roege, who recently took over as HABs Director for Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association, says the last seven days have proven to be busy for volunteers working around Seneca Lake to identify harmful algal blooms. Last week, Frank DiOrio was a guest on FingerLakes1.com’s Sunday Conversation, outlining some of the things that SLPWA had seen throughout the season. The... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing HAB season with Frank DiOrio of Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association (podcast)

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing HAB season with Frank DiOrio of Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association (podcast)
What’s up with all the algae? While experts and scientists battle with the ‘what’ is causing dozens of blooms each summer in lakes around the region – spotters with one volunteer organization are putting in the work to alert residents about harmful algae blooms; and where they pop up. Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association is that organization, and Frank DiOrio... more

DEC seeks comment on Ontario landfill de-packaging project

DEC seeks comment on Ontario landfill de-packaging project
The state Department of Environmental Conservation is allowing written public comment on an application submitted by Casella Waste Systems and the Ontario County Landfill. The requested permit would be for construction of a de-packaging operation to remove food and beverage waste from products taken to the landfill that are unsuitable for resale. The equipment and storage tanks will be housed... more

Ontario County Landfill plans more wells to combat odor

Ontario County Landfill plans more wells to combat odor
Casella Waste Systems announced Monday it will begin installing more methane collection wells at the Ontario County Landfill, beginning Wednesday. Casella officials said there has been light landfill odor along the eastern side of the 389-acre landfill on County Road 5. The drilling rig will arrive Wednesday. Officials said those attending an open house at the landfill Saturday may get... more

‘EYE ON THE COURTS’: Volunteers, publication serves as judicial watchdog in Ontario County

‘EYE ON THE COURTS’: Volunteers, publication serves as judicial watchdog in Ontario County
The Geneva Court Watch Coordinating Committee has recently released its summer 2019 edition of its periodic publication, “Eye on the Courts,” which celebrates its 51st issue. Founded in 2000, the Geneva Court Watch Coordinating Committee was created as an outgrowth from the League of Women Voters of Geneva. With assistance from Rochester’s League of Women Voters and their well-established court... more

Town of Seneca clerk resigns for new job

Town of Seneca clerk resigns for new job
The Town Board will accept the resignation of Town Clerk/Tax Collector Kate Silverstrim-Jensen when it meets tonight. Silverstrim-Jensen said she has accepted a new, Civil Service job in the finance department of the town of Canandaigua town manager’s office. The town manager is Doug Finch. Silverstrim-Jensen was elected to a four-year term as town clerk-tax collector in November 2017 and... more

Flooding, power outages reported in Ontario, Seneca counties after severe storms roll through on Sunday

Strong storms lash Ontario, Seneca counties on Sunday
It was another day of strong thunderstorms for parts of the Finger Lakes on Sunday, as storms moved through – causing downed trees, power outages, and street flooding. This was particularly the case in Ontario and Seneca counties, who were hardest hit by an afternoon cell, which was severe warned by the National Weather Service. @RobertSpetaWX Exchange St in Geneva... more

Geneva, Canandaigua may get money for recycling

Geneva, Canandaigua may get money for recycling
Since 2015, Ontario County has received $1.3 million a year from Casella Waste Services to use in implementing the county’s state-approved Solid Waste Management Plan. Because Casella and the county were successful in obtaining a new operating permit that extends the life of the Ontario County Landfill until 2028, thanks to a 43.5-acre expansion, an agreement was reached to have... more

Ontario Co. committee to hear final landfill odor reports

Ontario Co. committee to hear final landfill odor reports
The two consulting firms hired to study the odor problem at the Ontario County Landfill will make their final reports Monday to the Board of Supervisors Planning and Environmental Quality Committee. Casella Waste Services, operator of the 389-acre landfill, has hired a consultant to examine the sources of the odor, what Casella has been doing to mitigate the odor and... more

Committee may recommend renewal of landfill air permit in Ontario Co.

Committee may recommend renewal of landfill air permit in Ontario Co.
Casella Waste Systems wants to apply to renew the state Title V air permit for the Ontario County Landfill. The state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) requires air permits to be renewed every five years. If the county’s Planning and Environmental Quality Committee approves the application at its 1:30 p.m. Monday meeting, the resolution will go to the full Board... more

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 day a year publishing schedule. Whether that’s live-streaming local high school basketball throughout the winter, or showcasing in-depth... more

Casella says new open-flame flare coming to landfill

Casella says new open-flame flare coming to landfill
Motorists going by the Ontario County Landfill in a few weeks may see an open-flame gas flare burning near the landfill’s gas-to-energy plant. Casella Waste Systems officials said that Aria Energy, the company that owns and operates the gas plant, has obtained a permit for a new trim flare that will be going online within the next few weeks. Unlike... more

Board of Ethics: No conflict for solid waste director in Ontario County

Board of Ethics: No conflict for solid waste director in Ontario County
The Ontario County Board of Ethics has issued an advisory opinion that county Director of Sustainability and Solid Waste Management Carla Jordan does not have a conflict of interest. After questions were raised, Supervisor Kristine Singer, R-Canadice, chairwoman of the Board of Supervisors Planning & Environmental Quality Committee, asked the Board of Ethics to look into Jordan’s prior employment as... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Henderson brothers talk leading Brighton PD, Ontario Co. Sheriff’s Office

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Henderson brothers talk leading Brighton PD, Ontario Co. Sheriff’s Office
It’s not often that brothers share a career path. In this case, while not precisely the same – Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson and Brighton PD Chief of Police Mark Henderson have not only followed a similar career trajectory – but have grown to lead two important agencies in the region. This week they discuss modern policing together, talk about... more

Committee set to apply for permit for organics depackaging project in Canandaigua

Committee set to apply for permit for organics depackaging project in Canandaigua
Packaged food and beverage products unsuitable for resale are collected by garbage trucks end up in a landfill. Those include out-of-code, off-specification, damaged or expired dairy products in plastic tubs, fruits and vegetables in steel cans, fruit jams and concentrates in plastic bottles, ice cream in fiber cartons, pasta sauces in glass jars, and carbonated beverages in plastic bottles or... more

Town Board to authorize audit of Casella 2018 landfill payments

Town Board to authorize audit of Casella 2018 landfill payments
The town receives $1.7 to $1.9 million a year for hosting the Ontario County Landfill. Tuesday, the Town Board will authorize an independent audit of the 2018 payments from Casella Waste Services, operator of the 389-acre landfill on Routes 5&20, to make sure they correspond with the amount of solid waste disposed of at the landfill last year. Typically, there... more
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