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Nexamp Seneca offers community solar option

Nexamp Seneca offers community solar option
Anyone who has driven a stretch of Route 14A from Geneva to the hamlet of Hall has likely noticed solar panels being installed on a large tract of land for nearly a year. The completion of that work was unveiled Thursday, when officials from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and a Massachusetts-based renewable energy company... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Sheriff Kevin Henderson discusses potential policy changes, and future of Ontario County (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Sheriff Kevin Henderson discusses potential policy changes, and future of Ontario County (podcast)
When Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson succeeded longtime Sheriff Philip Povero, the focus was on transitioning smoothly. Now, more than 50 days after taking office – Sheriff Henderson is establishing himself as a leader, not only locally, but in the region. This week he joined FL1 News Intern Reporter Gabriel Pietrorazio in the FingerLakes1.com Studio to get an update, and... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Victor Supervisor Jack Marren discusses landfill, pressure from Albany, and more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Victor Supervisor Jack Marren discusses landfill, pressure from Albany, and more
Victor Town Supervisor Jack Marren, who will seek another term in this year’s election, and serves as the Chairman of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors has become a regional leader for the Finger Lakes. Ontario County is unique for Upstate New York. That’s largely due to the population increase that its seen in the last 7-8 years – while... more

Ontario County, Casella respond to landfill odor complaints

Ontario County, Casella respond to landfill odor complaints
Job 1 for Ontario County’s new Director of Sustainability and Solid Waste Management Carla Jordan has been dealing with an increase in complaints about odor from the county landfill on Routes 5&20. Jordan’s first day in her new position was Jan. 1 after working for both Casella Waste Services, which operates the landfill, and for the county Planning Department. Several... more

Residents demand action on Ontario County landfill

Residents demand action on Ontario County landfill
People packed a conference room at the Ontario County municipal building Monday to confront county officials about landfill odor. Stench from the landfill in the town of Seneca — raising havoc for miles from the site through neighboring communities — is raising new health concerns, as well. Complaints aired at Monday’s meeting of the Planning and Environmental Quality Committee led... more

Marren elected Ontario County Board of Supervisors chairman

Marren elected Ontario County Board of Supervisors chairman
Victor Town Supervisor Jack Marren will remain as chairman of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors in 2019, a role he has been elected to each year since 2013. Once again, Bristol Supervisor Bob Green was appointed vice chairman. And while the calendar has flipped from 2018 to 2019, the board is expected to face many of the same challenges... more

Police: Driver charged with DWI after crash in Seneca Falls

Police: Driver charged with DWI after crash in Seneca Falls
On December 9th at 1:45 a.m., the Town of Seneca Falls Police Department arrested a Seneca Castle resident on a DWI charge following a one-car crash. Emma J. Shaw, 27, of Seneca Castle was charged following property damage accident on East Bayard Street in the Town of Seneca Falls. Upon investigation, it was determined that Shaw was operating her motor... more

Ontario County weighs landfill stench

Ontario County weighs landfill stench
Construction at the Ontario County landfill continues to plague communities around the facility in the town of Seneca with odor. On Thursday, the county Board of Supervisors will vote on hiring a consultant to assess “means and methods” being used to manage the stench. Landfill manager Casella Waste Systems blames the reek on an exposed old liner and delays in... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Povero reflects on nearly half-century in law enforcement (podcast)

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Povero reflects on half-century in law enforcement (podcast)
Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero has made serving the community a career. He has also made it a lifetime achievement, setting the standard for what long-term, successful leadership looks like in a law enforcement setting. He’ll be staying involved. Even as Sheriff Povero approaches retirement, he says staying involved in the community he calls home; and has served for nearly... more

ELECTION PREVIEW: Get to know the candidates for sheriff in Ontario County (video)

ELECTION PREVIEW: Get to know the candidates for sheriff in Ontario County (video)
As Election Day gets closer, voters are beginning to ask themselves “Who will I vote for this year in the race for sheriff?” For the first time in more than two decades, Ontario County will have a race for sheriff with two completely new faces on the ballot. The Democrat Kevin Henderson and Republican Silvio Palermo have been making their... more

Home destroyed by overnight fire in Town of Seneca (photos)

Home destroyed by overnight fire in Town of Seneca
Ontario County Emergency Management reports that on Wednesday around 12:15 a.m. first responders were called to a residential structure fire in the Town of Seneca on Scoon Road. The occupants of the home called 911 after being awoken by smoke alarms. Both escaped without injury. Emergency Management reports that the home was completely destroyed; and that two vehicles were also... more

Deputies: Slippery road conditions lead to accident on Rt. 14A

Deputies: Slippery road conditions lead to accident on Rt. 14A
Deputies say a 19-year-old Hall man avoided serious injury after an accident caused by slippery road conditions in the Town of Seneca on Thursday. Justyn A. Carr, 19, of Hall was traveling north on Route 14A when he lost control of his vehicle while going around a curve. The road conditions were slippery and the car traveled off the south... more

Casella still working to correct landfill violations in Ontario County

Casella still working to correct landfill violations in Ontario County
Casella Waste Services has corrected or is in the process of correcting most of the seven violations it has been cited for at the Ontario County Landfill. Since April 2017, the state Department of Environmental Conservation has issued Casella and the county seven Notices of Violations of its operating permit to run the 389-acre landfill on behalf of the county.... more

Ontario County landfill odor, runoff work ongoing

Ontario County landfill odor, runoff work ongoing
A committee that oversees the Ontario County landfill should receive a detailed list of landfill violations and a status report. The landfill general manager told the Planning and Environmental Quality Committee Monday progress is being made to fix problems with runoff that led to the violations. General Manager Mark Clinker, with Casella Waste Systems Inc., also mentioned efforts to curtail... more
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