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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

Ontario County landfill tackles runoff, addresses safety

Ontario County landfill tackles runoff, addresses safety
Wastewater runoff at the Ontario County landfill has once again landed the landfill in hot water with the state. Heavy rains Aug. 13 and 14 forced stormwater runoff to overflow a containment berm at the landfill on Routes 5 and 20 in the town of Seneca. The overflow violated the landfill permit and was caught during a state Department of... more

PRIMARY PREVIEW: Candidates for sheriff in Ontario County face off this week

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Meeting the primary candidates for sheriff in Ontario County
Two candidates vying to succeed longtime Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero say voters have an important choice to make this week. On Thursday, a Republican primary will be held to determine the candidate that will take on Democrat, Kevin Henderson. Those candidates facing off are Bob Green and Silvio Palermo, both of which tout lengthy careers in law enforcement. “This... more

Driver ticketed after ‘freak accident’ claims Waterloo woman’s life

Investigators say they have found the truck involved in the fatal freak accident, which left a Waterloo woman dead after a rock was thrown from a vehicle that had recently left the Ontario County Landfill. The accident took place on August 4th, but it took investigators eight days to locate the commercial truck. Deputies say Manuel J. Vallejo, 27, of... more

Whitesboro woman hospitalized after accident on SR 5 in Ontario County

Deputies say one person was transported to Geneva General Hospital following a crash along State Route 5&20 at the Whitney Road intersection. It happened on Sunday around 11:23 am in the Town of Seneca when Brianna Ryan, 30, of Whitesboro was stopped on Route 5 facing east, waiting to make a left turn onto Whitney Road – when another vehicle,... more

Deputies continue search for truck involved in fatal accident in Ontario County

Deputies held a press conference on Sunday following a fatal accident on State Route 5&20 in the Town of Seneca on Saturday. As of Tuesday morning, no new information had been released as the investigation into that incident continues. A Waterloo woman, identified as Barbara Amidon, died from injuries she sustained in an accident – where a rock flew through... more
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