FINANCE DIRECTOR RESIGNS: Officials react to Deeds’ resignation in Seneca Co.

On Tuesday, Seneca County Officials learned that Finance Director Brandi Deeds would be leaving her post effective August 1st. The surprise resignation came as an emailed notification from County Manager John Sheppard to the Board of Supervisors. While details of the resignation were not made clear in the email, the finance department has been at the center of intense debate... more

FLX WEEKLY: Summertime in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Another super summer weekend is on tap for Finger Lakes residents as we move through July. Join Sydney Rogers, Josh Durso and Jim Sinicropi for a look at your weekend weather, events, and sports line-up along with some great local photos from across the region over the past few days. . more

‘SHE WANTED HELP’: Family members say Waterloo woman sought help repeatedly before double-fatal shooting (full coverage)

Family members say more should have been done to help their mother. Especially after she sought help from agencies and authorities in the days leading up to Lori McConnell’s violent murder. She was shot to death alongside a Seneca Falls resident, identified by police on Monday as Charles Andrus. The third victim of last Tuesday’s violent shooting survived, and was... more

Waterloo woman gets prison for arson

The local woman convicted of setting her house on fire 17 months ago will spend time in prison. On Monday in Seneca County Court, Judge Rick Healy sentenced Diana Fegley to 1-to-3 years in prison for third-degree arson. She was convicted of the charge in April following a trial in county court. Fegley, a retired supervisor with the county Division... more

THE MELISSA KILLELEAGH SHOW: Heidi Nightengale, Melinda Marquart & Chris Felice in-studio (podcast)

Join your host Melissa Killeleagh in this episode of The Melissa Killeleagh Show as she is joined by publisher, editor and professor Heidi Nightengale where they discuss the power of reading and the importance of believing in magic. Then, Melissa welcomes Seneca County Investigators Melinda Marquart and Chris Felice to discuss their involvement in cases involving children and the difficulties... more

THE DEBRIEF: Crestwood expansion killed, SF rental agreement, and unexpected court closures (podcast)

Whether it was news that the DEC had killed plans by Crestwood Midstream to store LPG underneath Seneca Lake in abandoned salt caverns, or a controversial rent agreement and arrangement in Seneca Falls – the heat of summer hasn’t slowed political news. Even an unexpected court closure in two high-profile cases in Penn Yan stirred discussion on a range of... more

DraftKings, del Lago agree to partner for future sports betting

The sports betting company DraftKings has agreed to work with del Lago Resort & Casino if New York decides to legalize online sports betting. The announcement was made Monday that DraftKings would set up a physical sportsbook at the del Lago Resort & Casino in Tyre. As part of the agreement, there would also be a mobile and online sports... more

Romulus man trapped neighbor’s dog in steel box, left outside for hours

Deputies say a 59-year-old Romulus man was arrested on misdemeanor animal torture charges after trapping his neighbors dog in a steel box. Jeffrey L. Vanhorn, 59, of Iron Bridge Road was charged with torturing an animal under agriculture and markets law following an investigation into a trapped dog. Vanhorn is said to have trapped his neighbor’s dog in a steel... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb talks policy inaction, gridlock (podcast)

New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R-Canandaigua) believes that there is still room for improvement and change. That is why he remains at his post. While frustration boils over regarding Albany’s corruption, Leader Kolb is looking at the ways in which policy can bring on change. To discuss those policy concepts, and talk about some recent news in... more

The Dairy at Muranda is hosting their 3rd Open Barn of the season

The Dairy at Muranda is hosting their third Open Barn of the season on Sunday, July 22nd, that includes Music, a featured Food Truck, Cheese, Wine, Beer and Ciders. Free Music! 12PM – 3PM: Nate Michaels Music – A musician raised in the Finger Lakes region on NY, with a wide range of music in his repertoire. Also a singer/songwriter... more

County attorney says CIN police have no authority without reservation

Seneca County Attorney Frank Fisher said the recently announced Cayuga Indian Nation Police Department has no police authority because the Nation does not have a reservation. “This is just my opinion, but they do not have the authority to enforce state laws on property owned by the Cayugas unless an official reservation is created,” Fisher said recently. “Anyone enforcing the... more

NYCC Spirit Week kicks off, features color run for charity

The annual Spirit Week celebrations at New York Chiropractic College (NYCC), to be held July 16th through 19th, are all about community: building community within the College, and benefitting the larger Finger Lakes regional community of which it is a part. To that end, the 2018 NYCC Spirit Week, hosted by the NYCC Student Government Association, will include an all-campus... more

Pennsylvania man arrested after domestic in Seneca Falls

Police say a 57-year-old Pennsylvania man was arrested and charged with harassment following a domestic incident with a female on July 12th. Around 8:50 pm Stephen C. Brody, 57, of Burnville, Pennsylvania was charged with second-degree harassment after engaging in a physical altercation with a female victim. He was released on his own recognizance. An order of protection was issued... more

Donna Cathy files petitions for Seneca Co. Judge primary

Last week Donna Cathy filed petitions in this year’s race for Seneca County Judge to secure her ballot positions for the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform lines. “As I met hundreds of Seneca County residents collecting signatures over the past six weeks, it was clear that they want a judge who is impartial, is experienced and has common sense,” said... more

MANTIUS: DEC kills Crestwood’s plan to store LPG next to Seneca Lake

The state’s top environmental regulator on Thursday halted a controversial gas storage project proposed for caverns next to Seneca Lake, ending a fierce eight-year battle between midwestern fossil fuel interests and local residents and businesses. Basil Seggos, commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Conservation, announced that he has denied a subsidiary of Houston-based Crestwood Midstream Partners LP a permit... more
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