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LATEST: Sheppard, Deeds facing numerous charges related to defrauding Seneca County government

Former Seneca County finance director indicted on 10 felony charges
Former Seneca County Finance Director Brandi Deeds has been indicted on 10 felony charges following an investigation into her employment with the County. Former County Manager John Sheppard was also charged with official misconduct. Deeds was named in a sealed indictment handed up by a Seneca County Grand Jury. She was charged with eight counts of falsifying business records, one... more

Police: Woman arrested on felony charges after stealing, threatening service animal in Seneca Falls

Police: Woman arrested on felony charges after stealing, threatening service animal in Seneca Falls
On Saturday at approximately 2 a.m. police arrested a 35-year-old Penfield woman on a felony warrant. Kelli C. Race, 35, of Penfield was charged with felony grand larceny criminal facilitation, coercion, and conspiracy after a theft complaint from August. Race is accused of providing aide to a family member on August 7th and stealing a service animal. At that point... more

Mynderse Academy Athletic Hall of Fame 2019 Induction Ceremony (webcast replay)

Mynderse Academy Athletic Hall of Fame 2019 Induction Ceremony (webcast replay)
Watch the Mynderse Athletic Hall of Fame 2019 Induction Ceremony at New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls held on Saturday night at 5:30 pm inside the Delevan Theater. The Class of 2019 includes lifetime contributor Robert McKeveny, Michael Anderson (1986), Michael Bullis (1970), Bill Caraher (1975), Bill Moody (1972, David Farney (1972) and the 2003 Blue Devil Tennis Team.... more

Seneca Meadows lawsuit over local law delayed again

Seneca Meadows lawsuit over local law delayed again
Oral arguments in the Article 78 lawsuit filed by Seneca Meadows landfill against the town of Seneca Falls over Local Law 3 of 2016 will not take place Nov. 19, as tentatively scheduled. Instead, those arguments may not take place until sometime next February. Seneca Meadows Inc. filed the lawsuit in November 2017, seeking to nullify the local law that... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing rural challenges with leaders from U.S. Department of Agriculture, Small Business Administration (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing rural challenges with
The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Small Business Administration are two federally funded agencies that work hard to improve quality of life in rural communities. What many people may not realize, though, is that these agencies are not nearly as one-dimensional as some may believe. Richard Mayfield, who serves as State Director for Regional Development with the USDA returned to... more

Mystery group mails flyers for GOP candidates in SF, Waterloo

Mystery group mails flyers for GOP candidates in SF, Waterloo
Households in the towns of Seneca Falls and Waterloo recently received glossy, color flyers from a group called Responsible Solutions for New York, endorsing five Republican candidates for town offices. A Google search finds no website or listing for an organization by that name. The five candidates endorsed are Mike Ferrara, Dawn Dyson and Joshua Larsen in Seneca Falls and... more

FOLIAGE REPORT: Explore the Finger Lakes as colors of fall arrive!

FOLIAGE REPORT: Explore the Finger Lakes this weekend as colors
Colors are finally being spotted around the region; and this weekend – the weather should cooperate at least 50 percent of the time. Get out and enjoy fall in the Finger Lakes. Check out the latest foliage reports below to plan your getaway! Finger Lakes In the Finger Lakes, Chemung County reports from Elmira predict 75% change and near-peak leaves by the weekend,... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Democrats Sauvageau, Weil discuss campaign for at-large supervisor in SF (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Democrats Sauvageau, Weil discuss campaign for at-large supervisor in SF (podcast)
This week, another two-part episode of Inside the FLX. As Election Day draws closer, we’re going to feature more-and-more of these episodes. The goal: To let voters see where candidates stand on issues – against each other. Part I Susan Sauvageau talks about her campaign, how she views the current Board of Supervisors in Seneca County as being “asleep at... more

Shortage of high-dose vaccine impacting seniors

Shortage of high-dose vaccine impacting seniors
If you’re a senior, and you need the high dose flu vaccine, you may be having trouble getting your flu shot. That’s because there’s a shortage in the high-dose vaccine for those 65 and older. The NewsChannel 9 Your Stories Team has heard from several people dealing with this issue. Phyllis Vanhorn and her husband ran into roadblocks at both... 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

Brandon Burgess indicted and arraigned on robbery charges

Brandon Burgess indicted and arraigned on robbery charges
Brandon Burgess, who sparked a manhunt after deputies said he robbed a 7-Eleven in Phelps in September, has been indicted on seven counts including robbery. The grand jury’s indictment also covered robberies of construction tools on Sept. 17, as well as accusations of tampering with physical evidence. The Ontario County District Attorney says that Burgess has been found unfit to proceeed... more

Draft design of new Waterloo bridge unveiled during meeting

Draft design of new Waterloo bridge unveiled during meeting
The preliminary design of a new Locust Street bridge shows a structure similar in many ways to the old bridge it will replace. The state Department of Transportation (DOT) Region 3 office in Syracuse presented the LaBella Associates-designed bridge at a public open house Tuesday. The current concrete bridge over an offshoot of the Cayuga-Seneca Canal that leads to a... more

FLX WEEKLY: Sharon Hogan from Thrive to Survive, your October weekend ahead and Union Block in Penn Yan (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Sharon Hogan from Thrive to Survive, your October weekend ahead and Union Block in Penn Yan (podcast)
Sharon Hogan from Thrive to Survive is in-studio to talk about how you can support their organization this month before a look at some great local fall photos, a look at your October weekend ahead and a review of some stops on the Keuka Lake Wine Trail including the new Union Block Restaurant in Penn Yan. . more

Seneca Supervisors extend room occupancy tax for three years

Seneca Supervisors extend room occupancy tax for three years
Seneca County’s 3-percent tax on hotel, motel and other temporary lodging facilities will continue for another three years. The Board of Supervisors voted 11-0 Tuesday to adopt Local Law B of 2019, which extends the tax; it was due to expire Dec. 8. Proceeds from the tax, first imposed in 1994, are used to fund the county’s tourism promotion efforts.... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Mayor Kyle Barnhart discusses campaign for Lodi Town Supervisor (podcast)

NEW EPISODE: Kyle Barnhart discusses race for Lodi Town Supervisor (podcast)
Kyle Barnhart, while not a Democrat in affiliation, will be running on the top line of this November’s election in Lodi, Seneca County. Barnhart currently serves as mayor in the Village of Lodi; and wants to bring renewed focus to village, town, and county representation by serving as Town Supervisor. This week he sat down inside the FingerLakes1.com Studio to... more

Seneca Falls man accused of shoving woman down flight of stairs during domestic

Seneca Falls man accused of shoving woman down flight of stairs during domestic
Police say that a 57-year-old Seneca Falls man was charged with harassment after an alleged domestic incident, which occurred on September 25th. Robert J. Giggetts, 57, of Seneca Falls was charged with harassment after an incident in late-September where he allegedly shoved a female victim down a flight of stairs. Police say the Giggetts was transported to the Seneca County... more

Phelps robbery, manhunt suspect indicted, under mental health observation

Phelps robbery, manhunt suspect indicted, under mental health observation
The Lyons man accused of robbing a Phelps convenience store has been indicted by an Ontario County grand jury, but his case will not proceed until he is declared mentally competent. Brandon Burgess, 28, was recently indicted on felony counts of second-degree robbery, third-degree grand larceny, fourth-degree grand larceny, tampering with physical evidence, and third-degree criminal mischief. All the charges... more

Police: Seneca Falls woman stole from customer while working shift at local business

Police: Seneca Falls woman stole from patron at store while working shift
Police report the arrest of a Seneca Falls woman following an investigation into employee theft. According to a press release, the Seneca Falls Police Department arrested Samantha Taylor, 27, of Peterman Road following an investigation into a theft that occurred at a local business. The business was not identified, but Taylor is accused of stealing a handbag containing jewelry and... more
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