Category: Seneca County

TRACKING COVID-19: Cuomo says shutdown could last months, addresses New Yorkers Monday AM (full coverage)

TRACKING COVID-19: Most counties see increase in total number of cases on Saturday

Follow along with updates from officials - local, state, and federal - as the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19 response continues around the region. Our 'Latest News' section will be updated around the clock. We'll be documenting school closures, public health announcements, and ... MORE
Law enforcement contends with social distancing, NY on PAUSE violators in Finger Lakes

Law enforcement contends with social distancing, NY on PAUSE violators in Finger Lakes

Who is actually enforcing social distancing protocols? In particular, those directed under Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order signed earlier this month. While law enforcement has received sporadic reports of those violating social distancing protocols, they aren’t actually the ones left to respond ... MORE
Finger Lakes Partners (Billboard)
HOURS OF OPERATION: Here’s who is open, closed & statements from local businesses (continuously updated)

HOURS OF OPERATION: Here’s who is open, closed & statements from local businesses (continuously updated)

Editor’s Note: If you’re looking for full-coverage of the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19 click here. This database will be the place where we post all business hours or service changes. Have something you’d like to see here? Send it to news@fingerlakes1.com.  318 ... MORE
Purple Heart Wall of Honor unveiling postponed in Waterloo

Purple Heart Wall of Honor unveiling postponed in Waterloo

The Village of Waterloo’s Purple Heart Wall of Honor unveiling event, honoring the brave armed services members who received the distinguished Purple Heart award, has been postponed. The event was originally scheduled for May 30th. A new date has not yet been ... MORE
1,100 employees at del Lago furloughed until further notice

1,100 employees at del Lago furloughed until further notice

Employees have been paid at del Lago Resort & Casino even though it has been closed since March 16th. This week the practice will end, and employees will be forced to sign-up for unemployment insurance if they want to continue seeing income ... MORE
INSIDE THE FLX: Leslie Dan

INSIDE THE FLX: Leslie Danks Burke discusses digital campaigning and New York’s newest challenges (podcast)

When Leslie Danks Burke set out to run for New York State Senate in the 58th District she could not have imagined what this campaign would look like. Even the most-astute politicians have been thrown for a loop by the Coronavirus pandemic ... MORE
Littlejohn & Barbi Orthodontics (Billboard)
Mac’s opens to big crowd despite rain, pan

Mac’s opens to big crowd despite rain, social distancing protocol

Mac’s Drive In located in Waterloo opened up for the season, even as the COVID-19 pandemic made it difficult to get out-and-about. Safety measures were being taken inside, and residents from around the area turned out to support a true favorite. Check ... MORE
Lawmakers blast executive order to pull ventilators, PPE from Upstate hospitals NYC area

Lawmakers blast executive order to pull ventilators, PPE from Upstate hospitals NYC area

Upstate New York lawmakers ripped Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order to bring ventilators and other personal protective equipment to the downstate area. That executive order was signed on Friday. “Ventilators and PPE are the last lines of defense in a fight that ... MORE
Swinehart:

Swinehart: All communities in Seneca County are at risk for COVID-19 exposure

Seneca County will not share geographic information related to COVID-19 cases. While some counties have gone that route, officials noted on Friday that they will not. That was the message conveyed in a press release on Friday. It highlighted the growing anxiety ... MORE
RATING THE DISTANCE: Counties graded on social distancing efforts across the Finger Lakes

RATING THE DISTANCE: Counties graded on social distancing efforts across the Finger Lakes

Social distancing, or physical distancing, is a set of non-pharmaceutical interventions or measures taken to prevent the spread of a contagious disease by maintaining a physical distance between people and reducing the number of people who can gather in close proximity. Before ... MORE
RTS cuts back to dial-a-ride service in Seneca, Wayne, and Ontario counties

RTS cuts back to dial-a-ride service in Seneca, Wayne, and Ontario counties

In just a few days some major changes will be coming to Regional Transit Service. Instead of running normal routes through Seneca, Wayne, and Ontario counties – it will move to dial-a-ride. In Ontario County customers can schedule a ride 24 hours ... MORE
Geneva Housing Authority (Billboard)
Help for Medicare enrollment available through local chamber

Help for Medicare enrollment available through local chamber

If you are turning 65 April through June 2020 and need assistance enrolling in Medicare; help is available. The Seneca County Chamber of Commerce can help you arrange for virtual meetings by phone or computer with a Medicare Specialist to help you ... MORE
Life, Seneca County
NYS Assembly candidate Matt Miller calls for hazard pay amid pandemic

NYS Assembly candidate Matt Miller calls for hazard pay amid pandemic

Matt Miller, a Democrat running for New York State Assembly in the 131st issued a call for local hospitals to pay healthcare workers hazard pay amid the coronavirus pandemic. With a lack of access to PPE and other difficult conditions conditions, he ... MORE
Sheriff: Investigation underway after inmate dies in cell at Seneca County jail

Sheriff: Investigation underway after inmate dies in cell at Seneca County jail

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce reports the launch of a death investigation after an inmate was found deceased on Tuesday around 8:46 p.m. Sheriff Luce says a corrections officer was doing a round of checks when he found an inmate unconscious. Live-saving ... MORE
South Seneca CSD copes with long-term shutdown, as financial implications loom across NYS

South Seneca CSD copes with long-term shutdown, as financial implications loom across NYS

– By Josh Durso South Seneca Central School District is in the midst of an historic, long-term shutdown. The kind of which no one has any memory of experiencing – faculty or students. Superintendent Stephen Zielinski, who has led the district for ... MORE