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Low interest loans available through U.S. Small Business Administration for flood ravaged Seneca Co.

Low interest loans available through U.S. Small Business Administration for flood ravaged Seneca Co.
New York businesses and residents affected by severe storms and flooding on Aug. 13-14, 2018, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, Administrator Linda McMahon announced today. Administrator McMahon made the loans available in response to a letter from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Oct. 2, requesting a disaster declaration by the SBA. The declaration... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Food scarcity, community unity focus of effort from GRHF & STEPS (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Food scarcity, community unity focus of effort from GRHF & STEPS (podcast)
A coalition of organizations are coming together to generate positive change in some of the most-challenged communities in the Finger Lakes. The Greater Rochester Health Foundation, along with Seneca Towns Engaging People for Solutions – also known as ‘STEPS’, as well as the Lodi ‘Food for All’ Food Pantry are helping educate and build community in communities hit hardest by... more

Supervisors ask NYS to revoke pensions of retired police working for CIN

Supervisors ask NYS to revoke pensions of retired police working for CIN
After the Cayuga Indian Nation introduced a police force, and hired several former New York State Police – the Seneca County Board of Supervisors took notice. Due to the fact that the land claimed by the Cayuga Indian Nation has not been placed into trust – the supervisors believe this new police force has no authority. This despite having federally... more

Water sampling to take place for residents impacted by August flooding

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The Seneca County Health Department will be offering free bacteria water sample collections and testing for drinking water systems impacted by flash flooding in August. On Wednesday, Sept. 26, and Wednesday, Oct. 3 homeowners will have the opportunity via appointment to get their systems tested in Lodi, Interlaken, Ovid, and Covert – where more than 9-inches of reported rainfall resulted... more

Reed tours flooding damage in Lodi, FEMA help not on the way yet

Reed tours flooding damage in Lodi, FEMA help not on the way yet
On Wednesday, Rep. Tom Reed (R-Corning) toured the destruction in Lodi, as residents continue to rebuild, or attempt to do so in the wake of that flooding in August. Dozens of homes were destroyed, and upwards of $36 million in damage was done. While Reed hoped that he could bring good news about FEMA funding, but that isn’t the case... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Porsch touts experience, endorsements ahead of primary (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Porsch touts experience, endorsements ahead of primary (podcast)
Last year, District Attorney Barry Porsch won voters to continue in his post as lead prosecutor. Now, the established district attorney is looking to become the next judge of Seneca County. On Tuesday, he visited the FingerLakes1.com studio to talk about his race, the future of the office, and his campaign efforts. . more

INSIDE THE FLX: Donna Cathy vying to succeed Bender as judge (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Donna Cathy vying to succeed Bender as judge (podcast)
Former District Attorney Donna Cathy is vying to succeed longtime Seneca County Judge Dennis Bender, and her first test will come on Thursday, as primary voters turnout to let their voices be heard. On Tuesday, she appeared on Inside the FLX to talk about her campaign, the race, and much more. . AUDIO ONLY VERSION: more

Two weeks after flash floods, cleanup continues in Seneca County

Two weeks after flash floods, cleanup continues in Seneca County
It has been more than two weeks since devastating flash flooding in Seneca County. Some properties were destroyed or damaged, most of them in and around Lodi, and cleanup has been a challenge. Rushing flood waters destroyed most of Jannette Brown’s home. Since then, she’s been there every day – scrubbing, cleaning and trying to pick up the pieces. “Every... more

Open House session taking place for people impacted by Seneca Co. flooding

Open House session taking place for people impacted by Seneca Co. flooding
The New York State Office of Emergency Management will hold an “open house” informational session for people recovering from recent flooding in Seneca and Schuyler counties. The informational session will take place from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30 in the Sampson State Park Administration Building’s Conference room in Romulus. Multiple State Agencies will be on hand to answer... more

LATEST: Residents continue to dig out after destructive flooding

The southern parts of Seneca County are still recovering – as state agencies take the lead on those recovery efforts in Interlaken, Lodi, and Covert. Last Tuesday, these areas were crushed by destructive flooding, which was historic. The National Weather Service reported that upwards of 9 inches of rain fell in just 24 hours, most of which came down in... more

Seneca Co. Coalition releases statement, checklist for residents cleaning up from flood

The Seneca County Suicide Prevention Coalition released the following statement after the devastating flooding, which took place last week in parts of Lodi, Interlaken, and Covert. The Coalition also released a series of resources, which are available below the statement. “We commend the hard-working local, state, and federal responders who continue to help Seneca County after last week’s devastating flood.... more

Recovery continues in Lodi, donations sought by local organizations (full coverage)

Upwards of 8.75 inches of rain fell during the early-morning hours on Tuesday, which left Southern Seneca County in a state of emergency. While Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency in a number of counties throughout Upstate New York after Tuesday’s rainfall – none were as hard hit in the Finger Lakes region – as Seneca. del Lago is... more

THE LOVING CUP: Lynne Doyle & Phyllis Motill of United Way of Seneca County (podcast)

Join your host Katie MacIntyre on this episode of The Loving Cup Podcast where she is joined by Lynne Doyle (VP of UWSC Board of Directors) and Phyllis Motill (Former President of UWSC Board of Directors) as they discuss family, gratitude, hard work and the upcoming Fill the Bus event. . more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Author & former Reveille editor Joe Siccardi (podcast)

On this week’s edition of Weber This Week meet Joe Siccardi, former resident of Seneca Falls. He now lives in Maine where he recently published a new book, “Heaven Shining Through”. Siccardi was also the former owner and editor of the Reveille Between The Lakes weekly newspaper. . more

Covert man was speeding, driving drunk on suspended registration in Fayette

Deputies say that on May 10th at approximately 2:30 p.m. an Covert man was arrested for driving while intoxicated, and driving without an active license after he was observed speeding. Mark A. Radloff, 36, of Covert was charged with speeding, driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation, and operating on a suspended registration. Deputies say Radloff had a BAC... more

Seneca District Attorney Barry Porsch running for County Judge

Seneca County District Attorney Barry Porsch announced that he is seeking election to the office of Seneca County Court Judge in this fall’s election. Last November, Porsch was soundly re-elected to a third term as District Attorney, winning as the candidate of both the Republican and Democratic Parties and making Porsch the only District Attorney in New York State who... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Seneca County Judge Dennis Bender on his retirement (podcast)

Seneca County Judge Dennis Bender retired on Friday after 25 years on the bench. He steps down as the longest-serving jurist in the county’s 214-year history. On Monday afternoon he is in-studio with Harold Weber to talk about his career, memories, and plans for the future on Weber This Week. . more
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