Category: Covert

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
Seneca County Community Counseling achieves long-term mission just in time

Seneca County Community Counseling achieves long-term mission just in time

– By Josh Durso Social distancing comes with a lot of challenges. People are social creatures, so they crave interaction. During a pandemic like the one impacting most of the globe – Governor Andrew Cuomo called on mental health professionals across New ... MORE
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Route 89 temporarily shut down after serious crash in Seneca County

Route 89 temporarily shut down after serious crash in Seneca County

Sheriff Tim Luce says State Route 89 was temporarily shut down after a serious crash around 8:15 p.m. Deputies responded to a one-car crash in the town of Covert on Route 89. When they arrived, they located the occupant, identified as Katie ... MORE
Covert, News, Seneca County
Supervisors will consider sharing sales tax with towns, villages in Seneca County

Supervisors will consider sharing sales tax with towns, villages in Seneca County

The debate about sharing sales tax revenue received a shot of life at Tuesday's meeting of the Government Operations Committee in Seneca County. The supervisors have long-wrestled with the notion of sharing sales tax revenue with towns and villages. Supervisor Kyle Barnhart, ... MORE
Sheriff Luce: 64 arrests made, update on fatal wreck, and more work helping in Karlsen case

Sheriff Luce: 64 arrests made, update on fatal wreck, and more work helping in Karlsen case

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office provided their monthly snapshot for activity during the month of January. There were 1,172 total calls for service, with 64 arrests made throughout the month. There were 17 DHS fraud cases, resulting in $714 being recouped. There ... MORE
TRAVEL ADVISORY: Sheriff Luce asks motorists to avoid travel until 9 a.m. on Saturday

NO UNNECESSARY TRAVEL: Sheriff Luce expands advisory for Seneca County motorists

Sheriff Tim Luce has upgraded the travel advisory issued earlier to a no unnecessary travel advisory. It doesn’t restrict travel, and roads remain open at this time – but travel is discouraged. “It is recommended that citizens do not engage in unnecessary ... MORE
Discovery changes make for difficult work in local courts

Seneca supervisors hear how discovery changes are impacting local courts

On Tuesday a local judge was back before the Seneca County Board of Supervisors requesting additional funding to deal with changes that stemmed from the bail reform initiative passed into law in 2019 ... MORE
Committee on Open Government answers more questions about executive session, public meetings

Committee on Open Government answers more questions about executive session, public meetings

Last week, the Seneca County Board of Supervisors made headlines after entering into an executive session without enough votes to do so. The story prompted FingerLakes1.com to reach out to Kristin O'Neill, of the Committee on Open Government for more information ... MORE
Bob Hayssen will lead Seneca County Board of Supervisors in 2020

Bob Hayssen wins close election to lead Seneca County Board of Supervisors in 2020

The final vote was 406-344. Supervisors David Hayes, Mike Ferrara, Cindy Lorenzetti, Kyle Barnhart, Jim Borst, and Paul Kronenwetter voted for Hayssen. He also cast a vote for himself. Supervisors Mike Reynolds, Ralph Lott, Ron McGreevy, Michael Enslow, and Jim Cleere voted ... MORE
Sheriff: Interlaken man charged with predatory sex assault, rape of child less than 13

Sheriff: Interlaken man charged with predatory sex assault, rape of child less than 13

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce reports the arrest of a 34-year-old Interlaken resident on felony predatory sex assault charges following an investigation. Dana Goodman, 34, of Interlaken was charged with predatory sexual assault, a Class A-II felony; first-degree rape, a Class B ... MORE
Ithaca man accused of violating protective order in Seneca County

Ithaca man accused of violating protective order in Seneca County

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of an Ithaca resident who violated a protective order during a domestic incident earlier this month. On December 9th at approximately 11:45 p.m. deputies arrested John Orak, 51, at an Interlaken residence on a ... MORE
Officials, law enforcement

Officials, law enforcement review bomb threat evacuation at South Seneca HS

‘An Unfortunate Reality’ – By Josh Durso South Seneca Central School District Superintendent Steve Zielinski has provided additional insight about the response to Wednesday’s bomb threat, which prompted a full-campus evacuation in Ovid. The evacuation lasted approximately an hour. Students returned to ... MORE
Seneca Chamber hires new Membership Development Manager

Seneca Chamber hires new Membership Development Manager

The Seneca County Chamber of Commerce has announced Megan Slater as its new Membership Development Manager. In her role, Megan is responsible for helping connect area businesses to one of the largest and most successful professional advocacy and development networks in the ... MORE
FLX WEEKLY: Rick Newman from the Seneca Chamber & Thanksgiving Prep (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Rick Newman from the Seneca Chamber & Thanksgiving Prep (podcast)

Seneca County Chamber of Commerce Destination Marketing Manager Rick Newman joins Sydney Rogers and Jim Sinicropi in-studio to talk about everything going on at the Chamber including tonight’s Business After Hours event being hosting at FingerLakes1.com’s offices in Seneca Falls. Also, a ... MORE
SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing HAB season with Frank DiOrio of Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association (podcast)

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing HAB season with Frank DiOrio of Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association (podcast)

What’s up with all the algae? While experts and scientists battle with the ‘what’ is causing dozens of blooms each summer in lakes around the region – spotters with one volunteer organization are putting in the work to alert residents about harmful ... MORE