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WEBER THIS WEEK: The Dog hangs it up after 50 years of local broadcasting… this is his last show (podcast)

WEBER THIS WEEK: The Dog hangs it up after 50 years of local broadcasting… this is his last show (podcast)
After 50 years in local broadcasting, Harold “Web Dog” Weber will be officially handing up the microphone after one last edition of his long running Weber This Week podcast on FingerLakes1.com on Monday afternoon. Join the Dog along with Dave Barnick, Jack Dipolito, Greg Cotteril and Jim Sinicropi to recap a career that started at WSFW radio in 1969. . more

County manager says state of Seneca County is good

County manager says state of Seneca County is good
After a little over seven months on the job, Seneca County Manager Mitch Rowe said he can safely say that the state of the county is good. “Despite the critical 2017 audit, we are now in a strong position,’’ Rowe said. “All of the corrections and adjustments recommended for 2017 have been made. Halle Stevens, our finance director, is doing... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Seneca Co. Sheriff Tim Luce on progress, campaign, and future

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Seneca Co. Sheriff Tim Luce on progress, campaign, and future
Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce is seeking re-election. Four years into his first term as Sheriff – things have moved quickly. In this week’s Sunday Conversation – Sheriff Luce talks about his efforts to maintain and bolster accreditation, work toward a safer community, while balancing the needs of his office and its residents. He discusses the things he’d like to... more

Supervisors go with Hunt Engineers after contentious public comment during BOS meeting

Supervisors go with Hunt Engineers after contentious public comment during BOS meeting
Seneca Falls took center stage during the public comment period of the Seneca County Board of Supervisors meeting held on Tuesday. The supervisors considered a pair of resolutions in committee last month, which came before the full-board on Tuesday to determine who would provide engineering services for Seneca County. An infiltration and inflow study for Seneca County’s two sewer districts... more

Deputies: No injuries after vehicle catches fire inside garage

Deputies: No injuries after vehicle catches fire inside garage
Deputies say they responded to a car and garage fire on Tuesday around 6:30 p.m. in Covert along State Route 96. The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that Erin Butler, 36, of Interlaken was alone in the garage working on his 1978 Fiat when a solenoid sparked and caught the fuel that had come from the carburetor on fire. The... more

Car totaled, utility pole destroyed after driver swerves to miss squirrel on SR 89

Car totaled, utility pole destroyed after driver swerves to miss squirrel on SR 89
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Saturday at approximately 4 p.m. deputies responded to State Route 89 in the Town of Covert for a vehicle that had reportedly crashed into multiple objects before coming to a stop – trapping the occupants. Deputies arrived and spoke with the occupants, identified as Nadine Everton, 58, and her passenger, Kevin Everton,... more

Police: Romulus resident charged with DWI after crash in Seneca County

Police: Romulus resident charged with DWI after crash in Seneca County
A weekend crash resulted in DWI charges for a Romulus resident. The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Sunday around 2:30 a.m. deputies charged Robert W. Whitley Jr., 41, with driving while intoxicated, driving with a BAC over 0.08%, and failure to keep right. Deputies say the arrest stems from a property damage accident that happened at the intersection... more

INSIDE THE FLX: John Nabinger discusses campaign for Seneca County District Attorney (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: John Nabinger discusses campaign for Seneca County District Attorney (podcast)
John Nabinger says his greatest quality as a candidate for District Attorney in Seneca County is his fairness and desire to see better for the community. This week Josh Durso caught up with Nabinger to discuss his campaign, the issues, and how he would approach the office if elected this fall. Nabinger will first have to make it through a... more

Deputies: Covert man held on felony charges after threatening woman with a weapon

Deputies: Covert man held on felony charges after threatening woman with a weapon
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Covert man on felony charges following an altercation involving weapons and threats made toward a female victim. Vance A. Dixon, 31, of Covert was charged with first-degree contempt, a felony, aggravated family offense, a felony, endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor; as well as menacing and harassment. Dixon... more

Shipley calls on Albany to address ‘Upstate’ issues; thanks Corona for 20 years of service

Shipley calls on Albany to address ‘Upstate’ issues; thanks Corona for 20 years of service
It’s time for state legislators and Governor Andrew Cuomo to deal with the many challenges facing the Finger Lakes region. That was the resounding message from Seneca County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bob Shipley (R-Waterloo), who took last night’s meeting as an opportunity to address the lengthy list of concerns the legislators have with Albany’s efforts. “I feel it is... more

Most supervisors in Seneca County will run again in 2019

Most supervisors in Seneca County will run again in 2019
Eight Seneca County Board of Supervisors members whose terms expire this year have said they will seek re-election in November. The following people said they are circulating nominating petitions to run again: • Ernest Brownell of Junius. • Bob Hayssen of Varick. • Michael Reynolds of Covert,. • David Kaiser of Romulus. • Lee Davidson of Lodi. • Ralph Lott... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Christopher Folk talks platform as he runs for Seneca County District Attorney (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Christopher Folk previews his race for Seneca County District Attorney (podcast)
Christopher Folk says his unique experiences make him the ideal candidate for Seneca County District Attorney. With background in the tech space, plenty of management experience, and time spent in local courts as Waterloo Town Judge – Folk believes one of the keys to being a strong District Attorney is understanding how to grow and become better in the position.... more

OUT & ABOUT: 17th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration along Cayuga Lake

OUT & ABOUT: 17th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration along Cayuga Lake (gallery)
Even though the calendar said February, and winds were expected to drive area residents into their homes for half of the weekend – the 17th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration along Cayuga Lake went off without a hitch. Wine tastings, food pairings, and plenty of positivity filled the 14 participating wineries and tasting rooms. “This has been a really unique, fun... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing the future of education with South Seneca Superintendent Stephen Zielinski

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing the future of education with South Seneca Superintendent Stephen Zielinski
Stephen Parker Zielinski has served as Superintendent of South Seneca Central School District for enough years to learn a lot about students, education, and the growth that is undertaken as student, faculty, and administrators evolve. He sat down with Josh Durso, FingerLakes1.com News Director to discuss the future of his district, and some of the larger trends in education. “One... more

Local officials say closing any state prison in Finger Lakes would be economically devastating

It would be devastating. That’s the message from elected officials in Seneca and Cayuga counties, who note that Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to close three state facilities – would hurt the Finger Lakes – if any of those three were local. Five Points Correctional Facility, Auburn Correctional Facility, and Willard Drug Treatment Campus are three of the largest employers in... more

TWO YEARS OF PROGRESS: A closer look at efforts to combat substance use disorders & mental health awareness (series)

TWO YEARS OF PROGRESS: Seneca continues addiction, mental health efforts
Part I: Identifying the problem, weighing current challenges When it comes to creating awareness around mental health issues and substance use disorders – officials believe positive ground has been made up in the last few years. Margaret Morse, Director of Community Services for Seneca County agrees. Morse celebrated her two-year anniversary leading community service efforts in Seneca on Jan. 31,... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Melissa Taylor, Seneca Co. Emergency Management Director (podcast)

WEBER THIS WEEK: Melissa Taylor, Seneca Co. Emergency Management Director (podcast)
Melissa Taylor resumed her position as Seneca County Director of Emergency Management in November after the Seneca County Board of Supervisors voted 13-0 to honor her request to withdraw her resignation letter from early in the year. On Monday, she is in-studio with Harold “Web Dog” Weber as a guest on Weber This Week to talk about her department, what... more

Major violations uncovered as DEC imposes sewer moratorium in Ovid, Lodi, Romulus, and Willard

Major violations uncovered as DEC imposes sewer moratorium in Ovid, Lodi, Romulus, and Willard
Former Seneca County Sewer and Water Administrator Mary Anne Kowalski said this latest set of reports should move the board to rethink the “expensive, unnecessary and misguided proposal to ‘centralize’ the two County Sewer Districts in Southern Seneca County.” It’s a project that would cost at least $24 million. That doesn’t mean the direction the County is mandated to go... more
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