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Waterloo woman leaves scene of DWI crash with Fayette man, who was also charged with DWI

Waterloo woman leaves scene of DWI crash with Fayette man, who was also charged with DWI
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on January 19th at approximately 2:31 a.m. deputies responded to the area of County Road 121 in the town of Fayette for the report of a car in a ditch. While deputies were on their way to the scene, witnesses observed Victoria Scharett, 30, of Waterloo leave the scene in another vehicle. Responding... more

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

Bob Hayssen will 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 against Hayssen's appointment to the leadership post. more

Free seminar in Fayette for students and parents planning for college

Free seminar in Fayette for students and parents planning for college
A free seminar, “Mastering the College Planning Process,” will be held on Sunday, January 26, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm in Fayette. The presenter is John Dragone, owner of John Dragone College Guidance Services, LLC. Hundreds of students and parents have attended his college planning seminars over the past three decades. This seminar is designed specifically for high school... more

Fayette crash leads to aggravated DWI, leaving scene charges

Romulus driver charged with aggravated DWI after leaving scene of property damage accident
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Saturday around 9:15 p.m. deputies were called to State Route 89 in Fayette for the report of a one-car property damage accident. They say a vehicle, operated by Tally McDonald, 24, of Romulus had driven into a ditch after striking a fire hydrant belonging to the Town of Seneca Falls Water Department,... 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

Romulus driver found slumped over wheel, charged with DWI

Romulus driver found slumped over wheel, charged with DWI
Deputies say a Romulus man was taken into custody over the weekend following an investigation into a suspicious vehicle. Dale Francis Tyler, 30, of Romulus was charged with driving while intoxicated after an investigation on Olschewske Road in Fayette. Deputies say he was found to be slumped over the wheel of a parked car along the Fayette road. Tyler was... more

Deputies: Dryden woman charged with aggravated DWI in Seneca County

Deputies: Dryden woman charged with aggravated DWI in Seneca County
A Dryden woman was charged with aggravated DWI following a traffic stop in Seneca County on Christmas Eve. Deputies arrested 60-year-old Lisa McParlin, of Dryden for driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop on State Route 96. The traffic stop in Fayette was initiated after her vehicle was observed failing to stay within it’s lane and traveling into oncoming traffic.... more

Power restored to more than 2,000 customers in Seneca County, per NSYEG

More than 2,400 without power in Seneca County as winter storm batters Finger Lakes
More than 2,400 customers were without power during the mid-afternoon hours in Seneca County, as NYSEG crews dealt with a significant outage. The outage impacted Varick, Romulus, and Fayette in Central Seneca County. Power was restored to all customers except 100 in Seneca by 5:30 p.m. The outage had blanketed more than 50% of both Fayette and Romulus. Nearly all... 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 look at the weekend ahead, some great local fall photos and tips for prepping for Thanksgiving dinner next... 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 Finger Lakes Region. A native of Waterloo, Slater is a 2009 graduate of Waterloo High School and studied... more

Deputies: Waterloo woman transported to Geneva General after Fayette crash

Deputies: Waterloo woman transported to Geneva General after Fayette crash
Deputies say that a Waterloo woman only suffered minor injuries after a crash on County Road 121 in the Town of Fayette on Tuesday. The accident was reported shortly after 11 a.m. when 81-year-old Beverly Jennings, of Waterloo was traveling north and turned into the opposite lane for an unknown reason, according to deputies. She then attempted to steer back... more

Deputies: Fayette driver was drunk during property damage crash

Deputies: Fayette driver was drunk during property damage crash
Deputies report the arrest of a 31-year-old Fayette woman following a property damage accident in the Town of Fayette. The incident happened along State Route 96, according to deputies. Brianne C. Parish, 31, of Fayette was charged with driving while intoxicated and failure to keep right. Deputies say the arrest stemmed from a property damage accident where she was determined... 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

‘TRIAL BY FIRE’: New finance director celebrated in Seneca, as supervisors signal that update could come from DA on Sheppard-Deeds investigation

‘TRIAL BY FIRE’: New finance director celebrated
Last year at this time the Seneca County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution instructing Sheriff Tim Luce to lead an investigative effort into Former County Manager John Sheppard and Former Finance Director Brandi Deeds. In January of this year that investigation concluded, according to Luce. “The investigation has been completed, all the interviews are done, and we are ready... 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 algae blooms; and where they pop up. Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association is that organization, and Frank DiOrio... more

Seneca Lake-area water systems promise new data on PFAS, while state keeps tight lid on information

Seneca Lake-area water systems promise new data on PFAS, while state keeps tight lid on information
Blindsided a month ago by intense public alarm over reports that their public drinking water showed traces of PFAS-class chemicals, officials in Watkins Glen and Montour Falls and Waterloo confirmed last week that they are in the process of checking it out. No new tests results are in yet, but they’re said to be in the pipeline.  In early September,... more

Supervisors make progress on draft sewer use law in Seneca County

Supervisors make progress on draft sewer use law in Seneca County
Seneca County might finally be getting somewhere with one of its most-complex issues. The Board of Supervisors met in a special committee session Monday night to discuss the future of a sewer use law, which will be introduced to the full-board after successful passage through committee. “This has been one of the biggest issues in Seneca County for the last... more

Survey aims to identify where candidates stand on environment in Seneca County

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The Seneca Falls Environmental Action Committee is sending out a survey to those running for office in Seneca County. The survey consists of eight questions; and aims to see where each stands on important environmental questions related to policy in Seneca County. For those on the SFEAC – it’s a way to create accountability moving forward. Candidates are asked to... more
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