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Supervisors ponder ‘Water & Sewer Authority’ while looking for consensus in 2019 (video)

Board of Supervisors hold December meeting in Waterloo (video)
It was the last regular session of the calendar year; and it’s been an active one for the Seneca County Board of Supervisors. While the supervisors will have a couple special sessions before the end of the year to take care of some clerical items – the lion share of legislating has concluded. Board Chairman Bob Shipley (R-Waterloo) said it... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing how tourism and economic development are linked (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing tourism in the Finger Lakes w/ local chamber reps (podcast)
The Seneca County Chamber of Commerce recently launched a new community guide aimed at connecting those staying and living in the Finger Lakes — with valuable local services. In this case, the most-recent publication – known as the “Finger Lakes Gateway Connections Community Guide” is aimed at decision makers who might be considering doing business or living in Seneca County.... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Mitch Rowe discusses the current, future state of Seneca County (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Mitch Rowe discusses the current, future state of Seneca County (podcast)
There aren’t any hardline philosophies, and there has been a noticeable reduction in contention between the County Manager’s Office, and the Board of Supervisors since Acting County Manager Mitch Rowe took the helm in September. After the unexpected resignation of former County Manager John Sheppard — Rowe was tapped as an interim solution to the board’s short-term problem: Finding someone... more

Helming, Palmesano asked to set up south Seneca County sewer meeting

Helming, Palmesano asked to set up south Seneca County sewer meeting
The former administrator of Seneca County’s water and sewer districts is asking two state lawmakers to set up a public meeting in the south end of the county discuss a proposal to centralize the county’s two sewer districts. Mary Anne Kowalski, a Romulus resident, sewer district customer and administrator of the districts in 2014 and 2015, made the appeal to... more

Police: Fayette man charged with DWI after speeding on River Rd.

Police: Fayette man charged with DWI after speeding on River Rd.
On Saturday around 3:08 a.m. police arrested a 32-year-old Fayette man following a traffic stop on River Road. The Seneca Falls Police Department reports the arrest of Matthew J. Haws, 32, of Fayette, who was stopped for speeding. Upon investigation it was determined that he had a suspended license, and was operating his vehicle in an intoxicated condition. He was... more

Wilson gets 20 years for fatal DWI crash in Seneca

Wilson gets 20 years for fatal DWI crash in Seneca
More than three years after he killed two people on a motorcycle and following numerous court appearances in the case, a former Romulus man has been sentenced to a potential life term in prison. Acting Seneca County Judge Rick Healy sentenced Earl Wilson to 20 years to life after a hearing Monday in county court. Wilson, 45, previously pleaded guilty... more

RACE FOR SENECA JUDGE: Candidates receive endorsements ahead of Election Day

Two of the candidates vying to be the next Seneca County Court Judge updated voters on endorsements received in the days leading up to Election Day. Both David Ettman, Esq. and District Attorney Barry Porsch received important, local endorsements. Among those entities endorsing candidates was the United Steelworkers of America union, Local Union 3298, former Undersheriff Peter Lawatch, and retired... more

Seneca Falls man charged with vehicular assault after pursuit, DWI accident investigation

Seneca Falls man charged with vehicular assault after DWI accident in September
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Friday at approximately 12:40 p.m. they charged a Seneca Falls man in connection with a serious injury motorcycle accident that happened on September 13th. Investigators say that Joshua A. Jones, 25, of Seneca Falls was eastbound on State Route 5 when he was spotted in Geneva by police speeding with the front... 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

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

Deputies: Driver snaps light pole at del Lago, later involved in second crash in Fayette

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 61-year-old Burdett resident after a DWI accident, in which a light pole was snapped in half at the del Lago Resort & Casino. Sunye D. Koniz, 61, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, DWI, and for having a BAC of more than 0.08 percent after the incident,... more

Two hospitalized after Fayette rollover; driver charged with DWI

On August 11th at approximately 6:30 pm deputies responded to a report of a rollover accident in the area of Yost Road and Zwick Road in the Town of Fayette. After investigation, it was determined that a truck had been traveling north on Yost Road when the driver lost control of the vehicle heading off the roadway and flipping end... 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

TALK SAVES LIVES: Multiple suicide prevention trainings coming to Seneca Co.

An introduction to suicide prevention. The Seneca County Suicide Prevention Coalition will be hosting a series of Talk Saves Lives trainings in five locations throughout the community. The community-based presentation is one that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide. It’s a program developed by the American Foundation for... more
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