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ISSUE OF WILL: Does enough support exist for a water authority in Seneca County?

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Is it time for Seneca County to adopt the ‘authority’ model of providing water or sewer service to residents? While the Seneca County Board of Supervisors debates the prospect of a $24 million sewer consolidation project – they are also weighing the creation of an ‘authority’ to manage water or sewer. When County Manager Mitch Rowe assumed his role over... more

Former Interlaken police officer arrested on new felony sex charge

Former Interlaken police officer arrested on new felony sex charges
New charges were filed on Monday against Elesia M. Panipinto, a former Interlaken police officer and South Seneca School District resource officer, who was previously accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a South Seneca student. On Monday at 5:10 p.m., the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office arrested Panipinto on a charge of Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree, a... more

School resource officer charged in Seneca County

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Investigators with the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office report the arrest of a 20-year-old Interlaken resident following an investigation into an alleged inappropriate relationship with a student. Elesia M. Panipinto, 20, of Interlaken was charged with official misconduct and endangering the welfare of a child. She’s accused of having an inappropriate relationship with an eighth grade student. The student is from... more

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 day a year publishing schedule. Whether that’s live-streaming local high school basketball throughout the winter, or showcasing in-depth... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing United Way partnership, and previewing Taste of Spring (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing United Way partnership, and previewing Taste of Spring (podcast)
Spring is here. We know this because the United Way of Seneca County is gearing up for their annual ‘Taste of Spring’ event, which will be taking place Thursday, May 9th at del Lago Resort & Casino from 5:30 – 8 p.m. While the event is a sure sign of spring – it reinforces the importance of local partnership provided... more

Pair of Support Group meetings coming to Ovid after tragic loss of South Seneca student

A Support Group meeting is on the move after a recent tragedy in Seneca County. The Seneca County Suicide Prevention Coalition announced the change of venue for their next Sudden Loss Support Group meeting, which was slated for Monday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. Sudden Loss Support Groups have been meeting in Waterloo and Ovid for the last year on... more

South Seneca Central School District mourning loss of freshman

South Seneca Central School District mourning loss of freshman
The South Seneca Central School District is mourning the loss of a 14-year-old freshman. District Superintendent Stephen Zielinski said that the district was ‘heartbroken’ by the news that freshman Ryan Sibley took his own life on Tuesday afternoon. “We are heartbroken tonight to share the news of the tragic death of Ryan Sibley, who took his own life this afternoon... more

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

Interlaken man accused of preventing domestic victim from calling 911

Interlaken man accused of preventing domestic victim from calling 911
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 26-year-old Interlaken resident on two counts following a domestic incident. Deputies say that Andrew J. McDonald, 26, of Interlaken was charged with two counts of criminal mischief after the domestic incident. During that incident, McDonald is said to have taken a cell phone away from a Covert resident – while... 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

Village Board supports clean air, water amendment to state Constitution

Village Board supports clean air, water amendment to state Constitution
The governing body of this Seneca County village believes state residents have a right to clean water, clean air and a healthful environment as much as they do free speech and assembly, and to host and play Bingo. The Village Board recently voted to support a proposed amendment to the state Constitution by adding this single sentence to the Bill... 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

Democrat named Interlaken deputy mayor

Democrat named Interlaken deputy mayor
A Democrat holding elected office in south Seneca County is as rare as the proverbial hen’s teeth. But Tony DelPlato is proving to be the exception. He was elected Interlaken village trustee in 2017 and has now been named deputy mayor of this village of 602 people by Mayor Rich Richardson, a Republican. “I have been appointed deputy mayor of... 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

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

CHAMPIONSHIP REWIND: Watch all of this weekend’s Sectional Championship games on FL1 Sports

CHAMPIONSHIP REWIND: Watch all of this weekend’s Sectional Championship games on FL1 Sports
Six Wayne-Finger Lakes high school teams competed for Sectional Championships on Friday and Saturday night. Settle in for a day long marathon of all the games that aired live on FL1 Radio, restreamed with full video. Our schedule for the video replays is below along with FL1 Sports live broadcast schedule for the next 3 days… Lyons vs. Red Jacket... more
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