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Low interest loans available through U.S. Small Business Administration for flood ravaged Seneca Co.

Low interest loans available through U.S. Small Business Administration for flood ravaged Seneca Co.
New York businesses and residents affected by severe storms and flooding on Aug. 13-14, 2018, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, Administrator Linda McMahon announced today. Administrator McMahon made the loans available in response to a letter from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Oct. 2, requesting a disaster declaration by the SBA. The declaration... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Food scarcity, community unity focus of effort from GRHF & STEPS (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Food scarcity, community unity focus of effort from GRHF & STEPS (podcast)
A coalition of organizations are coming together to generate positive change in some of the most-challenged communities in the Finger Lakes. The Greater Rochester Health Foundation, along with Seneca Towns Engaging People for Solutions – also known as ‘STEPS’, as well as the Lodi ‘Food for All’ Food Pantry are helping educate and build community in communities hit hardest by... more

DISASTER DECLARED: FEMA gives green light for funding assistance in Seneca Co., Southern Tier

DISASTER DECLARED: FEMA gives green light for funding assistance in Seneca Co., Southern Tier
FEMA took a big step on Tuesday – approving disaster declaration for those impacted by August flooding in Southern Seneca County, and the Southern Tier. Among the seven counties granted relief was Seneca County, where Lodi Point was hit particularly hard. The National Weather Service estimated that as much as 9 inches of rain fell in just hours – prompting... 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

Water sampling to take place for residents impacted by August flooding

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The Seneca County Health Department will be offering free bacteria water sample collections and testing for drinking water systems impacted by flash flooding in August. On Wednesday, Sept. 26, and Wednesday, Oct. 3 homeowners will have the opportunity via appointment to get their systems tested in Lodi, Interlaken, Ovid, and Covert – where more than 9-inches of reported rainfall resulted... more

Reed tours flooding damage in Lodi, FEMA help not on the way yet

Reed tours flooding damage in Lodi, FEMA help not on the way yet
On Wednesday, Rep. Tom Reed (R-Corning) toured the destruction in Lodi, as residents continue to rebuild, or attempt to do so in the wake of that flooding in August. Dozens of homes were destroyed, and upwards of $36 million in damage was done. While Reed hoped that he could bring good news about FEMA funding, but that isn’t the case... more

Dundee edges Tri-Town for first win of the season

Dundee edges Tri-Town for first win of the season
Friday night was the beginning of homecoming weekend for the South Seneca school district. It also marked the first official game played under lights at their newly renovated Rich Stadium. Unfortunately, for the Tri-Town football team they will have to at least wait one more week before they can claim the first win on their new turf as Dundee edged... more

Help isn’t coming to Lodi like residents expected

Residents in Lodi still trying to clean up and rebuild after flood
Nine inches of rain fell over 24 hours in the Town of Lodi, Seneca County back in August. The rushing water tore down thousands of trees, washed mobile homes into Seneca Lake and forced several water rescues. Thankfully, no one was injured or killed but there is likely millions of dollars in damage. Homes, cottages, camps and small businesses were... 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

Two weeks after flash floods, cleanup continues in Seneca County

Two weeks after flash floods, cleanup continues in Seneca County
It has been more than two weeks since devastating flash flooding in Seneca County. Some properties were destroyed or damaged, most of them in and around Lodi, and cleanup has been a challenge. Rushing flood waters destroyed most of Jannette Brown’s home. Since then, she’s been there every day – scrubbing, cleaning and trying to pick up the pieces. “Every... more

Open House session taking place for people impacted by Seneca Co. flooding

Open House session taking place for people impacted by Seneca Co. flooding
The New York State Office of Emergency Management will hold an “open house” informational session for people recovering from recent flooding in Seneca and Schuyler counties. The informational session will take place from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30 in the Sampson State Park Administration Building’s Conference room in Romulus. Multiple State Agencies will be on hand to answer... more

HIGH SCHOOLS: Lyons sweeps Falcons in volleyball opener

HIGH SCHOOLS: Lyons sweeps Falcons in volleyball opener
A matchup of perennially strong girls volleyball programs went to the Wayne County league visitors Wednesday night. Lyons downed South Seneca 25-19, 25-17, 25-15 in a non-league matchup at Guinan Gym. Photo gallery: South Seneca-Lyons girls volleyball https://t.co/vt39FjPVxg — Finger Lakes Times (@FLTimes) August 30, 2018 FL Times: Read More Congratulations to our Volleyball teams on their victory against South... more

Area Roundup: Bloomfield boys soccer captures win over South Seneca

It was an offensive surge for the Bloomfield boys soccer team Tuesday evening as they rolled past South Seneca by a score of 9-2 Six different players scored for Bloomfield with Tanner Kimball leading the way. Kimball turned in a game-high four goals. Simon Willie, Hunter Delaney, Ryan Wollscleger, Adam Sheehan, and James McClellan each added a goal for the... more

LATEST: Residents continue to dig out after destructive flooding

The southern parts of Seneca County are still recovering – as state agencies take the lead on those recovery efforts in Interlaken, Lodi, and Covert. Last Tuesday, these areas were crushed by destructive flooding, which was historic. The National Weather Service reported that upwards of 9 inches of rain fell in just 24 hours, most of which came down in... more

Seneca Co. Coalition releases statement, checklist for residents cleaning up from flood

The Seneca County Suicide Prevention Coalition released the following statement after the devastating flooding, which took place last week in parts of Lodi, Interlaken, and Covert. The Coalition also released a series of resources, which are available below the statement. “We commend the hard-working local, state, and federal responders who continue to help Seneca County after last week’s devastating flood.... more

Recovery continues in Lodi, donations sought by local organizations (full coverage)

Upwards of 8.75 inches of rain fell during the early-morning hours on Tuesday, which left Southern Seneca County in a state of emergency. While Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency in a number of counties throughout Upstate New York after Tuesday’s rainfall – none were as hard hit in the Finger Lakes region – as Seneca. del Lago is... more
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