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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

W-FL WEDNESDAY: Newark tops Geneva on senior night; Girls close out regular season

W-FL WEDNESDAY: Newark tops Geneva on senior night; Girls close out regular season
It was a busy night for Wayne-Finger Lakes teams after Tuesday’s snow day forced several games to be reschedule to Wednesday night. It was the final night of the regular season for Wayne-Finger Lakes girls teams as Sectional brackets are set. For the boys, it will be one more night of regular season play on Thursday night before the seedings... 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

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing mental health, substance use disorders, and progress (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing mental health, substance use disorders, and progress (podcast)
In 2018, the CDC produced new, shocking data that showed a 30 percent increase in suicide rates over the last two decades. That increase prompted a lot of discussion, dialogue, and ideas about what could be done differently to improve mental health treatment, services available, and remove stigma. Those efforts are now being realized in a number of unique, exciting... more

Interlaken man accepts deal, pleads guilty to unlawfully dealing with a child

Interlaken man accepts deal, pleads guilty to unlawfully dealing with a child
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 27-year-old Interlaken resident following an investigation into an incident at a Covert home. Philip Campbell, 27, of Interlaken was arrested on a warrant for unlawfully dealing with a child in the first degree. He was also charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana. The arrest stems from an incident in... more

UPSTATE HOOPS: Midlakes & South Seneca varsity girls in-studio (podcast)

UPSTATE HOOPS: Midlakes & South Seneca varsity girls in-studio (podcast)
Players from two of the most successful girls basketball programs in Section V in recent history are in-studio on Sunday morning. Alaina Forbes, Macy Kisner and Cara Walker of the Midlakes Screaming Eagle join Jade Parsons, Jenna McDonald and Logan Shaulis to talk about their seasons and the quest for a Sectional Championship and a return to the NYSPHSAA Final... more

THE LOVING CUP: Mackenzie Green & Rick Newman from the Seneca Chamber (podcast)

THE LOVING CUP: Jeff Shipley & Rick Newman from the Seneca Chamber (podcast)
On this edition of the Loving Cup Podcast Seneca County Chamber of Commerce membership development director Mackenzie Green and destination marketing manager Rick Newman are in-studio with Katie MacIntyre to talk about their organization, the Finger Lakes region and gratitude. . more

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing needs in Seneca County with the United Way (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing needs in Seneca County with the United Way (podcast)
How well do you know your community? Each day the United Way of Seneca County has to fight to better understand the community they serve. It’s difficult work – determining where the greatest need is – and attempting to focus some energy and resources to help correct it. Thankfully, there are community partners, and the United Way has the opportunity... more

WEBCAST REPLAY: FL West League title on the line as Red Jacket faces South Seneca (FL1 Sports)

WATCH LIVE: FL West League title on the line as Red Jacket faces South Seneca (FL1 Sports)
1,000 point scorers Sara VanAken, Sydney Close & the red-hot Red Jacket Indians visit Ovid to take on Logan Shailis, Jenna McDonald, Jade Parsons and the high flying South Seneca Falcons in a game with the Finger Lakes West league title on the line. Dave Barnick and Jim Sinicropi have the call for FL1 Sports LIVE from the Jack Guinan... more

Deadline approaching for flood relief dollars in South Seneca

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Senator Pam Helming is reminding local homeowners that they have until Monday, February 4th to apply for grant funding through New York State’s residential assistance program for damage related to the flooding disaster that struck southern Seneca County in August 2018. The program includes $13 million to support primary homeowners whose damages exceed insurance claims and other available aid. With... more

The long road to economic development in Seneca County

The long road to economic development in Seneca County
When it comes to economic development in Seneca County – there are several entities working toward a common vision. At least on paper. The Seneca County Board of Supervisors, Industrial Development Agency, and Chamber of Commerce were tasked – approximately two years ago – with working together to generate leads and ‘wins’ for the whole county. It started quickly with... more

‘ONE SENECA’: Initiative to drive economic development, tourism looks for revival in 2019

‘ONE SENECA’: In
On Thursday, the Seneca County Board of Supervisors renewed one of their longest standing debates. It centrally revolved around ‘how’ funding used for the County’s Tourism Promotion Agency should be handed out. Occupancy Tax, or ‘Bed Tax’ as it’s called in other municipalities – takes monies that would otherwise go to the County for general use; and allocates them to... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: How do libraries shape communities in rural settings?

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing the role of libraries in rural settings
Tens of thousands visit libraries each year in the Finger Lakes region. Local libraries host community events – both educational and recreational – frequently serving under-served populations. In rural settings these facilities are even more important. Entering the home-stretch of a busy holiday season – we caught up with two individuals tasked with leading the daily operations of two local... more

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

W-FL TUESDAY: Pal-Mac girls beat Geneva, Rathbun’s 34 lifts Naples, Barnett breaks Mynderse school record, & South Seneca girls crush Red Jacket in title game re-match

W-FL TUESDAY: Pal-Mac girls beat Geneva, Rathbun’s 34 lifts Naples, Barnett breaks Mynderse school record, & South Seneca girls crush Red Jacket in title game re-match
It was the first truly full slate of games this high school basketball season in the Wayne-Finger Lakes on Tuesday night. Check out the results from all the boys and girls action below along with the top Tweets of the night around Section V and updated league standings for the Finger Lakes East, West and Wayne County. LAST NIGHT’S BOYS... more
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