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Ovid, Lodi villages oppose central sewer plant, may go on own

Ovid, Lodi villages oppose central sewer plant, may go on own
The mayors of two south Seneca County villages voiced strong opposition Tuesday to the current Seneca County Board of Supervisors’ plan to have a single, central wastewater treatment plant in Willard serve the south end of the county. Ovid Mayor Leon Kelly and Lodi Mayor Kyle Barnhart said the centralized plan advocated by the county board would be far too... 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

Lodi teen accused of having inappropriate conversations with 13-year-old

Lodi teen accused of having inappropriate conversations with 13-year-old
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 19-year-old Lodi resident following an investigation into inappropriate communication with another teen. Dylan J Palmer, of Lodi was charged with endangering the welfare of a child after allegedly engaging in an inappropriate sexual oriented conversation with a 13-year-old female victim. The two met on a social media platform and engaged... more

Lodi woman arrested following welfare fraud investigation

Lodi woman arrested following welfare fraud investigation
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Lodi resident following a welfare fraud investigation. Investigators say that Paulette C. Likoudis, 61, of Lodi was charged with three counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing; one count of misuse of food stamps; and one count of welfare fraud. She’s accused of failing to report household income,... 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

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

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

WEBER THIS WEEK: Claire Benjamin of Rue Claire Lavender Farm & Artisan Chocolate in Lodi (podcast)

WEBER THIS WEEK: Claire Benjamin of Rue Claire Lavender Farm & Artisan Chocolate in Lodi (podcast)
Claire Benjamin is the owner of Rue Claire Lavender Farm & Artisan Chocolate in Lodi. Claire’s chocolates are made with the finest & all natural ingredients in artisanal manners. She returns to the studio to appear on the third to last episode of Weber This Week as Harold “Web Dog” Weber retired from broadcasting after nearly 50 years on April... 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

Most supervisors in Seneca County will run again in 2019

Most supervisors in Seneca County will run again in 2019
Eight Seneca County Board of Supervisors members whose terms expire this year have said they will seek re-election in November. The following people said they are circulating nominating petitions to run again: • Ernest Brownell of Junius. • Bob Hayssen of Varick. • Michael Reynolds of Covert,. • David Kaiser of Romulus. • Lee Davidson of Lodi. • Ralph Lott... more

DYNASTY STALLED: Late South Seneca surge not enough to capture 4th straight title, Oakfield-Alabama wears C3 crown

DYNASTY STALLED: Late South Seneca surge not enough to capture 4th straight title, Oakfield-Alabama wears C3 crown
The South Seneca Lady Falcons basketball program has been the most dominant in all of Section V over the past three seasons. Under the direction of head coach Heather Mott, each of the last three seasons ended with a Sectional title, two with trips to the state final four, and one with a Class C State Championship. On Saturday afternoon... more
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