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Benjamin to challenge Davidson in Lodi primary

Benjamin to challenge Davidson in Lodi primary
A Republican Party primary for town supervisor appears likely. Mark Benjamin, community relations director for Seneca Meadows the past several years, has announced plans to run for supervisor in this Seneca County town. If he submits the required party petitions by the April 4 deadline, he will force a primary against incumbent Republican Supervisor Lee Davidson, who said he will... 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

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

Lodi man takes plea deal after November meth lab bust

Lodi man takes plea deal after November meth lab bust
Prosecutors say a Lodi man accepted a plea deal following a November raid, which led to the discovery of a meth lab in Seneca County. Kyle Clawson, 41, pleaded guilty to third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, a class D felony. The plea deal was accepted in Seneca County Court on Tuesday. The meth lab was discovered following a search at... 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

Deputies: Lodi man arrested on multiple charges after violating protective order

Deputies: Lodi man arrested on multiple charges after violating protective order
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Lodi man on felony charges following the reported violation of a protective order. Edward W. Robinson, 28, of Lodi was charged with second-degree criminal contempt, second-degree criminal trespass, and two counts of aggravated family offense on Dec. 27, according to deputies. By being at the victim’s property – he violated... 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

Sheriff says Ovid incident involving child was misunderstanding, exacerbated by language barrier

‘AVOID WALKING ALONE’: Sheriff warns of South Seneca incident after student approached
In an update on Christmas Eve Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce says the driver of the vehicle involved in a suspicious incident on December 12th has been located. The incident took place on South Main Street, and was reported shortly after a series of attempted abductions in the city of Geneva last week. Sheriff Luce says investigators have determined that... 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

Lodi man charged with sexually abusing two teens over five year period

Lodi man charged with sexually abusing two teens over five year period
Deputies say that on December 11th a 40-year-old Lodi resident was taken into custody following an investigation into sex abuse of a child. It is alleged that Bruce A. Denmark, 40, of Lodi subjected a 13-year-old female victim to sexual contact beginning in 2013. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that a 13-year-old male was also abused... more

Lodi pair arrested on felony drug charges after investigation

Lodi pair arrested on felony drug charges after investigation
Deputies report the arrest of a Lodi pair on felony drug charges after an investigation that stemmed from a search warrant, which was executed on November 12th. They say Kyle G. Clawson and Meredith J. Bell of Lodi were both charged with second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. The charges are felonies. Deputies say a lab analysis of the... 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
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