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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

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing how tourism and economic development are linked (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing tourism in the Finger Lakes w/ local chamber reps (podcast)
The Seneca County Chamber of Commerce recently launched a new community guide aimed at connecting those staying and living in the Finger Lakes — with valuable local services. In this case, the most-recent publication – known as the “Finger Lakes Gateway Connections Community Guide” is aimed at decision makers who might be considering doing business or living in Seneca County.... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Mitch Rowe discusses the current, future state of Seneca County (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Mitch Rowe discusses the current, future state of Seneca County (podcast)
There aren’t any hardline philosophies, and there has been a noticeable reduction in contention between the County Manager’s Office, and the Board of Supervisors since Acting County Manager Mitch Rowe took the helm in September. After the unexpected resignation of former County Manager John Sheppard — Rowe was tapped as an interim solution to the board’s short-term problem: Finding someone... more

Helming, Palmesano asked to set up south Seneca County sewer meeting

Helming, Palmesano asked to set up south Seneca County sewer meeting
The former administrator of Seneca County’s water and sewer districts is asking two state lawmakers to set up a public meeting in the south end of the county discuss a proposal to centralize the county’s two sewer districts. Mary Anne Kowalski, a Romulus resident, sewer district customer and administrator of the districts in 2014 and 2015, made the appeal to... more

Deputies: Sex offender failed to update photo, arrested on new charges

Deputies: Sex offender failed to update photo, arrested on new charges
Investigators report that a 48-year-old Lodi resident was arrested earlier this week after failing to update his sex offender registry photo, as required by New York State Law. Carl T. Arden was arrested in violation of the NYS Corrections Law regulating Sexual Offenders. Investigators report that Arden was mandated by law to update his photograph every three years as a... more

Lodi man held on $20K bail after meth lab, firearms, and stolen long gun recovered in search

Lodi man held on $20K bail after meth lab, firearms, and stolen long gun recovered in search
On Monday at approximately 10 a.m. deputies executed a search warrant – taking a pair of individuals into custody on charges related to producing methamphetamine in Lodi. Deputies say that the Narcotics Unit, Criminal Investigation Division, and Road Patrol all assisted at 1925 Seneca Road where investigators say a meth lab was operating. As result, investigators arrested Kyle G. Clawson,... more

$13M secured for flood relief in Finger Lakes, Southern Tier

$13M secured for flood relief in Finger Lakes, Southern Tier
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced $13 million program, which is available for restoration and recovery efforts following the severe flash flooding in August that severely impacted communities in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions. “Extreme weather is the new normal in New York and it’s critical that we build more resilient communities to withstand this reality,” Governor Cuomo said. “This funding will... more

Lodi Park State Marine Park reopens Saturday

Lodi Park State Marine Park reopens Saturday
Lodi Point State Marine Park will reopen to the public Saturday, more than two months after it was devastated by flash flooding. The park was closed after the Aug. 13-14 flooding caused several feet of water, mud, rocks, branches and other debris to flow downhill from creeks near Upper Lake Road into the park, depositing boats, docks, sheds, household items... more

Lodi Point State Park to reopen after August flooding

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Seneca County’s Lodi Point State Park is set to reopen Oct. 27 after being closed to the public since August due to severe flooding that prompted a federal disaster declaration. First closed Aug. 17 after a severe storm led to flooding that caused enough damage to cross the $28.29 million threshold to qualify for federal aid, the park was subsequently used... more

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

Deputies: Clyde man ticketed after rollover accident, vehicle blaze

Deputies: Clyde man ticketed after rollover accident, vehicle blaze
Deputies say a 30-year-old Clyde resident was issued tickets after a personal injury accident on State Route 414 in Lodi. According to deputies, Timothy D. Caves, 30, of Clyde was traveling south on Route 414 when he fell asleep – and struck a bridge underpass – causing the vehicle to roll and slide several hundred feet on its roof. Shortly... 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
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