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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

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

W-FL FRIDAY: Peters powers Newark over Mynderse; Whitman handles Bloomfield

W-FL FRIDAY: Peters powers Newark over Mynderse; Whitman handles Bloomfield
In the first full Friday night of high school basketball in the Wayne-Finger Lakes, it certainly wasn’t a Wonderful Life at Arthur L. Baker where the visiting Newark Reds defeated Mynderse in their home gym for the first time in six years. Also in the East, Wayne handled Penn Yan, Geneva snuck by Midlakes, and Waterloo rolled past Pal-Mac. In... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing the future of Seneca White Deer, Inc. at former Seneca Army Depot (podcast)

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It has been an overwhelmingly successful stretch of 24 months for the folks at Seneca White Deer, Inc. An organization that was formed from the goal to help preserve the white deer herd at the former Seneca Army Depot — has grown in size and scope — allowing for more advocacy than ever before. On Friday, Dennis Money, founder and... more

W-FL THURSDAY: Marion girls defeat Gananda; Red Jacket’s Sydney Close joins 1,000 point club

W-FL THURSDAY: Marion girls defeat Gananda; Red Jacket’s Sydney Close joins 1,000 point club
The Marion Black Knights varsity girls basketball team scored a big win in a match-up of Wayne County contenders when they defeated the Gananda Blue Panthers on Thursday night in Marion. Also, Autumn Kunes scored 41 of her team’s 45 points but it wasn’t enough as the Dundee Scots defeated Naples. South Seneca and Red Jacket rolled to victory and... more

W-FL TUESDAY: Waterloo bounces back; Wayne falls to Leadership, VanAken drops 29 to lift Red Jacket girls

W-FL TUESDAY: Waterloo bounces back; Wayne falls to Leadership, VanAken drops 29 to lift Red Jacket girls
In a clash of Class A2 titans, the two-time defending Sectional champion Wayne Eagles lost to a tough Leadership team at Wayne Central Tuesday night, 83-72. After falling behind 26-9 after the first quarter, Wayne came back to tie the game early in the fourth quarter. They would never take the lead, however, as Leadership pulled away for the 11... 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

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Urgent Care sees big growth across U.S., but local growth staggering

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Urgent Care sees big growth across U.S., but local growth staggering
When was the last time you visited your primary care physician? What about the last time you visited urgent care? In the last decade visits to urgent care clinics across the U.S. increased by 119% between 2008 and 2015. For many Americans — urgent care — has become the ‘go-to’ option for healthcare services. According to Bob Switzer, urgent care... 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

Multiple departments respond to fire at Seneca County farm (photo)

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The Ovid Fire Department reports that they were dispatched to a grain dryer fire at a barn on County Road 129 — near Swick Road Friday evening. Firefighters from Romulus, Lodi, and Interlaken were also dispatched to the scene. It’s unclear how much damage was done to the involved property — but photos from the scene by Rachel Burkholder, show... more

W-FL SATURDAY: Marion girls edge Wilson to start 2-0; Red Jacket & Mynderse notch first wins

W-FL SATURDAY: Marion girls edge Wilson to start 2-0; Red Jacket & Mynderse notch first wins
The Marion girls basketball team moved to 2-0 on the young season with a convincing 53-22 win over Wilson-Magnet on Saturday to capture the Red Jacket tip-off tournament title. Meanwhile, the Red Jacket girls notched their first win in the consolation game behind a 27 point effort from Sara VanAken. In Ovid, the South Seneca girls lost to Section 3’s... more

W-FL FRIDAY: South Seneca girls roll past Sodus; Mynderse, Red Jacket lose openers

W-FL FRIDAY: South Seneca girls roll past Sodus; Mynderse, Red Jacket lose openers
With the Thanksgiving leftovers in the fridge, area high school basketball teams are preparing to take the court for a new season. A few teams are in action this weekend. The premiere event would be a girls tournament hosted by South Seneca. Check out the full results from Friday night’s action below… GIRLS BASKETBALL: WEEDSPORT (3) 59 VS MYNDERSE 46... more

South Seneca Middle/Senior High presents “Up The Down Staircase!”

South Seneca Middle/Senior High presents “Up The Down Staircase!”
“Hi, Teach!” are the first words to greet attractive Sylvia Barrett. There’s a special happiness in walking into the still-empty classroom and for the first time writing her name on the blackboard. Students pour into the classroom—cautious, testing, challenging. Simultaneously, there’s a blizzard of paperwork, warnings, contradictory orders, indecipherable instructions. Frantic, Sylvia begins to fear she doesn’t even understand the... more

Ovid comp plan meeting cancelled; expected to be rescheduled for Dec. 12

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The Public Hearing for the recently completed Town of Ovid Comprehensive Plan, originally scheduled for Wednesday, November 14, is being adjourned to a later date, to ensure proper legal notification and to allow more time for public review of the draft document. Upon consultation with the Town Board, Attorney Steven Getman recommended that the hearing take place in December, to... more

South Seneca Students Selected for Area-All State Chorus

South Seneca Students Selected for Area-All State Chorus
South Seneca Middle High School is honored to have several instrumental musicians and a choral singer selected to attend this year’s Junior High Area All-State. Congratulations to Natalia Anderson (9th Grade, Alto), Joey Borst (9th Grade, Tuba), Kathrine Buisch (7th Grade, Trombone), Luke Dendis (8th Grade, Clarinet) and Amelia Helfman (9th Grade, French Horn) who were accepted. The concert starts... more
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