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ISSUE OF WILL: Does enough support exist for a water authority in Seneca County?

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Is it time for Seneca County to adopt the ‘authority’ model of providing water or sewer service to residents? While the Seneca County Board of Supervisors debates the prospect of a $24 million sewer consolidation project – they are also weighing the creation of an ‘authority’ to manage water or sewer. When County Manager Mitch Rowe assumed his role over... more

2019 Junior Golf Camp of the Finger Lakes opens July 1st

2019 Junior Golf Camp of the Finger Lakes
The 2019 Junior Golf Camp of the Finger Lakes at Seneca Falls Country Club for ages 6 – 17 will be held on 4 Mondays in the month of July. This has become one of the most popular programs in the area with a cost of just $65 per child that includes instruction in all aspects of the game, lunch... more

FL1 SPORTS PODCAST: Mynderse girls lacrosse concludes successful 2019 season (podcast)

FL1 SPORTS PODCAST LIVE AT 5 PM: Mynderse girls lacrosse concludes successful 2019 season (podcast)
The Mynderse Academy girls lacrosse team just concluded the most successful season in their program’s history. Head Coach Corey Foster is in-studio with captains Regan Fleming, Caitlyn Korzeniewski, Sadie Bonetti and Jordan Howell to talk about their 2019 campaign and the growth of the Lady Blue Devils’ program. . more

Hillside closure impacts south Seneca County sewer project

Hillside closure impacts south Seneca County sewer project
Ten elected officials, mostly from the southern end of Seneca County, met May 29 and spent more than two hours discussing the sanitary sewer situation in their end of the county. Much of the talk centered on what impact the closure of Hillside Children’s Center in Varick by the end of 2019 would have on a proposed sewer consolidation project... more

Appellate court denies McDonald appeal in Seneca elections case

Appellate court denies McDonald appeal in Seneca elections case
The Fourth Department Appellate Division Court in Rochester has unanimously dismissed the appeal of a lower court ruling filed by Casey McDonald against the Seneca County Board of Elections. The four-judge panel heard oral arguments Thursday morning and considered written briefs before issuing its decision later in the day. McDonald, a Romulus resident, filed an order to show cause on... more

AROUND THE LAKES: Bird Tours at the Former Seneca Army Depot & 10,000th visitor (podcast)

AROUND THE LAKES: Bird Tours at the Former Seneca Army Depot & 10,000th visitor (podcast)
Bird tours have been a smash hit at the former Seneca Army Depot. A partnership between Seneca White Deer, Inc. and the Montezuma Audubon Center has brought bird tours to life. And during the same month they kicked off – Seneca White Deer celebrated their 10,000 visitor to the former depot. To discuss all of this, including how to experience... more

Pal-Mac captures Class D girls lacrosse title in thriller over Mynderse-Romulus

Pal-Mac captures Class D girls lacrosse title in thriller over Mynderse-Romulus
As the No. 1 seed, the Palmyra-Macedon girls lacrosse team was expected to win Wednesday’s Section V Class D championship game against No. 2 Mynderse-Romulus. And that’s exactly what it did. It certainly didn’t come easily, though. The final score was 10-9 in favor of Pal-Mac after some back-and-forth action at Pittsford Sutherland High School. That score was much closer... more

Gov. Cuomo signs Finger Lakes Community Preservation Act into law

Bill banning incinerators in the Finger Lakes delivered to Cuomo
Supporters of the Finger Lakes Community Preservation Act say the bill, which was signed into law on Friday showed Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s commitment to the region, environment, and tourism industry. It was a campaign promise, which came after the Governor was pressed on his support of legislation that did not pass both state legislative chambers in 2018. This year, the... more

Mynderse girls lacrosse tops Penn Yan to advance to Class D title game, will face Pal-Mac

Mynderse girls lacrosse tops Penn Yan to advance to Class D title game, will face Pal-Mac
The Mynderse-Romulus girls lacrosse team avenged an earlier season loss last night vs. Penn Yan at East Rochester HS field. The 11-7 win against the storied Penn Yan lacrosse team was a first in sectional play for the Blue Devils. M-R added another record breaking win and improved to a Section V best, 16-2 overall record. The #9 state ranked... more

South Seneca sewer project topic of meeting

South Seneca sewer project topic of meeting
Seneca County is interested in consolidating two wastewater treatment facilities in the south end of the county as a way to correct permit violations in both plants. Before that project can move forward, county officials needs to determine if the closing of Hillside Children’s Center in Varick and uncertainty over the future of the Five Points Correctional Facility in Romulus... more

Lawmakers tell Chamber reps that Cuomo will sign incinerator bill

Cuomo will sign incinerator bill, state lawmakers tell Seneca Chamber
Although puzzled by how long it’s taking, all three state legislators representing Seneca County are confident that Gov. Andrew Cuomo will sign the Finger Lakes Community Preservation Act of 2019. The bill would prohibit a trash-burning incinerator from being built on the former Seneca Army Depot in the town of Romulus. Speaking at Thursday’s Seneca County Chamber of Commerce Legislative... 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

Is Cuomo waffling on opposition to Romulus trash incinerator?

Is Cuomo waffling on oppositon to trash incinerator?
Two months after both chambers of the state Legislature unanimously passed a bill to ban new waste incinerators in the Finger Lakes, Gov. Andrew Cuomo still hasn’t signed the measure into law. The unexplained delay is fueling anxiety among opponents of a proposed $365 million trash burner in Romulus, midway between lakes Seneca and Cayuga. They’re concerned that resolving the... more

After 18 years, Romulus to get new comprehensive plan

After 18 years, Romulus to get new comprehensive plan
The Romulus Planning Board has begun updating the town’s comprehensive plan, which was written and adopted in 2001. As part of the process, a survey has been prepared to help the Planning Board sub-committee working on the new comprehensive plan to address future needs of the town. “The main driver for this is the last one goes back to 2001.... more

Seneca IDA directs consultants to evaluate Hillside facilities

Seneca IDA directs consultants to evaluate Hillside facilities
Faced with the loss of a major tenant, the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency Board of Directors recently discussed the March 2020 departure of Hillside Children’s Center from the former Seneca Army Depot. Hillside officials announced March 20 that they were not going to renew the 15-year lease with the IDA for buildings that house Hillside’s residential treatment program for... more

Seneca County IDA approves financial aid for major project at former depot

Seneca County IDA approves financial aid for major project at former depot
The first steps were taken Thursday to implement Earl Martin’s plan to build new manufacturing facilities for his Seneca Dairy Systems LLC business on the former Seneca Army Depot in Romulus. The Board of Directors of the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency voted 7-0 to approve an initial inducement resolution to provide financial assistance to Martin for his $19.7 million,... more

Judge reserves decision on show cause order vs. Seneca County BOE

Judge reserves decision on show cause order vs. Seneca County BOE
State Supreme Court Judge Daniel Doyle reserved decision Tuesday after hearing oral arguments on the show cause order filed by Casey McDonald against the Seneca County Board of Elections. McDonald, of Romulus, filed an order to show cause why the elections board should not reverse three recent rulings it has made, including denying his objections to the state Republican Committee... 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
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