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EXPERIENCE IN SENECA: Primary for District Attorney in final days

EXPERIENCE IN SENECA: Primary for District Attorney in final days
The two men squaring off Tuesday in a three-party primary election for Seneca County district attorney are touting their experience — albeit in different ways. Christopher Folk is leaning on the combination of his seven years as Waterloo town judge and his managerial skills in the high-tech sector, which he believes can improve how the DA’s office runs. “One of... more

Seneca Falls presents as finalist for $10 million DRI grant

Seneca Falls presents as finalist for $10 million DRI grant
The Seneca Falls Development Corp (SFDC) announced that the Town of Seneca Falls was selected as a Finalist for the Finger Lakes Region’s $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) grant. On Thursday, the SFDC was given 30 minutes to present its application’s merits in front of the DRI selection committee of the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council (FLREDC) at... more

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Cayuga Lake Long Bridges (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Cayuga Lake Long Bridges (podcast)
Did you know that there was a time when you could cross Cayuga Lake by bridge? When it was constructed, the Cayuga Lake Long Bridge was the longest bridge in the Western Hemisphere. Find out the history of the first Cayuga Lake Long Bridge, and the bridges that would follow as Seneca County Historian Walter Gable presents another episode of... more

Man sentenced for beating 3-year-old stepson to death in Seneca Falls

Man sentenced for beating 3-year-old stepson to death in Seneca Falls
The man who admitted to beating a 3-year-old boy to death in a Seneca Falls apartment last May was sentenced Thursday. Seneca County Acting District Attorney Mark Sinkiewicz confirmed that Donald Bovio was sentenced to 15 years to life for second-degree murder for the death of his stepson Panagiotis "Peter" Stephanides-Vacchino. Court documents state Donald and his wife, Alison, beat... more

Liverpool man part of group accused of stealing electronics from SF Walmart

Liverpool man part of group accused of stealing electronics from SF Walmart
Police say a 57-year-old Liverpool man was arrested on felony charges in Seneca Falls following an incident and investigation at the Walmart store located on North Road. Steven M. Kilgore, 57, was a member of a group who worked together to steal more than $2,000 worth of electronics from the store, according to police. Through investigation, police were able to... more

Police: Driver charged with DWI, possessed LSD during traffic stop

Police: Driver charged with DWI, possessed LSD during traffic stop
The Seneca Falls Police Department arrested a Maryland man on a number of charges – including DWI following a traffic stop on West Bayard Street. Jacob Dereamer, 24, was stopped by police after two moving violations were observed. During the stop it was determined that Dereamerr was operating the vehicle while intoxicated and while his driving privileges were suspended. Police... more

INSIDE THE FLX: The Future of the Classroom (Part I)

INSIDE THE FLX: The Future of the Classroom (Part I)
What does the future of learning in public schools look like? Well, a number of teachers and administrators in local districts are evaluating this very question. “The Future of the Classroom” is a two part series dedicated to answering the question, based on the countless interviews conducted in the FingerLakes1.com Studio on the subject. This week, we hear from the... more

McDonald’s 2015 Hepatitis A class action case settled

McDonald’s 2015 Hepatitis A class action case settled
Litigation involving a 2015 Hepatitis A scare at the McDonald’s Restaurant on Mound Road has been settled. Tuesday, State Supreme Court Justice Daniel Doyle approved a final order certifying a class of 1,073 plaintiffs and a settlement of just under $240 for each plaintiff. The June 18 hearing was to determine whether the proposed settlement is fair, reasonable and adequate... more

FRESH TAKES: Kings of the North, Woodland at Pebble & Anthony Davis to Lakers (podcast)

FRESH TAKES: Kings of the North, Woodland at Pebble & Anthony Davis to Lakers (podcast)
This week Paul Russo and Nick Felice give their final thoughts on the NBA Finals and the league’s first ever Canadian champions, the Toronto Raptors. Also, a recap of the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach which was won by Gary Woodland and reaction to the Anthony Davis acquisition by the Los Angeles Lakers. . more

New home of National Women’s Hall of Fame has own women’s history

New home of National Women’s Hall of Fame has own women’s history
It may be the best possible location for the National Women’s Hall of Fame. A place honoring 276 American women of achievement will move into a renovated space that once housed the Seneca Knitting Mill, a local industry that employed hundreds of women, many of them immigrants or daughters of immigrants, during its 155-year history. In addition, two of the... more

Police: Seneca Falls woman charged with harassment

Police: Seneca Falls woman charged with harassment
The Seneca Falls Police Department reports the arrest of a town resident following an investigation at a local business over the weekend. Janet Summers, 48, of Seneca Falls was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and harassment. According to police, they responded to a local business after an assault was reported to 911. Upon arrival police discovered Summers, extremely intoxicated,... more

George Valesente announces retirement after 41 seasons at Ithaca

George Valesente announces retirement after 41 seasons at Ithaca
Ithaca College legendary Hall of Fame baseball coach and alumnus (’66), and Mynderse Academy alumnus, George Valesente, has announced his retirement after 41 seasons, effective in August 2019. Valesente has been the head coach at his alma mater since 1979 and departs South Hill with a career record of 1,136-507-8 at the helm of the Bombers program. He maintained the... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: McKeveney, Clingerman talk transition at Seneca Falls CSD

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: McKeveney, Clingerman talk transition at Seneca Falls CSD
What does the future of education look like in Seneca Falls? This year the Seneca Falls Central School District is undergoing a leadership change. Jeramy Clingerman will become superintendent of schools this summer, as longtime leader Bob McKeveny ends his career. The two were in-studio for a wide-ranging conversation about the transition process, and the future of education broadly. . more

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

Seneca Falls man pleads guilty to child porn charge

Seneca Falls man pleads guilty to child porn charge
A Seneca Falls man has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography. Matthew Urquhart, 32, faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, a lifetime of post-release supervision and a possible $250,000 fine. Prosecutors say Urquhart was trading child pornography from his Seneca Falls home. A search of two residences he lived in at the time turned up images... more

Sports betting will officially begin at del Lago this summer

Sports betting will officially begin at del Lago this summer
On Tuesday, gambling regulators in New York voted to allow sports betting at four upstate casinos- and Del Lago Resort and Casino in the Finger Lakes is on that list. Sports betting has been on high demand from Del Lago’s customers for awhile and their requests have finally been granted. General manager Mark Juliano said this new addition, officially called... 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
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