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Women’s Hall of Fame closing Fall Street location in Seneca Falls at end of month

Women’s Hall of Fame closing Fall Street location in Seneca Falls at end of month
The National Women’s Hall of Fame has begun the process of moving into its new home at the Historic Seneca Mill Building at 1 Canal Street in Seneca Falls. Moving in and establishing their presence at the new site will take time according to NWHOF Operations Manager Rebecca Petropoulos. On October 29, 2019, the Hall will close its operation at... more

Police: Seneca Falls driver arrested on Leandra’s Law charge, other felonies after causing crash

Police: Seneca Falls driver arrested on Leandra’s Law charge, other felonies after causing crash
The Seneca Falls Police Department reports the arrest of a 32-year-old driver on felony charges – including DWI Leandra’s Law. Police say Leslie Tewksbury, 32, of Seneca Falls was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while ability impaired by drugs, both of which are felonies due to a prior conviction – as well as DWI Leandra’s Law. Tewksbury was involved... more

Police: Woman arrested on felony charges after stealing, threatening service animal in Seneca Falls

Police: Woman arrested on felony charges after stealing, threatening service animal in Seneca Falls
On Saturday at approximately 2 a.m. police arrested a 35-year-old Penfield woman on a felony warrant. Kelli C. Race, 35, of Penfield was charged with felony grand larceny criminal facilitation, coercion, and conspiracy after a theft complaint from August. Race is accused of providing aide to a family member on August 7th and stealing a service animal. At that point... more

Mynderse Academy Athletic Hall of Fame 2019 Induction Ceremony (webcast replay)

Mynderse Academy Athletic Hall of Fame 2019 Induction Ceremony (webcast replay)
Watch the Mynderse Athletic Hall of Fame 2019 Induction Ceremony at New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls held on Saturday night at 5:30 pm inside the Delevan Theater. The Class of 2019 includes lifetime contributor Robert McKeveny, Michael Anderson (1986), Michael Bullis (1970), Bill Caraher (1975), Bill Moody (1972, David Farney (1972) and the 2003 Blue Devil Tennis Team.... more

Seneca Meadows lawsuit over local law delayed again

Seneca Meadows lawsuit over local law delayed again
Oral arguments in the Article 78 lawsuit filed by Seneca Meadows landfill against the town of Seneca Falls over Local Law 3 of 2016 will not take place Nov. 19, as tentatively scheduled. Instead, those arguments may not take place until sometime next February. Seneca Meadows Inc. filed the lawsuit in November 2017, seeking to nullify the local law that... more

Mystery group mails flyers for GOP candidates in SF, Waterloo

Mystery group mails flyers for GOP candidates in SF, Waterloo
Households in the towns of Seneca Falls and Waterloo recently received glossy, color flyers from a group called Responsible Solutions for New York, endorsing five Republican candidates for town offices. A Google search finds no website or listing for an organization by that name. The five candidates endorsed are Mike Ferrara, Dawn Dyson and Joshua Larsen in Seneca Falls and... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Democrats Sauvageau, Weil discuss campaign for at-large supervisor in SF (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Democrats Sauvageau, Weil discuss campaign for at-large supervisor in SF (podcast)
This week, another two-part episode of Inside the FLX. As Election Day draws closer, we’re going to feature more-and-more of these episodes. The goal: To let voters see where candidates stand on issues – against each other. Part I Susan Sauvageau talks about her campaign, how she views the current Board of Supervisors in Seneca County as being “asleep at... more

Algae bloom appears near FLX Welcome Center in Geneva; busy HAB season on Seneca Lake

Even more HABs spotted along Seneca Lake over las
Bill Roege, who recently took over as HABs Director for Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association, says the last seven days have proven to be busy for volunteers working around Seneca Lake to identify harmful algal blooms. Last week, Frank DiOrio was a guest on FingerLakes1.com’s Sunday Conversation, outlining some of the things that SLPWA had seen throughout the season. The... more

Brandon Burgess indicted and arraigned on robbery charges

Brandon Burgess indicted and arraigned on robbery charges
Brandon Burgess, who sparked a manhunt after deputies said he robbed a 7-Eleven in Phelps in September, has been indicted on seven counts including robbery. The grand jury’s indictment also covered robberies of construction tools on Sept. 17, as well as accusations of tampering with physical evidence. The Ontario County District Attorney says that Burgess has been found unfit to proceeed... more

Seneca Falls man accused of shoving woman down flight of stairs during domestic

Seneca Falls man accused of shoving woman down flight of stairs during domestic
Police say that a 57-year-old Seneca Falls man was charged with harassment after an alleged domestic incident, which occurred on September 25th. Robert J. Giggetts, 57, of Seneca Falls was charged with harassment after an incident in late-September where he allegedly shoved a female victim down a flight of stairs. Police say the Giggetts was transported to the Seneca County... more

Phelps robbery, manhunt suspect indicted, under mental health observation

Phelps robbery, manhunt suspect indicted, under mental health observation
The Lyons man accused of robbing a Phelps convenience store has been indicted by an Ontario County grand jury, but his case will not proceed until he is declared mentally competent. Brandon Burgess, 28, was recently indicted on felony counts of second-degree robbery, third-degree grand larceny, fourth-degree grand larceny, tampering with physical evidence, and third-degree criminal mischief. All the charges... more

Police: Seneca Falls woman stole from customer while working shift at local business

Police: Seneca Falls woman stole from patron at store while working shift
Police report the arrest of a Seneca Falls woman following an investigation into employee theft. According to a press release, the Seneca Falls Police Department arrested Samantha Taylor, 27, of Peterman Road following an investigation into a theft that occurred at a local business. The business was not identified, but Taylor is accused of stealing a handbag containing jewelry and... more

‘TRIAL BY FIRE’: New finance director celebrated in Seneca, as supervisors signal that update could come from DA on Sheppard-Deeds investigation

‘TRIAL BY FIRE’: New finance director celebrated
Last year at this time the Seneca County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution instructing Sheriff Tim Luce to lead an investigative effort into Former County Manager John Sheppard and Former Finance Director Brandi Deeds. In January of this year that investigation concluded, according to Luce. “The investigation has been completed, all the interviews are done, and we are ready... more

Bird tower tracking continues at local wetlands

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Braddock Bay Bird Observatory today announced that the radio tower atop Seneca Meadows landfill had eight bird detections from late April – late May. An American Woodcock tagged on April 24, 2019 at Powdermill Avian Nature Center near Rector PA where it remained until April 27, was later detected by the Seneca Meadows tower on that same day. The bird... more

Police: Corning man stole car in Seneca Falls, fled for months

Police: Corning man stole car in Seneca Falls, fled for months
On Monday at approximately 7:23 p.m. police arrested a Corning man following an investigation into the theft of a vehicle in the Town of Seneca Falls. The theft occurred in June, according to the Seneca Falls Police Department, who say New York State Police picked up the suspect, 24-year-old Trey Torres. Torres is a Corning resident and is accused of... more

Lazzaro appoints unelected rep to serve as deputy supervisor in Seneca Falls

Lazzaro appoints unelected rep to serve as deputy supervisor in Seneca Falls
Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro has appointed TJ Casamassima to the position of deputy town supervisor. Previously a town councilor, Casamassima will serve as deputy supervisor in Supervisor Lazzaro’s absence. Casamassima previously served on the Town Board between 2011 and 2014. He’s currently a freelance court reporter and a volunteer with the Seneca Falls Fire Department, where he serves... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing HAB season with Frank DiOrio of Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association (podcast)

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing HAB season with Frank DiOrio of Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association (podcast)
What’s up with all the algae? While experts and scientists battle with the ‘what’ is causing dozens of blooms each summer in lakes around the region – spotters with one volunteer organization are putting in the work to alert residents about harmful algae blooms; and where they pop up. Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association is that organization, and Frank DiOrio... more
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