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‘SHE WANTED HELP’: Family members say Waterloo woman sought help repeatedly before double-fatal shooting (full coverage)

Family members say more should have been done to help their mother. Especially after she sought help from agencies and authorities in the days leading up to Lori McConnell’s violent murder. She was shot to death alongside a Seneca Falls resident, identified by police on Monday as Charles Andrus. The third victim of last Tuesday’s violent shooting survived, and was... more

Waterloo woman gets prison for arson

The local woman convicted of setting her house on fire 17 months ago will spend time in prison. On Monday in Seneca County Court, Judge Rick Healy sentenced Diana Fegley to 1-to-3 years in prison for third-degree arson. She was convicted of the charge in April following a trial in county court. Fegley, a retired supervisor with the county Division... more

THE DEBRIEF: Crestwood expansion killed, SF rental agreement, and unexpected court closures (podcast)

Whether it was news that the DEC had killed plans by Crestwood Midstream to store LPG underneath Seneca Lake in abandoned salt caverns, or a controversial rent agreement and arrangement in Seneca Falls – the heat of summer hasn’t slowed political news. Even an unexpected court closure in two high-profile cases in Penn Yan stirred discussion on a range of... more

The Dairy at Muranda is hosting their 3rd Open Barn of the season

The Dairy at Muranda is hosting their third Open Barn of the season on Sunday, July 22nd, that includes Music, a featured Food Truck, Cheese, Wine, Beer and Ciders. Free Music! 12PM – 3PM: Nate Michaels Music – A musician raised in the Finger Lakes region on NY, with a wide range of music in his repertoire. Also a singer/songwriter... more

Seneca Meadows continues to invest in Waterloo Village beautification efforts

For 17 years, Seneca Meadows has continued to invest in the ongoing beautification efforts spearheaded by the many volunteers and committee members of the Waterloo In Bloom organization. One such investment has been the multi year effort to restore and rehabilitate Dempsey Park on Virginia Street in Waterloo. Previously, SMI aided in the addition of a fountain in the circular... more

del Lago’s Savor del Lago raises nearly $900 for Seneca Falls Read & Feed Program

del Lago Resort & Casino hosted another successful Savor del Lago event on June 30th, with proceeds benefitting Seneca Falls Read & Feed. The Summer Read & Feed Program provides lunch to any child 18 or younger at either of its feeding locations: Seneca Falls Public Library and Cady Stanton School. Lunch is offered from 11:45AM to 12:45PM Monday, July... more

Waterloo Lowe’s cleared after bomb threat

The Lowe’s store on Sessler Drive was cleared Wednesday morning following a bomb threat, Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce said. The store was evacuated around 9:30 a.m. when a worker found the word “bomb” written on a box in a storage area, Luce said. “We evacuated the building as soon as we got here,” he said. The sheriff’s office sent... more

Funds being raised to send Waterloo girls softball team to state tournament

The 13 girls who make up the Waterloo Little League Major Softball All-Star Team and their coaches are heading to Fishkill today to participate in the state championship tournament. The community has been raising money to help support the team, and monetary donations are still being accepted. Checks should be made out to Waterloo Little League and sent to Waterloo... more

FRESH TAKES: World Cup, LeBron to the Lakers & Walking Dead poster reveal (podcast)

Join Paul Russo and Nick Felice for another episode of the Fresh Takes Podcast on FingerLakes1.com. They break  down the LeBron James signing by the Lakers, the Major League Baseball All-Star game rosters, World Cup soccer, a review of Jurassic World and they react to The Walking Dead poster reveal ahead of the new season… . more

New Jersey developer buys downtown Waterloo building

An entire block of downtown has changed hands, the Village Board was told Monday. Developer Howard Friedman of New Jersey has bought the entire block of connected buildings on the south side of West Main Street from Brooklyn developer Lee Bieber. “Within days of the closing, the new owner brought his contractors up to gut the upper floors at 3... more

Felony charges filed against man who sold cocaine in Waterloo, Fayette

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce reports the arrest of a 43-year-old Waterloo man on multiple felony counts following an investigation into the sale of controlled substances. On Monday around 6:15 pm members of the Narcotics Unit arrested Jason V. Minguez, 43, of Waterloo after allegedly selling powdered cocaine and crack cocaine within the Village of Waterloo and Town of Fayette.... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Golf Channel’s Kellie Stenzel at SFCC Junior Golf (podcast & video)

With the Web Dog off this week, Jim Sinicropi sits in and shares a video of Golf Channel on-air personality and nationally renowned teaching professional Kellie Stenzel who was at the Junior Golf Camp of the Finger Lakes on Monday morning at Seneca Falls Country Club. Stenzel graduated from Geneva High School, is a former NYS Women’s Am Champion and... more

UPDATE: Waterloo man wrongly charged after miscommunication from Albany about sex offender verification

After making a felony arrest over the weekend at an address in Waterloo the entire ordeal could have been a miscommunication between Albany and officials in Seneca County. Theodore N. Chaney, 62, of Waterloo was arrested on Saturday at approximately 12:30 am for failing to comply with New York State Corrections Law regulating sex offenders. According to Lt. Timothy Thompson... more

Chef Fabio Viviani returns to del Lago Resort and Casino’s Award-Winning Portico to host exclusive cooking classes

del Lago Resort & Casino is pleased to announce Chef Fabio Viviani will host two cooking classes Aug. 12th and 13th at the award-winning Portico by Fabio Viviani, his restaurant inside del Lago Resort & Casino. Viviani’s last three cooking classes were met with great excitement and sold out, leading the famed chef to plan another visit this summer. Additionally,... more

Three hospitalized after accident involving tractor-trailer on State Route 5&20

Authorities say three people were injured and hospitalized after an accident involving a tractor-trailer and two passenger vehicles. While exact details of the incident remain unclear, multiple crews from Seneca and Ontario counties assisted through response or standby efforts. Hazmat crews were even called to the scene, but the contents of the truck were not officially released. The accident happened... more

COME SAIL AWAY: Great Lakes Thistle Regatta a success on Seneca Lake

Over 40 boats from all around the Great Lakes were in Geneva for the ‘Great Lakes Thistle Regatta. This event is a historic trip down memory lane for boat aficionados. Below are some photos from the event, as captured by David Kendrick. Be sure to check out Sydney Rogers’ “Get Local,” where she learned all about Regatta’s. Click on the... more
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