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Seneca County Chamber of Commerce to honor former state Sen. Michael Nozzolio

Former state Sen. Michael Nozzolio will be among the honorees next month at the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce's 50th annual dinner meeting in Geneva. Nozzolio, who represented the Finger Lakes region in the state Legislature for more than three decades, will receive the chamber's Lifetime Achievement Award at the event. The award, which is sponsored by MRB Group, will... more

Snow coming, bitter cold will return for New Years Eve

The National Weather Service has upgraded expectations of forecasts for parts of the Finger Lakes this weekend. While much of the region will only see a period of light snow, lake effect snow warnings have now been issued for Wayne and Monroe counties. The National Weather Service said on Friday that a clipper system would bring a quick, burst of... more

Sheriff: Waterloo supervisor ticketed after leaving scene of crash

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce says deputies were called to a one-car crash on December 22nd, where a driver fled the scene into a nearby wooded area. Deputies say the accident happened in the area of River Road and State Route 96A — when a vehicle operated by Don S. Trout, 33, of Waterloo exited the roadway and struck a... more

DEBRIEF: Breaking down the biggest political news in 2017 (podcast)

Episode #15 of the Debrief Podcast marked the final show of 2017 from Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso, who has discussed a variety of political, social, and economic issues in the FingerLakes1.com Studio. On the special, ‘year-end’ edition of the pod, the duo discussed Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb’s viability in 2018, a number of state proposals that will be... more

Lyons hopes to make history

This Erie Canal community got an early Christmas present, when Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that a large portion of its downtown, park square and adjacent neighborhoods are being recommended by the state Board for Historic Preservation for placement on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The Lyons Downtown Historic District, containing 256 properties, is one of 23... more

Police: Cayuga County man with BAC three times legal limit charged with DWI

A Cayuga County man was arrested for drunk driving Friday night after crashing his car in the town of Victory, state police said. In a press release, police said 37-year-old Eric W. Richardson was taken into custody at around 11 p.m. after troopers responded to a property damage accident on Route 38. Richardson, of Red Creek, allegedly failed several standard... more

Brutal wind chills, lake effect snow persist throughout the Finger Lakes tonight

Walking outside this morning might have felt like a shock for some, as the Finger Lakes experienced temperatures that haven’t been seen in recent memory. Forecasters say the temperatures will continue falling through Thursday, which will mean that staying warm, bundled up, and keeping children and pets safe is a priority. The National Weather Service has issued Winter Weather Advisories... more

Seneca Falls man arrested twice in December after violating order of protection

A Seneca Falls man was arrested a second time during the month of December after violating a stay away order of protection, according to police. On Friday, December 21st at 8:00 pm the Town of Seneca Falls Police Department arrested 44-year-old Adam J. Christensen. The arrest stems from an violation of an order of protection investigation. During the investigation, Christensen,... more

14-year-old accused of string of Ithaca vandalisms; Police believe others involved

Ithaca Police have made an arrest in an investigation into several vandalisms of vehicles and buildings, but believe others are involved. Over the last several days, police have received numerous reports of damage that appears to have been caused by a BB-gun. The incidents have occurred at all hours of the day, but more so during the late evening and... more

BURNING UP: Residents voice concerns about $365M proposal in Romulus

There wasn’t anything on the Romulus Town Board agenda that interested residents like the $365 million incineration facility proposed for a portion of the former-Seneca Army Depot. Yet that project wasn’t even on the agenda. Since the Romulus Planning Board has final, and most-say in the matter, according to officials at all levels – it’s a decision that Romulus Town... more

Deputies: Waterloo driver involved in crash had to be revived via Narcan

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on December 20th at 5:00 pm deputies arrested a Waterloo man on multiple charges, which stemmed from an investigation into a two-car property damage accident. Scott M Knowlton, 19, of Waterloo was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, unlawful possession of marijuana, and failure to use designated lane. Deputies say Knowlton... more

Exodus from New York continues as state loses thousands

New York gained population in 2017 — but it wasn’t reason to celebrate for officials, who lived through another Census review, which highlighted significant losses to other states. In fact, even as the state’s population grew to 19,849,399 — up some 13,000 over the previous one — the state ranked 41st in overall growth. More troubling was the migration of... more

No Shave November yields $1,350 donation to Golisano’s by Seneca Co. Sheriff’s Office

Seneca County Correction Officers participated in a “No Shave November” fundraising event. Each officer paid a dollar a day not to shave. Female officers and civilian staff participated by wearing colored t-shirts. The event raised $1350, which was presented to Golisano Children’s Hospital. Sheriff Luce said he was very proud of his staff for their community involvement. more

Sheriff: Savannah woman drove drunk, without a license plate

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Savannah woman for driving while intoxicated after deputies observed him driving without license plates. Lenay Richardson, 39, of Savannah was arrested after a vehicle and traffic complaint regarding a vehicle on the roadway without license plates led officers to the Village of Wolcott where that vehicle was located. It was... more

Officials, stakeholders react as Canandaigua, Seneca lakes excluded from Cuomo’s 12th budget proposal

Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled his 12th proposal for the 2018 budget. Activists and elected officials alike are concerned that both Seneca and Canandaigua lakes were excluded from the proposal. It involves implementing a $65 million 4-point initiative to aggressively combat harmful algal blooms in Upstate New York that threaten the recreational use of lakes that are important to upstate tourism,... more
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