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Public Hearing on Local Law No. 2 held Wednesday (video)

Public Hearing on Local Law No. 2 held Wednesday (video)
When the Seneca Falls Town Board convened to hold a Public Hearing on the controversial Local Law No. 2 of 2017 — the community saw a variety of speakers, take a variety of positions on the ongoing debate around the future of Seneca Meadows. Before it could begin, though, Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro had to ask residents to... more

Seneca Falls woman accused of selling crack in Junius

Seneca Falls woman accused of selling crack in Junius
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the Narcotics Unit recently arrested a Seneca Falls woman after an investigation into the sale of crack cocaine in Junius. Dorothy C. Taylor, 41, of Seneca Falls was charged with one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance and one count of criminal sale of a controlled substance — both in the third... more

BLACK: Local Law No. 3 should be rescinded

BLACK: Local Law No. 3 should be rescinded
When FingerLakes1.com News approached our company with a request from their readers to hear our viewpoint on Local Law No. 2, currently under consideration by the Town of Seneca Falls, we greatly appreciated the opportunity. Seneca Meadows is committed to open, honest dialogue with our community. In the past 24 months, I’ve attended more than 60 local, public meetings, and... more

DISCUSSION: Supervisors address functionality, future of Seneca Co. IDA

DISCUSSION: Supervisors address functionality, future of Seneca Co. IDA
We need more coordination between the various entities charged with promoting and driving business in Seneca County. It was a message shared by Seneca County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bob Shipley at last month’s regular meeting. It’s something he’s made a priority in his first three months as chairman. On Monday, the Planning, Development, Agriculture and Tourism standing committee —... more

Firefighters injured, resident ticketed following structure fire in Junius

Firefighters injured, resident ticketed following structure fire in Junius
Two firefighters were injured, one being hospitalized while battling a structure fire at a vacant home, according to Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce. While the structure was considered a complete loss, deputies say that one of those firefighters was even hospitalized. Deputies say that on Monday at approximately 7:36 pm a structure fire was reported at 1318 Whiskey Hill Rd.... more

Junius highway department site tops board agenda

Junius highway department site tops board agenda
An update on construction of the town’s new highway department building highlights the agenda for the 7 p.m. Wednesday meeting of the Town Board. The building on Dublin Road has been built primarily by town highway department workers. Supervisor Greg Wadhams said the completion of electrical work is all that remains, along with some finishing work. FL Times: Read More more

MAJOR DRUG BUST: 73 baggies of heroin, 51 Alprazolam pills seized

MAJOR DRUG BUST: 73 baggies of heroin, 51 Alprazolam pills seized
Deputies in Seneca County arrested Derek M. Mehlenbacher, 24, of Waterloo and Cheyann M. Saunders, 21, of Seneca Falls on April 19th after a drug investigation. Investigators say that two weeks ago, deputies received a tip of heroin laced with the narcotic drug fentanyl being sold in Seneca County. As those investigators progressed — a search warrant was obtained. Investigators... more

Latest from FLX as water levels continue to rise (full-coverage)

Latest from FLX as water levels continue to rise (full-coverage)
It’s a bad situation. As a whole, the region is several inches over “normal” rainfall amounts for the last two months. While the Finger Lakes didn’t see the snowmelt that sometimes contributes to springtime flooding — we have seen plenty of spring rains. On Thursday a road washed out in Geneva. Coastal communities along Lake Ontario have been on edge... more

Deal struck between Airbnb and Seneca Co.

Deal struck between Airbnb and Seneca Co.
An agreement between Seneca County and Airbnb is expected to grow the tax base and allow the Airbnb to contribute “its fair share” of taxes. That’s the word that came down from officials from both organizations on Wednesday, as the deal, which will go into effect on May 1st — becomes reality. Seneca Airbnb hosts cater to a range of... more

del Lago update: Casino has second-best week since opening

del Lago update: Casino has second-best week since opening
del Lago Resort & Casino just had one of it’s best weeks ever. The casino has only been open for a couple of months, but del Lago achieved its second-best week since opening on February 1st, according to filing with New York State. The third week of April saw pre-tax revenues over $3.4 million, which was the second-highest gross gaming... more

Seneca County Arts Council scholarship available for 2017

Seneca County Arts Council scholarship available for 2017
The Seneca County Arts Council is offering a $500 scholarship to a 2017 high school graduate who plans to attend a college with a major in the arts. Applicants must be a resident of Seneca County. Applicants must be accepted and attending a college, university or post-secondary professional school to study either the visual, performing or written arts. Examples of... more

Landfill law rescinded by Seneca Falls board (video)

Landfill law rescinded by Seneca Falls board (video)
The local law passed in 2016 that would have forced Seneca Meadows to cease operations in 2025 at the landfill on Route 414 has been rescinded. It was standing room only in the courtroom for the Seneca Falls Town Board special meeting Friday evening, May 5th. Members of the grassroots group Seneca Falls Environmental Action Committee were lining the street... more

HERRON: Children must be protected

HERRON: Children must be protected
Mothers of Seneca County: You have spent tireless hours researching the benefits of breast milk versus formula, to immunize or not to immunize. You have compared car seats and brands of baby food . You have spent hours interviewing day care providers, and teaching your children basic manners and safety. You have done all of this out of the love... more

$2,500 bail for Seneca Falls woman arrested on Family Court warrant

$2,500 bail for Seneca Falls woman arrested on Family Court warrant
Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on Tuesday at 11:15 am, Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Tracey R. Morehouse, age 36, of 50 Troy St. Seneca Falls, on a Family Court Warrant issued out of Seneca County Family Court. Morehouse was arraigned before the Town of Junius Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $2,500.00 bail. Morehouse is to... more

Dresden man charged with reckless driving, nearly struck patrol car head on

Dresden man charged with reckless driving, nearly struck patrol car head on
On August 3, at approximately 4:45 pm a Dresden man was arrested for passing a vehicle on a blind curve driving 80 mph — nearly striking a patrol car head on. Deputies from Seneca County say that Matthew Easling, 30, of Dresden nearly caused a head on crash with officers on Whiskey Hill Road after attempting to pass a vehicle... more
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