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Man accused of raping outlet mall co-worker pleads guilty to lower-level felony

Man accused of raping outlet mall co-worker pleads guilty to lower-level felony
The Trumansburg man accused of raping an underage co-worker last year pleaded guilty to a low-level felony Monday in Seneca County Court. A more serious rape charge was dismissed. Jesse Farina-Geiger, 25, pleaded guilty to third-degree rape, a class E felony punishable by up to four years in prison. Judge Dennis Bender sentenced Farina-Geiger to 10 years’ probation, and Farina-Geiger... more

Florida duo face nearly 20 charges after credit card skimming operation found in Seneca Co.

Florida duo face nearly 20 charges after credit card skimming operation found in Seneca Co.
Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce says two Florida residents are being held on $50,000 bail after a credit card skimming operation was uncovered through a lengthy investigation. Luce says Rafael Quevedo, 38, and Yuri Duerte-Surera, 44, both of Orlando were arrested on April 5th. The two were apprehended and detained while investigating the incident. Deputies discovered more evidence of criminal... more

Joe Siccardi, former Reveille publisher, launches first book, “Heaven Shining Through”

Joe Siccardi, former Reveille publisher, launches first book, “Heaven Shining Through”
Joe Siccardi, a recent mid-Maine transplant from Seneca Falls, has announced the public book launch of his first book, Heaven Shining Through. It will be held April 29, noon-2 p.m. at The Mill Inn & Café, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. In addition, Siccardi will be presenting a copy of the book to the Thompson Free Library in Dover-Foxcroft on May 2 at... more

SAFETY MOMENT: Business travel brings unique set of challenges

SAFETY MOMENT: Business travel brings unique set of challenges
Throughout my career, I’ve traveled a lot and seen a good portion of the country. In every location, I’ve met great people and enjoyed experiencing the unique local flavors of each town and city. Business travel, however, has its share of potentially dangerous situations. When working in an unfamiliar area, we are more susceptible to crime if we do not... more

del Lago wins ‘dining and nightlife’ awards in Casino Player magazine

del Lago wins ‘dining and nightlife’ awards in Casino Player magazine
Casino Player magazine announced the results of its 5th annual “Dining and Nightlife Awards” Reader’s Survey – and del Lago Resort & Casino scored a few wins. Each year Casino Player magazine asks its readers to vote for their favorite casinos around the country in a variety of dining and nightlife-related categories. The results have been compiled and the winners... more

Seneca Meadows lawsuit against town over local law delayed to June

Seneca Meadows lawsuit against town over local law delayed to June
The Article 78 lawsuit filed by Seneca Meadows Landfill against the Town Board over its 2016 adoption of a local law will not be heard April 17, it was announced at Tuesday’s board meeting. Town Attorney David Foster, in response to comments from town resident Valerie Sandlas, said that the State Supreme Court Judge assigned to the case has moved... more

del Lago vs. Albany: Competitors will have billion dollar advantage if state fails to act

del Lago vs. Albany: Competitors will have billion dollar advantage if state fails to act
The two biggest competitors of del Lago Resort & Casino have a billion dollar ‘Ace’ up their sleeve. Historic filings and reports from the last 20 years showcase a problem not dealt with by New York State officials. While much of the ‘heat’ has been on del Lago for their underperformance — officials in Seneca County are joining the casino’s... more

Sheriff: Waterloo man charged with robbery, assault after Whiskey Hill Rd. incident

Sheriff: Waterloo man charged with robbery, assault after Whiskey Hill Rd. incident
Sheriff Tim Luce says a Waterloo man was taken into custody on a number of charges following an incident that happened on March 3rd in Junius. Deputies say that Brandon J. Leather, 24, of Waterloo was charged with second-degree robbery, second-degree assault, and fourth-degree criminal mischief after the Whiskey Hill Road incident. He is accused of forcibly taking property from... more

Syracuse woman arrested on felony charge after larceny in Junius

Syracuse woman arrested on felony charge after larceny in Junius
A 48-year-old Syracuse woman was arrested in Junius after deputies received the report of a larceny in progress. Kellie J. Barnello, 48, of Syracuse was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, petit larceny and possession of burglar tools after investigation. The incident took place at an unidentified Junius business. Deputies also say that Barnello had stolen from two separate Junius businesses... more

SENECA CO. BOS: Resolution to oppose incinerator passes unanimously (full coverage)

SENECA CO. BOS: Resolution to oppose incinerator passes unanimously (full coverage)
On Tuesday the Seneca County Board of Supervisors held their regularly scheduled meeting for March, taking what some felt was a ‘significant’ step in opposing the proposed Circular enerG incinerator in Romulus. Multiple speakers at the session railed against the proposed facility, pointing out potential threats to a nearby school, the environment, and local tourism economy. David Lock, a Fayette... more

H&M, Michael Kors will open at Waterloo Premium Outlets; Eddie Bauer will relocate

H&M, Michael Kors will open at Waterloo Premium Outlets; Eddie Bauer will relocate
Changes are coming to the Waterloo Premium Outlets. Eddie Bauer is relocating — and along with the closure of other stores in the northwest corner of the shopping center — a new store will open. H&M was announced as that store, which has a slated opening date of August 1st. The H&M store will take over the former Eddie Bauer... more

Supervisors spar over incinerator, landfill at committee session

Supervisors spar over incinerator, landfill at committee session
Tempers flared during Tuesday’s Agriculture and Environmental Affairs standing committee meeting, which saw board members spar over two of the most-controversial issues in Seneca County. The first involved a resolution, which started out as a proposed local law. While proposed Local Law C of 2018 never made it across the finish line during the session — a resolution opposing the... more

Sheriff Luce: Former Waterloo trio charged after major investigation into string of burglaries

Sheriff Luce: Former Waterloo trio charged after major investigation into string of burglaries
An extensive investigation into burglaries and larcenies in Seneca County has been concluded with the arrest of three former Waterloo residents. Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce says the the crimes committed in this case encompassed the Towns of Fayette, Junius, Seneca Falls, Tyre, Waterloo, and the Village of Waterloo. However, due to the size, scope and complexity of the crimes... more

Waterloo woman violates order of protection twice, faces multiple charges

Waterloo woman violates order of protection twice, faces multiple charges
Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce says a 44-year-old Waterloo woman was arrested after a pair of incidents, which involved him making contact with a protected party. One of those incidents happened in Junius, while the other happened in Waterloo. Tonya S. Vanvalkenburg, 44, of Waterloo was charged with two counts of second-degree criminal contempt after violating a Class A order... more

del Lago announces wine dinner series at Portico

del Lago announces wine dinner series at Portico
From the very start, del Lago Resort & Casino has had a focused mission to strengthen the community by supporting local businesses. The resort and casino has prided itself on forging strong partnerships with Finger Lakes wineries, breweries and meat and cheese vendors while sourcing farm fresh local ingredients. On Wednesday, February 7 at 6:30 p.m., Portico by Fabio Viviani... more

Residents question sewer expansion along Cayuga-Seneca Canal in Seneca Falls

Residents question sewer expansion along Cayuga-Seneca Canal in Seneca Falls
The Seneca Falls Town Board may not have taken any action in terms of Eminent Domain and the Ludovico Sculpture Trail after cancelling the public hearing scheduled on the topic — but that didn’t stop it from coming up at the session. Town Attorney David Foster outlined the reason — pointing to a period of time that would allow legal... more
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