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del Lago Resort & Casino slots win honor from reader survey

del Lago Resort & Casino slots win honor from reader survey
Strictly Slots, the nation’s only monthly magazine dedicated exclusively to slot enthusiasts and video poker players announced the results of its 17th annual “Best of Slots” Reader’s Survey.  Just nine months after opening, del Lago Resort & Casino was recognized with 15 awards including four first place honors, making del Lago’s slots the top in New York State. The casino’s four... more

SAFETY SPOTLIGHT: Be careful on the roads during holiday season

SAFETY SPOTLIGHT: Be careful on the roads during holiday season
Second only to Christmas, Thanksgiving holds the hearts of Americans as a top pick in holidays according to a 2015 Harris Poll. But this season of family, feasting and football also brings with it added hazards for drivers. With shorter days and deer on the move, a time of celebration can quickly turn tragic; and for those of us who... more

OCTOBER REPORT: Sheriff Luce highlights significant moments for law enforcement

OCTOBER REPORT: Sheriff Luce highlights significant moments for law enforcement
The following is a republished release from Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce and Undersheriff John Cleere on police activity for the month of October. The Sheriff’s Office received more than 1,000 calls for service during the month of October and saw several significant arrests. LAW ENFORCEMENT: Total Calls For Service: 1055 Total Arrests: 62 NARCO: Total new drug cases: 7... more

Porsch earns third term as Seneca County DA

Porsch earns third term as Seneca County DA
Incumbent Seneca County District Attorney Barry Porsch, who was facing his toughest challenge yet, was re-elected to another four-year term Tuesday. Porsch, the county’s two-term DA, defeated challenger Joe Sapio by an unofficial vote of 5,113 to 2,883. Porsch ran on the Republican, Democratic and Working Families lines. Sapio appeared on the Conservative and Independence lines, and was trying to... more

Sessler siblings propose major commercial project in Tyre

Sessler siblings propose major commercial project in Tyre
A trio of local siblings has unveiled plans for a potential major new development not far from del Lago Resort & Casino. Craig and Verne Sessler, along with their sister, Jane Shaffer, have submitted plans for the construction of three hotels, five restaurants, three retail buildings, a bank and a fueling station on 32 of the 44.8 acres they own... more

Sheriff: Syracuse woman gave wrong name after Junius theft

Sheriff: Syracuse woman gave wrong name after Junius theft
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on Thursday at approximately 10 am, Investigators arrested Quwana L.L. West, 35, of Syracuse. West was charged with two counts of possession of Burglar’s Tools, one count of Petit Larceny, one count of second-degree Criminal Impersonation, all Class A Misdemeanors, and one count of first-degree Offering a False instrument for filing, a Class E... more

ELECTION NIGHT LIVE 2017 (webcast replay)

ELECTION NIGHT LIVE 2017 (webcast replay)
Josh Durso, Jackie Augustine & Jim Sinicropi were live inside the all-new FingerLakes1.com Studio on Election Night for results, reaction, interviews and analysis from Tuesday’s vote in Cayuga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates Counties. Hear from Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro, successful Seneca Falls Town Council candidate Doug Avery, Geneva City Supervisor candidates Lou Guard &  Dom... more

Seneca County BOS holds budget workshop; questions loom about spending, efforts

Seneca County BOS holds budget workshop; questions loom about spending, efforts
“Nothing is going to be perfect,” explained County Manager John Sheppard at the start of Seneca County’s 2018 preliminary budget workshop. The effort was led by the Board of Supervisors, who sought additional information from Sheppard, who is the Chief Budget Officer. “We’re putting the squeeze on the contingency budget.” Sheppard noted that Seneca County is largely dependent on sales... more

ELECTION GUIDE 2017: Looking at all of the candidates, issues in Seneca County

ELECTION GUIDE 2017: Looking at all of the candidates, issues in Seneca County
Several important races are taking place in Seneca County, which will have long-term impacts on life for those voters getting ready to cast a ballot. The race for District Attorney has maintained it’s competitiveness — despite the incumbent, District Attorney Barry Porsch successfully fending off a primary bid by challenger Joe Sapio. Sapio stayed in the race after winning the... more

Buffalo duo arrested after Junius larceny incident

Buffalo duo arrested after Junius larceny incident
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Friday at approximately 12:06 pm Deputies responded to a Town of Junius business for a report of a Larceny. After further investigation, Deputies arrested Leondra U. Miller, 20, and April E. Jones, 21, both of Buffalo for Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the fourth-degree, Conspiracy in the fifth-degree and Possession of... more

LORENZETTI: Clarification on race for Seneca County District Attorney

LORENZETTI: Clarification on race for Seneca County District Attorney
On Monday Sep.11, 2017, I received an anonymous phone call that District Attorney Barry Porsch filed a Notice of Claim against Seneca County. After my own investigating, I learned the notice was for $800,000 and was filed with Seneca County Attorney Frank Fisher’s office on day 89 (Sept. 8, 2017) of 90 days allowed for that action. The notice was... more

PERMIT RENEWED: Seneca Meadows has DEC permit renewed through 2025

PERMIT RENEWED: Seneca Meadows has DEC permit renewed through 2025
It isn’t the 10-year renewal that some thought might come after the public hearing was held this summer regarding the future of the Seneca Meadows Landfill. It wasn’t the short-term permit issuance that others thought might come as result of extensive comments received by DEC officials. On Tuesday, the New York State Department of Conservation moved to grant Seneca Meadow’s... more

Teens charged in Waterloo burglary investigation

Teens charged in Waterloo burglary investigation
At least two teens face charges following a burglary investigation in Waterloo. Police say the incident took place in September at a residence located in the Village of Waterloo. The teens were charged and one additional arrest is pending, according to police, who say that the group entered the residence unlawfully and tampered with property at the location. The teens... more

Felon accused of crashing into barn in Seneca County

Felon accused of crashing into barn in Seneca County
A Seneca County man who did time in prison for leaving the scene of a fatal crash has been arrested again — this time for crashing into a barn and leaving the scene. John S. Smith, 58,  was recently charged by sheriff’s deputies with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, failure to maintain lane, speed not reasonable and prudent, unlicensed operation and... more
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