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

Seneca Meadows announces post-holiday recycling hours

Seneca Meadows, today, announced its post-holiday recyclables drop-off hours. Electronic waste, (which includes anything with an electrical cord), may be dropped off every weekend (Saturdays: 6:00 – 11:30 am, Sundays: 7:00 – 11:00 am). Used clothing, household recyclables, rechargeable batteries, and cell phones may be dropped off seven days per week, Monday – Friday from 6:00 am – 4:00 pm,... more

Cayuga, Seneca both see dramatic rise in sales tax revenue in del Lago’s first year

For the first three quarters of 2017, only four of New York’s 62 counties saw their sales tax revenue increase by more than 8 percent. Data released by the New York State Association of Counties notes that Seneca County, home to del Lago Resort & Casino, and neighboring Cayuga County, just 10 miles east of the gaming center, are among... more

Tractor-trailer carrying trash overturns along Rt. 414 in Seneca Falls

A tractor-trailer carrying garbage crashed on State Route 414 during the morning hours on Tuesday, according to first responders. The accident was reported as a rollover, and came in around 6:30 am. While additional details about the accident were not clear, crews spent hours cleaning up the site. As of 2 pm there was still traffic around the scene of... more

Whiskey Hill bridge over Thruway subject to public meeting in Tyre

The Thruway Authority today announced that a public information meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm to discuss the bridge rehabilitation and safety improvement project to the bridge carrying Whiskey Hill Road (County Route 107) over the Thruway in the Town of Waterloo. The information session is being held at the Town of... more

Sheriff: Woman arrested on felony charges after stealing purse from del Lago

UPDATE: Deputies arrest Rochester woman after del Lago theft On December 21st at about 11:30 am investigators arrested Michelle M. Richardson, 40, of Rochester on four counts of fourth-degree grand larceny after an attempt to identify request was made to the public earlier in the week. The charges stem from an investigation where Richardson allegedly stole a purse while at... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Kyle Black & Mark Benjamin of Seneca Meadows in-studio (podcast)

On the final edition of Weber This Week for 2017, Harold “Web Dog” Weber is joined in-studio by Kyle Black & Mark Benjamin of Seneca Meadows to discuss the latest happenings at the northern Seneca County landfill and to learn about recent charitable programs that Seneca Meadows has been involved in during this holiday season. . more

Labor stats highlight impact of del Lago Resort & Casino

As the largest employer in Seneca County, del Lago Resort & Casino has had an impact on the county’s unemployment rate. The New York State Department of Labor released its October 2017 county unemployment rates and Seneca County has dropped significantly to 3.9 percent from 4.4 percent in October 2016. Seneca County has the fourth lowest unemployment rate out of... more

Seneca IDA to vote on casino hotel tax breaks

For every dollar of tax exemption given to the Indus Hospitality Group for a proposed 150-room Hilton Garden Inn at the del Lago Resort & Casino site, there would be $4.40 in benefits. That’s the conclusion of a cost-vs.-benefit analysis of the project done for the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency by the Center for Governmental Research in advance of... more

Contraband cigarettes, tobacco seized in Seneca County

A Massachusetts man is facing felony charges after state police and the state Department of Taxation and Finance seized hundreds of contraband tobacco products, according to a press release on Thursday. Following a traffic stop by state police, Yasin Khan, of 356 Park St., West Springfield, Mass. was allegedly found possessing 210 cartons of contraband cigarettes and 208 pounds of... more

Plenty of good news in Tyre as del Lago enjoys second-best week

del Lago Resort & Casino in Tyre saw it’s second-best week since opening back in February over the long, holiday weekend. According to state filings, the week of Thanksgiving and Black Friday saw pre-tax revenue inside the casino sit at $3,532,995. It fell short of the best week ever by just a couple-hundred thousand dollars. The casino’s 14 poker tables... more

del Lago boosted Thruway traffic, tourism in Seneca County

When del Lago Resort & Casino was proposed, it was billed as a ‘gateway’ to the region. It’s a mantra shared by Seneca County’s lead tourism agency, the Chamber of Commerce. The placement of the casino next to Exit 41 from the New York State Thruway was intentional, feeding off of a central location in the state. Now, del Lago... more
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