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Police: Tyre man stole $6,000 from Elbridge pizza store

A Tyre man is facing a felony charge after police said he stole about $6,000 from Mark’s Pizzeria in Elbridge. Dennis A. DeCarr, an employee of the pizza shop on 243 East Main St., allegedly stole the money over a five-month period. Police said the store’s manager approached them to investigate, and they believe the 40-year-old had been stealing funds... more

The Debrief Podcast: Augustine, Durso discuss Depot, Geneva DRI, much more in premier episode

On the premier episode of the ‘Debrief Podcast’ hosts Josh Durso and Jackie Augustine go over a number of important issues impacting those living in the Finger Lakes. The podcast will be featured bi-weekly on the FingerLakes1.TV Internet Broadcasting Network. Listen to the podcast in the player below – and subscribe to the FingerLakes1.com YouTube Channel. AUDIO ONLY VERSION: more

The Vine at del Lago Resort & Casino offers diverse lineup, intimate evening for guests

Bret Michaels will, belatedly, celebrate his birthday in Seneca County. Flo Rida will bring the sounds of South Florida to rural Tyre. And comedian Jessimae Peluso will return to her central New York roots. Del Lago Resort & Casino, which opened Feb. 1, wants to give guests another reason to come and spend a few hours at the $440 million... more

Bad Company rocks The Vine as del Lago hosts first concert

Over two-thousand people filled The Vine at del Lago Lago Resort & Casino on Saturday as legendary classic rock band Bad Company opened up an extensive entertainment slate at the newly opened casino in Tyre, NY. FingerLakes1.com Quick Review:  Our first impression of the room is that there isn’t a bad seat in this house. The seats in the back... more

Casino goers spent more than $36M in opening week at del Lago

The first series of earnings have been released by del Lago Resort & Casino for their initial week of operation. A total of $32,921,546 was spent at the slot machines at del Lago. Another $3,736,444 was spent at the venue’s table games. Altogether, the casino saw a gross gaming revenue figure that leveled at $3,317,758 for the first week of... more

Savannah man charged with petit larceny

On February 11th Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a larceny of a cell phone at at Town of Tyre business. Terry J. Lawrence Jr., 25, of Savannah was arrested for petit larceny, a Class A misdemeanor. Deputies responded where the Larceny had occurred, and the suspect was located with the stolen item. Lawrence was taken into Custody by Sheriff’s... more

Inside the FLX: IDA Exec. Director Bob Aronson talks depot, development, and more

“It was a great opportunity to do something for the home team.” That’s how Seneca County Industrial Development Agency Executive Director Bob Aronson views his role in driving economic development. The IDA serves as an arm of government, which organizes and establishes deals to foster economic development. His roots run deep in Seneca County, as his grandfather’s business in downtown... more

del Lago will partially fund Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack under proposal

The deal comes down to preserving jobs and a facility, which has been hurting bad over the last several years. A new plan announced by the New York State Gaming Commission created by Gov. Andrew Cuomo would ensure that thoroughbred racing at the Farmington track continues. It’s a two-year plan, which will have the option for a third — should... more

Del Lago’s gross gaming revenue exceeded $6M in first two weeks

In its first two weeks of operation, del Lago Resort & Casino reported a total gross gaming revenue of $6.3 million — after winnings were deducted. That figure represents slot machines, electronic table games, staffed table games such as blackjack, craps and baccarat, and poker tables. Total gross gaming revenue is the taxable revenue from the facility. Eighty percent of... more

NOT SO FAST: Cuomo plan to ‘save’ FLGR would ’fall short’

It wouldn’t be enough. That was the message from the Finger Lakes Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, who is tasked with protecting 1,200 people at the Farmington racetrack. “In its present form the proposal falls short of what we feel is fair,” David Brown, president of the group told the D&C in a recent interview. “They are requiring the most... more

Portico by Fabio Viviani now open at del Lago Resort & Casino

With an intense passion for food and farm-fresh ingredients, Fabio Viviani brings that same essence and spirit to his new restaurant Portico by Fabio Viviani which opened Feb. 23 inside del Lago Resort & Casino. The restaurant features a sophisticated take on Old World Italian-inspired foods and handmade pastas, as well as seafood, steaks and chops grilled over hardwood. Viviani... more

Legislation introduced by Seneca Falls Town Board to kill Waste Disposal Law (video)

  Local Law No. 3, otherwise known as the Waste Disposal Law could be off the books in mere weeks — if the Seneca Falls Town Board continues on the path it has created. On Thursday, in a special session — the Town Board voted 3-2 introducing a new local law, which would nullify the previously adopted Local Law No.... more

Skepticism of Gov. Cuomo’s plan to save FLGR running high

First, there was the announcement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office that a plan to ‘save’ Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack would include a payment from del Lago Resort & Casino, which opened in Tyre this month. The exact amount of money is still being discussed and debated, but the proposal as Gov. Cuomo announced it would include a $440,000 payment... more

TOP CHEF: An interview with del Lago’s Fabio Viviani

It is virtually impossible to list all of the things that Fabio Viviani does. Sleep doesn’t appear to be one of them. If you know who he is, it’s probably because you caught him on Bravo’s hit reality TV series “Top Chef,” where, thanks to his gregarious, vivacious personality, he earned the title of “Fan Favorite,” or on the spin-off,... more

OFF TO THE RACES: Helming, Funke land deal to keep FLGR racing in 2017

Negotiations are over. On Tuesday the Finger Lakes Horsemen’s Benevolent Protective Association and Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack came to terms with an agreement, which ensures that the 2017 racing season will happen. “Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack has been a tourist destination for our area for over 50 years, attracting people and families from all parts of New York... more

Inside the FLX: Seneca Co. BOS Chairman Bob Shipley talks local issues, 2017 outlook (podcast)

Seneca County is poised to have a great run over the next several years. Chairman of the Seneca County Board of Supervisors Bob Shipley sat down with Josh Durso on Thursday’s edition of the Inside the FLX podcast. His goals for 2017 include creating more continuity among the board, as well with other entities within the county to drive economic... more
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