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Seneca County Chamber of Commerce to honor former state Sen. Michael Nozzolio

Former state Sen. Michael Nozzolio will be among the honorees next month at the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce's 50th annual dinner meeting in Geneva. Nozzolio, who represented the Finger Lakes region in the state Legislature for more than three decades, will receive the chamber's Lifetime Achievement Award at the event. The award, which is sponsored by MRB Group, will... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Reporter Peter Mantius talks local headlines, changes in the news business (podcast)

How does a newspaper veteran with history and experience in Atlanta and the New York City-area get involved with covering some of the most-controversial topics in the Finger Lakes? For Peter Mantius, it started with a move to Watkins Glen. He moved to Watkins Glen from Long Island, where he ran a couple business publications. Most of his career was... more

Sheriff: Seneca Falls woman charged with grand larceny, identity theft

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce reports that on December 8th at 10:00 am investigators arrested a Seneca Falls woman at the conclusion of a larceny investigation, which involved identity theft. Kayla M. Voit, 20, of Seneca Falls was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, second-degree identity theft, and two counts of petit larceny. Two of the four charges are Class E... more

Depot subdivision on Seneca County Planning Board agenda

The Seneca County Planning Board Thursday will review a proposed subdivision of 74.5 acres of land at the former Seneca Army Depot. The county Industrial Development Agency is planning to subdivide the parcel prior to transferring the land to Earl Martin as the location of his Seneca Iron Works manufacturing operation, now in Fayette. The land would be split off... more

Varick Town Board opposes trash incinerator

The Town Board voted unanimously last week to oppose the proposed waste-to-energy incinerator in the neighboring town of Romulus. Citing its “negative impact on the environment,” the motion was made by board member Richard Peterson and seconded by Todd Horton at Tuesday’s board meeting. The proposed $365 million facility was formally introduced to the Romulus Planning Board on Monday, Dec.... more

THE DEBRIEF: Debating incinerators, campus safety & Geneva’s future (podcast)

A number of hot-button issues will be discussed on a special edition of the Debrief Podcast. After a delay to the taping of the podcast last week, the news broke this weekend that Geneva City Manager Matt Horn would be exiting his post as the highest ranking administrative figure in Geneva. His unexpected exit, and what it means for Geneva... more

South Seneca, Penn Yan plans for ‘smart’ tech approved by NYS

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the approval of 88 Smart Schools Investment Plans aimed at reimagining teaching and learning for the 21st century. The approved plans, totaling $75.6 million, are part of the $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act – a sweeping education technology initiative first proposed by the Governor and overwhelmingly approved by voters. The investments authorized today will modernize... more

South Seneca, Penn Yan plans for ‘smart’ tech approved by NYS

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the approval of 88 Smart Schools Investment Plans aimed at reimagining teaching and learning for the 21st century. The approved plans, totaling $75.6 million, are part of the $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act – a sweeping education technology initiative first proposed by the Governor and overwhelmingly approved by voters. The investments authorized today will modernize... more

South Seneca, Penn Yan plans for ‘smart’ tech approved by NYS

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the approval of 88 Smart Schools Investment Plans aimed at reimagining teaching and learning for the 21st century. The approved plans, totaling $75.6 million, are part of the $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act – a sweeping education technology initiative first proposed by the Governor and overwhelmingly approved by voters. The investments authorized today will modernize... more

Seneca County completes ‘Public Works’ transition by hiring director

The supervisors didn’t make it easy, but eventually they moved to hire a new employee who will serve as the Seneca County Director of Public Works. Originally listed under a Rule 29 proceeding, the board instead moved to handle the resolution adopting the position under new business. On Monday, eight members of the board met – asking the candidate, who... more

REMEMBERING SAMPSON: It’s been 75 years since the Navy built its training station on the shores of Seneca Lake

No one can say Seneca County didn’t do its fair share for America during World War II and the Korean War. In 1941, the federal government bought out hundreds of farms, homes and businesses in Varick and Romulus to create the 10,700-acre Seneca Army Depot. Hundreds were displaced, forced to move after being required to accept the government’s payment for... more
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