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CLEAR EM OUT: Officials ask for residents to clear around fire hydrants

CLEAR EM OUT: Officials ask for residents to clear around fire hydrants
When a winter storm the magnitude of Stella makes it’s way through, leaving nearly two feet of snow (or more) in some areas — it takes some work to get everything back to normal. The roads have improved significantly just one day removed from the biggest winter storm of the season, but Seneca County officials are asking for a hand... more

Seneca Co. Board of Supervisors could see major election year shakeup

Seneca Co. Board of Supervisors could see major election year shakeup
Nine seats on the Seneca County Board of Supervisors are up for election this year. In theory, it could mean nine new faces — as many vie for two- and four-year terms. The Seats The board, which has four at-large seats — are two-year terms. Covert Supervisor Michael Reynolds, who is up for re-election this year — also carries a... more

Deer Haven Park welcomes ecologist to formulate long-term plan for former Seneca Army Depot

Deer Haven Park welcomes ecologist to formulate long-term plan for former Seneca Army Depot
Deer Haven Park, LLC is taking some serious steps to preserve the wildlife at the former Seneca Army Depot. After winning bidder Earl Martin, a Seneca County resident, knew he had won the bid process — the wheels immediately began turning on how he could help preserve the globally recognized White Deer at the site. The first step was creating... more

Seneca Falls man charged with DWI after one-car accident

Seneca Falls man charged with DWI after one-car accident
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on August 27 at approximately 1:00 am a Seneca Falls man was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated after an investigation into a one car property damage accident. Deputies say that Gordon J. Gage Jr, 51, of Seneca Falls was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated and moving from lane... more

Seneca Chamber, IDA join forces to create ‘strategic plan’ for economic growth

Seneca Chamber, IDA join forces to create ‘strategic plan’ for economic growth
There is going to be a significant, across the board effort made to empower and develop Seneca County. That was the clear message from three key agencies involved in bolstering economic development. On Monday, the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency and the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce announced the start of a joint strategic planning process to grow the local... more

Seneca Co. IDA gives lease deal the ‘OK’ for Seneca Army Depot

Seneca Co. IDA gives lease deal the ‘OK’ for Seneca Army Depot
It’s a done deal. The Seneca County Industrial Development Agency approved a lease and tax abatement for Earl Martin related to the roughly 7,200 acres he is buying at the former Seneca Army Depot. IDA board members Tom Macinski, Steve Brusso, Robert Kernan, Valerie Bassett, Erica Paolicelli, Steve Wadhams and Don Trout voted yes on the final resolution and two... more

DISCUSSION: Supervisors address functionality, future of Seneca Co. IDA

DISCUSSION: Supervisors address functionality, future of Seneca Co. IDA
We need more coordination between the various entities charged with promoting and driving business in Seneca County. It was a message shared by Seneca County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bob Shipley at last month’s regular meeting. It’s something he’s made a priority in his first three months as chairman. On Monday, the Planning, Development, Agriculture and Tourism standing committee —... more

Reserve your table for Mother’s Day Brunch at Seneca Falls Country Club

Reserve your table for Mother’s Day Brunch at Seneca Falls Country Club
Bring Mom and the entire family down to Seneca Falls Country Club for our famous annual Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 14th at 11:30 am. The cost is $21.95 per person with kids aged 6-17 priced at just $11.95. Children 5 and under eat free! This always fills up quickly so make your reservations as soon as possible by... more

27 acres of hydrilla found in Cayuga Lake

27 acres of hydrilla found in Cayuga Lake
Surveys from the Department of Environmental Conservation and Finger Lakes Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management reveal 27 acres of Cayuga Lake are infested with an aquatic weed. The surveys, which were completed last fall, state there is a hydrilla infestation in 27 acres of the eastern portion of the lake by Aurora. Before last fall, hydrilla was found only... more

VISION FOR THE FUTURE: Trout released into waterways of former Army Depot

VISION FOR THE FUTURE: Trout released into waterways of former Army Depot
Things are changing at Deer Haven Park at the former Seneca Army Depot. In a press release on Tuesday, Earl Martin announced that 300 brook trout and brown trout would be released into waterways throughout the Depot property. Martin, who owns Deer Haven Park, said the trout were recently released into the Depot waterways in an effort to focus on... more

Latest from FLX as water levels continue to rise (full-coverage)

Latest from FLX as water levels continue to rise (full-coverage)
It’s a bad situation. As a whole, the region is several inches over “normal” rainfall amounts for the last two months. While the Finger Lakes didn’t see the snowmelt that sometimes contributes to springtime flooding — we have seen plenty of spring rains. On Thursday a road washed out in Geneva. Coastal communities along Lake Ontario have been on edge... more

Deal struck between Airbnb and Seneca Co.

Deal struck between Airbnb and Seneca Co.
An agreement between Seneca County and Airbnb is expected to grow the tax base and allow the Airbnb to contribute “its fair share” of taxes. That’s the word that came down from officials from both organizations on Wednesday, as the deal, which will go into effect on May 1st — becomes reality. Seneca Airbnb hosts cater to a range of... more

Seneca County Arts Council scholarship available for 2017

Seneca County Arts Council scholarship available for 2017
The Seneca County Arts Council is offering a $500 scholarship to a 2017 high school graduate who plans to attend a college with a major in the arts. Applicants must be a resident of Seneca County. Applicants must be accepted and attending a college, university or post-secondary professional school to study either the visual, performing or written arts. Examples of... more

Judge rules against Seneca County: Siragusa rejects claim against Cayuga Indian Nation over tax issue

Judge rules against Seneca County: Siragusa rejects claim against Cayuga Indian Nation over tax issue
Federal District Court Judge Charles Siragusa has dismissed a counter claim filed by Seneca County against the Cayuga Indian Nation. The claim sought a declaratory judgment that land purchased by the Nation since 2008 is not part of a recognized reservation and therefore subject to local property taxes. The Rochester judge rejected the county’s argument that the more than 1,000... more
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