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Hung jury for second time in DWI vehicular assault case against Fayette man

The trial of a Seneca Falls man accused of injuring a passenger and himself in a drunk-driving case has ended with a hung jury. Judge Barry Porsch declared a mistrial in the case of Nicholas Roof, according to the Finger Lakes Times ... MORE
Seneca County: Dedication of two new historical markers will take place this May, June

Seneca County: Dedication of two new historical markers will take place in coming weeks

Seneca County will unveil two new roadside historical markers in the coming weeks. The first dedication will take place on Saturday, May 14 at 1 p.m. at the Fayette Volunteer Fire Department. The marker will be placed at the birthplace of Robert ... MORE
Seneca County Board of Supervisors considers supporting tax break bill for volunteer firefighters

Seneca County Board of Supervisors considers backing tax break bill for volunteer firefighters

State Senator Pam Helming (R-54) of Canandaigua is sponsoring a bill that would allow municipalities to give tax breaks to volunteer firefighters in an effort to attract recruits. The bill would allow municipalities to give volunteer firefighters a 10% reduction on their ... MORE
Town of Fayette appoints two new board members

Town of Fayette appoints two new board members

The Fayette Town Board appointed two new members at their Thursday, March 10 meeting. Keith Tidball has been selected to fill trustee Jeff Trout’s position, which was left vacant in November 2021 after Trout was elected Town Supervisor, according to Finger Lakes ... MORE
State police: Varick man charged with DWI after Fayette crash

State police: Varick man charged with DWI after Fayette crash

State police arrested a Seneca County resident following a crash on Route 326 in Fayette. According to a news release, Marilyn Weaver, 21, of Varick was arrested for driving while intoxicated and issued additional traffic tickets. No additional information was provided by ... MORE
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Fayette man cited following traffic stop

Police say a Seneca Falls man was ticketed following a traffic stop. According to a news release, the Seneca Falls Police Department ticketed Donald P. Kain, 69, of Fayette after a traffic stop that occurred in the village. During the stop, it ... MORE
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Fajans-Turner joins race for NY-22, seventh Democrat seeking nomination

Another Democrat has joined the race for New York’s newly-redrawn 22nd Congressional District. Vanessa Fajans-Turner, a Democrat from Ithaca, is running for congress in the district that includes Geneva and the majority of Seneca County, minus Waterloo. She is the seventh candidate ... MORE
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Fayette man arrested for petit larceny

Police report the arrest of a Fayette man for petit larceny. According to a news release, the Seneca County Sheriff’s office arrested Johnathan Pulver, 55, of Fayette after an incident that occurred on February 10th. Pulver refused to release a set of ... MORE
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Fayette greenhouse damaged in fire

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on January 24 around 4:30 p.m. deputies responded to Fayette Varick Townline Road for a greenhouse fire. Upon arrival, firefighters with the Fayette Fire Department knocked the fire down. Both plants and structure were damaged ... MORE
Fayette, Fire, News, Seneca County
Seneca County economy improving despite pandemic

Seneca County economy improving despite pandemic

The Seneca County Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual dinner meeting on January 20, where Chamber Executive Director Jeff Shipley said the county’s economy is improving despite setbacks from the COVID-19 pandemic. Shipley went on to say there has been an increase ... MORE
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Sheriff: Structure fire in Fayette caused by space heater

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office provided an update on a structure fire in the town of Fayette on January 16. According to a news release, Albert and Vivian Rescorl were able to call 911 and safely exit the home to await emergency ... MORE
Fayette, Fire, News, Seneca County
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Fayette Town Board announces process for filling open seat

Fayette town officials have set up a process for any resident interested in the open seat on the Town Board. The seat became open when former board member Jeff Trout was elected Town Supervisor in November. The Finger Lakes Times reports five ... MORE
Syracuse man faces multiple charges after leading Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies on chase through Fayette, Varick, Romulus

Syracuse man faces several charges after pursuit through multiple Seneca County towns

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Friday, January 7 around 6:20 a.m., deputies arrested a 34-year-old Syracuse man. Shane D. Delello, 34, led deputies on a pursuit after deputies attempted a traffic stop. Deputies pursued Delello’s vehicle through the towns ... MORE
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2022 Seneca County budget lowers tax rate

The Seneca County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a $69.5 million budget for 2022 Thursday night. The Finger Lakes Times reports the spending plan was approved without comment from board members. Expected increases in sales tax revenue and gaming revenue from del ... MORE
Seneca County supervisors stay silent as Charles Bowman called town chief of police, county sheriff and district attorney “liars”

Seneca County supervisors stay silent as Charles Bowman calls town chief of police, sheriff and district attorney “liars”

The Seneca County Board of Supervisors was overwhelmingly quiet when Charles Bowman of Fayette stood behind the podium during their last meeting of the calendar year on Tuesday, Dec. 14. A recent joint letter authored by Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce, District ... MORE