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Dirt bike accident sends man to Upstate Medical Center

On Sept. 11 around 9 p.m. Seneca County Sheriff’s responded to an address in the Town of Fayette following the report of an accident involving a dirt bike. After investigating it was discovered that Cole Short, 18, of Fayette, was riding on ... MORE
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Fayette bans retail sale, on-site use of marijuana

The Fayette Town Board has heard residents comments and decided to approve a law that bans the retail sale of marijuana in Fayette. The vote was done Sept. 9 and approved by a 2-1 vote. The law asks that the New York ... MORE
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One airlifted from serious motorcycle crash in Seneca County

First responders were called to the scene of a serious motorcycle crash near the intersection of Route 96 and Zwick Road. CSFW reported that Fayette Fire Department and North Seneca Ambulance initially responded to the scene. The motorcyclist suffered serious injuries. A ... MORE
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Fayette Town Board has drafted a law that would prohibit the commercial sale of marijuana

The Town Board of Fayette has created a law that will prohibit the commercial sale of marijuana. A hearing for the proposed law will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 during the regular board meeting. According to Supervisor Cindy Lorenzetti, the vote ... MORE
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Fayette man charged with two counts of grand larceny after stealing cash, jewelry

A Fayette man was taken into custody after a theft investigation that happened over a two month period. Derek Baker, 36, of Fayette was charged with two felony counts of grand larceny, according to the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office. He’s accused of ... MORE
“There is no negotiating with Halftown”: Seneca County recognizes traditional Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ sovereignty after Rule 29 passes, resulting in a new letter to BIA 

“There is no negotiating with Halftown”: Seneca County recognizes traditional Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ sovereignty after Rule 29 passes, resulting in a new letter to BIA 

Everyone expected a federal representative to appear before the Seneca County Board of Supervisors, but were met with a surprise — a sachem chief instead.  Sam George, sachem chief of the Cayuga Nation’s Bear Clan, spoke to county officials at their latest ... MORE
Sinkiewicz: If Bowman “had a Native American name, we wouldn’t even be talking about it,” shocking recorded conversation with Seneca County DA surfaces

Sinkiewicz: If Bowman “had a Native American name, we wouldn’t even be talking about it,” recorded conversation with Seneca County DA surfaces

A few days after the arraignment of Fayette’s Charles Bowman at the Seneca Falls Town Court on Wednesday, July 13, criminal defense attorney John Alder Stevens says Seneca County District Attorney Mark Sinkiewicz has “turned the victim into the defendant.” And there’s evidence ... MORE
Fill the Bus event is back in Seneca County on August 11th

Fill the Bus event is back in Seneca County on August 11th

The United Way Seneca County is back this year with their Fill the Bus school supply drive after having a year off due to the pandemic. The event will be held at the Fayette Fire Department August 11th. Donations can also be ... MORE
Waterloo Democrats will meet to choose candidates

Waterloo Democrats will meet to choose candidates

Democrats in the town of Waterloo with select candidates for the elections in November at a caucus held July 16 at 7 p.m. at Chairman Ted Young’s home. The party will be looking for nominations for supervisor, two seats on the town ... MORE
Fayette Town Board will meet to discuss the highway superintendent term

Fayette Town Board will meet to discuss the highway superintendent term

The Town Board in Fayette will hold a special meeting at 4:30 p.m. to discuss the consideration of placing a referendum on this November’s ballot. The meeting will take place in the municipal building on Yellow Tavern Road. If it is approved ... MORE
“On the Canals” local events set to begin this summer

“On the Canals” local events set to begin this summer

Summer excursion programs will be organized by New York State along the Erie Canal. The series of events will be called “On the Canals.” Plans include six free outdoor activities, two of which will be local programs. Biking and boating will be ... MORE
Deputies: DWI charge filed after two-car crash in Fayette

Deputies: DWI charge filed after two-car crash in Fayette

No injuries were reported after a Memorial Day crash at the intersection of State Route 96 and County House Road in Fayette, but one person was charged with DWI. Deputies say that on May 30 around 4:30 p.m. they were called to ... MORE
Fayette Rural Cemetery receives access to water

Fayette Rural Cemetery receives access to water

The Fayette Rural Cemetery has been around since the 1800s, and until recently has not had accessible water. Residents have needed to bring jugs of water to he cemetery in order to maintain gravesites. The Rural Fayette Cemetery Association contacted the town ... MORE
Supreme Court unanimously rules right for tribal police officers to stop, detain non-Indigenous persons along public highways within reservations

Supreme Court ruling: Allowing tribal police officers to stop, detain non-Natives — what about the Cayuga Nation?

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled a unanimous decision — enshrining the right for tribal police officers to temporarily detain non-Indigenous travelers who are carrying out crimes while venturing along highways that traverse reservation lands. On Tuesday, June 1, Associate Supreme Court ... MORE
‘Solidarity campers’ spend seven straight nights on Cayuga Nation soil in Seneca County to stave off fears of possible eviction scares

‘Solidarity campers’ spend seven straight nights on Cayuga Nation soil in Seneca County to stave off fears of possible eviction scares

It’s already been a straight week of nights since last Tuesday when almost 100 activists from all across the Finger Lakes agreed to sleeping outdoors on Cayuga Nation-owned soil in Seneca County — and their grassroots movement keeps on growing.  The newly-named ... MORE