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Family escapes injury after Junius house fire

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On Monday around 3 p.m. deputies and firefighters responded to Whiskey Hill Road for the report of a structure fire. The homeowner, identified as MaryBeth Ennist, and her three children, were able to safely exit ... more
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Shake Shack coming to Clifton Springs, Junius service areas along Thruway: One will open in 2022

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Several Thruway service areas in Western New York and Central New York have been closed since last year. In a matter of months- they will reopen. The $300 million renovation project resulted in several rest ... more
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Shake Shack coming to two Finger Lakes Thruway plazas

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Shake Shack is coming to four NY State Thruway rest stops and two of them are in the Finger Lakes. NewYorkUpstate.com reports the chain is coming to the Clifton Springs plaza on I-90 east between ... more
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Firefighters battle mobile home blaze on Rt. 318 in Junius

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Firefighters from several districts were credited with a fast response, which led to the quick knockdown of a fire on State Route 318 Monday night. Around 8 p.m. firefighters from Junius were called to a ... more
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Town of Junius considering law denying tax breaks to solar projects

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Many communities compete to give tax breaks to projects they believe will create economic activity. State law automatically grants tax breaks to solar energy projects unless the hosting community opts out. The town of Junius ... more
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Power outages in the Finger Lakes

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As of 8:30 this morning, over 120 NYSEG customers in Seneca County are without power. Almost all of them are in the town of Junius, with scattered outages in the towns of Waterloo, Fayette and ... more
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Syracuse woman pleads guilty in connection with fatal crash in Junius

Attorney General James sues to protect St. Clare’s Hospital retirees
a Syracuse woman is going to prison for her role in a fatal crash near the Waterloo Premium Outlets in June. The Finger Lakes Times reports 20 year old Shyquest Powell pleaded guilty in Seneca ... more
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FLX WEEKLY: Seneca County United Way in-studio & Festival of Lights in Clifton Springs (podcast)

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Karen Burcroff & Sarah Smolinski are in-studio to talk about all of the important programs the Seneca County United Way offers to serve the community. Karen & Sarah join Sydney Radka and Jim Sinicropi to ... more
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Four charged in theft at Junius business

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Four Capital District men were arrested by Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies after a break in at a Junius business. 45 year old Albert George of Schenectady, 54 year old Gregory E. Morton of Schenectady, 41 ... more
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Arcadia, Junius, and Wolcott all get major federal funding for water service expansions

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Three towns in the Finger Lakes region will benefit from federal funding to assist with water infrastructure projects. The funds are crucial to expanding and improving the reach of municipal water service in rural parts ... more
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Wolcott teen arrested after trying to flee Deputy in Town of Junius

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A teenager was arrested after fleeing a police officer in the Town of Junius. On Oct. 9 Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies arrested 18-year-old Eric Scott Weiler of Wolcott around 6:16 p.m. Weiler was arrested and ... more
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Shake Shack coming to Clifton Springs, Junius Ponds rest stops along Thruway

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Shake Shake is among the new establishments coming to Thruway rest stops next year. Both locations in the Finger Lakes will feature Shake Shack restaurants, according to Syracuse.com. Both Clifton Springs and Junius Ponds will ... more
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Junius motorcyclist critically injured after crash with pickup truck hauling ATV trailer

Ithaca resident in stable condition after falling from upper floor of apartment building
The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on Sunday around 12:30 a.m. deputies responded to the area of State Route 318 and Mills Road for a serious, two-car crash. According to a press release, 38-year-old ... more
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Clifton Springs, Junius Ponds rest stops along Thruway will be first to close: Scheduled to reopen mid-2022

Clifton Springs, Junius Ponds rest stops along Thruway will be first to close: Scheduled to reopen mid-2022
Construction is close to starting on a massive $400+ million overhaul of the New York State Thruway's rest areas. There are 27 of them, and it's being financed through a lease agreement with the chain ... more
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Woman faces manslaughter charges after crash injuring driver who later died

NYS lawmakers, Gov. Hochul nearing an agreement on pay increases for assigned counsel, public defenders
A woman who allegedly crashed into another driver while fleeing from the Waterloo Premium Outlets last month has been charged with vehicular manslaughter after the driver died. Shyquest K. Powell, 20, was charged by Seneca ... more
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Junius man sentenced to 5-15 years in DWI manslaughter case

Junius man sentenced to 5-15 years in DWI manslaughter case
The Seneca County man who drove drunk- killing a utility truck driver who was standing alongside Burgess Road in March 2020 will spend 5-15 years in prison. Jon Lamere, of Junius admitted to driving drunk ... more
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Structure fire at North Seneca Sportsman Club ruled accidental

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The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on June 27 around 1:30 p.m. deputies and emergency services responded to 334 Rte 318 for a structure fire. The address is the site of the North Seneca Sportsman ... more
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One facing felony charges after violent two-car crash in Junius: Second driver airlifted with life-threatening injuries

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On Thursday the Seneca County Sheriff's Office provided an extensive update on the serious two-car crash that shut down part of State Route 318 the night before for hours, and resulted in one person being ... more
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Deputies: Two hospitalized after crash along Rt. 318 in Junius

Deputies: Two hurt, including a minor, after crash in Macedon
The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on May 16 at approximately 1:10 p.m. deputies responded to the intersection of State Rt. 318 and Nine Foot Road for a two-car personal injury crash. Deputies say ... more
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Junius man charged with aggravated DWI after speed stop

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of a 24-year-old Junius resident after a traffic stop. Maxwell Schoonmaker, 24, was observed speeding, and after investigation was found to be intoxicated. He was charged with ... more
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First responders called to motorcycle crash in Seneca County

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First responders were called to the scene of a serious motorcycle crash on Gassner Rd. in Seneca County. Firefighters from Junius and North Seneca Ambulance were on-scene, according to scanner traffic. Extent of the injuries ... more
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