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Deputies: Syracuse woman stole more than $1,000 worth of merchandise from Seneca County store

Police: Canandaigua man charged after fight in Walmart parking lot
The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of a 21-year-old Syracuse resident on a warrant following a theft investigation. Mercedes Smith, 21, of Syracuse was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, a felony. She's accused ... more
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Bob Hayssen wins close election to lead Seneca County Board of Supervisors in 2020

Bob Hayssen will lead Seneca County Board of Supervisors in 2020
The final vote was 406-344. Supervisors David Hayes, Mike Ferrara, Cindy Lorenzetti, Kyle Barnhart, Jim Borst, and Paul Kronenwetter voted for Hayssen. He also cast a vote for himself. Supervisors Mike Reynolds, Ralph Lott, Ron ... more
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Committee on Open Government answers more questions about executive session, public meetings

Seneca County gets $6.6M boost from American Rescue Plan
Last week, the Seneca County Board of Supervisors made headlines after entering into an executive session without enough votes to do so. The story prompted FingerLakes1.com to reach out to Kristin O'Neill, of the Committee ... more
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All-new 318 Asian Buffet is open for dinner on Christmas Day

All-new 318 Asian Buffet is open for dinner on Christmas Day
The owners of 318 Asian Buffet are excited at the turnout for their Grand Opening and want to welcome everyone for dinner on Christmas Day. Their Grand Opening pricing is officially over but you can't ... more
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318 Asian Buffet opens in Waterloo

318 Asian Buffet moves to winter schedule through end of April
A new buffet open today in Waterloo. The 318 Asian Buffet is run by three owners from New York City. In hopes to upgrade the buffet experience, the owners wanted to create a buffet of ... more
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Hearing on Magee FD bingo violations ends, decision pending

Mennonite farmer pleads guilty to shooting-and-killing neighbor’s dog in Yates County
State Hearing Officer Clark Petschek will review evidence presented at a Dec. 10 hearing before making a recommendation on penalties to the state Gaming Commission on 13 alleged violations of state bingo laws by the ... more
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FLX WEEKLY: Rick Newman from the Seneca Chamber & Thanksgiving Prep (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Rick Newman from the Seneca Chamber & Thanksgiving Prep (podcast)
Seneca County Chamber of Commerce Destination Marketing Manager Rick Newman joins Sydney Rogers and Jim Sinicropi in-studio to talk about everything going on at the Chamber including tonight's Business After Hours event being hosting at ... more
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Seneca Chamber hires new Membership Development Manager

Seneca Chamber hires new Membership Development Manager
The Seneca County Chamber of Commerce has announced Megan Slater as its new Membership Development Manager. In her role, Megan is responsible for helping connect area businesses to one of the largest and most successful ... more
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Waterloo driver faces felony charges after leaving scene of crash

Waterloo driver faces felony charges after leaving scene of crash
The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on November 9th at approximately 5 a.m. deputies arrested a 22-year-old Waterloo resident after he left the scene of a property damage accident in the Town of Junius ... more
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Geneva man charged with DWI in Seneca County

Deputies report the arrest of a Geneva resident on DWI charges after a traffic stop on Route 318 in Seneca County. The Seneca County Sheriff's Office says that Nathan C. McLaggan, 28, of Geneva was ... more
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Tractor-trailer overturns along Thruway in Seneca County

Serious crash reported at Exit 41 along Thruway; LifeNet responding
Hours after a reported crash along the off-ramp of Exit 41 on the New York State Thruway - crews remained on-scene. A tractor-trailer was on it's side - off the north side of the off-ramp ... more
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Magee Fire Department held bingo, other events without proper NYS licenses, mandated controls in place

Magee Fire Department held bingo, other events without proper NYS licenses, mandated controls in place
The New York State Gaming Commission has called for a hearing in November after a report outlined more than a dozen critical gaming violations by the Magee Fire Department. Through bingo events, bell jar, and ... more
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Crash snarls traffic during rain on Tuesday near Waterloo Premium Outlets

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First responders were called to the scene of a multi-vehicle crash near the Waterloo Premium Outlets along Route 318 in Tuesday. The call came in around 4:30 p.m. Firefighters, emergency personnel and police were on-scene ... more
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‘TRIAL BY FIRE’: New finance director celebrated in Seneca, as supervisors signal that update could come from DA on Sheppard-Deeds investigation

‘TRIAL BY FIRE’: New finance director celebrated
Last year at this time the Seneca County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution instructing Sheriff Tim Luce to lead an investigative effort into Former County Manager John Sheppard and Former Finance Director Brandi Deeds ... more
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Seneca Lake-area water systems promise new data on PFAS, while state keeps tight lid on information

Seneca Lake-area water systems promise new data on PFAS, while state keeps tight lid on information
Blindsided a month ago by intense public alarm over reports that their public drinking water showed traces of PFAS-class chemicals, officials in Watkins Glen and Montour Falls and Waterloo confirmed last week that they are ... more
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Survey aims to identify where candidates stand on environment in Seneca County

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The Seneca Falls Environmental Action Committee is sending out a survey to those running for office in Seneca County. The survey consists of eight questions; and aims to see where each stands on important environmental ... more
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Supervisors make progress on draft sewer use law in Seneca County

Supervisors make progress on draft sewer use law in Seneca County
Seneca County might finally be getting somewhere with one of its most-complex issues. The Board of Supervisors met in a special committee session Monday night to discuss the future of a sewer use law, which ... more
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Folk endorsed for DA by Serve America Movement (SAM) Party

Attorney Christopher Folk of Waterloo, who lost the Republican Party primary election for Seneca County district attorney, has been endorsed by the Serve America Movement Party. Folk, who resisted efforts by county Republicans to have ... more
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Fox seeks new term as chair of Seneca County Republican Party

Tom Fox wants to be elected to another two-year term as chairman of the Seneca County Republican Party. Fox, a member of the Varick Town Board, served as Seneca County sheriff from 1991 to 2003 ... more
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PHOTO GALLERY: 2019 NWHF Induction Ceremony at del Lago

GALLERY: Behind the scenes at the NWHOF induction ceremony at del Lago
– Gallery by Gabriel Pietrorazio An undergraduate student at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Pietrorazio has written for the Town Times of Watertown, Connecticut and Finger Lakes Times in Geneva, New York. He’s currently a ... more
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Seneca County IDA’s draft strategic plan for economic development now live online

Seneca County IDA's draft strategic plan for economic development now live online
A formal draft of Seneca County’s economic development strategic plan is now officially available for public review and comment. The public comment period starts today and will continue through Nov. 1. Seneca County’s draft plan ... more
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