Category: Lodi

“It’s killing us:”  First responders are trying to work around high gas prices (Video)

Training vs. Fuel: First responders forced to make tough choices due to high cost of diesel (video)

Editor’s Note: New York State Senator Pam Helming was mistakenly referred to as “United States Senator” in the video portion of this story. Firefighter Carrie Smalser fills her truck with diesel fuel at the Village of Ovid Municipal Building. “It’s just something ... MORE
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South Seneca school officials consider second SRO, other security measures

The South Seneca School District wants to add a second School Resource Officer this fall. School safety was the main topic of Wednesday’s School Board meeting and a community meeting with Superintendent Stephen Parker Zielenski the following day. About 25-30 people attended ... MORE
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Town of Lodi’s Clean Energy Task Force offers Community Solar

Editor’s Note: The Community Solar program link in this article has been updated to reflect the correct website address. The Town of Lodi with its Clean Energy Communities (CEC) Task Force is offering residents the opportunity to save money on their electric ... MORE
CRITICAL WATER SHORTAGE: Interlaken residents must conserve water effective immediately

CRITICAL WATER SHORTAGE: Interlaken residents must conserve water immediately

Officials in the village of Interlaken and Seneca County say a water conservation order is in effect until further notice for residents there. “The situation is critical,” the Seneca County Health Department wrote in a release announcing the conservation request. The Village ... MORE
South Seneca parents want deputy deployed to both schools following Texas shooting, incident at middle school

South Seneca parents want deputy deployed to both schools following Texas shooting, incident at middle school

Three days after the shooting in Buffalo and a week before the shooting in Texas, South Seneca Central School District had its own threat to assess. FingerLakes1.com has learned of an incident that occurred on Tuesday, May 17 around 10:30 a.m. at ... MORE
How counties in the Finger Lakes are using their COVID relief funds

How counties in the Finger Lakes are using their COVID relief funds

Counties and municipalities across the Finger Lakes region are deciding how to use their allocation of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The APRA is meant to help communities across the U.S. recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Treasury recently expanded ... MORE
Sampson State Park: Bald eagle infected with avian influenza put to rest after discovery of avian influenza infection

Sad day for Sampson State Park: Bald eagle infected with avian influenza has been euthanized

A bald eagle infected with avian influenza was euthanized on Saturday after the bird was found exhibiting strange behavior at Sampson State Park in Romulus. The park manager at Sampson State Park called the Finger Lakes Raptor Center (FLRC) around 10 p.m ... MORE
Lodi, Ovid fire departments join RecruitNY effort

Lodi, Ovid fire departments join RecruitNY effort

As part of the annual RecruitNY statewide initiative, the Ovid and Lodi Fire  Departments will combine their recruitment efforts so residents can learn how they can serve  their volunteer fire department.   Volunteer fire departments across New York State are struggling with decreased ... MORE
Lodi, News, Ovid, Seneca County
Lodi man arrested for failure to appear in court

Lodi man arrested for failure to appear in court

Police say a Lodi man was arrested on a bench warrant. According to a news release, the Seneca Falls Police Department arrested Thomas P. Rath, 32, of Lodi for failure to appear in court. The arrest stems from August 2021 where Rath ... MORE
Town of Lodi schedules public hearing on CARES grant application for food pantry

Town of Lodi schedules public hearing on CARES grant application for food pantry

The Lodi Town Board has voted to hold a public hearing on applying for CARES Act funding for the Lodi Food4All pantry’s space in the proposed new Town Hall. Town Supervisor Kyle Barnhart says the money comes with no strings attached and ... MORE
INSIDE THE FLX: The Lodi Food4All Pantry, its mission, its volunteers and its future

INSIDE THE FLX: The Lodi Food4All Pantry, its mission, its volunteers and its future (podcast)

I recently toured the Lodi Food4All Pantry, which served over 5,000 residents of the Lodi area last year. There are no income requirements and no registration. Fresh, wholesome food is available to all who need it. The pantry also serves as a ... MORE
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Lodi Supervisor hopes town hall bids will be ready by April board meeting

In January, the Lodi Town Board voted to solicit bids to build a new town hall. The process became bogged down when the price of building materials increased dramatically late in 2021. Town Supervisor Kyle Barnhart says talks with the town’s architectural ... MORE
Lodi, Municipal, News, Seneca County
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INSIDE THE FLX: Lodi Supervisor Kyle Barnhart on building a town hall, healing divisions and his vision for a better Lodi (podcast)

In this episode, I follow up on our coverage of the January town board meeting. We talked about the effort to build a new town hall, hampered by the increasing cost of building materials and the future of the food pantry, which ... 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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After three hour debate, Lodi Town Board approves putting town hall project to bid

After nearly three hours of spirited and often contentious discussion and debate between the Lodi Town Board and the public, and between board members themselves, the board voted Thursday night to solicit bids for a new town hall. The vote was 3-2, ... MORE
Lodi, Municipal, News, Seneca County