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Seneca County schools promote healthy eating and increased physical activity

Seneca County schools promote healthy eating and increased physical activity
All four Seneca County school districts are participating in the Creating Healthy Schools and Communities (CHSC) Grant. The CHSC Grant allows increased access to opportunities for students to be more active and improve nutrition. Romulus ... more
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Lodi man skips court after possession charge

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A Lodi man was taken into custody on a bench warrant on Friday. According to a news release, the Seneca Falls Police Department arrested Thomas Rath, 32, of Lodi for failure to appear in court ... more
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South Seneca schools create middle, high school principal positions

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The South Seneca Central School District is shaking things up. The school board opted to create a pair of principal positions for the middle and high school. These positions will replace the principal and assistance ... more
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Training vs. Fuel: First responders forced to make tough choices due to high cost of diesel (video)

“It’s killing us:”  First responders are trying to work around high gas prices (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 ... more
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Town of Lodi’s Clean Energy Task Force offers Community Solar

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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 ... more
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South Seneca school officials consider second SRO, other security measures

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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 ... more
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CRITICAL WATER SHORTAGE: Interlaken residents must conserve water immediately

CRITICAL WATER SHORTAGE: Interlaken residents must conserve water effective 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 ... more
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South Seneca parents want deputy deployed to both schools following Texas shooting, incident at middle school

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

Avian flu now affecting raptor population in the Finger Lakes
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 ... more
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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 ... more
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Lodi man arrested for failure to appear in court

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

INSIDE THE FLX: The Lodi Food4All Pantry, its mission, its volunteers and its future
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 ... more
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Lodi Supervisor hopes town hall bids will be ready by April board meeting

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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 ... more
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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)

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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 ... more
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Fajans-Turner joins race for NY-22, seventh Democrat seeking nomination

Congressional candidate Fajans-Turner vows to fight for reproductive rights
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, ... more
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After three hour debate, Lodi Town Board approves putting town hall project to bid

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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 ... more
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Deputies give update on fatal multi-vehicle wreck in Seneca County that killed longtime teacher

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The Seneca County Sheriff's Office has provided more information on the fatal crash that claimed the life of a longtime South Seneca Central School District educator. According to a news release, deputies responded to the ... more
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