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Route 96 crash leads to DWI charge for Varick driver

Route 96 crash leads to DWI charge for Varick driver
Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce reports that on Saturday at 3 a.m. deputies arrested a Varick resident following an investigation into a proeprty damage accident on State Route 96. Jamie M Eldredge, 24, of Varick ... more
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DEBRIEF: Breaking down del Lago, incinerator legislation & Geneva’s search (podcast)

On Episode #21 of the Debrief Podcast Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso debate the future of a piece of state legislation, del Lago Resort & Casino, as well as Sinclair Broadcast Group. Watch or listen ... more
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Beautiful despite the cold (photo)

Beautiful despite the cold (photo)
A simple shot of a magnificent morning, cold but beautiful. Photo by Rachel Burkholder ... more
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Sheriff: Auburn man had sexual contact with teen at Varick treatment facility

Deputies: Hopewell woman charged with assault at Ontario County Jail
Investigators with the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 28-year-old Auburn man after alleged sexual abuse. According to the Sheriff’s Office Corey A. Jones, 28, was charged with two counts of forcible touching and endangering ... more
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Waterloo man convicted after theft of lawn equipment, building materials on Rt. 89

After a three-day jury trial in Seneca County Court, David Brownell, 54, of Waterloo was found guilty of third-degree criminal mischief, a class E felony, and two counts of petit larceny, class A misdemeanors. Brownell ... more
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Supervisor Hayssen opposes multi-million dollar overhaul of facilities in Waterloo

Supervisor Hayssen opposes multi-million dollar overhaul of facilities in Waterloo
Purchasing the former BonaDent building — known now as the ‘Health & Senior Services Building’ for $3.2 was controversial. Since then, Seneca County obtained a Facilities Master Plan for Design & Engineering of the County ... more
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SENECA CO. BOS: Resolution to oppose incinerator passes unanimously (full coverage)

SENECA CO. BOS: Resolution to oppose incinerator passes unanimously (full coverage)
On Tuesday the Seneca County Board of Supervisors held their regularly scheduled meeting for March, taking what some felt was a 'significant' step in opposing the proposed Circular enerG incinerator in Romulus. Multiple speakers at ... more
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Rochester man charged with felonies after Seneca County burglary

Police: Seneca Falls man accused of verbally, physically abusing child in Walmart
Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce reports the arrest of a 32-year-old Rochester resident on burglary charges after a lengthy investigation into a Varick incident. Tyler J. Kurlas, 32, of Rochester was charged with second-degree burglary ... more
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Ettman seeking Seneca County judge seat

In a press release issued Friday, Assistant Seneca County Attorney David K. Ettman announced his candidacy for Seneca County Judge. Ettman said he publicly announced his intentions at last Tuesday’s Varick Town Board meeting. Ettman, ... more
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Looking white at Sampson State Park (photo)

Looking white at Sampson State Park (photo)
Although the snow creates a white world there are still various colors mixed in the landscape at some places. Taken at Sampson State Park on Saturday morning. Photo by Rachel Burkholder ... more
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Former Varick employee charged with stealing $166K pleads guilty

Former Varick employee charged with stealing $166K pleads guilty
Sentencing will be held April 9th for the former Varick Town Court clerk who admitted to stealing upwards of $166,999 over a span of seven years. Julie Dougherty, 44, of Varick pleaded guilty this week ... more
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Sheriff Luce: Former Waterloo trio charged after major investigation into string of burglaries

Sheriff Luce: Former Waterloo trio charged after major investigation into string of burglaries
An extensive investigation into burglaries and larcenies in Seneca County has been concluded with the arrest of three former Waterloo residents. Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce says the the crimes committed in this case encompassed ... more
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Man taken into custody for failing to appear on assault, child endangerment charges in Seneca County

Man taken into custody for failing to appear on assault, child endangerment charges in Seneca County
Deputies say a man with no permanent address was taken into custody in Seneca County after a bench warrant was issued on a number of charges following an incident last year. Dustin E. Robinson, 25, ... more
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Gorgeous sunset on Seneca Lake (photo)

Gorgeous sunset on Seneca Lake (photo)
Sunday evening at Sampson State Park where the sunset was beautiful. Photo by Rachel Burkholder ... more
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OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Stephen Harkness of MacDougall (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Stephen Harkness of MacDougall (podcast)
Stephen Harkness, a native of MacDougall, New York in Seneca County, became the second most wealthy American of his time through a partnership with John D. Rockeller of Richford, NY. This episode tells the story ... more
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Non-profit group aims to better south Seneca County communities

A new nonprofit organization known as the Backbone Ridge Benevolent Association Inc. has been formed to benefit areas of south Seneca County and northern Schuyler County. The purposes of the corporation, according to Steven Hall ... more
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WEBER THIS WEEK: Marisa Rubé & Rachel Gregory of Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes (podcast)

WEBER THIS WEEK: Marisa Rubé & Rachel Gregory of Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes (podcast)
Marisa Rubé, executive director of Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes is in-studio along with assistant director Rachel Gregory to talk about her organization that provides services, at no charge, for individuals, children, and families ... more
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BEYOND THE FENCE: A step back in time at former depot

A bit south of the former township of Kendaia on Route 96A, a small rest stop curves off amid trees and field. Many travelers pass it by without thought, heading either south toward Ovid or ... more
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Circular EnerG moves to bypass Romulus Planning Board as hundreds turn out for forum at Romulus HS

Circular EnerG moves to bypass Romulus Planning Board as hundreds turn out for forum at Romulus HS
A frigid winter weekend didn’t keep interested community members from the forum held at Romulus High School on Sunday. Dr. Paul Connett, Professor Emeritus in Environmental Chemistry at St. Lawrence University, who has more than ... more
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Frozen fire hydrant at Sampson (photo)

Frozen fire hydrant at Sampson (photo)
This shot featured a fire hydrant at Sampson State Park, which had been frozen over thanks to the mist from Seneca Lake. Photo by Rachel Burkholder ... more
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Frigid cold continues along Seneca Lake (photo)

Frigid cold continues along Seneca Lake (photo)
The lake is beautiful and day of the year and the frigid temperatures create a beauty of it’s own. Friday’s temperature didn’t go much above 5 degrees and the wind made it feel even colder ... more
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