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Waterloo school board sets tentative budget with tax increase

Waterloo schools seeing more cases of COVID-19, but will continue with in-person learning model
The Waterloo School Board unanimously approved a tentative $49.8 million budget for the 2024-25 school year on Monday, maintaining the same level of spending as the current year. Despite no overall increase in spending, the ... more
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Waterloo Container honored with green certificate for environmental efforts

Waterloo Container honored with green certificate for environmental efforts
Waterloo Container Company, a key player in the packaging industry, has been awarded a Green Certificate by M.A. Silva, a major supplier of cork stoppers, for its significant environmental contributions. Over the past ten years, ... more
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Seneca Meadows readies for 21st annual Mulch Day giveaway with Christmas in May theme

Seneca Meadows readies for 21st annual Mulch Day giveaway with Christmas in May theme
Seneca Meadows will celebrate its 21st annual Mulch Day Giveaway on May 11, where local residents are invited to receive free mulch while helping out with a charitable cause. The event, scheduled from 7 to ... more
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One guilty plea in Waterloo homicide case: Second suspect’s trial goes on

One guilty plea in Waterloo homicide case: Second suspect’s trial goes on
In a recent turn of events in Seneca County, Wayne Ellison Jr. pled guilty to first-degree manslaughter for the shooting death of William Waugh in September 2022. The guilty plea was first reported by the ... more
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Troopers assist roadside baby delivery in Seneca County

Troopers assist roadside baby delivery in Seneca County
On April 15 the town of Waterloo became the unexpected backdrop for a heartwarming emergency delivery as local troopers assisted a woman in giving birth in her car. Troopers Joseph Vinci and Alexander Mullen were ... more
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Waterloo woman who hit SF police officer last month arrested for assault, resisting after new incident

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The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that a Waterloo woman who was arrested for hitting a police officer while being released from custody was arrested a second time. The original incident took place in March, ... more
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Waterloo murder trial restarts today: Two face charges for 2022 shooting

Waterloo murder trial restarts today: Two face charges for 2022 shooting
The trial of Wayne Ellison Jr. and Christopher Kesterson, accused of the murder of former local resident William Waugh, begins in Seneca County Court today following multiple delays. The case, which involves charges of murder ... more
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READ THE DOCS: DEC unveils final scoping document for proposed Seneca Meadows Landfill expansion

Judge dismisses Seneca Meadows lawsuit challenging Local Law #3 in Seneca Falls
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has officially completed the final scoping document for the proposed expansion of Seneca Meadows Landfill, located in the Towns of Seneca Falls and Waterloo, Seneca County ... more
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Police: Waterloo man imprisoned victim with backwards lock at home during domestic incident

Police ask Geneva residents to lock vehicles after string of larcenies
Police arrested a 26-year-old Waterloo man following a domestic incident where he locked the victim inside a home. According to police, Justin Bailey, 26, was arrested for unlawful imprisonment after it was determined he installed ... more
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Waterloo man steals car and debit card, later found in Geneva

Police: Drunk driver was going 74 mph on Eastern Blvd. in Canandaigua
Police arrested a 51-year-old Waterloo man on several charges after he stole a vehicle and debit card in late-March. According to a news release, Eugene Dailey was arrested for grand larceny, unauthorized use of a ... more
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Auburn, Geneva teens show up at Waterloo home to fight 16-year-old; both face harassment and endangerment charges

Steuben County man leads police on pursuit, faces a number of charges
Police in Waterloo say two teens from Auburn and Geneva were arrested after showing up at a 16-year-old's house in Waterloo for a fight. Ciara Malave, 19, of Geneva; and Rowena Walker, 18, of Auburn ... more
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Motorcyclist flees at 100 mph in Waterloo: Driver eventually falls off, obstructs police before arrest

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Police say an intoxicated Cayuga County motorcyclist was taken into custody after he fled authorities at more than 100 mph in Waterloo. According to a news release, Deagan Crandall, 21, of Moravia was arrested for ... more
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Waterloo woman hit police officer while being released from custody after separate arrest

Waterloo PD begins wearing body cameras
The Waterloo Police Department recently announced the arrest of a 52-year-old woman following an incident on March 12. According to a news release, Shameeza Aziz, of Waterloo was arrested for harassment after striking a Seneca ... more
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Waterloo man damaged two vehicles in separate incidents

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The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of a Waterloo man following two separate incidents that were investigated. According to a news release, Vidalina Ruiz, 42, was arrested for second- and third-degree criminal mischief ... more
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Waterloo Town Board will hold special meeting on special water project Tuesday at 5:30 PM

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The Waterloo Town Board has announced a special meeting set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the 66 Virginia Street offices. This gathering aims to inform residents about the creation of a new water district and ... more
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Waterloo man charged with contempt after arguing with person, staying in place violating court order

Waterloo man charged with contempt after arguing with person, staying in place violating court order
Police arrested a Seneca Falls man following a domestic incident at a residence over the weekend. Joshua Jones, 30, of Waterloo is accused of engaging in a verbal argument with the victim, then remaining there ... more
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Waterloo man charged with grand larceny after stealing purse from village bar

Waterloo PD begins wearing body cameras
State police say a Waterloo man was arrested for grand larceny after a purse was stolen from a local bar. Daryl Leisenring, 59, was arrested for fourth-degree grand larceny, a Class E felony, following an ... more
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Cleanup effort underway at NYSEG property in Border City

Cleanup effort underway at NYSEG property in Border City
In a recent environmental cleanup effort, special rail cars have been spotted at the Finger Lakes Railway yard in Geneva, part of a project to remove contaminated soil from the New York State Electric & ... more
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Police: Seneca Falls man arrested in Waterloo for ALDI larceny

Is Aldi planning a move to Auburn Plaza? Permits obtained to start work at old AC Moore store
Police arrested a Seneca Falls man after an investigation into stolen merchandise from the local ALDI store. Steven Dolgos, 51, is accused of taking merchandise from the store and passing all points of sale. He ... more
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Company behind Waterloo solar project say it’s still on track

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The Trelina Solar Energy Center, aimed at establishing an 80 megawatt solar farm in Waterloo, New York, is moving forward in its development phase. NextEra Energy Inc., the Florida-based company behind the project, has recently ... more
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Lawsuit against Seneca Meadows, DEC seeks to block landfill’s expansion over violation of Green Amendment

Waste Connections spent $282,000 to help flip Seneca Falls Town Board
A lawsuit filed today against Seneca Meadows Inc. and the state Department of Environmental Conservation seeks a court order to block the landfill’s proposed expansion on the grounds that unabated landfill odors violate its neighbors’ ... more
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