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There is a strong desire within the public health department to ensure every Seneca County resident is vaccinated against COVID-19. While the pandemic has felt like a monumental period of time for so many, Seneca County Public Health Director Vickie Swinehart said, at a meeting last week, th…

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It looked like Sue Cirencione, who owns and runs the Big M grocery store in downtown Ovid, was going to be the next member of the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency Board of Directors. 

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Alexandra Ackerman is a teacher in the South Seneca Central School District. She can still recall her first Syracuse Crunch game back in 2004. That is when she started going to watch the local AHL affiliate, starting a lifelong journey from fan, to sportswriter, to podcaster.

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Even though progress is being made on the pandemic with more people being vaccinated by the day- schools remain in a state of flux. Each district has a different approach, and the hope of seeing “normal” this academic year is slipping away.

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The long-term health of Seneca Lake is crucial. Not only for maintaining the region’s drinking water supply- but also for the sake of tourism and agriculture. Later this month, a farming symposium will focus on what’s known as Payment for Ecosystem Services and Carbon Capture Programs, which…

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The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office has submitted its police reform plan, as mandated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2020. Those plans were due by April 1, and while there were documented complaints in law enforcement circles after the initial announcement, Seneca’s law enforcement leaders viewed it…

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A Seneca County woman is hoping for change after watching her mother pass away at a local nursing home from COVID-19, and going through many of the days leading up to her passing without a lot of information about her mother’s condition.

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Last month Govenor Andrew Cuomo announced that New York State would extend open enrollment for health insurance. The cause was the coronavirus pandemic, and its effects on residents who were either finding themselves in-between health insurance coverage, or simply looking for a new, less exp…

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Seneca Housing has received $27,234 in funding from the CARES Act, which was passed and adopted in 2020, as the Coronavirus Pandemic was only beginning. The funding meant that Seneca Housing will be able to have an established Security Deposit Assistance Fund.

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It was a year unlike any other for Sue Cirencione, who took over the Big M grocery store in downtown Ovid last February. It’s been a year, and less than a month after taking ownership and leading the day-to-day operations — a once-in-a-century pandemic landed at her doorstep.

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Recently, the state released data on graduation rates in school districts. The data covered students who entered as freshmen in 2016. While some districts place a lot of emphasis on the data, others (like those in Seneca County) do not focus as much on it.