After the Seneca County Board of Supervisors disagreed about how it should proceed with the Cayuga Nation and its debris-littered properties on the east side of State Route 89 in Seneca Falls, leadership has moved to go ahead with cleanup without the blessing of town or county officials.
Driving by The Three Bears Complex in Ovid it is clear things have changed. Over the last two decades The Friends of the Three Bears, now led by Phyllis Motil, change has been slow. Between funding challenges and logistical ones, with elected officials uncertain for many years how to proceed…
It has been more than a year since several properties along State Route 89 were mostly destroyed by the Clint Halftown led faction of the Cayuga Nation, but the future of a couple of them remains a looming issue for county officials.
Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery might have been at an advantage in the state’s selection process for designation as New York’s first veterans cemetery, but it was never a guarantee. Local officials echoed that sentiment, and spoke to the 15 year effort that went into developing, opening, …
The Finger Lakes COVID Vaccine Task Force was formed to help the region contend with a supply and demand issue at the start of vaccine rollout. As summer begins in the region the role has really changed, according to Dr. Nancy Bennett.
Lake Friendly Living is a concept born out of a desire to create sustainable habits for all residents of the region to preserve and bolster lake health.
Editor’s Note: Next week will feature an extended look at the various efforts being undertaken at the local level to make Lodi a place that can thrive on the other side of the pandemic.
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…
Here comes the money.
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.
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…
In February the Kaiser Family Foundation reported that the pandemic and economic recession that ensued had a negative impact on many people’s mental health.
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…
Officials in Seneca County said despite setbacks created by the coronavirus pandemic one of its biggest goals is to be selected by New York State for a first-of-its-kind cemetery.
The Networking and Security program at the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center had a special visit from the Potter County Education Council.
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.
It has been a few years since Mitch Rowe returned to Seneca to take over as county manager. The county was in a good place then, and given the circumstances, it could still be argued it is in good shape.