CANANDAIGUA — When Casella Waste Services got a permit from the state to expand the Ontario County Landfill by 43.5 acres in 2015, it agreed to provide the county with $18.3 million over the next 14 years — or $1.3 million a year.


GENEVA — If you head down to the city’s Lakefront Park on a given day, you might see Sean Roulan tending to the flower beds around the gazebo, or working in a triangular space where black-eyed susans, ornamental grasses and sunflowers grow, surrounded by a sidewalk.

TYRE — Local electronics recycler Sunnking is partnering with del Lago Resort & Casino to host a free electronics recycling collection event on July 31.

INTERLAKEN — Recent heavy rainfall has caused flooding in the area of the village’s municipal water supply well, resulting in a boil water order.

Composting is one of the best investments we’ll ever make for the future well being of the community and planet. We add value to the soil. The food cycle is completed when we recycle food byproducts and organic waste, reinvigorating the health of soil. Moreover, it reduces the waste stream b…

WATERLOO — The application of Trelina Solar Energy Center to build and operate an 80 megawatt electric generating facility will be considered by written submissions, not at a public hearing with testimony and cross-examination.


SODUS POINT — Village Mayor Dave McDowell is glad that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed a $3.86 million project to repair a breakwater that protects Sodus Bay from Lake Ontario.

SENECA FALLS — Four locations along the west side of Cayuga Lake in Seneca County are included in the new Cayuga Lake Blueway Trail recently launched by the state.


SODUS POINT — In 2017, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer went to this Wayne County village — whose economy and quality of life are largely connected to its waterfront — to urge the Army Corp of Engineers to repair a breakwater designed to protect Sodus Bay from the sometimes-turbulent and sometimes-…

The course of history can change not so much by momentum as by direction. In other words change can occur by simply going left instead of right. My next three columns will deal with Nikola Tesla, Thomas Alva Edison and Henry J. Ford. Three men who all came from moderately humble beginnings a…


The hulking dead refrigerator, the sprung old sofa, a tired toilet, a sagging mattress, tires run smooth, dried-up paint cans, carpeting that’s irrevocably pet damaged, and the laptop that’s so slow it would frustrate a tortoise.

I consider myself an Adam of all trades (not a Jack). In one way, shape, or form I have worked in food service for the better part of 24 years. My list of jobs has transformed from dish washer, prep cook, line cook, sous chef, executive chef, food service director, and ditch digger. Not nece…

SENECA FALLS — After a spirited debate, the town board voted 4-1 Tuesday to introduce a local law imposing a one-year moratorium on permitting new energy production and distribution facilities in the town.

SENECA FALLS — The Town Board will meet in special session at 6 p.m. today in the Municipal Building, 130 Ovid St., to reconsider adoption of a local law imposing a one-year moratorium on issuing permits for all energy projects.

Seneca County is steeped in military history. Community members from generations past throughout the present day have been immersed in this centuries-old saga having parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents whose legacies have been passed down via verbal as well as pictorial accounts. A…

Composting has become increasingly popular across the world, including within the Finger Lakes. Despite this, many people are not aware of just how important composting is to achieving a sustainable waste management system. Households produce food waste daily; interestingly enough, this seem…

DRESDEN — Seneca Lake Guardian is offering a free bus trip for people concerned about protecting Seneca Lake so they can attend a rally at state Department of Environmental Conservation Region 8 headquarters in Avon Saturday.

GENEVA — Hobart and William Smith Colleges and the Seneca Watershed Intermunicipal Organization have been awarded research grants by the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the Great Lakes Research Consortium.

PENN YAN — Yates County Public Health is urging people to take steps to prevent tick bits and Lyme disease now, as ticks already are active.

When Mary Anne Kowalski died suddenly a week ago, the news tore through the Finger Lakes like a wildfire west of the Rockies.

CANANDAIGUA — Volunteers have scraped an estimated 27,500 gypsy moth egg masses off trees within the Canandaigua Lake watershed this spring. The defoliation effort helped reduce the number of gypsy moth caterpillars hatching this spring by an estimated 22 million.

(Editor’s note: This is the inaugural column in an occasional feature series, “This Green Earth,” which is prepared by members of the city of Geneva’s Green Committee.)


Spring is such an amazing time to tour at Deer Haven Park because so much activity abounds. Nature is awakening, daffodils are blooming, trees are budding, and the wildlife are actively exploring.

WATERLOO — Earlier this year, the town of Waterloo was awarded $28,000 in intervenor funds by the state to hire legal and engineering consultants for the Trelina Solar Energy Center permit application process.

SENECA — For every ton of solid waste accepted at the Ontario County Landfill in the town of Seneca, the town receives $2.10 from Casella Waste Services, operator of the landfill on Routes 5&20.

WATERLOO — Hundreds of pages of testimony and exhibits were filed April 16, part of the formal review related to Trelina Solar Energy Center’s application to build and operate an 80 megawatt solar facility in the west end of the town.

WATERLOO — Earl Martin and Deer Haven Park have withdrawn an Article 78 lawsuit against Seneca County over its decommissioning of the wastewater treatment plant on the former Hillside Children’s Center campus in Varick.


SENECA FALLS — In January, the state Department of Environmental Conservation told officials at Seneca Meadows Inc. it had 36 questions it wanted answered before the company’s application to expand its landfill by another 50 acres would be considered complete.