Seneca Falls

10 women inducted at the National Women's Hall of Fame

Oct 4, 2015
Kelly Walker / For WXXI News

Ten women whose influence continues to be felt in the fields of science, the arts and civil rights are the newest inductees into the National Women's Hall of Fame. They include dance pioneer Martha Graham and Feminist Majority founder Eleanor Smeal. 

Also chosen to be inducted on Saturday were the founder of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Nancy Brinker, and Carlotta Walls LaNier, the youngest member of the Little Rock Nine. 

U.S. Treasurer speaks at a Seneca falls forum on the new $10 bill

Sep 1, 2015

A top U.S. Treasury official led a town hall meeting Monday at the Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls.

It was all about the discussion of putting a woman on the $10 bill. The Treasury Department is working on a redesign of the $10 bill, with plans to put a woman on that currency in time for the 100th anniversary of the amendment that gave women the right to vote.

Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios spoke before a standing room crowd in the Wesleyan Chapel. As she read through questions submitted by the audience, one came up again and again.

Dave Lucas / WAMC

House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi kicked off a multi-state bus tour in upstate New York in an appeal to women to vote for Democrats in November's election.

Pelosi was joined by various New York Democratic Congresswomen and female candidates for the house of representatives. The bus tour started Sunday in Seneca Falls, where Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-Rochester) and the Democrat candidate from the 23rd district in the Finger Lakes area, Martha Robertson, joined the minority leader.

The flare up in events is a boiling over of a decade-old dispute among senior members of the Cayuga, who disagree over who controls the nation and its business interests.

Cayuga Nation leadership dispute heading to court

May 6, 2014
Ryan Delaney / WRVO

The decade-old leadership dispute between factions of the Cayuga Indian Nation that flared up last week is heading to the courts.

Clint Halftown, who claims to be the rightful federal representative of the Cayuga, filed lawsuits against a group of chiefs and clan mothers who say they are in charge of the nation.

That group, who call themselves the Unity Council, moved last week to take control of two nation-run gas stations and office buildings in the Finger Lakes.

Greg Cotterill / WEOS Geneva

Gov. Andrew Cuomo used the spot where the women's rights movement was born to lobby for his proposed Women's Equality Agenda.

Cuomo, a Democrat, concentrated on the nine parts of the plan that attacks things like workplace discrimination and the pay inequity between men and woman, while protesters outside focused on the abortion portion of the plan.

The Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls is a noteworthy place in the history of the women's rights movement, and it was here the governor won a standing ovation from the women's groups supporting his agenda.

Village of Seneca Falls no longer a village

Jan 3, 2012

It's officially 2012, which means the Village of Seneca Falls no longer exists. They've officially dissolved into the town, which means a new financial dynamic, and for some residents, a new financial burden.