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Deputies: Driver airlifted from serious crash on Rt. 414 in Schuyler County

Deputies: Driver airlifted from serious crash on Rt. 414 in Schuyler County
The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a serious one-car crash. It happened on State Rt. 414 in the town of Hector around 5:49 p.m. on Monday. Deputies say the vehicle was traveling South of ... more
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Wood stove to blame after home destroyed by fire in Schuyler County

Home destroyed in Hector after overnight fire
First responders say a home was a total loss in Hector after a fire was reported there during the early-morning hours on Wednesday. The fire reignited shortly after crews left the scene around 6 a.m., ... more
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Hector Wine Company celebrates 10 years in the Finger Lakes

Hector Wine Company celebrates 10 years in the Finger Lakes
On Saturday Hector Wine Company, a popular Finger Lakes winery with deep historic roots, celebrated its tenth anniversary and marked the milestone by releasing two new wines. Hector Wine Company was founded in 2010 by ... more
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Deputies: Man sold vehicle that didn’t belong to him at scrap yard in Seneca County

Deputies: Williamson man charged with aggravated DWI after incident at Fastrac
The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of a 63-year-old following an investigation into a scrapped vehicle. Charles McCoy, 63, was charged with falsifying business records and grand larceny after he had Champions Scrap ... more
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Two years removed from 9-day boil water emergency, Watkins Glen still hasn’t tackled long-overdue system upgrades

Two years removed from 9-day boil water emergency, Watkins Glen still hasn’t tackled long-overdue system upgrades
Members of the Phish rock band were just about to begin their on-stage sound checks on Aug. 16, 2018, when state and local officials abruptly pulled the plug on their weekend music festival at the ... more
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Finger Lakes Land Trust acquires 5.5 acres in Hector

Finger Lakes Land Trust acquires 5.5 acres in Hector
The Finger Lakes Land Trust announced that it acquired a 5.5 wooded acre parcel in the town of Hector on Tuesday. The property includes more than 1,300 feet of shared boundary with the Finger Lakes ... more
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OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Fossenvue on Seneca Lake (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Fossenvue on Seneca Lake (podcast)
Between 1875 and 1901, Fossenvue was an important summer retreat on Seneca Lake that provided cultural stimulation in a natural setting. Seneca County Historian Walter Gable will explain how a group of seven friends in ... more
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OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Valois Castle on Seneca Lake (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Valois Castle on Seneca Lake (podcast)
It was called a "breath of Paris in the Finger Lakes" during the late 19th century. Built by Arthur E. Valois on the shore overlooking Seneca Lake, the history of Valois Castle has roots in ... more
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Seneca Lake-area water systems promise new data on PFAS, while state keeps tight lid on information

Seneca Lake-area water systems promise new data on PFAS, while state keeps tight lid on information
Blindsided a month ago by intense public alarm over reports that their public drinking water showed traces of PFAS-class chemicals, officials in Watkins Glen and Montour Falls and Waterloo confirmed last week that they are ... more
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Finger Lakes Distilling debuts a 10+ year-old malt whiskey

Finger Lakes Distilling debuts a 10+ year-old malt whiskey
The new McKenzie Single Malt Whiskey, according to those behind it, is a 10.5 year old expression made from 100% malted barley, 75% of which was grown in New York State. It is a whiskey ... more
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Decade old questions loom as Schuyler County Judge race moves forward

Decade old questions loom as Schuyler County Judge race moves into the fall
Schuyler County Attorney Steven Getman, who is running in November for Schuyler County Judge, declined last week to answer questions or provide requested documents about his role in a Seneca County scandal more than a ... more
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Officials claim fears of water contamination likely overblown in Schuyler County

Officials claim fears of water contamination likely overblown in Schuyler County
Pressed to respond to public alarm over a report that traces of the toxic PFAS class of chemicals had turned up in samples of local tap water, Schuyler County officials said this week they would ... more
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Fire planned in Finger Lakes forest to restore habitat

Fire planned in Finger Lakes forest to restore habitat
Officials plan to burn 30 acres of the Finger Lakes National Forest to clear overgrown brush and grass and restore declining wildlife habitat. U.S. Forest Service personnel will use prescribed fire in parts of the ... more
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Hector teen had BAC twice the legal limit after crash in Schuyler County

Deputies report that a 19-year-old Hector resident admitted to using his cellphone and drinking alcohol at a friend's house before a crash in the Town of Catherine last week. On Thursday, Kameron Edminister, 19, of ... more
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Winery owner files $14 million lawsuit against Schuyler deputy, Town of Hector

Winery owner files $14 million lawsuit against Schuyler deputy, Town of Hector
The co-owner of a Schuyler County winery filed a $14 million federal civil-rights lawsuit against a deputy with the Schuyler County Sheriff's Office and the Town of Hector. John Zuccarino, owner of Silver Springs Winery in Burdett, filed the ... more
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FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive ... more
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Schuyler Hospital breaks ground on massive, two-part development project

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Tuesday marked the groundbreaking ceremony for Schuyler Hospital, a member of Cayuga Health System, which kicked off the construction of a new 15,000 square foot state-of-the-art Medical Surgical inpatient unit. Phase one of the two-part ... more
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Teen held on felony charges after house reportedly shot

Teen held on felony charges after house reportedly shot
Deputies say they responded to a report of a house being shot on Lisk Road in Hector, which resulted in the arrest of an 18-year-old Burdett resident following an investigation. Logan J. Teemley, 18, of ... more
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Steven Getman launches campaign for Schuyler County Court Judge

Steven Getman launches campaign for Schuyler County Court Judge
County Attorney Steven Getman has officially launched his campaign for Schuyler County Court Judge. Getman is a lifelong Republican who resides in Watkins Glen and currently serves as the Schuyler County Attorney. “Our new judge ... more
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