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State funding boosts revitalization projects in Montour Falls and Waverly

State funding boosts revitalization projects in Montour Falls and Waverly
State Senator Tom O’Mara applauded the release of state funding for projects in Montour Falls and Waverly through New York’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) and NY Forward programs. Both villages were awarded $4.5 million each ... more
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Justice Center of the Southern Tier opens in Montour Falls

Justice Center of the Southern Tier opens in Montour Falls
The Justice Center of the Southern Tier celebrated its grand opening on Thursday, following a successful initial operation phase earlier this year. Schuyler County District Attorney Joe Fazzary, who spearheaded the Center's development, hailed the ... more
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Montour Falls secures $175,000 grant for clean energy projects

Montour Falls secures $175,000 grant for clean energy projects
Montour Falls Mayor James Ryan announced that the village has been awarded a $175,000 grant from the NYSERDA Clean Energy Initiative. This funding boost is a result of the village amassing 7,000 points within the ... more
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Odessa-Montour schools name two new principals

Odessa-Montour schools name two new principals
The Odessa-Montour School Board announced the appointment of new principals for B.C. Cate and Hanlon Elementary Schools. Erika Parisian, previously with Romulus Central School District, will take over as principal of B.C. Cate starting June ... more
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Watkins Glen, Burdett, Montour Falls, and Odessa village elections: Who won?

Watkins Glen, Burdett, Montour Falls, and Odessa village elections: Who won?
In recent village elections in Schuyler County, Stephen Klemann and incumbent Bob Carson secured their positions on the Watkins Glen Village Board for the next four years, outpacing competitor Ian Ault. The elections saw active ... more
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Odessa-Montour HS welcomes new principal

Odessa-Montour HS welcomes new principal
The Odessa-Montour Central School District has announced Kelsey Pinette as the new principal of its Junior/Senior High School, starting from June 1. With an impressive educational background that includes a bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College, ... more
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Montour, Odessa firefighters battle grass blaze sparked by cookout

Montour, Odessa firefighters battle grass blaze sparked by cookout
A grass fire, reportedly caused by a cook stove, scorched approximately an acre of woodland grass behind a residence on State Route 224 near Alpine this Thursday afternoon. Firefighters from Odessa and Montour Falls were ... more
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Odessa-Montour HS set to bring community “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”

Odessa-Montour HS set to bring community "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"
Odessa-Montour High School students will take to the stage this weekend to perform the beloved Broadway musical "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown." Shows are scheduled to be held in the school auditorium on Friday ... more
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Watkins-Montour Rotary Club opens grant applications to boost Schuyler County

Ithaca foundation boosts job seekers’ connectivity during COVID-19
The Watkins-Montour Rotary Club announced it is accepting grant applications for community projects aimed at enhancing the quality of life in Schuyler County. Interested organizations have until April 15 to submit their proposals, with grants ... more
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Celebrating 75 years of road racing: Grand opening at Brick Tavern Museum

Celebrating 75 years of road racing: Grand opening at Brick Tavern Museum
The Brick Tavern Museum in Montour Falls, hosted by the Schuyler County Historical Society and the International Motor Racing Research Center, has launched a special exhibit celebrating 75 years of road racing in Watkins Glen ... more
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“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” charms at Odessa-Montour High School

"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" charms at Odessa-Montour High School
Odessa-Montour High School's auditorium came alive as the students performed the beloved Broadway musical "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown." The show ran on Friday and Saturday, March 15 and 16, at 7 p.m., and ... more
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Schuyler County launches repair cafes to foster sustainability and community

Schuyler County launches repair cafes to foster sustainability and community
The Village of Montour Falls and the Town of Hector are introducing an eco-friendly initiative to Schuyler County with the launch of two Repair Cafes this spring. Aimed at reducing waste and promoting sustainability, the ... more
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Schuyler County opens final round of downtown revitalization grants

Schuyler County opens final round of downtown revitalization grants
Schuyler County, in collaboration with the Schuyler County Partnership for Economic Development (SCOPED), is calling for applications for the last phase of the Downtown & Business ARPA Program. This initiative, which aims at revitalizing downtown ... more
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Odessa-Montour school board supports cross country teams, bids farewell to principal

Odessa-Montour HS welcomes new principal
The Odessa-Montour School Board has given the green light for the establishment of boys and girls cross country teams starting next fall, following the advocacy of 7th grader Lexi Strobel. Strobel, who previously ran as ... more
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Fire engulfs vacant home in Montour Falls; no injuries reported

Fire engulfs vacant home in Montour Falls; no injuries reported
A vacant home in Montour Falls was engulfed in flames early Sunday morning, prompting a rapid response from local fire departments. The incident occurred on Owego Street, where firefighters were dispatched shortly after 11 a.m ... more
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Odessa-Montour school board appoints new superintendent

Odessa-Montour school board appoints new superintendent
The Odessa-Montour School Board has officially named James P. Nolan as the new School Superintendent, effective January 1, 2025. Nolan, currently the Building Principal at B.C. Cate Elementary School, will start as Deputy Superintendent from ... more
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School bus accident in Montour Falls; no injuries reported

Sodus school bus driver on administrative leave after DWAI crash
A school bus accident occurred in the Village of Montour Falls, leading to precautionary medical checks but no injuries. The incident, involving a single Berni bus, took place on Steuben Street on Wednesday at 7:47 ... more
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Montour Falls man likely to face prison time after contempt conviction

Montour Falls man likely to face prison time after contempt conviction
A man from Montour Falls, Kenton Jones-Watkins, is likely to serve time in prison after admitting to a serious crime in Yates County Court. He pleaded guilty to a felony charge of aggravated criminal contempt ... more
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Montour Falls man gets 6 years for assaulting state trooper, burglary

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A Montour Falls man has been sentenced to six years in state prison following a series of crimes that included injuring a State Trooper, the Schuyler County District Attorney's office announced Thursday. The 28-year-old, Steven ... more
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