Category: Schuyler County

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Valentine’s Day options in the Finger Lakes

Are you and you looking for a Valentine’s Day adventure? Maybe a romantic get-away (or stay-cation) mixed with a touch of nature? Consider these two options! The Inn at Glenora The Inn at Glenora will be offering a Valentine’s Day package the ... MORE
Local business owner earns Executive Bourbon Certification

Local business owner earns Executive Bourbon Certification

The owner of Seneca Cheese Company in Watkins Glen is taking his love of bourbon to the next level. Robert MacBlane received certification as an Executive Bourbon Steward after completing the industry standard program presented by the Stave and Thief Society in ... MORE
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Two alarm structure fire in Catherine leaves home 75% destroyed

First responders in Odessa were called to a serious structure fire over the weekend. The two alarm fire resulted in 75% of a residential structure being destroyed. The Odessa Fire Department was called to 5202 Park Road in the town of Catherine ... MORE
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Watkins Glen man charged with assault after attack with a wrench in Dix

Deputies arrested a Watkins Glen man following an assault investigation in the town of Dix. According to a news release, Kyle Menio, 39, of Watkins Glen was charged with second-degree assault after an incident on January 8, 2022. It’s alleged that Menio ... MORE
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Finger Lakes county governments call for rollback of health care worker booster mandate

UPDATE: State Senator Pam Helming issued a statement Thursday responding to the call to roll back the mandate: “Crisis. Overwhelmed. Dire. Crippling. These are just a few of the words used in headlines over the last several months to describe the situation ... MORE
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Odessa elementary student’s anti-drug abuse stickers going on 3,000 Schuyler County pizza boxes

3,000 stickers with anti-drug abuse messages designed by a Montour Falls elementary school student are being placed on to-go pizza boxes throughout Schuyler County. The Schuyler County Coalition on Underage Drinking and Drugs (SCCUDD) launched the 2nd annual “Pizza Box Sticker Shock” ... MORE
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Schuyler man indicted after stealing property and taxi cab over the summer

A Schuyler County resident has been indicted after allegedly stealing thousands of dollars in property, as well as a taxi cab in the town of Catherine. According to deputies, Ronald Snyder broke into a home on County Road 14 and stole over ... MORE
Around 33% in Finger Lakes, 20% in Central New York admitted to hospital for non-COVID reason but tested positive

Around 33% in Finger Lakes, 20% in Central New York admitted to hospital for non-COVID reason but tested positive

How many people hospitalized with COVID-19 are ‘incidental’ admissions? This week Governor Kathy Hochul required that hospitals begin reporting how many people were admitted because they had COVID-19 symptoms compared to those who were there for unrelated reasons and tested positive. A ... MORE
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Police investigate after vehicle found in Catherine Creek in Millport

State police are investigating after a vehicle wound up in Catherine Creek. First responders were called to Maiden Lane for the report of an unoccupied vehicle in the water around 7 p.m. The Millport and Odessa fire departments responded to the scene ... MORE
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Schuyler County has a new sheriff, says training and development top focuses

Schuyler County has a new sheriff. Kevin Rumsey was sworn-in as sheriff, and Andrew Zeigler was sworn-in as undersheriff. Sheriff Rumsey says addressing the staffing shortage is one area he’d like to focus. “We’re going to meet challenges, but I still want ... MORE
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Winter Weather Advisory: Slick roads likely as temperatures dive into overnight

The precipitation that started as a cold rain last night transitioned to all snow Sunday morning in the Finger Lakes and Central New York. The National Weather Service has a Winter Weather Advisory posted for everyone. While the initial risk was mixed ... MORE
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Schuyler County Sheriff Bill Yessman retires after 36 years with the department

Thursday was the final day on the job for Schuyler County Sheriff Bill Yessman. WETM-TV reports Yessman had worked for the department for 36 years. He became a Sergeant in 1991, a Lieutenant five years later, Undersheriff in 2001, and was elected ... MORE
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Hundreds of new COVID cases in the Finger Lakes as New York sets new daily record with over 74K positives, 7K+ hospitalized

Another day and another daily record. Governor Kathy Hochul reported 74,207 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the last 24 hours across New York. There were 336,469 tests administered. There were 606 new hospitalizations bringing the total number of hospitalized people to ... MORE
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Schuyler County man Joshua Horein denied parole, killed 15 year old Amber Brockway in 2000

A Schuyler County man who killed a high school classmate has been denied parole once again. The Schuyler County District Attorney’s office says the state Division of Parole ruled against granting parole to 37 year old Joshua Horein. He’s serving a life ... MORE
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Schuyler County Health Department announces series of COVID-19 vaccination clinics

The Schuyler County Health Department has announced the schedule for seven COVID-19 testing clinics in the next month. The first is Thursday from 2-6PM at the Watkins Glen Community Center. All three brands will be offered and most clinics will include first ... MORE