Category: Schuyler County

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FLX WEEKLY: Bob Montgomery & Finger Lakes Festival of Lights (podcast)

Bob Montgomery is the Executive Producer of the Finger Lakes Festival of Lights in Burdett which runs through November 7th. This unique and spectacular light show tells the story of Seneca Lake through the ages and Bob is in-studio with Sydney Radka ... MORE
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Finger Lakes Land Trust accepts donation of property in Hector

The Finger Lakes Land Trust announced this week it has accepted the donation of a conservation easement from Rochester resident Jim Minor that will forever conserve 208 acres in the town of Hector, Schuyler County. Located between the Finger Lakes National Forest ... MORE
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Watkins Glen village Christmas event returns after pandemic

Watkins Glen Village Christmas, hosted by Watkins Glen Promotions, Inc., will resume again this year on Friday December 10, 2021 from 5p.m.-8p.m. on Franklin Street in Watkins Glen, with the theme of “Candy Land.” This event returns after being cancelled due to ... MORE
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Alzheimer’s walk at Watkins Glen International fights for a cure

Hundreds gathered at Watkins Glen International for the 2021 annual walk to end Alzheimer’s. Over 400,000 people are living with Alzheimer’s in New York. It’s one of the most common types of dementia that can ruin a person’s memory. Hundreds of walkers ... MORE
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Schuyler County settles opioid lawsuit, bringing hundreds of thousands of dollars

A trio of major drug distributors will pay Schuyler County upwards of $546,000 to settle claims that they contributed to the opioid crisis. A resolution was approved by local elected leaders. The Schuyler County Legislature voted unanimously to accept the settlement and ... MORE
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Wood processor catches fire in Schuyler County

Firefighters from Schuyler County were called to a wood processor fire on Wednesday on Steam Mill Road. It happened in the town of Catherine, according to first responders. The fire was quickly put out, but firefighters remained on-scene for around an hour ... MORE
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Man who stole Cadillac and led police on a chase last month is arrested in Tompkins County Jail

A homeless man was arrested at the Tompkins County Jail for stealing a Cadillac. Joseph Esposito, 36, led police on a chase in Schuyler County in a stolen black Cadillac last month. The pursuit happened on County Road 14 and State Route ... MORE
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Schuyler County parking lots scheduled for repair this week; parking may be difficult at times

Schuyler County parking lots will undergo repair, maintenance and paving over the next two weeks. The schedule below outlines the anticipated closures and/or reduced parking option at the different county facilities. County services will remain open and available during these projects, although ... MORE
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Rabies clinic in Schuyler County Oct. 30

Schuyler County will hold a rabies clinic for pets on Saturday, Oct. 30. The event will be at the Tyrone Fire Department from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Cats, dogs, and ferrets can attend as long as they are at least three ... MORE
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Three men, two being teens, arrested in Montour Falls after committing a burglary

Two teenagers were arrested for burglary after running from police on foot in Montour Falls. Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office responded to a burglary in progress around 6:20 p.m. on Oct. 3. Upon arrival, an open window and unsecured door were found in ... MORE
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Elmira School District is down 16 bus drivers Friday forcing them to modify their school schedule

Elmira School District was forced to modify their schedule Friday due to being down 16 bus drivers. The modification is only for Friday, Oct. 8. Secondary schools began on a one hour delay and elementary schools will be released early. Broadway Academy ... MORE
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Homeless driver faces felony charges after August pursuit between Schuyler and Tompkins counties

The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a homeless man following a pursuit that happened on August 26. Around 9:10 a.m. on that date, a deputy attempted to stop a black Cadillac operated by Joseph Esposito, 36, on County Road ... MORE
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Three arrested after burglary, foot pursuit in Montour Falls

On October 3 around 6:20 p.m. deputies were dispatched to 220 North Genesee Street in the village of Montour Falls for a reported burglary in progress. Deputies arrived to find an open window and unsecured door at the building. As deputies were ... MORE
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Officials believe the victim of brutal kidnap, torture, murder case in Elmira knew the suspects

As officials continue to investigate the brutal murder of Juan Jose Gotay, they’ve verified he knew his killers. A motive has not yet been shared. Chemung County District Attorney Weeden Wetmore has not shared why the man was in Elmira, how he ... MORE
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DEC will begin treatment to control parasitic sea lamprey in Seneca Lake next week, improving fishing

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced that work to combat the parasitic sea lamprey will take place the week of Oct. 11, on the Catharine Creek Canal in Schuyler County. By effectively controlling sea lampreys, DEC can reduce mortality ... MORE
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Southern Tier hospital reaches 100% capacity in ICU

80 workers at Arnot Health who have not been vaccinated have been laid off. My Twin Tiers reports that Arnot Health said 97% of their employees have at least one dose. Last Friday 84% of employees were fully vaccinated. 85 employees are ... MORE
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Wedding photographer sues New York over not wanting to photograph LGBTQ couples

A photographer out of Elmira is suing Attorney General Letitia James over having her right to deny same-sex couples service. Owner Emilee Carpenter believes her inability to choose not to serve LGBTQ+ couples for wedding photos goes against her religious beliefs and ... MORE
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Schuyler County Deputies discover meth lab in the Town of Dix

An investigation was launched for the possible operation of a methamphetamine lab in the Town of Dix. On Oct. 6 Schuyler County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to investigate a possible meth lab on County Road 19 in Dix. Upon investigation an active ... MORE