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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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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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Police continue to investigate what appears to be an accidental shooting in Cayuta

Police share more information following the report of what appears to be an accidental shooting in the Town of Cayuta. The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office and the New York State Police are investigating an incident that occurred on Sept. 12th involving the ... MORE
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Police respond to accidental shooting at Wild Wolf Hollow in Cayuta on Sunday

An accidental shooting occurred in Cayuta near Alpine Junction, according to police. New York State Police as well as Schuyler County Police were seen in the parking lot of Wild Wolf Hollow on State Route 13 the morning of Sunday Sept. 12 ... MORE
Schuyler County Sheriff urges boaters to use caution as lake level rises

Schuyler County Sheriff urges boaters to use caution as lake level rises

Schuyler County Sheriff Bill Yessman has issued a Boating Advisory for Cayuta Lake. Due to the recent heavy rains, the lake has risen to a level that is causing damage to docks, and the shoreline. All boaters are urged to use caution, ... MORE
Wind makes battling massive structure fire a challenge in Schuyler County

Wind makes battling massive structure fire a challenge in Schuyler County

A garage fire in the town of Cayuta left first responders battling massive flames, but it wasn’t enough to save the structure. Firefighters from Odessa, Montour Falls, Newfield, Mecklenburg, Watkins Glen, Beaver Dams, Burdett, Millport, Horseheads, and Town & Country were called ... MORE
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Legislators in Schuyler vote 7-1 to urge DEC to probe proposed Cayuta waste site; Sen. O'Mara asks for answers on traffic

Legislators in Schuyler vote 7-1 to urge DEC to probe proposed Cayuta waste site; Sen. O’Mara asks for answers on traffic

The Schuyler County Legislature voted 7-1 last night for a resolution opposing a state permit for a proposed solid waste facility on Route 13 in Cayuta until: — The state Department of Environmental Conservation conducts a “full, fair and exhaustive environmental review, ... MORE
DEC says early earth-moving was violation at proposed waste facility in Schuyler County

DEC says construction of storage building on proposed waste facility site in Schuyler wasn’t issue, but early earth-moving was violation

The 2019 construction of a green storage building on the site of a proposed waste facility in Schuyler County does not violate state rules that ban construction activity without a permit, the state Department of Environmental Conservation has ruled. “The property owner ... MORE
Schuyler County will consider resoluti

Schuyler County will consider resolution to block development of Cayuta waste facility

The Schuyler County Legislature is expected to consider on Oct. 13 efforts to modify or block development of a proposed facility in Cayuta that would handle up to 500 tons of waste a day. The legislators will consider a resolution — passed unanimously ... MORE
DEC probes building at proposed Schuyler waste facility; waste trucks won’t travel to Seneca Meadows

DEC probes building at proposed Schuyler waste facility; waste trucks won’t travel to Seneca Meadows

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is investigating a building on the site of a proposed waste facility near Alpine Junction in Schuyler County that was constructed before the facility had obtained a DEC permit to build. “DEC was first made aware ... MORE
Proposed waste facility in Schuyler County draws criticism after DEC shrugs off environmental risks

Proposed waste facility in Schuyler County draws criticism after DEC shrugs off environmental risks

A proposal for a waste recycling facility near Alpine Junction that state regulators view as environmentally benign is drawing heavy fire from a local group that has helped mobilize successful opposition to two major industrial projects in the Finger Lakes. Project owner ... MORE
Five-vehicle crash shuts down Rt. 13 in Schuyler County

Five-vehicle crash shuts down Rt. 13 in Schuyler County

A multi-vehicle wreck along Route 13 in Schuyler County shut down the roadway for several hours as first responders worked the scene. First responders say the roadway was shut down between Alpine Junction and Swartwood roads. Authorities said there were no life-threatening ... MORE
Decade old questions loom as Schuyler County Judge race moves into the fall

Decade old questions loom as Schuyler County Judge race moves forward

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 decade ago. Getman declined to confirm or ... MORE
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 in the process of checking it out ... MORE
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 conduct their own new tests in coordination ... MORE