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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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Two wanted after daytime theft of catalytic converters in Schuyler County

New York State Police are asking for the public’s help identifying individuals involved in a series of thefts in Schuyler County. The thefts have taken place during the daytime hours. Specifically, police say that those involved are taking Catalytic Converters. The thefts ... MORE
Driver charged with aggravated DWI after being airlifted from Hector crash

Driver charged with aggravated DWI after being airlifted from Hector crash

The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office has provided an update on the one-vehicle crash that happened on State Route 414 on May 31. On Tuesday, Patrick Ward, 58, of Hector was ticketed for driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated, failure to keep ... MORE
6-year-old killed after being struck by car along Rt. 414 in Hector

6-year-old killed after being struck by car along Rt. 414 in Hector

Investigators with the Schuyler County Sheriff’s office say they are investigating a fatal car vs. pedestrian crash that left a 6-year-old dead. On Saturday around 6:05 p.m. deputies responded to the crash, which occurred on State Route 414 in the town of ... MORE
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 Covert Road on Rt. 414 when it ... MORE
Home destroyed in Hector after overnight fire

Wood stove to blame after home destroyed by fire in Schuyler County

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., according to WENY-TV. The house, located on ... 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 seventh generation viticulturist Jason Hazlitt and veteran ... MORE
Deputies: Man sold vehicle that didn’t belong to him at scrap yard in Seneca County

Deputies: Man sold vehicle that didn’t belong to him at scrap yard in Seneca County

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 Yard take possession of a vehicle, of ... MORE
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 Watkins Glen International racetrack. The four rock ... MORE
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 National Forest (FLNF) and approximately 1,000 feet ... MORE
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 Geneva, New York founded Fossenvue and the ... MORE
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 European royalty and treasures.  Learn about the ... 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
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 the distillery worked on early on, given ... 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