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Finger Lakes National Forest hosts 26th annual fishing day

Fire planned in Finger Lakes forest to restore habitat
The Finger Lakes National Forest celebrated the return of its annual Youth Fishing Derby on Saturday, May 4, marking the event's 26th year. Held at Potomac Pond from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., the derby ... more
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Hector Supervisor Justin Boyette gets second DWI in 10 years; faces felony charge this time around

Hector Supervisor Justin Boyette gets second DWI in 10 years; faces felony charge this time around
Hector Supervisor Justin Boyette has been charged with a felony DWI following an incident where his car was found in a ditch. The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report on State Route 414 ... 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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Troopers: Driver fled into woods after crash in Schuyler County

Lyons man charged with DWI after hitting utility pole, not cooperating with deputies
State police arrested a Hector man following an investigation into a one-car accident on County Route 14 in Catherine. On October 16, Shane Jacobs, 40, was charged with DWAI drugs following the crash. State police ... more
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Forum set for Nov. 2 as Hector residents gear up for busy election: Three competitive races unfolding

Forum set for Nov. 2 as Hector residents gear up for busy election: Three competitive races unfolding
Residents in the town of Hector will soon have the opportunity to get to know the candidates running for public office there. The all-candidates forum is set to take place on Thursday, November 2 at ... more
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Hector, Montour Falls earn ‘Climate Smart’ certification

New York State has awarded Hector and Montour Falls the Climate Smart Community certification, acknowledging their endeavors to mitigate and adapt to climate change impacts. The Climate Smart Communities program endorses local governments committed to ... more
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Fatal crash under investigation in Hector

Fatal crash under investigation in Hector
The Schuyler County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal two-car accident that happened in the town of Hector. Credit: WETM-TV According to the sheriff's office, Angela Spang, 38, failed to yield to a vehicle operated ... more
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Rollover accident turns fatal after driver suffers medical emergency in Schuyler County

Police: Motorcyclist killed in Webster crash, investigation remains active
The Schuyler County Sheriff's Office provided an update on a fatal one-car crash that happened on State Route 79 in the town of Hector. According to a news release, Jerry Barnard, 64, was westbound on ... more
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Sheriff’s office investigating after stolen truck from Seneca County abandoned in Schuyler wildlife area

Sheriff's office investigating after stolen truck from Seneca County abandoned in Schuyler wildlife area
Forest rangers with the state Department of Environmental Conservation say they recovered a stolen truck in Schuyler County. On January 6th around 2:20 p.m. while patrolling Connecticut Hill Wildlife area rangers found an abandoned vehicle ... more
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Unlicensed driver ticketed after property damage crash in Schuyler

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Deputies say a 33-year-old Trumansburg resident was arrested after a property damage crash in Schuyler County on November 17th. According to a news release, Destiny Stevenson, age 33, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation after ... more
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Months long drug investigation involving state police, Elmira PD, and others results in three arrests after seizure in Schuyler County

Months long drug investigation involving state police, Elmira PD, and others results in three arrests after seizure in Schuyler County
State police arrested three Burdett residents following a drug investigation in the town of Hector. According to a news release, the New York State Police Troop E , Violent Gang and Narcotics Enforcement Team (VGNET), ... more
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Finger Lakes Land Trust, U.S. Forest Service add 24 wooded acres to Finger Lakes National Forest

Comments sought on grassland project at Finger Lakes National Forest
Thanks to a partnership between the U.S. Forest Service and the Finger Lakes Land Trust, 24 wooded acres have been added to the Finger Lakes National Forest in the town of Hector, Schuyler County. Surrounded ... more
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Hector woman charged with grand larceny after welfare fraud investigation in Schuyler

Deputies: Clyde man charged with harassment, endangering welfare of child
Deputies report the arrest of a Hector woman following an investigation into public benefits. Megan Meier, 42, is accused of receiving over $1,000 in benefits she was not entitled to receive. As result, Meier was ... more
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Odessa man charged after stealing from storage unit

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A Odessa man was arrested following a burglary investigation.According to a news release, the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office arrested Russell W. Crainey, 36, of Odessa for burglary and petit larceny. Charges allege that Crainey broke ... more
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Woman arrested for DWAI drugs in Hector

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Police arrested a Newfield woman after a traffic stop on June 4. According to a news release, the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office arrested Faith A. Bailor, 20, of Newfield for driving while ability impaired by ... more
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Valentine’s Day options in the Finger Lakes

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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 ... more
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Finger Lakes Land Trust accepts donation of property in Hector

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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 ... more
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Two wanted after daytime theft of catalytic converters in Schuyler County

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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 ... more
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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, ... more
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