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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 ... more
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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 ... more
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Decade old questions loom as Schuyler County Judge race moves forward

Decade old questions loom as Schuyler County Judge race moves into the fall
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 ... more
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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 ... more
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Fire planned in Finger Lakes forest to restore habitat

Fire planned in Finger Lakes forest to restore habitat
Officials plan to burn 30 acres of the Finger Lakes National Forest to clear overgrown brush and grass and restore declining wildlife habitat. U.S. Forest Service personnel will use prescribed fire in parts of the ... more
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Hector teen had BAC twice the legal limit after crash in Schuyler County

Deputies report that a 19-year-old Hector resident admitted to using his cellphone and drinking alcohol at a friend's house before a crash in the Town of Catherine last week. On Thursday, Kameron Edminister, 19, of ... more
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Winery owner files $14 million lawsuit against Schuyler deputy, Town of Hector

Winery owner files $14 million lawsuit against Schuyler deputy, Town of Hector
The co-owner of a Schuyler County winery filed a $14 million federal civil-rights lawsuit against a deputy with the Schuyler County Sheriff's Office and the Town of Hector. John Zuccarino, owner of Silver Springs Winery in Burdett, filed the ... more
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FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive ... more
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Schuyler Hospital breaks ground on massive, two-part development project

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Tuesday marked the groundbreaking ceremony for Schuyler Hospital, a member of Cayuga Health System, which kicked off the construction of a new 15,000 square foot state-of-the-art Medical Surgical inpatient unit. Phase one of the two-part ... more
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Teen held on felony charges after house reportedly shot

Teen held on felony charges after house reportedly shot
Deputies say they responded to a report of a house being shot on Lisk Road in Hector, which resulted in the arrest of an 18-year-old Burdett resident following an investigation. Logan J. Teemley, 18, of ... more
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Steven Getman launches campaign for Schuyler County Court Judge

Steven Getman launches campaign for Schuyler County Court Judge
County Attorney Steven Getman has officially launched his campaign for Schuyler County Court Judge. Getman is a lifelong Republican who resides in Watkins Glen and currently serves as the Schuyler County Attorney. “Our new judge ... more
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Time goes on (photo)

Time goes on (photo)
Out for a ride near Lodi and Hector. This property slowly decayed as time went on. Photo by Ted Flock ... more
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Golden Lane in Schuyler County (photo)

Golden Lane in
I found this golden lane somewhere on a seasonal road in the Fingerlakes Forest near Hector. So nice to see some Fall color. Photo by Rachel Burkholder ... more
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HEAL Schuyler works with local restaurants to offer healthy options

HEAL Schuyler works with local restaurants to offer healthy options
HEAL (Healthy Eating and Active Living) Schuyler is working with local restaurants on the new Choose HEALth program standards. The Choose HEALth, Healthy Food Choices in Schuyler County program was founded in 2015. The new ... more
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ADVISORY LIFTED: Watkins Glen boil water alert ended after intense flooding

ADVISORY LIFTED: Watkins Glen boil water alert ended after intense flooding
The Village of Watkins Glen announced at 9:50 this morning that its untreated tap water is safe to drink again — lifting a nine-day-old order to boil water before drinking. The notification by the village ... more
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Torrential rains will continue to threaten Schuyler even after $30M plant opens

Torrential rains will continue to threaten Schuyler even after $30M plant opens
Torrential rainstorms will continue threaten water quality in and around this village even after Schuyler County’s new $30 million wastewater treatment plant begins operating late next year, local officials predicted. “A storm event like we ... more
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Major flooding shuts down roads in Schuyler County (full coverage)

A state of emergency has been declared in Schuyler County due to flooding from extreme rainfall overnight into this morning. The following roads are closed and impassable due to damage: Shumway Road from State Route ... more
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Three arrests made after robbery at Dandy Mini Mart in Hector

Police: Civilian complaint of passed out driver leads to DWAI charge in Penn Yan
Deputies say a trio of Schuyler County residents were arrested after an investigation into a robbery that happened on May 28th at the Dandy Mini Mart on State Route 414 in Hector. Thomas A. Aldrich, ... more
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2,400 plus make chilly 77.7 mile relay around Seneca Lake on Sunday

2,400 plus make chilly 77.7 mile relay around Seneca Lake on Sunday
The eighth-annual Seneca7, a 77.7-mile relay race, consisting of 348 seven-member teams running the circumference of Seneca Lake, was held Sunday, April 29. The event began in downtown Geneva, with runners heading south along the ... more
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