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Water will be temporarily shut off for part of Odessa on Tuesday

Water being poured in glass from pitcher
Residents along Merchant Avenue in Odessa will experience a temporary water shut-off on Tuesday morning. The Village of Odessa announced that from approximately 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on April 9, water service will be ... more
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Odessa village board sets budget, advances water project

Odessa village board sets budget, advances water project
At their most recent monthly meeting, the Odessa Village Board approved the 2024-25 budget, setting the tax levy at $179,085, which aligns with the state's growth cap. The board also made key appointments, including Tom ... more
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Odessa-Montour schools name two new principals

Odessa-Montour schools name two new principals
The Odessa-Montour School Board announced the appointment of new principals for B.C. Cate and Hanlon Elementary Schools. Erika Parisian, previously with Romulus Central School District, will take over as principal of B.C. Cate starting June ... more
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Watkins Glen, Burdett, Montour Falls, and Odessa village elections: Who won?

Watkins Glen, Burdett, Montour Falls, and Odessa village elections: Who won?
In recent village elections in Schuyler County, Stephen Klemann and incumbent Bob Carson secured their positions on the Watkins Glen Village Board for the next four years, outpacing competitor Ian Ault. The elections saw active ... more
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What to expect out of Odessa water infrastructure updates?

Water being poured in glass from pitcher
The Village of Odessa announced plans to begin replacing over 16,000 feet of aging water pipes starting March 25. This major project, led by Vacri Construction Company and JHA Engineers, aims to modernize the village’s ... more
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Odessa-Montour HS welcomes new principal

Odessa-Montour HS welcomes new principal
The Odessa-Montour Central School District has announced Kelsey Pinette as the new principal of its Junior/Senior High School, starting from June 1. With an impressive educational background that includes a bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College, ... more
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Odessa-Montour HS set to bring community “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”

Odessa-Montour HS set to bring community "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"
Odessa-Montour High School students will take to the stage this weekend to perform the beloved Broadway musical "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown." Shows are scheduled to be held in the school auditorium on Friday ... more
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Odessa begins transformative water system upgrade

Odessa begins transformative water system upgrade
The village of Odessa has seen the initiation of a groundbreaking upgrade to its water system on March 25 marking a significant milestone in the village's infrastructure development. Spearheaded by Mayor Gerry Messmer, the project ... more
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“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” charms at Odessa-Montour High School

"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" charms at Odessa-Montour High School
Odessa-Montour High School's auditorium came alive as the students performed the beloved Broadway musical "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown." The show ran on Friday and Saturday, March 15 and 16, at 7 p.m., and ... more
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Odessa-Montour school board supports cross country teams, bids farewell to principal

Odessa-Montour HS welcomes new principal
The Odessa-Montour School Board has given the green light for the establishment of boys and girls cross country teams starting next fall, following the advocacy of 7th grader Lexi Strobel. Strobel, who previously ran as ... more
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Odessa set to get $9.9M water system upgrade

Odessa set to get $9.9M water system upgrade
The village of Odessa is set to undergo a significant upgrade to its water system, as announced by Mayor Gerry Messmer. The $9.9 million project, largely funded by grants and a 0% long-term bond, will ... more
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Odessa-Montour school board appoints new superintendent

Odessa-Montour school board appoints new superintendent
The Odessa-Montour School Board has officially named James P. Nolan as the new School Superintendent, effective January 1, 2025. Nolan, currently the Building Principal at B.C. Cate Elementary School, will start as Deputy Superintendent from ... more
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Raw milk contamination detected at Schuyler County dairy

Raw milk contamination detected at Schuyler County dairy
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is urging consumers in Schuyler County and neighboring areas to avoid consuming raw milk from Sunset View Creamery LLC due to potential contamination with Campylobacter jejuni ... more
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Truck rollover crash blocks Rt. 13 near Ithaca: No injuries reported

Truck rollover crash blocks Rt. 13 near Ithaca: No injuries reported
A crane truck rolled over and blocked Route 13 in the Cayuta/Alpine area Monday afternoon, according to the Odessa Fire Department. As of the late afternoon, around 5 p.m., the stretch of Route 13 between ... more
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Odessa-Montour high school English teacher will be on America’s Got Talent tonight!

Odessa-Montour high school English teacher will be on America’s Got Talent tonight!
Holly Campbell, an English teacher at Odessa-Montour High School, is set to make a special appearance on NBC's popular show, America's Got Talent. According to the Odessa File, Campbell will be performing an emotive duet ... more
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Newark, Naples, Odessa, and Wayland get part of $66M for clean water projects

Geneva Town Board to hold meeting to consider multi-community agreement to expand city wastewater plant
Governor Kathy Hochul today confirmed the allocation of $66 million for water infrastructure upgrades across New York State. The funding, approved by the Environmental Facilities Corporation Board of Directors, will provide municipalities with access to ... more
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Watkins Glen, Odessa-Montour school districts considering merger

Watkins Glen, Odessa-Montour school districts considering merger
The Watkins Glen School Board discussed the possibility of merging with the Odessa-Montour School District at a recent meeting. While previous discussions have not gained enough traction, recent sports team mergers between the districts may ... more
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Odessa-Montour teen suffers stroke: Family launches GoFundMe to help with recovery

Odessa-Montour teen suffers stroke: Family launches GoFundMe to help with recovery
A GoFundMe has been established for a local teen who suffered a stroke. According to family, Keyonna Garrison, a junior at Odessa-Montour High School, suffered a stroke, which resulted from issues with her vertebral artery ... more
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Auburn, Bath, Geneva, Newark, Odessa, Watkins Glen, and Wayne get millions for major water infrastructure projects

Sterling to receive $401K in federal funding for water infrastructure
Last week state officials announced nearly $300 million in community awards through the Water Infrastructure Improvement Grant, Intermunicipal Grant, Green Innovation Grant, and Engineering Planning Grant programs to fund projects across New York. One such ... more
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