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Wood processor catches fire in Schuyler County

Firefighters from Schuyler County were called to a wood processor fire on Wednesday on Steam Mill Road. It happened in the town of Catherine, according to first responders. The fire was quickly put out, but firefighters remained on-scene for around an hour ... MORE
Odessa man facing felony counts of robbery, burglary, and grand larceny after domestic incidents

Odessa man facing felony counts of robbery, burglary, and grand larceny after domestic incidents

The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of an Odessa man following multiple allegations of domestic violence, which spanned a few weeks. Robert Stockstill, 36, of Odessa was charged with felony counts of robbery, burglary, and grand larceny, as well as ... MORE
Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office investigate a serious crash involving a motorcycle in Montour Falls

Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office investigates serious crash involving motorcycle in Montour Falls

The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a serious crash involving a motorcycle. On August 4th, 2021, at around 3:00 p.m., the Schuyler County 911 Center was notified of a single vehicle motorcycle accident on State Route 14 near Raymond Street in ... MORE
Community upset after Tompkins Trust announces closure of Odessa branch: Next closest location is 17 miles away

Community upset after Tompkins Trust announces closure of Odessa branch: Next closest location is 17 miles away

The village of Odessa will be losing its only bank in the coming days. The Tompkins Trust Company announced recently that it would be closing its branch in Odessa. The branch is located inside a historic building in the village- and has ... MORE
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Deputies: Odessa man faces felony charge after rape investigation

The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 31-year-old Odessa man following a rape investigation. Deputies say Christopher Hoffman, 31, of Odessa was charged with second-degree rape and criminal sex act- both felonies after investigation. Hoffman is accused of having ... 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
Schuyler County’s fire prevention, awareness program credited with saving two lives on New Years Day

Fire prevention program credited with saving two lives in New Years Day fire

Two people who escaped a New Years Day fire in Schuyler County are crediting the County’s fire prevention efforts with saving their lives. The program is called “Learn Not To Burn,” and has been around for more than 40 years in Schuyler, ... MORE
Felony arrest made after Schuyler traffic stop

Felony arrest made after Schuyler traffic stop

On January 7th around 1:24 p.m. deputies conducted a traffic stop on Railroad Street in Odessa after they observed vehicle and traffic violations. Deputies utilized a K-9 to find narcotics in the vehicle. A subsequent search revealed a quantity of methamphetamine, a ... MORE
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UPDATE: Odessa home a ‘total loss’ after fire prompts major response

Investigators say a wood stove may be to blame after a home was destroyed by fire Friday evening. The flames broke out around 7 p.m. While firefighters were quickly on-scene – the flames spread too rapidly, too quickly. Those investigators think 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
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
Odessa gets a new rescue pumper

Odessa gets a new rescue pumper

The Schuyler County Village of Odessa has a shiny new fire truck. The village announced the arrival of the Odessa Fire Department’s new rescue pumper on its Facebook page Tuesday. Village officials said it’s been a long road, but they’re happy the ... MORE
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FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local 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 way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 ... MORE
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Schuyler Hospital breaks ground on massive, two-part development project

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 development is to be completed by July ... MORE