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Photos show gravel mine sediment washes into drainage ditch designed to protect Watkins Glen from flooding

Photos show gravel mine sediment washes into drainage ditch designed to protect Watkins Glen from flooding
The drainage ditch that serves as the Village of Watkins Glen’s first line of defense against flooding is filling up with sediment, raising doubts about whether it remains a reliable guard against extreme rain events ... more
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Solar Eclipse 2024: Photos and video from around the Finger Lakes

Solar Eclipse 2024: Photos and video from around the Finger Lakes
The total solar eclipse has come to a conclusion across the Finger Lakes. While the weather wasn't perfect, a few folks in the western portion of the region saw breaks of sun. While most others ... more
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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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Watkins Glen International rolls out new fan experience for 2024

Corning Museum of Glass partners up with Watkins Glen International to create the trophies for the races
Watkins Glen International (WGI) unveiled exciting new events for its 2024 season during a pep rally, broadening the historic road course's appeal beyond traditional racing. For the first time, the Glen will host "Bike The ... more
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Nicole Brown appointed COO of Arc of Chemung-Schuyler

Nicole Brown appointed COO of Arc of Chemung-Schuyler
The Arc of Chemung-Schuyler, a leading agency dedicated to supporting individuals with disabilities, has announced the appointment of Nicole Brown as its new Chief Operating Officer. Brown, who has been with The Arc since 2016, ... more
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After fining Watkins Glen gravel pit owner for mining outside law; DEC weighs plan to quintuple site

After fining Watkins Glen gravel pit owner for mining outside law; DEC weighs plan to quintuple site
Three state inspectors dropped by the Padua Ridge gravel mine on cold, cloudy December day in 2010 to order the owner, Martin Wojcik, to halt operations because his permit had expired 13 months earlier. They ... more
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Schuyler County launches tool to combat property fraud

Schuyler County launches tool to combat property fraud
Schuyler County residents have a new defense against property and mortgage fraud, thanks to a proactive measure introduced by officials in the clerk's office. On Tuesday, April 2, they revealed the county's collaboration with Cott ... more
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Watkins Glen school board gives green light to budget: Lower tax rate incoming

Watkins Glen graduation moved to Father’s Day after parents complain about schedule change
The Watkins Glen School Board has officially approved the budget for the 2024-25 school year. Despite statewide concerns over reduced funding for education, the new budget will lower the tax rate for residents, from $10.59 ... 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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Steep cost of poverty in the Finger Lakes: A decline of health and life expectancy

Steep cost of poverty in the Finger Lakes: A decline of health and life expectancy
The Finger Lakes region is known for its picturesque landscapes and tourism, but a silent crisis is unfolding. A recent report by Common Ground Health, supported by data from the New York State Department of ... more
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Girl Scout cookie season extended thanks to poor weather last weekend

Girl Scout cookie season extended thanks to poor weather last weekend
Due to last weekend's unfavorable weather leading to the cancellation of numerous cookie booths, the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways Council has announced an extension of the cookie sale season through April 21. Initially set ... 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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REPORT: Cayuga Health has major economic impact on Schuyler and Tompkins counties

REPORT: Cayuga Health has major economic impact on Schuyler and Tompkins counties
Cayuga Health System significantly impacted the economies of Schuyler and Tompkins counties, with an annual contribution of $675 million, an 8% increase from the previous year, according to a report by the Healthcare Association of ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing workforce development efforts in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing workforce development efforts in the Finger Lakes (podcast)
What's being done to address the workforce shortage in the Finger Lakes? Unemployment rates are historically low. Most counties in the region reporting 3.5-4.25% jobless rates. That means employers are competing for a smaller pool ... more
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DEBRIEF: Geneva development, housing issues, and assessments in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

DEBRIEF: Geneva development, housing issues, and assessments in the Finger Lakes (podcast)
On this episode of The Debrief Podcast hosts Josh Durso and Jackie Augustine talk about recent headlines across the Finger Lakes region - including the closure of the Geneva Movieplex, development of a Dunkin' franchise ... more
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Federal funding boosts healthcare in the Finger Lakes

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The Finger Lakes area is set to receive over $3 million in federal funds aimed at enhancing healthcare services and emergency operations, as announced by U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. The investment is ... more
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DEC to conduct prescribed burns in Schuyler and Steuben counties

DEC to conduct prescribed burns in Schuyler and Steuben counties
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced plans for prescribed burns in Schuyler and Steuben counties this spring, aiming to enhance wildlife habitats and mitigate wildfire risks. Qualified burn bosses are ... more
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Free lead renovation training offered in Schuyler County

Free lead renovation training offered in Schuyler County
Schuyler County Public Health's Lead Poisoning Prevention Program has announced a Lead Renovator Training session scheduled for April 25, 2024, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Human Services Complex in Montour Falls. The ... more
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Winter Weather Advisory: Snow into overnight, leaving slick travel through Saturday AM

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The calendar might say spring, but it's going to feel like winter for the next 24 hours. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for an area-wide snow event that is now ... more
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