New York: Number of jobs increased by 23,600, unemployment dropped for fourth straight month in April

New York: Number of jobs increased by 23,600, unemployment dropped for fourth straight month in April

Last Thursday, the New York State Department of Labor released its preliminary monthly jobs and labor force data for April. Let’s take a look at the highlights and break down data most relevant to the Finger Lakes. Private sector jobs According to ... MORE
Department of State Representative to speak at 10-year anniversary of Project Seneca

Department of State Representative to speak at 10-year anniversary of Project Seneca

Media are invited to the 10-year anniversary celebration of Project Seneca on Monday, May 23, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. at the Seneca Lake Event Center (586 E. 4th Street, Watkins Glen, NY). Sarah Crowell, Director, Office of Planning, Development & Community Infrastructure at ... MORE
Project Seneca celebrates 10-year anniversary

Project Seneca celebrates 10-year anniversary

More than 30 Project Seneca supporters, State and local officials, and regional investors, gathered on Monday, May 23, 2022, to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Initiative’s beginning. Project Seneca was created when a small group of local business leaders were inspired ... MORE
Life jacket trees installed in Watkins Glen by local boating club

Life jacket trees installed in Watkins Glen by local boating club

May 21 through May 27 is National Safe Boating Week. To help ensure a safe water experience for area residents and visitors, the Finger Lakes Chapter of America’s Boating Club has installed two life jacket trees in Watkins Glen. The structures are ... MORE
Finger Lakes Travel: Country Music Festival Prep and a trip to Red Brick Pub

Finger Lakes Travel: FLX Country Music Festival checklist and a trip to the Red Brick Pub

As the Finger Lakes Country Music Festival approaches, we’re getting prepared. We’ve made a checklist to help you get festival-ready, including tips on what to pack, outfits, hairstyles and scheduling! @fingerlakes1 See you there on June 4th!#countrymusicfestival #musicfestivaloutfit #musicfestival #concertoutfit #fyp #ootd ... MORE
Fulkerson Winery ‘Will Run for Wine’ 5k trail run on June 4

Fulkerson Winery ‘Will Run for Wine’ 5k trail run on June 4

Fulkerson Winery invites trail enthusiasts to celebrate National Trails day by competing in the Second Annual Will Run For Wine, Heritage 5k Trail Run on June 4, 2022, at Fulkerson Winery (5576 Route 14, Dundee, NY). The event will use a staggered start, ... MORE
Haley Albertsman scores “key” win in SCCUDD Spring Billboard Contest

Haley Albertsman scores “key” win in SCCUDD Spring Billboard Contest

The Schuyler County Coalition on Underage Drinking (SCCUDD) held its 2nd annual billboard contest for Schuyler County students in grades 7-12.  All students attending Odessa-Montour Central School, Watkins Glen Central School, and Bradford Central School were eligible, including homeschool students residing in Schuyler ... MORE
Trumansburg woman arrested for grand larceny

Trumansburg woman arrested for grand larceny

Police arrested a Trumansburg woman following a larceny investigation. According to a news release, the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office arrested Courtney L. Matthys, 27, of Trumansburg for grand larceny. Matthys failed to report income and received over $3,000 in benefits from the ... MORE
Elmira man steals vehicle from Dollar General parking lot

Elmira man steals vehicle from Dollar General parking lot

Police say an Elmira man was arrested following a larceny investigation. According to a news release, the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office arrested John T. Conner, 35, of Elmira for grand larceny. Charges allege that Conner stole an unoccupied vehicle from the parking ... MORE
FINGER LAKES WEATHER: Risk for strong to severe thunderstorms building into Monday

FINGER LAKES WEATHER: Risk for strong to severe thunderstorms building into Monday

After a summer-like weekend across the Finger Lakes region, the risk for severe weather will be followed by significantly cooler temperatures the first few days of the week. The Storm Trackers Team says things will get active for some on Monday- then ... MORE
Successful ‘I Love My Park Day’ event held on Catharine Valley Trail

Successful ‘I Love My Park Day’ event held on Catharine Valley Trail

Friends of the Catharine Valley Trail (FCVT) hosted volunteers at two sites along the Catharine Valley Trail on Saturday, May 7 as part of I Love My Park Day. The annual event aims to improve and enhance New York’s state parks and historic ... MORE
Watkins Glen man fires rifle at person after road rage incident, striking vehicle

Watkins Glen man fires rifle at person after road rage incident, striking vehicle

The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Watkins Glen man following an incident on April 30. According to a news release, Brian McGrane, of Watkins Glen, was arrested for reckless endangerment after firing a .22 caliber rifle in the ... MORE
Montour Falls man takes car without owners permission

Montour Falls man takes car without owners permission

Police arrested a Montour Falls man following report of a van being taken without permission. According to a news release, State Police out of Horseheads arrested John T. Connor, 35, of Montour Falls for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. The investigation ... MORE
Gov. Hochul announces $35 million investment to support NY’s abortion providers

Gov. Hochul announces $35 million investment to support NY’s abortion providers

New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced on Thursday a $35 million investment to directly support abortion providers in anticipation of Roe v. Wade being overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. On Thursday, May 10, Governor Hochul directed the state Department of ... MORE
Odessa-Montour students recognized for substance prevention

Odessa-Montour students recognized for substance prevention

The Schuyler County Coalition on Underage Drinking and Drugs(SCCUDD) held its 2nd annual Pizza Box Sticker Shock event in December 2021at area stores and restaurants that sell take-out pizza.  A sticker design contest was held for Schuyler county students to come up with ... MORE