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Watkins Glen man faces lengthy prison term after stealing $300,000 from local hardware store

A Watkins Glen man could face 15 years in prison after admitting to stealing more than $300,000 from his employer. The theft occurred over the span of 7 years, according to prosecutors. Louis Latorre, 48, pleaded guilty last week to welfare fraud, ... MORE
Planned Parenthood of Central and Western NY expanding in anticipation of Roe V. Wade overturn

Planned Parenthood of Central and Western NY expanding in anticipation of Roe V. Wade overturn (video)

Michelle Casey is the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York. “I’ve been here for six years and my focus has really been on access to care for the people who live in our 18-county region and ... MORE
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Why are stores like Wegmans, Tops, and Walmart accepting less cash in self-checkout lanes?

The reason why self-checkout lines at stores like Wegmans, Tops, and even Walmart don’t accept cash is because of efficiency. Customer habit plays a significant role, too. News10NBC looked into this question: Why do so many self-checkout lanes at grocery stores across ... MORE
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SEVERE STORMS: Clean up begins after damaging winds rip through Finger Lakes (full coverage)

Severe thunderstorms are now expected to develop over the next 2-3 hours across much of the Finger Lakes and Central New York. The biggest threats with these storms will be damaging winds, hail, and prolific lightning. The atmospheric conditions have prompted the ... MORE
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Local family-run businesses partner in Spirit of Schuyler Fundraiser

In a recent check presentation ceremony at Perfect Cut Landscaping and Garden Center in Watkins Glen, Spirit of Schuyler board members were presented with a donation of $1,500 raised by two local businesses with family ties.  Perfect Cut Landscaping (PCL), owned by ... MORE
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Local Girl Scouts organize successful girl-led Ukrainian relief effort

Local Girl Scouts from the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways (GSNYPENN) Council—spanning 24 counties of New York and two in northern Pennsylvania—recently staged a successful girl-led supply drive to help Ukrainian relief efforts. The supply drive was spurred by a March meeting between ... MORE
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HeatSmart FLX South holds open house Sunday at Whittier Library in Lodi

HeatSmart FLX South holds an open house Sunday to show off the ground source heat pump installed at the Whitter Library in Lodi. The energy-saving program was begun by Schuyler County Cooperative Extension and serves residents, businesses, non-profits, and government agencies in ... MORE
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Nick Langworthy running for Congress in 23rd District

New York State Republican Committee Chairman Nick Langworthy is running for Congress. He announced his candidacy Friday morning in New York’s newly-formed 23rd Congressional District. “Western New York and the Southern Tier deserves a conservative Republican Congressman who is tough enough to ... MORE
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Odessa woman arrested after incident at Schuyler Hospital

Police arrested an Odessa woman after damaging property. According to a news release, the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office arrested Mia Force-Russell, 21, of Odessa for criminal mischief. Force-Russell allegedly damaged a phone from the reception desk of the Schuyler Hospital. Force-Russell will ... MORE
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Cayuta man violates order of protection, charged with possession

Police say a Cayuta man was arrested after violating an order of protection. According to a news release, the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joseph Baudendistle, 48, of Cayuta for criminal contempt and criminal possession of a controlled substance. Upon violating an ... MORE
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Odessa man charged with criminal mischief

Police arrested an Odessa man following report of damaged property. According to a news release, the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office arrested John H. Bergen, 52, of Odessa for criminal mischief. Charges alleged that Bergen damaged the property of another individual. Bergen will ... MORE
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Alpine woman charged with failure to appear

A woman in Schuyler County was arrested after receiving a summons. According to a news release, the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office arrested Derric S. Ebel, 28, of Alpine for failure to appear in court. It is alleged that Ebel did not show ... MORE
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Two arrested in Schuyler County for failure to appear

Two individuals were arrested in Schuyler County after failure to appear in court. According to a news release, the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joshua J. Rutan, 41, of Elmira and Tyler E. Rose, 26, of Montour Falls for failure to appear ... MORE
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Schuyler County woman arrested for failure to appear

An Alpine woman was taken into custody after receiving a summons. According to a news release, the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office arrested Michelle A. Davis, 31, of Alpine for failure to appear. Charges allege that Davis did not show up to the ... MORE
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INSIDE THE FLX: HeatSmart South FLX program saving homeowners, businesses, non-profits on energy costs (podcast)

In this episode, I talk with Erica Herman, the Campaign Director with HeatSmart FLX South. The energy-saving program started with Schuyler County Cooperative Extension and has now spread to Seneca, Steuben, and Yates Counties. The program consists of an energy audit and ... MORE
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Democrats nominate Max Della Pia for special election in NY-23

Democrats have nominated Max Della Pia to run for Congress in the 23rd District. Governor Kathy Hochul has given final approval for a special election to find a successor in the current 23rd Congressional District, which includes a large portion of the ... MORE
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Seneca Pure Waters announces first round of SNPR project awards

The Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association announces a first round of awards for its newly formed Sediment, Nutrient, and Pollution Reduction Program (SNPR). Four projects around the lake have been designated for funding to County Soil and Water Conservation districts: Cover Crop ... MORE
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Watertown Girl Scouts earn President’s Volunteer Service Awards

Two local Girl Scouts from Troop 61102 in Watertown, N.Y.—part of the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways (GSNYPENN) Council—have earned the President’s Volunteer Service Award for volunteer hours and service to their community in 2021. As a certifying organization, GSNYPENN identifies eligible members as potential recipients, ... MORE