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ELECTION GUIDE 2017: Looking at all of the candidates, issues in Schuyler County

In Schuyler County there is no bigger issue than the ongoing debate around Crestwood Midstream.

The Houston-based energy company has been pursuing a development, which would allow them to store LPG beneath the surface of Seneca Lake in abandoned salt caverns.

While the issue itself has been polarizing — economic development has taken a back seat. However, the other major point being discussed at this time in Schuyler County is the success and growth of Watkins Glen.

Legislative districts 1, 2, and 4 are all up for grabs this cycle, with at least two candidates seeking each seat. Most-notably, Joseph Campbell, a vocal opponent of the Crestwood Midstream development is running on the Democratic line — for District 2.

Two Town Council seats in Tyrone will be up for grabs this year with the backdrop of an ongoing investigation into forged documents, which were on-file with the New York State Department of Transportation.

What issues are the candidates and voters talking about?

– Crestwood Midstream LPG storage project on Seneca Lake
– State funding for wine, craft beverage industry
– Ensuring businesses thrive in Schuyler County without IndyCar
– Correcting and upgrading aging infrastructure
– Health and longevity of Seneca Lake

Election Preview from the Debrief Podcast

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Forged NY DOT docs being investigated in Schuyler County
Watkins Glen businesses prepare for IndyCar-less 2018
Residents, businesses call on Gov. Cuomo to halt Crestwood Project

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