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2,400 plus make chilly 77.7 mile relay around Seneca Lake on Sunday

The eighth-annual Seneca7, a 77.7-mile relay race, consisting of 348 seven-member teams running the circumference of Seneca Lake, was held Sunday, April 29. The event began in downtown Geneva, with runners heading south along the west side of Seneca Lake, through Yates County, Schuyler County including Watkins Glen, and Seneca County, before returning to Geneva for a finish line celebration... more

Teen charged with felony arson after pair of Hector fires

The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 16-year-old male on arson charges following an investigation. The 16-year-old who was not identified due to age was arrested after an investigation into two structure fires in the last week. The fires, which occurred on March 24th and March 26th were both located on Williamee Road in the Town of Hector in... more

Schuyler Sheriff: Trumansburg faces felony burglary charge after investigation

A Trumansburg man has been charged with burglary after breaking into a Hector residence in February — stealing property along the way. Justin L. Georgia, 29, was charged with second-degree burglary — a Class C felony. The charge alleges that Georgia broke into the residence in Hector, stole property, and exited. He was arraigned in Hector Town Court and remanded... more

FL Land Trust acquires 24 acres in national forest

The Finger Lakes Land Trust has acquired 24 acres in the heart of the Finger Lakes National Forest. Located in the town of Hector, Schuyler County, the wooded property is surrounded by existing public land. The acquisition was made possible by the organization’s “Forever Fund,” a dedicated account created by the Land Trust to make time sensitive acquisitions possible. The... more

No. 31: Forge Cellars Riesling shows up on a list of Top 100 wines

Christmas came a bit early for the folks at Forge Cellars this year. The gift wasn’t delivered by Santa — or even UPS, for that matter — but rather from the editors of Wine Spectator magazine. It wasn’t wrapped in glitzy paper with shiny bows but showed up on page 66 of the magazine’s Dec/Jan issue, which came out about... more

Hector woman charged with DWAI

Members of the Watkins Glen Police Department arrested a 24-year-old Hector resident following a traffic stop on December 21st. Police say Leah M. Gascon, of Hector was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, following too closely and failure to dim headlights. She was issued appearance tickets and will have to answer the charges at a later date. more

ELECTION NIGHT LIVE 2017 (webcast replay)

Josh Durso, Jackie Augustine & Jim Sinicropi were live inside the all-new FingerLakes1.com Studio on Election Night for results, reaction, interviews and analysis from Tuesday’s vote in Cayuga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates Counties. Hear from Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro, successful Seneca Falls Town Council candidate Doug Avery, Geneva City Supervisor candidates Lou Guard &  Dom... more

Opponents, Crestwood both double-down on LPG storage under Seneca Lake

When Crestwood announced the sale of U.S. Salt to another firm, it appeared that their years-long effort to store LPG underneath Seneca Lake was coming to an end. While that proved not to be the case, Crestwood later announced that they would be maintaining their interest in the LPG storage business, continuing to seek what they classified as a viable... more

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... more

Residents, businesses call on Gov. Cuomo to halt Crestwood project

Residents are stepping up the fight against a plan to store millions of barrels of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in unlined abandoned salt caverns beneath the shores of Seneca Lake near Watkins Glen in the heart of Finger Lakes Wine Country. Nearly 500 local business owners, including leaders of the region’s winery and tourism industries, sent a letter to Governor... more

Land Trust receives donation of 62-acre easement

The Finger Lakes Land Trust has accepted the donation of a conservation easement that will conserve 62 acres. The easement protects a part of Taughannock Creek, a tributary to Cayuga Lake and the stream that forms Taughannock Falls. The property, owned by Richard Paige of Hector, was purchased in 1940 by his parents. He and his wife, Nancy Adams, established... more

Short on customers, group calls for end of Seneca Lake LPG storage plan

After learning that Arlington Storage Company could not find customers for additional fracked gas storage at Seneca Lake, Gas Free Seneca, represented by environmental law firm Earthjustice, sent letters to the two agencies with jurisdiction over the facility, asking for official disapproval of Arlington’s proposed expansion. The grassroots group, representing more than 400 local businesses and thousands of residents, asked... more

EXPLORING THE FLX: Watkins Glen State Park dries out after heavy rains (photos & video)

It was the perfect spring day. The sun was out, temperatures were hanging in the mid-60s, and there was just enough of a breeze to keep the air from getting too warm. Watkins Glen State Park is just getting tuned up. A day trip down to one of the best State Parks in the Finger Lakes was a mix of... more

Authorities ask for public’s help locating stolen Schuyler Co. excavator

The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a stolen excavator. They say the theft happened in the Town of Hector between Friday and Saturday on County Route 1. Deputies say it appears to have loaded onto a lowboy trailer The excavator was a 1995 Caterpillar 320L and belonged to the Schuyler County Highway Department. Anyone with information is asked to... more
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