Category: Schuyler County

HOURS OF OPERATION: Here’s who is open, closed & statements from local businesses (continuously updated)

HOURS OF OPERATION: Here’s who is open, closed & statements from local businesses (continuously updated)

Editor’s Note: If you’re looking for full-coverage of the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19 click here. This database will be the place where we post all business hours or service changes. Have something you’d like to see here? Send it to news@fingerlakes1.com.  3 ... MORE
Schuyler goes three weeks without a new case, but Yates sees confirmed positives close in on 30

Yates has second COVID death as caseload rises, Schuyler now three weeks removed from last positive

Every community is unique. Health officials say a second person has died from the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19 in Yates County. Yates County Public Health reported that the person was in their 70s and suffered from underlying conditions. There was one new ... MORE
Appeal denied in Schuyler County sex abuse case

Appeal denied in Schuyler County sex abuse case

The New York State Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, has rejected a Schuyler County man’s latest attempt to appeal a finding that he had sexually abused his four-year-old daughter and neglected his three minor children. On Thursday (April 30, 2020) ... MORE
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Watkins Glen music duo pens pandemic song: “Corona Don’t Mean What It Used To”

Watkins Glen music duo pens pandemic song: “Corona Don’t Mean What It Used To”

The Watkins Glen music duo ‘Sons of a Beach’ has written a song about what we took for granted before the Pandemic titled “Corona Don’t Mean What It Used To”. Proceeds from downloads of the song will be donated to Pandemic Relief ... MORE
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INSIDE THE FLX: Finger Lakes Works talks opportunities during pandemic (podcast)

The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board, or Finger Lakes Works for short, is contending with some of the biggest questions the region faces moving forward. In particular, they are wrestling with questions about workforce makeup following the pandemic. As the economy reopens ... MORE
Food Bank of the Southern Tier says usage up 50% as concerns grow about those unemployed, going hungry

Food Bank of the Southern Tier says usage up 50% as concerns grow about those unemployed, going hungry

The Food Bank of the Southern Tier says SNAP benefits aren’t high enough right now, and is calling on Congress to act. The Food Bank wants the minimum payment to go up, to help struggling families during the pandemic. The food bank ... MORE
Top 3 finishes to a Watkins Glen NASCAR race this century

Top 3 finishes to a Watkins Glen NASCAR race this century

Watkins Glen is not only steeped in tradition as a former US F1 Grand Prix circuit, but also unique for being one of just two road circuits in NASCAR – the other being located in Sonoma, CA. Far removed from the oval ... MORE
Local hospitals relieved that elective surgeries coming back this month

Local hospitals relieved that elective surgeries coming back this month

When Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that elective surgeries could resume at hospitals in parts of New York – officials were relieved. While they won’t start until the end of the month, it’s a sign of things returning to normal for facilities in ... MORE
Counties have varying level of risk for COVID outbreak, per Cornell University study

Counties have varying level of risk for COVID outbreak, per Cornell University study

A Cornell University study shows counties’ risk factors associated with a COVID-19 outbreak. The report included a map, which can be examined in-full by clicking here. It took on demographic and health factors, weighing them to determine the overall vulnerability of any ... MORE
TCAT riders required to wear face masks effective 8 pm tonight

TCAT riders required to wear face masks effective 8 pm tonight

Public transportation riders must wear masks or face coverings starting 8 p.m., Fri., April 17, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said this week in announcing stricter coronavirus prevention measures. Those exempt include children 2-years-old and younger and those who cannot cover their faces for ... MORE
Watkins Glen Waterfront Festival cancelled for 2020

Watkins Glen Waterfront Festival cancelled for 2020

For 26 years, the Watkins Glen Waterfront Festival has brought thousands of landlubbers and cardboard sailors to town to enjoy the Seneca Lake waterfront, stroll a midway of dozens of vendors and music-makers, and watch or participate in the “almost-famous” Cardboard Boat ... MORE
NYSEG pledges $50K to food bank in CNY

NYSEG pledges $50K to food bank in CNY

NYSEG, an AVANGRID company, announced this week that it had donated $50,000 – the equivalent of 150,000 meals – to Food Bank of Central NY to support the Food Bank’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 situation. The donation is part of a ... MORE
Rep. Reed says economy needs to be reopened slowly, as testing allows

Rep. Reed says economy needs to be reopened slowly, as testing allows

Congressman Tom Reed, who represents the 23rd District, says he’s as eager as anyone to restart the economy. But this week he said it needs to be done slowly. “The goal is to manage the virus when we reopen,” Reed said in ... MORE
NYSAC says counties are worried about NY’s finances, hoping for bailout from federal government

NYSAC says counties are worried about NY’s finances, hoping for bailout from federal government

Upstate counties are worried about the future of their communities, as much as they are worried about being overwhelmed by the Novel Coronavirus. “County elected officials took it upon themselves to protect their communities, put in place emergency protocol to affect the ... MORE
Another county begins releasing town-by-town COVID-19 caseload

Another county begins releasing town-by-town COVID-19 caseload

Throughout the region counties have been taking different approaches to the COVID-19 pandemic. First, many are releasing town-by-town data for those who test positive. The most-recent county to join that list is Cayuga, which saw a recent spike in cases. “Our health ... MORE
WEEKLY DEBRIEF: Looking back at COVID-19 coverage & biggest stories of the week (podcast)

WEEKLY DEBRIEF: Looking back at COVID-19 coverage & biggest stories of the week (podcast)

As more cases of the Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 are confirmed around the region – questions loom about the rate of testing. Also, the region is getting ready to celebrate the Easter holiday without friends and family. Josh Durso and Ted Baker ... MORE
COVID-19 could wipe out 5-16% of counties budgets in the Finger Lakes

COVID-19 could wipe out 5-16% of county budgets in the Finger Lakes

Last week when the Canandaigua City Council met — they discussed what could potentially happen if some grim municipal budget forecasting came true. Those concerns had already been highlighted in a report by the New York State Association of Counties. That reality ... MORE
Leslie Danks Burke secures endorsement of Chemung County committee

Leslie Danks Burke secures endorsement of Chemung County committee

The Chemung County Democratic Committee unanimously voted to endorse Leslie Danks Burke in her bid to represent New York’s 58th State Senate District. “For decades, only Republicans have represented Elmira and the Chemung County area at the state level, and Elmira was ... MORE