Category: Schuyler County

New York regulators approve health insurance premium increases

New York regulators approve health insurance premium increases

New York regulators have approved health insurance rates for 2017, hiking premiums about 8 percent for small group plans and almost 17 percent for individual plans. The Department of Financial Services said rising health care costs and the federal reinsurance program's termination ... MORE
Denny Hamlin earns first road course win at Watkins Glen

Denny Hamlin earns first road course win at Watkins Glen

Denny Hamlin won Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen International after leading the final 10 laps in the 90-lap event. This is the Joe Gibbs Racing driver’s second win of 2016 and his first at the New York road ... MORE
Cuomo: New Taste NY market at NYS Fair will feature vendors from throughout state

Cuomo: New Taste NY market at NYS Fair will feature vendors from throughout state

A new market that will highlight New York-made beverages and food products will debut at this year's Great New York State Fair. Read More ... MORE

Watkins Glen International Arrests for NASCAR weekend 8/4 – 8/7

The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office announces the following arrests during the Watkins Glen International NASCAR Weekend. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Robert W. Hanna, age 60 of Penfield, and Brian J. Candelaria, age 24 of Rochester, ... MORE

Watchdog: Over 2,600 NY workers also got pension

Retire, collect a pension and then go back on the public payroll. About 2,600 state employees collected a salary and pension in 2015, state records show, about the same as in 2012. The double dipping has faced ongoing criticism, with some government ... MORE
Crestwood to reduce Seneca Lake gas storage plan

Crestwood to reduce Seneca Lake gas storage plan

Crestwood Midstream said Monday it is making voluntary concessions in its proposal to store propane in salt caverns in the Schuyler County Town of Reading along Seneca Lake. That project has been the subject of protests by residents and environmentalists concerned about ... MORE

Watkins Glen Police Blotter: Police off to a busy start in August

Heather L. Forbes, 31, of Ithaca was arrested by Watkins Glen Police on July 30 and charged with three counts of DWI under Leandra’s Law. She was also charged with driving with more than .08% BAC, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor ... MORE
Village of Watkins Glen Under Boil Water Advisory

Village of Watkins Glen Under Boil Water Advisory

The Village of Watkins Glen is currently under a boil water advisory. According to Schuyler County Emergency Management’s Facebook page, everyone in the Village, with the exception of those west of Monroe Street, is affected. This includes those on Salt Point Road ... MORE
Ithaca native grew up watching Watkins Glen races; now he helps run them with NASCAR

Ithaca native grew up watching Watkins Glen races; now he helps run them with NASCAR

When Jusan Hamilton was growing up, spending a weekend at the Watkins Glen International track with his family to watch the races was like a yearly mini-vacation. A lifelong racing fan, Hamilton now gets to play a direct role in the races ... MORE
As I Was Saying: Deep cleaning today saves loved ones stress tomorrow

As I Was Saying: Deep cleaning today saves loved ones stress tomorrow

Have you ever walked into your home and realized the clutter that has accumulated throughout the years? “Where do I begin?” I had always thought to myself. The thought of starting this great big task becomes overwhelming so, you set it aside ... MORE
Roth: Iconic Watkins Glen race track our 'other' franchise

Roth: Iconic Watkins Glen race track our ‘other’ franchise

Michael Printup was having lunch at the Genesee Brew House in Rochester recently when he struck up a conversation with some young people. As president of Watkins Glen International, Printup, 51, like all sports executives competing in the Digital Age, keeps the ... MORE
Stewart says goodbye to WGI as new surface says hello

Stewart says goodbye to WGI as new surface says hello

Tony Stewart returns this weekend to Watkins Glen International for what is expected to be his final race on the road course that has treated him so well. Stewart’s last race at The Glen will also mark a significant first for him ... MORE
NASCAR returns to Watkins Glen (full coverage)

NASCAR returns to Watkins Glen (full coverage)

Here it is, the annual NASCAR race weekend at Watkins Glen International has arrived once again. And while haulers continued to move in throughout the day Thursday, the race weekend begins in earnest with a pair of Xfinity Series practice sessions leading ... MORE
Finger Lakes wineries praying for August rain

Finger Lakes wineries praying for August rain

The strong, deep, roots of mature grapevines have kept many of the area’s grape growers from feeling the heat of this summer’s drought — so far. As the hot, dry weather continues, though, some are starting to sweat. Nearly all of western ... MORE
Looking at the 'income gap' in the Finger Lakes

Looking at the ‘income gap’ in the Finger Lakes

[iframe src=”https://flxjosh.carto.com/viz/b7acfcd4-5abe-11e6-9dcb-0e98b61680bf/embed_map” width=”100%” height=”512″ frameborder=”1″ scrolling=”auto” ] If you take the income of the top-percentage of earners in any area — removing them from determining the average income of the other 99 percent — what would that do to the median income? ... MORE
Severe drought deepens: Wells dry up, corn shrivels, cities run low

Severe drought deepens: Wells dry up, corn shrivels, cities run low

Corn stalks are half as tall as they should be in Monroe County. Wells have dried up in Cortland County. Two Upstate New York cities have warned of critically low water supplies, and at least one village is tapping into emergency water ... MORE
Desperate to detox: Addiction services struggle to meet demand

Desperate to detox: Addiction services struggle to meet demand

Getting hit in the face was all part of Laurie Polatas’ plan. She was desperate to get her daughter Michelle out of a seemingly endless cycle of opioid drug addiction, sex trafficking and crime. Laurie's plan was to offer Michelle money and ... MORE
Schumer Calls For Federal Action On Drought Relief

Schumer Calls For Federal Action On Drought Relief

New York Senator Charles Schumer is calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to begin the process of issuing a disaster declaration to help Upstate New York farmers who suffer major losses and crop damage from the severe drought. Schumer is calling ... MORE