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Child dies after ATV crash in Montour Falls

Child dies after ATV crash in Montour Falls
The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office says an 8-year-old boy died Sunday following an ATV crash. They say the accident happened during a New York Off-Road Association Event in Montour Falls. During a race, the 8-year-old struck a tree, causing him to be ejected from the ATV. The child was pronounced dead at Schuyler Hospital. This story will be updated as... more

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 day a year publishing schedule. Whether that’s live-streaming local high school basketball throughout the winter, or showcasing in-depth... more

Schuyler Hospital breaks ground on massive, two-part development project

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Tuesday marked the groundbreaking ceremony for Schuyler Hospital, a member of Cayuga Health System, which kicked off the construction of a new 15,000 square foot state-of-the-art Medical Surgical inpatient unit. Phase one of the two-part development is to be completed by July 2020. The project is being made possible by a $10.3 Million New York State Statewide Health Care Facility... more

Steven Getman launches campaign for Schuyler County Court Judge

Steven Getman launches campaign for Schuyler County Court Judge
County Attorney Steven Getman has officially launched his campaign for Schuyler County Court Judge. Getman is a lifelong Republican who resides in Watkins Glen and currently serves as the Schuyler County Attorney. “Our new judge must have experience to handle not only criminal cases, but also challenging civil, Family Court and Surrogate’s Court cases,” said Getman. “I believe that my... more

Odessa-Montour girls rally from 21 down to beat Greene

Odessa-Montour girls rally from 21 down to beat Greene
What better way to get the Section 4 girls basketball tournament started than with a big-time comeback. Ninth-seeded Odessa-Montour faced a 19-point deficit at halftime that was still 12 entering the final quarter before the Indians surged past No. 8 Greene, 52-44, in a Class C opening-round game Tuesday night on the road. The Indians (14-6) tied the game with... more

Surging Watkins Glen boys storm away from Odessa-Montour in second half

Surging Watkins Glen boys storm away from Odessa-Montour in second half
Watkins Glen ratcheted up the defensive pressure in the third quarter and picked up a fifth consecutive victory in boys basketball, 52-38, over rival Odessa-Montour on Wednesday night in Odessa. O-M closed within 25-23 early in the third quarter before Owen Scholtisek’s 3-pointer sent the Senecas on a 12-3 run to end the quarter. Scholtisek finished with a game-high 13... more

Donors needed for Schuyler Hospital Blood Drive on January 11th, 2019

Donors needed for Schuyler Hospital Blood Drive on January 11th, 2019
Schuyler Hospital’s next Red Cross Blood Drive is scheduled for Friday, January 11th, 2019, 1PM to 4PM, at a new location – the Specialty Clinic at the Hospital (enter Hospital Main Entrance). All blood types are needed. Eligible donors can give double red cells. Find out more about double red cells, or pre-register to donate, at www.redcrossblood.org, or call Schuyler... more

Schuyler Hospital walk-in clinic expanding hours

Schuyler Hospital walk-in clinic expanding hours
To better serve patients, Schuyler Hospital is expanding hours at their Walk-In Clinic at the Montour Falls Primary Care Center. Starting January 1st, 2019, the Walk-In Clinic will be open 7:30AM to 6PM Monday through Friday, as well as 9AM to noon on Saturday. The Walk-In Clinic is located at 230 Steuben Street, Montour Falls, next to the Hospital. For... more

Crestwood’s opportunity to appeal permit denial passes; marking end of long-term fight along Seneca Lake

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The time for Crestwood Midstream’s subsidiary Finger Lakes LPG to appeal the Department of Environmental Conservation’s denial of a permit for underground gas storage along the shores of Seneca Lake expired on December 14, 2018. “Now that we are sure Crestwood cannot challenge the Commissioner’s decision, we can mark our final victory in an 8-year epic David vs. Goliath battle... more

HEAL Schuyler works with local restaurants to offer healthy options

HEAL Schuyler works with local restaurants to offer healthy options
HEAL (Healthy Eating and Active Living) Schuyler is working with local restaurants on the new Choose HEALth program standards. The Choose HEALth, Healthy Food Choices in Schuyler County program was founded in 2015. The new standards tiers restaurants into the following categories: Member, Bronze, Silver and Gold. Participating restaurants submit recipes and are classified into a tier. The Member tier... more

H-FL uses hook-and-ladder on final play to stun Watkins Glen/Odessa-Montour

H-FL uses hook-and-ladder on final play to stun Watkins Glen/Odessa-Montour
The Honeoye Falls-Lima Cougars used a hook-and-ladder to overcome a two possession deficit on Friday night. Honeoye Falls-Lima was a 20-19 winner over Watkins Glen/OdesOsa-Montour at Odessa’s Charles Martin Field. It was O-M’s homecoming night. Read More Gallery: Honeoye Falls-Lima at Watkins Glen/Odessa-Montour football https://t.co/HxSO4gPSge pic.twitter.com/k0PXpEs696 — IthacaJournal (@ithacajournal) September 29, 2018 – Section V high school football: Final scores from... more

ADVISORY LIFTED: Watkins Glen boil water alert ended after intense flooding

The Village of Watkins Glen announced at 9:50 this morning that its untreated tap water is safe to drink again — lifting a nine-day-old order to boil water before drinking. The notification by the village water department, which also applies to the Town of Dix and Town of Reading water districts as well, was posted on the village website and... more

Flood relief supplies to be handed out by Red Cross in Lodi, Montour Falls

Volunteers from the American Red Cross will distribute free cleanup kits and other flood relief supplies at three sites on Thursday and Friday, with mobile distribution of additional supplies on Friday. The Red Cross is coordinating the activities in partnership with Schuyler and Seneca counties. Across the area, Red Cross volunteers are working around the clock to deliver relief. They’re... more

ADVISORY EXTENDED: Watkins Glen must endure at least nine days without safe tap water

A boil-water advisory that was due to expire Tuesday has been extended until at least Friday, Aug. 24, for the Village of Watkins Glen, the Town of Dix and the Town of Reading. The warning not to use untreated tap water was imposed Aug. 16 after torrential rains — up to nine inches in 12 hours — caused major flooding,... more

Torrential rains will continue to threaten Schuyler even after $30M plant opens

Torrential rainstorms will continue threaten water quality in and around this village even after Schuyler County’s new $30 million wastewater treatment plant begins operating late next year, local officials predicted. “A storm event like we had (Tuesday) will still cause a problem,” said Rick Weakland, project manager for the plant set to be built on an 8.6-acre site about a... more

Major flooding shuts down roads in Schuyler County (full coverage)

A state of emergency has been declared in Schuyler County due to flooding from extreme rainfall overnight into this morning. The following roads are closed and impassable due to damage: Shumway Road from State Route 414 to Satterly Hill Road; Dugue Road between Round School House & Fausold Rds; Covert Road from Satterly Hill to State Route 414; Robertson Road... more
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