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Montour Falls woman charged with grand larceny, accused of misappropriating 175 gift cards at business in Ithaca

Montour Falls woman charged with grand larceny, accused of misappropriating 175 gift cards at business in Ithaca
The Ithaca Police Department reports the arrest of a Montour Falls resident on a felony charge following an investigation involving IPD, the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office, and Tompkins County District Attorney’s Office. IPD reports that Kthy Harris, 56, of Montour Falls was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, a felony, following an investigation into her time working as an office manager... more

Seneca Lake-area water systems promise new data on PFAS, while state keeps tight lid on information

Seneca Lake-area water systems promise new data on PFAS, while state keeps tight lid on information
Blindsided a month ago by intense public alarm over reports that their public drinking water showed traces of PFAS-class chemicals, officials in Watkins Glen and Montour Falls and Waterloo confirmed last week that they are in the process of checking it out. No new tests results are in yet, but they’re said to be in the pipeline.  In early September,... more

Decade old questions loom as Schuyler County Judge race moves forward

Decade old questions loom as Schuyler County Judge race moves into the fall
Schuyler County Attorney Steven Getman, who is running in November for Schuyler County Judge, declined last week to answer questions or provide requested documents about his role in a Seneca County scandal more than a decade ago. Getman declined to confirm or deny reports that his resignation as Seneca County Attorney in 2007 was prompted by a grand jury letter... more

Cayuga Health System partners with Schuyler County Public Health for Family Fit Fest on Sep. 14th

Cayuga Health System partners with Schuyler County Public Health for Family Fit Fest on Sep. 14th
The Cayuga Health System, comprised of Schuyler Hospital and Cayuga Medical Center, is partnering with Schuyler County Public Health to bring the second annual Schuyler Family Fit Fest to Montour Falls on Saturday, September 14, 2019. The Schuyler Family Fit Fest will feature Strong Kids Safe Kids and other health-oriented interactive activities, combined with food, entertainment, games and giveaways.  Plus,... more

Officials claim fears of water contamination likely overblown in Schuyler County

Officials claim fears of water contamination likely overblown in Schuyler County
Pressed to respond to public alarm over a report that traces of the toxic PFAS class of chemicals had turned up in samples of local tap water, Schuyler County officials said this week they would conduct their own new tests in coordination with the state Department of Health. “We are being proactive. We are looking into it,” Watkins Glen Mayor... more

Tests show concerning levels of contamination in drinking water sources in Seneca, Schuyler

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Seneca Lake Guardian says residents in the Finger Lakes are being stonewalled on something important to their safety and health. They made multiple attempts to learn whether PFAS’ were detected in drinking water sources surrounding the Seneca Army Depot, located in Romulus. “After being stonewalled by the Department of Health on whether PFAS were detected in drinking water sources near... more

You may have been exposed to Hepatitis A if you ate at this Watkins Glen restaurant

You may have been exposed to Hepatitis A if you ate at this Watkins Glen restaurant
Health officials in Schuyler County are warning people about a possible exposure to Hepatitis A at a Finger Lakes restaurant. Spectrum News reports an alert has been issued to anyone who ate at the Seneca Harbor Station restaurant in Watkins Glen, etween June 12 and 21. Schuyler County Public Health says patrons may have been exposed to the virus, though... more

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
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