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COVID TRACKER: How many cases are being reported in every county?

The Coronavirus Pandemic has continued to play a major role in the way people are living their day-to-day lives. Here we will track the latest data reported by public health officials in the Finger Lakes and Central New York. As of this ... MORE
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Two more COVID-19 deaths reported in Schuyler County

Schuyler County has reported two new COVID-19 deaths. Public health officials received notification that two Schuyler County residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have passed away. These are the first reported deaths related to COVID-19 in Schuyler County. One of the individuals ... MORE
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Legislators in Schuyler vote 7-1 to urge DEC to probe proposed Cayuta waste site; Sen. O'Mara asks for answers on traffic

Legislators in Schuyler vote 7-1 to urge DEC to probe proposed Cayuta waste site; Sen. O’Mara asks for answers on traffic

The Schuyler County Legislature voted 7-1 last night for a resolution opposing a state permit for a proposed solid waste facility on Route 13 in Cayuta until: — The state Department of Environmental Conservation conducts a “full, fair and exhaustive environmental review, ... MORE
DEC says early earth-moving was violation at proposed waste facility in Schuyler County

DEC says construction of storage building on proposed waste facility site in Schuyler wasn’t issue, but early earth-moving was violation

The 2019 construction of a green storage building on the site of a proposed waste facility in Schuyler County does not violate state rules that ban construction activity without a permit, the state Department of Environmental Conservation has ruled. “The property owner ... MORE
Schuyler nursing facility residents test positive for COVID-19

Schuyler nursing facility residents test positive for COVID-19

On Thursday, Schuyler County Public Health received notification that two residents at Schuyler Hospital’s Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility in Montour Falls tested positive for COVID-19 after being screened due to an employee testing positive on the nursing unit. Schuyler County Public ... MORE
WEEKEND DEBRIEF: NY’s new rules for governing shut downs, theaters still shut down, and future of Farm Days (podcast)

WEEKEND DEBRIEF: NY’s new rules for governing shut downs, theaters still shut down, and future of Farm Days (podcast)

This week it’s all about the changes that are happening at the state and local level as fallout from the Coronavirus Pandemic continues to be evident. The state has new plans for how businesses will be shut down when cases rise, one ... MORE
LITFL: Smelling the grapes at Ventosa Vineyards and Atwater Vineyards

LITFL: Smelling the grapes at Ventosa Vineyards and Atwater Vineyards

When I heard those words uttered by Jeff Harvey, the Ventosa Vineyards winemaker, I almost turned and ran. That same phrase was used during a childhood prank by my friend Yakky’s big brother. But this was different. This time the smell was ... MORE
Thousands without power after strong storms, winds rush through Finger Lakes

Severe storms leave damage behind across the Finger Lakes (photos)

Thousands are without power after strong winds associated with a cold front and thunderstorms rolled through the area on Wednesday. Some of the storms prompted severe thunderstorm warnings as they dropped from north to south across the Finger Lakes, Central New York, ... MORE
DEBRIEF: How landlords are dealing with unpaid rent

DEBRIEF: How are landlords dealing with unpaid rent during the pandemic? (podcast)

There has been a significant debate over the last several months about unpaid rent. Some have contended that it should be canceled – while others – often representing landlords’ perspective – say there needs to be another option. It’s complicated by the ... MORE
Schuyler County will consider resoluti

Schuyler County will consider resolution to block development of Cayuta waste facility

The Schuyler County Legislature is expected to consider on Oct. 13 efforts to modify or block development of a proposed facility in Cayuta that would handle up to 500 tons of waste a day. The legislators will consider a resolution — passed unanimously ... MORE
DEBRIEF: Making stronger c (podcast)

DEBRIEF: Making stronger communities through parenting & communication (podcast)

The Fatherhood Connection is one of those programs operating in the community that a lot of people haven’t heard about. But the work being done by Reggie Cox and his team of community members throughout the region is endlessly important. It operates ... MORE
WEEKEND DEBRIEF: County budgets, stores claim no responsibility for customers, and more (podcast)

WEEKEND DEBRIEF: County budgets, stores claim no responsibility for customers, and more (podcast)

It’s been a long summer for local municipalities that are struggling to adapt to COVID-19 budget issues. However, we’re getting closer to final budgets in many of them. What’s happening here? Also, the latest on a series of headlines from the regional ... MORE
Finger Lakes Clean Up event a success in Watkins Glen (photos)

Finger Lakes Clean Up event a success in Watkins Glen (photos)

The annual Finger Lakes Clean Up event was held on Saturday, September the 19th at the Watkins Glen Village Marina. Divers cleaned the bottom of the southern most end of Seneca Lake around the marina. Also on Saturday there were 9 Adopt-A-Highway ... MORE
Quiet week for HABs on Seneca Lake despite dry conditions

Quiet week for HABs on Seneca Lake despite dry conditions

After another week of bloom watching on Seneca Lake only one was reported, according to Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association. In their Week 7 report, just a single bloom was spotted near Glenora Point. “Most of the week saw windy conditions, which ... MORE
Faculty Association sues Watkins Glen CSD over remote teaching accommodations

Faculty Association sues Watkins Glen CSD over remote teaching accommodations

A lawsuit filed in local court suggests that one school district isn’t adhering to the guidance it created before school started, or that handed down by New York State. The Watkins Glen Faculty Association represents teachers in the Watkins Glen School District ... MORE