Category: Schuyler County

Bitcoin miners scout for site in Watkins Glen; Canadian bitcoin miner buys power plant near Buffalo

Bitcoin miners scout for site in Watkins Glen; Canadian bitcoin miner buys power plant near Buffalo

Bitcoin mining interests have called Watkins Glen officials in recent weeks to explore the possibility of setting up a cryptocurrency processing operation within the village to take advantage of its cheap electric rates. The village enjoys a monthly allocation of about 6 ... MORE
Public encouraged to participate in drug take back day in Schuyler County

Public encouraged to participate in drug take back day in Schuyler County

The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office and the Schuyler County Coalition on Underage Drinking and Drugs are encouraging community members to participate in National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Community members can drop off their expired, unused, or unwanted ... MORE
Police ask for public’s help searching for missing Mack truck around Watkins Glen

Police ask for public’s help searching for missing Mack truck around Watkins Glen

Police in Watkins Glen are asking for the public’s help locating a flatbed truck that was stolen late-Wednesday. Police describe it as a 1988 Mack Truck, which was stolen from the Colonial Inn Motel on North Franklin St. around 8:40 p.m. It ... MORE
Grant program on the way for small business owners in the Finger Lakes thanks to COVID relief bill

Grant program on the way for small business owners in the Finger Lakes thanks to COVID relief bill

A grant program is on the way to help small businesses that were impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Area chambers of commerce are surveying their members, according to Finger Lakes News Radio, who recently spoke with Seneca County Chamber President Jeff Shipley ... MORE
DEC proposes nutrient pollution reduction budget for Cayuga Lake

DEC proposes nutrient pollution reduction budget for Cayuga Lake

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced a proposed nutrient pollution reduction “budget” for Cayuga Lake to help protect drinking water quality and restore the water quality of the lake’s southern end for recreation. The draft Total Maximum Daily ... MORE
Festival organizers cancel Watkins Glen Waterfront Festival due to continued concerns around pandemic

Festival organizers cancel Watkins Glen Waterfront Festival due to continued concerns around pandemic

It will be at least another year before things return to normal in Watkins Glen. 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 ... MORE
Work resumes on stretch of Rt. 14 in Montour Falls: Traffic down to one lane for now

Work resumes on stretch of Rt. 14 in Montour Falls: Traffic down to one lane for now (video)

Work is underway to improve a stretch along Route 14 in Montour Falls. That means traffic has been reduced to one-lane. A bridge is being worked on, and a number of other cosmetic improvements are being made to that stretch. Watch the ... MORE
Schuyler Hospital receives $5,000 donation to purchase air contamination unit

Schuyler Hospital receives $5,000 donation to purchase air contamination unit

Schuyler Hospital has received a sizeable donation to pay for a portable dust containment unit. The unit helps to contain airborne contaminants. The Spycor Environmental Minti E-C-U 4 is a collapsible portable unit that helps isolate air contamination. A $5,000 donation went ... MORE
Lawmaker calls for investigation into Watertown firefighter’s death at Schuyler County training facility

Lawmaker calls for investigation into Watertown firefighter’s death at Schuyler County training facility

In early-March a Watertown firefighter died after a training exercise at a state facility in Schuyler County. Peyton Morse was rushed to the hospital after suffering a medical emergency at the New York State Academy of Fire Science. He was in the ... MORE
Watertown firefighter dies after training exercise in Montour Falls

Watertown firefighter dies after training exercise in Montour Falls

The firefighter that was seriously hurt in a training exercise in Montour Falls at a training facility has died. A family member told CNYCentral that 21-year-old Peyton Morse, a Watertown firefighter, died from injuries sustained in a training incident. The incident occurred ... MORE
Annmarie Flanagan named to public health director post in Schuyler, Yates counties

Annmarie Flanagan named to public health director post in Schuyler, Yates counties

The Yates County Health Department has new leadership. Annmarie Flanagan was unanimously appointed by the Yates County Legislature to serve as director of public health. Former director Deb Minor retired earlier this winter after serving Yates County for more than 30 years ... MORE
Lodi man leads deputies on pursuit through Schuyler, speeds top 100 mph during chase

Lodi man leads deputies on pursuit through Schuyler, speeds top 100 mph during chase

The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of two individuals- one from Lodi, and another from Elmira following a vehicle chase through several communities. Edward Robinson, 30, of Lodi and Nichole Paul, 29, of Elmira were both taken into custody on ... MORE
Breck Spaulding names Maloney as Undersheriff Running Mate

Breck Spaulding names Maloney as undersheriff running-mate

Schuyler County Sheriff Candidate Breck Spaulding announced the selection of Lieutenant Matthew Maloney as his choice for Undersheriff. “Sheriff Yessman’ s well deserved retirement brings with it the loss of over 36 years of experience and institutional knowledge.  To ensure a seamless ... MORE
Watkins Glen superintendence will retire this year

Watkins Glen superintendent will retire this year

The superintendent of the Watkins Glen School District is retiring. The Odessa File reported that Greg Kelahan will step down as soon as a replacement is found. That is expected to happen over the next six months. His family plans to remain ... MORE
Schulyer County officials share details of expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility

Schulyer County officials share details of expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility

Schuyler County Public Health and Schuyler Hospital are providing an update on vaccination efforts in Schuyler County. To date, Schuyler County Public Health and Schuyler Hospital have provided 1,260 people with their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. “The number of vaccine doses ... MORE