Category: Schuyler County

National news editor speaks about covering Biden’s inauguration in Washington, D.C. on WRFI

National news editor speaks about covering Biden’s inauguration in Washington, D.C. on WRFI

This week FingerLakes1.com National News Editor Gabriel Pietrorazio returns as a guest on the Human Rights and Social Justice Program with Ute Ritz-Deutch on WRFI Community Radio, which is stationed out of Ithaca. Today, on this edition, Pietrorazio speaks with Ritz-Deutch from ... MORE
Troopers: Watkins Glen man dead after pickup collides with tree

Troopers: Watkins Glen man dead after pickup collides with tree

New York State Police say a Watkins Glen man is dead after a crash on Saturday. It happened around 4:30 a.m. in the town of Veteran along Middle Road. When troopers arrived on-scene they located a full-size pickup truck that had been ... MORE
DiSanto Propane (Billboard)
Looking for the COVID-19 vaccine? Here are the ways you can sign-up for public events

Looking for the COVID-19 vaccine? Here are the ways you can sign-up for public events

How can you sign-up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine? The federal government determines how much vaccine New York State receives and has given New York approximately 300,000 vaccines per week for over 7 million people who are eligible. Officials have said repeatedly ... MORE
Finger Lakes Vaccine Task Force says demand strongly outpacing available doses right now

Finger Lakes Vaccine Task Force says demand strongly outpacing available doses right now

Leaders from the Finger Lakes region described the path forward during a call with media on Wednesday outlining vaccine response. Dr. Mike Mendoza said during the call that counties in the region were taking the lead vaccinating people based on occupation while ... MORE
Schuyler County officials plan police reform meeting for public input

Schuyler County officials plan police reform meeting for public input

A meeting to hear about possible reforms to policing in Schuyler County has been scheduled for next week. “The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office serves the law enforcement needs of all the citizens of the County, and strives to do so in a ... MORE
Police searching for two people after burglary at South Seneca Marina

Police searching for two people after burglary at South Seneca Marina

The Watkins Glen Police Department is asking for the public’s help with an investigation into a burglary that occurred at the South Seneca Marina. Two men are accused of stealing from the South Seneca Marina. Property was stolen from the business, as ... MORE
Police: Theft investigation underway in Watkins Glen after item valued at more than $5K stolen

Police: Theft investigation underway in Watkins Glen after item valued at more than $5K stolen

The Watkins Glen Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying a person who they would like to question regarding a theft at a local business. The theft took place Christmas Eve, according to police. The value of the theft exceeded ... MORE
YEAR IN REVIEW: Biggest stories of 2020 as chosen by FL1 readers

YEAR IN REVIEW: Biggest stories of 2020 as chosen by FL1 readers

Each year we ask ourselves: What were the biggest stories? There are a lot of ways to answer that question. We can choose stories that had the biggest impact on life in the Finger Lakes, Central New York, and Southern Tier. We ... MORE
Less than 30% hospital beds available in Central New York, Finger Lakes regions

How many hospital beds are left in Finger Lakes, Central New York?

Hospital capacity is lessening in the Finger Lakes and Central New York, but that doesn’t mean shutdown is inevitable. That message was clear in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s press briefing on Friday. On Saturday, the state released updated numbers for each region in ... MORE
Judge dismisses $14M suit filed by winery owner over deputy’s actions in 2018

Judge dismisses $14M suit filed by winery owner over deputy’s actions in 2018

A U.S. District Court has dismissed a $14 million civil suit filed by a local winery owner who claimed to suffer emotional distress and depression after an incident involving a Schuyler County Sheriff’s Deputy in September 2018. John Zuccarino claimed a town ... MORE
Courts, News, Schuyler County
SITUATIONAL UPDATE: Here’s what local health officials said on Friday, December 18th

SITUATIONAL UPDATE: Here’s what local health officials said on Friday, December 18th

Editor’s Note: Each day health departments around the region are publishing updates to their websites, social media platforms, and sharing ‘situational’ data with local media. In an effort to bring all of that information together under one roof – we’ll be publishing ... MORE
Database shows local hospitals nearing ICU capacity:

Database shows some local hospitals nearing ICU capacity

Some local hospitals are entering difficult territory as it relates to their ICU bed capacity. Over the last two weeks there has been increased focus on rates of hospitalization connected to COVID-19. In fact, Governor Andrew Cuomo has said that if any ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Steve Keeler on new journalism platforms, cuts in newsrooms, and regaining trust (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Cayuga Community College’s Steve Keeler talks future of media (podcast)

This week we’re catching up with Steve Keeler, Division Chair of the School of Media & Arts at Cayuga Community College about the state- and future of journalism. There were a number of topics we wanted to explore with him. So rather ... MORE
SITUATIONAL UPDATES: Latest local information from health officials for Thursday, December 17th

SITUATIONAL UPDATES: Latest local information from health officials for Thursday, December 17th

This is your situational update for Thursday, December 17th. Take a look at what local health officials are saying in your county as the day progresses. Each county issues updates at different times of day. However, all of the counties we're tracking ... MORE
Home destroyed in Hector after overnight fire

Wood stove to blame after home destroyed by fire in Schuyler County

First responders say a home was a total loss in Hector after a fire was reported there during the early-morning hours on Wednesday. The fire reignited shortly after crews left the scene around 6 a.m., according to WENY-TV. The house, located on ... MORE