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Deputies: Driver snaps light pole at del Lago, later involved in second crash in Fayette

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 61-year-old Burdett resident after a DWI accident, in which a light pole was snapped in half at the del Lago Resort & Casino. Sunye D. Koniz, 61, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, DWI, and for having a BAC of more than 0.08 percent after the incident,... 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

Seneca Lake brewery party to benefit SLPWA

It could be called pints for pure water. Grist Iron Brewing Co. on Route 414 in this Schuyler County town is inviting the public to attend its Benevolence Beer Series Kick-Off Party at 5 p.m. Thursday, at which it will celebrate the unveiling of its hefeweizen beer. A portion of the proceeds from each pint of hefeweizen sold from January... more

ELECTION NIGHT LIVE 2017 (webcast replay)

Josh Durso, Jackie Augustine & Jim Sinicropi were live inside the all-new FingerLakes1.com Studio on Election Night for results, reaction, interviews and analysis from Tuesday’s vote in Cayuga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates Counties. Hear from Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro, successful Seneca Falls Town Council candidate Doug Avery, Geneva City Supervisor candidates Lou Guard &  Dom... more

ELECTION GUIDE 2017: Looking at all of the candidates, issues in Schuyler County

In Schuyler County there is no bigger issue than the ongoing debate around Crestwood Midstream. The Houston-based energy company has been pursuing a development, which would allow them to store LPG beneath the surface of Seneca Lake in abandoned salt caverns. While the issue itself has been polarizing — economic development has taken a back seat. However, the other major... more

Burdett to get new $2.83M fire station, village offices

The United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development has approved a loan for $2.83 million with an accompanying grant of $211,000 to the Village of Burdett to build a fire station and village offices. Congressman Tom Reed made the announcement this week. The Rural Development funds will assist the village to construct a 10,000 square foot building that will house... more

Two casual Finger Lakes restaurants bring the charm: restaurant review

The Finger Lakes culinary scene has its own personality. Whereas many of Rochester's newer restaurants lean toward urban industrial looks, those in the Finger Lakes often are more warm, artsy and sometimes a little quirky. Two examples worth visiting: Roots Cafe in Naples and The Elf in the Oak in Burdett. They are about an hour away from each other.... more

Burdett man arrested in Watkins Glen

A Burdett man is facing child endangerment charges after an arrest warrant was executed this week. Daniel M. Campbell, 36, of Burdett was arrested on August 2nd, 2017 on an arrest warrant charging him with endangering the welfare of a child, fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment. Campbell was arraigned in Village of Watkins Glen Court and committed to the... more

LETTER: Underage drinking still a problem in Schuyler Co.

To the Editor – As an employee of Schuyler County Public Health I am concerned about the underage drinking problem in Schuyler County. According to the most current data 47.6% of 7th through 12th grade students report using alcohol at some point in their life and 25.5% report using it in the past 30 days. Many young people in the... more

Village of Burdett accepting applications for clerk, treasurer

The Village of Burdett is accepting applications for Village Clerk/Treasurer. Applications and resumes will be accepted at the Village Office, P.O. Box 234, Burdett, NY (located in the front corner of the Fire Station) until 5:00 pm April 3, 2017. A job description is available on the village website, www.burdettny.us , from the clerk during regular business hours (Mondays 5-7pm)... more

Felony charge for Burdett man who allegedly stole three guns and sold them in Penn Yan

A 36-year-old Burdett man was arrested by Penn Yan Police after he was found to be in possession of stolen property. Officers say that Chad Smith was arrested for criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth and fifth degrees on Wednesday at 11:30 am. One count is a felony charge, while the second is a misdemeanor, according to police.... more

Police: Schuyler home health aide charged with grand larceny

Delinda K. Buchanan, 41 years old of Savona, was arrested on Monday and charged with 12 counts Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the first degree, a class E felony and Grand Larceny in the third degree, a class D felony. It is alleged that Buchanan who is a home health aide submitted 12 time cards containing false information and... more

Burdett man charged with DWI in Seneca County

Burdett man charged with DWI in Seneca County
Deputies in Seneca County say that a Burdett man was arrested for driving while intoxicated on Thursday, August 18, after a traffic complaint was filed by a civilian. Derik Smith, 38, of Burdett was located at a business in the Town of Romulus with his vehicle and was subsequently charged with driving while intoxicated, and aggravated driving while intoxicated with... more