Hector teen had BAC twice the legal limit after crash in Schuyler County

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Deputies report that a 19-year-old Hector resident admitted to using his cellphone and drinking alcohol at a friend’s house before a crash in the Town of Catherine last week. On Thursday, Kameron Edminister, 19, of Hector admitted to drinking and driving; and also using his cellphone while driving on Newtown Road in Catherine. He left the roadway and collided with... more

Winery owner files $14 million lawsuit against Schuyler deputy, Town of Hector

Winery owner files $14 million lawsuit against Schuyler deputy, Town of Hector
The co-owner of a Schuyler County winery filed a $14 million federal civil-rights lawsuit against a deputy with the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office and the Town of Hector. John Zuccarino, owner of Silver Springs Winery in Burdett, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in response to an alleged incident from September 2018 and its aftermath. On Sept. 25, Joshua Mikkelsen, a Town of... 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

Teen held on felony charges after house reportedly shot

Teen held on felony charges after house reportedly shot
Deputies say they responded to a report of a house being shot on Lisk Road in Hector, which resulted in the arrest of an 18-year-old Burdett resident following an investigation. Logan J. Teemley, 18, of Burdett was arrested for first-degree reckless endangerment; and remanded to the Schuyler County Jail following an investigation into the initial incident, as well as others.... 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

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

ADVISORY LIFTED: Watkins Glen boil water alert ended after intense flooding

The Village of Watkins Glen announced at 9:50 this morning that its untreated tap water is safe to drink again — lifting a nine-day-old order to boil water before drinking. The notification by the village water department, which also applies to the Town of Dix and Town of Reading water districts as well, was posted on the village website and... more

Torrential rains will continue to threaten Schuyler even after $30M plant opens

Torrential rainstorms will continue threaten water quality in and around this village even after Schuyler County’s new $30 million wastewater treatment plant begins operating late next year, local officials predicted. “A storm event like we had (Tuesday) will still cause a problem,” said Rick Weakland, project manager for the plant set to be built on an 8.6-acre site about a... 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

Three arrests made after robbery at Dandy Mini Mart in Hector

Deputies say a trio of Schuyler County residents were arrested after an investigation into a robbery that happened on May 28th at the Dandy Mini Mart on State Route 414 in Hector. Thomas A. Aldrich, 28, of Watkins Glen, Samantha M. Rekczis, 28, of Hector, and Allison C. Gallow, 20, of Hector were all arrested after the investigation. Rekczis and... more

2,400 plus make chilly 77.7 mile relay around Seneca Lake on Sunday

The eighth-annual Seneca7, a 77.7-mile relay race, consisting of 348 seven-member teams running the circumference of Seneca Lake, was held Sunday, April 29. The event began in downtown Geneva, with runners heading south along the west side of Seneca Lake, through Yates County, Schuyler County including Watkins Glen, and Seneca County, before returning to Geneva for a finish line celebration... more

Teen charged with felony arson after pair of Hector fires

The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 16-year-old male on arson charges following an investigation. The 16-year-old who was not identified due to age was arrested after an investigation into two structure fires in the last week. The fires, which occurred on March 24th and March 26th were both located on Williamee Road in the Town of Hector in... more

Schuyler Sheriff: Trumansburg faces felony burglary charge after investigation

A Trumansburg man has been charged with burglary after breaking into a Hector residence in February — stealing property along the way. Justin L. Georgia, 29, was charged with second-degree burglary — a Class C felony. The charge alleges that Georgia broke into the residence in Hector, stole property, and exited. He was arraigned in Hector Town Court and remanded... more

FL Land Trust acquires 24 acres in national forest

The Finger Lakes Land Trust has acquired 24 acres in the heart of the Finger Lakes National Forest. Located in the town of Hector, Schuyler County, the wooded property is surrounded by existing public land. The acquisition was made possible by the organization’s “Forever Fund,” a dedicated account created by the Land Trust to make time sensitive acquisitions possible. The... more
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