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Two years removed from 9-day boil water emergency, Watkins Glen still hasn’t tackled long-overdue system upgrades

Two years removed from 9-day boil water emergency, Watkins Glen still hasn’t tackled long-overdue system upgrades

Members of the Phish rock band were just about to begin their on-stage sound checks on Aug. 16, 2018, when state and local officials abruptly pulled the plug on their weekend music festival at the Watkins Glen International racetrack. The four rock ... MORE
Schuyler County’s fire prevention, awareness program credited with saving two lives on New Years Day

Fire prevention program credited with saving two lives in New Years Day fire

Two people who escaped a New Years Day fire in Schuyler County are crediting the County’s fire prevention efforts with saving their lives. The program is called “Learn Not To Burn,” and has been around for more than 40 years in Schuyler, ... MORE
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Felony arrest made after Schuyler traffic stop

Felony arrest made after Schuyler traffic stop

On January 7th around 1:24 p.m. deputies conducted a traffic stop on Railroad Street in Odessa after they observed vehicle and traffic violations. Deputies utilized a K-9 to find narcotics in the vehicle. A subsequent search revealed a quantity of methamphetamine, a ... MORE
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UPDATE: Odessa home a ‘total loss’ after fire prompts major response

Investigators say a wood stove may be to blame after a home was destroyed by fire Friday evening. The flames broke out around 7 p.m. While firefighters were quickly on-scene – the flames spread too rapidly, too quickly. Those investigators think the ... MORE
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Decade old questions loom as Schuyler County Judge race moves into the fall

Decade old questions loom as Schuyler County Judge race moves forward

Schuyler County Attorney Steven Getman, who is running in November for Schuyler County Judge, declined last week to answer questions or provide requested documents about his role in a Seneca County scandal more than a decade ago. Getman declined to confirm or ... MORE
Seneca Lake-area water systems promise new data on PFAS, while state keeps tight lid on information

Seneca Lake-area water systems promise new data on PFAS, while state keeps tight lid on information

Blindsided a month ago by intense public alarm over reports that their public drinking water showed traces of PFAS-class chemicals, officials in Watkins Glen and Montour Falls and Waterloo confirmed last week that they are in the process of checking it out ... MORE
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Officials claim fears of water contamination likely overblown in Schuyler County

Officials claim fears of water contamination likely overblown in Schuyler County

Pressed to respond to public alarm over a report that traces of the toxic PFAS class of chemicals had turned up in samples of local tap water, Schuyler County officials said this week they would conduct their own new tests in coordination ... MORE
Odessa gets a new rescue pumper

Odessa gets a new rescue pumper

The Schuyler County Village of Odessa has a shiny new fire truck. The village announced the arrival of the Odessa Fire Department’s new rescue pumper on its Facebook page Tuesday. Village officials said it’s been a long road, but they’re happy the ... MORE
FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local 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 ... MORE
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Schuyler Hospital breaks ground on massive, two-part development project

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 ... 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. Provided. “Our new judge must have experience to handle not ... MORE
Odessa-Montour girls rally from 21 down to beat Greene

Odessa-Montour girls rally from 21 down to beat Greene

What better way to get the Section 4 girls basketball tournament started than with a big-time comeback. Ninth-seeded Odessa-Montour faced a 19-point deficit at halftime that was still 12 entering the final quarter before the Indians surged past No. 8 Greene, 52-44, ... MORE
Surging Watkins Glen boys storm away from Odessa-Montour in second half

Surging Watkins Glen boys storm away from Odessa-Montour in second half

Watkins Glen ratcheted up the defensive pressure in the third quarter and picked up a fifth consecutive victory in boys basketball, 52-38, over rival Odessa-Montour on Wednesday night in Odessa. O-M closed within 25-23 early in the third quarter before Owen Scholtisek’s ... 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: ... MORE
Major flooding shuts down roads in Schuyler County (full coverage)

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 ... MORE