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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. No new tests results are in yet, but they’re said to be in the pipeline.  In early September,... more

Decade old questions loom as Schuyler County Judge race moves forward

Decade old questions loom as Schuyler County Judge race moves into the fall
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 deny reports that his resignation as Seneca County Attorney in 2007 was prompted by a grand jury letter... more

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 with the state Department of Health. “We are being proactive. We are looking into it,” Watkins Glen Mayor... more

You may have been exposed to Hepatitis A if you ate at this Watkins Glen restaurant

You may have been exposed to Hepatitis A if you ate at this Watkins Glen restaurant
Health officials in Schuyler County are warning people about a possible exposure to Hepatitis A at a Finger Lakes restaurant. Spectrum News reports an alert has been issued to anyone who ate at the Seneca Harbor Station restaurant in Watkins Glen, etween June 12 and 21. Schuyler County Public Health says patrons may have been exposed to the virus, though... 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

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

Boil Water Advisory issued for Watkins Glen, Dix & Reading

Officials in Schuyler County say a Boil Water Advisory has been activated for the next several days following intense flooding, which happened on Tuesday. The following message was relayed to the public on Thursday: “Please be advised; there is a Boil Water Advisory for the Village of Watkins Glen, Dix & Reading Water Districts. Bring tap water to a rolling... 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

MANTIUS: DEC kills Crestwood’s plan to store LPG next to Seneca Lake

The state’s top environmental regulator on Thursday halted a controversial gas storage project proposed for caverns next to Seneca Lake, ending a fierce eight-year battle between midwestern fossil fuel interests and local residents and businesses. Basil Seggos, commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Conservation, announced that he has denied a subsidiary of Houston-based Crestwood Midstream Partners LP a permit... more

Schuyler legislature opposes Crestwood LPG plan

The Schuyler County Legislature voted on Monday to rescind its prior support for an attempt to store liquefied propane gas in local salt mines, after reports that one of the caverns may have leaks. The resolution was introduced at Monday’s meeting by legislator Phil Barnes and seconded by legislator Van Harp. It passed unanimously. The resolution was authored by Legislature... more

Crestwood acknowledges possible leaks in Seneca Lake salt mines

An attempt to store liquefied propane gas in Seneca County salt mines, already stalled in the face of fierce opposition, has encountered further setbacks as the sponsors acknowledged the cavern may have leaks. The admission came in a May 17 letter to Department of Environmental Conservation Basil Seggos from a Syracuse-based lawyer representing Finger Lakes LPG Storage, a unit of... more

FERC officially vacates natural gas storage OK in Reading

Now that it has a quorum of members, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission formally has vacated its 2014 order allowing Arlington Storage to store natural gas in abandoned underground salt caverns on the southwest side of Seneca Lake. The Dec. 21 action was expected once FERC had a sufficient number of members to act. Arlington Storage had asked FERC to... more

Sheriff: Tyrone man jumped from moving vehicle, died on Rt. 14A in Reading

The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office reports that a 47-year-old Tyrone resident died after allegedly jumping from a moving vehicle. Deputies say that they received a call stating that a male subject had jumped from a vehicle on State Route 14A in the Town of Reading. The entire incident unfolded on Tuesday around 2:46 pm. A preliminary investigation revealed that Erik... 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
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