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Deputies: Odessa man faces felony charge after rape investigation

The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 31-year-old Odessa man following a rape investigation. Deputies say Christopher Hoffman, 31, of Odessa was charged with second-degree rape and criminal sex act- both felonies after investigation. Hoffman is accused of having ... MORE
Police: Driver nearly caused several accidents before traffic stop in Seneca Falls, only had learners permit

Police: Driver nearly caused several accidents before traffic stop in Seneca Falls, only had learners permit

Police report the arrest of a Beaver Dams man following a traffic stop on Ovid St. in the town of Seneca Falls on Monday. According to the Seneca Falls Police Department Robert Merrill, 37, was arrested after nearly causing multiple accidents on ... MORE
Finger Lakes Wine Festival at Watkins Glen cancelled for 2021

Finger Lakes Wine Festival at Watkins Glen cancelled for 2021

The Finger Lakes Wine Festival was set to take place at Watkins Glen International in July. But that won’t be happening, after organizers announced on Friday that it was being cancelled. The next iteration of the festival is set for July 8-10, ... MORE
Home prices skyrocket in the Finger Lakes as Q1 data shows ultra-competitive real estate market

BY THE NUMBERS: Home prices skyrocketed during Q1 in Finger Lakes, adding to ultra-competitive market

There’s mounting evidence around the region that buying a home is really difficult right now. There are a few factors at play- which real estate watchers say is making this happen. There’s not a lot of housing stock available, homes are not ... MORE
Watkins Glen graduation moved to Father’s Day after parents complain about schedule change

Watkins Glen graduation moved to Father’s Day after parents complain about schedule change

Graduation day in Watkins Glen has changed … again. The Board of Education originally moved the ceremony from June 19 to June 26. Then after public outcry, the district decided to move the event to June 20, which is Father’s Day. The ... MORE
Dundee parolee exceeds 100 mph in high speed pursuit through Schuyler County

Dundee parolee exceeds 100 mph in high speed pursuit through Schuyler County

The Watkins Glen Police Department says a 28-year-old Dundee resident was taken into custody after a high speed chase in Schuyler County. On Tuesday around 11:21 a.m. police received multiple calls regarding a male subject that was walking down South Decatur Street ... MORE
New York will lose one Congressional seat, fell just 89 people short of maintaining representation

New York will lose one Congressional seat, fell just 89 people short of maintaining representation

Preliminary data from the 2020 census count are in and that’s not the best news for New Yorkers. Specifically, the state is going to lose an electoral vote in 2024, which will bring it down from 29 votes currently- to 28 votes ... MORE
If New York loses population in Census, will the 23rd District get split up?

If New York loses enough population in Census count, will the 23rd District get split up?

State population numbers will likely be coming in a matter of days- if not weeks from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2020 count. That could mean bad news for New York. When full-counts are conducted- state representatives in Washington, D.C. are added or ... MORE
Bitcoin miners scout for site in Watkins Glen; Canadian bitcoin miner buys power plant near Buffalo

Bitcoin miners scout for site in Watkins Glen; Canadian bitcoin miner buys power plant near Buffalo

Bitcoin mining interests have called Watkins Glen officials in recent weeks to explore the possibility of setting up a cryptocurrency processing operation within the village to take advantage of its cheap electric rates. The village enjoys a monthly allocation of about 6 ... MORE
Public encouraged to participate in drug take back day in Schuyler County

Public encouraged to participate in drug take back day in Schuyler County

The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office and the Schuyler County Coalition on Underage Drinking and Drugs are encouraging community members to participate in National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Community members can drop off their expired, unused, or unwanted ... MORE
Police ask for public’s help searching for missing Mack truck around Watkins Glen

Police ask for public’s help searching for missing Mack truck around Watkins Glen

Police in Watkins Glen are asking for the public’s help locating a flatbed truck that was stolen late-Wednesday. Police describe it as a 1988 Mack Truck, which was stolen from the Colonial Inn Motel on North Franklin St. around 8:40 p.m. It ... MORE
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Grant program on the way for small business owners in the Finger Lakes thanks to COVID relief bill

Grant program on the way for small business owners in the Finger Lakes thanks to COVID relief bill

A grant program is on the way to help small businesses that were impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Area chambers of commerce are surveying their members, according to Finger Lakes News Radio, who recently spoke with Seneca County Chamber President Jeff Shipley ... MORE
DEC proposes nutrient pollution reduction budget for Cayuga Lake

DEC proposes nutrient pollution reduction budget for Cayuga Lake

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced a proposed nutrient pollution reduction “budget” for Cayuga Lake to help protect drinking water quality and restore the water quality of the lake’s southern end for recreation. The draft Total Maximum Daily ... MORE
Festival organizers cancel Watkins Glen Waterfront Festival due to continued concerns around pandemic

Festival organizers cancel Watkins Glen Waterfront Festival due to continued concerns around pandemic

It will be at least another year before things return to normal in Watkins Glen. For  26 years, the Watkins Glen Waterfront Festival has brought thousands of landlubbers and cardboard  sailors to town to enjoy the Seneca Lake waterfront, stroll a midway ... MORE
Work resumes on stretch of Rt. 14 in Montour Falls: Traffic down to one lane for now

Work resumes on stretch of Rt. 14 in Montour Falls: Traffic down to one lane for now (video)

Work is underway to improve a stretch along Route 14 in Montour Falls. That means traffic has been reduced to one-lane. A bridge is being worked on, and a number of other cosmetic improvements are being made to that stretch. Watch the ... MORE