Lodi man leads deputies on pursuit through Schuyler, speeds top 100 mph during chase

Lodi man leads deputies on pursuit through Schuyler, speeds top 100 mph during chase

The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of two individuals- one from Lodi, and another from Elmira following a vehicle chase through several communities. Edward Robinson, 30, of Lodi and Nichole Paul, 29, of Elmira were both taken into custody on ... MORE
Breck Spaulding names Maloney as Undersheriff Running Mate

Breck Spaulding names Maloney as undersheriff running-mate

Schuyler County Sheriff Candidate Breck Spaulding announced the selection of Lieutenant Matthew Maloney as his choice for Undersheriff. “Sheriff Yessman’ s well deserved retirement brings with it the loss of over 36 years of experience and institutional knowledge.  To ensure a seamless ... MORE
Watkins Glen superintendence will retire this year

Watkins Glen superintendent will retire this year

The superintendent of the Watkins Glen School District is retiring. The Odessa File reported that Greg Kelahan will step down as soon as a replacement is found. That is expected to happen over the next six months. His family plans to remain ... MORE
Schulyer County officials share details of expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility

Schulyer County officials share details of expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility

Schuyler County Public Health and Schuyler Hospital are providing an update on vaccination efforts in Schuyler County. To date, Schuyler County Public Health and Schuyler Hospital have provided 1,260 people with their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. “The number of vaccine doses ... MORE
Investigator Kevin Rumsey announces bid for Schuyler County sheriff

Investigator Kevin Rumsey announces bid for Schuyler County sheriff

There are now two candidates in the running to succeed longtime Schuyler County Sheriff William Yessman. Undersheriff Breck Spaulding announced his candidacy and received the backing of outgoing Sheriff Yessman. However, Kevin Rumsey, a lifelong Schuyler resident and investigator with the Sheriff’s ... MORE
Tops, Price Chopper will merge create larger grocery chain

Tops, Price Chopper will merge create larger grocery chain

Price Chopper/Market 32 and Tops Markets announced on Monday that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement that creates an alliance between the two storied independent grocery chains. It’s a move that will nearly double their collective footprint in the Northeast ... MORE
Watkins Glen mayor accused of sexual harassment, abuse of power had no complaints while employed by NYSP

Watkins Glen mayor accused of sexual harassment, abuse of power had no complaints while employed by NYSP

Last weekend we published a story about Watkins Glen Mayor Luke Leszyk and allegations of sexual harassment brought by Danielle Matthews. Matthews is the wife of former sergeant in charge of village police Brandon Matthews. Following that report, our newsroom filed a ... MORE
Schuyler County Sheriff Yessman will retire at end of 2021

Schuyler County Sheriff Yessman will retire at end of 2021

It’s been more than 35 years in law enforcement for Sheriff William Yessman of Schuyler County. He recently announced that retirement would come at the end of the year. Yessman was first elected sheriff in 2005, and has remained in the post ... MORE
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Bringing an entire state of experience to Schuyler

Bringing an entire state of experience to Schuyler

A dynamic and energetic leader with an uncommon array of unique experiences makes Judy McKinney-Cherry a significant force in the economic development scene of Schuyler County, the Southern Tier, the Finger Lakes and across New York State. Taking on the role of ... MORE
Claim filed against Village of Watkins Glen, Mayor Leszyk after alleged sexual harassment, mistreatment of former officer’s wife

Claim filed against Village of Watkins Glen, Mayor Leszyk after alleged sexual harassment, mistreatment of former officer’s wife

A Watkins Glen woman is speaking out about what she describes as long-term harassment and abuse at the hands of Village Mayor Luke Leszyk. The harassment predated his time as mayor, but only worsened after being elected to the village post. That ... MORE
Schuyler County DOH authorizes high-risk sports

Schuyler County DOH authorizes high-risk sports

Schuyler County Public Health is authorizing High-Risk Sports and Recreation to begin starting February 1st in Schuyler County. This decision was reached based on NYSDOH Guidelines and in consultation with our school districts and county health officials in the Southern Tier and Western ... MORE
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Teen airlifted from serious, one-car crash in Schuyler County

Teen airlifted from serious, one-car crash in Schuyler County

Deputies say an 18-year-old was airlifted from the scene of a one-vehicle crash in Schuyler County on Sunday. It happened a little before 2 p.m., according to a press release, which indicated that Nathan Vanamburg, 18, of Montour was on County Rd ... MORE
National news editor speaks about covering Biden’s inauguration in Washington, D.C. on WRFI

National news editor speaks about covering Biden’s inauguration in Washington, D.C. on WRFI

This week FingerLakes1.com National News Editor Gabriel Pietrorazio returns as a guest on the Human Rights and Social Justice Program with Ute Ritz-Deutch on WRFI Community Radio, which is stationed out of Ithaca. Today, on this edition, Pietrorazio speaks with Ritz-Deutch from ... MORE
Troopers: Watkins Glen man dead after pickup collides with tree

Troopers: Watkins Glen man dead after pickup collides with tree

New York State Police say a Watkins Glen man is dead after a crash on Saturday. It happened around 4:30 a.m. in the town of Veteran along Middle Road. When troopers arrived on-scene they located a full-size pickup truck that had been ... MORE
Looking for the COVID-19 vaccine? Here are the ways you can sign-up for public events

Looking for the COVID-19 vaccine? Here are the ways you can sign-up for public events

How can you sign-up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine? The federal government determines how much vaccine New York State receives and has given New York approximately 300,000 vaccines per week for over 7 million people who are eligible. Officials have said repeatedly ... MORE