Intense algal blooms in Watkins Glen near drinking water intake pipe still haven’t spurred regular testing

Intense algal blooms in Watkins Glen near drinking water intake pipe still haven’t spurred regular testing

– By Peter Manitus Two of Seneca Lake’s most intense harmful algal blooms of 2019 occurred in the Watkins Glen marina, only a few hundred feet away from the end of the intake pipe that supplies the town’s drinking water. Tests showed ... MORE
TRACKING COVID-19: Cuomo says shutdown could last months, addresses New Yorkers Monday AM (full coverage)

TRACKING COVID-19: How many cases are there in the Finger Lakes?

Follow along with updates from officials - local, state, and federal - as the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19 response continues around the region. Our 'Latest News' section will be updated around the clock. We'll be documenting school closures, public health announcements, and ... MORE
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Next phase of reopening? Nobody knows yet, but FLX & CNY are preparing

Next phase of reopening? Nobody knows yet, but FLX & CNY are preparing

It’s been a lot of mixed messages over the last several days, as business owners and residents wonder about the start of ‘Phase 2’ reopening in the Finger Lakes and Central New York. Bob Duffy, who is leading the regional effort in ... MORE
Deputies: Patrol car struck for fourth time this week in Schuyler County

Deputies: Hammondsport man hits deputy’s cruiser head-on while fleeing in Schuyler County

It’s been a tough week for patrol cars operated by the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office. They reported another incident, marking the fourth time that one of their patrol vehicles were hit by a suspect in an investigation or case. Deputies say Billy ... MORE
Public health expert: Don’t oversimplify hospitalization data as good, bad in Finger Lakes

Public health expert: Don’t oversimplify hospitalization data as good, bad in Finger Lakes

The number of hospitalizations is up, but what does that mean? Response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been swift and calculated, at least from state and local lawmakers perspective. Now though, as testing increases – so has the number of individuals in ... MORE
Deputies: Rochestser man taken into custody after four-county pursuit in Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, and Chemung

Deputies: Rochestser man taken into custody after four-county pursuit in Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, and Chemung

The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office says a Rochester man led authorities on a pursuit through four counties on Sunday. Around 10 a.m. deputies attempted to stop a 2012 Ford Focus on State Route 224 in the town of Montour for traffic violations ... MORE
Courts return to in-person staffing throughout the Finger Lakes

Courts return to in-person staffing throughout the Finger Lakes

The New York State Court System is returning to in-person courthouse operations this week. They have been closed since mid-March, but now judges and staff are returning. The court will now accept new cases to file electronically. This hasn’t happened since March ... MORE
Montour Falls man hit patrol car in Schuyler County, then fled the scene

Montour Falls man hit patrol car in Schuyler County, then fled the scene

Deputies say a 31-year-old Montour Falls man was arrested earlier this week after striking a patrol car and fleeing the scene. It happened on Thursday when Ryan Rounds, 31, was charged with unlawfully fleeing a police officer and criminal mischief after striking ... MORE
Finger Lakes Wine Festival slated for July cancelled as pandemic concerns continue

Finger Lakes Wine Festival slated for July cancelled as pandemic concerns continue

The Finger Lakes Wine Festival, which is typically held on Watkins Glen has been cancelled. Organizers made the announcement on Friday. The event normally happens at Watkins Glen International. Events that were scheduled for June have been pushed to October. The Wine ... MORE
NEW AT 3 PM: NYSEG, RG&E President Carl Taylor talks pandemic response, operations in Upstate New York (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: NYSEG, RG&E President Carl Taylor talks pandemic response, operations in Upstate New York (podcast)

While New York State Gas and Electric, or NYSEG, and Rochester Gas & Electric, or RG&E, have received a lot of headline attention for their charitable contributions to local and regional food banks – their response to the Coronavirus Pandemic has been ... MORE
NASCAR plans to return to Watkins Glen for August race

NASCAR plans to return to Watkins Glen for August race

NASCAR is returning, and that means an August race is Watkins Glen will happen. That race is scheduled for August 16th and remains on the books for NASCAR. However, at this time there won’t be any fans at the event. At least ... MORE
Cuomo: Finger Lakes is ready to reopen at end of the week (video)

Cuomo: Finger Lakes is ready to reopen at end of the week (video)

On Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo said he will be working with local governments to ensure a controlled reopening of the regional economy. That said, he confirmed that the Finger Lakes region, or Greater Rochester area will be eligible to enter ‘Phase I’ ... MORE
Republicans lawmakers at state, federal level plan to hold press conference at 11 a.m. for regional reopening

Republicans lawmakers at state, federal level plan to hold press conference at 11 a.m. for regional reopening

On Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the Finger Lakes region would begin opening on Friday. Congressman Tom Reed and a group of state Republican lawmakers will gather in Greece to talk about what’s next. That group wants the focus to be ... MORE
More turkey hunting?

More turkey hunting? DEC data breaks down 2020 increases as pandemic, meat shortages make headlines

– By Gabriel Pietrorazio Annual hunting licenses and preliminary turkey hunting permit sales for the regular spring season are on the rise, according to the New York State Department of Environmental Conversation. The sale of annual hunting licenses and turkey permits in ... MORE
Leslie Danks Burke outlines plan to address devastating impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on Southern Tier economy

Leslie Danks Burke outlines plan to address devastating impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on Southern Tier economy

Leslie Danks Burke, candidate for State Senate called for immediate action to address the devastating economic and social cost of COVID-19 on the 58th Senate district. Her team said it served as a contrast to Sen. Tom O’Mara’s announcement that he and ... MORE