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Montour Falls Fire Department hosting annual festival and parade this week

The Montour Falls Fire Department has announced its annual festival and parade set to run from June 8 through June 10 off State Route 224 on Clawson Boulevard. Open to the community, the festival will ... more

Large LED sign installed in Watkins Glen with goal to bolster community engagement

Schuyler County has a new electronic sign on Franklin Street, designed to bolster community engagement by promoting local events, sharing health information, and providing emergency updates. The goal of the new LED sign is to ... more

From frost to dry weather: Finger Lakes vineyards hopeful that weather will normalize soon

The Finger Lakes region was struck by a devastating frost just a couple weeks ago causing extensive damage to vineyards and orchards in the area. Mark Karasz, owner of Rock Stream Vineyards, told WETM-TV that ... more

Finger Lakes allergy season in full swing: How long will it last?

The Finger Lakes region is currently experiencing a severe spring allergy season, with grass and tree pollen peaking at the same time. Dr. Emily Weis, clinical director for allergy at URMC, tells 13WHAM-TV that this ... more

Watkins Glen International CEO Michael Printup will retire in June

Michael Printup is stepping down from leading Watkins Glen International. In a recent conversation with WENY-TV he confirmed that he would retire. His final week at Watkins Glen in a leadership role will be the ... more

State and local leaders tour frost damage at Finger Lakes vineyards

State Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball, along with representatives from various state and federal agencies, toured vineyards in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions on Friday to assess the impact of a recent freeze. The ... more

Supreme Court rolls back protections for wetlands in broad ruling that favors farmers, developers, and polluting industries

New York State’s top environmental regulator today condemned the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Thursday that will remove millions of acres of environmentally sensitive wetlands from federal regulation. The Montezuma Wildlife Refuge in Seneca, Wayne and ... more

DEC and DOH issue reminder for residents to stay vigilant as HABs season begins in Finger Lakes

The New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Health (DOH) have issued a reminder for New Yorkers to remain vigilant about harmful algal blooms (HABs) as the 2023 reporting season commences. The DEC's ... more

Sticker shops in Horseheads, Watkins Glen raided by police

On Thursday, May 25, New York State Police, in conjunction with the Horseheads Police Department, conducted operations at Exotic Gifts N Dreams and Buds "R" Us sticker shop in Watkins Glen. The enforcement action, part ... more

Burglary charges follow U-Haul pursuit in Schuyler County

Deputies say four Rochester residents were taken into custody in Schuyler County after a short pursuit involving a U-Haul van. On May 23 deputies responded to a local business for an attempted robbery. They found ... more

Watkins Glen car dealership among Restore NY grant winners: $2M will transform property

Governor Kathy Hochul recently unveiled the allocation of over $112.9 million to various projects under the Restore New York Communities Initiative. This plan, managed by Empire State Development, aims to rejuvenate cities across the state, ... more

Frost, freeze puts major stress on grapes across Finger Lakes

The Finger Lakes region, a critical area for vineyards, has experienced significant damage following freezing temperatures on Thursday morning that caused about 50% crop loss at Lakewood Vineyards and an estimated 35% at Fox Run ... more

Fatal overdose leads to manslaughter charge in Schuyler County for Penn Yan man

Authorities are advancing serious charges against a local man involved in a fatal overdose. Ted Miller, a 65-year-old resident of Penn Yan, has been accused of felony manslaughter in Schuyler County. Law enforcement officials state ... more

County leaders worried about state shifting Medicaid funds and how it will impact budgeting

The recently passed $229 billion New York state budget, which re-allocates Medicaid funds, is raising alarm among county administrators statewide. Wayne County Administrator Rick House and his counterparts worry about the impact of Governor Kathy ... more

Finger Lakes Cider Trail gets ready for busy summer: “We have world class cider”

This week the Finger Lakes Cider Trail will celebrate its official launch. Cider Week just wrapped up, and for an industry that's been growing rapidly over the last several years in the region - having ... more

DEC: Boaters can prevent spread of invasive species by cleaning watercraft

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is appealing to residents involved in water sports to sanitize their watercrafts and gear, as a preventive measure against the invasion of local waters by harmful ... more

Canal system gearing up for opening day: Scheduled start of season is this Friday

As the onset of warmer weather hits New York, preparations are in full swing for the commencement of the boating season with the opening of the New York State Canal system scheduled for Friday, May ... more

Fearing influx of migrants, asylum seekers, Schuyler County declares state of emergency

Schuyler County in the Southern Tier has declared a State of Emergency over concerns related to the expiration of Title 42 and the potential influx of asylum seekers and migrants. The declaration, issued by County ... more

Finger Lakes Land Trust wins important grant funding

The Finger Lakes Land Trust has been awarded two grants aimed at protecting open spaces and enhancing water quality in the region. Over $60,000 will be allocated to the Finger Lakes Forest Conservation Initiative, based ... more
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