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Schuyler County appoints assistant attorney at February 11 meeting

Schuyler County Attorney Steven Getman has announced his appointment of Vinton Bovier Stevens, an Elmira native, as an Assistant County Attorney. The appointment was unanimously approved by the Schuyler County Legislature at its February 11 meeting.


BREAKING: Cuomo wants to close three more NY state prisons

Governor Cuomo announced Friday that three state correctional facilities will close under the new state spending plan. "In my first State of the State address eight years ago, I said prisons are not a jobs program. Since then, I am proud to have closed more prisons than any governor in history," Cuo


On the Calendar: February 16

Card Club Saturday will be held at 10 a.m. Feb. 16 at Gorham Free Library, 2664 NY-245, Gorham. We provide coffee; you provide competition!. Conversation Café, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb.16 at Milly’s Pantry, 19 Main St., Penn Yan. The library is proud to sponsor another session in an ongoing


Father, 4 daughters dead after upstate New York house fire

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Police say a man and four daughters from 4 to 14 years old have died after a fire tore through their home in northern New York. Watertown fire officials tell television station WWNY on Friday that Aaron Bodah, 38, and his daughters Skylar and Erin died Thursday and Alexa and Mer


NYSEG To Conduct Mandated Natural Gas Safety Inspections

NYSEG and Avangrid are advising residents that natural gas safety inspections are now being conducted in our area. NYSEG says its currently working in Auburn, Geneva, Elmira, Binghamton, Ithaca, and throughout the RG&E Divisions.


Genesee Beer is back to the races!

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) -- Get ready to start your engines because Genesee Beer is back to the races!. On Monday, Genesee Beer announced its return as the official beer of Watkins Glen International.


Man charged with attempted aggravated cruelty to animals in Corning

CORNING (WBNG) — The Corning Police Department arrested a man for alleged attempted animal cruelty on February 14 in the town of Corning. Authorities say on February 4, 55-year-old Thomas J. Savino of Corning contacted the Corning Police Department claiming he had been bitten by a dog on Baker Stree


Dix Town officials looking for details about Woodstock 50

The Dix Town Board called a Special Meeting Feb. 7 to discuss concerns — both their own and those expressed by various of their constituents — regarding the planned Woodstock 50 concert weekend planned in August at Watkins Glen International.


Investigation continues into fire department's stolen cans

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) - A local fire department took a hit after a thief took something it relies on-- cans. The East Hill Fire Department on Jerusalem Hill said it lost 100 cans, equal to $50. The department collects donated cans that it redeems for cash.


Schuyler County Sheriff's Office holds annual barbecue for K9 unit

MONTOUR FALLS, N.Y. (WETM) - The Schuyler County Sheriff's Office will host a chicken dinner to raise money for its K9 Unit on Sunday. The barbecue is at the Montour Moose Lodge from noon until 3 p.m. The lodge is located at 2096 State Route 14 in Montour Falls.


County House Rd. shut down as crews battle barn fire

County House Road was temporarily shut down in Seneca County on Friday around 6 p.m. as firefighters battled a barn fire. Crews from Waterloo, Seneca Falls, Fayette, Canoga, Magee, Border City, and Varick fire departments responded to the scene.


Genesee named official beer of Watkins Glen International

For the first time in 40 years, the pace car at Watkins Glen International will bear the name of Genesee, the "Official Beer of the Glen." The branding on the souped up Toyota Camry XSE is far from the only piece of Genny fanfare that will hit Watkins Glen in the 2019 season, beginning in April. ...


Finding a Road Home: Schuyler County

SCHUYLER COUNTY, N.Y. (WETM) - Schuyler County is known for many different things, but perhaps most known for the internationally famous race track. There are natural beauties throughout Schuyler County that are hidden in plain sight that people drive past every day without noticing.


Volunteers Needed for 2019 New York State Seed to Supper course

HELP WANTED! Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County and The Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition are excited to announce the launch of their 2019 New York State Seed to Supper course. Throughout this 5-week class, new gardeners will learn the ins and outs of vegetable gardening—on a bud


Chemung County looking to woo Amazon to the Twin Tiers.

CHEMUNG COUNTY, N.Y. (WETM) - Chemung County is looking to persuade the online giant to set its new headquarters in the county after Amazon pulled out of its proposed Long Island City headquarters.


BREAKING: Water main break, boil advisory in Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (WETM) - Residents in Watkins Glen are under a boil advisory after a water main break on North Glen Ave., according to Schuyler County Attorney Steven Getman.


Mark your calendar: Feb. 9

“Selling Timber from Your Woods: What’s It Worth and How To Do It Right!” will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 9 at Spencer-Van Etten High School on State Route 34, Spencer. This event is held by Southern Finger Lakes Chapter of the NY Forest Owners Association (www.nyfoa.org) This year’s speake


Norwich Hands Owego Their First Loss Of The Season In STAC Final

Elmira, N.Y. - Norwich ruined Owego's undefeated season on Friday night defeating the Indians 74-39 in the Southern Tier Athletic Conference final at Elmira high school. The Purple Tornadoes scored 10 three-pointers and led 47-29 at halftime.


New Initiative To Recognize Area Youth

Chemung County Executive Chris Moss recently announced a new initiative to recognize area youth. Beginning in April, the county will begin the Chemung County “Executive” Excellence Award” to recognize area youth who have overcome adversity, shown tremendous resiliency and growth, athletic achievemen


Ask the Manager: Steuben County receives $180K grant

CORNING, N.Y. (WETM) - Steuben County received about $180,000 in grant money from 9-1-1 cell phone surcharges. Steuben County Manager Jack Wheeler said New York State typically embargoes a vast majority of this surcharge money for their own purposes rather than funding local 9-1-1 costs.