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Finger Lakes Health requests community assistance
Finger Lakes Health requests community assistance

GENEVA-- Finger Lakes Health is continually inspired by the generosity and spirt in the Finger Lakes. Our group knows many are looking for ways to help. FLH is requesting the community's assistance to secure supplies that will be needed during a surge situation of patients with COVID-19. The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has anticipated a surge during a time of national shortage of certain supplies.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Schools mobilize
PHOTO GALLERY: Schools mobilize

FINGER LAKES--The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused widespread changes throughout New York and the world. Schools along with all non-essential businesses are currently closed. However, many essential functions must continue. Schools across the region have mobilized to get learning materials to students and provide meals while school is not in session. A number of photos are included from Dundee, Penn Yan, Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour.

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Keuka College reschedules spring events
Keuka College reschedules spring events

KEUKA PARK--Responding to state and federal guidelines in the wake of the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, Keuka College has rescheduled all spring events, including Commencement. "The health and safety or our students, faculty, staff, and community is paramount," said Keuka College President Amy Storey. "Every decision we make during this time of uncertainty must protect the health of our most vulnerable community members."

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Dundee mobile food pantry will be held Friday
Dundee mobile food pantry will be held Friday

STARKEY--Due to the coronavirus epidemic, please note the following changes to the March Dundee Mobile Food Pantry: The mobile food pantry will still be held Friday, March 27, at the Starkey Town Barns from 4 to 6 p.m.

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Virus cases top 20,000
Virus cases top 20,000

NEW YORK (AP and Staff Reports)--New Yorkers on Monday experienced their first full day of restrictions intended to curb the spread of the coronavirus as the number of cases in the state continued to surge. However, as of March 23 at 3:15 p.m., 19 people were tested in Yates County and zero have tested positive. There are 17 who have tested negative, two individuals awaiting results and seven are currently in quarantine and being monitored by public health officials. Schuyler County also has zero residents who have tested positive, Monday afternoon. 41 tests have been administered, 31 have been deemed negative and 11 people are under quarantine.

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Dundee embraces internet
Dundee embraces internet

DUNDEE--Dundee Central School has been using technology like Facebook Live to reach parents and students long before it became necessary. School board meetings, concerts and sports contests are all events that have been video recorded live and are also then available after the broadcast to watch. The recent abrupt school closures have put the technology in the spotlight.

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U.S. Attorney asks for fraud reports
U.S. Attorney asks for fraud reports

BUFFALO-U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. has urged the public to report suspected fraud schemes related to COVID-19 (the Coronavirus) by calling the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) hotline (1-866-720-5721) or to the NCDF e-mail address disaster@leo.gov.

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Schools close until mid-April
Schools close until mid-April

FINGER LAKES--Local schools have closed as the coronavirus spreads both in New York state and around the country. The announcements were made over the weekend, with additional details being released Monday. Students were initially scheduled to go to school Tuesday, March 17, but the decision was changed and districts canceled. The expected return date is April 13.

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State restricts business operation
State restricts business operation

NEW YORK (AP) -- Bars and restaurants will become takeout-only, and businesses from movie theaters and casinos to gyms and beyond were shuttered Monday night throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut because of the coronavirus, the states' governors said. The governors said essential businesses such as supermarkets and gas stations will be able to stay open after 8 p.m. Monday, though all non-essential businesses must close in New Jersey and Connecticut. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he is "strongly encouraging" non-essential businesses to close in New York after 8 p.m.

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New York reports first coronavirus deaths
New York reports first coronavirus deaths

NEW YORK, FINGER LAKES (AP, Staff reports) -- New York state on Saturday reported its first two deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, elderly victims who authorities said both had underlying medical conditions. The news came as Gov. Andrew Cuomo has now said that more than 950 New Yorkers have been diagnosed so far with COVID-19. "It has already spread much more than you know," Cuomo said on a conference call with reporters.

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Officials focus on sewer lines, wastewater
Officials focus on sewer lines, wastewater

DUNDEE--As local stores have run low or out of toilet paper due to community concerns about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), local officials are warning about the dangers of flushing alternative products and entering them into sewer pipes. Howard Sautter, chief operator of the Dundee wastewater treatment plant and Nathan Buckley, deputy superintendent of public works warned village residents about risks of flushing disposable wipes into sewer pipes, Friday, March 13.

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Drama club will present 'Bright Star'
Drama club will present 'Bright Star'

PENN YAN--Travel to the past this weekend as the Penn Yan Academy Drama Club presents the new hit musical Bright Star. Based on a true story and featuring the Bluegrass tunes of Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Bright Star is a tale of love, loss and hope set in the American south. Switching between the 1920s and the 1940s, the play centers around Alice Murphy (senior Camryn Webber), a youthful free spirit at age 16 and a well-respected magazine editor in her adulthood. Alice's story unfolds in both decades as audiences see how the events of her youth shape her into the woman who she grows up to be.

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County addresses coronavirus concerns
County addresses coronavirus concerns

WATKINS GLEN--County Administrator Tim O'Hearn addressed local novel coronavirus concerns during the Schuyler County Legislative meeting Monday, March 9. Saying no Schuyler County resident has been diagnosed to date, and all voluntary quarantines in the county have ended, O'Hearn said county agencies are working in tandem with the state to ensure everyone is up to date and prepared.

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Italian American Festival continues in 2020
Italian American Festival continues in 2020

WATKINS GLEN--Despite concerns that 2019 was the last year for the Watkins Glen Italian American Festival, organizers have announced the festival will again take place in 2020. The popular local event is scheduled for Aug. 7 and 8 at Clute Park. Organizers initially believed construction to Clute Park would have prevented the festival from taking place in 2020.

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Burn ban upcoming for New York
Burn ban upcoming for New York

FINGER LAKES--According to officials at the state Department of Environmental Conservation, the brush burning ban for 2020 is expected to run from March 16 through May 14. While an official announcement detailing the timeline of the brush ban has yet to be issued, DEC officials said they expect it will come out soon and be similar to 2019. "While many people associate wildfires with the western United States, the start of spring weather and the potential for dry conditions increases the risk for wildfires in New York," Basil Seggos, commissioner of the DEC previously said.

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Coronavirus cases increase downstate
Coronavirus cases increase downstate

ALBANY (AP)--New York continued grappling Monday with the new coronavirus, as case numbers, school closings and other consequences grew. Some key developments around the state: New York state's coronavirus caseload rose Monday from 105 to 142, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. Most cases are linked to a cluster in suburban Westchester County, north of New York City. But patients are spread from Long Island to the Capital Region, with 19 in New York City.

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Dundee will present Cinderella
Dundee will present Cinderella

DUNDEE--The Dundee Musical Theatre Club will present Cinderella, Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week at the school auditorium. Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella was originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews and was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. There have been additional remakes in 1965 and 1997.

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Coronavirus gets local attention
Coronavirus gets local attention

FINGER LAKES--As the global death toll from the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19 spreads, local medical professionals, medical institutions and health officials are preparing for the possibility it may come to Yates and Schuyler Counties. In an effort to remain updated, area hospitals and officials have been having weekly conference calls with state and federal medical professionals.

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Athletic association announces winter cancellation
Athletic association announces winter cancellation

LATHAM-The New York State Public High School Athletic Association has announced the cancellation of the remaining winter state championship events. The impacted championship events include the boys and girls basketball regionals and state championships, as well as the ice hockey and bowling championships.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 3-11-20
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 3-11-20

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Penn Yan, Dundee and Watkins Glen. These results appeared in the March 13 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 3-4-20
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 3-4-20

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Penn Yan, Dundee, Hammondsport, Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour. These results appeared in the March 4 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 2-26-20
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 2-26-20

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Penn Yan, Dundee, Hammondsport, Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour. These results appeared in the Feb. 26 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 2-19-20
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 2-19-20

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Dundee, Penn Yan, Hammondsport, Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour. These results appeared in the Sept. 12 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 2-12-20
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 2-12-20

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Penn Yan, Hammondsport, Dundee, Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour. These results appeared in the Feb. 12 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 2-5-20
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 2-5-20

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Penn Yan, Dundee, Hammondsport, Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour. These results appeared in the Feb. 5 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 1-29-20
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 1-29-20

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Penn Yan, Dundee, Hammondsport, Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour. These results appeared in the Jan. 29 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 1-22-20
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 1-22-20

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Dundee, Penn Yan, Hammondsport, Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour. These results appeared in the Jan. 22 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 1-15-20
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 1-15-20

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Penn Yan, Dundee, Hammondsport, Odessa-Montour and Watkins Glen. These results appeared in the Jan. 15 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 1-8-20
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 1-8-20

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Watkins Glen, Odessa-Montour, Dundee, Penn Yan and Hammondsport. These results appeared in the Jan. 8 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 12-25-19
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 12-25-19

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Penn Yan, Dundee, Hammondsport, Odessa-Montour and Watkins Glen. These results appeared in the Jan. 1 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 12-18-19
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 12-18-19

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Odessa-Montour, Watkins Glen, Dundee, Penn Yan and Hammondsport. These results appeared in the Dec. 18 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 12-11-19
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 12-11-19

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Penn Yan, Dundee, Hammondsport, Odessa-Montour and Watkins Glen. These results appeared in the Dec. 11 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 12-4-19
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 12-4-19

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Dundee, Penn Yan and Watkins Glen. These results appeared in the Dec. 4 newspapers.

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Dundee varsity sports schedule
Dundee varsity sports schedule

DUNDEE--Listed is Dundee's winter sports schedule:

Boys basketball
Feb. 4 ... @ Bloomfield, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 6 ... Romulus, 7:30 p.m.

Girls basketball
Feb. 5 ... Bloomfield, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 7 ... @ Romulus, 7:30 p.m.

Bowling
Feb. 4 ... Bloomfield, 4 p.m.
Feb. 6 ... @ Penn Yan, 4 p.m.

Wrestling
Jan. 24-25 ... @ League Championship, TBA.

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Watkins Glen varsity sports schedule
Watkins Glen varsity sports schedule

WATKINS GLEN--Listed is Watkins' winter schedule for the coming week:

Boys basketball
Feb. 4 ... @ Waverly, 7 p.m.
Feb. 7 ... @ Newark Valley, 7 p.m.

Girls basketball
Feb. 4 ... Waverly,7 p.m.
Feb. 7 ... Newark Valley, 7:30 p.m.

Bowling
Feb. 4 ... Waverly, 3:30 p.m.
Feb. 8 ... @ Waverly, 1 p.m.

Boys swimming
Feb. 4 ... @ Waverly, 5 p.m.
Feb. 15 ... @ IAC Championships, 10 a.m.

Indoor track
Feb. 15 ... @ Section IV Championship, 12:30 p.m.

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Odessa-Montour varsity sports schedule
Odessa-Montour varsity sports schedule

ODESSA--Listed is Odessa-Montour's winter sports schedule for the coming week:

Boys basketball
Feb. 4 ... @ Tioga, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 7 ... @ Candor, 7:15 p.m.

Girls basketball
Feb. 4 ... Tioga, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 7 ... Candor, 7:30 p.m.

Bowling
Feb. 8 ... @ IAC Championship, 1 p.m.

Boys swimming
Feb. 4 ... Lansing, 5 p.m.
Feb. 15 ... @ IAC Championships, 10 a.m.

Wrestling
Jan. 28 ... Ithaca, 6:30 p.m.

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