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PHOTO GALLERY: Dundee Scottish Festival
PHOTO GALLERY: Dundee Scottish Festival

DUNDEE--The Dundee Scottish Festival was held at the Dundee VFW, Saturday, July 14. The event featured music, games and activities based around Scottish heritage. Josh Kane and Michelle Conner where officially crowned as Highlander and Lady Scot for the upcoming year at the event.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Finger Lakes Wine Festival
PHOTO GALLERY: Finger Lakes Wine Festival

WATKINS GLEN--The Finger Lakes Wine Festival was held at Watkins Glen International, Friday through Sunday, last week. The event included wine, food, music and pace car rides around the track. The garage area at the track was transformed into a large wine tasting venue with additional attractions located in tents around the main event. There were also seminars in the media center focusing on different wines and food pairings.

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State agency denies gas storage application
State agency denies gas storage application

SCHUYLER COUNTY--Just days after the Schuyler County legislature withdrew support for Stagecoach's (formerly Crestwood) Liquid Propane Gas (LPG) storage facility, the state denied applications for the project. The project application was filed under the name Finger Lakes LPG Storage, LLC. "New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos [has] issued a decision denying Finger Lakes LPG Storage, LLC'S applications for the construction and operation of a new underground liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) storage facility proposed to be located in the village of Watkins Glen in the town of Reading, Schuyler County," the DEC said in a statement, Thursday, July 12.

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Giant hogweed plant: don't touch
Giant hogweed plant: don't touch

NEW YORK STATE--It's summer time and many plants are in full bloom--including some very harmful plants. Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) is a federally listed noxious weed. Its sap, in combination with moisture and sunlight, can cause severe skin and eye irritation, painful blistering, permanent scarring and blindness. Contact between the skin and the sap of this plant occurs either through brushing against the bristles on the stem or breaking the stem or leaves.

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Dundee business plans to buy historic church
Dundee business plans to buy historic church

DUNDEE--The First Presbyterian Church on Main Street in Dundee has recently changed from an active real estate listing to an "under contract" status. Winner's Circle Deli, currently across the street at 20 Main, has submitted and had accepted a purchase offer for the location. They are now working through the various steps to reach a potential closing by September.

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Classic boats heading to Keuka
Classic boats heading to Keuka

HAMMONDSPORT--The 36th annual Wine Country Classic Boats Show will be held this weekend in Hammondsport. Boats and related nautical items will be on display at Depot Park's waterfront throughout the event. The show begins at 9 a.m. both days and runs until 5 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m., Sunday. Early visitors on Friday may catch some of the boats launching, or see the informal cruise around the lake.

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State police uncover illegal weapons
State police uncover illegal weapons

STEUBEN COUNTY--Police officers from throughout the state converged at Alfred University, Sunday, July 8 for the funeral of New York State Police Trooper Nicholas F. Clark. Clark died in the line of duty in Steuben County after being shot responding to a call. Flags across the state were flown at half-staff in honor of Trooper Clark.

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Legislature withdraws support of gas storage project
Legislature withdraws support of gas storage project

WATKINS GLEN--The Schuyler County legislature held their regular meeting Monday, July 9 in the legislative chambers. The meeting was attended by some 20 people because the second resolution on the agenda included withdrawing support of Stagecoach's (formerly Crestwood) Liquid Propane Gas (LPG) storage facility project.

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County fair runs through Saturday
County fair runs through Saturday

PENN YAN--The 179th annual Yates County Fair, promoted as the "The Friendliest Fair in Central New York!", is now at the county fairgrounds on old Route 14A and continues through Saturday, July 14. Each day the fair features the petting zoo, playland amusements and midway rides, Rosarie's Royal Racers along with favorite county fair food and drinks. In addition, the nightly musical entertainment is also a favorite for many.

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Dundee will host Scottish festival
Dundee will host Scottish festival

DUNDEE--The ninth annual Dundee Scottish Festival will give guests and performers alike the chance to embrace Scottish heritage, Saturday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will again be held at the VFW post in Dundee at the corner of Seneca Street and Jessop Road.

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Legislature hears about underserved residents
Legislature hears about underserved residents

YATES COUNTY--The survey results from the Broadband Aggregation and Adoption (BAAT) campaign were shared with the Yates County Legislature Monday, July 9 in Penn Yan at their regular monthly meeting. The results were not a surprise for many--broadband internet access within Yates County and other surrounding rural areas is lacking.

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Wine Festival returns to Watkins Glen
Wine Festival returns to Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN--With Watkins Glen International's first major race weekend in the books, attention now shifts to celebrating the region's plentiful wine offerings at the Finger Lakes Wine Festival presented by Yancey's Fancy New York's Artisan Cheese, set for July 13-15.

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Gov. Cuomo directs flags to half staff in honor of Trooper Clark
Gov. Cuomo directs flags to half staff in honor of Trooper Clark

STEUBEN COUNTY--Gov. Andrew Cuomo today, Monday, July 2, directed flags on all state government buildings be flown at half-staff in honor of New York State Police Trooper Nicholas F. Clark, who died in the line of duty in Steuben County. They will be lowered until Trooper Clark's interment. Earlier, Cuomo met with state troopers and local law enforcement to receive a briefing on Trooper Clark's death.

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Holiday activities include parade, fireworks
Holiday activities include parade, fireworks

FINGER LAKES--If you love a good old-fashioned parade and fireworks, get ready for the Fourth of July celebration in Branchport. The Independence Day activities are scheduled for Wednesday, July 4 with the annual parade starting at 2 p.m. on Main Street. This year marching units, fire trucks, antique cars and tractors, clowns, floats, the Freedom Village USA group and more will be in the parade. Then in the evening, approximately 10 p.m., the fireworks display will start behind the Finger Lakes Museum Discovery Campus (the former Branchport Elementary School). In Penn Yan, many will also attend the annual July 4 fly-in / drive-in pancake breakfast at the Penn Yan Airport. The event is open to the public and goes from 6:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.Airplane rides and vintage aircraft on display will be at the airport for the morning event. If you love fireworks, get your family members and friends along with your favorite chairs or blankets and get ready to enjoy the Fourth of July fireworks display in Watkins Glen Friday, July 6.

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Finger Lakes experiences brutal heat
Finger Lakes experiences brutal heat

NEW YORK STATE--Gov. Andrew Cuomo has cautioned all New Yorkers to be aware of extended periods of dangerous heat and humidity. To avoid heat-related illnesses, the governor is encouraging individuals to limit strenuous outdoor physical activity during these time periods, especially for people who are more susceptible, including young children, the elderly, those who exercise outdoors, those involved in vigorous outdoor work, and those who have respiratory diseases such as asthma. At-risk populations should take necessary steps to stay cool as temperatures rise.

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Behind the sparkle, pyro-techs work
Behind the sparkle, pyro-techs work

WATKINS GLEN--Celebrating America's birthday requires a particularly explosive expertise. Every year people in and around Watkins Glen expect--and get --fireworks. Some park early in nearby parking lots, bringing lawn chairs and picnics. There are people watching from Lakeside (Clute) Park, the Harbor Hotel, the Seneca Lake pier, boats, the highways and the hills surrounding Watkins Glen.

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Dundee Day yard sales are Saturday, July 7
Dundee Day yard sales are Saturday, July 7

DUNDEE--It's been called "miles of yard sales." This Saturday, July 7 is the annual day in Dundee when friends and neighbors set-up their yard sales to clean out the garage, the basement or the attic and make some extra money. For bargain hunters, it can be a real treasure trove.

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Watkins Glen gets ready for six-hour race
Watkins Glen gets ready for six-hour race

WATKINS GLEN--Watkins Glen International will host a variety of sportscar racing events June 28 to July 1 at the racetrack. The Sahlen's weekend includes the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge, Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Series and the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama.

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Sports Photo Galleries 2017-2018
Sports Photo Galleries 2017-2018

FINGER LAKES--The following sports photo galleries include the 2017-2018 school year games for Dundee, Penn Yan, Watkins Glen, Odessa-Montour and Hammondsport. Click 'Read more...' for the links.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 6-13-18
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 6-13-18

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

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Pleasantville defeats Penn Yan for state title
Pleasantville defeats Penn Yan for state title

PITTSFORD-The number one state-ranked Pleasantville Panthers showed how they earned that position, Saturday, June 9 at St. John Fisher College against the Penn Yan Mustangs. The final score was 16-2 with the Panthers being named the Class D state champions. The historically high-scoring Pleasantville team got on the scoreboard first, but strong defense by Penn Yan and some impressive saves by goalie Jeff Kinyoun gave the impression the Mustangs had Pleasantville under control.

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Mustangs stampede to state finals
Mustangs stampede to state finals

PITTSFORD--Penn Yan's storied postseason play lived up to its reputation, Wednesday, June 6 in the state semifinal game against Chenango Forks. The Mustangs came from behind to defeat Chenango Forks 10-7 at Growney Stadium on the campus of St. John Fisher. Section 4's Chenango Forks jumped out to an early lead in the game scoring four goals to Penn Yan's one. However, the momentum began to shift in a drastic way in the second quarter as Austin Blumbergs made a shot right before the buzzer and brought the score to 6-4, Penn Yan down by two.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 6-6-18
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 6-6-18

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Penn Yan, Dundee, Odessa-Montour and Watkins Glen. These results appeared in the June 6 newspapers.

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Penn Yan moves to state semifinal with overtime win
Penn Yan moves to state semifinal with overtime win

BUFFALO--The Penn Yan Mustangs defeated Section VI's Akron, Saturday, June 2 at All-High Stadium in Buffalo. The game went to overtime with Austin Blumbergs scoring the game winner, bringing the final score to 12-11. The young roster of Penn Yan was able to avenge the loss to Akron last year that went to double overtime (10-9). Freshmen Ayden Mowry and Devon Gerhardt combined for five of Penn Yan's goals, and sophomore goalie Jeff Kinyoun made eight saves.

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Penn Yan captures 23rd title
Penn Yan captures 23rd title

PITTSFORD--The Penn Yan boys varsity lacrosse team defeated Aquinas in the Section V Class D championship game, Wednesday, May 30. The victory brings the Mustangs to 23 Section V championship titles. The final score Wednesday evening was 8-6, with Penn Yan recording five of the goals in the first quarter. They scored one goal in each of the remaining quarters to bring the total to eight.

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Penn Yan falls to Pal-Mac in title game
Penn Yan falls to Pal-Mac in title game

PITTSFORD--The second-seeded Penn Yan Lady Mustangs fell to the number four seeded Palmyra-Macedon Red Raiders, Tuesday, May 29. The final score was 12-6 in the Section V Class D title game. Pal-Mac jumped out to an early lead scoring five goals to Penn Yan's one in the first half and then followed that up with seven goals in the second half to Penn Yan's five to take the win.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-30-18
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-30-18

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Dundee, Hammondsport, Penn Yan, Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour. These results appeared in the May 30 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-23-18
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-23-18

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 May 23 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-16-18
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-16-18

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Dundee, Penn Yan, Hammondsport, Odessa-Montour and Watkins Glen. These results appeared in the May 16 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-9-18
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-9-18

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 May 9 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-2-18
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-2-18

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Penn Yan, Dundee, Odessa-Montour and Watkins Glen. These results appeared in the May 2 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 4-25-18
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 4-25-18

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Dundee, Penn Yan, Hammondsport, Odessa-Montour and Watkins Glen. These results appeared in the April 25 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 4-18-18
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 4-18-18

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

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 4-11-18
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 4-11-18

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

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Watkins Glen varsity sports schedule
Watkins Glen varsity sports schedule

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

Softball
May 18 ... @ Sectionals, TBA.

Track and field
May 24 ... @ Sectionals, 4 p.m.
May 30-31 ... @ State qualifiers, 5 p.m.

Girls golf
May 22 ... @ Sectionals, 9 a.m.

Boys golf
May 21 ... @ Class C Tournament, TBA.
May 23 ... @ IAC Championships, TBA.

Lacrosse
May 14 ... Oneonta, 5 p.m.

Tennis
May 10 ... @ Sectionals, TBA.

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

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

Odessa-Montour/Watkins Glen combined Baseball
May 18 ... @ Sectionals, TBA.

Odessa-Montour Softball
May 14 ... @ Bradford, 4:30 p.m.

Track and field
May 22 ... @ Marathon, 4:30 p.m.
May 23 ... @ Marathon, 2 p.m.

Tennis
May 1 ... Watkins Glen, 6:30 p.m.

Girls golf
May 22 ... @ TBA, 9 a.m.

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