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Yates County holds recycling event
Yates County holds recycling event

Yates COUNTY--Earth Day means different things to different people, but the three tenets reduce, reuse, and recycle are central to many Earth Day initiatives. In Yates County, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Yates County is hosting a recycling event at the Yates County Building Friday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to celebrate Earth Day. The first 100 people to bring recyclables will receive a free tree seedling.

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Penn Yan approves budget for May vote
Penn Yan approves budget for May vote

PENN YAN--The Penn Yan school board approved their proposed 2018-19 budget at the Wednesday, April 11 meeting. Two propositions will be on the May ballot. First, the board is proposing a spending budget of $36,006,183, an increase of $840,030 or 2.39 percent. For the proposal, the tax levy is $18,551,937, an increase of 2.29 percent. The tax cap is 2.81 percent. The potential increase of taxes to be paid for a $100,000 home is estimated at $23.47.

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Watkins Glen approves new budget for May vote
Watkins Glen approves new budget for May vote

WATKINS GLEN--The Watkins Glen school board has approved their proposed budget for the 2018-19 school year. The proposed district budget comprises two propositions. The two combined will result in no increase compared to the 2017-2018 fiscal year. A public hearing is scheduled for Monday, May 7 at 5:45 p.m. to review the budget, propositions and school programs.

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Dundee votes to raise tax, water rates
Dundee votes to raise tax, water rates

DUNDEE--The Dundee village board unanimously voted to approve a tax and water rate increase for bills after May 31 during the Tuesday, April 10 meeting.
The board approved their 2018-19 fiscal year budget, including a 2.35 percent increase in the tax levy for an additional $13,418. The increase will be allocated to the new village shop and to update security cameras. The tax rate will increase $0.31, so a $100,000 assessed home will pay an extra $31.

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Volunteers register for 'I Love My Park Day' May 5
Volunteers register for 'I Love My Park Day' May 5

NEW YORK--State Senator Tom O'Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) reminds area residents the online volunteer registration process is underway for the seventh annual "I Love My Park Day" Saturday, May 5 at state parks and historic sites across New York, including events at several regional sites. The statewide event, sponsored by Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) and local groups, encourages volunteer efforts to enhance New York's parks and historic sites and promote the entire park system.

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State holds concord grape summit
State holds concord grape summit

NEW YORK--New York state held the first-ever Concord Grape Summit Thursday, April 12 to revitalize and expand the state's concord grape industry. Farmers, researchers and industry leaders met with state officials to discuss concord grapes and the industry growth challenges to expand concord grape growing in New York.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Runners break through the fog
PHOTO GALLERY: Runners break through the fog

WATKINS GLEN--The Arc Grand Prix Run was held at Watkins Glen International, Saturday, April 14, as part of the track's opening weekend events. The run included some 600 participants, as they navigated the hills and turns of the racetrack. A thick fog blanketed the hilltops during the morning, making seeing even a few feet ahead difficult. Matthew Wilbur won the event with a time of 17:58.38. Full race results can be seen at www.auyertiming.com.

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Legislature opposes incinerator
Legislature opposes incinerator

YATES COUNTY--The Yates County Legislature met Monday, April 9 for its monthly meeting. During the meeting, the board voted to formally oppose the creation of the proposed trash-to-energy plant on the former Seneca Depot land in Romulus. The waste incineration plant was proposed by Circular enerG, a Rochester company.

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Schuyler County sees sales tax revenue up
Schuyler County sees sales tax revenue up

WATKINS GLEN--The Schuyler County Legislature held the regularly scheduled monthly meeting Monday, April 9 in the legislative chambers. The meeting included a public hearing and all resolutions were approved. After the regular business, Chairman Dennis Fagan explained the county is expecting the final sales tax payment for the first quarter of 2018 in the next few days. So far, with two and a half months recorded, the numbers show the county is up 7.2 percent. Fagan said this was much stronger than what they saw in 2017, and given the weather, he called the numbers "pretty amazing."

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Green Grand Prix, Watkins Glen track opens
Green Grand Prix, Watkins Glen track opens

WATKINS GLEN--Although the weather hasn't yet fully committed to spring, drivers and runners from around the region are preparing for the opening weekend at Watkins Glen International racetrack. There are three main events at the track from Friday, April 13 through Sunday, April 15. The Green Grand Prix, a showcase of green motoring technology, begins the events Friday, while The Arc Grand Prix Run kicks off the events for Saturday. Paced laps around the racetrack are available throughout the day, Saturday and Sunday.

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Watkins Glen receives $7.2 million
Watkins Glen receives $7.2 million

WATKINS GLEN--Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday, April 6, $7.2 million in new infrastructure investments to improve State Route 14 from the village of Watkins Glen to the town of Reading. This additional investment will fund new paving and safety enhancements, building upon $10 million previously awarded to the village of Watkins Glen as part of the Governor's Downtown Revitalization Initiative. Work begins this week and will conclude the summer of 2019.

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Outlaw Speedway opens for practice
Outlaw Speedway opens for practice

DUNDEE--Outlaw Speedway is revving up for the 2018 racing season. The Dundee track will hold an open practice Friday, April 13. Grandstand entry will be free and pits will be $20. The third annual Spring Nationals, the first racing event of the season, will be held Friday, April 20.

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Cayuga center unites with Family Health
Cayuga center unites with Family Health

FINGER LAKES--Family Health Network of Central New York, Inc. and Cayuga Medical Center, announced Friday, April 6 they are uniting to advance clinical care throughout the region. Both organizations will continue to operate independently and engage in other projects with regional partners, but will collaborate on clinical services, regional planning and community outreach.

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Yates Emergency Management recognizes responders
Yates Emergency Management recognizes responders

YATES COUNTY--The Yates County Office of Emergency Management held a banquet to recognize training and leadership in the fire and emergency medical service, Friday, April 6. Members of various departments across Yates County were recognized. Pictured are award winners: (front) Howard Leach, H. Robert Hathaway 2017 Officer of the Year Award; Sheldon Martin, John P. Woods 2017 Fire Training Hours Award (277 hours); Jesse Lambert, Yates County 2017 Combined Fire and EMS Training Hours Award (369 hours); (back) Gary Christensen, Roger A. Ribble Memorial Award; U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, who helped present the awards; Joseph Axtell, 2017 EMS Provider of the Year; Wesley Youngman, 2017 EMS Training Hours Award (1000 hours) and James Adams, Emergency Medical Services Gary Garverick Leadership Award.

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Authorities suspect meth lab in Dundee
Authorities suspect meth lab in Dundee

YATES COUNTY--Shannon N. Rosemier, 31, of 1632 Dillison Road, Dundee, was arrested March 29 on a parole warrant when she was located at 1722 Dombroski Road. During the arrest a suspected meth lab was found. Spencer R. Hines, 30, of 1722 Dombroski Road was charged with unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine in the third degree, a class C felony.

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Green Grand Prix spotlights self-driving technology
Green Grand Prix spotlights self-driving technology

WATKINS GLEN--State, industry and university experts will discuss autonomous vehicles, self-driving cars, for the keynote panel at the 14th annual Toyota Green Grand Prix at Watkins Glen International Friday, April 13. The Green Grand Prix is a showcase of motoring technology that aims for a cleaner environment. The day-long event emphasizes involvement of colleges and high schools from across New York and Pennsylvania. The Green Grand Prix is part of Opening Weekend at the race track. Fans can drive their own cars on the track on Saturday and Sunday, April 14 and 15.

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State grants $500K for Penn Yan
State grants $500K for Penn Yan

PENN YAN--The village will receive a $500,000 grant from the Restore New York Communities Initiative program to restore and renovate two downtown buildings. State Senator Tom O'Mara (R-Horseheads) said, "Restore NY is an important building block for the restoration and revitalization of quality communities throughout the Finger Lakes region and statewide. It's proven to be a useful tool to spark economic development, create local jobs and energize community pride."

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Health office will conduct drill April 10
Health office will conduct drill April 10

SCHUYLER COUNTY--The Schuyler County Public Health Department is conducting an emergency drill April 10 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Human Services Complex in Montour Falls. Volunteers from the community are needed to act as patients. This drill will help the community prepare for public health emergencies by allowing the department and the community to practice how medications would be dispensed in the case of an emergency such as an outbreak of hepatitis A, anthrax, pandemic flu, smallpox, or a bioterrorism event.

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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 Photo Galleries 2017-2018
Sports Photo Galleries 2017-2018

FINGER LAKES--The following sports photo galleries have been recently uploaded. Click 'Read more...' for the links.
Dundee Softball 4-13-18
Penn Yan Softball 4-12-18
Seneca Indians Baseball 4-11-18
Odessa-Montour Tennis 4-11-18

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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
April 17 ... Odessa-Montour, 4:30 p.m.
April 18 ... Union Springs, 4:30 p.m.

Track and field
April 17 ... Notre Dame, 4:30 p.m.
April 28 ... @ Corning Pentathlon, 10 a.m.

Girls golf
April 17 ... @ Spencer-Van Etten, 4 p.m.
April 19 ... Spencer-Van Etten, 4 p.m.

Boys golf
April 17 ... Trumansburg, 3:30 p.m.
April 18 ... Waverly, 3:30 p.m.

Lacrosse
April 16 ... @ Dryden, 4:30 p.m.
April 19 ... Penn Yan, 5 p.m.

Tennis
April 17 ... @ Thomas A. Edison, 4:30 p.m.
April 19 ... Moravia, 4:30 p.m.

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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
April 18 ... Union Springs (@ Watkins Glen), 4:30 p.m.
April 19 ... @ Notre Dame, 4:30 p.m.

Odessa-Montour Softball
April 17 ... @ Watkins Glen, 4:30 p.m.
April 20 ... Tioga, 4:30 p.m.

Track and field
April 17 ... @ Candor, 4:30 p.m.
April 19 ... @ Chenango Forks, 4:30 p.m.

Tennis
April 17 ... @ Notre Dame, 4:30 p.m.
April 19 ... @ Trumansburg, 4:30 p.m.

Girls golf
April 17 ... Waverly, 4 p.m.
April 19 ... @ Elmira, 4 p.m.

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Penn Yan varsity sports schedule
Penn Yan varsity sports schedule

PENN YAN--Listed is Penn Yan's spring sports schedule for the coming week:

Boys lacrosse
April 17 ... Westhill Central, 5:30 p.m.
April 19 ... @ Watkins Glen, 5 p.m.

Girls lacrosse
April 16 ... @ Aquinas Institute, 6 p.m.
April 21 ... @ Seton Catholic, 12 p.m.

Baseball
April 17 ... Midlakes, 4:30 p.m.
April 19 ... @ Newark, 4:30 p.m.

Softball
April 17 ... Midlakes, 4:30 p.m.
April 19 ... @ Newark, 4:30 p.m.

Tennis
April 18 ... Naples, 4:30 p.m.
April 19 ... Prattsburgh, 4:30 p.m.

Track and field
April 17 ... @ Mynderse, 4:30 p.m.
April 20 ... @ LeRoy, 5 p.m.

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Dundee varsity sports schedule
Dundee varsity sports schedule

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

Baseball
April 18 ... Red Jacket, 4:30 p.m.
April 20 ... @ South Seneca, 4:30 p.m.

Softball
April 16 ... @ Honeoye, 4:30 p.m.
April 18 ... Red Jacket, 4:30 p.m.

Track and field
April 17 ... Marion, 4:30 p.m.
April 24 ... Lyons, 4:30 p.m.

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Hammondsport sports schedule
Hammondsport sports schedule

HAMMONDSPORT --Listed is Hammondsport's spring sports schedule for the coming week:

Baseball
April 17 ... @ South Seneca, 4:30 p.m.
April 18 ... Addison, 4:30 p.m.

Softball
April 18 ... Addison, 4:30 p.m.
April 19 ... Friendship, 5 p.m.

Track and field
April 17 ... Arkport, 4:30 p.m.
May 1 ... Alfred Almond, 4:30 p.m.

Golf
April 17 ... Wellsville, 4:30 p.m.
April 18 ... @ Jasper-Troupsburg, 4:30 p.m.

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Outlaw Speedway plans opening events
Outlaw Speedway plans opening events

HORSEHEADS, DUNDEE--With only a matter of days remaining, the Outlaw Speedway Arnot Mall Car Show presented by Lane's Yamaha is set to go with cars rolling in Wednesday night, March 28 and the show running for three full days, March 29-31. The times were recently released for the driver autograph and photo session as well as the tire changing competition both happening Saturday, March 31. A number of weekly race competitors will be on hand for the autograph session which will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Center Court of the Arnot Mall in Big Flats.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 3-7-18
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 3-7-18

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Odessa-Montour, Watkins Glen and Penn Yan. These results appeared in the March 7 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 2-28-18
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 2-28-18

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. 28 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 2-21-18
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 2-21-18

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Odessa-Montour, Watkins Glen, Penn Yan, Dundee and Hammondsport. These results appeared in the Feb. 21 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 2-14-18
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 2-14-18

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 Feb. 14 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 2-7-18
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 2-7-18

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 Feb. 7 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 1-31-18
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 1-31-18

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. 31 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 1-24-18
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 1-24-18

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 Jan. 24 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 1-17-18
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 1-17-18

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 Jan. 17 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 1-10-18
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 1-10-18

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. 10 newspapers.

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