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Mayoral races highlight March elections
Mayoral races highlight March elections

SCHUYLER COUNTY--The contested races for mayor in Watkins Glen and Odessa highlight the March 19 village elections. There are also several contested trustee positions on the ballot. The REVIEW&EXPRESS sent a questionnaire to each of the Watkins Glen and Odessa mayoral candidates. The profiles include the candidates' comments about short term and long term goals for their respective villages. In Watkins Glen, Trustee Laurie DeNardo is facing Luke Leszyk for the mayor's position.

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Incumbents on the ballot next week
Incumbents on the ballot next week

RI-COUNTY AREA--The village elections Tuesday, March 19 will include a number of incumbents on the ballot with uncontested races. In Dundee, Mayor Fred Cratsley Jr., Trustees Greg Wright and Warren Smith are running for re-election. In Dresden, the Mayor William Hall is running unopposed and David Wernsing is running as a write-in candidate for trustee. In Hammondsport, Mayor Emery L. Cummings, Jr. and Trustees Stella Pulver and David Luppino are running uncontested to retain their positions.

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State reps rip Democrats' agenda
State reps rip Democrats' agenda

PENN YAN-- This year, for the first time in a decade, both houses of the state legislature are controlled by Democrats with a Democratic governor. State Senator Tom O'Mara (R-Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R, C, I-Corning) sounded their concerns Friday, March 8 in Penn Yan with some of the issues and said they were alarmed with some other issues now coming from one of the bluest-state legislatures in America.

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Odessa-Montour will present Guys and Dolls
Odessa-Montour will present Guys and Dolls

ODESSA-The Odessa-Montour Fine Arts Boosters will perform three showings of the spring musical Guys and Dolls this weekend. The performances will be at the Fetter-Brown Auditorium, Friday and Saturday. Friday's show begins at 7 p.m. and there are two showings Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors and $8 for general admission.

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Dundee fund meets $27.7K goal total
Dundee fund meets $27.7K goal total

DUNDEE--The Dundee Area United Fund has again met their goal for the year. This year the goal was $27,700. Fund officials say the distribution to participating agencies and groups will begin soon. Fund Drive Co-Chairpersons Carrie Wood and Joan Washburn said, "We thank the many residents and supporters who responded generously to the needs of our local organizations."

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Upcoming meeting will address Woodstock questions
Upcoming meeting will address Woodstock questions

WATKINS GLEN--The Schuyler County legislature held their regular meeting Monday, March 11, again answering a number of public questions about the proposed Woodstock 50 concert at Watkins Glen International. Many of the concerns expressed were similar to last month's meeting, where residents shared their experience with the infamous 1973 Summer Jam concert and questioned how promoters and officials will keep the Woodstock event under control.

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Area state roadways will get funding
Area state roadways will get funding

ALBANY--Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday, March 7 $128 million in new state funding for renewing state roadways impacted by this year's harsh winter weather. Funding will support 91 paving projects and the renewal of approximately 1,000 lane miles of pavement across the state, including at least one project in every county and the city of New York. The projects announced will begin this spring and will be completed later this year.

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Legislature takes position against area incinerator
Legislature takes position against area incinerator

PENN YAN--The Yates County Legislature voted unanimously Monday, March 11 to support the New York State Assembly and Senate "Finger Lakes Community Preservation Act" bill which prohibits the construction of a trash incinerator in the Finger Lakes watershed region. The approved resolution counters the proposed incinerator construction in nearby Romulus at the Seneca Army Depot.

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State burn ban starts March 16
State burn ban starts March 16

NEW YORK STATE--The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos reminds residents that with spring approaching and conditions for wildfires heightened, residential brush burning is prohibited March 16 through May 14 across New York state. "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," Seggos said.

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Penn Yan prepares for spring musical
Penn Yan prepares for spring musical

PENN YAN--The Penn Yan Academy Drama Club will present Tuck Everlasting at four showings this week. Thursday, Friday and Saturday feature an evening performance at 7 p.m. and there is a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. When Winnie Foster (junior, Genna Elliott) discovers the magical secret of the Tuck family, Angus (junior, Collin Cummings), Mae (junior, Cami Webber), Miles (senior, Paul H. Gaston) and Jesse (senior, Noah Detar), she embarks on an extraordinary adventure that will change her life forever.

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Hammondsport will present pop musical this weekend
Hammondsport will present pop musical this weekend

HAMMONDSPORT--The Hammondsport Central School Drama Club will showcase a production of Cyrano de BurgerShack this weekend at the school auditorium. The show is a pop musical retelling of the classic "Cyrano de Bergerac" and was written by Jeremy Desmon. The audience will recognize pop hit songs in a fun and witty show.

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After 50 years, Smalley is optimistic
After 50 years, Smalley is optimistic

SCHUYLER COUNTY--An interest in engines and a natural talent for engineering led a young Frank Smalley to take apart his father's lawnmower engine before he was old enough to read. Probably his father helped him reconstruct it. "He was a great mechanic," Smalley remembers. And despite having a severe disability, the residue of childhood polio, his father served the village of Montour as supervisor for 25 years as well as working as a mechanic--and teaching his skills to his son. After 50 years in the business, Frank's Automotive Specialist, Frank Smalley, is almost ready to retire.

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Downtown projects nearing March deadline
Downtown projects nearing March deadline

PENN YAN--The local committee charged with choosing the downtown projects for the state's $10 million Penn Yan Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) met for the fourth time Tuesday, Feb. 26. The group narrowed their recommendations to 15 projects coming in at $15,205,308 for state grants.

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Geneva's Cornell grape research gets $69.8M grant
Geneva's Cornell grape research gets $69.8M grant

GENEVA--After years of advocating for funding to improve the infrastructure for grape research, U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) announced Feb. 26 $68.9 million to build a new federal grape genetics research lab at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva. The funds will come from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Building and Facilities budget. "The grape industry plays a fundamental role in the upstate economy, and I'll always fight for the investment needed to keep it from going sour," Schumer said.

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Dundee presents musical comedy
Dundee presents musical comedy

DUNDEE--The Dundee Musical Theatre Club will present The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week. The student actors have been rehearsing the musical comedy based on the book by Rachel Sheinkin with music and lyrics by William Finn. The story is set at Putnam Valley Middle School and has the characters competing in a spelling bee.

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Judge sentences sex criminal, public reacts
Judge sentences sex criminal, public reacts

SCHUYLER COUNTY--In November, 2018 Honorable Judge Dennis Morris found Shawn M. Wheeler, 33, guilty of a criminal sexual act in the second degree, and three separate counts of sexual abuse in the third degree. The verdict was from a four day bench trial conducted earlier that month, prosecuted by Chief Assistant District Attorney, Matthew Hayden.

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Heating benefits are available
Heating benefits are available

TRI-COUNTY AREA--A second emergency heating benefit is available for households who have exhausted both the regular and first emergency HEAP benefits and who are in a heat or heat-related energy emergency, as defined by HEAP, and who meet the eligibility guidelines for Emergency benefit assistance.

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Penn Yan airport will receive $559K
Penn Yan airport will receive $559K

ALBANY--The Penn Yan airport is targeted to receive $559,000 in state money to construct a deicing containment system and purchase emergency equipment for operational improvements. Several other regional facilities will also receive state grants for modernization and safety projects. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced $2.6 million in infrastructure funding has been awarded to support safety enhancements, modernization of facilities, operational improvements and local business development at six airports in the Finger Lakes Region.

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SPORTS
Sports Photo Galleries 2018-2019
Sports Photo Galleries 2018-2019

FINGER LAKES--The following sports photo galleries were recently uploaded. Click 'Read more...' for the links.
Watkins Glen Girls Basketball 3-16-19
Watkins Glen Girls Basketball 3-10-19
Watkins Glen Girls Basketball 3-2-19
Hammondsport Girls Basketball 2-26-19

Penn Yan Boys Basketball 2-23-19
Watkins Glen Girls Basketball 2-22-19

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Lady Senecas defeat Cooperstown Hawkeyes, 60-49
Lady Senecas defeat Cooperstown Hawkeyes, 60-49

BINGHAMTON--The Watkins Glen girls varsity basketball team claimed the Class C Regional Championship, Sunday, March 10, and advances to the New York state Class C semifinals. The Senecas defeated Cooperstown, 60-49 at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton. Leading Watkins Glen was Taylor Kelly with 20 points and three rebounds. Hannah Morse netted 17 points, including a pair of three-point shots, eight assists, six rebounds, and three steals. Danielle Leszyk posted nine points and six rebounds.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 3-6-19
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 3-6-19

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

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Houseknecht wins first-ever state wrestling title
Houseknecht wins first-ever state wrestling title

ALBANY--The Odessa-Montour/Watkins Glen wrestling team's Dylan Houseknecht won the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Division 2 championship, Saturday, Feb. 23. Houseknecht won the 285 weight class in overtime against Newark Valley's Trentyn Rupert. He is also the first Odessa-Montour wrestler to win a state title.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 2-27-19
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 2-27-19

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. 27 newspapers.

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

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Dundee, Watkins Glen, Penn Yan, Odessa-Montour and Hammondsport. These results appeared in the Feb. 20 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 2-13-19
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 2-13-19

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. 13 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 2-6-19
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 2-6-19

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 Feb. 6 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 1-30-19
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 1-30-19

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. 30 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 1-23-19
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 1-23-19

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. 23 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 1-16-19
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 1-16-19

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. 16 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 1-9-19
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 1-9-19

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Odessa-Montour, Watkins Glen, Dundee and Penn Yan. These results appeared in the Jan. 9 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 1-2-19
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 1-2-19

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 Jan. 2 newspapers.

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

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 Dec. 19 newspapers.

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

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 Dec. 12 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 12-5-18
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 12-5-18

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

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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
Jan. 25 ... @ Thomas A. Edison, 7 p.m.
Jan. 29 ... Waverly, 7 p.m.

Girls basketball
Jan. 25 ... Thomas A. Edison, 7 p.m.
Jan. 29 ... @ Waverly, 7 p.m.

Bowling
Jan. 25 ... Odessa-Montour, 4 p.m.
Jan. 29 ... @ Waverly, 3:30 p.m.

Boys swimming
Jan. 25 ... @ Southern Cayuga, 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 29 ... Greene, 5:30 p.m.

Wrestling
Jan. 26 ... @ Vernon-Verona-Sherrill, 10 a.m.
Jan. 29 ... @ Horseheads, 6 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
Jan. 25 ... @ Spencer-Van Etten, 7 p.m.
Jan. 29 ... Tioga, 7:30 p.m.

Girls basketball
Jan. 25 ... Spencer-Van Etten, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 29 ... @ Tioga, 7:30 p.m.

Bowling
Jan. 25 ... @ Watkins Glen, 4 p.m.
Jan. 29 ... Candor, 4 p.m.

Wrestling
Jan. 26 ... @ Vernon-Verona-Sherrill, 10 a.m.
Jan. 29 ... @ Horseheads, 6 p.m.

Boys swimming
Jan. 25 ... Waverly, 5 p.m.
Jan. 31 ... @ Southern Cayuga, 4:30 p.m.

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