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Boat show commemorates the classics
Boat show commemorates the classics

HAMMONDSPORT-Classic boats and antique cars will be the stars of the weekend at the Wine Country Classic Boats event at Depot Park in Hammondsport. The boat show celebrates its 37th anniversary while the car show is in its second year. The main events take place on Saturday and Sunday with Friday being a setup and reception day. Organizers expect 75 to 100 antique, classic and fiberglass boats on Keuka Lake as part of the show.

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Board considers short-term rental moratorium
Board considers short-term rental moratorium

WATKINS GLEN--The Watkins Glen planning board held a workshop Wednesday, July 10, with a discussion of a moratorium on short-term rentals in the village driving the discussion. To execute a moratorium, the village's trustees will need to amend a local law. Currently, the village's attorney has reviewed proposed language to establish the moratorium.

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State approves early election voting
State approves early election voting

YATES COUNTY--The state approved election reform earlier this year which allows early voting with this November's general election. Based on population and population density, state election law requires Yates County to have a minimum of one polling site for early voting. Early voting begins Saturday, Oct. 26 and continues through Sunday, Nov. 3.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Wine festival features party fun
PHOTO GALLERY: Wine festival features party fun

WATKINS GLEN--Watkins Glen International hosted the Finger Lakes Wine Festival from Friday to Sunday last weekend at the track. Vineyards from around the Finger Lakes region offered wine tastings as well as artisan food and seminars. The Launch of the Lake toga party began the weekend celebration and included a fireworks show in the evening.

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Group launches community survey
Group launches community survey

SCHUYLER COUNTY--The Schuyler County Coalition on Underage Drinking and Drugs (SCCUDD) has launched its 2019 community survey, and they are inviting all community members over the age of 18 to weigh in on issues concerning youth substance use. The 2019 edition of the survey is the second community survey to be conducted and asks for community input on a variety of issues, including opinions on youth use of alcohol and drugs, community policies surrounding alcohol and tobacco, and recreational marijuana.

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USDA census data show farm trends
USDA census data show farm trends

WASHINGTON, D.C.--The United States Department of Agriculture released their most recent census data in the second quarter of 2019. The USDA surveys farms every five years and then takes more than 12 months to compile the information. The data from the latest release are from calendar year 2017.

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County fair runs through Saturday
County fair runs through Saturday

PENN YAN--The 180th 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 13.

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Wine festival will attract thousands
Wine festival will attract thousands

WATKINS GLEN--The Finger Lakes Wine Festival presented by Yancey's Fancy New York's Artisan Cheese will be held this weekend at Watkins Glen International. Events begin Friday, July 12 and continue through Sunday, July 14. The weekend offers the largest showcase of New York state wines with over 90 wineries paired with regional artisans, music and seminars in one location.

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Red Jacket beach closes before holiday
Red Jacket beach closes before holiday

PENN YAN--A waterfront notification closing the Red Jacket beach in Penn Yan was posted Wednesday, July 3. The sign read: 'BEACH CLOSED-No swimming or wading-A blue-green algae bloom that can make you sick is in the beach area."

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Town officials, humane society clash over services
Town officials, humane society clash over services

SCHUYLER COUNTY--Dog control services in Schuyler County took center stage last week in a story of communication differences and administrative issues. In late June, the towns of Catherine, Dix, Hector, Montour, Reading and Tyrone indicated their decision to contract with a private entity to provide dog control services instead of partnering with the county to do so. Two towns, Orange and Cayuta, indicated a desire to continue the long-standing relationships in place. New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets mandates that dog control services be provided. Since 2009, towns in Schuyler County have contracted with the Humane Society of Schuyler County to provide shelter, care and adoption services for stray, abandoned, seized and surrendered dogs in Schuyler County.

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Legislators hear tourism opportunities
Legislators hear tourism opportunities

PENN YAN--Gene Pierce, owner of Glenora Wine Cellars, Dundee, and head of the Yates County Chamber of Commerce Tourism Advisory Committee (TAC), briefed legislators Monday, July 8 on tourism overall in the county and the chamber's specific plans with local and regional groups to help drive area tourism.

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New village law protects animals
New village law protects animals

WATKINS GLEN--Trustees of the village of Watkins Glen passed Salty's Law at the Tuesday, July 2 meeting. This local law strengthens animal welfare and cruelty prevention as well as consumer-breeder-broker responsibilities. The law was championed by village resident Barb Cook, named in memory of and enacted as a legacy to her dog, Salty. It will be enforced by the village of Watkins Glen Police Department, and according to Cook, covers dogs, cats, ferrets, and domestic rabbits.

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Fourth of July events include fireworks
Fourth of July events include fireworks

FINGER LAKES--There's nothing quite like traditional fireworks for Fourth of July celebrations.

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Penn Yan airport will host fly-in
Penn Yan airport will host fly-in

In/Drive-In Breakfast at the Penn Van Airport from 6:30-11:30 a.m., Thursday, July 4. Airplane and helicopter rides will be available (for purchase). Pancakes and eggs with sausage will also be freshly prepared with $10 for an adult and $5 for a child under 12. Live music, raffle baskets, a 50/50 cash raffle and a bake sale will also be featured at the fly-in.

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Dundee Day is Saturday, July 6
Dundee Day is Saturday, July 6

DUNDEE--It's been called "miles of yard sales." This Saturday, July 6 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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Graduates hear inspirational messages
Graduates hear inspirational messages

TRI-COUNTY AREA--Seniors from Dundee, Penn Yan and Hammondsport officially became graduates of their respective schools at ceremonies held Thursday, June 27 and Friday, June 28 last week. The Class of 2019 became official graduates of Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour in ceremonies held over the last two weeks.

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State recognizes Dundee for student achievement
State recognizes Dundee for student achievement

DUNDEE--Dundee Elementary School has been named a 2018-2019 "Recognition School" by the New York State Department of Education. The award recognizes the school for high academic achievement and student growth during the 2017-2018 academic year. Dundee's elementary school includes pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. "We are thrilled," said Kelly Houck, district superintendent.

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PHOTO GALLERIES: Dundee, Penn Yan, Odessa-Montour and Hammondsport graduation photos
PHOTO GALLERIES: Dundee, Penn Yan, Odessa-Montour and Hammondsport graduation photos

TRI-COUNTY AREA-Seniors from Dundee, Penn Yan, Odessa-Montour and Hammondsport officially became graduates of their respective schools at ceremonies held Thursday, June 27 and Friday, June 28. Click for over 200 photos from the celebrations of the Class of 2019.

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

FINGER LAKES--The following sports photo galleries were taken during the 2018-2019 school year. Additionally, a link is available showing all of the sports photos that have appeared in the newspapers this year. Click 'Read more...' for the links.

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

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the sports awards from Penn Yan and Odessa-Montour. These results appeared in the June 19 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 6-12-19
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 6-12-19

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 June 12 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 6-5-19
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 6-5-19

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 5 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-29-19
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-29-19

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 May 29 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-22-19
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-22-19

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 May 22 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-15-19
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-15-19

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 15 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-8-19
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-8-19

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

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-1-19
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-1-19

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 May 1 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 4-24-19
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 4-24-19

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the spring break sports results from Penn Yan. These results appeared in the April 24 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 4-17-19
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 4-17-19

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 April 17 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 4-10-19
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 4-10-19

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 April 10 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 4-3-19
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 4-3-19

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Penn Yan, Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour. These results appeared in the April 3 newspapers.

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Watkins Glen varsity sports schedule
Watkins Glen varsity sports schedule

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

Softball
May 6 ... @ Trumansburg, 4:30 p.m.
May 10 ... @ Odessa-Montour, 4:30 p.m.

Track and field
May 16-17 ... @ IAC Championships, 4:45 p.m.
May 22 ... @ Sectionals, 4 p.m.

Boys golf
May 13 ... @ Tioga, 4 p.m.
Mya 15 ... @ Thomas A. Edison, TBA.

Lacrosse
May 6 ... @ Dryden, 4:30 p.m.
May 9 .. Whitney Point, 5 p.m.

Tennis
April 25 ... @ Elmira Notre Dame, 4:30 p.m.
April 26 ... Waverly, 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
May 4 ... @ Lansing, 11 a.m.
May 6 ... @ Trumansburg, 4:30 p.m.

Softball
May 6 ... Candor, 4:30 p.m.
May 7 ... Newfield, 4:30 p.m.

Boys golf
May 15 ... Tioga, 4 p.m.
May 22 ... @ IAC Tournament, 8:30 a.m.

Track and field
May 16-17 ... @ IAC Championship, 4:45 p.m.
May 22 ... @ Sectionals, 3 p.m.

Tennis
April 29 ... Southern Cayuga, 4:30 p.m.
April 30 ... Newark Valley, 4:30 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
May 14 ... @ Fairport, 6 p.m.
May 16 ... @ Webster-Thomas, 6 p.m.

Girls lacrosse
May 13 ... Wayne, TBA.
May 15 ... @ Palmyra-Macedon, 6 p.m.

Baseball
May 13 ... @ Palmyra-Macedon, 4:30 p.m.
May 16 ... Wayne, 4:30 p.m.

Softball
May 13 ... @ Palmyra-Macedon, 4:30 p.m.
May 14 ... @ Newark, 4:30 p.m.

Tennis
May 13 ... @ Naples, 4:30 p.m.
May 15 ... @ Honeoye, 4:30 p.m.

Track and field
May 7 ... @ Newark, 4:30 p.m.
May 10 ... @ Dundee, 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:

Softball (Bradford/Hammondsport)
May 16 ... Whitesville (@ Hammondsport), 5 p.m.
May 20 ... @ Friendship, 5 p.m.

Baseball (Bradford/Hammondsport)
May 13 ... @ Friendship,TBD.
May 14 ... Lima Christian (@ Bradford), 5 p.m.

Boys golf
May 13 ... @ Canisteo-Greenwood, 4:30 p.m.

Track and field (Bradford/Hammondsport)
May 13 ... @ Arkport, 5 p.m.
May 17 ... @ Campbell-Savona, 5 p.m.

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Dundee varsity sports schedule
Dundee varsity sports schedule

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

Baseball
May 13 ... @ Harley Allendale Columbia, 4:30 p.m.
May 15 ... South Seneca, 4:30 p.m.

Softball
May 13 ... @ Harley Allendale Columbia, 4:30 p.m.
May 15 ... South Seneca, 4:30 p.m.

Track and field
May 17 ... @ Waterloo, 4:30 p.m.
May 24 ... @ South Seneca, 5 p.m.

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