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Dundee plans homecoming this weekend
Dundee plans homecoming this weekend

DUNDEE--The annual homecoming celebration of events will occur at Dundee Central School this Friday and Saturday. There are a number of special events and home sports games at the school. The girls varsity soccer team will face Romulus on Scotsmen Field, Friday, Sept. 20 at 4:30 p.m. A special pregame celebration will include many of the youth soccer players.

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Seneca Lake watch reports 37 HABs
Seneca Lake watch reports 37 HABs

SENECA LAKE--The Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association released information on water testing last week that showed 37 confirmed algal blooms, all of which should be treated as toxic according to the group. There were 46 samples collected from Sept. 2 to the 8th, with additional testing expected bring the total number of blooms up.

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Schools first to have 'red flag' petition power on gun use
Schools first to have 'red flag' petition power on gun use

ALBANY (AP) -- Schools across New York began the academic year with a new tool intended to prevent student suicides and violence: the ability to ask a court to remove a troubled person's access to firearms. About a third of U.S. states have so-called "red flag" laws, which allow courts to temporarily seize guns from people believed to be a danger to themselves or others, but New York is the first to empower schools to petition a court themselves for such an order, rather than go through local law enforcement.

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Apple crop is sweeter than usual
Apple crop is sweeter than usual

TRI-COUNTY AREA--Despite excess rain this summer along with both early and late winter periods of frost, several local apple farms are calling this year's crop sweeter and more colorful than usual. "We're doing good, we have an outstanding crop. Pretty much all of our fruit is loaded up to a nice size and nice quality. I was surprised by how sweet everything is and cold nights have given a beautiful color to the fruit," said Rick Reisinger, owner of Reisinger's Apple Country in Watkins Glen.

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Seaplanes, cars on display in Hammondsport
Seaplanes, cars on display in Hammondsport

HAMMONDSPORT--Seaplane and car fans will have the opportunity to see many of their favorites this weekend at Depot Park and the village of Hammondsport. Events will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14 and 15. The schedule of events begins at 10 a.m. each day with the planes and cars on display. There will also be concessions and shops, along with paid seaplane rides from Finger Lakes Seaplanes LLC.

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Water questions arise after group's test
Water questions arise after group's test

WATKINS GLEN--Recent independent testing performed by Seneca Lake Guardian has shown levels of fluorinated organic chemicals in water from Watkins Glen, Montour Falls, Waterloo and Romulus. A press release by the group combined with a story by a local journalist have brought further questions about water purity and testing in the area.

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Dundee will celebrate its racing history
Dundee will celebrate its racing history

DUNDEE--The Dundee Historical Society and Our Town Rocks will present "Horses to Horsepower," a program about the racing history in Dundee, Saturday, Sept. 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday night stock car racing has been a fixture of the Dundee community since the mid-1950s and continues to this day. They were still racing horses in the 1950s, but in June 1957, cars took to the track with over 1,000 fans attending the first stock car race at the Dundee Fairgrounds. The 20 lap feature race included 14 cars and saw Glen Reiners of Penn Yan taking the checkered flag.

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Legislature discusses water tests
Legislature discusses water tests

SCHUYLER COUNTY--At Monday night's meeting of the Schuyler County Legislature it was said that Montour Falls would not independently test their local water supply for fluorinated organic chemicals (PFAS) after a lake protection group said they found elevated levels in a third-party study released last week. "The water operator is convinced there is not a problem there, and the village will not be sampling on their own," said Jim Howell, county legislator (R-Montour Falls).

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PHOTO GALLERY: Thousands celebrate racing history in Watkins Glen
PHOTO GALLERY: Thousands celebrate racing history in Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN--The 26th annual Grand Prix Festival of Watkins Glen was held Friday, Sept. 6. Thousands of race fans gathered in the village to pay tribute to the old street racing days. Cars and drivers from the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) helped with the festivities as they reenacted the racing action.

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Fulkerson legacy includes seven generations
Fulkerson legacy includes seven generations

DUNDEE--In this relatively young country, a century farm is considered a marvel of continuity. Which makes Fulkerson Winery in Dundee something of a rarity. They're more than two centuries strong--they got their bicentennial farm award in 2006. If the longevity of the farm is partly an inherited dedication to hard work, the future is assured. This pre-harvest time of year, as in many wineries, bottling has to happen at a steady pace in order to free up tanks for the coming harvest.

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Trail camera shows bobcat in Tyrone
Trail camera shows bobcat in Tyrone

TYRONE--Although many people have often heard about wild cats in the Finger Lakes region, their elusive nature means very few get to see them up-close. However, an automated trail camera in Tyrone was able to capture a daytime photo of a wild bobcat on the prowl.

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Grand Prix Festival set for Friday, Sept. 6
Grand Prix Festival set for Friday, Sept. 6

WATKINS GLEN--The village of Watkins Glen will see the annual transformation into a vintage road course racetrack for the 26th annual Grand Prix Festival of Watkins Glen, Friday, Sept. 6. The event pays tribute to the street racing era of 1948-52 and is held in conjunction with Watkins Glen International hosting the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) series.

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Dundee is ready for Scottish Festival
Dundee is ready for Scottish Festival

DUNDEE--The Dundee Scottish Festival will celebrate their 10th anniversary this Saturday, Sept. 7. The event features various attractions and vendors embracing the Scottish culture. The festival opens at 10 a.m. at the Dundee VFW field on the corner of Seneca Street and Jessop Road.

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Equalization: Can change your effective net tax bill
Equalization: Can change your effective net tax bill

FINGER LAKES--If you monitor your property tax rate compared to your tax bill, you probably know about the state equalization process and how it can affect what you pay. Unfortunately, many taxpayers don't understand how this annual end of August tax-adjusting process works. In the state, the property tax is a local tax, raised and spent locally to finance local governments and public schools.

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Students, teachers get ready for school
Students, teachers get ready for school

TRI-COUNTY AREA--Sports practices are already underway for the 2019 fall season and school will begin at area districts next week. This year there are a variety of starting dates.

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Reed, Palmesano talk bipartisanship
Reed, Palmesano talk bipartisanship

WATKINS GLEN--U.S Congressman Tom Reed (R-NY) and state Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) commented on national and state issues including bipartisanship, healthcare, cost of prescriptions, and the new state license plate program Thursday, Aug. 22 in Watkins Glen.

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Two harmful algal blooms found in Seneca
Two harmful algal blooms found in Seneca

SENECA LAKE--Two water samples collected Aug. 21 from the Dresden and Kashong Creek area of Seneca Lake have been confirmed by the Finger Lakes Institute lab containing harmful algal blooms (HABs). The conditions for HABs are warm temperatures, a flat lake surface and plenty of sunlight.

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Officials question license plate replacement fees
Officials question license plate replacement fees

NEW YORK STATE--Last Monday, Aug. 19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a statewide survey allowing residents to select the next license plate design for New York state. Included with the redesign was a new 10-year replacement program, requiring motorists to pay $25 for a new license plate if the current one they have is over 10 years old. Lawmakers around the state have questioned the purpose of the new mandate.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 9-18-19
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 9-18-19

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 Sept. 18 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 9-11-19
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 9-11-19

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 Sept. 11 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 9-4-19
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 9-4-19

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Dundee, Penn Yan, and Hammondsport. These results appeared in the Sept. 4 newspaper.

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Watkins Glen varsity sports schedule
Watkins Glen varsity sports schedule

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

Football
Sept 20 ... Windsor (@ WG), 7 p.m.
Sept. 27 ... Newark (@ OM), 7 p.m.

Boys soccer

Sept. 16 ... Trumansburg, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 19 ... @ Newfield, 4:30 p.m.

Girls soccer
Sept. 16 ... Marathon, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 18 ... Odessa-Montour, 4:30 p.m.

Cross country
Sept. 17 ... @ Trumansburg, 5 p.m.
Sept. 21 ... @ Plattsburg, 10 a.m.

Girls swimming
Sept. 17 ... @ Waverly, 5 p.m.
Sept. 24 ... @ Dryden, 5 p.m.

Volleyball
Sept. 17 ... Spencer-Van Etten, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 19 ... Candor, 6:30 p.m.

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

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

Football
Sept 20 ... Windsor (@ WG), 7 p.m.
Sept. 27 ... Newark (@ OM), 7 p.m.

Boys soccer

Sept. 19 ... Trumansburg, 7 p.m.
Sept. 21 ... @ Newfield, 10 a.m.

Girls soccer
Sept. 18 ... @ Watkins Glen, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 20 ... @ Spencer-Van Etten, 4:30 p.m.

Girls swimming
Sept. 17 ... Elmira Notre Dame, 5 p.m.
Sept. 19 ... Southern Cayuga, 5 p.m.

Volleyball
Sept. 17 ... @ Tioga, TBA.
Sept. 19 ... @ Elmira Heights, TBA.

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Penn Yan varsity sports schedule
Penn Yan varsity sports schedule

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

Football
Sept. 20 ... @ Attica, 7 p.m.
Sept. 28 ... Letchworth/Warsaw, 1 p.m.

Boys soccer
Sept. 17 ... Mynderse, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 19 ... Wayne, 6:30 p.m.

Girls soccer
Sept. 21 ... Geneva, 1 p.m.
Sept. 23 ... Marcus Whitman, 6:30 p.m.

Cross country
Sept. 17 ... Marion, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 24 ... @ Mynderse, 4:30 p.m.

Golf
Sept. 16 ... @ Palmyra-Macedon, 4 p.m.
Sept. 17 ... @ Geneva, 4 p.m.

Volleyball
Sept. 16 ... Hammondsport, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 17 ... Newark, 6:30 p.m.

Tennis
Sept. 17 ... Bloomfield, 4:00 p.m.
Sept. 19 ... @ Harley Allendale Columbia, 4:30 p.m.

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Hammondsport sports schedule
Hammondsport sports schedule

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

Boys soccer
Sept. 16 ... @ Campbell-Savona, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 18 ... Addison, 6:30 p.m.

Girls soccer
Sept. 23 ... Canisteo-Greenwood, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 25 ... @ Avoca, 4:30 p.m.

Volleyball
Sept. 23 ... Canisteo-Greenwood, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 25 ... @ Avoca, 4:30 p.m.

Cross country
Sept. 17 ... @ Hornell, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 25 ... @ Arkport-Canaseraga, 4:30 p.m.

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Dundee varsity sports schedule
Dundee varsity sports schedule

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

Football
Sept. 21 ... Oakfield-Alabama/Elba, 1 p.m.
Sept. 28 ... Pembroke, 1 p.m.

Girls soccer
Sept. 16 ... Prattsburgh, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 20 ... @ Marcus Whitman, 4:30 p.m.

Cross country
Sept. 17 ... @ Palmyra-Macedon, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 24 ... @ Marion, 4:30 p.m.

Volleyball
Sept. 16 ... Campbell-Savona, 6 p.m.
Sept. 18 ... @ Harley Allendale Columbia, 6 p.m.

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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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