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Weed killer proposed for Waneta, Lamoka Lakes
Weed killer proposed for Waneta, Lamoka Lakes
WANETA, LAMOKA LAKES—The Lamoka-Waneta Lakes’ Association and Schuyler County is proposing to treat 79 acres total across the two lakes and Mill Pond with a weed-killing agent by mid-May. The group said they propose using a chemical called Renovate, in either liquid or granular form. The chemical has been used in the lakes previously to treat the invasive species Eurasian milfoil. The request is being reviewed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Linda Vera, DEC citizen participation specialist, explained there has been some discussion about Schuyler County requesting a five-year permit, but the state has not received such an application at this time. Read More ...
Truck goes off Route 226, lands in the water
Truck goes off Route 226, lands in the water

TYRONE—A semi-truck driver and his rig went off the road and crashed into Tobehanna Creek under the Tyrone bridge (adjacent to the intersection of Route 226 and County Route 23) on Tuesday evening, March 5.  Matt Maloney, assistant chief of the Tyrone Fire Department, said, “The driver went off the road a little after 9 p.m. Tuesday evening. He was able to extricate himself from the water and he is in stable condition." He added the driver received only minor injuries.  Authorities identified the driver as Michael A. Kee, 29, Humboldt, Tenn. Schuyler County Sheriff Bill Yessman explained the truck was traveling west on County Route 23, did not stop at the intersection, and crashed into the creek.

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Proposal to name Tyrone post office for Scott
Proposal to name Tyrone post office for Scott
TYRONE—State Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Tom Reed (R-Corning) introduced legislation to designate the United States Postal Facility in Tyrone the “Specialist Christopher Scott Post Office Building.” Specialist Scott was killed Sept. 3, 2011 in Kandahar, Afghanistan at the age of 21 while serving in the United States Army. “Specialist Scott personified patriotism and gave the ultimate sacrifice for our nation while fighting in Afghanistan,” Reed said. “His service to our nation is something we can never forget and we can pay tribute to his memory by renaming the Tyrone Post Office in his honor as a way to help to preserve his legacy as one of New York’s heroes.” Read More ...
Fagan: Legislature will cut program funds
Fagan: Legislature will cut program funds
TYRONE—Schuyler County Legislative Chairman Dennis Fagan reported the county will be reducing programs in order to keep the 2013-14 budget within the state’s tax cap, during the Tyrone town meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 12. Fagan said the legislature told County Administrator Tim O’Hearn to prepare a budget that is in full compliance with the tax cap. He explained this will hurt local programs.
“It’s impossible, it’s unsustainable,” said Fagan. However, he said the cuts will affect programs for youth, the elderly, veterans, highway, public safety, economic development, and the Cooperative Extension. Read More ...
Tyrone meeting doesn't comply with state law
TYRONE—The New York State Committee on Open Government says the town of Tyrone is not complying with the open meeting law by not allowing the public to attend gatherings being held just prior to the regular meetings.  Watkins Glen resident Alan Hurley said he wanted minutes and other documents from these meetings during the Tuesday, Oct. 9, Tyrone board meeting.  He referred to the official July meeting minutes where an audience member inquired about the town board gathering just prior to the regular meeting. Read More ...
   


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