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'Dorothy in Wonderland' comes to Dundee
'Dorothy in Wonderland' comes to Dundee

DUNDEE--Our Town Rocks Productions will once again be presenting a summer show, Dorothy in Wonderland: The Musical, this Friday and Saturday. The shows will be in the Dundee Central School Auditorium and have a start time of 7 p.m. for the Friday, Aug. 12 performance and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13.

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'Chronicle-Express' will close Sept. 14
'Chronicle-Express' will close Sept. 14

PENN YAN--Gannett Co., Inc., the publicly traded company which owns hundreds of newspapers across the country, including area weekly and daily newspapers, The Chronicle-Express, The Leader, Star-Gazette and Democrat and Chronicle, reported their second quarter financials, Thursday, Aug. 4. In addition to announcing a quarterly loss of $53.7 million, a press release to investors signaled significant cost reductions were on the way.

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Civil War reenactment returns
Civil War reenactment returns

DUNDEE--The Dundee Historical Society will be hosting a Civil War reenactment at the Dundee VFW Saturday, Aug. 13 and Sunday, Aug. 14. The mission of the reenactment is to educate the public about the historical significance of the Civil War and its effect and influence on the history of the United States of America. There will be a variety of activities during the weekend including battles and skirmishes, surrenders, encampments including a swap meet, and demonstrations related to the war featuring infantry, artillery, cavalry, medical and even bands.

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Legislature approves new public health director
Legislature approves new public health director

SCHUYLER--The Schuyler County Legislature officially approved the hiring of current County Health Department Public Health Nurse Jill Kasprzyk as the new public health director during the Monday, Aug. 8 meeting. Kasprzyk follows in the footsteps of her mother who also previously served as Schuyler County Public Health Director.

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Police report an increase of gun seizures
Police report an increase of gun seizures

NEW YORK STATE--Gov. Kathy Hochul has announced that the state police are reporting a 104 percent increase in gun seizures this year. These statistics were boosted by a months-long investigation that resulted in the recovery of a large cache of firearms and the arrest of multiple suspects who were involved in a gun trafficking ring. The investigation was conducted by the state police gun trafficking interdiction unit. The governor secured $2.5 million to fund 14 GTIU positions in the fiscal year 2023 budget following the creation of the unit last summer.

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Legislature hears from Greenidge
Legislature hears from Greenidge

YATES COUNTY--Dale Irwin, president of Greenidge Generation Holdings, made a presentation for the Yates County Legislature Monday, Aug. 8. Irwin vowed that the cryptocurrency operation at Greenidge would continue unabated while it appeals a state decision to deny a Title V air permit renewal.

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Concrete plant will require additional approval
Concrete plant will require additional approval

STARKEY--After a lengthy discussion taking place over multiple meetings regarding a proposed concrete plant, the Starkey planning board discovered an issue with the application proposed by Custom Mix Concrete that has stalled the process. At issue is the presence of a silo that would be constructed for the plant that would not be designated for farm use, thereby violating local height requirements.

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Italian American festival is this Friday, Saturday
Italian American festival is this Friday, Saturday

WATKINS GLEN--The 2022 Italian American Festival will return this weekend to Watkins Glen, Aug. 5 and 6. With expectations from festival organizers that thousands of visitors will come to the village, Festival President and Deputy Mayor Louis Perazzini is keeping his fingers crossed for good weather.

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'Something Rotten!' showing this weekend
'Something Rotten!' showing this weekend

PENN YAN--The Penn Yan Academy Drama Club and the Penn Yan Theatre Company are proud to present the raucous laugh-out-loud comedy Something Rotten! this weekend, Aug. 5 to 7. Welcome to the Renaissance! As the Minstrel (Zachary Blauvelt) invites audiences to experience London in the late 1500s, we can tell that it's a new and exciting time - for most people. For playwrights Nick and Nigel Bottom (Jacob Eskildsen and Massan Jensen), though, the time is less than exciting.

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Sports teams will have new names this school year
Sports teams will have new names this school year

SCHUYLER COUNTY--In response to what has been a growing conversation about school mascot names and symbols, The Odessa-Montour Central School District will be embracing a new image for sports teams in the upcoming school year. This followed discussions between school leaders, students and representatives of the Seneca Nation of Indians. Odessa-Montour will now be the Grizzlies.

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Leaders answer questions at forum
Leaders answer questions at forum

FINGER LAKES--The Chemung County, Watkins Glen and Corning Area Chambers of Commerce held a special tri-county Legislative Roundtable, Tuesday, July 26 in Corning. In attendance were Assemblyman Phil Palmesano, Assemblyman Christopher Friend and Senator Tom O'Mara. During the event, they addressed everything from political goals and efforts to predictions on how upcoming elections would go.

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State issues declaration on Monkeypox
State issues declaration on Monkeypox

ALBANY-As the number of monkeypox cases continues to increase and more local health departments are responding to the outbreak, New York State Commissioner of Health Dr. Mary T. Bassett last week declared monkeypox an Imminent Threat to Public Health (ITPH) in New York state. There are currently 5,811 cases in the United States, 1,390 of which are in New York, mostly surrounding the New York City area. The governor followed up by issuing an executive order declaring a stat

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Bath police respond to new gun laws
Bath police respond to new gun laws

BATH--The Bath Village Police Department announced on Facebook recently that the department will use discretion in the enforcement of new laws regarding handgun concealed carry in their jurisdiction. "The Village of Bath Police Officers have been instructed not to arrest anyone with a valid New York state concealed carry pistol permit for possessing a licensed handgun in our village public parks or public playgrounds," the post reads.

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Yates looks at new building opportunity
Yates looks at new building opportunity

YATES COUNTY--A special ad hoc committee consisting of members of the Yates County Legislature received the first public presentation on a proposed $26 million project, Monday, Aug. 1. The project could remove, replace or rehab aging and inadequate highway and public works buildings and build a new center for the highway department, office of emergency management and public health. Yates County has access to roughly $20 million in reserve and federal funding to help pursue the project, leaving about $6 million of the project left to fund.

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Swimming fundraiser is this weekend
Swimming fundraiser is this weekend

KEUKA LAKE--The Keuka Comfort Care Home benefit, Krossin' Keuka, will be held this Saturday, July 30. The event includes a fun swim across a .67-mile section of Keuka Lake, with organizers and spectators set up at Point Neamo on the shore at Keuka College. Swimmers are overseen by kayak paddlers who line the route and provide a buoyant rest platform for swimmers who need a break. Paddlers will arrive at 6:30 a.m. and swimmers at 6:45 a.m. for the 7 a.m. kick-off. The first boat of swimmers heads across the lake at 7:10 a.m.

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'The Little Mermaid Jr.' comes to Penn Yan
'The Little Mermaid Jr.' comes to Penn Yan

PENN YAN-The Penn Yan Theatre Company's Summer Youth Camp will be putting on Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr. at Penn Yan Academy July 28, 29 and 30. The 60-minute musical is based on the 2008 Broadway production and the 1989 animated feature film. The PYTCo youth cast contains approximately 45 students led under the direction of Dusty Baker, PYTCo President.

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Finger Lakes Railway train derails in Milo
Finger Lakes Railway train derails in Milo

YATES COUNTY--The Yates County Sheriff's Office reports a train derailed just north of Severne Road in the Town of Milo, Monday, July 25. The incident resulted in train operator Thomas Lewis being transported to Soldiers & Sailors Hospital by ambulance for a possible arm injury. Yates County Deputies responded along with Himrod and Dresden Fire Departments, Penn Yan Ambulance, Medic 55, Yates County Office of Emergency Management, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and T&R's Spill Response Team to the area.

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NY business owners see additional labor bills
NY business owners see additional labor bills

NEW YORK STATE--Following a report by New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli earlier this summer, business owners across the Finger Lakes are now seeing additional bills to pay for borrowed money by the state used for unemployment benefits during the pandemic. According to the comptroller's office, "Devastating job losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic led to a record number of unemployment insurance (UI) claims in New York and other states.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 6-8-22
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 6-8-22

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 June 8 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 6-1-22
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 6-1-22

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 June 1 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-25-22
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-25-22

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 May 25 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-18-22
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-18-22

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 May 18 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-11-22
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-11-22

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 May 11 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-4-22
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-4-22

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 May 5 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 4-27-22
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 4-27-22

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 27 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 4-20-22
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 4-20-22

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results. These writeups appeared in the April 20 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 4-13-22
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 4-13-22

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 13 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 3-9-22
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 3-9-22

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

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 3-2-22
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 3-2-22

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 March 2 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 2-23-22
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 2-23-22

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 Feb. 23 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 2-16-22
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 2-16-22

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 Feb. 16 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 2-9-22
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 2-9-22

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 Feb. 9 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 2-2-22
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 2-2-22

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. 2 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 1-26-22
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 1-26-22

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. 26 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 1-19-22
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 1-19-22

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 Jan. 19 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 1-12-22
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 1-12-22

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. 12 newspapers.

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