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NASCAR ready for Watkins Glen road course
NASCAR ready for Watkins Glen road course

WATKINS GLEN--After a regularly scheduled two-week break in the season schedule, NASCAR is now ready to take on the twists and turns of the road course at Watkins Glen International. The racing weekend will get underway on Friday, Aug. 6 and continue through Sunday, Aug. 8 with the running of the 90-lap Go Bowling at The Glen.

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Local swimming team takes first in competition
Local swimming team takes first in competition

FINGER LAKES--The United Southern Tier Aquatics team have won a 2021 AAU National Champions after they beat out Team Florida and Team New England at the Junior Olympic Championships in Houston, Texas. The margin of victory was by less than 150 with the team consisting of swimmers from Watkins Glen to Syracuse.

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Dundee school superintendent survey is online
Dundee school superintendent survey is online

DUNDEE--After Dundee Superintendent Kelly Houck announced she would be moving to the Greater Southern Tier (GST) Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) as the district superintendent, the search has begun to hire a replacement at Dundee. Dr. Vicky Ramos, Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES district superintendent, will support the school in the hiring process which the board anticipates will be complete by early fall.

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Face masks encouraged, but not yet required
Face masks encouraged, but not yet required

NEW YORK (AP)--New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio "strongly" urged even vaccinated people to start wearing masks indoors. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said unvaccinated transit employees in the metropolitan area would undergo weekly virus testing. But both leaders on Monday did not impose new mask or vaccination requirements to counter a rapidly climbing number of COVID-19 infections.

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Greenidge announces landfill closure, solar plans
Greenidge announces landfill closure, solar plans

DRESDEN--Greenidge Generation Holdings Inc. announced last week that it will be investing profits from its bitcoin mining operation to expedite the closure of an existing, forty-year-old coal ash landfill and create a new solar farm at the site. The Lockwood Hills landfill in Dresden was acquired by Lockwood Hills LLC, a subsidiary of Greenidge, in 2014 and has been maintained by the company over the past seven years. During that period, the company ended the use of coal-fired power at its adjacent power generation facility.

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Two air lifted after car rear-ends buggy
Two air lifted after car rear-ends buggy

YATES COUNTY--Following the Wednesday, July 21, crash that saw a vehicle rear-end a horse-drawn buggy on Route 14A, Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike said he has discussed the case with the district attorney for consideration of criminal negligence assault by a vehicle. As it stands, the driver of the vehicle, William Valentin, 55, of Geneva, has already been charged with following too closely and failure to exercise due care when approaching a horse.

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Rain totals near local records
Rain totals near local records

FINGER LAKES--After weeks of what has seemed like rainstorms every other day, data related to seasonal precipitation shows an exceptionally wet July. Throughout the month public work departments have cleaned up and repaired flooding damage, while regional meteorologists have worked to track the extremely stagnant storms that have produced high winds, hail and a lot of localized rain.

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Drivers need to be alert for slow-moving vehicles
Drivers need to be alert for slow-moving vehicles

FINGER LAKES--Following two serious incidents in Yates County that saw a horse-drawn buggy rear-ended by vehicles causing multiple serious injuries and one death in just over a month, Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike is working with the local Mennonite communities and residents to come up with solutions to and spread awareness of the issue. Speaking generally, Spike said a confluence of factors are all responsible for the accidents and some solutions might not be as simple as they seem.

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Cuomo questions neutrality of AG investigators
Cuomo questions neutrality of AG investigators

NEW YORK (AP) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo projected confidence Monday that he'll ultimately be exonerated of allegations of sexual harassment, but he also questioned the neutrality of the lawyers hired to investigate his behavior. Speaking at his first news conference in nearly two weeks, Cuomo said he had "concerns as to the independence of the reviewers," hired by state Attorney General Letitia James.

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Sidewalk work in Burdett will improve pedestrian safety
Sidewalk work in Burdett will improve pedestrian safety

BURDETT--Work has begun by the state Department of Transportation to upgrade the sidewalks along Route 79 in a project that village officials hope will eventually lead to residents being able to walk the entire village safely on a sidewalk. Work crews have diverged traffic by using shoulder access and single lanes where needed and are expected to finish the upgrades this fall.

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VFW to host Freedom Festival
VFW to host Freedom Festival

DUNDEE--The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Auxiliary No. 8649 will host the inaugural Family Freedom Festival, Saturday, July 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The celebration is at the Goodrich Smith VFW post at 125 Seneca St. Ext. The free event will feature food, music, games and vendors. A children's patriotic bike parade is scheduled for 1 p.m. with prizes for first, second and third place.

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414 speed reductions don't include falls
414 speed reductions don't include falls

HECTOR--The state department of transportation has reduced the speed limit on sections of Route 414 in Hector following years of concerns by residents. The narrow road, ever-increasing visitor traffic and distractions behind the wheel are all contributors to the driving conditions on 414. While local officials and many citizens have welcomed the changes, Supervisor Alvin White said there is a general consensus that the changes do not go far enough.

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Houck accepts district superintendent position
Houck accepts district superintendent position

PAINTED POST--The Greater Southern Tier (GST) Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) has appointed Kelly Houck as the new district superintendent of the organization. This fills the vacancy created by the retirement of District Superintendent James Frame. Houck's appointment has been approved by the New York State Commissioner of Education, Dr. Betty A. Rosa, and will soon be finalized by the New York State Education Department. Houck will begin at GST BOCES prior to the start of the new school year.

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E. coli found in two Milo water districts
E. coli found in two Milo water districts

MILO--A boil water notice was issued in the town of Milo for water districts one and two, Friday, July 16, and lifted Sunday morning, July 18. The areas affected were from the village line to 614 East Lake Road, Bath Road, Airport Drive, Country Estates and Keuka View Drive, Keuka Shores complex and White Tail Lane.

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Schuyler and others file drug price lawsuit
Schuyler and others file drug price lawsuit

WATKINS GLEN--Schuyler County has joined with over two dozen municipal governments, and others, in suing the makers of generic drugs over alleged price-fixing. The county, along with local governments in New York and elsewhere, filed an over 1000-page Summons and Complaint on June 30. It is against more than fifty companies, seeking injunctive relief, damages, and relief from harms that the complaint alleges resulted from an unlawful agreement among the defendants to allocate customers, rig bids, and fix, raise, maintain, and/or stabilize the prices of all of their generic pharmaceutical products.

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Canada to let vaccinated U.S. citizens enter country Aug. 9
Canada to let vaccinated U.S. citizens enter country Aug. 9

TORONTO (AP) -- Canada announced Monday it will begin letting fully vaccinated U.S. citizens into Canada on Aug. 9, and those from the rest of the world on Sept. 7. Officials said the 14-day quarantine requirement will be waived as of Aug. 9 for eligible travelers who are currently residing in the United States and have received a full course of a COVID-19 vaccine approved for use in Canada.

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Commission will lead redistricting
Commission will lead redistricting

FINGER LAKES--State and local officials are publicly urging the residents of the Finger Lakes to participate in the state redistricting process to ensure the region doesn't lose representation. Scheduled to take place every ten years, this round of redistricting will be the first since an Independent Redistricting Commission was established in 2014.

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One dies in Seneca Lake boat accident
One dies in Seneca Lake boat accident

HIMROD--Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike reports a boat accident that occurred Saturday, July 10 resulted in six individuals being ejected into Seneca Lake with one person deceased pending an autopsy.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 6-23-21
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 6-23-21

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Penn Yan and Hammondsport. These results appeared in the June 23 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 6-16-21
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 6-16-21

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 16 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 6-9-21
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 6-9-21

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 9 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 6-2-21
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 6-2-21

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 June 2 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-26-21
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-26-21

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 26 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-19-21
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-19-21

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 May 19 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-12-21
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-12-21

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 12 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-5-21
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-5-21

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Penn Yan and Odessa-Montour. These results appeared in the May 5 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 4-28-21
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 4-28-21

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 28 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 4-21-21
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 4-21-21

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 21 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 4-14-21
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 4-14-21

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 April 14 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 4-7-21
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 4-7-21

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 April 7 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 3-31-21
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 3-31-21

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 31 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 3-24-21
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 3-24-21

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 24 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 3-17-21
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 3-17-21

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Dundee, Penn Yan, Hammondsport and the Seneca Indians. These results appeared in the March 17 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 3-10-21
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 3-10-21

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 March 10 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 3-3-21
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 3-3-21

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 March 3 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 2-24-21
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 2-24-21

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 Feb. 24 newspapers.

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