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Supervisor Venuti to lead Seneca Lake group

Of the 40 municipalities in the Seneca Lake watershed, slightly more than half are part of a group working to protect the lake and improve water quality. The new chairman of that group, officially called the Seneca Watershed Intermunicipal Organization, wants that number to go up. “In 2018, we will be working to have more of the municipalities in the... more

Cornell researchers awarded $1 million for agricultural product development

A team at Cornell University received a $1 million reward in Tulane University’s Nitrogen Reduction Challenge, an international competition to find solutions to reduce harmful nitrogen runoff from farms to waterways. New Orleans-based Tulane has taken a particular interest in the effects of nitrogen runoff, as excess nitrogen used at farms in the Mississippi River Basin seeps into the river... more

Auburn North Division Street hydro plant project nears completion

After wet summer weather extended construction work at the North Division Street Hydropower Plant into the winter months, the facility bordering the Owasco River successfully generated power Friday. Construction began on the $6 million project in the spring and was expected to be completed in August. However, a rainy summer and issues with rock excavation delayed construction and caused crews... more

Ithaca woman pleads guilty to robbery on night of ex-boyfriend’s death

An Ithaca woman pleaded guilty on Friday to robbing her ex-boyfriend of his marijuana plants last December in Newfield in an incident which resulted in the man’s death. Jamie Gerhart pleaded guilty to felony first-degree robbery of Camden Rundell. According to court documents, Andrew Bonavia, deputy district attorney, and Diane Lama, assistant district attorney, recommend a five-year prison sentence and... more

Blankenberg drops 44 in Wayne victory; Marion girls beat Red Creek (W-FL round-up 12/27)

Mike Krauza’s Red Creek Rams will face Mynderse on Thursday at NYCC in Seneca Falls. The Lady Rams were looking to be undefeated heading into the matchup with Mynderse. On Wednesday night, however, Marion had other plans as they hosted, and defeated Red Creek 60-50. Marion held Red Creek’s top two scorers, Isabella Wilbur and Alex Mosqueda to just 12... more

Cuomo announces $1.3M for waterfront upgrades for greater connectivity

On Tuesday, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo  announced that Watkins Glen would be part of the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program to develop projects that will spur economic development in the community. The Local Waterfront Revitalization Program serves as a management program for the Village’s treasured waterfront resources along the Seneca Canal system outlined in the Southern Tier Soaring Upstate Revitalization Initiative plan.... more

Waterloo man charged with aggravated DWI after incident

The Waterloo Police Department reports the arrest of a Waterloo man following an incident where law enforcement received multiple complaints of an erratic driver. Police say Daniel E. Smith, 51, was arrested for driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated, and failure to yield the right of way. The incident happened in the Village of Waterloo. Police also say that... more

Extreme cold continues in the FLX; New Years Eve looks frigid, too

Those who can tolerate Thursday’s frigid temperatures have truly acclimated to winter in New York. Forecasters say this is some of the coldest weather the region has experienced in a couple winters, and the pro-longed nature of the event, spanning several days – makes it one of the longest stretches of Arctic weather we’ve seen in about as long. FLX... more

Waterloo High students back extra bags for Trevor’s Gift

Members of the Waterloo High Rotary Interact Club took time out from their holiday celebrations to pack extra bags of food for the Trevor’s Gift food backpack program. This is the seventh year the students have provided an extra bag of food for the backpack program, which provides food for their nutritionally needy classmates. The program needed the extra food... more
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