The Observer Front Page 9-20-23

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REVIEW&EXPRESS Front Page 9-20-23

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Schuyler Farm Tour Weekend coming up
Schuyler County Farm Tour Weekend

WATKINS GLEN— The fourth annual Schuyler County Farm Tour Weekend returns Friday, Sept. 29 through Sunday, Oct. 1. Schuyler County farms are once again opening their doors to the public, offering tours, tastings, hayrides, demonstrations, apple picking, shopping, and opportunities to meet the farm animals.

New York releases transportation plan for schools
school bus

NEW YORK STATE--Gov. Kathy Hochul last week announced the New York State Electric School Bus Roadmap and The Electric School Bus Guidebook to help New York P-12 schools transition bus fleets to zero-emissions. These new resources provide school districts and bus operators to remove fossil fuel vehicles from service and help reduce transportation emissions. The announcement supports the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 85 percent by 2050 and New York state’s requirements that all new school buses sold in New York state be zero-emission by 2027. All school buses on the road must be zero-emission by 2035.

Employers must include pay rates in job ads
job applicaiton

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Help-wanted advertisements in New York will have to disclose proposed pay rates after a statewide salary transparency law went into effect on Sunday. Employers with at least four workers will be required to disclose salary ranges for any job advertised externally to the public or internally to workers interested in a promotion or transfer. Pay transparency, supporters say, will prevent employers from offering some job candidates less or more money based on age, gender, race or other factors not related to their skills.

September is National Preparedness Month
National Preparedness Month

YATES COUNTY-In an ever-changing world filled with unexpected challenges, the importance of being prepared is being highlighted in September. National Preparedness Month is observed each September to raise awareness about how preplanning can help reduce stress and keep residents safer every day. Families and individuals alike should have a well-thought-out plan to ensure their safety and the safety of their loved ones. This guide outlines the four crucial steps that the public health department suggests to help you prepare for any disaster that may come your way.

Sheriff’s office provides update on evacuation
schuyler sheriff car

WATKINS GLEN--The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office has provided the following report on an incident from Thursday, Sept. 7 in Watkins Glen. “On Sept. 7. around 3 p.m., the Schuyler County 911 Center received a call of two individuals that required medical assistance at the Finger Lakes Area Counseling and Recovery Agency (FLACRA) located at 106 S. Perry St. in the Village of Watkins Glen." 

Seaplane event returns to Keuka Lake
wings and wheels logo

HAMMONDSPORT--Get ready for a day of high-flying excitement as the Hammondsport Wings and Wheels celebration returns Saturday, Sept. 16. This annual event promises to deliver a showcase of aviation and automotive marvels. “The seaplane fly-in is a really exciting part of Wings & Wheels,” said James Quint, executive director of Glenn H. Curtiss Museum.

Legislature appoints public defender
Josette Colón

SCHUYLER COUNTY--The Schuyler County legislature met for a regular scheduled meeting, Monday, Sept. 11. Chairman Carl Blowers opened the meeting by recognizing the day of remembrance for 9/11, when the United States was attacked by terrorists 22 years ago. During the meeting, the lawmakers appointed and set the salary for the public defender position. The resolution states Josette Colón, Esq., will take the position effective Sept. 18 and go through Dec. 31. The position carries an annual salary of $118,000.

Yates County recognizes employees at meeting
yates office building

YATES COUNTY--During the Yates County legislative meeting held Monday, Sept. 11, two employees were recognized for their contributions. Richard Ayers for his years of service to Yates County Soil and Water upon his retirement, and Marian Walrath for her contributions to the advancement of broadband deployment in Yates County.

Outlet trail events are this Sunday
Celebrate Cascade event

PENN YAN--The third annual Celebrate Cascade event is Sunday, Sept. 17 from noon to 4 p.m. at Cascade Falls and pavilion on the Keuka Outlet Trail. The event is free and all ages are welcome. The event will be held at the heart of the Keuka Outlet Trail, approximately half a mile east of the intersection of Ridge and Outlet Roads in Penn Yan.

Hector 5K race is this Sunday
Hector Harvest 5K poster

HECTOR--The third annual Hector Harvest 5K, a fundraiser organized by the Hector Area Lions Club is coming up this weekend. The 5K race is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 17 at 9 a.m. The event will kick off with a celebration at The Oasis at Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards.

Racing tribute celebrates Corvette
watkins glen vintage grand prix

WATKINS GLEN--The Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival, sponsored by Chemung Canal Trust Company, has been a tradition in the region since 1993. It is a celebration of the area’s motor racing history and brings together racing enthusiasts, families and history buffs for a weekend of high-speed action, vintage cars, and community spirit. This year celebrates the Corvette as the featured marque.

Dundee selects Chris Wood as superintendent
dundee school

DUNDEE--The Dundee Central School Board of Education met in an emergency session, Friday, Sept. 1. There were three resolutions for consideration, all involving personnel matters at the school. The first resolution was for the approval of a contract between the school and Christopher Wood to become the superintendent of schools effective Sept. 1, with an anticipated start date of Sept. 28. Wood was most recently a principal at Bradford Central School District and before that served as the superintendent of Odessa-Montour in Schuyler County.

Schumer visits museum to announce funding
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer

BRANCHPORT–The early afternoon of Wednesday, Aug. 30 provided the backdrop for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer as he shared he has secured a $3.6 million boost in federal funding in pending legislation for two Yates County organizations: Saunders Finger Lakes Museum and Keuka College. Schumer announced in the fiscal year 2024 Agriculture-FDA bill recently approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee, that $2 million will go towards the construction of the Saunders Finger Lakes Museum and $1.6 million for the creation of Keuka College’s new Rural Community Outpatient Clinic.

Penn Yan construction continues
Main Street Penn Yan

PENN YAN--Main Street redevelopment is set to begin Tuesday, Sept. 5, and is estimated to take four to six weeks to complete in Penn Yan. The work marks the second phase of the project that was started earlier this year with water and gas line replacements.

Bill Green is grand marshal for vintage race
bill green

WATKINS GLEN – Longtime racing fan, historian and Watkins Glen native Bill Green was named Grand Marshal for the SVRA Hilliard U.S. Vintage Grand Prix on Sunday, Sept. 10, the track announced. Green attended the very first Grand Prix in Watkins Glen back in 1948 when cars traversed through the center of the village on a lengthy street circuit. Over the years, Green has fostered a wealth of knowledge and passion for motor racing that directly reflects the essence of Watkins Glen International.

Presentation will focus on Keuka Lake watershed
keuka lake

KEUKA LAKE—The Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT) will host a public presentation titled Land, Water, and Keuka: The Role of Land Conservation in Ensuring the Future of Keuka Lake at Keuka College on Tuesday, Sept. 12 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Chamber announces award winners
Watkins Glen chamber award winners

WATKINS GLEN--The Watkins Glen Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards luncheon, Schuyler Tributes, Wednesday, Aug. 23, at the Seneca Lake Events Center in Clute Park. The event welcomed over 100 local dignitaries, businesses, and individuals and honored chamber members for their invaluable contributions in 2022.

Greenidge lawsuit gets dismissed
Greenidge in Dresden

DRESDEN–Greenidge Generation Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: GREE), a vertically integrated cryptocurrency datacenter and power generation company, responded to the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by Earthjustice on behalf of Seneca Lake Guardian, the Committee to Preserve the Finger Lakes and the Sierra Club regarding Greenidge’s water discharge permit. 

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 9-20-23
odessa and watkins glen boys soccer

FINGER LAKES--Click the image above to see the Sept. 20 newspaper sports reports for Dundee, Penn Yan, Hammondsport, Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour.

SPORTS RECAP: Week of 9-13-23
Collin Bacher scores in overtime for Penn Yan boys soccer

FINGER LAKES--Sept. 13 newspaper sports reports for Dundee, Penn Yan, Hammondsport, Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour.

SPORTS RECAP: Week of 9-6-23
penn yan dundee football

FINGER LAKES--Sept. 6 newspaper sports reports for Dundee, Penn Yan, Hammondsport, Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour.

PHOTO GALLERY: School year 2022-2023
photo gallery from 2022-23

FINGER LAKES--A photo gallery featuring over 1,900 photos from the 2022-23 sports season for Dundee, Penn Yan, Hammondsport, Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour can be seen by clicking the photo above.

SPORTS RECAP: Week of 6-14-23
penn yan boys lacrosse at cortland

FINGER LAKES--June 14 newspaper sports reports for Penn Yan and Dundee.

SPORTS RECAP: Week of 6-7-23
Penn Yan Girls Lacrosse Champions

FINGER LAKES--June 7 newspaper sports reports for Penn Yan, Dundee, Hammondsport, Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour.

Penn Yan lacrosse teams advance to final four
penn yan boys lacrosse at fisher

The Penn Yan boys and girls lacrosse teams recorded wins Saturday, June 3, in the first round of play for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship. The Mustangs are now in the final four for Class D and will advance to semifinal games.

Lacrosse teams win sectionals, regionals next
Penn Yan Boys, Girls Lacorsse Team Photos

ROCHESTER-Both the girls and boys Penn Yan varsity lacrosse teams captured sectional titles earlier this week. The girls won 12-4 over Waterloo-Marcus Whitman, Tuesday, May 30 and the boys won 11-6 against Aquinas, Wednesday, May 31...

SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-31-23
penn yan baseball champions

FINGER LAKES--May 31 newspaper sports reports for Penn Yan, Dundee, Hammondsport, Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour.

SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-24-23
penn yan boys lacrosse

FINGER LAKES--May 24 newspaper sports reports for Penn Yan, Dundee, Hammondsport, Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour.

SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-17-23
penn yan tennis

FINGER LAKES--May 17 newspaper sports reports for Penn Yan, Dundee, Hammondsport, Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour.

SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-10-23
penn yan baseball

FINGER LAKES--May 10 newspaper sports reports for Penn Yan, Dundee, Hammondsport, Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour.

SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-3-23
penn yan girls lacrosse

FINGER LAKES--May 3 newspaper sports reports for Penn Yan, Dundee, Hammondsport, Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour.

SPORTS RECAP: Week of 4-26-23

FINGER LAKES--April 26 newspaper sports reports for Watkins Glen, Odessa-Montour, Dundee, Penn Yan and Hammondsport.

SPORTS RECAP: Week of 4-19-23

FINGER LAKES--April 19 newspaper sports reports for Dundee, Penn Yan, Hammondsport, Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour. Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results.

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