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A column by State Senator Tom O'Mara

New York State Senator Tom O'Mara provides us with a weekly column from Albany. This time: "Spreading the word about Lyme disease." Column.

Left: State Sen.Tom O'Mara

State Trooper P.A. Madaffari operates a revolving rollover device containing dummies and showing the effect of rollover accidents in which seatbelts are not utilized.

 

Festival raises funds for Relay for Life

Vendors, classic cars, a vehicle rollover display, a bounce house and a chicken barbecue were among the features Saturday at the Montour Fireman's Carnival Grounds during the annual Paint the Town Purple festival held to benefit the Relay for Life program and help raise awareness of its fight against cancer.

Above: Chuck Vary with a classic car he owns and displayed Saturday -- a 1936 Dodge 4-door sedan.

Balloons afloat at the Carnival Grounds symbolize the Relay for Life drive to fight cancer.

Emergency light illuminates the misty accident scene. The two vehicles, including the one at left, sustained left-side damage.

1 taken to hospital after Rte. 224 accident

A woman was transported to the hospital with unspecified injuries Friday night following a two-car accident on Rte. 224 in Odessa. Officials said the accident occurred about 10:45 p.m. near the Speedway-224 junction when the two passenger vehicles, going in opposite directions, clipped each other. The airbags deployed in the Hyundai Sonata driven by the injured woman, whose two female passengers were uninjured. The driver of the other vehicle, a man, reportedly sustained an injured knee, but declined transport. No further details were available.

Kristina Hansen and her attorney, Ray Schlather, before her court appearance Thursday afternoon.

 

Not-guilty plea entered; dismissal sought

The second trespass case against Kristina Hansen -- the Watkins Glen School District resident who was arrested March 21 while trying to attend a School Board meeting -- reached arraignment Thursday, where a not-guilty plea was entered in Village Court on her behalf by her attorney, Ray Schlather, who filed a motion to dismiss the charge. A previous trespass charge had been dismissed on April 7. The prosecution was given 20 days to respond to the motion, and Hansen was released on her own recognizance. Government.

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Chamber News

The Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce will present a breakfast for new members on May 6. Breakfast.

The Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Schuyler Summit in honor of National Travel and Tourism Week on May 5th. Summit.

For Part 1 of "Schuyler County and Me," reprised, Click here.
For Part 2, click here.
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--Obituaries--

Death Notices on the Obituary Page.

Lauren W. Lodge, 81, of Watkins Glen.
Donald "George" William Bruman, 84.
Christine Neva Johnson of Odessa.
Dorothy M. "Dottie" Morse, 104, of Montour Falls.
Gino P. Scuteri, 77, of Watkins Glen.
William F. Scott, 68, of Millport.
James H. Russell, 74, formerly of Odessa and Alpine.
Iona A. "Onie" Tanner, 82, of Odessa.
Barbara A. Diedrichs, 68, of Burdett.
Rosanne M. Doane, 67, of Watkins Glen.
Jane DiPronio-Stephany, 79, formerly of Romulus.

(For earlier Vedder & Scott obituaries, click here.)

 

Jobs available

Hospitality positions are listed for the coming season at Captain Bill's Seneca Lake Cruises and Seneca Harbor Station. For the list, click here.

Coming up: budget hearing on May 5

The annual Odessa-Montour budget hearing will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 5, a precursor to the budget vote by district residents on Tuesday, May 17 from noon to 8 p.m. The budget proposal approved by the School Board calls for a tax levy increase of $23,278, within the tax cap. The budget itself is a $16,154,655 spending plan. Also on the ballot on May 17: a single candidate for the School Board, Mel Switzer.

 

Tree, shrub program conducted by SWCD

The Schuyler County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) held its annual Green Arbor Program distribution of bare root seedlings and transplants on Saturday, April 23, with more than 130 residents purchasing 11,500 trees and shrubs for conservation plantings this year. In addition, dozens of bluebird boxes made by the District were purchased. Agriculture.

Photo at right: Jeremy Edmister of Watkins Glen and his daughter Natalie pick up trees on April 23 at the Soil and Water facility on Meads Hill Road. (Photo provided)

 

Trumansburg man charged with burglary

A Trumansburg man -- Joel M. Woodring, 35 (pictured at right) -- has been charged with Burglary, 2nd Degree, a Class C felony, following a probe into several daytime burglaries in the region. Woodring was arrested late Monday morning by the Schuyler County Sheriff's Office and a New York State Police investigator who were conducting surveillance of him and his truck after it was reportedly seen in the area of some burglaries last week, said Sheriff William Yessman. The surveillance on back roads led to a private residence on Warners Corners Road in the Town of Hector where, said Yessman, the suspect was stopped as he was leaving. "Numerous Items of jewelry from the residence" were found in the suspect's truck, the sheriff said. Woodring was jailed in lieu of $15,000 cash bail. Also investigating the case: the Seneca County and Tompkins County Sheriff's Offices. The investigation is continuing with more charges expected, a press release said.

 

The emperor's clothes

The editor touches on subjects invovling handcuffs, limericks and politics. Column.

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Humane Society is still leading Steps Out

With seven weeks logged in the annual Schuyler Steps Out walking competition, the 13 walkers of The Humane Society of Schuyler County continue to lead with an average of 869,889 steps thus far. The 13 Wacky Walkers of Watkins High retained second place at 830,138, with the Seneca Lake Buccaneers again third at 781,497. Seventeen teams with 238 walkers are competing.

 

Rotary honors Wead as Student of the Month

Odessa-Montour High School senior Mechel Wead was honored Thursday by the Watkins-Montour Rotary Club as its O-M Student of the Month for April. She was introduced by history teacher Skip Strobel, who said Wead is the kind of person he hopes his children grow up to be -- one who listens to others' problems and helps solve them. Wead, in the top two of her class academically, is a member of National Honor Society, the Principal's Leadership Panel and Student Council, has participated in school musicals, and is a peer tutor. She has been a member of Youth Court for seven years, and volunteers for Reading Buddies, Fright Night, Strong Kids Safe Kids, the Food Pantry, and Relay for Life. She plans on becoming a history teacher, and returning to Odessa "to give back to the community that has given so much to me."

Photo in text: Teacher Skip Strobel and Mechel Wead.

 

This month's column from the Valicenti firm

The Elmira firm offers a look at one of its newsletter features -- a monthly column titled 'Bull and Bear Bulletin' -- along with a list of its services. Valicenti.

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Music teacher, piano tuner and performer Joe Silhan was one of 65 vendors present at the Business Expo.

 

Business Expo fills Community Center

The annual Business Expo presented by the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce featured 65 vendors Wednesday at the Watkins Glen Community Center. The Expo offered businesses a chance to promote their services and wares, and provided them and visitors with networking opportunities. The latter portion of the Expo doubled as a monthly Chamber After Hours Mixer with a raffle, cash prize drawing, hors d'oeuvres and wine tasting.


Left top: Rich Greenberger of the Connections Retreat Center for People & Dogs.

Left center: Chamber President Rebekah LaMoreaux.

Left bottom: Robert Hollenback, sales rep for Young Explosives of Rochester, manned his firm's Expo booth.

 

MUNAGI class attends Model UN Conference

Members of a Watkins Glen High School class get a taste of conflict, history, diplomacy and debate at a 4-day Cornell University gathering. Model.


Above: Cornell Model UN delegate Alex Gibson receives word of a "midnight crisis" as part of the conference experience. (Photo provided)

 

Speaker lineup set for Top Drawer 24 event

The annual Top Drawer 24 celebration of outstanding high school students on June 6 will have a pro football scout, a college coach and a former honoree as speakers. Top.

 

This week's deals at Famous Brands

We are carrying the weekly ad showcasing the latest deals available at Jim Guild's Famous Brands store on Franklin Street in downtown Watkins Glen. For a look, click here.

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Ben & Jerry's open

The Ben & Jerry's store at 418 N. Franklin Street in Watkins Glen opened for business April 12 with a Free Cone Day -- which drew a large crowd. The store is open from 12 noon to 8 p.m. daily, and longer come summer.

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2 incumbents on ballot

Incumbent Watkins Glen School Board members Kristin Hazlitt and Mark Franzese are the only two candidates running for the two available seats on the Board in the May election, it was announced at the Board's Monday meeting. Four people picked up petition packets to run, said Clerk Marie Keefer, but only Hazlitt and Franzese turned them in by the deadline.

The Board, among its actions Monday, approved Trevor Holland as varsity football head coach next season. He succeeds teacher Lou Condon Jr., who left the district.

Above: BOE member Mark Franzese, seeking re-election.

 

Market, Movie Night plans progressing

Sara Caldwell (right), who presented Movie Nights at Clute Park across four Wednesdays last summer, updated the Watkins Glen Village Board Monday night on this summer's plans -- which call for such evenings on Wednesdays in both July and August, each weekly film preceded by a Farmers Market at Clute running from 5:30 p.m. to dusk. The market, in fact, will begin June 1st and run every Wednesday through Sept. 28, with the exception of Aug. 10, Italian Festival week. More than a dozen vendors are lined up for the market, with wineries and breweries appearing on a rotating basis. "I figured why not go longer," Caldwell said. "It's a lot of fun."

New Watkins Glen Fire Chief Charlie Scaptura is congratulated by Village Mayor Sam Schimizzi after taking over as head of the fire department, succeeding Judson Smith, left.

 

A change of chiefs at Watkins Glen

Charlie Scaptura was installed as the new Watkins Glen Fire Chief Saturday night at the annual Fire Company banquet at the fire department. He succeeds Judson Smith. The banquet, dedicated to the memory of firefighters Denis Amisano, Bob Olevnik and Frank Desarno, featured dinner, the introduction of guests, and the presentation of awards. The emcee was Tom Carson.

For other recent Schuyler County news, click here.

State Award: Keuka Brewing Company was awarded the 2014 F.X. Matt Memorial Cup at the recent TAP New York Craft Beer and Food Festival, held in the Hudson Valley. "Having our beer named the top craft beer in New York State in 2014 is testament to the hard work we've put in for six years," said Keuka Brewing owner Richard Musso. Added his son, head brewer Mark Musso: "It's an absolute honor."

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Now available on Kindle: The Maiden of Mackinac

This story -- which spans 700 years and ranges from our region to Northern Michigan -- tells of a quest for the truth behind a legend ... the legend of a Native American maiden reputed to be centuries old. It was written by Charlie Haeffner, and is available now on Kindle at Amazon.com. To see the ad, click here.

Left: Cover art by Jon Haeffner

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Visit Jerlando's Ristorante & Pizzeria

Three locations: in Watkins Glen, Horseheads and Montour Falls

Click here or on the photo at left to go to the Jerlando's website. There you will find information about all three locations, plus menus.

Left: The front of the recently renovated Jerlando's at Franklin and 4th Streets, Watkins Glen

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Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel

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Start of the Arc race. No. 347 in the center, Timothy Stahlnecker of Waterloo, 27, won the 3.4-mile race in a time of 19:12.

 

More than 700 on hand for Arc Grand Prix Run

The third annual run on the Watkins Glen International racetrack -- a fundraiser for The Arc of Schuyler -- drew a large crowd under sunny skies Saturday morning. Awards were presented in various age categories, from 5 to 75-plus. The race was followed by an after-party at the Grist Iron Brewing Co., Burdett.


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Top female finisher Sarah Paulson of Cayuta (in 22:54).

Left: Donuts were on hand for competitors like Russ Gardner after the race. Right: Wayne Pike finishes the race. He was first in the 50-54 age category.

Cleanup Day

The Village of Odessa filled three dumpsters and assorted other containers Saturday, April 16, during its semiannual Village Cleanup Day. The dumpsters were set up in the parking area next to the Odessa Municipal Building, taking appliances, air conditioners, mattresses, microwaves and a host of other discardables. Seneca Swim was also on hand, accepting bottles and cans donated to raise money for emergency services.

Race-car drivers Andy Lally, left, and Derek Bell were special guests at the WGI ribbon-cutting. Between them, they have 10 sportscar victories at the Glen track.

 

Ribbon-cutting celebrates WGI track repaving

The multi-million-dollar Watkins Glen International track repaving project was the focus of a ribbon-cutting ceremony and speeches Friday morning at the track. Dignitaries representing federal, state and local offices were on hand for the event, part of the WGI Opening Weekend. People.

 

Rotary honors Shaffer as Student of Month

Watkins Glen High School senior Brooke Shaffer (left) was honored Thursday by the Watkins-Montour Rotary Club as its WGHS Student of the Month for April. Shaffer was introduced by teacher Sam Brubaker, who called the honoree "a hard working, respectful student with a positive disposition, and a joy to have as a student." Shaffer has competed in cross country and both indoor and outdoor track, and has taken part in school plays on stage and as a member of the stage crew. She plans to attend Corning Community College and SUNY Cortland to pursue a career as an athletic trainer, and said she would "like to coach a college or pro team."

 

Watkins firefighters put new tanker into service

The truck replaces one retired and sold three years ago. It was bought largely through a FEMA grant, and carries 1800 gallons of water. People.

Above: Firefighter Dominick Smith with the new tanker truck.

The wreckage is taken from the scene of the crash along Rt. 13.

 

Three men airlifted after crash near Junction

Three men -- identified as members of country singer Luke Bryan's stage crew enroute home to West Virginia following a Bryan concert April 9th at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse -- were airlifted to hospitals Sunday morning, April 10th with injuries sustained when their vehicle left the road, went airborne and crashed along Rt. 13 north of Alpine Junction. People.

 

Move on EMC status tabled; plan altered

The Schuyler County Legislature Monday tabled a vote on rescinding the Local Law that created the Environmental Management Council in 1974 after an audience of nearly 30 people showed support for EMC, many speaking in its favor. But legislators also revealed that changes have occurred in the plans for the EMC. It won't be a subcommittee of the county Planning Commission as previously envisioned. Plans now see it as similar to the current EMC, although smaller, with term limits. Both the tabled Local Law and a new one establishing a revamped EMC are likely to be voted upon in the next couple of months. Government.

Photo in text: Chair Dennis Fagan listens to a speaker at Monday night's Legislature meeting.

 

O-M unveils its 4th
2015-16 Honor Roll

Odessa-Montour Junior-Senior High School lists its High Honor and Honor Roll students for the fourth marking period of the 2015-16 school year. Honors.

 

Rotary honors Scata as Student of the Month

Odessa-Montour senior Olivia Scata (left) was honored Thursday, April 7 by the Watkins-Montour Rotary Club as its O-M Student of the Month for March. Scata was introduced by teacher Holly Faulk, who called the honoree "a wonderful young lady who is passionate about dancing and wants to pursue it" in college along with Business Administration. Scata, a High Honor student, has been a class officer for four years; an officer in Chorus and Band; a member of Student Council, National Honor Society and O-M Leadership Cabinets; and a tutor for students in need of academic help.

Superintendent Tom Phillips and Board President Kelly McCarthy.

 

Watkins School Board OKs proposed budget

The Watkins Glen School Board on April 4th approved a proposed 2016-17 district budget of $26,560,014 that calls for an increase in the tax levy of $243,808, or 2.71% -- under the maximum allowable limit by $38,376. The tax rate is estimated at $12.16 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, a decrease of 3.1 cents from the current spending plan. Superintendent Tom Phillips said the plan -- which benefits from elimination of the costly state Gap Elimination Adjustment -- "includes all current positions being filled other than a Technology position and Director of Student Services." District residents will vote on the budget on Tuesday, May 17.

Photo in text: WGHS junior Patrick Hazlitt, left, was presented an Outstanding Athletic Achievement Award by Athletic Manager Erich Kramer. Hazlitt, an indoor track runner who qualified for States, was one of several winter athletes honored. Others included swimmer Matt Doppel, who qualified for States, and wrestlers Ian Chedzoy and Brandon Gould, who posted second- and third-place finishes at States, respectively.

Among student athletes honored at the School Board meeting were members of the WGHS girls varsity basketball team, Section IV, Class C champions. Those present were, from left: Taylor Kelly, Hannah Morse, Amanda Pike, Coach Alicia Learn, Clara Chedzoy, Emmie Bond and Hanley Elliott.

A bluejay poses for a picture. (Photos by Maggie Field)

 

Birdwatching on a wintry day

When the storm moved in on the weekend of April 2-3, Maggie Field chose to stay indoors in her home near Burdett "with a warm fireplace going, and birdwatched through my deck windows."

And she photographed the birds she was watching, too, as they dined at the feeders near her windows. Among them was a bluejay that she said was windswept, giving its crown a "punk" look, and a woodpecker with a tight hold on the feeder's framing.

 

WGHS event focuses on debate, speeches

The Watkins Glen Orators Guild hosted a speech and debate competition April 2nd at the Watkins Glen High School. The debate topic: presidential primaries. Schools.

 

Left: WGHS's Portia Wells (Photo provided)

 

Artists in Residence let talented kids shine

The annual Artists in Residence program in the Watkins Glen school district culminated March 22 in a concert featuring the musical talents of students in grades 7 through 12. People.

Left: Serafina Lopresti sings

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My Wild Ride: The Untamed Life of a Girl with No Self-esteem, an autobiography by ex-Throughbred trainer Susan Bump -- who grew up in Montour Falls -- is now available in e-book formats at major retailers including Amazon.com

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A novel by Steve Piacente about a military cover-up, and about the ethical boundaries of journalism. For a closer look, click here.

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An account of a daughter's eating disorder and her mother's seeming helplessness and desperation in the face of it -- and yet a story of hope, love and survival, and a lifeline to other parents dealing with obsessive behavior. $17.95 from ecwpress.com

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A self-help guide to understanding the role of emotions, this book offers a four-step path to emotional mastery and freedom. $15.95 from Infinitypublishing.com

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An eternal message of lights, hope and faith

The week following Susan Haeffner's passing was fraught with signs -- most of them light-based, and one in the form of a vision. Here the editor relives those days in an effort to pass along a message of hope and faith. Message.

Above: The Aurora Borealis (From the Internet--as seen in Scandinavia)

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Oh, the famous faces I've seen

The editor has been thinking about fame (a commodity foreign to him personally), and about the famous people he has encountered. Some thoughts on the subject. Famous.

 

The Sound and the Silence: A Memoir

Some things in life can mean a great deal -- can embody hope and dreams ... and memories. The sailboat is one such thing for the author. Silence.

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Some sports stories and essays inside

Check out our sports related stories and essays, located at the bottom of the Sports Page.

 

Some special feature packages

From stories of life years ago along Steam Mill Road, to stories by the editor -- you can find them at the bottom of Features.

 

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The editor's long search for some childhood icons

When he was a child, the editor let fear get the better of him while he was watching a pair of beloved TV heroes in peril. The scar from that experience lingered for decades. For a journey through what the editor's son calls "a weird obsession," click here.

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A cabin in the woods

The editor travels, figuratively, back in time to an old haunt, familiar faces and warm memories. Cabin.

 

 

 

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