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HOPEWELL — Unless public comments or other information says otherwise, the state Department of Environmental Conservation will renew the Title V (air) permit for a natural gas compressor station on Archer Road.

GENEVA — The city of Geneva Green Committee is partnering with the town of Geneva Sustainability Committee and the Geneva Community Center to present “Mission Zero: Creating New Pathways for Living in Harmony with the Earth.” It’s scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 30 at the Geneva Commun…

DUNDEE — Village officials are proposing to construct and operate a new compost facility at the southeast end of the village wastewater treatment plant, and they have applied for a Title VII solid waste management permit in order to do so.

WATERLOO — In recognition of Earth Day, Seneca County residents can have their unwanted confidential documents shredded for free from 9 a.m. to noon April 23 at the county office building.

Spring is such an exuberant time of year beyond the fence at Deer Haven Park. The snow abates and the sun shines higher and brighter as the breeze ushers in a warm caress. Overhead, boisterous geese announce their return, and it is as if all of nature collectively exhales a great (nearly aud…


SENECA FALLS — In testing that took place four years ago, high levels of polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, and several related compounds were found in leachate originating from the Seneca Meadows and Ontario County landfills.

Thursday, after a previous two-month delay and more than a year of advocacy by residents, business owners, wine makers, environmental activists, and elected officials, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation again pushed back its deadline to make a decision about Greenidg…


SENECA FALLS — The Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency trucks its trash upstate to Seneca Meadows Inc., nearly 250 miles away. Officials there are aware of Local Law 3-2016 of Seneca Falls, which stipulates the landfill must close by the end of 2025, and have been discussing options shoul…


SENECA FALLS — In a mass mailing to residents of northern Seneca County, Seneca Meadows Inc. officials are urging people to keep an “open mind” throughout the permitting process related to the landfill’s plan to expand into an infill area.

JUNIUS — The state Thruway Authority is seeking permits from the state Department of Environmental Conservation to perform ditch and culvert maintenance in the Junius Ponds Unique Area adjacent to the Thruway.


SENECA FALLS — In a statement read to town Planning Board members Feb. 23, Waterloo Container officials said they object to the proposed expansion of a Route 414 facility that converts methane created by Seneca Meadows into energy.

SOUTH BRISTOL — The hemlock woolly adelgid is an invasive forest pest that is threatening hemlock trees across the Finger Lakes region. It poses a significant risk to the structure of watershed gullies, the beauty of lakeside properties, and water quality.

SENECA FALLS — Seneca Meadows Inc. plans to partner with Archaea Energy of Houston to build a second facility on Route 414 that will clean methane gas and add it to the natural gas pipeline system.

Humans may be ancestrally drawn to savannah-like grasslands punctuated by trees and shrubs. In a twist on the question of exactly who is controlling whom, essayist Michael Pollan suggests the lawn is reaping the benefits. We spend $40 billion a year and countless hours to nourish it with foo…