CANANDAIGUA — Several members of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors’ planning and environmental quality committee have concerns about the state’s Clean Energy and Climate Smart Community programs. Those concerns are related to possible mandates on energy-related infrastructure that coul…
VICTOR — Electric-vehicle owners now have the option of charging up at the Victor Crossing Shopping Center in western Ontario County.
GENEVA — After nearly four years of work, the Seneca-Keuka Watershed Nine Element Plan has been submitted to state agencies for review.
GENEVA — Todd and Lindsey Powers of 56 Wadsworth St. have been awarded more than $42 million in damages from the city related to contamination of their property by the former Geneva Foundry.
PENN YAN — The village is asking for more time to comply with fecal coliform and total residual chlorine effluent limits for its wastewater treatment plant.
TYRE — Spring means the return of birds after a winter of hibernation and migration.
GENEVA — Want to help protect Seneca Lake by being a harmful algal blooms hunter?
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.
CANANDAIGUA — The state Department of Environmental Conservation issued a notice of violation to the Ontario County Landfill for exceeding hydrogen sulfide odor limits allowed in its permit.
GENEVA — The Lake Friendly Living Coalition of the Finger Lakes will host an education series with more than 15 experts on watershed resilience next month.
ALBANY — The state Department of Environmental Conservation says the highly pathogenic avian influenza, or HPAI, has been found in certain bird species in Seneca and Wayne counties.
SENECA FALLS — Stories reported by multiple media outlets, including the Times (April 9), have shed light on PFAS and new regulations being considered by the state and the lack of data since 2018.
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.
WOLCOTT — A half-acre parcel contaminated by high levels of mercury would be cleaned up under a plan unveiled by the state Department of Environmental Conservation.
Osprey, children, and nature in springtime give me hope.
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.
CANANDAIGUA — During the two years of the pandemic, outdoor recreation and tourism boomed in upstate New York, especially in the Finger Lakes region.
CANANDAIGUA — The first backyard composting program proved popular and successful, so Ontario County is poised to offer it again in 2022.
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.
GENEVA — With the arrival of spring, the Finger Lakes Partnership for Regional Invasive Species, or PRISM, is kicking off its macrophyte survey program for 2022.
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 — Seneca Meadows Inc.’s proposed 47-acre expansion “may have a significant adverse impact on the environment.”
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…
TORREY — The state Department of Environmental Conversation once again has prolonged its time frame for making a decision on Greenidge Generation's effort to renew its emissions permits.
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.
Think on these things.
CANANDAIGUA — Since 1974, Ontario County has passed more than a dozen local laws regulating solid waste and recycling.
CANANDAIGUA — Casella Waste Systems handled 736,930 tons of household waste at the Ontario County Landfill in 2021.
CANANDAIGUA — Ontario County wants to keep computers, monitors, TVs, keyboards and other electronic equipment out of the landfill. That goes for household hazardous waste too, stuff like paint and tires.
NEWARK — The village has converted sludge from its wastewater treatment plant into composting material for awhile now.
PENN YAN — A draft of the Nine Element Watershed Management Plan being devised for Seneca and Keuka lakes will be available to the public later his month.
SENECA FALLS — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the town a $1.96 million grant via the bipartisan omnibus spending bill.
WATERLOO — Keep doing what you’re doing.
If March’s weather were to be personified, its characteristics could include free-spirited, ambivalent, and one to “sit on the fence,” what with its high and low temperatures, and alternating snow and rain. Conversely, when traversing the inner roadways beyond the fence at Deer Haven Park wh…
For years, our planet has been showing us the need to move away from fossil fuels. Extreme weather, driven by excess greenhouse gas emissions, continues to get more frequent and more expensive to recover from. But today, it’s not just the climate pressuring us to get off fossil fuels. Our ge…
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.
It’s electric, yeah!
SENECA FALLS — In the background, trash trucks climbed up and down the Seneca Meadows landfill on Route 414, emptying their loads of waste.
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.
GENEVA — Sediment and nutrients that flow into Seneca Lake and its tributaries often have a negative impact on water quality.
CLYDE — Ready for industrial site redevelopment.
Bright, sunny days of late January into early February seem to always quell the impact of frigid temperatures somewhat. Have you ever found yourself standing behind a pane of window glass this time of year just to feel the sun’s warmth? Makes one wonder how such chilly temperatures affect th…
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.
PALMYRA — The Wayne County Water and Sewer Authority is seeking state Department of Environmental Conservation approval to build and operate a new, regional wastewater treatment plant.
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…
Town of Geneva Climate Smart Coordinator Jacob Fox answers your questions about recycling, composting, lawn care, etc.
SENECA FALLS — This Seneca County municipality will have a town manager for the first time in its history.