TORREY — The state Department of Environmental Conservation Region 8 office said it will not suspend, modify or revoke permits it issued to Greenidge Generation LLC, as requested by the Committee to Preserve the Finger Lakes.


The pungent, earthy scent of fallen leaves permeates the grounds beyond the fence at Deer Haven Park. As this year’s touring season ends, transient geese honk their farewells, encouraging eyes upward to witness V-shaped traveling patterns veering southbound. Shortened daylight and cooler nig…

TORREY — The Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association has joined the opposition to expansion of the Greenidge Generation LLC power plant in Dresden as a data center and bitcoin mining operation due to environmental concerns.

WATERLOO — The Town Board has approved a local law that will allow roads through single-family residential zones to gain access to an adjacent landlocked commercial zone.

CANANDAIGUA — Ontario County’s strategic plan for solid-waste management and sustainability will be discussed at today’s 1:30 p.m. meeting of the Board of Supervisors’ Planning & Environmental Quality committee.

The free-roaming wildlife that grace the natural habitat of Deer Haven Park’s 3,000 acres exist in the moment, naively unaware of the history held within the lands upon which they dwell.

SOUTH BRISTOL — The owners of Bristol Harbour Resort, which closed and was demolished earlier this year, are seeking permits from the state Department of Environmental Conservation to discharge thousands of gallons of treated wastewater into a Canandaigua Lake tributary.

WATERLOO — Seneca County residents can dispose of their unwanted electronic equipment and have confidential documents shredded on Saturday, Oct. 31, in the north parking lot of the County Office Building, 1 DiPronio Drive.


GENEVA — The city’s Department of Public Works is taking baby steps toward fulfilling a City Council directive pushed by Ward 3 Councilor Jan Regan to restrict the use of synthetic weed-control applications such as Roundup on most of its landscaped property.

WATERLOO — For the first time in its nearly 50-year history, the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency has approved an incentive package for a solar electric-generating project.

WATERLOO — Monday night water main break has prompted an advisory to residents of the Border City Water District to boil their water before using, possibly until Thursday.

WATERLOO — The Seneca County Industrial Development Agency will consider offering financial aid to a company wanting to build a solar energy project in Fayette.

DRESDEN — For a second time, an effort is being made to have the state Department of Environmental Conservation reconsider four permits issued to Greenidge Generation LLC for its Seneca Lake electric power plant.

GENEVA — There are five counties and 40 municipalities within the Seneca Lake watershed. To date, all five county governments, along with 21 municipalities, have signed a memorandum of understanding to join the Seneca Watershed Intermunicipal Organization that was formed in 2019.

WATERLOO — Arguments in the lawsuit filed by resident Dixie Lemmon against the Town Board over Local Law 1 of 2020 have been delayed from this Wednesday to an unspecified date in November.

CANANDAIGUA — The Ontario County Board of Supervisors’ Planning & Environmental Quality Committee will discuss details about an upcoming tire recycling at its meeting Monday.

GENEVA — Normally, the Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association would raise money at a silent auction during its annual in-person meeting and dinner in August.


Upon the advent of 2020 came many unprecedented shifts in life. The term “the new norm” has taken its place in COVID-19 history, begging the question: How resilient is mankind, nature, the planet?

GENEVA — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on public gatherings, the annual meeting of the Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association will be a virtual event this year.

GENEVA — The fourth week of shoreline monitoring by Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association volunteers found seven more confirmed Harmful Algal Blooms in the southern part of Seneca Lake.

SENECA FALLS — The Town Board voted unanimously Sept. 1 to issue bonds to finance the purchase and installation of a $5.4 million tank to store excess flow at the wastewater treatment plant on Seneca Street.

SENECA FALLS — officials at Seneca Meadows Inc. soon will be receiving a letter from Town Attorney Patrick Morrell outlining the two steps it should take to get a 2020 operating permit from the Town Board.

In response to the occurrence of harmful algal blooms (HABs) in the Finger Lakes region, Yates County Public Health, in partnership with Keuka Lake Association, Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association, Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association, and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Yates County have…

CANANDAIGUA — A some point in time, Ontario County may have had a title claim to a portion of the former Labelon property at 10 Chapin St., a site that is now in the state’s brownfield cleanup program.

HECTOR — The first confirmed algal bloom of the season in Seneca Lake was found Aug. 22, between the Schuyler County towns of Burdett and Hector in the southeast portion of the waterbody.

CANANDAIGUA — The Ontario County Landfill is expected to reach capacity and stop accepting trash in 2028. That projection is based on current volume of solid waste being accepted at the 389-acre facility on Routes 5&20 in the town of Seneca.


ROMULUS — Mary Anne Kowalski has been elected president of the Committee To Preserve The Finger Lakes, and the Romulus resident is vowing to focus on concerns about the Greenidge plant in Dresden and the adjacent Lockwood Ash Landfill.