TORREY — The state Department of Environmental Conservation has given Greenidge Generation until January 2023 to install screens on a Seneca Lake intake pipe to prevent “fish mortality.”
CANANDAIGUA — The Ontario County Board of Supervisors’ Planning & Environmental Quality committee approved a request from the city of Canandaigua for $40,000 to help pay for a new waste-reduction program.
RICHMOND — The public is invited to a virtual information session from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 27) on a state Department of Environmental Conservation plan to control phosphorus in Honeoye Lake.
GENEVA — Volunteer monitors from Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association found just one harmful algal bloom on Seneca Lake for the week ending Sept. 18.
SENECA FALLS — Seneca Meadows Inc.’s legal challenge to the town of Seneca Falls’ Local Law 3-2016 will return to the courtroom Nov. 1.
GENEVA — Three people were recognized for their work in protecting Seneca Lake during Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association’s annual meeting last month in Watkins Glen.
I feel I am uniquely capable to speak on behalf of a condition known as anosmia (lack of olfaction), and perhaps this temporary condition of mine could offer insight into the smells of the local dump(s) around where I live. Perhaps none other than the topic of odor can all persons appreciate…
GENEVA — The City of Geneva Green Committee will offer a Native Plant Sale at the Geneva Farmers Market Saturday. It will last from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
CANANDAIGUA — Rather than putting mattresses on the curb and hoping they get picked up, Ontario County residents may be able to recycle them.
SENECA FALLS — One of several new revisions to landfill regulations proposed by the state Department of Environmental Conservation is to prohibit new facilities, or expansion of existing ones, within 1,000 feet of a home or school.
GENEVA — Unlike the third week of monitoring for harmful algal blooms, volunteers found no HABs in Seneca Lake in the week that ended Aug. 28.
FAYETTE — This Seneca County town has been awarded a $1 million federal grant for its proposed Sewer District No. 1 along the west shore of Seneca Lake.
OVID — The town of Ovid is seeking state Department of Environmental Conservation approval to stabilize the south shore of Tommy Creek on South Townline Road.
CANANDAIGUA — The city of Canandaigua provides residential and commercial trash and recycling pickup as a taxpayer-funded service. However, city residents have had to buy their own trash containers or toters to place on the curbside for weekly pickup.
CANANDAIGUA — Proposed revisions to how the state regulates landfills are a mix of good and bad, according to Carla Jordan, Ontario County’s director of Sustainability and Solid Waste Management.
SENECA FALLS — Cayuga Lake is No. 1 — although it’s a list the lake would rather not be topping.
TORREY — Greenidge Generation officials have applied for two permits from the state Department of Environmental Conservation allowing it to install fish screens at the source of its cooling water intake.
FAYETTE — This Seneca County town has planned a public information meeting on the possible formation of new sewer district.
SENECA — Sixty percent of town residents surveyed recently favor a future for the Ontario County Landfill beyond 2028. Forty percent want it to close in six years.
WATERLOO — The Trelina Solar Energy Center planned for Packwood and Serven roads has cleared a major hurdle.
CANANDAIGUA — Geneva town supervisor Mark Venuti wants Ontario County to explore a resource recovery facility as a way to reduce reliance on its landfill.
GENEVA — Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association’s annual dinner meeting is scheduled for later this month.
WATERLOO — Seneca County contributes to the cost of testing for harmful algal blooms in Cayuga Lake, but it hasn’t been contributing money toward the testing and monitoring of streams and tributaries to Seneca and Cayuga lakes.
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Those hoping to preserve a livable world for ourselves, our children and our grandchildren can find much to celebrate in the climate provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act recently passed in the U.S. Senate. The bill, now awaiting passage in the House, contains a huge investment — $369 bi…
SENECA FALLS — During a heated debate at the July 5 Town Board meeting, Supervisor Mike Ferrara offered to pay for board member Steve Churchill to collect and test a sample of Seneca Meadows Inc. leachate for PFAS.
SENECA — The results of a survey of town residents on the future of the Ontario County Landfill will be made public at the Aug. 16 Town Board meeting.
SENECA FALLS — The attorney for Waterloo Container and Waterloo property owner Dixie Lemmon says New York state should deny an application from Seneca Meadows Inc. to expand upward.
CANANDAIGUA — City residents may get a “pay as you throw” garbage collection program — meaning the more trash an individual generates, the more that person will pay.
SENECA FALLS — If Seneca Meadows Inc. gets state approval to expand, the town would negotiate a new host community agreement.
SODUS POINT — The folks who live in this lakeside village know they’ve got it pretty good. They’re blessed with a scenic bay that on a summer day is filled with boaters and anglers, and they have a beach where thousands frolic each summer to cool off and relax in the sunshine.
CANANDAIGUA — Ontario County is preparing a local law requiring private waste haulers to register and provide quarterly data reports on what they collect.
SENECA FALLS — Seneca Lake Guardian was one of the groups working against Greenidge Generation’s plan to obtain a new Title V permit related to its plans for a cryptomining expansion.
WATERLOO — Remediation and cleanup of contamination related to the former New York State Electric & Gas manufactured gas plant in Border City will begin this month.
CANANDAIGUA — Most Ontario County residents contract with waste-hauling companies to pick up and dispose of their household trash.
WATERLOO — When work of Trelina Solar Energy Center’s 80 megawatt project on Packwood and Serven roads begins, construction may unearth archaeological finds — even human remains.
WATKINS GLEN — A key part of a new plan to protect the Seneca-Keuka Watershed is control of stormwater runoff into the two lakes.
SENECA — Attention, town of Seneca residents. Friday at 5 p.m. is the deadline to fill out and submit a survey on the future of the Ontario County Landfill.
On behalf of the Geneva Green Committee (GGC), I would like to clarify remarks I made at the last City Council meeting with the following:
FAYETTE — The Town Board has determined that a proposed sewer line extension and the formation of a new sewer district will not have a significant adverse impact on the environment.
GENEVA — The city Public Works Department will begin using fire from a small torch to control weeds on city property.
SENECA — Three sessions featuring public comment on the future of the Ontario County Landfill are being followed up by a town-wide survey.
GENEVA — Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association has launched a new membership and membership renewal campaign.
TORREY — While one group celebrated the state’s denial of an air permit renewal for Greenidge Generation LLC, another group blasted the decision Friday.
WATERLOO — The Trelina Solar Energy Center received state approval in December to build and operate an 80 megawatt solar electric generating field and facility in the Packwood and Serven road area of the town.
TORREY — The state Department of Environmental Conservation made its decision Greenidge Generation’s request for a new Title V permit.
ALBANY — The State Department of Environmental Conservation announced Thursday that it has denied the Title V air permit renewal for the Greenidge Generation facility in Torrey, Yates County.
SENECA FALLS –– A draft scoping document and environmental impact statement submitted by Seneca Meadows Inc. for a proposed infill expansion makes no mention of a town local law requiring the Salcman Road landfill to close in 2025.
SENECA — What should be the future of the Ontario County Landfill after 2028? Should it close when current capacity is reached and its current permit expires, as is planned? Or, should it be expanded into another 80 acres to the south and continue operating?
TYRE — In May, a state court directed the town to take over the assets of the now-dissolved Magee Volunteer Fire Department.