SODUS POINT — The village of Sodus Point is seeking two permits from the state Department of Environmental Conservation for a shoreline stabilization project along Lake Ontario.

GENEVA — In the Finger Lakes region and throughout New York state, rural youth will have the opportunity to strengthen their communities’ readiness for climate-related challenges thanks to a $449,278 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, one of only eight such proje…

Someone wise once said, “Nothing is permanent except change.” How true. We live in an ever-changing environment, an ever-changing world. In the same respect, we are creatures of habit, and the stressors of life’s constant changes seem to challenge most people while they navigate through dail…

WATERLOO — The proposed Trelina Solar Energy Center has generated even more interest in solar projects. Many landowners, particularly farm owners and operators, are being approached to lease land to solar energy companies.

I remember living in St. Mary’s, Ga., before I-95 came through. It was hot and muggy. The coldest it ever got was just touching freezing and then only for an hour or so.

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WATERLOO — A Packwood Road resident’s request for information from Trelina Solar Energy Center should be denied, said attorneys representing the company that wants to build and operate an 80 megawatt solar facility in the west end of the town.

I spent the summer with other volunteers at the city’s Lakefront Park pulling weeds. It was more time than I’d ever spent there, and it drove home what I already knew: The city has a treasure. That’s not my opinion only, but what people told me who stopped to say they love our park and how u…

Queen Anne’s lace bordered the Deer Haven Park roadways like a white carpet laid out for our arrival. The tour bus crept along roadways originally paved in 1941 as tour guide Frank Arpino and driver John Hunt hosted their visitors. Late-summer crickets hummed, their song carried on the westw…

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TORREY — As a state agency begins the process of reviewing air permit applications for the Greenidge Generation plant, the issue has the attention of U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.

WATERLOO — The latest filing by Trelina Solar Energy Center in its quest to obtain a building permit is a letter asking that concerns about loss of farmland and decommissioning and glare from solar panels be rejected.

Several local publications recently printed another public relations statement by Greenidge Generation. The bitcoin mining operator along the western shore of Seneca Lake in Dresden is trying hard to convince the community that its business model is a net benefit for the region — that is, bu…

Welcome to the last of a three-part series in which we are exploring three men of purpose as to directing alternate energy into the future. Nikola Tesla said the sun could power everything (1899), and Thomas Edison said that electricity was the way to power automobiles (1905). Now I point to…

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WATERLOO — For more than 90 minutes Monday, residents questioned a Trelina Solar Energy Center official about the $110 million project proposed for the Packwood-Serven Road area of the town.

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PENN YAN — On the morning of Aug. 5, Keith Prather woke to the sound of chain saws near his back yard.

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WATERLOO — Friends of the late Mary Anne Kowalski have nominated her posthumously for the Woman of Distinction Award for Volunteer Service from the Professional Women of the Finger Lakes organization.

It is said a part of oneself becomes a fragment of the greater whole when one deeply loves — be it person, place, or thing. Perchance an essence of one’s energy lingers to further enhance the environment whereupon it is instilled. As time passes, such energy may manifest into loved ones’ end…

ROMULUS — In a reversal of its July 27 vote, the Water & Sewer Treatment, Management and Operations Committee of the Seneca County Board of Supervisors voted Aug. 3 to approve a contract with the Village of Waterloo to operate the county’s water and sewer districts.

SENECA FALLS — In order to reduce the amount of municipal solid waste that is sent to Seneca Meadows Landfill and decrease landfill odor for Seneca Falls residents, the Town has established a food waste collection and composting program for town restaurants. The goal is to create a foundatio…

INTERLAKEN — The village is applying for two permits to modify its State Pollution Discharge Elimination System discharge permit for its wastewater treatment plant on Cayuga Street.

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SODUS POINT — Cathy Contant loves everything about her summer home in this bucolic village, where the computer technician and photographer captures scenic photos that she often shares on Facebook.

Imagine that you worked for a company that didn’t produce anything. A company whose sole function was to take garbage from Municipality A and dispose of it in Municipality B. Imagine now that your function as an employee of that company was to make this seem acceptable to the residents of Mu…