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.
WATERLOO — All 14 members of the Seneca County Board of Supervisors, 13 of whom are Republicans, and the chairmen of the county’s Republican and Democratic Parties agree on opposing a permit renewal for Greenidge Generation of Dresden.
HOPEWELL — What’s to become of the Ontario County Landfill after 2028?
SODUS POINT — Wayne County Sheriff Ron Milby admits he’s frustrated.
LYONS — Wayne County’s efforts to restore contaminated properties and put them back on the tax rolls has received a big boost.
SENECA — Let the debate on the future of the Ontario County Landfill begin.
GENEVA — Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association has awarded erosion control grants to soil and water conservation districts in Ontario and Seneca counties.
FARMINGTON — Interested in getting rid of electronic devices safely?
SENECA — The town of Seneca has hosted the Ontario County Landfill since 1974. The landfill’s current state permit expires in 2028 — and town officials want to know what town residents feel about the future of the 389-acre facility.
SENECA FALLS — Strengthened liner requirements and new measures to control odors and limit methane emissions are included in a draft of solid-waste regulations announced by the state Department of Environmental Conservation two weeks ago.
GENEVA — As the Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association seeks shoreline monitors, the state has announced the start of its notification and reporting program for harmful algal blooms.
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.