Schuyler Police Reform
and Reinvention Initiative Begins
The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office serves the law enforcement needs of all the citizens of the County, and strives to do so in a professional manner, respecting the rights of all our citizens without regard to race, color, nationality, creed, gender or sexual orientation. Department policies and procedures are developed and carried out with that goal in mind, and our Deputy Sheriffs are selected, trained and supervised with that same goal in mind.
Pursuant to Executive Order No. 203: New York Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative, Schuyler County Administrator Tim O’Hearn and Sheriff William Yessman will be convening a panel of community stakeholders to conduct a review of the Schuyler County Sheriff’s police force deployments, strategies, policies, procedures, and practices. Subsequent to this review and in partnership with our community, recommendations will be brought forth designed to improve such deployments, strategies, policies, procedures, and practices, for the purposes of addressing the particular needs of Schuyler County and promote community engagement to foster trust, fairness, and legitimacy, and to address any racial bias and disproportionate policing of communities of color.
As part of that effort, a community survey has been created to help our County gather opinions and experiences from members of our community. This is the first step in a process that will culminate with the development of a plan to be submitted to the Schuyler County Legislature for their consideration and ratification.
We invite all Schuyler County residents and business owners to participate in this survey to help us improve our services, processes, and reputation.
The link to the survey is below:
A PDF version is also available for those without online access. Please contact the County Administrators office at 607-535-8106 to request.
Library Patrons ~ we've missed you!
The Dutton Peterson Library in Odessa is now open for curbside service. Contact us to place requests or for more information:
Also, Kristen will recommence her storytimes -- on Facebook and on our website! She’ll walk the participants through a craft project. Be sure to request your weekly craft kit.
Stay tuned for more information about summer reading.
Stay Well ~ and READ ON!
--Anna Chappell, Library Director
The Glen Baptist Church would love to give spiritual assistance to our community during these difficult times. We encourage you to visit our Facebook page to hear Pastor Paul Brown for our online worship service Sunday at 10:30 a.m., and a Sunday School lesson at 9:30 a.m. On Sunday evenings at 5:30 p.m. you can hear some members from our church share how they came to know Christ as their Savior.
Our church website is www.glenbaptistchurch.org. If you have questions or concerns or want to share a prayer request, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 607-535-4802. Be sure to leave your contact information so we can get back to you.
Summer Swim program canceled
The Red Cross Summer Swim Program at Watkins Glen High School will not take place this summer because the school is closed, and because it would be impossible to maintain social distancing during instruction.
We share your disappointment!
It is essential that families continue safe swimming practices this summer. Remember to designate an adult to be the “watcher” for a 20-minute shift and alternate with other adults to avoid for fatigue and distraction. Wear lifejackets when boating and when swimming in unusual or unguarded areas.
We will continue our fundraising efforts so we are able to provide instruction in 2021!
Kate LaMoreaux and Nikki Chaffee
The International Motor Racing Research Center in Watkins Glen, "following the rcommendations from state and local officials and in keeping with action from our local schools, libraries and other non-profit institutions," is closed to the public. Among the related cancellations: the 7th annual Model Car Show, which was scheduled for April 4th.
In addition, the Center's research services program "is temporarily suspended. Requests received during the closure will be added to a queue and answered in the order they were received when we reopen."
Hometown Heroes Banner Program
To Honor Veterans in the Village of Odessa area, a Hometown Heroes Banner Program has been initiated and is now seeking Veteran banner applications. Banners displaying a veteran's name, rank & photo are to be hung in the Village from early May until just past Veterans Day.
A veteran, from any branch of the Armed Forces, any rank at any time, must have lived in the Village of Odessa at some point in his or her life and can be alive or departed. A good quality photo in uniform is required to be submitted with an application but will be returned.
Banner cost is $100 and donations in any amount are appreciated. Applications & donations can be made out to the Village of Odessa, and sent c/o Peggy Tomassi, 407 Merchant Ave., Odessa, NY 14869.
Applications are available at the Odessa Municipal Building or by visiting https://www.nyvillageofodessa/hometownherobannerprogram
and must be submitted by April 3rd.
CrossFit is on hold
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Montour Falls Library
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The ad below was submitted by the
Council on Alcohol & Addictions.
The above was provided by a Substance Abuse
Debbie Stayer Kelly of Burdett -- a lifelong Schuyler resident, a single parent of two sons and a highly praised Cornell employee -- has Stage 4 cancer as well as a rare genetic mutation called Lynch Syndrome. She is facing a large financial burden as her battle continues.
Her Cornell colleagues have created a GoFundMe page for her that you can find right here. An update can be found by clicking on the Updates button on that site. I hope we all can help out.
Click on the ad below to learn more.
For more on the ad above, click here.
Barlow Rhodes at 607-594-2032
from the Odessa American Legion Post 676.
Kittens! Kittens! Kittens!
Adorable, adoptable kittens. All sizes, shapes and colors!
Spayed/neutered, vaccinated, treated for parasites, tested for FeLV.
Adoption fee: $75
Meet them at The Kitty Kaboose, 124 Marina Dr., Montour Falls,
Mon, Wed, Friday 10a-Noon, Sat. 11-2
The Humane Society of Schuyler County
607-594-2255 or www.schuylerhumane.org
Of Schuyler County
In conjunction with Catholic Charities and the Youth
Located in the Human Services Building
Free & Confidential
Information & Referrals
Interim Family Program
24/7 hotline 607-742-9629
For youth up to age 21 who are at risk of becoming
homeless or have run away
Alarms Now Mandatory in All Homes
As of February 22, 2010, all new and existing homes that burn fuel
for heat or appliances or that have an attached garage, must have
a carbon monoxide alarm. This includes one-family or multi-family
dwellings, owned or rented.
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that results
when any fuel is burned. Examples of common sources that could produce
CO (carbon monoxide) are:
*fuel-fired furnaces (not electric)
*gas water heaters
*fireplaces and wood stoves/coal stoves
*non-electric space heaters
These alarms may be purchased at Home and Hardware stores. For more
information on carbon monoxide and alarms, go to http://www.dos.state.ny.us/fire/COtoolkit.htm
or contact Schuyler County Emergency Management at 535-8200.
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