Local News: September 4, 2023

New Heat Advisory Issues

A second heat advisory has been issued for parts of the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier. The first advisory ends at 7 PM on September 4. The second advisory is for September 5 noon to 7 PM. The advisories cover ten counties including Tompkins, Schuyler, Broome, and Steuben. The National Weather Service in Binghamton advises people to drink plenty of fluids,stay out of the sun and in air conditioning if possible. Workers should limit time outdoors and when possible only work in the early morning or evening. Children and pets should never be left alone in vehicles. Signs of heat stroke or exhaustion include heavy sweating or dry, damp skin, fever above 103, nausea, headaches, confusion, or dizziness. 911 should be called immediately. More details can be found here.

- Seneca Falls Board May Vote On Landfill Host Agreement -

The Seneca Falls Town Board may vote on a new host agreement with the Seneca Meadows landfill this week. The board is scheduled to meet on September 5. FingerLakes1.com reports the town could receive a $1 million signing bonus for the host agreement, $2 million when the landfill gets its state permits for a proposed expansion, and about $10 million annually for the next 25 years. The agreement also would require the landfill operators to install an odor management system, ban construction and waste trucks from downtown Seneca Falls, and provide free trash removal for town residents. The agreement will only go into effect if the state Department of Environmental Conservation approves permits for the proposed expansion.

- An Eleventh Person Arrested In Murder of Ithaca Man, Thomas Rath -A Dryden resident was arrested in connection with the kidnapping and murder of Thomas Rath.  The Ithaca Voice reports that Kysha Radcliffe is the eleventh person arrested in the case. She has been charged with kidnapping. Rath disappeared from a homeless encampment in Ithaca in May. His body was found in a shallow grave in Tioga County on August 3.

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