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Two years removed from 9-day boil water emergency, Watkins Glen still hasn’t tackled long-overdue system upgrades

Two years removed from 9-day boil water emergency, Watkins Glen still hasn’t tackled long-overdue system upgrades

Members of the Phish rock band were just about to begin their on-stage sound checks on Aug. 16, 2018, when state and local officials abruptly pulled the plug on their weekend music festival at the Watkins Glen International racetrack. The four rock ... MORE
Decade old questions loom as Schuyler County Judge race moves into the fall

Decade old questions loom as Schuyler County Judge race moves forward

Schuyler County Attorney Steven Getman, who is running in November for Schuyler County Judge, declined last week to answer questions or provide requested documents about his role in a Seneca County scandal more than a decade ago. Getman declined to confirm or ... MORE
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Seneca Lake-area water systems promise new data on PFAS, while state keeps tight lid on information

Seneca Lake-area water systems promise new data on PFAS, while state keeps tight lid on information

Blindsided a month ago by intense public alarm over reports that their public drinking water showed traces of PFAS-class chemicals, officials in Watkins Glen and Montour Falls and Waterloo confirmed last week that they are in the process of checking it out ... MORE
Officials claim fears of water contamination likely overblown in Schuyler County

Officials claim fears of water contamination likely overblown in Schuyler County

Pressed to respond to public alarm over a report that traces of the toxic PFAS class of chemicals had turned up in samples of local tap water, Schuyler County officials said this week they would conduct their own new tests in coordination ... MORE
No Woodstock at Watkins Glen International but still great to look back

No Woodstock at Watkins Glen International but still great to look back

A 50th anniversary of Woodstock, America’s most iconic music festival, had been planned for Watkins Glen International this weekend. The Finger Lakes Times would have had a team of reporters and photographers on hand, but when WGI pulled out, the show was off, at ... MORE
‘ONE PROBLEM AFTER ANOTHER’: How Woodstock 50 in Watkins Glen turned into a disaster

‘ONE PROBLEM AFTER ANOTHER’: How Woodstock 50 in Watkins Glen turned into a disaster

A month before Woodstock 50 was announced, the festival was already in deep trouble. Last December, Michael Lang, the co-founder of the original 1969 event who had become its bemused-hippie symbol in subsequent decades, was in talks with an upstate New York racetrack for a ... MORE
Report says Woodstock 50 lost venue due to missed payment

Report says Woodstock 50 lost venue due to missed payment

Woodstock 50 is still without a venue but on Thursday, we learned more about why they lost their location at Watkins Glen International. The event is expected to cost festival organizers roughly $70 million but, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal, the venue ... MORE
Woodstock 50 could be relocating to Vernon Downs

Woodstock 50 could be relocating to Vernon Downs

Woodstock 50 could be relocating to the Vernon Downs Casino Hotel, according to a report from WKTV. The casino is one of five or six venues under consideration for the festival’s relocation, confirmed by Vernon Town Supervisor Randy Watson and Vernon Downs ... MORE
As Woodstock 50 gets closer, serious questions remain

Watkins Glen International pulls Woodstock 50 site license

Unless the organizers behind Woodstock 50 can come up with a new venue, which will host the variety of A-list acts intended to perform August 16-18 – the show will not go on. In a statement on Monday, Watkins Glen International said ... MORE
FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 ... MORE
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Permit for Woodstock 50 under review

Permit for Woodstock 50 under review

Tickets have not yet gone on sale for Woodstock 50 with no clear answers on the delay. The festival organizers were reportedly putting the tickets up for sale on April 22, marking Earth Day. However, on the day in question, the event’s ... MORE
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Schuyler Hospital breaks ground on massive, two-part development project

Tuesday marked the groundbreaking ceremony for Schuyler Hospital, a member of Cayuga Health System, which kicked off the construction of a new 15,000 square foot state-of-the-art Medical Surgical inpatient unit. Phase one of the two-part development is to be completed by July ... MORE
Report: Woodstock 50 tickets may cost around $450

Report: Woodstock 50 tickets may cost around $450

A report by Bloomberg offers a possible glimpse at how much it could cost to attend this summer’s Woodstock festival. Bloomberg reports tickets will cost around $450, citing festival organizer Michael Lang. Woodstock 50 is set to take place Aug. 16-18 in ... MORE
Michael Lang hires Trump attorney after computers hacked; future of Woodstock 50 remains unclear

Woodstock 50 files appeal to force return of $18M from Dentsu

After declaring victory last week in a New York hearing, Woodstock 50 is now appealing part of the ruling and trying to force the festival’s former financer Dentsu to return $18 million it withdrew from the event’s banking account. On May 15, Justice Barry Ostrager ruled Dentsu did not have the right ... MORE
Steven Getman launches campaign for Schuyler County Court Judge

Steven Getman launches campaign for Schuyler County Court Judge

County Attorney Steven Getman has officially launched his campaign for Schuyler County Court Judge. Getman is a lifelong Republican who resides in Watkins Glen and currently serves as the Schuyler County Attorney. Provided. “Our new judge must have experience to handle not ... MORE