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Rock Stream teen arrested for having marijuana, open container

The Watkins Glen Police Department reports the arrest of a 19-year-old Rock Stream resident after a traffic stop. Nathan T. Ford, 19, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, unlawful possession of alcohol, and open container in a vehicle following a traffic stop in Watkins Glen. The 19-year-old was issued appearance tickets for a later date. more

IndyCar ditches Watkins Glen for Oregon in 2018

Portland International Raceway is back on the IndyCar Series schedule in 2018. It means Watkins Glen is out. In a statement Watkins Glen International said “After two years of partnership, Watkins Glen International and IndyCar have agreed to separate for the 2018 season.” The statement continues, “This is a decision based purely on an inability to find a date that... more

Residents, businesses call on Gov. Cuomo to halt Crestwood project

Residents are stepping up the fight against a plan to store millions of barrels of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in unlined abandoned salt caverns beneath the shores of Seneca Lake near Watkins Glen in the heart of Finger Lakes Wine Country. Nearly 500 local business owners, including leaders of the region’s winery and tourism industries, sent a letter to Governor... more

Watkins Glen student arrested after making threats toward school

A 16-year-old from Watkins Glen is facing charges for allegedly threatening violence at Watkins Glen High School. According to police, a student told the School Resource Officer on Saturday that a 16-year-old student had threatened violence against the school. An investigation was started immediately. The 16-year-old student was taken into custody without incident shortly after the complaint. He was charged... more

Chamber to host ’emergency’ workshop session in Watkins Glen

The Watkins Glen Chamber of Commerce wants to help businesses be prepared for emergencies. Brittany Gibson, of the Watkins Chamber, said that in light of recent events its important for all businesses to be prepared for emergencies of all shapes and sizes. On Tuesday, the Chamber will be hosting an “Emergency Preparedness for Business” think tank session, which will prepare... more

Watkins Glen lowers tuition for out-of-district students

Tuition changes are coming to Watkins Glen Central School District. The Board of Education approved a reduction, which will mean a savings of more than $4,000 for parents and students looking to gain access to Watkins Glen Central School District. The price, which currently sits at more than $7,000 per year, will be reduced to $3,000. It’s a curious move,... more

Horseheads, Watkins Glen, Lansing swim to titles

Horseheads, Watkins Glen and Lansing captured team titles Saturday at the 17-team Dr. Jack Thomas Girls Swimming and Diving Invitational at Ernie Davis Academy’s Thomas Natatorium. Horseheads led Class A with 279 points, followed by Chenango Valley with 261.5 and Ithaca with 246. Watkins Glen’s win in the Class B division came with a 310-point effort that edged runner-up Vestal’s... more

Judge rules on Crestwood; process will continue forward

Chief Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) James McClymonds of the Department of Environmental Conservation (“DEC”) has issued a long-awaited ruling on the process to be followed for permitting a proposed Liquid Petroleum Gas (“LPG”) storage facility along the shores of Seneca Lake. In a 75-page document released late Friday, September 8, the ALJ ruled, with one exception, that no evidentiary hearing... more

IndyCar title battle turns on its head at Watkins Glen

Josef Newgarden entered today’s INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen with a 31-point lead over Scott Dixon in second place in pursuit of the Verizon IndyCar Series championship. But he leaves it only up three points, and with the top four drivers now covered by just 34 points. Your browser does not support iframes. And with double points on the... more

Duo arrested on drug charges in Watkins Glen

A traffic stop in Watkins Glen led to the arrest of two individuals on drug charges. Kayla M. Previti, 21, of Buffalo was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, as well as unlawful possession of marijuana. Evan A. Christensen, 22, of Holley was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and operating an unregistered motor vehicle. Both were... more

Watkins Glen woman charged with petit larceny; violated parole

Deanna Lewis, 34, of Watkins Glen was arrested on August 23rd and charged with petit larceny. She was issued an appearance ticket and will answer the charge at a later date. Details of the incident were not made clear, but she was committed to the Schuyler County Jail on a parole violation, according to police. more

Odessa woman faces multiple felony charges after crash in Watkins Glen

A property damage accident resulted in no injuries, but police say one woman faces multiple felony charges as result. Members of the Watkins Glen Police Department arrested 43-year-old Bridget K. Raymond, of Odessa after a property damage accident in Watkins Glen. Sgt. Steve Decker reports that Raymond was charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation — a felony, as well as... more

IndyCar driver Ryan Hunter-Reay: Difficult of Watkins Glen track is ‘mind-boggling’

The IndyCar Series roars back into western New York in just a couple weeks. Watkins Glen will once again host some of the fastest cars on the planet when the Grand Prix at the Glen drops the green flag on Labor Day Weekend. IndyCar driver Ryan Hunter-Reay drove by our studio Thursday afternoon to preview the race. Watkins Glen was... more

WGI adds SUPER Trucks to IndyCar weekend

Watkins Glen International’s IndyCar Grand Prix weekend will have a bit more to offer fans after Thursday’s announcement the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Series will make its first appearance at the road course. The race weekend, set for Sept. 1-3, will now include six motorsports classes, led by the featured Verizon IndyCar Series event. Other series competing will be... more

Three arrests made in Watkins Glen leading up to race weekend

On Tuesday, the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office reported on three arrests that were made during the week leading up to the annual NASCAR event at Watkins Glen International last weekend. On Wednesday, August 2nd James Dizoglio 53 years old of Berlin, New Hampshire was arrested and charged with Ticket re-seller violation, an unclassified misdemeanor and Ticket Speculating, a Violation, following... more

Martin Truex Jr. holds off Matt Kenseth to win at Watkins Glen (full coverage)

How the I Love New York 355 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International Raceway played out: Truex, the Cup Series points leader, let a few cars pass him during the final stage and slowed his lap times down considerably in an effort to save maximum fuel to make it to the checkered flag. His strategy payed... more
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