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Watkins Glen woman charged with DWAI drugs

A Watkins Glen woman was charged with DWAI-drugs on State Route 5&20 in Hopewell after a traffic stop. Deputies say that Mariah J. Brisbois, 22, of Watkins Glen was stopped on Route 5&20 and was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia during the stop. She submitted to a drug influence evaluation performed by a certified Drug Recognition Expert,... more

Crestwood ‘fire’ stirs debate as polarizing issue grips Schuyler Co.

What exactly happened at the Crestwood facility in Reading on Saturday? It’s not entirely clear. While FingerLakes1.com received a press release from an organization outlining the moments that played out around 7 pm, many have questioned the validity of the claims. The original story has been left, unedited, below. Calls to authorities in the area have gone unanswered, with exception... more

NY TIMES: 36 Hours in the Finger Lakes Region of New York

The roughly 9,000 square miles that surround the 11 sinuous Finger Lakes in west-central New York State are filled with blue hills, rolling farmland and vineyards that produce some of the world’s greatest rieslings. It is an area of charming villages and towns, with historic treasures, including the Women’s Rights National Historical Park, in Seneca Falls. Ithaca, the site of... more

Baltimore man charged with assault in Watkins Glen

The Watkins Glen Police Department reports that a 42-year-old Baltimore man was arrested on May 26th after an incident in the Village of Watkins Glen. Officers charged William A. Schoeberlein Jr., 42, of Baltimore, Maryland with second-degree assault, a Class D felony. He was arraigned in Watkins Glen Village Court and remanded tot he Schuyler County Jail without bail. more

WGI keeps same NASCAR weekend for 2018

Watkins Glen International will host its 2018 NASCAR weekend from Aug. 3-5, NASCAR has announced. Watkins Glen will again host Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series events that weekend on its road course. The announcement was made as part of NASCAR’s release of the full 2018 schedule for its three national series. IthacaJournal.com: Read More more

FLX WEEKLY: Memorial Day Weekend 2017 in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Memorial Day Weekend 2017 is nearly upon us. Learn about all the events in Waterloo and across the region and get the weather outlook for the three day holiday weekend. Also, some of the great local photos sent in by our users over the last week, a warning for area boaters, and this weekend’s sports line-up. Join Jessica Lahr, Jim... more

Short on customers, group calls for end of Seneca Lake LPG storage plan

After learning that Arlington Storage Company could not find customers for additional fracked gas storage at Seneca Lake, Gas Free Seneca, represented by environmental law firm Earthjustice, sent letters to the two agencies with jurisdiction over the facility, asking for official disapproval of Arlington’s proposed expansion. The grassroots group, representing more than 400 local businesses and thousands of residents, asked... more

Watkins Glen International, New York State Fair announce marketing partnership

Watkins Glen International and the New York State Fair announced a partnership that will allow two of the state’s largest attractions to promote one another to visitors. Watkins Glen International and the Fair will promote each other’s major events through ticket giveaways on their social media channels, including the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race weekend, August 4-7, and the... more

Dryden dominant in divisional win over Senecas

Seven different Lions scored goals as the Dryden boys lacrosse team defeated Watkins Glen, 16-3, in a Section IV Division 4 matchup at home on senior night. Jake Lewis had a nine-point game consisting of six goals and three assists. Gavin Marsh added three goals and four assists for Dryden (8-4, 4-0). Ithaca.com: Read More more

Watkins Glen’s Amanda Pike named NYS Class C Player of the Year

Watkins Glen has followed the first state girls basketball title in program history with another first for the program. Senecas senior Amanda Pike was named Thursday afternoon as New York’s Class C Player of the Year by the New York State Sportswriters Association…. IthacaJournal.com: Read More more

FLX WEEKLY: Mother’s Day Weekend preview, Lake Ontario shoreline erosion & top local photos from the new FingerLakes1.com Studio (podcast)

Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi, Josh Durso and Jessamy Uticone for the first episode of FLX Weekly from the all-new FingerLakes1.com Studio in the North Park Building at Academy Square in Seneca Falls. Preview this weekend’s events, check out a ton of great local photos from across the region, a look at the upcoming weather forecast, and how we’ll be... more

OPPONENTS CLAIM VICTORY: Crestwood withdraws major component of storage plan

The controversial Gallery 2 Expansion Project will not be happening. Arlington Storage Co., an offshoot of Crestwood Midstream Partners has abandoned plans to expand natural gas storage in salt caverns along Seneca Lake. For the hundreds who had signs protesting the plan in their yards – it comes as a small victory, as they continue to fight the company’s plans... more

Rock Stream resident charged with felony burglary in Watkins Glen

A 36-year-old Rock Stream resident was charged with felony burglary and several other charges after an investigation into an incident that happened in Watkins Glen. The Watkins Glen Police Department arrested Keri L. Greenleaf, 36, on Saturday, charging her with third-degree burglary — a Class D felony, three counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief, petit larceny and second-degree harassment. Arraignment took... more

Watkins Glen PD: Vanetten man arrested on drug charges

The Watkins Glen Police Department says that a 35-year-old Vanetten man was arrested on Thursday on drug related charges. Stephen J. Seay, 35, of Vanetten was charged with two counts of criminal use of drug paraphernalia in the second degree and possession of a hypodermic instrument. Seay was arraigned in Watkins Glen Village Court and committed to the Schuyler County... more

Road work will begin soon in Watkins Glen

Milling and paving work will begin on State Route 14 in the Village of Watkins Glen next Monday, May 8th. The work is being done by a contractor working for New York State Parks,as part of their new park entrance enhancement project. The scope of the work within the highway includes milling and asphalt pavement work on the roadway between... more

Gorge Trail at Watkins Glen State Park now open

On Thursday afternoon,  the Schuyler County Tourism office announced that the Gorge Trail at Watkins Glen State Park is now open. The trail had been closed while upper trails in the park were open for the season in early April. The main entrance to the park remains closed so the Gorge Trail needs to be accessed via the South or... more
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