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Watkins Glen man charged in trespassing incident

The Watkins Glen Police Department reports the arrest of a 44-year-old resident following a trespassing incident. Richard J. Hagenow, of Watkins Glen was charged with third-degree criminal trespass and committed to the Schuyler County Jail. He was arraigned in Watkins Glen Village Court. The charges will be answered at a later date, according to the Watkins Glen PD. more

Odessa man faces felony charge, plus several others after Watkins Glen Walmart larceny

A 29-year-old Odessa man was arrested on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges following an investigation into a larceny complaint at the Watkins Glen Walmart. Watkins Glen Police say that Jedediah E. Bradford, 29, was charged with third-degree burglary, five counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief, petit larceny, reckless endangerment, and trespass. Bradford’s charges stem from an investigation into a specific larceny... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Environmental Reporter Peter Mantius talks in-depth on Romulus incineration proposal (podcast)

On Episode #95 of the Inside the FLX Podcast Josh Durso is joined by Environmental Reporter Peter Mantius of Water Front, a digital-only blog dedicated to covering environmental news in the Finger Lakes. He’ll be updating listeners on Circular enerG’s incinerator proposal, as well as covering some interesting news about a southern tier landfill. more

NY won’t spend $460,000 on NASCAR race in Watkins Glen, multi-year deal struck with ‘Go Bowling’

New York State won’t spend another $460,000 on race sponsorship at Watkins Glen International in 2018, according to NASCAR officials. In 2017, I LOVE NY sponsored the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International. This year that agreement has been agreed to with Go Bowling. The investment last year, came in exchange for multiple promotional opportunities. There... more

FLX WEEKLY: Winter’s grip and Women March in Seneca Falls (podcast)

Finger Lakes residents are in the midst of one of the toughest stretches of winter weather of the season. How long will it last? Women March in Seneca Falls is set for Saturday with thousands expected to attend. We have all the info residents and attendees need to know. Also, our most popular news items at FingerLakes1.com this week, local... more

Class C showdown: Odessa-Montour girls rally past rival Watkins Glen

Big game, big crowd and a big-time performance from the Odessa-Montour girls basketball team. O-M went on a 20-6 run over the third quarter to overcome a six-point halftime deficit and beat rival Watkins Glen, 57-46, in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference showdown Wednesday night in Odessa. Senior Gillian Clark scored 13 of her game-high 22 points in the second half... more

COLD SNAPPED: Warming trend begins today in the Finger Lakes

The end of the coldest stretch of weather Finger Lakes residents have endured in recent memory is in sight. Today’s high temperature should push into the mid-twenties later this afternoon which will feel almost spring-like after the low single digit and negative numbers of the past 72 hours. Even better news… this should be just the beginning of a major... more

FLX WEEKLY: Bitterly cold first weekend of 2018 (podcast)

The first weekend of 2018 will be bitterly cold and snowy. Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi and Josh Durso to find out all the details, event options and sports line-up. Also, the top local stories of the week and some great local photos from the frozen tundra of the Finger Lakes this past week. . more

Geneva man faces felony weapon charge, plus others in Watkins Glen

The Watkins Glen Police Department reports the arrest of a Geneva man following a traffic stop. As result of the stop, which was initiated due to illegally tinted windows — the driver now faces multiple charges, including two felonies. Pedro J. Burgos, 30, of Geneva was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, criminal possession of a firearm, fourth-degree... more

Police: Watkins Glen man drove drunk, without a license

Police in Watkins Glen say a 34-year-old man was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation and driving while intoxicated after he was found to have been operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol on New Years Eve. Ryan E. MacFarlane, 34, of Watkins Glen was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation, driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or... more

FLX WEEKLY: The year in the Finger Lakes in review (podcast)

Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi and Josh Durso for our final episode of 2017 where we take a look back at the past year. We discuss the top stories that shaped our news and relive the year in local photos. . more

Cuomo announces $1.3M for waterfront upgrades for greater connectivity

On Tuesday, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo  announced that Watkins Glen would be part of the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program to develop projects that will spur economic development in the community. The Local Waterfront Revitalization Program serves as a management program for the Village’s treasured waterfront resources along the Seneca Canal system outlined in the Southern Tier Soaring Upstate Revitalization Initiative plan.... more

FERC officially vacates natural gas storage OK in Reading

Now that it has a quorum of members, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission formally has vacated its 2014 order allowing Arlington Storage to store natural gas in abandoned underground salt caverns on the southwest side of Seneca Lake. The Dec. 21 action was expected once FERC had a sufficient number of members to act. Arlington Storage had asked FERC to... more

Beaver Dams man charged with burglary at Walmart

Jake L. Mattison, 20, of Beaver Dams was arrested on December 18th and charged with Petit Larceny and Burglary in the third degree, according to the Watkins Glen Police Department. Mattison is alleged to have stolen property from Walmart after being previously advised to not be on Walmart property. He was arraigned in Village of Watkins Glen Court and committed... more

Hector woman charged with DWAI

Members of the Watkins Glen Police Department arrested a 24-year-old Hector resident following a traffic stop on December 21st. Police say Leah M. Gascon, of Hector was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, following too closely and failure to dim headlights. She was issued appearance tickets and will have to answer the charges at a later date. more

INSIDE THE FLX: Reporter Peter Mantius talks local headlines, changes in the news business (podcast)

How does a newspaper veteran with history and experience in Atlanta and the New York City-area get involved with covering some of the most-controversial topics in the Finger Lakes? For Peter Mantius, it started with a move to Watkins Glen. He moved to Watkins Glen from Long Island, where he ran a couple business publications. Most of his career was... more
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