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Police ask for public’s help in shoplifting investigation in Watkins Glen

The Watkins Glen Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying a person they say was involved in shoplifting case. It happened at Walmart and security footage shows a blurry image of a woman from the store. No additional information was ... MORE
Officials: Watkins Glen CSD sees three new cases of COVID-19,

School officials warn of three new cases of COVID-19 in Watkins Glen district

Public health officials in Schuyler County say five new cases of COVID-19 were identified on Tuesday. Three of those cases came from the Watkins Glen Central School District. Officials noted that all of the students were from the same household, and only ... MORE
Finger Lakes Clean Up event a success in Watkins Glen (photos)

Finger Lakes Clean Up event a success in Watkins Glen (photos)

The annual Finger Lakes Clean Up event was held on Saturday, September the 19th at the Watkins Glen Village Marina. Divers cleaned the bottom of the southern most end of Seneca Lake around the marina. Also on Saturday there were 9 Adopt-A-Highway ... MORE
Faculty Association sues Watkins Glen CSD over remote teaching accommodations

Faculty Association sues Watkins Glen CSD over remote teaching accommodations

A lawsuit filed in local court suggests that one school district isn’t adhering to the guidance it created before school started, or that handed down by New York State. The Watkins Glen Faculty Association represents teachers in the Watkins Glen School District ... MORE
PREMIERE @ 8:30 PM – OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Flood of 1935 (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Flood of 1935 (podcast)

In this edition of Our Finger Lakes History, Seneca County Historian Walter Gable deals with the Flood of 1935 that devastated the southern Finger Lakes. The July 1935 flood killed 44 people and caused millions of dollars in damages. This extended episode ... MORE
Five new COVID-19 cases in Schuyler County, including two at local schools

Five new COVID-19 cases in Schuyler County, including two at local schools

Public health officials in Schuyler County reported five new cases of the Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19. Two of those cases were students at local K-12 schools. One of those cases is at Hanlon Elementary School and Watkins Glen High School. Everyone who ... MORE
Two employees test positive for COVID-19 at Landon's Pub and Pizza in Watkins Glen; public urged to get tested by health officials

Two employees test positive for COVID-19 at Landon’s Pub and Pizza in Watkins Glen; public urged to get tested by health officials

Public health officials in Schuyler County say they have received notification that two employees at Landon’s Pub and Pizza in Watkins Glen have tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus. During contact tracing, a public exposure risk was identified, and the business has ... MORE
LOOK BACK: Racing at Watkins Glen in 1970

LOOK BACK: Racing at Watkins Glen in 1970

July 11th and 12th, 1970 saw the World Sportscar Championship return for the third race of the year in the United States. Watkins Glen would host the Six Hour endurance race on Saturday and the Can-Am race on Sunday making it a ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Three major land purchases that shaped our region (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Three major land purchases that shaped our region (podcast)

This episode puts a focus on the three major land purchases that shaped the future of the Finger Lakes region. They include the Phelps-Gorham Purchase, the Watkins & Flint Purchase, and the Boston Ten Townships. Join Seneca County Historian Walter Gable to ... MORE
Boaters cruise along Seneca Lake in support of President Donald Trump

Boaters cruise along Seneca Lake in support of President Donald Trump

Boaters gathered along the southern portion of Seneca Lake to support President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign. The Seneca Lake Pro-Trump Parade was inspired by similar events that have happened on other lakes. Those who were unable to participate in a boat gathered ... MORE
Tavern in Watkins Glen cited by New York State Liquor Authority

Tavern in Watkins Glen cited by New York State Liquor Authority

The New York State Liquor Authority has identified a number of restaurants and bars for violating mandates issued following the Coronavirus Pandemic. A database published by Gannett indicates that a Schuyler County bar was cited last week by the SLA. Marias Tavern ... MORE
Grand Prix Festival in Watkins Glen cancelled due to COVID-19

Grand Prix Festival in Watkins Glen cancelled due to COVID-19

At the end of the week Watkins Glen Promotions announced the cancelation of the Grand Prix Festival, which was scheduled for September 11th at Watkins Glen International. “Our committee members worked for months to try and identify ways we could host our ... MORE
NASCAR takes Watkins Glen International off the schedule, replaces it with Daytona stop

NASCAR takes Watkins Glen International off the schedule, replaces it with Daytona stop

NASCAR is not coming to The Glen this year. A revamped schedule was released on Wednesday, and it showed no race at Watkins Glen Internatoinal, which surprised some — and left others wondering what that would mean moving forward. “This is an ... MORE
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
Mitrano calls for overhaul of law enforcement policies across U.S. at Watkins Glen event

Mitrano calls for overhaul of law enforcement policies across U.S. at Watkins Glen event

Congressional candidate Tracy Mitrano outlined her plan to address systemic racism and preventing police brutality at an event in Watkins Glen on Sunday. “Acts of police brutality, racial profiling and use of force on black and other historically marginalized communities must stop,” ... MORE