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Inside the FLX: Laura Salamendra talks ‘We Are Seneca Lake’ (podcast)

On Thursday’s edition of the Inside the FLX podcast Josh Durso sat down with community organizer, and ‘We Are Seneca Lake’ board member Laura Salamendra. The organization she helps oversee has staged a number of peaceful protests, which have resulted in over 600 civil disobedience arrests to-date. Beyond the issues, Salamendra is a compelling figure who works to keep people... more

Penn Yan woman charged with DWI, resisting arrest, violating open container law

A Penn Yan woman was charged with driving while intoxicated, as well as having an open container in her vehicle, according to the Watkins Glen Police Department after she was stopped in the village. According to police, she also resisted arrest resulting in an additional charge. Lia J. Shaw, 27, of Penn Yan was arrested on Friday and charged with... more

IAC: Amanda Pike a peak performer for Watkins Glen

Amanda Pike’s first appearance in a basketball game left her in tears. To be fair, she was a pint-sized 4-year-old playing against comparatively gigantic older kids that day. “I ran down the court, stopped, started crying, didn’t know what to do when I had some big girl standing down there,” Pike said as a recent Watkins Glen practice came to... more

Schuyler County Legislator Michael Lausell delivers letter to Gov. Cuomo urging him to reject ‘Crestwood’ project

On Monday, Schuyler County Legislator Michael Lausell hand-delivered a letter to Governor Cuomo, urging him to reject a proposed dangerous gas storage facility in Upstate New York. This delivery is on the heels of another letter Lausell sent to all Schuyler County elected town and village board members and the Schuyler County community, highlighting his concerns with the project, and... more

Gas Free Seneca: LPG storage plan could cost FLX valuable resource, dollars if approved

Big investments from Gov. Cuomo in his proposed executive budget are a major reason for the region to take gas storage under Seneca Lake seriously. That was the message from Gas Free Seneca on Wednesday. The group issued the following statement in response to Gov. Cuomo’s proposed spending in the Finger Lakes: “Investing in Seneca Lake and the Finger Lakes... more

Massachusetts woman charged with DWI in Watkins Glen

The Watkins Glen Police Department reports that a Massachusetts woman was charged with driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop in the village. Officers arrested Cynthia L. Marchant, 40, of Wakefield, Massachusetts for driving while intoxicated after she was found to be operating her vehicle with a blood-alcohol content of .08 or higher. She was issued traffic tickets to answer... more

Lansing man charged with grand larceny in Schuyler Co.

The Watkins Glen Police Department reports the arrest of a 32-year-old Lansing man following an investigation into a larceny, which took place earlier this month on January 13th. Jason S Gassner, 32, of Lansing was arrested by Watkins Glen Police on January 13th and charged with fourth-degree grand larceny. Gassner was arraigned in the Village of Watkins Glen Court and... more

Days after USA Today win FLX Table owner speaks out against Seneca Lake LPG project

Days after his restaurant was named the ‘Best New Restaurant‘ in the U.S., owner and chef Christopher Bates spoke out against the gas storage project, which had been a major headline around Seneca Lake for several years. His restaurant, which rose to national acclaim during the voting process serves wins from local wineries and vineyards throughout the Finger Lakes. These... more

Schuyler Hospital releases 2016-18 Community Service Plan

Schuyler Hospital has announced that their 2016-2018 Community Service Plan is now available on-line. The report, completed in December 2016, was the result of working closely with Schuyler County Public Health, as well as a number of community-based organizations and focus groups, and reviewing a variety of studies and data. Schuyler Hospital and the partner agencies decided to tackle three... more

Schuyler Hospital Walk-in Clinic moving back to Montour Falls Primary Care Center

Schuyler Hospital officials have announced that the Montour Falls Walk-in Clinic will be moving back to the Montour Falls Primary Care Center at the end of this month.  Walk-in patients should check in at the Primary Care Center beginning Monday, January 2, 2017. Please note that the walk-in clinic will close early – at 1 p.m. – on Monday, January... more

Winemakers urge Cuomo to reject Seneca Lake gas storage facility

Winemakers from New York’s Finger Lakes are urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reject a proposed propane storage facility on the shores of Seneca Lake. The group spoke out against the project during a gathering with other opponents at the New York state Capitol in Albany this week. Read more from the Canandaigua Messenger more

Pair of Syracuse residents charged with assault at Watkins Glen restaurant

A pair of Syracuse residents were arrested in Watkins Glen after an incident at a restaurant on December 2nd. Officers say that Nicolas G. Pudney, 45, and Cristina A. Pontello, 44, of Syracuse were arrested on December 2nd after an investigation into an altercation, which took place at a restaurant in Watkins Glen. The pair was charged with third-degree assault... more

2016 Watkins Glen Village Christmas winners

The Village Christmas Committee announced winners of the Visions of  Christmas Past parade held during the festival on December 2, 2016 in downtown Watkins Glen. Winners of the Visions of A White Christmas parade sponsored by the Visions Federal Credit Union were: “Most Christmas Spirit – Visions Federal Credit Union “Best Decorated” – Elmira Savings Bank “Most Decorated Fire Truck”... more

Pair of arrests made in Watkins Glen related to theft of goods

A pair of arrests were made in Watkins Glen in November, which were reported on Monday by the Watkins Glen Police Department. Jake L. Mattison, 19, of Beaver Dams was arrested by police on November 23rd and charged with trespass. Details of the incident were not reported by officials. He will answer the charges in Watkins Glen Village Court. William... more

Blotter: Watkins Glen PD make pair of arrests

A pair of arrests were announced by the Watkins Glen Police Department, which occurred in the last week. The activity was highlighted by a driving while intoxicated charge, along with a petit larceny charge from two separate incidents. Crystal Lepp, 44, of Rock Stream was arrested by Watkins Glen Police on November 6th and charged with petit larceny. Lepp will... more

Over 450 Lake Property Owners Oppose Crestwood’s Revised Gas Storage Plan

468 Seneca Lake Property Owners sent a public letter to Governor Cuomo today, calling on him to protect Seneca Lake from Crestwood’s dangerous gas storage plan, which would turn the Finger Lakes into a major hub for gas storage and transport, with 100 percent of the propane stored in the facility set to be exported out of New York State.... more
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