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Seneca7: The day around Seneca Lake on social media

Over 2,000 runners and bikers made started their day early in the morning on Sunday at the north end of Seneca Lake in Geneva and proceeded to propel themselves, as part of a seven person team, around the entire circumference of the lake before returning to Geneva late in the afternoon and into the early evening. – Full results &... more

Over 2,200 runners circle Seneca Lake today for annual Seneca7 relay (everything you need to know)

The Seneca7 will introduce you to the wonders of Seneca Lake: rushing inlets, crashing waterfalls, banks bathed in golden sunlight and as the race website says, “all you have to do is run around it”. The Seneca7 consists of more than 325 seven-member teams, including many from across upstate New York, competing on a 77.7-mile course encircling Seneca Lake. Before they’ve... more

Pennsylvania man charged with DWI in Watkins Glen

A Pennsylvania man was charged with drunk driving after a traffic stop in Watkins Glen. John P. Hitchcock, 46, of Mayfield, Pennsylvania was arrested on April 29th and charged with speed in zone, driving while intoxicated, driving with a blood-alcohol content of .08 or higher, and aggravated driving while intoxicated. Hitchcock was issued appearance tickets to answer the charges on... more

EXPLORING THE FLX: Watkins Glen State Park dries out after heavy rains (photos & video)

It was the perfect spring day. The sun was out, temperatures were hanging in the mid-60s, and there was just enough of a breeze to keep the air from getting too warm. Watkins Glen State Park is just getting tuned up. A day trip down to one of the best State Parks in the Finger Lakes was a mix of... more

Q&A: Printup talks future of WGI, IndyCar, Phish

We’re the only North American track with the top three (North American) racing series all here. Nobody else has what we have. We’re pretty proud of that, with IndyCar, IMSA and NASCAR obviously. That’s exciting, particularly with some of the fan awards we’ve won, with USA Today’s best NASCAR race, USA Today best wine festival. It just leads to a... more

Penn Yan man charged with DWI in Watkins Glen

A Penn Yan man was charged with DWI after law enforcement says he failed to dim his high beams, which prompted a stop. Tyler R. Peacock, 21, of Penn Yan was charged with failure to dim high beams, driving while intoxicated and driving with a blood-alcohol content of .08 percent or higher. He was issued appearance tickets and will answer... more

WGI begins race season with Opening Weekend

Watkins Glen International gets its season started with its annual Opening Weekend this weekend. Among the scheduled activities are Friday’s 13th annual Toyota Green Grand Prix, the Arc of Schuyler’s run/walk on the 3.4-mile track and the opportunity to drive personal vehicles around the road course Saturday and Sunday. IthacaJournal.com: Read More more

Watkins Glen students injured in van accident

The Watkins Glen School District says three students and the driver of a district van were treated for minor injuries after an accident on I-86 West. At around 9 am Monday, a Watkins Glen Central School District van was transporting students to the GST BOCES Stem Academy in Big Flats when it was involved in a single-vehicle accident on I-86... more

Report: Tony Stewart asks judge to dismiss Canandaigua Motorsports Park wrongful death claim

Nearly three years after a crash at Canandaigua Motorsports Park ended in the death of a North Country driver, NASCAR star Tony Stewart is asking a judge to dismiss many of the claims in a wrongful death lawsuit. Stewart filed a motion with a Federal judge on Tuesday. In August 2014, Stewart was racing at the dirt track while in... more

LETTER: Underage drinking still a problem in Schuyler Co.

To the Editor – As an employee of Schuyler County Public Health I am concerned about the underage drinking problem in Schuyler County. According to the most current data 47.6% of 7th through 12th grade students report using alcohol at some point in their life and 25.5% report using it in the past 30 days. Many young people in the... more

Watkins Glen School District capital project vote Tuesday

Residents in the Watkins Glen Central School District will head to the polls to vote on the capital improvement project. Polls will be open from noon to 8:00 PM Tuesday, in the district office’s board room. The proposed project would cost $12.6 million. The school says it will not increase taxes. The district plans to update and renovate multiple areas... more

Schuyler DA: Man facing felony perjury charges employed at Geneva General Hospital

A 61-year-old Montour man, who works at Geneva General Hospital was indicted by a grand jury in Schuyler County after officials say he perjured himself during jury service in a rape case. Gary Kline, of Montour was charged with two counts of second-degree perjury and one count of second-degree criminal contempt. The charges stem from Kline’s jury service, which began... more

FLX Weekly: State titles for Watkins Glen & Moravia; Village elections held (podcast)

Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi, Jessamy Uticone and Josh Durso for Wednesday’s edition of FLX Weekly to recap the top stories of the week in the Finger Lakes. Find out why FingerLakes1.com is not happy with ESPN and take a look at the weekend weather and event slate ahead. more

Rotary Club plans 2 concerts at WGHS

The Watkins-Montour Rotary Club is hosting concerts to celebrate the international work of Rotary and to raise funds for local projects. On March 25 at 7 p.m. at the Watkins Glen High School auditorium, the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Rotary International Foundation will be observed with a concert of music representing each decade. The concert is free... more

Watkins Glen wins State Championship at buzzer (video)

The Watkins Glen Lady Seneca’s trailed by as many as 16 points in the second half of Sunday’s NYSPHSAA Class C Championship Game before coming back to pull the game even late in the fourth quarter. Then with under 10 seconds left in the game, sophomore point guard Hannah Morse had the ball in her hands and this happened… Morse’s... more

Watkins Glen girls advance to first ever state title game

The Watkins Glen girls basketball team advanced to the NYSPHSAA Class C championship game on Sunday morning after defeating Mekeel Christian Academy 60-49 at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY on Saturday afternoon. The Senecas will face the Port Jefferson Royals (XI) who defeated South Seneca 70-53. Watkins Glen celebrates as South Seneca looks on… pic.twitter.com/FCToGF3bf8 — FingerLakes1.com (@FingerLakes1)... more
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