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Florida man charged with DWI in Watkins Glen

A 53-year-old Florida man was charged with driving while intoxicated, and other charges after a traffic stop in Watkins Glen. Police say Henry Rocholl, of Pompano Beach, Florida was arrested on July 29th and charged with driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit to a breath test and speed in zone following a traffic stop. He was issued appearance tickets and... more

Johnson, Kyle Busch highlight Fan Fest in Watkins Glen

Six of the top drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series are scheduled to appear at Fan Fest as part of the I Love New York 355 at The Glen weekend at Watkins Glen International. The driver list features Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, Clint Bowyer, Erik Jones and Ty Dillon. The event starts at 6:45 p.m. Aug.... more

Flashback: Summer Jam brings 600,000 music fans to Watkins Glen in 1973

The Summer Jam at Watkins Glen, N.Y., on July 28, 1973 was once hailed as having the largest audience ever for a pop music festival according to the Guinness Book of World Records. An estimated 600,000 people traveled by car, van or hitchhiked to what was then called Watkins Glen Grand Prix Raceway to see The Band, Allman Brothers Band... more

Ithaca woman faces several charges after Watkins Glen incident

The Watkins Glen Police Department reports the arrest of an Ithaca woman after a traffic stop on July 16th. Officers say Sheila A. McCue, 59, of Ithaca was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, unlawful possession of marijuana, open container in a vehicle, moving from lane unsafely, failure to signal and no brake lamps. She was issued tickets... more

What NY gets for sponsoring NASCAR race at Watkins Glen — and how much it cost

When race fans attend the I Love New York 355 at Watkins Glen in August, they’ll be greeted with multiple billboards and signage promoting the state’s tourism brand. The signs are part of a $463,500 agreement between the state and Watkins Glen International that’s highlighted by the state’s sponsorship of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the track.... more

Three Tier communities competing for $10M

The stakes will be high as three Southern Tier communities present their respective revitalization proposals to a panel in a closed-to-the-public presentation at Binghamton University next week, each vying for $10 million in state funds for a downtown remake. Endicott, Watkins Glen and Ithaca have been selected as the three finalists in the Southern Tier region for the second and... more

Barbosa gives team repeat win in Six Hours of The Glen

An impressive streak ended Sunday at Watkins Glen International, but another started thanks to a dramatic pass by Joao Barbosa. Barbosa’s outside overtake of Stephen Simpson with less than 10 minutes left in the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen earned a second consecutive victory in the race for himself and Action Express Racing teammates Christian Fittipaldi and Filipe Albuquerque,... more

NASCAR race at Watkins Glen gets new sponsor: New York state

When NASCAR’s top series visits Watkins Glen this summer, the race will have a new sponsor: “I Love New York,” the state’s tourism brand. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the sponsorship Friday. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series formerly known as the Cheez-It 355 will now be named the I Love New York 355. The 90-lap race is scheduled for Sunday,... more

Taylor brothers roar into Watkins Glen

Auto racing’s most dominant brother tandem will try to continue a season-long IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship winning streak this weekend when the series makes its annual stop at Watkins Glen International. Ricky Taylor, 27, and Jordan Taylor, 26, have won all five of the series’ races and will put that streak on the line against a field of nine other... more

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
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