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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

Watkins Glen girls roll into state semis

Watkins Glen turned a dominant defensive performance and a huge scoring night from senior Amanda Pike into a victory Saturday night. That combination is nothing new for the Senecas. What is new is the trip to the Class C state semifinals they earned with their 56-32 victory over Section 3 champion Thousand Islands in a regional final at Tompkins Cortland... more

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
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