UPDATE: Crestwood sells U.S. Salt for $223M but will continue pursuing LPG storage under Seneca Lake

UPDATE In an update on Tuesday, Crestwood said in a press release that they would preserve the right to store natural gas and natural gas liquids through its ownership of Arlington Storage Co. LLC. The statement read in part, “Crestwood has preserved its rights to store natural gas and natural gas liquids through its ownership of Arlington Storage Co. LLC... more

Watkins Glen boys chase Section 4 repeat in cross country

After capturing the first state championships in their program’s histories last season, the boys cross country teams at Corning and Watkins Glen appear primed to make some noise in the postseason again this year. Corning is coming off a sixth consecutive team title at the Southern Tier Athletic Conference championship meet Saturday in Oneonta. Watkins Glen was flat-out dominant at... more

Beaver Dams woman faces multiple charges after DWI stop

Members of the Watkins Glen Police Department arrested a Beaver Dams woman following a traffic stop in Watkins Glen. Christina M. York, 41, was arrested on October 29th and charged with failure to yield the right of way, passing a red light, driving while intoxicated, and driving with a blood-alcohol of .08 percent or higher. York was issued tickets and... more

Police: Watkins Glen man faces drug, theft charges

The Watkins Glen Police Department reports the arrest of William M. Haischer, 36, of Watking Glen after an investigation into the theft of items from a business. Police charged Haischer with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and petit larceny. The charges will be answered at a later date. Haischer was remanded to the Schuyler County Jail on $5,000... more

ELECTION GUIDE 2017: Looking at all of the candidates, issues in Schuyler County

In Schuyler County there is no bigger issue than the ongoing debate around Crestwood Midstream. The Houston-based energy company has been pursuing a development, which would allow them to store LPG beneath the surface of Seneca Lake in abandoned salt caverns. While the issue itself has been polarizing — economic development has taken a back seat. However, the other major... more

FLX WEEKLY: An amazing month of October coming to a close in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Weather-wise, this has probably been the greatest October of all-time here in the Finger Lakes. We will all be sad to see it go. Before we turn the page to November we have one final weekend of October and Halloween fun remaining and Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi and Josh Durso will get you set with everything you need to know... more

FLX WEEKLY: Yet another warm, wonderful October weekend (podcast)

We’ve passed the mid-point of the month of October in the Finger Lakes but we will be treated to yet another unseasonably warm weekend filled with great local events and outdoor activity options. Jessica Lahr, Josh Durso and Jim Sinicropi fill you in on all the details including the weekend sports line-up, top local headlines of the week and the... more

Watkins Glen businesses prepare for IndyCar-less 2018

A fan favorite will be missing from Watkins Glen International’s race lineup next year. Officials announced Thursday that the Verizon IndyCar Series won’t be returning for the 2018 season. Due to some scheduling issues, both parties chose to part ways, at least for the next season. Over the past two years, WGI held Indy on Labor Day Weekend, which is... more

Rock Stream teen arrested for having marijuana, open container

The Watkins Glen Police Department reports the arrest of a 19-year-old Rock Stream resident after a traffic stop. Nathan T. Ford, 19, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, unlawful possession of alcohol, and open container in a vehicle following a traffic stop in Watkins Glen. The 19-year-old was issued appearance tickets for a later date. more

IndyCar ditches Watkins Glen for Oregon in 2018

Portland International Raceway is back on the IndyCar Series schedule in 2018. It means Watkins Glen is out. In a statement Watkins Glen International said “After two years of partnership, Watkins Glen International and IndyCar have agreed to separate for the 2018 season.” The statement continues, “This is a decision based purely on an inability to find a date that... more

Residents, businesses call on Gov. Cuomo to halt Crestwood project

Residents are stepping up the fight against a plan to store millions of barrels of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in unlined abandoned salt caverns beneath the shores of Seneca Lake near Watkins Glen in the heart of Finger Lakes Wine Country. Nearly 500 local business owners, including leaders of the region’s winery and tourism industries, sent a letter to Governor... more

Watkins Glen student arrested after making threats toward school

A 16-year-old from Watkins Glen is facing charges for allegedly threatening violence at Watkins Glen High School. According to police, a student told the School Resource Officer on Saturday that a 16-year-old student had threatened violence against the school. An investigation was started immediately. The 16-year-old student was taken into custody without incident shortly after the complaint. He was charged... more

Chamber to host ’emergency’ workshop session in Watkins Glen

The Watkins Glen Chamber of Commerce wants to help businesses be prepared for emergencies. Brittany Gibson, of the Watkins Chamber, said that in light of recent events its important for all businesses to be prepared for emergencies of all shapes and sizes. On Tuesday, the Chamber will be hosting an “Emergency Preparedness for Business” think tank session, which will prepare... more

Watkins Glen lowers tuition for out-of-district students

Tuition changes are coming to Watkins Glen Central School District. The Board of Education approved a reduction, which will mean a savings of more than $4,000 for parents and students looking to gain access to Watkins Glen Central School District. The price, which currently sits at more than $7,000 per year, will be reduced to $3,000. It’s a curious move,... more

Horseheads, Watkins Glen, Lansing swim to titles

Horseheads, Watkins Glen and Lansing captured team titles Saturday at the 17-team Dr. Jack Thomas Girls Swimming and Diving Invitational at Ernie Davis Academy’s Thomas Natatorium. Horseheads led Class A with 279 points, followed by Chenango Valley with 261.5 and Ithaca with 246. Watkins Glen’s win in the Class B division came with a 310-point effort that edged runner-up Vestal’s... more

Judge rules on Crestwood; process will continue forward

Chief Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) James McClymonds of the Department of Environmental Conservation (“DEC”) has issued a long-awaited ruling on the process to be followed for permitting a proposed Liquid Petroleum Gas (“LPG”) storage facility along the shores of Seneca Lake. In a 75-page document released late Friday, September 8, the ALJ ruled, with one exception, that no evidentiary hearing... more
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