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INSIDE THE FLX: Reporter Peter Mantius talks local headlines, changes in the news business (podcast)

How does a newspaper veteran with history and experience in Atlanta and the New York City-area get involved with covering some of the most-controversial topics in the Finger Lakes? For Peter Mantius, it started with a move to Watkins Glen. He moved to Watkins Glen from Long Island, where he ran a couple business publications. Most of his career was... more

REPORTS: Pedestrian struck near Yates, Schuyler line

According to reports, a pedestrian was struck near the Yates and Schuyler county line. The entire incident unfolded on State Route 14A in Rock Stream around 3 pm. Scanner traffic indicated that the individual was unconscious and unresponsive at the scene, but additional details were not available. Watkins Glen and Dundee fire departments responded to the scene, according to reports.... more

Watkins Glen driver charged with possessing controlled substance

The Watkins Glen Police Department reports the arrest of Noelle L. McCarthy, 27, of Watkins Glen following a traffic stop on December 16th. Police say McCarthy was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana. Traffic tickets were issued and the charges will be answered at a later date, according to law enforcement. more

Dundee man charged with DWI in Watkins Glen

The Watkins Glen Police Department reports the arrest of a 35-year-old Dundee man following an incident of driving while intoxicated. Robert L. Bassett, of Dundee was charged with failure to yield the right of way, failure to keep right, driving while intoxicated and driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or higher. The charges will be answered in... more

Watkins Glen man jailed on disorderly conduct charge

A Watkins Glen man was sent to the Schuyler County Jail after Watkins Glen Police investigated an incident on December 10th. Ryan D. Alverson, 39, was charged with disorderly conduct, second-degree harassment, and fourth-degree criminal mischief. He was arraigned in Watkins Glen Court and remanded to the Schuyler County Jail in lieu of $500 cash bail. more

FLX WEEKLY: It’s a wonderful weekend ahead in Seneca Falls (podcast)

With just three weekends left until Christmas the holiday events are picking up across the region. There is no bigger event this December than the annual It’s A Wonderful Life Festival in Seneca Falls set for Friday-Sunday with the It’s A Wonderful Run 5K on Saturday. Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi and Josh Durso have all the details including your weekend... more

Police: Southport man faces felony charge for illegal firearm possession

A Southport man was charged with illegally possessing a firearm, according to police after an investigation. Sean P. Flynn, 31, of Southport was arrested on November 25th and charged with Criminal Possession of a firearm, a class E Felony, and unlawful possession of marihuana. Flynn was issued an appearance ticket to answer the charges in Village of Watkins Glen Court... more

Florida driver charged with DWI in Watkins Glen

The Watkins Glen Police Department reports the arrest of a Tampa, Florida resident following a traffic stop on November 23rd. Police say Melissa Henrichs, 25, of Tampa was charged with driving without headlights, driving while intoxicated, driving with a blood-alcohol content of .08 percent or higher, as well as unlawful possession of marijuana. Henrichs was arraigned in Watkins Glen Village... more

ELECTION NIGHT LIVE 2017 (webcast replay)

Josh Durso, Jackie Augustine & Jim Sinicropi were live inside the all-new FingerLakes1.com Studio on Election Night for results, reaction, interviews and analysis from Tuesday’s vote in Cayuga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates Counties. Hear from Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro, successful Seneca Falls Town Council candidate Doug Avery, Geneva City Supervisor candidates Lou Guard &  Dom... more

OUT & ABOUT: Early November Saturday on the Seneca Lake Wine & Finger Lakes Beer Trail

It has become an annual tradition for a group of our friends to spend the first Saturday of November on one of the area’s wine trails. Early November is a great time to tour wineries and craft breweries in the Finger Lakes as the foliage is usually near peak and the weather is still generally comfortable. Last year, we enjoyed... more

Opponents, Crestwood both double-down on LPG storage under Seneca Lake

When Crestwood announced the sale of U.S. Salt to another firm, it appeared that their years-long effort to store LPG underneath Seneca Lake was coming to an end. While that proved not to be the case, Crestwood later announced that they would be maintaining their interest in the LPG storage business, continuing to seek what they classified as a viable... more

Watkins Glen woman charged with DWI

Authorities say Helen Kernan, 47, of Watkins Glen was arrested on November 2nd and charged with Driving without lights, Failure to Keep Right, Aggravated DWI, Driving while Intoxicated, and Operating a Motor Vehicle with a BAC of .08 percent or Higher. The charges followed a traffic stop, according to reports from local law enforcement. Kernan was issued appearance tickets to... more

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
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