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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

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
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