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Gorge Trail at Watkins Glen State Park now open

On Thursday afternoon,  the Schuyler County Tourism office announced that the Gorge Trail at Watkins Glen State Park is now open. The trail had been closed while upper trails in the park were open for the season in early April. The main entrance to the park remains closed so the Gorge Trail needs to be accessed via the South or... more

Running coach dies during Sunday’s Seneca7 race

It’s the last thing officials or enthusiasts in Geneva expected to have happen during the Seneca7 race. A Syracuse-area running coach died during the race, according to officials. Brendan Jackson, a triathlon trainer at Fleet Feet Sports Syracuse, suffered a serious medical emergency and died during the race. He had 30 years of coaching experience, and coached a wide-range of... more

Nearly 2,300 participants make trip around Seneca Lake in Seneca7

The seventh-annual Seneca7, a 77.7-mile relay race, consisting of 328 seven-member teams running the circumference of Seneca Lake, was held on Sunday. The event began in downtown Geneva, with runners heading south along the west side of Seneca Lake, through Yates County, Schuyler County including Watkins Glen, and Seneca County, before returning to Geneva for a finish line celebration. Awards... more

FOOD IN THE FLX: Jerlando’s Ristorante is a Watkins Glen signature

Many years ago, the region also saw its fair share of Italian immigrants. Those folks brought with them a a cuisine that has had a lasting impact on American culture as a whole, but also resulted in some fantastic restaurants — as those families turned “home cooking” into business models. While in Watkins Glen last week, I visited what easily... more

Seneca7: The day around Seneca Lake on social media

Over 2,000 runners and bikers made started their day early in the morning on Sunday at the north end of Seneca Lake in Geneva and proceeded to propel themselves, as part of a seven person team, around the entire circumference of the lake before returning to Geneva late in the afternoon and into the early evening. – Full results &... more

Over 2,200 runners circle Seneca Lake today for annual Seneca7 relay (everything you need to know)

The Seneca7 will introduce you to the wonders of Seneca Lake: rushing inlets, crashing waterfalls, banks bathed in golden sunlight and as the race website says, “all you have to do is run around it”. The Seneca7 consists of more than 325 seven-member teams, including many from across upstate New York, competing on a 77.7-mile course encircling Seneca Lake. Before they’ve... more

Pennsylvania man charged with DWI in Watkins Glen

A Pennsylvania man was charged with drunk driving after a traffic stop in Watkins Glen. John P. Hitchcock, 46, of Mayfield, Pennsylvania was arrested on April 29th and charged with speed in zone, driving while intoxicated, driving with a blood-alcohol content of .08 or higher, and aggravated driving while intoxicated. Hitchcock was issued appearance tickets to answer the charges on... more

EXPLORING THE FLX: Watkins Glen State Park dries out after heavy rains (photos & video)

It was the perfect spring day. The sun was out, temperatures were hanging in the mid-60s, and there was just enough of a breeze to keep the air from getting too warm. Watkins Glen State Park is just getting tuned up. A day trip down to one of the best State Parks in the Finger Lakes was a mix of... more

Q&A: Printup talks future of WGI, IndyCar, Phish

We’re the only North American track with the top three (North American) racing series all here. Nobody else has what we have. We’re pretty proud of that, with IndyCar, IMSA and NASCAR obviously. That’s exciting, particularly with some of the fan awards we’ve won, with USA Today’s best NASCAR race, USA Today best wine festival. It just leads to a... more

Penn Yan man charged with DWI in Watkins Glen

A Penn Yan man was charged with DWI after law enforcement says he failed to dim his high beams, which prompted a stop. Tyler R. Peacock, 21, of Penn Yan was charged with failure to dim high beams, driving while intoxicated and driving with a blood-alcohol content of .08 percent or higher. He was issued appearance tickets and will answer... more

WGI begins race season with Opening Weekend

Watkins Glen International gets its season started with its annual Opening Weekend this weekend. Among the scheduled activities are Friday’s 13th annual Toyota Green Grand Prix, the Arc of Schuyler’s run/walk on the 3.4-mile track and the opportunity to drive personal vehicles around the road course Saturday and Sunday. IthacaJournal.com: Read More more

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
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