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Watkins Glen International, New York State Fair announce marketing partnership

Watkins Glen International and the New York State Fair announced a partnership that will allow two of the state’s largest attractions to promote one another to visitors. Watkins Glen International and the Fair will promote each other’s major events through ticket giveaways on their social media channels, including the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race weekend, August 4-7, and the... more

Dryden dominant in divisional win over Senecas

Seven different Lions scored goals as the Dryden boys lacrosse team defeated Watkins Glen, 16-3, in a Section IV Division 4 matchup at home on senior night. Jake Lewis had a nine-point game consisting of six goals and three assists. Gavin Marsh added three goals and four assists for Dryden (8-4, 4-0). Ithaca.com: Read More more

Watkins Glen’s Amanda Pike named NYS Class C Player of the Year

Watkins Glen has followed the first state girls basketball title in program history with another first for the program. Senecas senior Amanda Pike was named Thursday afternoon as New York’s Class C Player of the Year by the New York State Sportswriters Association…. IthacaJournal.com: Read More more

FLX WEEKLY: Mother’s Day Weekend preview, Lake Ontario shoreline erosion & top local photos from the new FingerLakes1.com Studio (podcast)

Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi, Josh Durso and Jessamy Uticone for the first episode of FLX Weekly from the all-new FingerLakes1.com Studio in the North Park Building at Academy Square in Seneca Falls. Preview this weekend’s events, check out a ton of great local photos from across the region, a look at the upcoming weather forecast, and how we’ll be... more

OPPONENTS CLAIM VICTORY: Crestwood withdraws major component of storage plan

The controversial Gallery 2 Expansion Project will not be happening. Arlington Storage Co., an offshoot of Crestwood Midstream Partners has abandoned plans to expand natural gas storage in salt caverns along Seneca Lake. For the hundreds who had signs protesting the plan in their yards – it comes as a small victory, as they continue to fight the company’s plans... more

Rock Stream resident charged with felony burglary in Watkins Glen

A 36-year-old Rock Stream resident was charged with felony burglary and several other charges after an investigation into an incident that happened in Watkins Glen. The Watkins Glen Police Department arrested Keri L. Greenleaf, 36, on Saturday, charging her with third-degree burglary — a Class D felony, three counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief, petit larceny and second-degree harassment. Arraignment took... more

Watkins Glen PD: Vanetten man arrested on drug charges

The Watkins Glen Police Department says that a 35-year-old Vanetten man was arrested on Thursday on drug related charges. Stephen J. Seay, 35, of Vanetten was charged with two counts of criminal use of drug paraphernalia in the second degree and possession of a hypodermic instrument. Seay was arraigned in Watkins Glen Village Court and committed to the Schuyler County... more

Road work will begin soon in Watkins Glen

Milling and paving work will begin on State Route 14 in the Village of Watkins Glen next Monday, May 8th. The work is being done by a contractor working for New York State Parks,as part of their new park entrance enhancement project. The scope of the work within the highway includes milling and asphalt pavement work on the roadway between... more

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
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