HEAL Schuyler works with local restaurants to offer healthy options

HEAL Schuyler works with local restaurants to offer healthy options
HEAL (Healthy Eating and Active Living) Schuyler is working with local restaurants on the new Choose HEALth program standards. The Choose HEALth, Healthy Food Choices in Schuyler County program was founded in 2015. The new standards tiers restaurants into the following categories: Member, Bronze, Silver and Gold. Participating restaurants submit recipes and are classified into a tier. The Member tier... more

Upstate NY hospitals would suffer from federal funding cuts, Schumer says

Upstate NY hospitals would suffer from federal funding cuts, Schumer says
Senator Chuck Schumer is pushing for a federal prescription pricing program to be maintained for rural hospitals after plans were announced that would cut funding. The cuts are being proposed for the 340B Drug Pricing Program, which assists hospitals in prescribing prescription medication for low-income patients at reduced costs. When the hospitals prescribe the medications, they can file the transaction... more

H-FL uses hook-and-ladder on final play to stun Watkins Glen/Odessa-Montour

H-FL uses hook-and-ladder on final play to stun Watkins Glen/Odessa-Montour
The Honeoye Falls-Lima Cougars used a hook-and-ladder to overcome a two possession deficit on Friday night. Honeoye Falls-Lima was a 20-19 winner over Watkins Glen/OdesOsa-Montour at Odessa’s Charles Martin Field. It was O-M’s homecoming night. Read More Gallery: Honeoye Falls-Lima at Watkins Glen/Odessa-Montour football https://t.co/HxSO4gPSge pic.twitter.com/k0PXpEs696 — IthacaJournal (@ithacajournal) September 29, 2018 – Section V high school football: Final scores from... more

Glass in the Glen 3-Day Celebration

150th Glass in the Glen 3-Day Celebration
2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the relocation of Brooklyn Flint Glass Company from Brooklyn to Corning, New York. In celebration of this milestone, the Corning Museum of Glass launched GlassBarge – a 30′ x 80′ canal barge equipped with CMoG’s patented all-electric glassmaking equipment – in Brooklyn Bridge Park in May. In addition to sharing the story of glassmaking... more

Watkins Glen High School graduate awarded police scholarship

Watkins Glen High School graduate awarded police scholarship
Gabriella Decker of Watkins Glen, NY has been awarded the Edward J. Kiernan Scholarship by the International Union of Police Associations. Decker is the daughter of Steven Decker, a member of the New York State Union of Police Association, an affiliate of the International Union of Police Associations. She will be attending the Niagara University where her course of study... more

25th Anniversary Grand Prix Festival of Watkins Glen

25th Anniversary Grand Prix Festival of Watkins Glen
Seventy years after the first sports car races on village streets, the Friday, Sept. 7th, Grand Prix Festival of Watkins Glen is marking its own 25th anniversary. Since its debut in 1993, the Grand Prix Festival’s mission has been to evoke the sights, sounds and feel of the early days of sports car racing through the streets. Racing began in... more

Learning about bowling at Watkins Glen

Learning about bowling at Watkins Glen
Watkins Glen International’s title sponsor for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this year was Go Bowling. GoBowling.com is a site where bowling fans go to learn more about the sport, find bowling centers nation-wide, and find promotional deals. At WGI this year fans were able to bowl in middle of the track and meet the top bowler in the... more

Line, backfield among strengths for Watkins Glen/Odessa-Montour

Year four of Watkins Glen/Odessa-Montour combined football holds promise thanks to the returns of several key seniors from last year’s team. The Seneca Indians finished 2017 with a 2-7 record, dropping their final seven games after impressive victories against Greene and Spencer-Van Etten/Candor to open the season. Trevor Holland, in his third season as head coach, said the goals for... more

ADVISORY LIFTED: Watkins Glen boil water alert ended after intense flooding

The Village of Watkins Glen announced at 9:50 this morning that its untreated tap water is safe to drink again — lifting a nine-day-old order to boil water before drinking. The notification by the village water department, which also applies to the Town of Dix and Town of Reading water districts as well, was posted on the village website and... more

ADVISORY EXTENDED: Watkins Glen must endure at least nine days without safe tap water

A boil-water advisory that was due to expire Tuesday has been extended until at least Friday, Aug. 24, for the Village of Watkins Glen, the Town of Dix and the Town of Reading. The warning not to use untreated tap water was imposed Aug. 16 after torrential rains — up to nine inches in 12 hours — caused major flooding,... more

Phish announces refunds after 3-day festival canceled

After the three day Curveball music festival in Watkins Glen was canceled over health concerns from severe flooding, Phish has announced plans to refund concert-goers. The plans include opening an online store donating the proceeds to flood relief and recovery across the Finger Lakes region. On the jam band’s website they thanked fans for their understanding and making the best... more

Curveball cancellation hits sour note with estimated $25M-30M loss

While Phish fans have packed up their campers and tents to vacate Watkins Glen, the organizers of Phish's Curveball festival are still recovering from a three-day event that never happened. It's a process that will take months, said Watkins Glen International President Michael Printup in a phone interview Monday afternoon. "To my knowledge, we've never canceled an event like that,"... more

Torrential rains will continue to threaten Schuyler even after $30M plant opens

Torrential rainstorms will continue threaten water quality in and around this village even after Schuyler County’s new $30 million wastewater treatment plant begins operating late next year, local officials predicted. “A storm event like we had (Tuesday) will still cause a problem,” said Rick Weakland, project manager for the plant set to be built on an 8.6-acre site about a... more

Grand Prix Festival seeking volunteers for September 7th

The Grand Prix Festival at Watkins Glen is seeking volunteers necessary for the continued success of one of the region’s premier events, which honors the racing history of Watkins Glen. “It takes a team of more than 100 volunteers to produce this celebration of our passion for sports cars and the racing history so important to the region,” Marianne Marts,... more

CURVEBALL CANCELLED: Health concerns kill weekend festival in Watkins Glen

Thursday evening it was announced that the much-anticipated Curveball Festival in Watkins Glen would not happen. Curveball Forced To Cancel: https://t.co/b391MMXlVH — Phish (@phish) August 16, 2018 The following was posted to Phish’s website: Due to the severe flooding that occurred in Schuyler County over the past week, the local water treatment plant that services water to the Village of... more

Boil Water Advisory issued for Watkins Glen, Dix & Reading

Officials in Schuyler County say a Boil Water Advisory has been activated for the next several days following intense flooding, which happened on Tuesday. The following message was relayed to the public on Thursday: “Please be advised; there is a Boil Water Advisory for the Village of Watkins Glen, Dix & Reading Water Districts. Bring tap water to a rolling... more
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