Category: Watkins Glen

Bitcoin miners scout for site in Watkins Glen; Canadian bitcoin miner buys power plant near Buffalo

Bitcoin miners scout for site in Watkins Glen; Canadian bitcoin miner buys power plant near Buffalo

Bitcoin mining interests have called Watkins Glen officials in recent weeks to explore the possibility of setting up a cryptocurrency processing operation within the village to take advantage of its cheap electric rates. The village enjoys a monthly allocation of about 6 ... MORE
Police ask for public’s help searching for missing Mack truck around Watkins Glen

Police ask for public’s help searching for missing Mack truck around Watkins Glen

Police in Watkins Glen are asking for the public’s help locating a flatbed truck that was stolen late-Wednesday. Police describe it as a 1988 Mack Truck, which was stolen from the Colonial Inn Motel on North Franklin St. around 8:40 p.m. It ... MORE
Festival organizers cancel Watkins Glen Waterfront Festival due to continued concerns around pandemic

Festival organizers cancel Watkins Glen Waterfront Festival due to continued concerns around pandemic

It will be at least another year before things return to normal in Watkins Glen. For  26 years, the Watkins Glen Waterfront Festival has brought thousands of landlubbers and cardboard  sailors to town to enjoy the Seneca Lake waterfront, stroll a midway ... MORE
Lodi man leads deputies on pursuit through Schuyler, speeds top 100 mph during chase

Lodi man leads deputies on pursuit through Schuyler, speeds top 100 mph during chase

The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of two individuals- one from Lodi, and another from Elmira following a vehicle chase through several communities. Edward Robinson, 30, of Lodi and Nichole Paul, 29, of Elmira were both taken into custody on ... MORE
Watkins Glen superintendence will retire this year

Watkins Glen superintendent will retire this year

The superintendent of the Watkins Glen School District is retiring. The Odessa File reported that Greg Kelahan will step down as soon as a replacement is found. That is expected to happen over the next six months. His family plans to remain ... MORE
Watkins Glen mayor accused of sexual harassment, abuse of power had no complaints while employed by NYSP

Watkins Glen mayor accused of sexual harassment, abuse of power had no complaints while employed by NYSP

Last weekend we published a story about Watkins Glen Mayor Luke Leszyk and allegations of sexual harassment brought by Danielle Matthews. Matthews is the wife of former sergeant in charge of village police Brandon Matthews. Following that report, our newsroom filed a ... MORE
Claim filed against Village of Watkins Glen, Mayor Leszyk after alleged sexual harassment, mistreatment of former officer’s wife

Claim filed against Village of Watkins Glen, Mayor Leszyk after alleged sexual harassment, mistreatment of former officer’s wife

A Watkins Glen woman is speaking out about what she describes as long-term harassment and abuse at the hands of Village Mayor Luke Leszyk. The harassment predated his time as mayor, but only worsened after being elected to the village post. That ... MORE
Troopers: Watkins Glen man dead after pickup collides with tree

Troopers: Watkins Glen man dead after pickup collides with tree

New York State Police say a Watkins Glen man is dead after a crash on Saturday. It happened around 4:30 a.m. in the town of Veteran along Middle Road. When troopers arrived on-scene they located a full-size pickup truck that had been ... MORE
Police searching for two people after burglary at South Seneca Marina

Police searching for two people after burglary at South Seneca Marina

The Watkins Glen Police Department is asking for the public’s help with an investigation into a burglary that occurred at the South Seneca Marina. Two men are accused of stealing from the South Seneca Marina. Property was stolen from the business, as ... MORE
Police: Theft investigation underway in Watkins Glen after item valued at more than $5K stolen

Police: Theft investigation underway in Watkins Glen after item valued at more than $5K stolen

The Watkins Glen Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying a person who they would like to question regarding a theft at a local business. The theft took place Christmas Eve, according to police. The value of the theft exceeded ... MORE
Power outage reported in Watkins Glen

Power outage reported in Watkins Glen

Residents reported a power outage in Watkins Glen on Monday. The outage was reported by local officials around 4:30 p.m. While they said that crews were dispatched – there wasn’t any official word on when power would be restored. Shortly after residents ... MORE
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Watkins Glen Chamber launches “Holiday Lights – Schuyler Style!”

Watkins Glen Chamber launches “Holiday Lights – Schuyler Style!”

The community is invited to take part in a newly created tradition this holiday season, as “Holiday Lights — Schuyler Style!” readies to illuminate the Watkins Glen area from Dec. 15, 2020 through Jan. 17, 2021. The event, which is sponsored by ... MORE
Watkins Glen Central School District switches to remote learning until January

Watkins Glen Central School District switches to remote learning until January

The Watkins Glen Central School District is switching to exclusively remote learning after Thanksgiving break. It’s a change that will last until students return to school for the next semester in January. Watkins Glen Superintendent Gregory Kelahan announced the change on Monday, ... MORE
Watkins Glen retailers ready for Small Business Saturday

Watkins Glen area retailers ready for Small Business Saturday

For the last decade, the Saturday after Thanksgiving has been celebrated nationally as Small Business Saturday — a day dedicated to supporting small businesses. The Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce (WGACC) has embraced the effort and is partnering with more than ... MORE
Watkins Glen man stole $50,000 from employer

Watkins Glen man stole $50,000 from employer

The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 46-year-old Watkins Glen resident following an investigation into $50,000 that was stolen from a local business. Louis A. Latorre, 46, was charged with second-degree grand larceny, which is a Class C felony ... MORE