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Watkins Glen boys roll into Section IV Class C title game

Watkins Glen boys roll into Section IV Class C title game
The Watkins Glen boys basketball team rolled to the Section IV Class C final with a 63-52 win over Greene in the Class C semi-final. Adam Pastore led the Senecas with 24 points. Watkins Glen will meet Newfield in the section final on Saturday at 2:30 PM at SUNY Cortland. WENY News The Newfield boys edged Delaware Academy 66-54 in... more

Ice Bar opens in Watkins Glen for this weekend

Ice Bar opens in Watkins Glen for this weekend
The annual ‘Ice Bar’ in Watkins Glen kicked off Thursday night and had people moving and grooving. Outside the Harbor Hotel featured numerous ice bars, sculptures, and games like tabletop ice hockey and corn hole. While inside, people could enjoy local food, wine, and craft beer, according to WENY-TV. You want to come out here to see these amazing sculptures,... more

Watkins Glen Chamber leader resigns unexpectedly

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Changes have come to the Watkins Glen Chamber of Commerce. The Board of Directors accepted the resignation of Executive Director Rebekah Carroll. She was hired in October 2008 to serve as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer. She was named CEO in May 2010. Her title was changed to executive director in 2019. During Rebekah Carroll’s tenure as President... more

Watkins Glen man accused of never delivering construction supplies in Seneca County

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The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 52-year-old Watkins Glen man following an investigation into construction supplies. Christopher Burchell, 52, of Watkins Glen was arrested on a warrant issued out of Lodi Town Court after he was paid to deliver construction supplies, but never fulfilled the order. Deputies say that they were assisted by the Schuyler County... more

Seneca Lake-area water systems promise new data on PFAS, while state keeps tight lid on information

Seneca Lake-area water systems promise new data on PFAS, while state keeps tight lid on information
Blindsided a month ago by intense public alarm over reports that their public drinking water showed traces of PFAS-class chemicals, officials in Watkins Glen and Montour Falls and Waterloo confirmed last week that they are in the process of checking it out. No new tests results are in yet, but they’re said to be in the pipeline.  In early September,... more

‘True Love’ on Seneca Lake; preps for big race nearly complete

‘True Love’ on Seneca Lake; preps for big race nearly complete
The Schooner True Love, which is docked in Watkins Glen, is heading out on Monday, September 30th for the Annual Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race held in Baltimore, Maryland. Lisa and Joshua Navone, owners of the True Love, has provided day sail charters in Watkins Glen for the past 10 years. The vessel is said to be the regions “Ambassador to the... more

Decade old questions loom as Schuyler County Judge race moves forward

Decade old questions loom as Schuyler County Judge race moves into the fall
Schuyler County Attorney Steven Getman, who is running in November for Schuyler County Judge, declined last week to answer questions or provide requested documents about his role in a Seneca County scandal more than a decade ago. Getman declined to confirm or deny reports that his resignation as Seneca County Attorney in 2007 was prompted by a grand jury letter... more

Volunteers dive to cleanup the marina in Watkins Glen as summer ends

GALLERY: Volunteers dive to cleanup the marina in Watkins Glen as summer ends
A lot of stuff ends up in area waterways by the end of a busy summer season. In Schuyler County, a local group worked their hardest to clean up the Watkins Glen Village Marina. They worked last week to ensure that the waterway would be free of major debris, which could have an impact on the ecosystem – if left... more

Officials claim fears of water contamination likely overblown in Schuyler County

Officials claim fears of water contamination likely overblown in Schuyler County
Pressed to respond to public alarm over a report that traces of the toxic PFAS class of chemicals had turned up in samples of local tap water, Schuyler County officials said this week they would conduct their own new tests in coordination with the state Department of Health. “We are being proactive. We are looking into it,” Watkins Glen Mayor... more

Grand Prix Festival a hit, Watkins Glen the backdrop

Grand Prix Festival a hit, Watkins Glen the backdrop
The United States Vintage Grand Prix is back at Watkins Glen this weekend. The Grand Prix festival celebrated the history of post-World War II road racing from 1948-1952. One event attendee said this was a special time for her and the family. “We just came up to watch the cars race, we stayed up at the campground,” said an event... more

‘ONE PROBLEM AFTER ANOTHER’: How Woodstock 50 in Watkins Glen turned into a disaster

‘ONE PROBLEM AFTER ANOTHER’: How Woodstock 50 in Watkins Glen turned into a disaster
A month before Woodstock 50 was announced, the festival was already in deep trouble. Last December, Michael Lang, the co-founder of the original 1969 event who had become its bemused-hippie symbol in subsequent decades, was in talks with an upstate New York racetrack for a fest that would mark the anniversary of the historic, if chaotic, cultural milestone he had overseen. The new... more

No Woodstock at Watkins Glen International but still great to look back

No Woodstock at Watkins Glen International but still great to look back
A 50th anniversary of Woodstock, America’s most iconic music festival, had been planned for Watkins Glen International this weekend. The Finger Lakes Times would have had a team of reporters and photographers on hand, but when WGI pulled out, the show was off, at least locally. Because we already had the space reserved for Woodstock coverage, in its place, we asked readers... more

Max McLaughlin joins dad as Watkins Glen winner

Max McLaughlin joins dad as Watkins Glen winner
McLaughlin, the 19-year-old son of NASCAR veteran Mike McLaughlin, dominated Friday’s K&N Pro Series East race at Watkins Glen International and was declared the winner when the race was called after 34 of 41 scheduled laps due to inclement weather. McLaughlin led every lap and at one point had run out to an 11-second lead. McLaughlin was passed on the... more

The ‘bizarre trip’ that was almost Woodstock 50

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Shortly after Woodstock organizers announced the shambolic 50th anniversary concerts were off after months of setbacks and holdups, Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang summed up the drama in six words: “It’s been a really bizarre trip.” Over the last six months, Lang, 74, moved like a cat using all nine lives to make Woodstock 50 work. The first plan, to have... more
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