Category: Watkins Glen

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
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
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will return to Watkins Glen after 20 year absence

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will return to Watkins Glen after 20 year absence

For the first time in more than 20 years, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will race at Watkins Glen International. The sanctioning body announced the 2021 Truck Series schedule today, and it will include New York’s Home for NASCAR on Saturday, ... MORE
Employees at Kookalaroc's Bar and Grill test positive for COVID-19

Employees at Kookalaroc’s Bar and Grill test positive for COVID-19

Schuyler County Public Health received notification on Wednesday that two Kookalaroc’s Bar and Grill employees tested positive for COVID-19. During contact tracing, a public exposure risk was identified, and the business has been closed for disinfection per New York State Department of ... MORE
Glen Theater gets new owner after being cl

‘Glen Theater’ gets new owner after being closed for a year

The Glen Theater has been closed for approximately a year. However, the historic site in Watkins Glen has new owners. Schuyler County Partnership for Economic Development Executive Director Judy McKinney Cherry says the new owner is a local resident, who is a ... MORE
Commercial structure heavily damaged by fire

Commercial structure heavily damaged by fire

First responders say a commercial building in Watkins Glen was heavily damaged after a fire on Thursday. The Watkins Glen Fire Department reports that Schuyler County 911 was alerted about the commercial structure fire near Fourth and Decatur streets shortly before 4:30 ... MORE
Watkins Glen CSD staying with remote learning through week

Watkins Glen CSD staying with remote learning through week

The Watkins Glen Central School District is staying remote a bit longer. Officials say remote learning would continue next week as COVID cases rise, and non-quarantine staff absences increase. Students had originally been scheduled to return on Monday, but Superintendent Greg Kelahan ... MORE
Watkins Glen mayor tests positive for COVID-19

Watkins Glen mayor tests positive for COVID-19

The mayor of Watkins Glen has tested positive for COVID-19. On Tuesday, schools were closed due to positive tests within the community. Now, we know that Mayor Luke Leszyk tested positive for the virus after attending a family gathering. He made the ... MORE
Watkins Glen schools go remote for next week after more positive COVID tests

Watkins Glen schools go remote for next week after more positive COVID tests

The Watkins Glen Central School District has gone to remote learning. Again. A high school student, elementary student, and elementary staff member have all tested positive for COVID-19. The tests came back over the weekend, according to officials, who say that it ... MORE