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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

Campers go all out at WGI

Campers go all out at WGI
Campers at Watkins Glen International showed off their elaborate camping sites for this year’s Go Bowling at the Glen Weekend. Some race fans arrived right when the gates opened at 7 am on Wednesday and have been waiting for Sunday’s big race. For some campers they go all out when it comes to their camping site. They have everything from... more

Woostock 50 finally cancelled by organizers

Woostock 50 is finally cancelled by organizers
Officials with Woodstock 50 announced on Wednesday that the three-day festival to celebrate its 50th anniversary has been canceled. ‘We are saddened that a series of unforeseen setbacks has made it impossible to put on the Festival we imagined with the great line-up we had booked and the social engagement we were anticipating,’ said Michael Lang, co-founder of the Woodstock... more

First parole hearing scheduled for Watkins Glen man convicted of murdering girlfriend

First parole hearing scheduled for Watkins Glen man convicted of murdering girlfriend
The Watkins Glen man who killed his 15-year-old girlfriend back in 2000, will have his first parole hearing in October. 35-year-old Joshua Horein was 16-years-old when he killed Amber Brockway in an abandoned building near Seneca Lake. He pleaded guilty to 2nd degree murder seven months later in April of 2001. He was sentenced to 20-to-life in prison, and is currently serving at... more
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