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Watkins Glen’s Olivia Coffey voted US Rowing’s National Team Athlete of the Year

Watkins Glen’s Olivia Coffey voted US Rowing’s National Team Athlete of the Year
Watkins Glen’s Olivia Coffey capped worldwide rowing success this year by being voted National Team Athlete of the Year in the 2018 USRowing Fan’s Choice Awards. Coffey, 29, was the top vote-getter among four finalists chosen by USRowing, the national governing body for rowing in the United States. A total of 42,153 votes were cast online in seven categories, with... more

Crestwood’s opportunity to appeal permit denial passes; marking end of long-term fight along Seneca Lake

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The time for Crestwood Midstream’s subsidiary Finger Lakes LPG to appeal the Department of Environmental Conservation’s denial of a permit for underground gas storage along the shores of Seneca Lake expired on December 14, 2018. “Now that we are sure Crestwood cannot challenge the Commissioner’s decision, we can mark our final victory in an 8-year epic David vs. Goliath battle... more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CURVEBALL CANCELLED: Health concerns kill weekend festival in Watkins Glen

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

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

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

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
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