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Watkins Glen village Christmas event returns after pandemic

Watkins Glen Village Christmas, hosted by Watkins Glen Promotions, Inc., will resume again this year on Friday December 10, 2021 from 5p.m.-8p.m. on Franklin Street in Watkins Glen, with the theme of “Candy Land.” This event returns after being cancelled due to ... MORE
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Alzheimer’s walk at Watkins Glen International fights for a cure

Hundreds gathered at Watkins Glen International for the 2021 annual walk to end Alzheimer’s. Over 400,000 people are living with Alzheimer’s in New York. It’s one of the most common types of dementia that can ruin a person’s memory. Hundreds of walkers ... MORE
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Schuyler County parking lots scheduled for repair this week; parking may be difficult at times

Schuyler County parking lots will undergo repair, maintenance and paving over the next two weeks. The schedule below outlines the anticipated closures and/or reduced parking option at the different county facilities. County services will remain open and available during these projects, although ... MORE
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Police respond to head on collision outside Village of Watkins Glen Monday night

Schuyler County Deputies responded to a motor vehicle collision near the Village of Watkins Glen on Monday night. On Oct. 4 around 8:40 p.m. police responded to a head on collision on Route 414 near the Village of Watkins glen. Both drivers ... MORE
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Two vaccine clinics at Watkins Glen Community Center this week

Watkins Glen will have two COVID-19 vaccine clinics this week. Both will be at the Watkins Glen Community Center. The clinics are hosted by Schuyler County Public Health and will be Thursday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 9 ... MORE
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Young child involved in bicycle-vehicle crash in Watkins Glen

Police say an 8-year-old boy suffered minor injuries after striking a car in the village of Watkins Glen. It happened on Monday in the school zone on South Decatur Street.  No charges were filed, but police noted the investigation remains active.  The ... MORE
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Watkins Glen to hold two vaccine clinics this week with all three COVID-19 shots

There will be two COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Watkins Glen this week. The first will be on Thursday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and then a second on Friday from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Both are at the Watkins Glen ... MORE
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2022 NASCAR race in Watkins Glen will be later than normal in the month of August

The Watkins Glen NASCAR race will be happening a little later in the month next year than normal. The 2022 race is set to take place on Sunday, Aug. 21 according to the 2022 Cup Series schedule. Normally the race takes place ... MORE
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Webcam installed on Seneca Harbor Station’s property allows residents to view the area from their home

Residents of the Finger Lakes Region can now see the Seneca Harbor Station right from the comfort of their own home, 24/7, 7 days a week. A new webcam is online today thanks to a partnership between BOSS Security & Automation, Seneca ... MORE
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Traffic announcement regarding Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival

On Friday September 10, 2021, the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival will take place. As has been customary in recent years, the original race circuit will be closed to public traffic from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for the race re-enactments. In ... MORE
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Apple picking season is here and Apples and Moore is ready

Alec Moore, owner of Apples and Moore in Watkins Glen, says that the drought last year caused smaller apples, but this year they’re large and ready to be picked. He says the amount of rain, heat, and sunshine all led to a ... MORE
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Victor Franzese, avid racer and owner of Glen Motor Inn, dies at age 81

Victor Franzese, a local racing legend and owner of the Glen Motor Inn in Watkins Glen passed away on Aug. 28. The Glen Motor Inn has been in Franzese’s family since 1985. “Vic” Franzese was an avid racer and competed in numerous ... MORE
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Watkins Glen expects an increase in visitors over Labor Day weekend

Watkins Glen expects to see an uptick in visitation over Labor Day weekend this year. Jim Goulds, owner of Famous Brands Outlet, says they’ve made the most they have over Labor Day weekend last year and he expects that to double this ... MORE
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Watkins Glen State Park sign changed as Gov. Hochul takes office

Crews worked fast at Watkins Glen State Park changing the name plate on the sign at its entryway. The same day Governor Kathy Hochul was sworn in to office the sign at the state park was changed. State parks across New York ... MORE
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Corning man wanted by Watkins Glen police after incident last week

A 21-year-old Corning man is wanted by Watkins Glen Police on a number of charges. A warrant was issued for Sheldon Lavigne, 21, of Corning stemming from an incident that happened in the village on August 15. Lavigne is wanted on felony ... MORE