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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
New founders tour sponsor highlights the return of the Watkins G

New founders tour sponsor highlights the return of the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival

Drivers in one of the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival’s most popular events will have a new “starting line” this year as they gather at The Tasting Barn for the Ryan William Vineyard Founders Tour, one of the Festival’s Stone Bridge Driver ... MORE
Michael Hardy stepping away from Watkins Glen Area Chamber: Search begins for new

Michael Hardy stepping away from Watkins Glen Area Chamber: Search begins for new executive director

The Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for its next executive director. Michael Hardy, who has served in the role, says that he is stepping aside this fall due to family health issues. “It was a difficult choice as I, ... MORE
FRESH TAKES: Recapping NASCAR in Watkins Glen & Field of Dreams game (podcast)

FRESH TAKES: Recapping NASCAR in Watkins Glen & Field of Dreams game (podcast)

Paul Russo and Nick Felice are back in-studio to talk about their weekend at Watkins Glen International along with the recent Field of Dreams baseball game between the Yankees and the White Sox. Then, discussing the current season of Big Brother on ... MORE
Fireworks light up the Watkins Glen skyline during Italian Fest (photos)

Fireworks light up the Watkins Glen skyline during Italian Fest (photos)

With so many annual events cancelled in the summer of 2020 due to the pandemic, many signs of summer were missing. Fireworks were one of the hallmarks of summer in the Finger Lakes that were absent for local residents last year. This ... MORE
Corning man arrested for possessing handgun during fight in Watkins Glen parking lot

Corning man arrested for possessing handgun during fight in Watkins Glen parking lot

Sunday morning police responded to the report of a fight in the parking lot of a Watkins Glen business involving a handgun. According to police, dozens of people were in the parking lot screaming and yelling while police tried locating the individual ... MORE
Watkins Glen Italian American Festival was a success

Watkins Glen Italian American Festival was a success

The Watkins Glen Italian American Festival was a success over the weekend with a parade and participation from Watkins Glen native and Olympian Olivia Coffey. This year marked the 45th anniversary of the annual celebration. The parade finished at Clute Park with ... MORE
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Change.org petition to remove Cuomo’s name from Watkins Glen State Park sign gains momentum

An effort has been renewed to remove Governor Andrew Cuomo’s name from the sign at Watkins Glen State Park. This follows his recent resignation over allegations of sexual harassment and a report from the Attorney General’s office. A Change.org petition has gathered ... MORE
Rochester native and 16-year-old American Idol contestant performed National Anthem for Watkins Glen race

Rochester native and 16-year-old American Idol contestant performed National Anthem for Watkins Glen race

A 16-year-old American Idol contestant sang the National Anthem for the Go Bowling at the Glen event on Sunday. Brianna Collichio, from Rochester, was born with a rare fatal heart disease. Her mother said the medication to save her life is $23,000 ... MORE
Watkins Glen Italian American Festival this weekend, August 13-14

Watkins Glen Italian American Festival this weekend, August 13-14

The Watkins Glen Italian American Festival Planning Committee will present the Watkins Glen Italian American Festival, taking place at Clute Park, Watkins Glen on Friday, August 13th, and Saturday August 14th. This rain or shine event will feature great food, family fun, ... MORE
LOCAL VIEW: Hazy summer sunset over Seneca Lake’s south end (photo)

LOCAL VIEW: Hazy summer sunset over Seneca Lake’s south end (photo)

The Finger Lakes is in the midst of the hottest stretch of weather of the summer. Here, the sun sets over Seneca Lake as seen from Clute Park in Watkins Glen to close out a hot, hazy Tuesday in which temperatures hovered ... MORE
Bowling at the Glen was a success with Kyle Larson taking home the win

Bowling at the Glen was a success with Kyle Larson taking home the win

With the Go Bowling at the Glen race happening this weekend, many NASCAR fans were able to enjoy it for the first time in two years, and watch Kyle Larson win is fifth victory of the NASCAR Cup Series. Chase Elliot finished ... MORE
New NASCAR custom plates to be shown at the Go Bowling at the Glen race

New NASCAR custom plates shown at the Go Bowling at the Glen race

Two new NASCAR themed license plate designs will be unveiled during the Go Bowling at the Glen event at Watkins Glen International. The New York State DMV has two new designs as well as a redesigned Martin Truex Jr. plate with the ... MORE