Schuyler seeks proposals for waterfront restaurant
WATKINS GLEN--Schuyler County Industrial Development Agency (SCIDA) in partnership with Schuyler County, is seeking a request for proposal (RFP) from qualified businesses to lease a waterfront full-service restaurant located at 2 Seneca Harbor Dr. on the southern shore of Seneca Lake in Watkins Glen. The restaurant/bar is a well-known destination...
Homelessness numbers up in Chemung County
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – In 2022, a government study counted close to 600,000 people were experiencing homelessness nationwide. That’s up from the same study done in 2020. Looking at the issue in Chemung County, the question remains, how did these people get here? I first went to both the north and south side of the Clemens […]
Ithaca man faces multiple charges after assault, police say
ITHACA, N.Y. (WETM) – An Ithaca man faces multiple charges after being located following an active felony warrant and allegedly assaulting a deputy. According to the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office, on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 6:21 p.m., deputies arrived at Cecil A. Malone Drive in the City of Ithaca for an attempt to locate a […]
Recycling event nets 12,000 pounds of e-waste
YATES COUNTY--The Yates County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day was held Saturday, Sept. 23 at the fairgrounds in Penn Yan. This year’s event took in waste from over 300 registered participants and the collection ensures the responsible disposal of items such as chemicals like old gasoline or water-based paints and e-waste items such as old televisions or computers. The event was available to residents of Yates or Schuyler County.
This Corning pizzeria closed its doors during COVID. What does its future hold?
The old Pizza Hut on East Pulteney Street, Corning, one of 17 Pizza Hut restaurants in Western New York that closed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, may reopen. Coleen Fabrizi, executive director of the Corning Gaffer District, said she understands an unknown Pizza Hut franchisee has purchased several local Pizza Hut buildings, including the 55 E. Pulteney St. location, and plans to update and reopen them.
Bus stop destroyed in Dryden crash
DRYDEN, N.Y. (WHCU) – No injuries were reported in a bad crash in Tompkins County. Dryden Police responded to the Mirabito on West Main Street around 4:30 p.m. on Monday for a reported accident. Investigators say someone pulled out of the post office and struck another vehicle traveling in the opposite direction on West Main Street, causing it to collide with the TCAT bus stop.
Driver killed in fiery crash involving Wayne school bus
Webster, N.Y. — A driver was killed in a crash involving a Wayne Central School District bus at the intersection of Lake Road and Route 250 Wednesday afternoon. Police said the bus was carrying 22 high school students and three adults eastbound on Lake Road around 1:15 p.m. when a Toyota pulled out from Route 250 into the path of the bus.
Dundee man appears in court for involvement in fatal crash resulting in 16-year-old's death
Witness the court proceedings of a Dundee resident, implicated in the tragic death of a 16-year-old following a July crash. This gripping video provides an inside look into the legal aftermath of a devastating incident.
Hiking trail officially opens in Odessa
On the first day of autumn, at the Texas Hollow end of the new Odessa-Hector Rail Trail, the air held the scent of autumn and the flavor of community pride. Rain threatened, but considerately held off until the afternoon so the former section of the Lehigh Valley Railroad could be re-dedicated and newly experienced as a trail for walkers, riders of bikes, horses and snowmobiles, as well as utility task vehicles (UTVs) reserved for the mobility-impaired. It was the culmination of five years of planning and work.
Shops evacuated after argument escalated into pepper spray, Sheriff says
Shoppers and café-goers had to evacuate businesses and atrium areas at the Triphammer Marketplace on Wednesday afternoon after a verbal altercation between two individuals “frequenting an onsite laundromat” escalated into one of them deploying pepper spray on the other, according to the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office.
Celebrating 25 years of chronicling history in racing
WATKINS GLEN-The International Motor Racing Research Center (IMRRC), 610 S. Decatur St, Watkins Glen, is celebrating 25 years of collecting, preserving, and sharing on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 2 to 5 p.m. with food, wine, beer, and live music from local favorites Robin Burnett and Abby Lane. In 1998, a...
30th Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival and the 70th Anniversary of the Corvette
30th Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival and the 70th Anniversary of the Corvette. 30th Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival Celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the Corvette. In the picturesque town of Watkins Glen, a palpable sense of excitement fills the air as the community and spectators gather to commemorate two remarkable milestones—the 30th anniversary of the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival and the 70th anniversary of the iconic Chevrolet Corvette. Amidst the lush landscapes and charming streets, the town comes alive with the thunderous roar of engines and the gleam of classic cars and motorcycles. But at the heart of this jubilant celebration, it is the Corvette that truly takes center stage, casting a timeless spell over the festival. As the festival unfolds, it’s not just an event; it’s a testament to the enduring legacy of automotive excellence and the enduring love affair between enthusiasts and the Corvette.
Skye Honrath nets a hat trick to help Watkins Glen stay unbeaten
Skye Honrath nets a hat trick to help Watkins Glen stay unbeaten.
Book a stay, visit vegan cafe at Farm Sanctuary in the Finger Lakes. Here's what's new.
It started in 1986, when young animal rights activist Gene Baur discovered a discarded sheep left for dead at a stockyard and made a spur-of-the-moment decision to rescue her. That fateful move eventually led Baur to co-found Farm Sanctuary, and since the late 1980s, hundreds of rescued farm animals have followed in Hilda's...
Street and Road Closures for 42nd Wineglass Marathon & Half
STEUBEN COUNTY, NY (WENY) -- A number of roads, streets, and critical intersections will be closed to traffic on Sunday, due to the 42nd annual Guthrie Wineglass Marathon. The following roads will be closed between 7:45AM and 2PM on Sunday, October 1st. Drivers are urged to use extreme caution, and avoid traveling in these areas.
Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office seeks donations for ‘Faith and Blue’ pancake breakfast
ITHACA, N.Y. (WHCU) – Local authorities are calling on the public for donations for a free pancake breakfast. The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office, Lansing United Methodist Church, and the Business Leaders of Color are participating in the upcoming National Faith and Blue event. The event, based on the premise that “strong communities are built through mutual respect and understanding,” highlights the importance of law enforcement and faith institutions and their relationship to each other.
Fatal opioid cases still rising in Tompkins County, Kruppa says
ITHACA, N.Y. (WHCU) — Opioid abuse cases continue to rise in Tompkins County. That’s according to Frank Kruppa, commissioner of the Whole Health Department. Between January and June, 17 opioid overdose deaths were reported. It’s the same number of OD deaths in the entire year of 2019.
Tompkins County real estate: See all homes sold, Sept. 16-Sept. 22
The following is a listing of all home transfers in Tompkins County reported from Sept. 16 to Sept. 22. There were 64 transactions posted during this time. During this period, the median sale for the area was a 1,130-square-foot home on South Titus Avenue in Ithaca that sold for $348,500.
2-year-old suffers head injury after falling 25 feet at state park
TRUMANSBURG, N.Y. (WBNG/Gray News) - A 2-year-old boy was injured after falling at a state park in New York over the weekend. According to New York Parks and Recreations, the child fell about 25 feet off a trail near the lower falls at the Taughannock Falls State Park Sunday evening.
‘It’s just a Build Away’; Area students excel in Winners Circle Project
Earlier this month, area students from Owego and Waverly joined Watkins Glen and three groups from the Wappingers and FDR Districts, both in Dutchess County, for a day at Watkins Glen International for a test and performance evaluation of the schools’ recently built cars as part of the Winners Circle Project.