Nichols

Jeff Gural Makes Significant Donation to CCN of Nichols

Tioga Downs Chairman Jeff Gural has made a $15,000 donation to the Community Care Network of Nichols. The organization had a cut in state funds and needed 415,000 to remain open. The Community Care Network provides health care information, as well as transportation for the elderly, disabled, and chronically ill.

16th Annual ‘Taste of Tioga’ Held at Tioga Downs

The 16th Annual ‘Taste of Tioga’ was held Friday night at Tioga Downs. The event was organized by the Cornell Cooperative Extension and featured locally sourced vegetables and meat. Funds raised from the event support CCE Services work to promote healthy eating and local farms.

Tioga Downs To Stop Selling Cigarettes

Following the suspension of Tioga Downs’ license to sell lottery tickets for selling cigarettes to a minor, owner Jeff Gural now says that both Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs will no longer sell cigarettes. The 6-month suspension, which began in mid August, does not affect casino operations or horse racing. Tioga Downs IS allowed to…

Tioga Downs Suspended from Lottery Ticket Sales

Tioga Downs has had its license to sell lottery tickets suspended for six months. Tioga Downs was found to have sold tobacco products to a minor. The license will be automatically reinstated at the end of the suspension, around February 18, 2018.

Tioga Downs to Hold Three Job fairs

Tioga Downs new 161 room hotel, restaurant, and spa are coming along nicely. They are set to open in November. To prepare, Tioga Downs is holding several job fairs to ramp up their operation. The job fairs will be held beginning today from 2-6, with early admission granted to veterans at 1, as well as…

‘Megaton’ Stonie Sets Record in Spiedie Eating Contest

The Chicken Spiedie Eating Championship was held in the pouring rain at Tioga Downs on Saturday, although the rain didn’t dampen the competitors. Spiedie eating world record holder, Matt “Megatoad” Stonie beat his own record by eating 25 and a half spiedies and beating arch rival and Coney Island Hot Dog eating champion Joey “Jaws”…

Route 17 Repairs to Complete by Labor Day

The New York State DOT has announced that repairs to Route 17 will not be completed until Labor Day.That means the highway will remain closed in BOTH directions between Nichols Exit 62 and Lounsbury Exit 63. Flash flooding wiped out the foundation of two bridges that cross over the Wappasening Creek earlier this week. A…