Nichols

‘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…

Flash Flood News Roundup

A stretch of state highway 17 remains closed today after 2 straight days of flash flooding in our area. Since Sunday night our area has been pummeled with torrential downpours on and off. River gauges are getting their workout going up and down, but not nearing dangerous levels despite the drastic fluctuations. Since yesterday morning…

Tioga Downs to Host Competitive Eating Contest

The #1-ranked and #2-ranked competitive eaters Joey Chestnut and Matt Stonie will compete head-to-head at the fourth annual Tioga Downs World Chicken Spiedie-Eating Championship on Saturday, August 12th at Tioga Downs. Sanctioned by Major League Eating, the 10-minute contest will feature Major League Eaters from around the country. At the 2016 contest, Matthew Stonie bested…

SUEZ water quality report for 2016

SUEZ has announced that the company’s annual Water Quality Report has been mailed to customers in Owego and Nichols. The report details the quality of the tap water that the company provided to customers last year, and how it compares to state and federal regulations for safe drinking water. The reports are required by the…

New FedEx center open in Lounsberry

The brand new FedEx Freight Service Center is now open in Lounsberry. Congressman Tom Reed and other elected officials cut the ribbon yesterday at the location on Buck Road, which is just off Stanton Hill Road near the Best Buy Distribution Center. The new FedEx location employs 43 workers who worked at the previous center…

Former Nichols CC to open Saturday as Tioga GC

The brand-new Tioga Golf Club will open for the season tomorrow in Nichols. The former Tioga Country Club has been renamed after signing a 99-year lease with Tioga Downs. Golfers will soon see a new clubhouse at the course on Ro-Ki Boulevard. Demolition has already begun on the current clubhouse to make room for the…