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Vendors thrilled about prospect of five more days at New York State Fair

Vendors thrilled about prospect of five more days at New York State Fair
The New York State Fair could be getting a little longer thanks to added funding in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget. He made the announcement while outlining his budget proposal for Fiscal 2021 on Tuesday. That budget year begins in April. In that address he said that the fair would be extended to 18 days if approved. Central New Yorkers... more

‘KEUKA TO GO’: New food delivery platform coming to Yates County

‘KEUKA TO GO’: New food delivery platform coming to Yates County
Food delivery platform will give options to rural customers – By Josh Durso Keuka To Go a new digital and mobile platform is helping to get dinner delivered to your front door. Beginning January 27th customers will be able to visit keukatogo.com, which will display local restaurants available for delivery – many of which will be participating in a program... more

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: When have the Finger Lakes frozen over? (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: When have the Finger Lakes frozen over? (podcast)
It is a very rare occurrence for the Finger Lakes’ two biggest bodies of water, Cayuga Lake and Seneca Lake, to completely freeze over in the winter. It has, in fact, only happened a handful of times. Seneca County Historian Walter Gable will tell you when it happened and what that meant for local residents throughout history. . more

Bristol Mountain founder, former owner dies in Florida

Bristol Mountain founder, former owner dies in Florida
The man who founded, and subsequently owned, Bristol Mountain for many years died earlier this month, according to family. Lawrence ‘Larry’ Demarse was 82-years-old. He was an entrepreneur and engineer who opened Bristol Mountain back in 1964. He had partnered with Ron Ratnick, and designed, built, and opened, the resort that gave skiers a 1,200-foot drop. That was the largest... more

Funeral set for Steve Sirkin, former DA, County Judge in Wayne County

Former Wayne County Court Judge Steve Sirkin funeral set for Monday
Funeral services are set to be held on Monday for a former Wayne County District Attorney and Wayne County Court Judge. Steve Sirkin died at 80-years-old last week. He was at his home in Newark. Sirkin graduated from Newark High School in 1957 and served as Wayne County District Attorney from 1971 to 1989. He then served as Wayne County... more

Speakers, marchers call for change as Women March rally draws crowd (full coverage)

Activists send strong message in Seneca Falls during
Despite constant snow and bitter cold, women and men ventured out for the fourth annual Women March in Seneca Falls on Saturday. Feminists of all affiliations rallied and marched along the closed-off streets of downtown Seneca Falls, the birthplace of the national women’s suffrage movement that started more than a century ago. more

Dundee Scottish Festival cancelled due to lack of funding, new blood

Dundee Scottish Festival cancelled due to lack of funding, new blood
At this point it looks like the Scottish Festival, which has been held in Dundee each summer for the last decade, is not happening in 2020. “It’s been a wonderful 10 years,” said Fran Willis, the festival’s longtime chairperson said to the Finger Lakes Times. “I think we did meet some goals, but the financial backing has evaporated.” The event... more

GALLERY: Snow doesn’t stop Women March in Seneca Falls

GALLERY: Snow doesn’t stop Women March in Seneca Falls
The snow didn't stop approximately 2,000 from turning out to Seneca Falls for the 4h Annual Women March, held in the birthplace of Women's Rights. A number of high-profile elected officials and activists were in town. Check out the gallery from the day, and stay tuned for full-coverage from the march later on exclusively on FingerLakes1.com. more

SAFETY MOMENT: Protecting against Mercury exposure

SAFETY MOMENT: Protecting against Mercury exposure
Our team recognizes and trains for a variety of potential exposure hazards, and one potential hazard we can all work together toward eliminating is exposure to mercury.  One common item is fluorescent bulbs.  Fluorescent bulbs should always be properly recycled, and most local hardware and home improvement stores accept them for recycling.  more
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