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WILD BRUTE: A winery and tasting room in downtown Hornell?

The traditional model for the Finger Lakes wine industry is fairly straightforward: Build a tasting room and they will come. Typically, this tasting room comes with a production facility and a vineyard, although many wineries started with neither and sourced their grapes and rented production space elsewhere (a differentiation many visitors do not recognize). Regardless, the standard presentation for many... more

Painted Post sex offender arrested after violating probation

An organized probation initiative in Steuben County resulted in one arrest — after a sex offender was found to be violating the conditions of his parole. Sheriff James Allard and Probation Director Cheryl Crocker say they were assisted by State Police and that the six hour detail utilized three local agencies. They executed unannounced home visits of probationers to ensure... more

State Police: Hornell mom caused infant’s death through use of fentanyl, bath salts

A Steuben County woman has been charged with manslaughter as an investigation into the death of her then-newborn child continues more than three years after the tragedy. Britney Updyke, 30, has been charged with second-degree manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child, according to State Police, who have been handling the investigation. Investigators say the infant’s cause of death... more

Steuben Co. teens arrested; found with stolen guns

Two Steuben County teens were arrested on Friday January 13th after police allegedly found them with stolen guns. Timothy A. Howe, 19 of Hornell, and Zaria D. Clark, 18 of Alfred Station, were arrested. They’re both charged with 2nd degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon and 4th degree Criminal Possession of Stolen Property. The arrest comes after several guns were... more

Hornell man charged with DWI in Penn Yan

A Hornell man was charged with driving while intoxicated in Penn Yan after a traffic stop on Sunday, according to authorities. Police say Joshua Wing, 32, of Penn Yan was driving to his residence when he was stopped by police and admitted to consuming alcohol. He was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated, and driver’s view obstructed.... more

Alstom-Amtrak contract finalized; Hundreds of jobs to be created In Hornell

Local officials are touting the recent announcement that a big rail equipment contract has been won by a company with a Southern Tier operation. News of the contract that will help Alstom operations in Hornell came late last week, as part of an announcement made by Vice President Joe Biden about a nearly two and a half billion dollar loan... more