Category: Yates County

TRACKING COVID-19: Cuomo says shutdown could last months, addresses New Yorkers Monday AM (full coverage)

TRACKING COVID-19: Most counties see increase in total number of cases on Saturday

Follow along with updates from officials - local, state, and federal - as the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19 response continues around the region. Our 'Latest News' section will be updated around the clock. We'll be documenting school closures, public health announcements, and ... MORE
Law enforcement contends with social distancing, NY on PAUSE violators in Finger Lakes

Law enforcement contends with social distancing, NY on PAUSE violators in Finger Lakes

Who is actually enforcing social distancing protocols? In particular, those directed under Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order signed earlier this month. While law enforcement has received sporadic reports of those violating social distancing protocols, they aren’t actually the ones left to respond ... MORE
Finger Lakes Health ready as Cuomo orders ventilators to be moved around New York ‘as needed’

Finger Lakes Health ready as Cuomo orders ventilators to be moved around New York ‘as needed’

While lawmakers across Upstate New York were quick to criticize Governor Andrew Cuomo’s decision to move ventilators from hospitals across the region to those battling the pandemic downstate – officials with one of the region’s largest healthcare providers is ready to help ... MORE
HOURS OF OPERATION: Here’s who is open, closed & statements from local businesses (continuously updated)

HOURS OF OPERATION: Here’s who is open, closed & statements from local businesses (continuously updated)

Editor’s Note: If you’re looking for full-coverage of the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19 click here. This database will be the place where we post all business hours or service changes. Have something you’d like to see here? Send it to news@fingerlakes1.com.  318 ... MORE
INSIDE THE FLX: Leslie Dan

INSIDE THE FLX: Leslie Danks Burke discusses digital campaigning and New York’s newest challenges (podcast)

When Leslie Danks Burke set out to run for New York State Senate in the 58th District she could not have imagined what this campaign would look like. Even the most-astute politicians have been thrown for a loop by the Coronavirus pandemic ... MORE
Another lawsuit alleging abuse at the Freedom Village campus in Yates County

Another lawsuit alleging abuse at the Freedom Village campus in Yates County

A third lawsuit has been filed in federal court over alleged abuse at the Freedom Village campus in Yates County. The D&C reports that three lawsuits have been filed since September. The most-recent was amended in mid-March. The lawsuits name the school, ... MORE
Courts, News, Yates County
RATING THE DISTANCE: Counties graded on social distancing efforts across the Finger Lakes

RATING THE DISTANCE: Counties graded on social distancing efforts across the Finger Lakes

Social distancing, or physical distancing, is a set of non-pharmaceutical interventions or measures taken to prevent the spread of a contagious disease by maintaining a physical distance between people and reducing the number of people who can gather in close proximity. Before ... MORE
Windmill delayed: Unclear when Finger Lakes favorite will be able to open this year

Windmill delayed: Unclear when Finger Lakes favorite will be able to open this year

The Windmill Farm and Craft Market, one of the Finger Lakes’ premier tourist destinations, has pushed back its opening date for the 2020 season to Memorial Day weekend. “We are anticipating the first day of the market will be May 23,” said ... MORE
Life, Yates County
Yates County will participate in ‘Take 5 for New York’ campaign

Yates County will participate in ‘Take 5 for New York’ campaign

Take 5 for New York is a new county-wide campaign that is being launched to encourage Yates County residents to take five minutes out of each day to call a friend, loved one, or acquaintance who may be alone and feeling isolated during this period of ... MORE
News, Yates County
Tops Markets bringing back plastic bags temporarily

Tops Markets bringing back plastic bags temporarily

Plastic bags are making a temporary comeback. Tops Friendly Markets confirmed its allowing customers to use single-use plastic bags amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The company said it won’t enforce the ban until May 15th. The main concern is sanitation connected to reusable ... MORE
Volunteers in Yates County make more than 1,700 masks

Volunteers in Yates County make more than 1,700 masks

Volunteers in Yates County are doing their part to help the community. A group of women who are part of a sewing ministry at Bluff Point Methodist Church have shifted from making clothing for children – to making masks, according to The ... MORE
Congressman Reed reminds residents that form could be necessary to receive $1,200 relief

Congressman Reed reminds residents that form could be necessary to receive $1,200 relief

While officials outlined the way at which residents would get a check for $1,200 or $2,400 over the next several weeks – Congressman Tom Reed (R-23) reminded residents that it will require a little extra paperwork for some. Those who have not ... MORE
WNY coalition of Senators call for small business fund, halt to takeout container ban

WNY coalition of Senators call for small business fund, halt to takeout container ban

The Western New York Senate Delegation called for the establishment of a $890 million Small Business Emergency Assistance Fund for the State of New York. Additionally, the delegation called for the tabling of any budget proposals to ban the use of serviceware, ... MORE
Loans available for small businesses who had to lay off employees, prevent future losses

Loans available for small businesses who had to lay off employees, prevent future losses

Following President Trump’s signing of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza and Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin announced that the SBA and Treasury Department have initiated a robust mobilization effort of banks and other lending institutions to ... MORE
Judge Doran announces virtual courts for counties through the 7th District

Courts throughout Finger Lakes, Central New York go virtual due to COVID-19

More changes are coming to local courts amid the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19 pandemic. Judge Craig Doran, 7th Judicial District Administrative Judge, made the announcement that effective immediately virtual court operations will commence. He says video conferencing will be utilized for all ... MORE