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Bench trial scheduled for former Barrington official accused of faking occupancy certificate

Bench trial scheduled for former Barrington official accused of faking occupancy certificate
A short bench trial is scheduled for the former official accused of offering a false instrument for filing, and also issuing a false certificate. John Griffin’s bench trial is scheduled for July 26th and 27th. He was the town of Barrington’s code enforcement officer, who was indicted by a grand jury following an investigation by state police. The charges are... more

Yates murder trial won’t begin until July now, delayed from May start

Yates murder trial won’t begin until July now, delayed from May start
The trial of a Branchport man accused of killing his mother has been delayed, according to the Finger Lakes Times. Yates County DA Todd Casella said the trial of Paul Khouzam, which had been scheduled for May 8th, won’t start until July 16th. That’s when jury selection will occur. The 38-year-old Branchport resident is facing a number of charges including... more

‘A NECESSITY’: USDA announces progress on $10.3M broadband investment in Yates County

‘A NECESSITY’: USDA announces progress on $10.3M broadband investment in Yates County
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced $10.3 million in investment, which will bring rural broadband infrastructure to more than 1,600 households, more than 300 businesses, and will cover more than 80 square miles in Yates County. It’s part of the e-Connectivity initiative being driven by the USDA. “Today, e-Connectivity is no longer an amenity, it is a necessity. Our core... 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

Trial likely in case of ex-Barrington official

Trial likely in case of ex-Barrington official
A trial could be held early next year for the town of Barrington’s former code enforcement officer. Motions in the case of John Griffin were argued Tuesday in Yates County Court. Griffin faces felony charges of offering a false instrument for filing and issuing a false certificate, and a misdemeanor charge of criminal impersonation. Griffin was indicted in June by... more

One airlifted to Strong, several others hospitalized after head-on crash in Barrington

One airlifted to Strong, several others hospitalized after head-on crash in Barrington
On Saturday, September 14th around 12:17 p.m. deputies were called to the intersection of State Route 14A and State Route 230 in Barrington for the report of a head-on crash. Deputies say that Candida R. Nieves, 68, of Elmira stopped at a stop sign on Route 230 – then attempted to turn onto Route 14A. Nieves entered into the path... more

10 fun things to do for under $65 on Keuka Lake

10 fun things to do for under $65 on Keuka Lake
Keuka Lake is a large and unusually shaped member of the Finger Lakes family. Sometimes called “The Crooked Lake,” Keuka Lake branches into two separate lakes on the north end. The lake is “anchored” by its two largest communities, Penn Yan on the north and Hammondsport on the south. Several small villages and hamlets dot both sides of the lake’s... more

Sheriff: No treatable injuries after crash in Barrington

Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike reports an accident, which occurred on Welker Road in the Town of Barrington. No injuries were reported. However, Spike says that Thomas F. O’Mara, Jr., 17, of Elmira; and his passenger, suffered some minor knee scrapes after a 2007 Chevy was traveling down a steep hill, failed to navigate a curve, and left the roadway.... more

Code enforcement official indicted over The Olney Place dispute

Former official in Town of Barrington indicted
A Yates County grand jury has indicted a former town of Barrington code enforcement officer on felony charges related to paperwork he allegedly issued for a taproom at The Olney Place, the district attorney announced Wednesday. John Griffin was indicted on charges of offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree and issuing a false certificate. The indictment... more

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 day a year publishing schedule. Whether that’s live-streaming local high school basketball throughout the winter, or showcasing in-depth... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Steve Griffin talks Penn Yan’s big DRI win, and continued success in Yates County

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Steve Griffin talks Penn Yan’s big DRI win, and continued success in Yates County
Scream louder than the pessimists. That’s how Steve Griffin has approached his role as CEO of the Finger Lakes Economic Development Center. But, now that he’s been in the position for more than a decade – and closing in on his 12th year of service for the FLDC – the hard work is paying off. While Yates is a rural... more

Ex-codes officer charged in long-running Barrington bar dispute

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It’s a beer drama that never seems to end. It’s been four years since an upscale food market overlooking Keuka Lake attempted to add a beer tap room and deck to its offerings. The Olney Place, on Route 54 in the Yates County town of Barrington, waged an ultimately successful legal battle with town officials and the State Liquor Authority,... more

Greenidge gets green light, as well as controversial 5-year extension

Greenidge gets green light, as well as controversial 5-year extension
Since its restart in the Spring of 2017, the Greenidge Generation power station has been skirting federal law governing its use of cooling waters drawn from Seneca Lake. The Clean Water Act requires electric power plants to recycle or filter the tens of millions of gallons of water used daily to cool their condensers. Greenidge does neither, and the Cuomo... more

Barrington justice resigns while under investigation for interjecting herself into custody case

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Barrington Town Court Justice Rennee N. Crofoot has resigned while under investigation by the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct for allegedly interjecting herself in a custody proceeding pending before another judge, according to officials with New York State. Judge Crofoot resigned from office effective October 3rd and agreed never to seek or accept judicial office at any time... more

One dead after hours-long standoff, gasoline fire in Yates

Hours long standoff ends with one dead in Yates
A warrant execution turned into a long, multi-department investigation, which even involved the FBI on Monday, as authorities dealt with an hours-long standoff that left one man dead. According to Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike deputies received an order to execute a Supreme Court Arrest Warrant for failure to comply with psychiatric treatment issued out of Chemung County. The individual... more

Dundee duo arrested after meth lab discovered on Thursday

Two Yates County residents were arrested after deputies investigated a reported meth lab on Thursday. Shannon Rosemier, 31, of Dundee was arrested on a parole warrant — after being located on Dombrowski Road in Barrington. While deputies were at the home — a suspected meth lab was found, and as result, 30-year-old Spencer Hines, of Dundee was arrested. He was... more
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