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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

Three seek two seats in Barrington Town Board race

Three seek two seats in Barrington Town Board race
Republican Barrington Town Council member Calvin Crosby faces a primary challenge next week for the first time since he first won election to the position in 2010. Crosby’s seat and the seat being vacated by Susan Lange, each carry terms of four years. Along with Crosby, petitions for the Republican line on the November ballot have been filed by Thomas... 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

Changes on Keuka Lake: Viking Resort demolition; townhouse construction

Changes on Keuka Lake: Viking Resort demolition; townhouse construction
Demolition of buildings at The Viking Resort began March 25 and will continue next week, according to co-owner Ken Christensen Jr. The property, located in the town of Barrington, will be subdivided and sold as seven individual parcels. The buildings being demolished this week are the northern-most structures, which were built in 1976. Next week, the buildings Christensen refers to... 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

Hear about mills and life along the Keuka Outlet

Hear about mills and life along the Keuka Outlet
Yates County’s post-revolutionary history is rooted in the area we now know as a beautiful natural area in a ravine that connects Keuka and Seneca Lakes. The mills that were powered by the flowing water of the Keuka Outlet became the basis of industry here. As the mills prospered, other businesses and services were needed. Soon there were homes, inns,... more

Barrington Town Supervisor resigns less than 2 years after start of term

Barrington Town Supervisor resigns less than 2 years after start of term
For the fourth time since 2013, the supervisor’s seat in the town of Barrington is empty, effective Jan. 15, with John Kuehne’s resignation. Kuehne notified members of the town board at the Jan. 3 organizational meeting that he was leaving the post, writing in his resignation letter, “I came into the office of Supervisor with the sincerest intentions. I felt... 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

Yates legislators adopt $44.3M budget for 2019

Yates legislators adopt $44.3M budget
Yates County Legislators adopted the $44.3 million 2019 county budget Nov. 15 following a public hearing when they heard bi-partisan support for increasing wages for the Yates County Board of Elections Comissioners. The only change they made to the budget before adopting it was an adjustment to a Court Security line in the plan. Treasurer Winona Flynn said increases in... 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

Paving work to begin on Rte. 54 in Yates

Paving work to begin on Rte. 54 in Yates
A single course asphalt overlay paving project on State Route 54 from G. Fullagar Road to the Steuben County line in the Towns of Milo and Barrington, Yates County, will begin Wednesday, Oct. 10. The paving project is anticipated to last approximately one week. Traffic will be maintained with a one lane, two-way alternating flagging operation. The public should expect... more

Tap room dispute lives on in Barrington

Town officials in Barrington have agreed to consult with the town’s attorney about a potential lawsuit related to the town’s handling of issues with the Olney Place store on State Route 54. The town received a July 20 letter from Alan Knauf of Knauf Shaw LLP in Rochester which states that Olney Place neighbor Marion Louden and other neighbors were... more

Barrington halts action against Olney Place

The Barrington Town Board has unanimously agreed to not take further action in regard to the 2016 legal action that could have put a stop to serving beer in the taproom at Olney Place. The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York issued an order June 15 that dismissed the town’s appeal of Yates County Judge Dennis Bender’s... more

Beer flows again at Olney Place in Barrington

After more than two years, customers at The Olney Place on Keuka Lake are able to drink a beer that is drawn from the taps on the bar in the tap room at Seth Olney’s deli and market. Olney learned last Friday, June 15, that his argument prevailed in a case before the Supreme Court of New York Appellate Division.... 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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