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Yates dog dealer turns in state license

Two men who have withdrawn their applications for permits to operate dog-related businesses do not have plans to re-apply for permits, and that’s the way some Barrington residents want things to stay. In a brief phone conversation Dec. 1, Wayne Sensenig said his father, John, plans to cancel his pet dealer license which had been issued by the New York... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Steve Griffin of FLEDC talks economic development in the region (podcast)

“At the end of the day we have to be louder than the pessimists.” Steve Griffin, who serves as CEO of the Finger Lakes Economic Development Center, said the agency he leads serves a county that has seen surprising growth over the last 10 to 15 years. “It hasn’t been an accident,” he continued, adding that while some of the... more

Yates County targets big pharma

Yates County has joined other New York State municipalities in engaging a legal firm for representation for a potential lawsuit against big pharmaceutical companies for aggressive marketing of opioids. The firm, Napoli Shkolnik is in the process of filing lawsuits on behalf of cities and counties against the manufacturers and distributors of opioid pain medications. Those lawsuits allege that the... more

Permit application withdrawn, meeting for Yates Co. puppy-selling business cancelled

Two men looking to open a puppy-selling business in Yates County have withdrawn their permit applications, town officials say, after opposition from the community. A petition circulating online said one of the men trying to open the business is a convicted animal abuser and had a business shut down in Pennsylvania. A meeting was set for Tuesday night to consider... more

Neighbors express concern over proposed puppy-selling business in Yates County

Puppies by appointment only: A man is asking a town zoning board for permission to sell puppies for money out of his home in Yates County. But that’s not what some neighbors are upset about. John Sensenig filed an application in the Town of Barrington, asking to sell up to 500 puppies per year from a farm that his family... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Yates Legislature Chairman Dr. Tim Dennis talks local issues (podcast)

On Episode #83 of the Inside the FLX Podcast Yates County Legislature Chairman Dr. Tim Dennis joined Josh Durso to discuss a wide range of topics. The discussion included thoughts on the recent election, ongoing economic development efforts, as well as his thoughts on some regional environmental issues. . more

Barrington voters say ‘yes’ to alcohol; but there are other ‘dry’ FLX communities

For a region that prides itself on being a wine and brew destination in the U.S., some communities in the Finger Lakes still have regulations around alcohol sales that leave residents — and prospective business owners — scratching their heads. Barrington removed itself from the list of communities that were either ‘dry’ or ‘partially dry’, after Prohibition era regulations were... more

ELECTION NIGHT LIVE 2017 (webcast replay)

Josh Durso, Jackie Augustine & Jim Sinicropi were live inside the all-new FingerLakes1.com Studio on Election Night for results, reaction, interviews and analysis from Tuesday’s vote in Cayuga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates Counties. Hear from Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro, successful Seneca Falls Town Council candidate Doug Avery, Geneva City Supervisor candidates Lou Guard &  Dom... more

Casella will be the new Yates DA

While absentee ballots could change the results from election night, it appears Todd Casella has unseated incumbent Valerie Gardner in the race for Yates County district attorney. According to unofficial results posted by the Board of Elections Tuesday night, Casella garnered 2,704 votes, or 52.6 percent, to 2,435, or 47.3 percent, for Gardner. Approximately 550 absentee ballots were sent out,... more

Barrington voters to choose: Wet or dry?

Voters in the town of Barrington will answer three questions that are unique to their ballot when they go to the poll Nov. 7. The three questions will identify the options the community choses for selling alcoholic beverages in the town. The voters’ choices could have an impact on at least one existing business — The Olney Place — and... more

ELECTION GUIDE 2017: Looking at all of the candidates, issues in Yates County

In Yates County, a hotly-contested race for District Attorney has made headlines for the last several months. However, two other legislative races, as well as a Town Supervisor race in Barrington will also be having voters thinking long-and-hard this November. Valerie Gardner and Todd Casella will battle in an election, which has been marred by residency questions, petition issues, and... more

78-year-old ejected from moped in Barrington crash

A 78-year-old Dundee man was transported to Geneva General Hospital after an accident on State Rt. 230 in Barrington on Saturday. The crash involved a moped, which deputies say Alfred Lawrence, of Dundee was operating. Deputies say that Lawrence was traveling eastbound and went off the south shoulder of the roadway around 3 pm. Lawrence was ejected from the bike... more

Deputies: Penn Yan man arrested with stolen car

Deputies say a 21-year-old Penn Yan man has been charged after an investigation into a stolen vehicle. Brandon Fulton, 21, of Penn Yan was found to be possessing a stolen car, which he did not have permission to drive. Fulton was charged with possession of stolen property and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, according to deputies. He was arraigned... more

Suicide Prevention Coalition organizes in Yates County

The Yates Suicide Prevention Coalition has continued to develop over the last year and would like the community know what that involved and current and future directions. A steering committee meets regularly in the Yates County Office Building. There are two Project Teams, one for Community Education and Awareness, a second for the development of a Suicide Postvention capacity and... more
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