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‘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

Home along 14A in Yates sustains heavy damage after fire (photos & video)

Large structure fire reported in Yates County on Friday (photos)
The Benton Fire Department reports that they were called to Route 14A north of Baldwin Road for a house fire. The home appeared to be under construction, according to photos from the scene by Code 35 Fire Photography. Firefighters said that fire had spread and touched every room in the house, which made fighting those flames difficult. The call came... more

Deputies: Penn Yan man fought with officers who responded to domestic incident

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A Penn Yan man was arrested on multiple charges after an alleged domestic incident in the town of Benton on Friday. Deputies say Stephen Weaver, 40, fought with officers on-scene a ta home on Lovejoy Road. The incident unfolded shortly after 7 p.m., according to deputies. Weaver was charged with seven counts of second-degree criminal contempt, as well as one... more

Motorcyclist airlifted from serious crash in Yates County

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An Elmira man was airlifted form the scene of a Yates County crash on Friday. Around 5 p.m. James Jezorski, 64, of Elmira crashed his motorcycle on Pre Emption Road. Deputies say that Jezorksi suffered injuries to his head, neck, back, shoulder, knee and hand. Additional information was not available about his condition. To have the latest updates, information, and... 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

Vehicle crashes into home along Ferguson Corners Rd. in Benton

Vehicle crashes into home along Ferguson Corners Rd. in Benton
The Benton Fire Department reports that they responded to a car accident on Ferguson Corners Road on Monday. They report that a vehicle traveled through the front lawn of a home; and crashed into the house. The road was temporarily closed between Lovejoy and Hall roads. It’s unclear if the driver was ticketed. It’s also unclear how much damage was... more

Waterloo man charged after hit-and-run crash in Yates County

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Authorities in Yates County arrested a Waterloo man on drunk driving charges following a hit-and-run accident on Pre-Emption Road in the Town of Benton late-Tuesday. Erick Hernandez, 32, of Waterloo was charged with driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to keep right and aggravated unlicensed operation. Police say a utility pole was damaged in the incident.... 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

Penn Yan driver speeds away from deputies during traffic stop, crashes into utility pole in Benton

Penn Yan driver leads police
A Penn Yan man is facing multiple charges after fleeing a traffic stop in the Town of Potter over the weekend. On Saturday, deputies say Christopher Rossman, 28, didn’t stop for officers along State Route 364 when they initiated a traffic stop. Instead, Rossman sped away from the scene, according to deputies. They say he eventually lost control of his... 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

Deputies investigating farm-related burglaries in Yates County

Deputies investigating farm-related burglaries in Yates County
Several long guns are still missing following farm-related burglaries in Yates County. According to The Chronicle Express, the burglaries are in the towns of Potter and Benton. The Rochester Police Department got involved in January, investigating leads on stolen equipment. Three more burglaries were reported in Potter in February. Sheriff Ronald Spike says they have persons of interest outside Yates... more

Benton man arrested on felony drug charges in Yates County

Benton man arrested on felony drug charges in Yates County
A Benton man was arrested on felony charges following an investigation into the sale of controlled substances in Yates County. Police say 46-year-old Scott Thornton, of Benton was arrested by officers on a superior court warrant issued in Yates County Court on felony drug charges after a lengthy investigation. He was charged with felony criminal sale of a controlled substance... more

Stanley woman accused of stealing from employer

A Stanley woman has been charged after allegedly altering business records at her employer. Sarah Walsh, 38, of Stanley was charged with falsifying business records by the Yates County Sheriff’s Office after an investigation into false entries made to her employer’s records. Deputies say she made those entries between December 27th and March 5th — resulting in a credit of... more
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