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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

Jury selection postponed in Branchport murder case from August 2018

Jury selection postponed in Branchport murder case from August 2018
Jury selection is slated to start in July for the man accused of murdering his mother at her home in Branchport two summers ago. Paul Khouzam, of Branchport is accused of breaking into his mother’s home — and killing her. He also killed the 67-year-old’s dog. He was taken into custody walking down Arrowhead Beach Road. While Dr. Magda Daoud,... 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

Branchport man will serve prison time after dumping overdose victim

Branchport man will serve prison time after dumping overdose victim
A Branchport-area man who dumped a drug overdose victim outside and drove away will serve a prison sentence. Patrick Brown, 40, of Jerusalem, was sentenced Tuesday in Yates County Court to 1½ to 3 years in prison, according to the Finger Lakes Times. Part of his sentence will include time spent at the Willard Drug Treatment Center. Brown was arrested... more

Yates murder suspect could take deal, or head to trial this month

Yates murder suspect could take deal, or head to trial this month
The Branchport man accused of killing his mother is going to be back in court this month. It’s unclear what will happen at that appearance. Paul Khouzam could plead guilty at that time, or Yates County Judge Jason Cook could set a trial date. Khouzam, 38, was charged with murder, burglary, criminal possession of a weapon, and cruelty to animals.... more

Branchport resident named executive director of NYAAC

Branchport resident named executive director of NYAAC
A Yates County resident is taking the lead with a statewide agency, giving the Finger Lakes more leadership energy on a variety fo statewide issues. Eileen Jensen has been appointed Executive Director of the New York Animal Agriculture Coalition. She previously served as director of promotion and outreach; and graduated from Penn Yan Academy. “I live in Branchport and my... more

FLX WEEKLY REVIEW: Union Block in Penn Yan, Vineyard View Winery, Crooked Tusker Distillery & Dr. Konstantin Frank (video)

FLX WEEKLY REVIEW: Union Block in Penn Yan, Vineyard View Winery, Crooked Tusker Distillery & Dr. Konstantin Frank (video)
A review of dinner at the new Union Block Restaurant in Penn Yan and stops at Vineyard View Winery in Penn Yan, Crooked Tusker Distillery and Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery in Hammondsport. This segment originally appeared in our episode of FLX Weekly on FingerLakes1.com on October 9, 2019. . 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

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

Branchport man accused of stabbing, beating mother to death won’t stand trial

Branchport man accused of murdering mother ruled incompetent to stand trial
The Branchport man accused of stabbing and beating his mother to death was ruled unable to stand trial on Tuesday. In Yates County Court Judge Jason Cook ruled Tuesday that Paul Khouzam, 38, of Branchport be committed to a secure mental health facility so that he can undergo treatment. Cook’s ruling was based on a pair of evaluations on Khouzam’s... 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

Yates org scores $38K in Trees for Tribs grant

Yates org scores $38K in Trees for Tribs grant
Some state funding is giving a Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium project a big boost. The state Department of Environmental Conservation has awarded the Guyanoga Road organization a Trees for Tribs grant in the amount of $38,000 to be used over two years. The Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium will use the money on its Sugar Creek Restoration Project. “The... more

Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium awarded Trees for Tribs grant through DEC

Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium awarded Trees for Tribs grant through DEC
The Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium (FLM&A) was one of ten applicants to be awarded a Trees for Tribs Grant through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The Trees for Tribs Grant Program supports efforts to reforest New York’s tributaries, or small creeks and streams, which flow into and feed larger rivers and lakes. The goal of the... more
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