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TRAVEL ADVISORY: Rt. 54A south of Branchport reduced to one lane

TRAVEL ADVISORY: Rte. 54A south of Branchport reduced to one lane
The New York State Department of Transportation today announced that State Route 54A in the Town of Pulteney is reduced to one lane at a location approximately 2.5 miles south of the hamlet of Branchport. Both directions of traffic will be accommodated in one lane using temporary traffic signals. This lane closure has been implemented due to a landslide, and... 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

Local filmmaker focuses on bees in National Monument

Local filmmaker focuses on bees in National Monument
Local writer and film maker Matt Kelly is working on a documentary film about researchers who are studying the bees of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah. “The film will capture the real work being done and allow a wide audience to be introduced to this exquisitely beautiful world of native bees. And, ideally, inspire even greater action to protect... 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

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

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

Branchport man accused of stabbing, beating mother to death gets a new lawyer

Yates murder suspect gets new attorney
A veteran attorney is now representing the Branchport man accused of stabbing and beating his mother in August, leading to her death two months later. Robert Zimmerman has been assigned to handle the case of Paul Khouzam. Khouzam made a brief appearance in Yates County Court Tuesday with his new lawyer. Khouzam, 38, faces charges of murder, burglary, criminal possession... 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

Branchport motorcyclist killed after head-on collision with Jeep

State Police say a motorcyclist was killed in Pulteney after an accident on State Route 54A. Gregory L. Miller, 56, of Branchport was traveling north when he crossed the double solid line and struck another vehicle – operated by Beth Ann Shaut, 59, of Addison. It’s unknown why he crossed the center line, but police say Miller was pronounced dead... more

Police: Branchport man struck, held down female against her will

Police say a Branchport man was taken into custody on August 3rd at about 7:55 pm following an investigation into an incident that took place in July. Christopher D. Shay, 34, of Branchport was arrested and charged with Criminal Mischief, Assault, Unlawful Imprisonment, Criminal Obstruction of Breathing and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. It is alleged that on July... more
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