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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

Two men jailed after Penn Yan pursuit reaches speeds over 100 mph

A high-speed chase Friday night, which started in Penn Yan has landed two men in county jail. Penn Yan Police say speeds reached more than 100 mph, and began when a vehicle operated by Daniel Romer, 30, of Prattsburgh, was observed traveling almost three-times the legal speed limit. Officers attempted to stop the car — but Romer fled — reaching... 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

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

One hospitalized in Yates County after motorcycle vs. mini van crash

A Hammondsport man was hurt and sent to Soldiers and Sailors Hospital following a collision between a minivan and motorcycle. Deputies say the accident occurred Saturday afternoon at the intersection of Bath and Second Milo roads. Joseph Meade, 65, was traveling east on Second Milo Rd. When he failed to yield the right of way at the intersection and collided... 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

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

Wolf Week introduces Keuka College students to campus, community

Keuka College’s Class of 2021 arrives on campus Wednesday, Aug. 23. Several activities are planned to make the newest students feel like part of the Keuka College family — and help make Penn Yan feel like their second home. During Wolf Week, which runs through Sunday, Aug. 27, new freshman and transfer students will do more than just get know... more

Dan Murn wins Paddle Keuka 5K for second straight year

Despite a stiff wind and choppy waters, paddlers took part in the Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium’s second annual Paddle Keuka 5K canoe and kayak race on Saturday, August 5th. Fairport’s Dan Murn was the overall first place winner for the second year in a row, finishing the 3.1-mile course in 30:30 minutes. The first place winner in the male... more

Paddle Keuka 5K canoe and kayak race returns on August 5th

The Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium will hold its second annual Paddle Keuka 5K canoe and kayak race on Saturday, August 5th. Last year’s inaugural event, which was sponsored by many prominent area wineries, restaurants and businesses, was a splashing success with 60 paddlers from across the Finger Lakes Region taking part. This year, a third category, Stand-up Paddling, is... more

Yates County vineyard adds solar array

Stever Hill Vineyards at 3962 Stever Hill Road, recently had a solar array installed to power its tasting room and a few of the office buildings associated with the winery. The vineyard, on the Keuka Lake Wine Trail, had the 76.88kW DC-rated solar system mounted on the ground by Paradise Energy Solutions. Paradise also did the pre-installation work (engineering, permitting,... more

THINGS TO DO: Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium

The Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium’s waterfront campus in Branchport is a vibrant and engaging natural space. It is host to many programs that embody the museum’s mission of “inspiring appreciation and stewardship of the cultural heritage and ecological evolution of the vast Finger Lakes Region.” This summer, the museum will offer numerous water-based kayak and canoe events, guided wetland... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Sheriff Spike talks career, heroin epidemic (podcast)

Sheriff Ron Spike has been working in law enforcement his entire career. Ever since he graduated from Monroe Community College immediately following high school. Even then, Sheriff Spike – then a deputy with the Yates County Sheriff’s Office – knew his career and life would be spent in law enforcement. “I grew up in the jail,” he joked before cameras... more

Chamber Music Festival opens 2017 season June 17 at Hunt Country

Saturday, June 17 at 7:30 p.m., the 2017 Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival opens its season at Hunt Country Vineyards in Branchport, a tradition that began 15 years ago when Joyce Hunt and Richard Auldon Clark founded the Festival. In this opening program, violist, and now Festival music director Clark performs with the Abel Family String Quartet. This is a... more
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