State Police: Dresden man threw kitten out pickup truck window

A 21-year-old Dresden man has been charged in Washington County, New York, after allegedly throwing a kitten out of a window of his pickup truck. The incident happened on Rt. 22, when Christopher Normile, threw a four-week old kitten out the window of his pickup truck. State Police were given a description, and he was picked up in Yates County... 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

Greenidge Power plant to install screens

The Committee to Preserve the Finger Lakes (CPFL) accuses the Greenidge Generating Station of destroying the local fish population and violating the federal Clean Water Act. According to a press release from CPFL, “Greenidge Generating Station is currently operating without any screens or other protections against fish mortality.” The group further accuses Greenidge of “operating without a water withdrawal permit.... more

DEC says Greenidge must install screening to protect fish

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has confirmed that the Greenidge Generating Station will be required to install screening equipment on its water intake pipe to reduce fish mortality. The Committee to Preserve the Finger Lakes had raised concerns about the plant being allowed to resume electrical generation without having the screening. The plant operated from 1937 to 2005 as... 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

Perry Point residents seek Dresden water

Residents of Perry Point on Seneca Lake who have been waiting for a solution to their water supply woes are becoming more frustrated by the day. Torrey officials have decided to approach the Village of Dresden to establish a contract to sell water to the Perry Point residents, despite objections from the Penn Yan Municipal Utilities Board, the source of... more

Identifying what economic development looks like in Yates County

How far has Yates County come over the past 10 to 15 years, and what actions should be taken to enhance the community? Steve Griffin, CEO of the Finger Lakes Economic Development Center, points to some favorable trends in the county’s overall picture, but he also acknowledges some areas that don’t look quite so favorable are detailed in the recent... 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

Arts Center lakeside facility opens for the summer

The Arts Center of Yates County’s lakeside facility, Sunny Point will open for the season on Sunday, June 4 with a chicken barbecue fundraiser, live music, wine and beer tastings and family activities. The property, on the east side of Keuka Lake about eight miles from Penn Yan, was given to the Arts Center a decade ago as an estate... more

Firefighters knock down another blaze at Snug Harbor

Snug Harbor restaurant on Keuka Lake in Hammondsport caught fire again early Saturday morning, according to the Hammondsport Fire Department. Fire chief Bill Fries said the department responded to the scene at approximately 2:44 a.m. Firefighters knocked out the bulk of the blaze in about 15 minutes. Fries said the fire started in the same room as the previous fire... more

Job Fair coming to Yates County

If you are seeking employment for a full or part time job, you will not want to miss the Yates County Job Fair that will take place Wednesday, May 17 from 2-6 p.m. at the Hampton Inn on Keuka Lake. This event provides an excellent opportunity for job seekers to meet employers. Free and open to the public, over 30... more

Running coach dies during Sunday’s Seneca7 race

It’s the last thing officials or enthusiasts in Geneva expected to have happen during the Seneca7 race. A Syracuse-area running coach died during the race, according to officials. Brendan Jackson, a triathlon trainer at Fleet Feet Sports Syracuse, suffered a serious medical emergency and died during the race. He had 30 years of coaching experience, and coached a wide-range of... more

Keuka Outlet Trail is an environment for learning

Marcus Whitman sixth grade students do a lot of the work each year when the time comes to release young trout into the Keuka Outlet. The Environmental Classroom Opportunity program, which has been offered to Marcus Whitman students since 1997, provided a work crew of 23 youngsters who could haul buckets of flopping fish to dump into the Keuka Outlet... more

Latest from FLX as water levels continue to rise (full-coverage)

It’s a bad situation. As a whole, the region is several inches over “normal” rainfall amounts for the last two months. While the Finger Lakes didn’t see the snowmelt that sometimes contributes to springtime flooding — we have seen plenty of spring rains. On Thursday a road washed out in Geneva. Coastal communities along Lake Ontario have been on edge... more

Police: Dresden woman was on the run, now faces drug charge

A three week investigation into drugs resulted in an arrest on Wednesday around 9:30 pm in Penn Yan, according to local law enforcement. Officers say Ashley A. Rivas, 26, of Dresden was arrested after a three week drug investigation stemming from a traffic stop on Keuka St. on March 24th. On March 24th officers had stopped a vehicle owned by... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Founder of the Keuka Lake App talks tech, educating users and more (podcast)

On a special Friday edition of the Inside the FLX podcast, Josh Durso was joined by Brooke Gordon, founder of the Keuka Lake App. The Keuka Lake App was founded in January 2016 and has garnered more than 5,500 downloads so far. It serves as a one-stop-shop for those looking to find out what’s going on around Keuka Lake. Their... more
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