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AROUND THE LAKES: Exploring the Keuka Outlet Trail with Friends of the Trail, Inc.

Getting engaged in the Finger Lakes has never been easier. The Keuka Outlet Trail is one of the region’s most-celebrated historical attractions, and the organization behind it is asking that the public continue getting involved.  . “We’ve seen great progress over the last several years,” explained Phillip Rahr, who serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for... more

SENECA7: 2,400+ athletes set to run around Seneca Lake in a 77.7-mile relay race Sunday

The eighth-annual Seneca7, a 77.7-mile relay race, consisting of 348 seven-member teams running the circumference of Seneca Lake, will be held this Sunday, April 29. The event begins in downtown Geneva, with runners heading south along the west side of Seneca Lake, through Yates County, Schuyler County including Watkins Glen, and Seneca County, before returning to Geneva for a finish... more

Seneca7 relay around Seneca Lake set for Sunday (media guide)

On this coming Sunday, April 29th, the Finger Lakes will see 348 teams of seven runners each converge on Geneva, NY for a 77.7-mile relay. The Seneca7, now in its eighth year, will pass through Ontario, Yates, Schuyler, and Seneca Counties before finishing with a celebration on the banks of Seneca Lake on Sunday night. This year’s race filled to... more

Dresden approves water deal with Penn Yan; Torrey water districts will have a supply

After a protracted negotiation period lasting over a year, the villages of Dresden and Penn Yan have reached an agreement on the expansion of Dresden’s permissive district to extend their municipal water mains, and sell the water they purchase from Penn Yan. The original permissive district included properties on Rte. 54 east of Penn Yan and Arrowhead Beach north of... more

No contests in Penn Yan, Dresden, Rushville village elections

Petitions have been filed at the Yates County Board of Elections for those running for office in the Village of Penn Yan. Three Village Trustee seats and the Village Mayor’s seat will be on the ballot March 20. The trustee seats are currently held by William Allison, Carolyn Benedict, and David Reeve. Allison and Reeve did not file petitions. Benedict... more

Dresden Fire Dept. honors members, supporters

The Dresden Fire Department held its annual awards dinner and holiday party Saturday, Dec. 16 at The Dresden Hotel, with Assistant Chief Howard Leach serving as emcee. Following an excellent meal prepared by Hatter Reynolds, owner of the Dresden, his establishment was recognized with one of the Community Awards, as were Mike, Shawn, and Gregory of Lanphear & Sons Garage,... more

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

Yates County targets big pharma

Yates County has joined other New York State municipalities in engaging a legal firm for representation for a potential lawsuit against big pharmaceutical companies for aggressive marketing of opioids. The firm, Napoli Shkolnik is in the process of filing lawsuits on behalf of cities and counties against the manufacturers and distributors of opioid pain medications. Those lawsuits allege that the... more

“Keuka Holidays” wine trail gets residents into the holiday spirit

Local residents were able to get a jump start at ringing in the holiday season with the annual “Keuka Holidays” wine trail. The tour was hosted at Heron Hill Winery and sponsored by the Keuka Lake Wine Trail. Ticket holders were able to travel to seven different wineries, collecting ornaments and trying out different wines. When visitors started the trail,... 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

OUT & ABOUT: Early November Saturday on the Seneca Lake Wine & Finger Lakes Beer Trail

It has become an annual tradition for a group of our friends to spend the first Saturday of November on one of the area’s wine trails. Early November is a great time to tour wineries and craft breweries in the Finger Lakes as the foliage is usually near peak and the weather is still generally comfortable. Last year, we enjoyed... 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

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
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