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‘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

Dundee man admits to shooting, killing two cats in Yates County

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Deputies say a Yates County man is facing an animal cruelty charge after admitting to shooting and killing two cats. Stanley Clark, 46, of Dundee was charged with aggravated cruelty to animals after an investigation into the incident. He’s accused of shooting the two animals with a rifle in December on State Route 230. He was issued an appearance ticket... 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

Dresden VFD pays for new truck with donations, then joins Dundee volunteers making bigger donation (video)

Firefighters in Dresden, Dundee make big donation to rural Arkansas district
Volunteer firefighters in Dresden and Dundee did the best thing they could when they learned about a department in need. That department was in Arkansas, and had purchased the pumper truck Dresden first responders were letting go. The new, lightly used pumper-rescue truck was paid for entirely with donations and fundraisers by the volunteers and Auxiliary. The entire $150,000 cost... more

No changes coming to Abtex operation in Yates County

No changes coming to Abtex operation in Yates County
Last week it was announced that Abtex Corp. would be acquired by an Ohio-based company. The longtime Yates County employer located in Dresen is considered a leader in brush deburring systems. They have been located in the former Dresden Elementary School since 1988. The acquisition by The Malish Corporation earlier this month means little change for the operation in Yates.... more

Dresden manufacturer absorbed by Ohio-based company, local operation will not be hurt

Dresden manufacturer absorbed by Ohio-based company, local operation will not be effected
A Dresden business has been sold. Abtex, which produces customized, integrated machine and brush deburring solutions for the manufacturing industry, has been sold to another company known as The Malish Corporation. The acquisition was a ‘natural fit’ for the Ohio-based company. Malish manufactures commercial and industrial brushes, custom plastic extrusions, and other speciality products, according to The Chronicle-Express. The deal... more

EPA says ash landfill cleanup at Greenidge not optional

EPA says ash landfill cleanup at Greenidge not optional
While it “appreciates” the offer from owners of the Lockwood Hills Ash Landfill to meet Coal Combustion Residual Rule requirements, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the company really doesn’t have a choice. The 44.2-acre landfill is on the west side of Route 14, across from the Greenidge Generation power plant. The plant was built in 1937 and used coal... more

Greenidge offers up change of plans to $80M data farm planned in Torrey

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Call it a change of plans. The $80 million data farm planned for the grounds of the Greenidge power plant in Torrey is being revamped due to noise ordinances, according to The Chronicle-Express. Representatives from Greenidge addressed the Torrey Planning Board and Finger Lakes Economic Development Center to discuss changes. The goal is to use some of the power plant’s... more

Bridge repair work to begin in Dresden on Tuesday

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Finger Lakes News Radio reports that bridge joint replacement work will start on State Route 14 between State Route 54 and Swarthout Road in Dresden on Tuesday. The work is expected to last approximately two weeks, but traffic is not expected to be detoured. “Two-way traffic will be maintained with lane shifts while work is being conducted. It is imperative... more

Motorcyclist ejected, airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital after crash in Yates County

Motorcyclist ejected, airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital after crash in Yates County
The Yates County Sheriff’s Office says that no tickets will be issued in the crash involving a motorcycle and pickup truck that happened over the weekend. The accident happened at the intersection of State Route 54 and Route 14 in Dresden. James Hayes, 57, of Manchester was traveling north, which had stopped at the intersection to make a turn –... 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

Panel ‘misapplied law’, glossed over ongoing environmental harm caused by Greenidge, appeal claims

Panel ‘misapplied law’, glossed over ongoing environmental harm caused by Greenidge, appeal claims
Three environmental groups are asking an appellate court in Rochester to reconsider a five-judge panel’s unanimous ruling in February that dismissed as “moot” their challenge to an operating permit granted to the Greenidge Generation power plant in Dresden. The groups assert that the panel “misapplied the law” when it tossed out their claims on procedural grounds without weighing the merits of their... 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

Greenidge Power Plant wins huge appeals victory over Sierra Club

Owners of the Greenidge Generation power station scored a major legal victory late yesterday when an appellate court in Rochester announced the dismissal of an appeal challenging the facility’s air permit.  Ruling unanimously, a five-judge panel held that the appeal was “moot” on procedural grounds without addressing allegations that state regulators granted permits in violation of the State Environmental Quality... more

Kocher rules that Greenidge permits were issued properly by DEC

Kocher rules that Greenidge permits were issued properly by DEC
Permits granted to Greenidge Generation LLC for the withdrawal and discharge of water by its power plant in Dresden were properly issued by the state Department of Environmental Conservation, a Yates County Supreme Court judge has concluded. In a ruling issued Nov. 8, Judge William Kocher dismissed in its entirety a civil suit filed by the Sierra Club and others that challenged... more
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