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OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Jemima Wilkinson, early founder of Penn Yan & Jerusalem (podcast)

Jemima Wilkinson was a charismatic American Quaker and evangelist. Wilkinson and her followers founded Jerusalem, New York, which also includes present day Penn Yan. Seneca County Historian Walter Gable presents the second in his series of famous historic people with Finger Lakes roots. . 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

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

“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

Barrington voters say ‘yes’ to alcohol; but there are other ‘dry’ FLX communities

For a region that prides itself on being a wine and brew destination in the U.S., some communities in the Finger Lakes still have regulations around alcohol sales that leave residents — and prospective business owners — scratching their heads. Barrington removed itself from the list of communities that were either ‘dry’ or ‘partially dry’, after Prohibition era regulations were... 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

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

Lawyers for Rideouts call for verdicts to be thrown out

Lawyers for Laura, Colin and Alex Rideout want their clients guilty verdicts to be dismissed. Laura and Colin Rideout were found guilty of murder and evidence tampering in the death of Craig Rideout. Alex RIdeout was found guilty of evidence tampering. Now, the attorneys for the Rideouts are moving to set aside the convictions. Each claims they should have had... 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

Jerusalem residents support new noise ordinance

A standing-room-only house greeted the Jerusalem Town Board Aug. 16 for the public hearing on the town’s proposed noise ordinance. And largely, the voiced opinions supported of the new law with more specific restrictions and harsher penalties. The expected opinions were there: residents of Keuka Park who have complained about the noises that arise from living next to a college... 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

GUILTY: Verdict in at Craig Rideout murder trial (full-coverage)

Five days of deliberations, a mountain of evidence, and a lengthy trial. The jurors had a difficult decision on their hands as they came to one on Tuesday. Paul Tucci would be the only individual to walk out of the courtroom a free man in Rochester. The murder trial of Craig Rideout, who was discovered badly burned in Jerusalem, made... more

Rideout trial: No verdict after Day 1 of deliberations

Jurors in the Craig Rideout murder trial will return to deliberations Thursday morning to consider the fate of the four accused of the homicide. Throughout a day of deliberations Wednesday, jurors asked for some trial testimony to be read back, and also had state Supreme Court Justice Thomas Moran re-read them some legal definitions, such as the requirements for someone... more

Attorneys point fingers as closing arguments continue in Rideout murder trial

The day started with Laura Rideout’s attorney, David Pilato, who says despite what’s been said, Laura had no motive to kill Craig Rideout. On Monday, Collins and Alex’s attorneys pointed the finger at Laura saying that the boys were there cleaning up after what fellow family members, namely Laura, had already done. Pilato calls that pure fiction. “Yesterday, Colin Rideout’s... more
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