Yates legislator: I am ‘ostracized and ridiculed’

Saying he and others have experienced “orchestrated disrespect and resistance,” Yates County Legislator Mark Morris said he will not actively pursue re-election on the Conservative Party line after losing in a Republican primary. Morris made the announcement at last week’s Legislature meeting, and later sent his statement to media outlets. In September, he finished fifth in a GOP election for... 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

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

Penn Yan, Milo OK annexation for Tractor Supply

Penn Yan Village and Milo Town officials have taken steps to annex approximately 4.464 acres on State Route 14A where a developer plans to build a 19,097 sq. ft. Tractor Supply Store into the village. The boards held a joint meeting July 18 when they conducted public hearings on the annexation and completed the environmental review forms necessary for the... more

Country Estates residents want town to take over road

At the last Milo Town Board meeting Monday, June 19, about 17 residents of Country Estates, a residential development off Bath Road near the airport, attended to ask the board about the possibility of the town taking over the private road that serves their homes. Residents spoke for over an hour, stating that developer Bucky Lane had told them the... 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

Camp Cory plans expansion in Milo

Representatives of the YMCA of Greater Rochester presented plans for the expansion of Camp Cory on Keuka Lake to the Milo Town Board Monday night. YMCA Sr. Vice President Mike Stevens introduced architect Daniel Mossien and Jack Brown of The Pike Co., General Contractors. Together, they described the organization’s plans for expansion and improvements to the 96-year-old camp. Three years... 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

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

Milo Public Hearing re-scheduled due to storm

A public hearing regarding an application for a special use permit to construct a one room, one story Mennonite School at 3407 Sutherland Road, Penn Yan has been rescheduled to 6 p.m. March 21 at the Milo Town Hall. The hearing had originally been scheduled for March 15,. The application is open to inspection during normal business hours at the... more
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