GREENIDGE LAWSUIT DENIED: Judge deems approval process was ‘proper’

Acting State Supreme Court Justice William Kocher has dismissed a lawsuit brought by opponents over the reopening of the Greenidge Generation power plant on Seneca Lake. Kocher heard oral arguments Jan. 24. His decision was dated April 21 and received by lawyers for both sides this week. The seven-page decision states that the Sierra Club, the Committee to Preserve the... more

FLX WEEKLY: The final show ever from the original FingerLakes1.com Studios (podcast)

Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi, Josh Durso and Jessamy Uticone for the final live stream in the current FingerLakes1.com Studio after over 2,000 episodes over the past 8 years. After the live show on Wednesday, the studio will be disassembled and moved, with the entire offices of FingerLakes1.com, Inc. to a new home inside the North Park Building across town... more

Windmill market opens April 29 for 30th year

The Windmill Farm & Craft Market opens for its 2017 season at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 29. Celebrating the market’s 30th Anniversary, the Windmill is home to nearly 175 vendors, including new member businesses: Finger Lakes Beer Company, Cozy Cabin Brands, Keuka Inspirations, Grapes Alive, It’s Pawsable, Abandon Brewing Company, Rocky Ridge Kitchens and Bath, Brand New Uke & Ron... 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

FARM ACCIDENT: 2-year-old airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital after Penn Yan incident

A farm accident on Welker Rd. left a Penn Yan boy hospitalized at Strong Memorial Hospital, according to deputies. Deputies in Yates County say the incident happened around 9 am, when the 2-year-old and his brother were in a barn with their father. The younger child then climbed onto an operating feed conveyor and became pinched by the large machine.... more

Penn Yan man pinned by fallen pickup

A Merritt Hill Road man was able to wiggle free from underneath a pickup that fell onto him and call 911 for help, according to Yates County sheriff’s deputies. A condition was not immediately available for David W. Smith II, 35. Smith was taken by Penn Yan ambulance to a waiting Mercy Flight helicopter, which flew him to Strong Memorial... 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

Penn Yan woman arrested again; caught letting 3-year-old wander around village

A 30-year-old Penn Yan woman was arrested for a second time this year after her son was again seen crossing a street, while she was passed out at her home. While the child was uninjured, the woman faces new charges of endangering the welfare of a child. Officers arrested Tia L. Sheldon, of Penn Yan after a motorist found Sheldon’s... more

Progress on Basin Street flood repairs in Penn Yan

Using a 275-ton crane, Wenzels, the contractor for the Village of Penn Yan, laid the last two cast concrete decking blocks over Jacob’s Brook Monday afternoon, finally closing the channel that has been open since the Flood of 2014. Formerly the site of the Owl’s Nest building, which collapsed during the flood, the area will continue to be filled in... more

Penn Yan man charged with DWI in Watkins Glen

A Penn Yan man was charged with DWI after law enforcement says he failed to dim his high beams, which prompted a stop. Tyler R. Peacock, 21, of Penn Yan was charged with failure to dim high beams, driving while intoxicated and driving with a blood-alcohol content of .08 percent or higher. He was issued appearance tickets and will answer... more

FLX Weekly: Looking ahead to Easter Weekend in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

With our first taste of warm spring weather in the books we look forward to Easter Weekend with a look at the top stories of the week here in the Finger Lakes and your first look at the weekend weather, sports and events line-up. Also, check out our favorite local photos from the past several days on FLX Weekly with... more

Penn Yan tax rates increase

The Penn Yan Village Board will hear comments about the proposed 2017-’18 budget at its April 18 meeting. The $5.24 million spending plan includes a tax levy increase of $171,057 or 6.08 percent. While well above the tax cap allowance of 1.15 percent, the increase still falls under the tax cap which is adjusted according to a complicated state formula,... more

Student tries to use fake ID during traffic stop in Penn Yan

A 19-year-old college student was arrested after Penn Yan Police say she tried to use a fake ID during a traffic stop. Hannah Rotenberry, 19, was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument after officers say they stopped her on Elm St. She was asked to produce identification to the police officer, and provided him with a fake... more

Penn Yan man charged with attempted rape of 12-year-old in Seneca Falls

New York State Police say they arrested a 23-year-old Penn Yan man after he attempted to engage a 12-year-old female in sexual contact. Police say Jeremiah Tomion, 23, of Penn Yan was arrested in Seneca Falls for first-degree attempted rape — a Class E felony, as well as first-degree attempted disseminating indecent material to minors — also a Class E... 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

Strong day for local athletes at Penn Yan track and field meet

The host Penn Yan girls track and field team picked up a win over visiting Red Creek, Waterloo, Geneva and Dundee in a Wayne-Finger Lakes meet on Tuesday. The boys meet saw Dundee earn a victory with Red Creek second and Waterloo third. Penn Yan was fourth and Geneva finished fifth. – Read more from FL Times more

Rushville woman found to be in possession of syringe after drug investigation

On April 12th members of the Penn Yan Police Department arrested Nichole D. Homkes, 24, of Rushville after a stop of two vehicles. During a routine drug investigation Homkes was found to be possessing a hypodermic syringe in her purse. Officers issued traffic tickets to Judy Danson, of Penn Yan for operating a vehicle without a license and issued Aaron... more
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