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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

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

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

Rushville residents have questions leading up to dissolution vote

More aid from New York State. That seems to be the big prize involved in the Rushville dissolution, which is currently being debated in the community split between two towns and counties. On June 27th voters inside the village will decide whether they want to dissolve, or leave the village in tact. On Monday, more than 50 residents and officials... more

Some residents in the village of Rushville are talking about dissolving it; these writers say it’s a bad idea

On Dec. 27, 2016, a citizen-initiated petition to dissolve the Village of Rushville was filed. This filing has the potential to create a lot of discussion and disagreement between village residents. It is important to maintain the village because government closest to the people is the most free. Small government allows residents to contact their government leaders to resolve important... more

Former mayor moves to dissolve village of Rushville

In the midst of a legal battle over the future of the village-owned Martin Tire building – a dispute that has divided many, including the mayor and former mayor – former mayor Jon Bagley is working to force a vote on dissolving the village. “I am trying to find a positive solution for everyone,” Bagley said Monday, referring to the... more

Four minors charged after exchanging nude photos on Facebook

The Penn Yan Police Department has arrested for area youths after a several week investigation into the exchanging of nude photographs on social media. A complaint was made on August 22nd, which began the investigation involving several area residents who were exchanging photos of themselves and others using Facebook Messenger. The Penn Yan Police Department and Yates County Sheriff’s Office... more

Travel Advisory: State Route 364 in Yates County

Travel Advisory: State Route 364 in Yates County
TThe New York State Department of Transportation today announced that asphalt pavement overlay work will begin on State Route 364 on Monday, August 29, 2016, weather permitting. The project will extend from the intersection of State Route 364 and State Route 14A in the Village of Penn Yan to approximately 0.2 miles east of the intersection of State Route 364... more
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