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

Penn Yan driver speeds away from deputies during traffic stop, crashes into utility pole in Benton

Penn Yan driver leads police
A Penn Yan man is facing multiple charges after fleeing a traffic stop in the Town of Potter over the weekend. On Saturday, deputies say Christopher Rossman, 28, didn’t stop for officers along State Route 364 when they initiated a traffic stop. Instead, Rossman sped away from the scene, according to deputies. They say he eventually lost control of his... more

Heels Up for Healing 5K finishes big

Heels Up for Healing 5K finishes big
About 300 runners, walkers, and volunteers gathered at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital on Saturday, April 6 for the first annual Heels Up for Healing 5K race. The smash hit event raised close to $8,000 in support of bringing 3D Mammography to the hospital. One in eight women is diagnosed with breast cancer, and this revolutionary screening and diagnostic breast... 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

Deputies investigating farm-related burglaries in Yates County

Deputies investigating farm-related burglaries in Yates County
Several long guns are still missing following farm-related burglaries in Yates County. According to The Chronicle Express, the burglaries are in the towns of Potter and Benton. The Rochester Police Department got involved in January, investigating leads on stolen equipment. Three more burglaries were reported in Potter in February. Sheriff Ronald Spike says they have persons of interest outside Yates... more

Crews respond to crash involving truck along Route 245 in Yates County

Crews respond to crash involving truck along Route 245 in Yates County
First responders are on-scene of a crash on Route 245 in Yates County. Reports indicate that the crash involved a school bus, which was waiting to turn and ultimately was not involved – and a truck. The accident happened a little after 8:30 a.m. near Robson Road along Route 245. Witness reports indicate that the bus was not struck by... more

Hear about mills and life along the Keuka Outlet

Hear about mills and life along the Keuka Outlet
Yates County’s post-revolutionary history is rooted in the area we now know as a beautiful natural area in a ravine that connects Keuka and Seneca Lakes. The mills that were powered by the flowing water of the Keuka Outlet became the basis of industry here. As the mills prospered, other businesses and services were needed. Soon there were homes, inns,... more

Yates legislators adopt $44.3M budget for 2019

Yates legislators adopt $44.3M budget
Yates County Legislators adopted the $44.3 million 2019 county budget Nov. 15 following a public hearing when they heard bi-partisan support for increasing wages for the Yates County Board of Elections Comissioners. The only change they made to the budget before adopting it was an adjustment to a Court Security line in the plan. Treasurer Winona Flynn said increases in... more

Public input requested for Canandaigua Highlands Unit Management Plan

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has begun the process of revising the Canandaigua Highlands Unit Management Plan (UMP). The first Canandaigua Highlands UMP was finalized in 2005, and is available on the web at: www.dec.ny.gov/lands/42852.html The purpose of a unit management plan is two-fold: 1) to define management goals and objectives for state land and, 2)... 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

Yates County targets big pharma

Yates County has joined other New York State municipalities in engaging a legal firm for representation for a potential lawsuit against big pharmaceutical companies for aggressive marketing of opioids. The firm, Napoli Shkolnik is in the process of filing lawsuits on behalf of cities and counties against the manufacturers and distributors of opioid pain medications. Those lawsuits allege that the... 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

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
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