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

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

Solar project may be built in Torrey

Solar project may be built in Torrey
Yates County legislators are considering installing solar panels on the former Yates County landfill property on Long Point Road in the Town of Torrey. Richard Lu from Abundant Solar will make a presentation to the Legislature’s Public Works committee at 11:30 a.m. March 4. County officials are also talking about the possible installation of a charging station for electric vehicles.... 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

Pennsylvania trucker injured after truck crashes in Yates County

Pennsylvania trucker injured after truck crashes in Yates County
The Yates County Sheriff’s Office reports a tractor-trailer accident, which happened along Route 14 near Lakemont in Starkey last week. The driver of that truck was injured, according to the Chronicle-Express. Michael T. Jayne, 52, of Gillett, Pa., was hauling a load of plate glass when the rig went off the west side of the highway, struck a driveway and... 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

Drilling rig catches fire next to Starkey Town Hall on Monday afternoon

Dundee firefighters were called to Seneca St. on Monday afternoon shortly after 2:00 pm on reports of a Moravec drilling rig that caught on fire next to the Starkey Town Hall. According to reports the drill struck a pocket of methane which ignited the blaze. The fire has been put out and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation has been... more

Olney Place in Yates Co. granted license by SLA

Seth Olney will be able to serve beer in the tap room that was added to his Route 54 store, The Olney Place, as long as he prevails in Fourth Judicial Dept. Appeallate Division court. Before granting the license Feb. 6, New York State Liquor Authority Commission Chairman Vincent Bradley cautioned Olney, “This whole thing is conditional on the court... more

Dog kennel moratorium passes in Starkey

No new dog kennels will be permitted in the Town of Starkey until after town officials write new local regulations for the operation of such businesses within the town. The town board enacted a moratorium on issuing permits for commercial dog kennels Feb. 8 after a public hearing during which several town residents and visitors offered their input. While a... more

Justice Davison to retire; voters voice support for Pinckney

At the Jan. 17 meeting of the Jerusalem Town Board, the members were to meet in executive session to discuss appointing a replacement for Town Justice Matthew Davison, who is retiring for reasons of health. As the Republican incumbent, Davison was re-elected to the post last November, defeating Democratic challenger Sharon Pinckney 650 to 502. According to Town Supervisor Patrick... more

Moratorium law in Starkey isn’t ready yet

Starkey Town officials want to hear comments from town residents about adopting a law that pauses issuing permits to operate commercial dog kennels in the town for up to a year. In December, the town board decided to consider a moratorium while town officials consider re-writing local regulations about establishing, constructing or modifying a kennel in the town. Commercial dog... 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

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

OUT & ABOUT: Early November Saturday on the Seneca Lake Wine & Finger Lakes Beer Trail

It has become an annual tradition for a group of our friends to spend the first Saturday of November on one of the area’s wine trails. Early November is a great time to tour wineries and craft breweries in the Finger Lakes as the foliage is usually near peak and the weather is still generally comfortable. Last year, we enjoyed... more
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