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Dundee may need new wastewater treatment plant

Village officials in Dundee have approved an agreement with an engineering firm to begin work on the development of a new sewage treatment plant that is likely to cost about $6.5 million. Nearly half of the plant’s cost could be covered by grants, and the balance could be financed with a zero interest loan. Mayor Fred Cratsley Jr. and the... 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

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

Grape harvest at Shaw Vineyard on Seneca Lake (photos)

The annual grape harvest is now complete for most wineries and farms across the Finger Lakes. In these photos below, winemaker Steve Shaw and the team at Shaw Vineyard process the harvest late last week in Himrod on the western shore of Seneca Lake. Shaw Vineyard is a artisanal winery dedicated to gentle processing, cellar aging, and risk taking. Since... 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

Penn Yan, Dundee schools kill merger talks

The Penn Yan and Dundee Central School Districts have taken the idea of a merger off the table as they continue discussions about ways to offer students more opportunities through two committees with specific focuses. Last week the schools each circulated statements about the outcome of surveys in the communities, both making it clear that any conversations of exploring a... more

Substance Abuse forums planned in Penn Yan and Dundee

The Yates Substance Abuse Coalition (YSAC) will be sharing the stage with community partners at two events to share some updates and news on what has been going on in the Yates County community in regards to drug use, drug-related crimes, addiction services, education, and prevention. ‒ Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 7 – 8:30 p.m. Penn Yan Middle School, 515... more

78-year-old ejected from moped in Barrington crash

A 78-year-old Dundee man was transported to Geneva General Hospital after an accident on State Rt. 230 in Barrington on Saturday. The crash involved a moped, which deputies say Alfred Lawrence, of Dundee was operating. Deputies say that Lawrence was traveling eastbound and went off the south shoulder of the roadway around 3 pm. Lawrence was ejected from the bike... more

Homecoming Weekend in Penn Yan and Dundee

Penn Yan and Dundee Central Schools held their Homecoming celebrations Sept. 23. Leading up to the events of Saturday, which included a parade in Penn Yan, the homecoming football games with crowning of the queens and dances in the evening, students celebrated with special events through the week. In Dundee, the fun included the traditional bonfire and related activities the... more

Penn Yan, Dundee to study joint sports, courses

Two joint committees are being formed by the Penn Yan and Dundee Central School Districts in an effort to identify ways for the two districts to offer more opportunities to students. At a joint board of education meeting Sept. 20, board members heard the results of surveys conducted in both communities. Administrators recommend the committees as a way to keep... 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

Week 2 in Finger Lakes HS football features heavy Friday night slate

The second weekend of area high school football gets underway on Friday night with all but one game involving Finger Lakes East & West teams hitting the field. The lone Saturday game features Tri-Town (South Seneca/Romulus/Trumansburg) visiting Mynderse Academy for an afternoon affair on Saturday. Full schedule and game times below… FRIDAY NIGHT ER/Gananda at Midlakes 7 pm CG Finney... more
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