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Yates County home ‘a total loss’ after fire

A home on Italy Turnpike Road was “basically a total loss” after a fire Tuesday afternoon, according to Naples Fire Chief Patrick Elwell. The cause of the fire, which Elwell said apparently started in the building’s rear in the area of a utility/laundry room and bedroom, is under investigation by Yates County Emergency Management. Naples firefighters were on the scene... more

Penn Yan celebrates Third Thursdays

This week, downtown Penn Yan will host their third “Third Thursday” evening hours party, with participating shops staying open until 8 p.m. The monthly celebration of the excitement building in the renewed downtown of Penn Yan is the brainchild of Yates County Chamber of Commerce CEO Jessica Bacher and Finger Lakes Economic Development Center CEO Steve Griffin. Started in May,... more

THE DEBRIEF: Crestwood expansion killed, SF rental agreement, and unexpected court closures (podcast)

Whether it was news that the DEC had killed plans by Crestwood Midstream to store LPG underneath Seneca Lake in abandoned salt caverns, or a controversial rent agreement and arrangement in Seneca Falls – the heat of summer hasn’t slowed political news. Even an unexpected court closure in two high-profile cases in Penn Yan stirred discussion on a range of... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb talks policy inaction, gridlock (podcast)

New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R-Canandaigua) believes that there is still room for improvement and change. That is why he remains at his post. While frustration boils over regarding Albany’s corruption, Leader Kolb is looking at the ways in which policy can bring on change. To discuss those policy concepts, and talk about some recent news in... more

Glenora to release second wine in ‘SpokesPup’ series to raise funds for local animal charities

On July 26th, Glenora Wine Cellars will release a new wine called, “GG’s Reserve,” which will join “Chase’s Reserve” in their SpokesPup series. GG’s Reserve is a semi-sweet white blend featuring GG, the winery’s second SpokesPup, and a rescue pup from rural Georgia, on the label. A portion of each bottle sold will be donated to local animal charities across... more

STORM WATCH: Heat persists into evening as strong storms develop

As the heat and humidity persists into Monday night, the threat of strong thunderstorms increases ahead of a cold front expected to bring relief to the Finger Lakes region. Strong storms have been reported in Wayne County and the Rochester area just before 5:00 pm. The latest FingerLakes1.com Local Weather Center Forecast: Tonight Showers and thunderstorms likely, then showers and... more

Getting fast internet service is a challenge in Yates County

There’s a difference between what broadband internet services federal and state officials say Yates County residents have access to, and what residents actually have experienced. When it comes to attracting more providers, or encouraging the existing providers to expand services, local officials will have to work to convince state and federal agencies to pitch in. Yates County Legislators heard a... more

FLX WEEKLY: Wine Fest in the Glen, Peppermint in Lyons & Amazing Summer Photos (podcast)

There is so much going on this time of year in the Finger Lakes. With the weather looking spot on for the weekend, we give you our top picks and discuss the top local news and weekend sports line-up. We also share what may be the best batch of local photos of the year so far with a ton of... more

Mitrano believes she can win in 23rd District

Tracy Mitrano, the winner of the crowded Democratic primary in New York’s 23rd Congressional District, is optimistic that recent enthusiasm among Democratic voter bases across the country — in particular what she’s seen in the 23rd — will help her against incumbent U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, in November’s general election. “Among Democrats … there is a real recognition that... more

Poop to power is turning waste to want in FLX

Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Dairy Barn — home to 200 cows — has installed a state-of-the-art system that separates manure from sand bedding material, providing clean bedding for the cows and creating muck perfect for making electricity and heat. Dairies also use sawdust, wood chips or straw as bedding material, but sand reduces potential bacterial growth while... more

Chronicle-Express opposes court closures in Penn Yan

In two local, high-profile cases, Penn Yan Village Justice Matthew D. Conlon has taken the extraordinary measure of closing his court to the press. In the interest of public knowledge and openness in government, as well as the constitutional freedom of the press, The Chronicle-Express has consulted legal counsel to regain access to the court. The first is the case... more

Comfortable mid-week weather in FLX, before heat returns late-week

There’s a cold front passing through the region on Tuesday, but don’t bank on much rain. The Finger Lakes will remain almost completely dry – with only a few passing showers registering on the radar as a cold front passes through. The front will dry things out, and remove the humidity that built into the air on Monday. However, the... more

K-9 used to locate Penn Yan man who fled officers near Keuka Outlet Trail

The Penn Yan Police Department says a 23-year-old Hamilton Street resident was arrested on multiple charges, including assault, and government obstruction after an incident near the Keuka Outlet Trail. Police arrested Tyler B. Davis, 23, of Penn Yan on Sunday around 10:44 pm after receiving a report of a sick or intoxicated subject lying near the Outlet Trail. Upon arrival,... more

Option avoids lake discharge into Keuka

If New York State Department of Environmental Conservation officials give their approval to a new plan, the Switzerland Inn’s septic system will no longer discharge effluent through a pipe into Keuka Lake. Switzerland Inn owner Josh Trombley has been consulting with his engineer, Bill Grove of Naples, and a New Hampshire-based company, Presby, on a new design for a system... more

Barrington halts action against Olney Place

The Barrington Town Board has unanimously agreed to not take further action in regard to the 2016 legal action that could have put a stop to serving beer in the taproom at Olney Place. The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York issued an order June 15 that dismissed the town’s appeal of Yates County Judge Dennis Bender’s... more
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