Category: Yates County

Torrey Planning Board gives 4-1 ‘super’ approval needed to advance Greenidge expansion

Torrey Planning Board gives 4-1 ‘super’ approval needed to advance Greenidge bitcoin expansion

The Torrey Planning Board gave its blessing for a second time to Greenidge Generation to expand its bitcoin mining operation along Seneca Lake. Earlier this year the Yates County Planning Board voted 5-3 against the site plan. While that vote was considered ... MORE
Waterloo man charged with contempt after repeatedly interrupting court in Penn Yan

Waterloo man charged with contempt after repeatedly interrupting court in Penn Yan

A Waterloo man was taken into custody on Monday after interrupting court in Yates County. According to authorities in Yates County, Lorenzo Marin, of Waterloo was asked several times to not interrupt court in Penn Yan. However, after being asked to not ... MORE
Non-profits serving Ontario, Yates counties get big boost from Excellus

Non-profits serving Ontario, Yates counties get big boost from Excellus

Child and Family Resources, Inc., along with the Mental Health Association are two local non-profit organizations serving residents in Yates and Ontario counties that will get a boost. This week they learned that they were recipients of the Excellus BlueCross Blueshield’s Community ... MORE
Grant program on the way for small business owners in the Finger Lakes thanks to COVID relief bill

Grant program on the way for small business owners in the Finger Lakes thanks to COVID relief bill

A grant program is on the way to help small businesses that were impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Area chambers of commerce are surveying their members, according to Finger Lakes News Radio, who recently spoke with Seneca County Chamber President Jeff Shipley ... MORE
DMV tells Penn Yan woman to surrender plates after fraudulent GEICO policy opened by thief

DMV tells Penn Yan woman to surrender plates after fraudulent GEICO policy opened by thief

There’s a scam that you should be on the lookout for involving your personal information and vehicle. It involves thieves using stolen personal information to buy auto insurance policies, which then allows them to access even more private information. Penn Yan resident ... MORE
News, Penn Yan, Yates County
Greenidge's bitcoin mining ambitions are headed for conflict with New York State's Clean Energy agenda

Greenidge’s bitcoin mining ambitions are headed for conflict with New York State’s Clean Energy agenda

Editor’s Note: This story was originally published by New York Focus, written by Peter Mantius. His blog Water Front Online covers the region and state’s most important environmental issues.  A decade ago, the bankrupt owner of the Greenidge power plant in Dresden, ... MORE
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Yates County moves forward with broadband project, which will enhance access for 2,800 households

Yates County moves forward with broadband project, which will enhance access for 2,800 households

This week the Yates County Legislature authorized an agreement with New York Engineering Services for $1.06 million. That firm will be providing engineering and construction supervision for a $14 million project, as part of the county’s high-speed internet access initiative. The whole ... MORE
News, Politics, Yates County
Moderna vaccine clinic coming to Yates County on Thursday

Moderna vaccine clinic coming to Yates County on Thursday

Public health officials in Yates County are holding a first shot COVID vaccine clinic on Thursday. The Moderna vaccine will be available to anyone 18 or older from 2:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. The clinic will be held at the former Gordmans ... MORE
Spotlighting Greenidge’s air emissions, EarthJustice warns: Power-hungry data centers could sink NYS climate goals

Spotlighting Greenidge’s air emissions, EarthJustice warns: Power-hungry data centers could sink NYS climate goals

EarthJustice and the Sierra Club are calling for the Cuomo Administration take decisive action on Greenidge Generation’s pending renewal of its air emissions permit, potentially jeopardizing the plant’s proposed expansion of Bitcoin processing operations. EarthJustice and Sierra Club call for an environmental ... MORE
Housing market on fire: Buyers left with tough choices, bidding war in Finger Lakes

Should you buy a house right now? Fewer homes available, bidding wars on properties throughout Finger Lakes

The housing market is on fire throughout the Finger Lakes. Those in the real estate business say a shortage of homes on the market is part of the problem, but that other factors are complicating it. The result has been a bidding ... MORE
Sheriff Spike: Take it easy on rural roads as farm equipment gets rolling for the spring

Sheriff Spike: Take it easy on rural roads as farm equipment gets rolling for the spring

Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike is warning about roadside hazards as the seasons change from winter to spring. Specifically, he’s focusing on special hazards seen on rural roads- like those in Yates. “This is especially the case when slow moving vehicles, like ... MORE
News, Traffic, Yates County
As bitcoin’s price rockets ever higher, Greenidge mining profits soar: Will owners’ windfall wealth trickle down?

As bitcoin’s price rockets ever higher, Greenidge mining profits soar: Will owners’ windfall wealth trickle down?

Greenidge Generation’s earnings surged last year thanks to its impeccably-timed move into Bitcoin mining, and prospects for even greater cryptocurrency profits look bright — at least for the near term. Company owners are seizing the moment to harness market enthusiasm by offering ... MORE
Keuka College receives good news, loan funding for Keuka Commons purchase

Keuka College secures loan funding for purchase of Commons

Keuka College has received some long-awaited good news: after an exhaustive review of the College’s financial stability, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a Rural Development Community Facilities loan to the College worth upwards of $11 million. The approval, which caps ... MORE
Legislature approves police reform plan in Yates County

Legislature approves police reform plan in Yates County

The Yates County Legislature has approved its police reform plan. The plan, which was mandated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo last year, was due to state officials by April 1. The 54-page plan will go before the state’s budget division for certification. Chairman ... MORE
News, Politics, Yates County
Crews from Ontario, Yates counties called to serious crash involving bucket truck

Crews from Ontario, Yates counties called to serious crash involving bucket truck

First responders were called to the scene of a serious crash on Voak Rd. around 9:30 a.m. in Ontario County. It resulted in first arriving firefighters to call for more manpower, and for Voak Rd. to be shut down at Ferguson Corners ... MORE