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Motorcyclist airlifted from serious crash in Yates County

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An Elmira man was airlifted form the scene of a Yates County crash on Friday. Around 5 p.m. James Jezorski, 64, of Elmira crashed his motorcycle on Pre Emption Road. Deputies say that Jezorksi suffered injuries to his head, neck, back, shoulder, knee and hand. Additional information was not available about his condition. To have the latest updates, information, and... more

10 fun things to do for under $65 on Keuka Lake

10 fun things to do for under $65 on Keuka Lake
Keuka Lake is a large and unusually shaped member of the Finger Lakes family. Sometimes called “The Crooked Lake,” Keuka Lake branches into two separate lakes on the north end. The lake is “anchored” by its two largest communities, Penn Yan on the north and Hammondsport on the south. Several small villages and hamlets dot both sides of the lake’s... more

Vehicle crashes into home along Ferguson Corners Rd. in Benton

Vehicle crashes into home along Ferguson Corners Rd. in Benton
The Benton Fire Department reports that they responded to a car accident on Ferguson Corners Road on Monday. They report that a vehicle traveled through the front lawn of a home; and crashed into the house. The road was temporarily closed between Lovejoy and Hall roads. It’s unclear if the driver was ticketed. It’s also unclear how much damage was... more

Waterloo man charged after hit-and-run crash in Yates County

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Authorities in Yates County arrested a Waterloo man on drunk driving charges following a hit-and-run accident on Pre-Emption Road in the Town of Benton late-Tuesday. Erick Hernandez, 32, of Waterloo was charged with driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to keep right and aggravated unlicensed operation. Police say a utility pole was damaged in the incident.... more

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

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

Benton man arrested on felony drug charges in Yates County

Benton man arrested on felony drug charges in Yates County
A Benton man was arrested on felony charges following an investigation into the sale of controlled substances in Yates County. Police say 46-year-old Scott Thornton, of Benton was arrested by officers on a superior court warrant issued in Yates County Court on felony drug charges after a lengthy investigation. He was charged with felony criminal sale of a controlled substance... more

Stanley woman accused of stealing from employer

A Stanley woman has been charged after allegedly altering business records at her employer. Sarah Walsh, 38, of Stanley was charged with falsifying business records by the Yates County Sheriff’s Office after an investigation into false entries made to her employer’s records. Deputies say she made those entries between December 27th and March 5th — resulting in a credit of... more

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Jemima Wilkinson, early founder of Penn Yan & Jerusalem (podcast)

Jemima Wilkinson was a charismatic American Quaker and evangelist. Wilkinson and her followers founded Jerusalem, New York, which also includes present day Penn Yan. Seneca County Historian Walter Gable presents the second in his series of famous historic people with Finger Lakes roots. . more

Keuka Park home devastated by fire on Thanksgiving

First responders were called to 3354 James Road in Keuka Park for the report of a working structure fire during the early-afternoon hours on Thanksgiving. Branchport-Keuka Park Fire Department was first on-scene, who requested engines from Penn Yan, a FAST Team from Benton, as well as a tanker from Potter. At that point, crews said that the two-story home was... 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
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