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Yates org scores $38K in Trees for Tribs grant

Yates org scores $38K in Trees for Tribs grant
Some state funding is giving a Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium project a big boost. The state Department of Environmental Conservation has awarded the Guyanoga Road organization a Trees for Tribs grant in the amount of $38,000 to be used over two years. The Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium will use the money on its Sugar Creek Restoration Project. “The... more

Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium awarded Trees for Tribs grant through DEC

Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium awarded Trees for Tribs grant through DEC
The Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium (FLM&A) was one of ten applicants to be awarded a Trees for Tribs Grant through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The Trees for Tribs Grant Program supports efforts to reforest New York’s tributaries, or small creeks and streams, which flow into and feed larger rivers and lakes. The goal of the... more

Branchport man accused of stabbing, beating mother to death gets a new lawyer

Yates murder suspect gets new attorney
A veteran attorney is now representing the Branchport man accused of stabbing and beating his mother in August, leading to her death two months later. Robert Zimmerman has been assigned to handle the case of Paul Khouzam. Khouzam made a brief appearance in Yates County Court Tuesday with his new lawyer. Khouzam, 38, faces charges of murder, burglary, criminal possession... 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

Branchport motorcyclist killed after head-on collision with Jeep

State Police say a motorcyclist was killed in Pulteney after an accident on State Route 54A. Gregory L. Miller, 56, of Branchport was traveling north when he crossed the double solid line and struck another vehicle – operated by Beth Ann Shaut, 59, of Addison. It’s unknown why he crossed the center line, but police say Miller was pronounced dead... more

Police: Branchport man struck, held down female against her will

Police say a Branchport man was taken into custody on August 3rd at about 7:55 pm following an investigation into an incident that took place in July. Christopher D. Shay, 34, of Branchport was arrested and charged with Criminal Mischief, Assault, Unlawful Imprisonment, Criminal Obstruction of Breathing and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. It is alleged that on July... more

Branchport man charged with felony DWI in Canandaigua

Police say a Branchport man was arrested in the city of Canandaigua on August 6th after a traffic stop on Lakeshore Drive. Richard Rider, 58, Branchport NY, was charged with Felony DWI, Failure to Keep Right and Consumption of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle. He was stopped on Lakeshore Drive for vehicle and traffic violations, and is accused of operating... more

“Explore the Color Around You” with Kari Ganoung Ruiz

Join The Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium (FLM&A) in Branchport on June 2nd, 9:30am-noon, for a family-friendly presentation and color observation called “Explore the Color Around You” led by artist Kari Ganoung Ruiz! Kari’s presentation will cover historic and current artists who work and live in the Finger Lakes Region, and will explain why this area inspires her paintings. Kari... more

Dundee, Bradford Schools will discuss sports partnership

The Dundee and Bradford Central School Districts are actively collaborating and pursuing ways to not only sustain but enhance, athletic offerings by moving towards a full-scale partnership, potentially as soon as the 2018-2019 school year. A lot of thought and consideration has gone into this endeavor, with the continual focus remaining on: ‒ Creating more opportunities for students ‒ Building... more

Branchport woman charged with DWAI in Penn Yan; held on $2K bail

The Penn Yan Police Department reports the arrest of a 33-year-old Branchport resident following receiving a report of a sick or intoxicated driver on Elm Street. Police say that Leah M. Brady, 33, was located operating a vehicle on January 26th around 4:54 pm and executed a traffic stop. During the traffic stop, police say that Brady showed signs of... more
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