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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

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

Two men jailed after Penn Yan pursuit reaches speeds over 100 mph

A high-speed chase Friday night, which started in Penn Yan has landed two men in county jail. Penn Yan Police say speeds reached more than 100 mph, and began when a vehicle operated by Daniel Romer, 30, of Prattsburgh, was observed traveling almost three-times the legal speed limit. Officers attempted to stop the car — but Romer fled — reaching... 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

One hospitalized in Yates County after motorcycle vs. mini van crash

A Hammondsport man was hurt and sent to Soldiers and Sailors Hospital following a collision between a minivan and motorcycle. Deputies say the accident occurred Saturday afternoon at the intersection of Bath and Second Milo roads. Joseph Meade, 65, was traveling east on Second Milo Rd. When he failed to yield the right of way at the intersection and collided... 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
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