Category: Dresden

Yates County residents encourage DEC to modify, revoke Greenidge permits over plan to expand bitcoin mining

Yates County residents encourage DEC to modify, revoke Greenidge permits over plan to expand bitcoin mining

A group of Yates County residents has asked state environmental regulators to modify, suspend or revoke Greenidge Generation’s operating permits to reflect the power plant’s rapidly developing role as an off-the-grid data center that “mines” Bitcoin, the leading cryptocurrency. The company won the ... MORE
Sheriff: Driver dead after vehicle crashes into gorge near Keuka Outlet in Yates County

Sheriff Spike identifies driver involved in fatal one-car crash, investigation remains active

Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike has provided an update, and identified the driver involved in the fatal one-car crash near Dresden. In a press release on Monday, Sheriff Spike says the operator, James Hayes, 37, of Penn Yan, died in the wreck ... MORE
WEEKEND DEBRIEF: Discussing Butler sludge proposal and changes at Greenidge (podcast)

WEEKEND DEBRIEF: Discussing Butler sludge proposal and changes at Greenidge (podcast)

Today on The Weekend Debrief we catch up with the reporter who broke the news on FingerLakes1.com that Tully Environmental would be withdrawing it’s application to build a sewer sludge composting facility in Butler, Wayne County. Peter Mantius’ Water Front Online has ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Pre-Emption Line (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Pre-Emption Line (podcast)

Most Finger Lakes residents have heard of the Pre-Emption Line but very few know the fascinating history of why is exists. Seneca County Historian Walter Gable explains in this episode of Our Finger Lakes History.  . The Pre-Emption Line forms the ... MORE
Sheriff: Three face assault, robbery charges after stabbing in Steuben County

Sheriff: Felony assault, robbery charges filed after stabbing in Steuben County

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard says two people are in custody after an assault and stabbing investigation, which began on June 3rd around 5:20 a.m. That’s when the victim, identified as Mark Norton, arrived at the public safety building requesting help. He ... MORE
Public Service Commission rules that Greenidge bitcoin mining operation isn’t subject to regulation; dismisses environmental concerns

Public Service Commission rules that Greenidge bitcoin mining operation isn’t subject to regulation; dismisses environmental concerns

The state Public Service Commission ruled today that Greenidge Generation LLC’s use of unmetered electricity to drive banks of computers that mine Bitcoin at its Dresden power plant is not subject to PSC regulation. The company had asked the commission to issue exactly ... MORE
SLPWA leadership urges PSC to avoid being ‘fooled’ by Greenidge request to sidestep regulation of bitcoin mining

SLPWA leadership urges PSC to avoid being ‘fooled’ by Greenidge request to sidestep regulation of bitcoin mining

Joining a growing outcry, Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association urged the state Public Service Commission today to reject Greenidge Generation LLC’s bid to fast-track rules for regulating its Bitcoin mining operation. “We believe there are several unresolved thermal discharge issues relating to the ... MORE
Camp Good Days plans for delayed start to 2020

Camp Good Days plans for delayed start to 2020

Organizers with Camp Good Days say they are not giving up. At this point, the camp’s summer session has been pushed to August 1st, but they are holding out hope. “What was normal the past years will not be normal this year ... MORE
Dresden, Life, Yates County
DAILY DEBRIEF: Greenidge power plant quietly shifts to bi

DAILY DEBRIEF: Greenidge power plant quietly shifts to bitcoin, leaving questions about tax incentives (podcast)

How did a power plant along the shores of Seneca Lake in rural Upstate New York dramatically change its course of operation? And how has that shift managed to go almost completely unnoticed? Water Front Online Reporter Peter Mantius dug into that ... MORE
Greenidge could pull down $50K per day as bitcoin operation launches

Greenidge could pull down $50K per day as bitcoin operation launches

The Greenidge Generation power plant has shifted from intermittent to full-time operation to accommodate a new Bitcoin mining operation capable of generating about $50,000 of the virtual currency daily. The plant recently installed and tested 7,000 crypto mining machines that draw 14 ... MORE
‘KEUKA TO GO’: New food delivery platform coming to Yates County

‘KEUKA TO GO’: New food delivery platform coming to Yates County

Food delivery platform will give options to rural customers – By Josh Durso Keuka To Go a new digital and mobile platform is helping to get dinner delivered to your front door. Beginning January 27th customers will be able to visit keukatogo.com, ... MORE
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Dundee man admits to shooting, killing two cats in Yates County

Deputies say a Yates County man is facing an animal cruelty charge after admitting to shooting and killing two cats. Stanley Clark, 46, of Dundee was charged with aggravated cruelty to animals after an investigation into the incident. He’s accused of shooting ... MORE
‘A NECESSITY’: USDA announces progress on $10.3M broadband investment in Yates County

‘A NECESSITY’: USDA announces progress on $10.3M broadband investment in Yates County

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced $10.3 million in investment, which will bring rural broadband infrastructure to more than 1,600 households, more than 300 businesses, and will cover more than 80 square miles in Yates County. It’s part of the e-Connectivity initiative ... MORE
No changes coming to Abtex operation in Yates County

No changes coming to Abtex operation in Yates County

Last week it was announced that Abtex Corp. would be acquired by an Ohio-based company. The longtime Yates County employer located in Dresen is considered a leader in brush deburring systems. They have been located in the former Dresden Elementary School since ... MORE
Firefighters in Dresden, Dundee make big donation to rural Arkansas district

Dresden VFD pays for new truck with donations, then joins Dundee volunteers making bigger donation (video)

Volunteer firefighters in Dresden and Dundee did the best thing they could when they learned about a department in need. That department was in Arkansas, and had purchased the pumper truck Dresden first responders were letting go. The new, lightly used pumper-rescue ... MORE
Dresden, Dundee, Life, Yates County