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Naples man airlifted after hiking accident

Naples man airlifted after hiking accident
A Naples man had to be airlifted from the scene of a hiking accident in southern Ontario County on Tuesday. Deputies say that 20-year-old Luke Nash was hiking up a trail off Sunnyside Road when an unknown accident occurred. He suffered head and back injuries; and ENCON is now leading the investigation, according to Finger Lakes News Radio. First responders... more

Barn destroyed by fire in Yates County as ‘explosions’ reported at scene

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A Yates County barn was destroyed by fire late-Monday as firefighters battled a blaze on Italy Valley Road. They were called to the Italy-scene area around 11:30 p.m. Several witnesses who called first responders said they heard explosions at the barn. The Naples Fire Chief believed it may have been the sound of tires or gas canisters exploding inside, according... 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

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

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

Public input requested for Canandaigua Highlands Unit Management Plan

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has begun the process of revising the Canandaigua Highlands Unit Management Plan (UMP). The first Canandaigua Highlands UMP was finalized in 2005, and is available on the web at: www.dec.ny.gov/lands/42852.html The purpose of a unit management plan is two-fold: 1) to define management goals and objectives for state land and, 2)... more

Naples man jailed on ‘no bail’ after domestic incident in Yates

Deputies say a 38-year-old Naples man was charged after an investigated incident of domestic violence. The Yates County Sheriff’s Office says Andrew Schenk, 38, of Naples was charged with aggravated criminal contempt and harassment. The charges stem from an incident in Italy where he violated an order of protection. Deputies say he subjected a resident to unwanted physical contact, simultaneously... 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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