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Alex Rideout denied parole in connection to father’s murder

Alex Rideout denied parole in connection to father’s murder
Alex Rideout, who was convicted of tampering with evidence in the murder of his father Craig Rideout, was denied parole after his parole hearing on June 11. According to the New York State Department of Correction Parole Board Calendar website, Alex’s parole was “not granted.” He was found guilty of tampering with evidence and received one and one-third year to... more

Alex Rideout scheduled to meet with parole board this week

Alex Rideout scheduled to meet with parole board this week
A man convicted of charges related to his father’s 2016 homicide is going before the parole board this week. Alex Rideout was convicted of tampering with evidence in the death of his father, Craig Rideout, while mother and brother were both found guilty of murder. Rideout is scheduled to be interviewed by the parole board this week after meeting the... more

Craig Rideout’s sister opposes Alex’s early release

Craig Rideout’s sister opposes Alex’s early release
It’s been three years since the Penfield father of seven, Craig Rideout, was murdered. His body was dumped in Yates County. His estranged wife Laura Rideout and his son Colin were convicted of murder and tampering with evidence in the death of Craig Rideout. Alex Rideout, another son, was convicted of tampering with evidence and could get an early release... more

Laura Rideout files appeal, says her kids killed ex-husband

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According to the Democrat & Chronicle, Laura Rideout has filed an appeal; and says she wasn’t present when her ex-husband – Craig Rideout was killed. Laura was convicted of murdering Craig at his home in Penfield over the summer of 2016. His body was found wrapped in a tarp in Yates County. Laura and Colin Rideout were convicted of murder... more

Jerusalem approves parking restrictions in Keuka Park

Jerusalem approves parking restrictions in Keuka Park
Acting on a request and suggestions from Keuka Park Postmaster Iggy Scott, the Jerusalem Town Board last week approved a “no overnight parking” regulation on Central and Assembly Avenues (Yates County Route 25) near the Post Office and the Keuka Commons Building. It has been a source of complaints from Keuka Park residents and postal customers that Keuka College students... 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

Following arrest of Elizabeth Catlin midwives plan services in Yates County

Midwives plan services in Yates after controversial arrests in 2018
Elizabeth Catlin and her attorney David Morabito continue her defense against felony charges levied last fall in connection to assisting area women in childbirth. While Catlin’s story continues to resonate in national media, women in the local Mennonite community have been working with Yates County Public Health officials and four licensed midwives who have begun providing care to women and... more

Hear about mills and life along the Keuka Outlet

Hear about mills and life along the Keuka Outlet
Yates County’s post-revolutionary history is rooted in the area we now know as a beautiful natural area in a ravine that connects Keuka and Seneca Lakes. The mills that were powered by the flowing water of the Keuka Outlet became the basis of industry here. As the mills prospered, other businesses and services were needed. Soon there were homes, inns,... more

Jerusalem’s new code for non-conforming houses approved

Jerusalem’s new code for non-conforming houses approved
The Town of Jerusalem’s amendments to their local zoning law was approved unanimously, with one abstention, by the Yates County Planning Board at their Jan. 24 meeting, declaring it as having a positive county-wide impact. In the past, older non-conforming homes, especially those with lakefront, could not be expanded with any square footage. Under the new code, these homes may... more

Jerusalem’s new code for non-conforming houses approved

Jerusalem’s new code for non-conforming houses approved
The Town of Jerusalem’s amendments to their local zoning law was approved unanimously, with one abstention, by the Yates County Planning Board at their Jan. 24 meeting, declaring it as having a positive county-wide impact. In the past, older non-conforming homes, especially those with lakefront, could not be expanded with any square footage. Under the new code, these homes may... more

Jerusalem Town Board calls out Supervisor Killen’s ‘sneaky’ tactics

Jerusalem Town Board calls out Supervisor Killen’s ‘sneaky’ tactics
In response to what they describe as “sneaky” and “strong-arm” tactics by Supervisor Patrick Killen, the members of the Jerusalem Town Board let their anger with him be known Dec. 19. Killen penned a letter to the editor which appeared in a November edition of The Chronicle-Express critical of Town Clerk Sheila McMichael, with whom he has had a contentious... 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

Jerusalem summer recreation program a great success

The featured speakers at the Aug. 15 Jerusalem Town Board meeting brought some welcome good news. Bev Eggleston, Summer Recreation Program Director for Jerusalem for over 20 years, and three of her day campers, Wyatt Walters and Grace & Blake Roberts, reported on the great success of this year’s summer recreation program at Keuka Lake State Park. Approximately 75 children... more

Jerusalem dog kennel gets nod

The Jerusalem Zoning Board of Appeals has accepted an application for a special use permit for the construction of a 16 ft. by 24 ft. structure to house up to eight breeding female dogs and three adult male dogs, despite some concerns raised by neighbors and animal advocates. After hearing comments from seven of the 18 people who attended the... more

Board argues via ‘text message’ during official meeting in Jerusalem

The last Jerusalem Town Board Meeting was unusual, even for Jerusalem. Supervisor Patrick Killen was away on vacation, so the meeting was chaired by Councilman Paul Anderson. Several minutes into the meeting, this reporter received a text message on his cell phone from Killen: “If at TOJ meeting, please ask Paul to check his phone.” Doing as asked, Anderson said... more

Jerusalem asks New York to add Keuka to studies

The Town of Jerusalem is calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Senate and Assembly to expand the list of priority lakes in their proposal entitled, “Protecting New York’s Lakes from Harmful Algae Blooms” to include Keuka Lake. This proposal identified 12 priority lakes that are vulnerable to harmful algae blooms (HABs) and are critical sources of... more
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