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Laura Rideout’s attorneys call for murder conviction to be overturned

Laura Rideout’s attorneys call for murder conviction to be overturned
Lawyers for Laura Rideout were in court Wednesday, attempting to overturn her murder conviction. Rideout was convicted of killing her estranged husband, Craig Rideout, in 2016. She says she did not participate in the murder or its planning. Rideout and one of her sons, Colin Rideout, were both convicted of murder. Both were sentenced to 25 years to life in prison... more

Court to hear appeal in Rideout murder case Wednesday

Court to hear appeal in Rideout murder case Wednesday
On Wednesday, an appeals court is set to hear the case of Laura Rideout, the suburban mother convicted of murdering her estranged husband in 2016. Rideout, who is serving a life sentence, filed an appeal in May. In the filing, she blamed her two sons for the death of her husband Craig Rideout. Prosecutors say the fact that she went into her estranged... more

Ceremony to mark Esperanza reopening scheduled for this weekend

Ceremony to mark Esperanza reopening scheduled for this weekend
Nearly three years after the doors were closed, one of Yates County’s most cherished destinations is back in business. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday to mark the re-opening of Esperanza Mansion. “We are so excited to have Esperanza Mansion reopen after many years of being closed. We are thankful to the owners for their vested interest... 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

Prosecutors pick holes in Laura Rideout appeal

Prosecutors pick holes in Laura Rideout appeal
Two months after Laura Rideout appealed her murder conviction and pointed at her sons as the killers, prosecutors have filed a response that seeks to debunk those claims and uphold her conviction and sentence. Rideout’s lawyers argued that the 2016 killing of her estranged husband Craig Rideout was an act of “impetuous violence” by young men who thought they were helping... more

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

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

Bank looking to sell Esperanza in Yates

A Rochester-based bank is working with possible buyers to acquire one of Yates County’s most historic and scenic sites. Genesee Regional Bank bought Esperanza Mansion for $100 at a public auction earlier this month at the county courthouse. It was most recently owned by Dave Wegman, but the bank foreclosed on the property in 2016. Esperanza was built in 1838... more

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Jemima Wilkinson, early founder of Penn Yan & Jerusalem (podcast)

Jemima Wilkinson was a charismatic American Quaker and evangelist. Wilkinson and her followers founded Jerusalem, New York, which also includes present day Penn Yan. Seneca County Historian Walter Gable presents the second in his series of famous historic people with Finger Lakes roots. . 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

“Keuka Holidays” wine trail gets residents into the holiday spirit

Local residents were able to get a jump start at ringing in the holiday season with the annual “Keuka Holidays” wine trail. The tour was hosted at Heron Hill Winery and sponsored by the Keuka Lake Wine Trail. Ticket holders were able to travel to seven different wineries, collecting ornaments and trying out different wines. When visitors started the trail,... 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

Barrington voters say ‘yes’ to alcohol; but there are other ‘dry’ FLX communities

For a region that prides itself on being a wine and brew destination in the U.S., some communities in the Finger Lakes still have regulations around alcohol sales that leave residents — and prospective business owners — scratching their heads. Barrington removed itself from the list of communities that were either ‘dry’ or ‘partially dry’, after Prohibition era regulations were... more
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