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Assistant chief at Middlesex FD killed in snowmobile accident

Assistant chief at Middlesex FD killed in snowmobile accident
First responders around the region are mourning the untimely passing of a 46-year-old Middlesex man, who served as assistant fire chief for the Middlesex Fire Department. The accident happened on Friday night while snowmobiling at Adirondack Park. Inlet Police Chief Ronald Johnston says that 46-year-old Thomas Hetherington was riding with others outside of Raquette Lake. Johnston said that Hetherington missed... 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

Folk Art Guild hosts Last Big Festival of Crafts at The Harley School

Folk Art Guild Last Holiday Festival at Harley School
For 57 years the Rochester Folk Art Guild has held major craft exhibits in Rochester, without once missing an occasion. This Thanksgiving weekend Holiday Festival of Crafts draws that impressive era to a close. Planning for the next few years to concentrate their efforts and energy into hosting events at home, this season’s show will be the final comprehensive Guild... more

Marcus Whitman to play 8-man football this fall

And now there are three area teams going to eight-man high school football, with more sure to follow. Marcus Whitman has informed Section V football coordinator Scott Barker that its varsity football team will join the group of eight-man teams around the state. The Wildcats had planned to play a Finger Lakes West league schedule while attempting to qualify for... more

Vine Valley store reopens in Middlesex

Perhaps one can go home. At least that is what Beth Armitage Muller is trying to do as she re-establishes the Vine Valley General Store. First opened in 1898, by Charles A. Robeson, it served the Vine Valley community on the shore of Canandaigua Lake until her family finally closed it in the 1980′s. After a leap of faith and... more

Middlesex native re-establishes CA Robeson General Store

Perhaps one can go home. At least that is what Beth Armitage Muller is trying to do as she re-establishes the Vine Valley General Store. First opened in 1898, by Charles A. Robeson, it served the Vine Valley community on the shore of Canandaigua Lake until her family finally closed it in the 1980′s. After a leap of faith and... more

Folk Art Guild Craft Weekend

The Folk Art Guild has an exciting line up of Craft Weekend classes for all ages, which is set for 6PM Thursday evening July 12th through 3PM, July 15th. Fifteen hours of intensive study in Pottery, Theater, Filmmaking, Rustic Furniture Building, Weaving, Poetry, and Natural Dyeing will be guided by experienced Guild members and local experts. Online registration and visual... 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

Reed meets the public at town hall meeting in Middlesex

Immigration, the environment, energy and infrastructure topped the list of what came up at Tuesday’s town hall meeting with U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning. Reed entered the Middlesex Hose Company fire hall to a warm reception from a number of those who turned out for the event, which had been rescheduled from Monday due to Reed staying in Washington for... more

Town Hall meeting set for Monday in Middlesex with Tom Reed

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, will hold a Town Hall meeting on Monday, Jan. 22, at 6 p.m. at the Middlesex Hose Company. The Town Hall at the fire hall at 5537 Water St., Middlesex, is for citizens to ask questions, comment and express concerns for response from Congressman Tom Reed. Daily Messenger: Read More more

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The life of Marcus Whitman (podcast)

Born in present day Rushville in 1802, Marcus Whitman was the first graduate doctor of a medical school to practice medicine west of the Rocky Mountains and is credited as a pioneer who helped colonize the Oregon Territory. This is the first in an occasional series of episodes of Walter Gable’s Our Finger Lakes History Podcast that looks at the... 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

“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

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
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