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Senior housing units get ‘O-K’ from Penn Yan Planning Board despite concerns

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The Penn Yan Planning Board has approved the site plan for the senior housing units project on South Avenue in the village, according to The Chronicle-Express. The 8-unit project will likely begin ‘as soon as possible’, according to developers. The project is nearby the Keuka Shores project, which is under construction in the Town of Milo on Lake Street. While... more

No charges filed against driver who struck pedestrian along Rt. 54A in Milo over the weekend

No charges filed against driver who struck pedestrian along Rt. 54A in Milo over the weekend
The Yates County Sheriff’s Office reports that the 31-year-old who was struck by a vehicle in Milo on Saturday is listed in stable condition at Strong Memorial Hospital. Finger Lakes News Radio reports that Bradley Vogt will have to undergo surgery for his injuries, which include fractures. However, the investigation into the accident revealed that the driver – identified as... 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

Toddler killed in Milo farming accident after being run over by loader

Deputies are investigating a farm accident that happened in Milo, which left a one-year-old child dead on Tuesday. Those deputies and first responders were called to Hoyt Road in Milo for the report of a one-year-old run over by a piece of farm equipment around 10:40 am. Investigators say a 32-year-old man, who was not identified, was driving a skid... more

AROUND THE LAKES: Exploring the Keuka Outlet Trail with Friends of the Trail, Inc.

Getting engaged in the Finger Lakes has never been easier. The Keuka Outlet Trail is one of the region’s most-celebrated historical attractions, and the organization behind it is asking that the public continue getting involved.  . “We’ve seen great progress over the last several years,” explained Phillip Rahr, who serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for... more

Penn Yan teen sent to Strong Memorial Hospital after Milo crash

A Penn Yan teen was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital after an accident in the Town of Milo on Wednesday. The accident happened on Baker Road when 18-year-old Benedict Demoras went off the road and down an embankment. Penn Yan Ambulance transported the driver to Strong Memorial Hospital, according to first responders. No tickets were issued by law enforcement. more

Milo woman charged with felony DWI, held at Schuyler County Jail

Police say a Milo woman was charged with felony driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop in Watkins Glen on March 9th. Bonnie L. Doan, 58, of Milo was charged with moving from lane unsafely, unsafely passing, failure to keep right, and felony driving while intoxicated after the traffic stop. She will answer the charges in Watkins Glen Village Court,... 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

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

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

Sculptor’s studio is ‘total loss’ after Milo fire

Fire destroyed the studio of a well-known sculptor Wednesday morning. Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike deemed the Baker Road workspace of Dexter Benedict a total loss. Deputies said Benedict’s wife, Faith, woke up around 5 a.m. when she heard their dog barking. She looked outside and saw Fireworks Foundry, as the barn/studio is called, engulfed in flames. Firefighters were unable... more
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