Keuka Shores townhouse PILOT gets approval

Keuka Shores townhouse PILOT gets approval
At the last meeting of the Finger Lakes Economic Development Center (FLEDC), Yates County’s sole industrial and economic development agency, the board approved the proposed Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) agreement for the rental townhouse project being built opposite Red Jacket Park on Rte. 54 in The Town of Milo and in the Village of Penn Yan. FLEDC CEO... more

Milo celebrates bicentennial

Milo celebrates bicentennial
New York State Sen. Tom O’Mara and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano made an appearance at the last Milo Town Board meeting Monday, Nov. 19 to deliver a resolution and proclamation from the State Legislature recognizing the 200th anniversary of the official birth of the town. For several months, the board members have been taking turns to present special information on the... 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

Milo development plan spurs discussion

Milo development plan spurs discussion
The proposed 82-unit apartment complex planned for the former Keuka Estates Trailer Park area across Lake Street from Red Jacket Park has cleared another municipal hurdle, but there are still some area residents who oppose the plan. About 20 people attended a Milo Planning Board public hearing Sept. 11. Although no one specifically opposed the Special Use Permit which was... more

Milo townhouse project expanded, renamed

Milo townhouse project expanded, renamed
In just over a week, the proposed redevelopment of the Keuka Estates mobile home park on State Route 54 in Milo has been both expanded and rebranded. Site architect Douglas McCord explained a very recent change to the scope of the project came about after the Haggerfield family agreed to sell their house (formerly the Patio Restaurant) located in the... 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

Milo residents favor project

A public hearing was held at the Milo Town Office Tuesday, Aug. 14 on the Special Use Permit application and site plan review for a the proposed 70-unit townhouse project on the site of a mobile home park, owned by the David L. Genecco family of Canandaigua, opposite Red Jacket Park on Lake Street. Doug McCord, of McCord Landscape Architecture... 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

Milo supports farmland protection

At last month’s Milo Town Board meeting, the members agreed to sign a letter of support for Robert Henderson’s application for the New York State Farmland Implementation Program. Elizabeth Newbold, formerly of Cornell Cooperative Extension and now with the University of Vermont (but who still assists in these applications) says Henderson applied in the past for the Farmland Protection Program,... 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

Town of Milo celebrates 200 years in Yates County

Two hundred years ago, the settlers of the west side of Seneca Lake and the east of Keuka Lake had grown beyond the simple needs of frontiersmen and women. Members of the Society of Universal Friends, their needs were now the needs of an organized community requiring its own government. In 1818 the new Town of Milo was set off... 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

Yates County targets big pharma

Yates County has joined other New York State municipalities in engaging a legal firm for representation for a potential lawsuit against big pharmaceutical companies for aggressive marketing of opioids. The firm, Napoli Shkolnik is in the process of filing lawsuits on behalf of cities and counties against the manufacturers and distributors of opioid pain medications. Those lawsuits allege that the... more

Fundraising efforts to rebuild Benedicts’ studio in Milo

After over 40 years of teaching art to the school and college students of Yates County, Faith and Dexter Benedict find themselves bereft of a place to work, and even the tools and materials to work with following the disastrous fire that consumed their studios Nov. 1. The Arts Center of Yates County has established the “Fire Works Studio Reconstruction... more
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