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‘A NECESSITY’: USDA announces progress on $10.3M broadband investment in Yates County

‘A NECESSITY’: USDA announces progress on $10.3M broadband investment in Yates County
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced $10.3 million in investment, which will bring rural broadband infrastructure to more than 1,600 households, more than 300 businesses, and will cover more than 80 square miles in Yates County. It’s part of the e-Connectivity initiative being driven by the USDA. “Today, e-Connectivity is no longer an amenity, it is a necessity. Our core... more

‘KEUKA TO GO’: New food delivery platform coming to Yates County

‘KEUKA TO GO’: New food delivery platform coming to Yates County
Food delivery platform will give options to rural customers – By Josh Durso Keuka To Go a new digital and mobile platform is helping to get dinner delivered to your front door. Beginning January 27th customers will be able to visit keukatogo.com, which will display local restaurants available for delivery – many of which will be participating in a program... more

Rushville trustee convicted of stealing $400K from employer – will serve probation, pay restitution

Rushville trustee convicted of stealing $400K from employer – will serve probation, pay restitution
A Rushville village trustee arrested in November 2018 was convicted of grand larceny in Ontario County Court Nov. 6 after stealing over $400,000 from her employer. Kimberly Payne, 52, pled guilty to second-degree grand larceny (a class C felony) and fourth-degree grand larceny (a class E felony) before Judge Brian Dennis in a negotiated plea for one year of interim... more

Rochester man arrested for string of Yates County burglaries

Rochester man arrested for string of Yates County burglaries
A Rochester man has been arrested for a string of robberies in Yates County back in January. The Yates County Sheriff’s Office says that 35-year-old Christopher Hearn was charged after investigations in the towns of Potter and Benton into robberies on Jan. 13th. Hearn is now facing 13 charges, including multiple burglary and grand larceny charges, and is being held... more

Police: Driver had BAC nearly three-times legal limit in Penn Yan

Police: Driver had BAC nearly three-times legal limit in Penn Yan
The Penn Yan Police Department reports that a Potter resident was driving with a BAC nearly three-times the legal limit after investigation of a traffic stop in Penn Yan over the weekend. On Sunday around 1:22 a.m. officers arrested Matthew Casciani, 31, for driving while intoxicated. Police say he was charged with felony DWI, felony aggravated DWI, failure to keep... 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

Penn Yan driver speeds away from deputies during traffic stop, crashes into utility pole in Benton

Penn Yan driver leads police
A Penn Yan man is facing multiple charges after fleeing a traffic stop in the Town of Potter over the weekend. On Saturday, deputies say Christopher Rossman, 28, didn’t stop for officers along State Route 364 when they initiated a traffic stop. Instead, Rossman sped away from the scene, according to deputies. They say he eventually lost control of his... more

Heels Up for Healing 5K finishes big

Heels Up for Healing 5K finishes big
About 300 runners, walkers, and volunteers gathered at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital on Saturday, April 6 for the first annual Heels Up for Healing 5K race. The smash hit event raised close to $8,000 in support of bringing 3D Mammography to the hospital. One in eight women is diagnosed with breast cancer, and this revolutionary screening and diagnostic breast... 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

Deputies investigating farm-related burglaries in Yates County

Deputies investigating farm-related burglaries in Yates County
Several long guns are still missing following farm-related burglaries in Yates County. According to The Chronicle Express, the burglaries are in the towns of Potter and Benton. The Rochester Police Department got involved in January, investigating leads on stolen equipment. Three more burglaries were reported in Potter in February. Sheriff Ronald Spike says they have persons of interest outside Yates... more

Crews respond to crash involving truck along Route 245 in Yates County

Crews respond to crash involving truck along Route 245 in Yates County
First responders are on-scene of a crash on Route 245 in Yates County. Reports indicate that the crash involved a school bus, which was waiting to turn and ultimately was not involved – and a truck. The accident happened a little after 8:30 a.m. near Robson Road along Route 245. Witness reports indicate that the bus was not struck by... more
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