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Deputies: One airlifted from three-vehicle crash along Rt. 54

Deputies: One airlifted from three-vehicle crash along Rt. 54
In the Town of Torrey on Monday, September 9th a three-vehicle crash prompted first responders to be on-scene for an extended period of time along Route 54. Deputies say that witness statements indicate that Moshe Kadmon, 74, of Isreal, had stopped at the stop sign near the rail spur on Route 54, then continued onto the roadway colliding with a... more

Superintendent Christopher Brown says he’s ready to lead Marcus Whitman

Superintendent Christopher Brown says he’s ready to lead Marcus Whitman
As a new school year begins, Christopher Brown looks at a big opportunity to lead the Marcus Whitman Central School District. He sees himself as one of the individuals who can have a big impact on students lives. And he brings an important mix of experience – at both small and large districts. “Of all the people who can make... 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

Torrey property owners express Seneca Lake concerns to governor

Torrey property owners express Seneca Lake concerns to governor
Nearly 40 Dresden-area property owners on the west shore of Seneca Lake are concerned about what they feel is the “deteriorating” condition of the lake. The signed a March 26 letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlining their concerns, giving priority to the pollution in the Keuka Outlet in Penn Yan that is flowing into the lake, their only source of... more

Ferro Corporation of Torrey seeks to modify discharge permit

Ferro Corporation of Torrey seeks to modify discharge permit
Ferro Electronic Materials on Perry Point Road is applying for permission to modify its State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit. The Cleveland-based company is proposing to add chromium III and cadmium to the chemicals it can discharge into Seneca Lake. Those chemicals are part of a new production process at the facility. Ferro produces inorganic material for surface finishing of... 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

Torrey gets grant for water district

Torrey gets grant for water district
The town will be getting a large federal grant to form its first water district. In a press release, U.S. Rep. Tom Reed said he helped secure a $684,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development program. The program offers loans, grants, and lone guarantees to help create jobs and support economic development in rural communities. “We care... more

CHARGED WITH MURDER: Khouzam indicted, accused of bludgeoning widowed mom in Torrey

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A Yates County grand jury has indicted Paul Khouzam on second-degree murder, first-degree burglary, two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, and aggravated cruelty to animals after a violent, summertime incident involving his widowed mother. The charges stem from a violent, August 6th domestic incident, which took place on Arrowhead Beach Road in the Town of Torrey. Khouzam... more

LATEST: Branchport man arrested hours before violent attack on woman

Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike has identified and outlined the charges filed against a 37-year-old Branchport resident, who violated attacked a 67-year-old female domestic violence victim. Paul M. Khouzam, 37, of Guyanoga Road was charged with first-degree assault, first-degree burglary, and aggravated cruelty to an animal – all felonies. Khouzam is accused of forcefully breaking into a home in Dresden,... more

Town of Torrey annual Memorial Day Service

The Town of Torrey will hold its annual Memorial Day Service on Monday, May 28th at 10:30 AM at the Dresden United Methodist Church on Cornelia Street. Richard Simpson, Yates County Deputy Sheriff and US Marine Corps Sergeant (Ret.), will be the guest speaker. Jeff Waite will lead the Penn Yan Middle School Band. Toby Bond and Sheryl Parkhurst will... more

SENECA7: 2,400+ athletes set to run around Seneca Lake in a 77.7-mile relay race Sunday

The eighth-annual Seneca7, a 77.7-mile relay race, consisting of 348 seven-member teams running the circumference of Seneca Lake, will be held this Sunday, April 29. The event begins in downtown Geneva, with runners heading south along the west side of Seneca Lake, through Yates County, Schuyler County including Watkins Glen, and Seneca County, before returning to Geneva for a finish... 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

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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