WATCH: Officials give update on pandemic response in Steuben County (video)

Officials give update on pandemic response in Steuben County (video)

On Tuesday officials from Steuben County provided an update on the Coronavirus Pandemic. Public Health Director Darlene Smith and County Manager Jack Wheeler discussed the latest on COVID-19 response in Steuben. Check it out in its entirety below: Download the FingerLakes1.com App: ... MORE
COVID-19 hot spot zones map makes finding local restrictions easy

COVID-19 hot spot zones map makes finding local restrictions easy

Over the weekend the holiday shopping season kicked off. While pandemic rules were clear — as shoppers wore masks in still-busy stores — some things remained the same. Long lines, inside-and-outside stores, as well as a number of sales. However, different communities ... MORE
WEEKEND DEBRIEF: COVID fines, cluster zone effectiveness, local government struggles (podcast)

WEEKEND DEBRIEF: COVID fines, cluster zone effectiveness, and more (podcast)

It has only been a few days, but plenty has happened in the Finger Lakes. Josh Durso and Ted Baker discuss the biggest headlines of the last week in a special evening edition of The Weekend Debrief. Topics up for discussion include: ... MORE
COVID TRACKER: Cuomo urges caution in FLX, and a closer look at local numbers (full coverage)

TRACKER: See the latest COVID-19 numbers for each county in region (full coverage)

Local health officials around the Finger Lakes and Central New York are pleading with residents to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people over the next several weeks. Cases are on the rise in the Finger Lakes, and other parts of New ... MORE

Finger Lakes Health Data Conference viewed as success for region

At a time when public health policy affects the daily lives of nearly all Americans, accurate, secure and insightful data are more important than ever. Experts who gathered online for the inaugural Finger Lakes Health Data Conference earlier this month say the ... MORE
Sheriff: Pennsylvania man arrested on 14 charges in Steuben County after evading police for a week

Sheriff: Pennsylvania man arrested on 14 charges in Steuben County after evading police for a week

A Pennsylvania man was taken into custody on more than a dozen charges in the Southern Tier after a lengthy investigation that involved several agencies including United States Secret Service. Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that on November 13th deputies arrested ... MORE
Steuben County man leads police on pursuit, faces a number of charges

Steuben County man leads police on pursuit, faces a number of charges

Police say a number of charges were filed after a pursuit ended with a suspect being taken into custody at his home. On November 14th the Canisteo Village Police Department arrested Randall Plank Jr., 42, of Bath for fleeing an officer in ... MORE
Editor’s Note: Due for change in how COVID-19 data is released across New York

Editor’s Note: Coronavirus data should be better organized across New York

We have a COVID-19 reporting problem. In fact, there are a bunch of COVID-related reporting problems.  I am referring to the ways in which the state, counties, K-12 school districts, public colleges, and private universities report COVID-19 data. Our Coronavirus Pandemic coverage ... MORE
Leslie Danks Burke concedes race in 58th District

Leslie Danks Burke concedes NYS Senate race in 58th District

On Wednesday, Leslie Danks Burke, who was running for New York State Senate in the 58th District conceded. She challenged Republican Tom O’Mara. While the margin was narrowed during absentee ballot counting, not enough outstanding ballots remained to close the gap. Read ... MORE
Fish aren’t biting on Seneca Lake: Will Greenidge’s bitcoin mining expansion will make it worse?

Fish aren’t biting on Seneca Lake: Will Greenidge’s bitcoin mining expansion will make it worse?

Seneca Lake’s annual National Lake Trout Derby has shown a steady decline in fish caught and derby participation, according to this chart posted on the Derby’s Facebook site in 2018. A local fisherman is urging Torrey town officials to consider the declining ... MORE
Sheriffs say enforcement of COVID-19 gathering rules won’t include ‘checking’ on private residences over holiday

Sheriffs say enforcement of COVID-19 gathering rules won’t include ‘checking’ on private residences over holiday

Last week Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state would be limiting gatherings at private residences to fewer than 10 people. Many questioned how enforcement would occur at these events. The Governor had previously said that it’s up to localities to enforce ... MORE
Rep. Reed says agreement on second COVID-19 stimulus should be possible

Rep. Reed says agreement on second COVID-19 stimulus should be possible

Recently re-elected Congressman Tom Reed (R-23) says a pair of upcoming special elections in Georgia could play a big role in whether a second stimulus package will get passed now that Election Day is behind the U.S. Right now there’s $400 billion ... MORE
Thousands without power in Finger Lakes & Central New York (full coverage)

Power mostly restored after damaging winds on Sunday (full coverage)

NYSEG and RG&E crews are responding as strong winds and thunderstorms disrupted service to thousands of customers across the Finger Lakes, Central New York, and Southern Tier. Currently there are 20,321 NYSEG customers and 529 RG&E customers without power of the approximately ... MORE
Avoca/Prattsburgh bows out of Section V boys soccer play-offs after opponent refuses to wear masks

Avoca/Prattsburgh bows out of Section V boys soccer play-offs after opponent refuses to wear masks

The Avoca/Prattsburgh varsity boys soccer team has withdrawn from Friday’s scheduled Section V, Class D2 quarterfinal game against Scio, citing a disagreement over the wearing of masks. In a joint statement from Avoca Superintendent Stephen Saxton and Prattsburgh Superintendent Kory Bay, the ... MORE
Troopers: Bath am

Troopers: Bath man faces 80+ felony charges after abuse investigation

New York State Police arrested a Steuben County man on more than 80 felony charges. Scott Costly, 40, of Bath was charged with 81 counts of criminal sex act, as well as a misdemeanor charge of endangering the welfare of a child ... MORE