Tag Archives: Yates County

Lyman and Brett Reed, Zach Anderson ..::.. Crash Course #282

Lyman and Brett Reed join us to recap their Mid Summer Mayhem derby in Downsville, NY. Then we catch up with Zach Anderson, who built a nasty 66 New Yorker for the latest Jacob Pruismann event in at the Dallas County Fair in Adel, Iowa. We will also recap a little bit of Yates County Fair, and we will look ahead to this week’s Seneca County Fair events in Waterloo, NY.

Discussing success in Yates County with Steve Griffin .::. Sunday Conversation 3/24/19

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 community – it’s one that has found a lot of success in recent years. They lead the nine-county Finger Lakes region in job growth; and last year won the $10 million prize connected to the Downtown Revitalization Initiative.

Griffin attributed long-term planning, plenty of studies and plans that outlined how $10 million could help Penn Yan to their success in the DRI application process.

And folks are engaged.

Griffin said DRI meetings have seen ‘record turnout’ according to state officials who also attend meetings and become an integral part of the process – once New York selects a winning community. “It’s been the most-rewarding thing to see residents turnout and take part in the process,” Griffin said. “We have some incredible residents who all want to see the best out of Penn Yan.”

Griffin was this week’s guest for FingerLakes1.com’s Sunday Conversation. He sat down with Josh Durso, News Director, to chat about economic development, some state initiatives that are challenging business growth in the region, and much more.


Yates Co. Legislature Chairman Doug Paddock .::. Inside the FLX 4/19/18

Whether it’s continued growth on the economic development front, or expanding on broadband access – the news for the Yates County Legislature has been overwhelmingly positive. Newly-selected Yates County Legislature Chairman Doug Paddock is in-studio talking about the future of the county he leads, the biggest challenges they face in 2018, and what taxpayers can expect with new leadership.


Steve Griffin of Finger Lakes Economic Development Center .::. Inside the FLX 11/20/17

On episode #85 of the Inside the FLX podcast Josh Durso was joined by Steve Griffin, CEO of the Finger Lakes Economic Development Center, who discussed the prospect of driving more development in the region. In particular, the FLEDC is tasked with fostering development in Yates County. They serve as the County’s Industrial Development Agency, but the job isn’t solely about tax incentives. Instead, the entity serves as a facilitator between current and potential businesses, and the community.

Watch the interview below or listen to the audio-only version beneath the audio player.


Election Season Ends, Budget Struggles & Disaster Declaration .::. Debrief Podcast 10/25/2017

On Wednesday’s edition of the Debrief Podcast Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso dive into election results, ballot measures, the budget process in Seneca Falls as the Town Board weighs usage of landfill revenue, a newly hired Director of Public Works in Seneca County, and disaster declaration along the shores of Lake Ontario.


Yates Legislature Chairman Dr. Tim Dennis .::. Inside the FLX 11/09/17

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.


Northwest Iowa Derby Party Preview ..::.. Crash Course #115

This week, we catch up with Candice Jo about her upcoming Northwest Iowa Derby, held this weekend (Jan. 24).

Then, we talk with James Brown about the upcoming season, and his derby plans for this weekend at Radio Hill.

Dates are set for Blizzard Bash 2016 already… And Wednesday is last-call for pre-orders of the Clifford Donnelly support apparel.

FLX Weekly with Jessica Lahr for 6/3 – 6/7/15

A look ahead to your weekend in the Finger Lakes, some great local photos from around the region, our most clicked-on stories of the week, what’s playing in local theaters, and a recap of the Memorial Day ceremony held in Waterloo last weekend. Find out where you can buy fireworks this summer, what police thought of a music festival in Sterling, and who was caught in Skaneateles in a stolen car.

Austin and Devin Manciocchi ..::.. Episode 12

This week, Austin and Devin Manciocchi stop by to talk about their careers and family history, and their upcoming season.


Crash Course Podcast Premiere ..::.. Episode 1

In our premier episode, we talk about the story of the summer in Central New York with Josh Decker, one of those involved in the legendary fight at Yates County in July.

From there, we talk to Yates County 2013 Champion Austin Manciocchi, and chat with both Decker and Manciocchi about the new rules implemented for the Keuka Clash, scheduled for July 8, 2014.

We also catch up with Wade Sikkink with DerbyParts.com to discus the national spectrum and what direction the sport is going: toward weld shows, or back toward stock events.