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A joint investigation by the Yates County Sheriff's Office and the Penn Yan Village Police Department has led to the recent arrests of suspected heroin dealers in the county. Sheriff Ron Spike says a ...read more
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One of the 27 pharmacy's Tops closed this month was in Penn Yan.  The Yates County store was not mentioned in the news release from company headquarters and local customers received a letter date...read more
An amendment to the development agreement for the 15 acre, Yates County owned, Penn Yan Marine site will be on the agenda of the county legislature as it meets tonight in special session in Penn Yan.&...read more
Debra DeMott of Canandaigua has been named the new Site Administrator for  Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Penn Yan. As site administrator, DeMott will be responsible for the daily ope...read more
An agreement was approved by the Schuyler County Legislature in a special session Tuesday night that would see Yates County Highway Superintendent David Hartman hold the same post in Schuyler County. ...read more
The stalemate over what to do about Sheldon Silver was finally broken Tuesday night when Assembly Democrats announced that the Assembly Speaker will step down on Monday and an election to select his r...read more
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The public is invited to attend a community forum on heroin tonight at the Dundee Central School Auditorium.  The Yates Substance Abuse Coalition has organized the event to help better understand...read more
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Keuka College made a BIG splash Monday in the fundraising world, more than doubling its first-ever Day of Giving challenge to raise 125-THOUSAND dollars. Keuka's Director of Marketing and Communicatio...read more
Two Penn Yan residents escaped injury Tuesday morning after their car went over a 70 foot embankment.  58 year old Walter Lepp and a passenger, 59 year old Laura Lepp, were traveling east on the...read more
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Lauren Snyder will officially step down as Project Coordinator for Our Town Rocks at the end of the month.  Caryl Sutterby has been selected as Snyder's replacement. Caryl tells us about her back...read more
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Longtime acting New York State Supreme Court Justice Craig Doran is looking for permanence. Doran, who has served as an acting Supreme Court Justice since the year 2000, is now a candidate to become a...read more
A Connecticut resident has donated a conservation easement of 181 wooded acres to the Finger Lakes Land Trust. The land, donated by Phillip Cusick, a seasonal visitor to the Finger Lakes, shares more ...read more
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In high school girls basketball from last night, the Dundee Lady Scots snapped the 35 game winning streak of the Romulus Lady Warriors [audio:DundeesnapsRomulusstreak.mp3] [/audio]Lucas Day with the...read more
A regional rally will be held at Lakefront Park on January 31st at 2pm. They expect more than 300 local residents to attend in support for resolutions that have passed within the region that oppose ...read more
One of the four people arrested in September for a string of check forgeries and larcenies in Yates County appeared in county court this week. Dylan Force rejected an offer to plead guilty to a felon...read more
A lengthy investigation by the Yates County Sheriff's Office and the Penn Yan Police Department has resulted in the arrest of three Penn Yan residents on multiple drug charges.  The three were ar...read more
Bail was not reduced by Yates County Judge Patrick Falvey for the 24 year old Penn Yan man arrested earlier this month on multiple felony drug charges. Archie "Cole" Castle was arrested on a Superior ...read more
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Republican State Assemblyman Phil Palmesano thinks Governor Cuomo missed the mark on a number of fronts in laying out his so-called Opportunity Agenda for upstate New York. Cuomo's proposals were cont...read more
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For the fourth time in his political career, Congressman Tom Reed listened to President Barack Obama deliver his State of the Union address and, this time around, Reed was optimistic that on some issu...read more
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The monthly community gathering of Our Town Rocks takes places tonight according to project coordinator Lauren Snyder[audio:Snyderlastmeeting.MP3] [/audio]And Snyder's time with the community health ...read more
A 24 year old Penn Yan man has been arrested on multiple counts of criminal possession and sale of a controlled substance.  Archie "Cole" Castle was arrested on a Superior Court warrant following...read more
Social responsibility has long been part of the Keuka College fabric, particularly as it pertains to the local community. For example, Keuka College students, staff, and faculty participate in Make a...read more
A 26 year old Penn Yan man has been sentenced to 1.5-to-3 years in prison after pleading guilty to felony welfare fraud charges.  Joshua Turner's prison sentence was mandatory because of a previ...read more
Yates County Sheriff' Deputies broke up an alleged underage drinking party early this morning around 1am. 16 year old Tyler Hurlbert and 17 year old Angela Austerman were charged with Unlawful Posse...read more
Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association (SLPWA) along with Finger Lakes Wine Business Coalition (FLXWBC), Gas Free Seneca, and various municipality leaders throughout the Finger Lakes filed for full Party...read more
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A 26 year old Penn Yan man has been sentenced to 1.5-to-3 years in prison after pleading guilty to felony welfare fraud charges. Lucas Day has the story.  [audio:pysentence.mp3] [/audio] ...read more
The interim tag has been removed from Howard Dennis' title with the Penn Yan School District.  Dennis was officially named superintendent of schools by the Board of Education at this week's meeti...read more
Assemblyman Phil Palmesano thinks Govenor Cuomo's approach to revitalizing the upstate economy is leaving out too many struggling families and businesses. Palmesano - in a statement released Thursday ...read more
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Food Link of Rochester is getting a 750-thousand dollar grant from the state that will help them add a new 11-thousand square foot, 3.9 million dollar commercial kitchen and food processing hub. Food ...read more
Mike Jackson is the new promoter at Black Rock Speedway in Dundee. Jackson officially signed his lease Wednesday, making him the third different promoter of the speedway in as many years. The track wi...read more
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Update, 8:30 p.m. A casino could be coming to the Southern Tier. By a 5-0 vote, the New York Gaming Facility Location Board reopened the bidding for a casino license in the Southern Tier, which woul...read more
A 50 year old Himrod woman was injured Tuesday after being involved in a one car accident on the Dundee-Himrod Road. Patricia Sorce was traveling north at around 11:30 a.m. when she lost control of he...read more
Those that live, work, and own a business in the town of Barrington are invited to attend a meeting Wednesday night of the Barrington "Our Town Rocks" group.  The group is seeking more input and ...read more
Schuyler and Yates Counties have reached an agreement to share a director of weights and measures.  Clifford Boyce, current director of the department in Schuyler County, will now provide that se...read more
A 27 year old Penn Yan woman is in Yates County Jail following her Sunday arrest on assault charges.  Jenna Beauchemin is accused of cutting another person with a knife and threatening that perso...read more
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  The Finger Lakes Museum project in Branchport is getting more than 54-thousand dollars in marketing and promotion money through the state's I Love New York program. Museum Board President John...read more
 A Yates County company is recalling over a thousand pounds of pork sausage product. The USDA reports Shirk’s Meats, of Dundee is recalling the pork because the product contains peanuts, a ...read more
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 In 2012 the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation awarded a 498-thousand dollar grant for master planning and infrastructure design for the Finger Lakes Museum's p...read more
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The New York State Assembly convened in Albany, Wednesday , for the first time in 2015 and organized itself for the upcoming legislative session.  Like many Republican lawmakers, Assemblyman Phil...read more
Congressman Tom Reed announced, Monday, that he and Republican Congressman Sam Johnson of Texas are co-sponsoring an amendment to proposed House rules for the 114th Congress.  In biblical terms, ...read more
A 19 year old Keuka Park resident faces charges of forgery, criminal possession of a forged instrument and conspiracy following his arrest by Penn Yan Village Police. Paul Larzelere is accused of sign...read more
Yesterday afternoon there was a one vehicle two passenger MVA in Middlesex. 51 year old Lawrence Colf driving a pick-up westbound on Townline Road, losing control on a patch of ice, crossing the eas...read more
Started in 1970, January marks the National Blood Donor Month raising awareness for the need of blood during the winter and throughout the year. The snow season sparks challenges for blood donations...read more
A domestic disturbance on Hollister Street in Dundee early Saturday morning resulted in Disorderly Conduct charges against a man and woman living at the residence. Sheriff’s Deputies say 21 ye...read more
  The driver of an Ontario County ARC bus was injured Friday afternoon around 3:40PM when his vehicle struck a culvert and hit several trees. Yates County Sheriff’s Deputies say 69 year-ol...read more
2014 was a busy year at Finger Lakes Daily News with more than six million page views. Using Google analytics, we know that over 600-thousand unique visitors looked for news and information from the s...read more
Yates County Sheriff's Deputies say 20 year-old Luigi Rosato was probably speeding when his car went out of control, Wednesday morning, left the roadway and slammed into an embankment.  The Rushv...read more
The Bellona Fire Department has been awarded the Gary Garverick Memorial Award for 2014 and will use the funds to purchase a Stokes basket and backboard to assist rescue operations in steep terrain an...read more
    What's up with the New York State Thruway Authority? This morning they again postponed a meeting where they were expected to settle once and for all a proposed toll hike of 45% for s...read more
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They brought in almost 600-thousand dollars last year in the first ROC THE DAY on-line giving event for the seven county Rochester area. This year it takes place on December 12th (12/12/12). Scores ...read more
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