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A Seneca Falls man was arrested Tuesday, November 17th, following an investigation by the Yates County Sheriff's Office with assistance from the Seneca County Sheriff's Office.  30 year-old James...read more
Yates County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a 37 year old Dresden woman Wednesday night on criminal contempt charges.  Amy Christensen is accused of emailing a person that has an order of protection...read more
23 year-old John Stauffer of Manchester was arrested on 9-22-15 at 11:16 AM on an arrest warrant.  The warrant was for violation of probation out of Yates County.  Stauffer was transported t...read more
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On Wednesday, Dundee Central School will host former professional wrestling star and now inspirational speaker Marc Mero, who will talk to students about bullying, substance abuse, suicide and goal se...read more
An early Wednesday morning incident at a home in Potter led to the arrest of a 55-year-old Rushville man. Dwayne Ettinger is charged with harassment and criminal contempt following the investigation i...read more
A Branchport resident was charged with marijuana possession following a traffic stop in the town of Jerusalem early Tuesday morning. When a Yates County Sheriff's Deputy pulled over a vehicle on Count...read more
Two brothers were ticketed following a traffic stop on Lake Street in the village of Penn Yan Wednesday afternoon. As Sheriff's Deputies approached their car, the driver and his front seat passenger s...read more
At the conclusion of the 2015-2016 season, Keuka College will stop using the athletics nickname "Wolfpack." At the start of next season, the College’s teams will be recognized as the "Wolves."...read more
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In Yates County, Sheriff Ron Spike has called the increase of use of heroin an "epidemic."  In neighboring Schuyler, County, Sheriff William Yessman says heroin use is on the rise.   [audio...read more
A 20 year old Wayne County woman was charged with felony driving while ability impaired by drugs following a traffic stop early Wednesday morning in the village of Penn Yan. Kelsey Lauster, of Clyde, ...read more
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  The Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction will hold a community forum in Penn Yan February 23rd in the Middle School Auditorium. State Senator Tom O'Mara tells us lawmakers ...read more
The Yates County Sheriff's Office is investigating the accidental death of a two year old girl late Monday afternoon. Emergency crews arrived on scene on Bath Road in the town of Barrington just two m...read more
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When Jason Cook announced this week he will be running as a Republican for Yates County Court Judge in November, he explained the role a county court judge must play. [audio:1301653446-Cookjudgerol...read more
A 34 year old Stanley man pleaded guilty Wednesday to felony charges of grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property in Yates County Court.  Kristopher Frisbee entered the pleas follo...read more
The State Department of Labor released its December 2015 employment figures this week. Yates County finished last year with a 4.7 percent unemployment rate, a drop from 5.6 percent for the same month ...read more
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Before a room full of cheering supporters at the Penn Yan Moose Club, former Yates County District Attorney Jason Cook made it official Wednesday. He is running for Yates County Court Judge. Cook talk...read more
The American Red Cross is assisting one adult and one child following a fire in Penn Yan Wednesday morning. Penn Yan firefighters were called out to battle an apartment fire on Clinton Street. No othe...read more
A 47 year old Dundee woman was arrested early Sunday morning by Penn Yan Village Police on a felony DWI charge.  Eloise Austin was charged under Leandra's Law, which is a felony, because police s...read more
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What residents would like to see in the long term future will be the topic of tonight's Our Town Rocks Community Gathering at the Dundee Presbyterian Church. Coordinantor Carol Sutterby says they are ...read more
Former Yates County District Attorney Jason Cook will announce his candidacy for Yates County Court Judge Wednesday. Cook will make his Republican candidacy official at noon at the Elks Lodge on Main ...read more
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This week is National Catholic Schools Week across America, celebrating Catholic education in the United States. St. Michael School in Penn Yan will have a lot going on during the week, including enro...read more
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Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike spoke to those in attendance at this past Tuesday's heroin forum held at Dundee Central School. He says law enforcement is doing its best with what it has. [audio:124...read more
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St. Michael School in Penn Yan is constantly changing the way that technology's used in the classroom. 2nd grade teacher Eileen Wunder handles a lot of what's done at the school with students and to...read more
Residents from Dundee and all of Yates County attending a heroin forum Tuesday night at the Dundee Central School auditorium. Numerous agencies, including the Yates Substance Abuse Coalition, sponsore...read more
Update:  8:50PM The Yates County Sheriff's Office has located 34 year George Santiago, who was reported missing from around midnight, early this morning.  The Sheriff's Office did not provi...read more
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The public is invited to attend a community forum on heroin tonight at 7 PM at the Dundee Central School Auditorium. The Yates Substance Abuse Coalition has helped organize another event to help bette...read more
A faulty wood stove is believed responsible for a fire that destroyed a home in the Town of Italy, Monday morning, displacing three adult residents. Yates County Sheriff's Deputies say 47 year-old Mar...read more
Congratulations to two Penn Yan Academy graduates that were crowned national champions in collegiate lacrosse over the weekend.  Ryan Mace First, Ryan Mace, a 2013 graduate scored 2 goals in ...read more
A one car accident on Shannon Corners Road in the town of Starkey Saturday morning sent a Penn Yan woman to the hospital. Arlene Klein was driving east right around 10 AM when her car hit a patch of i...read more
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Bradley Gillette from the Seneca Lake Brewing Company explains how British style brews are different than American style beers.   [audio:1171663926-Beer1.mp3] [/audio] The Seneca Lake Brewin...read more
  The Yates County Sheriff's Office is reporting a number of complaints, especially from senior citizens, about an IRS telephone scam. Sheriff Ron Spike is advising residents to "hang up immed...read more
The TSA returned a wallet lost at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey that contained more than five thousand dollars in cash to its rightful owner, a Penn Yan resident.  The wallet...read more
The Penn Yan School District is seeking input from residents as it prepares to craft its budget for the 2016-2017 school year. The school is asking residents to pick up surveys available at different ...read more
Six more arrests were made Monday at Crestwood Midstream's gates in the town of Reading. Among those arrested was 72 year old Lynn Donaldson of Keuka Park. The others arrested hailed from Delaware, To...read more
Tim Dennis has been re-elected as chairman of the Yates County Legislature. This is the Republican's second consecutive term as chairman. Doug Paddock was re-elected as the Legislature's vice chair. ...read more
Ithaca lawyer Leslie Danks Burks says she will challenge Tom O'Mara for his state Senate seat in November. O'Mara represents the 58th Senate District, which comprises Yates, Schuyler, Chemung and Steu...read more
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In less than two weeks, Yates County has had three heroin overdose incidents. Two of the three victims were saved by Narcan and were transported to local hospital's for treatment. A 23 year old man ...read more
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In high school boys basketball from last night, it was a record setting night for one Dundee Scots player.  [audio:Kellysetsrecord30.mp3] [/audio]Senior Tyler Kelly scores a career high 30 point...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
For the third time in nine days, Yates County was the site of a heroin overdose.  Deputies responded to a 911 call on Eastman Avenue in the Town of Jerusalem at 11:35 AM, this morning.  Ya...read more
The Rome, New York woman involved in a deadly alcohol related crash in the Town of Milo two years ago has pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated vehicular homicide and driving while intoxicated. ...read more
A Schoharie County, New York woman has been arrested on a warrant issued out of Yates County Superior Court for two counts of criminal sale and two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substa...read more
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The legislature reconvened in Albany, Wednesday afternoon, for the first day of the 2016 legislative session, and there was no lack of rhetoric by politicians from both sides of the aisle.  Ass...read more
A Mennonite couple were taken to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester Wednesday morning after the horse and buggy they were riding in was struck by a car on Lovejoy Road in the town of Benton. 21 yea...read more
An update on the story of a Penn Yan man that was arrested Friday by Rochester Police after being involved in a car chase in the city. According to investigators, 48 year old Edmond Reynolds was pulle...read more
A 23 year-old man is dead, an apparent victim of a heroin overdose. Emergency personnel responded to a report of an unresponsive person in the Town of Starkey, about 7:20 AM, Saturday morning. Attem...read more
The investigation into an incident that occurred on Pulver Road in the town of Italy December 28th has resulted in the arrest of a 49 year old Branchport man. David Crumb is accused of striking a Town...read more
A domestic dispute on New Year's Eve led to the arrest of a Middlesex woman after she allegedly broke a door and cut a telephone wire while in the presence of two children.  Sheriff's Deputies sa...read more
Rochester Police have yet to identify the Penn Yan man that was involved in a car chase in the city Friday night.  According to investigators, the 48 year old suspect was pulled over on Murray St...read more
Yates and Schuyler Counties will share in some of the 10-MILLION dollars awarded in grants by Governor Andrew Cuomo to support improving 9-1-1 response and emergency dispatching.   Yates Cou...read more
2015 was a busy year at Finger Lakes Daily News with more than six million page views. Using Google analytics, we know that almost 700-thousand unique visitors looked for news and information from the...read more
Dundee Ambulance personnel, along with Medic 55, were able to successfully administer Naloxone, also known as Narcan, Wednesday night to an unresponsive 22 year old female in the town of Starkey. The ...read more
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State law changed this summer to allow the sale and use of small novelty fireworks like sparklers, party poppers and cone fountains from December 26th to January 2nd. The only catch, local counties ...read more
The 22 year old Penn Yan woman arrested last Wednesday after village police found 10 bags of heroin in her car was arraigned this week on an indictment issued out of Yates County Court. Jillian Murphy...read more
A 27 year old Penn Yan man faces multiple charges after he was involved in an alleged domestic incident.  Brian Wager is accused of injuring another person and damaging property during the incide...read more
A discarded cigarette next to the back porch of an apartment house at 37 Water Street in the village of Dundee Monday resulted in a structure fire.  When firefighters from Dundee, Penn Yan and Hi...read more
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The Yates Community Center's fitness center is officially open.  Director Pam Griffith says the center is a gift for the community, from the community. [audio:12181555626-GriffithFitnessCenter.mp...read more
75-MILLION dollars in grants to support 45 drinking water and wastewater infrastructure improvement projects throughout New York State were awarded this week by Governor Andrew Cuomo.  The villag...read more
A 44 year old Dundee man arrested on stalking charges by Penn Yan Village Police over the weekend faces additional charges following a search of his impounded vehicle. After police arrested Allan Hans...read more
A 34 year old Penn Yan man faces multiple charges after he allegedly ran over a Main Street fire hydrant Sunday with his truck in the village.  The truck was found parked along the street not far...read more
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The annual Keuka Comfort Care Home "Holiday Cookie Walk" will take place Saturday at the Penn Yan Presbyterian Church.  Maureen Wise gives us a rundown of how the event works[audio:12161552858-KC...read more
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The Lions Club's recycling of eye glasses, or the reclamation of glasses, is a year-round effort that results in old pairs of eyeglasses being collected for repair and reuse.  The Penn Yan Lions ...read more
A 44 year old Dundee man was arrested over the weekend on stalking and criminal contempt charges.  Allan Hansford is accused of violating an order of protection.  Following his arraignment i...read more
Some scary moments Sunday night after a loud explosion was heard by many in the Bellona area around 8:30 p.m. An investigation revealed a group of teens in a wooded area near Bellona had ignited a lar...read more
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The announcement finally came Thursday that the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council had been awarded 500-MILLION dollars in Upstate Revitalization Initiative funding that will be distri...read more
A fire that damaged a home in the village of Penn Yan November 21st remains under investigation.  Firefighters were called to 146 East Elm Street to extinguish burning trash cans on the home's fr...read more
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Dundee's Touch of Christmas returns to the Seneca Street Park this evening.  Judy Duquette tells us what we can expect. [audio:12121585631-TouchofXmasSat.mp3] [/audio]Judy says everything toni...read more
Should the general public be encouraged to responsibly arm themselves in the wake of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris and California?  Law enforcement officials in New York State have been ...read more
The investigation into a burglary at the Top of the Lake Restaurant in Penn Yan has resulted in the arrest of a 32 year old man. Jacob Helton was charged with burglary and criminal mischief.  He ...read more
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The annual holiday celebration "Touch of Christmas" returns to the village of Dundee Saturday night.  Village trustee Judy Duquette tells us what we can expect to see Saturday.[audio:121015111030...read more
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The annual Holiday Cookie Walk to benefit the Keuka Comfort Care Home is planned for later this month at the Presbyterian Church in Penn Yan.  Maureen Wise from the Home tells us its one of the m...read more
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There is a growing concern among residents and law enforcement of the increased amount of drug activity, in particular heroin, in Yates County.  Tonight, a forum will be held in Dundee to help id...read more
A 23 year old Penn Yan man that had allegedly overdosed on heroin led police on a short foot chase Friday following an alleged domestic incident.  Village and State Police along with the Yates Co...read more
Dundee firefighters were called to a Gray Road residence in the town of Barrington Friday for a propane tank that was leaking gas.  Victoria Davis and the other occupants of the home were evacuat...read more
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A community forum will take place Tuesday night in Dundee on drug and heroin addiction.  Tammy Axtell-Kerr is helping organize the event.  She tells us what is planned for Tuesday at the Ame...read more
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Weatherwise, it sounds like today might be a great day to go out and pick out that Christmas tree. Bob Taylor with Scottish Glen on State Route 14 in Dundee, says the Boy Scouts will be out at his T...read more
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A busy Friday of Christmas themed events in Yates and Schuyler Counties.  Watkins Glen Chamber of Commerce Tourism and Marketing Manager Brittany Gibbs tells us a little more about Watkins Glen V...read more
The investigation into a two-car property damage accident that occurred November 27th on Voak Road at State Route 364 has resulted in charges being filed against a Penn Yan man.  Kirby Oswald is ...read more
The investigation into an incident in the parking lot of the Penn Yan Elementary School November 18th has resulted in the arrest of a 33 year old Penn Yan woman.  Natalie Tette was found unrespon...read more
A case of influenza in Ontario County, confirmed in a sample sent the state lab in Albany, has officially triggered the start of this year's flu season in the Finger Lakes.  The fact that the fl...read more
An 18 year old Rochester woman has been arrested on a warrant issued out of Jerusalem Town Court following an alleged incident that occurred at Keuka College Monday night. Courtney Crews is accused of...read more
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Saturday is the annual Boy Scout Christmas Tree Sales at the Scottish Glen Tree Farm on Route 14, Dundee. Owner Bob Taylor, a former Boy Scout himself, explains what happens.[audio:12031555408-Xmastre...read more
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The annual Starshine celebration will take place Friday night in the village of Penn Yan. Yates County Chamber of Commerce President Mike Linehan tells us more. [audio:12021555305-starshine15.MP3] [/...read more
The village of Penn Yan will spend six thousand dollars to buy the site that once housed the Owl's Nest before the building collapsed earlier this year. Flooding damaged the building in May of 2014 as...read more
A Red Cross blood drive will be hosted today from 12:30-6:30 at Dundee American Legion Post 660 on Spring Street. If you haven't donated whole blood in the last 56 days or double red cells in the last...read more
Stanley Paul, a former Keuka College professor of occupational therapy and medicine, is seeking punitive damages for his firing in 2014. In a complaint filed in State Supreme Court, Paul accuses Keuka...read more
Two people were taken to Strong Memorial Hospital after the car they were passengers in was involved in a one car accident on County House Road in the town of Jerusalem early Saturday morning.  2...read more
Results were released Tuesday of a joint investigation by authorities in Yates County into the sale of alcoholic beverages to people under the age of 21 that was conducted last Friday night.  Sev...read more
Finger Lakes Health is proud to announce that Maureen Loyal, DPT, has been named the new Director of Rehabilitation. Loyal most recently was Administrative Director of Rehabilitation Services at Nort...read more
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Each year, November is celebrated as National Adoption Awareness Month to recognize individuals and families who have been touched by adoption.  Jillian Dillion is Home Finder for the Department ...read more
The Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association (SLPWA) has requested that State Health Commissioner, Dr. Howard Zucker,  take an active role in notifying at risk populations about the dangers of Seneca ...read more
A 29 year old Penn Yan man has been arrested for allegedly selling heroin in the village of Bath. Robert Queiroz is charged with felony criminal possession and felony criminal sale of a controlled sub...read more
No one was injured after a car caught on fire on State Route 14A in the town of Barrington Friday. Dundee firefighters extinguished the fire and contained it to Ann Keech's vehicle. The cause was debr...read more
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A benefit later today at the Penn Yan Elks Club for local resident John Decker, who broke his back while suffering a seizure inside of his vehicle last month. Decker has no feeling in his left leg a...read more
Penn Yan Police Chief Mark Hulse tells us the matter is still under investigation, but he confirms that a woman was found unconscious in the front seat of a car last night in the parking lot of the Pe...read more
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Last Thanksgiving morning, more than five hundred people took part in the St. Michael School 5K Turkey Trot in Penn Yan.  Organizers are hoping to again surpass the amount of participants next Th...read more
Another arrest has been made into the investigation of property stolen from a Milo resident back in August. 30 year old James Grant of Seneca Falls is charged with grand larceny for allegedly stealing...read more
The city of Ogdensburg, in St. Lawrence County, hired Yates County Administrator Sarah Purdy as their next city manager Monday night.  Purdy was selected from a nationwide pool of 32 candidates.&...read more
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The regular monthly community gathering of "Our Town Rocks" takes place  tonight at the Dundee Presbyterian Church on Main Street. Carol Sutterby is coordinator of the Dundee-Barrington-Starkey o...read more
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A new non-profit organization in Yates County is designed to help keep pets in their homes.  Michael Bennett is coordinator with Pet Partner Connections.  The organization will provide pet...read more
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Later this month, Yates County residents will have a chance to give their opinion on the recently approved tentative 2016 county budget.  County Budget Officer Nonie Flynn talks about the lengt...read more
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Service to the community will be celebrated tonight as the Arc of Yates will hold its 40th anniversary celebration at Anthony Road Winery in Penn Yan.  CEO Danielle Lyman is looking forward to to...read more
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The Yates County Legislature approved a tentative budget for 2016 this week. First year County Budget Director Nonie Flynn tells us where things stand right now with the proposed spending plan. [audio...read more
An investigation by the Yates County Sheriff's Office has resulted in the arrest of a 22 year old Penn Yan man on grand larceny charges.  Devon Pierce is accused of stealing property from a Town ...read more
Senior citizens that own property in Yates County might be getting a larger tax break soon.  A public hearing is scheduled for next month on a law that would make exemptions available based on in...read more
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There's a new non-profit organization in Yates County called "Pet Partner Connections." Michael Bennett is the organization's coordinator. He tells us about the goals of "Pet Partner Connections." &nb...read more
At its regular monthly meeting this week, the Yates County Legislature approved an agreement that would renew their partnership with neighboring Schuyler County to share a director of weights and meas...read more
Dundee State Police are continuing their investigation into an apparent heroin overdose that occurred Sunday night and claimed the life of a 17 year old girl.  Troopers responded to a Town of Sta...read more
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Not only has the College Government class at Penn Yan Academy played a big role in putting together today's Veteran's Day celebration , but as Senior James Mulvaney tells us, all age groups have been ...read more
  It could have been a lot worse. Just before nightfall Sunday, a wayward vehicle hit a horse and buggy and then took off on State Route 247 in the Town of Potter.  Yates County Sheriff R...read more
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For the 6th straight year, members of Michael Griffiths College Government Class at Penn Yan Academy will present their annual Veteran's Day Celebration Tuesday. Jake Rossi is one of the students in...read more
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The 4th annual St. Michael School 5K Turkey Trot will be held Thanksgiving morning in the village of Penn Yan. One of the event's organizers is Jason Saner. He says this fundraiser would not be as s...read more
A quick thinking resident of Seneca Lake helped out a boater in distress Wednesday. David Maslyn of Penn Yan was out on his boat on Seneca Lake with three other people late Wednesday afternoon near Ne...read more
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With the Thanksgiving holiday comes the 4th annual St. Michael School 5K Turkey Trot in Penn Yan. One of the organizers of the Thanksgiving morning event is Jason Saner. [audio:11051555715-TurkeyTrot...read more
Here are the links to Finger Lakes Area County Board of Elections webstes that provide updated election results. Check back several times, or click refresh to see the latest election results. Listen...read more
Penn Yan schools were placed on "lock in" Tuesday as two people were being arrested on Superior Court warrants for allegedly selling heroin out of their Liberty Street home.  22 year old Merissa ...read more
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The Arc of Yates is celebrating a milestone anniversary later this month. Daniele Lyman is President and CEO of the Arc. She says they're excited to reach their 40th anniversary of serving the communi...read more
It's Election Day with polls now open until 9 p.m. throughout the region. There are several contested county races in Yates County as well as town elections. In Schuyler County, there are multiple tow...read more
State Police at Troop E headquarters in Canandaigua remind people who have seasonal homes in the Finger Lakes that they can take part in the State Police Posted Property Program. Troopers can check on...read more
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The annual Penn Yan Academy Veterans Day program is set to take place November 10th in the auditorium. Academy Vice Principal Warren Kinsey says they're proud to continue this new tradition. [audio:11...read more
Rushville firefighters were called to a South Main Street home Friday night for a vehicle fire that was in close proximity to the residence. The fire was contained to the vehicle owned by Mark West. N...read more
A traffic stop on State Route 54A in Branchport Sunday morning resulted in the arrest of a Gainseville, Florida, woman. 52 year old Kristen Lier was pulled over for speeding. Lier had a valid Florida ...read more
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If you're a parent or the guardian of a small child, you'll want to listen to this Halloween safety message in its entirety from former Seneca Falls Police Chief Fred Capozzi.  Capozzi was inte...read more
A lengthy investigation by village police has resulted in the arrest of a Penn Yan bar owner. Timothy Pease, owner of MVP's Sports Bar and Grill, was charged Monday with criminal nuisance. The 27 year...read more
A 21 year old Rushville man allegedly led a Yates County Sheriff's Deputy on a high speed chase late Sunday night. Indiana Jones failed to pull over for the marked patrol unit in the village of Rushvi...read more
A 24 year old Dundee woman was arrested Sunday on charges of endangering the welfare of a child and harassment following an incident that occurred at a Highland Drive residence.  Paige Willoughby...read more
A 25 year old Dundee man was among 7 people arrested in a joint anti-prostitution detail involving Newark Police, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office and State Police.  Kent Eberly was charged with...read more
Three people have been arrested following a report of a large fight on the Keuka College campus early Friday morning. 21 year old Kevin Nguyen and 20 year old Duvall Breedlove, both of Rochester, and ...read more
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Vice President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that he would not run for president, clearing away one of the biggest potential obstacles to Hillary Clinton's path to the Democratic nomination in 2016. ...read more
A 22 year old Benton man was arrested Wednesday by Penn Yan Village Police on multiple charges.  Adam Mahan was arrested after officers learned he was at a home on Brown Street in the village of ...read more
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The mission statement of the Yates County Substance Abuse Coalition is to raise public awareness and provide a central point of contact for education, resource referral, and support for substance abus...read more
A traffic stop on State Route 247 in the town of Potter Monday night led to the arrest of a 57 year old Rushville woman. As the investigation into a separate incident was underway, Kimmarie Scherzi, o...read more
A deal to invest $8.3 billion in mass transit in New York City between Governor Cuomo and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has lawmakers in the Southern Tier crying foul. State Senator Tom O'Mara was joi...read more
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Substance abuse addiction continues to be a problem not only locally, but nationally as well. George Roets is Director for Community Services in Yates County and is a member of the Yates County Substa...read more
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Its getting to be that time of year when we start to get out the winter coats, hats and gloves and get them ready for the upcoming colder weather. But for some, especially the young in Yates County, t...read more
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Green and Gold Weekend celebrations continue this weekend on the Keuka College campus. College Chaplin Eric Detar says Sunday's memorial service at the Norton Chapel remembers alumni and member...read more
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How about this type of exposure for the Finger Lakes. The Food Network's website has uploaded a series of photos with corresponding information on places to eat and drink when visiting the Finger Lake...read more
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The Penn Yan Public Library is getting into the festive spirit. The library is asking its patrons to turn pumpkins into their favorite storybook characters and then enter those pumpkins into their dec...read more
A Middlesex couple was charged with criminal possession of a weapon following the investigation into a domestic incident at their Hagerty Road residence. Christopher Tiaro and Patricia Mooney-Tiaro we...read more
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Keuka College's Green and Gold Celebration is taking place this weekend with plenty to do over the three day event.   On Saturday, author T. Martin Bennett from Knoxville, Tennessee, will be...read more
We've received information regarding the four car accident that occurred on State Route 14A near the Windmill Saturday.  According to State Police, Ronald Webber, of Honeoye Falls, was the third ...read more
After getting his half-million dollar bail reduced to 10-THOUSAND dollars on a criminal contempt charge, the former Elmira Jackals hockey player accused of killing his wife was released from jail Tues...read more
Two people escaped injury Sunday after the car they were in drove into a house at 5161 Lakemont-Himrod Road. 17 year old Brianna Freeland of Penn Yan told Yates County Sheriff's Deputies she was trave...read more
The Southern Tier Chapter of the American Red Cross has named Carlos McCluskey as its new Executive Director.  McCluskey has been a Red Cross employee for the past two years and is also a firef...read more
A Penn Yan man was caught by village police driving with a license that had been suspended 6 times on 4 separate occassions.  Stephen Miller was pulled over for operating a 2014 Dodge with dark w...read more
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Next weekend's "Green and Gold Weekend" at Keuka College combines reunions, family weekend and homecoming activities all into one. Activities and celebrations get underway next Friday and run throug...read more
At 9 Saturday morning, the Yates County Sheriff's Office received a report from a passerby on Voak Road that a small aircraft appeared to be going down in a wooded area near Petersburg Road in the tow...read more
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Governor Andrew Cuomo hosted the third New York State Wine, Beer, Spirits and Cider Summit in Albany this week.  The Summit is where farm-based beverage manufacturers, industry leaders and agricu...read more
State Police are investigating the discovery of multiple dead animals that were left on the bonfire pile the Dundee School District used last week as part of their annual Homecoming celebration. The a...read more
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The 13th annual Scarecrow contest is underway in the village of Penn Yan. Yates County Chamber President Mike Linehan tells us more.[audio:10071553104-Yatesscorecrow15.mp3] [/audio]Mike says the comp...read more
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It had been a long 18 months since flood waters ravaged portions of Yates County, including the village of Penn Yan.  One of the area's hardest hit in Penn Yan was North Avenue and the ARC of Yat...read more
A 23 year old Rushville woman arrested over the weekend on a Yates County Superior Court bench warrant was arraigned Monday in Yates County Court. Brielle Vanderwall faced charges of offering a false ...read more
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Hidden Valley 4-H camp is holding its annual fall weekend for campers starting Friday afternoon. This year, campers are encouraged to bring their dogs as there will be agility, basic obedience, groomi...read more
A 34 year old Penn Yan man is accused of attempting to strike a village police officer Saturday afternoon. Police responded to a village residence around 4:30 p.m. to answer a complaint. Mark Gardiner...read more
The Yates County Sheriff's Office is still asking for the public's help in locating a 14 year old light skinned black male reportedly went missing from West Lake Road in Penn Yan Saturday. Noah Bright...read more
The State Department of Transportation will begin work today on State Route 54A in the town of Pulteney. According to officials, 54A will be closed to through traffic approximately 6.5 miles north of ...read more
A Red Cross Dundee Community Blood Drive sponsored by American Legion Post 660 will take place Tuesday from 12:30-6:30 PM. Blood shortages continue; every two minutes someone needs this life-saving gi...read more
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A decision was made in the summer of 2014 by Yates County residents to restart the Substance Abuse Coalition in the county to help with an increasing drug problem. Gail Owen is a member of the curre...read more
A Dundee man led State Police, Yates County and Schuyler County Sheriff's Deputies on a 30 minute pursuit just after midnight this morning after he failed to pull over for a traffic stop.  It al...read more
Yates County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a 30 year old Dundee man following an alleged domestic incident that occurred in the village Tuesday.  Michael Baughman is charged with harassment and cri...read more
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A month's worth of rain has fallen in some parts of the Finger Lakes over the last 24 hours, especially in Yates County as we hear from staff meteorologist Kevin Williams. [audio:9301553604-Kevinrain...read more
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The Keuka College community is getting set to celebrate a huge milestone in October. The College's Executive Director of Alumni & Family Relations, Kathy Waye, tells us more about Green and Gold C...read more
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  Judge Craig Doran has been an Ontario County Judge since 1999 and he is looking for broader responsibilities. He is running for State Supreme Court Justice for the eight county 7th Judicial ...read more
The continuing investigation into property stolen from a residence in Penn Yan resulted in the arrest of two men by village police Sunday.  22 year old Nicholas Irwin, of Himrod, and 21 year old ...read more
A 50 year old Penn Yan woman faces multiple charges, including, resisting arrest, following her arrest Saturday.  When Penn Yan Police responded to a noise complaint on Main Street, Jemitha Soles...read more
No word yet on the the cause of a house fire that occurred Friday afternoon on the Lakemont-Himrod Road in Dundee.   Firefighters were called to Harry Ayers' residence at around 12 p.m. for ...read more
An 18 year old Penn Yan teen has been arrested by village police on disorderly conduct charges. Collin Lackey is accused of being involved in a fight that took place at the boat launch along the Outle...read more
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The Yates County Sheriff's Department is once again teaming up with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency to participate in Saturday's "Prescription Drug Take Back Day" that will be held at the rear of the...read more
SENECA FALLS, N.Y. (Sept. 23, 2015) – The first class of the ITT Goulds Pumps advanced manufacturing machinist program, a partnership with Finger Lakes Community College, graduated on Sept. 18 i...read more
Yates County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a 58 year old Naples man Monday on criminal possession of a weapon charge.  Richard Lillot was arrested after a 9-1-1 call was made from his home.  A...read more
A 16 year old town of Jerusalem teen was arrested by Penn Yan Village Police Monday on criminal possession of stolen property charges.  Angela Bruno and two other people allegedly took stolen ste...read more
A 16 year old Penn Yan teen was sent to Yates County Jail following his arrest Monday on criminal contempt and disorderly conduct charges. Village Police observed Raymond McLoud attempting to fight wi...read more
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Catholics from the Rochester Diocese will be well represented at the Pope's various stops in America. Pope Francis arrives in Washington, D.C. at Joint Base Andrews at 4 p.m. Diocesan spokesman Doug ...read more
A 21 year old Penn Yan man is charged with obstruction of governmental administration following his arrest Sunday by Village Police. Jeddrik Cummings is accused of refusing to cooperate with police by...read more
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Child abuse is a subject that's hard to talk about and sometimes even harder to spot. But, there are warning signs that people need to be aware of. Julie Champion is with Child and Family Resources:...read more
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They hope the sun keeps shining. Area grape growers are in the opening days of harvest season. Cornell Co-operative Extension Service Viticulture specialist Hans Walter Peterson says the fruit is ri...read more
7 p.m. update:  Yates Sheriff's Office reports Elijah Atkins has been found. The Yates County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in attempting to locate a missing 16 year old teen....read more
By a 9-to-4 vote, the Yates County Legislature approved a measure that would create and fill two corrections officer positions for the Yates County Jail. The request came from the sheriff's department...read more
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Yates and Schuyler Counties will be holding a "Hazardous Waste Collection Day" Saturday. Yates County Chamber President Mike Linehan tells us more. [audio:9161562513-HazaroudCollectionDay15pt1.MP3] [...read more
A 16 year old Penn Yan teen faces multiple charges following a weekend incident at an East Elm Street residence.  Tyler Hurlbert is accused of striking a 12 year old boy and an adult during an in...read more
A Rochester man is facing a slew of charges after he tried to outrun a sheriff's deputy and his canine partner, Friday afternoon in Yates County.  Sheriff's Deputies say 52 year-old Christopher...read more
A Yates County Grand Jury has indicted the Rome woman involved in a deadly alcohol-related crash in the Town of Milo last year. 27 year old Sabrina Livermore faces a 23 count indictment in the July 17...read more
Thursday was Primary Election day and the results for most of the Finger Lakes are available online.  Below are links to the election results for Cayuga, Ontario, Seneca and Yates Counties. ...read more
Today is Primary Election Day. In Yates County, there is contested Republican primaries in county legislative districts 1 and 3, as well as for county clerk and county coroner and in the towns of Milo...read more
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The Yates County Chamber of Commerce has ended its electronics recycling program, effective immediately. Chamber President Mike Linehan tells us why. [audio:9101553509-YatesChrecyclingends.MP3] [/aud...read more
A 23 year old Penn Yan man faces multiple charges following a routine traffic stop in the village.  Devon Pierce was pulled over by village police for driving a car on a suspended license. A chec...read more
A 29 year old Rushville woman faces petit larceny charges following her arrest by Penn Yan Village Police. Tara Brink was arrested after she was seen on video surveillance stealing returnable cans fro...read more
The Yates County Sheriff's Office has filed charges against the driver of a farm tractor that was pulling 8 people on a hay wagon that was involved in an accident August 30th, injuring 8 people. 25 ye...read more
A 32 year old Penn Yan man was arrested Sunday night following a domestic incident on State Route 364 in the town of Potter.  Matthew Kingston allegedly headbutted another person in front of chil...read more
Penn Yan Police were likely able to save the life of a man that overdosed on heroin at an Elm Street residence by using Narcan.  When police arrived on scene, they found the man unconscious. ...read more
One of the passengers severely injured in Sunday's tractor-hay wagon accident in Barrington has died from her injuries.  52 year old Anna Marie Martin, of Penn Yan, died at Strong Memorial Hospit...read more
A 22 year old Rushville woman was arrested following a traffic stop in the town of Middlesex Tuesday night. A Yates County Sheriff's Deputy observed Brielle Vanderwall driving a car around 7 p.m. ...read more
Work has begun on State Route 54A in Branchport.  The State DOT project, expected to last approximately six to eight weeks, will consist of asphalt concrete milling and resurfacing, guiderail, al...read more
Two Yates County employees - Virginia Fenton and Lois Hall - have announced plans to seek the Republican nomination for the soon-to-be-vacated County Clerk's job, the Penn Yann Chronicle-Express repor...read more
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Members of the Penn Yan community attended the unveiling Tuesday night of the "Penn Yan Community Vision Plan."  The presentation was made by Roger Brown, an architect with the Community Design C...read more
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Penn Yan residents are invited to the village hall tonight for the unveiling of the "Penn Yan Community Vision Plan."  Rolph Zerges is a member of the grassroots group "Penn Yan 2020 Vision."&nbs...read more
An investigation by the Yates County Animal Control Officer has resulted in the arrest of a 21 year old Dundee woman on abandonment of animal charges.  Katrina Edwards is accused of taking her do...read more
A 22 year old Penn Yan woman was ticketed following a two car accident on Hoyt Road in the town of Milo Monday.  60 year old James Bobreski, of Penn Yan, was attempting to turn right into a drive...read more
A portion of East Lake Road in the town of Middlesex will be closed today while Yates County Highway Department crews replace a large culvert pipe.  Detour signs are posted. Pavement recycling wo...read more
8 people were injured, 2 critically, when a tractor pulling a hay wagon rolled over on Sturdevant Road in the town of Barrington Sunday afternoon.  43 year old Elam Martin, of Penn Yan, was towin...read more
Three people were injured following a 3 car accident on State Route 54A in the town of Jerusalem Saturday afternoon.  61 year old Janice Callaghan, of Keuka Park, was traveling north shortly befo...read more
Two Bradford residents were injured Saturday while participating in a motorcycle run on Guyanoga Road in the town of Jerusalem.  Richard Vanhusen attempted to stop for a motorcycle that had stopp...read more
The Finger Lakes Museum and Aquarium's "Launch the Launch" campaign was a huge success raising more than $10,000 to build an ADA-complaint kayak and canoe launch and dock.  The Museum will hold...read more
Two people have been arrested for allegedly burglarizing three Yates County wineries.  33 year old Moises Ruiz, of Geneva, and 32 year old Craig Kaufman, of Romulus, were arrested on Superior Cou...read more
An investigation into a reported domestic dispute has resulted in the arrest of a 30 year old Bradford man. Last Friday, 24 year old Brittney Harrell called 9-1-1 to report that her boyfriend, 30 year...read more
Two people, including a 7 year old girl, were injured following a one car accident on Bath Road, south of Baker Road, in the town of Milo Tuesday.  54 year old Lana Anderson, of Penn Yan, was tra...read more
A Rochester man spotted by Penn Yan Village Police using his cell phone while driving sits in Yates County Jail.  During the course of their stop, police discovered Alexander Green was driving wi...read more
A former professor and men's basketball coach at Keuka College has been announced as the new principal at St. Michael School in Penn Yan.  Before teaching Organizational Management at Keuka, Thom...read more
A 38 year old Penn Yan man was arrested Thursday after he allegedly entered a home on Lincoln Avenue in the village and refused to leave.  Christopher Hobart is accused of entering the home witho...read more
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The Collings Foundation is back in town with three historic World War Two bombers as they look to give area World War Two and Korean War veterans tribute flights around the region.  The flights w...read more
The Dundee Scottish Association is moving next month's Dundee Scottish Festival away from village streets.  According to Festival Manager Fran Willis, the festival committee chose to move the eve...read more
The Village of Penn Yan breathed a collective sign of relief, Tuesday, when Senator Chuck Schumer announced that FEMA would pay the tab for a number of repairs caused by floods in May of last year.&nb...read more
UPDATE:  9:10 pm A NYSEG repair crew is at the scene of a downed power line on Route 364, north of Middlesex, working to restore power to some 1,096 customers.  High winds that accompanied ...read more
A continuing investigation into an alleged marijuana growing operation in Yates County has resulted in the arrest of two men.  62 year old Wilfredo Perez, of Dundee, and 34 year old Scott Paquett...read more
A 24 year old Town of  Middlesex man was hurt Sunday evening when a car hit the ATV he was riding on North Vine Valley Road. Gaven Button was attempting to cross the road and failed to yield the ...read more
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      There's new buzz surrounding Greenidge Generation's hoped for re-start of the Power Plant in Dresden . Finger Lakes Economic Development Center CEO Steve Griffin says in addi...read more
  A routine traffic stop in Yates County Thursday leads to the arrest of a Geneva woman on drug Charges. Deputies stopped 33 year old Kerry Brown on Lown Road in the Town of Benton and would a...read more
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  Local leaders are thrilled with the word that the Dresden Power plant is one step closer to being re-started. The State DEC this week said the application to re start using  biomass and...read more
Governor Cuomo announced, Thursday, that 114 million dollars in zero and low-interest loans will be made available to support improvements at 16 wastewater facilities and four drinking water systems a...read more
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     The Dresden Power Plant could come back to life this fall. The DEC says the re-start application meets with state standards. The new owner Atlas Holdings doing business as Gree...read more
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    You'll see them all over the Finger Lakes over the next few days. The National Wine Bloggers Conference is taking place in Corning and participants will be fanning out to area vineya...read more
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      Yates County Chamber President Mike Linehan is anxious to see the new 77 room Microtel open in Penn Yan in the next few days. He feels it will have a ripple effect on the loc...read more
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      Penn Yan's newest hotel opens in just a matter of days. WFLR News spoke with Indus Development President Jett Metha today and he confirms there are just a few last minute thi...read more
Violent thunderstorms swept through the Finger Lakes Monday afternoon into the evening leaving thousands without power into the early morning hours.  At Eastview Mall, the parking lot was under o...read more
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    More and more towns in the Finger Lakes  are talking about building dog parks and you can now added Penn Yan to the list. Dr. Rolf Zerges with the grassroots group Penn Yan 20/2...read more
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The Program Director at the Yates Cultural & Recreational Resources Pam Griffith describes a customer service program that is offered to local citizens who want to build their resumes and money ma...read more
A 35 year old Penn Yan woman has been charged with making a punishable false written statement.  Donna Clark is accused of giving village police a detailed statement of an alleged incident. ...read more
The State Department of Environmental Conservation in conjunction with the Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association (SLPWA) is asking residents and visitors to report any appearance of HAB's or harmful alg...read more
Fire completely destroyed a barn at 1724 Bellona Station Road in Benton Wednesday.  Benton and Bellona firefighters were called to Ivan Martin's barn at 1 p.m. and when they arrived on scene, the...read more
Details have been released about an accident last Wednesday in the village of Penn Yan that resulted in a house being damaged at the corner of Clinton and Cornwell streets.  John Fenton experien...read more
A blood drive sponsored by Dundee American Legion will take place Tuesday from 12:30-6:30. Serious blood shortages occur during summer months and your single donation can be used to help up to three d...read more
A 21 year old Penn Yan man led police on a short foot chase Friday morning after he and several others were located trespassing on private property.  Travis Vermilye was eventually found hiding u...read more
A 2 car accident at the intersection of State Route 14 and Leach Road in the town of Torrey injured an Elmira man Sunday afternoon.  30 year old Veronica Harper, of Elmira, was northbound on Rou...read more
The Finger Lakes Museum and Aquarium unveil a fundraising campaign to cover the costs of adding a dock to their almost completed Creekside Center.  The three-week campaign is entitled, "Launch ...read more
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As the completion of the new Yates County Fitness Center draws near, Executive Director of the Yates Cultural and Recreational Resources, Pam Griffith, describes some of the nutritional programming ...read more
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The question of solar energy as a viable source of electrical power for home or business is no longer a subject of debate, but how many people that you know actually are off the grid and use solar p...read more
Saturday's Community Health Fair at the Rushville Community Health Center will take place from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.  Children will be the focus of this year's event with a backpack giveaway, bike...read more
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Finger Lakes grape growers has been watching the skies closely this summer. Scott Osborn at Fox Run Vineyards in Yates County says they are starting to recover from an extremely wet June.[audio:7311...read more
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The Collings Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving history as they tour the United States with historic WWII aircraft, is looking for 16 WWII veterans for a TRIBUTE FLIGHT in t...read more
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The 23rd. Annual Glorious Garlic Festival on the grounds of the Fox Run Vineyards in Penn Yan will be held this Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm, each day, and the admission and the parking ar...read more
A two-year old Ontario County boy was seriously injured Wednesday morning when a metal cattle gate fell on top of him.  Ontario County Sheriff's Deputies say little Keith Newswanger of Canandai...read more
Summer camp is a tradition for many kids, but here's a new wrinkle on an old favorite: sheriff's summer camp. 10 kids from Cayuga County are attending the New York State Sheriffs' Association Instit...read more
15-year old Heather Soyring has been found. At 6:46pm, the Yates County Sheriff's Office, using the Nixle Alert System, let area residents know the teenager was found. No other information on her wh...read more
A 23 year old Bellona man was arrested Sunday morning after Yates County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a report of a partially naked man in a car belonging to another person on Highland Drive in Dun...read more
A 46 year old Penn Yan man faces harassment and endangering the welfare of a child charges following the investigation of a domestic incident that took place at his Lake Street residence.  Archie...read more
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Vice President of Community Services Lara Turbide happily highlights the growth of Finger Lakes Health’s leadership role in the community as an institution of continuing education for medical pr...read more
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"It’s going to be fun. It’s going to be lively. It’s going to have some depth to it." That is how the Executive Director of the Yates County Community Center Pam Griffith describes t...read more
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A fundraising event at the Hunt Country Vineyards in Branchport tonight will help the Finger Lakes Wine Business Coalition raise funds to try and stop Crestwood Midstream’s proposed expansion ...read more
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Living Under Nutritional Challenges, or LUNCH, allows people to reach out for medical support and get help to combat obesity and the risk factors it causes such as hypertension, diabetes and many ot...read more
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Bariatric surgery is used in extreme cases of obesity and is just one of the procedures proven successful in treating this unhealthy disorder.  Dr. Ronda Solomon with Life Care Medical Associat...read more
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The old adage of eat less and move more is very simplistic today. Affiliate of Finger Lakes Health Dr. Scott Kolsin stresses the positive values of physical activities and exercise along with a heal...read more
UPDATE: Yates County Sheriff's cancel missing persons alert as 15-year old Nathan Thornton has been found. Penn Yan Police are seeking the assistance of the public in locating a missing 15 year-old...read more
A quick turn of the wheel to avoid hitting a fox caused a Penn Yan woman to lose control of her vehicle, Thursday morning, while driving her 2004 GMC on Melvin Hill Road in the Town of Phelps about 8:...read more
A 21 year old Penn Yan man has been arrested on charges of unlawfully dealing with and endangering the welfare of a child.  Jason Dunaway is accused of giving alcohol to a minor on the Keuka Outl...read more
To cheese lovers this Saturday is one they've been waiting for since last summer;  because it's the date of the Annual Finger Lakes Cheese Festival at Sunset Creamery on Jackson Hill Road in the ...read more
It's a great day in the 680. The North American Numbering Plan Administrator has assigned the new area code (680) for Central New York, which will coexist as an overlay in the 18 counties now served ...read more
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We're less than a week away from Krossin Keuka, the annual summer fundraiser for the Keuka Comfort Care Home in Penn Yan.  Saturday's event is a .67 mile fun swim across Keuka Lake, off the shore...read more
1115 Update :   Officials at Strong tell us Horst remains in guarded condition as of mid-day.   _____________________________________ A 17 year old Port Byron teen was airlifted to Stro...read more
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Gas prices continue to drop throughout the country and Congressman Tom Reed believes hydrofracking is the reason why.[audio:7201555817-ReedHydrogasprices.MP3] [/audio] With gas prices nationwide a...read more
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On the water, this weekend, the president of a business consulting firm steps out from behind her desk to tackle something that no other person has done in documented history.  It's one down and ...read more
The boaters advisory that was issued 7/18 for the west branch of keuka lake has been lifted. It appears that the majority of the the debris has washed ashore. #YatesCounty       &n...read more
Boaters are being asked to reduce their speeds on Keuka Lake today. Large masses of floating debris - swept into the lake by today's storm - could interfere with navigation, especially in the west b...read more
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We are now expected to run out of phone numbers in the 315 area code by 2017. On Thursday, the New York State Public Service Commission recommend overlaying a second area code for the 18 counties impa...read more
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Tick populations are quite large this year.  Jennifer Green is Communicable Disease Nurse with Yates County Public Health.  She says up until a few weeks ago, they'd been hearing about a num...read more
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Earlier this month, Jamestown resident John Plumb announced he would seek the Democratic nomination to run against Congressman Tom Reed in the 23rd Congressional District election. Reed says he welcom...read more
A Keuka Park man escaped serious injury Monday morning when the pickup truck he was driving caught on fire.  Dale Birdsell was eastbound on Elm Street in the village of Penn Yan shortly before 9 ...read more
A Middlesex couple faces child endangerment charges following an investigation by the Yates County Sheriff's Office and the Department of Social Services. 22 year old Felicia Hibbs and 29 year old Chr...read more
A 36 year old Branchport man faces multiple charges following an alleged domestic dispute on Belknap Hill Road Sunday.  Patrick Brown is charged with harassment and two counts of criminal mischie...read more
Two young children were taken to F.F. Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua after being involved in a one car accident on Newell Road in the town of Middlesex.  22 year old Angela Vazquez-Rossman, of ...read more
The tractor pull for tonight's Yates County Fair has been cancelled because of the weather.  The Fairgrounds remain open and tonight's Virgil Cain concert will go on as scheduled under the entert...read more
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Wednesday is "Yates County Humane Society Day" at the Yates County Fair in Penn Yan. Fair spokesperson Bob Miller tells us more.[audio:7081552354-YCFWed2015.mp3] [/audio] Stu Ovens tells us about on...read more
A 53 year old Penn Yan man has been sentenced to three-and-two-thirds to 11 years in state prison for multiple driving while intoxicated convictions.  Richard DeWitt pleaded guilty to aggravated ...read more
      John Plumb, a political unknown, who resigned his post in May at the White House National Security Council has decided to seek the Democratic nomination to run against Republ...read more
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The Yates County Fair kicks off its five day run today in Penn Yan.  Fair spokesperson Stu Ovens tells us about what we can expect .  [audio:7071554248-TuesdayYCF.MP3] [/audio] Bob Miller ...read more
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The 176th edition of the Yates County Fair starts Tuesday at the fairgrounds in Penn Yan.  Fair spokesperson Bob Miller says they try to keep the cost low and affordable so all that want to atten...read more
A 48 year old Penn Yan man faces harassment and endangering the welfare of a child charges following an incident in the village.  Police responded to a Benham Street residence the report of a dom...read more
Middlesex firefighters were called to put out a pickup truck fire Saturday afternoon.  41 year old Donald Wagner the Third, of Middlesex, was towing a fifth wheel camping trailer on North Vine Va...read more
Charges are still pending from a 2 car accident on Guyanoga Road in the town of Jerusalem Saturday that sent a Branchport teen to Strong Memorial Hospital.  17 year old Christopher Pagano, of Sen...read more
The Yates County Sheriff's Office advising motorists that Keuka Street in Penn Yan will be closed from July 6th through the week of July 20th. #YatesCounty           ...read more
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The 176th annual Yates County Fair will be held at the fairgrounds July 7th through the 11.  Fair spokesperson Bob Miller tells us a lot of work goes into this event year-round. [audio:7021553137...read more
Yates County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a 46 year old Addison woman following an incident on Main Street in Dundee.  Susan Foster is accused of striking a town of Starkey resident with her car d...read more
A 32 year old Penn Yan woman was arrested Sunday for criminal possession of stolen property.  The investigation began when Yates County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a Liberty Street residence ...read more
Two inmates at the Yates County Jail face tampering charges following two separate incidents at the facility. On June 18th, 21 year old Raymond Perry, of Watkins Glen, was accused of intentionally plu...read more
A 20 year old Penn Yan woman faces a charge of grand larceny following her arrest by Penn Yan Village Police.  Alyssa Gordon is accused of stealing merchandise and using unauthorized discounts at...read more
There is a water main break in the Town of Milo affecting the East Lake Rd Route 54 area, crews working to fix the problem. #YatesCounty               &nb...read more
A string of burglaries along State Route 14 in Yates and Schuyler Counties that occurred during the late Sunday night, early Monday morning timeframe, are under investigation by multiple law enforceme...read more
68 seniors will graduate from Dundee Central School tonight.  The Class of 2015 will receive their diplomas one day earlier than previous Dundee classes.  Last August, the school board voted...read more
A 29 year old Penn Yan woman is accused of spitting in the face of a deputy from the Yates County Sheriff's Office as she was being arrested following a property damage accident on East Swamp Road in ...read more
Work is set to begin today to replace an existing bridge on State Route 230, over Finnegan Creek, in the town of Barrington.  The project is located between Ray Crosby and Arthurs Roads.  Ac...read more
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The 19th annual Crusin Night returns to Penn Yan Friday.  Yates County Chamber President Mike Linehan tells us more. [audio:6181585259-CrusinNight15.mp3] [/audio]Mike says there'll be plenty of...read more
A 32 year old Penn Yan woman has been charged with harassment following an incident that occurred this week in the village.  Natalie Teete was charged with harassment.  Teete is accused of t...read more
A 24 year old Penn Yan woman faces multiple charges following her arrest stemming from an alleged domestic incident that occurred on the Outlet Road in the Town of Milo Tuesday.  Cassandra Hall i...read more
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Congressman Tom Reed talked Monday about the flooding that again has impacted his 23rd Congressional District [audio:6161565450-ReedJune15flooding.mp3] [/audio] Reed was asked if he had received any...read more
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The monthly community gathering of Our Town Rocks in Dundee will be held later tonight at 6. Carol Sutterby tells us they have some great guests coming tonight[audio:6161563001-OTRTuesday.mp3] [/audi...read more
Fortune has struck again for the Finger Lakes Museum and Aquarium.  The Nelson B. Delavan Foundation out of Rochester will give them a $5,000 dollar grant.  According to executive director N...read more
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  A number of homes in Ontario, Seneca and Yates Counties suffered storm damage this week. Peggy Penders at the Western New York Better Business Bureau says be careful  who you hire for c...read more
 A 19 year old Hammondsport man was involved in a one car accident on Darby's Corners Road, near Stever Hill Road, in the town of Jerusalem Monday afternoon.  Jordan Schuck was traveling nor...read more
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Yates County District Attorney Valerie Gardner is just back from a meeting of the New York State Welfare Fraud Investigators Association and she came  back with a few ideas. She tells us there ar...read more
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A swift-moving series of thunderstorms struck the Finger Lakes Monday afternoon causing widespread power outages impacting thousands of customers. Bob Pass is a spokesman for NYSEG:  [audio:6081...read more
A 19 year old Hornell resident was arrested by Yates County Sheriff's Deputies for allegedly disseminating indecent material to a minor.  Christian Wakefield is accused of sending an explicit vid...read more
A 16 year old Rushville teen was ticketed Sunday for criminal mischief after his arrest by the Yates County Sheriff's Office.  The unidentified eligible youthful offender was charged after they a...read more
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You may have gotten one if you have a student graduating in Yates County this summer.  District Attorney Valerie Gardner has sent a letter to parents urging them to have a heart to heart talk w...read more
A federal inmate being housed at the Yates County Jail has been arrested for allegedly possessing prison contraband. On May 24th, a Corrections Officer observed an unusual bulge in the underwear of 43...read more
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There will be plenty happening at Saturday's Yates County Relay for Life at the Penn Yan Firemen's Field.  Dawn Shipman is Entertainment Cooridinator for the event.  She says there will be s...read more
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The 7th annual Hunt Country Vineyards "Dog Walk" is set for Saturday as we hear from Yates County Chamber of Commerce President Mike Linehan.  [audio:6051560022-Huntdogwalk15.MP3] [/audio] Spea...read more
A 49 year old Branchport woman was sent to Soldiers and Sailors Hospital Thursday after being involved in a one car accident on Guyanoga Road in the town of Jerusalem.  Donna Cooper was traveling...read more
The 72 year old Penn Yan woman involved in a two car accident on State Route 14 at Apple Road in the town of Starkey Wednesday afternoon has died. Linda Potter was traveling east when her car left the...read more
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Fox Run Vineyards on Seneca Lake held an open house Thursday to show off their new 576 panel, 150 kilowatt solar panel installation.The panels, combined with a similar array Fox Run is installing at t...read more
A 31 year old Rushville man was sentenced to 1-to-3 years in state prison in Cattaraugus County Court after he failed to register with the State Sex Offender Registry. Dennis Smigel twice knowingly fa...read more
A 72 year old Penn Yan woman suffered a broken foot after being involved in a two car accident on State Route 14 and Apple Road Wednesday afternoon.  Linda Potter's car left the east side of the ...read more
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A continuing concern about overtime costs at the county jail has resulted in Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike seeking changes in staffing.  The sheriff explains the situation his department is curr...read more
Two people, including a 1 year old child, were involved in a one car accident Tuesday on State Route 14A in the town of Milo.  25 year old Kristen Oakes, of Penn Yan, was traveling north at aroun...read more
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It's the biggest solar project in the Finger Lakes to date. 576 solar panels are being installed at Fox Run Vineyards on Route 14 in Yates County this week. Qwik Solar Partner Ryan Wallace says ever...read more
Sparklers, poppers and cone fountains are legal on the Fourth of July in New York State, but not in every county and only in those counties where the local government permits it. As of this week, 29 ...read more
A 57 year old Naples man suffered multiple broken bones after striking a deer with his motorcycle Tuesday morning in Yates County. Michael Salotto, Junior, was on Italy Valley Road, near Warren Road, ...read more
An incident at the  Keuka Restaurant in Penn Yan over the weekend led to the arrest of a 28 year old Palmyra man.  Dylan Duncan was charged with obstruction of governmental administration an...read more
A joint investigation by sheriff's deputies in two counties has led to the arrest, Tuesday, of a pair of Wayne County women for an alleged extortion plot to steal money from a resident of Yates County...read more
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The Yates County Fairgrounds will be site to the biggest garage sale in the county Friday and Saturday as the Keuka Comfort Care Home in Penn Yan hosts the 10th annual fundraiser.  The Home's Mau...read more
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The Class of 2015 received their diplomas last Saturday from Keuka College. One of the graduates is getting to work in his field of choice already.  Tom Drumm received degrees in political scienc...read more
An application of herbicide will occur on Lamoka and Waneta Lakes starting today.  According to the Lamoka-Waneta Lakes Association, the application will take place today and Thursday with 28 acr...read more
A 57 year old Penn Yan woman was struck by a car in the town of Barrington Friday.  72 year old Helga Poreda, of Penn Yan, was backing up in a parking lot at 4172 State Route 14A, when she backed...read more
A 23 year old Brooklyn man sits in Yates County Jail in lieu of 25-thousand-dollars bail following his arrest by Penn Yan Village Police. Shamar Lewis is accused of forging checks and passing them in ...read more
A Penn Yan woman was injured after being struck by a boat trailer while walking along East Lake Road in the town of Barrington Saturday.  Linda Haley was walking north with traffic along with two...read more
A 36 year old South Carolina man was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester after being involved in a two car accident on Gilbert Street in Rushville Monday morning.  Donald Pounds al...read more
Memorial Day is a holiday that is frequently touched by tragedy in one form or another.  In fact, according to area hospitals it's one of the busiest days of the year for motorcycle, boating, swi...read more
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School ends and your child care provider is not available during the summer months.  If your in Seneca, Yates or Ontario Counties -- you're lucky, because there's a referral service that can help...read more
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A long winter and a short spring made for a challenging assignment to get the state park system up and running for the Memorial Day weekend, but Regional Director for the State Parks Fred Bonn says ev...read more
 More leadership changes for the Finger Lakes Museum and Aquarium in Branchport. After 5 years Founder John Adamski has stepped down as board president but keeps  his seat on the board. He w...read more
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The Dundee Rotary Scrap Metal Collection Drive is underway this week at Knapp and Schlappi Lumber in Dundee.  Rotarian Jim Kohler tells what types of items they are willing to accept from residen...read more
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Organizers and volunteers are continuing to prepare for the 10th annual Keuka Comfort Care Home garage sale that will take place at the end of this month.  Bill McEvily says on Memorial Day, they...read more
Voters in the Dundee school district approved the proposed 2015-2016 budget by a 161-100 vote.  A proposition to allow for a new bus purchase was also approved.  Wendy Gibson and Andrew Simm...read more
The Marcus Whitman School District's $31,458,244 budget was approved by a vote of 378 to 88.  Voters also adopted a proposition authorizing the purchase of four 70-passenger school buses at a co...read more
The Himrod Fire Department is sponsoring a Red Cross blood drive Wednesday from 12:00-6:00 pm in the meeting room.  Serious shortages continue for all blood types. If you are 17 or older , weigh ...read more
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The annual Dundee Rotary Scrap Metal Collection Drive is underway as we hear from Rotarian Jim Kohler [audio:5191555017-DundeeRotaryScrap15.MP3] [/audio]Kohler tells us how the long the collection wi...read more
A 60 year old Penn Yan man faces multiple charges after he was spotted by a village police officer traveling 70 miles per hour in a 30 miles per hour speed zone on Liberty Street Sunday.  Once R...read more
It's that time of year again for residents of local school districts to the head to the polls today to vote on their district's respective proposed budgets as well as school board elections. In Dunde...read more
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Penn Yan Mayor Leigh Markerchar has declared today "PY Strong Day" and residents are encouraged to wear "PY Strong" or Mustangs clothing.  The proclamation falls on the one year anniversary of th...read more
The Yates County Sheriff's Office and the National Weather Service in Binghamton have issued a frost advisory, effective from midnight tonight until 8AM, Thursday morning.  The advisory means tha...read more
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With the recent retirement of Earle Gleason, the Yates County Veterans Service Agency has a new director. His name is Philip Rouin. He tells us a little bit more about his background.   [audio:5...read more
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He is back home safe now and just starting to tell his story. Father Edison Tayag, pastor of the Blessed Trinity Parish which includes Saint Mary Magdalene Church in Wolcott, Saint Thomas in Red Cre...read more
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      You have to really set your fear aside. Friday people will be  rappelling  down the  First Federal Building in Downtown Rochester as part of the Seneca Waterwa...read more
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Thursday will mark the one year anniversary of the flash flooding that struck parts of Yates County and the village of Penn Yan. Many businesses and homes in downtown Penn Yan suffered major flooding ...read more
A 28 year old Penn Yan man has been charged with criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of stolen property. James Sanford the Third is accused of trading synthetic marijuana for a sho...read more
A 26 year old Dresden man was arrested Saturday on a Yates County Superior Court Bench Warrant.  Jeffrey Hubbart was found at his Main Street residence and was taken into custody.  Hubbart i...read more
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A groundbreaking ceremony was held Monday morning at the site of the future Hampton Inn Penn Yan. Last week, the Penn Yan Village Planning Board gave final site approval to Keuka Lake Hotel LLC f...read more
A 51 year old Penn Yan woman was arrested Saturday on a warrant for aggravated harassment for an incident that occurred Thursday on East Bluff Drive in the town of Jerusalem.  According to Yates ...read more
A groundbreaking ceremony will be held this morning at the site of the proposed Hampton Inn in the village of Penn Yan. Final site approval was given to Keuka Lake Hotel LLC at last week's village pla...read more
KEUKA PARK, NY – The Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium’s (FLM&A) board of trustees recently appointed Natalie Payne as the new executive director, replacing Phil Lentini who is no lon...read more
Yates County Sheriff's Office reports that the missing juvenile Nicole Roddenbery has been located and is home safe. The 15 year old Branchport girl was reported missing in late February. No othe...read more
An 80 year old Himrod man was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital Wednesday after being involved in a rollover ATV accident.  Robert Ahnert was taken to the Rochester hospital for treatment of ...read more
A 58 year old Hammondsport man was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital last night after being involved in a one car accident on Belknap Hill Road in the town of Jerusalem.  Dean Gregiore was tr...read more
Close to 100 volunteer firefighters were called to battle a brush fire on Sand Hill Road in Penn Yan Thursday night. Firefighters from Penn Yan, along with mutual aid from Benton, Branchport/Keuka Par...read more
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Some exciting development going on in Yates and Schuyler Counties.  Yates County Chamber of Commerce President Mike Linehan updates on additional lodging that's coming to the village of Penn Yan....read more
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Some more worldwide recognition for the region. Yahoo Travel has listed the Finger Lakes as a "Top 5 Must-Do American Road Trip." Yates County Chamber of Commerce President Mike Linehan reacted to the...read more
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The first annual "Heart of the Finger Lakes" 5K run/walk will be held Saturday at Millard Park in Dundee. Organizer Barb Zebrowski says this event is open to everyone, not just professional runners.[a...read more
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Congressman Tom Reed is joining Senator Charles Schumer is urging the federal government to reverse course on a transit proposal that could put hundreds of local jobs at risk and cripple area train an...read more
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The village of Dundee will host the first annual "Heart of the Finger Lakes 5K Run or Walk" next month.  Organizer Barb Zebrowski tells us how this event came about. [audio:4291561409-Dundee5KBar...read more
 A 48 year-old Middlesex woman was arrested Wednesday night when Yates County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the scene of a domestic dispute on Glen Avenue in Middlesex.  Deputies say Nadin...read more
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today urged the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to reverse course on a proposed rule and clarify a pilot program that has the potential to devastate Rochester F...read more
Personal possessions, small electronics, cash and coins, credit cards and other miscellaneous items one would keep in their car have come up missing in Dundee.  The Yates County Sheriff’s O...read more
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They'll be gathering back at Black Rock Speedway in Dundee Friday night as the 2015 racing season gets underway.  Mike Jackson takes over along with Sue Foster as promoters of the dirt track.&nbs...read more
A home in the town of Jerusalem was badly damaged by fire Wednesday morning.  Firefighters from Branchport-Keuka Park, Penn Yan, Benton, Potter and Pulteney responded to 3909 Italy Hill Road at a...read more
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Keuka College will commemorate the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day or V-E Day, Friday.  Philip Rouin is Director of Veterans Services for Yates County.  He tells us more about Frid...read more
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The Finger Lakes Bronze Handbell Choir will be holding a concert Saturday night in Penn Yan.  Choir member Mary Anne Cooper tells us more about the group.[audio:5011562851-FLBronzechoir.mp3] [/a...read more
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Longs' Cards and Books in Penn Yan will celebrate "National Independent Bookstore Day" Saturday.  Owner Jim Long says he plans to have a half-dozen local authors on hand throughout the day to cel...read more
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Yates County residents took advantage of Saturday's prescription drug-take back program offered by the  Sheriff's Office.  Here's Sheriff Ron Spike [audio:4281554842-SpikeRXcollection2015.MP...read more
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Monday night was a pretty bumpy one for a lot of folks in the Finger Lakes as the first thunderstorms of the season came crashing through the area. Meteorologist Kevin Williams says some of the cells ...read more
Two Penn Yan residents were arrested after attending a DWI Victim Impact Panel. 30 year old Alex Breeds and 43 year old Jody Harris were both seen driving separately to the Yates County Office Buildin...read more
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When voters head to the polls in the Penn Yan school district in May, they'll vote on a 33.6-MILLION dollar budget.   The spending plan represents a 1.6-PERCENT increase over this year's 33....read more
If tonight's fast-moving thunderstorm is any indication of what Mother Nature has in store for us, this season, it might be a good idea to keep your rain gear handy and stock up on flashlight batterie...read more
The investigation into a stolen ATV and dirt bike has resulted in the arrest of a 35 year old Penn Yan man. Yates County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a Belknap Hill Road residence in the town of ...read more
(GENEVA, NEW YORK) The 2015 Seneca7, a 77.7-mile relay race consisting of more than 200 seven-member teams running the distance surrounding Seneca Lake, was contested on Sunday, April 19. The race beg...read more
According to the autopsy performed Tuesday at Soliders and Sailors Hospital the pilot of the single-engine Cessna aircraft that crashed in Penn Yan Sunday died of blunt trauma that resulted in interna...read more
Today, the Yates County Public Health Emergency Preparedness team will be conducting a medication dispensing exercise at the Dundee Central School gymnasium between 1:00 - 3:00 pm. The exercise is nee...read more
The Yates County Sheriff's Office has issued an advisory regarding weather conditions this afternoon, which they indicate will be favorable for the spread of outdoor fires due to dry fine fuels, low h...read more
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  Having a race in April in the Finger Lakes is always a bit of a gamble weatherwise. Seneca 7 Co-Race Director Jeff Henderson says they always go in with fingers crossed. [audio:41715123456-S...read more
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 Finger Lakes Health is bringing back it's popular Walk and Talk program  next month. Community Relations Manager Loree MacKerchar once a week in both Geneva  and Penn Yan people will b...read more
A Penn Yan woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing from her employer. Janelle Schroeder was arrested on a petit larceny charge for allegedly stealing 645-dollars from her unidentified employer....read more
A barn on State Route 14A just outside of the village of Dundee was completely destroyed by fire late Sunday night.  A passerby called 911 after spotting the fire around 11 p.m. Dundee firefighte...read more
Congressman Tom Reed introduced a resolution in Washington, Thursday, that is aimed at tackling the nation's problems by setting goals first then working out the details later. Reed's idea of setting ...read more
The Yates County Legislature has appproved the sale of sparklers, snappers and party poppers twice during the year.  Sales will only be allowed June 1st through July 5th and then again December 2...read more
Assemblyman Phil Palmesano announced, Wednesday, that applications are now being accepted for a total of four $2,500 scholarships to be awarded in June by the New York Conference of Italian-American S...read more
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Investigators from the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are at the Penn Yan Airport today looking into the late Sunday morning plane crash that took the life of 55 year old Steven Seel...read more
Voters in the Penn Yan school district voted Tuesday 148-26 in support of the 634-thousand-dollar proposed Penn Yan Public Library budget for 2015-2016.  Deb Connelly and Sandi Perl were both re-...read more
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Once again this year, New York State is setting aside this weekend for volunteer fire departments to hold recruiting events. The number of volunteer firefighters statewide has dropped to fewer than 90...read more
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The 49th annual Penn Yan Rotary Radio Day Auction takes place Saturday on WFLR. The auction will eminate from the Living Well in Penn Yan. Chairperson Carol Worth tells us about some of the items up f...read more
County leaders, around the state, have expressed concern that sales tax receipts for the first quarter of the year may signal a weakening economy, statewide.  The reasons for the sharp drop-off a...read more
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      The Seneca 7 Relay Race which takes place Sunday takes a great deal of coordination to pull off.  Race Co-Director Jeff Henderson tells us they have to be in touch which...read more
A 23 year old Penn Yan man has been charged with the two counts each of criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance.  Zachary Waite was arrested on a Superior Court warrant fo...read more
Residents of the Penn Yan school district can vote today on the proposed Penn Yan Public Library budget for 2015-2016.  In addition to voting on the 634-THOUSAND dollar spending plan,  two t...read more
A 16 year old Penn Yan teen has been arrested by Penn Yan Village Police on burglary and grand larceny charges. The teen is accused of breaking into a residence and stealing a shotgun. The shotgun was...read more
Yates and Schuyler Counties will share in public safety and security funding as part of a new package of 233-million-dollars in federal grants being distributed statewide to support local emergency re...read more
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Yates County and Keuka Lake will be featured on cable television this weekend.  Back in November, Yates County Chamber of Commerce President Mike Linehan broke the news on WFLR about this interna...read more
A 39-year old Penn Yan woman has been arrested on charges of sexual abuse and unlawful surveillance for allegedly sexually abusing a child under the age of 16. According to village police, Jennifer R...read more
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The National Weather Service will be holding a Basic SKYWARN weather spotters training class in Penn Yan April 15th.  National Weather Service Meterologist Erik Heden says even with all of their ...read more
A public hearing on the Penn Yan Public Library budget will be held tonight at 6:30 in the Hicks Kimball Room at the library. The budget proposition authorizes the library board of trustees to expend ...read more
The Dundee American Legion will be hosting a Community Blood Drive today from 12:15 until 6:30 p.m. According to organizers, all blood types are needed.  Walk-ins are welcome and served most effi...read more
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It sometimes seems that campaign seasons are starting to blend into each other nowadays. It was just last November that Congressman Tom Reed was re-elected and already Democrats are beating the bushes...read more
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For the past 17 years, Celebrate Service...Celebrate Yates has become a day for Yates County community members to work together and serve local non-profits.  The annual day of service is a collab...read more
A physical domestic incident resulted in the arrest of two people by village police.  Shane Wright was charged with harassment, disorderly conduct, obstruction of governmental administration and ...read more
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BINGHAMTON HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING.  LOCATIONS...SOUTHERN NEW YORK, NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA,   AND THE C...read more
The New York State Budget approved early Wednesday morning increased overall state aid to New York's public schools by 1.4-billion-dollars to 23.5-billion for the coming year. Both Penn Yan and Dundee...read more
Five Upstate members of the U.S. Congress have joined together in co-sponsoring legislation for the reauthorization of funding for the National Women's Rights History Project Act. Congresswoman Louis...read more
A Wayne County man - charged with producing and passing counterfeit U.S. currency - admitted his guilt, Wednesday, during an interview with a reporter for NEWS10NBC.  19 year-old Jeffrey Tyler of...read more
A traffic stop in the village of Penn Yan led to the arrest of two men on drug charges.  A vehicle driven by 27 year old Timothy Kerrick, of Penn Yan, was pulled over on Elm Street and police fou...read more
Support for area farmers has emerged as a touchstone issue in the state's new budget with a whole crop of farmer friendly provisions targeted at the state's farming industry.  According to State ...read more
Some major economic news was announced on Monday in the form a $500,000 grant issued to the Southern Tier Startup Alliance, a collaboration between Binghamton University, Cornell University, Corning I...read more
A bi-partisan Medicare reform bill, passed by the House last week, is good news for rural hospitals in the Southern Tier and the Finger Lakes and for their senior patients who depend on Medicare. ...read more
Wegmans grocery stores is utilizing a local farm and mill in Yates and Essex counties for flour in its new artisan baguette, the Wegmans Organic Flute, which debuted recently, and it is made with an...read more
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This year, the American Cancer Society’s is having its 30th Relay For Life. In Yates County it will be at the Penn Yan Fireman's Field Saturday, June 06 from 5:00 PM to 1:30 AM. The Kick-off is ...read more
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Yates County has moved it's 911 center into a bigger room with brand new equipment. Sheriff Ron Spike tells us they have replaced everythibng with state of the art techonology.     [audio...read more
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  Consultants from CGR of Rochester gave presentations this week to the Yates and Schuyler County Legislatures on possible areas of consolidation. Schuyler County Administrator Tim O'Hearn tel...read more
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Yates County has been using a 300-thousand dollar State Homeland Security Grant to renovate it's  911 operations  in Penn Yan .  Sheriff Ron Spike says they have moved into a new larger...read more
State Senator Tom O'Mara, newly-appointed to the Senate Task Force on Workforce Development, says the emphasis needs to shift from job-creating tax cuts to retraining workers to qualify for hard-to-fi...read more
The pedestrian struck by a car in Penn Yan back on February 27th is facing charges following an investigation by village police. 32 year old Natalie Tette, of Penn Yan, was lying in the middle of Sen...read more
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The 18th annual "Celebrate Service, Celebrate Yates" is scheduled for Sunday, April 12th. The annual day of service is a collaboration of the Yates County community, including Keuka College. Keuka Col...read more
Sam Schimizzi was elected Watkins Glen's newest mayor Wednesday.  Schimizzi outpolled Scott Gibson 231-205.  Current Mayor Mark Swinnerton lost by one vote in his bid to be elected to a vill...read more
It will be a busy day at the polls today for voters in Watkins Glen.  Current Village Trustee Scott Gibson is running for Mayor against Sam Schimizzi and Richard Scuteri.  Current Mayor Mark...read more
A 27 year old Penn Yan man has been charged with assault and criminal contempt after village police say he allegedly brutally assaulted a female.  Ricky Robuck is accused of attacking a woman tha...read more
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At the recent annual meeting of the New York State Sheriff's Association Institute, Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike was awarded the "Sheriff Grover Cleveland Award."  Sheriff Spike spoke to us abo...read more
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The monthly community gathering of Our Town Rocks will take place tonight at the Roy Wood Community Room at the Dundee Area Youth Center. Carol Sutterby says they have a busy night planned.[audio:3171...read more
Yates County Sheriff's Deputies have arrested a Rushville man for allegedly scrapping two stolen vehicles in exchange for money.  34 year-old Kristofer Frisbee was arrested Monday morning followi...read more
A family of four was able to safely escape their house after it caught fire shortly after 7 Sunday night in the town of Jerusalem. Firefighters from Branchport/Keuka Park, Penn Yan, Rushville, Middles...read more
A public hearing will be held next month in Yates County on a proposed local law that would see the sale of sparklers twice a year. Under the proposed legislation, the sale of sparklers would be allo...read more
Potter firefighters were called to a Ward Simmons Road residence Saturday night for a car fire. When they arrived on scene, firefighters quickly put out the fire. The car belonged to 29 year old Colle...read more
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The "End is Near" is coming to Penn Yan Saturday. No, it's not a new sci-fi thriller opening up at the Lake Street Plaza theater, but instead it's a new music festival that will be held in the downtow...read more
The investigation into numerous burglaries that occurred at storage units located in Dundee between last September and last month has resulted in the arrest of two local residents. 25 year old Jonath...read more
Yates County Sheriff's Deputies have arrested a local contractor for allegedly stealing more than 40-thousand-dollars from customers. Kristofer Frisbee, of Rushville, was charged with grand larceny a...read more
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The Humane Society of Yates County will be holding its annual Bail for Paws fundraising event Friday at the Moose Lodge in Penn Yan.  In addition to dropping bail money off at the Lodge for the 1...read more
A 34 year old Dundee man was arrested Wednesday on multiple charges following an incident at the Dollar General on Seneca Street in the village. Kenneth Kuehl is accused of attempting to take items f...read more
A study will be conducted to determine the cause of flash floods that damaged town of Wayne road homes in Keuka Village last summer. A 50-thousand-dollar State Community Development Block Grant will p...read more
Yates and Schuyler Counties will not share the position of highway superintendent as agreed to last month.  Monday night, the Schuyler County Legislature rescinded its January approval of a share...read more
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A bipartisan group of 114 state legislators, organized by state Senator Tom O’Mara and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano, joined county and town highway superintendents and other local leaders from acr...read more
Two Yates County women have been arrested following the investigation into a stolen credit card that was used at several area ATM machines for cash withdrawls.  32 year old Heather Martin, of Pen...read more
A Yates County sex offender was arrested Friday for failing to verify his address. 39 year old Douglas LaPlant, Junior, was charged with a felony for failing to verify his Italy Turnpike Road residenc...read more
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The final performance of Dundee Central School's musical production of "The Little Shop of Horrors" will take place this afternoon at 1.  Christopher Knapp plays Seymour Krelborn, a poor orphan...read more
A burglary at a home on Stark Avenue in the village of Penn Yan is under investigation. Village Police believe the burglary happened around February 12th and that a Savage double-barrel .410 shotgun w...read more
The Yates County Sheriff's Office has issued a missing persons alert for a 16 year-old Branchport youth. The teenager's name is Nicole Roddenbery. She stands 5 feet nine inches tall with a heavy build...read more
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It's that time of year again...time for the annual Dundee Central School musical. This year, students will be presenting "The Little Shop of Horrors." Director Scott Shepardson says the classic was re...read more
A 45 year old Horseheads man was arrested Monday on a petit larceny charge after an incident that occurred in the village of Penn Yan. Brent Strobridge is accused of opening a package inside of a Penn...read more
An incident in the village of Penn Yan Sunday afternoon resulted in the arrest of a 35 year old Romulus man that was wanted on an outstanding felony bench warrant that was issued in December of 2006. ...read more
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Annually, one of the most popular fundraisers conducted by the Humane Society of Yates County will be held this month in the village of Penn Yan.  One of the Shelter of Hope's volunteers, Sue DeG...read more
Voters in the Dundee Central School district approved a proposal Tuesday to build a fieldhouse near the athletic fields. The vote was 75-43 with one ballot being ruled invalid. The 300-thousand-dollar...read more
A 32 year old Penn Yan woman was listed in guarded condition Monday at Strong Memorial Hospital after being struck by a car Friday night.  The driver of the car, who has not been identified, call...read more
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Another in a series of the "ART of WINE" workshops will be held tonight at the Arts Center of Yates County in Penn Yan. Director Kris Pearson tells us more about this series, which includes a guest fr...read more
A 25 year old Dundee man has been arrested by Yates County Sheriff's Deputies on a warrant issued out of Yates County Superior Court. The warrant was issued after Brien Bergmark failed to comply with ...read more
UPDATE As of about 4pm yesterday, Millard Street in Dundee is now open to all traffic. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   ...read more
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The Dundee Mobile Food Pantry will take place this afternoon at the Starkey Town Barn.  For those that plan on stopping by the Pantry, Karen Hadley has a few reminders for you.[audio:2271555110-F...read more
A 21 year old Penn Yan woman was ticketed for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle after being involved in a one car accident on Lovejoy Road in the town of Benton at around 11:30 last n...read more
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The Finger Lakes Economic Development Center has partnered with Our Town Rocks in Dundee to provide micro-enterprise loans for residents of Dundee, Starkey and Barrington. The program aims to improve ...read more
The investigation into an incident that allegedly occurred in the Steuben County town of Pulteney January 25th has resulted in the arrest of a 27 year old Branchport man. Justin Sanderson was charged ...read more
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It's been a hard winter for a lot of wildlife in the Finger Lakes. With the thick snow cover, deer are eating things like cat-tails and pine cones off tree branches to survive. You might think you a...read more
Congressman Tom Reed announced Wednesday that Yates County farmers will receive nearly 284-thousand dollars in Disaster Relief administered by the USDA through the Emergency Conservation Program. Dir...read more
A 21 year old Penn Yan man has been arrested for selling heroin.  Brendan Bolger was arrested this week on felony charges of criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance. Bolge...read more
A 39 year old Penn Yan man has been arrested for failing to register his address with the New York State sex offender registry. Marcus Musto lived on Liberty Street but moved to a Main Street apartmen...read more
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The current snow pack in the Finger Lakes ranges from two and a half to three feet in most places. Mike Evans, the Chief Science Officer for the National Weather Service Office in Binghamton, says moi...read more
UPDATE: 1:59 PM (02-15-15) Seneca County Sheriff Jack Stenberg, in consultation with Seneca County Highway Superintendent Roy Gates, has issued a travel advisory for all County Roads. Blowing and dri...read more
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Residents of the town of Barrington are invited to attend tonight's town board meeting to hear from Alex Taylor of the Finger Lakes Economic Development Center. The Center has teamed up with Our Town ...read more
The Yates County Sheriff's Office still has its missing persons alert out for 16 year-old Nicole Roddenbery of Branchport. She stands 5 feet 9 inches tall with a heavy build, long reddish blond hair a...read more
Thirteen of the 25 New York wineries at Boston's Wine Expo this weekend are from the Finger Lakes region.  The Expo, which is being held today and tomorrow is one of the largest wine-related even...read more
Can it be too wintery for a WinterFest? Why yes it can.  The Finger Lakes Museum and Aquarium’s third annual Brrranchport Winterfest that was set for Saturday  has been rescheduled t...read more
The National Weather Service Office in Buffalo has issued an urgent weather message:   2-12-157PM A wind chill warning remains in effect for the Finger Lakes until noon Friday, and conditi...read more
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The winter of 2014 to 2015 has been full of snow, ice, and cold days. Meteorologist Kevin Williams predicted back in September precisely what's unfolded this winter: arctic cold and February full of...read more
Firefighters from nine different area volunteer companies were called to battle a structure fire at the Folk Art Guild Pottery Studio in Middlesex last night. Firefighters from Middlesex, Rushville, P...read more
One person was injured after a two car, one bicycle, accident that occurred on Lovejoy Road, at the intersection of Stape Road, Saturday afternoon.  58 year old Paul Brady, Junior, of Canandaigua...read more
The 48 year old Dundee man charged with making close to 4-THOUSAND dollars in fraudulent debit card purchases was sentenced to one-and-a-third to 4 years in prison by Yates County Judge Patrick Falvey...read more
A 27 year old Penn Yan man has pleaded guilty to two felony burglary charges. Robby Hamilton admitted to breaking into a State Route 364 business in the town of Benton on two occassions, in November o...read more
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Thurday morning at 10AM, in the Horseheads Holiday Inn Express, will hold a much anticipated Issues Conference on a  controversial pro...read more
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The 2nd annual Dundee Winter Concert will take place Saturday night at the Dundee Baptist Church.  This year, performances will be by Steve Grills and the Roadmasters and special guest Joe Beard....read more
A 24 year old Middlesex man faces 9 years in state prison after pleading guilty to a felony burglary charge in Yates County Court. Aaron Henderson, who was convicted of burglary in 2010, admitted to s...read more
Using the antidote Narcan, Penn Yan Village Police likely saved the life of a village man that overdosed on heroin Tuesday night.  A 9-1-1 call to a Benham Street home around 6:30 resulted in a ...read more
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The Arts Center of Yates County will be holding an "ART of WINE" workshop tonight at 6:30.  Director Kris Pearson tells us more about this series. [audio:ARTofWINE.MP3] [/audio]and if your inter...read more
A sentence of 20 years to life was handed down to the Penn Yan man found guilty in December of trying to burn down his Main Street home during a standoff with police in 2012.  Greg Garno was foun...read more
The Penn Yan Village Board will hold a special board meeting Friday afternoon.  On the board's agenda will be the sewage disposal agreement between the village and town of Jerusalem, along with a...read more
An annual report issued, Wednesday, by Finger Lakes Health presented a fact-based overview of the health-care providers far-reaching impact on both the community's health and its economy. In its 2014...read more
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Last summer, Keuka College learned it was one of four upstate New York colleges to be unanimously approved for a tax-free designation thanks to the START-UP NY initiative designed to provide major inc...read more
A 38 year old Penn Yan man faces multiple charges following an early Saturday morning traffic stop. As village police pulled over the vehicle on Ogden Street, they observed the driver, Omar Johnson, ...read more
The Penn Yan man found guilty in December of trying to burn down his Main Street home during a standoff with police in 2012 has been found to be a persistent felony offender by Yates County Judge Patr...read more
Dundee American Legion Post 660 will sponsor a Red Cross Blood Drive Tuesday, February 3rd, from 12:30-6:30 at 10 Spring Street.  With challenging winter weather and serious illnesses, many blood...read more
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After a one year hiatus, Our Town Rocks is looking to hold another "Barrington Community Day" this summer. However, they need the help of those that work, live and recreate in Barrington to come forwa...read more
More than 300 people from around the Finger Lakes region banded together in the cold and rallied against the proposed LPG storage on Seneca Lake yesterday afternoon. Since October 2014, over 200...read more
The Finger Lakes region has not seen gas prices this low in 6 years:Victor Mobil $2.54Canandaigua Arrow Mart $2.45Penn Yan Sunoco A Plus $2.42Watkins Glen Lakes Gas $2.38Newark Express mart $2.35Ithac...read more
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The first Saturday in February will be host to one of the Yates County Chamber of Commerce's most anticipated events of the year.  Chamber President Mike Linehan tells us more about their Annual ...read more
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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
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
Yates County Sheriff's Deputies were kept busy this Thanksgiving holiday with a number of arrests.  On Wednesay night, 49 year old Keith Peppard of Odessa ended up in the county jail in lieu of ...read more
Want to know who won the local elections in your neighborhood? Here are the links for local Finger Lakes area counties.  - Cayuga County  - Chemung County  - Monroe County  - On...read more
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A resolution is before the Yates County Legislature at its regular monthly meeting tonight that will ask for their support against a proposed LPG storage facility at the southern end of Seneca Lake, i...read more
Members of the Yates County Government Operations Committee voted four to one Monday to send to the full legislature a resolution opposing Crestwood's plan to store LP gas in salt caverns along the we...read more
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The Yates County Legislature's Government Operations Committee will be presented a resolution today opposing gas storage on Seneca Lake. If approved, the resolution will be presented to the full legis...read more
Law enforcement agencies in Yates County will participate in an end of summer program to prevent impaired driving, aimed at reducing injuries and saving lives.The STOP-DWI Crackdown efforts are set ...read more
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Another big day is planned for today at the Yates County Fair.  Here's Stu Ovens to tell us more about some of the kid's activities planned for the day. [audio:FriYatesFair14.MP3] [/audio] and ...read more
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It's the 3rd day of the Yates County Fair today and board member Stu Ovens tells us there's plenty on tap for the kids at the Fairgrounds on Old Route 14A just outside of the village of Penn Yan.[audi...read more
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The 175th Yates County Fair is underway. Fair spokesperson Stu Ovens tells us what's on tap for today. [audio:WedYatesCoFair.MP3] [/audio] Ovens says the Fair is not just about the rides and grands...read more
Yates County Public Health is warning people about animals with rabies in our area.  They have already found a raccoon and a fox that were infected.  All mammals including humans and pets ...read more
It’s been a couple years since the Yates County Cooperative Extension updated its food and beverage guide and they believe it’s time to update it again.  The guide offers lists of w...read more
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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced Friday a new round of immediate state disaster recovery assistance to help residents and business owners who incurred damage from this month's flash flooding that se...read more
Yates County residents should finally get some relief from the foul weather and that's good news because they've got a lot of work to do.  Damage is extensive throughout the county as flood wat...read more
Black Rock Speedway in Dundee has changed its name to Yates County Speedway. New track Promoter Dan Harpell, who recently secured a deal leasing the track from Dean Hoag, says more changes are in the...read more
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Out with the old, in with the new in Yates County. Legislator Tim Dennis was selected this morning as the 2014 Legislative Chairperson. Dennis tells Finger Lakes News Radio his decision to run for cha...read more
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The 2014 Yates County budget totals more than 41 million dollars, up less than a million dollars from this year.  Like in previous years, county departments were forced to make tough decisions wh...read more
  Broadband access will be expanding in Upstate New York thanks to a new grant from Empire State Development.  Almost thirty thousand residents and two thousand businesses will have acces...read more
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Local merchants beware during this busy holiday season.   Yates County Chamber of Commerce President Mike Linehan explains.[audio:Yatescounterfeit.mp3]Linehan says during this busy cash tran...read more
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Kids that attend the Yates County Fair on Thursday should bring their appetites.  Fair events Chairman Bob Miller explains says eating contests are part of the fun.[audio:YCFaircontest.MP3]Miller...read more
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A co-application has been submitted by Yates and Schuyler Counties seeking 100-THOUSAND dollars in grant money from the New York State Department of Local Government Efficiency for a consolidation of ...read more
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Election Day is November 6th, but there's several important dates to keep in mind if you plan on voting in this year's general election.  Yates County Republican Commissioner Amy Daines tells us ...read more
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The 174th Yates County Fair continues to draw people from all over the region to the Old Fairgrounds on Route 14A in Penn Yan.  Events Chairman Bob Miller tells us that agriculture is a big reaso...read more
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Expect to see a lot of kids at the Yates County Fair today as General Manager Jim Folts explains   [audio:FriYatesCoFair.MP3]            ...read more
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The Yates County Fair kicks off Tuesday at the fairgrounds on Old Route 14A in Penn Yan.  Fair General Manager Jim Folts says all the kids favorite rides will return....   [audio:YCFairTue...read more
  The owners of the Savannah House Inn in Milo have been ordered to appear in Penn Yan village court for failing to pay Yates County's Occupancy Tax.  Under the law approved four years ag...read more
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It's time for the 174th installment of the Yates County Fair. Starting today, the Old Route 14A fairgrounds will be filled once again with rides, food, games and 4-H displays.  Fair committee boa...read more
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Another big day is planned at the Yates County Fair on Old Route 14A.  Fair General Manager Jim Folts [audio:YCFairThurs.mp3]            &...read more
One local primary result from Thursday to pass along:  In Yates County, the town of Barrington Republican Committee saw Steven Wheeler (44), Wendy Olney (42), Penny Coon (39) and Rennee Crofoot (...read more
  The Yates County Legislature will hold its final monthly meeting of 2011 Monday afternoon. Prior to the meeting, a public hearing will be held on a local law to restablish redemption fees fo...read more
Here are the links to Finger Lakes Area Counties, and their individual 2012 county election results. Cayuga County Chemung County Monroe County Ontario County Onondaga County Schuyler County Se...read more
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The Court Security Division of the Yates County Sheriff’s Office recently received its 5 year re-accreditation certification from the New York State Sheriff’s Association. Sheriff Ron Spik...read more
With the Columbus Day holiday Monday, the Yates County Legislature will hold their regular monthly meeting this afternoon at the Legislative Chambers in the County Office Building in Penn Yan. ...read more
In a hotly contested race for the Republican nomination for Yates County District Attorney: Jason L Cook (REP) 1,243 59.45% Valerie G Gardner (REP) 846 40.46%   COUNTY LEG...read more
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The Yates County Fair opens its gates to visitors this morning at 10 at the Fairgrounds on Old Route 14A in Penn Yan.  Fair General Manager Jim Folts tells us about some of the feature events at ...read more
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Some more details regarding the Yates and Schuyler County Legislatures voting Monday to apply for state funds for a study on sharing services and possibly even merging. Yates County Administrator Sara...read more
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The Yates County Fair is underway in Penn Yan.  Bob Miller with the Fair says there is a real focus on children's activities at this year's event. [audio:YatesCoFairkids.mp3]A Youth Challenge eve...read more
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It's Day 2 of the Yates County Fair in Penn Yan. Fair General Manager Jim Folts tells us more about tonight's grandstand event....   [audio:WedYCF.MP3]        &n...read more
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The 174th Yates County Fair begins Tuesday and runs through Saturday at the Old Route 14A Fairgrounds in Penn Yan.  Fair committee board member Bob Miller says the Fair is all for the kids. ...read more
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  Road closures, weather warnings or incidents like the one in Milo this summer -- when a man brandished a shotgun and held police at bay for more than four hours -- is why Yates County Sherif...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
Here are links to many Finger Lakes Area counties and their Board of Election's websites with the latest updated infromation on the 2011 local election results.      &nbs...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
Click here for the Yates County 2012 election results.   #Yates...read more
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