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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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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
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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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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
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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
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
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
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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
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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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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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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
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
    What's up with the New York State Thruway Authority? This morning they again postponed a meeting where they were expected to settle once and for all a proposed toll hike of 45% for s...read more
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They brought in almost 600-thousand dollars last year in the first ROC THE DAY on-line giving event for the seven county Rochester area. This year it takes place on December 12th (12/12/12). Scores ...read more
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