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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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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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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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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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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
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In high school girls basketball from last night, the Dundee Lady Scots snapped the 35 game winning streak of the Romulus Lady Warriors [audio:DundeesnapsRomulusstreak.mp3] [/audio]Lucas Day with the...read more
A 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
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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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
 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
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
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
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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 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
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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
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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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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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
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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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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
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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
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
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
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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
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
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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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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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
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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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
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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