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Republican Primaries set for June 25th in Yates County

Republican Primaries set for June 25th in Yates County
Republican voters in three area towns will cast ballots between noon and 9 p.m. next Tuesday in primary races for Benton Highway Supervisor, Jerusalem Supervisor, and Town Board, and Barrington Town Board seats. Information on the Barrington race between incumbent Calvin Crosby, Thomas Petro III, and Steven Brigham can be found on page 9. In Benton, Brian Champlin, Jayson Hoover... more

Hopewell Fire Department: Making a difference for 60 years

Hopewell Fire Department: Making a difference for 60 years
The Hopewell Fire Department is celebrating its six decades of history by hosting a blood drive this Saturday, another way to save lives and make a difference in the community. The department traces its origin to a fire in 1952, which destroyed a house on County Road 46, County House Road — and ignited interest in the town of Hopewell... more

Yates County Sheriff’s Department Youth Officer Simpson honored

Yates County Sheriff’s Department Youth Officer Simpson honored
Yates County Sheriff’s Department Youth Officer Richard “Rick” Simpson was named 7th District American Legion Law Enforcement Officer of the Year during the Legion District’s Annual Convention held Saturday, June 8 at the Daniel Goho Post #87, Dansville. The award was presented by 7th District Commander Tim Coll-mer. Simpson was recognized for apprehending a murder suspect in 2018 at Dresden,... more

Torrey, Benton OK water pact in Yates County

Torrey, Benton OK water pact in Yates County
At the Torrey Town Board meeting June 11th, all the board members were pleased to sign the inter-municipal agreement with the Town of Benton to supply water, bill customers, and maintain the system after construction of Torrey’s Water District No. 1. This water district at the northeastern corner of Torrey along the shore of Seneca Lake, was first proposed over... more

Fallen tree cuts power for 250 customers in Yates County

Fallen tree cuts power for 250 customers in Yates County
After a large tree toppled over during a windstorm mid-day on June 14 at the corner of Hamilton and Clinton Streets, a portion of the village, and about 250 customers were without power for several hours. Penn Yan Director of Public Works Brent Bodine says as many as 500 to 600 customers were affected by short power interruptions of between... more

Rocket festival is June 21–23 at Torrey Farms

Rocket festival is June 21–23 at Torrey Farms
The Upstate Research Rocketry Group will host a three-day Rocketry Festival June 21–23 at Torrey Farms, State Rte. 364 in Potter. These folks are serious about rocket power, but they don’t let that interfere with having a fun and exciting event. The Yates County location gives these rocketeers the most airspace to launch their creations east of the Mississippi. Some... more

Penn Yan board considering senior housing moratorium

Penn Yan board considering senior housing moratorium
Less than two months after losing a court decision, village officials are considering a six-month moratorium on new senior citizen housing facilities. The village board held a public hearing on the issue during its meeting Tuesday evening. The only person who spoke was attorney Alan Knauf, who is representing developer David Genecco. Genecco wants to build eight townhouse-style units for... more

Yates man arrested in road rage incident

Yates man arrested in road rage incident
Village police arrested a Himrod-area man Friday following what they called a road-rage incident on Liberty Street. Nicholas R. Irwin, 26, was charged with second-degree assault, a class D felony, for allegedly beating up a 76-year-old driver. Police said several witnesses indicated that Irwin, who was a passenger in a vehicle, got out to confront the driver of the vehicle... more

St. Michael’s School students visit Albany

St. Michael’s School students visit Albany
State Sen. Tom O’Mara and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano welcomed a 5th-grade class from St. Michael School in Penn Yan to the state capital June 6. The students, a group of parents, and teacher Keith Prather were on a class trip and met with O’Mara and Palmesano, who took them on a tour of the Capitol building and into the state... more

St. Michael’s School students visit Albany

St. Michael’s School students visit Albany
State Sen. Tom O’Mara and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano welcomed a 5th-grade class from St. Michael School in Penn Yan to the state capital June 6. The students, a group of parents, and teacher Keith Prather were on a class trip and met with O’Mara and Palmesano, who took them on a tour of the Capitol building and into the state... more

FLX WEEKLY: Father’s Day Weekend preview & Courtney Kasper in-studio (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Father’s Day Weekend preview & Courtney Kasper in-studio (podcast)
Jessica Lahr returns as Courtney Kasper, the NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center Visitor Experience Manager. joins the show in-studio to help preview Father’s Day Weekend in the Finger Lakes. . more

Ontario County Youth Court welcomes new members

Ontario County Youth Court welcomes new members
To be tried by jury of your peers — for the Ontario County Youth Court, that’s exactly its function. On Wednesday night the Youth Court held its induction ceremony in which it welcomed 21 new members and said thank-you to the 21 outgoing members. The incoming members spent 10 weeks going through training. Youth court sees a variety of actual... more

Library offers free Wi-Fi hotspots for check-out

Library offers free Wi-Fi hotspots for check-out
Penn Yan Public Library (PYPL) offers free Wi-Fi hotspots for checkout with your library card. Now in its second year, this service allows you to take the Internet with you, whether you need to connect at home or on the go. Though often taken for granted, many Americans across the country lack Internet access, especially in rural areas like Yates... more

‘Cruise in’ to Penn Yan for bargains and fun

‘Cruise in’ to Penn Yan for bargains and fun
It’s time for another busy weekend in the Penn Yan area, with the popular Cruisin’ Night — the 23rd annual street festival — set for Friday night, June 14 in downtown Penn Yan and the 15th annual New York Haiti Benefit Auction Friday evening and Saturday at the Yates County Fairgrounds. Chronicle-Express: Read More more

Impact of FLH partnership search on Yates Co. services

Impact of FLH partnership search on Yates Co. services
Finger Lakes Health (FLH) healthcare system is starting the process of exploring partnership options, according to an announcement released last week. These will include all areas of acute and long-term care health services to the Yates County community through Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, the Homestead, primary care services, and specialized services. According to the announcement, Finger Lakes Health plans... more

Legislators divided over ‘Sanctuary State’ in Yates County

Legislators divided over ‘Sanctuary State’
A thorny national subject became the subject of debate among Yates County Legislators Monday with the introduction of a resolution opposing a State Senate Bill prohibiting detention of individuals based only on the violation of federal immigration laws. In spite of remarks from eight county residents objecting, nine legislators supported the resolution which opposes making New York a “sanctuary state.”... more

Auditions for PYTCo. summer musical, ‘Urinetown’

Auditions for PYTCo. summer musical, ‘Urinetown’
The Penn Yan Theatre Company is staging Urinetown as their summer musical. Set in a Gotham-like city in a terrible water shortage caused by a 20-year drought, Urinetown is a sidesplitting sendup of greed, love, resistance, (and musicals) in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. Directed by PYA drama club alumnus and PYTCo. board member Daniel... more

Learn about Seneca Park Zoo at Keuka College Luncheon

Learn about Seneca Park Zoo at Keuka College Luncheon
Keuka College’s Community Luncheon Series will continue Wednesday, June 19, with a presentation on the Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester. Pamela Reed Sanchez, president and CEO of the Seneca Park Zoo Society, and Tom Snyder, director of programming and conservation action at the zoo, will discuss how the role of zoos has transformed from merely displaying a menagerie of animals... more
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