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Finger Lakes tourism confidence grows, environmental threats loom

Finger Lakes tourism confidence grows, environmental threats loom
Confidence is high in the Finger Lakes tourism industry, though not without worry about environmental threats and other concerns. Three professionals in local tourism shared their take Thursday on what is happening based on key points revealed in a recent survey by DestinationFLX. Michael Mills, founder of the DestinationFLX promotional/event platform, hosted the panel with about 25 guests attending the... more

FLX WEEKLY: Wine & Herbs, Seneca7 and Wild Water Derby for the last weekend of April (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Wine & Herbs, Seneca7 and Wild Water Derby for the last weekend of April (podcast)
There is a lot going on in the Finger Lakes for the last weekend of April. The Seneca7 relay around Seneca Lake, Wine & Herb Weekend on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, and the WIld Water Derby on Shortsville highlight the slate of event. Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi, Sydney Rogers and Josh Durso to get your weekend weather outlook,... more

Penn Yan Middle School temporarily evacuated on Wednesday

Penn Yan Middle School temporarily evacuated on Wednesday
School officials say the Penn Yan Middle School was evacuated on Wednesday due to an odor, which was investigated by the Penn Yan Fire Department. The school said that an odor was brought to the attention of faculty and administrators coming from the second and third floors of the middle school. Upon investigation it was recommended to administrators that the... more

Deported farm worker files civil rights suit vs. troopers

Deported farm worker files civil rights suit vs. troopers
A civil rights lawsuit against three New York State Troopers has been filed in U.S. District Court by Marcario Gilberto Reyes-Herrera, a man who worked on Penn Yan area farms for many years, but was deported to Mexico after a traffic stop in 2017. Reyes-Herrera is represented by a group from the University of Buffalo School of Law — Supervising... more

New executive director chosen by Finger Lakes Wine Alliance

New executive director chosen by Finger Lakes Wine Alliance
The Finger Lakes Wine Alliance has announced Carmela Barbagallo will serve as the organization’s executive director, a news release issued Wednesday said. Barbagallo comes from a background in marketing, wine sales, events, business and restaurant management. She holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from SUNY Oswego and a master’s degree in higher education from the University of Rochester. The Citizen:... more

Three candidates for PY school board

Three candidates for PY school board
Three people are running for three seats on the Penn Yan school board. The candidates are incumbents Phyllis Bacher, Kathy Guenther and Jeff Morehouse. The terms are for three years. The district’s annual budget vote and election of board members is May 21. Voting will be from noon to 8 p.m. in the Penn Yan Academy gymnasium. Finger Lakes Times:... more

Penn Yan man accused of stealing vehicle, possessing controlled substance

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The Penn Yan Police Department arrested a village resident after receiving a complaint about a stolen car. Sean M. Weimer, 31, of Penn Yan was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, criminal possession of a controlled substance, possessing a hypodermic instrument and aggravated unlicensed operation after he was found operating the vehicle. Weimer was also operating that vehicle on a suspended... more

Meredith Willson’s ‘Music Man Jr.’

Meredith Willson’s ‘Music Man Jr.’
Students in the Seneca School of Performing Arts Musical Theatre Company, based in Dundee, will present Meredith Willson’s “Music Man Jr.” at 7 p.m. April 26 & 27 at Canandaigua Academy Auditorium. Tickets are available at the door. Adults $10, ages 10 and under $5. Lead characters are Leif Jensen as Harold Hill, Kate Jensen as Marian Paroo, Dallas Weaver... more

Penn Yan approves utility budgets

Penn Yan approves utility budgets
Penn Yan Village officials have adopted 2019-2020 budgets for the water and sewer departments that include capital investments totalling nearly $1.5 million for both systems, but also reflect slight decreases in annual costs to water and sewer customers. The village board adopted the water, sewer and electric budgets at the April 16 meeting. Village Clerk/Treasurer Gary Meeks says general impacts... more

Roundtable on mental health services in the Finger Lakes held in Penn Yan

Roundtable on mental health services in the Finger Lakes held in Penn Yan
Health professionals, stakeholders, and elected leaders gathered at the Yates County Auditorium on Monday for a discussion on the long- and short-term plan to address mental health in the Finger Lakes. Dundee School Superintendent Kelly Houck recently brought to the attention of public officials the lack of resources available to help children and families in the district that might be... more

Wegmans doesn’t want customers reusing old bags after 2019

Wegmans doesn’t want customers reusing old bags after 2019
Stepping away from plastic and towards more environmentally friendly options, Wegmans is cutting down on plastic. Company representatives said it will do away with disposable plastic bags before the New York state deadline in March 2020. Wegmans plans to make the change by the end of the year. However, it’s not the only change customers should expect to see. Company... more

State DOT workers will pick up roadside trash for Earth Day

State DOT workers will pick up roadside trash for Earth Day
Employees of the state Department of Transportation will be picking up trash along roads across New York to mark Earth Day. April 22 is celebrated as Earth Day. DOT officials say on Monday the agency’s workers from every region of New York will be volunteering their time to collect and dispose of litter along roads, highways and other locations. State,... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Peter Mantius discusses groundwater testing, Hakes Landfill, Greenidge, and Cayuga Regional Digester

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Peter Mantius discusses groundwater testing, Hakes Landfill, Greenidge, and Cayuga Regional Digester
Throughout the winter, Peter Mantius spent his days reporting on some of the most-important environmental issues facing the Finger Lakes region. Doing so with more than 20 years of experience – Mantius broke the story about the DEC’s investigation into the Cayuga Regional Digester, and had an exclusive with the former facility manager who quit in January after he says... more
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