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Himrod man pleads guilty to sexual abuse charges in Yates County

Himrod man pleads guilty to sexual abuse charges
A Himrod man is looking at a lengthy prison sentence after admitting to sexually abusing children. Yates County District Attorney Todd Casella said Robert Christensen Jr. pleaded guilty Tuesday in county court to first-degree criminal sexual act (class B felony) and first-degree sexual abuse (class D felony). Christensen, 56, is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 26 by Judge Jason Cook... more

FLH responds to ‘cyber incident’ as officials outline response; no impact to patients

FLH responds to ‘cyber incident’ as officials outline response; no impact to patients
As the week drew to a close, Finger Lakes Health publicly responded to a ‘cyber incident’, which became public knowledge on Thursday. The Finger Lakes Times reported that Lara Turbide, Finger Lakes Health’s Vice President of community services confirmed the incident. She noted that FLH was able to quickly responded to it; and that the scope was ‘limited’. Meanwhile, Dr.... more

Finger Lakes Health dealing with another ‘cyber incident’ after ransomware attack in 2018

Finger Lakes Health dealing with another ‘cyber incident’ after ransomware attack two
Less than two years after a ransomware attack that left employees at Finger Lakes Health relying on paper-systems – it’s been confirmed by local reporting that the company is dealing with another ‘cyber incident’ this week. The Finger Lakes Times reports that Finger Lakes Health was a victim of a ‘cyber incident’. Details of that incident were not made immediately... more

WALK IN WEDNESDAYS: FLH looks to address staffing shortages with weekly sessions

WALK IN WEDNESDAYS: FLH looks to address staffing shortages with weekly sessions
Finger Lakes Health will be hosting “Walk-In Wednesday” open interviews every Wednesday for all open positions. Applicants can view a list of open positions by visiting http://www.flhealth.org/jobs. Walk-In Interviews will be held every Wednesday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (no appointment is necessary) at the following locations: Human Resources office at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, 418 North Main... more

Penn Yan woman charged with criminal contempt after sending letter to Ontario County Jail

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The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Penn Yan resident on criminal contempt charges following an investigation into a series of events at the Ontario County Jail. According to investigators, Elizabeth Althea Haubner, of Penn Yan was arrested for second-degree criminal contempt after allegedly sending a letter to a protected party. She sent the letter to an... more

Fight near Mustang Pub in Penn Yan results in two arrests, multiple charges

Fight near Mustang Pub in Penn Yan results in multiple charges, two arrests
Police say that two people were arrested in Penn Yan following a physical altercation at the Mustang Pub. Alex Hunt, 20, of Keuka Park was arrested on multiple charges – including harassment, disorderly conduct, unlawful possession of alcohol, and unlawful possession of personal identification information. Police say Hunt struck another person. The physical altercation was witnessed by police who were... more

Winery on Keuka Lake host event to benefit community leveled by Hurricane Dorian

Winery on Keuka Lake host event to benefit community leveled by Hurricane Dorian
As brand development manager for Point of the Bluff Vineyards, Tambi Schweizer is a familiar face to many in the Finger Lakes wine industry. Those colleagues came out to support her last month, when the Steuben County winery on the west side of Keuka Lake hosted a concert that raised money for Hope Town, one of the communities in the... more

Trevor Irby remembered at Keuka College memorial over the weekend

Trevor Irby remembered at Keuka College memorial over the weekend
‘Find Your Trev’: Legacy of Trevor Irby ’17 Celebrated at Keuka College Memorial The Romulus native was among the victims of a mass shooting in California this past July. Loyal. Generous. Kind. Full of life. That’s how friends and family recalled Keuka College alumnus Trevor Irby ’17 during a memorial Sunday that honored the memory of a life cut far... more

Keuka College holds pair of ribbon cutting ceremonies as new facilities unveiled

Keuka College holds pair of ribbon cutting ceremonies as new facilities unveiled
On the Keuka College campus, it was a weekend of reconnections, celebrations … and a couple of unveilings. The College formally cut the ribbon on several new teaching spaces during its annual Green & Gold Celebration Weekend. The American Sign Language/ASL-English Interpreting Center, a newly built greenhouse, and new and expanded lab facilities for the Nursing program were all thrown... more

Discussion focuses on local impact of DWI, impaired driving

Discussion focuses on local impact of DWI, impaired driving
The Yates County STOP DWI Program sponsored its annual fall Yates County Drunk/Impaired Driving Victim Impact Panel (VIP), Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 7:00PM at the County Office Building auditorium. Yates County does two panels a year and this was recognized as the 23rd session since the program originated. Sheriff Ron Spike who chairs the Task Force VIP said, “Our... more

Small-business center opens Penn Yan office

Small-business center opens Penn Yan office
A regional resource for small-business owners now has a presence in Yates County. The New York State Small Business Development Center at Binghamton University recently opened a satellite office at the Keuka Business Park on Route 54A, the former Penn Yan Express complex. Scott Bloor, assistant director of the Binghamton University-based SBDC, said office hours will be from 8:30 a.m.... more

Yates County family sues after autistic child removed from school over vaccines

Yates County family sues after autistic child removed from school over vaccines
A Yates County family has turned to litigation, as their 11-year-old son faces an uncertain future. The Chronicle-Express reports that Thorn Schwartz, an 11-year-old, who is also severely autistic – was a student at Monroe BOCES No. 1. However, the school denied his medical exemptions for vaccines. Carl and wife, Kerri Schwartz, said Thorn started changing when he was 3... more

Professor Stephanie Craig to share story of Frankie Merson at Susan B. Anthony Museum

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As a social reformer, suffragette, educational innovator, and advocate for women’s rights in the first half of the 20th century, Keuka College alumna and longtime Professor Frankie Merson is a historical figure with a story to tell. Keuka College Professor Stephanie E. Craig – who shares Merson’s dedication to teaching future social workers, passion for social justice, and commitment to... more

Keuka College to hold memorial for 2017 graduate who died in mass shooting

Keuka College to hold memorial for 2017 graduate who died in mass shooting
A memorial service will be held for the Keuka College graduate who died in a mass shooting in California. Trevor Irby, 25, was one of three people killed at the Gilroy Garlic Festival on July 28th. Irby was born in Rochester and grew up in Romulus. Earlier this month, Keuka College announced the Trevor Irby ’17 Memorial Scholarship to assist a student that... more

State Supreme Court candidates to be in Penn Yan

State Supreme Court candidates to be in Penn Yan
Three candidates for state Supreme Court justice will appear at a public forum Oct. 3 in the Penn Yan Elks Lodge on Main Street. The 7 p.m. event is sponsored by Yates County Shooters Committee on Political Education. John Prendergast, SCOPE chairman and Benton town supervisor, said the public will get to ask questions during the forum. The candidates for... more

Driver says he didn’t see horse and buggy before Penn Yan crash

Police: Driver says he didn’t horse and buggy during crash, ticketed for leaving scene in Penn Yan
The Penn Yan Police Department says that a Penn Yan driver was ticketed for leaving the scene of a property damage accident after a crash involving a vehicle and buggy. The crash happened at the intersection of East Main Street and Old 14A. They say Francis Morris, of Penn Yan reported to police that he had been involved in an... more
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