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Sun shines on Keuka College Class of 2019 at 111th Commencement

Sun shines on Keuka College Class of 2019 at 111th Commencement
With newly minted graduates, a newly installed president, and a sun-filled sky that was, if not new, at least novel in recent weeks, Keuka College's Class of 2019 whooped, hollered, and crossed the stage during Saturday's 111th Commencement celebration. Retired American Ambassador Robert R. Gosende encouraged the approximately 460 graduates to be global thinkers who also work for the greater... more

Penn Yan Lions give $5,000 for 3D Mammography

Penn Yan Lions give $5,000 for 3D Mammography
The Penn Yan Lions Club has made a contribution of $5,000 to the Finger Lakes Health Foundation to support the campaign to bring 3D mammography equipment to Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. May 7, Lions Club president Cheryl Sheehan was on hand at the hospital for a check presentation to Helen Kelley, Director of Development for the Foundation. Also present... more

Most projects to be ready for new school year in Penn Yan

Most projects to be ready for new school year in Penn Yan
The Penn Yan Central School capital project is more than 52 percent complete, and most of the project will be done in time for the school year opening in September. The completion of the new bus garage, anticipated for October, will spell the completion of the entire $15.2 million project, which was approved by voters in 2016. Some staff and... more

Penn Yan man charged with felony arson, reckless endangerment after shots fired report

Penn Yan man charged with felony arson, reckless endangerment after shots fired report
The Penn Yan Police Department reports the arrest of a 27-year-old resident on multiple charges after an incident during the early-morning hours in the village. Police were called to Vineland Apartments shortly after midnight for the report of shots fire, according to a press release. They say Damon Walker, 27, of Penn Yan discharged a 12-gauge handheld flare gun inside... more

It’s Official: Amy Storey named Keuka College’s 20th President

It’s Official: Amy Storey Named Keuka College’s 20th President
After ten months as Keuka College’s interim president, Amy Storey will be taking on the role permanently, the College’s Board of Trustees Chair Alan Ziegler announced today. “This afternoon, the Board voted to offer Amy Storey the role of President,” Mr. Ziegler said in a letter to the College Community. “I am pleased to announce that she accepted our offer.” President Storey is the... more

Penn Yan, Dundee plan football merger

Penn Yan, Dundee plan football merger
Local school sports teams are likely to look a little different in the coming years, because of reductions in student enrollment shrinking the numbers of potential team members for various sports. Now, the wheels are in motion for the merger of Penn Yan and Dundee modified and junior varsity football teams, and officials from the Dundee and Watkins Glen Schools... more

Penn Yan driver speeds away from deputies during traffic stop, crashes into utility pole in Benton

Penn Yan driver leads police
A Penn Yan man is facing multiple charges after fleeing a traffic stop in the Town of Potter over the weekend. On Saturday, deputies say Christopher Rossman, 28, didn’t stop for officers along State Route 364 when they initiated a traffic stop. Instead, Rossman sped away from the scene, according to deputies. They say he eventually lost control of his... more

Penn Yan, Dundee talk football merger at informational meeting

Penn Yan, Dundee talk football merger at informational meeting
An informational meeting regarding the merger of Dundee and Penn Yan Central Schools football at the modified and JV levels will be held at 6 p.m. May 8 in the Public Meeting room at Dundee Central School. The meeting will also cover plans for Dundee to move from 11 to 8-man football at the varsity level. Coaches from both schools... more

Cook rules in favor of Genecco vs. Penn Yan

Cook rules in favor of Genecco vs. Penn Yan
Developer David Genecco has prevailed in his lawsuit against the village of Penn Yan and the village’s zoning board of appeals. Acting Supreme Court Justice Jason Cook handed down a decision April 12 that overturns the determination by Penn Yan Village Code Enforcement Officer Bruce Lyon, and upheld by the village’s ZBA, that housing units planned by Genecco would not... more

Keuka lecture focuses on intersection of race, education

Keuka lecture focuses on intersection of race, education
Conversations surrounding issues of race are neither easy nor comfortable, but they will be necessary on campus if Keuka College and similar institutions are to thrive in an increasingly diverse society. That was the message delivered by Beverly Daniel Tatum to a packed Norton Chapel during the 31st annual Carl and Fanny Fribolin lecture. The lecture, which was held in... more

Penn Yan Academy students immersed in culinary arts

Penn Yan Academy students immersed in culinary arts
The Penn Yan Academy Culinary Arts Club celebrated the conclusion of their immersive culinary experience by making a final dinner for family and friends at New York Kitchen in Canandaigua. Chef Jeffory McLean, Chef/Owner of Finger Lakes Foodies, and Gretchen Jensen, Family and Consumer Science/Career Technical Education teacher, presented the PYA Culinary Arts Club members with their certificate of completion.... more

Folk Art Guild gallery holds open studios

Folk Art Guild gallery holds open studios
When spring finally arrives in the Finger Lakes, it is time to pay a visit to the singular attraction in Middlesex, the Rochester Folk Art Guild. Artisans at the Guild’s East Hill Farm welcome the public to their craft studios and the East Hill Gallery on Mothers’ Day weekend. Saturday, May 11, the hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.,... more

Polmanteer seeks to expand auto repair in Penn Yan

Polmanteer seeks to expand auto repair in Penn Yan
Gavin Polmanteer, owner of Polmanteer Auto Service Center in the Horizon Park in Penn Yan, appeared before the April 25 meeting of the Yates County Planning Board for approval of a Use Variance and an Area Variance to allow the expansion of his family’s current pre-existing business. Polmanteer wants to make a considerable investment to expand his business with a... more

Pringle retires from Once Again Shoppe after 20 years in Yates

Pringle retires from Once Again Shoppe after 20 years in Yates
For many in this community, Barbara Pringle has been the face of The Once Again Shoppe for as long as they can remember. And that is probably true, since the fame of the local “next-to-new” thrift store has risen considerably during her tenure as its manager. Her smile and friendly banter in her signature downstate accent greeted all those serious... more

Keuka College, community join for service

Keuka College, community join for service
The calendar said spring, the thermometer said winter, and the volunteers said “who cares?” as they spread out across Yates County on Sunday for the 22nd annual Celebrate Service…Celebrate Yates (CSCY) community service project. More than 250 volunteers – including scores of Keuka College students, staff, alumni, and friends – bundled up against temperatures that started the day in the... more

Mennonites of Yates Co. exhibit opens next week

Mennonites of Yates Co. exhibit opens next week
The Yates County History Center is proud to announce the opening reception for the new exhibit, “How Should We Then Live?” The Groffdale Mennonites of Yates County from 5-7 p.m. Friday, May 3. The L. Caroline Underwood Museum at 107 Chapel St. in Penn Yan will host the exhibit. Forty-five years ago, the first Mennonite family migrated to Yates County... 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
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