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Some residents in the village of Rushville are talking about dissolving it; these writers say it’s a bad idea

On Dec. 27, 2016, a citizen-initiated petition to dissolve the Village of Rushville was filed. This filing has the potential to create a lot of discussion and disagreement between village residents. It is important to maintain the village because government closest to the people is the most free. Small government allows residents to contact their government leaders to resolve important... more

Former mayor moves to dissolve village of Rushville

In the midst of a legal battle over the future of the village-owned Martin Tire building – a dispute that has divided many, including the mayor and former mayor – former mayor Jon Bagley is working to force a vote on dissolving the village. “I am trying to find a positive solution for everyone,” Bagley said Monday, referring to the... more

Four minors charged after exchanging nude photos on Facebook

The Penn Yan Police Department has arrested for area youths after a several week investigation into the exchanging of nude photographs on social media. A complaint was made on August 22nd, which began the investigation involving several area residents who were exchanging photos of themselves and others using Facebook Messenger. The Penn Yan Police Department and Yates County Sheriff’s Office... more

Travel Advisory: State Route 364 in Yates County

Travel Advisory: State Route 364 in Yates County
TThe New York State Department of Transportation today announced that asphalt pavement overlay work will begin on State Route 364 on Monday, August 29, 2016, weather permitting. The project will extend from the intersection of State Route 364 and State Route 14A in the Village of Penn Yan to approximately 0.2 miles east of the intersection of State Route 364... more

Yates County DA reports her own campaign amid forgery investigation

Yates County DA reports her own campaign amid forgery investigation
New York State Police are investigating after learning that signatures may have been forged on petitions, according to the Committee to Elect Valerie Gardner. They say Yates County District Attorney Valerie Garner, who is currently running for Yates County Judge, alerted investigators Monday morning after learning that there might have been forgery committed by a campaign volunteer. The possibl… Read... more