Penn Yan, Dundee schools kill merger talks

The Penn Yan and Dundee Central School Districts have taken the idea of a merger off the table as they continue discussions about ways to offer students more opportunities through two committees with specific focuses. Last week the schools each circulated statements about the outcome of surveys in the communities, both making it clear that any conversations of exploring a... more

Substance Abuse forums planned in Penn Yan and Dundee

The Yates Substance Abuse Coalition (YSAC) will be sharing the stage with community partners at two events to share some updates and news on what has been going on in the Yates County community in regards to drug use, drug-related crimes, addiction services, education, and prevention. ‒ Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 7 – 8:30 p.m. Penn Yan Middle School, 515... more

78-year-old ejected from moped in Barrington crash

A 78-year-old Dundee man was transported to Geneva General Hospital after an accident on State Rt. 230 in Barrington on Saturday. The crash involved a moped, which deputies say Alfred Lawrence, of Dundee was operating. Deputies say that Lawrence was traveling eastbound and went off the south shoulder of the roadway around 3 pm. Lawrence was ejected from the bike... more

Homecoming Weekend in Penn Yan and Dundee

Penn Yan and Dundee Central Schools held their Homecoming celebrations Sept. 23. Leading up to the events of Saturday, which included a parade in Penn Yan, the homecoming football games with crowning of the queens and dances in the evening, students celebrated with special events through the week. In Dundee, the fun included the traditional bonfire and related activities the... more

Penn Yan, Dundee to study joint sports, courses

Two joint committees are being formed by the Penn Yan and Dundee Central School Districts in an effort to identify ways for the two districts to offer more opportunities to students. At a joint board of education meeting Sept. 20, board members heard the results of surveys conducted in both communities. Administrators recommend the committees as a way to keep... more

Suicide Prevention Coalition organizes in Yates County

The Yates Suicide Prevention Coalition has continued to develop over the last year and would like the community know what that involved and current and future directions. A steering committee meets regularly in the Yates County Office Building. There are two Project Teams, one for Community Education and Awareness, a second for the development of a Suicide Postvention capacity and... more

Week 2 in Finger Lakes HS football features heavy Friday night slate

The second weekend of area high school football gets underway on Friday night with all but one game involving Finger Lakes East & West teams hitting the field. The lone Saturday game features Tri-Town (South Seneca/Romulus/Trumansburg) visiting Mynderse Academy for an afternoon affair on Saturday. Full schedule and game times below… FRIDAY NIGHT ER/Gananda at Midlakes 7 pm CG Finney... more

Schools will send surveys for community, staff, student input

Community members, school staff and students in the Dundee and Penn Yan Central School Districts will soon be receiving surveys from the school districts as they work to identify the best way to meet the public education needs of the future. Both school districts have seen enrollments decline 30 percent over the past 15 years. Dundee School Board members reviewed... more

Dan Murn wins Paddle Keuka 5K for second straight year

Despite a stiff wind and choppy waters, paddlers took part in the Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium’s second annual Paddle Keuka 5K canoe and kayak race on Saturday, August 5th. Fairport’s Dan Murn was the overall first place winner for the second year in a row, finishing the 3.1-mile course in 30:30 minutes. The first place winner in the male... more

Sheppard shines again at Outlaw Speedway

  RK Howell Gravel Products sponsored Friday night’s racing action at Outlaw Speedway, as fans were treated to half price admission with a canned food donation to the Savlation Army. In the 30-lap Friendly Dodge Outlaw Modfiied main event, Eric Fisher charged past Dillon Groover for the lead with Jusitn Wright and Tyler Siri moving into second and third in... more

Penn Yan, Dundee School boards open talks

What will the future of educational opportunities look like in Yates County, where over the last 15 years, enrollments in Penn Yan and Dundee School Districts have declined 30 percent? How can the districts provide opportunities to all students within the financial restrictions they anticipate in the coming years? Those are the basic questions members of the school districts boards... more

Dundee woman charged with welfare fraud

The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office reports that Antoinette M. Morgan, 47, of Dundee was charged with offering a false instrument for filing and welfare fraud after allegedly providing false information to the Schuyler County Department of Social Services and receiving benefits. Morgan was issued an appearance ticket and will answer the charge at a later date. more

Arrests made in Seneca County prostitution investigation

On Thursday investigators made two arrests in a prostitution investigation in Seneca County. Karl B. Wilcox, 50, of Dundee was charged with third-degree patronizing a person for prostitution. Another subject, identified as Charles J. Smith, 40, of Waterloo was charged with fourth-degree promoting prostitution. The charges stem from an allegation involving the two men where an adult female was transported... more

Penn Yan, Dundee Schools set joint meeting

With fluctuating issues like declining enrollment, unpredictable funding streams, changing state and federal requirements, and uncertainty about the supply of future educators, building a foundation to provide an education that will be meaningful in the coming decades is becoming more and more difficult, especially in small rural districts like Penn Yan and Dundee. That’s why the boards of education of... more

It’s a fair, festive week in Yates Co.

The Yates County Fair is celebrating 178 years this week at the Yates County Fairgrounds on Old Route 14A, Penn Yan, and the Dundee community will celebrate its Scottish Heritage Saturday, July 15 with the annual Scottish Festival at a new location and with a new headlining musical group — The American Rogues. Yates County Fair The fair’s $10 admission... more

115 cars filled the pits at Outlaw Speedway on Friday night

Parmenter Automotive presented Family Autograph Night at Outlaw Speedway on a clear but muggy evening. 115 race cars filled the pit area, with many drivers bringing their cars to the front stretch during intermission for an autograph session that was well received by the fans in attendance. Kyle Coffey leapt into the lead of the 30-lap Friendly Dodge Outlaw Modified... more

Repurposing St. Andrew’s Church into a home subject of history talk

Have you been wondering what is happening at the old St. Andrew’s Church building? Come find out at the Dundee Area Historical Society’s dinner program on Wednesday, July 19 at the American Legion, 10 Spring St., Dundee. Jason Mauro will talk about the repurposing St. Andrew’s into a home. St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, 8 Union St., Dundee was built in... more
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