Multiple departments called to barn fire in Yates County

Multiple departments called to barn fire in Yates County

A fire in Yates County prompted a massive response during the overnight hours between Tuesday and Wednesday. Firefighters from seven districts, including those in Ontario and Yates counties were called to a barn fire in the town of Benton. By the time ... MORE
Judge Cook says Khouzam confession can be used during trial

Judge Cook says Khouzam confession can be used during trial

Yates County Court Judge Jason Cook will allow the confession made by Paul Khouzam to be used in his trial. Khouzam is accused of beating and stabbing his mother to death in Yates County. Both 67-year-old Dr. Magda Daoud, and her dog ... MORE
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Sign on the barn (photo)

A barn loaded with different signs from America’s past. Photo shared to Facebook by Kate Hemlock ... MORE
Soldiers & Sailors Hospital in Penn Yan secures grant funding for PPE

Soldiers & Sailors Hospital in Penn Yan secures grant funding for PPE

The Yates Community Endowment’s Yates Emergency Relief Fund awarded $3,000 to Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital and the Homestead to purchase much needed Personal Protective Equipment. These facilities, as part of Finger Lakes Health, are committed to the health and safety of ... MORE
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Police: Penn Yan sex offender arrested on new abuse allegations, victim under 10 years old

Police: Penn Yan sex offender arrested on new abuse allegations, victim under 10 years old

The Penn Yan Police Department reports the arrest of a 65-year-old village resident following an investigation into sexual abuse of a child. Timothy Brewer, 65, was charged with first-degree sex abuse, forcible touching, and endangering the welfare of a child. He’s accused ... MORE
TRACKING COVID-19: Cuomo says shutdown could last months, addresses New Yorkers Monday AM (full coverage)

TRACKING COVID-19: How many cases are there in the Finger Lakes?

Follow along with updates from officials - local, state, and federal - as the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19 response continues around the region. Our 'Latest News' section will be updated around the clock. We'll be documenting school closures, public health announcements, and ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Reconnecting Yates County, bringing broadband access to rural Upstate NY (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Reconnecting Yates County, bringing broadband access to rural Upstate NY (podcast)

– By Gabriel Pietrorazio Why does a $10.3 million broadband grant matter for Yates County? With employees working from home becoming a common industry practice due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Nonnie Flynn, the treasurer and administrator for Yates County reflects on obtaining ... MORE
Yates County offers voluntary layoffs for employees, implements hiring freeze

Yates County offers voluntary layoffs for employees, implements hiring freeze

Officials in Yates County are following suit with their counterparts in Ontario, offering ‘voluntary’ layoffs to county workers, as they deal with massive budget shortfalls caused by COVID-19. Nearly 20 employees took the offer to help reduce costs for the county. County ... MORE
Next phase of reopening? Nobody knows yet, but FLX & CNY are preparing

Next phase of reopening? Nobody knows yet, but FLX & CNY are preparing

It’s been a lot of mixed messages over the last several days, as business owners and residents wonder about the start of ‘Phase 2’ reopening in the Finger Lakes and Central New York. Bob Duffy, who is leading the regional effort in ... MORE
Yates County Fair joins list of those cancelled this year due to COVID-19

Yates County Fair joins list of those cancelled this year due to COVID-19

There will not be a Yates County Fair this year. Officials announced cancellation of the 181st edition of the fair this week, noting that it would be held off until 2021. Other counties – like Seneca and Cayuga – moved to cancel ... MORE
Two more COVID deaths reported in Yates County bringing total to 7

Two more COVID deaths reported in Yates County bringing total to 7

Public health officials outlined two new deaths of COVID-19 in Yates County. One person was in their 70s, while the other was in their 100s. Both individuals had underlying health conditions, according to public health officials. There have now been seven total ... MORE
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Total of five people now dead from COVID-19 in Yates County

Total of five people now dead from COVID-19 in Yates County

Officials in Yates County confirmed on Tuesday that a fifth person had died from COVID-19. Public Health noted that the person was in their 70s with underlying medical conditions. Two new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed over the first two days of ... MORE
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FLH receives $5,000 donation from Liberty Mutual, Safeco Insurance

FLH receives $5,000 donation from Liberty Mutual, Safeco Insurance

The Stork Insurance Agency announced that Finger Lakes Health has received a $5,000 donation from Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance as part of an Emergency Community Support Grant to help independent agents give back to their local community during the COVID-19 crisis ... MORE
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Public health expert: Don’t oversimplify hospitalization data as good, bad in Finger Lakes

Public health expert: Don’t oversimplify hospitalization data as good, bad in Finger Lakes

The number of hospitalizations is up, but what does that mean? Response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been swift and calculated, at least from state and local lawmakers perspective. Now though, as testing increases – so has the number of individuals in ... MORE
Former landfill sites in Yates to be leased for solar energy

Former landfill sites in Yates to be leased for solar developments

Two major solar energy projects are coming to former landfilling sites in Yates County, according to officials. Yates County, New York and BQ Energy Development signed a 35-year land lease for two capped landfill properties within Yates County that will allow for ... MORE