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St. Michael’s School students visit Albany

St. Michael’s School students visit Albany
State Sen. Tom O’Mara and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano welcomed a 5th-grade class from St. Michael School in Penn Yan to the state capital June 6. The students, a group of parents, and teacher Keith Prather were on a class trip and met with O’Mara and Palmesano, who took them on a tour of the Capitol building and into the state... more

St. Michael’s School students visit Albany

St. Michael’s School students visit Albany
State Sen. Tom O’Mara and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano welcomed a 5th-grade class from St. Michael School in Penn Yan to the state capital June 6. The students, a group of parents, and teacher Keith Prather were on a class trip and met with O’Mara and Palmesano, who took them on a tour of the Capitol building and into the state... more

FLX WEEKLY: Father’s Day Weekend preview & Courtney Kasper in-studio (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Father’s Day Weekend preview & Courtney Kasper in-studio (podcast)
Jessica Lahr returns as Courtney Kasper, the NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center Visitor Experience Manager. joins the show in-studio to help preview Father’s Day Weekend in the Finger Lakes. . more

Ontario County Youth Court welcomes new members

Ontario County Youth Court welcomes new members
To be tried by jury of your peers — for the Ontario County Youth Court, that’s exactly its function. On Wednesday night the Youth Court held its induction ceremony in which it welcomed 21 new members and said thank-you to the 21 outgoing members. The incoming members spent 10 weeks going through training. Youth court sees a variety of actual... more

Library offers free Wi-Fi hotspots for check-out

Library offers free Wi-Fi hotspots for check-out
Penn Yan Public Library (PYPL) offers free Wi-Fi hotspots for checkout with your library card. Now in its second year, this service allows you to take the Internet with you, whether you need to connect at home or on the go. Though often taken for granted, many Americans across the country lack Internet access, especially in rural areas like Yates... more

‘Cruise in’ to Penn Yan for bargains and fun

‘Cruise in’ to Penn Yan for bargains and fun
It’s time for another busy weekend in the Penn Yan area, with the popular Cruisin’ Night — the 23rd annual street festival — set for Friday night, June 14 in downtown Penn Yan and the 15th annual New York Haiti Benefit Auction Friday evening and Saturday at the Yates County Fairgrounds. Chronicle-Express: Read More more

Impact of FLH partnership search on Yates Co. services

Impact of FLH partnership search on Yates Co. services
Finger Lakes Health (FLH) healthcare system is starting the process of exploring partnership options, according to an announcement released last week. These will include all areas of acute and long-term care health services to the Yates County community through Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, the Homestead, primary care services, and specialized services. According to the announcement, Finger Lakes Health plans... more

Legislators divided over ‘Sanctuary State’ in Yates County

Legislators divided over ‘Sanctuary State’
A thorny national subject became the subject of debate among Yates County Legislators Monday with the introduction of a resolution opposing a State Senate Bill prohibiting detention of individuals based only on the violation of federal immigration laws. In spite of remarks from eight county residents objecting, nine legislators supported the resolution which opposes making New York a “sanctuary state.”... more

Auditions for PYTCo. summer musical, ‘Urinetown’

Auditions for PYTCo. summer musical, ‘Urinetown’
The Penn Yan Theatre Company is staging Urinetown as their summer musical. Set in a Gotham-like city in a terrible water shortage caused by a 20-year drought, Urinetown is a sidesplitting sendup of greed, love, resistance, (and musicals) in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. Directed by PYA drama club alumnus and PYTCo. board member Daniel... more

Learn about Seneca Park Zoo at Keuka College Luncheon

Learn about Seneca Park Zoo at Keuka College Luncheon
Keuka College’s Community Luncheon Series will continue Wednesday, June 19, with a presentation on the Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester. Pamela Reed Sanchez, president and CEO of the Seneca Park Zoo Society, and Tom Snyder, director of programming and conservation action at the zoo, will discuss how the role of zoos has transformed from merely displaying a menagerie of animals... more

Alex Rideout scheduled to meet with parole board this week

Alex Rideout scheduled to meet with parole board this week
A man convicted of charges related to his father’s 2016 homicide is going before the parole board this week. Alex Rideout was convicted of tampering with evidence in the death of his father, Craig Rideout, while mother and brother were both found guilty of murder. Rideout is scheduled to be interviewed by the parole board this week after meeting the... more

Keuka Outlet Trail project underway

Keuka Outlet Trail project underway
Work has begun on the stream bank restoration and stabilization project near the Cherry Street entrance to the trail in Penn Yan. While the work is being done, the trail in the area between Cherry Street and Fox Mills will be closed Monday through Thursday. The contractor will reopen the trail after work is finished Thursday afternoons, and close it... more

Free mobile mammogram center coming to Penn Yan

Free mobile mammogram center coming to Penn Yan
In partnership with Hope Walk of Yates County, Rochester Regional Health’s Mobile Mammography Center will be offering free, state-of-the-art breast cancer screenings for any Yates County women next week at the Yates Cultural Recreational Resources building on North Main St. in Penn Yan. Their goal is to make screenings more accessible to women where they live and work. The center... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing recruitment, re-election with Yates Co. Sheriff Ron Spike

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing recruitment, re-election with Yates Co. Sheriff Ron Spike
This week Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike discusses the challenge recruiting police officers and deputies in this modern, troubled era for law enforcement. He says that some of the stories seen on the national news – play against those who might be considering a career in law enforcement. He wades into some of the other challenges associated with running an... more

Daisy journey begins with flowers from Troop #61087

Daisy journey begins with flowers from Troop #61087
Completing their first year of activities, Daisy Troop #61087 created a flower bed at the Seneca Millsite along the Keuka Outlet in May. Assisted by Master Gardener and past Friends of the Outlet President Peg Thompson, troop co-leaders Jen Gruschow and Julie Gibson helped the girls plan, design, and plant the flower bed to earn their Daisy Journey Badge. Jen... more

Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival opens June 15 at Hunt Country

Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival opens June 15 at Hunt Country
Rapturous music, innovative programming, a season of the grandmasters’ works coupled with 20th century composers, and a world premiere based on the poetry of Robert Frost. It’s all a part of the Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival’s 2019 season from June 15 through July 27. The opening concert Saturday, June 15 at Hunt Country Vineyards, 7:30 p.m. features the ever... more

Finger Lakes Health exploring partnership options

Finger Lakes Health exploring partnership
Finger Lakes Health is exploring its options. The integrated healthcare delivery system plans to contact and vet select healthcare organizations to identify potential partners willing and able to further their mission to improve health and promote well-being in the communities Finger Lakes Health serves. “The board and system leadership determined that the timing is right to explore options regarding a... more

Code enforcement official indicted over The Olney Place dispute

Former official in Town of Barrington indicted
A Yates County grand jury has indicted a former town of Barrington code enforcement officer on felony charges related to paperwork he allegedly issued for a taproom at The Olney Place, the district attorney announced Wednesday. John Griffin was indicted on charges of offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree and issuing a false certificate. The indictment... more
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