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Dundee volunteers recognized for flood rescues

Dundee volunteers recognized for flood rescues
The Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes distributed $104,125.42 Tuesday to seven nonprofits serving Schuyler County that assisted in flood recovery and assistance efforts last summer. The Dundee Fire Department was among the groups receiving $14,875.06. The funds were made available as a result of fundraising by the band Phish and their nonnrofit WaterWheel Foundation. Phish was forced... more

Dundee village tax rate increases by 25 cents

Dundee village tax rate increases by 25 cents
The Dundee Village Board is proposing a 2019-2020 budget that calls for a $.25 increase in the tax rate, meaning the tax bill on a village property valued at $100,000 will increase by $25, or $2.08 per month, says Mayor Fred Cratsley Jr. No one commented on the proposed budget at a public hearing held April 9. The $1.05 million... more

Dinner program to feature Wilkinson and Wagener in Dundee

Dinner program to feature Wilkinson and Wagener in Dundee
The Dundee Area Historical Society presents a dinner program featuring a visit with Jemima Wilkinson April 24 at the Methodist Church in Dundee. Social Hour begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by a chicken picatta dinner prepared by Steve Owens at 6 p.m. and the program presented by the Dearly Departed Players at 7 p.m. Whether she is known as Jemima... more

Third Thursday Summer Music Series makes return to Anthony Road Wine Company

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After a successful summer season in 2018, Anthony Road Wine Company’s “Third Thursday Summer Music Series” is coming back this June. Liz Castner, who manages Anthony Road Wine Company’s tasting room expressed her excitement for the return of this summer staple. “I’m looking forward to this year’s Summer Music Series because I love celebrating summer nights. It reminds me of... more

Penn Yan, Dundee Schools fine tune budgets

Penn Yan, Dundee Schools fine tune budgets
Local school districts are preparing to seek voter approval for budgets for the coming school year. Both Penn Yan and Dundee School districts are expecting to ask voters to approve plans that call for an increased tax levy. In Penn Yan, the latest budget figures shared with the Board of Education call for an increase of 3.32 percent. But Assistant... more

Dundee Library board plans expansion

Dundee Library board plans expansion
The Board of Trustees of the Dundee Library are raising funds to cover the local costs for an expansion project that could break ground as early as this fall. Board President Mia Clemens says the expansion will be a great investment for the rural community. “We need to meet more needs,” she says, explaining that the decision was made after... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Steve Griffin talks Penn Yan’s big DRI win, and continued success in Yates County

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Steve Griffin talks Penn Yan’s big DRI win, and continued success in Yates County
Scream louder than the pessimists. That’s how Steve Griffin has approached his role as CEO of the Finger Lakes Economic Development Center. But, now that he’s been in the position for more than a decade – and closing in on his 12th year of service for the FLDC – the hard work is paying off. While Yates is a rural... more

Dundee students write Peace essays

Dundee students write Peace essays
Dundee Elementary Peace Essay Contest winners Tyler Strickland, Marley McAvoy, and Aiden Webster attended the March 6 Dundee Rotary Club meeting. As family members looked on, each of the winners read their essay to the club and each received a monetary award for their work. Dundee Rotary members say they are so proud of the caliber of the composition these... more

Concert proceeds benefit Dundee Food Pantry

Concert proceeds benefit Dundee Food Pantry
The Dundee Food Pantry recently received a check for $1,710 from local resident Robert Sisbarro, who organized the annual Winter Concert which was sponsored by 39 area businesses. At left, Robert Sisbarro presents the donation to Charlene Stanton, Food Pantry Director, as Dundee Food Pantry volunteers look on. The Dundee Food Pantry, celebrating its 36th year, serves on average 70... more

Glenora Wine Cellars joins SVRA sponsors

Glenora Wine Cellars joins SVRA sponsors
Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) today announced that Glenora Wine Cellars has become the “official sparkling wine” of SVRA. The first winery on the shore of Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes region of New York, the acclaimed wine cellar and inn are nestled in a bucolic setting within shouting distance of the world-famous and historic Watkins Glen International Speedway... more

Hear about mills and life along the Keuka Outlet

Hear about mills and life along the Keuka Outlet
Yates County’s post-revolutionary history is rooted in the area we now know as a beautiful natural area in a ravine that connects Keuka and Seneca Lakes. The mills that were powered by the flowing water of the Keuka Outlet became the basis of industry here. As the mills prospered, other businesses and services were needed. Soon there were homes, inns,... more

Sheriff Spike gives update on 2002 homicide involving 16-month-old child

Sheriff Spike gives update on 2002 homicide involving 16-month-old child
Yates Sheriff Ron Spike has issued a statement following media inquiries regarding the investigation into a 2002 homicide – involving a 16-month-old in Dundee. The child’s mother, Kelly L. Axtell, who was 24-years-old at the time, found Ethan M. Eslick, the 16-month-old, deceased at a home in Dundee, according to Spike. Spike says Ronald McGuire Sr., 28, who also lived... more

W-FL THURSDAY: Newark hands Wayne first league loss on final night; Whitman makes clean sweep of West

W-FL: Newark hands Wayne first league loss on final night; Whitman makes clean sweep of West
On the final night of the regular season for Section V boys basketball teams, several Wayne-Finger Lakes squads were in action. Although all three W-FL league titles had been decided, there were several games of importance heading into postseason play next week. The biggest game had Wayne visiting Newark in a rematch of a close contest in Ontario that the... more

W-FL WEDNESDAY: Newark tops Geneva on senior night; Girls close out regular season

W-FL WEDNESDAY: Newark tops Geneva on senior night; Girls close out regular season
It was a busy night for Wayne-Finger Lakes teams after Tuesday’s snow day forced several games to be reschedule to Wednesday night. It was the final night of the regular season for Wayne-Finger Lakes girls teams as Sectional brackets are set. For the boys, it will be one more night of regular season play on Thursday night before the seedings... more

W-FL MONDAY: South Seneca, Gananda girls clinch league titles

W-FL MONDAY: South Seneca, Gananda girls clinch league titles
The South Seneca Lady Falcons won their 17th straight game on Monday night in Naples, defeating the Big Green 69-18. With the win South Seneca clinched the Finger Lakes West Championship. Meanwhile, the Gananda Lady Blue Panthers dropped a cross-over contest to local rival Wayne, 45-38, but still clinched the Wayne County Championship when Lyons defeated second-place Marion. Also on... more

Greenidge Power Plant wins huge appeals victory over Sierra Club

Owners of the Greenidge Generation power station scored a major legal victory late yesterday when an appellate court in Rochester announced the dismissal of an appeal challenging the facility’s air permit.  Ruling unanimously, a five-judge panel held that the appeal was “moot” on procedural grounds without addressing allegations that state regulators granted permits in violation of the State Environmental Quality... more

W-FL FRIDAY: Newark spoils senior night in Waterloo; Midlakes girls clinch East title

W-FL FRIDAY: Newark spoils senior night in Waterloo; Midlakes girls clinch East title
After a Senior Night ceremony in Waterloo in which legendary Newark coach Ron Ceravolo was honored pregame, the Newark Reds came up with a big 66-58 road win against the Indians. Jayden Peters exploded out of the gate with 15 first quarter points and the Reds built a 16 point lead in the third quarter before Waterloo came storming back... more
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