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GoFundMe launched for owner of Penn Yan home after devastating fire

Penn Yan home destroyed by two fires over the weekend
A GoFundMe page has been established for the owner of a Penn Yan home that was destroyed by a pair of fires over the weekend. Firefighters were first called to the home Liberty Street around 6 p.m. Even though first responders were there quickly – the home was heavily damaged. Andrew McDougal has organized the fundraiser for his father, Ron,... more

‘KEUKA TO GO’: New food delivery platform coming to Yates County

‘KEUKA TO GO’: New food delivery platform coming to Yates County
Food delivery platform will give options to rural customers – By Josh Durso Keuka To Go a new digital and mobile platform is helping to get dinner delivered to your front door. Beginning January 27th customers will be able to visit keukatogo.com, which will display local restaurants available for delivery – many of which will be participating in a program... more

Deputies: Penn Yan man crashed his car, broke into home in Ontario County

Deputies: Penn Yan man crashed his car, broke into home in Ontario County
Deputies arrested a Penn Yan man after he crashed his vehicle and allegedly broke into a home. Edwin Stebbins, 37, of Penn Yan was arrested on January 10th. He was charged with DWI, criminal mischief, criminal trespass, and other traffic violations. Deputies say Stebbins crashed his car into a combine on Tileyard Road in Gorham. He then forced his way... more

Penn Yan man charged with forcible touching, unlawfully dealing with a child after two investigations

Penn Yan man charged with forcible touching, unlawfully dealing with a child after two investigations
A Penn Yan man was arrested on a variety of charges after two investigation concluded following an incident earlier this month. Police say that 55-year-old Vincent A.C. Swartz was arrested by the Penn Yan Police Department following an investigation into an incident on East Main Street on January 8th. At the time, police were called to the residence for a... more

New online wine program coming to Keuka College thanks to Hunt Country Vineyards

New online wine program coming to Keuka College thanks to Hunt Country Vineyards
Everyone knows the Finger Lakes is wine country – USA Today just named it the country’s No. 1 Wine Region. But not everyone knows what makes Finger Lakes wines special, how they’re made, or even the difference between a Traminette and a Vidal Blanc. Keuka College and Hunt Country Vineyards of Branchport have crafted a program that answers those questions... more

Police: Penn Yan woman had stun gun at her apartment

Police: Penn Yan woman had stun gun at her apartment
Police report the arrest of a 42-year-old Penn Yan woman following an investigation at her home. Brenda Stratton, 42, of Penn Yan was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Officer say they found a stun gun in her possession while at her residence while investigating an unrelated matter. She was released on an appearance ticket. To have the... more

Penn Yan driver airlifted after cement truck overturns, shutting down Rt. 54A for 12 hours

Penn Yan driver airlifted after cement truck overturns, shutting down Rt. 54A for 12 hours
A cement truck crashed in the Yates County town of Jerusalem on Wednesday, resulting in the closure of Route 54A for upwards of 12 hours. Finger Lakes News Radio reports that the truck, which was owned by Hansen Cement, had overturned and slid down an embankment at the intersection with Wager Hill Road. PHOTO BY MIKE DONOVAN The driver was... more

Penn Yan man sentenced to 180 days in jail after guilty plea in rape case

Penn Yan man
A Penn Yan man was sentenced 180 days in jail after he pleaded guilty to third-degree rape in Yates County Court. District Attorney Todd Casella said Travis Vermilye, 25, was arrested after being accused of having sex with a girl less than 17 years old. The sentence carries 10 years of probation, in addition to the jail time. As part... more

Police arrest Penn Yan man for fifth time in span of days after outburst at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital

Penn Yan man arrested three times in three days, this time for harassment, resisting arrest
Police arrested a Penn Yan man for a fifth time this week after an incident at a local hospital. Police say 66-year-old Mark Booth, was taken into custody after refusing the leave the hospital. They say he had been asked to leave by staff, but refused to do so. They say Booth then began yelling at officers, and even threatened... more

Police: Penn Yan driver didn’t have interlock device installed, as required by law

Police: Penn Yan driver didn’t have interlock device installed, as required by law
Police arrested a 32-year-old Penn Yan resident following a traffic stop for insufficient tail lamps around 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Brandon Parish, 32, of Penn Yan was charged with operating without an ignition interlock device and insufficient tail lamps. The interlock device charge followed a check of his driving record upon the traffic stop. The charges will be answered at... more

eSports program getting more attention, acclaim at Keuka College

eSports program getting more attention, acclaim at Keuka College
Keuka College’s pioneering – and growing – Esports programs are once again making news. University Business magazine profiled the successful program this month in a story headlined “2 models for powering your Esports program.” “Keuka College, a small school in New York’s Finger Lakes region, has had an outsize influence on colleges with Esports,” the story began. What started a... more

Bank of the Finger Lakes acquired by Pennsylvania institution

Bank of the Finger Lakes acquired by Pennsylvania institution
A Pennsylvania bank has acquired a local bank that many use in the region. It’s one of the banks that carries the region’s namesake. Upstate New York Bancorp Inc., operates the Bank of the Finger Lakes, which has locations in Geneva and Penn Yan. Norwood Financial Corp. of Honesdale, Pennsylvania will acquire the banks through a merger. Norwood will pay... more

Penn Yan man charged with driving while intoxicated

Penn Yan man charged with driving while intoxicated
Police arrested a 66-year-old Penn Yan resident following a traffic stop in the village during the early-morning hours on Saturday. Around 3:27 a.m. police observed Mark G. Booth, 66, of Penn Yan operating his vehicle erratically on East Elm Street. He was stopped on Benham Street and placed through a series of field sobriety tests, which he failed. He was... more

Three BOE seats up in Penn Yan school district, nominating petitions now available

Three BOE seats up in Penn Yan school district, nominating petitions now available
Petition forms are available for those interested in running for Penn Yan Board of Education. Three seats are up for election this year. An annual budget and election is scheduled for May 19th. Terms are three years in length. Necessary forms can be picked up from the district office between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. during the week. Petitions must... more

Christensen takes the bench in Penn Yan

Christensen takes the bench in Penn Yan
Penn Yan Village Court welcomed a new justice to start 2020. Michael Christensen was appointed to the post on December 17th after the resignation of Matthew Conlon, according to The Chronicle-Express. District Attorney Todd Casella tells the Express that the Penn Yan Village Court is the busiest in Yates County. Here’s how the schedule will look: – Criminal cases to... more

Penn Yan teen tased twice after threatening officer with knife, standoff

Penn Yan teen tased twice after threatening officer with knife, standoff
Authorities say it took two taser shots, and multiple officers from two law enforcement agencies to end a standoff after a trespassing complaint in Penn Yan. Police say Michael Brown, 19, of Penn Yan was arrested early-Wednesday after a complaint on East Main Street in the village. Officers were called to the scene for the report of a person trespassing... more
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