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Canandaigua defeats Penn Yan 10-9 in overtime

Canandaigua defeats Penn Yan 10-9 in overtime
A big win for the Canandaigua Braves over the Penn Yan Mustangs in boys high school lacrosse on Saturday afternoon at Canandaigua Academy. Check out photos from the game at Canandaigua Academy here… D&C: Read More At the half host Penn Yan leads Canandaigua 5-3 @CABravesSports @CALacrosse #NYSPHSAA @SportsFive pic.twitter.com/6MRUkMy6ZC — Jack Haley (@jackhaley42) April 22, 2016 more

New York Wine and Grape Foundation moving from Canandaigua to Penn Yan

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The New York Wine and Grape Foundation is coming back to Penn Yan. The marketing and trade agency associated with the wine and grape industry here in the Finger Lakes moved to Canandaigua in 2006. They had relocated to the New York Wine and Cullinary Center, which is now known as New York Kitchen. Steve Griffin tweeted his approval of... more

Reed, O’Mara, Palmesano hosting roundtable in Penn Yan on Mental Health services

Reed, O’Mara, Palmesano hosting roundtable in Penn Yan on Mental Health services
Representative Tom Reed, State Sen. Tom O’Mara, and State Assemblyman Phil Palmesano will host a community roundtable, “Crisis in Care: Mental Health Services in Rural Communities,” Monday, April 22, in Penn Yan. The roundtable will be held in the Yates County Auditorium (Yates County Office Building, 417 Liberty Street, Penn Yan) beginning at 10 a.m. The media and public are... more

Diplomat to deliver commencement address at Keuka College

Diplomat to deliver commencement address at Keuka College
A veteran diplomat who represented U.S. interests during some of the most heated international crises of the past generation will deliver the keynote address at Keuka College’s 111th Commencement May 18. Ambassador Robert R. Gosende served for 36 years in Foreign Service with the U.S. Information Agency and the Department of State before joining the State University of New York... more

Penn Yan author releases new book, A Telling of Ancestors

Penn Yan author releases new book, A Telling of Ancestors
Marion Balyszak, of Penn Yan, announces the release of her book, A Telling of Ancestors, the first in the series, Emma Prince Kauai Mysteries. A 31-year resident of Yates County, Balyszak is a former non-profit administrator, with a dual degree in history and anthropology, and a minor in museum studies. She ‘retired’ as director of the Finger Lake Institute at... more

Closure of Rt. 54A starts April 22nd; work on State Rt. 54 also starts soon

Closure of Rt. 54A starts April 22nd; work on State Rt. 54 also starts soon
The New York State Department of Transportation today announced that continuing work to repair a landslide on State Route 54A in the town of Urbana requires that the road be closed starting the week of April 22. The location is approximately 2.5 miles north of the Village of Hammondsport. The closure is expected to be in place approximately six weeks... more

MacKerchar named Athletic Director at PYA

MacKerchar named Athletic Director at PYA
Last week, the Penn Yan Central School District announced the appointment of Jonathan MacKerchar as Athletic Director/Assistant Principal, effective immediately. The District concluded an interview process April 8 that included a strong pool of applicants. “We are fortunate that so many people want to work at our schools and live in our community,” said Howard Dennis, Penn Yan Central School... more

Prosthetic provides new opportunities for local 6-year-old

Prosthetic provides new opportunities for local 6-year-old
For most 6-year-old boys, the simple act of eating Skittles out of a small bag might be nothing more than an afternoon treat. For Shane Benson, enjoying that snack last Friday was a totally new experience because he was holding the bag with his new left hand. Every day since then, Shane has been discovering things he can do that... more

Penn Yan school budget adds options

Penn Yan school budget adds options
The Penn Yan School Board will be seeking voter approval to spend $36.2 million to provide education to Penn Yan students in the 2019-2020 school year. The proposed budget adds STEM opportunities for elementary and academy students, a reading specialist, and a support staff in the middle school. To accomplish that, the school district needs to collect nearly $19 million... more

Contractor charged with grand larceny in Yates County

Police: Contractor charged with felony grand larceny after failing to perform work
Police are warning about contractor scams in Yates County after felony charges were filed against a Penn Yan resident. The Penn Yan Police Department reports that Robert A. McFall, 49, of Penn Yan was arrested by officers last week following an investigation into construction work he performed under the name “Bob the Builder.” Police say McFall took down payment for... more

Penn Yan woman charged with aggravated DWI after traffic stop

Penn Yan woman charged with aggravated DWI after traffic stop
Police say a Penn Yan woman was arrested on Saturday following a traffic stop in the village of Penn Yan. The Penn Yan Police Department reports the arrest of Amber Denison, 24, of Palmyra – following a traffic stop that was made on State Route 14A near Hayes Auction Barn. Police say Denison was placed through sobriety tests after officers... more

$8K raised at Heels Up for Healing 5K in Penn Yan

$8K raised at Soldiers & Sailors in Penn Yan
About 300 runners, walkers, and volunteers gathered at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital on Saturday, April 6 for the first annual Heels Up for Healing 5K race. The smash hit event raised close to $8,000 in support of bringing 3D Mammography to the hospital. One in eight women is diagnosed with breast cancer, and this revolutionary screening and diagnostic breast... more

Two incumbents not returning to Yates Legislature

Two incumbents not returning to legislature
Petitions have been filed with the Yates County Board of Elections for positions on party lines of the November ballot.There will be Republican primaries in three towns, and the public will see new faces in some positions. Notably, Timothy Dennis and Elden Morrison are not seeking re-election to the Yates County legislature seats — Dennis in District 2 and Morrison... more

KanPak plans get support

KanPak plans get support
Following the public hearing April 3 to consider a Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) agreement for KanPak’s possible expansion of their Penn Yan manufacturing plant located in the Horizon Business Park, the Finger Lakes Economic Development Center’s (FLEDC, the Yates County industrial/economic development agency) Board of Directors met the next morning to approve the agreement. FLEDC CEO Steve Griffin... more

5 storylines for the 2019 Section V boys lacrosse season

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The boys lacrosse season is already underway with a few teams securing impressive victories as a new wave of talent takes over. One of the themes of last season was experienced stars; 15 of 16 spots on the All-Greater Rochester first team went to seniors, many of whom were All-Americans. Four teams had multiple picks and in total 64 players... more

Keuka College group enjoys working vacation

Keuka College group enjoys working vacation
As Keuka College students headed out on spring break recently, a number of them opted — instead of rolling out the beach blankets — to roll up their sleeves. Twenty-one members of the Keuka College community spent their break on a “working vacation” in Puerto Rico, in partnership with Community Collaborations International. The group stayed in the town of Ceiba,... more
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