Penn Yan seeks comments on parks master plan

The Penn Yan Village Board has set a public hearing on the Proposed Parks and Recreation Master Plan for 6:05 p.m. Aug. 21 during the next regular village board meeting. The plan, which was developed by village officials and the Design Connect team from Cornell University, includes an analysis of existing village-owned and other parks, and recommendations for projects to... more

Penn Yan man charged with assault after altercation at Mustang Pub

Police say a 30-year-old Penn Yan resident was arrested on an assault charge following an incident at the Mustang Pub. Jeremy King, 30, was charged with third-degree assault after an investigation into an altercation at the pub on July 26th. As result, King was arrested and charged. He was issued an appearance ticket. The charge will be answered in Penn... more

Trial likely for former Lloyd’s owner

The case of the former owner of Lloyd’s Limited appears headed for trial, although it won’t be until early next year. Yates County District Attorney Todd Casella said a trial date of Jan. 14, has been set for Bob Champlin. He faces felony charges of criminal sex act, attempted rape and sexual abuse for the alleged assault of two females... more

Classy Chassy car wash coming to Penn Yan

The corner of Lake and Brown Streets in Penn Yan will become the next high-visibility redevelopment site if all goes to plan. The Yates County Planning Board has given its highest recommendation to the Special Use Permit to build a Classy Chassy car wash at 206 Lake St., stating the project will have “a positive county-wide, intermunicipal impact.” Currently the... more

Anthony Road Winery to host 4th Annual Twilight 5K and Kids Fun Run

Anthony Road Wine Company will be hosting their 4th annual Twilight 5K and Kids Fun Run on Friday, August 10th at 6:30 pm. Registration is $20 and proceeds benefit the Keuka Lake Outlet Trail & Geneva High School Cross Country Program. It is sure to be a fun evening of running, walking or skipping, if you like! The race will... more

Police discover suspected explosive in Keuka Outlet

In the course of their investigation of two church burglaries, the Penn Yan Police Dept. engaged the assistance of New York State Police divers to recover some disposed evidence from the Keuka Lake Outlet west of the Liberty St. bridge. However, in their search Monday, July 9, the divers recovered something that could have been far more lethal than the... more

Paddle Keuka 5 returns this weekend on August 4th

The Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium (FLM&A) announces the third annual Paddle Keuka 5K to be held Saturday, Aug. 4. “The past two years have been splashing successes with kayakers and canoeists attending from all over the Finger Lakes region and many prominent area wineries, restaurants and businesses joining in as sponsors,” says executive director, Natalie Payne. “The race is... more

School supplies distribution set in Penn Yan, Dundee

It’s school shopping time again, and Milly’s Pantry is ready to help prepare students for another successful year. Milly’s Pantry coordinates with schools in the Penn Yan and Dundee areas to acquire and distribute the required supplies for students from kindergarten through twelfth grades. Last year, 340 backpacks were supplied to Dundee students and 540 were given to Penn Yan,... more

Gas plant clean-up project to restart in Penn Yan

Environmental clean-up activity at the former NYSEG manufactured gas plant on Water Street is expected to begin again in August, according to Penn Yan Mayor Leigh MacKerchar and a NYSEG spokesperson. The conclusion of that clean-up project will eventually clear the way for the village to construct a pedestrian bridge replacing the former railroad trestle which was removed so contaminated... more

Police: Driver with revoked license arrested after accident in Penn Yan

A 20-year-old Penn Yan resident was arrested after a two-car accident, according to police, who say that the driver was operating without a license. Jacob Thornton, 20, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation after a two-car property damage accident. Through investigation it was determined that his driving privelages had been revoked. He was charged and remanded to the Yates County... more

High speed chase reaches speeds of 100 mph in Yates County (video)

Deputies say a 44-year-old Belmont man was arrested after a high speed chase on State Route 14 Sunday morning. Dan A. Middaugh, 44, was charged with unlawfully fleeing police, reckless operation, speeding, unsafe passing and failure to comply after the incident, which was reported by the Sheriff’s Office. It all began when deputies received a report of a suspicious person... more

Oliver House celebrates 70th with ceremony, ice cream

Saturday, July 21, the Yates County History Center will celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the opening of the Oliver House Museum. The public is invited to attend a ceremony and ice cream social at 11 a.m. at the museum at 200 Main St.in Penn Yan. The first museum curator, Arnold Potter, a descendant of followers of the Jemima Wilkinson, the... more

Gap Mangione and his New Big Band return to Keuka

Rochester native Gap Mangione and his New Big Band will mark their return to Keuka College Saturday, July 21, when they perform at Keuka College’s Concert in the Park for the second consecutive year. He will be joined by Penn Yan native Cindy Miller, who is celebrating 26 years of singing with the Gap Mangione Big Band. The band will... more

THE DEBRIEF: Crestwood expansion killed, SF rental agreement, and unexpected court closures (podcast)

Whether it was news that the DEC had killed plans by Crestwood Midstream to store LPG underneath Seneca Lake in abandoned salt caverns, or a controversial rent agreement and arrangement in Seneca Falls – the heat of summer hasn’t slowed political news. Even an unexpected court closure in two high-profile cases in Penn Yan stirred discussion on a range of... more

MANTIUS: Keuka Outlet fouls drinking water, fuels toxic algae

Along the waterfront near Dresden, residents don’t dare drink their tap water, which is drawn directly from one of the most polluted sections of Seneca Lake. Their water is being fouled by the Keuka Outlet, an eight-mile watercourse that flows east from Keuka Lake past Penn Yan to Dresden, where it empties into Seneca. The outlet carries tainted runoff from... more

Penn Yan celebrates Third Thursdays

This week, downtown Penn Yan will host their third “Third Thursday” evening hours party, with participating shops staying open until 8 p.m. The monthly celebration of the excitement building in the renewed downtown of Penn Yan is the brainchild of Yates County Chamber of Commerce CEO Jessica Bacher and Finger Lakes Economic Development Center CEO Steve Griffin. Started in May,... more
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