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W-FL MONDAY: Castrechini’s 31 for Gananda drops Midlakes; Comfort’s double-double leads Penn Yan

W-FL MONDAY: Castrechini’s 31 for Gananda drops Midlakes; Comfort’s double-double leads Penn Yan
Gananda senior guard Jayden Castrechini scored 31 points as the Blue Panthers dispatched with visiting Midlakes on Monday night. Also, a Darren Miller double-double and a a 14-2 second quarter run by Mynderse led the Blue Devils past Clyde-Savannah for the second time this season. For the girls, Peyton Comfort had 15 points and 15 rebounds in the Mustangs’ win over... more

Penn Yan man threatened to kill resident during domestic incident

Police: Man threatened to kill resident in Penn Yan during domestic incident
The Penn Yan Police Department reports the arrest of a Linden St. resident in Penn Yan following a domestic incident, which took place on Linden. According to police, James P. Mahan, 48, was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, second-degree menacing, third-degree menacing, second-degree attempted assault, second-degree reckless endangerment and harassment. Mahan is accused of threatening to kill a village resident... more

Digital predator targets teens at schools in Ontario, Wayne, & Yates

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The Wayne Central School District is responding after their own students have been targeted by the online predator that has been reported throughout Yates and Ontario counties. Now, students in Wayne County are on alert. Wayne Central Superintendent Mathis Calvin released this statement Friday night: “We recently have been made aware of several students within Wayne County and our school... more

LATEST: Bomb threat in Penn Yan last week was a hoax

OFFICIALS: Bomb threat in Penn Yan last week was a hoax
Penn Yan Police responded Thursday, Dec. 13 to the Best Western Hotel on Brown St. for a reported bomb threat made by email. Friday, Police Chief Thomas Dunham stated, “The threat appeared to be part of a nationwide hoax/scam to threaten businesses in an attempt to gain money via online crypto currency. Various businesses, schools, and hospitals across the country... more

W-FL FRIDAY: Red Creek sophomore joins 1,000 point club; Wayne tops Geneva; Waterloo beats Penn Yan

W-FL FRIDAY: Red Creek sophomore joins 1,000 point club; Wayne tops Geneva; Waterloo beats Penn Yan
Red Creek sophomore Isabella Wilbur scored her 1,000th career point in the Rams loss at Lyons on Friday night. Meanwhile in girls action, Midlakes pulls away from Mynderse late and Red Jacket survives at Marcus Whitman. On the boys side of things it was Wayne defeating Geneva, Newark improving to 5-0, and Waterloo defeating Penn Yan. Full results and more... more

W-FL TUESDAY: Pal-Mac girls beat Geneva, Rathbun’s 34 lifts Naples, Barnett breaks Mynderse school record, & South Seneca girls crush Red Jacket in title game re-match

W-FL TUESDAY: Pal-Mac girls beat Geneva, Rathbun’s 34 lifts Naples, Barnett breaks Mynderse school record, & South Seneca girls crush Red Jacket in title game re-match
It was the first truly full slate of games this high school basketball season in the Wayne-Finger Lakes on Tuesday night. Check out the results from all the boys and girls action below along with the top Tweets of the night around Section V and updated league standings for the Finger Lakes East, West and Wayne County. LAST NIGHT’S BOYS... more

Downtown PY Revitalization Committee to meet December 13th

Downtown PY Revitalization Committee to meet December 13th
The Penn Yan Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) Local Planning Committee (LPC) will have its second meeting at the Penn Yan Fire Dept., 125 Elm St., Penn Yan, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13. The LPC will finalize the goals and vision for the Penn Yan Downtown Revitalization Initiative, start to develop strategies to support the vision and goals, and discuss... more

Paris comes to Keuka College

Paris comes to Keuka College
The Penn Yankee Theatre Company (PYTCo.) presents Madeline’s Christmas at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 15 and 16 in the Norton Chapel at Keuka College. Set in a Paris boarding school and staged in the beautiful architecture of Keuka College’s Norton Chapel, Madeline’s Christmas is a musical based on the classic Madeline children’s books by Ludwig Bemelmans. “In an old house in... more

Seeking relief from high gas prices in Penn Yan

Seeking relief from high gas prices in Penn Yan
A former Yates County Legislator’s complaints about high gas prices in Penn Yan could lead to a meeting between the legislature’s finance committee and local gasoline retailers. Jack Clancy told legislators Dec. 10 even though the national gasoline price is down 30 cents per gallon, in Penn Yan it has only declined 10 cents. “I don’t know if it’s the... more

Sharing the spirit of giving in Penn Yan

Sharing the spirit of giving
Toys, books, clothing items, and games were being carried in and out of the Army Reserve Center Dec. 5 and 6 for the annual Yates Christmas Program where 709 children and 302 families were served by cheerful volunteers. Overcoming a few logistical challenges early in the week, the team of individual volunteers and groups from several organizations, Penn Yan and... more

Donation to aid FLACRA’s Yates County expansion

Donation to aid FLACRA’s Yates County expansion
The Finger Lakes Area Counseling & Recovery Agency is going to have a larger presence in Yates County, courtesy of a recent donation. On Thursday, the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes donated more than $25,000 to help FLACRA expand its office and services at the Finger Lakes Economic Development Center on Route 54A. Tom Snow, who was... more

W-FL FRIDAY: Peters powers Newark over Mynderse; Whitman handles Bloomfield

W-FL FRIDAY: Peters powers Newark over Mynderse; Whitman handles Bloomfield
In the first full Friday night of high school basketball in the Wayne-Finger Lakes, it certainly wasn’t a Wonderful Life at Arthur L. Baker where the visiting Newark Reds defeated Mynderse in their home gym for the first time in six years. Also in the East, Wayne handled Penn Yan, Geneva snuck by Midlakes, and Waterloo rolled past Pal-Mac. In... more

UPDATE: Investigation into online predator continues, parents and students warned about risks

Authorities investigating online predator who’s blackmailing students at Penn Yan, possibly Dundee schools
LATEST: Police give update on warning to students, parents about online predator Police provided additional context to the ongoing investigation, as a number of underage girls in the Penn Yan Central School District have been solicited for inappropriate images. Police say they are aware of an individual or group of individuals who are attempting to gain nude images of local... more

Champlin pleads guilty to sexually abusing two women at Penn Yan bar

Champlin pleads guilty to sexually abusing two women at Penn Yan bar
The former bar owner accused of sexually abusing two women last Christmas Eve at the downtown Penn Yan business has pleaded guilty to two felony charges on Wednesday. Bob Champlin, 61, pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree sexual abuse, a class D felony. The charge is punishable by up to three years in prison. He pleaded guilty in Yates... more

Get your fill of treats at 10th Annual Cookie Walk

Get your fill of treats at 10th Annual Cookie Walk
If you are looking for help filling out your holiday cookie platter, why not let Keuka Comfort Care Home provide those specialty cookies you don’t have time to bake. The 10th Annual Holiday Cookie Walk to support Keuka Comfort Care Home, held at the First Presbyterian Church in Penn Yan, has become a favorite event each year since its beginning... more

Penn Yan committee takes a look at ideas for $10M DRI funds

Workshop, survey to give ideas to committee
The results of a public workshop held last week, combined with details submitted by the public through a survey will help the Penn Yan Village Local Planning Committee make decisions about spending $10 million in state grant money to revitalize Penn Yan. Survey The public is invited to complete the survey, which is available on the Village, Finger Lakes Economic... more

W-FL TUESDAY: Waterloo bounces back; Wayne falls to Leadership, VanAken drops 29 to lift Red Jacket girls

W-FL TUESDAY: Waterloo bounces back; Wayne falls to Leadership, VanAken drops 29 to lift Red Jacket girls
In a clash of Class A2 titans, the two-time defending Sectional champion Wayne Eagles lost to a tough Leadership team at Wayne Central Tuesday night, 83-72. After falling behind 26-9 after the first quarter, Wayne came back to tie the game early in the fourth quarter. They would never take the lead, however, as Leadership pulled away for the 11... more

Will state rules limit mother’s access to care?

Will state rules limit mother’s access to care?
Yates County Public Health officials say 151 of the 319 babies born to Yates County residents during 2017 were born to Mennonite families. Many of those babies were likely born in their family homes, and it’s highly likely under the watch of Elizabeth Catlin — the woman facing criminal charges for practicing midwifery without the education and training required by... more
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