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Rough night for Finger Lakes teams in opening round of Section V Football Tournament

Rough night for Finger Lakes teams in opening round of Section V Football Tournament
The first round of the Section V high school football sectional tournament began Friday night. Each Class will compete for a berth into the NYSPHSAA tournament. Below is results from all the opening round match-ups on Friday night… A Canandaigua 24 Webster Schroeder 21 B Batavia 51 Newark 14 B Wayne 27 Hornell 8 B HF-Lima 25 University Prep 8... more

Paul’s Place offers respite program for dementia caregivers

Paul’s Place offers respite program for dementia caregivers
Paul’s Place Offers respite for dementia and early stage Alzheimer’s patients in a safe place to visit to allow their Care partners a chance to run errands or just take some time for themselves. Free of Charge and sponsored by The Living Well, the first Paul’s Place will be from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 at St.... more

Former chamber director arrested on felony charges in Yates County

The Yates County Sheriff’s Office reports that the former interim director of the Yates County Chamber of Commerce has been arrested. Julie Coleman, 35, was arrested on Friday on a warrant issued out of Penn Yan Village Court. She was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument – a felony, as well as fourth-degree grand larceny – also... more

Penn Yan girls capture first Sectional tennis title in school history

Penn Yan girls capture first Sectional tennis title in school history
The Penn Yan Mustangs girls varsity tennis team capped their perfect regular season with a 5-0 Sectional victory over Marcus Whitman Oct. 9 at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva. Molly Pullen, #1 singles player defeated Rebecca Frarey in sets of 6-1, and 6-0. Her twin sister, Claire, defeated Alaina Dhondt in sets of 6-0 and 6-3. A first in PYA... more

Paving work to begin on Rte. 54 in Yates

Paving work to begin on Rte. 54 in Yates
A single course asphalt overlay paving project on State Route 54 from G. Fullagar Road to the Steuben County line in the Towns of Milo and Barrington, Yates County, will begin Wednesday, Oct. 10. The paving project is anticipated to last approximately one week. Traffic will be maintained with a one lane, two-way alternating flagging operation. The public should expect... more

Penn Yan wins $10M DRI contest for Finger Lakes region

Penn Yan wins $10M DRI contest for Finger Lakes region
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the Village of Penn Yan will receive $10 million in funding as the Finger Lakes winner of the third round of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. As in the first two rounds of the DRI, one municipality from each of the state’s 10 regional economic development regions is selected as a $10 million winner, marking... more

Penn Yan Kiwanis Club dissolves after 79 years

Penn Yan Kiwanis Club dissolves after 79 years
After 79 years, the Penn Yan Kiwanis Club has folded. In what the club’s most recent president, Chris Bailey, calls the saddest vote he has participated in, the 12 remaining club members decided to dissolve the club effective Oct. 1. Long time member Bill Sutherland, who joined in April 1961, said it became clear that recruiting new members with the... more

Parkers’s Grille expanding to Penn Yan after deal

Parkers’s Grille coming to Penn Yan
Pete Mitchell, owner of Parker’s Grille Inc. currently operates six restaurants in Geneva, Seneca Falls, Newark, and Auburn. The restaurant portfolio is made up of the four Parker’s Grille locations, plus Halsey’s, an upscale steak house in Geneva, and 84 Fall an upscale dine-in restaurant in Seneca Falls. According to Finger Lakes Economic Development Center CEO Steve Griffin, Mitchell has... more

Invasive algae cleanup takes shape in Yates

Invasive algae cleanup takes shape in Yates
The recent infestation of the highly invasive macroalgae starry stonewort (Nitellopsis obtusa) in and near Keuka Lake is being addressed by machine harvesting in the Keuka Lake Outlet and marsh at Penn Yan, and by hand harvesting in the mouth of Sugar Creek at Branchport by a group of volunteers from multiple organizations. Organized by the Keuka Lake Association, that... more

Police: Phone scam uses law enforcement phone numbers

Police: Phone scam uses law enforcement phone numbers
The Penn Yan Police are warning people of ongoing telephone scams using law enforcement agencies’ phone numbers. Chief Thomas Dunham says, “The Penn Yan Police Department will NOT call you and attempt to collect court fees or fine money. If you receive a suspicious call demanding fine money be paid via MoneyGram, green dot cards, Western Union, etc., it is... more

UPDATE: Penn Yan motorcyclist dies at Strong Hospital after Gorham crash

Penn Yan motorcyclist ‘critical’ at Strong after Gorham crash
On Saturday around 1:15 pm deputies responded to County Road 18 around Robson Road in Gorham for a motorcycle accident. Investigation determined that a motorcycle operated by 66-year-old Clifford Orr, of Penn Yan was eastbound on County Road 18, west of Robson Road, when he had to stop abruptly to avoid another motorcyclist. Deputies say Orr had to stop abruptly... more

Tractor Supply sets grand opening events in Penn Yan

Tractor Supply sets grand opening events in Penn Yan
Tractor Supply Company will celebrate its grand opening in Penn Yan with a community-wide celebration featuring entertainment, giveaways and special events. As part of the family-friendly celebration from Thursday, Sept. 13 through Sunday, Sept. 16, Tractor Supply customers will receive a 10 percent discount on all purchases made at the store on top of already discounted prices. During the main... more

Capital spending plan takes Yates County into the future

Capital spending plan takes Yates County into the future
The Yates County Legislature has adopted a capital spending plan for major spending through 2023. The plan provides for the final three years of debt payment on the county office building and courthouse. It also includes plans for funding road construction projects, replacing equipment and vehicles, and completing building maintenance and improvements. Anticipated spending in the plan is for projects... more

Police: Reckless driver charged with felony after striking pole in Penn Yan

Police: Reckless driver charged with felony after striking pole in Penn Yan
Police say a 59-year-old Penn Yan woman was arrested on felony charges after an investigation sparked by a report of a reckless driver. The Penn Yan Police Department arrested 59-year-old Kimberly R. Margeson, of Penn Yan following a civilian complaint of a reckless driver on East Main Street. The incident took place on August 29th, according to police, who say... more
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