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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

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

Chronicle-Express opposes court closures in Penn Yan

In two local, high-profile cases, Penn Yan Village Justice Matthew D. Conlon has taken the extraordinary measure of closing his court to the press. In the interest of public knowledge and openness in government, as well as the constitutional freedom of the press, The Chronicle-Express has consulted legal counsel to regain access to the court. The first is the case... more

K-9 used to locate Penn Yan man who fled officers near Keuka Outlet Trail

The Penn Yan Police Department says a 23-year-old Hamilton Street resident was arrested on multiple charges, including assault, and government obstruction after an incident near the Keuka Outlet Trail. Police arrested Tyler B. Davis, 23, of Penn Yan on Sunday around 10:44 pm after receiving a report of a sick or intoxicated subject lying near the Outlet Trail. Upon arrival,... more

Dollar Tree store cuts ribbon on Lake Street in Penn Yan

A new business opened their doors in Penn Yan with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday. The Dollar Tree store at 211 Lake Street is now open for business in the location of the former Shurfine and Super Duper stores.  The Penn Yan Planning Board approved a revised site plan for the project on March 5th. Pleasure to attend opening of new... more

Dog left inside 120-degree car in Clifton Springs, Penn Yan man charged

A Yates County man accused of leaving a dog inside a hot car outside Clifton Springs Hospital is facing animal cruelty charges. Robert McKay, 77, of Penn Yan was charged with animal cruelty and leaving a dog in a vehicle in extreme heat conditions according to the Ontario County Humane Society. Officers were called to the vehicle, which was parked... more

Boat bursts into flames near Kershaw Park on Saturday (video)

Four people and three dogs suffered just minor injuries after a boat burst into flames near Kershaw Park on Canandaigua Lake Saturday. Deputies say Eugene B. Allaire, 56, of Penn Yan was aboard his 1989 Thompson Brothers boat with his passengers on the north end of Canandaigua Lake near Kershaw Park when a fire broke out near the engine compartment... more

July 4th prayer service set for refugees and separated families in Yates

Prayer Service for undocumented refugees and families separated because of political policies at 8:45 a.m. July 4 at St. Michael’s Chapel (use north facing side door). Members of our Social Ministry team will lead a service of shared prayer and concern for our neighbors. How can we celebrate freedom of some today without including all? All are welcome. Chronicle-Express: Read... more

Penn Yan man arrested after breaking into, vandalizing pair of churches

A Penn Yan man faces multiple charges after two break-ins at area churches, according to police. Michael A. Badamy, 28, of Penn Yan was arrested by police in Penn Yan after a joint investigation between the Yates County Sheriff’s Office and Penn Yan Police Department after two churches were reportedly broken into and vandalized. It is alleged that Badamy and... more

Construction changes school traffic pattern

The Penn Yan Central School District is beginning the work approved by the voters. This will impact traffic patterns in and around the District Office, Transportation Office, and PYE. The road connecting Liberty Street to the District Office area will be temporarily closed from June 25 through the end of August and traffic should enter from Maple Street/Route 364. Traffic... more

The circus came to town in Yates Co.

After years of planning and weeks of work, Penn Yan’s beloved art teacher Robert Gillespie is completing his mural, “Main Street Circus Parade” this week on the front of Water Street Wines and Spirits. Depicting a parade of elephants photographed on Main Street Penn Yan in 1897, Bob believes this is his 10th mural in the Finger Lakes region, and... more

Construction changes school traffic pattern in Penn Yan

The Penn Yan Central School District is beginning the work approved by the voters. This will impact traffic patterns in and around the District Office, Transportation Office, and PYE. The road connecting Liberty Street to the District Office area will be temporarily closed from June 25 through the end of August and traffic should enter from Maple Street/Route 364. Traffic... more

A new vision for Penn Yan

If you’ve walked down Main Street over the last month or so, chances are you’ve noticed a colorful storefront. However, you may be a bit puzzled about what’s inside. It’s a new venture that includes design consulting, workshop space, retail space and venue rental. “We are putting our vision out there to see if it will succeed in this community,”... more

Penn Yan driver suffers back injury after Ontario Co. crash

Deputies say a 60-year-old Penn Yan resident was transported to Geneva General Hospital with minor injuries after a crash on Wednesday. The accident took place on County Road 6 when deputies say Georgia Ryan, 60, of Penn Yan lost control of her vehicle due to slippery road conditions – sliding off the east side of the road – striking a... more

Penn Yan man faces over 20 charges after dirt bike pursuit, lengthy investigation

A Penn Yan man is in custody following a lengthy investigation into a dirt bike pursuit, which spanned three towns in Yates County. Police say Dominic G. Bruno, 21, of Penn Yan was arrested after a warrant was issued following a vehicle pursuit that happened on May 28th involving a dirt bike. Bruno was operating a dirt bike on Seneca... more

Keuka College president will step down effective July 1st

Keuka College President Jorge L. Díaz-Herrera requested Board of Trustees approval to retire effective July 1, citing a death in his immediate family earlier this month. The Board approved his request, according to officials. “‘Family first’ has always been the mantra at Keuka College. I have made the difficult decision to retire as president so that I can provide the... more

NOW HIRING: Finger Lakes Premier Properties looking to expand housekeeping team

Finger Lakes Premier Properties is a team of industry leaders specializing in vacation rental management and lakefront real estate sales of properties in the Finger Lakes Region. Our team has represented the Finger Lakes for over 25 years. We are seeking energetic and detail oriented individuals to join our housekeeping team this summer! As part of the FLPP team, our employees’ efforts allow guests... more
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