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Penn Yan School District shows off new transportation center

Penn Yan School District shows off new transportation center
The centerpiece of a $16.2 million capital project was unveiled Wednesday, when the public got to see the new and improved Penn Yan school district transportation center. A ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception at the facility, which has been near Penn Yan Elementary for decades, was held before Wednesday’s school board meeting. School district Superintendent Howard Dennis said the transportation building... more

Accused murderer back in Yates County Jail, will cost taxpayers $8K per month to house

Accused murderer back in Yates County Jail, will cost taxpayers $8K per month to house
The 38-year-old man accused of murdering his mother and killing her dog in August 2018 is back in Yates County. Paul Khouzam, 38, who was charged with second-degree murder and other felony charges has been returned to the Yates County Jail, according to an update provided to the Yates County Legislature by District Attorney Todd Casella. Khouzam was returned from... more

Apartment complex in Penn Yan upgraded with state funding

Apartment complex in Penn Yan upgraded with state funding
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday morning to celebrate finished work on the Walnut Hill Apartments in Penn Yan. Work on the apartment complex in the village of Penn Yan has been focused on nearly 60 existing apartments. Another two-story building with eight apartments was added during the construction process. During renovations, work was done to replace windows, siding and... more

Penn Yan Academy vaping numbers ‘staggering’

Penn Yan Academy vaping numbers ‘staggering’
Following a recent survey that showed 60 percent of Penn Yan Academy students have tried vaping, the school district has upped the punishment for kids caught vaping on school grounds. “The statistics are pretty staggering,” Assistant Principal Warren Kinsey said. “That number is super high and we need to let kids know we are taking this seriously and want them... more

Crash leads to felony charges in Yates County

Yates County crash leads to felony charges
A Steuben County woman arrested in May following an accident that injured another driver was arraigned on felony charges Tuesday morning in Yates County Court. District Attorney Todd Casella said Danielle Sexton, 33, of Canisteo, was charged with felony driving while ability impaired by drugs and vehicular assault. Read more from the Finger Lakes Times more

FLX WEEKLY REVIEW: Union Block in Penn Yan, Vineyard View Winery, Crooked Tusker Distillery & Dr. Konstantin Frank (video)

FLX WEEKLY REVIEW: Union Block in Penn Yan, Vineyard View Winery, Crooked Tusker Distillery & Dr. Konstantin Frank (video)
A review of dinner at the new Union Block Restaurant in Penn Yan and stops at Vineyard View Winery in Penn Yan, Crooked Tusker Distillery and Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery in Hammondsport. This segment originally appeared in our episode of FLX Weekly on FingerLakes1.com on October 9, 2019. . more

Himrod man pleads guilty to sexual abuse charges in Yates County

Himrod man pleads guilty to sexual abuse charges
A Himrod man is looking at a lengthy prison sentence after admitting to sexually abusing children. Yates County District Attorney Todd Casella said Robert Christensen Jr. pleaded guilty Tuesday in county court to first-degree criminal sexual act (class B felony) and first-degree sexual abuse (class D felony). Christensen, 56, is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 26 by Judge Jason Cook... more

FLH responds to ‘cyber incident’ as officials outline response; no impact to patients

FLH responds to ‘cyber incident’ as officials outline response; no impact to patients
As the week drew to a close, Finger Lakes Health publicly responded to a ‘cyber incident’, which became public knowledge on Thursday. The Finger Lakes Times reported that Lara Turbide, Finger Lakes Health’s Vice President of community services confirmed the incident. She noted that FLH was able to quickly responded to it; and that the scope was ‘limited’. Meanwhile, Dr.... more

Finger Lakes Health dealing with another ‘cyber incident’ after ransomware attack in 2018

Finger Lakes Health dealing with another ‘cyber incident’ after ransomware attack two
Less than two years after a ransomware attack that left employees at Finger Lakes Health relying on paper-systems – it’s been confirmed by local reporting that the company is dealing with another ‘cyber incident’ this week. The Finger Lakes Times reports that Finger Lakes Health was a victim of a ‘cyber incident’. Details of that incident were not made immediately... more

WALK IN WEDNESDAYS: FLH looks to address staffing shortages with weekly sessions

WALK IN WEDNESDAYS: FLH looks to address staffing shortages with weekly sessions
Finger Lakes Health will be hosting “Walk-In Wednesday” open interviews every Wednesday for all open positions. Applicants can view a list of open positions by visiting http://www.flhealth.org/jobs. Walk-In Interviews will be held every Wednesday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (no appointment is necessary) at the following locations: Human Resources office at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, 418 North Main... more

Penn Yan woman charged with criminal contempt after sending letter to Ontario County Jail

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The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Penn Yan resident on criminal contempt charges following an investigation into a series of events at the Ontario County Jail. According to investigators, Elizabeth Althea Haubner, of Penn Yan was arrested for second-degree criminal contempt after allegedly sending a letter to a protected party. She sent the letter to an... more

Fight near Mustang Pub in Penn Yan results in two arrests, multiple charges

Fight near Mustang Pub in Penn Yan results in multiple charges, two arrests
Police say that two people were arrested in Penn Yan following a physical altercation at the Mustang Pub. Alex Hunt, 20, of Keuka Park was arrested on multiple charges – including harassment, disorderly conduct, unlawful possession of alcohol, and unlawful possession of personal identification information. Police say Hunt struck another person. The physical altercation was witnessed by police who were... more

Winery on Keuka Lake host event to benefit community leveled by Hurricane Dorian

Winery on Keuka Lake host event to benefit community leveled by Hurricane Dorian
As brand development manager for Point of the Bluff Vineyards, Tambi Schweizer is a familiar face to many in the Finger Lakes wine industry. Those colleagues came out to support her last month, when the Steuben County winery on the west side of Keuka Lake hosted a concert that raised money for Hope Town, one of the communities in the... more

Trevor Irby remembered at Keuka College memorial over the weekend

Trevor Irby remembered at Keuka College memorial over the weekend
‘Find Your Trev’: Legacy of Trevor Irby ’17 Celebrated at Keuka College Memorial The Romulus native was among the victims of a mass shooting in California this past July. Loyal. Generous. Kind. Full of life. That’s how friends and family recalled Keuka College alumnus Trevor Irby ’17 during a memorial Sunday that honored the memory of a life cut far... more

Keuka College holds pair of ribbon cutting ceremonies as new facilities unveiled

Keuka College holds pair of ribbon cutting ceremonies as new facilities unveiled
On the Keuka College campus, it was a weekend of reconnections, celebrations … and a couple of unveilings. The College formally cut the ribbon on several new teaching spaces during its annual Green & Gold Celebration Weekend. The American Sign Language/ASL-English Interpreting Center, a newly built greenhouse, and new and expanded lab facilities for the Nursing program were all thrown... more

Discussion focuses on local impact of DWI, impaired driving

Discussion focuses on local impact of DWI, impaired driving
The Yates County STOP DWI Program sponsored its annual fall Yates County Drunk/Impaired Driving Victim Impact Panel (VIP), Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 7:00PM at the County Office Building auditorium. Yates County does two panels a year and this was recognized as the 23rd session since the program originated. Sheriff Ron Spike who chairs the Task Force VIP said, “Our... more
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