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Habitat for Humanity to celebrate 17th house built in Yates County

Habitat for Humanity to celebrate 17th house built in Yates County
A house with a red door has several meanings, one of which signifies hospitality and a warm welcome. Some consider red to be lucky while others consider the home within to be a vibrant place full of life, energy and excitement. All of the above are surely to be true as Yates County Habitat for Humanity welcomes you, the Yates... more

DEC says Penn Yan wastewater treatment plant corrections made

DEC says Penn Yan wastewater treatment plant corrections made
The village is complying with the terms and schedule of a Nov. 13, 2017, consent order related to the mistaken discharge of 35,000 gallons of wastewater treatment plant sludge into the Keuka Outlet. That was the update provided by the state Department of Environmental Conservation this month. The DEC issued the consent order after the village violated its discharge permit... more

Penn Yan board could vote on senior housing moratorium Friday morning

Penn Yan board could vote on senior housing moratorium Friday
The Village Board has scheduled a special meeting Friday, and it could include a vote on a six-month moratorium for new senior citizen housing. The meeting is scheduled for 8 a.m. at the village hall. The board had a public hearing on the proposed moratorium Tuesday. The only person who spoke was attorney Alan Knauf. Knauf was opposed to the... more

Fallen tree cuts power for 250 customers in Yates County

Fallen tree cuts power for 250 customers in Yates County
After a large tree toppled over during a windstorm mid-day on June 14 at the corner of Hamilton and Clinton Streets, a portion of the village, and about 250 customers were without power for several hours. Penn Yan Director of Public Works Brent Bodine says as many as 500 to 600 customers were affected by short power interruptions of between... more

Penn Yan board considering senior housing moratorium

Penn Yan board considering senior housing moratorium
Less than two months after losing a court decision, village officials are considering a six-month moratorium on new senior citizen housing facilities. The village board held a public hearing on the issue during its meeting Tuesday evening. The only person who spoke was attorney Alan Knauf, who is representing developer David Genecco. Genecco wants to build eight townhouse-style units for... more

Yates man arrested in road rage incident

Yates man arrested in road rage incident
Village police arrested a Himrod-area man Friday following what they called a road-rage incident on Liberty Street. Nicholas R. Irwin, 26, was charged with second-degree assault, a class D felony, for allegedly beating up a 76-year-old driver. Police said several witnesses indicated that Irwin, who was a passenger in a vehicle, got out to confront the driver of the vehicle... more

St. Michael’s School students visit Albany

St. Michael’s School students visit Albany
State Sen. Tom O’Mara and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano welcomed a 5th-grade class from St. Michael School in Penn Yan to the state capital June 6. The students, a group of parents, and teacher Keith Prather were on a class trip and met with O’Mara and Palmesano, who took them on a tour of the Capitol building and into the state... more

St. Michael’s School students visit Albany

St. Michael’s School students visit Albany
State Sen. Tom O’Mara and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano welcomed a 5th-grade class from St. Michael School in Penn Yan to the state capital June 6. The students, a group of parents, and teacher Keith Prather were on a class trip and met with O’Mara and Palmesano, who took them on a tour of the Capitol building and into the state... more

Library offers free Wi-Fi hotspots for check-out

Library offers free Wi-Fi hotspots for check-out
Penn Yan Public Library (PYPL) offers free Wi-Fi hotspots for checkout with your library card. Now in its second year, this service allows you to take the Internet with you, whether you need to connect at home or on the go. Though often taken for granted, many Americans across the country lack Internet access, especially in rural areas like Yates... more

‘Cruise in’ to Penn Yan for bargains and fun

‘Cruise in’ to Penn Yan for bargains and fun
It’s time for another busy weekend in the Penn Yan area, with the popular Cruisin’ Night — the 23rd annual street festival — set for Friday night, June 14 in downtown Penn Yan and the 15th annual New York Haiti Benefit Auction Friday evening and Saturday at the Yates County Fairgrounds. Chronicle-Express: Read More more

Auditions for PYTCo. summer musical, ‘Urinetown’

Auditions for PYTCo. summer musical, ‘Urinetown’
The Penn Yan Theatre Company is staging Urinetown as their summer musical. Set in a Gotham-like city in a terrible water shortage caused by a 20-year drought, Urinetown is a sidesplitting sendup of greed, love, resistance, (and musicals) in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. Directed by PYA drama club alumnus and PYTCo. board member Daniel... more

Free mobile mammogram center coming to Penn Yan

Free mobile mammogram center coming to Penn Yan
In partnership with Hope Walk of Yates County, Rochester Regional Health’s Mobile Mammography Center will be offering free, state-of-the-art breast cancer screenings for any Yates County women next week at the Yates Cultural Recreational Resources building on North Main St. in Penn Yan. Their goal is to make screenings more accessible to women where they live and work. The center... more

Penn Yan driver leads police on brief pursuit in Canandaigua

Penn Yan driver leads police on brief pursuit in Canandaigua
A 48-year-old Penn Yan resident was arrested on multiple charges after an attempted traffic stop in the city of Canandaigua. Before being taken into custody – he even led police on a brief pursuit. They say Stephen Chemiske, of Penn Yan was observed speeding on North Main Street. He failed to pull over, according to police, and a pursuit resulted.... more

Penn Yan season ends in state semifinals

Penn Yan season ends in state semifinals
The Penn Yan Mustangs boys lacrosse season came to an end in the Class D State Semifinals where they were defeated by the LaFayette/Onondaga Lancers 13-6 at Cicero-North Syracuse High School on Wednesday night. Class D BLAX State Semifinal: Your score heading into halftime. #NYSPHSAA pic.twitter.com/MymcvouRYP — NYSPHSAA (@NYSPHSAA) June 5, 2019 more

Worker in Penn Yan airlifted to Strong after being backed over by bus

Worker in Penn Yan airlifted to Strong after being backed over by bus
Authorities say an employee at Coach and Equipment in Penn Yan had to be airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital following an incident on Tuesday. An unidentified man suffered an undisclosed number of injuries when he was backed over by a bus, according to police. Police say that when first responders arrived – they found the individual under the bus with... more

Keuka Lake Music Festival opens with Instagram stars

Keuka Lake Music Festival opens with Instagram stars
This Friday, June 7 at 7 p.m., Instagram stars Brothers Page open the third season of the Keuka Lake Music Festival at Penn Yan Academy. The duo, consisting of Zach and Josh Page has amassed a following of more than 1.8 million on the popular social media application, Instagram. Brothers Page will be joined by KLMF Artistic Director and Penn... more

Police: Duo accused of having sex on playground, possessing cocaine in Penn Yan

Police: Duo accused of having sex on playground, possessing cocaine
Police say that two people were arrested on a number of drug charges after an investigation at a playground in Penn Yan. The Penn Yan Police Department arrested Samuel Madigan Sr., 55, and Ashley Jensen, 35, after they were found having sex on a playground in the village. Investigation revealed that the two possessed cocaine, marijuana, an open beer container,... more
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