Category: Penn Yan

Keuka College reports nearly 50 active COVID-19 cases, goes remote for next two weeks

Keuka College reports nearly 50 active COVID-19 cases, goes remote for next two weeks

On Monday there were 14 new positive COVID-19 tests at Keuka College. It’s something that has some in the Yates County area worried about. In total, the College is reporting that 48 students and one employee are actively testing positive. “We continue ... MORE
Penn Yan man charged with forcible touching

Penn Yan man charged with forcible touching

Police say a 39-year-old Penn Yan resident has been arrested after an investigation into an incident that occurred outside his home. Kristopher Mahan, 39, of Penn Yan harassed several people near his house – and at one point – forcefully touched an ... MORE
Penn Yan CSD has a vacant board seat, district is searching for possible candidates

Penn Yan CSD has a vacant board seat, district is searching for possible candidates

The Penn Yan Central School District is looking to fill a vacant board seat caused by resignation. That seat was previously held by Leslie Elliot, who moved out of the district. Interested candidates should submit a letter indicating their qualifications and reasons ... MORE
Keuka College defends decision, process for cutting faculty due to COVID-19

Keuka College defends decision, process for cutting faculty due to COVID-19

Keuka College says it is aware that the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) announced on Sept. 21 that the College, as well as six other institutions across the country, are the focus of an AAUP investigation on academic governance. Keuka College does not ... MORE
Penn Yan teen airlifted after bicycle accident in the village

Penn Yan teen airlifted after bicycle accident in the village

First responders say a teen was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital on Tuesday after a bicycle accident. It happened on Tuesday when a 16-year-old was riding on North Avenue when he hit a storm drain. He lost control of the bicycle and ... MORE
News, Penn Yan, Yates County
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Woman, young child struck by vehicle in village of Penn Yan

Police say a 58-year-old Penn Yan resident was ticketed for failing to yield the right of way to a pedestrian after two people were struck on East Elm Street. It happened Tuesday morning when a 38-year-old and 3-year-old were crossing the street ... MORE
News, Penn Yan, Yates County
Young child who was among ejected from buggy in Yates crash has been released from hospital

Young child who was among ejected from buggy in Yates crash has been released from hospital

An update from a family friend indicates that the 7-year-old girl who was seriously injured after being ejected from a violent horse-and-buggy crash in Yates County has been released from the hospital. The family friend posted to Facebook, updating the community on ... MORE
Keuka College lands in national rankings of top-colleges overall

Keuka College lands in national rankings of top-colleges overall

Citing the quality of the education it delivers and the upward economic mobility of its graduates, two national magazines have included Keuka College in their annual rankings of top colleges and universities. Both U.S. News & World Report and Money magazines recognized ... MORE
Out of the Darkness walk will still take place October 4th

Out of the Darkness walk will still take place October 4th

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on communities around the globe and the Finger Lakes region is no exception. Yet, another preventable epidemic is still raging; suicide remains the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. In 2020, ... MORE
Events, Life, Penn Yan, Yates County
Finger Lakes Health offering walk-in mammograms, free community mobility screening

Finger Lakes Health offering walk-in mammograms, free community mobility screening

Finger Lakes Health will be offering “Walk-In Screening Mammograms” in Geneva and Penn Yan starting in September and Finger Lakes Health Rehabilitation Services will be offering a free monthly Community Mobility Screening Program on September 17. In Geneva, Walk-In Screening Mammograms will ... MORE
ReConnect grant going a long way for broadband access in Yates County

ReConnect grant going a long way for broadband access in Yates County

Yates County was recently awarded a USDA/RUS ReConnect Grant for construction of a gigabit capable fiber optic broadband network to reach unserved/underserved premises in our County. Rural Utility Service (RUS) is an agency within the USDA that provides much-needed infrastructure or improvements ... MORE
Keuka College holds successful moving day, as students welcomed back to campus

Students return to Keuka College campus for first time since spring shutdown

After months of planning and preparation Keuka College welcomed students back to campus on  Wednesday for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic discontinued in-class instruction during the spring.   “We put a lot of work into creating a safe, supportive learning ... MORE
Keuka College makes decision on events slated for upcoming session

Keuka College makes decision on events slated for upcoming session

In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Keuka College has made scheduling decisions regarding two of the biggest events on its calendar: -The already postponed Class of 2020 Commencement ceremony will be rescheduled for next spring, during the same weekend as the ... MORE
Penn Yan man took vehicle, later abandoned it on Outlet Road

Penn Yan man took vehicle, later abandoned it on Outlet Road

A local man is facing two charges after taking a vehicle and abandoning it outside the village of Penn Yan. Police arrested Robert Parish, 34, of Penn Yan following a complaint in the village on August 14th. It was reported that Parish ... MORE
Penn Yan man sold drugs to undercover officer in Yates County, now faces felony charges

Penn Yan man sold drugs to undercover officer in Yates County, now faces felony charges

A local man was arrested on felony charges after a drug investigation concluded in Penn Yan. Police say Mark Dean, 45, of Penn Yan was arrested on a superior court warrant out of Yates County. He had been indicted by a grand ... MORE
Penn Yan CSD navigates big challenges with transportation as school year approaches

Penn Yan CSD navigates big challenges with transportation as school year approaches

The Penn Yan Central School District offered updates this week on transportation issues related to the 2020-21 school year. The district’s reopening team held a Facebook Live Session offering updates. Superintendent Howard Dennis says bus transportation was a huge hurdle for the ... MORE
Police: Rochester man accused of selling cocaine in Penn Yan, arrested on felony charges

Police: Rochester man arrested on felony charges after selling cocaine to undercover officer in Penn Yan

The Penn Yan Police Department reports the arrest of a 29-year-old Rochester man on a number of drug charges, including two felony counts. Steven Robinson Jr., 29, was charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a controlled ... MORE
Police: 74-year-old resisted arrest after traffic stop in Penn Yan

Police: 74-year-old resisted arrest after traffic stop in Penn Yan

Police say a 74-year-old from Prattsburgh was arrested on a variety of charges including resisting arrest after a traffic stop in the village of Penn Yan. Raymond Galligan, 74, of Prattsburgh was observed driving on Liberty Street while having a suspended license, ... MORE