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Yates County starting up flu, COVID-19, rabies vaccination clinics

Yates County starting up flu, COVID-19, rabies vaccination clinics
With the possibility of an increase in COVID-19 cases heading into the colder weather, the Yates County Public Health Department will resume COVID-19 vaccination clinics. There will be a baby and pediatric first dose COVID-19 ... more
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Design phase of Yates Highway, Emergency Management and Public Health building nearing completion

Design phase of Yates Highway, Emergency Management and Public Health building nearing completion
Plans are nearly complete for a new building for the Yates County Highway, Emergency Management, and Health Department. Facility would allow Health Dept. to conduct vaccination clinics At its meeting this month, the county legislature ... more
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Yates legislature considers massive $25M highway, emergency services, and public health complex off 14A in Benton Center

Yates legislature considers massive $25M highway, emergency services, and public health complex off 14A in Benton Center
A massive $25 million project could be coming to Yates County. Officials met this week and discussed a new building that would house the county's highway department, emergency services, and public health. The Yates County ... more
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One sent to hospital after two car crash in Benton

One sent to hospital after two car crash in Benton
First responders say a Penn Yan woman suffered minor injuries after a car she was in collided with another over the weekend. The crash happened in the town of Benton when 39-year-old Daniel Hargraves, of ... more
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Serious overnight crash in Yates County

first responders at scene of two car crash
First responders in Yates County were called to a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of PreEmption Road and Havens Corners Road. Two vehicles were involved, and the Benton Fire Department reported that a person was ... more
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House fire in Benton prompts second alarm, mutual aid

House fire in Benton prompts second alarm, mutual aid
Firefighters were called to a structure fire in Benton on Thursday. During the morning hours firefighters were called to a house fire on Havens Corners Road east of Route 14A. Smoke was showing from the ... more
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First responders battle flames, frigid cold at Benton barn fire (photos)

First responders battle flames, frigid cold at Benton barn fire (photos)
Firefighters battle flames and frigid cold temperatures this week in Benton. A barn fire prompted a hefty response from several fire departments on January 21, 2022. According to the Benton Fire Department, the temperature was ... more
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Palmyra man charged with DWI in Yates County

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Deputies arrested a Palmyra man over the weekend for driving while intoxicated. The traffic stop happened on State Route 14A, according to deputies. Investigation led to the driver, identified as 23-year-old Bradley Gray, being arrested ... more
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Fatal boat crash, serious horse-and-buggy collision both remain open investigations, Sheriff Spike says

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Two major cases involving fatalities and serious injuries could be heard by a grand jury in Yates County. That was the update from Sheriff Ron Spike, who recently addressed the status of two serious incidents ... more
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Car accident in the Town of Benton on Thursday

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A motor vehicle accident was reported in the Town of Benton Thursday. Yates County Sheriff’s Deputies responded following the collision of two vehicles on Pre-Emption Road. One driver, Felix Roquemore, of Ohio, failed to stop ... more
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Dresden man arrested for DWI after driving his car into Seneca Lake

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Early Wednesday morning a Dresden man drove his car into Seneca Lake before being charged for driving while intoxicated. Police responded to an address on Locust Grove Road in the town on Benton around 6:20 ... more
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Driver sent to Strong after one-car crash in Yates County

Ithaca resident in stable condition after falling from upper floor of apartment building
Pre-Emption Road in the town of Benton was shut down for a bit over the weekend, as first responders handled a one-car crash in the Yates County town. According to police. Jeanne Hoerter, of Hammondsport ... more
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Police: Speeding to blame after Benton crash

Police: Speeding to blame after Benton crash
Police say a Penn Yan man was speeding when he lost control of his vehicle while rounding a curve in the town of Benton, resulting in a crash. Joshua Riley, 33, was traveling west on ... more
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DeGeorge Family Barn hosting car show to benefit the Humane Society of Yates County’s Shelter of Hope

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The DeGeorge family's barn is hosting an open house on Saturday, July 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to benefit the Humane Society of Yates County's Shelter of Hope. A $10 donation is requested ... more
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Four blood drives scheduled in Yates County for month of July

The American Red Cross has scheduled four blood drives for Yates County this month. The drives are as follows: July 14, Benton Fire Department July 15, Branchport Fire Department July 20, Rushville United Methodist Church ... more
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Last surviving charter member of Benton Fire Department honored for 65 years of service

Last surviving charter member of Benton Fire Department honored for 65 years of service
George Newcomb of Benton, was recognized for 65 years of service to the Benton Fire Department as a volunteer on June 5th. The organization of the Benton Fire Department happened at a meeting in 1955 ... more
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Crash in Benton injures one person

Ithaca resident in stable condition after falling from upper floor of apartment building
After a two car crash in the town of Benton along State Route 14A, a Rochester woman was taken to Soldiers and Sailors Hospital on Wednesday. Tim Craver of Penn Yan failed to yield the ... more
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Bath driver cited after horse hit-and-killed in Yates County

Sodus man charged after months-long investigation into January crash
Investigators with the Yates County Sheriff's Office say a Bath woman was cited after a horse-and-buggy crash during the early morning hours on Thursday. It happened on State Rt. 54 when Melissa Carney was traveling ... more
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Penn Yan man faces felony drug, weapon charges after stop in Yates County

Deputies: Teen possessed metal knuckles during domestic incident
A Penn Yan man faces multiple felony charges after a traffic stop in the town of Benton. Ryan Thomas, 23, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a weapon ... more
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