Category: Yates County

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Yates County hopes to leverage Empire State Broadband initiative for more expansion

Officials in Yates County say there’s more opportunity for residents to have their voices heard – as the state moves forward with expanding access to broadband in rural communities. One major component of that state outreach effort involves the collection of data ... MORE
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Critics, supporters of Greenidge bitcoin operation duel at DEC hearing on bid to renew air permits

A decision to grant renewed air permits to the Greenidge Generation power plant in Dresden would “fly in the face of the mission statement” of the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the state’s 2019 climate law, winery owner Phil Davis said ... MORE
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Pennsylvania woman drove drunk in Penn Yan

Police arrested a Pennsylvania woman for DWI in the village of Penn Yan on Friday. Around 12:08 a.m. police arrested 30-year-old Allison Hogan, of Pennsylvania for driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop. Officer say Hogan showed signs of intoxication and was ... MORE
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Greenidge Generation comment period to DEC extended to November 19

The public comment period on the Greenidge Generation application has been extended. Originally set to expire on October 22, the deadline for written comment to the state Department of Environmental Conservation was extended to November 19. The DEC announced the extra time ... MORE
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Teenager arrested in Penn Yan for felony sex abuse charges

A 14-year-old was arrested in Penn Yan for felony sex abuse charges. An incident was reported on May 21 of 2021. No details have been released about the teen because of their age. The teen was given an appearance ticket. Want the ... MORE
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Penn Yan woman arrested for harassment in the second degree

A Penn Yan woman has been arrested for harassment in the second degree. A criminal summons was issued out of Penn Yan Village Court for Samantha Mayhew, 33, of Penn Yan. Mayhew allegedly subjected another person to unwanted physical contact during an ... MORE
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Rochester man arrested in Penn Yan for DWI

A Rochester man was arrested by Penn Yan Police for DWI and other violations following a traffic stop on Main Street. On Saturday at 12:45 a.m. police arrested Brandon Carey, 45, of Rochester. Carey showed signs of intoxication and refused sobriety tests ... MORE
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Disaster aid is available to areas badly damaged by Tropical Storm Fred

Federal disaster aid has been given to New York State to help communities impacted by Tropical Storm Fred. The funding is available for state and local governments that are eligible as well as certain private nonprofit organizations. Counties that may be eligible ... MORE
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Penn Yan man threatened village resident with bodily harm

Police say a 38-year-old man was taken into custody on a harassment charge after threatening bodily harm to another village resident. The Penn Yan Police Department reports that Matthew Miller, 38, of Penn Yan was charged with second-degree harassment after threatening harm ... MORE
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Dundee man with hearing impairment identified as victim struck by train in Yates County

Sheriff Ron Spike says a Dundee man who was walking on the train tracks with a hearing impairment died after being struck by a train. It happened on Wednesday, and the individual who died was identified as 62-year-old Raymond Arthurs. He was ... MORE
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Pedestrian hit and killed by train in Town of Starkey

On Wednesday afternoon, a pedestrian was struck and killed by a train. The accident happened in the Town of Starkey in Yates County. Sheriff Ron Spike says the investigation is ongoing. Want the latest headlines in your inbox each morning? Click here ... MORE
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New York DEC purchases 65.7 acres of property to expand Bare Hill Unique Area

The New York State DEC announces their acquisition of 65.7 acres of land from the Town of Middlesex in Yates County. The land is going to be added to the Bare Hill Unique Area. In partnership with the Finger Lakes Land Trust, ... MORE
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Penn Yan woman faces felony charges after attacking hospital worker, police officer

A Penn Yan woman faces felony assault charges after attacking a worker at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, as well as an officer who took her into custody. Cypress Race, 43, of Penn Yan was arrested by police after an altercation at Soldiers ... MORE
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Fall DWI victim panel a success in Yates County

A Victim Impact Panel for the Yates County STOP DWI program was held on Wednesday at the County Office Building. 33 offenders attended as well as several guests. Sheriff Ron Spike led the event and emphasized to those in attendance that marijuana ... MORE
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Workshop open to public about solar leasing in Yates County Oct. 26

Cornell Cooperative Extension will host an educational workshop Oct. 26 about solar leasing in Yates County. While providing information on the topic, Cornell remains neutral and only wants to offer information to those seeking it. The workshop will be at the Yates ... MORE