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Penn Yan driver faces charges after February crash

Deputies: Person drives through traffic circle in Victor causing temporary closure of Rt. 96
The Yates County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in connection with a personal injury crash that happened in early-February. On February 8 first responders were called to a crash in the town of Torrey ... more
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Man involved in two-hour standoff with Yates deputies arrested for third time in less than 30 days

Sheriff Spike: Visitation at Yates County Jail temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 risks
The Yates County Sheriff's Office arrested a local man on several felony charges including witness tampering after a domestic incident. Raymond Perry, 30, who was first arrested in late-March, and then days later following a ... more
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Yates man arrested for witness tampering at public safety building

Sheriff Spike: Visitation at Yates County Jail temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 risks
Deputies say a local man was taken into custody at the Yates County Public Safety Building after an incident of witness tampering. Details of the incident were not released. However, William Williams was arrested during ... more
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Glenora Wine Cellars’ Gene Pierce receives prestigious wine industry award

Glenora Wine Cellars, the first winery on Seneca Lake, is up for sale for $10.8 million
Gene Pierce, President and Owner of Glenora Wine Cellars in Dundee, New York, was honored with the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association's "Productivity Tray" award. The ceremony took place on April 17 at Veraisons Restaurant at ... more
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Folk Bottle opens in Penn Yan

Folk Bottle opens in Penn Yan
The Yates County Chamber of Commerce marked the opening of Folk Bottle in Penn Yan a new establishment that introduces an artisanal selection of wines and spirits to the local and visiting clientele. The ribbon-cutting ... more
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Deputies: Middlesex man violated court order, arrested after domestic incident

Sheriff Spike: Visitation at Yates County Jail temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 risks
The Yates County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of a Middlesex resident following an ongoing court order violation. Caden Paterson, 22, was arrested for second-degree criminal contempt on April 10 around 8:20 a.m., according to ... more
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Trustee forced to forfeit elected job after pleading guilty to vehicular assault in Yates County DWI crash

Horseheads trustee forced to forfeit position after pleading guilty to vehicular assault, DWI after Yates County crash
Mark Cronin, the driver responsible for a serious accident in Yates County last July has finally pleaded guilty to felony vehicular assault and driving under the influence. The crash occurred when Cronin, under the influence ... more
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Police: Man contacted protected party illegally in Penn Yan

Teen suffers head injury in Penn Yan bicycle crash; airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital
Police in Penn Yan arrested a Keuka Park resident following a domestic incident investigation. Eric Earley, 31, was charged with criminal contempt after he contacted a protected party violating a court order. Additional details about ... more
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Solar Eclipse 2024: Photos and video from around the Finger Lakes

Solar Eclipse 2024: Photos and video from around the Finger Lakes
The total solar eclipse has come to a conclusion across the Finger Lakes. While the weather wasn't perfect, a few folks in the western portion of the region saw breaks of sun. While most others ... more
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Stanley woman prevented victim from calling 911 during domestic incident

Sheriff Spike: Visitation at Yates County Jail temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 risks
The Yates County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of a Stanley woman following a domestic incident over the weekend. Around 6:30 on Sunday deputies arrested Elizabeth Pastore, 53, for criminal mischief. The charges stem from ... more
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Marcus Whitman Winterguard Takes Fourth in Circuit Championships

Whitman Winterguard 2024
The Marcus Whitman Marching Wildcats Winterguard secured a commendable fourthplace finish in the Regional A Class at the North East Color Guard Circuit Championships. The event, held on Saturday, April 6th, took place at Gates ... more
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Bare Hill marks conservation milestone for Finger Lakes Land Trust

Bare Hill marks conservation milestone for Finger Lakes Land Trust
The Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT) recently purchased 63 acres on Bare Hill, marking its tenth acquisition in an area known for its scenic beauty and cultural significance. This latest purchase, intended to be transferred ... more
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Dundee woman faces felony DWAI charges after second incident

Dundee woman faces felony DWAI charges after second incident
Deputies say a Dundee woman faces felony charges after a traffic stop in the town of Milo. The Yates County Sheriff's Office arrested Samantha Crane, 34, of Dundee for DWAI drugs as a felony and ... more
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Penn Yan 8th grader will compete in national spelling bee

Auburn 7th grader advancing to the quarterfinal’s in this years Scripps National Spelling Bee
A talented eighth grader from Penn Yan Central School District has secured his spot in the upcoming Scripps National Spelling Bee in Maryland. Ryan Creary, representing the Wayne-Finger Lakes region, earned his place by correctly ... more
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Penn Yan village board clarifies position on historic Cupola

Penn Yan village board clarifies position on historic Cupola
The Village of Penn Yan is in the spotlight following accusations from the Empire State Winery Cupola Restoration Project that the village board went back on a previous decision to allow the historic Cupola's placement ... more
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Penn Yan man takes vehicle after domestic incident

Geneva man charged with DWI after traffic stop in Hopewell
Police arrested a 31-year-old man following a domestic incident in the village of Penn Yan. According to a news release, Devon Pierce, 31, was arrested for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle after a domestic ... more
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Deputies: Driver airlifted after serious one-car rollover crash in Yates County

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An investigation is underway after one person was airlifted from the scene of a serious crash in Yates County a little before 6 p.m. in the town of Torrey. The crash happened on Leach Road, ... more
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Man arrested after two-hour standoff in Yates County: Violates court order immediately after release

Standoff shuts down Grant Ave. in Auburn on Thursday
Deputies say a Himrod resident was taken into custody on Sunday on several charges following a domestic incident and standoff with authorities in Yates County. According to a news release, Raymond Perry was arrested for ... more
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Geneva man faces DWI, reckless endangerment charges after Penn Yan crash

Geneva man faces DWI, reckless endangerment charges after Penn Yan crash
Jon S. Vandemortel, a 30-year-old resident of Geneva was charged by the Yates County Sheriff's Office for driving while intoxicated (DWI) and additional offenses. The charges, announced on March 29, come as a result of ... more
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