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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
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Penn Yan woman arrested after taking cell phone from victim calling 911 during physical altercation

A Penn Yan woman has been arrested following a domestic dispute at a residence on Main Street. On Sept. 30, Penn Yan Police responded to a call about a physical fight and responded to separate the parties involved. Corteny Downs, 23, of ... MORE
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Penn Yan woman arrested after refusing to leave business

A Penn Yan woman was arrested following a complaint from a local business. Ashley Zorkos, 33, of Penn Yan, was arrested by Penn Yan police after a local business called to report an issue. Police arrived and during the investigation asked Zorkos ... MORE
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Penn Yan woman sentenced to prison for stealing over $100,000 from St. Mark’s Terrace residents

After admitting to stealing over $108,000 dollars from residents of St. Mark’s Terrace, a Penn Yan woman is sentenced to time in prison. Amy Wetmore was sentenced to 3 to 9 years for charges of grand larceny, scheming to defraud, and forgery ... MORE
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Comptroller’s Office audit finds that Penn Yan School District’s network access controls need corrective action

The Comptroller’s Office released an audit of the Penn Yan School District’s network access controls this week. The report shows that district officials did not ensure that its network access controls were secure. They also didn’t regularly check network user accounts and ... MORE
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Celebrate Cascade festival will take place Sunday at Cascade Falls

“Celebrate Cascade” festival will take place Sunday at Cascade Falls, near the Dresden trailhead on the Keuka Outlet Trail. The event will begin with a half marathon 10K race followed by various outdoor activities, including live music, a cornhole competition, food, vendors, ... MORE
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The Seneca-Keuka Watershed Nine Element Plan to be discussed Oct. 7 at the Yates County Office Building

The Seneca-Keuka Watershed Nine Element Plan will be the topic of a public outreach session at 10 a.m. Oct. 7 at the Yates County Office Building, 417 Liberty St., Penn Yan. Register for the Zoom event at senecawatershedio.wordpress.com/events/or attend in person. This ... MORE
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Elmira woman arrested after being indicted by a Yates County Grand Jury for selling methamphetamine

An Elmira woman was arrested on drug charges following the indictment by a Yates County Grand Jury. Stephanie Kelley, 41, was arrested by Penn Yan Police after allegedly selling methamphetamine in the Village of Penn Yan in 2021. She was arraigned in ... MORE
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Dundee woman opens new grooming business, “Luke’s Bubble Bath”

Local resident, Cassi Sullivan, has opened a new grooming business in Dundee. Sullivan has 15 years of experience grooming both dogs and cats and moved to the area two years ago. Her new business is called Luke’s Bubble Bath. She has experience ... MORE
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Pennsylvania man rescued from Seneca Lake after kayak overturns

A Pennsylvania man was rescued from Seneca Lake on Monday after his kayak overturned.  Paul Zimmerman, of Pennsylvania told deputies that he was attempting to take a photo just after 7 a.m. when his kayak overturned off Serenity Road in Torrey. The ... MORE
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Two arrests reported last week in Yates County

Two unrelated arrests occurred in Yates County last week. On Thursday morning Roger Slater, of Penn Yan, was arrested and charged with harassment. Slater subjected a Town of Italy resident to unwanted contact. On Saturday night a woman was arrested following a ... MORE
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Car accident in the Town of Benton on Thursday

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 at a stop sign, striking David Tsibulski ... MORE
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Keuka College launches new program focusing on public health needs as the need for health professionals increases

With physical and mental health needs spiking as the nation struggles to emerge from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Keuka College has launched an ambitious program that aims to educate students in fields that address pressing public health needs. The new School of ... MORE