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Penn Yan landslide repairs get underway after approval from Yates County Legislature

Penn Yan landslide repairs get underway after approval from Yates County Legislature
The special session called earlier this week by the Yates County Legislature was quick-and-to-the-point. The governing body voted unanimously to authorize immediate repairs to a portion of West Lake Road and surrounding property in Penn ... more
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Man who had 14,000 images and videos labeled as child porn will spend 4-12 years in prison

Mennonite farmer pleads guilty to shooting-and-killing neighbor’s dog in Yates County
A Yates County man who possessed more than 14,000 images and videos labeled as child porn will spend the next several years in prison. Judge Jason Cook sentenced Michael Thompson, 35, to 4-12 years in ... more
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Reality Check gathers 70 teens at Keuka for leadership program

Keuka College is updating their athletics facilities
Reality Check of New York State gathered more than 70 teens at Keuka College in the Finger Lakes Region of New York to gain leadership, self-empowerment, and team-building skills to produce change in their communities ... more
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Special session to authorize landslide repairs in Penn Yan: How much will it cost to repair spring damage?

Special session to authorize landslide repairs in Penn Yan: How much will it cost to repair spring damage?
The Yates County Legislature will meet for a special session on Tuesday to consider a resolution authorizing immediate work to 1861 West Lake Road in Penn Yan. A landslide in March at that location resulted ... more
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Greenidge: What’s next after power plant misses deadline to install fish screens on water intake pipe?

Greenidge: What’s next after power plant misses deadline to install fish screens on water intake pipe?
The Greenidge Generation power plant missed its September 30th state deadline to install fish screens on its water intake pipe in Seneca Lake and continues to suck in and kill aquatic life in violation of ... more
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Public health officials say residents eligible for COVID booster shots should get them ASAP

New York is getting ready to distribute COVID booster shots, but no timeline set
Public health officials are encouraging eligible residents in the Finger Lakes region to get vaccinated with the updated booster shot against COVID-19. The CDC recently approved reformulated booster shots to further protect against the disease ... more
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Police: Driver ticketed after operating vehicle at night without lights in Penn Yan

Police: Driver ticketed after operating vehicle at night without lights in Penn Yan
The Penn Yan Police Department reports the arrest of a Utica resident following a traffic stop on Elm Street in the village. Police observed Edwina Hatchett, 34, operating a vehicle without any lights around 10:40 ... more
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Greenidge faces liquidity squeeze after heavy borrowing to buy latest bitcoin mining rigs, stock sinks below $2

Greenidge faces liquidity squeeze after heavy borrowing to buy latest bitcoin mining rigs, stock sinks below $2
Shares of Greenidge Generation Holdings Inc. closed below $2 for the first time Friday, as the debt-laden company mired in environmental controversies faces a potential liquidity crisis. The falling market price of Bitcoin — its ... more
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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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Motorist cited for unlicensed operation in Penn Yan

Motorist cited for unlicensed operation in Penn Yan
Police say a Middlesex motorist was ticketed following a traffic stop. Jonathan E. Kelly, 38, was cited for aggravated unlicensed operation. Kelly was observed driving on Liberty Street while having a suspended NYS driver’s license ... more
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Volunteers needed to drive Yates County veterans to medical appointments

Volunteers needed to drive Yates County veterans to medical appointments
The Yates County Veterans Service Agency is looking for volunteer drivers. County provides free ride service to veterans Yates County Administrator Nonie Flynn says the county offers a free program in which volunteer drivers use ... more
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Fall colors starting to be observed through Finger Lakes and Central New York, but higher elevations seeing much more

Fall colors starting to be observed through Finger Lakes and Central New York, but higher elevations seeing much more
The higher elevations of New York are where the most significant changes can be seen in fall foliage. The latest report from the state shows that some significant early color changes expected in the higher ... more
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Penn Yan woman ticketed for driving with suspended license

Penn Yan woman ticketed for driving with suspended license
A Penn Yan motorist was charged following a traffic stop on Saturday afternoon. According to a news release, the Penn Yan Police Department ticketed Cheri A. Derlerth, 44, of Penn Yan for aggravated unlicensed operation ... more
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Yates County entering into joint cybersecurity agreement with the state

Yates County entering into joint cybersecurity agreement with the state
Cybercriminals are increasingly attempting to attack government computers, so Yates County is entering into a joint cybersecurity agreement with the state. Two state agencies launch partnership to monitor local governments' IT infrastructure Yates County Administrator ... more
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Finger Lakes Land Trust acquires scenic woodlands above Canandaigua Lake

Finger Lakes Land Trust acquires scenic woodlands above Canandaigua Lake
The Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT) recently acquired 58 wooded acres on the east side of Canandaigua Lake, located on Viewboard Road in the town of Middlesex, Yates County. The land was identified as a ... 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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Rochester motorist ticketed for suspended registration

Rochester motorist ticketed for suspended registration
A Rochester woman was cited following a traffic stop Tuesday afternoon. According to a news release, the Penn Yan Police Department cited Heather N. Kye, 35, for driving with a suspended registration. Kye was observed ... more
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‘Pre-Emption Line’ topic of YCHC annual meeting

'Pre-Emption Line' topic of YCHC annual meeting
John Marks, the Curator of Collections and Exhibits at Historic Geneva, will present a lecture titled "A Brief History of the Pre-Emption Line" during the Yates County History Center's annual meeting. The annual meeting will ... more
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Penn Yan woman cited for no insurance, suspended registration

Penn Yan woman cited for no insurance, suspended registration
A Penn Yan woman was cited following a traffic stop in the village. According to a news release, the Penn Yan Police Department ticketed Candace R. Benedict, 28 for operating with a suspended registration. Benedict ... more
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