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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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Deputies: Man accused of possessing weapon, criminal mischief in Yates County

Deputies: Man accused of possessing weapon, criminal mischief in Yates County
The Yates County Sheriff's office reports the arrest of a Himrod man following a domestic dispute on State Route 14. Over the weekend, deputies responded to an address there for a reported domestic incident. Upon ... more
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Yates County will assess future of aging public safety building

Yates County will assess future of aging public safety building
Yates County officials are setting their sights on the future of the Public Safety Building on Main Street, following progress on a $26 million highway department and emergency services complex. Earlier this month, Yates County ... more
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Steep cost of poverty in the Finger Lakes: A decline of health and life expectancy

Steep cost of poverty in the Finger Lakes: A decline of health and life expectancy
The Finger Lakes region is known for its picturesque landscapes and tourism, but a silent crisis is unfolding. A recent report by Common Ground Health, supported by data from the New York State Department of ... more
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Saunders Finger Lakes Museum gains support and new board members

Saunders Finger Lakes Museum gains support and new board members
The Saunders Finger Lakes Museum in Branchport, New York, is poised for growth with the addition of two new board members and a boost from a recently approved appropriations bill. Senator Charles Schumer's efforts led ... more
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88-year-old driver ticketed after hitting pedestrian in Penn Yan crosswalk

88-year-old driver ticketed after hitting pedestrian in Penn Yan crosswalk
Police say an 88-year-old was ticketed for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk in Penn Yan after a car-pedestrian crash on Wednesday. Around 3:45 p.m. police were dispatched to the intersection of ... more
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Girl Scout cookie season extended thanks to poor weather last weekend

Girl Scout cookie season extended thanks to poor weather last weekend
Due to last weekend's unfavorable weather leading to the cancellation of numerous cookie booths, the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways Council has announced an extension of the cookie sale season through April 21. Initially set ... more
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Deputies: One hurt after crash in Starkey

Deputies: One hurt after crash in Starkey
The Yates County Sheriff's Office has provided an update on a crash that happened on March 23 in the town of Starkey. Deputies were dispatched to State Route 14A. The crash took place in the ... more
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Police: Penn Yan teen took vehicle from business without permission, later arrested

Geneva man charged with felony burglary after domestic incident
Police in Penn Yan arrested an adolescent offender following an investigation into a vehicle that was taken from a business without the owner's permission. According to a news release, the 17-year-old who was not identified ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing workforce development efforts in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing workforce development efforts in the Finger Lakes (podcast)
What's being done to address the workforce shortage in the Finger Lakes? Unemployment rates are historically low. Most counties in the region reporting 3.5-4.25% jobless rates. That means employers are competing for a smaller pool ... more
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Finger Lakes Land Trust secures scenic Canandaigua Lake property

Finger Lakes Land Trust secures scenic Canandaigua Lake property
The Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT) has successfully acquired a 63-acre parcel on Bare Hill, marking its tenth land purchase aimed at conserving the scenic and culturally significant area overlooking Canandaigua Lake in Yates County, ... more
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Police: Man faces grand larceny, scheme to defraud, other charges after Penn Yan investigation

Police: Man threatened to kill resident in Penn Yan during domestic incident
The Penn Yan Police Department arrested a Nunda resident after an investigation into a financial conspiracy. Daniel Wood, 57, has been charged with scheme to defraud, grand larceny, as well as five counts of issuing ... more
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