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Penn Yan approves utility budgets

Penn Yan Village officials have adopted 2019-2020 budgets for the water and sewer departments that include capital investments totalling nearly $1.5 million for both systems, but also reflect slight decreases in annual costs to water and sewer customers.


There goes the Penn Yan bus garage

The Penn Yan Central School bus garage was demolished last week, leaving only the maintenance building. The new garage is under construction now, and the district offices have been relocated to the elementary school with an entrance off the lower traffic loop.


Upstate New York prepares as Lake Ontario water rises again

SOMERSET, N.Y. (AP) Emergency officials in upstate New York are again preparing for possible flooding along Lake Ontario. Director of emergency services for Niagara County Jonathan Schultz says lake levels have risen about five inches in 10 days.


Yates County Needs Its Own Mental Health Dept. To Cope With Crisis Says School Superintendent

ITHACA, NY (WSKG) – A Yates county school superintendent says the mental health problems they are facing are a community issue not just one for the schools. Dundee school superintendent Kelly Houck called the mental health problem she see’s in her community, a crisis, months ago. She said the county


Roundtable on mental health services in the Finger Lakes held in Penn Yan

Health professionals, stakeholders, and elected leaders gathered at the Yates County Auditorium on Monday for a discussion on the long- and short-term plan to address mental health in the Finger Lakes.


Friendly’s closes yet another restaurant

WILBRAHAM — Friendly’s will close its Geneva, New York, location on May 15, a corporate spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday. The planned shutdown will leave Rochester, New York, and its suburbs without a Friendly’s restaurant, according to a report in the Democrat & Chronicle newspaper. It’s a metro are


Man who killed wife and New York State trooper sentenced to life without parole

WATERTOWN N.Y. — After being found guilty for murdering his wife and a New York State trooper, a North Country man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. The sentencing comes two years after Justin Walters shot his wife 13 times in their home in Theresa.


Troopers Arrest 2 Men On Weapons Charges In Ontario County

On April 22 at approximately 10:00 p.m., the New York State Police in Canandaigua arrested 19 year old Christopher Koons-Ford of Rochester and 24 year old Devon Madison of Henrietta for Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd degree resulting from a traffic stop on Rte. 332 in the town of Farmington.


2018 SAT scores ranked at 450 Upstate New York public schools

More than 2.1 million students - more than ever before - took the SAT in 2018, according to the College Board, the group that administers the test. Syracuse.com created a searchable database of average 2018 SAT scores for more than 450 Upstate New York public school districts. Enter a school name or


Bloomberg: Woodstock organizer lists ticket price for Woodstock 50 festival

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (WENY) – Several days after ticket sales were delayed, a new report has how much Woodstock 50 tickets could cost. According to a report by Bloomberg, festival organizer Michael Lang said tickets would cost around $450 for the festival, which will mark the 50th anniversary of the o


Upstate NY drug company fined $20M; ex-CEO indicted over opioids

A drug distributor in Upstate New York has been fined $20 million and its former head has been indicted over opioids. The Associated Press reports an indictment unsealed Tuesday reveals the Rochester Drug Co-Operative (RDC) and its ex-CEO Laurence Doud III have been charged over allegations the comp


ICE Agents Appear at a Westchester Court the Day After New York State Restricts Access

A day after the Office of Court Administration created a new rule to limit Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests in New York courthouses, three ICE agents showed up to an undocumented man’s criminal court hearing in an attempt to arrest him.


It’s A Wonderful Life Museum ready to “go to next level”

Officials from the It’s A Wonderful Life museum in Seneca Falls appealed to the Seneca County Board of Supervisors Tuesday for $20,000 from its tourism promotion budget “so we can go to the next level’’ as a tourist destination.


New York State DOT issues travel advisory ahead of construction

ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) — The New York State Department of Transportation announced a travel advisory for motorists along Route 390 in the Town of Gates, Monroe County, north of the I-490 interchange.


Statements made by former police chief charged in double murder inadmissible: Judge

LYONS, N.Y. (WHEC) – The former police chief charged in a double murder in Sodus was back in court Tuesday. Tim Dean – an ex-officer from Sunray, Texas – is accused of shooting and killing Josh Niles and Amber Washburn. The young couple was gunned down in the driveway of their Sodus home last Octobe


Seneca Falls man admits to beating, killing stepson

SENECA FALLS, N.Y. (WHEC) — A Seneca County man has admitted to beating his 3-year-old stepson to death. Donald Bovio pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Monday, according to the Finger Lakes Times.


Medical Society of the State of New York

Mark Adams M.D., professor and associate chair of imaging sciences at the University of Rochester Medical Center, has been elected treasurer of the Medical Society of the State of New York.


ATM Show works to bring community together in Seneca Falls

A small group of local organizers, for the second year, will be hosting their first Auto-Truck-Motorcycle Cruise of Seneca, for 2019. The A.T.M. Cruise was held in the Tractor Supply Co. Liberty Plaza., Rts. 5&20; from 3pm to 7pm Saturday April 20th.


Cuomo hails Netflix deal to create NYC production hub

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service, will expand its presence in New York with a production hub in New York City, bringing hundreds of jobs and up to $100 million in investments to the city.


Canandaigua’s green efforts rewarded

The city may have earned the bronze-level designation as a Climate Smart Community for projects such as a solar-power array, electric vehicle charging station, composting program and others.