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Cruisin' Night comes to Penn Yan
Cruisin' Night comes to Penn Yan

PENN YAN--The 23rd annual Cruisin' Night and Block Party are coming to downtown Penn Yan, Friday, June 14. Show vehicles and activities are planned to be presented from 5 to 9 p.m. In addition to the restaurants, this year will have additional options available; Smokin' Pete's BBQ, Auntie Anne's Pretzels, MighTEA Boba and Mac's Dairy Bar.

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Waterfront festival set for Saturday
Waterfront festival set for Saturday

WATKINS GLEN--The 26th Edition of the Watkins Glen Waterfront Festival and Cardboard Boat Regatta will be held this Saturday, June 15 at the Seneca Harbor Park. In addition to the activities on the lake, there will be vendors set up in the park with food and unique items for sale. The vendors will open at 10 a.m. and continue until 6 p.m., Saturday.

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Woodstock will not be at WGI
Woodstock will not be at WGI

WATKINS GLEN--The on again, off again Woodstock 50 festival met what could be called an expected fate in Schuyler County, when Watkins Glen International announced it will not be hosting the anniversary event in August. The track issued a two-sentence statement saying it had "terminated the site license for Woodstock pursuant to provisions of the contract. As such, WGI will not be hosting the Woodstock 50 Festival." Shortly after the statement was released by the racetrack, event organizers said they were in talks with another venue.

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Legislature debates, then approves opposition to a 'sanctuary state'
Legislature debates, then approves opposition to a 'sanctuary state'

PENN YAN--Yates County lawmakers decided to join the state and national immigration debate Monday, June 10 at the legislators' regular monthly meeting. At issue: The legislature's resolution in opposition to making New York a sanctuary state. Seven residents, including Congressional candidate Tracy Mitrano and Benton Supervisor Jack Prendergast, offered their thoughts about this political designation. Six speakers voiced their opposition to the resolution.

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Grand jury indicts former Barrington officer
Grand jury indicts former Barrington officer

YATES COUNTY--John Griffin, formerly the town of Barrington code enforcement officer, has been indicted by a Yates County grand jury on a felony-level for allegedly offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree and issuing a false certificate. Yates County District Attorney stated in a news release from his office, "The investigation was conducted by the New York State Police in conjunction with the district attorney's office of conduct that is alleged to have occurred in 2014 and 2016."

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Finger Lakes Health looks for partners
Finger Lakes Health looks for partners

GENEVA--Finger Lakes Health (FLH), an integrated healthcare delivery system that provides a full range of acute and long-term care health services to residents of Ontario, Seneca and Yates Counties, announced Thursday, June 6 it is starting the process of exploring partnership options. Finger Lakes Health plans to contact and vet select healthcare organizations to identify potential partners willing and able to further the mission to improve health and promote well-being in the communities Finger Lakes Health serves.

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Keuka Arts Festival offers variety
Keuka Arts Festival offers variety

PENN YAN--An eclectic mix of musical styles and a mix of familiar and new artists are the hallmark of the entertainment offered at this year's Keuka Arts Festival, June 8-9. The annual festival, held along Penn Yan's historic Outlet Trail will welcome a wide variety of artists and artisans including painters, photographers, potters, jewelers, woodworkers, fiber artists and culinary specialists.

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Montour festival will showcase bands, parade
Montour festival will showcase bands, parade

MONTOUR FALLS--The Montour Falls Fire Department will hold the 63rd annual festival, Thursday, June 6 to Saturday, June 8. Activities will be available all days with a Jacob Bryant concert Friday night and the parade of bands Saturday. Thursday opens the festival with a family night. The grounds will open at 6 p.m. and wristbands will be available for the rides. The festival opens again at 6 p.m. Friday with a concert by RJ Scouton at 7 p.m. and Jacob Bryant at 8 p.m. Both will perform on the Cayuga Health System Stage.

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Dundee lines up car show entries
Dundee lines up car show entries

DUNDEE--Car show season is here. The Dundee Show 'n Go Car Show will be held Wednesday, June 19 at Martini's ShurFine parking area in Dundee. The show opens at 4:30 p.m. Vehicles of all makes and models are welcome.

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Dundee plans annual school reunion, June 26
Dundee plans annual school reunion, June 26

DUNDEE--The Dundee Central School District 62nd annual reunion is planned for Wednesday afternoon, June 26. The gathering will be at the American Legion in Dundee. The social hour is from 12 noon to 1 p.m. and the luncheon business meeting is scheduled from 1 to 2 p.m.

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Vision meeting identifies retail sectors
Vision meeting identifies retail sectors

MONTOUR FALLS--Schuyler County Partnership for Economic Development (SCOPED) in collaboration with the village of Montour Falls hosted a community meeting Thursday, May 30, at the fire department. Approximately 20 people shared ideas, project suggestions and thoughts about the vision for Montour Falls, Watkins Glen and Schuyler County. The conversation at the meeting was led by Jesse Suders, an economic development and community planner with Tetra Tech, one of the consultants working with SCOPED to map out the economic future of Schuyler County.

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Students, staff send their love
Students, staff send their love

HAMMONDSPORT--Members of a school district, whether it be students, alumni or staff, often refer to the friendships they form as extensions of their family. The Hammondsport "family" showed support for one of their own last Friday, May 31. Students, teachers and administrators worked together to direct a giant "LOVE" formation on the baseball field at the school in support of Teaching Assistant Donna Sue Kerrick and her husband Jeff.

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Urbana holds waterfront workshop
Urbana holds waterfront workshop

HAMMONDSPORT--The town of Urbana held a public informational meeting in late May to discuss preliminary conceptual designs for Champlin Beach access improvements. Local residents, property and business owners were encouraged to attend and participate. The goal of the session was to get feedback on design elements for the Hammondsport Urbana Waterfront Master Plan. Urbana has selected Saratoga Associates to provide the planning and concept design coordination.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Memorial Day 2019
PHOTO GALLERY: Memorial Day 2019

FINGER LAKES--Area villages honored fallen military members, Monday, May 27. In Dundee and Penn Yan, there were parades on Main Street, while services were held in Watkins Glen and Montour Falls. Photos from the events can be seen by clicking the photo above.

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NASCAR  buys Watkins' track parent company
NASCAR buys Watkins' track parent company

(AP)--NASCAR announced the $2 billion purchase of International Speedway Corp. on Wednesday, May 22. The acquisition is considered an aggressive move to gain control of key racetracks and set itself up for sweeping changes that could save America's most popular racing series. The deal is expected to close by the end of the year.

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Governor prohibits incinerator
Governor prohibits incinerator

ALBANY--Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law the Finger Lakes Community Preservation Act Friday, May 24, which prohibits the siting of a waste-to-energy facility in the Finger Lakes Watershed. The law is intended to preserve communities, sensitive ecosystems and the region's economy by protecting farmers and local wineries in the Finger Lakes from adverse environmental impacts.

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Penn Yan man could face 10 year prison term
Penn Yan man could face 10 year prison term

BUFFALO--U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. announced James Smalley, 41, of Penn Yan was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with falsifying inspection reports for space parts. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard A. Resnick, who is handling the case, stated that according to the complaint, the defendant was a Quality Assurance Engineer at PMI Industries, LLC, a Rochester aerospace precision machining service, specializing in high-tolerance machining for flight critical aerospace parts used to build space flight vehicles by SpaceX and other Department of Defense aerospace contractors.

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Burdett celebrates bicentennial anniversary
Burdett celebrates bicentennial anniversary

BURDETT--On June 1, starting at noon, the village of Burdett will celebrate its 200th birthday with pride. Main street will temporarily be closed to vehicular traffic between Church Street and Lake Avenue so pedestrians can enjoy arts and crafts vendors, children's activities offered by My Place Play & Learning Center, refreshments offered by several commercial establishments, and more.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 6-12-19
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 6-12-19

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Odessa-Montour, Watkins Glen, Dundee and Penn Yan. These results appeared in the June 12 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 6-5-19
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 6-5-19

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Penn Yan, Dundee, Odessa-Montour and Watkins Glen. These results appeared in the June 5 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-29-19
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-29-19

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Penn Yan, Dundee, Hammondsport, Odessa-Montour and Watkins Glen. These results appeared in the May 29 newspapers.

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Sports Photo Galleries 2018-2019
Sports Photo Galleries 2018-2019

FINGER LAKES--The following sports photo galleries were recently uploaded. Click 'Read more...' for the links.
Penn Yan Boys Lacrosse 5-25-19
Penn Yan Boys Lacrosse 5-22-19
Penn Yan Girls Lacrosse 5-21-19

Odessa-Montour Softball 5-17-19
Seneca Indians Baseball 5-17-19

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-22-19
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-22-19

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Watkins Glen, Odessa-Montour, Dundee, Penn Yan and Hammondsport. These results appeared in the May 22 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-15-19
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-15-19

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Dundee, Penn Yan, Hammondsport, Odessa-Montour and Watkins Glen. These results appeared in the May 15 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-8-19
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-8-19

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Watkins Glen, Odessa-Montour, Dundee, Hammondsport and Penn Yan. These results appeared in the May 8 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-1-19
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 5-1-19

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Odessa-Montour, Watkins Glen, Dundee, Penn Yan and Hammondsport. These results appeared in the May 1 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 4-24-19
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 4-24-19

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the spring break sports results from Penn Yan. These results appeared in the April 24 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 4-17-19
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 4-17-19

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Penn Yan, Dundee, Hammondsport, Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour. These results appeared in the April 17 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 4-10-19
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 4-10-19

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Dundee, Penn Yan, Hammondsport, Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour. These results appeared in the April 10 newspapers.

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SPORTS RECAP: Week of 4-3-19
SPORTS RECAP: Week of 4-3-19

FINGER LAKES--Please click the 'Read More...' link to see the weekly sports results for Penn Yan, Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour. These results appeared in the April 3 newspapers.

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Watkins Glen varsity sports schedule
Watkins Glen varsity sports schedule

WATKINS GLEN--Listed is Watkins' spring schedule for the coming week:

Softball
May 6 ... @ Trumansburg, 4:30 p.m.
May 10 ... @ Odessa-Montour, 4:30 p.m.

Track and field
May 16-17 ... @ IAC Championships, 4:45 p.m.
May 22 ... @ Sectionals, 4 p.m.

Boys golf
May 13 ... @ Tioga, 4 p.m.
Mya 15 ... @ Thomas A. Edison, TBA.

Lacrosse
May 6 ... @ Dryden, 4:30 p.m.
May 9 .. Whitney Point, 5 p.m.

Tennis
April 25 ... @ Elmira Notre Dame, 4:30 p.m.
April 26 ... Waverly, 4:30 p.m.

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Odessa-Montour varsity sports schedule
Odessa-Montour varsity sports schedule

ODESSA--Listed is Odessa-Montour's spring sports schedule for the coming week:

Odessa-Montour/Watkins Glen combined Baseball
May 4 ... @ Lansing, 11 a.m.
May 6 ... @ Trumansburg, 4:30 p.m.

Softball
May 6 ... Candor, 4:30 p.m.
May 7 ... Newfield, 4:30 p.m.

Boys golf
May 15 ... Tioga, 4 p.m.
May 22 ... @ IAC Tournament, 8:30 a.m.

Track and field
May 16-17 ... @ IAC Championship, 4:45 p.m.
May 22 ... @ Sectionals, 3 p.m.

Tennis
April 29 ... Southern Cayuga, 4:30 p.m.
April 30 ... Newark Valley, 4:30 p.m.

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Penn Yan varsity sports schedule
Penn Yan varsity sports schedule

PENN YAN--Listed is Penn Yan's spring sports schedule for the coming week:

Boys lacrosse
May 14 ... @ Fairport, 6 p.m.
May 16 ... @ Webster-Thomas, 6 p.m.

Girls lacrosse
May 13 ... Wayne, TBA.
May 15 ... @ Palmyra-Macedon, 6 p.m.

Baseball
May 13 ... @ Palmyra-Macedon, 4:30 p.m.
May 16 ... Wayne, 4:30 p.m.

Softball
May 13 ... @ Palmyra-Macedon, 4:30 p.m.
May 14 ... @ Newark, 4:30 p.m.

Tennis
May 13 ... @ Naples, 4:30 p.m.
May 15 ... @ Honeoye, 4:30 p.m.

Track and field
May 7 ... @ Newark, 4:30 p.m.
May 10 ... @ Dundee, 4:30 p.m.

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Hammondsport sports schedule
Hammondsport sports schedule

HAMMONDSPORT --Listed is Hammondsport's spring sports schedule for the coming week:

Softball (Bradford/Hammondsport)
May 16 ... Whitesville (@ Hammondsport), 5 p.m.
May 20 ... @ Friendship, 5 p.m.

Baseball (Bradford/Hammondsport)
May 13 ... @ Friendship,TBD.
May 14 ... Lima Christian (@ Bradford), 5 p.m.

Boys golf
May 13 ... @ Canisteo-Greenwood, 4:30 p.m.

Track and field (Bradford/Hammondsport)
May 13 ... @ Arkport, 5 p.m.
May 17 ... @ Campbell-Savona, 5 p.m.

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Dundee varsity sports schedule
Dundee varsity sports schedule

DUNDEE--Listed is Dundee's spring sports schedule:

Baseball
May 13 ... @ Harley Allendale Columbia, 4:30 p.m.
May 15 ... South Seneca, 4:30 p.m.

Softball
May 13 ... @ Harley Allendale Columbia, 4:30 p.m.
May 15 ... South Seneca, 4:30 p.m.

Track and field
May 17 ... @ Waterloo, 4:30 p.m.
May 24 ... @ South Seneca, 5 p.m.

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Senecas finish basketball season second in the state
Senecas finish basketball season second in the state

TROY--The Watkins Glen girls varsity basketball team fell to Cambridge, 57-43, in the New York state Class C championship, Saturday, March 16, at Hudson Valley Community College. Danielle Leszyk and Adrienna Solomon both scored 11 points for Watkins. Taylor Kelly earned 10 points. Hannah Morse netted nine points, while Kelsey Kernan added two.

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