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Teen airlifted after UTV accident in Yates County

A local teen was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital after a weekend accident in Yates County. According to first responders, it happened in the town of Italy along Wetmore Road when three teens were riding ... more

Dundee resident violates court order, faces charges in Yates County

State police arrested a Dundee man following an investigation in the village. According to a news release, Angel States, 32, violated a court order. The order protected a victim from being contacted by States. The ... more

Yates Community Center chosen as beneficiary for Community Table Dinner

Last week the Community Table Committee announced that the Yates Community Center has been chosen as the beneficiary for the highly anticipated 2023 Community Table Dinner. This annual event brings together the community to support ... more

From frost to dry weather: Finger Lakes vineyards hopeful that weather will normalize soon

The Finger Lakes region was struck by a devastating frost just a couple weeks ago causing extensive damage to vineyards and orchards in the area. Mark Karasz, owner of Rock Stream Vineyards, told WETM-TV that ... more
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Finger Lakes allergy season in full swing: How long will it last?

The Finger Lakes region is currently experiencing a severe spring allergy season, with grass and tree pollen peaking at the same time. Dr. Emily Weis, clinical director for allergy at URMC, tells 13WHAM-TV that this ... more

Despite local ads claiming otherwise, RG&E billing issues persist for customers

Despite local ads claiming otherwise, RG&E billing issues persist for customers
RG&E customers are still having billing issues more than a year after headlines began cropping up about complaints. Locally aired advertisements by RG&E suggest they're moving past these issues, but customers like Christie Hawn, a ... more

State and local leaders tour frost damage at Finger Lakes vineyards

State Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball, along with representatives from various state and federal agencies, toured vineyards in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions on Friday to assess the impact of a recent freeze. The ... more

Supreme Court rolls back protections for wetlands in broad ruling that favors farmers, developers, and polluting industries

New York State’s top environmental regulator today condemned the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Thursday that will remove millions of acres of environmentally sensitive wetlands from federal regulation. The Montezuma Wildlife Refuge in Seneca, Wayne and ... more

DEC and DOH issue reminder for residents to stay vigilant as HABs season begins in Finger Lakes

The New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Health (DOH) have issued a reminder for New Yorkers to remain vigilant about harmful algal blooms (HABs) as the 2023 reporting season commences. The DEC's ... more

Dundee man gets 6 months in jail for damaging rental property

There's been an outcome in a local property damage case in Yates County. Thirty-one Corey Steger from Dundee has been sentenced to six months in jail and five years probation after causing over $30,000 worth ... more

Yates duo plead guilty to felony drug charges

Aaron Richardson and Christine Derr, both from Dundee have pleaded guilty to charges related to selling drugs. District Attorney Todd Casella stated that Richardson was arrested in November and subsequently pleaded guilty to a felony ... more

Yates County declares emergency over migrant crisis

Yates County is the latest in a string of New York counties to declare a state of emergency to forestall the arrival of immigrants currently residing in New York City. Signed by Legislature Chairwoman Leslie ... more

One person airlifted, cited for speeding after accident in Yates County

Deputies in Yates County say speed was a critical factor in a single-car accident that led to the driver being ejected from the vehicle. The incident occurred on Thursday night on State Route 245 just ... more

Keuka College holds 114th commencement ceremony

Keuka College held its 114th commencement ceremony on Saturday, marking a return to a single, unified event for the entire graduating class, after pandemic safety measures necessitated separate proceedings in previous years. College President Amy ... more

Frost, freeze puts major stress on grapes across Finger Lakes

The Finger Lakes region, a critical area for vineyards, has experienced significant damage following freezing temperatures on Thursday morning that caused about 50% crop loss at Lakewood Vineyards and an estimated 35% at Fox Run ... more

Dundee man sentenced to six years in prison on drug charges

Aaron Richardson, a 32-year-old from Dundee, has been sentenced to six years in prison. That will be followed by three years of parole, after pleading guilty to a felony charge of criminal sale of a ... more

Fatal overdose leads to manslaughter charge in Schuyler County for Penn Yan man

Authorities are advancing serious charges against a local man involved in a fatal overdose. Ted Miller, a 65-year-old resident of Penn Yan, has been accused of felony manslaughter in Schuyler County. Law enforcement officials state ... more

County leaders worried about state shifting Medicaid funds and how it will impact budgeting

The recently passed $229 billion New York state budget, which re-allocates Medicaid funds, is raising alarm among county administrators statewide. Wayne County Administrator Rick House and his counterparts worry about the impact of Governor Kathy ... more

Finger Lakes Cider Trail gets ready for busy summer: “We have world class cider”

This week the Finger Lakes Cider Trail will celebrate its official launch. Cider Week just wrapped up, and for an industry that's been growing rapidly over the last several years in the region - having ... more
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