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NEWARK — Several people have been arrested in connection with the alleged assault and robbery of a local teen last week.

PENN YAN — Today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Yates County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

Put simply, Reylu Gutierrez is on a fast track. To where, you may ask. The highest level of competition in the “Sport of Kings” — thoroughbred racing.

Buying a second home brings with it exciting possibilities. Perhaps it’s a place where you plan to make lasting family memories — or it will be your quiet refuge from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Whatever your vision for the property, it’s important to consider whether you’re read…


In 1788, three men arrived in present-day Yates County to scout out a place for members of an unusual religious sect, the Society of Universal Friends, who wanted to build a community of their own. The three encountered a pair of French-Canadian men living quietly in a cabin along the banks …


Though this column tends to highlight musicians and venues in the Finger Lakes area, I like to mix it up now and then.

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U.S. Rep Hakeem Jefferies of Brooklyn pretty much summed up the disconnect between upstate and downstate last week when he said he had no idea where Steuben County was and the nerve of a state Supreme Court justice there to decide on the state’s congressional lines.


I tried hard to sit on the porch in the sun this morning to write this column, but it was just too chilly. Staring out the window, from inside the house, the sunshine and pastel blue sky issued a persuasive invitation — compelling even.


GENEVA — The Geneva City Green Committee will sponsor its third Native Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Finger Lakes Welcome Center.

WATERLOO — The Waterloo Baptist Church at 2701 Route 96 is hosting an Armed Forces breakfast Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m. It is free and open to all military personnel, either active or retired, and they are welcome to bring a guest.