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By the time Friday morning arrived, many Finger Lakes-area residents had all but forgotten about the line of thunderstorms that rolled through the region Thursday afternoon — and a tornado watch alert.

PENN YAN — The Penn Yan Action Coalition is reminding area residents of the third annual community read, which is being held this month.

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PENN YAN — If not for the Civil War, Lemmon v. New York could have gone down as one of the most memorable cases in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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ALBANY — While admitting it won’t affect the Greenidge Generation plant in Yates County, environmental groups are urging Gov. Kathy Hochul to back a moratorium on permits for some cryptocurrency operations that has been approved by both houses of the state Legislature.

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ALBANY — For the second year in a row, the Finger Lakes Times’ “Community Giving” special section spotlighting community volunteers has won recognition from the New York News Publishers Association, while for the fifth time in the last six years, the Times’ preseason “Football 2021” magazine…

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KEUKA PARK — Two vivid examples — one on campus, the other halfway around the world — provided words of encouragement and advice to the Keuka College Class of 2022 at the school’s 113th annual Commencement Saturday.

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PENN YAN — Yates County residents who test positive for Covid-19 will no longer get a phone call from the state Department of Health virtual call center or Yates County Public Health.

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CANANDAIGUA — When longtime Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero came out of retirement last November in an interim role, he was faced with two big challenges: improving morale, and filling numerous vacancies when it came to deputies and corrections officers.

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.

PENN YAN — Pro Action Yates Office for the Aging will hold a walking program, “Walk with Ease.” This program will help ease arthritis pain, improve your balance, improve your walking and to motivate yourself to start a walking program. This class will be held Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursday…

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ALBANY — Opponents of Greenidge Generation’s bitcoin mining operation in Yates County are praising the state Assembly for backing a moratorium on the practice — and they are urging the state Senate to follow suit.

PENN YAN — The Penn Yan Action Coalition has announced its third annual community read will take place in June. The book selection this year is “Dancing in the Mosque: An Afghan Mother’s Letter to Her Son,” by Homeira Qaderi, which “challenges you to reconsider the meaning of motherhood, sac…

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GENEVA — After holding virtual events each of the past two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a popular relay race around Seneca Lake returns in its normal form this weekend.

PENN YAN — Johnson-Costello Post 355 of the American Legion honored several volunteers at the post’s recent birthday dinner.

PENN YAN — Village police have charged a Penn Yan Academy student with a crime for allegedly giving a concentrated cannabis gummy to another student who suffered a negative reaction.

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Fire departments in Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates counties will take part in the upcoming “Recruit NY” weekend, the 13th annual effort to increase membership in volunteer fire departments.