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Crime and Courts

PENN YAN — Yates County Judge Jason Cook sentenced a Himrod man Tuesday to more than a decade behind bars for sexually abusing children.


In a third and final matchup between the rivals North Penn-Liberty Mounties and the Wellsboro Hornets, Liberty took home the district championship in a polarizing game by a score of 3-1. Liberty closed out another convincing win, and took home their fourth straight district title in one of their most competitive matchups of the year. Despite winning by three sets, the Hornets competed aggressively all night long, and Caitlyn Callahan played as well as humanly possible to carry the Hornets to taking a set from Liberty, something a NTL school was yet to do all season.

Business and Economy

ALBANY — With more and more New Yorkers working in the “gig economy,” state lawmakers during the upcoming legislative session will be jockeying to offer bills that will give these workers, who include Uber and Lyft drivers, benefits like unemployment and workers compensation insurance as well as minimum wage protections.

Owners Dan and Katie DeCerbo were joined by Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and other officials to cut the ribbon on a $1.5 million renovation of the historic Old Library Restaurant on South Union Street on Monday — the first project to wrap up under the city’s $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative award.

In continuing to bring our readers new and interesting information about your friends and neighbors, we are presenting our “What’s Your Story” series. This is a Q & A panel of 20 questions that we ask Randolph County Residents. The information is fun facts and good advice from them on various topics. We are interested in seeing what we can learn about our readers in 20 questions! Hope you enjoy!

Health Care

Every person experiences stress at one time or another. Hearing a co-worker or family member say they are stressed has become so common that most of us probably fail to give it a second thought. But stress is not to be ignored, according to Kelly Hagan, AssuredPartners regional vice president of operations.

Nearly five years ago, approximately 40 employees at AssuredPartners’ Lexington, Kentucky, office raced around the building in their desk chairs, hustled up stairwells and participated in other unusual activities for the right to win “medals” – which were actually small plastic condiment cups spray-painted gold, silver and bronze.

Treatment paradigms are changing for the end-user, and new insurance coverage provided by AssuredPartners is keeping up with the times with multiple programs aimed at ensuring customers receive the best care possible.