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North Exchange fire displaces residents
September 26, 2020, 6:28 pm | Source
GENEVA — At least several residents of a North Exchange Street apartment house were displaced in a fire early Saturday afternoon.

Man revived from overdose; two taken into custody
September 26, 2020, 2:00 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — Town police continue to investigate an incident Thursday evening in which a person was revived from a drug overdose and two others were taken into custody.

Seneca IDA sues Varick over Hillside assessment
September 26, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
VARICK — The Seneca County Industrial Development Agency has filed a lawsuit against the town of Varick over the town’s assessment of the former Hillside Children’s Center campus on the former Seneca Army Depot site.

Man faces homicide charges in fatal Wayne County crash
September 26, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
SAVANNAH — Following what the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office called an extensive investigation, a Rose man was arrested Thursday for a May 2019 crash that killed a former Waterloo woman, her unborn son and another person.

'This is where bail reform is failing'
September 26, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
CANANDAIGUA — Just days after a major drug arrest, Ontario County’s district attorney and sheriff are looking at the future when it comes to prosecuting the case and the state’s bail reform measures.

Center of controversy
September 26, 2020, 12:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — She is the activist/waitress-turned-city councilor who, at her first meeting, made headlines and drew scorn for her refusal to stand for the pledge, something she said she had done since she was a child.

Geneva Presbyterian pastor delivers final service on Sunday
September 25, 2020, 3:15 pm | Source
GENEVA — As the weeks and months passed following the announcement she would retire, the Rev. Deborah Lind-Schmitz remained immersed in her duties as pastor of The Presbyterian Church in Geneva.

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul helps Newark celebrate canal path upgrades
September 25, 2020, 12:15 pm | Source
NEWARK — A 1.6-mile portion of the Erie Canal Trail through the western half of the village has looked more like a mountain biking path in recent years.

Keuka responds to investigation
September 25, 2020, 4:00 am | Source
KEUKA PARK — On the heels of an announcement that Keuka College will be investigated for cutting faculty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the college’s president is defending the decision that was described by one of the ousted professors as…

Man gets prison for overdose death
September 24, 2020, 3:30 pm | Source
CANANDAIGUA — A Newark man who sold drugs that led to the overdose death of a Phelps woman is heading to prison.

Key steps underway in Parrott Hall Preservation
September 24, 2020, 2:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — The next steps in the revival of one of the city’s landmark buildings that almost vanished from the landscape two years ago has begun.

Objection letter to Hillside sale won't be sent by Seneca BOS
September 24, 2020, 1:45 pm | Source
WATERLOO — A letter opposing the sale of the former Hillside Children’s Center campus in Varick to businessman Earl Martin will not be drafted and sent to state officials.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Seneca County dispatcher assists with birth
September 24, 2020, 1:30 pm | Source
ROMULUS — Seneca County officials are praising a 911 dispatcher for helping in the delivery of a premature baby Saturday.

Ontario County health official explains COVID-19 spike
September 24, 2020, 1:10 pm | Source
GENEVA — A recent spike in COVID-19 cases reported by Ontario County Public Health is largely due to an outbreak at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, as well as students at other colleges who are from the county.

Geneva city residents divided on need for PAB
September 24, 2020, 12:45 pm | Source
GENEVA — The divide on the need for a police accountability board was once again on display last night during a public hearing on a proposed local law that would create such a body.

New visitor guide released by Seneca County Chamber
September 23, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO — The Seneca County Chamber of Commerce has released its new visitors guide and digital flipbook.

Waterloo middle, high schools eyed for upgrade
September 23, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO — The Board of Education on Monday took the first step toward an upgrade of high school and middle school facilities.

Nursing home testing rules assailed
September 23, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
Jan Caraccilo was able to do something last Monday she had not been able to do since mid-March: Visit her husband, Vincent, at the Huntington Living Center nursing home in Waterloo.

From spat to big drug bust
September 23, 2020, 12:55 pm | Source
MANCHESTER — What police say started as an apparently simple disturbance call turned into a significant drug arrest involving a large quantity of LSD, ecstasy, and cocaine.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: South Seneca community holds meeting over fall sports decision
September 23, 2020, 12:00 pm | Source
OVID — About 80-100 people gathered at the Ovid Firehouse Pavilion Monday night to discuss the South Seneca school board’s unexpected decision to cancel fall sports in the district.

Newark High School appoints new principal
September 23, 2020, 11:15 am | Source
NEWARK — Newark High School has a new principal.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: VA to honor volunteers
September 22, 2020, 5:00 pm | Source
CANANDAIGUA — While COVID-19 has meant a change in plans for an annual event, the VA Finger Lakes Healthcare System will still recognize its numerous volunteers Wednesday.

More municipalities urged to join Seneca Watershed group
September 22, 2020, 3:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — There are five counties and 40 municipalities within the Seneca Lake watershed. To date, all five county governments, along with 21 municipalities, have signed a memorandum of understanding to join the Seneca Watershed Intermunicipal Organization that was formed…

Yates Republicans elect officers
September 22, 2020, 2:00 pm | Source
PENN YAN — The Yates County Republican Committee, at its Sept. 17 full committee meeting, elected officers for the next two years.

Yates Republicans elect officers
September 22, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
PENN YAN — The Yates County Republican Committee, at its Sept. 17 full committee meeting, elected officers for the next two years.

Mitrano on debates with Reed: 'Too little, too late'
September 22, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
MILO — The two candidates in the 23rd Congressional District will be debating this fall, but the Democratic challenger said one is not enough and that it comes far too late in the election season.

Town Board may annul local law subject of Lemmon lawsuit
September 22, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO — Arguments in the lawsuit filed by resident Dixie Lemmon against the Town Board over Local Law 1 of 2020 have been delayed from this Wednesday to an unspecified date in November.

COVID-19 case results in Clyde-Savannah school closure
September 22, 2020, 11:15 am | Source
CLYDE — Clyde-Savannah schools will be closed again Tuesday after a non-teaching staff member tested positive for COVID-1. With that, the district reported that health officials have also identified a bus where students may have been exposed.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: 'There was nowhere for us to go'
September 21, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
CANANDAIGUA — Kayleigh Woodard wonders if her mother would be alive today if the Community Resource Center had been around six years ago.

Hillside sale on Seneca Supervisors committee agenda
September 21, 2020, 12:30 pm | Source
WATERLOO — A Seneca County Board of Supervisors committee will examine the recent sale of more former Seneca Army Depot property to Earl Martin when it meets Tuesday.

Clyde-Savannah schools closed today after non-teaching staff member tests positive for COVID-19
September 21, 2020, 12:08 pm | Source
CLYDE — Clyde-Savannah schools are closed today after a non-teaching staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

Motorists seeing red at some city intersections
September 19, 2020, 2:30 pm | Source
GENEVA — Motorists undoubtedly have noticed some city intersections with three-color traffic lights now flashing red in each direction, thus creating four-way stops.

Former PY woman faces grand larceny charges
September 19, 2020, 2:00 pm | Source
PENN YAN — State police say a former employee at a well-known senior citizens apartment complex in the village allegedly stole tens of thousands of dollars from the facility.

Ontario County to host tire recycling event Sept. 26
September 19, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
CANANDAIGUA — The Ontario County Board of Supervisors’ Planning & Environmental Quality Committee will discuss details about an upcoming tire recycling at its meeting Monday.

Bike park 'unique to the area'
September 19, 2020, 12:30 pm | Source
GENEVA — Over the course of the next month or so, a project that was a mere suggestion about two years ago will come to fruition.

Public hearing Wednesday on law that would create police accountability board in city of Geneva
September 19, 2020, 10:00 am | Source
GENEVA — A City Council forum in August took on the issue of a police accountability board for the city. What was missing from that discussion was a proposed local law.

Former PY woman faces grand larceny charges
September 18, 2020, 7:32 pm | Source
PENN YAN — State police say a former employee at a well-known senior citizens apartment complex in the village allegedly stole tens of thousands of dollars from the facility.

'I've had a good career'
September 18, 2020, 1:45 pm | Source
GENEVA — John Abraham was a criminal investigator for the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office in 1999 when he attended a week-long course about protecting children from online predators.

Growing IEC primed for new digs
September 18, 2020, 1:15 pm | Source
NEWARK — IEC Electronics is on the move. Literally.

Hermann J. Wiemer earns Top 100 title again
September 18, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
STARKEY — One of the Finger Lakes region’s oldest wineries is in good company once again.

NYSEG and RG&E alert customers of new scam attempts
September 18, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
BINGHAMTON — Energy companies NYSEG and RG&E are urging customers to be vigilant of scammers posing as representatives of the companies.

Seneca Lake Terrace sees COVID-19 outbreak
September 18, 2020, 12:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — Ontario County Public Health is reporting a COVID-19 outbreak at a longtime assisted living facility in the town of Geneva.

Nursing home visitation restrictions eased
September 17, 2020, 2:00 pm | Source
ALBANY — Two of the region’s legislators pushing for the state to ease restrictions on visits to nursing homes say they are happy to hear changes are coming, but are stressing that the modifications don’t go far enough.

CNB branching out into Geneva
September 17, 2020, 2:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — Canandaigua National Bank is no stranger to Geneva.

Feds indict Romulus man for alleged fraud
September 17, 2020, 2:00 pm | Source
BUFFALO — A Romulus man who allegedly defrauded the U.S. Coast Guard has been indicted by a federal grand jury.

Star Cidery in Canandaigua is apple of family's eye
September 17, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
CANANDAIGUA — The growth of the Finger Lakes wine industry is fueled by locally-grown grapes on the hills surrounding the lakes.

Fall schedule set for Ontario County food distribution
September 17, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
Ontario County has announced the fall schedule for food assistance related to the COVID-19 crisis.

Woman gets prison time for Yates crash
September 17, 2020, 12:55 pm | Source
PENN YAN — A Steuben County woman under the influence of drugs when she caused a Yates County crash was sentenced to prison Tuesday.

FLCC plans golf ball drop fundraiser
September 16, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
HOPEWELL — Organizers of the annual Finger Lakes Community College golf tournament have decided to forgo the in-person event this year and instead do a fundraiser that supporters can take part in from home.

Wolffy's employee tests positive for COVID-19
September 16, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — The Seneca County Health Department on Tuesday confirmed an employee at Wolffy’s Grill and Marina has tested positive for COVID-19, although officials are calling the risk of exposure to customers “likely very low.”

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