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Principal tweets upbeat messages to students
April 9, 2020, 3:00 pm | Source
NEWARK — Kelley School Principal Jeff Hamelinck tweeted out an important message from his front porch March 19 that he hopes Kelley School students will read and heed.

Geneva Wegmans employee positive for COVID-19
April 9, 2020, 1:15 pm | Source
GENEVA — Public health officials and Wegmans confirmed Wednesday that an employee at the Geneva store tested positive for COVID-19.

Company stitches together volunteers to produce protective masks
April 9, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
NEWARK — Making quality furniture didn’t qualify as an essential service under the governor’s executive orders, but Hallagan Furniture is still finding a way to contribute to the fight against the coronavirus.

Salvation Army changing operations schedule
April 9, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — The Salvation Army of Geneva, 41 North St., is not getting enough donations to sustain one of its cornerstone programs. The food distribution program has depended on donations of fresh and frozen foods from Thruway rest stops and…

Church service listing
April 9, 2020, 12:51 pm | Source
Many churches are live streaming or posting their upcoming Easter services online. Here are what a few are doing; this is not a complete listing — we encourage you to visit the website of your place of worship for its…

April 9, 2020, 12:15 pm | Source
VICTOR — The parking lots and the wings of Eastview Mall are silent now, the result of the COVID-19 shutdown of non-essential business Gov. Andrew Cuomo has extended to April 29.

Waterloo village budget hearing set for Monday ... sort of
April 8, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO – There’s no doubt the coronavirus pandemic has dramatically altered the functioning of local governmental bodies, which are supposed to meet in open, public sessions.

Clergy create new kinds of worship during COVID-19
April 8, 2020, 12:50 pm | Source
Easter, the high point of the Christian calendar, arrives Sunday deep into the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic. And Passover, one of Judaism’s most widely celebrated holidays, starts today and continues through April 16.

Health officials back cloth masks for public
April 8, 2020, 12:30 pm | Source
While many are doing it now, local and national health officials are recommending that people voluntarily wear cloth face coverings in public settings where social distancing is hard to maintain, such as grocery stores and pharmacies.

Finger Lakes area food and beverage businesses still open for take-out and delivery
April 8, 2020, 12:15 pm | Source
Below is a list of Finger Lakes-area food and beverage businesses that remain open for take-out/delivery. We hope this is as comprehensive as possible but we know we may be missing some businesses. Anyone not on this list that is…

Geneva, Canandaiga close city parks
April 7, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
GENEVA – The coronavirus pandemic has caused the cities of Geneva and Canandaigua to close public parks.

BIGGER PICTURE: Coronavirus crisis — 7,350 miles from home
April 7, 2020, 12:50 pm | Source
With social distancing and shelter-in-place orders in effect for residents of New York state and elsewhere, it is nice to know that most of that time is spent within the comfort of our homes.

Agencies providing food for Yates residents
April 7, 2020, 12:30 pm | Source
PENN YAN — Yates County and ProAction of Steuben and Yates, Inc. are partnering with Foodlink on two emergency food distributions in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

The Old Time Family Fun Festival is still on ... for now
April 7, 2020, 12:10 pm | Source
GENEVA — The Old Time Family Fun Festival has been an annual success on the grounds of St. Francis-St. Stephen School. It’s also one of the major fundraising events for the K-8 Catholic school.

COVID-19 cases in Seneca County up to eight
April 7, 2020, 12:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO – As of Monday afternoon, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Seneca County is at eight.

Geneva Business Improvement District names new director
April 6, 2020, 2:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — The Geneva Business Improvement District has a new director.

FLX tourism industry taking a hit
April 6, 2020, 12:15 pm | Source
GENEVA — Steven Laros answers the phone at Fairfield Inn and Suites on Hamilton Street in Geneva, mostly because there are few others left to handle front desk duties amid a coronavirus outbreak that has left the travel industry in…

Penn Yan police probe overdose death
April 6, 2020, 11:45 am | Source
PENN YAN — Village police are investigating the death of a 21-year-old Tuesday, believed to be the result of a drug overdose.

Finalists announced for Geneva school superintendent job
April 5, 2020, 2:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — The city school district has selected two finalists in the search for Superintendent Trina Newton’s successor.

BIGGER PICTURE: Coronavirus crisis — A sweet 16th
April 5, 2020, 1:15 pm | Source
My guess is an awful lot of parents are getting a good indication of how much time, energy and work goes into schooling children these days as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

Police: Social distancing enforcement 'challenging'
April 5, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
While it doesn’t appear to be a widespread issue, local police are reminding business owners and customers to avoid close proximity and gathering — even in small numbers.

Wayne County sheriff's deputy tests positive for COVID-19
April 5, 2020, 12:54 pm | Source
LYONS — A Wayne County sheriff’s office deputy has tested positive for COVID-19, prompting Sheriff Barry Virts to take additional measures to curb its spread.

Del Lago to furlough 1,100 workers April 9
April 5, 2020, 12:00 pm | Source
TYRE — While del Lago Resort & Casino has been closed since March 16, its employees have continued to be paid.

Ventilators, PPE to go where the need dictates
April 5, 2020, 10:30 am | Source
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement Friday that he will order ventilators and personal protective equipment to be redistributed from upstate hospitals to those with the greatest need angered many.

Nursing home residents positive for COVID-19
April 3, 2020, 4:05 pm | Source
HOPEWELL — The Ontario County Public Health Department reported Friday that two residents at a local nursing home tested positive for COVID-19.

BonaDent shifts gears in fight against coronavirus
April 3, 2020, 12:50 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — BonaDent Dental Laboratories isn’t in the business of making face shields for a medical industry battling a pandemic.

Seneca Lake residents urged to make some noise
April 3, 2020, 12:30 pm | Source
If you live on Seneca Lake and are wondering what all the racket is about, it’s a growing number of folks who are joining a local and national movement to acknowledge those working on the frontlines in the COVID-19 epidemic.

Sheriff, DA condemn bail reform in cases
April 3, 2020, 11:45 am | Source
CANANDAIGUA — Ontario County’s sheriff and district attorney are renewing their criticism of the state’s bail reform after a local man arrested several times was apprehended again.

HWS pitch winner Nicole Wright said her winning project is personal
April 3, 2020, 11:00 am | Source
GENEVA — When the 2020 Hobart and William Smith Colleges Pitch Contest judges asked this year’s winner, Nicole Wright, how she knows her company’s product will keep firefighters safe, she answered from personal experience.

Inmate dies at Seneca County Jail
April 2, 2020, 2:00 pm | Source
ROMULUS — The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the apparent suicide of an inmate at the county jail Tuesday night.

COVID-19, economy means less volume at landfills
April 2, 2020, 12:45 pm | Source
While trucks continue to roll into two of the state’s largest landfills, there are fewer of them these days due to COVID-19 and its economic impact.

Lyons man charged with attempted murder
April 2, 2020, 12:40 pm | Source
LYONS — A local man faces an attempted murder charge after allegedly trying to kill another man with a sword early Tuesday morning.

Ear tap: 'It has changed everything'
April 2, 2020, 12:30 pm | Source
GENEVA — Like many who live in upstate New York, Noelle Parish dreaded the calendar turning from September to October — and then to November, December and January.

Wayne County cancels interest for delinquent property taxes
April 2, 2020, 12:00 pm | Source
LYONS — Wayne County Treasurer Patrick Schmitt said the Wayne County Board of Supervisors has approved a measure canceling the 1 percent interest due on delinquent property taxes in April.

Virtual court operations to start
April 2, 2020, 12:00 pm | Source
CANANDAIGUA — In response to COVID-19, state Supreme Court Justice Craig Doran said virtual court operations have started in the Seventh Judicial District, which includes Ontario, Wayne, Seneca and Yates counties.

Victim Resource Center continues to serve those affected by sexual & domestic violence
April 2, 2020, 10:00 am | Source
NEWARK — The Victim Resource Center of the Finger Lakes, which serves people affect by domestic violence and sexual assault, intends to continue providing services throughout this crisis.

Inmate dies at Seneca County Jail
April 1, 2020, 6:09 pm | Source
ROMULUS — The Seneca County Sheriff's Office is investigating the apparent suicide of an inmate at the county jail Tuesday night.

Newark wants residents to make some noise for those serving during pandemic
April 1, 2020, 2:00 pm | Source
NEWARK — The village of Newark wants residents to join the global effort to express appreciation for those serving the community during the COVID-19 pandemic by making some noise at 6 p.m., starting Wednesday, April 1, and continuing every day…

BIGGER PICTURE: Coronavirus Crisis — Seamstresses enhance community fabric
April 1, 2020, 12:15 pm | Source
As horrible as the coronavirus crisis is, it has brought out kindness from a lot of people in our area.

Seneca Falls woman able to visit mom in nursing home — with glass in between
April 1, 2020, 12:00 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — Remaining six feet apart from strangers in a grocery store is strange. Even unsettling. But maintaining that 6-foot distance from a loved one?

Geneva task force looks to keep community links alive
April 1, 2020, 12:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — Staying home, staying connected and staying safe.

Visitation limited at Geneva Housing Authority senior sites
April 1, 2020, 11:45 am | Source
GENEVA — Geneva Housing Authority Chief Executive Officer Andy Tyman is taking additional steps to protect those most vulnerable to the coronavirus: senior citizens.

Reed, Katko hail bipartisanship in relief bill
April 1, 2020, 11:00 am | Source
WASHINGTON — Bipartisan efforts are relatively rare in the nation’s capitol these days, but the region’s congressional representatives, Tom Reed and John Katko, said the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES, is an example…

RTS going to Dial-A-Ride in Ontario, Seneca and Wayne counties
March 31, 2020, 3:40 pm | Source
ROCHESTER — Beginning Monday, Regional Transit Service is adjusting its service to operate Dial-A-Ride public transit in Ontario, Seneca and Wayne counties.

McDonald pulls out of race for 23rd District seat
March 31, 2020, 3:28 pm | Source
ROMULUS — A local man who planned to oppose Rep. Tom Reed in a Republican Primary has pulled out of the race.

Local residents urged to take part in census
March 31, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
CANANDAIGUA — With the news dominated by the coronavirus outbreak, local officials are reminding residents they still must register their households in the 2020 census.

Local businesses respond to need for hand sanitizer
March 31, 2020, 12:50 pm | Source
Several area businesses are repurposing their mission and equipment to produce hand sanitizer, a crucial commodity during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Wayne pulls back worker incentives
March 31, 2020, 12:30 pm | Source
LYONS — Citing excessive costs, Wayne County is rolling back financial incentives for non-furloughed employees working through the coronavirus outbreak.

Wayne County talks COVID-19 on Facebook Live
March 31, 2020, 12:00 pm | Source
LYONS — Wayne County Public Health Educator Ryan Mulhern said it doesn’t matter whether you live in Macedon or Savannah when it comes to COVID-19.

Yates, Seneca residents test positive for COVID-19
March 31, 2020, 11:00 am | Source
Health department officials in Seneca and Yates counties have announced that those two local counties have their first official positive tests for the coronavirus.

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