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Big, beautiful crop of New York apples awaits
September 22, 2019, 3:30 pm | Source
For those who like nothing better than biting into a freshly picked apple each fall, you’re in luck, said Cynthia Haskins, president and CEO of the New York Apple Association.

Sheriff: Robbery suspect cooperating
September 22, 2019, 3:00 pm | Source
HOPEWELL — While some questions about the alleged armed robbery in Phelps and subsequent manhunt remain unanswered, Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson said his investigators have a clearer picture of what happened over that roughly 30-hour period.

Vehicle hits Midlakes High School
September 22, 2019, 2:52 pm | Source
PHELPS — A vehicle driven by a Clifton Springs resident hit the east side of Midlakes High School Sunday morning after veering off Route 488.

Yates Legislature chairman graduates from institute
September 22, 2019, 2:00 pm | Source
PENN YAN — The chairman of the Yates County Legislature has been honored by the New York State Association of Counties for completing its County Government Institute.

Freedom Fund dinner set for Sept. 27
September 22, 2019, 2:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — The dean of students at a Rochester charter school will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Freedom Fund dinner.

Boys & Girls Club to honor Flowers
September 22, 2019, 12:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — The woman who has headed Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ Community Engagement and Service Learning for many years will be honored next month.

Tractor driver injured after collision with dump truck in Phelps Friday
September 21, 2019, 1:41 pm | Source
PHELPS — An Arcadia man is in guarded condition following a crash between a dump truck and a tractor on Route 88 Friday afternoon.

Police and Community Relations Summit is Saturday at HWS
September 20, 2019, 8:51 pm | Source
GENEVA — The Ontario County Justice Coalition has organized a Police and Community Relations Summit for Saturday afternoon.

Marren chosen to lead association of counties
September 20, 2019, 6:00 pm | Source
VICTOR — The chairman of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors is the president-elect of the New York State Association of Counties.

Trailblazers PAC endorses Rachel Weil for SF county supervisor
September 20, 2019, 5:00 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — Trailblazers Political Action Committee has endorsed Democrat Rachel Weil for one of two at-large county supervisor seats from Seneca Falls.

Yates officer graduates from FBI academy
September 20, 2019, 2:30 pm | Source
PENN YAN — A 25-year veteran of the Yates County Sheriff’s Office graduated from the FBI National Academy earlier this month.

NYCC’s centennial weekend underway
September 20, 2019, 2:10 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — New York Chiropractic College's centennial homecoming weekend, “A Centennial Celebration,” is underway and will continue through Sunday.

Break out the beer: FLX Oktoberfest comes to Geneva
September 20, 2019, 2:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — Kelly Guilfoyle has never attended an Oktoberfest in Germany, but that’s not stopping her from bringing one to the city where she grew up.

Penn Yan man arrested after high-speed chase
September 20, 2019, 1:00 pm | Source
PENN YAN — A local man who led police on a high-speed chase Wednesday and fled on foot into a wooded area was apprehended in Watkins Glen.

Food, brew, water fun come to new canal fest, Erie Armada
September 20, 2019, 1:00 pm | Source
MACEDON — Watercraft, craft beverages and food come together in this Wayne County town Friday and Saturday during the first Erie Armada at the Canal Park at Lock 30.

Seneca County social services head opposes new adoption law
September 20, 2019, 12:55 pm | Source
WATERLOO — Tracy VanVleck opposes a proposed state law regarding the relationship of adopted children and their biological parents.

Fun on the Farm returns Saturday to Ontario County dairy farm
September 20, 2019, 12:33 pm | Source
SENECA — This year’s Fun on the Farm, a free agricultural community event, is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at J. Minns Farms and Sons Farm, 3379 Seneca Castle Road.

Police: Woman stole Dundee school mats
September 20, 2019, 11:00 am | Source
DUNDEE — A Schuyler County woman accused of stealing three entrance mats from Dundee Central School was arrested earlier this week by the Yates County Sheriff’s Office.

Waterloo to host child seat check
September 19, 2019, 6:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO — Several local agencies are partnering for a child safety seat event Saturday at the Waterloo Fire Department on East Water Street.

Whitman voters OK addition to project
September 19, 2019, 5:00 pm | Source
GORHAM — Marcus Whitman school district voters approved a referendum Tuesday adding $5 million to an already approved $29 million capital project.

Woman accused of stealing Dundee school rugs
September 19, 2019, 4:42 pm | Source
DUNDEE — A woman accused of stealing three entrance rugs at Dundee Central School and placing them at her business was arrested Tuesday.

Helming seeks Veterans' Hall of Fame nominees
September 19, 2019, 2:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — State Sen. Pam Helming’s office is accepting nominations for the Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame.

Fafinskis to get Republican award
September 19, 2019, 2:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — Ted and Rosalie Fafinski, longtime stalwarts of the Republican Party in Ontario County, will be honored as the county Republicans of the Year at the Constitution Day dinner Friday at Club 86.

BUSINESS OF THE WEEK: Simple Sweets Artisan Bakery
September 19, 2019, 2:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — Cakes, pies, cupcakes, cookies, scones.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Wayne Co. 911 dispatcher helps with birth
September 19, 2019, 1:00 pm | Source
LYONS — A Wayne County 911 dispatcher is being commended for helping with an out-of-hospital birth last weekend.

Cuomo reversal on plate fees hailed
September 19, 2019, 12:30 pm | Source
ALBANY — The region’s state legislators are proclaiming victory after learning Gov. Andrew Cuomo backed off on a plan to replace all license plates at least 10 years old.

Congressman Tom Reed discharged from hospital after collapsing
September 19, 2019, 12:00 pm | Source
WASHINGTON — Congressman Tom Reed said Friday that his collapse at an office building Friday was caused by a “previously undiagnosed case of pneumonia.”

Phelps robbery suspect vocal after arrest
September 19, 2019, 12:00 pm | Source
HOPEWELL — Shortly before he allegedly robbed a convenience store in Phelps, Brandon Burgess posted videos to social media sites saying something bad was going to happen and he could not be caught.

Geneva police report another case of racist graffiti
September 18, 2019, 8:30 pm | Source
GENEVA — City police said Wednesday afternoon that they’ve discovered more racist graffiti.

State audit criticizes town of Seneca Falls credit card procedures
September 18, 2019, 6:00 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — A state Comptroller’s Office audit has found that the Town Board approved payment for 236 credit-card purchases totaling $24,416 without adequate supporting documentation.

Phelps robbery suspect caught in Seneca Falls
September 18, 2019, 2:39 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — The suspect in the armed robbery of a Phelps convenience store was captured in Seneca Falls, Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson said at a press conference late Wednesday morning.

Police use drone during Hall of Fame weekend
September 18, 2019, 1:45 pm | Source
TYRE — Extra security was plenty visible during last weekend’s National Women’s Hall of Fame induction at del Lago Resort & Casino. Much of it was focused on Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and actress Jane Fonda, the latter the…

Lemmon, Concerned Citizens can intervene in SMI lawsuit against SF
September 18, 2019, 1:30 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — Seneca Meadows’ legal challenge to Local Law 3 of 2016 has been pending since November 2017. The holdup was whether state Supreme Court Justice Daniel Doyle would grant Waterloo property owner Dixie Lemmon and Concerned Citizens of…

Wayne County marks reopening of bridge in Arcadia
September 18, 2019, 1:00 pm | Source
ARCADIA — The Arcadia Zurich Road bridge replacement project has been completed.

Go Fund Me page set up for Lodi supervisor
September 18, 2019, 12:15 pm | Source
LODI — Lodi Supervisor Lee Davidson remains in a Morgantown, W.Va., hospital, where he is undergoing treatment for a broken back he suffered in a motor-vehicle accident earlier this month.

Ontario County 'Coffee with a Cop' set for Oct. 2
September 17, 2019, 5:00 pm | Source
CANANDAIGUA — For the first time, law enforcement agencies in Ontario County will take part in the national Coffee with a Cop Day.

Ontario County Landfill plans more wells to combat odor
September 17, 2019, 2:00 pm | Source
SENECA — Casella Waste Systems announced Monday it will begin installing more methane collection wells at the Ontario County Landfill, beginning Wednesday.

Folk to remain in Seneca County DA race
September 17, 2019, 2:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO — Christopher Folk, who lost the Republican Party primary election for Seneca County district attorney, announced Tuesday morning he will remain in the race and run on the Libertarian, Serve America Movement and Working Families party lines.

Canandaigua Chamber plans second al fresco event Oct. 7
September 17, 2019, 2:00 pm | Source
CANANDAIGUA — Six chefs and a roasted pig.

Police identify, search for Phelps robbery suspect
September 17, 2019, 1:12 pm | Source
PHELPS — As of Tuesday afternoon, police had identified a suspect in the armed robbery of a Phelps convenience store and were looking for him.

BIGGER PICTURE: Local motel's secrets exposed by former housekeeper, Part I
September 17, 2019, 1:00 pm | Source
Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series chronicling a former resident and housekeeper at America’s Best Value Inn in Geneva.

Katko hosts FEMA director in tour of Lake Ontario shoreline
September 17, 2019, 1:00 pm | Source
LYONS — Earlier this year, Rep. John Katko invited members of the International Joint Commission, whose responsibilities including regulating Lake Ontario levels, to view the damage high water has done to the shoreline in 2019.

State police arrest four on burglary charges
September 17, 2019, 1:00 pm | Source
TYRE — Four Cayuga County residents face burglary charges following an investigation led by state police.

Reyes pleads guilty to federal charges
September 17, 2019, 12:45 pm | Source
ROCHESTER — Less than a week after he admitted killing his former girlfriend and her 14-month-old son on a Sodus farm, a Mexican has pleaded guilty to federal immigration charges.

A 'supreme' experience: Students, restaurant owners meet Sonia Sotomayor
September 17, 2019, 12:00 pm | Source
TYRE — It was a little later than the peak dinner hour Friday night when Sonia Sotomayor and her party of six walked into El Bajio restaurant on Fall Street for their evening meal.

Geneva cop's case now on for November
September 17, 2019, 11:00 am | Source
GENEVA — The city police officer accused of choking a woman earlier this year has a new attorney. As a result, his next court appearance won’t happen until the week of Thanksgiving.

GPD finds no weapons after middle school search
September 16, 2019, 8:05 pm | Source
GENEVA — A hold-in-place was lifted Monday morning at Geneva Middle School after city police looked into the possibility of a weapon being in the school.

Geneva cop's case now on for Nov. 25
September 16, 2019, 6:43 pm | Source
GENEVA — The city police officer accused of choking a woman earlier this year has a new attorney. As a result, his next court appearance won't be until the week of Thanksgiving.

Geneva Middle School hold-in-place lifted
September 16, 2019, 3:13 pm | Source
GENEVA — A hold-in-place was lifted Monday morning at Geneva Middle School after city police looked into the possibility of a weapon being in the school.

Historic plane flights spark the memories
September 16, 2019, 2:00 pm | Source
ITHACA — As the number of surviving World War II veterans dwindles, there are fewer occasions when Jim Laing takes one of those veterans on a flight in a restored B-17 bomber.

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