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Public hearing Thursday on proposed 2020 Fayette budget
November 13, 2019, 6:00 pm | Source
FAYETTE — The Town Board will conduct public hearings Thursday on the proposed 2020 budget and the renewal of fire protection contracts with four fire companies.

Seneca Falls Town Board final budget workshop today
November 13, 2019, 4:00 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — The Town Board will take a final look at the tentative 2020 town budget at a 4 p.m. workshop today at the Municipal Building.

Committee named to lobby for Sampson to be NYS vet's cemetery
November 13, 2019, 3:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO –– Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday, Veterans Day, that he is committed to having the state’s first veteran’s cemetery.

Geneva’s RealEats provides tasty tour
November 13, 2019, 2:45 pm | Source
GENEVA — RealEats began operations at the Geneva Enterprise Development Center in 2017 with just three employees.

Yates homicide conviction will stand
November 13, 2019, 2:00 pm | Source
PENN YAN — An Oneida County woman who caused a fatal Yates County crash in 2014 has dropped an effort to have her conviction vacated.

Galens Pharmacy closes in Clyde
November 13, 2019, 2:00 pm | Source
CLYDE — The village’s mayor hopes another drug store will come to Clyde following the closure of its longtime pharmacy.

Nov. 21 public hearing on Yates budget
November 13, 2019, 1:00 pm | Source
PENN YAN — Following a pair of recent workshops, the Yates County Legislature will have a Nov. 21 public hearing on the proposed 2020 county budget.

Electronic waste recycling event Saturday for Seneca County
November 12, 2019, 3:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO — Seneca County residents can drop off electronic waste and have unwanted paper documents shredded on Saturday.

Agronomics plan reviewed by Seneca County Planning Board
November 12, 2019, 3:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO — The Seneca County Planning Board will review the final site plan for the Finger Lakes Agronomics project when it meets Thursday.

Federal judge: Seneca Nation of Indians owes state $255 million
November 12, 2019, 3:00 pm | Source
BUFFALO — U.S. District Court Judge William Skretny of the Western District of New York has upheld an arbitration panel’s ruling that the Seneca Nation of Indians owes the state $255 million in gaming revenue.

BIGGER PICTURE: She defines resilient
November 12, 2019, 2:45 pm | Source
I kind of felt like an idiot at Wegmans the other day. After finishing up shopping I went over to the service desk. I knew in real time it was trivial, but I asked anyway. “Why have you not been…

Moonbeam, a tomato developed in Geneva, takes orbit
November 12, 2019, 2:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — Cornell University said it has developed another potential star in the tomato world: the Moonbeam.

City of Geneva takes aim at sidewalk scofflaws
November 12, 2019, 1:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — A major winter storm in January dumped plenty of snow on the region and left portions of Geneva’s sidewalks nearly impassable.

Supervisors may introduce sewer use local law Tuesday
November 11, 2019, 3:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO — After some revisions and rewrites, the Seneca County Board of Supervisors appears ready to introduce the Seneca County Sewer Use local law Tuesday.

'I look at this with pride'
November 11, 2019, 2:30 pm | Source
WATERLOO — After creating a display for the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame, José Caraballo figured he was done with military tributes for the year.

Goal: A playground for all children
November 11, 2019, 2:00 pm | Source
CANANDAIGUA — One of life’s certainties is that pretty much every child loves to go to a playground. The joy of being outdoors, moving around, laughing and socializing is a universal emotion.

Sheriff: Take care on snowy roads
November 11, 2019, 12:30 pm | Source
HOPEWELL — While Thursday’s first snowfall of the season didn’t amount to much, Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson hopes it at least gets people thinking about their driving habits when more substantial snow arrives.

Attorney blasts judge’s decision in Seneca County vaccine case
November 10, 2019, 4:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO — In a case related to an Amish family in Seneca County, State Supreme Court Justice Daniel Doyle has ruled against a Long Island attorney’s request to temporarily halt state legislation that removed religious exemptions for child vaccines.

Waterloo seeks land for new water tower
November 10, 2019, 3:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO — The Village Board will consider authorizing a purchase offer for about 2.5 acres of land near Route 96 in the town (north of the village) when it meets Monday night.

Seneca Falls moving toward contract for legal services in 2020
November 10, 2019, 3:00 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — The Town Board took steps Wednesday to move away from having a town attorney toward contracting for legal services on an hourly basis.

State officials get Sodus Point Beach tour
November 10, 2019, 3:00 pm | Source
SODUS POINT — On a chilly Friday, with summer visitors long gone, state officials toured one of the project sites set to receive funding under Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Lake Ontario Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative, or REDI.

1794 Treaty of Canandaigua to be commemorated Monday
November 10, 2019, 3:00 pm | Source
CANANDAIGUA — Representatives of Native American tribes from the Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy (or Haudenosaunee) and the federal government met at the corner of Main and Ontario streets on Nov. 11, 1794, to sign the Treaty of Canandaigua.

Boil water advisory may be lifted today
November 10, 2019, 3:00 pm | Source
WILLARD — A boil water advisory for the hamlet of Willard could be lifted today.

Seneca Falls woman suffers minor injuries in fire
November 9, 2019, 1:41 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — A local resident suffered minor burns in a fire Friday night, town police reported.

Seneca County absentee ballots to be counted Nov. 18
November 8, 2019, 6:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO — Three at-large county supervisor candidates in Waterloo will have to wait until Nov. 18 to find out if they’ve won or lost.

Wayne Emergency Management Office honored
November 8, 2019, 3:30 pm | Source
LYONS — Wayne County has become one of only 10 statewide to achieve state accreditation for its emergency management services.

FLCC forum features Keystone pipeline case insider
November 8, 2019, 3:00 pm | Source
HOPEWEL — As an attorney for the Colorado-based Native American Rights Fund, Don Ragona has an insider’s view of a battle that has pit two Native American tribes against big industry and federal government.

Geneva City Council holds off on new HWS payment proposal
November 8, 2019, 2:55 pm | Source
GENEVA — After hearing from residents and expressing their own concerns, City Council members have agreed to delay voting on a proposal that would extend payments Hobart and William Smith Colleges makes to Geneva to help pay for the cost…

Sheppard a no-show in court, bench warrant issued
November 8, 2019, 2:15 pm | Source
WATERLOO — A bench warrant has been issued for the arrest of former Seneca County Manager John Sheppard.

'A MAN OF CLASS': Club 86's Bill Legott remembered fondly by friends and family
November 8, 2019, 2:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — Bill Legott is being remembered by friends and family as a “true gentleman,” a man of “class” and “integrity.”

Reyes gets 20 years for Sodus deaths
November 8, 2019, 1:45 pm | Source
LYONS — The Wayne County farmworker who killed his girlfriend and her 14-month-old son has been sentenced to two decades behind bars.

Helming honors Seneca County veterans
November 8, 2019, 1:30 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — Family and friends of the late Howard Amidon wiped away tears Tuesday as the World War II veteran was honored for being nominated to the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame.

Free bottled water for Willard residents
November 8, 2019, 1:09 pm | Source
WILLARD — Bottled water is being provided to residents of this Seneca County hamlet after a water-main break interrupted service Thursday.

Several urge more funding for Seneca Falls Visitor's Center for 2020
November 7, 2019, 6:00 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS –– Most of those speaking at Wednesday’s Town Board public hearing on the preliminary town budget supported additional funding in the 2020 budget for upgrades to the Seneca Falls Visitor Center at 89 Fall St.

Sheriff's office takes part in 'Beard for Bucks'
November 7, 2019, 3:00 pm | Source
HOPEWELL — Ontario County sheriff’s office members are taking part in the “Beard for Bucks, No Shave November” fundraiser.

Board to vote on Ontario County budget
November 7, 2019, 3:00 pm | Source
CANANDAIGUA — While spending and the property tax levy are higher in the proposed 2020 Ontario County budget, the tax rate will drop to a rate not seen since 2013.

Seneca Falls wins $10 million DRI grant from state
November 7, 2019, 2:45 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — Persistence paid off for this Seneca County community.

BUSINESS OF THE WEEK: Wizard of Clay Pottery
November 7, 2019, 2:40 pm | Source
BRISTOL — Jamie Kozlowski was 11 years old when his dad, Jim, left a teaching career in the Greece Central School District to pursue his passion for pottery full time.

Annual 'Fill the Cruiser' event on Dec. 6
November 7, 2019, 2:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — In what has become a popular part of the city’s annual holiday tree lighting ceremony, the Geneva Police Department will hold its fourth annual “Fill the Cruiser” with toys event.

Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission to meet in Seneca Falls next July
November 7, 2019, 1:00 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — Next year, the United States will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, an historic move that gave women the right to vote.

Geneva City Council Wards 5 and 6 unlikely to change
November 6, 2019, 6:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — The Election Day results in the race for two seats on City Council are unlikely to change.

Seneca Falls town tax rate may drop by 4 cents in 2020
November 6, 2019, 6:00 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — The Town Board will begin its meeting today with a 5 p.m. public hearing on the preliminary 2020 town budget.

Seneca7 sells out in less than 2 minutes
November 6, 2019, 4:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — One-hundred eight seconds.

Seneca Falls is latest $10 million DRI winner
November 6, 2019, 3:56 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — One year after being a finalist, this Seneca County town is the latest Finger Lakes Region recipient of $10 million under New York State's Downtown Revitalization Initiative.

Sodus man dies in crash
November 6, 2019, 3:15 pm | Source
SODUS — A local man died in a two-vehicle accident Monday on Route 104.

Police ID two killed in Thruway crash
November 6, 2019, 3:00 pm | Source
TYRE — State police have released the names of the two people killed last month in a head-on crash on the state Thruway.

Dems pick up one seat on Seneca County Board of Supervisors
November 6, 2019, 12:30 pm | Source
WATERLOO — Democrats picked up one seat, and possibly two, on the Seneca County Board of Supervisors Tuesday after ballots were counted.

Steve Valentino wins big in Geneva mayor race
November 6, 2019, 12:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — Steve Valentino is the city’s new mayor.

Hart defeats Toole in city judge rematch
November 6, 2019, 11:50 am | Source
GENEVA — In what he called a bittersweet victory over his longtime friend, an assistant Ontario County district attorney has won a six-year term as Geneva City Court’s supervising judge.

Absentees will decide Seneca County DA race
November 6, 2019, 11:45 am | Source
WATERLOO — It appears a three-way race for Seneca County district attorney will come down to absentee ballots for the top two vote-getters.

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