Local and regional news from the Finger Lakes Times covering the Finger Lakes region in Central New York.
COVID changes Thanksgiving in many ways
No matter how you slice the turkey, Thanksgiving is going to look and feel a lot different tomorrow.
CNB promotes Amberge to Group Manager
CANANDAIGUA — Canandaigua National Bank & Trust has promoted Kathy Amberge, SVP, to group manager of consumer lending.
Rochester men face Seneca Co. burglary charges
JUNIUS — Two Rochester men accused of breaking into a store at Waterloo Premium Outlets face felony charges.
Galen man accused of damaging trail
GALEN — A local resident who was in a property dispute with Wayne County over land near the Erie Canal has been arrested.
Geneva Historical Society seeks community photos
GENEVA — The Geneva Historical Society is looking for photos from the community that convey what Geneva is to them.
Three possible COVID-19 exposure situations in Seneca County
November 25, 2020, 2:05 am | Source
Three people who visited two restaurants and Kirk-Casey American Legion Post 366 of Seneca Falls have tested positive for COVID-19, prompting the Seneca County Health Department to warn anyone who may have been exposed.
Remote Dunkin' hearing before Tyre Planning Board tonight
November 24, 2020, 3:00 pm | Source
TYRE — The town Planning Board’s public hearing on a new Dunkin’ store will be conducted remotely.
Ontario BOS urged to hire firm for landfill report review, monitoring
November 24, 2020, 2:00 pm | Source
CANANDAIGUA — A New Jersey engineering firm may be hired to monitor the Ontario County Landfill and review reports about the solid-waste facility.
Former Potter clerk accused of stealing funds
November 24, 2020, 1:45 pm | Source
POTTER — The former clerk and tax collector for this Yates County town was arrested Friday for allegedly stealing nearly $24,000.
Geneva man getting new trial
November 24, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
ROCHESTER — An appeals court has ordered a new trial for a Geneva man in the death of a suspected burglar.
Galen man charged in fatal crash
November 24, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
LYONS — A Galen man faces manslaughter and assault charges for a crash that killed a Lyons man and injured a Clyde teen.
Seneca BOS to discuss ownership of training assets at former depot
November 24, 2020, 12:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO — In 2016, the Seneca County Board of Supervisors approved a motion supporting a plan for the county to obtain ownership of existing training assets, and access to those training facilities, after 7,000 acres of the former Seneca Army…
Seneca County offers survey on agriculture
WATERLOO — Information obtained from a 15-minute online survey will help develop a new county-wide agricultural and farmland enhancement plan for Seneca County.
Tyre Town Board: Magee Fire out, Clyde-Galen Fire in for 2021
TYRE — The Town Board voted 5-0 Thursday to award the 2021 contract for fire protection services to the Clyde-Galen Joint Fire District after decades of contracting with the Tyre-based Magee Fire Department.
Sheriffs: We will not enforce Cuomo Thanksgiving order
While local sheriffs would like to see their residents follow Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s recent directive on Thanksgiving gatherings to stop the spread of COVID-19, it doesn’t mean they will be enforcing it.
Husband charged in teacher's death
November 23, 2020, 1:55 pm | Source
WATERLOO — The husband of a Geneva Middle School teacher has been charged with murder in her death.
Family Life present "The Gifts of the Magi"
BATH — Family Life’s Performing Arts Department will present “The Gifts of the Magi” for six performances.
Ovid Library goes curbside
OVID — The Ford Memorial Library will transition to curbside services through the end of the year.
Re-vote finalizes 2021 Seneca Falls town budget
SENECA FALLS — The Town Board decided to use $1.4 million from Seneca Meadows Inc. in its 2021 operating budget.
Adoption of 2021 budget on Waterloo Town Board agenda
WATERLOO — The Town Board is expected to adopt a 2021 budget at its meeting Monday night.
Lyons Bancorp completes subordinated debt issuance
LYONS — Lyons Bancorp Inc., the parent financial holding company for Lyons National Bank, has completed the sale of approximately $16 million of subordinated promissory notes to accredited investors.
Seneca Falls-Waterloo Kiwanis makes two donations
The Seneca Falls-Waterloo Kiwanis Club has made two $250 donations to local organizations helping families in this holiday season.
Probe into Waterloo death continues
November 21, 2020, 11:45 am | Source
WATERLOO/GENEVA — As of Friday night, state police had not identified a man named as a person of interest in a suspicious Waterloo death — a man who later barricaded himself in a Geneva apartment complex.
Geneva Council defeats motion banning police from Police Accountability Board
November 21, 2020, 11:40 am | Source
GENEVA — Look no further than Thursday’s special meeting of City Council to understand the difficulty and complexity of creating a Police Accountability Board.
Waterloo man charged with murder in wife's death
November 21, 2020, 1:42 am | Source
WATERLOO — A local man has been charged with murder in the death of his wife.
Staff members in SF, Geneva schools test positive
The Seneca Falls and Geneva school districts were the latest to be affected by positive COVID-19 results Thursday.
City winter parking regulations begin Dec. 1
GENEVA — Winter parking regulations in the city of Geneva will go into effect on Tuesday, Dec. 1.
Waterloo Methodist Church to host 2 Christmas Eve services
Due to COVID-19 regulations in place this year, the Waterloo Methodist Church at 21 E. William St. will host two Christmas Eve services in 2020.
Four suffrage activists to be depicted in new Seneca Falls statue
SENECA FALLS — Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Martha Coffin Wright and Laura Cornelius Kellogg will be the four women’s suffrage activists depicted in a statue being created for Seneca Falls by renowned sculptor Jane DeDecker of Iowa.
PAB members not required to attend police academy, Council says
November 20, 2020, 1:30 pm | Source
GENEVA — City Council continued to discuss a proposed Police Accountability Board Thursday night and voted on a number of issues related to it.
Kiwanis/Legion drive-thru dinner does well
November 20, 2020, 1:30 pm | Source
CANANDAIGUA — Despite going to a drive-thru event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Election Day spaghetti dinner at the Canandaigua American Legion was a big success.
Spending cut by $17M in Ontario County budget
November 20, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
CANANDAIGUA — Faced with a severe decline in sales-tax revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ontario County’s budget for next year slashes spending by more than $17 million from this year’s budget.
Geneva High School staff member tests positive for COVID-19
November 19, 2020, 4:23 pm | Source
GENEVA — The number of COVID-19 positive tests among staff members and students in the Geneva school district has risen to eight.
Casino revenue down, Tyre property taxes go up in 2021
November 19, 2020, 3:00 pm | Source
TYRE — The decline in shared gaming revenue from del Lago Resort & Casino has resulted in an increase in the town tax rate in 2021.
Seneca Lake Wine Trail receives traffic safety award
WATKINS GLEN — The Seneca Lake Wine Trail has been named a 2020 New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee Partners For Safety award recipient.
Constellation, Gallo sign consent order related to pending acquisition
VICTOR — Constellation Brands Inc., a leading beverage alcohol company, announced last week that it has partnered with E. & J. Gallo Winery to sign an Agreement Containing Consent Order with the Bureau of Competition of the U.S. Federal Trade…
FL Works offers job search assistance for veterans
GENEVA — Throughout the month of November, Finger Lakes Works is reminding the public about the vast array of job search services available for veterans.
Ultralife reports third-quarter earnings
NEWARK — Ultralife Corp. reported operating income of $700,000 on revenue of $24.4 million for the third quarter that ended Sept. 30.
Once again, town of Seneca property owners have no town taxes
SENECA — It’s happened again for the 17th consecutive year.
Geneva's North Street School to go to remote learning
GENEVA — The latest positive COVID-19 test has prompted Geneva school officials to shift one of the district’s buildings to remote learning.
City responds to McGowan offer to buy sliver of city-owned land
November 19, 2020, 1:55 pm | Source
GENEVA — Daniel McGowan of One Mile Point wants to buy a sliver of city-owned land on the southern border of the Geneva on the Lake resort hotel.
Tyre poised to drop Magee Volunteer Fire Department for fire protection
November 19, 2020, 1:35 pm | Source
TYRE — After decades of providing fire protection services to the town, the Magee Volunteer Fire Department in Tyre may be replaced.
Wayne County budget moves closer to approval
November 19, 2020, 1:30 pm | Source
LYONS — Wayne County Administrator Rick House is praising department heads for their work on the 2021 county budget, a plan that cuts spending by more than $3 million — due largely to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Possible COVID exposure Nov. 14 at SMS in Seneca Falls
November 19, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — A person who attended a banquet at the SMS Hall on Ovid Street in Seneca Falls on Nov. 14 has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Seneca County Health Department.
Danks Burke concedes 58th State Senate race to O'Mara
November 18, 2020, 10:15 pm | Source
WATKINS GLEN — For the second time in three election cycles, Leslie Danks Burke garnered more than 55,000 votes in her bid to unseat incumbent Thomas O’Mara in the New York State Senate’s 58th District.
Geneva's North Street School will use remote learning for three days
November 18, 2020, 5:13 pm | Source
GENEVA — The Geneva school district will move North Street School to remote learning for a brief period, beginning later this week.
Little public feedback on interactions with Geneva police
GENEVA — At least for the first hour of Tuesday’s Zoom forum, no one joined in to talk about either positive or negative interactions with the Geneva Police Department.
Dunkin Donuts eyed for Tyre
TYRE — If you live in or pass through this Seneca County community, you can get your coffee cups ready.
DEC won't alter Greenidge permits, company slams critics
TORREY — The state Department of Environmental Conservation Region 8 office said it will not suspend, modify or revoke permits it issued to Greenidge Generation LLC, as requested by the Committee to Preserve the Finger Lakes.
DeSales project review delayed
November 18, 2020, 2:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — Due to a delay at the county level, the city Planning Board was unable to conduct a review Monday evening of Massa Construction’s plan to convert now-vacant DeSales High School into 15 apartments.
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