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MAKING A DIFFERENCE: United Way volunteers do a little home makeover for executive director
July 3, 2020, 7:00 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — It’s been said often that great minds think alike.

In wee hours of the night, police reform in Geneva
July 3, 2020, 1:05 pm | Source
GENEVA — Adam Fryer implored City Council to bring what he said are long-sought police reforms to the city.

New Ontario County COVID-19 cases mostly younger people
July 3, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
HOPEWELL — With the majority of new COVID-19 cases in Ontario County attributed to parties and social gatherings, the county’s director of public health is urging people to celebrate this Independence Day weekend safely.

Former Wolcott man getting long prison term
July 2, 2020, 2:00 pm | Source
LYONS — A former Wayne County man will be spending two decades behind bars for sexually abusing a child 10 years ago.

Junius business hit with COVID-19 violations
July 2, 2020, 1:09 pm | Source
WATERLOO — The Seneca County Public Health Department will be taking action against a Junius business for COVID-19 violations.

Community weighs in on police reform
July 2, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — Dozens of residents implored City Council Wednesday night to begin the process of bringing police reform to the city and, in particular, set in motion the process for ushering in a police accountability board.

Ovid man surrenders after search
July 2, 2020, 12:30 pm | Source
OVID — After several hours of searching a wooded area at night for a local man with a gun, police arrested him peacefully.

Geneva City Council sets police reforms in motion
July 2, 2020, 11:00 am | Source
GENEVA — After hearing from dozens of members of the public Wednesday night, City Council approved a number of police reform measures brought forth by the Black Lives Matter: The People’s Peaceful Protest movement.

BUSINESS OF THE WEEK: Roy's Boys Fishing Charters
July 2, 2020, 11:00 am | Source
GENEVA — When he was a kid, Steven Japp and some friends would often head to Roy’s Marina after school to fish Seneca Lake before dark.

No fans allowed at Bills games during pandemic
July 2, 2020, 12:24 am | Source
New York state released guidelines for professional sports competitions as part of Phase 4 of reopening the state on Wednesday and it indicates that fans will not be permitted to attend Buffalo Bills games during the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Membership Community Officially Launches for Women of Color in Fundraising and Philanthropy with Online Event
July 1, 2020, 6:00 pm | Source
NEW YORK, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- YFJ Consulting, LLC announces the official launch of WOC(TM), a new membership community for Women of Color in Fundraising and Philanthropy. WOC's mission is to celebrate, inspire and champion women of color in…

Solgaard Unveils HomeBase Next Generation Wireless Charging Ecosystem On Kickstarter; Hits Funding Goal In Four Hours
July 1, 2020, 5:00 pm | Source
NEW YORK, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Sustainable consumer goods startup, Solgaard, unveiled a new ecosystem of products, the HomeBase, Solar Boombox, and Solar Juicepack on Kickstarter yesterday, June 30, 2020, raising nearly $75,000 in crowdfunding revenue within twelve hours.

The Surprising Spending: Retail & Hospitality COVID-19 Impact Survey
July 1, 2020, 4:15 pm | Source
NEW YORK, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Multimedia Plus (, a training and communications technology platform used by leaders in the retail and hospitality industry, released a COVID-19 impact survey today that measures the impact of COVID-19 on pressing industry…

Super Casuals going all online
July 1, 2020, 1:25 pm | Source
GENEVA — With online sales making up 90% or more of their business these days, Steve and Joe Fragnoli have been having some honest — and difficult — discussions about the future of one of downtown’s most venerable businesses.

Tax breaks for two on Seneca IDA agenda
July 1, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO — BonaDent LLC wants to expand its Danaren LLC operations in Seneca Falls and is seeking help from the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency.

Some Geneva City Council members urge slower go on police reform measures
July 1, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — The Black Lives Matter Geneva movement wants quick action by the city on police reforms, but it appears the mayor and many council members think a slower approach is better, even while agreeing with some of the proposals…

City of Geneva ponders pilot program for hen ownership
July 1, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — Another effort to allow people to own egg-producing hens in the city is up for consideration at this evening’s City Council meeting.

Sodus woman dies from crash
July 1, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
SODUS — A two-vehicle crash in this Wayne County town Monday claimed the life of a local woman.

COVID-19 Accelerates the Adoption of Civil Drone Shipments, Nearly Doubling 2020 Pre-Pandemic Forecast
July 1, 2020, 12:30 pm | Source
OYSTER BAY, N.Y., July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Like many technologies, the future of robotics is being complicated by COVID-19. But more than any other technology, robotics developers have visibly demonstrated the value of more flexible automation to meet the…

Dundee woman accused of killing son in 2002
July 1, 2020, 12:00 pm | Source
DUNDEE — Nearly 18 years after a toddler in this Yates County village died, his mother has been accused of killing him.

Dundee woman charged with murder in 2002 death of her son
June 30, 2020, 8:27 pm | Source
DUNDEE — A local woman has been charged with murder in the death of her 16-month-old son, a case that’s been investigated for nearly 18 years.

City bike giveaway a team effort
June 30, 2020, 6:30 pm | Source
GENEVA — Volunteers with Connect Geneva, a website partnership with the city providing COVID-19 information to residents, said they were brainstorming safe socially distanced family activities when the popularity of biking entered the discussion.

Man charged in boating crash
June 30, 2020, 2:00 pm | Source
HOPEWELL — A local man involved in a boating accident that ended with the death of a good Samaritan faces a misdemeanor charge.

Huntington project gets ZBA OK to housing conversion
June 30, 2020, 2:00 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — The delayed plan to convert the vacant Huntington Building into housing units can move forward.

National Democrats give Dana Balter a boost
June 30, 2020, 2:00 pm | Source
SYRACUSE — Democrat Dana Balter has received a boost in her bid to unseat Republican Congressman John Katko in the 24th District.

Seneca Falls police charge juveniles after investigation
June 30, 2020, 2:00 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — An lengthy investigation into vandalism, theft and burglary in the town has resulted in charges against four minors.

BIGGER PICTURE: High-quality housing for low-income seniors
June 30, 2020, 1:55 pm | Source
There appeared to be a good chance that the former St. Francis School building on Exchange Street in Geneva would sit vacant for many years, ultimately being added to the list of blighted properties in the city. Our Lady of…

Trelina submits 41 stipulations for Waterloo solar project
June 30, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO — Trelina Solar Energy Center has submitted a 135-page list of 41 stipulations related to its 80 megawatt solar project proposed for the Packwood Road area of the town.

Petition takes aim at possible Geneva police cuts
June 30, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — An online petition circulated earlier this month calling for Geneva Police Department reform.

Vinyl fans rejoice as new record store opens in Canandaigua
June 30, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
CANANDAIGUA — In this age of digital music, those with a fondness for the old vinyl records now have a new place to go.

Eastview Mall eager to open doors
June 30, 2020, 12:55 pm | Source
VICTOR — One of Ontario County’s biggest sales tax generators has been unable to generate much of anything since the onset of COVID-19.

Geneva's Linden Exchange closing after 70 years
June 29, 2020, 1:45 pm | Source
GENEVA — The Linden Exchange, a downtown institution for 70 years, is closing.

Man wanted in Ontario County arrested
June 29, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
ITHACA — A fugitive and sex offender who had been on the run from police in Ontario County and federal authorities for nearly a month has been arrested in Ithaca.

Cleanup of old Lyons gas plant begins soon
June 29, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
LYONS — The cleanup of a former manufactured gas plant at 21 Water St. is expected to begin in July.

Dana Balter taking second shot at John Katko
June 29, 2020, 12:57 pm | Source
SYRACUSE — Fresh off her second primary victory in two years, Democrat Dana Balter is now fully turning her attention towards her Republican opponent in November, incumbent Congressman John Katko, in the race for the 24th District seat.

Sheriff: Sky lanterns need constant attention
June 29, 2020, 12:00 pm | Source
PENN YAN — Citing a dock fire on Keuka Lake several years ago, Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike is warning people about the use of fireworks and related objects for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, including sky lanterns.

Supervisors deny mass gatherings waiver, Farm Days off
June 27, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — One of the largest farm shows in the Northeast is off for this summer.

SF man seriously injured in barn collapse
June 27, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
MANCHESTER — As of Friday evening, a Seneca Falls man was listed in guarded condition at Strong Memorial Hospital after a barn collapse earlier in the day that injured three others.

City Council to discuss BLM police reforms
June 27, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — The Black Lives Matter Geneva movement has been demanding action from the city on police reform.

Backyard composting on Ontario BOS committee agenda
June 27, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
CANANDAIGUA — Information on a proposed backyard composting program will be presented to the Planning & Environmental Quality Committee of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors Monday.

Four hurt in barn collapse
June 26, 2020, 1:52 pm | Source
MANCHESTER — Four people were injured Friday morning when a barn collapsed near Stafford Road in this Ontario County town.

'People are seeing what he is capable of'
June 26, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
CANANDAIGUA — Noah Haus and his classmates in the Canandaigua Academy Class of 2020 will graduate Saturday during a unique ceremony at Bristol Mountain.

Naples Creek watershed work to benefit Canandaigua Lake
June 26, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
NAPLES — Three parties are teaming up to improve the Naples Creek watershed and Canandaigua Lake.

Area schools plan varying graduation ceremonies
June 25, 2020, 9:00 pm | Source
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, school officials have been challenged in unprecedented ways.

Blue-green algae found on Honeoye Lake
June 25, 2020, 3:00 pm | Source
HONEOYE — A popular swimming area on Honeoye Lake was closed Tuesday after blue-green algae was found.

Gallahan leads in 131st race
June 25, 2020, 2:00 pm | Source
One of Yankee great Yogi Berra’s most famous phrases is “It ain’t over till it’s over.”

BUSINESS OF THE WEEK: Showboat Motel & Restaurant
June 25, 2020, 2:00 pm | Source
MILO — As the new owners of the Showboat Motel & Restaurant, Mark Cronin and Matt Collins couldn’t have asked for more in 2019. They were looking forward to a better 2020 after making numerous renovations and improvements at the…

Canandaigua offers city residents cleaner energy option
June 25, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
Residents and businesses in the city of Canandaigua and village of Victor now have options in terms of electrical power.

Seneca Meadows lauded for support of Ducks Unlimited
June 25, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — With its most recent contribution, Seneca Meadows Landfill has surpassed the $50,000 mark for contributions in support of Ducks Unlimited over the past 17 years.

New York State Canal system gears up for reopening
June 25, 2020, 12:55 pm | Source
ALBANY — With maintenance projects delayed by the coronavirus now ahead of revised completion projections, large sections of New York’s canal system are opening Friday at 7 a.m., the Canal Corporation announced Wednesday.

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