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Six arraigned in Yates County Court following Fat Daddy's busts
December 2, 2022, 1:00 pm | Source
PENN YAN — Back in March, state police raided the Fat Daddy’s smoke and gift shop in the village but said little about the reason why, offering only that the investigation was in the early stages.

City targets improvements for an ‘ignored’ section of Geneva
December 2, 2022, 12:50 pm | Source
GENEVA — While the city’s project to improve pedestrian and bike access from downtown to the lakefront is edging closer to completion, another section of Geneva continues to lack accessibility to the lake.

Smith Center for the Arts edging back to normalcy
December 2, 2022, 12:35 pm | Source
GENEVA — With a big crowd on hand and the popcorn and soft drinks flowing for a Sunday afternoon performance of the Ithaca Ballet’s “The Nutcracker,” Smith Center for the Arts Director Susie Monagan couldn’t help but feel encouraged.

Waterloo Town Board approves annexation of parcel to village
December 2, 2022, 11:40 am | Source
WATERLOO — The town may soon get a tiny bit smaller — and the village will a little bigger.

Stewart Jensen wins 2022 George Bailey Award
December 1, 2022, 1:00 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — A longtime downtown business owner will be the 19th annual recipient of the 2022 George Bailey Award.

Assistant DA running for Yates County judge
December 1, 2022, 12:35 pm | Source
PENN YAN — The top assistant in the Yates County district attorney’s office is running for county judge.

Perinton company plans to move into former Ames in West Wayne Plaza in Macedon
December 1, 2022, 11:40 am | Source
MACEDON — Twenty years ago, the disbanding Ames department store chain left its anchor spot at West Wayne Plaza on Route 31.

State awards grants for historic rehabilitation projects around region
December 1, 2022, 11:15 am | Source
ALBANY — Historic rehabilitation grants are going to five projects in the region, the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced Wednesday.

Congressman John Katko doesn’t regret vote to impeach Trump
November 30, 2022, 1:00 pm | Source
SYRACUSE — As a federal prosecutor who put organized crime members in jail, Congressman John Katko got his fair share of threats.

Motion seeks record of key Seneca Falls Town Board meeting
November 30, 2022, 12:45 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — The town of Seneca Falls is being asked to produce a complete and accurate record of the Nov. 30 and Dec. 6 Town Board meetings of 2016 — the meetings when Local Law 3-2016 was introduced and…

GHS Drama Club to perform 'The Long Christmas Dinner'
November 30, 2022, 12:10 pm | Source
GENEVA — Last-minute shopping, children tearing open their presents, and wearing festive, matching pajamas are just some of the images that Christmas conjures up.

New Canandaigua YMCA gets $2 million state grant
November 30, 2022, 11:35 am | Source
CANANDAIGUA — The new Sands Family YMCA now under construction on North Street has been awarded a $2 million grant from the Empire State Development Corp.

BIGGER PICTURE: FREE for the taking
November 29, 2022, 1:00 pm | Source
The first word of this week’s headline is both simple and powerful because of the definitions that apply to it.

Greenidge Generation contests permit denial in hearing
November 29, 2022, 12:40 pm | Source
TORREY — Greenidge Generation officials hinted at legal action after the state Department of Environmental Conservation denied their request for a new air permit earlier this year.

IAWL time capsule to be opened in Seneca Falls in 2046
November 29, 2022, 12:20 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — Residents of this community are invited to write about the impact and message that the “It’s a Wonderful Life” movie of 1946 has had on their lives, with those thoughts to be included in a time capsule.

Goal achieved: Canandaigua city budget tax rate hike below 4%
November 29, 2022, 11:25 am | Source
CANANDAIGUA — City Council’s goal of having the 2023 tax rate per $1,000 of assessed value increase by 4% or less has been achieved.

Robot now sorting plastic waste at Ontario County recycling center
November 29, 2022, 11:10 am | Source
CANANDAIGUA — There is now a robot programmed to sort plastic waste at the Ontario County Landfill’s Materials Recovery Facility.

Huntington Building now owned by Home Leasing, conversion to begin soon
November 28, 2022, 1:00 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — The orange plastic fencing around the historic Huntington Building at Fall and Rumsey streets is a sign that something may be happening soon.

Jan Nyrop: Acting on opportunities
November 28, 2022, 11:50 am | Source
Ed. note: This is the 11th article in a monthly series the Finger Lakes Times is doing on the faculty and staff at Cornell AgriTech. Today’s story is courtesy of the LOCATE Finger Lakes Business Journal.

Fayette budget for 2023 shows small increases
November 27, 2022, 12:15 pm | Source
FAYETTE — The 2023 town budget show increases in spending, the tax levy and tax rates.

Yates County having open house for prospective jail officers
November 27, 2022, 11:00 am | Source
PENN YAN — The Yates County sheriff’s office is having an open house Monday for people interested in becoming a correction officer at the county jail.

Hospitality tax pitched for city of Geneva; IDA member Jason Fulton says it could provide money beautifiction efforts
November 26, 2022, 4:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — The city is searching for ways to underwrite the long-term costs of maintaining the additional landscaping created through the downtown streetscape and Routes 5&20 work, which is edging closer to completion.

SFPD seeks part-time school resource officer
November 26, 2022, 3:00 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — The town police department is seeking a part-time school resource officer to oversee the school district’s two elementary buildings.

Seneca County gets positive audit report on 2021 finances
November 26, 2022, 1:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO — Overall, Seneca County was in a stable financial situation at the end of 2021.

Canandaigua City Council wants tax rate hike at 4% or lower
November 26, 2022, 12:00 pm | Source
CANANDAIGUA — The 2023 city budget proposal contains a 4.65% increase in the tax rate per $1,000 of assessed value. That equates to $7.75, up from $7.41.

Runaway Blue now open in downtown Newark
November 26, 2022, 11:30 am | Source
NEWARK — Runaway Blue Brewing Co. has opened its doors in downtown, marking Wayne County’s second brewery.

New Palmyra Police Chief Kyle DiNardo wants to re-establish community connections
November 26, 2022, 11:00 am | Source
PALMYRA — Kyle DiNardo was perfectly happy working as a school resource officer in Lyons for the Wayne County sheriff’s office, where he’d been employed for three years after stints at a number of other departments.

Man dies in Victor ATV incident
November 26, 2022, 10:15 am | Source
VICTOR — State police are investigating a fatal incident involving an all-terrain vehicle Thursday in this Ontario County town.

November 25, 2022, 1:00 pm | Source
Evening Editor Louise Hoffman Broach interviewed Kyra Yon by email. Yon is program manager for Healthy Families Wayne, a division of Wayne County Action Program. Here is what Kyra had to say about the important work Healthy Families Wayne and…

Marren to end 10-year run as Ontario County Board of Supervisors chairman
November 25, 2022, 12:00 pm | Source
CANANDAIGUA — The leader of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors for the last decade will not be doing so next year.

The Buffalo Bills ruled in Lisa Herman’s front yard
November 24, 2022, 12:45 pm | Source
NEWARK — There is no doubt which NFL team the Herman family of Newark roots for. All you had to do was see Lisa Herman’s front porch and yard at 622 S. Main St.

Waterloo, Romulus receive Community Development Blocks Grants
November 23, 2022, 1:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO — The village of Waterloo and the town of Romulus are among 54 municipalities awarded federal housing and infrastructure grants for low and moderate income residents.

Butler man dies in crash
November 23, 2022, 1:00 pm | Source
BUTLER — A local man died Monday in a one-vehicle accident.

Ultralife Corp. announces new CEO, Mike Manna; succeeds Mike Popielec
November 23, 2022, 12:45 pm | Source
NEWARK — Ultralife Corp. has a new leader.

Geneva man charged in Auburn shooting
November 23, 2022, 11:15 am | Source
AUBURN — A Geneva man faces two felony charges in connection with a shooting in Auburn earlier this year.

Bristol Mountain opens for 58th season
November 22, 2022, 10:30 pm | Source
SOUTH BRISTOL — Bristol Mountain began snowmaking last week, in conjunction with the arrival of colder temperatures.

Ontario County sheriff's office investigates Farmington shooting
November 22, 2022, 10:00 pm | Source
FARMINGTON — The Ontario County sheriff’s office is asking for the public’s help as it investigates an apparent road-rage shooting incident.

Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension annual meeting Dec. 5
November 22, 2022, 1:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO — After two years of covid-related virtual meetings, Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension will conduct its annual meeting in person this year.

No tax increase in Wayne County budget, but County Administrator Rick House warns of potential pitfalls
November 22, 2022, 12:45 pm | Source
LYONS — Wayne County’s tentative budget is in the hands of the Board of Supervisors.

Grant received for underwater preserve on Canandaigua Lake
November 22, 2022, 12:30 pm | Source
CANANDAIGUA — There are at least two significant sunken vessels at the bottom of Canandaigua Lake, the Onnalinda and the Seneca Chief.

Weed-harvesting plan up for Seneca County Board of Supervisors committee approval
November 22, 2022, 12:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO — Responding to a flurry of complaints about excessive weed growth in the north end of Cayuga Lake this summer, Seneca County officials have come up with a possible plan for 2023.

November 22, 2022, 11:15 am | Source
If you looked at the accompanying photo and thought “What’s with the witches? Halloween has already passed,” I totally understand.

Yates County woman charged after car/buggy crash
November 22, 2022, 2:45 am | Source
BENTON — Two young children have been released from Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester after the horse-drawn buggy they were riding in was hit by a vehicle Saturday night.

'Difficult year in the wake of the pandemic' – Seneca County sheriff's office annual report shows covid trends haven't changed
November 21, 2022, 1:00 pm | Source
ROMULUS — While the worst of Covid-19 appears to be in the rear-view mirror — at least for now — there are still some lingering issues for law enforcement.

Seneca County pheasant program termed successful again
November 21, 2022, 12:45 pm | Source
ROMULUS — In what has become an autumn tradition at the Seneca County sheriff’s office, 50 pheasants were released into the wild last month after being raised by jail inmates.

Wonderful lights contest in Seneca Falls offers $2,350 in prizes
November 21, 2022, 12:15 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — A key part of this community’s It’s a Wonderful Life Festival is the holiday lights contest.

Village of Waterloo awarded $500,000 for downtown shop center
November 21, 2022, 11:45 am | Source
WATERLOO — The village has been awarded a $500,000 New York Main Street grant toward the renovation of the Main Street Shoppe Centre at 9-27 E. Main St.

Geneva Business Improvement District plant-bed maintenance plan
November 19, 2022, 3:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — The city’s downtown streetscape and Routes 5&20 work, funded in part by the state’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative, features 40 new plant beddings — some ornamental and others designed to slow and filter stormwater headed to Seneca Lake.

Burglary suspect arrested after Covert manhunt
November 19, 2022, 2:00 pm | Source
COVERT — In what was called a dangerous situation at times, an Ithaca man who allegedly broke into three occupied homes in this Seneca County town — and was held at gunpoint by one homeowner — was arrested early Thursday…

Man convicted of Wayne County bank robbery
November 19, 2022, 2:00 pm | Source
LYONS — A Newark man was found guilty Thursday of robbing a Sodus bank last December.

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