Local and regional news from the Finger Lakes Times covering the Finger Lakes region in Central New York.
Greenidge foes plan rally
April 16, 2021, 2:00 pm | Source
TORREY — Opponents of Greenidge Generation’s plan to expand its bitcoin and data center are holding a rally Saturday, two days before a possible town Planning Board vote on the proposal.
HWS opens vaccine clinic today to community
April 16, 2021, 1:36 pm | Source
GENEVA — Hobart and William Smith Colleges is hosting a Pfizer first dose vaccination clinic today, April 16. Limited appointments remain available.
Finger Lakes region legislators: Time to end curfews, food requirements
April 16, 2021, 1:35 pm | Source
The region’s state legislators, all Republicans, continue to call for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to lift the curfew and food-with-alcohol requirements for bars and restaurants, and for the Democratic-controlled Legislature to repeal his COVID-19 emergency powers.
Wayne County man convicted in trial
AUBURN — A Red Creek man who unsuccessfully tried to rob a bank in Cayuga County, then burglarized a nearby home, faces a potentially long prison term.
Fire & Ice fundraiser moves online
WATKINS GLEN — The annual Fire & Ice parties at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel have drawn crowds and raised thousands of dollars for local non-profits through the years. However, due to government restrictions and safety concerns, the annual celebration and…
Seneca County CCE hosting shredding/barbecue combo event
WATERLOO — Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension will celebrate Earth Day next week with a combination chicken barbecue/document shredding event.
Willard inmate pleads guilty to escape charge
April 16, 2021, 12:05 pm | Source
WATERLOO — The inmate who walked away from the Willard Drug Treatment Campus last fall will likely be spending more time behind bars — although how much is not clear.
Deer Haven Park auto tours resume Saturday
April 16, 2021, 12:00 pm | Source
ROMULUS — Deer Haven Park will be offering auto tours again this year, every Saturday beginning this weekend and continuing through Oct. 30. Park hours are 9 a.m. to dusk.
FINGER LAKES FOLKS: Rock on! Seneca Falls man's love of stones leads to jewelry making business
April 15, 2021, 1:05 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — John Pannucci calls himself a rock hound.
Waterloo murder suspect faces more charges
ROMULUS — A Waterloo man accused of killing his wife last year faces more charges following a recent alleged incident at the Seneca County Correctional Facility.
Seneca Meadows hosts series on women in water quality
SENECA FALLS — Seneca Meadows Inc. announced recently that its community education center, through its partnership with Audubon New York, is hosting W.O.W.! Women On Water, a series featuring women that work on and for water quality.
Geneva Theatre Guild resumes virtual Playreadings
GENEVA — About a year ago, the Geneva Theatre Guild had a difficult choice to make: Cancel the popular Playwrights Playreadings series after 21 seasons or try something new and different by moving to the virtual world.
New Haudenosaunee Filmmakers Festival goes virtual
VICTOR — More than two-dozen films on a wide variety of topics will be featured in the inaugural Haudenosaunee Filmmakers Festival, a collaboration between Friends of Ganondagan and Rematriation Magazine.
Geneva Town Board wants lower speed limit on Carter Road
GENEVA — The Town Board is taking another crack at having the speed limit lowered on a stretch of Carter Road near the city, and now they have a state senator in their corner.
Neighbors to Waterloo solar project voice concerns
WATERLOO — Lack of information and transparency. Worries about property values and the environment.
Second forum on Waterloo's canal, Oak Island set for Wednesday
April 15, 2021, 12:30 pm | Source
WATERLOO — The second in a series of public forums on economic development opportunities along this Seneca County village’s canal front and on Oak Island is next week.
Development to come to vacant city of Geneva parcel; Dunkin’ one of tenants
April 14, 2021, 2:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — A chunk of vacant land at the corner of Exchange and East North streets will soon be developed into Geneva’s second Dunkin’ site.
Taxes, water and sewer rates up in Waterloo village budget
April 14, 2021, 1:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO — Village property owners will see an increase in their 2021-22 taxes, and those who use village water and sewer will see a rise in their bills, also.
Persevering through a pandemic
April 14, 2021, 1:00 pm | Source
CANANDAIGUA — You might think it would be hard to summarize an economic year that was impacted, as was life in general, by a pandemic.
HUD drops probe of complaints against Geneva Housing Authority employee
April 14, 2021, 12:55 pm | Source
GENEVA — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has closed its investigation into Melinda Robinson’s allegations that several Geneva Housing Authority employees discriminated against her.
Sheriff seeks more minority corrections officers
April 13, 2021, 3:00 pm | Source
CANANDAIGUA — Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson is encouraging people interested in becoming a corrections officer to take an upcoming civil service exam.
BIGGER PICTURE: Queens for a day
April 13, 2021, 1:30 pm | Source
I attended a pageant Saturday in Farmington. There were tiaras and sashes — but that, for the most part, is where any resemblance to a typical pageant ended.
HUD awards Cayuga Nation housing block grant
SENECA FALLS — The Cayuga Nation has been awarded a $186,448 Indian Housing Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Yates County to mark National County Government Month
PENN YAN — Yates County will observe April’s designation as National County Government Month.
Congressman John Katko hosting telephone town hall on COVID-19 vaccines
CAMILLUS — U.S. Rep. John Katko is hosting a Telephone Town Hall at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday to discuss COVID-19 vaccines.
Dick’s House of Sport celebrates grand opening at Eastview Mall
April 13, 2021, 12:55 pm | Source
VICTOR — It may have been the rainy weather or the grand-opening celebration of the new Dick’s House of Sport — or a combination of both — that brought large crowds out to Eastview Mall Sunday afternoon.
Yates OKs broadband contract
April 13, 2021, 12:45 pm | Source
PENN YAN — With one legislator saying it would be “foolish to wait,” the Yates County Legislature has approved a $1 million-plus contract as part of the county’s high-speed internet project.
City of Geneva giving out saplings to celebrate Arbor Day
April 13, 2021, 12:40 pm | Source
GENEVA — The city’s Shade Tree Committee — with help from a private donor — is hoping to spread a little shade for future generations as part of this year’s Arbor Day recognition.
Seneca County Board of Supervisors may lift hiring freeze
April 13, 2021, 12:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO — Claiming it is no longer necessary, the Seneca County Board of Supervisors will vote tonight on lifting a temporary hiring freeze imposed in March 2020.
Budgets, new water line top Waterloo Village Board agenda
April 12, 2021, 2:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO — The 2021-22 general fund budget and adoption of new water and sewer rate hikes are on today’s Village Board agenda.
Lake Friendly Living Awareness Week is May 2-8
April 12, 2021, 1:30 pm | Source
GENEVA — Lakeside property owners can help protect the bodies of water they border with environmentally friendly landscaping.
Nardozzi Paving and Construction to expand into Geneva Industrial Park
April 12, 2021, 1:15 pm | Source
GENEVA — A growing Geneva construction company is edging closer to an expansion that includes building a $2.5 million headquarters at the city’s Industrial Park on Forge Avenue.
DEC plan proposes lower phosphorus limits for Cayuga Lake
April 12, 2021, 1:00 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — Experts agree phosphorus has several negative impacts on a body of water, ranging from the formation of harmful algal blooms and excessive weed growth to water turbidity and overall water quality.
Murder trial to start Monday
April 11, 2021, 12:00 pm | Source
CANANDAIGUA — The trial of a Monroe County man accused of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend in the town of Canandaigua starts Monday in Ontario County Court.
Geneva City Council ponders return to in-person meetings
April 10, 2021, 2:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — Meeting virtually has worn thin for many City Council members.
City, town of Geneva propose mattress recycling project
April 10, 2021, 1:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — Losing sleep over what to do with that old mattress?
Early prison release angers victim
April 10, 2021, 11:30 am | Source
A Phelps woman who stole more than a million dollars from her Seneca Falls employer is getting out of prison two months into a two-year sentence — and her victim is not happy about it.
Push to censure Geneva City Councilor Laura Salamendra fails
April 9, 2021, 2:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — In March, the city Board of Ethical Review admonished City Council for not taking action against Ward 5 Councilor Laura Salamendra for a series of alleged violations of the city’s ethics code.
Finger Lakes region legislators blast state budget
April 9, 2021, 1:15 pm | Source
ALBANY — The region’s state legislators, all Republicans, used words like “reckless” and “irresponsible” to describe the state’s new $212 billion budget passed by the Democratic-controlled state Legislature this week and signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Sheriff notes several issues in April
April 9, 2021, 1:00 pm | Source
LYONS — Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts will join other county officials in addressing several crime-related issues this month.
Junius man pleads guilty to 2020 fatal accident
April 9, 2021, 12:40 pm | Source
WATERLOO — A Junius man will be going to prison after admitting he was drunk when he drove into a utility truck last year, killing a Spectrum employee and well-known Seneca County resident.
'Restaurant: Impossible' episode featuring Cosentino's is tonight
April 8, 2021, 3:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — Tonight is the night to see the makeover of Cosentino’s Ristorante on “Restaurant: Impossible.”
Councilors question toxin concerns at Genesee Park
April 8, 2021, 2:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — While the state is spending millions of dollars to remove contaminated soil around homes and buildings near the former Geneva Foundry, some councilors continue to insist there is no reason to do the same at a public park…
Geneva Ward 6 Councilor John Pruett apologizes for meeting outburst
April 8, 2021, 1:45 pm | Source
GENEVA — Ward 6 Councilor John Pruett is apologizing for his uncharacteristic outburst against a fellow city councilor at a meeting last month.
Vandalism on sculpture trail before Seneca Falls Town Board
April 8, 2021, 1:05 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — Recurring vandalism on the Ludovico Sculpture Trail was discussed at Tuesday’s Town Board meeting.
Casino financial consolidation approved by Seneca County IDA
WATERLOO — After a 12-minute executive session Tuesday, the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency Board of Directors voted 5-0 in favor of a plan to consolidate financing for del Lago Resort & Casino.
Wayne County drug collection event set for April 24
LYONS — All Wayne County law enforcement agencies will take part in the next pharmaceutical collection event on April 24.
Sheriff touts drug collection event
ROMULUS — The Seneca County sheriff’s office will take part in the next pharmaceutical collection event on April 24.
Greenidge hires five, including two from Penn Yan
DRESDEN — Greenidge Generation LLC hired five new team members last month to support its vertically integrated power generation and bitcoin mining facility.
Pathway Home of the Finger Lakes offers online nonprofit training
SENECA FALLS — A grant from the L3Harris Foundation, the charitable arm of the L3Harris Technologies, has enabled Pathway Home of the Finger Lakes to offer a series of online training programs designed to provide information for those serving on…
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