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Municipalities agree to share cost of defending assessments
March 21, 2019, 7:00 pm | Source
SENECA — The town of Seneca has property in the Geneva and Marcus Whitman school districts. If a property owner challenges the town’s assessed value of their property, the town can ask Ontario County and the districts to share the…

IDA hearing on aid package for Stivers project draws no comment
March 21, 2019, 6:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO — The public did not weigh in Wednesday when the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency held a hearing about tax breaks proposed for Bob and Donna Stivers’ downtown rehabilitation plans.

Better late than never: Wayne County clerk gets back pay 13 years later
March 21, 2019, 3:00 pm | Source
LYONS — Wayne County Clerk Mike Jankowski is getting some back pay, and it only took 13 years to make it happen.

BUSINESS OF THE WEEK: Nana’s Village Restaurant and Catering
March 21, 2019, 1:00 pm | Source
NEWARK — Mary Fitch was in the hospitality business for many years, first as a bar owner and later as the operator of a hot dog stand, but she longed to make the full plunge into food.

Senate approves anti-incinerator bill, goes to governor
March 21, 2019, 12:30 pm | Source
All that remains to essentially kill an incinerator proposed for the former Seneca Army Depot is Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature.

Hillside Children's Center in Varick to close, 235 jobs affected
March 21, 2019, 12:00 pm | Source
VARICK — Officials at Hillside Children’s Center on the former Seneca Army Depot land announced Wednesday that the center will not renew a 15-year lease of its residential treatment campus and will close by the end of the year.

Karlsen's California trial now on for August
March 21, 2019, 11:00 am | Source
The capital murder trial of a former Seneca County resident is now scheduled for late August.

Hearing on del Lago smoking area expansion continues Thursday
March 20, 2019, 7:00 pm | Source
TYRE — The Town Board will continue a public hearing that started Feb. 21 on the application of del Lago Resort & Casino for construction of an expanded smoking area at the casino.

Hillside's Varick campus to close at end of 2019
March 20, 2019, 6:29 pm | Source
VARICK — The Finger Lakes Times has learned that the Hillside Children Center's, which is located on property at the former Seneca Army Depot, will close at the end of this year.

State Senate approves anti-incinerator legislation
March 20, 2019, 5:03 pm | Source
ALBANY — The New York State Senate has approved legislation that would prevent an incinerator from being built at the former Seneca Army Depot.

Settlement proposed in 2015 hepatitis scare at SF McDonald's
March 20, 2019, 5:00 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — Did you consume food or drink at the McDonald’s Restaurant on Mound Road from Oct. 31 to Nov. 8, 2015?

Former Yates Chamber leader gets probation, jail
March 20, 2019, 1:30 pm | Source
PENN YAN — The former interim director of the Yates County Chamber of Commerce will be spending some time in jail for cashing a forged check in 2017.

Geneva man guilty of attempted murder
March 20, 2019, 11:55 am | Source
CANANDAIGUA — An Ontario County jury convicted a Geneva man of attempted murder in the execution-style shooting of another city resident last Easter.

O'Connor elected Waterloo mayor; Struzik, Boice, Marquart also win
March 20, 2019, 11:15 am | Source
WATERLOO –– Republican Jack O’Connor defeated 12-year incumbent Mayor Ted Young in Tuesday’s village election voting.

Ontario County Safety Council banquet on March 26
March 20, 2019, 11:00 am | Source
GENEVA — The 56th annual Ontario County Safety Council awards banquet is scheduled for 6 p.m. March 26 at Club 86.

Geneva man guilty of attempted murder
March 19, 2019, 8:28 pm | Source
CANANDAIGUA — An Ontario County jury has found a Geneva man guilty of attempted murder in the shooting of another city resident last year.

Borst announces plan to seek Ovid supervisor seat
March 19, 2019, 8:00 pm | Source
OVID — With incumbent Town Supervisor Walt Prouty not seeking re-election, Town Board member Joseph Borst has made known his interest in the position.

Former Yates Chamber leader gets probation, jail
March 19, 2019, 6:02 pm | Source
PENN YAN — The former interim director of the Yates County Chamber of Commerce will spend some time behind bars for cashing a forged check in 2017.

Casella plans to send Ontario County Landfill leachate by rail to Ohio
March 19, 2019, 6:00 pm | Source
CANANDAIGUA — For years, the city of Canandaigua wastewater treatment plant has handled leachate generated at the Ontario County Landfill, which is eight miles away.

Three voice support for IDA incentives for Waterloo Container
March 19, 2019, 5:00 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — Three people spoke in favor Monday of Waterloo Container receiving a financial benefits package from the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency for its $2.2 million warehouse expansion project.

Witness: Reyes never asked for attorney
March 19, 2019, 12:30 pm | Source
LYONS — The defense attorney for the man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and her 14-month-old son suggested police may have continued to interrogate his client well after he had indicated he was done talking.

Jury gets Geneva shooting case
March 19, 2019, 11:00 am | Source
CANANDAIGUA — More than a week after the trial started, an Ontario County jury was to begin deliberations Tuesday morning in the case of Erin Rhynes.

Fraud unit recoups money
March 18, 2019, 5:00 pm | Source
ROMULUS — In 2018, the Seneca County Division of Human Services Fraud Unit recouped more than $242,000.

Waterloo village voters to choose mayor, two trustees and justice Tuesday
March 18, 2019, 3:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO — A three-way race for mayor, a contested race for two trustee seats and village justice highlight the village of Waterloo election Tuesday.

Local federal parks benefit from reauthorized bill
March 18, 2019, 2:00 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — Back on Feb. 18, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, stood outside the Women’s Rights National Historical Park amid snowflakes and urged Congress to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Katko honored for bipartisanship, effectiveness
March 18, 2019, 2:00 pm | Source
WASHINGTON — Rep. John Katko likes to tout his bipartisan legislative efforts, and he cites two recent developments to back up those claims.

Group seeks new owner for Dove project
March 18, 2019, 1:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — The group heading the Dove Block restoration effort in downtown Geneva is looking for a new partner for the project’s next stage.

Casella to update Ontario County committee
March 17, 2019, 3:30 pm | Source
CANANDAIGUA — Monday’s Ontario County Board of Supervisors’ Planning & Environmental Quality Committee figures to be more animated than usual.

‘He was a fireman’s fireman’
March 17, 2019, 2:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — Ken DeBolt used four words to sum

Verkey breezes by challenger in GOP caucus
March 17, 2019, 2:00 pm | Source
ARCADIA — Town Supervisor Chuck Verkey won his first four-year term in 2015 as a Republican running on the Democratic ticket.

Geneva shooting victim testifies
March 17, 2019, 2:00 pm | Source
CANANDAIGUA — The only thing Michael Cosentino remembers about Easter Sunday of 2018 is waking up in a hospital.

Public hearing Monday on IDA incentives for Waterloo Container
March 17, 2019, 1:00 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — A public hearing is scheduled for Monday on the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency’s proposed financial incentives for Waterloo Container.

Draft Waterloo school budget presented Monday
March 17, 2019, 12:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO — The Board of Education will see the first draft of a school budget for the 2019-20 school year at Monday’s meeting.

Newark man detained in meth probe
March 17, 2019, 12:00 pm | Source
NEWARK — A village resident is being investigated after a substance suspected to be methamphetamine was found at his home Thursday.

Rose man accused of keeping money he collected for Girl Scouts
March 17, 2019, 9:00 am | Source
SODUS — A Wayne County man accused of collecting for the Girl Scouts and keeping it for himself is facing numerous charges.

Interlaken plans to bond for water system upgrades
March 16, 2019, 1:00 pm | Source
INTERLAKEN — Unless specific legal objections are filed by April 2, the village will move ahead with plans to issue bonds for upgrades to its water supply and distribution system.

Pavement funding targets state roads hit hard by harsh winter
March 15, 2019, 3:00 pm | Source
ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo said $128 million has been allocated for state roads impacted by this year’s harsh winter weather. In all, the money will pay for 91 paving projects totaling about 1,000 miles across the state.

Cloudy future for Newark Municipal Building
March 15, 2019, 2:15 pm | Source
NEWARK — Newark Mayor Jonathan Taylor said no decision has been made on selling the village-owned Municipal Building, but there is one certainty: A tenant is departing.

Supervisors send engineer hiring motion back to committee
March 15, 2019, 2:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO — The decision of whom to hire for an inflow and infiltration study of Seneca County’s two sewer districts remains on hold.

Speakers announced for Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Conference
March 15, 2019, 2:00 pm | Source
TYRE — The keynote speaker for the seventh annual Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Conference will be Dave Mansfield, president of Three Brothers Wineries and Estates, War Horse Brewing Company and Red Apple Bombshell Hard Cider in Fayette.

NYSEG to begin cleanup of old manufactured gas site in SF
March 15, 2019, 1:30 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — From 1856 to 1903, the property at 187 Fall St. hosted a manufactured gas plant that heated coal and or petroleum products to produce a gas mixture that was distributed through pipelines for heating, cooking, lighting and…

Cosentino takes stand in Rhynes trial
March 15, 2019, 1:27 pm | Source
CANANDAIGUA — The Geneva man shot three times in the head nearly one year ago took the stand Friday morning in Ontario County Court.

Doctor describes risky surgery on shooting victim
March 15, 2019, 1:15 pm | Source
CANANDAIGUA — Part of Michael Cosentino’s skull was removed after he was shot three times in the head, and it was not put back into place for about two months while he recovered.

Assembly passes anti-incinerator bill, Senate vote next
March 15, 2019, 12:45 pm | Source
ROMULUS — A bill that would prohibit a trash-burning incinerator from being built in Romulus — and many other parts of the Finger Lakes — moved a big step closer to becoming law Thursday.

Village residents may get vote on raising taxes to fix roads
March 14, 2019, 9:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO — Village residents may be given an unusual choice later this year: Vote on a referendum to raise their own property taxes.

King, Cleere, Withers seeking Waterloo county supervisor seats
March 14, 2019, 7:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO — Jamie King, James Cleere and Jerry Withers are circulating Democratic Party petitions to run for two county supervisor seats from the town of Waterloo.

Fayette to talk of making highway superintendent appointed
March 14, 2019, 5:00 pm | Source
FAYETTE — Should the town’s highway superintendent be an elected or appointed position?

Geneva library building purchase allows expanded parking
March 14, 2019, 2:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — As most who use the Geneva Public Library on Castle Street will tell you, parking — or the lack of it — is a big issue.

HPC can't decide Huntington demolition permit, issues unaddressed
March 14, 2019, 2:00 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — The town’s Heritage Preservation Commission, facing a Friday deadline, was unable to make a decision Tuesday on whether to grant a demolition permit to Huntington Building owner Peter Koch.

Halftown leadership of Cayuga Nation upheld again
March 14, 2019, 1:30 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — Clint Halftown and Tim Twoguns are on a roll.

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