Local and regional news from the Finger Lakes Times covering the Finger Lakes region in Central New York.
Seneca Falls woman sentenced for son's death
July 19, 2019, 2:05 pm | Source
WATERLOO — Saying she “did nothing” to protect her son from dying, Acting Seneca County Judge Jason Cook sentenced a Seneca Falls woman to prison Thursday.
Seneca Falls Democrats select fall candidates
SENECA FALLS — More than 100 Democrats met in caucus July 16 to help select a full slate of candidates for the fall town elections.
Reed heading to border with bipartisan group
WASHINGTON – Rep. Tom Reed, R-23 of Corning, and other members of the Problem Solvers Caucus will visit the southern border Friday — and the Corning Republican claims it may be the largest bipartisan group to ever travel together.
Heat is on, but power's off at Lyons mobile home park
LYONS — With temperatures expected to rise into the 90s and humidity on the rise as well over the next two days, this is not a good time to be without an air conditioner or fan.
Moon landing 50 years ago captured imagination of FL folks
Most people can tell you where they were when important national events happened.
Police looking for missing Canandaigua teen
July 19, 2019, 1:09 pm | Source
CANANDAIGUA — City police are asking for the public's help in finding a 16-year-old girl who has been missing since Thursday morning.
SCORCHER: Officials say take precautions for heat
July 19, 2019, 12:10 pm | Source
With temperatures expected to surpass 90 degrees Friday and Saturday — and a projected heat index of more than 100 degrees each day — local public health departments and police are urging people to be ready for the conditions and…
PY man accused of hitting deputy with truck
July 19, 2019, 12:00 pm | Source
CANANDAIGUA — A Penn Yan man who allegedly hit a deputy with his pickup truck at a concert last weekend faces several charges.
Tom Reed, John Katko oppose Trump rebuke
July 18, 2019, 8:47 pm | Source
WASHINGTON — Only four Republicans joined House Democrats Tuesday evening to condemn President Donald Trump’s “racist comments” against four congresswomen of color on Twitter, but they weren’t the region’s congressional representatives, Tom Reed and John Katko.
Alliance Community Church invites all to its annual picnic
July 18, 2019, 7:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — Once a year the Alliance Community Church on West North Street in Geneva hosts a special picnic and service at Seneca Lake State Park. This year, the gathering takes place Sunday.
Alison Bovio sentenced to 4-12 years in prison
July 18, 2019, 6:28 pm | Source
WATERLOO — The mother of a 3-year-old Seneca Falls boy murdered by his stepfather in May 2018 has received the maximum sentence.
Sheriff's office has tough month
July 18, 2019, 5:30 pm | Source
ROMULUS — It started with the arrest of a former Interlaken police officer accused of having an improper relationship with a student, and later being charged for an unrelated incident involving alleged sexual abuse.
WEATHER ADVISORY: Excessive Heat Watch
July 18, 2019, 4:51 pm | Source
The National Weather Service out of Buffalo has issued an Excessive Heat Watch for Western New York including Wayne, Ontario, Northern Cayuga, Livingston and Monroe counties.
Convention Days will be July 19 to 21, themed 'Back to Our Roots'
July 18, 2019, 4:00 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — Women’s Rights National Historical Park will hold Convention Days 2019, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 19 to 21.
BUSINESS OF THE WEEK: Geneva Ramada Lakefront
July 18, 2019, 2:15 pm | Source
GENEVA — One of the first things the new owners of the Geneva Ramada Lakefront did after purchasing the hotel, events and conference center in October 2017 was give the building a paint job.
Two chosen for fair apprentice program
CANANDAIGUA — Two Ontario County teens have been chosen for a new apprentice program, and they will work closely with a man who has been involved with the county fair for nearly 75 years.
Mitrano to walk Keuka Outlet Trail on Saturday
PENN YAN — Congressional candidate and local resident Tracy Mitrano will hike the Keuka Outlet Trail with residents and experts in lake health and watershed stewardship this Saturday.
Navy band to perform at Pickin’ in the Pasture
LODI — This Seneca County town is one of just eight communities in four states to be hosting the Navy’s premiere country-bluegrass ensemble band during its 2019 tour, which the Navy said is one of its signature outreach programs.
Seeing the world – from a chair
July 18, 2019, 1:30 pm | Source
HOPEWELL — Connie McCune has always dreamed of seeing the world in person, but at the age of 93 she knows it will remain just a dream.
Fire truck fundraiser Friday at Fox Run
GENEVA — Members of the West Lake Road Fire Association are hoping a fundraiser planned for Friday, July 19 will push them closer to their goal of buying a new fire truck.
Whitman grad is Ontario County Fair Queen
HOPEWELL — A recent Marcus Whitman High School graduate has been named Ontario County Fair Queen for next week’s fair.
FLT wins 14 awards for its work in 2018
ALBANY — The Finger Lakes Times’ annual preseason football magazine claimed two awards, and Chief Photographer Spencer Tulis claimed three individual awards, in 2018 competitions work among newspapers in the Times‘ circulation category.
Another change assists farmers who had trouble planting
July 17, 2019, 5:00 pm | Source
New York livestock producers who have prevented-planting claims as a result of the significantly wet spring have received a one-time change from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency for the 2019 crop year.
New life for Clyde grocery store
July 17, 2019, 2:05 pm | Source
CLYDE — When people think of “food deserts” — defined as places where access to fresh food is limited — they often think of urban areas.
Wegman Foundation gives $500K for Thompson project
July 17, 2019, 2:00 pm | Source
CANANDAIGUA — The Wegman Family Charitable Foundation has donated $500,000 toward the new intensive care unit and pulmonary medicine clinic at UR Medicine Thompson Health.
Another delay in Karlsen's California trial
July 17, 2019, 1:15 pm | Source
For the fourth time, the California murder trial of a former Seneca County resident has been delayed.
City gets ready for reassessment
July 17, 2019, 12:30 pm | Source
GENEVA — Mention the word “reassessment,” and some taxpayers will shudder.
Residents get inside look at firefighting
July 16, 2019, 6:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — City Hall sponsors a number of citizen academies with the goal of providing residents with a greater understanding of government functions.
Canandaigua Lake water trail unveiled Thursday
July 16, 2019, 5:00 pm | Source
CANANDAIGUA — A new trail will be unveiled in Canandaigua Thursday.
Henderson: Musselman sale is 'repulsive'
July 16, 2019, 2:15 pm | Source
GENEVA — Calling it “repulsive” and a “betrayal of the community,” the Musselman Triathlon founder is sounding off after the company that ran the event the last five years sold it to Ironman, a giant of the sport.
Ontario County Fair opens July 23
July 16, 2019, 2:00 pm | Source
CANANDAIGUA — A tradition that dates back more than 175 years returns next week. That’s when the annual Ontario County Fair begins.
FLT INSIDER: Empty parade reviewing stand draws criticism
July 16, 2019, 12:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — What’s the latest on a critical Facebook posting making the rounds in Geneva from a member of the Geneva Fire Department, who complained that no member of City Council or the administration was on the reviewing stand during…
Town wants residents to be 'lake friendly'
July 15, 2019, 2:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — The town is launching a “Lake Friendly Living” program to enlist residents in the cause of protecting Seneca Lake.
INSIDER: Bad railroad crossings to be fixed
Readers of The Finger Lakes Times have expressed concerns about the conditions of two local railroad crossings: a Finger Lakes Railway crossing at South Newark Street in the village of Phelps and a CSX Rail crossing on Leach Road in…
Ruling on intervenor request holding up SMI lawsuit against town
SENECA FALLS – In November 2017, Seneca Meadows Landfill filed an Article 78 lawsuit against the Town Board over its enactment of Local Law 3 of 2016.
Hemp production part of Empire Farms Days presentations
SENECA FALLS — New this year, industrial grade hemp production will be discussed at Empire Farms Days Aug. 6-8 at the Rodman Lott & Son Farm on Route 414.
Details of Seneca Dairy Systems project unveiled
ROMULUS — Information about Earl Martin’s Seneca Dairy Systems project proposed for a 75-acre parcel on the former Seneca Army Depot was presented to the public Thursday.
Insider: Auburn Trail extension almost done
QUESTION: Victor has been making improvements to the Auburn Trail, but once you leave Victor, get past Mertensia Park and cross Boughton Hill Road, the trail is closed. Why the delay?
Ontario County OKs $900K settlement for fall
HOPEWELL — A Buffalo-area man who claims he fell and seriously injured his back nearly seven years ago at the Ontario County Health Facility will be getting $900,000 from the county.
DEC plans to modify Greenidge plant permits
DRESDEN — The state Department of Environmental Conservation has made a tentative determination to modify the Greenidge Power Generating Station’s State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit “to reflect the operation of the plant.’’
Clifton Springs Hospital creates 'medical village'
July 14, 2019, 1:30 pm | Source
CLIFTON SPRINGS — The future of Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic was uncertain before plans were announced in 2013 for a partnership with Rochester Regional Health.
Five non-profits benefit from "Calendar Girls'' play production
July 12, 2019, 8:00 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — Five local non-profit agencies stand to benefit from the upcoming Seneca Community Players (SCP) production of the Tim Firth play “Calendar Girls.’’
Public comments accepted on new Seneca Lake underwater power cables
July 12, 2019, 5:00 pm | Source
ROMULUS — Four electrical power distribution cables lie on the floor of super-deep Seneca Lake for 2.8 miles, connecting Sampson State Park in Romulus with the town of Torrey in Yates County.
City of Geneva awards money for business startups, expansions
July 12, 2019, 3:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — Eight businesses are sharing in $168,000 in grants under the city’s Microenterprise Assistance Program.
Seneca County agriculture showcased at county fair
July 12, 2019, 2:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO — Agriculture in Seneca County will be showcased at the Seneca County Fair July 18.
REVIEW: Python and then some: Geneva Theatre Guild’s fun, frantic, funny Spamalot
July 12, 2019, 1:45 pm | Source
When we talk about the cultural icons of comedy, one of the first names on every list has to be Monty Python. First Aired by the BBC in 1969 as “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” and helmed by the six original…
Sheriff: Deputies showed restraint, courage in standoff
VARICK — Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce is praising his officers for showing “considerable restraint and more than considerable courage” in a standoff with a Varick man Wednesday evening.
Groups to protest immigrant detention, treatment in Geneva Friday evening
GENEVA — A coalition of local groups is banding together to take part in a nationwide rally Friday to protest the detention and treatment of immigrants in camps at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Lake to Lake Women calendar drive underway
GENEVA — Nancy Taylor’s trips around this Ontario County city have unearthed many of the photos for the Lake to Lake Women’s Community-Birthday Calendar.
Algae blooms seen in Cayuga, Keuka lakes; none yet in Seneca, Canandaigua
July 12, 2019, 12:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — The Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association has issued the first of its weekly algae bloom reports of the 2019 summer season, even though shoreline monitoring by volunteers won’t begin until Aug. 5.
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