Local and regional news from the Finger Lakes Times covering the Finger Lakes region in Central New York.
Cheribundi closing Geneva plant
January 24, 2020, 7:06 pm | Source
GENEVA — After more than 10 years in Geneva, one of the nation's largest producers of tart cherry juice is moving most of its local operations to Michigan.
Geneva town committees set meetings
GENEVA — Until further notice, the town’s communications committee will meet the first Tuesday of each month at Town Hall, 3750 County Road 6.
Man faces murder one charge in Canandaigua death
CANANDAIGUA — The Monroe County man accused of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend earlier this month in the town of Canandaigua now faces more serious charges.
Doran reappointed administrative judge
ROCHESTER — State Supreme Court Justice Craig Doran has been reappointed administrative judge for the 7th Judicial District of the state Unified Court System.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges joins liberal arts consortium
GENEVA — Hobart and William Smith Colleges are now part of a consortium whose charge is to advance liberal arts education.
Auburn woman dies after Junius crash
January 24, 2020, 2:02 pm | Source
JUNIUS — An Auburn woman died from injuries she suffered in a three-vehicle accident Thursday on Route 318.
Millions earmarked for regional paving projects
ALBANY — A number of state highways in Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates counties that the state said have suffered damage from extreme weather are getting money for repairs, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday.
Kolb mum after latest court appearance
VICTOR — Brian Kolb had quite a bit to say after he was arraigned on a driving while intoxicated charge earlier this month in Victor Town Court.
Anti-war rally set for Saturday in Geneva
GENEVA — With tensions between the United States and Iran still high, groups will gather in Geneva on Saturday as part of an international effort calling for U.S. military forces to withdraw from the Middle East. Jodi Dean, communications coordinator…
Man indicted for first-degree murder in Canandaigua death
January 23, 2020, 4:32 pm | Source
CANANDAIGUA — The Monroe County man accused of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend earlier this month is facing more serious charges.
Geneva City Council looks to outline priorities
January 23, 2020, 3:15 pm | Source
GENEVA — While the new City Council may be lacking in experience — the body features seven new members — they appear ready to take a different approach when it comes to the city’s direction.
Ontario County: Landfill odors worse before they get better
CANANDAIGUA — The Ontario County Landfill may produce more odor in the short run before it gets better in the long run.
Motions in Deeds case off until Feb. 19
WATERLOO — For the second time, arguments on pretrial motions in the charges against former Seneca County finance director Brandi Deeds have been adjourned.
Reed to highlight clean energy tax credit in town halls
CORNING — Rep. Tom Reed, R-23 of Corning, will highlight legislation calling for tax incentives for new energy technologies during town hall meetings set for Saturday in Seneca and Yates counties.
Second public meeting on Seneca Falls DRI set for Jan. 29
SENECA FALLS — The second of three planned public meetings of the Seneca Falls Downtown Revitalization Initiative Local Planning Committee will be 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Community Center.
Fire causes heavy damage at Walmart
January 23, 2020, 2:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — In what White Springs Fire Department Chief Tim Higgins called a “major incident,” a portion of the Geneva Walmart suffered significant damage early Wednesday afternoon, the result of a fire.
Sampson, Seneca Lake state parks to get new playgrounds
January 23, 2020, 2:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO — Two state parks in Seneca County are scheduled to get new playgrounds.
January 22, 2020, 9:34 pm | Source
A story on Geneva’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in Tuesday’s Finger Lakes Times contained an error.
Four local men proposed for Waterloo solar project siting board
January 22, 2020, 9:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO — Four Packwood Road property owners have been nominated by Seneca County and the town of Waterloo to be ad hoc members of the New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment that will review the…
Fire breaks out at Geneva Walmart
January 22, 2020, 8:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — Firefighting crews are on the scene of an apparent fire early this afternoon at the local Walmart, where employees and customers have been evacuated.
Yates updating comprehensive plan
January 22, 2020, 7:00 pm | Source
PENN YAN — With a deadline approaching, Yates County officials are asking people to fill out a survey that will help update the county’s comprehensive plan.
Second hotel at casino seeks one-year delay
January 22, 2020, 4:00 pm | Source
TYRE — It appears construction of a second hotel at the del Lago Resort & Casino site will continue to be delayed.
Seneca Falls seeks additional bidders for former Town Hall
January 22, 2020, 3:00 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — The town is giving potential developers a second chance to submit a proposal for the purchase and redevelopment of 10 Fall St., the former town municipal building.
No plea yet in Seneca Falls stabbing case
January 22, 2020, 2:10 pm | Source
WATERLOO — The prosecution wants Christopher Freeman to spend 15 years in prison if he admits to nearly killing a woman last year in Seneca Falls.
Residency rule trips up DA hire
January 22, 2020, 2:00 pm | Source
LYONS — Those who earn their paycheck in Wayne County should live in Wayne County.
Geneva City Council looks to set goals, priorities for 2020 at second retreat
January 22, 2020, 2:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — City Council is holding its second retreat in an all-day session Wednesday, where, among other things, priorities and goals of the city administration and council members will be hashed out.
Back to the future: Whitcomb returns to Midlakes
January 22, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
PHELPS — Dave Whitcomb may not have been sliding into retirement, but he couldn’t help but think his days of being a head football coach were behind him.
Town awarded intervenor funds for solar project process
January 21, 2020, 8:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO — The town of Waterloo has been awarded $28,000 in intervenor funds to help in its technical and legal participation in the application of Trelina Solar Energy Center for a certificate of compatibility and public need to build and…
Hearing on financial aid to Finger Lakes Agronomics set for Jan. 30
January 21, 2020, 6:00 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — The public will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed financial aid package for Finger Lakes Agronomics before a final decision is made.
Mitrano plans healthcare discussions
January 21, 2020, 3:00 pm | Source
SENECA — Congressional candidate Tracy Mitrano will be in Ontario County Friday as part of what she is calling a healthcare listening tour.
GoFundMe page set up for Penn Yan man who lost home to fire
January 21, 2020, 2:30 pm | Source
PENN YAN — A GoFundMe page has been set up for the owner of a village home destroyed by fire Friday evening.
Katko pressures Cuomo on bail reform
January 21, 2020, 2:00 pm | Source
SYRACUSE — Count Congressman John Katko among the growing list of critics — many of them Republicans — of the state’s controversial bail reform laws.
Officials: Waterloo man stole $10K in workers' comp
January 21, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO — State officials said a truck driver from Waterloo illegally collected more than $10,000 in workers’ compensation benefits by claiming he was injured when he allegedly was driving for ride-sharing services and mowing lawns.
Geneva MLK event celebrates progress, highlights challenges
January 20, 2020, 10:30 pm | Source
GENEVA — In a place that in its early years practiced segregation and where minstrel shows once were performed, the community joined together Monday to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. in one of the oldest such observances…
Yates 4-H fundraiser on Feb. 12
January 20, 2020, 8:00 pm | Source
PENN YAN — The annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Yates County 4-H is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at Penn Yan Elks Lodge #1722, 133 Main St.
Land Bank plans to acquire up to six delinquent properties
January 20, 2020, 7:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO — The Finger Lakes Regional Land Bank plans to acquire up to six vacant and abandoned properties from Seneca County’s final foreclosure list this spring.
New schedule set for submission of briefs in Seneca Meadows lawsuit
January 20, 2020, 6:00 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — Now that oral arguments in Seneca Meadows Inc.’s Article 78 proceeding against the town of Seneca Falls have been delayed a month, the schedule for filing legal briefs has been revised and extended.
FARMING: Dairy farms' watershed regs to be discussed
January 20, 2020, 3:00 pm | Source
OVID — A community conversation about regulations that dairy farms need to follow if they are located in a watershed is scheduled for 6 p.m. Jan. 29 inside the Ovid Fire Hall at 2136 Brown St.
Seeing for themselves: Three Yates women visit U.S.-Mexico border
January 20, 2020, 2:30 pm | Source
PENN YAN — It was a trip borne out of simple curiosity.
Geneva Guard gets LIFT from new fitness center
January 20, 2020, 2:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — Live It Fitness and Training Geneva, at 785 Canandaigua Road, is the new monthly training location for the New York Army National Guard unit based at the local Armory.
Tohafjian rape trial to start Feb. 3
January 20, 2020, 2:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO — The rape trial for double murderer Emerson “John” Tohafjian will start early next month.
SNAP changes worry Congressman John Katko
January 20, 2020, 12:45 pm | Source
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. John Katko, R-24 of Camillus, is expressing concern with the Trump administration’s new requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
‘He served the county well’
January 19, 2020, 5:00 pm | Source
NEWARK — He was an FBI agent investigating Ku Klux Klan activities in Mississippi. He later became a district attorney and a judge, known in legal circles for superior skills and a sometimes-sharp personality.
Hiring of new director of facilities before Waterloo BOE
WATERLOO — The Board of Education will be asked to appoint Donald Miller Jr. as Facilities Director II, subject to approval by the Seneca County Civil Service Department, at its meeting Monday night.
Ontario County woman dies from vaping
The state Department of Health has confirmed two more deaths from a vaping-associated illness, including an Ontario County woman.
No Dundee Scottish Festival this summer
DUNDEE — After a 10-year run, the Dundee Scottish Festival will not be held this summer — and its future is unclear.
Deputies: Train may have hit man
GENEVA — The Ontario County sheriff’s office is investigating an incident Friday morning involving a town of Geneva resident and a train.
Another cold, wintry day for Women March in Seneca Falls
January 19, 2020, 1:00 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — It was 18 degrees and snowing. The combination of the two kept attendance at Saturday’s fourth annual Women March of Seneca Falls in Solidarity lower than anticipated.
Seneca Chamber hands out four awards at annual meeting
January 19, 2020, 12:00 pm | Source
TYRE — The Seneca County Chamber of Commerce honored a business and three individuals at its annual dinner meeting Thursday.
Lake George HABs model may work in Finger Lakes
January 17, 2020, 6:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — The data-driven Jefferson Project gives advance warning of harmful algal blooms on Lake George and Skaneateles Lake.
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