Local and regional news from the Finger Lakes Times covering the Finger Lakes region in Central New York.
Seneca Falls Town Board meets tonight
August 3, 2021, 4:15 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — The Town Board will meet at 6 p.m. Aug. 3 in the Ovid Street municipal building.
Report: Gov. Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women
August 3, 2021, 3:45 pm | Source
NEW YORK (AP) — An investigation into Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo found that he sexually harassed multiple current and former state government employees, state Attorney General Letitia James announced Tuesday.
Greenidge to close ash landfill
August 3, 2021, 3:30 pm | Source
TORREY — Greenidge Generation is closing a nearby coal ash landfill, with officials saying they plan to put a solar farm at the site.
Intergrow growing again; tomato grower completes second phase of expansion with 10-acre addition
August 3, 2021, 2:00 pm | Source
ONTARIO — A massive, indoor tomato-growing operation in Wayne County is getting even bigger this month, and it’s receiving additional help from the New York Power Authority, which is providing low-cost hydropower.
Habitat of Wayne County partners with BOCES
August 3, 2021, 1:05 pm | Source
WILLIAMSON — For the past year, juniors and seniors from the carpentry and electrical trades programs at the Wayne Technical and Career Center at Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES have been hard at work on a three-bedroom, two-piece modular home in partnership…
Barbecue to benefit Gallagher scholarship
GENEVA — Colleagues, family and friends of a well-known local firefighter and Ontario County sheriff’s office lieutenant are having a fundraiser for a scholarship in his name.
NHS Arcadian dedicated to Class of 2021
NEWARK — Prior to the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown, it was customary for Newark High School students to find out at the end of the June awards assembly which staff member would receive the honor of the yearbook dedication.
Local students graduate from HWS
GENEVA — Having persevered through an unprecedented academic year, 514 undergraduates and 10 master’s candidates received their diplomas during an in-person ceremony held May 16 on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus.
Pal-Mac Dollars for Scholars breaks fundraising record
PALMYRA — It was a year of achievements for the Palmyra-Macedon Dollars for Scholars program. The organization garnered a record fundraising haul from its annual phone-a-thon event, and distributed a record amount of scholarship funds to Pal-Mac students.
New partnership to promote Seneca County tourism
WATERLOO — The New York State Tourism Industry Association and Airbnb have launched a new partnership to promote travel and tourism within Seneca County, focusing on local attractions, unique stays, and experiences.
Federal appeals court rules for Cayuga Nation in gaming dispute
August 3, 2021, 12:00 pm | Source
UNION SPRINGS — The Cayuga Nation has scored another legal victory in federal court.
Stretch of Route 414 south of Seneca Falls to close for culvert replacement
August 3, 2021, 11:00 am | Source
FAYETTE — The state Department of Transportation has closed a portion of Route 414 just south of Seneca Falls.
Literary festival aims to connect readers with Finger Lakes authors
August 2, 2021, 1:30 pm | Source
An inaugural literary festival this coming weekend aims to connect Finger Lakes authors with readers, here and across the world.
Longtime educator, fitness trainer pens children's book
August 2, 2021, 1:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — Wilson “Corky” DeYulio’s life has been filled with education and fitness.
Wayne County kids attend sheriffs' camp
August 2, 2021, 1:00 pm | Source
LYONS — Nineteen children from Wayne County recently attended the New York State Sheriffs’ Institute summer camp on Keuka Lake.
Age-Friendly initiative proposed for Ontario County
August 2, 2021, 12:00 pm | Source
CANANDAIGUA — The population of Ontario County is getting older.
'It's just a mess'
July 31, 2021, 2:00 pm | Source
PHELPS — Over the last week or so, people who take their returnables to Coon’s Cans locations in Phelps and Geneva have likely been disappointed — or perhaps angry — to drive in and see a closed sign on the…
Wayne County man gets life sentence
ROCHESTER — A Wayne County man has been sentenced to a life term in prison for the murder of a Rochester man more than two years ago.
Racing pigeon makes Sodus Point pit stop
SODUS POINT — Cathy Contant loves everything about her summer home in this bucolic village, where the computer technician and photographer captures scenic photos that she often shares on Facebook.
Family Promise seeks treasurer
LYONS — Family Promise of Wayne County, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping local children and their families experiencing homelessness achieve sustainable housing, is seeking a treasurer for its board of trustees.
State looks to discover more Seneca Lake shipwrecks
July 31, 2021, 12:30 pm | Source
ROMULUS — Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul was in Seneca County Friday afternoon to announce an underwater exploration project designed to capture never-seen-before images of intact canal shipwrecks in the deepest waters of Seneca Lake.
City of Geneva takes on sidewalk chalk
July 30, 2021, 2:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — It’s illegal to use chalk on a downtown street to express political viewpoints.
Yates Republicans hear from business exec, political commentator
PENN YAN — A frequent guest commentator on Fox News and other media outlets spoke at the Yates County Republican Committee’s recent Chairman’s Club meeting.
Yates taking part in speed enforcement campaign
PENN YAN — On the heels of two major accidents involving horse-drawn buggies, the Yates County sheriff’s office is taking part in a statewide campaign to reduce speed-related crashes.
SF man gets 15 years for near-fatal stabbing
WATERLOO — Two years after nearly stabbing a woman to death, a Seneca Falls man is finally heading to prison.
Seneca BOS agrees to meet with Cayuga Nation rep Clnt Halftown
July 30, 2021, 12:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO — At loggerheads on several issues since 1980, the Seneca County Board of Supervisors and Cayuga Nation representative Clint Halftown have not met face to face in years.
Erie Canal fully reopens today
July 29, 2021, 2:00 pm | Source
It’s proven to be a challenging boating season on the Erie Canal and for the canal system as a whole.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Sixth annual Purses for Paws fundraiser aims big for rescue organization
July 29, 2021, 1:00 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — With a host of testimonials and adorable adoptable dogs, it’s hard to take just a quick look at Fetch A Friend’s website.
Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival gives free concert
July 29, 2021, 1:00 pm | Source
BRANCHPORT — The Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival will perform classical music at 6:30 p.m. Friday(July 30) at Hunt Country Vineyards.
Major developments coming to Wayne County; Hotel/KFC and 280-unit townhome projects planned in Macedon
July 29, 2021, 4:00 am | Source
MACEDON — The town’s west end, which borders Monroe County, has attracted a number of major commercial developments during the past few years — from Lowe’s to Walmart — but things cooled off a bit in 2020, when COVID put…
Macedon police identify Erie Canal drowning victim
July 28, 2021, 4:45 pm | Source
MACEDON — Police have identified the victim of a drowning in the Erie Canal Tuesday morning.
Counties see hike in COVID-19 cases
July 28, 2021, 2:00 pm | Source
HOPEWELL — After weeks and months of reporting few if any new COVID-19 cases, Ontario County is seeing a “summer spike.”
Another Walworth board member arrested
WALWORTH — For the second time in two weeks, a Town Board member in this Wayne County community has been arrested.
Work on 2022 Seneca Falls town budget continues, tax hike possible
SENECA FALLS — With the closure of the Seneca Meadows Landfill looming in 4 1/2 years, work on the 2022 to 2025 town budgets is continuing.
United Ways in Ontario, Wayne counties join six-county merger
CANANDAIGUA — The United Ways in Ontario and Wayne counties have joined a six-county merger to form the United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes.
Newark man dies in shooting
NEWARK — Three area police agencies and the Wayne County district attorney’s office are investigating the shooting death of a village resident early Monday morning.
Wayne County seeks broadband expansion partner
LYONS — Brian Pincelli, Wayne County’s economic development director, likens broadband internet to a utility second only to gas and electric.
Ontario BOS committee OK's Casella payment uses
CANANDAIGUA — When Casella Waste Services got a permit from the state to expand the Ontario County Landfill by 43.5 acres in 2015, it agreed to provide the county with $18.3 million over the next 14 years — or $1.3…
Sodus man dies in crash
ARCADIA — A Sodus man was killed in a one-vehicle crash Friday in Arcadia.
Driver charged in Geneva crash
July 28, 2021, 12:30 pm | Source
GENEVA — The driver who police said caused a crash Monday evening in the town that injured 10 people faces a criminal charge.
UPDATED: Macedon man drowns in Erie Canal after jumping in to rescue his dog
MACEDON — A Macedon man is dead after jumping into the Erie Canal to save his dog Tuesday morning, Macedon police said.
First Music in Park concert of summer is Thursday night
SENECA FALLS –– The first in a free series of summer Music in the Park concerts will be 6 p.m. Thursday in People’s Park on Water Street.
Planning Board committee identifies concerns about Ontario County
CANANDAIGUA — An aging population, “less inviting” main corridors for travelers, tourists and residents and the need for a comprehensive plan.
Clifton Springs, Junius Ponds Thruway stops closing Thursday as part of $450M statewide redevelopment of service areas
July 27, 2021, 2:00 pm | Source
Two New York State Thruway service areas in Seneca and Ontario counties are among 10 closing this week in the first phase of a plan to redevelop them statewide with food offerings that include Panera and Chick-fil-A.
Delgado, Knopf among Thompson Health Guild scholarship recipients
CANANDAIGUA — The Thompson Health Guild awarded scholarships to five 2021 high school graduates recently. Each $2,000 scholarship goes to a recipient registered in a health-related field who must successfully complete their first college semester with the intent to study…
Casella scholarships handed out to eight students
CANANDAIGUA — Eight students from Ontario County high schools and colleges received $2,500 Casella Waste Systems Inc. scholarships during the Ontario County Board of Supervisors’ July 15 meeting.
Man accused of stealing SF yacht
SENECA FALLS — Seneca Falls Police Department Lt. Tim Snyder has seen a wide variety of crime during his more than two decades in law enforcement.
Seneca County looks to sell Lodi land for vacation rentals
WATERLOO — Short-term vacation rental housing could be coming to the town of Lodi.
Hearing held in Waterloo murder case
July 27, 2021, 12:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO — “Man, I really (expletive) up today. I killed two people today ... at least I hope I killed two people today.”
Ten hurt in Route 14 crash
July 27, 2021, 10:00 am | Source
GENEVA — Although there appears to be no severe injuries, 10 people — eight of them pedestrians — were taken to hospitals following a two-vehicle crash Monday evening on Route 14 in the Glass Factory Bay area in the town…
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