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Latest scam is cheap T-shirts from county law enforcement
January 26, 2022, 12:15 pm | Source
CANANDAIGUA — If getting an Ontario County sheriff’s office T-shirt for only 10 bucks seems too good to be true ... well, it is.

Dismissal motion denied, Deeds trial concludes today
January 26, 2022, 11:00 am | Source
WATERLOO — Former Seneca County Manager John Sheppard is expected to testify today in the trial of his wife, former county Finance Director Brandi Deeds.

January 25, 2022, 3:30 pm | Source
One would hope that in sports, as in life, things are contested on a level playing field.

Deeds trial begin in Seneca County Court, resumes today
January 25, 2022, 1:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO — The opening day of a bench trial for former Seneca County finance director Brandi Deeds began Monday with District Attorney Mark Sinkiewicz calling witnesses who testified about the county’s electronic network, and texts and emails Deeds sent and…

Cayuga Nation Council of Chiefs calls out feds on sovereignty, leadership
January 25, 2022, 12:15 pm | Source
WATERLOO — Cayuga Nation Chief Sam George urged action from the Biden administration while addressing a crowd gathered for a press conference.

Waterloo Town Supervisor Don Trout embroiled in controversy over Facebook meme that some claim is racist
January 25, 2022, 11:15 am | Source
WATERLOO — A Town Board member is urging Town Supervisor Don Trout to resign over a Facebook meme that some are alleging is racist.

Bruno Xavier: He makes your food safe
January 24, 2022, 3:00 pm | Source
Ed. note: This is the first article in a monthly series the Finger Lakes Times is doing on the faculty and staff at Cornell AgriTech, and how their work impacts our way of life.

Many pitch in to keep Canandaigua schools open during pandemic
January 24, 2022, 1:35 pm | Source
CANANDAIGUA — Over the past few weeks, Canandaigua City School District Superintendent Jamie Farr occasionally has been seen running the dishwasher and preparing food at the primary school.

Widow wants to offer patriotic video to deployed service members
January 23, 2022, 3:15 pm | Source
TYRE — Late last year, Lynn Barbuto put a call out to area non-profit organizations that she would be willing to gift her late husband’s original song to an agency that could envision using it to raise money for veterans.

Seneca County man Ed Bowman wants final justice for daughter's killer
January 22, 2022, 5:15 pm | Source
WATERLOO — Ed Bowman knows he doesn’t have that many years left, but there is one thing he wants to see before he departs: the killer of his daughter and several women take his last breath.

Despite pandemic, Chamber of Commerce director says Seneca County economy improving
January 22, 2022, 3:15 pm | Source
FAYETTE — Last year, Covid-19 caused the cancellation of the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner meeting.

Court dissolves Magee Volunteer Fire Department
January 22, 2022, 12:30 pm | Source
TYRE — Almost three-quarters of a century after it was founded, the Magee Volunteer Fire Department no longer exists.

Palmyra grocery store closing after more than 100 years; Breen’s announces it is selling business
January 21, 2022, 4:45 pm | Source
PALMYRA — The Breen family has been a part of the grocery business in their hometown of Palmyra for 114 years — from a general store in downtown’s earlier days to its longtime location at 611 E. Main St.

Wayne County takes ‘educational’ approach to mask mandate
January 21, 2022, 3:00 pm | Source
LYONS — While a number of the region’s rural counties have opted against enforcing Gov. Kathy Hochul’s mask mandate, Wayne County has reversed course. Sort of.

Seneca Falls woman accused of abandoning child
January 21, 2022, 2:45 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — In what the town’s police chief called a “very sad” case, a local woman accused of no longer wanting to care for her child faces felony charges.

Keuka hires new director for Campus Recreation
January 21, 2022, 2:00 pm | Source
KEUKA PARK — A lifelong health and fitness expert has been hired to lead Keuka College’s recreation activities and related programming.

Yates nonprofit getting $700K grant
January 21, 2022, 2:00 pm | Source
PENN YAN — Some Yates County senior citizens living in run-down mobile homes will be getting a better place to live, thanks to a $700,000 state grant awarded to the Keuka Housing Council.

Geneva man charged with animal cruelty
January 21, 2022, 1:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — A city resident faces charges after several animals were found without food or water in what officials called a trash-infested apartment.

Congressman Tom Reed returns to weekly press calls for first time since March
January 20, 2022, 3:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — One of the hallmarks of Congressman Tom Reed’s tenure in the House had been his weekly phone calls with national and local reporters, where he would touch on topics of his choice — anything from legislation he’s supporting…

Seneca Watershed Intermunicipal Organization meets Jan. 24
January 20, 2022, 2:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — The Seneca Watershed Intermunicipal Organization will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in Town Hall on County Road 6.

Lyons man gets five years on burglary charge
January 20, 2022, 2:00 pm | Source
LYONS — A local man who at one time faced a slew of charges will be spending several years in prison.

Outside firm may review landfill reports for Ontario County
January 20, 2022, 1:15 pm | Source
CANANDAIGUA — The Ontario County Board of Supervisors’ Planning & Environmental Quality Committee is recommending that the county hire an engineering firm to review landfill reports.

Waterloo man gets probation for several incidents
January 20, 2022, 12:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO — A local man who stole and damaged vehicles in Waterloo and Seneca Falls will not be doing any time behind bars.

Geneva takes first step in search for new city manager with job posting
January 19, 2022, 3:45 pm | Source
GENEVA — It’s official: The city has begun the search for a successor to City Manager Sage Gerling, whose last day is Friday.

Crash claims life of retired local teacher
January 19, 2022, 2:00 pm | Source
LODI — The Seneca County sheriff’s office has released details of the accident last week that led to the death of Mary Church, a retired South Seneca school district teacher and former school board member.

Woman rejects plea deal related to Yates County midwife case
January 19, 2022, 1:15 pm | Source
PENN YAN — While the highly publicized case of a Yates County midwife has been settled, the same can’t be said for her alleged accomplice.

City of Geneva encouraging residents to take part in lead and copper testing for drinking water
January 19, 2022, 12:30 pm | Source
GENEVA — The city is looking for additional residents to be part of its sampling pool for lead and copper testing in water pipes.

BIGGER PICTURE: The virtual shopping cart
January 18, 2022, 4:45 pm | Source
My history of evaluating future trends has never been very good.

Process for filling Fayette Town Board vacancy detailed
January 18, 2022, 3:15 pm | Source
FAYETTE — Town residents interested in filling a vacancy on the town Board will need to follow a process set up by town officials.

Hydrologic changes to Finger Lakes to be explored in Zoom session
January 18, 2022, 2:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — Has climate change affected the hydrology or water movement of the 11 Finger Lakes?

Input sought on town manager position for Seneca Falls
January 18, 2022, 2:00 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — Before it considers a local law to create a position for a full-time, appointed town manager, the Town Board wants to hear from community residents.

City resident Dan McGowan wants city to sell piece of cemetery
January 18, 2022, 12:45 pm | Source
GENEVA — There may not be anyone who talks more about reducing the amount of tax-exempt properties in this cash-strapped Ontario County city than Dan McGowan.

Pedestrian dies after Hopewell accident
January 18, 2022, 2:30 am | Source
HOPEWELL — State police said the pedestrian hit by a vehicle Sunday night on Routes 5&20 died from his injuries at F.F. Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua.

Geneva Business Improvement District hoping to warm things up with Downtown Winter Arts & Film Festival
January 17, 2022, 5:30 pm | Source
GENEVA — Michael Mills said it’s no secret winter is a challenging time for downtown merchants.

Pedestrian dies after Hopewell accident
January 17, 2022, 3:06 pm | Source
HOPEWELL — State police said the pedestrian hit by a vehicle Sunday night near Routes 5&20 died from his injuries at F.F. Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua.

Seneca Falls schedules public forum on Cayuga Nation issues
January 17, 2022, 2:00 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — Do you have question or concerns about the Cayuga Nation?

Former Seneca County finance director trial set for Jan. 24
January 17, 2022, 1:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO — Former Seneca County Finance Director Brandi Deeds is scheduled to go on trial Jan. 24 in Seneca County Court, more than two years after her indictment on seven felony charges and one misdemeanor.

Man hit in Canandaigua
January 17, 2022, 1:10 am | Source
CANANDAIGUA — A man was seriously injured Sunday night when he was struck by a vehicle at Routes 5 and 20 and County Road 10, according to information over the police scanner.

Geneva MLK ceremony will be at Bicentennial Park
January 16, 2022, 4:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — The city’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. March and Memorial Service is no stranger to inclement weather — and it appears this year will be no different.

Penn Yan police chief talks about standoff/suicide — 'a very unfortunate incident'
January 15, 2022, 5:30 pm | Source
PENN YAN — After what he called a “hectic few days,” the village police chief took time to look back on Wednesday’s standoff that ended with the suicide death of a local male.

Lyons Main Street Program honors 2020, 2021 Citizens of the Year
January 15, 2022, 2:00 pm | Source
LYONS — The Lyons Main Street Program honored its Citizens of the Year for 2020 and 2021 during a dinner and ceremony held last month at Trombino’s Restaurant.

A promise to newborns and their parents: First 1000 Days Promise formed to help out
January 15, 2022, 2:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — A consortium of community groups and social service agencies will begin making it easier to raise a child in the Geneva area through an initiative called the “First 1000 Days Promise.”

Seneca Lake Guardian reflects on its 2021 achievements
January 15, 2022, 2:00 pm | Source
WATKINS GLEN — Seneca Lake Guardian will look back on 2021 as a year that brought people together and strengthened the region’s commitment to keeping its air, water, and climate safe from industries that could do harm for generations to…

Waterloo to convert village street lights to LED
January 15, 2022, 2:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO — The village’s high-pressure sodium streetlights are old, neither energy- nor cost-efficient.

Small fire displaces city residents
January 15, 2022, 2:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — The American Red Cross was called in to find temporary housing for residents displaced by an apartment fire Friday morning.

First the cold ... then the snow
January 15, 2022, 1:30 pm | Source
After record warmth in December and a relatively tame January thus far, it appears “real winter weather” has arrived.

John Katko’s support was fading, say Wayne County Republicans; central New York congressman announced he won’t be running for fifth term
January 15, 2022, 12:45 pm | Source
CAMILLUS — John Katko’s reputation as a moderate Republican has served him well in a district with an urban and rural constituency, but he has found himself out of step with a portion of the GOP electorate that continues to…

Clyde-Savannah musical concludes with show Saturday night
January 15, 2022, 12:00 pm | Source
CLYDE — The Clyde-Savannah school district’s musical production opened last night, and one final performance is slated for 7 p.m. today in the school auditorium.

Congressman John Katko not running for re-election
January 14, 2022, 4:48 pm | Source
CAMILLUS — Citing family concerns, Congressman John Katko, R-24 of Camillus, who represents Wayne County in the House of Representatives, announced Friday he will not seek reelection.

Guilty plea in Junius burglary case
January 14, 2022, 3:15 pm | Source
WATERLOO — A Rochester man accused of breaking into a store at Waterloo Premium Outlets and leading police on a long, high-speed chase has pleaded guilty to a felony charge.

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