Geneva resident killed in crash on CR 4; two others seriously injured

One person is dead after a two-car crash on County Road 4, according to deputies in Ontario County. Crystal Roche-Mercado, 30, of Geneva was traveling west on County Road 4 around 12:30 pm on Monday, approaching the County Road 20 intersection, when a vehicle being operated by Michael Nichols, 32, of Rochester failed to stop at the intersection. The two... more

LATEST: Winter Weather Advisory expires, Wind Advisory remains for FLX

The Winter Weather Advisory that had been issued for the entire Finger Lakes region, will expire between 5 pm and 7 pm. In an update during the afternoon, forecasters with the National Weather Service said that the threat for snowfall had subsided, and the main risk was slight icing. While the icing will be minimal, it will make travel difficult throughout the... more

Canandaigua Fire Chief suspended without pay for 30 days

Officials in Canandaigua say that Fire Chief Mark Marentette has been suspended without pay for 30 days. While details around the suspension are limited, officials say that the suspension hinges around ‘internal policies’. Canandaigua City Manager Ted Andrzejewski told the Canandaigua Messenger that the suspension happened Friday after a meeting between all involved parties. Marentette is being represented by attorney,... more

Woodland Commons designed for people in mental health recovery, those needing affordable housing in Macedon

A Geneva-based agency is close to opening the doors to a $14 million housing complex that serves people recovering from mental health challenges, as well as affordable housing for the general public. Woodland Commons at 1950 Route 31 in Macedon is owned by Lakeview Health Services, which is based at 611 W. Washington St. in Geneva. The agency serves people... more

Geneva grad will march in Trump inauguration parade

At least one Genevan will be in attendance Jan. 20 when Donald J. Trump is inaugurated as our nation’s 45th President. Thomas Schmitt of Hamilton Street, a 2014 Geneva High graduate, will be among 1,600 members of the Corps of Cadets from Virginia Military Institute marching in the inaugural parade. “I’m very excited about it. It will be a cold... more

Cayuga County legislators differ over future committee process

At the beginning of the year, questions surfaced among Cayuga County legislators about how the current committee system is working. At the Jan. 3 reorganization meeting, Legislator Tim Lattimore questioned changes made to the Legislature’s rules of order, including one that would stop Cayuga Community College President Brian Durant from reporting to the Government Operations Committee meeting. The Citizen: Read... more

Weber This Week: New Seneca Falls Town Councilmen Ferrara & Ruzicka in-studio (podcast)

On Monday morning’s live edition of the Weber This Week show on FingerLakes1.TV, the Web Dog welcomes the two newest members of the Seneca Falls Town Board, Tom Ruzicka and Lou Ferrara Jr., in-studio to talk about the issues facing Seneca Falls heading into their term. AUDIO ONLY VERSION: more

Seneca Co. IDA issues ‘fact sheet’ detailing agreement for sale of depot property

After hearing some criticism over its decision to lease 7,000 acres of the former Seneca Army Depot to Earl Martin and Deer Haven Park, the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency issued a “fact sheet” last week. In June, the IDA voted to accept Martin’s bid of $900,000 for the 7,000 acres, saying it was the best of 19 bids received.... more

Seneca Falls Town Board doesn’t schedule public hearing on eminent domain issue

The Seneca Falls Town Board met for a special session on Monday to address a few minor issues, as well as a potential issue regarding eminent domain along the Ludovico Sculpture Trail in Seneca Falls. Those negotiations come as the Town weighs a sewer line expansion, which would either necessitate a modified sewer line coming down Bayard Street, or one... more

Ontario Co. officials focusing on health concerns

Over the next two years, Ontario County health officials hope to reduce obesity and tobacco use in the county. At the same time, there will be an emphasis on addressing mental health and substance abuse. Those issues are highlighted in the county’s 2016-18 community health improvement plan. It was developed after the public health department worked with area hospitals, the... more

Tompkins jail gets more time (again) to manage jail population

Tompkins County has received another six-month extension on a variance allowing extra beds at the Tompkins County Jail. The variance was extended again at a meeting Dec. 20 with officials from the New York State Commission of Correction, Capt. Ray Bunce of the Tompkins County Jail said. IthacaVoice.com: Read More more

Days after USA Today win FLX Table owner speaks out against Seneca Lake LPG project

Days after his restaurant was named the ‘Best New Restaurant‘ in the U.S., owner and chef Christopher Bates spoke out against the gas storage project, which had been a major headline around Seneca Lake for several years. His restaurant, which rose to national acclaim during the voting process serves wins from local wineries and vineyards throughout the Finger Lakes. These... more

Auburn prison inmate picked up on warrant for Rhode Island assault charges

A former Auburn Correctional Facility inmate is facing assault charges in Rhode Island after state police arrested him on a warrant upon his release from prison last week. Troopers picked up 31-year-old Richie Marcano on an out-of-state warrant Jan. 5, state police investigators said Monday. According to information from the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, Marcano had just... more

Cuomo proposes early voting, voter registration changes to improve NY turnout

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has supported early voting in the past, but he’s never made it a high priority in his annual State of the State agenda. Until now. As part of his “The Democracy Project” election reform plan, Cuomo proposed allowing early voting in New York. Under his plan, counties would be required to have one early voting site for... more

Upstate Orange: Boeheim’s shrinking rotation & press conference showdown (podcast)

Syracuse University sophomore and FingerLakes1.com contributor Keith Bremer was in-studio on Sunday night to talk about the Orange basketball team’s dramatic turnaround over the past week, Jim Boeheim’s showdown with Bud Poloquin during Saturday’s postgame press conference, and what the future may hold for Frank Howard after John Gillon stakes a claim to the point. AUDIO ONLY VERSION: more
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