Year: 2019

Cuomo’s 15th proposal for 2020: Stricter rules for vaping, crackdown on vape ads

Cuomo’s 15th proposal for 2020: Stricter rules for vaping, crackdown on vape ads

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 15th proposal of the State of the State Agenda includes a crackdown on flavored nicotine vaping products. The legislation would also authorize the State Department of Health to regulate the sale of chemicals used in vaping-related products and ban ... MORE
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Sunset in Palmyra (photo)

Sunset was stunning on Christmas Day and Christmas Eve. This photo was submitted by Debbie Bower ... MORE
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Purple haze through the trees (photo)

A little bit of purple could be seen through the clouds in this photo by Debbie Bower ... MORE
Overlooking the creek in Phelps (photo)

Overlooking the creek in Phelps (photo)

One of the most-photographed spots in the Finger Lakes. This one captured in Phelps by Debbie Bower ... MORE
Swans on Cayuga Lake featured in national broadcast of CBS Sunday Morning (video)

Cayuga Lake featured in national broadcast of CBS Sunday Morning (video)

CBS Sunday Morning featured the Finger Lakes in one of their segments this week. The weekly program featured a two minute look at swans swimming on Cayuga Lake. Just because it’s winter it doesn’t mean some great footage can’t be captured here ... MORE
Sabres fall short to Bruins, 3-2

Sabres fall short to Bruins, 3-2

A pair of power-play goals from Boston Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk broke a 1-1 tied in the third period and stood as the difference in a 3-2 loss for the Buffalo Sabres at TD Garden on Sunday. DeBrusk’s goals were scored 18 ... MORE
Buffalo Sabres, Sports
Sodus man accused of shoving woman into wall during domestic

Sodus man accused of shoving woman into wall during domestic

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 52-year-old Sodus resident following a domestic incident. John Parker, 52, was charged with criminal mischief and harassment. He’s accused of grabbing a phone from the victim’s hand, while she was attempting to ... MORE
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One accused of trespassing on private property in Seneca Falls

Police say a Nedrow man was charged with trespassing on Christmas Eve in Seneca Falls. Around 5:30 p.m. the Seneca Falls Police Department arrested William Larkin, 31, for trespassing. He’s accused of trespassing on private property on State Route 89. Larkin was ... MORE
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Employers won’t be able to find salary history under new law

Starting January 6th employers will not be able to ask about salary history. New legislation takes hold on that day, which was an effort to close the gender wage gap in New York. The new law applies to public and private employers ... MORE
Students help local business owners learn about consumer trends

Students help local business owners learn about consumer trends

Students and businesses working together? It’s an ideal situation. The owners at F.L.X. Fry Bird wanted to know more about their customers. They know plenty about chicken, as their successful business model suggests. However, to learn more about their customers – the ... MORE
Geneva neighborhood holds annual holiday light contest

Geneva neighborhood holds annual holiday light contest

Residents in one Geneva neighborhood had the opportunity to decorate for a festive contest, as the Fourth Annual Arbors Neighborhood Association Holiday Lights Contest was held. Judges Pam and Dennis Bishop, Nancy Whitwell, Alissa Brennan, Sarah Larysz, Erica Collins and Dinah Brennan ... MORE
Geneva, Life, Ontario County
Geneva City Hall elevator project coming together

Geneva City Hall elevator project coming together

Not quite on schedule, but still coming together just fine. That’s the takeaway from a Finger Lakes Times Q&A report, as they look at the City Hall elevator project in Geneva. General contractor Massa Construction is handling the elevator addition and stair ... MORE
Geneva, News, Ontario County
Committee on Open Government answers more questions about executive session, public meetings

Committee on Open Government answers more questions about executive session, public meetings

Last week, the Seneca County Board of Supervisors made headlines after entering into an executive session without enough votes to do so. The story prompted FingerLakes1.com to reach out to Kristin O'Neill, of the Committee on Open Government for more information ... MORE
Mayor-elect Valentino outlines optimism, expectations for 2020 in Geneva

Mayor-elect Valentino outlines optimism, expectations for 2020 in Geneva

Mayor-elect Steve Valentino has high expectations for the potential of the upcoming Geneva City Council. “I expect civil dialogue and respect,” Valentino told the Finger Lakes Times. “No personal attacks.” The Democrat defeated Mark Pitifer, who ran on the Republican line in ... MORE
No changes coming to Abtex operation in Yates County

No changes coming to Abtex operation in Yates County

Last week it was announced that Abtex Corp. would be acquired by an Ohio-based company. The longtime Yates County employer located in Dresen is considered a leader in brush deburring systems. They have been located in the former Dresden Elementary School since ... MORE