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Geneva starts working on revitalizing its lakefront, downtown areas

Geneva starts working on revitalizing its lakefront, downtown areas
The City of Geneva is making some big changes to their downtown area thanks to the money they received from the state. The project is part of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative and, in addition to the state money, many business owners in the city are investing their own coin into the project. One of the main focuses of the project... more

A sustainable wine future in the Finger Lakes

A sustainable wine future in the Finger Lakes
April 23, about 40 from the wine and grape industry met at Heron Hill Winery to chart a sustainable future for the Finger Lakes wine region. The group included area growers and winemakers, along with experts from Cornell University and New York Wine & Grape Foundation. They talked about a plan first promoted more than a decade ago — VineBalance... more

After five DWI convictions, Auburn woman loses her license for life

Auburn woman loses license for life on 5th DWI conviction
An Auburn woman had her driver's license revoked for life upon her fifth driving while intoxicated related conviction. Brenda Galloway, 54, was sentenced in Cayuga County Court Tuesday for aggravated DWI and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, both class E felonies. The Citizen: Read More more

Creek View Trail hot item in Ontario County auction

Creek View Trail hot item in Ontario County auction
A partially developed cul-de-sac peppered around the end by 37 vacant lots will go on the auction block May 22 at the Ontario County real estate auction. The parcels will be sold together for one bid price, according to the catalog for the annual live auction of tax-foreclosed properties. County Treasurer Gary Baxter said some people expressed interest in buying... more

Teen accused of raping 10-year-old in Cayuga County

Teen accused of raping 10-year-old in Cayuga County
Troopers report the arrest of a 15-year-old in Cayuga County on felony charges following an investigation. The unnamed teen was charged with first-degree rape, which is a Class B felony. The teen is accused of having sexual contact with a 10-year-old girl. The incident, which prompted the state police investigation allegedly took place on April 13th. The incident was reported... more

‘Textalyzer’ legislation back before lawmakers to assist with distracted driving enforcement

‘Textalyzer’ legislation back before lawmakers to assist with distracted driving enforcement
New York state lawmakers are trying to solve a controversial issue that affects anyone who gets in a car. The Legislature could soon pass the “textalyzer” law. If you get in a crash, police would be able to use a device to pull information from your phone to determine if you were using it at the time of the accident.... more

Canandaigua teachers work together to find student’s lost tooth

Canandaigua teachers work together to find student’s lost tooth
It was a collective effort in Canandaigua: Teachers and staff worked together to help a primary school student find her lost tooth. Superintendent Jamie Farr tweeted a photo of the search. And the search paid off. The tooth was found a short time later, allowing the student to cash in with the Tooth Fairy Monday night. 13WHAM-TV: Read More more

Deputies: Charges pending after three hospitalized following serious Wayne County crash

Deputies: Charges pending after three hospitalized following serious Wayne County crash
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office is providing new details around the crash that happened over the weekend in Wayne County along State Route 441 at the intersection of West Walworth Road. Deputies say that around 11:08 p.m. in the Town of Walworth Luis Aponte, 30, was traveling west on Route 441 and was approaching the West Walworth Road intersection when... more

Cuomo says marijuana legalization a ‘large undertaking’

Cuomo says marijuana legalization a ‘large undertaking’
Gov. Andrew Cuomo during a question-and-answer session with reporters in Sodus Point on Monday said a priority in the legalization of marijuana is to ensure it does not get into the hands of underage consumers. “Conceptually many people marijuana should be legalized under the right circumstances and under the right circumstances is what’s important here,” Cuomo said. “The devil is... more

Students, parents and teachers say NY state testing is flawed

Students, parents and teachers say NY state testing is flawed
The New York State United Teachers are calling for state action to fix what they call flawed, invalid tests that are harmful to New York students. Public school 3rd though 8th graders are asked to take standardized English language arts and math exams. NYSUT says the tests are too long and difficult and have caused students to break down in... more

GoFundMe campaign launched after tree falls on deputy in Wayne County while off-duty

GoFundMe campaign launched after tree lands on deputy in Wayne County while off-duty
A fundraiser has been started to assist a Deputy with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office who was seriously hurt while doing yard work at a residence in Wayne County. A GoFundMe was started to assist Caley Gaziano, who has been a deputy for six years has raised more than $11,500 as of Tuesday morning. The fundraising goal has been set... more

Wegmans teams with DoorDash for meal delivery app

Wegmans teams with DoorDash for meal delivery app
You may soon be able to have Wegmans meals delivered right to your door. Wegmans is teaming up with DoorDash for its new “Wegmans Meals 2GO” app. With it, customers can have Wegmans-made meals delivered to their homes. The service is currently available for Pittsford, East Avenue and Perinton stores, as well as Dulles in Virginia. It will be available... more

Cuomo on rising Lake Ontario water levels: Prepare for the worst, hope for the best

Cuomo on rising Lake Ontario water levels: Prepare for the worst, hope for the best
Governor Andrew Cuomo is warning communities along Lake Ontario to prepare for the worst and hope for the best. In a press briefing Monday, he said that we just have to “accept a new reality that flooding and increased water flow is a new reality,” and that we have to start building for that new reality rather than responding to... more

ROCK the Bald benefit to fight childhood cancer returns to Ontario Co.

ROCK the Bald benefit to fight childhood cancer returns to Ontario Co.
Childhood cancer is different. Some cancers almost never strike after the age of 5; others occur most often in teenagers, according to St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Even when kids get cancers that adults get — like lymphoma — they must be treated differently, according to the St. Baldrick’s charity that fights childhoood cancer, which notes: “Children are not simply smaller adults.”... more

Museum of Play evening a success at Lincoln Elementary in Newark

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Math, reading, games, and this year a book fair added into the mix. It all proved to be a winning combination for this year’s “Lincoln Museum of Play” evening event at Lincoln Elementary School in Newark. About 140 students, parents, siblings and more attended the 90-minute event featuring lots of fun activities for everyone to participate in including: • A... more

Geneva man arrested on felony drug charge

Geneva man arrested on felony drug charge
The Geneva Police Department reports the arrest of a 21-year-old North Street resident on felony drug charges following an investigation. Joshua L. Whitfield, 21, of Geneva was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. He was arraigned and held on $2,500 cash bail. Police say he was taken into custody on April 25th around 3:13 p.m. by the... more

Rochester man charged with felony DWI in Hopewell

Rochester man charged with felony DWI in Hopewell
Deputies report the arrest of a Rochester man in Ontario County following a traffic stop on Route 21 in the Town of Hopewell. Michael Scialdone, 32, of Rochester was found to be intoxicated during a traffic stop and was subsequently charged. He was arrested for driving while intoxicated. Deputies say that his BAC was two-times the legal limit. Deputies report... more
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