TOP STORIES: Looking back at the most-read headlines of January 2020

The month of January was one that saw the highest traffic volume in FingerLakes1.com history, as our website and mobile app were visited more than 3.2 million over the 31 days. Throughout the course of the month – several major stories broke, and were followed in the FingerLakes1.com newsroom.

Top 10 stories on FingerLakes1.com as decided by readers:

#1 – Geneva Walmart devastated by fire: Store closed for several days

#2 – Homicide in Canandaigua: One dead, another hospitalized, suspect in custody

#3 – Interlaken man charged with predatory sex assault

#4 – One dead after three-car wreck on SR 318 in Junius

#5 – Trooper placed on desk duty after altercation in Farmington

#6 – Shooting in Geneva: Victim uncooperative with investigators

#7 – BJs Wholesale shutting down in Geneva

#8 – Cheribundi will move operation from Geneva to Michigan

#9 – Auburn man airlifted from scene of Halco fire in Phelps

#10 – Assemblyman Kolb steps down from leadership post after DWI crash

Other notable stories:

Phelps farmer says herd was killed off by Thruway chemicals
Local iHeart stations gutted by layoffs in mid-January
How the Finger Lakes Land Trust preserves the region (Reported by Josh Durso)

Another successful Women March in Seneca Falls (Reported by Gabriel Pietrorazio)
Newark woman possessed 60 bags of heroin, sold almost 50 more
Food access is a major, growing problem in the Finger Lakes (Reported by Gabriel Pietrorazio)
A closer look at Cuomo’s plans for the Erie Canal (Reported by Peter Mantius)
Governor Cuomo has a complicated relationship with oil, gas industries (Reported by Peter Mantius)
Inside the decision to shut down Coach’s Diner in Waterloo (Reported by Josh Durso)

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