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W-FL Friday: Wayne beats Newark, Mynderse back on top in East; Whitman wins 11th straight; Lady Blue Devils top Geneva

The Wayne Eagles won their 9th straight on Friday night, defeating Newark and knocking the Reds out of a two-way tie atop the Finger Lakes East with Mynderse who erased a 9-point halftime deficit in Geneva to defeat the Panthers. In the West, Marcus Whitman continues to roll through the league with their 11th straight win (longest current streak in... more

Siblings reject another plea deal over Geneva riot, campus robbery charges

Two Geneva siblings accused of robbing a Hobart College student at gunpoint and being involved in a melee near Geneva High School have rejected a chance to plead guilty and receive 10-year prison sentences. Jemar McCall, 19, and Raequan McCall, 16, declined the Ontario County District Attorney Office’s latest offer Thursday in Ontario County Court. District Attorney R. Michael Tantillo... more

Deputies: Canandaigua man entered Geneva business, stole from safe

A 30-year-old Canandaigua man has been charged with burglary after an incident on January 14th. Deputies say that Luis Angel Medina-Castro was charged with third-degree burglary after he allegedly entered a business on January 14th in the Town of Geneva — taking cash from a safe within the business. He was arraigned in Geneva Town Court and remanded to the... more

Commission says $269M brought into region by HWS

Hobart and William Smith Colleges may not pay property taxes, but it wields plenty of economic impact in the region and state, a new study says. A recent analysis by the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities said the Colleges’ total economic impact in 2015 was $269.2 million, an increase of about $25 million since 2013. The commission used data... more

Geneva teens reject 10-year prison sentence for armed robbery

The Geneva teens accused of robbing a Hobart and William Smith Colleges student at gunpoint in August while out of jail on bail for a riot charge have again turned down a plea deal that would have them spend 10 years in prison. With the deal now off the table, Jemar M. McCall, 19, and his 16-year-old accomplice, not identified... more

FLX Weekly: Weekend ahead, January thaw, national acts coming to the area & Women’s March in Seneca Falls (podcast)

See if the mild weather will continue through the upcoming weekend, check out the week’s top local news, our favorite local photos from the past several days and your top weekend event options on FLX Weekly with Jessica Lahr, Josh Durso, Jessamy Uticone and Jim Sinicropi on FingerLakes1.TV… more

Finger Lakes Republicans head to D.C. for historic day

Bob Hayssen and Phil Beckley hopped into Hayssen’s Hummer this morning for a road trip to Friday’s inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States. The men will be part of the New York state delegation attending the event — and both are looking forward to seeing the billionaire businessman sworn into office. Hayssen is the Varick town... more

Local woman takes environmental passion to pipeline protest

Laura Salamendra, who is a couple weeks shy of her 33rd birthday, is never bothered by those who described her as a “tree hugger.” That’s because being an activist and helping to try to make the world a better place has become her proud passion. Born in Penn Yan and now living in Geneva, Laura has quite a few years... more

W-FL Tuesday: East & Wayne leaders win big; pair of big men throw down dunks

The top teams in the Finger Lakes East and Wayne County all posted impressive wins on Tuesday night in boys varsity action. In the East, Newark used a big 3rd quarter to pull away at Geneva, Mynderse bounced back from their first loss with a win at home against Midlakes, and Wayne looked dominant in a 46-point road victory at... more

Two seniors hospitalized at Strong after violent CR 6 crash on Tuesday

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office says that two seniors were transported to Strong Memorial Hospital after an accident on County Road 6 in Geneva around 11:45 am on Tuesday. Deputies say that the accident happened on County Road 6 around 11:45 when Robert T. Ford, 80, of Rock Stream was traveling north and lost control of his vehicle due to... more

Geneva pair arrested after domestic altercation involving three generations

A three-generation altercation involving three family members resulted in two arrests. Deputies in Ontario County say that they were called to 612 County Road 6 in Geneva on Monday for the report of a dispute between three family members. Deputies were told that the altercation involved an intoxicated grandmother and daughter, who were involved in a physical altercation with a... more

Stomping Grounds moving again, this time to Seneca Street

Stomping Grounds owners Bethany and James Haswell know a little something about moving. Their original bookstore moved three times around Main Street in downtown Palmyra before they headed off to Geneva in 2011 with a rebranded business model featuring not only books of all varieties, but also home goods, antiques and more, along with custom framing. They first located on... more

Upstate Hoops: Newark, Whitman surging & Wayne County shockers (podcast)

The Newark Reds scored a big win over Mynderse on Thursday, Marcus Whitman is undefeated in the East, and Wednesday night’s results from Wayne County shocked the league. Recap the wild week that was in Wayne-Finger Lakes basketball and hear interviews with Newark’s Nate Beard, Whitman’s Nick Young, Lyons’ Ben Rockefeller and Mynderse girls varsity basketball coach Jerry Anderson. Audio... more

FOUNDRY MESS: City of Geneva could have averted lawsuit, frustration with dialogue

The old foundry was torn down long ago, its owners now dead or gone. Pollutants spewed into the atmosphere settled onto the lawns, gardens, and houses, and there they remain. I bought land in the fall zone three years ago, from a city now tasked with cleaning up the mess. The City knew my intentions for that land — agricultural... more

W-FL Friday: Waterloo holds Midlakes ‘Ransom’ at the buzzer; Red Creek’s Klein scores 1,000th point

The Waterloo Indians went to Midlakes on Friday night still seeking their first Finger Lakes East league win after five attempts. With the Indians down two with just over 2 seconds left in the game, Waterloo would inbound from the sideline and Ransom Benedicks would receive the pass… With Benedicks shot, Waterloo captured their first win since their opening game... more

Geneva Chamber names Zotos International business of the year

The Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the honorees that will be awarded at its 2017 Annual Dinner Banquet. The event will be held on January 26 at Club 86 in Geneva. The Business of the Year award will be presented to Zotos International, Inc. to honor their local history and long-standing presence in the manufacturing industry, and as... more
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