Committee calls for independent investigation into handling of Geneva Foundry

The Foundry Action Committee, a group of Geneva residents concerned about and living in the old- foundry zone, organized a press conference in response to the Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) confirmation that there was no confidentiality clause preventing Geneva city officials from informing residents of the soil contamination in the Foundry Zone. Recently, the former director of public works... more

Ontario Co. DA Tantillo talks career, prosecution, future on Inside the FLX

It’s been 38 years prosecuting for District Attorney Michael Tantillo. He has served as District Attorney for 28 of those 38 years. “It’s not an easy job. I’ve continued handling trial prosecution on felony cases, but have developed an incredibly talented team that has made our office run incredibly well,” Tantillo explained. “While this is my last year as DA,... more

Finger Lakes wineries join national organization for weekend symposium

Women for WineSense is a national organization dedicated to wine education, leadership and networking. Its roots date back nearly three decades — and how it was born is as interesting as the fermentation process itself. Michaela Rodeno and Julie Johnson founded Women for WineSense in 1990. They were prompted by their children coming home from school and asking “Why are... more

Police: Thousands in cocaine seized after disturbance in Geneva

On Sunday around 2 pm members of the Geneva Police Department responded to a disturbance at 160 Genesee St., Apartment #3. Following an investigation at the scene, Anthony J. Wiggins, 28, of Rochester was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony. Several thousand dollars of crack cocaine, powdered cocaine and marijuana packaged for sale, as well as... more

Seneca Falls woman stole diamond ring, sold it in Geneva

A Seneca Falls woman has been charged with grand larceny in Ontario County after deputies say she stole diamond ring from a residence while employed as a home health aide in March. Deputies say Stephanie L. Lafferty, 33, of Seneca Falls stole the diamond ring and then sold it in the Town of Geneva. The ring was valued at more... more

Geneva Night Out gets makeover as committee reorganizes

Geneva Night Out is excited to announce a restructuring and refocusing of its operations. In 2013, the first Geneva Night Out took place at eleven locations around downtown, featuring eight visual artists and two musical acts. Over the next 51 consecutive months, hundreds of artists (crafters, actors, musicians, writers, and more), dozens of downtown locations, and thousands of attendees helped... more

Geneva man accused of passing ‘fake’ money

A Geneva man has been arrested after an investigation into ‘fake’ money being passed around the City of Geneva. On Friday at 9 am members of the Geneva Police Department arrested Therian Damon Atkins, 31, of Geneva for first-degree felony criminal possession of a forged instrument. Bail was set at $2,000 cash or $4,000 secured bond, and additional felony charges... more

DEC: Geneva could have released foundry information

At an emotional City Council meeting June 7, a number of people came to the defense of embattled City Councilor Gordy Eddington. Their reaction was related to the Geneva Foundry contamination that has resulted in protests and legal actions. It was Eddington himself who drew the most attention that evening. After being vilified in protests, criticized in a local political... more

Toso Collects 4 Hits, Geneva beats Oneonta 4-2

For the fifth time in a row, the Geneva Red Wings (14-6) were winners on Sunday afternoon at McDonough Park in Geneva, New York. In this contest, they would defeat the Oneonta Outlaws (6-13) by a final score of 4-2. Geneva would start hot, scoring 3 runs in the first 2 innings. The first three batters would reach by way... more

SUNY trustees raise tuition on in-state students … again

State University of New York students are going to be paying more. At least those who don’t qualify for the Governor’s new Excelsior Scholarship. The SUNY board of trustees voted on Wednesday to raise tuition 3.1 percent. It brings tuition up to $6,670 for in-state students attending any four-year colleges. Opponents of the increase, which breaks down to $200 called... more

Seneca Turk Resort Winery proposed for former Seneca Lake Country Club property

The former home of Seneca Lake Country Club could be transformed into a winery/ tasting room, nine-hole golf course and clubhouse by next year. At Tuesday’s meeting of the town of Geneva Planning Board, Matt Newcomb — from Rochester-based engineering firm Passero Associates — went over some changes to the project. It is being called Seneca Turk Resort Winery. Passero... more

Hauler trashes Geneva over new regulations

When discussing alterations to the city’s waste hauler code, some City Council members predicted additional costs associated with the changes would be passed on to consumers. A little over a month after those changes were approved by a 5-4 Council vote, one hauler has done just that — and has taken aim at Ward 4 Councilor Ken Camera, the man... more

Geneva property owners file grievances

The next big showdown over the lead and arsenic soil contamination in the former Geneva Foundry neighborhoods may be over property assessments. The city’s Board of Assessment Review must make decisions on 53 property assessment grievances filed Tuesday. Most were filed by property owners within the so-called foundry contamination zone on the city’s northeast side, according to the Foundry Action... more

Geneva Chamber to co-host ribbon cutting at Five Star Urgent Care

The Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that it will be co-hosting its next Member Milestone Celebration on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. The event will include an Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to honor the official Grand Opening of Geneva’s newest urgent care facility- Five Star Urgent Care, located at 1 White Springs Road in the Tops Plaza,... more

Farmington woman charged with possessing controlled substance

A 22-year-old Farmington woman was charged with possessing a controlled substance following a traffic stop on County Rd. 6. Deputies say Jessica M. Muckey, 22, of Farmington was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance after a traffic stop in Geneva. She was transported to the Ontario County Jail and will answer the charge at a later date.... more

Geneva Police Department seeks to fill positions

The Geneva Police Department has two vacancies and is seeking people currently employed as a New York state certified full- or part-time police officer, with permanent civil service classification, to join the department. To be eligible for a lateral transfer, an officer must: • Have a clean service record. • Have been hired from a valid New York State Civil... more

Ribbon cutting held at Lakeview Geneva, LLC (photo)

Chamber staff, Board Members, Ambassadors, and local business and community members attended the official ribbon cutting celebration at Lakeview Geneva, LLC (One Franklin Square) on Friday, June 2nd, 2017. The event was one of the Chamber’s featured Milestone Celebrations and showcased the Grand Opening of the recently completed luxury apartments, located on the top floor of the historic downtown building.... more
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