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Geneva Town Board opposes incinerator project

The Town Board has come out against what Supervisor Mark Venuti called the “trash incinerator” proposed for the former Seneca Army Depot in Romulus. “The more I learn about this, the more I believe the people peddling this are totally wrong,” Venuti said. “They are making it sound like some kind of ‘green energy’ thing, and it’s the opposite.” The... more

Mynderse, Penn Yan & Wayne notch East wins; Bloomfield girls edge Whitman (W-FL round-up 12/15)

Three of the top contenders for the Finger Lakes East title each recorded wins on Friday night. In Wayne County action Lyons defended home court against Gananda and it was an emotional night in Marion. On the girls’ side, Bloomfield snuck by Marcus Whitman in Rushville as the Bombers’ Braelin Scott recorded her 6th straight double-double. Full results below… W-FL... more

Geneva will auction off two city-owned residential properties

Interested in buying a house in the city? The city is planning to auction off two vacant residential properties it has acquired through a tax foreclosure process. The properties are: • 182 South West St. — The house will be shown to prospective bidders from 9 to 10 a.m. Jan. 20. The auction of that property will be 10 a.m.... more

Donovan leads Whitman over Bloomfield; Newark holds off Geneva (W-FL round-up 12/14)

Bloomfield senior guard Pat Geitner returned to his home gymnasium on Tuesday night after scoring 50 points in the Bombers double-overtime win at Honeoye two nights ago. Waiting for Geitner and Bloomfield would be Jon Donovan and the Marcus Whitman Wildcats in a match-up of a pair of 2-0 Finger Lakes West teams in a game that would be streamed... more

FLX WEEKLY: Round-up your wintry week in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi and Josh Durso recap the past Wonderful Life weekend in Seneca Falls, talk about the first snowfall of the year, Brian Kolb’s bid for governor, the weather for the December weekend ahead, and some great local photos taken in the past week here in the Finger Lakes. . more

KOLB FOR GOVERNOR: Assembly Leader launches website, campaign for 2018 bid

“I’m Brian Kolb, candidate for Governor to bring honest leadership to New York.” Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb is expected to make a formal announcement on Tuesday, but with those words on the website KolbForNewYork.com — the Leader formalized his efforts to make New York better. Kolb currently serves as Assemblyman for all of Ontario, and part of Seneca County.... more

Geitner’s 50 points lift Bloomfield over Honeoye in 2 OT thriller (W-FL round-up 12/12)

It took 2 overtimes on Tuesday night but the Bloomfield Bombers survived a trip to Honeoye to escape with a 101-99 win in the most exciting game of the year in the Wayne-Finger Lakes. Bloomfield senior Patrick Geitner exploded for nearly half of his team’s output ending with an incredible 50 points. Even more impressive, just 6 of the 50... more

Colleagues, councilors call Horn’s departure a big loss for the city

As news of Matt Horn’s departure as city manager spreads, those who’ve worked with him since 2007 are calling it a big loss for the city. Horn announced Friday that he has accepted a job with a not-for-profit consulting firm in the Washington, D.C. area. His last day on the job at City Hall will be Jan. 12. City Comptroller... more

THE DEBRIEF: Debating incinerators, campus safety & Geneva’s future (podcast)

A number of hot-button issues will be discussed on a special edition of the Debrief Podcast. After a delay to the taping of the podcast last week, the news broke this weekend that Geneva City Manager Matt Horn would be exiting his post as the highest ranking administrative figure in Geneva. His unexpected exit, and what it means for Geneva... more

Several arrested on alleged alcohol sales to minors in Ontario County

Seven Ontario County residents were arrested over the weekend as part of a law enforcement sweep of county bars and stores to see how compliant they were with laws regarding alcohol sales to minors. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office led the joint investigation Saturday evening, along with representatives of the Canandaigua and Geneva City Police Departments, the New York State... more

Ken Camera pushes Council to oppose incinerator

City Councilor Ken Camera is urging his fellow members to formally oppose the proposed trash incinerator at the former Seneca Army Depot in Romulus. Circular EnerG LLC is proposing to build what it is calling a $365 million waste-to-energy plant on a 48.3-acre parcel at the former depot. The proposal is being reviewed by the Romulus town Planning Board, which... more

UPDATE: Matt Horn releases statement, will vacate post next month

Matt Horn said there were skeptics who didn’t think he’d last long as manager of this Ontario County city, that he’d jump ship when the next best thing came along. That was nearly 10 years ago. And now, though he will be leaving the post for a new job, he will walk away as the second-longest-serving manager in the city’s... more

Geneva Chamber announces new supporting sponsor for dinner

The Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce has announced a new supporting sponsor for its 2018 Annual Dinner Banquet. The event, which will be held on Thursday, January 25 at Club 86, will be sponsored by the Lake Tunnel Solar Village, presented by SmallGrid. The Lake Tunnel Solar Village is a townhome project of SmallGrid LLC, which was founded in 2016... more

LATEST: Geneva man charged with murder after fatal shooting

Police say a 30-year-old Geneva man was taken into custody after a lengthy standoff in Wayne County and charged in a homicide investigation. Police say at 3:02 am on Thursday the Geneva Police Department, with the assistance of the Ontario, Seneca, Wayne, and Monroe Sheriff’s Offices arrested Willie Dixon McKoy Jr., 30, of Geneva for second-degree murder. State Police also... more

FLX WEEKLY: It’s a wonderful weekend ahead in Seneca Falls (podcast)

With just three weekends left until Christmas the holiday events are picking up across the region. There is no bigger event this December than the annual It’s A Wonderful Life Festival in Seneca Falls set for Friday-Sunday with the It’s A Wonderful Run 5K on Saturday. Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi and Josh Durso have all the details including your weekend... more

Ontario County World War II vet recalls POW days

During his five months as a prisoner of war in World War II, Ralph Felice often thought he would never make it out alive. Seventy-two years later and still going strong at the age of 92, the Waterloo resident credits his survival to the camaraderie of fellow POWs who were held by the Germans after being captured in the Battle... more

Residents disagree as Geneva Council waives controversial residency requirement

Residents sounded off at Wednesday’s Geneva City Council meeting – as the councilors considered a resolution that would waive the residency requirement of Geneva Police Chief Jeff Trickler. Trickler was hired as the city’s chief of police in 2011, and according to City Manager Matt Horn, was done with the expectation that he would become a city resident. When hired... more
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