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Geneva PD: Drug bust results in felony arrest, charges pending

On Friday around 10 am members of the Geneva Police Department executed a search warrant at 77 Herbert St. in Geneva resulting in the arrest of a Geneva man after packaged crack cocaine was found inside his home. John A. Harrison Jr., 41, of Geneva was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Police say that crack cocaine packaged... more

Geneva Foundry case: Attorney files amended claim

The lawyer for residents of the Geneva Foundry neighborhoods has filed an amended notice of claim against the state, city and county over soil contamination from the closed foundry operation. The initial notice of claim was filed in January by attorney Steve Williams of Syracuse. A notice of claim is not a formal lawsuit, but reserves the claimants right to... more

THREE CHARGED: Another suspect arrested in Wadsworth St. shooting

On Wednesday, the Geneva Police Department’s Detective Bureau and the Rochester U.S. Marshals Task Force apprehended the third suspect involved in the Wadsworth St. shooting in the city of Geneva. Joshua Quincy Johnson, 24, of Rochester was charged with two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault, three counts of first-degree robbery, and four counts of first-degree burglary.... more

FLX Weekly: State titles for Watkins Glen & Moravia; Village elections held (podcast)

Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi, Jessamy Uticone and Josh Durso for Wednesday’s edition of FLX Weekly to recap the top stories of the week in the Finger Lakes. Find out why FingerLakes1.com is not happy with ESPN and take a look at the weekend weather and event slate ahead. more

Geneva IDA OKs Guardian tax deal

Corporate welfare or the reality of what it takes to retain businesses — and jobs — in the highly competitive world of economic development, especially in upstate New York? That’s the dilemma the city’s Industrial Development Agency faced in pondering a new tax-incentive package for Guardian Industries at its meeting Tuesday morning. Ultimately, IDA members decided that rolling the dice... more

Geneva Chamber to host ribbon cutting at Branch by Bellangelo

The Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that it will be co-hosting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Open House on Friday, March 31, 2017 to celebrate the grand opening of Branch by Bellangelo. Located at 226 Turk Road in Geneva, the business opened in the fall of 2016. Branch, a satellite tasting room for Villa Bellangelo winery, offers wine... more

Geneva school district gets $5.85M grant

City school officials said Monday that the district has been awarded a $5.85 million 21st Century Learning Center Grant. The state Education Department announced last week that, starting in the 2017-18 school year, the district will receive $1.17 million per year for five years. This extremely competitive, federally funded grant supports the creation of community learning centers that operate programs... more

Cornell Cooperative Extension to offer wine cork wreath workshop

Cornell Cooperative Extension, 480 N. Main St., Canandaigua, will offer its Spring Wine Cork Wreath Workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. April 3. Master Gardeners Pat Bartholomew and Sandy Ebberts will show attendees how to use saved wine and champagne corks to form flowers and create a spring wreath. Bring a glue gun, 50-200 corks and other decorations to add... more

JFK’s legacy on public service examined at HWS

The executive director of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation will be part of a panel discussion Wednesday at Hobart and William Smith Colleges examining how the Kennedy presidency shaped the future of American public service — from his leadership during the Cold War to his establishment of the Peace Corps. Steven Rothstein will speak as part of the President’s... more

Public forums to address Geneva town zoning code changes

The town has scheduled two public forums to discuss changes to its zoning code. Both sessions will be held Saturday. The first will be from 9 to 11 a.m. in the West Lake Road firehouse on Route 14. The second runs from 1 to 3 p.m. in the North Side firehouse on Carter Road. Planners from Ithaca-based George R. Frantz... more

WEBER: Katie MacIntyre & the Boston Marathon and Menzo Case on financial markets (podcast)

Generations Bank President Menzo Case and Marketing Director Katie MacIntyre join the Web Dog in-studio to talk about the Right to Run 19K, Katie’s participation in the upcoming Boston Marathon, and Menzo’s take on the current financial climate and healthcare situation in America. AUDIO ONLY VERSION: more

History, culture and more come together in program at Geneva High School

The organizers of Saturday’s Seneca Lake Academy at Geneva didn’t want participants to sit in lectures that resembled some dry C-SPAN book discussion. “Our goal was to have engaging speakers,” said Jill Ritter, a member of Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association, which sponsored the day-long event at Geneva High School with the high school’s Green Club, headed by Sydney Mittiga,... more

Both drivers ticketed after two car crash on Fort Hill Rd.

On Saturday around 12:23 pm deputies responded to Fort Hill Rd. in Seneca for an accident involving two vehicles. Deputies say an SUV operated by Judy Buddle, of Geneva was traveling south on Fort Hill Rd. when it turned left in front of a sedan operated by Kara Maples, of Geneva. Buddle suffered a leg injury in the accident and... more

Geneva Town Board taking steps to be more ‘green’

In an ongoing effort to reduce its carbon footprint, the Town Board passed a pair of environmentally focused resolutions at its meeting Tuesday. One was to create the position of Climate Smart community coordinator. Town Supervisor Mark Venuti said the town became such a community two years ago; Climate Smart is a state initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and... more

FLACRA rebrands, unveils new tagline, website

Finger Lakes Addictions Counseling and Referral Agency (FLACRA) has a new name, new brand identity and website. Now called Finger Lakes Area Counseling and Recovery Agency, FLACRA's rebrand "represents the organization's core values and strong commitment to clients, staff, referral sources, donors and the community," the organization announced. Using the tagline "Together we will," the rebranding initiative began last year... more

Residents can weigh in on chicken ordinance Monday

A three-year-old proposal to allow residents to own egg-laying hens in the city drew plenty of concerns from City Council and from some residents earlier this year. The concerns were so strong, that the city’s chief proponent of the effort, resident Jeff Henderson, asked to withdraw the proposal. However, his chief Council supporter of the effort, Ward 4 Councilor Ken... more

N. Wadsworth St. fire under investigation; home suffers extensive damage (photos & video)

The call for a structure fire at 17 N. Wadsworth St. came in at 6:29 pm. Shortly thereafter, crews from the Geneva Fire Department were on the scene. While the video below depicts a chaotic scene, Geneva Fire Chief Michael Combs reports that when crews arrived — smoke and fire was showing from the second story. Photos from the scene... more

FOUNDRY FACTS: DEC announces cleanup process for Geneva residents

The cleanup process will tentatively begin this summer. That doesn’t mean property owners should expect contamination-free soil by the end of 2017, though. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation released a fact sheet for neighbors of the former Geneva Foundry, which highlights the cleanup efforts that will be taken on in the coming months. It’s an extensive, years-long,... more
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