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Geneva’s the place — here and elsewhere

What do New York State, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Nebraska, Texas, Idaho and Switzerland have in common? They all have a city, town, or village name Geneva. Proof of it can be seen at the Geneva signs, a newly installed pole display near Geneva’s Long Pier and close to the ice cream stand. You’ll also view... more

What are lowest rated bridges in Ontario County?

With just a few more weeks left before the start of a new school year, area families are busy wrapping up vacations, road trips and the annual treks “over the river and through the woods, to grandmother’s house.” But have you ever wondered about the safety of these summer jaunts — particularly the portion “over the river”? New York state... more

Cancer struggle turns into financial struggle for Mark and Lisa Rager

Mark and Lisa Rager met on a blind date some two decades ago, fell in love and eventually married, living a modest middle-class life in an impeccably kept home on Oak Street in the city. Mark, a strapping man with a quick smile, was always on the go, working around the house, riding bikes and following his favorite sports teams,... more

Geneva City Golf Championship down to final match

The Geneva City Golf Championship tournament is down to the final two participants and will feature a match-up between teacher and student. After a qualifying round to produce the 16-man field, and 3 rounds of match play at Big Oak GC and Geneva Country Club, the final match will be between Joey Maher and Bill McDermott. Mayer is a freshman... more

Geneva begins recruiting for ‘Complaint Resource Assistants’ to address policing issues

Geneva is moving forward with efforts to improve transparency with law enforcement. The Geneva Police Department and Geneva Community Compact Steering Committee announced the start of recruiting for volunteers to support a complaint process for the department. Complaint Resource Assistants, as they will be called, will train in department protocol and policies. They will provide technical support to those seeking... more

FLX WEEKLY: Your August weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Join Jessica Lahr, JIm Sinicropi and Josh Durso for a look at your weekend ahead. With just two more weekends left in August, find out how the weather is shaping up and what events are happening around the region. Also, we discuss the top local stories of the week on FingerLakes1.com and show you our favorite local photos from the... more

THE DEBRIEF: Multiple situations involving DEC, future of FLX discussed (podcast)

On Tuesday’s edition of the Debrief Podcast Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso are back discussing all of the latest issues including a sewage spill in Geneva, which resulted in the closure of one popular beach last weekend. The duo discussed Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s July fundraiser event, a DEC hearing in Seneca Falls on the future of landfilling, as well as... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Marcus Whitman grad & MMA fighter Evander Russ (podcast)

Meet Geneva native and Marcus Whitman graduate Evander Russ who competes in the world of Mixed Martial Arts and KUDO fighting. Hear Evander’s inspirational story and why he is studying to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. . You can donate to Evander at https://www.gofundme.com/takingcareofchavez . AUDIO ONLY VERSION: . more

Geneva transfer station could employ waste-eating worms

There could be thousands of new workers at the city’s transfer station on Doran Avenue in the future. But they won’t be people — they’ll be worms. The city is working with Seneca-based Organix Green Industries to create a vermiculture center at the transfer station. Organix operates a vermiculture center on County Road 4 in Seneca. Vermiculture is the use... more

Geneva woman faces felony charge after illegally using EBT card

Deputies arrested a 23-year-old Geneva resident on welfare fraud charges following an investigation into the illegal usage of an electronic benefits transfer card. Elizabeth A. Stedge, 23, of Geneva used the EBT card of another person who had been incarcerated in the jail, in order to purchase items with food stamps, which she wasn’t entitled, according to deputies. Investigators added... more

16-year-old airlifted to Strong, charged with DWI after Phelps crash

A 16-year-old Geneva teen is facing a driving while intoxicated charge, according to deputies after an accident happened on Friday around 12:30 pm. Deputies say the teen is currently recovering at Strong Memorial Hospital and has been charged. The teen had to be airlifted from the scene after suffering leg and arm injuries following a crash that happened off the... more

Hobart and William Smith alumnus returns to assume presidency

Taking over the presidency of Hobart and William Smith Colleges is sort of a homecoming for Gregory Vincent, an alumnus, renowned civil rights expert, attorney and award-winning educator. “It has been the honor of my career to come back to my alma mater to serve as president,” he said during a recent interview at his Geneva office. “I love my... more

Tractor-trailer catches fire on SR 14 in Geneva

Deputies say a tractor-trailer fire resulted in the White Springs and West Lake Road fire departments to be called to the scene on State Route 14. The fire was noticed by the operator of the tractor-trailer around 12:24 pm on Thursday. Douglas Shoemarker, 59, of Shortsville noticed the rear tires on the passenger’s side of the trailer were on fire.... more

FLX WEEKLY: Pirates in Palmyra, Microbursts & NYS Wine Festival in Canandaigua (podcast)

Get ready for your August weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes as the Pirates of the Erie Canal invade Palmyra and wine lovers from across the state converge on Canandaigua for the New York State Wine Festival. Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi and Josh Durso for a look at the top local photos of the week, your weekend weather outlook... more

Seneca Lake beach cleared for swimming following sewage release

The waters at Seneca Lake State Park have been deemed clean enough for swimming. The state Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation reopened the beach Tuesday. Results of the testing were posted, and the beach was declared “clear after resample.” An Aug. 2 sample prior to the recent spill indicated acceptable levels of E. coli at 133 colonies per... more
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