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Geneva walking/biking study results to be unveiled

Geneva residents can learn more about a city-town plan to improve the area’s walking and biking infrastructure this coming Saturday. The Active Transportation Draft Plan informational session will take place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Hydrant Hose bingo room, 61 Geneva St. Those attending should use the public parking lot side entrance. The session is being hosted by... more

Former Hobart star Marpet moving to center for Bucs

Former star offensive lineman for Hobart College in Geneva, Ali Marpet, is moving to center for the Buccaneers this season. Marpet was the highest drafted Division III player in NFL history. Tampa Bay selected him in the second round of the 2015 draft. Six-foot-four-inch 300 pound lineman from downstate played left tackle at Hobart and right guard for the Bucs... more

Geneva man charged with felony DWI

A 26-year-old Geneva man was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, as well as aggravated driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop on Carter Rd. Deputies say Curtice E. Davis, of Geneva was arrested on the felony charge after it was learned that he had a previous conviction. His blood-alcohol content was also found to be higher than .18 percent.... more

Brown’s big day boosts Hobart into 1st place tie

Senior attackman Frank Brown enjoyed a record-matching day on Senior Day at Boswell Field, leading the Hobart College lacrosse team to a 15-8 Northeast Conference victory over Mount St. Mary’s University. He tied the program’s Division I record for goals in a game, scoring six times and adding two assists for a career-high eight points. With today’s results, the NEC... more

Latest from FLX as water levels continue to rise (full-coverage)

It’s a bad situation. As a whole, the region is several inches over “normal” rainfall amounts for the last two months. While the Finger Lakes didn’t see the snowmelt that sometimes contributes to springtime flooding — we have seen plenty of spring rains. On Thursday a road washed out in Geneva. Coastal communities along Lake Ontario have been on edge... more

White Springs Brook washes out Turk Rd. in Geneva

One Geneva roadway is completely impassable thanks to the heavy rains that fell over the last two days. While official word has not come out of the area, Turk Rd. in Geneva was washed away by the White Springs Brook. The roadway, which sat over a culvert, eroded away from the excessive rain and runoff. Those in the area say... more

Risk for boaters elevated at Canandaigua Lake

  Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero says that boaters need to use extreme caution when on the waters of Canandaigua Lake. He said, “Officers are confirming debris below the surface, primarily tree limbs and logs, that present a danger if struck by a boat.” The recent rains have wreaked havoc on the region, causing runoff, water rise, and a variety... more

Dr. Gregory Vincent named next president of HWS

Just like that Hobart & William Smith Colleges has a well-defined future in a new leader. Chair of the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Board of Trustees Thomas S. Bozzuto ’68 announced that the Board had unanimously voted to approve the Presidential Search Committee’s recommendation, naming Dr. Gregory Vincent ’83 the 27th President of Hobart College and the 16th of... more

Geneva to host information session on Active Transportation Plan

On April 29th from 9:30 am until 11:30 am an Active Transportation Draft Plan informational session hosted by the Active Transportation Plan Committee. The session will take place at the Hydrant Hose Bingo Room located at 61 Geneva Street. The session will have a presentation to share recommendations and then have an open house gallery of materials to review, ask... more

Taking on ‘Value of Villages’ in Ontario County

If you own property in one of Ontario County’s eight villages, then you pay a village property tax on top of your town tax. That village tax is the center of a study by two Ontario County men who formed a nonprofit to shed light on the cost of local government. With the village of Rushville facing a June 27... more

Newly obtained documents raise questions in Geneva (podcast)

Tonight on the Debrief Podcast the Geneva Foundry took center stage as Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso discussed the ongoing debate, litigation and scrutiny that the City of Geneva faces moving forward. Did all parties involved handle the information that they were receiving responsibly? Did any current member of council, or any former officials have information that could have swayed... more

Two children killed in Thruway crash ID’d

State Police released the identities of those involved in the fatal accident on the New York State Thruway early-Monday morning. The driver, who is in critical condition, was identified as Sean Ferguson, of Buffalo. The two children who died in the wreck were identified as Amir and Shamel Middleton. They were 9- and 11-years-old respectively. The passenger, identified as 34-year-old... more

Kid-friendly St. Peter’s relishes its past, future

In a year when St. Peter’s Church is reflecting on its past, it also has its eyes firmly fixed on the future. And it’s a bright one, built through its emphasis on youth, family and music. Lots of music. The Episcopal church at the corner of Genesee and Lewis streets is celebrating its 150th year next month. “The church is... more

Geneva City school spending plan up slightly

Voters in the City School District will consider a nearly $52.46 million budget in May that raises taxes a maximum of 1.23 percent. The Board of Education adopted the spending plan at Monday’s regular meeting. The tax levy of $18,878,664 is a 3.2 percent rise over the current budget. However, a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement with Seneca Foods has ended, resulting in... more

DOT official touts Finger Lakes Welcome Center in Geneva

The state’s director of transportation said the city is the perfect spot for a new state welcome center. Matt Driscoll, director of the Department of Transportation, was at the Finger Lakes Community College Geneva campus Thursday afternoon to tout highlights of the recently enacted 2017-18 state budget. A number of local officials were in attendance. Driscoll is one of several... more

Funding at risk for affordable housing projects in Geneva

Hundreds of people are on waiting lists in the Finger Lakes for affordable housing. Meanwhile, in Geneva, two public housing apartments that provide more than 200 units for families and seniors needing affordable housing require major improvements. But the $18 million project is in jeopardy because of red tape that could result in the stripping of needed funding. Together, the... more
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