ZBA could vote on Trinity Episcopal Church application tonight

A long-awaited vote by the city Zoning Board of Appeals that, if approved, would likely pave the way for a multimillion redevelopment of Trinity Episcopal Church is likely to take place tonight. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at 255 Exchange St., and Neal Braman, who heads development services for the city of Geneva, said the board will first go... more

SCHOOL VOTE RESULTS: Budgets pass by large margins in the FLX

School budgets were passed by wide margins in the Finger Lakes. While there were some interesting races for board of education seats — many districts saw voters turn out and reaffirm support for incumbents, who had previously served. The race between 10 candidates for the Waterloo Central School District Board of Education was most-interesting — even as two incumbents won... more

Hobart and William Smith grads inspired to seek challenge

Hobart and William Smith Colleges awarded more than 500 graduates with degrees Sunday at the colleges’ 2018 commencement ceremony. Featured speaker John Grotzinger, a 1979 Hobart alumnus — and the mission leader and project scientist for NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory, who guided the team that landed the Curiosity Rover on Mars — recounted the trials and adventures following his own... more

NEW WEEK, SAME PROBLEM: Community cleaning up mess left behind by Feher

For some residents and business owners, the abrupt closure of Feher Rubbish Removal hasn’t just been inconvenient – it’s been downright worrisome. “I just don’t know what we’re going to do. We’re not the only ones seeking out a new contract, and every carrier we’ve called is either ‘too busy’ to take on new customers with gone, or aren’t... more

Bella restaurant in Geneva reopens this week

A downtown restaurant that closed earlier this year as part of an effort to find new business partners is back open — and with a new name. Bellas Sicilian Ristorante, formerly La Mia Bella Sicilia, opens its 93 Seneca St. doors at 5 p.m. today and closes at 10. Tomás Gonzalez closed the eatery in February as he sought additional... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Ted Baker of Finger Lakes Radio on politics, changes in the business, and more (podcast)

While broadcast has evolved over the years, especially with the growth of digital media – some names have remained relevant. One of those names locally, who has stayed a force in bringing news to listeners every day is Ted Baker. The longtime host of Finger Lakes Morning News on WGVA will be in-studio at 10 a.m. talking about the changes... more

Residents, leaders scramble as Feher Rubbish shuts down

Feher Rubbish is going out of business. At close of business on Friday the company, which has existed for more than 50 years will be no more. Cicero Town Supervisor Mark Venesky verified that information with ownership. “We have 10,200 households in the town of Cicero. This is a health crisis because if we don’t pick up garbage we have... more

Newark driver ticketed after crash, Geneva woman suffers neck injury

Deputies say that a 32-year-old Geneva woman suffered a neck injury after her vehicle was struck from behind. Emily McDonald, 32, of Geneva was traveling west on Route 96 — and stopped to make a left turn onto County Road 6 when her vehicle was struck from behind. The second vehicle was operated by Gregory Wolf, 43, of Newark —... more

NO CHARGES FILED: Infant returned to temporary guardian after being located in Geneva

Update #2 – No Charges Filed On May 10th at 5:40 a.m., the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a child that was removed from a residence located at 325 Rock Cabin Road in the Village of Montour Falls. The child, Gionna K. Harter, who is under 1-month-old, was removed by her mother Katrina M. Harter. Katrina Harter,... more

Patsy’s Drive-In, a Border City institution, to change hands after 40 years

On Sunday, Patsy Lee Dickens will celebrate Mother’s Day by flipping her last burger at the restaurant she has owned and operated for 40 years. Dickens has sold Patsy’s Drive-In, a Border City institution, to Barry Stillwell, a bank executive, and Walt Conkey, a winery executive. The closing is set for today. FL Times: Read More more

WeBe Brewing of Geneva gets its first medal

WeBe Brewing has been open less than two months, but it’s already a medal winner. The craft brewery, which opened in late March, captured a bronze medal at the TAP New York Craft Beer and Food Festival April 28 and 29 at Hunter Mountain in the Catskills, one of the major craft beer competitions in the state. FL Times: Read... more

Three arrested on felony robbery charges after Pick Quick investigation in Geneva

Police say three arrests have been made in connection with a robbery that took place at Pick Quick in Geneva on April 29th. Around 8:32 p.m. Geneva Police and deputies from three Sheriff’s Offices arrested Jessica L. Cram, 27, of Wolcott, Miguel A. Perez, 26, of Wolcott, and Orlando Perez-Lopez, 39. The trio were charged with first-degree robbery, a Class... more

Charlotte’s Web comes to the Smith Opera House Stage

The Smith Center for the Arts will present Charlotte’s Web at 10 a.m. and noon on Monday, May 21st, performed by Theatreworks USA. Charlotte’s Web is part of The Smith’s ArtSmart Educational Theatre Program. While the 10 a.m. performance is sold out, tickets still remain for the noon show. Both performances take place at the Smith Opera House at 82... more

City of Geneva helps Food Justice find home

A nonprofit organization that gleans produce at local farms and distributes it at no cost to people in need has a permanent home. Last week, City Council approved a $20,134 allocation to the organization, which includes, among other things, funds for a walk-in cooler and rental money for space at the Geneva Enterprise Development Center. The unanimous approval of funds... more

Geneva woman wins free groceries for a year

Jay Morabito is a very perceptive second-grader. The 8-year-old knew something was up when his great-grandmother, Joan Morabito of Geneva, began to act and talk excitedly. “She was acting like she drank 18 bottles of Mountain Dew,” he said. And right now, she certainly can buy 18 bottles of the soda. Actually, she can buy a whole lot more. Morabito... more

Geneva woman arrested on felony charges after domestic incident in Seneca Falls

On May 5th at 8:00 p.m. the Town of Seneca Falls Police Department arrested a 55-year-old Geneva resident following a domestic incident. Fairy D. Devereaux, 55, of Geneva was arrested after police were called to a verbal argument at an apartment complex between a male and female. While investigating the incident police learned of an order of protection, which restricted... more

Finding a niche in nursing: School nurse Kim Seidel is ‘making a difference’

For the past three years, registered nurse Kim Seidel has been a source of comfort, healing and fun for third-, fourth- and fifth-graders at Geneva’s North Street School. Seidel graduated from Finger Lakes Health College of Nursing in 2013, at age 35. “Being an adult learner was probably the best decision I ever made in my life,” she said. “I... more

Geneva drug dealer takes plea deal

A Geneva drug dealer grudgingly accepted a plea deal Friday that will see him sentenced to more than a decade behind bars. Maurice “Flash” Maxon, 32, pleaded guilty in Ontario County Court to second-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a class A-2 felony. Combined with a previous drug conviction, Maxon will be sentenced by Judge Frederick Reed to 11... more
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