Suicide prevention forum coming up in Ontario County

There have been a rash of suicides recently among area teens and young adults. Helping people avoid reaching the point where they take their own lives is the subject of a forum scheduled for later this month. “Talk Saves Lives” is slated for a 7 p.m. start March 29 in Finger Lakes Community College’s Geneva campus center on Pulteney Street.... more

Archer’s 7 points lead Hobart over Wagner

The Hobart College lacrosse opened Northeast Conference play with an 11-5 win at Wagner College this afternoon. The Statesmen got several career-high performances in the game. First-year Ryan Archer led the charge with a season-high seven points on two goals and a season-high five assists. Junior Matthew Pedicine dominated the faceoff X, winning 16-of-20 while scooping up a career-high nine... more

DEC plans to nearly double Foundry-area property cleanups in 2018

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is preparing for a second year of cleaning up contaminated properties near the former Geneva Foundry, with nearly twice as many on the to-do list for 2018. With work set to begin next month, the DEC and state Department of Health are co-hosting public availability sessions from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to... more

Hobart heads to Wagner to open NEC play

The Hobart College lacrosse team will open Northeast Conference play at Wagner College on Saturday, March 17. The opening faceoff at Hameline Field is set for 1 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on WHWS-FM (105.7). Fans can watch the game online on NECFrontRow.com. The Statesmen (2-4) are looking to rebound from a 12-9 loss at undefeated Georgetown last... more

FLX WEEKLY: St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Edition (podcast)

More winter weather is delaying the start of spring, which officially begins next week in the Finger Lakes, but spirits should still be high with St. Patrick’s Day coming up on Saturday. Join Sydney Rogers, Jim Sinicropi & Josh Durso to find out some local options for finding Irish cheer, get the details on our coverage of Midlakes girls basketball... more

Plans unveiled for Seneca Turk Resort in Geneva

If the project comes to fruition, the former home of Seneca Lake Country Club will one day include a new golf course, winery, lodge, events center and up to 100 townhomes around the golf layout. During an informal presentation Tuesday evening to the Geneva Town Board, Matt Newcomb — from Rochester-based engineering firm Passero Associates — went over the plan.... more

GAS LEAK RESOLVED: Geneva CSD gives ‘all clear’ after incident on Wednesday

A gas leak at the Geneva City School District Carter Road complex Wednesday night was resolved without incident. The leak, which occurred at about 10:30 p.m. was caused when a small custodial vehicle bumped a gas line in the middle and high school kitchen, causing it to break. Only the evening cleaning crew was present in the building at the... more

Phase 2: Update on contaminated soil in Geneva

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is about to begin Phase- 2 in the cleanup of properties near the former foundry in Geneva. A public availability session has been set for March 27. The DEC says 40 properties will be cleaned this year. At this point, 21 properties have already been cleaned. Daily Messenger: Read More more

Police: Waterloo man had 5 lbs of marijuana in car during traffic stop

On March 12th at approximately 4:15 p.m. a 39-year-old Geneva resident was taken into custody on felony possession charges after a traffic stop on North Street. Geneva Police say John Dickson, 39, of Waterloo was charged with second-degree criminal possession of marijuana and three counts of aggravated unlicensed operation. He was also charged with operating a vehicle without an interlock... more

Police seek public’s assistance after armed robbery at Geneva liquor store

On Friday at approximately 8:46 p.m. members of the Geneva Police Department responded to Saglimbeni Liquor Store located on East North Street for a reported armed robbery. Upon investigation it was determined that a white male, wearing a ski mask entered the store, displayed what appeared to be a handgun — and demanded money from the staff. An undisclosed amount... more

F.A. Church Hardware closing doors in Geneva after more than eight decades

Small, independent hardware stores have been fading from America’s main street landscapes. The culprit: changing retail trends, most notably the rise of big-box retailers with huge inventories and showroom space and marketing and pricing clout that small stores generally can’t match. F.A. Church Hardware bucked those retail trends for decades. Until now. The store at 410 Exchange St., which has... more

Finger Lakes Cornhole announces March events

Finger Lakes Cornhole has partnered with Bottomless Brewery and TJ’s Dipping Sauce to host a indoor cornhole league. The league will meet on Friday nights starting with a Kickoff event this Friday March 16th! The league officially begins on March 23rd through April 27th. The cost is $40 per team due Week 1. The Grand Prize is a Finger Lakes... more

Geneva city officials look to save building facade

A vacant and partly demolished Linden Street property appears destined for more demo. The question, it seems, is how far the demolition of the long-vacant building at 29 Linden St. will go? Building owner Calvin Ruthven’s plan to redevelop the property are similar to the building’s current condition: It’s fallen apart. Instead of a reuse of the building that Ruthven... more

Geneva man charged with contempt after texting ‘protected’ party

A Geneva man was arrested and committed to the Ontario County Jail after violating a stay away order of protection, according to deputies. Andrew J. Barnhill, 48, of Geneva was charged with first-degree contempt after sending several text messages to a protected party in violation of an order of protection. He was arraigned in Geneva Town court and committed to... more

Twisted Rail becomes a ‘staple’ for downtown Geneva

Over the past few years, Twisted Rail Brewing Company has become a staple stopping place for the Finger Lakes. In an area renowned for locally-brewed beverages, the microbrewery has found success in this niche market. With two popular locations in Canandaigua and Macedon, the owners of Twisted Rail recently decided to open their Seneca Lake Tasting Room in downtown Geneva.... more

Knights slip past Statesmen in NCAA 1st round game

The No. 5/3 Hobart College hockey team was edged 4-2 by No. 3/5 Geneseo tonight in an NCAA Division III Men’s Ice Hockey Championship first round game in The Cooler. The Statesmen finish the season with an 18-6-5 overall record. The Knights are now 20-5-3 and advance to the second round of the NCAA tournament where they will face Colby... more

Geneva City Council puts limit on Linden closures

Instead of taking a leap forward for 2018 when it comes to Linden Street closures, City Council decided it was best to take a step back — to 2017. A proposal to add Sundays to the Linden Street closings this summer was nixed by City Council Wednesday evening. Instead, Council chose to keep the schedule in place in 2017 that... more

Hobart lacrosse falls to undefeated Hoyas in DC

Hobart gave the undefeated Georgetown Hoyas lacrosse team a run for the money on Saturday afternoon in Washington DC, but ultimately fell short, losing 12-9 on Cooper Field. Hobart College junior Chris Aslanian scored twice and set up three other goals. Among Division I Statesmen, he moved up to eighth in career assists (47), moved into a tie for 14th in... more
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