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CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Burrall focuses on rebuilding in city council campaign

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Tom Burrall of C. S. Burrall & Son Inc. looks to rebuild Ward 1 under the Democratic Party. As the current vice president of the Geneva Business Improvement District, a member on the board of directors for Finger Lakes Health and the Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association as well as a commissioner on Geneva Historic Districts Commission, Burrall believes that... more

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Cass attempts return to representing Geneva on City Council

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Cass attempts return to representing Geneva on City Council
A former city councilor and mayor in Don Cass seeks a return to his previously-held seat on City Council by representing the Republican Party in Ward 3. Cass, the faith formation coordinator at Our Lady of Peace Parish and a board member at Finger Lakes Community College was concerned with as the vice chair of the Republican Committee in not... more

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Regan vows to create more triumphs for Geneva on City Council

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Regan vows to create more triumphs for Geneva on City Council
Jan Regan, a small business owner, former president and interim executive director at the Smith Center for Arts takes center stage by running for City Council on behalf of Ward 3 under the Democratic Party. Regan does not shy away sharing her love for Geneva after claiming the city as her home in 1978. Since then, she has served the... more

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Noone looks to bring new perspective to Geneva City Council

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Noone looks to bring new perspective to Geneva City Council
Anthony Noone, a special education teacher in Romulus’ school district seeks to secure a role as Councilor At-Large on behalf of the Democratic Party. At the age of 18 while attending high school, Noone ran for Seneca Falls’ Board of Education and eventually was seated on their board before graduating. He even served a second time amid working within Geneva... more

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Evelyn Naragon Buisch looks to bring Geneva back to former glory

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Evelyn Naragon Buisch looks to bring Geneva back to former glory
Lifelong Geneva resident and Transportation Administrative Coordinator at Ontario County ARC Evelyn Naragon Buisch says representing Ward 4 on City Council would mean an opportunity to help return the city to what she calls a better time. The Republican-endorsed candidate was born and raised in Ward 4. She’s lived in the same house in Ward 4 for 45-years. However, a... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Steve Valentino, Mark Pitifer discuss mayoral race in Geneva (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Steve Valentino, Mark Pitifer discuss mayoral race in Geneva
On Episode #190 of Inside the FLX – a two part feature, going one-on-one with the two candidates vying to succeed Geneva Mayor Ron Alcock. This fall Geneva residents have a choice between a political newcomer and an established public servant. Current City Councilor Steve Valentino will lead the ticket for Democrats this fall in an important election cycle for... more

Pulitzer winner speaks to HWS students in Geneva

Pulitzer winner speaks to HWS students in Geneva
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Eli Saslow ventured to Hobart and William Smith Colleges to retell the transformative story of a young white nationalist who eventually expelled his racist beliefs by attending higher education on Thursday. Inside a well-packed Albright Auditorium, this year marks the 20th anniversary of the Genocide and Human Rights Symposium that invited Saslow to speak through the... more

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Pealer wants to use management skills to create advocacy on Geneva City Council

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Pealer wants to use management skills to create advocacy on Geneva City Council
Bill Pealer Jr. admits that he was on a “standing-notice form of recruitment” when initially running for Ward 2 as a Republican. Pealer, a media production specialist at Finger Lakes Community College and fencing club advisor was originally passionate about getting on the city’s planning board, but now he seeks to give back to his community as a member of... more

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Camera touts experience, desire to make life better in Geneva

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Camera touts experience, desire to make Geneva stronger in council race
Two-term City Councilor Ken Camera is seeking re-election this November to Ward 4 on behalf of the Democratic Party in Geneva. After graduating from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 1972, Camera got involved in community activism and local politics. “I was always interested in what city government was doing,” Camera said. Eventually, he threw himself into a few races... more

RISE ABOVE THE VAPE: Above All embraces CBD and hemp products as NY policy forces shift

RISE ABOVE THE VAPE: Above All embraces CBD and hemp products as NY policy forces shift
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s ban on e-cigarette vaping products has become problematic for many tobacco and vaping businesses in Geneva, but not for Above All, the city’s former cornerstone tobacco shop underwent a cultural shift many months prior to the ban and currently only sells CBD and hemp-based products. “I don’t associate with tobacco or anything like that anymore,” Derek Sandroni,... more

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Steve Valentino looks to become next mayor in Geneva

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Steve Valentino eyes mayor’s office in
Long-time public servant Steve Valentino is seeking election as the Democrat’s mayoral candidate this November. Valentino, a former three-time Ward 3 Councilor questioned whether to continue serving the City of Geneva, but everything changed when he learned about who was competing in this election cycle, or not. “But when I found out that seven out of the nine councilors had... more

RACING THE DEER: Seneca White Deer, Inc. hosts 5K, 10K, and 13K runs and fall festival

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Seneca White Deer, Inc. are set to host their historical and unprecedented Run With the Deer 5k, 10k and 13.1 half marathon race series this Saturday, October 5 at the former Seneca Army Depot in Romulus. Runners will race the within bordered-fencing of the actual wildlife complex preserve where they may encounter the famed white white-tailed deer, which has been... more

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Pruett gets involved in Geneva, talks campaign for City Council

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Pharmaceutical industry expert John Pruett, a registered Independent is pursuing a seat on Geneva’s City Council to represent Ward 6 after being endorsed by the Republican Party.  Pruett, president of Oleta Holdings, LLC shared that he was inspired to jump headfirst into local politics after Jackie Augustine published a column in the Finger Lakes Times, which essentially was “asking people... more

CALLING ATTENTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE: Geneva’s Climate March

CALLING ATTENTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE: Geneva’s Climate March
A community’s charge for climate change recognition and reconciliation culminated on Friday when more than 150 activists congregated along Seneca Lake for Geneva’s Climate March. Geneva Women’s Assembly organizers scripted lyrical rhymes and chants that reveled environmental activists’ voices, echoing along the city’s Lakeside Park. Ward 4 City Councilor Ken Camera projected some initial remarks through a megaphone, citing the... more

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Gomez shares story as he looks to represent Ward 1 in Geneva

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Antonio Gomez is vying for a spot at City Council in Ward 1 under the Republican Party. Gomez, a produce supervisor and manager at Peterson Farms, pastor for the Church of God in Farmington and former appointee to the Geneva Human Rights Commission was also an undocumented immigrant who possessed heartfelt aspirations to one-day achieve the American dream.  “I entered... more

Protest over 5&20 in Geneva ahead of ‘Climate March’ on Friday

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Earlier this morning, resident activists reveled on top of the 5&20 overpass with cars and trucks honking underneath as they prepare for Geneva’s own Climate March that will commence at 5 p.m. Friday, September 27th, beginning at Geneva’s Lakeshore Park, 35 Lakefront Drive. The march shall feature a toxic tour that demonstrates the way the carbon economy has “benefited the... more

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Salamendra targets change through more than activism

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Salamendra targets change through more than activism
Laura Salamendra is challenging for a seat on Geneva’s City Council to represent Ward 5 come January 1st, 2020.  Salamendra is an activist with the Geneva Women’s Assembly, a former board member with We are Seneca Lake and founder of the Foundry Action Committee.  She promises to fight on behalf of Ward 5 and the rest of Geneva. “I am... more

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Pitifer takes life journey onto Geneva mayoral campaign trail

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Mark Pitifer takes outsider approach to change in mayoral campaign
Mark Salvatore Pitifer, a Waterloo school district guidance counselor is looking to rebuild the community as Geneva’s mayor. As an unaffiliated non-party candidate, Pitifer was still approached by the Republican Committee, but he thought that they mistook him for his politically-active son, Markie Christian Pitifer. Pitifer shared, “Markie’s a Republican. I’m a no party candidate, so you have no control... more
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