St. Patrick’s Day weekend picks (local guide)

Check out these great special deals and happenings for St. Patrick’s Day 2018 in the Finger Lakes! Dewey’s Tavern on Bridge Street in Seneca Falls Friday Happy Hour: Seafood Pizza and Ham and Swiss Subs Saturday: Irish Dinner for $8.00, Ham or Corned Beef, Reuben’s too! Regular menu still available, burgers, wings, pizza, fries, trash plates! Kitchen hours 11 am... 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

Canandaigua man arrested on felony drug charge; becomes third arrest in large investigation

Deputies say a 25-year-old Canandaigua man was the third arrest on Monday in an ongoing cocaine distribution investigation throughout Ontario County. Earlier in the week it was reported that Robert Pesante and Kaylon Fowler, both of Ontario County were charged with felonies amid the investigation. Now, 25-year-old Miles Nelson, of Canandaigua was charged with second-degree criminal sale of cocaine. Deputies... more

LEADERSHIP JOURNEY: Michele Jones Galvin, co-author of ‘Beyond the Underground. Aunt Harriet, Moses of Her People’ (podcast)

Join Gwen Weber-McLoud for the March edition of The Leadership Journey Podcast where her guest will be Michele Jones Galvin. Michele is the co-author of the book, ‘Beyond the Underground. Aunt Harriet, Moses of Her People’ and is featured on the cover of this month’s Syracuse Woman Magazine. . more

Retiring Ontario County sheriff: How it all began

Then-Sheriff Ed Guinan heard something in the deep voice of the reporter from WGVA radio that said “law enforcement.” That reporter, and now Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero, was assigned to interview Guinan after his Election Day win in 1971, which he did in the locker room at the Clifton Springs Country Club. At the end of the interview, Guinan... more

Former state Sen. Nozzolio leading initiative to promote region

An initiative spearheaded by former state Sen. Michael Nozzolio is moving forward with plans to promote the Finger Lakes region with a focus on economic development. LOCATE Finger Lakes has created a website, locatefingerlakes.com, featuring links to county and state economic development agencies, local chambers of commerce and educational institutions in the region. Other information is available on the website,... more

Cayuga County judge rules inmate’s civil confinement hearing should be open to public

Despite a motion from an Auburn defense attorney and support from the state Attorney General’s office to keep an Auburn Correctional Facility inmate’s civil commitment hearing closed to the public, a Cayuga County judge ruled the hearing should be open. An ACF inmate, referred to only as Donald G., is scheduled to be released from prison after serving time for... more

KENNY’S 2 PENNIES: March Madness & Bills Making Moves (podcast)

This week Kenny talks about his surprise when the Syracuse Orange received their at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. Also, a breakdown of the Buffalo Bills front office moves this past week, A shout-out to the Midlakes girls basketball team as they head to the NYS Final Four, and Kenny’s thoughts on the return of American Idol. . more

Former nursing home a ‘hot potato’ between Cayuga County and Auburn hospital

Some Cayuga County legislators are fed up with the apparently little progress made on selling the former county nursing home in Sennett to Auburn Community Hospital. Nearly a year ago, ACH submitted a certificate of need to the state Department of Health to relocate the Finger Lakes Center for Living, the nursing home operated by the hospital, to the vacant... more

Cayuga County GOP chair endorses DeFrancisco for NY governor

State Sen. John DeFrancisco has won the support of the Republican chair from one of the counties he represents as he continues his bid for the GOP gubernatorial nomination. Cherl Heary, chairwoman of the Cayuga County Republican Committee, announced Tuesday that she has endorsed DeFrancisco, R-DeWitt, for governor. She is the 17th GOP county chair to support DeFrancisco’s gubernatorial bid.... more

Earth, Wind & Fire coming to CMAC in August

It won’t be September, but you will remember dancing in August. Earth, Wind & Fire are coming back to CMAC (Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center) this summer. The group is scheduled to perform on August 29 at 8 p.m. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale on Friday, March 16 at 10 a.m. Prices range from $26... more

Gillibrand seeks milk ‘price floor’ to help NY dairy farmers

As dairy farmers struggle with low milk prices, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is proposing a solution that could provide some support for farms. Gillibrand, D-N.Y., unveiled legislation Tuesday that would establish $23.34 per hundredweight as the price floor for milk. It would be modeled after the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Price Loss Coverage program for corn and soybean farmers. Under... more

Lyons woman charged with assault after hit-and-run accident in Victor

A 20-year-old Lyons resident faces multiple charges as part of an active hit-and-run investigation, which happened in Victor on Monday. Deputies say they arrested Amari R. Linzy-Richardson, 20, of Lyons on multiple charges after the investigation into the hit-and-run accident on Saurer Farms Drive in Victor on March 12th. She was charged with second-degree assault and leaving the scene of... 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

Former Tyrone highway official ordered to plea down to disorderly conduct from felony charge

The 68-year-old old former Tyrone Town Highway Superintendent who was charged with official misconduct and offering a false instrument for filing has pleaded guilty. Paul Ernhout, 68, pleaded guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct, according to FLDN. He faced a felony charge and was accused of submitting altered highway car invoices for work done on his personal vehicle. He... 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
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