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Gov. Cuomo signs Finger Lakes Community Preservation Act into law

Bill banning incinerators in the Finger Lakes delivered to Cuomo
Supporters of the Finger Lakes Community Preservation Act say the bill, which was signed into law on Friday showed Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s commitment to the region, environment, and tourism industry. It was a campaign promise, which came after the Governor was pressed on his support of legislation that did not pass both state legislative chambers in 2018. This year, the... more

Woodstock 50 files appeal to force return of $18M from Dentsu

Michael Lang hires Trump attorney after computers hacked; future of Woodstock 50 remains unclear
After declaring victory last week in a New York hearing, Woodstock 50 is now appealing part of the ruling and trying to force the festival’s former financer Dentsu to return $18 million it withdrew from the event’s banking account. On May 15, Justice Barry Ostrager ruled Dentsu did not have the right to cancel Woodstock 50, but also decided he would not force Dentsu to return the remainder of the $49... more

Geneva man charged with felony after domestic incident

Geneva man charged with felony after domestic incident
On Thursday at approximately 12:46 a.m. police responded to a domestic incident in progress. The Geneva Police Department says Sydney O. Brown, 35, of Geneva was charged with felony unlawful imprisonment, and held on $1,000 bail. He was arrested following an investigation into the incident. Police say Brown restrained another person under circumstances which exposed that person to risk of... more

Police investigate overnight shooting in Ithaca

Police investigate overnight shooting in Ithaca
The Ithaca Police Department is investigating a shooting, which occurred during the early-morning hours of Friday. Around 1:15 a.m. police responded to West Green Street for the report of shots fired. Upon arrival – no victims were located. However, a short time later one victim was found at a local hospital. At this point, police say the investigation is ongoing... more

AROUND THE LAKES: Previewing the FLX Pride Festival set to take place in Geneva (podcast)

AROUND THE LAKES: Previewing the FLX Pride Festival set to take place in Geneva
This week on Around the Lakes one of the organizers behind the successful FLX Pride Festival sits down with FingerLakes1.com to discuss the event, and how it has evolved over several successful iterations. The FLX Pride Festival will be held along the Geneva Lakefront property on June 8th. Festivities start at 1 p.m. and run through the evening. Chelsea Snyder,... more

Multiple structures involved in Wayne County fire

Barn fire reported in Wayne County
Multiple departments were called to a barn fire in Wayne County Friday afternoon. The call was reported a little after 3 p.m. at 14171 State Route 31. First responders say three buildings were involved altogether, and that one of the buildings involved contained straw. Savannah, South Butler, and Clyde fire departments all responded. Montezuma, Marbletown, and Magee fire departments provided... more

Deputies: Farmington man provided falsified lease documents to Ontario Co. DSS

Deputies: Farmington man provided falsified lease documents to Ontario Co. DSS
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Farmington man following an investigation coordinated with Department of Social Services. Deputies report that Joseph P. Dileo, 46, of Farmington filed a fake lease with Ontario County Department of Social Services as proof of residency. As result, he was charged with offering a false instrument for filing. Dileo was arraigned... more

Police: Sodus man stole $1,500 from employer in Seneca Falls

Police: Sodus man stole $1,500 from employer in Seneca Falls
Police report that a 28-year-old Sodus resident was arrested after stealing more than $1,500 over the course of several months while employed at a business in Seneca Falls. Brian S. Cuatt, 28, of Sodus was charged with felony grand larceny and transported to the Seneca County Correctional Facility where he was held pending arraignment. Police did not identify where Cuatt... more

Wells College celebrates another graduating class at 151st Commencement

Wells College celebrates another graduating class at 151st Commencement
During Wells College’s 151st Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 18, 2019, President Jonathan Gibralter conferred undergraduate degrees upon 117 graduating students. In addition, three longtime professors who are retiring this year were granted honorary titles of professor emerita, and several students were honored with academic and leadership awards (see list below). The day’s events began at 10 a.m. in front... more

South Seneca sewer project topic of meeting

South Seneca sewer project topic of meeting
Seneca County is interested in consolidating two wastewater treatment facilities in the south end of the county as a way to correct permit violations in both plants. Before that project can move forward, county officials needs to determine if the closing of Hillside Children’s Center in Varick and uncertainty over the future of the Five Points Correctional Facility in Romulus... more

Ferro seeks permit to change surface water discharge

Ferro seeks permit to change surface water discharge
Ferro Corp. has submitted an application to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to modify the state pollutant discharge elimination system (SPDES) permit for its Electronic Materials facility located near Seneca Lake. The existing permit was effective Dec. 1, 2017 and is due to expire Nov. 30, 2023. The corporation is seeking permission to add chromium III and... more

Lodi teen accused of having inappropriate conversations with 13-year-old

Lodi teen accused of having inappropriate conversations with 13-year-old
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 19-year-old Lodi resident following an investigation into inappropriate communication with another teen. Dylan J Palmer, of Lodi was charged with endangering the welfare of a child after allegedly engaging in an inappropriate sexual oriented conversation with a 13-year-old female victim. The two met on a social media platform and engaged... more

North Rose-Wolcott students participate in Special Olympics in Bloomfield

North Rose-Wolcott students participate in Special Olympics in Bloomfield
Students from the North Rose-Wolcott Central School District recently participated in the Wayne-Finger Lakes Special Olympics, held at the Bloomfield Central School District athletic complex. NR-W student-athletes participated in various events and competed against other districts throughout the region. NR-W students were recognized as they arrived at the athletic complex. After opening ceremonies, students participated in events such as distance... more

Police: Seneca Falls man shoved woman during domestic dispute

Police: Seneca Falls man shoved woman during domestic dispute
The Seneca Falls Police Department reports the arrest of a town resident following a domestic dispute on May 20th. Police arrested William Hicks, 35, of Seneca Falls around 10:32 p.m. after they were called to keep the peace as a person moved belongings out of an apartment. Prior to their arrival, police say an argument ensued and Hicks shoved the... more

Trends in the restaurant business – What will impress us in 2019?

Trends in the restaurant business – What will impress us in 2019?
The time when the restaurant visit was not connected with technology in any way was gone. All the things that previously seemed innovative, such as online pizza order delivery or free Wi-Fi at a cafe, have now become the default service. In this article, we will talk about how technologies have changed the restaurant market, which services are already available... more