Category: Ontario County

Monica’s Pies hopes to reopen this week after employee tests positive for COVID

Monica’s Pies hopes to reopen this week after employee tests positive for COVID

Last week a worker at Monica’s Pies tested positive for the Coronavirus. Owner Monica Schenk was hopeful that she’d be able to reopen on October 29th. The famous local spot has been featured on the Food Network and an array of cooking ... MORE
Republicans hold rally in Ontario County on first day of early voting ahead of Election Day

Republicans hold rally in Ontario County on first day of early voting ahead of Election Day

Republicans from across Ontario County came together on Saturday for a Get Out the Vote Rally on the first day of early voting. Organized by the Ontario County Republican Committee, the socially distanced event brought together candidates for office from every level ... MORE
Risky Relationships: The Link Between Domestic Violence & Problem Gambling

Risky Relationships: The Link Between Domestic Violence & Problem Gambling

Problem gambling may not be a common topic discussed during Domestic Violence Awareness Month; however, the link between domestic violence and problem gambling makes it important to bring awareness to this volatile relationship. Domestic violence is defined as violent or aggressive behavior ... MORE
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Early voting gets off to busy start across the Finger Lakes & Central New York

Early voting gets off to busy start across the Finger Lakes & Central New York

Early voting got off to a fast start across the Finger Lakes. Long lines, masks, and social distancing were observed all around as residents made their way out to cast ballots in what many have referred to as the most important election ... MORE
Divided Geneva City Council struggles with PAB law at another meeting on topic of policing

Divided Geneva City Council struggles with PAB law at another meeting on topic of policing

The Geneva City Council met Thursday in an attempt to finish redrafting the proposed public law that would establish a Police Accountability Board (PAB). Despite having seven sections of the proposed law to review, and a desire by some Councilors to revisit ... MORE
Canandaigua city councilor, downtown business owner dies unexpect

Canandaigua city councilor, downtown business owner remembered after unexpected passing

The City of Canandaigua reports the unexpected passing of at-large Councilor Robert O’Brien. O’Brien had been elected in 2015 and owned a business on Main Street. His shop Good Life Tea was a staple downtown, according to residents. No additional information about ... MORE
Hidden gem in

Hidden gem in Geneva offers more than just coffee and wraps

Looking for a place that has it all while experiencing a quick escape from the busy day? Bistro 44 and Java 44 is the spot. Provided. With its rustic ambiance, calming music, and specialty coffees, the bistro and coffee shop have an ... MORE
In Contentious Meeting Geneva City Council Makes Deep Cuts to 2021 Budget Including Eliminating Foundry Voucher Program and Funding for Finger Lakes Television Broadcast of Council Meetings

Geneva City Council makes deep cuts to 2021 budget at contentious meeting

The Geneva City Council met Wednesday, October 21, 2020. The Council held a public hearing regarding lifting the New York State cap on property taxes and conducted a Council budget workshop. The meeting was held both in person for Council members and ... MORE
How many

COVID TRACKER: How many cases are being reported in every county?

The Coronavirus Pandemic has continued to play a major role in the way people are living their day-to-day lives. Here we will track the latest data reported by public health officials in the Finger Lakes and Central New York. As of this ... MORE
$15M in road resurfacing funds will help in Cayuga, Ontario, Seneca, Tompkins, and Wayne

$15M in road resurfacing funds will help in Cayuga, Ontario, Seneca, Tompkins, and Wayne

More than $15 million in state funding will support road resurfacing projects across the 54th Senate District, Senator Helming announced on Friday. “These infrastructure investments help to improve and maintain the quality and safety of our roads, and support business development and ... MORE
DEBRIEF: Progress being made at Parrott Hall in Geneva (podcast)

DEBRIEF: Progress being made at Parrott Hall in Geneva (podcast)

In early-October The Parrott Hall Coalition announced that Crawford & Stearns, Architects and Preservation Planners LLC, working with engineering firm Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt, are creating stabilization and roof replacement documents for the first phase of Parrott Hall’s rehabilitation. It was a ... MORE
WEEKEND DEBRIEF:

WEEKEND DEBRIEF: Discussing FLH/URMC partnership, NY’s evolving quarantine guidelines, COVID fines on local biz, and block party clusters (podcast)

A closer look at upcoming elections with big time local implications, a discussion about the future of medicine after an announcement by Finger Lakes Health and the University of Rochester Medical Center that they would be working together, and the controversial story ... MORE
SkyHy for shakes, smoothies, and tea in Geneva: New business celebrates grand opening this weekend

SkyHy for shakes, smoothies, and tea in Geneva: New business celebrates grand opening this weekend

Health and wellness is all the rage today. Especially with the Coronavirus Pandemic upon us, and flu season rapidly approaching. Healthier food and drink options are becoming more readily available at many restaurants. However, thanks to Trena Sutton and Sonia Stallworth, the ... MORE
Officials: COVID clusters in Ontario County tied to block parties in Victor

Officials walk back comments about ‘block party’ in Ontario County, after mis-identifying streets involved in COVID cluster

Public health officials in Ontario County spent the second half of the week walking back an earlier statement that was widely criticized as being misleading. After reporting the ‘block parties’ over Columbus Day weekend led to a series of positive tests that ... MORE
Police: Geneva man charged with kidnapping after domestic incident

Police: Geneva man charged with kidnapping after domestic incident

The Geneva Police Department reports the arrest of a 44-year-old city resident on a felony kidnapping charge after investigation. It stemmed from a domestic incident, according to police. They said that Marco Almonte, 44, was charged with second-degree kidnapping. Almonte is accused ... MORE