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F.L.X Fry Bird will replace Finger Lakes Gift and Lounge in Geneva

F.L.X Fry Bird will replace Finger Lakes Gift and Lounge in Geneva
Finger Lakes Gifts and Lounge, called the FLounge by many, is closing, owner Dave Linger said on Friday. However, the space won’t be empty long, as F.L.X. Frybird, owned by Christopher Bates and Isabel Bogadtke, will be moving from its small Linden Street location into the FLounge space in June, said Linger, who informed FLounge employees Friday morning of the... more

Geneva Housing Authority gets $455K for improvements

Geneva Housing Authority gets $455,000 for improvements
The Geneva Housing Authority is getting a $455,000 federal grant that will be used for a number of improvements. The grant, announced by Rep. Tom Reed, R-23 of Corning, comes from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. “We care about ensuring our friends and neighbors have fair access to quality housing,” Reed said in a recent press release. “This... more

Geneva bank robber sentenced to 10 years

Geneva bank robber sentenced to 10 years
The man who robbed a downtown Geneva bank last year is headed to prison. In Ontario County Court Wednesday, Ortho J. Arnold, of Geneva, pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery, a class B felony. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Arnold admitted robbing the Community Bank branch in Geneva on Dec. 10, 2018. Finger Lakes Times: Read More more

Police: Geneva teen charged with rape

Police: Geneva teen charged with rape
Police say a Geneva teen was arrested on a felony rape charge following an investigation. On Tuesday at approximately 5:08 a.m. police arrested Melvin Ferrer-Amaro, 18, of Geneva. He was charged with second-degree rape, which is a Class D felony. Police say Ferrer-Amarao engaged in sexual activity with another person, who was less than 15-years-old. Additional details were not released... more

Red Jacket Orchards refocuses on future after a couple tough years

Red Jacket Orchards refocuses on future after a couple tough years
A couple of “really rough years in the orchards” convinced Brian Nicholson and Red Jacket Orchards that it was time for another tweak of its business model. In its 61st year of operation, the company said it will be intensifying focus on its rapidly expanding fruit beverage business and downsizing fruit-growing operations. “We’ve got a very healthy, growing beverage business,”... more

More DRI discussion: Geneva City Council, public weighs in on street projects

More DRI discussion: Geneva City Council, public weighs in on street projects
A proposal to create a one-way traffic pattern on a small section of East Castle Street that connects downtown to the lakefront is apparently dead. “The message is loud and clear that we’ll be looking for (an) alternative on East Castle,” City Manager Sage Gerling told residents and business owners at a special City Council meeting this week at the... more

Town of Geneva will launch renewable energy program

Town of Geneva will launch renewable energy program
With the town poised to launch a renewable energy program in July, residents are encouraged to attend a Monday meeting on the subject. Town Supervisor Mark Venuti said the information session will start at 6 p.m. at the town hall, 3750 County Road 6. There also will be a question-and-answer period. Venuti said the administrator of the town’s Community Choice... more

Wormley turns down Geneva City Council appointment

Wormley turns down Geneva City Council appointment
The search for a replacement for the late John Greco apparently continues. City Council members and administration learned Wednesday that Edith Wormley is not accepting the position. Council voted unanimously at a special meeting Tuesday to appoint her to fill the vacant Ward 6 position. The city administration released no information on the surprising development, but Ward 5 Councilor Jason... more

Duo from Geneva, Clifton Springs busted on felony drug charges in Victor

Duo from Geneva, Clifton Springs busted on felony drug charges in Victor
Sheriff Kevin Henderson reports the arrest of two Ontario County residents following an investigation into a traffic stop along Interstate 490. Glen Omar Perez-Santiago, 33, of Geneva; and Linzy Patrick, 34, of Clifton Springs were both arrested on a variety of charges. Perez-Santiago was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, which is a... more

Geneva City Council taps Edith Wormley for 6th Ward seat

Geneva City Council taps Edith Wormley for 6th Ward seat
City Council deadlocked last week on mostly political lines to fill the vacant Sixth Ward seat held by the late John Greco. Neither of two candidates — both of whom are running for the seat this fall — was elected. However, with those two Sixth Ward council candidates no longer being considered, Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to appoint Edith... more

Massa fixing Pulteney Park Lady of Lake for Memorial Day

Massa fixing Pulteney Park Lady of Lake for Memorial Day
The Massa family has a special connection to the Lady of the Lake statue in Pulteney Park. Nick Massa Jr.’s grandfather, Dominick, was the mason for the re-construction of the stone base, fountain, pool and pedestal where the statue sits in the park. Massa Construction has repaired the statue area several times over the years and the family owns Pulteney... more

Finger Lakes housing summit set for Friday

Finger Lakes housing summit set for Friday
More than 200 people are expected Friday for the Finger Lakes Housing Consortium’s next housing summit, which will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ramada Geneva Lakefront. The consortium is a collaboration of four area housing consortia. The event will include non-profit and government agencies from Ontario, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates counties to discuss housing and healthy... more

Canandaigua store robber walks after testifying in Geneva attempted-murder case

Canandaigua store robber walks after testifying in Geneva attempted-murder case
James Moore walked out of the Ontario County Courthouse as basically a free man, despite having robbed a Canandaigua business at gunpoint. His freedom — the dismissal of multiple felony counts against him in connection with the Main Street robbery — is part of the chain of events that led to the 55-year sentence of Erin Rhynes, a Geneva gang... more

Diversity listening sessions scheduled at HWS campus after concerns raised publicly

Diversity listening sessions scheduled at HWS campus after concerns raised
With recent race-related issues resurfacing at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, both past and present, select faculty have taken measures to discuss campus climate, one that seems to consist of silence and miscommunication, a sense of being unheard by all actors: students, faculty, administration and staff alike. As a result, a group of faculty have scheduled “Diversity Listening Sessions” for... more

Geneva student suffers minor injuries after biking into van near Middle School

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Officials with the Geneva school district say a high school student suffered a minor injury when they wheeled a bicycle into a van before the start of classes. In a statement on the school district’s website, officials said the incident happened about 7:40 a.m. at the middle school main entrance off Carter Road. Geneva police and firefighters were on the... more

Geneva ponders DRI-funded streetwork design change

Geneva ponders DRI-funded streetwork design change
The city has been urging residents and business owners to weigh in on draft designs for the Downtown Streetscape and Routes 5&20 corridor reconfiguration projects, with the idea that modifications may be made before they go out to bid later this year. They have done just that, but the city wants to hear more. At a special City Council meeting... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Henderson brothers talk leading Brighton PD, Ontario Co. Sheriff’s Office

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Henderson brothers talk leading Brighton PD, Ontario Co. Sheriff’s Office
It’s not often that brothers share a career path. In this case, while not precisely the same – Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson and Brighton PD Chief of Police Mark Henderson have not only followed a similar career trajectory – but have grown to lead two important agencies in the region. This week they discuss modern policing together, talk about... more
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