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Hospitals prepare differently throughout Finger Lakes as COVID-19 preparations ramp up

Hospitals prepare differently throughout Finger Lakes as COVID-19 preparations ramp up
Rochester Regional Health is taking steps to ensure that its hospital in Ontario County is prepared for a possible outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus. Veronica Chiesi Brown, RRH public information officer, said the tents were set up at Clifton, Rochester General Hospital, Unity Hospital in Greece, and United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. “These outdoor tents are designed to further... more

Romulus man charged with aggravated DWI w/ two children in the car

Romulus man charged with aggravated DWI w/ two children in the car
Deputies in Ontario County report the arrest of a Romulus man following a traffic stop on Forge Avenue in the town of Geneva. Dwayne Williams, 37, was initially pulled over for failure to keep right and moving from lane unsafely. Upon investigation it was determined that he was intoxicated. Additional investigation determined that there were two children inside the vehicle... more

Police: Geneva woman arrested on felony drug charge

Police: Geneva woman arrested on felony drug charge
The Geneva Police Department reports the arrest of a 27-year-old following an investigation into the sale of cocaine in the city. Kayla Glover, 27, of Geneva was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Glover is accused of selling  cocaine in the city of Geneva. Police said the arrest ended a months-long investigation into the sale of narcotics. more

Race Directors announce cancellation of Seneca7 relay

Seneca7 cancels 2020 relay around Seneca Lake
Race directors have announced that they have been forced to cancel the tenth edition of the Seneca7, a 77.7-mile relay race, due to the COVID-19 virus. The race was to be held Sunday, April 26, and would have featured 350 seven-member teams running the circumference of Seneca Lake. The Seneca7 begins in downtown Geneva, with runners heading south along the... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Mark Palmieri talks impact of COVID-19 on small businesses in Geneva (podcast)

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It is truly rare for an entire economy to stop. Except that is essentially what we’ve seen in response to the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19. The pandemic that started in China, spread to other European countries like Italy with devastating result — is now putting an intense burden on the U.S. healthcare system. Hospitals are stressed, supplies are running low,... more

HWS announces it will close all residence halls except for students with ‘special circumstances’

HWS announces it will close all residence halls except for students with ‘special circumstances’
Hobart and William Smith Colleges have announced the closure of all residence halls on-campus except for students with “special circumstances” in response to the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak that is plaguing New York state. In a statement issued by Vice President of Campus Life Robert Flowers aired the news with the campus community, sharing that enrolled students will receive a... more

Geneva Housing Authority adopts amended Hazard Mitigation Plan to assist with locals dealing with virus

Geneva Housing Authority adopts amended Hazard Mitigation Plan to assist with locals dealing with virus
In light of the National & State of Emergency centered around the coronavirus pandemic, the Geneva Housing Authority has adopted an amendment to the GHA’s Hazard Mitigation Plan to assist the Authority in dealing with the virus. This new plan covers more in detail the steps that the CEO will implement to protect the  health and safety of the Authority... more

Geneva cop’s trial delayed due to COVID-19

Geneva cop’s trial delayed due to COVID-19
The trial of the suspended Geneva police officer has been delayed. That delay came due to COVID-19, or the Novel Coronavirus. Ontario County District Attorney Jim Ritts said the trial of Jack Montesanto — which was to start Monday — has been postponed, according to the Finger Lakes Times. No date had been set, but courts were shut down on... more

Deputies: Felony drug arrests made after traffic stop in Waterloo

Deputies: Felony drug arrests made after traffic stop in Waterloo
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that members of the Narcotics Unit arrested a 34-year-old Geneva resident, as well as a 39-year-old Auburn resident on drug charges following a traffic stop in Waterloo. Sarah M. Kline, 34, and Shawn P Mahoney, 39, were charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, and criminally using drug paraphernalia in the... more

Geneva man charged after January shooting

Geneva man charged after January shooting
On March 11th at approximately 8 p.m. an arrest was made at the public safety building in Geneva following a lengthy investigation into the late-January shooting that left one man hospitalized for more than a month. Jose Escalera-Santiago, 29, of Geneva was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. It’s unclear what his role was in the incident. The... more

Geneva advances to States for first time in school history with win over Avon

Geneva advances to Far West Regional with win over Avon
The Geneva Panthers defeated the Avon Braves 84-56 in the Class B State Play-In game at Bloomfield High School on Wednesday night. They will advance to the NYSPHSAA Far West Regional for the first time in program history. They will face Section 6 Class B Champion Olean on Saturday at Buffalo State College. (UPDATE: The NYSPHSAA has postponed their winter... more

RADIO REPLAY: Lyons and Geneva play for trip to Far West Regional at Buffalo State (FL1 Sports)

STATE PLAY-IN WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Lyons and Geneva play for spot in Far West Regional at Buffalo State (FL1 Radio)
On Wednesday night the two remaining Wayne-Finger Lakes boys basketball teams put their seasons on the line, live on FingerLakes1.com. First, at Newark High School, the Section V Class C2 Champion Lyons Lions square off against C3 Champ Caledonia-Mumford. Jim Sinicropi & Kevin Korzeniewski had the call on FL1 Radio. Meanwhile, the Section V Class B1 Champion Geneva Panthers faced... more

Public sessions to be held at two locations in Ontario County to address questions about COVID-19

Public sessions to be held at two locations in Ontario County to address questions about COVID-19
A pair of information sessions have been scheduled in Ontario County for residents looking to learn more about the novel coronavirus. The “Prepared NOT Scared” presentations will provide an overview of what is known about coronavirus, its symptoms, diagnosing it, and home treatment, according to the Finger Lakes Times. Ontario County Public Health will lead both sessions. They will be... more

Construction underway to expand Geneva Library parking

Construction underway to expand Geneva Library parking
Let the demolition begin. Nearby a busy site as contractors work to clear property for a new Byrne Dairy store at the five-corners intersection, the former Touhey Insurance Building is coming down to make way for an improved library. Not for Byrne Dairy, though. This new space will be expanded parking for the Geneva Library. “The contractors are not onsite... more

Geneva City Council will discuss sales tax increase at upcoming workshop

Geneva City Council will discuss sales tax increase at upcoming workshop
Don’t call Geneva City Councilor John Pruett’s proposal to raise sales tax in the city dead just yet. City Council voted 8-1 to rejected the proposal to “conduct an earnest and diligent evaluation of how best to accomplish the goal of increasing just the city’s sales tax by 0.5 percent starting in January 2021 or sooner, with terms allowing us... more

Geneva vets who served in WWII, Vietnam get high school diploma

Geneva vets who served in WWII, Vietnam get high school diploma
United States veterans Anthony Felice, Ralph Felice, Johnny White Jr. and Dennis Hurling Jr. were given their high school diplomas from the Geneva City School District at the local library before the regularly scheduled school board meeting. All four served their country during World War II and Vietnam. That service prompted them to miss out on high school graduation. “To... more
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