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Odor reporting portal launches online for local landfills

Odor reporting portal launches online for local landfills
A local duo is taking a new approach to odor collection for those who are smelling two of the largest landfilling operations in the Finger Lakes. Complaints about the Ontario County Landfill and Seneca Meadows Landfill have been seen wide- and far on social media. Jackie Augustine and Jeff Henderson, the local duo behind the Seneca7 running relay, are convinced... more

Deputies: Geneva woman failed to report retirement account, received $8K illegally

Deputies: Geneva woman failed to report retirement account, received $8K illegally
Deputies say a 44-year-old Geneva resident was arrested for offering a false instrument for filing after she failed to disclose a specific retirement account. Christina Schmitz, 44, of Geneva was charged with first-degree offering a false instrument for filing. The charges stem from Schmitz falling to disclose a retirement account that she had when she applied for public assistance in... more

Additional ambulance in Geneva to cut response times

Additional ambulance in Geneva to cut response times
Earlier this year, Finger Lakes Ambulance added an additional ambulance in an effort to decrease mutual aid calls as well as response times in the City of Geneva. During the March Geneva City Council meeting officials from Finger Lakes Ambulance presented improvements made since some concerns were raised last November by City of Geneva Fire Chief Michael Combs. “We want... more

HWS gets visit, presentation on death penalty

HWS gets visit, presentation on death penalty
Death row exonerees Shujaa Graham and Kirk Bloodsworth visited Hobart and William Smith Colleges last week on behalf of Witness to Innocence, an abolitionist death penalty organization for a multi-evening event. Associate Professor of Sociology James Sutton introduced the beginning of both lectures with Graham who spoke on Wednesday, March 13 and Bloodsworth on Thursday, March 14. Previously, Professor Sutton... more

Geneva man arrested after loaded 9mm Glock pistol found

Geneva man arrested after loaded 9mm glock pistol found
On Wednesday of last week at approximately 3:54 pm, the Geneva Police Department conducted a search warrant at 24 Sherrill Street, Apartment 2 in the City of Geneva. The search resulted in the arrest of 28-year-old Malcolm-Jamal W. J. Parmer who resides at the Sherill Street apartment. Upon search of the residence a loaded 9mm Glock pistol was found in... more

Group seeks new owner for Dove project in Geneva

Group seeks new owner for Dove project in Geneva
The group heading the Dove Block restoration effort in downtown Geneva is looking for a new partner for the project’s next stage. The Dove Block Restoration Group, a non-profit organization working to renovate and preserve the historic building, is listing the building for sale in an effort to seek an investor or developer who will shepherd the project to its... more

Jim Meaney enters race for Geneva City Council

Jim Meaney will seek to be Geneva’s next Ward 6 councilor
Jim Meaney, founder of the Geneva Believer, and longtime advocate for good government in the City of Geneva announced his bid for City Council early-Monday. “After months of careful consideration, I’m proud to announce that I am a candidate for the Ward 6 City Council seat on the Democratic Party line,” he said in an announcement. “If you’ve attended city... more

Deputies say child fell out of moving SUV in Geneva

Deputies: Child fell out of moving SUV in Geneva
Deputies report that they responded to a personal injury motor vehicle accident in Geneva – after a juvenile male opened the door, as the vehicle continued to move – falling out. Ruth C. Modaffari, 33, of Batavia was operating the vehicle, and pulled into a mobile home park on County Road 6 when the incident took place. According to deputies,... more

Aslanian makes school history, Hobart triumphs over Wagner

Aslanian makes school history, Hobart triumphs over Wagner
In between peaks of sunlight, under field lights lit during a gray afternoon, those in shoulder pads and facemasks looked to provide their own sparks of energy and light. The Hobart lacrosse team welcomed Wagner to Boswell Field at David J. Urick Stadium for a Northeast Conference opener. The result was a 13-7 win that keeps Hobart on pace to... more

Deputies: Intoxicated driver struck utility pole in Victor

Deputies: Intoxicated driver struck utility pole in Victor
Authorities say an intoxicated driver is facing multiple charges after colliding with a utility pole. Deputies say that on Saturday around 1:40 a.m. Jacob L. Whiting, 22, of Victor was arrested for driving while intoxicated after a property damage accident involving one vehicle. Deputies say the accident happened on Dryer Road in the Town of Victor. They responded to the... more

Addressing Geneva ‘food desert’ a challenge in post-Tops community

Local grad leads effort of stakeholders to address ‘food desert’ in Geneva after closure of Tops
After the closure of Tops Friendly Markets on Hamilton Street and Mother Earth on Exchange Street, concerns have been heightened around food access and security in Geneva. Fortunately, Food Access AmeriCorps VISTA Kevin Collado says possible solutions are on the horizon as local research continues, as part of a joint-effort between the City of Geneva and Hobart and William Smith... more

Deputies say Geneva driver was intoxicated

Deputies say Geneva driver was intoxicated
Deputies arrested a Geneva resident on DWI charges following a property damage crash in the Town of Farmington over the weekend. Thomas P. Ward Jr., 35, of Geneva was charged with driving while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated per se after a crash on Beaver Creek Road in Farmington. Deputies say Ward was operating his vehicle on a public road... more

LOCAL GUIDE: St. Patrick’s Day weekend picks in the Finger Lakes

LOCAL GUIDE: St. Patrick’s Day weekend picks in the Finger Lakes
It’s everybody’s favorite time to wear green. St. Patrick’s Day Weekend is here and we have a ton of great options for you to plan where you’ll be eating, drinking, and being Irish in the FLX! As far as food goes… the best Irish lunch around is available for a very limited window so set a reminder to head to... more

HWS professor publishes book on MLK’s theory of political service

HWS professor publishes book on MLK’s theory of political service
Assistant Professor of Political Science Justin Rose at Hobart and William Smith Colleges is set to publish his first book: The Drum Major Instinct: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Theory of Political Service on Friday, March 15. In his publication, Rose intends to trace King’s theory of political service: a more sophisticated and radical vision of service than contemporary versions of community-based... more

Ducks Unlimited holds 46th annual meeting in Geneva at Club 86

Ducks Unlimited holds 46th annual meeting in Geneva at Club 86
At the 46th meeting of the annual Finger Lakes Chapter of the Ducks Unlimited at Club 86 in Geneva, committee members join with Seneca Meadows to present a waterfowl package to attendees that was raffled to raise money for local environmental conservation projects that will protect waterfowl habitat and wetlands for generations to come. “Waterfowl habitat and wetlands creation, restoration... more

Testimony begins in Geneva shooting trial

Testimony begins in Geneva shooting trial
“Michael Cosentino was shot in cold blood and left for dead.” Those were the words of Jason MacBride, Ontario County’s first assistant district attorney, during opening statements Tuesday in the attempted murder trial of a Geneva man. MacBride said there is “overwhelming evidence” that Erin Rhynes shot Cosentino three times in the back of the head during the early-morning hours... more

Geneva Foundry-area cleanup far from over

Geneva Foundry-area cleanup far from over
State environmental officials say cleanup of contaminated properties around the former Geneva Foundry could last another 3-4 years. The state Department of Environmental Conservation is eyeing 35 properties for cleanup this year in the area surrounding the former Geneva Foundry. This marks the third year of remediation. Over the last two years, crews from LaBella Associates of Rochester have been... more
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