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FOIL requests tell unique story in Geneva as controversy over Welcome Center grows

FOIL requests tell unique story Geneva as controversy over FLX Welcome Center grows
Over the weekend, the Geneva Believer posted a lengthy investigative piece on a series of FOIL requests to the City of Geneva regarding the true cost of the FLX Welcome Center located along Seneca Lake. It started when NBC affliate WHEC-TV aired a segment featuring the results of an investigation into the cost of the new facility. In the segment,... more

THE MELISSA KILLELEAGH SHOW: Tara Montoney, Jaime Lamanna & Marc Hayford (podcast)

THE MELISSA KILLELEAGH SHOW: Tara Montoney, Jaime Lamanna & Marc Hayford (podcast)
On this months edition of The Melissa Killeleagh Show, your host is joined by Tara Montoney (Children’s Librarian, Seneca Falls New York), Jaime Lamanna (Counselor, Shine Your Light Counseling) and Marc Hayford (DJ & Author, “Get Up: Encouraging You To Attack Life”). . more

Geneva PD trying body cams

Geneva PD trying body cams
The Geneva Police Department has started a pilot program that will see officers wear body cameras on a trial basis for the next month or so. Chief Mike Passalacqua said the department recently received three body cams from Axon, an Arizona-based company that develops technology and weapons products for law enforcement and civilians. The company is formerly TASER International. Chronicle-Express:... more

FRESH TAKES W/ RUSSO & FELICE: NFL is back, RIP Mac Miller & Burt Reynolds and how Syracuse football can go 10-2 (podcast)

FRESH TAKES W/ RUSSO & FELICE: NFL is back, RIP Mac Miller & Burt Reynolds and how Syracuse football can go 10-2 (podcast)
Paul Russo and Nick Felice are back inside the FingerLakes1.com Studio to recap all the week one NFL action and talk about the deaths of rapper Mac Miller and Hollywood icon Burt Reynolds. Also, the Serena Williams debacle at the U.S. Open and the NASCAR play-offs. . more

Police: Geneva man arrested on felony drug charges

Police: Geneva man arrested on felony drug charges
On September 5th at approximately 5:38 pm officers of the Canandaigua Police Department arrested a 33-year-old Geneva man on felony drug charges. Reynaldo Dejesus was charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree. It’s alleged that the defendant sold cocaine while in the City of Canandaigua. The arrest of Dejesus is the result of a co-investigation... more

PRIMARY PREVIEW: Candidates for sheriff in Ontario County face off this week

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Meeting the primary candidates for sheriff in Ontario County
Two candidates vying to succeed longtime Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero say voters have an important choice to make this week. On Thursday, a Republican primary will be held to determine the candidate that will take on Democrat, Kevin Henderson. Those candidates facing off are Bob Green and Silvio Palermo, both of which tout lengthy careers in law enforcement. “This... more

REPORT: Contracts expose costs of FLX Welcome Center; $1,014 for a 10” frame

REPORT: Contracts expose costs of FLX Welcome Center; $1,014 for a 10” frame
The new Finger Lakes Welcome Center opened in Geneva a few months ago. New York State leaders promise it will help boost tourism but if you’re a taxpayer and not a tourist, you shelled out millions for what’s inside and outside that building. There’s no doubt, the center is impressive. “I think it’s great, it’s clean, it’s very bright and... more

Hobart lights up scoreboard in Boz debut

Hobart lights up scoreboard in Boz debut
The Hobart College football team scored early and often on the way to a 62-24 victory over Morrisville State College this afternoon. First-year Head Coach Kevin DeWall’s first Hobart win was a record-setting day for junior quarterback Ryan Hofmann and sophomore kicker Kyle Hackett. Hofmann completed 14-of-20 passes for a career-high 239 yards to go with his six TDs. He... more

Geneva Chamber announces 2018 Harvest Celebration sponsors and membership anniversary honorees

Geneva Chamber announces 2018 Harvest Celebration sponsors and membership anniversary honorees
The Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its sponsors and membership anniversary honorees for the 2018 Membership Harvest Celebration, which will be held from 5:30PM to 8:30PM on Wednesday, September 26th at Three Brothers Wineries & Estates in Geneva. “We’re very excited to have so much great support for this years’ event,” stated Abby Wandell, the Chamber’s... more

Geneva man jailed after poor living conditions discovered for children

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Deputies say poor living conditions at a home in Geneva led to the arrest of a 23-year-old resident following an investigation initiated by Child Protective Services. On Wednesday around 5:30 pm Jose Figueroa, 23, of Geneva was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and remanded to the Ontario County Jail after a joint-investigation between Ontario County Child Protective... more

Nearly 150 employees will lose jobs by November as Tops closes in Lyons, Geneva

Nearly 500 Tops employees to be laid off by November
Nearly 500 employees at Tops Friendly Markets will be laid off by November, according to a WARN notice posted to the New York Department of Labor website. Ten stores are slated for closure, of which two are located in the immediate Finger Lakes region. Those locations in Lyons and Geneva serve as primary grocery store options for those living in... more

Geneva woman charged with prostitution

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Deputies say a 19-year-old Geneva resident was arrested on prostitution charges after a joint-investigation between multiple agencies in Ontario County. Andrea K. Reese, 19, of Geneva was charged with prostitution after agreeing to have sexual intercourse with an undercover officer for money. The arrest took place on August 30th at 8 pm, according to deputies. The charges will be answered... more

Tops will shut down Geneva, Lyons locations leaving major vacancies

Tops Markets closing Geneva & Lyons stores by November
Hundreds of jobs will be lost. More importantly, though, the small community in Wayne County, which has relied on Tops supermarket to serve as a staple will be no more. Geneva and Lyons locations were the two primary locations in the Finger Lakes – excluding those in Syracuse and Rochester, which will be shut down by November. For shoppers in... more

Grammy award-winning Chanticleer opens Geneva Concerts’ season

Grammy award-winning Chanticleer opens Geneva Concerts’ season
Geneva Concerts presents Chanticleer, called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker, on Thursday, September 27th, 7:30PM, at the Smith Opera House. The San Francisco-based Grammy Award-winning ensemble celebrates its 40th anniversary in the 2018-19 season. Praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for its “tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity,” Chanticleer is known around the world as “an... more
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