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Major announcement made as Landmark Society names Geneva, Seneca Falls churches to ‘Five to Revive’ (video)

Major announcement made as Landmark Society names Geneva, Seneca Falls churches to ‘Five to Revive’ (video)
The Landmark Society of Western New York announced its 2019 Five to Revive – a list that identifies opportunities for targeted, strategic revitalization. The announcement was made at The Historic Parsells Church in Rochester. Two local churches were named on the list. The full-list of sites selected includes: Highland Reservoir and Cobbs Hill Reservoir in Rochester 6 Madison Street in the... more

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Burrall focuses on rebuilding in city council campaign

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT:
Tom Burrall of C. S. Burrall & Son Inc. looks to rebuild Ward 1 under the Democratic Party. As the current vice president of the Geneva Business Improvement District, a member on the board of directors for Finger Lakes Health and the Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association as well as a commissioner on Geneva Historic Districts Commission, Burrall believes that... more

Could there be development? Former Tops site in Geneva under construction

Old Tops site in Geneva being readied for new businesss
The closing of the former Tops Friendly Markets store in the plaza on Hamilton Street last fall was a disappointing development in a city with limited grocery options. However, the former store’s space is now being cleared for new development, although it’s unclear just what that might include. A company is working inside the former store as part of the... more

What’s next for Port 100 after funding cut from Geneva’s 2020 budget?

Port 100 funding cut from 2020 budget in Geneva
A number of people were surprised when Port 100 lost it’s funding through the city of Geneva, as Council adopted the 2020 budget. Maureen Ballatori manages the Port 100 space, and presented to City Council during the budget process – making the case for continued financial support. “We were seeking $17,000 for 2020 to keep Port 100 open and vastly... more

FBI employee who grew up in Geneva found dead in North Carolina

FBI employee who grew up in Geneva found dead in North Carolina
A 60-year-old FBI forensic photographer was found dead in the Nantahala National Forest. According to WHNT-TV, a multi-agency law enforcement criminal investigation into Miller’s death is ongoing in North Carolina after she was found dead. Kathleen Miller, a Geneva native went to college in Rochester. Gail Jones, a lifelong friend of Miller called her a ‘beautiful person’. “She was fun-loving,... more

Fello joins Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association team

joins Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association team
Seneca Lake Pure Waters has welcomed a new face to their local environmental team. Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association announced on Monday that Kaitlin Fello has been hired as its part-time Administrative Coordinator. She will work with Pure Waters Officers and Board members to expand efforts to preserve, promote and protect Seneca Lake Water Quality. Fello is a Geneva HS... more

Winners and losers in new Geneva city budget

Winners and losers in new Geneva city budget
The Port 100 co-working site was an initiative hatched by the city three years ago as a way to enhance the city’s entrepreneurial culture. In 2018, the city provided Port 100, on Castle Street, $26,487. However, under the 2020 budget adopted this past week by City Council, it will get no funding after city staff previously recommended it receive $9,000.... more

Geneva Council candidate Valerie Mallard dealing with health issues

Geneva Council candidate Valerie Mallard dealing with health issues
The Democratic candidate for Ward 2 City Councilor, Valerie Mallard, has announced that she is unable to personally campaign due to health issues. In a letter distributed to residents in Ward 2, Mallard shared the news that friends and neighbors would be campaigning on her behalf in the coming weeks as she takes time to “get back on (her) feet.” Continue reading... more

Hitting the streets for neighborhood harmony in Geneva

Hitting the streets for neighborhood harmony in Geneva
The relationship between a city and a college within its borders is a complex one. On one hand, the benefits are many — from a student populous that provides much-needed revenue for city businesses to the cultural amenities and educated faculty that enrich the community. In recent years, Hobart and William Smith Colleges graduates have often opted to stay after... more

HWS to officially install new president, Joyce Jacobsen

HWS to officially install new president, Joyce Jacobsen
She’s been on the job since early July, but now it’s time for Hobart and William Smith Colleges to celebrate the first female president in their history. Next Friday, Oct. 18, Joyce Jacobsen will be inaugurated as the 29th president of Hobart College and the 18th of William Smith College during an investiture ceremony that will be held outdoors, rain... more

Algae bloom appears near FLX Welcome Center in Geneva; busy HAB season on Seneca Lake

Even more HABs spotted along Seneca Lake over las
Bill Roege, who recently took over as HABs Director for Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association, says the last seven days have proven to be busy for volunteers working around Seneca Lake to identify harmful algal blooms. Last week, Frank DiOrio was a guest on FingerLakes1.com’s Sunday Conversation, outlining some of the things that SLPWA had seen throughout the season. The... more

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Cass attempts return to representing Geneva on City Council

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Cass attempts return to representing Geneva on City Council
A former city councilor and mayor in Don Cass seeks a return to his previously-held seat on City Council by representing the Republican Party in Ward 3. Cass, the faith formation coordinator at Our Lady of Peace Parish and a board member at Finger Lakes Community College was concerned with as the vice chair of the Republican Committee in not... more

Geneva man acquitted on three charges, convicted of another

Geneva man acquitted on three charges, convicted of another
A Geneva man accused of assaulting an elderly woman earlier this year was acquitted Thursday on three felony charges but convicted of another in Ontario County Court. Assistant District Attorney Heather Hines said Isaias Marcano, 39, was found not guilty during a jury trial of first-degree burglary, second-degree assault, and second-degree strangulation. He was convicted of third-degree criminal possession of... more

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Regan vows to create more triumphs for Geneva on City Council

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Regan vows to create more triumphs for Geneva on City Council
Jan Regan, a small business owner, former president and interim executive director at the Smith Center for Arts takes center stage by running for City Council on behalf of Ward 3 under the Democratic Party. Regan does not shy away sharing her love for Geneva after claiming the city as her home in 1978. Since then, she has served the... more

Port 100 co-working space pitches greater entrepreneurial support in Geneva

Port 100 co-working space pitches greater entrepreneurial support in Geneva
The next operator of the city’s co-working space sees a broader vision for the Castle Street site: an entrepreneurial support program. Maureen Ballatori, owner of the 29 Design marketing company and a founding member of Port 100, which opened in 2017, wants the city and Port 100 to work in partnership to foster startups as part of an effort to... more
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