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Ontario County Justice Coalition will host annual dinner on May 3

Ontario County Justice Coalition will host annual dinner on May 3
The Ontario County Justice Coalition will host their first annual dinner on Friday, May 3rd 2019 at Club 86 in Geneva, NY at 6pm. The event will honor President of the United Christian Leadership Ministry, Reverend Lewis W. Stewart III, and will bring together interfaith and law enforcement leadership with members of the community to create a stronger, more unified... more

Canandaigua man gets 32 years for raping teen

Canandaigua man gets 32 years for raping teen
Ontario County Judge Frederick Reed sentenced a man to 32 years in prison for raping a highly intoxicated teenage girl last spring. District Attorney Jim Ritts said Michael Socciarelli, 33, of Canandaigua, was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in prison for first-degree rape and another seven years for first-degree sexual abuse. Finger Lakes Times: Read More more

Hochul urges students to take on women’s rights fight

Hochul urges students to take on women’s rights fight
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul is well aware of the history this region has when it comes to an issue close to her heart: women’s rights. On the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges Tuesday afternoon to highlight the Cuomo administration’s 2019 Women’s Justice Agenda, Hochul pointed east to Seneca Falls, the site of the nation’s first women’s rights convention... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: The Dog hangs it up after 50 years of local broadcasting… this is his last show (podcast)

WEBER THIS WEEK: The Dog hangs it up after 50 years of local broadcasting… this is his last show (podcast)
After 50 years in local broadcasting, Harold “Web Dog” Weber will be officially handing up the microphone after one last edition of his long running Weber This Week podcast on FingerLakes1.com on Monday afternoon. Join the Dog along with Dave Barnick, Jack Dipolito, Greg Cotteril and Jim Sinicropi to recap a career that started at WSFW radio in 1969. . more

Police: Geneva man possessed cocaine, intended to sell it

Police: Geneva man possessed cocaine, intended to sell it
The Geneva Police Department reports the arrest of a 49-year-old Geneva resident following a narcotics investigation. On Sunday at approximately 5:57 p.m. police arrested Erwin L. Wineglass, 49, of Geneva on a felony criminal possession of a controlled substance charge. Police say that he was held without bail due to previous convictions. They report that after being detained pending a... more

Rep. Reed announces $455K for Geneva Housing Authority

Rep. Reed announces $455K for Geneva Housing Authority
Rep. Tom Reed announced a $455,000 grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide the Geneva Housing Authority with funding to develop, repair, and improve affordable housing in the area. “We care about ensuring our friends and neighbors have fair access to quality housing,” Reed said. “This grant enables the Geneva Housing Authority to make renovations to... more

With its own home, Food Justice widens scope in Geneva

With its own home, Food Justice widens scope in Geneva
Food Justice of Geneva hoped that when it got a permanent staging area for its produce-distribution efforts, it would be closer to becoming a year-round operation. “That was one of our main goals — to collect and distribute year-round,” said Henry Faro, who runs Food Justice with Teresa Shaffer, a nurse with Ontario County Public Health. “We finally got a... more

Geneva fire victim forges ahead despite challenges

Geneva fire victim forges ahead despite challenges
Darlene Durgan has endured a difficult life. At 18, her kidneys began to fail from what doctors later learned was polycystic kidney disease, a genetic disorder that causes fluid-filled cysts to grow in the organs. At 19, her kidneys failed, leaving her faced with a lifetime of dialysis treatments. At 40, and with both kidneys removed, she is still alive,... more

THE DEBRIEF: Jim Meaney of The Geneva Believer discusses future of City Council, and more (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Jim Meaney of The Geneva Believer discusses future of City Council, and more (podcast)
When Jim Meaney, founder of The Geneva Believer announced that he would be seeking the nomination to run for Geneva City Council’s Ward 6 seat – there was very little surprise. However, weeks later he ended that campaign, returning to the work that led him to the decision that would be to run for City Council. Reporting on the City... more

Hobart tops Mount St. Mary’s to move into 1st in NEC

Hobart tops Mount St. Mary’s to move into 1st in NEC
The Hobart College lacrosse team earned an 11-8 Northeast Conference win over Mount St. Mary’s University on Boswell Field at Urick Stadium to move into a tie for first place in the league standings. The Statesmen improved to 10-3 overall, 4-1 in the NEC. The Mountaineers had their five-game winning streak snapped and slip to 8-6, 4-1. On Senior Day,... more

Cam’s Pizzeria founders indicted over 70 felony counts after tax fraud investigation

Cam’s Pizzeria founders failed to report $5 million in sales
The Democrat & Chronicle reports that the couple who founded Cam’s Pizzeria were indicted on Thursday by a Monroe County Grand Jury on 78 felony counts each following an investigation into underreported sales. Prosecutors allege that Carmelo Calascibetta, 58, and Rosanna Calascibetta, 57, the husband and wife who founded Cam’s failed to report nearly $5 million in sales to New... more

Seneca7 will happen April 28th

Seneca7 will happen April 28th
The eighth-annual Seneca7, a 77.7-mile relay race, consisting of 344 seven-member teams running the circumference of Seneca Lake, will be held Sunday, April 28th. The event begins in downtown Geneva, with runners heading south along the west side of Seneca Lake, through Yates County, Schuyler County including Watkins Glen, and Seneca County, before returning to Geneva for a finish line celebration... more

REPORT: Geneva Friendly’s will close next month, Eastview location already shut down

REPORT: Geneva Friendly’s will close next month
Friendly’s in Geneva will be shutting down next month. Management has confirmed to Finger Lakes News Radio that the popular restaurant will see it’s last day of business on May 14th. Earlier this month several corporate-owned locations shut down without warning. The location at Eastview Mall shut down earlier this week. Senator Chuck Schumer has been calling the federal Department... more

John Hicks to receive Springstead Award

John Hicks to receive Springstead Award
The Geneva Rotary Club is proud to announce that the club will award this year’s Springstead Award for Outstanding Community Service to retired Ontario County Administrator John Hicks. The presentation will take place at the Gala 100th Anniversary Celebration at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Club 86. The club also announced that Don Alhart, veteran television news anchor of... more

Wine, Dine & Dance at Ontario ARC’s Wine Mixer on April 27th

Wine, Dine & Dance at Ontario ARC’s Wine Mixer on April 27th
Raise a glass – and funds for the Friends of Ontario ARC Foundation! Join Honorary Chairs Debbie and Don Culeton for Ontario ARC’s Wine Mixer on Saturday, April 27th. The event kicks off at 6PM at The Cracker Factory, 35 Lehigh Street in Geneva. Proceeds from the Wine Mixer will benefit Ontario ARC’s growing menu of programs and services that... more

Downtown Geneva to undergo a major transformation

Downtown Geneva to undergo a major transformation
Downtown Geneva is about to undergo a major transformation. The city wants to draw more people to its lakefront areas and in order to do it, it’s planning major changes to the Route 5 and 20 corridor. Right now, Route 5 and 20 comes down a hill into Geneva as a multiple lane thoroughfare. That makes it dangerous for people... more

Deputies: Geneva man facing new felony charges after violating protective order

Deputies: Geneva man facing new felony charges after violating protective order
Deputies say a Geneva man was arrested on new felony charges at the Ontario County Jail following an investigation. Samuel Mccllure, 29, of Geneva was charged with three counts of aggravated family offense. The charges are felonies, and resulted from phone calls made to a protected party. Deputies say the 29-year-old contacted a victim he assaulted on April 7th in... more

Meeting hosted to discuss solar power in Geneva

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Joule Community Power and Town Supervisor Mark Venuti hosted a meeting to discuss the potential inclusion of a solar farm for Geneva residents and other NESEG patrons which would lead to both individual-bill savings and the development of community sustainability projects on Wednesday, April 10. The meeting was held in the recently-renovated Cabaret room at the Smith Opera House. In... more
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