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Canandaigua Town Board postpones vote on renaming Squaw Island

After Canandaigua City Council acted quickly to rename an island on Canandaigua Lake – another local town board postponed any action on it.

The Canandaigua Town Board postponed a vote indefinitely, which would have renamed ‘Squaw Island’.


It’s a derogatory term, which has been featured in two recent stories as part of our deep-dive series.

Members of the community who are pushing for the island to be renamed spoke to the board. They anticipated a vote, but instead received an indefinite delay.

They agreed to vote on a new version of the resolution at a later date, but did not indicate when that would be.

DAILY DEBRIEF: Perspective on renaming island on Canandaigua Lake (podcast)


Check out the story below from when Canandaigua City Council voted in support of the name change.


Canandaigua City Council supports renaming ‘Squaw Island’, narrowly approves school resource officer program

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