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YEAR IN REVIEW: Biggest stories of 2020 as chosen by FL1 readers

Each year we ask ourselves: What were the biggest stories?

There are a lot of ways to answer that question. We can choose stories that had the biggest impact on life in the Finger Lakes, Central New York, and Southern Tier. We can look at broad topics — asking ourselves what questions were most-important to get answered during the year. We can also take a look at individual categories — and build ‘most-read’ lists around topics or even specific reporters. 

We’ll be doing a lot of that over the next several days as we move toward closing out 2020. To kick things off though — a rundown of our top-10 most read stories this year, as chosen by YOU, the reader.



#1: CAYUGA NATION DEMOLITION & FALLOUT

Supervisors take action, law enforcement gives update on Cayuga Nation (full coverage)


#2: STIMULUS CHECKS THROWN AWAY

Stimulus debit cards were tossed away like garbage; now U.S. Treasury Dept. is sending out letters to recipients


#3: WALMART CLOSED FOR WEEKS AFTER ARSON

Employees work tirelessly to reopen Geneva Walmart after arson (photo gallery)


#4: FAMILY SEEKS ANSWERS AFTER NURSING HOME DEATH

Family in search of answers, as life comes to an end at Elm Manor


#5: LOCAL SOFTBALL TEAM GETS CREATIVE DURING PANDEMIC

Waterloo HS softball team gets creative with #QuarantineCatchChallenge (video)


#6: HEALTHCARE WORKER KICKED OUT OF LOCAL DRUG STORE

Healthcare worker shares story after being kicked out of Geneva Walgreens store


#7: YATES COUNTY BUSINESS DISAPPEARS WITHOUT A TRACE

Woodtex in Yates County closes up shop, customers left without sheds they paid for


#8: GENEVA COMPANY TAKES OFF TO MICHIGAN

Cheribundi was faced with tough choice: Leave Geneva or risk killing business


#9: CANANDAIGUA DOG SHINES IN SPOTLIGHT

Canandaigua golden retriever can likely break Guinness World Record (video)


#10: BJs WHOLESALE SHUTS DOWN IN GENEVA

BJ’s Wholesale Club to shut down in Geneva by February 1st



 

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