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
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