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Geneva City Council seat debate gets testy

After coming together at a meeting in May to fill the vacant Sixth Ward seat — with the appointee ultimately rejecting the job — City Council members now appear to be moving further apart. This ... more
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Merritt gets five years for hiding gun used in Cosentino shooting

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A Geneva man was sentenced to state prison Monday morning for hiding a gun prosecutors said was used to shoot Michael Cosentino in April 2018. Ontario County Assistant District Attorney Jason MacBride said Timetheus Merritt ... more
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Geneva’s Ryan Fishback wins NYS tennis championship

Geneva junior Ryan Fishback defeated Syosset’s Kabir Rajpal in three sets (6-0, 3-6, 6-2) on Saturday during the NYSPHSAA Boys Tennis Championship finals at the USTA Billie Jean National Tennis Center in Flushing, Queens. Fishback's ... more
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Newark Lady Reds defeat Geneva for Section V Class B1 softball title

Newark Lady Reds take Section V Class B1 softball title
The Newark Reds, led by a dominating performance on the mound from Tia Brown, defeated the Geneva Panthers by a score of 1-0 to win the 2019 Section V Class B1 softball sectional championship at ... more
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Sheriff: Walmart employee responsible for bomb threat at Geneva store

Sheriff: Walmart employee responsible for bomb threat at Geneva store
Sheriff Kevin Henderson reports the arrest of a 26-year-old Geneva resident on terroristic threat charges after an incident at a local Walmart store. Henderson says that Anthony French, 26, of Geneva was charged with making ... more
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New life for old Geneva diner

New life for old Geneva diner
Those who stopped into the old Patti’s Lakeview Diner were treated to not only good eats made from scratch but also a side of the restaurant’s operator, Patti Guererri, whose big personality made the visit ... more
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FLX Pride Festival coming to Geneva on June 8th

FLX Pride Festival coming to Geneva on June 8th
Saturday June 8th marks the fifth annual FLX Pride Festival at the Lakefront Park in Geneva. The festival is a place for LGBTQ community members and allies to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or ... more
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Rite Aid in downtown Geneva closing

Rite Aid in downtown Geneva closing
Downtown Geneva is losing its only pharmacy. The Rite Aid at 127 Castle St. will close on Monday, June 17. The store was one of 1,932 purchased by pharmacy giant Walgreens in 2017. There is ... more
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FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive ... more
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Geneva City Council will interview Ward 6 candidates on Tuesday

Geneva City Council will interview Ward 6 candidates on Tuesday
A special meeting is scheduled for Geneva City Council on Tuesday. Council will be tasked with interviewing prospective candidates to possibly represent Ward 6. City Council must appoint a person to fill that seat, since ... more
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Geneva lacrosse coaches placed on administrative leave

Geneva lacrosse coaches placed on administrative leave
The Geneva Varsity Lacrosse team competed on Friday without two key components of their head coaching staff. Long-time head coach L.J. Russell and Assistant Head Coach Brian Travis were placed on administrative leave this week, ... more
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AROUND THE LAKES: Previewing the FLX Pride Festival set to take place in Geneva (podcast)

AROUND THE LAKES: Previewing the FLX Pride Festival set to take place in Geneva
This week on Around the Lakes one of the organizers behind the successful FLX Pride Festival sits down with FingerLakes1.com to discuss the event, and how it has evolved over several successful iterations. The FLX ... more
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Geneva man charged with felony after domestic incident

Overnight traffic stop results in aggravated DWI charge in Tyre
On Thursday at approximately 12:46 a.m. police responded to a domestic incident in progress. The Geneva Police Department says Sydney O. Brown, 35, of Geneva was charged with felony unlawful imprisonment, and held on $1,000 ... more
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BMW stolen from Geneva Foreign and Sports over the weekend

BMW stolen from Geneva Foreign and Sports over the weekend
The Ontario County Sheriff's Office is searching for a 2012 BMW 6 Series convertible that was stolen from Geneva Foreign and Sports over the weekend. On Saturday a male suspect that was accompanied by another ... more
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F.L.X Fry Bird will replace Finger Lakes Gift and Lounge in Geneva

F.L.X Fry Bird will replace Finger Lakes Gift and Lounge in Geneva
Finger Lakes Gifts and Lounge, called the FLounge by many, is closing, owner Dave Linger said on Friday. However, the space won’t be empty long, as F.L.X. Frybird, owned by Christopher Bates and Isabel Bogadtke, ... more
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Geneva Housing Authority gets $455K for improvements

The Geneva Housing Authority is getting a $455,000 federal grant that will be used for a number of improvements. The grant, announced by Rep. Tom Reed, R-23 of Corning, comes from the Department of Housing ... more
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Geneva bank robber sentenced to 10 years

Geneva bank robber sentenced to 10 years
The man who robbed a downtown Geneva bank last year is headed to prison. In Ontario County Court Wednesday, Ortho J. Arnold, of Geneva, pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery, a class B felony. He was ... more
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Page turning for HWS bookstore

Page turning for HWS bookstore
Liz Dean isn’t a student at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, but the College Store on St. Clair Street is her first stop when she’s looking for a book. “I’ve been going there for a ... more
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Police: Geneva teen charged with rape

Police say a Geneva teen was arrested on a felony rape charge following an investigation. On Tuesday at approximately 5:08 a.m. police arrested Melvin Ferrer-Amaro, 18, of Geneva. He was charged with second-degree rape, which ... more
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Red Jacket Orchards refocuses on future after a couple tough years

Red Jacket Orchards refocuses on future after a couple tough years
A couple of “really rough years in the orchards” convinced Brian Nicholson and Red Jacket Orchards that it was time for another tweak of its business model. In its 61st year of operation, the company ... more
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Wormley turns down Geneva City Council appointment

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The search for a replacement for the late John Greco apparently continues. City Council members and administration learned Wednesday that Edith Wormley is not accepting the position. Council voted unanimously at a special meeting Tuesday ... more
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