LYONS — The Lyons Main Street Program has been bringing businesses and the community of Lyons together since 2008. The non-profit serves to restore and preserve historic buildings in Lyons while also working to bring businesses together — a sort of Chamber of Commerce for the entire town.

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COVERT — In what was called a dangerous situation at times, an Ithaca man who allegedly broke into three occupied homes in this Seneca County town — and was held at gunpoint by one homeowner — was arrested early Thursday morning after a large-scale search.

GENEVA — The nation’s top-ranked Division III men’s ice hockey team hopped back on the ice Friday night against Castleton after a 12-day break and it took two periods for the Hobart Statesmen to get its game going.

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Gov. Kathy Hochul has begun to sign or veto hundreds of bills she left until after the election, yet two she’s yet to act on are no-brainers: vetoing a costly expansion of the state’s wrongful-death law and restoring the comptroller’s role in vetting contracts in advance.

The first word of this week’s headline is both simple and powerful because of the definitions that apply to it.


Ending a marriage can be emotional and full of challenges at any age, even if both parties agree it’s the right decision. When couples over age 50 divorce, they often face the additional task of supporting two separate retirement plans using the assets intended for their combined nest egg. I…


CANANDAIGUA — Michelle Pedzich won the Women’s Leadership Award and Tara Rago the Young Professional Leadership Award at this year’s Ontario County ATHENA Leadership Program annual dinner Nov. 18.

CANANDAIGUA — The Williams-Insalaco Gallery 34 at the Finger Lakes Community College main campus is hosting an exhibit by Ryan Kovar, a Rochester illustrator and animator.

PENN YAN — The 37th Annual Starshine, a longtime holiday tradition in the Village of Penn Yan, will occur on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 4- 7 p.m. New this year, is the Lights on Wheels Parade in conjunction with Penn Yan FFA to kick off the weekend festivities happening on Friday evening at 6 p.m…

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I would think we all, at some moment, strike upon something pivotal in our lives, something fundamental or even critical to our general outlook. You might run with it, or you might say “eh” and simply move on, maintain the status quo. Such an encounter may at first be barely discernible, “a …