GENEVA — Whatever body of water near which residents of the Finger Lakes call home carries vital importance to the everyday lives of those living around and on them — as well as the people who rely on the entire watershed of any of the Finger Lakes in their everyday lives.

GENEVA/CANANDAIGUA — Two area health systems are delaying elective surgeries, partly due to Gov. Kathy Hochul’s recent executive order limiting those surgeries at hospitals with less than 10% bed capacity.

PENN YAN — The annual meeting of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Yates County once again will be held virtually this year due to Covid-19.

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WATERLOO — A Syracuse woman who caused a deadly crash earlier this year while fleeing from a larceny at Waterloo Premium Outlets will be going to prison.

CANANDAIGUA — Two teenagers face charges for an alleged armed robbery Tuesday night, although one had to be captured Wednesday morning after escaping from the police department.


CANANDAIGUA — City police have leveled felony charges against the man they say hit a disabled man in crosswalk and then fled the scene and concealed his vehicle.

CLYDE — The Clyde-Savannah Golden Eagles girls basketball team couldn’t have wished for a better scenario to open up their regular season: Friday night at home against Route 31 rival the Lyons Lions — who had won their first two games of the season.

NEWARK — Victim Resource Center of the Finger Lakes, a local domestic and sexual violence service agency, has announced that it has moved and changed its name to Survivor Advocacy Center of the Finger Lakes.


GENEVA — When Brenda Calabria was looking for an illustrator for her book explaining Catholic Mass to children and others who might not understand the ins and outs — or, actually, the stand-ups and sit-downs — she didn’t have far to go.


Sam Tate is a Caucasian merchant, councilman and widower who dotes on his son Billy and daughter Mary Jane. In most respects, Sam conforms to the norms of the small town of Unionville, Ark., but defies convention because he and Billy enjoy playing baseball with a Black baseball team.


During the Revolutionary War, an American army led by Gen. John Sullivan conducted a scorched-earth campaign against the British-allied Iroquois Indians. Throughout the Finger Lakes, most of the Iroquois villages were destroyed and many fled to Canada. Those who returned eventually were forc…

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CANANDAIGUA, NY — Finger Lakes Bus Service is teaming up with North Star Coffee, both divisions of Ontario ARC, to offer a unique holiday shopping experience at Eastview Mall. On Dec. 11 at 9 a.m., attendees will receive a roundtrip, hassle-free ride to Eastview Mall in Victor, along with fe…

NEWARK — Rochester Regional Health’s Newark-Wayne Community Hospital has achieved the highly prestigious international Baby-Friendly re-designation after a rigorous review process conducted by Baby-Friendly USA, the organization responsible for bestowing this certification in the United States.