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.

PENN YAN — The opening Friday of the 2022-23 basketball season between host Penn Yan Mustangs and the Midlakes Screaming Eagles saw multiple lead changes in the first half. In the second half, the Screaming Eagles gained control on the back of Kyle Kumkey’s 25 points to defeat the Mustangs 66-57.

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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.


Everywhere in the landscape, dead ash trees stand a ghostly, grey reminder of the power of a tree blight. Decades ago, Dutch elm disease took out most elm trees in the American landscape with a similar ailment. But in the days before this terrible tree affliction, one Yates County elm in par…


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