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PENN YAN — It may not warrant a big celebration, but the Yates County Sheriff’s Office marine patrol reached a milestone this year.

WATERLOO — Faced with a loss of state aid and sales tax revenues because of the coronavirus, the Seneca County Board of Supervisors will consider eliminating 24 jobs at tonight’s committee and full board meetings.

CANANDAIGUA — Following a recent uptick in Ontario County COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, county leaders are asking residents on the Memorial Day weekend to be mindful about the virus.

PENN YAN — The 181st edition of the Yates County Fair will have to wait until next year.

GENEVA — Denny’s, the family restaurant chain that calls itself “America’s Diner,” is closing its locations in Geneva, Canandaigua and Monroe County.

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COVERT — Three people were arrested Wednesday after they allegedly burglarized an Ovid home and crashed in Covert while fleeing the scene.

ALBANY — The state Division of Consumer Protection and Department of Public Service are alerting people of phone scams.

The Times is publishing a list of local sports and related events that are postponed or canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Events that are postponed may be rescheduled; a date is included it known at this time. Events that are canceled won’t be rescheduled. If you have information about …


WATERLOO — When it comes to great angling adventures during Memorial Day weekend in the Finger Lakes, Seneca Lake gets the nod for excitement. Of course, the iconic National Lake Trout Derby is the reason.

With the uncertainty surrounding when baseball activities could begin and whether a midsummer schedule could be crafted, the Geneva Little League Board of Directors voted last weekend to cancel the 2020 season.


Below is a list of Finger Lakes-area food and beverage businesses that remain open for takeout/delivery. We hope this is as comprehensive as possible but we know we may be missing some businesses. Anyone not on this list that is offering takeout and/or delivery services can send the specific…

GENEVA — Denny’s, the family restaurant chain that calls itself “America’s Diner,” is closing its locations in Geneva, Canandaigua and Monroe County.


When it comes to wildlife, this May has me seeing red. I am talking about squirrels and foxes. Red ones. Neither of these species is completely red, mind you, and sometimes they are not red at all. Confusing? I agree. But as I tell my students, I am not the one that named these creatures, I …


From 1881 until 1911, “Cap” Quick (that is what friends called him) crossed Cayuga Lake more than 40,000 times piloting ferry boat passengers and cargo between Kidders and King Ferry on his boat “The Busy Bee.”

SENECA FALLS — Seneca-Cayuga Bancorp Inc., the holding company for Generations Bank, together with the boards of directors of The Seneca Falls Savings Bank, MHC, the mutual holding company of the Bank and the 60 percent majority shareholder, expect to implement a second step stock conversion…

In mid-March, several states gave redemption centers and retailers the option to temporarily stop accepting bottles and cans. They advised households to stockpile their water bottles and soda cans for several weeks, or to simply toss them in their curbside recycling bins.


ROCHESTER — Wegmans Food Markets is awarding college tuition assistance to 1,842 recipients for the upcoming academic year through the Wegmans Employee Scholarship Program.