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While there is no information pointing to a specific threat, local police agencies are stepping up their presence at schools in response to the mass shooting in Texas.

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GENEVA — After less than 30 minutes of deliberations, a jury exonerated the former Geneva Middle School principal accused of poking a female student in the chest last fall.

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GENEVA — A Geneva Middle School student said she felt “uncomfortable” and “weird” during an incident last fall with the man who was the school principal and is now on trial.

GENEVA — The town Planning Board will have a special meeting Wednesday on the topic of agricultural commerce and tourism.

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Ed. note: This is the fifth article in a monthly series the Finger Lakes Times is doing on the faculty and staff at Cornell AgriTech, and how their work impacts our way of life.

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GENEVA — City police have filed felony charges against the woman involved in a standoff on Pulteney Street last week.

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GENEVA — Less than two months into the job as the city’s fire chief, Del Parrotta already has witnessed a sight he won’t forget for years to come.

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GENEVA — In what longtime local firefighters and residents say is the biggest blaze the city has seen in a while, a convenience store and at least one other business were gutted Tuesday afternoon.

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GENEVA — While criminal charges are possible, city police are treating a 5½-hour standoff that started Monday night as a mental health situation for now.

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CANANDAIGUA — When longtime Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero came out of retirement last November in an interim role, he was faced with two big challenges: improving morale, and filling numerous vacancies when it came to deputies and corrections officers.

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GENEVA — Last year, Matt and Santa Abraham created a scholarship with the Finger Lakes Community College Foundation called The Geneva High School Alumni Scholarship. It was founded to help a Geneva graduate alleviate financial hardship to be able to attend FLCC.

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HOPEWELL — Unless public comments or other information says otherwise, the state Department of Environmental Conservation will renew the Title V (air) permit for a natural gas compressor station on Archer Road.

CLIFTON SPRINGS/PHELPS — The Midlakes Graduates of Distinction program returns to recognize a successful entrepreneur, a senior executive at the National Science Foundation, and an educator who taught at Midlakes for 35 years.

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GENEVA — The promotion of two city police officers were recognized during a ceremony Wednesday at the public safety building.

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CANANDAIGUA — The massive expansion and modernization project at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center reached another milestone Thursday.

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CANANDAIGUA — A Geneva man could be sentenced to more than three decades behind bars after being convicted of numerous domestic violence charges.

GENEVA — In a continuing effort to keep items out of the Ontario County Landfill, the town is sponsoring its spring “Free Stuff Day” this Sunday.

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GENEVA — After holding virtual events each of the past two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a popular relay race around Seneca Lake returns in its normal form this weekend.

CANANDAIGUA — An Ontario County grand jury will hear the case of the Red Jacket High School student accused of having a loaded handgun in school.

VICTOR — Milk is one of the most requested items by families visiting food banks, but because of storage issues, it is often one of the least donated. Now, families served by the Victor-Farmington Food Cupboard have greater access to fresh milk, thanks to a Feeding New York State “Boundless”…

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Rachel Morgan didn’t smoke pot while growing up in Rochester, but she’s now a firm believer in the medicinal qualities of cannabis.

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SENECA FALLS — In testing that took place four years ago, high levels of polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, and several related compounds were found in leachate originating from the Seneca Meadows and Ontario County landfills.

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Fire departments in Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates counties will take part in the upcoming “Recruit NY” weekend, the 13th annual effort to increase membership in volunteer fire departments.

GENEVA — Saying call volume was on pace with “pre-covid” years, Chief Mike Combs has released the Geneva Fire Department’s annual report for 2021.

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FARMINGTON — For more than 30 years, the Fresh-Ayr Farm Market was a popular mainstay at the corner of Route 96 and County Road 28 in this Ontario County town.

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GENEVA — The trial of the former Geneva Middle School principal accused of having an “inappropriate encounter” with a student will be in May.