Reps. Katko, Maloney unveil bill to fight tick-borne diseases in New York

U.S. Reps. John Katko and Sean Patrick Maloney announced bipartisan legislation that would increase tick-borne illness prevention efforts and improve public health in states like New York that are seeing a high rate of tick-born diseases, Katko’s office announced Friday afternoon. The Tick Identification Pilot Program Act of 2017 would help educate the general public on tick-bite prevention methods, engage... more

Rumors of Ling Ling closed by DOH prove untrue

Rumors that the state Department of Health closed Ling Ling Chinese Buffet in Geneva are untrue. According to a Department of Health representative, the restaurant, located at 481 Hamilton Street in Geneva was inspected on June 5th. Rumors around town reported the restaurant was closed due to suspicious meat types found at the site. Department of Health representatives said that... more

LANDFILL: DEC welcomes public comment for permit renewal

The Department of Environmental Conservation has set a date for public comment regarding Seneca Meadows landfill’s permit renewal application. According to the DEC, Seneca Meadows has submitted a permit renewal application to continue operations within the currently approved Part 360 permit. The permit is not for any kind of expansion at the landfill, but Seneca Meadows is requesting a modification,... more

DEC answers questions, but not concerns about Geneva Foundry cleanup

Cory Barrett left Wednesday afternoon’s meeting with state officials at The Salvation Army citadel with a better idea of how his contaminated soil at 38 State St. will be remediated. But that doesn’t mean he’s happy. Barrett was one of about a dozen property owners to sit at a table with representatives of the state Department of Environmental Conservation and... more

City manager lists actions taken so far in Foundry cleanup process

Several speakers at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting continued to criticize the city’s response to the Geneva Foundry soil contamination issue. There were calls for the city to apologize to residents for not informing them of the contamination discovered in 1989. There were requests to comply with a list of demands regarding providing fresh fruit and vegetables, raised gardens, a... more

LANDFILL ODOR: Stats show Seneca Meadows has it under control

Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story read that Supervisor Greg Lazzaro was credited with starting the WMAC. However, the WMAC is part of the Town Code and existed prior to his election. The Seneca Falls Town Board has come under fire for approving the renewal of the annual operating permit for the Seneca Meadows Landfill against town attorney... more

State steps up efforts to make colleges more responsive to sexual assault allegations

Trauma can affect a person in many ways — including how a victim of sexual assault remembers what happened. That issue will be explored at a training session — held Tuesday and Wednesday at Monroe Community College — for professionals who respond to those kinds of cases. “Changing the approach and understanding that just because the victim doesn’t remember all... more

Doctor busted in Wayne County prostitution sting is back to work in Canandaigua

A doctor charged in a Wayne County prostitution sting is back to work in Canandaigua thanks to an overwhelming response from his patients. The University of Rochester’s Thompson Health has reinstated Doctor Robert Smith at their facility in Canandaigua. Dr. Smith was one of six men arrested at a motel in the town of Ontario in northwestern Wayne County. In... more

Cayuga County agency receives $200,000 grant for domestic violence services

A Cayuga County agency was awarded a two-year, $200,000 grant from New York state to improve its domestic violence services in the community. According to a press release from the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, the Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency was one of four community-based organizations to receive the grant, which will run from Oct.... more

Supervisors will consider external audit amid Medicaid billing concerns in Seneca Co.

Seneca County Manager John Sheppard says that a resolution brought to committee on Tuesday was born out of necessity. The Mental Health Services Committee considered a resolution, which would initiate the process of executing an external audit of self-reported discrepancies regarding Medicaid documentation. According to Sheppard, the County is obligated to self-disclose discrepancies to OMIG — the Office of Medical... more

Newark-Wayne unveils new patient-access center

Rochester Regional Health took another step in its multi-year effort to modernize Newark-Wayne Community Hospital with a ceremony Wednesday celebrating its new patient-access center and main entrance. The center is named the Marshall Pavilion, in honor of the Marshall family, which gave the hospital a $500,000 gift to support improvements to Newark-Wayne’s maternity and pediatric care facilities. “It (the pavilion)... more

Geneva Chamber hosts ribbon cutting for Five Star Urgent Care (photo)

On Wednesday, June 28th Geneva Chamber staff, Board Members, Ambassadors, local dignitaries and community members attended the official ribbon cutting celebration at Five Star Urgent Care located at 1 White Springs Rd. in the Tops Plaza. Guests had the opportunity to tour the new space and meet the facility’s staff, and the event featured remarks from found and owner Dr.... more

Geneva Chamber to co-host ribbon cutting at Five Star Urgent Care

The Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that it will be co-hosting its next Member Milestone Celebration on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. The event will include an Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to honor the official Grand Opening of Geneva’s newest urgent care facility- Five Star Urgent Care, located at 1 White Springs Road in the Tops Plaza,... more
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