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The Locavore tasting event at Geneva's Cracker Factory
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New Culinary Boutique Coming to Geneva

On a recent Sunday night, the Cracker Factory was the site a tasting event featuring a variety of food and drink products from around the Finger Lakes. It was hosted by Locavore, which is a new retail shop coming to downtown Geneva.

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When Democratic candidate for governor Cynthia Nixon called for a state Moreland Act Commission to investigate government corruption Tuesday, she was not the first to do so.

Her opponent, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, requested and created a Moreland Commission several years ago to look at potential illegal activities in state government, but he disbanded it as part of a budget deal several months later.

The number of robocalls people are receiving is growing, and Senator Chuck Schumer is trying to put an end to them.

He introduced the ROBOCOP or the Repeated Objectionable Bothers of Consumers on Phones Act which would require both landline and mobile carriers to offer free robocall blocking technology to all consumers.

The Greater Canandaigua Civic Center has launched a major fundraising campaign to improve the event center.

Officials announced the campaign Tuesday with a goal of over $861,000 to expand and improve the 34,000 square foot facility.

Executive Director of the Center, David Korpiel says what was primarily an ice skating facility has evolved into a year-round space for a number of activities for roughly 45 thousand people each year.           

HWS Holds Community Sale

May 31, 2018


"One year there was like a five foot tall Scooby Doo stuffed animal. It was enormous, we didn’t know what to do with it. So there’s always something silly, there’s always some little treasure you’ll find like why would someone not want this?"

The Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning holds its 13th Annual Community Sale at the Geneva Rec Center Thursday, May 17th. CCESL's Associate Director Jeremy Wattles organizes the sale.

The state Legislature began interviewing candidates Tuesday to replace Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who resigned over a domestic violence scandal.

Up first was the current acting attorney general, Barbara Underwood, who is the favorite to win the appointment.

“I think it’s an understatement to say that none of us expected to be sitting here today for this purpose,” Underwood told senators and Assembly members gathered Tuesday at a meeting room in the state Capitol complex.

Cuomo: Finger Lakes trash incinerator should be rejected

May 16, 2018

ALBANY — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he opposes plans for a massive trash incinerator in the Finger Lakes region.

The Democrat announced his opposition to the project on Tuesday as opponents rallied in Albany.

Cuomo says the proposal is inappropriate for one of the state's most environmentally sensitive areas. He says he's confident a state siting board will reject the proposal.

Winemakers, farmers, residents and local officials have long called on Cuomo's administration to disallow the incinerator, which is proposed for the town of Romulus.

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Rifle Association filed a lawsuit Friday against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state's financial regulatory agency for what it says is a blacklisting campaign aimed at preventing firms from doing business with the gun owners' group.

The lawsuit filed in federal court for the northern district of New York names the Democratic governor along with the state Department of Financial Services and its superintendent, Maria Vullo, as defendants.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that he’s appointed Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas as a special prosecutor to look into the domestic violence accusations against disgraced former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie announced plans for an open interview process for the legislature to appoint a new state attorney general, now that Eric Schneiderman has resigned over domestic violence allegations.  

Heastie said public interviews of candidates to fill the vacant seat will take place May 15 and 16,  and are open to anyone who submits a resume and cover letter by the end of the day on Friday.

Heastie said the process could also help clarify viable candidates before the state party conventions happen on May 22.

Disgraced former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was known as a longtime champion of women’s rights. That’s why leaders of women’s groups are still trying to make sense of the allegations that he was a serial domestic violence abuser.

Just six months ago, Judy Harris Kluger, who runs an anti-domestic violence agency, stood beside Schneiderman at a press conference where he announced an agreement with a Brooklyn hospital to no longer bill sexual assault survivors for forensic rape examinations.