WEOS Finger Lakes Public Radio

Geneva NY

Tolls for Social Change group photo
Michelle Ernst Modera / Tools for Social Change

On the afternoon of June 6th, a fight among several juveniles in the Geneva General Hospital parking lot swelled to an altercation that included more than 50 and spilled onto North Main Street. In all, 17 Geneva Police Department officers and Ontario County Sheriff’s deputies were called in to restore order. Two people were taken into custody on the scene. Two days later, five Geneva High School students were arrested and charged with first-degree riot, a felony.

Kelly Walker

Geneva business owner Rafael Diaz-Diaz read the names of those killed in the Orlando mass shooting. More than 100 people gathered Tuesday in downtown Geneva’s Bicentennial Park to memorialize and to speak.

Shauna Marie O’Toole is an author and activist and the Associate Director of Transgender Education for the LGBTQ Center of the Finger Lakes.

On Tuesday, voters in the City of Geneva School District will have an opportunity to vote on a proposed tax increase for the Geneva Public Library. Chris Finger is the Library Director. He says that the increase is about funding the basic services of the library to the community, which are already greater than comparably funded libraries around the state.

Kelly Walker

The Dove Block rises three stories at the corner of Castle and Exchange streets in the heart of downtown. It has stood vacant for more than a dozen years, despite interest in its redevelopment.

Joe Marone

On the edge of downtown Geneva, next door to Beef & Brew, a winter tradition is taking shape. A team of volunteers is putting the finishing touches on the 5th Annual North Seneca Rail Jam. It’s a snowboarding competition organized each year by Joe Marone, the owner of the restaurant Joe’s Hots. A year after he opened his business, one of his customers suggested the event.

You may have noticed purple ribbons around downtown Geneva. Staff members from Family Counseling Service of the Finger Lakes and Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes spent part of Tuesday morning handing out flyers and tying purple ribbons around downtown Geneva.