• Palmyra home destroyed in blaze; pet remains missing

    Palmyra home destroyed in blaze; pet remains missing

    There wasn’t anyone home at the time of the fire, but one pet remains missing after a family home in Palmyra was destroyed by a fire. A passerby flagged down help, which led to multiple 9-1-1 calls, according to reports. …more
  • Cat shooting investigated in the town of Richmond

    Cat shooting investigated in the town of Richmond

    The Ontario County Humane Society is asking for information about the shooting of a cat that is believed to have occurred at some point on Aug. 23 or Aug. 24 in the area of Belcher Road in the town of …more
  • Department of Health says ‘swimmer’s itch’ not the cause of rash affecting Owasco Lake goers

    While bird poop on the beach and lawn has at times been an issue for those enjoying Emerson Park, it became a more prominent problem when nearly 40 people contracted a rash during the Great Race weekend. Some community members, …more
  • Upstate lags behind New York City, U.S. in job growth

    Upstate New York continues to trail downstate as well as the nation as a whole when it comes to job growth following the economic downturn, according to a report released Friday by the state comptroller. Total employment upstate rose 0.3 …more
  • Shed a ‘total loss’ after Stanley fire on Saturday

    Shed a ‘total loss’ after Stanley fire on Saturday

    A shed on County Road 4 in the Town of Stanley was a total loss after firefighters were called to extinguish a blaze Saturday morning. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that around 12:43 am on Saturday, the report came …more
  • Palmyra man charged with punching girlfriend, as she held their child

    Palmyra man charged with punching girlfriend, as she held their child

    A Palmyra man was arrested after a domestic incident, which occurred on Friday around 11:15 pm. Deputies say that Damien Smith Jr. was arrested for assault in the third degree and endangering the welfare of a child after he allegedly …more
  • Update: 12-hour standoff ends peacefully in Dryden; man taken into custody

    Update: 12-hour standoff ends peacefully in Dryden; man taken into custody

    A 12-hour standoff in Dryden, which began Thursday afternoon and lasted into the early morning hours Friday, ended peacefully with a man being taken into custody. Robert Predmore surrendered to police just after 4:30 a.m., Lieutenant Dan Donahue, of the …more
  • Finger Lakes Wine Alliance names new director

    Tracey DelloStritto of Dundee is the new executive director of the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance. Her hiring was announced Thursday by Wine Alliance Board of Directors chairwoman Erica Paolicelli, a partner at Three Brothers Wineries and Estates in Fayette. Read …more
  • Washington holds on in preseason win over Bills

    With most of Buffalo’s starters on defense not participating and only a couple of series of work for the Bills starting offense, Washington took advantage Friday night at FedEx Field. Kirk Cousins led three straight scoring drives in the second …more
  • Seneca Meadows to host 5K Saturday evening

    Seneca Meadows to host 5K Saturday evening

    It’s a race for hunger that will benefit the House of Concern. While the race is slated to be an evening, sunset race, it will benefit the House of Concern, which is partnering with Seneca Meadows, Inc. for this weekend’s …more

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  • New Mural in Downtown Canandaigua

    Several area artists contributed to this recently completed mural in Downtown Canandaigua seen here on Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Mike Sargent