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High waters and flooding pose challenges as first responders tend to emergencies along Lake Ontario

High waters and flooding pose challenges as first responders tend to emergencies along Lake Ontario
High water levels and flooding are threatening more than just houses and shoreline. Lake Ontario’s rising levels are also impacting the ability of first responders to do their jobs. Chief Peter Clarcq of the Point Pleasant Fire Department said he is worried for the people living in communities that sit along the shoreline. “The quantity of the water to the... more

Victor softball bid to repeat as state champion ends

Victor softball bid to repeat as state champion ends
Victor softball’s quest to become the first Section V team to repeat as Class AA state champions came up just short in the state semifinals Saturday. After a scoreless battle for almost five innings, Section III Cicero-North Syracuse pulled away from the Blue Devils 4-0 to advance to the state championship game in South Glens Falls. Scoring opportunities came at... more

Victor names interim superintendent

Victor names interim superintendent
The Victor Board of Education has appointed an interim superintendent to lead the school district while searching for a permanent successor to Superintendent Dawn Santiago-Marullo, who is retiring in July. Veteran educator Dennis Ford was appointed Thursday night to the position while a search process continues. Ford brings 45 years of education experience to Victor, including seven years as a... more

Residents on Sodus Bay react to damage caused by lake flooding

Residents on Sodus Bay react to damage caused by lake flooding
The International Joint Commission held a conference call on Friday to address the high water crisis along Lake Ontario. Although there was speculation they would address calls to get rid of plan 2014, the plan to manage the water levels, the IJC has not yet provided details of the meeting. Meanwhile, people who live and work on the lake face... more

Garlock proposes discharge permit modifications, comment sought

Garlock proposes discharge permit modifications, comment sought
The state Department of Environmental Conservation will accept written public comments until July 12 on proposed modifications to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit for Garlock Sealing Technologies. The company at 1666 Division St. manufactures a range of rubber-sealing products. It discharges treated industrial wastewater, stormwater, non-contact cooling water and boiler blowdown into Red Creek, a Class C water... more

Yankees to acquire Edwin Encarnacion from Mariners

Yankees to acquire Edwin Encarnacion from Mariners
While the Yankees hope to get sluggers Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton back from injury soon, it hasn’t stopped the team from adding another slugger to the mix. New York bolstered its lineup Saturday, as the Yanks will acquire Edwin Encarnacion from the Seattle Mariners, a source told MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand. The Yanks are sending 19-year-old right-hander Juan Then —... more

Auburn man who toured with Black Sabbath dies after auto accident

Auburn man who toured with Black Sabbath dies after auto accident
Peter Restey, an Auburn native who toured the world as a technician with Black Sabbath, Manowar and other musical acts, passed away June 10. He was 62. According to a death notice submitted by Langham Funeral Home, Restey passed away at Upstate University Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in a June 4 auto accident. The Citizen: Read More more

Canandaigua’s drive for state title ends in Class A semifinals

Baseball: Canandaigua’s drive for state title ends in Class A semifinals
Canandaigua lost a game short of the Class A state baseball final for a second straight year Friday, falling 5-4 to Section IV champion Maine-Endwell at Union-Endicott High School. Seth Vigneri tagged a first-pitch, three-run home run with no one out in the last of the fifth to draw Section V’s champion within 5-4. But M-E pitcher Adam Rutkowski retired... more

As lake flood damage worsens, previously quiet Canadians emerge as critics of IJC

As lake flood damage worsens, previously quiet Canadians emerge as critics of IJC
As homeowners along the south shore of an elevated Lake Ontario braced for a new round of winds bringing the potential for flooding, Canadian communities along the north shore turned up their own call for a rethinking of how lake levels are regulated, and both watched for new signs of possible change from lake managers. “Everybody’s behind giant sandbag walls,”... more

Gananda baseball’s season ends in state Class C semifinals

Gananda baseball’s season ends in state Class C semifinals
An early lead and another impressive pitching performance from Tim McClare were not enough as Gananda saw its season come to a close in a 3-1 loss to Ticonderoga of Section VII in the Class C state semifinals at Maine-Endwell High School, Friday. Gananda (19-5) took its first and only lead of the game in the top of the first... more

Anchors aweigh on Canandaigua Lake

Anchors aweigh on Canandaigua Lake
Faced with a summer off from her job at Keuka College, Brenda Race did what any of us should be doing in that situation. She took to the lake. Race’s Anchors Food Boat has been docked at Sutter’s Marina and venturing onto the waters of Canandaigua Lake since Memorial Day weekend. Although rain and cool weather has hampered Anchors’ launch... more

Father’s Day tribute: Sometimes the toughest lessons are the greatest gifts

Father’s Day tribute: Sometimes the toughest lessons are the greatest gifts
No one person had more impact on Nancy Alexander than her father, Jim. This Father’s Day — the fifth since his passing — the Canandaigua woman remains proud of his legacy and does her best to honor it each day, in big ways and in small. Most recently, she has done so through a book she wrote about her dad... more

St. Michael’s School students visit Albany

St. Michael’s School students visit Albany
State Sen. Tom O’Mara and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano welcomed a 5th-grade class from St. Michael School in Penn Yan to the state capital June 6. The students, a group of parents, and teacher Keith Prather were on a class trip and met with O’Mara and Palmesano, who took them on a tour of the Capitol building and into the state... more

St. Michael’s School students visit Albany

St. Michael’s School students visit Albany
State Sen. Tom O’Mara and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano welcomed a 5th-grade class from St. Michael School in Penn Yan to the state capital June 6. The students, a group of parents, and teacher Keith Prather were on a class trip and met with O’Mara and Palmesano, who took them on a tour of the Capitol building and into the state... more

Ontario County Sheriff’s deputies search for missing 17-year-old

Ontario County Sheriff’s deputies search for missing 17-year-old
Ontario County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a missing 17-year-old teen who hasn’t been heard from since Thursday night. Alana Clark was last seen Thursday in an apartment on Sohnalloway Road in Lyons with her stepmother Michelle Clark and another person, Megan Camp, also known as Alex Carter Michelle told Alana’s father... more