Tops Friendly Markets files Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Tops Friendly Markets LLC has filed for reorganizational bankruptcy, known as Chapter 11. It’s a move to eliminate debt and position the company for success moving forward. The company employs over 14,000 workers, and according to reports, most stores that are good performers in New York and Pennsylvania will remain open. That said, the company has a debt problem that... more

Canandaigua, ex-fire chief face off in higher court

A decision concerning fired Canandaigua Fire Chief Mark Marentette’s attempt to get his job back may come as soon as March 16. Attorneys representing the city and Marentette on Wednesday argued their positions in Appellate Court. Marentette, who was appointed chief in 2011 and was terminated last April, is seeking his job back, although the city has since hired a... more

No contests in Penn Yan, Dresden, Rushville village elections

Petitions have been filed at the Yates County Board of Elections for those running for office in the Village of Penn Yan. Three Village Trustee seats and the Village Mayor’s seat will be on the ballot March 20. The trustee seats are currently held by William Allison, Carolyn Benedict, and David Reeve. Allison and Reeve did not file petitions. Benedict... more

Deputies: Williamson woman was speeding, charged with DWI

Deputies arrested a 27-year-old Williamson woman on DWI charges after a traffic stop for speeding on State Route 104. Caroline L. Henderson, 27, was charged with driving while intoxicated and BAC above 0.08 percent. She was transported to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office for processing, and was subsequently issued appearance tickets to answer the charges. They will be answered in... more

Deputies: Inmate threw cup of urine on officer during incident at Wayne County Jail

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts says a 24-year-old Lyons woman was arrested after an incident at the Wayne County Jail. Brianna L. Williams, 24, was charged with two counts of second-degree attempted assault and aggravated harassment after an incident at the Wayne County Jail where she threw a cup of urine onto a Corrections Officer and another inmate. She was... more

Deputies: Lyons man took off his clothes after walking into strangers home

Deputies say a Lyons man was taken into custody and arrested after allegedly walking into a strangers home, and taking off his clothing. Henry McKenzie, 28, of Lyons was charged with bribery and criminal trespass. According to deputies, the Lyons man even attempted to bribe arresting officers with money to have all charges dropped. He was sent to the Wayne... more

Woman sentenced to prison for robbing store, forging checks in Auburn

A Port Byron woman will spend some time in prison for robbing a cell phone store and forging checks in Cayuga County. Last month, 20-year-old Courtney Donovan, of 8475 Baptist Hill Road, pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree robbery and one count of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, both class D felonies. At the time, she admitted... more

Victor’s athletic director to retire; new resource officer welcomed

The Victor school district is also searching for a replacement for long-time Athletic Director Ronald Whitcomb, who will retire at the end of June. “It has been a pleasure and honor to serve the student athletes, coaches and physical education teachers at Victor Central Schools for the past 26 years,” Whitcomb said. “I am proud that we have one of... more

‘Moms Demand Action’ rep addresses Ontario County Democrats

A local leader of a national organization demanding action on gun reform was in the Canandaigua area Wednesday to speak at a meeting of the Ontario County Democratic Committee. The committee hosted a number of speakers, including Democratic candidates for contested races. In the wake of last week’s shooting rampage that killed 17 students and faculty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas... more

Sheriff: Lyons man broke officer’s finger, charged with assault

Deputies arrested a 30-year-old Lyons resident at the Wayne County Jail after a physical confrontation resulted in a Corrections Officer being injured. Deputies say Anreak L. King, 30, of Lyons was charged with third-degree assault after breaking the finger of an officer at the jail. King was arraigned in Lyons Town Court and remanded back to the Wayne County Jail... more

FLX WEEKLY: The dog days of winter & Facebook birthdays (podcast)

Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi & Josh Durso for a look at your upcoming weekend in the Finger Lakes and a round-up of the top news, local photos and activities at FingerLakes1.com this week. Will the extraordinarily warm weather continue. Is spring finally here? Also, how do you handle your birthday on Facebook? . more

New York State charts future of Canandaigua Highlands

The state wants the public to weigh in on the future of more than 8,700 acres of state forest and wildlife management area called the Canandaigua Highlands. The property includes the Italy Hill State Forest and High Tor Wildlife Management Area in the towns of Italy, Jerusalem, Naples, Middlesex, South Bristol and Naples in Yates and Ontario counties. The state... more

Organizers talk history, appeal of Ludovico Trail in Seneca Falls ahead of public hearing (video)

In 1998 businessman Frank J. Ludovico gave the canal side property along Bayard Street, which was an abandoned railroad bed to Wilhelmina Pusmucans to establish a Sculpture Trail. While the trail has evolved, grown, and become a prominent part of Seneca Falls — an eminent domain process, which was initiated by the Town of Seneca Falls by calling for a... more

Police: Farmington woman created GoFundMe, then never turned over money

On Tuesday at approximately 3:45 p.m. officers arrested a 24-year-old Farmington woman after creating a GoFundMe account under the guise of rasiing money to provide an individual with a new motorized scooter. Jordan E. Fogg, of Farmington was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny. It is alleged that in August 2017, Fogg opened a GoFundMe account and raised more than $1,200... more

Deputies: Farmington man charged with aggravated DWI after crash

Deputies in Ontario County took a 26-year-old Farmington man into custody after a crash investigation, which resulted in the determination that he was driving while intoxicated. Demetrois R. Hetelekides, 26, of Farmington was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle while using a portable electronic device and driving with a suspended registration. According to... more

What Auburn Rite Aid customers can expect as Walgreens, Albertsons take over

Over the next two to three years, Rite Aid customers can expect some big changes as Walgreens and Albertsons take over three Auburn stores. According to Rite Aid spokesperson Ashley Flower, two Genesee Street locations — 47 E. Genesee St. and 314 Genesee St. — have been purchased by Walgreens Boots Alliance, which reached a deal to buy nearly 2,000... more

Sheriff Luce: Woman faces 16 charges after stealing credit cards, using them 172 times

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce says a Rochester woman was taken into custody on Tuesday after an extensive investigation into stolen credit cards at the del Lago Resort & Casino. At approximately 10:30 a.m. investigators arrested a 41-year-old woman on multiple charges related to the use of stolen credit cards after an incident last year. Michelle M. Richardson, 41, was... more

Public forum will outline Cayuga County Social Services five-year plan

The Cayuga County Department of Social Services is inviting the public to attend an upcoming forum examining its five-year plan for the family services it provides. Called The Child and Families Services Plan, Deputy Director Christine Bianco said it will include goals for programs like child protective services, preventative service, foster care, adoption, adult services and others. It will cover... more
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