Clyde man hospitalized after being struck by driver at Eastview Mall

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Saturday at approximately 12:19 pm deputies responded to Eastview Mall for the report of a person having been struck by a vehicle. Deputies say that Janet Galligan, 83, of Fairport was operating a vehicle in the driving lane inf ront of Macy’s when she struck Christopher Disanto, 52, of Clyde, who was... more

Auburn resident promoted to senior VP of commercial banking at Community Bank

Community Bank N.A. is pleased to announce that Stephen Rich has been promoted to senior vice president of commercial banking. In his role, Rich is responsible for personal loan portfolios, supporting commercial businesses, managing the team of commercial bankers in the Finger Lake and Southern Tier, and the overall implementation of strategies. He will also manage business development within his... more

Auburn, state officials hope to finish regional tourism center by 2018

City and state officials are hoping to break ground by next summer for the construction of a new regional welcoming center in downtown Auburn. The center was announced last month by Gov. Andrew Cuomo among others earmarked for each region across the state. Auburn, chosen as the site for central New York, is working with the state Office of Parks,... more

REPORT: Teaching program enrollment plummets at SUNY schools

Teaching programs throughout the State University of New York system have experienced roughly a 40 percent decline in enrollment over the past five years, records show. Education officials attributed the decline to an increase in standardized testing and tougher evaluations, saying it has hurt the reputation of the profession. IthacaJournal.com: Read More more

Senator-elect Pam Helming announces New York State Corrections Officer exam

Senator-elect Pam Helming has announced upcoming civil service exams will be conducted for the purpose of hiring new Corrections Officer Trainees for the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS). “Adequate staffing levels are paramount to ensuring public safety, as well as providing safe working conditions for the hardworking men and women in our State Correctional facilities.... more

Ontario’s solar field suffers major wind damage

Last week’s high winds and blowing snow may have resulted in closed schools and numerous fender benders throughout the County, but it was small in comparison to what occurred in the Town of Ontario. The solar field, touted to bring clean energy for the town buildings, as well as a source of power and possible income supplying the grid, was... more

59-year-old man accused of causing disturbance outside of home in Bloomfield

Deputies in Ontario County say that a 59-year-old West Bloomfield resident was arrested after allegedly yelling obscenities outside of his apartment. Clifford N. Habecker, 59, of West Bloomfield was arrested for disorderly conduct early Sunday morning around 1:34 am. Deputise say that he was yelling and threatening other tenants. Habecker was transported to the Ontario County Jail and will answer... more

Ontario County tax rate will increase by one penny

The Ontario County Board of Supervisors has adopted a 2017 budget that increases the tax rate by a penny. The board approved the budget unanimously at its Nov. 17 meeting. The $218.7 million spending plan is an increase of approximately $5.5 million (2.6 percent) over the current year’s budget of $213.2 million. FL Times: Read More more

Clifton Springs man charged with illegally possessing loaded handgun

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Sunday around 12:48 am deputies arrested Christopher J. Jacobson, 34, of Clifton Springs for criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree. Deputies say he was found to be illegally possessing a loaded .22 caliber handgun. He was being held in the Ontario County Jail on pre-arraignment detention. more

Canandaigua woman caused Saturday morning crash on SR 5 after passing through red light

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that a Canandaigua woman has been ticketed after causing a crash on State Route 5 around 11:09 am on Saturday. Deputies say that Kelly Roller, 38, of Canandaigua was traveling west on Route 5 when she passed through a red light at the intersection of Middle Cheshire Road. Roller’s vehicle struck another being operated... more

Elevated lead levels found at Canandaigua schools

Water testing at Canandaigua City School District facilities found two water fountains in the Primary Elementary School exceeded the threshold for lead level. In a letter to school district residents posted on the district website, Superintendent Lynne Erdle stated that access to these fountains, which were already limited in use, was removed immediately. “It is not unusual for fixtures in... more

Finger Lakes Regional Land Bank applies for $500K from state

The Board of Directors of the Finger Lakes Regional Land Bank voted Tuesday to apply for $500,000 from the state to acquire and rehabilitate blighted Seneca County properties for resale. A decision on the application should be made within a month, according to Land Bank President and Executive Officer Peter Brown. FL Times: Read More more

FLACRA opens newly renovated apartments in Geneva

Sal Pollino never planned to end up unemployed, homeless and addicted. But when drugs and alcohol took over his life, he turned into someone no one would want to be. Until he checked himself into a crisis center in Clifton Springs run by Finger Lakes Addictions Counseling and Referral Agency. Now, after many months of treatment, first as an inpatient... more

Meet the new principal at Canandaigua Primary-Elementary School

Next month, the Canandaigua Primary-Elementary School will have a new principal, although he’s a familar face around the building. The Board of Education appointed Brian Amesbury to the position, succeeding interim Principal Julie Winston, who took over for Marcie Ware. Ware is now principal at Indian Landing Elementary School in the Penfield school district. Daily Messenger: Read More more

Arcadia woman charged with inhaling dust cleaner

An Arcadia woman was charged with inhalation of hazardous inhalants under public health law, according to Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts. Deputies say that Sara C. Edmonds, 33, of Arcadia was arrested after she was observed in a bathroom at the Wayne Behavioral Health building inhaling fumes from a dust cleaner aerosol can. She was arrested and arraigned in Arcadia... more

Victor man sent to Strong Memorial Hospital after striking deer

A Victor man suffered minor injuries after striking a deer on High Street, according to deputies with the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office. The accident happened around the 700 block of High Street and Robert R. Rotach, 61, of Victor was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital for treatment. The minor injuries he suffered during the accident were to his leg. more

Small Business Saturday draws shoppers to downtown Auburn

When local artist Candy Lucas arrived at Finger Lakes Art Saturday morning, she was surprised by the steady stream of people coming in to shop. The small store on Genesee Street in downtown Auburn opened its doors early Nov. 26 to celebrate Small Business Saturday, a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday to support all sectors of shopping. The... more
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