CITY OFFICIALS: Canandaigua Fire Chief Mark Marentette fired

Canandaigua City Manager Ted Andrzejewski says that suspended Fire Chief Mark Marentette was fired Friday. The reason: Insubordination and mismanagement of public funds. Andrzejewski said the decision was made by assistant city manager, John Goodwin, based on the recommendation of the civil service hearing officer. “We went through the process, the hearing officer rendered a decision and we got the... more

Road closed in Victor until 6 am on Tuesday; accident takes out utility pole

Officials say crews are working to restore a utility pole, which was cut down in an accident on Route 251 between Cork Rd. and Phillips Rd in Victor. No one was injured in the crash, and officials announced this afternoon that the accident would result in people not being able to travel down the road until further notice. During the... more

Collins accepts U.S. Chamber award in Farmington, fields bevy of questions

With Leonard’s’ Express trucks coming and going behind him, U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, R-Clarence, on Monday accepted the U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Spirit of Enterprise Award.” Given annually to Congress members, the award is based on rating each member’s votes regarding critical business legislation as outlined in the Chamber’s annual scorecard. “The U.S. Chamber works tirelessly to ensure Congress is... more

MOTHER CHARGED: 4-year-old gets into medicine, hospitalized several days after being found unresponsive

A Clifton Springs woman was charged after investigators say she failed to secure prescription medication, allowing a 4-year-old child to ingest a large quantity of it. Deputies charged Jennifer Lynn Rice, 27, of Clifton Springs with endangering the welfare of a child after an investigation revealed that she failed to secure medication on April 17th allowing a child to ingest... more

Geneva walking/biking study results to be unveiled

Geneva residents can learn more about a city-town plan to improve the area’s walking and biking infrastructure this coming Saturday. The Active Transportation Draft Plan informational session will take place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Hydrant Hose bingo room, 61 Geneva St. Those attending should use the public parking lot side entrance. The session is being hosted by... more

Former Hobart star Marpet moving to center for Bucs

Former star offensive lineman for Hobart College in Geneva, Ali Marpet, is moving to center for the Buccaneers this season. Marpet was the highest drafted Division III player in NFL history. Tampa Bay selected him in the second round of the 2015 draft. Six-foot-four-inch 300 pound lineman from downstate played left tackle at Hobart and right guard for the Bucs... more

Pair sent to Strong after motorcycle crash in Victor; driver charged with DWI

On April 24th around 12:53 am deputies in Ontario County arrested a Victor man after he was involved in a crash on High St. Deputies say that James Rigby, 56, of Victor was traveling north on High St. in Victor when he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed. He had a passenger, according to deputies, but neither party suffered... more

Chris Collins to receive U.S. Chamber award in Farmington

U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, R-Clarence, will be honored Monday in Ontario County with a U.S. Chamber of Commerce award. Collins will receive the annual Spirit of Enterprise Award “in recognition of Congressman Collins’ continued support of pro-growth policies in the second session of the 114th Congress,” according to a release from the congressman. “The U.S. Chamber of Commerce scored members... more

Solar farm moratorium proposed

The Town Board voted last week to introduce a local law imposing an indefinite moratorium on the installation of large, commercial solar farms in the town. A public hearing on the proposed local law will be conducted at the board’s May 16 meeting. Town Supervisor Drew Wickham said the moratorium affects new solar arrays built for commercial, electricity-generating purposes. It... more

NY health care providers to push for supervised drug sites

A group of health care providers, drug reform advocates and former users is launching a new effort to bring supervised drug consumption centers to New York state. The facilities allow drug addicts to shoot up or consume their drugs in a safe, secure location under the supervision of medical personnel who can intervene in the event of an overdose. Similar... more

Geneva man charged with felony DWI

A 26-year-old Geneva man was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, as well as aggravated driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop on Carter Rd. Deputies say Curtice E. Davis, of Geneva was arrested on the felony charge after it was learned that he had a previous conviction. His blood-alcohol content was also found to be higher than .18 percent.... more

Driver charged with DWAI after cash into guardrail in Canandaigua

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that a Livonia man was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance after a minor single-vehicle crash in Canandaigua. Deputies say Joshua Carl Cuthbertson, 33, of Livonia was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, as well as criminal possession of a controlled substance after an incident where he drove his car... more

Portion of Flatiron Road washed away in deluge

A motorist fortunately was traveling slowly Thursday night because of the rainy conditions. Because if the driver hadn’t, who knows what might have happened. The motorist is credited with discovering the lightly traveled road was washed out and was able to stop in time after seeing the large hole in the road ahead of him, according to Supervisor Bob Green.... more

Brown’s big day boosts Hobart into 1st place tie

Senior attackman Frank Brown enjoyed a record-matching day on Senior Day at Boswell Field, leading the Hobart College lacrosse team to a 15-8 Northeast Conference victory over Mount St. Mary’s University. He tied the program’s Division I record for goals in a game, scoring six times and adding two assists for a career-high eight points. With today’s results, the NEC... more

Latest from FLX as water levels continue to rise (full-coverage)

It’s a bad situation. As a whole, the region is several inches over “normal” rainfall amounts for the last two months. While the Finger Lakes didn’t see the snowmelt that sometimes contributes to springtime flooding — we have seen plenty of spring rains. On Thursday a road washed out in Geneva. Coastal communities along Lake Ontario have been on edge... more

DA candidates land endorsements: Conservatives back Karle; City police unions endorse Ritts

Endorsements have begun in the race to be the next Ontario County district attorney — and county conservatives made a somewhat surprising choice Thursday. Honeoye-area native Kristina “Kitty” Karle said she has received the endorsement of the county’s Conservative Committee. She is one of two Republicans running for the seat held by R. Michael Tantillo, who is stepping down as... more

White Springs Brook washes out Turk Rd. in Geneva

One Geneva roadway is completely impassable thanks to the heavy rains that fell over the last two days. While official word has not come out of the area, Turk Rd. in Geneva was washed away by the White Springs Brook. The roadway, which sat over a culvert, eroded away from the excessive rain and runoff. Those in the area say... more

Risk for boaters elevated at Canandaigua Lake

  Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero says that boaters need to use extreme caution when on the waters of Canandaigua Lake. He said, “Officers are confirming debris below the surface, primarily tree limbs and logs, that present a danger if struck by a boat.” The recent rains have wreaked havoc on the region, causing runoff, water rise, and a variety... more
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