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Whitman, Lyons boys advance, Midlakes girls roll into semis (W-FL round-up 2/23)

The quarterfinal round of the Section V boys and girls postseason tournament began on Friday night and saw five Wayne-Finger Lakes teams eliminated. On the boys side, Lyons would advance with a win in their final game at the Atwood Gymnasium of the season and the Marcus Whitman Wildcats defeated LeRoy by 1 on a last second three-pointer from Riley... more

Deputies: Clifton Springs man hospitalized, charged with DWI after crash on Rt. 488

Deputies in Ontario County say a 21-year-old Clifton Springs resident was charged with driving while intoxicated after a personal injury accident on State Route 488 in Hopewell. Cody M. Sanford, 21, was charged with DWI after investigation revealed that he was under the influence of alcohol during the crash. State Route 488 was closed between Malone and Archer roads for... more

Soggy weekend on way for the Finger Lakes

It’s going to be an active weather weekend in the Finger Lakes, but it’ll be one that doesn’t include snow in the forecast. For late-February, it’s a welcomed sight for many in the region. – Scattered showers will transition into a steadier rain on Friday, with the heaviest, steadiest precipitation falling before nighttime. Temperatures on Friday will hover in the... more

Victor teen sent to Strong Hospital after rollover crash on 5&20 in Canandaigua

On Thursday at approximately 7:35 a.m. deputies responded along with the East Bloomfield Fire Department and Canandaigua Ambulance to the area of State Route 5&20 just west of McCann Road for a one-car accident. Deputies say Meagan Tierney, 18, of Victor was traveling east when she reportedly fell asleep at the wheel. Her car exited the roadway, struck a mailbox... more

WEBCAST REPLAY: Pal-Mac faces undefeated Midlakes in Section V Class B quarterfinals on FL1 Sports

Alaina Forbes, Cara Walker, Macy Kisner and the rest of Coach Nate Rich’s undefeated Midlakes varsity girls basketball team are trying to win their school’s first Sectional title since 1975. Standing in their way is a tough, fellow Finger Lakes East opponent in Pal-Mac who will be playing at full strength for the first time since late January. The winner... more

Deputies: Man forged girlfriend’s signature on multiple insurance policies

Deputies say a Rochester man was charged with forgery after an investigation into an incident that took place in Bloomfield. James K. Smith, 33, was employed as an insurance salesman and had completed several policies in the name of his girlfriend, forging her signature to said policies in the process without her permission. Smith was charged with second-degree forgery and... more

Changes at Geneva transfer station coming

In an effort to encourage more recycling, town officials have changed some things at the transfer station on White Springs Road. Including the name. Now called the recycling and disposal station, the site at 32 White Springs Road will still be open Wednesdays and Saturdays. However, town Supervisor Mark Venuti said some changes are being implemented to encourage conservation and... more

Deputies: Driver charged with DWAI after accident near Miami Motel in Hopewell

Deputies say a 23-year-old Rochester man was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs following a crash that happened near the Miami Motel on State Route 5&20 in Hopewell. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene along with the Hopewell Fire Department after receiving the report of a car, which had struck a tree on 5&20. Investigators... more

Victor schools begin search for key administrators

A search is underway to replace two key administrators in the Victor Central School District. Senior High School Principal Yvonne O’Shea, who has been with the district for nearly 16 years, will be retiring effective Aug. 4, and Business Administrator Michael Vistocco will retire next month after 26 years of service. “I will continue to work in some capacity,” said... more

Clifton Springs woman accused of kicking victim, breaking nose during domestic incident

A 33-year-old Clifton Springs woman was arrested after an investigation into a domestic incident, which turned physical — resulting in a broken nose for the victim. Crystal N. Riley, 33, of Clifton Springs was charged with third-degree assault after an investigation into an incident where she allegedly kicked a victim in the face — causing a broken nose and chipped... more

Hundreds of thousands in funding delivered for aging septic systems in Finger Lakes

Senator Pam Helming announced $1.1 million in funding to improve water quality through the replacement of aging septic systems in communities across the Wayne-Finger Lakes region. The funding was secured through last year’s budget, and it required an intense fight on behalf of residents in the 54th District, according to Helming. “The Septic Tank Rebate Program will give local communities... more

Deputies: Waterloo man gave false ID at traffic stop, charged with impersonation

Deputies in Ontario County arrested a Waterloo man following a traffic stop on State Route 96 after providing authorities with a false identity. Paul J. Kesterson, 29, of Waterloo was charged with criminal impersonation after the traffic stop in Phelps where he provided an identity, which law enforcement knew not to be accurate. He was also issued a traffic citation... more

Algae summits battle the blooms in region

Will summer 2018 bring another scourge of algae to the Finger Lakes? A $65 million project to combat harmful algae blooms at select water bodies in the state is bringing in national experts to work with state and local leaders in battling the blooms that pose a hazard to health and drinking water — not to mention an economic blow... more

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

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
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