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INSIDE THE FLX: Charlie Evangelista talks elections, Ontario County (podcast)

On episode #73 of the Inside the FLX podcast Josh Durso is joined by Ontario County Elections Commissioner Charlie Evangelista to discuss a host of local issues, including some local races taking shape. Over the summer, Evangelista transitioned from serving on the Ontario County Board of Supervisors to serving as the chief elections official for Ontario County. The Democrat has... more

Mynderse Academy principal tapped for Bloomfield’s top job

Mynderse Academy Principal Andy Doell has been selected the new superintendent of the Bloomfield Central School District and will assume that position Jan. 1. Doell, 46, has been with the Seneca Falls school district for 13 years. He was first hired as principal of Cady Stanton Elementary School (grades 3-5) and then three years ago was appointed principal of Mynderse... more

Deputies: Canandaigua woman charged with DWI after crashing into parked car

Deputies in Ontario County arrested a Canandaigua woman for DWI following a two-vehicle crash in East Bloomfield. Debra C. Bidwell, 52, of Canandaigua was charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and driving while intoxicated after she crashed into a parked car. She was arraigned in East Bloomfield Town Court and the charges will be answered at a later date. more

Rollover accident on CR 40 in Bloomfield

Multiple agencies were called to the scene of a rollover accident on County Rd. 40 and Briggs Rd. According to first responders, West Bloomfield, Ionia Fire Department and Honey Falls Ambulance were called to the scene where a vehicle had reportedly rolled over and was blocking traffic. First of the responders to the scene said that one vehicle was well... more

Bloomfield names new school chief

Andy Doell, principal at Mynderse Academy in Seneca Falls, will replace Bloomfield Central Schools Superintendent Michael Midey, effective Jan. 1. The selection of Doell was announced Thursday by Pam Nakoski, president of the Bloomfield Board of Education. “We look forward to his leadership of our district into the future,” Nakoski stated in a release. Midey, who is formerly of Seneca... more

Deputies: Driver wasn’t licensed, caused dump truck rollover in Bloomfield

Late last week, the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police Ionia Fire Department and Honeoye Falls Ambulance responded to the intersection of Conn Rd. and State Route 5&20 for the report of a rollover accident. Deputies say that Cydney Hess, of Bloomfield, was making a left turn onto State Route 5&20 from Conn Rd. when she failed to... more

Wanted: A few budding artist-historians in West Bloomfield

Discover history in your hometown. That is the idea behind the West Bloomfield Historical Society’s first-time contest for young people. Kids are invited to look around West Bloomfield to find really old things, create an image of what they find, and learn the story behind it. Entrants do not have to actually live in the town but the artwork must... more

Rain doesn’t dampen first-school-day spirits in Ontario County

Teachers and administrators donned umbrellas to greet students, some of whom covered their heads with hoods and backpacks to shelter from the rain. “Children eagerly arrived to Victor Primary School this morning, wet from the rain and excited for the promise the year holds,” said Principal Jennifer Check. “This year, we are looking forward to growing as a school community,... more

Bloomfield CSD looking for new superintendent

A search is well underway in the Bloomfield Central School District for a new superintendent to replace Michael Midey, who will retire at the end of December. About 20 applications have been received which the board of education will review in the next couple of weeks, according to Mike Ford, director of leadership development at the University of Rochester’s Center... more

Hall’s three goals helps Bulldogs end six-game losing streak against Bloomfield

It’s just one game and just one win, but it’s a big step forward for the Honeoye girls. The Bulldogs opened their girls soccer season with a 3-0 home win over rival Bloomfield on Tuesday. The significance? It’s the first win over Bloomfield since at least 2014, a string of six straight losses for the Bulldogs in which they were... more

What are lowest rated bridges in Ontario County?

With just a few more weeks left before the start of a new school year, area families are busy wrapping up vacations, road trips and the annual treks “over the river and through the woods, to grandmother’s house.” But have you ever wondered about the safety of these summer jaunts — particularly the portion “over the river”? New York state... more

Webster woman charged with DWI had four suspensions

Deputies in Ontario County arrested Deanna J. Eder, 35, of Webster for driving while intoxicated after being found under the influence of alcohol during a traffic stop in Bloomfield. According to deputies, Eder was also found to be under the influence of drugs. She was also driving on a suspended license, without insurance and without a valid registration. According to... more

Macedon man sent to hospital after Ontario Co. crash

On Monday at approximately 5:01 pm deputies responded to the intersection of County Rd. 30 and New Michigan Rd. for a personal injury accident. Upon arrival, it was confirmed that two cars were involved in an accident and collided at the intersection. Deputies say Richard G. Trotta, 63, of Macedon was traveling south on New Michigan Rd. when he attempted... more

Man found with 140 vials of cocaine in Bloomfield

On Friday, July 21st deputies arrested Adrian Eugene Dorsey, 43, of Bloomfield ending an investigation that went on for more than a month. Dorsey was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance after he was found to be in possession of 140 vials of crack cocaine packaged for sale. Dorsey was arraigned in West Bloomfield Town Court and... more

Victor man uninjured after truck strikes guardrail, rolls; later charged with DWI

On Sunday at approximately 11:37 pm deputies arrested a 48-year-old Victor man after a crash into a guardrail where his vehicle rolled over on State Route 444. Deputies say Gregory John Naber, 48, of Victor struck a guardrail and rolled over while traveling north on State Route 444 in East Bloomfield. He was arrested and issued several citations including those... more

Bloomfield woman charged with DWAI after crash

On Friday at approximately 8:59 am deputies responded alongside the Ionia Fire Department and East Bloomfield Ambulance to a motor vehicle accident involving one vehicle at 2180 Elton Rd. Deputies say Melissa Bristol, 49, of Bloomfield was traveling north on Elton Rd. when she crossed the center line and traveled into the ditch. She sustained minor injuries to her arm... more

Ontario Co. DA Tantillo talks career, prosecution, future on Inside the FLX (podcast)

It’s been 38 years prosecuting for District Attorney Michael Tantillo. He has served as District Attorney for 28 of those 38 years. “It’s not an easy job. I’ve continued handling trial prosecution on felony cases, but have developed an incredibly talented team that has made our office run incredibly well,” Tantillo explained. “While this is my last year as DA,... more

Bloomfield crash on 5&20 sends one to Thompson hospital

On Saturday around 3:41 pm deputies responded to the area of State Route 5&20 near Wheeler Station Rd. in Bloomfield for the report of a two-car crash with possible injuries. Upon investigation deputies learned that Dillon T. Robinson, of Victor was operating a brown 2002 Buick Century and failed to yield the right of way while turning left onto Wheeler... more
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