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Canandaigua Lake water quality improves

Canandaigua Lake Watershed Program Manager Kevin Olvany reported Thursday improved conditions on the lake following Monday’s occurrence of blue-green algae. Visual surveys of the shoreline on Wednesday showed clear water and “no signs of blooms or surface streaking” along the east side of the lake. “Overall conditions looked very good in the areas that we have been seeing isolated concentrations... more

Deputies: Driver faces multiple charges after DWAI crash with child

A 31-year-old Rochester man faces multiple charges after a one-car accident in South Bristol on Tuesday. Tyler Curls, 31, of Rochester has been charged with aggravated driving while ability impaired with a child less than 16-years-old, as well as driving while ability impaired by drugs. The 15-year-old passenger was treated for minor injuries at the scene, according to deputies. Curls... 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

Bristol Harbour Village residents speak out

Homeowners of Bristol Harbour Village packed South Bristol Town Hall Tuesday to complain about a proposed 116 percent water rate hike. Sitting in the front row at the public hearing before an administrative law judge with the state Public Service Commission was Todd Cook, who owns Bristol Harbour Water Works Company and seeks the increase. Cook declined to comment after... 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

Penfield man sent to Strong following Bristol crash

On Saturday around 4:16 pm deputies responded to a single-car rollover on State Route 64 at the intersection of County Rd. 34 in South Bristol. Deputies say the operated of the vehicle was identified as Kevin T. Smith, a Penfield resident. He was operating his 2006 Nissan on Route 64 when he traveled off the shoulder of the roadway and... more

UPDATE: Body of elderly man recovered after search on Canandaigua Lake

Update The body of the missing 83-year-old South Bristol resident was located late-Tuesday. While additional details were not provided, officials noted that the body was recovered close to the cottage. The Monroe County Medical Examiner has yet to officially determine the cause of death. This story will be updated as new information becomes available. Original Deputies in Ontario County are... more

Bristol woman airlifted to Strong after colliding with tree

A 31-year-old Bristol woman was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital with a serious leg injury after a car accident on Footer Rd. in Ontario County. Deputies say they responded with Finger Lakes Ambulance, Bristol Fire Department and Cheshire Fire Department for the report of a vehicle crash on Footer Rd. The operator, identified as Delanda Covill, 31, of Bristol reportedly... 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

Canandaigua woman charged with DWI

A 23-year-old Canandaigua woman was charged with DWI after the report of a sick or intoxicated driver on State Route 64 was investigated by deputies. Authorities responded to the area of Route 64 and Dugway Rd. for the report of a sick or intoxicated driver. When they arrived, a vehicle was found matching the identity that the driver reporting the... more

Home catches fire in Bristol after lightning strike

Deputies in Ontario County say that on Saturday around 7:02 pm they were called to Williams Rd. in South Bristol after a neighbor reported a smoke odor after hearing a lightning strike nearby. When deputies arrived, a fire was found inside a home on Williams Rd. The homeowners, Timothy and Christine Callaghan, were not injured in the resulting fire, which... more

Ontario County issues boating advisory ahead of hot weekend

As the temperatures rise, so do the number of boaters out on the water in the Finger Lakes. In Ontario County, storms that dumped flooding rains on Thursday resulted in a boating advisory being issued on Canandaigua Lake. According to Sheriff Philip Povero boaters should observe caution while operating this weekend due to floating debris, which were caused by the... more

Motorcycle accident sends two to the hospital in Bristol

On Sunday around 5:32 pm deputies in Ontario County responded to a motorcycle crash with injuries on State Route 21 in South Bristol. Investigation found that James E. Castle, 39, of Victor was backing from a parking space just south of Sawmill Restaurant in the Town of South Bristol, when James P. Kenney, 56, of Farmington was traveling north on... more

Efforts to find Blue-Green Algae to increase this summer in the FLX

There is an increased effort to keep you safe from harmful algae in the water this summer. This is bacteria that’s not safe to swim in. Officials on Seneca Lake are stepping up efforts to find it before it makes you sick. Harmful Algal Blooms, commonly referred to as blue-green algae, can cause vomiting, diarrhea, irritated skin, and make it... more
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