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Farmington teen accused of stealing prescription meds

A 19-year-old Farmington man is facing multiple charges after an investigation into the theft of prescription medication. Deputies in Ontario County say Jason D. Elliot, 19, of Farmington was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and petit larceny after an investigation revealed that he had stolen prescription medication from a home in Bristol. Elliot was arraigned in... more

Ontario Sheriff extends ‘No Unnecessary Travel’ request

Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero says that conditions are worsening in his county. A Travel Advisory has been issued by Povero until 10 pm. Povero extended the No Unnecessary Travel Advisory active in the county, which will remain until 5 am on Thursday. He says that motorists should use extreme caution on the roadways, especially as those individuals who have... more

Everwilde discussion delayed in South Bristol

Public comments on a revised plan for Everwilde Inn and Spa are available for review on the town of South Bristol website. But the Town Board will not be discussing Everwilde at its meeting Monday. "We had previously assumed that we would have something to talk about concerning Everwilde at our March meeting," said Town Supervisor Dan Marshall. "I am... more

Watershed group rejects revised Everwilde plan in Bristol

A revised plan for the Everwilde Inn and Spa project doesn’t satisfy the Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association. The nonprofit of 1,100 members is urging the South Bristol Town Board to reject the latest attempt by developers to move the project forward and eventually see their development on 45.7 acres on Seneca Point Road come to fruition. The plan needs “a... more

South Bristol artist battles cancer, again

Carole Battle’s unusual experience with cancer 10 years ago became the subject of an episode of Discovery Channel’s “Mystery Diagnosis.” This time around, there is no mystery. After being in remission for nearly a decade, the cancer returned late last year. Tests revealed a recurrence of fallopian tube cancer. “We are all praying for a miracle,” said Carole’s daughter, Kristen... more

From the flames: Man who lost motorcycle collection in fire looks to rebuild

It may never be determined what caused the blaze that destroyed what South Bristol resident Steve Endza described as his life's work. What is certain for the 66-year-old is the desire to rebuild all that he lost. On Jan. 13 – Friday the 13th, for the superstitious – a late-night fire consumed Endza's roughly 1,500-square-foot, self-built garage. Inside the now... more

Bristol Mountain rebounding after slow ski season last year

Snow set to show up overnight is coming at a time when Bristol Mountain is hoping to rebound after last year’s mild winter. Bristol is set to get hit, however, weeks like the one we just had could easily derail a good ski season — but not for Bristol Mountain. Despite last week’s warm temperatures, the resort is off to... more

Honeoye man charged with possessing weapons, violating probation

A 55-year-old Honeoye man was arrested on January 19th after deputies completed an investigation into the possession of a weapon. Deputies say that John J. Cheer Jr., 55, of Honeoye was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon after an investigation revealed that he was in possession of a PR-24 (billy-club) at his residence on Deuel Road in Bristol.... more

Rochester man charged with DWI in Bristol

Deputies in Ontario County say a Rochester man is facing multiple charges after a traffic stop on State Route 64 in the Town of Bristol. James C. Barbour, 35, of Rochester was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop on Route 64. Deputies say that the traffic stop was initiated after Barbour was observed speeding. He was... more

Valuable motorcycle collection, garage ‘total loss’ after Bristol fire

Deputies say they were called to a garage fire at 6872 South Gannett Hill Road in the Town of South Bristol after a passerby called the blaze in to authorities. When emergency personnel arrived they discovered a large, one story garage fully-engulfed and had collapsed from the fire. Naples Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire. The utility pole nearest... more

Canandaigua watershed group logs progress, plans

Operators of more than 14,000 boats on Canandaigua Lake inspected last year by local watershed stewards removed invasive plants and animals that would have contaminated the lake. That project was one of many in 2016 involving the Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association, a nonprofit of 1,100 members that works in partnership with like-minded groups to promote and protect the watershed. "We... more

Bristol Mountain goes for the record

Approximately 32 first-time skiers and 13 first-time snowboarders came to Bristol Mountain Friday with the goal of learning to ski and snowboard. The added bonus? Participating in the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest snowsports lesson. This is part of a snowsports January Learn to Ski or Snowboard initiative. Participating ski areas around the U.S. and Canada all... more

80-year-old woman sent to Strong after rollover crash in Richmond

Deputies in Ontario County report that on Wednesday at approximately 6:07 pm they were called to a rollover crash near 4775 Allens Hill Road in Richmond. Shirley A. Belcher, 80, of Bloomfield was operating a 2001 Jeep Cherokee north on Allens Hill Road when she lost control of her vehicle and struck the ditch located on the east side of... more
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