Bristol Mountain opens early

The 2017-18 ski season at Bristol Mountain officially started at noon Saturday, the earliest opening day since Nov. 9, 1991, and the quickest opening time from the first snow coming out of the snow guns to the opening of a trail, according to Drew Broderick, director of sales and marketing. The snowmaking team started Friday morning, Broderick said. Sunset Trail... more

‘Bristol Mountain Super Six’ recognized

Six Bristol Mountain Freestyle Team members will compete this winter on the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team — formerly the U.S. Ski Team. Today, one of the team members is to receive special recognition on behalf of the team of local athletes known as the “Bristol Mountain Super Six.” Pittsford native Morgan Schild, 20, a U.S. Ski & Snowboard Freestyle... more

ELECTION NIGHT LIVE 2017 (webcast replay)

Josh Durso, Jackie Augustine & Jim Sinicropi were live inside the all-new FingerLakes1.com Studio on Election Night for results, reaction, interviews and analysis from Tuesday’s vote in Cayuga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates Counties. Hear from Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro, successful Seneca Falls Town Council candidate Doug Avery, Geneva City Supervisor candidates Lou Guard &  Dom... more

Ritts is new DA in Ontario County

Ontario County has a new district attorney for the first time in 28 years. First Assistant District Attorney Jim Ritts, running on the Republican line, defeated Kristina “Kitty” Karle, 12,194 to 8,936, in unofficial results posted by the Ontario County Board of Elections Tuesday evening. Ritts had defeated Karle in the GOP primary in September and following that primary, Karle... more

ELECTION GUIDE 2017: Looking at all of the candidates, issues in Ontario County

The race in Ontario County that has received the most coverage this cycle locally is that for District Attorney. While Jim Ritts has emerged as the front runner, after claiming victory in the Republican Primary held in September — Kristina “Kitty” Karle has continued seeing support. Even after announcing that she was ending her campaign several weeks ago, the race... more

West Bloomfield fire requires six departments to contain

On Sunday around 11:47 pm the West Bloomfield Fire Department, as well as the Ionia Fire Department were dispatched to a reported building fire behind a house at 1742 Lefevre Rd. In the Town of West Bloomfield. The first firefighters on-scene reported a working structure fire and requested mutual aid from neighboring departments. Due to the remote location of the... more

Golisano holding back $90K in school taxes due to geese feces

Tom Golisano owes approximately $90,000 in school taxes for his home in South Bristol, Ontario County. But the Paychex founder and philanthropist says he will not pay it until the problem at his Canandaigua Lake home is resolved. That problem? Geese. More specifically, the feces that the 50-200 birds are leaving behind on Golisano’s lawn is the problem. At a... more

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

Busting at the seams with jeans in South Bristol

Judy Voss always wished she could wear Levi’s, but they didn’t fit her quite right. Then, in 2011, while looking through a sewing magazine she came across an article that caught her attention. It was all about denim-makers in the U.S. It got her thinking — and putting her skills to work — creating her own denim jeans. Having sewed... more

Bristol Harbour Village preparing to sue town

The South Bristol Town Board Sept. 11 unanimously approved a sewer rate increase for Bristol Harbour Village homeowners of more than 64 percent. An average homeowner will see a jump from $504 to $893 a year in the sewer fee, according to the association representing the development’s 347 households. It’s a rate hike villagers are ready to fight. Contending the... more

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
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