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SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing HAB season with Frank DiOrio of Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association (podcast)

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing HAB season with Frank DiOrio of Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association (podcast)
What’s up with all the algae? While experts and scientists battle with the ‘what’ is causing dozens of blooms each summer in lakes around the region – spotters with one volunteer organization are putting in the work to alert residents about harmful algae blooms; and where they pop up. Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association is that organization, and Frank DiOrio... more

Residents warned as algae blooms grow in numbers around Canandaigua Lake

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Stay out of shallow areas of Canandaigua Lake. That’s the message from those watching intensifying blue-green algae blooms along Canandaigua Lake’s shoreline. The Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association reported areas that show significant worsening of condition. “Although yesterday’s blooms were not experienced lake-wide, the areas they were observed were severe in some cases,” an update on Tuesday said. “Reported blooms were... more

Superintendent Christopher Brown says he’s ready to lead Marcus Whitman

Superintendent Christopher Brown says he’s ready to lead Marcus Whitman
As a new school year begins, Christopher Brown looks at a big opportunity to lead the Marcus Whitman Central School District. He sees himself as one of the individuals who can have a big impact on students lives. And he brings an important mix of experience – at both small and large districts. “Of all the people who can make... more

‘EYE ON THE COURTS’: Volunteers, publication serves as judicial watchdog in Ontario County

‘EYE ON THE COURTS’: Volunteers, publication serves as judicial watchdog in Ontario County
The Geneva Court Watch Coordinating Committee has recently released its summer 2019 edition of its periodic publication, “Eye on the Courts,” which celebrates its 51st issue. Founded in 2000, the Geneva Court Watch Coordinating Committee was created as an outgrowth from the League of Women Voters of Geneva. With assistance from Rochester’s League of Women Voters and their well-established court... more

Motorcyclist airlifted, listed in guarded condition after Ontario County crash

Motorcyclist airlifted, listed in guarded condition after Ontario County crash
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that a 66-year-old Buffalo resident was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital following a motorcycle crash on Route 20A in the Town of Bristol on Sunday. Deputies say that Michael Wilkins, 66, was traveling west on Rt. 20A when he struck a deer. He was ejected from the bike and suffered a broken wrist. As... more

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 day a year publishing schedule. Whether that’s live-streaming local high school basketball throughout the winter, or showcasing in-depth... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Henderson brothers talk leading Brighton PD, Ontario Co. Sheriff’s Office

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Henderson brothers talk leading Brighton PD, Ontario Co. Sheriff’s Office
It’s not often that brothers share a career path. In this case, while not precisely the same – Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson and Brighton PD Chief of Police Mark Henderson have not only followed a similar career trajectory – but have grown to lead two important agencies in the region. This week they discuss modern policing together, talk about... more

UPDATE: Missing Ontario County woman located

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Latest Information The missing person alert has been cancelled, according to deputies with the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office. In an alert around 7 a.m. they cancelled the ongoing search, which had been taking place since Friday. No additional information was provided by law enforcement. Original Report Ontario County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a missing person. Amber Messervey, 27, was... more

Elite Aerial ski team training for world championships at Bristol Mountain

Elite Aerial ski team training for world championships at Bristol Mountain
This season, Bristol Mountain opened its new freestyle aerial training center. The U.S. Elite Aerial Development Team has been training this week at the mountain's High Point Terrain Park. Patrick O'Flynn, a member of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team Freestyle Aerial team and a native of Penfield, learned to ski at Bristol every Saturday and Sunday. "Kind of a... more

Arbor Hill founder, beloved winemaker dies suddenly in accident

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John H. Brahm III, co-owner of Arbor Hill Grapery & Winery and legendary Finger Lakes winemaker died suddenly over the weekend. Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson says emergency crews were dispatched to Hawks Road in South Bristol around 12 p.m. for the report of a man trapped between a vehicle and garage. First responders arrived on-scene to find Brahm trapped... more

Canandaigua driver struck woman with a snow plow during domestic incident

Canandaigua driver struck woman with a snow plow during domestic incident
Deputies say a 42-year-old Canandaigua driver was charged with felony driving while intoxicated and aggravated family offense after a domestic incident in the Town of Bristol on Saturday. The incident happened around 9:56 p.m., according to deputies. Christopher Padden, 42, was found to be operating a pickup truck with an attached snow plow on the vehicle – when the plow... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Sheriff Kevin Henderson discusses potential policy changes, and future of Ontario County (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Sheriff Kevin Henderson discusses potential policy changes, and future of Ontario County (podcast)
When Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson succeeded longtime Sheriff Philip Povero, the focus was on transitioning smoothly. Now, more than 50 days after taking office – Sheriff Henderson is establishing himself as a leader, not only locally, but in the region. This week he joined FL1 News Intern Reporter Gabriel Pietrorazio in the FingerLakes1.com Studio to get an update, and... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Victor Supervisor Jack Marren discusses landfill, pressure from Albany, and more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Victor Supervisor Jack Marren discusses landfill, pressure from Albany, and more
Victor Town Supervisor Jack Marren, who will seek another term in this year’s election, and serves as the Chairman of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors has become a regional leader for the Finger Lakes. Ontario County is unique for Upstate New York. That’s largely due to the population increase that its seen in the last 7-8 years – while... more

UPDATE: Home destroyed by fire in South Bristol

Mobile home destroyed in South Bristol blaze
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office provided an update on the structure fire reported on Mosher Road in the Town of South Bristol on Tuesday. Around 3:50 p.m. first responders were called to a single-family dwelling structure fire. Deputies say Bristol, Naples, and Richmond fire departments responded to the scene, along with Richmond Ambulance. Photos from this afternoon's mobile home fire... more
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