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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

FLX WEEKLY: October arrives this weekend and it finally feels like Fall (podcast)

October officially arrives on Sunday and Fall officially arrived a week ago but it still feels like summer in the Finger Lakes. How long will the unseasonable warmth last? Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi and Josh Durso to discuss the top stories of the week in our region, a recap of the Naples Grape Fest, a primer on blue-green algae... 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

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

Prostitution bust in Ontario Co. after online ad investigated

Members of the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office report that on June 28th around 11:30 am a Hemlock woman was arrested on Route 15A in Canadice on a number of charges including prostitution. Deputies arrested Hannah Rae Agan, 25, of Hemlock after an online advertisement for a ‘Sensual Massage” in the Honeoye area. The investigation led an undercover officer to Ms.... 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

Risk for boaters elevated at Canandaigua Lake

  Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero says that boaters need to use extreme caution when on the waters of Canandaigua Lake. He said, “Officers are confirming debris below the surface, primarily tree limbs and logs, that present a danger if struck by a boat.” The recent rains have wreaked havoc on the region, causing runoff, water rise, and a variety... more

Taking on ‘Value of Villages’ in Ontario County

If you own property in one of Ontario County’s eight villages, then you pay a village property tax on top of your town tax. That village tax is the center of a study by two Ontario County men who formed a nonprofit to shed light on the cost of local government. With the village of Rushville facing a June 27... 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

UPDATE: Pair killed in Canadice crash ID’d by deputies

In an update Sunday morning deputies with the Ontario County Sheriff’s Department identified the pair who died in the accident on County Road 37 in the Town of Canadice. Crews were called to the scene for a one vehicle crash with entrapment. When those crews arrived they found a vehicle that was being operated by Richard J. Cansdale, 32, of... more

Ontario County schools making the grade on attendance

Movie director, actor and comedian Woody Allen once said 80 percent of success is showing up. Although many agree with the sentiment, most officials from schools large and small in Ontario County feel they can and should do better by always making school attendance a top priority. And this year, attendance is a topic of discussion among school communities Geneva... more

Lima woman crashes vehicle, charged with aggravated DWI

A 27-year-old Lima woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated after a crash on Hayward Hill Road in the Town of Canadice. Deputies say that on Friday at 5:21 pm deputies arrested Marie F. Bryant, 27, of Lima after an investigation into that single-vehicle crash. Bryant was reportedly going too fast for the characteristics of the roadway. She was arrested... more

Ontario County Sheriff’s staff completes Civil Refresher Training Program

Sixty-eight Deputy Sheriffs and civilian staff from 27 Sheriff’s Offices around the state recently completed a Civil Refresher Training Course, providing specialized training in Civil Law Enforcement. Sessions were held in Ontario and Rockland Counties for this program. Deputy Patrick Fitzgerald, Finance Clerk I Susan Hughes, and Finance Clerk I Debra Cunningham, participated in the training. Sponsored by the New... more

Our FL History: The Ku Klux Klan in the Finger Lakes

The history of the Ku Klux Klan presence in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York in the 1920’s as narrated by Walter Gable, Seneca County Historian. more

Canadice man arrested after domestic incident in Ontario County

Canadice man arrested after domestic incident in Ontario County
Deputies in Ontario County say that a Canadice man was arrested on Thursday following an investigation into a domestic incident. Deputies say that Carlton Herring, 42, of Canadice was charged with endangering the welfare of a child after pushing a female victim in the presence of a child. He was arraigned in Canadice Town Court and was released after a... more