SEARCH FOR DRIVER: Officials believe victim of Canandaigua hit-and-run was struck intentionally

State Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a vehicle and driver involved in a hit-and-run in Canandaigua on Saturday. The incident happened around 9:30 am when the vehicle was traveling north on Brickyard Road and struck a 24-year-old bicyclist. Officials strongly believe the car hit the bicyclist intentionally. However, that detail is unconfirmed. The bicyclist sustained non-life-threatening injuries... more

Canandaigua VA nursing home ranks near bottom, per report

You can walk into any nonprofit or for-profit nursing home in New York state and see its most recent inspection report. If you can’t get to the home, you can go to the state Department of Health website. You also can check the federal Nursing Home Compare site for the reports and a star rating that shows how the home... more

Geneva murder trial starts Monday

The trial of a Geneva man accused of murder starts Monday in Ontario County Court. Willie “June” McKoy Jr., 31, faces charges of second-degree murder and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon in the Dec. 5, 2017, shooting death of Pliekou Irvin Sr. Irvin, 38, was killed while he sat in a parked car in the area of Middle and... more

Open for business in Canandaigua

The town of Canandaigua opened up its new highway facility to visitors, and offered those who attended Saturday the opportunity to learn more about Town Hall operations. Several visitors flocked to a station that concentrated on recycling and composting, while many also enjoyed getting a sneak peek at the town’s float for the annual Fourth of July parade. Town representatives... more

Police: Drunk driver strikes school bus, charged with felony DWI in Canandaigua

Police say a 30-year-old Canandaigua man was arrested after striking a school bus on June 7th. Around 3:25 pm police were called to North Main Street where they say Ruyan J. Bicker, of Canandaigua struck a City School Bus. He was found to be intoxicated and subsequently charged with felony driving while intoxicated, possession of an open container of alcohol... more

Senate bill includes $190M for Canandaigua VA project

U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced Monday that $190 million to complete a modernization and expansion project at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center has been included in a fiscal year 2019 Senate appropriations bill. “Our veterans have protected and defended us, and when they finish their tour of duty it is our job to care for them,” Schumer... more

Police: Canandaigua man sold prescription pills in city

Police say a Canandaigua man was arrested in the city after an investigation into the sale of prescription controlled substances. Bernard D. O’Grady, 20, was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance after a joint-investigation between the Canandaigua City Police Department and Ontario County Sheriff’s Office. He is accused of selling prescription medications in the city illegally. He... more

Canandaigua affordable housing project on track

Much attention already has been paid to the start of the CreekView Apartments at Woodland Park affordable housing project on County Road 10. Ground has been broken and a few of the 12 buildings overall that will be constructed at the site — providing apartments for 96 families — are going up now. But the apartments also will be built... more

‘Flame of Hope’ carried through Canandaigua

It didn’t take any arm twisting to convince Canandaigua police officer Matt Nielsen to hit the ground running. Nielsen, who grew up in Canandaigua and joined the police force in his hometown about a year and a half ago, said he usually trains everyday. So when the opportunity arose to run and help the athletes who take part in the... more

Canandaigua boy recognized as one of youngest to climb High Peaks

Life’s ups and downs are nothing to Andrew Murphy of Canandaigua, who has spent the last three-plus years climbing the Adirondack Mountains’ 46 High Peaks with his father Bill. “It’s truly the father-and-son experience of a lifetime,” said Bill. “We talk about everything. We have our own little jokes. We have our own little stories. Each mountain, we can tell... more

Canandaigua schools bid farewell to serveral retiring staff members

Members of the Canandaigua City School Board of Education said goodbye to one of the board’s own Thursday, along with several other district retirees. Board President Jeanie Grimm presented Thomas Reho with a mug referring to him as a “Proud Curmudgeon.” “There should be a sticker that says, ‘Official Curdmudgeon’” countered Reho who opted not to seek re-election to the... more

Marijuana grow operation spanned four properties in three counties

On Thursday multiple agencies in Ontario County executed a search warrant on four properties resulting in the arrest of two individuals after more than 600 marijuana plants were seized. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Canandaigua and Geneva police departments, as well as Wayne and Monroe County sheriff’s offices executed a search warrant for four properties, which included... more

Canandaigua PD: Man drove over curb before traffic stop, charged with felony DWI

A 26-year-old Rochester man was charged with felony DWI after a traffic stop in Canandaigua last week, according to police. The Canandaigua Police Department reports the arrest of Daniel D. Luther, 26, of Rochester for driving while intoxicated, a felony, as well as no tail lamps and moving from lane unsafely. Luther was observed operating his vehicle, traveling north on... more

Police: Rochester man charged after Canandaigua bar fight

A bar fight on June 2nd led to the arrest of a 27-year-old Rochester man, according to the Canandaigua Police Department. Police report that Brian Giehl, 27, was charged with third-degree assault after striking a male several times in the face and head causing physical injury during a fight. The fight took place at a local establishment called the ‘Sand... more

Eat, Drink and Be Murphy: Toasting heart-healthy wine, everyday

Say someone recommends a particular wine that, along with several other other lifestyle improvements, may help you to live to 100. You try it, right? And that’s what happened when this area “discovered” Sella & Mosca’s Cannonau di Sardegna, an Italian red from Sardinia that Ryan’s Wine & Spirits has been carrying since 2013. The wine was recommended by the... more

Canandaigua baseball’s run ends in Class A semifinals

The Braves were never really out of it, but they never quite got into it, either. And as coach Dale Werth points out, it’s not always the number of hits that matter in a baseball game. It’s the timing of them. In Friday evening’s Class A state semifinal game, the Queensbury Spartans had more timely hits and as a result,... more

Canandaigua kids serving up cups of Joe at their own new shop

There’s a new spot in the Chosen Spot. Nestled in the main atrium of Canandaigua Academy is a mobile coffee stand called The Bright Spot, run by students in the life skills program who also selected the name. “The idea is that these students are working on skills that they’re going to need to use beyond the classroom, so when... more

In search of The Big One on Canandaigua Lake

The fish is out there. Somewhere. Not too long ago, Nate Holden of South Bristol reeled in a 12-pound, 31-inch lake trout while out fishing Canandaigua Lake with a friend. Holden was giving him a few pointers about fishing for lake trout and hoping to find the perfect spot to catch them, in anticipation of this weekend’s Canandaigua Lake Trout... more
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