Suspended Canandaigua Fire Chief Marentette answers city’s charges

Suspended Canandaigua Fire Chief Mark Marentette on Friday testified on a number of issues brought up against him by the city, including timekeeping, purchase orders and his actions at a 2015 rescue operation. Testimony during his civil service hearing wrapped up Friday afternoon, but a resolution may be weeks away. Marentette, who has been fire chief since 2011, was suspended... more

2017 Section V boys & girls basketball Sectional tournament brackets

Late Friday morning, the seeding points for Section V boys and girls high school basketball became official as the regular season is behind us. Ahead is Sectionals! Check out the brackets below for every classification in Section V for the boys and girls with our area teams highlighted. Postseason play gets underway Tuesday night. Check back to FingerLakes1.com for our... more

Our Finger Lakes History: The Underground Railroad in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Seneca County Historian Walter Gable takes a fascinating look at the history of the Underground Railroad and anti-slavery movement of the late 1800,’s in the Finger Lakes. See the numerous buildings and homes that served as stations on the Underground Railroad throughout the region and learn about the individuals who played a part in aiding runaway freedom seekers who were... more

Canandaigua fire chief suspension: City alleges misconduct, incompetence

A clearer picture of the allegations behind the suspension of Canandaigua Fire Chief Mark Marentette emerged during roughly five hours of testimony at his civil service hearing. The hearing is scheduled to continue Friday. Marentette, who did not testify Thursday, was suspended without pay for 30 days in January. The suspension remains in place, although city officials said he now... more

NY Lottery: Winning $50,000 Powerball ticket sold in Canandaigua

A winning Powerball ticket worth $50,000 was sold in Canandaigua, the New York Lottery announced Thursday. The third prize ticket for Wednesday’s Powerball drawing was sold at Tops Markets, 5150 North Road in Canandaigua. The winning numbers for the drawing were 5, 28, 33, 38, 42 and Powerball 19. To win $50,000, the player must match four of five numbers... more

Canandaigua woman facing half-dozen drug charges

On Tuesday, members of the Canandaigua Police Department arrested a Canandaigua woman on drug charges following an investigation. Officers charged Emily C. Hiler, 29, with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and five counts of possession of a hypodermic needle. Hiler was arrested after it was discovered that she possessed approximately 25 packaged baggies of heroin and 5 hypodermic... more

Three arrested on felony drug charges after traffic stop

Three people are facing felony drug charges after a traffic stop in Geneva. On Wednesday around 7:47 pm officers stopped a vehicle on Middle Street for a variety of vehicle and traffic violations. Upon investigation three individuals were charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance after packaged heroin was discovered. Jonathan Rodriquez-Felix, 34, of Canandaigua, Alexandra M. McMann,... more

Hearing today on Canandaigua Fire Chief Marentette’s suspension

More details about the suspension of Canandaigua Fire Chief Mark Marentette are expected to emerge later this morning. A civil service hearing is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Marentette was suspended without pay for 30 days in January. The suspension remains in place, although city officials said he now is being paid. City Manager Ted Andrzejewski said in early... more

Canandaigua Town Board appoints Linda Dworaczyk

The Town Board is now at full strength. Linda Dworaczyk, who is retired and has a financial, engineering and manufacturing background, on Monday night was appointed by a 4-0 vote to the board. She replaces the seat formerly held by Greg Westbrook, who earlier this year was appointed supervisor. Dworaczyk described herself as a business manager, strategic thinker and problem... more

Deputies: 8-year-old witnessed domestic incident in Canandaigua

A Canandaigua man was charged with endangering the welfare of a child after deputies say he was identified as the aggressor in an incident between his girlfriend and himself. Deputies charged Gordon Potter III, 27, of Canandaigua with endangering the welfare of a child after an incident on Sunday. The incident between Potter and his girlfriend was witnessed by his... 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

Banning tackling in youth football not without precedent (Chavez, MPNnow.com)

Injuries in game has been addressed before, and it led to absence of game at Canandaigua Academy for 30 years The idea has been put forth, but how much traction it has remains to be seen. It’s a stunning proposition at first, this proposal from two downstate lawmakers to ban tackling in football for kids under the age of 14.... more

Canandaigua man accused of assaulting woman

Members of the Canandaigua Police Department arrested a Canandaigua man on multiple charges after he assaulted a female victim during a domestic incident. Sabastian V. Washington, 40, of Canandaigua was charged with second-degree unlawful imprisonment, fourth-degree criminal mischief, and second-degree harassment. He is accused of slapping a female victim, throwing her on the bed, and preventing her from leaving the... more

Canandaigua man charged after fight with child

On February 9th officers with the Canandaigua Police Department arrested Raymond R. Hurlburt, 43, of Canandaigua after he allegedly was involved in an altercation with a child. Officers say Hurlburt got into a physical altercation with a child causing numerous scratches and a black eye. He also allegedly forced the child outside in the cold, without shoes or proper clothing.... more

Canandaigua Motorsport Park preps for exciting 2017 season

As the winter months draw to a close, Canandaigua Motorsport Park is getting ready for what is anticipated to be a very exciting 2017 racing season. With that comes the announcement of Hoosier Tire and VP Racing Fuels signing on to be the official tire and fuel of the famed 4/10ths mile oval. For 2017, Canandaigua will run as an... more

FLX Weekly: Ride sharing coming to the Finger Lakes, del Lago’s first week & romantic weekend events (podcast)

Join Jessica Lahr and the FingerLakes1.com Staff for a rundown of everything going on in the Finger Lakes this week and a look at the weather, sports and events that will shape your upcoming February weekend in the region. With Valentine’s Day next Tuesday, many couples will be looking to celebrate this weekend. more
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