FLX WEEKLY: Talking black bears, fashion shows & the first weekend of April (podcast)

Black bear sightings are becoming more common throughout the Finger Lakes region. What is the protocol if you encounter one in your own backyard? We also hear from Travelling Little Black Dress Spring Fashion Show creator Sharon Hoatland and we’ll tell you what the weather will look like for the first weekend of April. Join Jessica Lahr, Josh Durso, Jim... more

Woman arrested on drug charges while trying to bail out inmate at Ontario Co. Jail

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Department reports the arrest of a Rochester woman after she arrived at the Ontario County Jail to bail out an inmate. Deputies charged Shaiasia Williams, 24, of Rochester with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance after she sold narcotics to a subject in Canandaigua in February. The charges against her stem from an investigation between... more

DEC: Oak wilt zone established in Canandaigua

Calling it the first line of defense against the spread of the invasive deadly oak wilt disease, state Department of Environmental Conservation officials have established a protective zone in Canandaigua as well as other counties downstate. DEC spokeswoman Lori Severino said the protective zones are established around areas where the disease has been detected so all of these areas have... more

Canandaigua VA building plan plagued by delays, cost

More than a decade ago, after the Canandaigua VA Medical Center survived a threatened closure, the Fort Hill Avenue site received a hearty recommendation straight from then Secretary of Veterans Affairs Anthony Principi. The Fort Hill Avenue campus — built in 1933 to care for the influx of World War I veterans — would receive a makeover to serve veterans... more

Child porn case involving Hopewell man ends in plea deal

A Hopewell man, already serving a prison sentence for being convicted of sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl, pleaded guilty to child pornography charges on Monday in Ontario County Court. Clement Hill, 31, decided to take a plea deal, offered by the Ontario County District Attorney’s Office, moments before a trial jury was to be selected to hear his case. Hill,... more

Hospitals lift flu-related visitor restrictions

F.F. Thompson Hospital and M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center, 350 Parrish St., Canandaigua; and Clifton Springs Hospital and Clinic, 2 Coulter Road, recently lifted flu-related visitor restrictions in alignment with declining influenza activity throughout the Greater Rochester area. Children ages 14 and younger can now visit, and there is no longer a limit on the number of visitors a patient... more

Missing person’s report leads to police chase, multiple charges in Victor

On Sunday around 8:41 pm deputies in Ontario County arrested a 55-year-old Tonawanda man after he fled authorities, while being the subject of a missing person’s report in Tonawanda. Deputies say James L. Daniel, 55, of Tonawanda was charged with unlawfully fleeing a police officer after an investigation set out to locate him in Tonawanda. He was believed to be... more

FLCC to host FLX Job Fair

The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board and Finger Lakes Community College will host the annual FLX Job Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. March 28 in the FLCC Student Center, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Hopewell. More than 30 employers will accept resumes, including Optimax, Halco, High Precision Optics, Berry Plastics, Kodak, FH Wood Construction Inc., Ontario Center for Rehabilitation and... more

Stanley woman fled deputies at 91 mph on 5&20, charged with DWI

Deputies in Ontario County arrested a 41-year-old Stanley woman after a brief pursuit on State Rt. 5&20. The entire ordeal took place during the early-morning hours of Sunday. Deputies say they attempted to stop Dennie C. Lynn, 41, of Stanley when they observed her speeding — going nearly 40 mph over the posted speed limit. They say Lynn was observed... more

Plan for Lisk Manufacturing site in Canandaigua solidifies

Repurposing the former Lisk Manufacturing site has been talked about as a concept for over a year. Now, neighbors and city officials have a more formal, although still preliminary, plan for the 12-acre complex bordered by Gorham Street and railroad tracks along Ontario Street. Capstone Real Estate Development LLC is proposing an ambitious mixed-use plan for apartments, office space, possibly... more

Canandaigua man charged with DWI, DWAI after splitting utility pole while texting

On Wednesday at 10:45 pm deputies responded to County Rd. 30 near Outhouse Rd. in Canandaigua for the report of a property damage accident. Upon arrival, deputies arrested Aaron J. Figenscher, 28, for driving while intoxicated and driving while ability impaired by drugs after he went off the side of the road and sheared a utility pole. Deputies say that... more

Getting cold never grows old for Canandaigua Polar Plungers

Marjorie Donhauser said she doesn't want cancer to define her. The diagnosis and subsequent treatments may have thrown her for a loop, she said, but she's not letting it stop what she does — and part of what she does is help Special Olympics in a fun, but frigid, way. Donhauser is fully expecting to wade into the icy-cold Canandaigua... more

FLX Weekly: State titles for Watkins Glen & Moravia; Village elections held (podcast)

Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi, Jessamy Uticone and Josh Durso for Wednesday’s edition of FLX Weekly to recap the top stories of the week in the Finger Lakes. Find out why FingerLakes1.com is not happy with ESPN and take a look at the weekend weather and event slate ahead. more

Police close criminal investigation into two bodies found in Canandaigua last summer

The Canandaigua Police Department is closing the criminal investigation into the deaths of two men whose bodies were found in the city last August. Police Chief Stephen Hedworth announced Wednesday that the deaths of Daniel Mendez, 45, and Donald A. Dailey, 47, are unsuspicious and did not involve any criminal activity. That determination, finalized after police investigations and information received... more

Police: Canandaigua woman spit on neighbor during incident

A 59-year-old Canandaigua woman is accused of spitting on a neighbor during an incident that took place on March 19th. Police say that Michelle Brown, 59, of Canandaigua got involved in a dispute with a neighbor, and before that dispute ended — spit on the individual. Details of the incident were not highlighted, but Brown was charged with second-degree harassment.... more

Mattiacio Orthodontics to provide custom mouthguards

Mattiacio Orthodontics, 1393 Hathaway Drive, Farmington, will host its “emBrace Athletics and Play It Safe” event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 1 for Canandaigua and Victor youth teams.Players will receive a free custom mouth guard that allows them to communicate on the field without taking it out for the spring lacrosse season. The event will be open for... more

Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce seeks volunteers

The Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers to help at the office, which is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. five days a week. Ideally volunteers would work four-hour shifts, one day a week. Training is provided for volunteers. Volunteers greet guests, stock brochures, answer phone calls and help with projects. Daily Messenger: Read More more

Canandaigua man crashes into ditch; BAC registered .24

A Canandaigua man is accused of driving while intoxicated, after deputies in Ontario County found his blood-alcohol content to be three times the legal limit during a Gorham crash. The stop happened on County Rd. 18 after he drove into a ditch. When deputies responded, an investigation found that 27-year-old Brian D. McGeary, of Canandaigua was driving while intoxicated. His... more
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