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Police: Man had sexual relations with teen throughout Ontario Co.

On Monday at approximately 3:39 am 48-year-old Conrad R. Gunkler, of Canandaigua was arrested for third-degree criminal trespass and third-degree criminal sexual act. Police say they were doing a property check at 205 Lakeshore Dr. when Gunkler was found inside the fenced off area. A search of the structure resulted in finding a 15-year-old juvenile hiding inside the structure. Gunkler... more

Police: Woman struck 10-year-old in face multiple times, pushed her to the floor during incident

Police in Canandaigua say one person has been charged after a physical altercation with a minor in the presence of a child. Leslie Smith, 34, of Canandaigua was arrested on one count of endangering the welfare of a child. She is accused of initiating a physical altercation between herself and an unidentified 17-year-old female. While the incident was taking place,... more

Weather balloons have CA grad looking up, way up

Tory Carissimo got his start in weather balloons at the bottom. Now, with several flights behind him, a brand, a nationwide following and a flight scheduled to coincide with the solar eclipse, Carissimo’s hobby, Overlook Horizon High Altitude Balloons, is looking up. “Yeah, way up,” Carissimo said. Like, to near space, at 109,000 feet, to a level where the curvature... 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

Canandaigua woman charged with felony DWI after traffic stop

Canandaigua woman charged with felony DWI after traffic stop
A 59-year-old Canandaigua woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated and faces felony charges after having a previous DWI conviction. Collisteen Reaves, 59, of Canandaigua was charged with felony DWI, failure to keep right, driver view obstruction and unlicensed operator. Reaves is accused of driving in an intoxicated condition after having been previously convicted of DWI in the last 10... more

Short hospital stay may come with a price in Canandaigua

Hundreds of patients who visited the emergency department last year at UR Medicine’s Thompson Hospital could have benefited from a new unit now up and running. The new 12-bed Observation Unit at the hospital in Canandaigua is geared for short stays — when there’s no need to be admitted for tests and treatment that can often be done in less... more

Driver flips car, crashes into Canandaigua dealership; transported to Strong Memorial Hospital

Deputies say a 20-year-old had to be rescued by fire crews after a chain reaction crash at a Canandaigua car dealership around 10 pm on Wednesday. They say 20-year-old Nicholas Albrecht, of Canandaigua was traveling down County Rd. 10 when he lost control of his vehicle. At that point, deputies say the car left the roadway, flipped onto its side... more

With city support, Canandaigua’s Steamboat Landing project chugs along

The stalled Steamboat Landing project on the northern tip of Canandaigua Lake has generated plenty of derisive nicknames from locals frustrated by the steel skeleton that’s hovered over the beachfront since construction stopped in 2015. As they see it, “Pigeon Landing” or “the Birdcage” or “Eyesore Landing” has taxed the community’s patience enough and it’s time for developers who have... more

Investigators: Penn Yan man stole $1,500 in merchandise from Canandaigua Walmart

Deputies say a 29-year-old Penn Yan man stole more than $1,500 in merchandise from the Canandaigua Walmart. On Wednesday around 8:40 pm Russell Jesse Aliff, 29, of Penn Yan was arrested for fourth-degree grand larceny following an investigation into two events that took place in May. Aliff is accused of stealing more than $1,500 in merchandise on May 25th and... more

Police: Canandaigua woman attempted to break into Saltonstall St. garage

Police in Canandaigua arrested a 52-year-old resident after an investigation into an attempted burglary. Debra Bidwell, 52, of Canandaigua was charged with third-degree attempted burglary after she allegedly tried to break into a garage on Saltonstall St. in an effort to remove her vehicle from the garage without paying for the towing. She was arraigned in Canandaigua City Court. more

FLX WEEKLY: Your August weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Join Jessica Lahr, JIm Sinicropi and Josh Durso for a look at your weekend ahead. With just two more weekends left in August, find out how the weather is shaping up and what events are happening around the region. Also, we discuss the top local stories of the week on FingerLakes1.com and show you our favorite local photos from the... more

New school administrators named at Canandaigua district

Four vacancies on the Canandaigua City School District administrative team will soon be filled with educators from the area, including one who has been with the district for more than 20 years. Cary Burke, who began her career student teaching in the district in 1993, is a new assistant principal at Canandaigua Academy. Emily Tatar is a new assistant principal... more

Canandaigua woman leaves life-saving legacy

Little more than a decade ago, veterans in crisis had nowhere to call other than hotlines used by the general public. Thanks to a Canandaigua woman, her vision and dedication to veterans, that changed in 2007 with the opening of the Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention and its national suicide prevention hotline. At the forefront was Janet Kemp, a... more

Peaceful vigil in Canandaigua stands against hatred, bigotry

Tears fell Monday as Virginia native Carrie Magnan watched the crowd of gentle but determined activists gather around Atwater Park’s bandstand for a peaceful, non-political, non-violent “Stand Against Hate” vigil. In a matter of five minutes, the group swelled from 10 to about 100, with area residents arriving on foot, on bike and by car. Some were carrying placards, and... more

Learn latest on Canandaigua Lake water quality

An update on the quality of Canandaigua Lake will be presented at the annual meeting of the Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association. The meeting will also include a presentation on Finger Lakes Water Hub. Watershed Program Manager Kevin Olvany will talk about lake water quality and research scientist Anthony Prestigiacomo will talk about the new organization called Finger Lakes Water Hub... more

The Noah Project in Canandaigua

For the first time in 17 years, Jeff and Suzanne Marinelli are finally able to fully exhale. Now, a little over a year after their youngest son’s heroin-related death, they’re taking empowered, proactive steps to wage war on the disease that took one son’s life and has the other behind bars. For 17 years in secret and on the public... more

Paine, Johnson win modified features at Canandaigua Saturday night

Honeyoye Auto Parts and Wix Filters presented Saturday night’s racing action at Canandaigua Motorsports Park, which featured a makeup of the Modified feature from July 22nd when a transformer fire knocked out the track lighting system, forcing the event to be postponed. In the heldover Modified feature, Mike O’Brien and James Maier brought the field to the green for the... more

Canandaigua festival serves as a fine time for NY wine

Meg McLaughlin welcomed the opportunity to visit the New York State Wine Festival for the first time Saturday. The Rochester resident knows there are so many wineries in the state and Finger Lakes, in particular. And with 20 New York wineries offering samples — and bottles for sale — during the two-day festival, the host New York Wine and Culinary... more
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