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Whitman, Lyons boys advance, Midlakes girls roll into semis (W-FL round-up 2/23)

The quarterfinal round of the Section V boys and girls postseason tournament began on Friday night and saw five Wayne-Finger Lakes teams eliminated. On the boys side, Lyons would advance with a win in their final game at the Atwood Gymnasium of the season and the Marcus Whitman Wildcats defeated LeRoy by 1 on a last second three-pointer from Riley... more

Victor teen sent to Strong Hospital after rollover crash on 5&20 in Canandaigua

On Thursday at approximately 7:35 a.m. deputies responded along with the East Bloomfield Fire Department and Canandaigua Ambulance to the area of State Route 5&20 just west of McCann Road for a one-car accident. Deputies say Meagan Tierney, 18, of Victor was traveling east when she reportedly fell asleep at the wheel. Her car exited the roadway, struck a mailbox... more

Clifton Springs woman accused of kicking victim, breaking nose during domestic incident

A 33-year-old Clifton Springs woman was arrested after an investigation into a domestic incident, which turned physical — resulting in a broken nose for the victim. Crystal N. Riley, 33, of Clifton Springs was charged with third-degree assault after an investigation into an incident where she allegedly kicked a victim in the face — causing a broken nose and chipped... more

Tops Friendly Markets files Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Tops Friendly Markets LLC has filed for reorganizational bankruptcy, known as Chapter 11. It’s a move to eliminate debt and position the company for success moving forward. The company employs over 14,000 workers, and according to reports, most stores that are good performers in New York and Pennsylvania will remain open. That said, the company has a debt problem that... more

Canandaigua, ex-fire chief face off in higher court

A decision concerning fired Canandaigua Fire Chief Mark Marentette’s attempt to get his job back may come as soon as March 16. Attorneys representing the city and Marentette on Wednesday argued their positions in Appellate Court. Marentette, who was appointed chief in 2011 and was terminated last April, is seeking his job back, although the city has since hired a... more

FLX WEEKLY: The dog days of winter & Facebook birthdays (podcast)

Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi & Josh Durso for a look at your upcoming weekend in the Finger Lakes and a round-up of the top news, local photos and activities at FingerLakes1.com this week. Will the extraordinarily warm weather continue. Is spring finally here? Also, how do you handle your birthday on Facebook? . more

Second night of Sectionals opening round sees 13 W-FL teams advance (W-FL round-up 2/21)

The opening round of Sectional play is complete and the quarterfinal match-ups are set for the boys and girls Section V basketball postseason tournaments. Of the 42 Wayne-Finger Lakes boys and girls teams that are competing amongst Section V opponents, just 19 are still alive. Check out all the results from Wednesday night’s games in each classification below… – Looking... more

Police: Farmington woman created GoFundMe, then never turned over money

On Tuesday at approximately 3:45 p.m. officers arrested a 24-year-old Farmington woman after creating a GoFundMe account under the guise of rasiing money to provide an individual with a new motorized scooter. Jordan E. Fogg, of Farmington was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny. It is alleged that in August 2017, Fogg opened a GoFundMe account and raised more than $1,200... more

Canandaigua restaurant rebuilding begins after fire

Work has started on the new Nolan’s restaurant. The popular eatery, which opened at the South Main Street site near Canandaigua Lake in May 2014, was destroyed by fire last July. Investigators deteremined the cause was accidental. A revised building plan was approved by the city last week, which calls for reducing the footprint of the new structure but allowing... more

Proposed pay changes concern Canandaigua businesses

One of the ways to prepare for potential changes to on-call and call-in pay requirements is to prepare for the worst and hope for the best. And if opposed to the changes — as many small businesses seem to be — there may still be time for voices to be heard. Those opposed to the state Department of Labor’s proposed... more

REPORT: Tops owners preparing for bankruptcy, local impact unknown

A report by Bloomberg says two U.S. supermarkets — one that has a number of stores in the Finger Lakes region — could be preparing for bankruptcy. The owner of Tops Friendly Markets could potentially seek court protection from creditors as soon as this month, the report says. It’s unclear how bankruptcy would impact local stores, but the report notes... more

Canandaigua man charged with DWI after traffic stop

State Police in Canandaigua arrested a 42-year-old driver after a traffic stop was executed on February 15th. Police say Richard S. Padgham, 42, of Canandaigua was charged with driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop, which was initiated due to a missing headlight. Upon investigation it was determined that Padgham was under the influence of alcohol. Troopers performed field sobriety... more

Canandaigua woman charged with DWI after crash in Bristol

Deputies in Ontario County took a 46-year-old Canandaigua resident into custody after a single-vehicle property damage accident on State Route 64 in Bristol. Alison Lane Ficarella, 46, was charged with driving while intoxicated and issued several traffic tickets after the accident. She was transported to the Ontario County Jail where she submitted to a breath test. The charges will be... more

Police: Canandaigua man stalked teenagers, yelled racial slurs

On February 14th at approximately 6:09 p.m. members of the police arrested a 41-year-old Canandaigua resident on hate crime charges after an incident this week. Michael J. Orbino, 41, was charged with two counts of third-degree stalking as a hate crime. It is alleged that on February 14th while at Baker Park, Orbino confronted two teenage females and yelled racial... more

Police: Victor duo busted for trafficking Vicodin pills in Canandaigua

On February 14th at approximately 3:51 p.m. police arrested a Victor duo after an investigation into the sale of Vicodin pills in Canandaigua. Kathryn Lafler, 34, and 37-year-old David Lafler both of Victor were charged with fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. It’s alleged that the defendants sold hydrocodone pills (Vicodin) on multiple occasions while in Canandaigua. The arrest... more

Farmington woman arrested in Canandaigua drug investigation

On February 15th at approximately 3:39 p.m., police arrested a 20-year-old Farmington resident on a drug charge following an investigation involving the sale of Suboxone. Sarah Beck, 20, was charged with fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. It’s alleged that the defendant sold Buprenorphine (Suboxone) on multiple occasions while in Canandaigua. The arrest of Beck is the result of... more

Canandaigua bar loses liquor license

The state Liquor Authority earlier this month revoked the liquor license of the Farmers Inn for two years over 16 alleged violations, including incidents of drug use and sales, violence and patterns of noise and disturbance, dating back to early 2016. As part of the penalty decided Feb. 6 by the Liquor Authority, which went into effect immediately, neither the... more

W. Bloomfield resident charged with unlawfully imprisoning victim during domestic incident

Deputies arrested a 33-year-old West Bloomfield resident after a domestic incident during the early-morning hours of Friday. Around 1:26 a.m. Corey A. Belcher, 33, of West Bloomfield was charged with second-degree unlawful imprisonment after the domestic incident. He is accused of blocking the front door of his residence — not allowing a subject to exit. Belcher was taken into custody... more
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