Ontario Co. DA Tantillo talks career, prosecution, future on Inside the FLX

It’s been 38 years prosecuting for District Attorney Michael Tantillo. He has served as District Attorney for 28 of those 38 years. “It’s not an easy job. I’ve continued handling trial prosecution on felony cases, but have developed an incredibly talented team that has made our office run incredibly well,” Tantillo explained. “While this is my last year as DA,... more

Dock debate: Canandaigua residents push back on resort dock proposal

The City of Canandaigua is considering a new dock proposal from developers of a lakefront resort, to the chagrin of some residents who say the dock will be an unnecessary blight on the waterfront. The development of the Canandaigua Finger Lakes Resort on the lake’s north shore has gone at a glacial pace in recent years as developers struggled to... more

Finger Lakes wineries join national organization for weekend symposium

Women for WineSense is a national organization dedicated to wine education, leadership and networking. Its roots date back nearly three decades — and how it was born is as interesting as the fermentation process itself. Michaela Rodeno and Julie Johnson founded Women for WineSense in 1990. They were prompted by their children coming home from school and asking “Why are... more

Seneca Falls woman stole diamond ring, sold it in Geneva

A Seneca Falls woman has been charged with grand larceny in Ontario County after deputies say she stole diamond ring from a residence while employed as a home health aide in March. Deputies say Stephanie L. Lafferty, 33, of Seneca Falls stole the diamond ring and then sold it in the Town of Geneva. The ring was valued at more... more

Hunt wins Canandaigua Derby with 11.8 lb. laker

The 36th Annual Canandaigua Lake Trout Derby was held on Saturday and Sunday, June 10-11 with 233 participants. This is a classic event for local fisherman, but it’s also a significant fundraiser for Camp Good Days & Special Times, Mercy Flight Central, and Naples Hospeace House. The first prize of $1,000 went to Porter Hunt of Canandaigua, 11.8-pound lake trout. –... more

Haers wins in last lap thriller at Canandaigua

Sweetners Plus presented a special night at Canandaigua Motorsports Park on Saturday night, as the “Land Of Legends” paid tribute to a legend of announcing and broadcasting in the form of Gary Montgomery. The racing action did not disappoint, as three of the four features came down to battles on the final lap, with two decided in the run to... more

Canandaigua man threatens to throw officer off boat during investigation

A 47-year-old Canandaigua man was charged with endangering a child after police say he left a minor unattended on a boat for an extended period of time. On June 18th Scott Hackett, 47, of Canandaigua was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree harassment after he left a child unattended on a boat for an extended period... more

Canandaigua PD: Teen slapped minor, charged with harassment

Police say a Canandaigua teen slapped another teen during a physical incident. Members of the Canandaigua Police Department arrested 19-year-old Sierra Kirkpatrick, of Canandaigua on June 23rd after she allegedly slapped a 15-year-old female victim during an incident. Kirkpatrick was charged with second-degree harassment and endangering the welfare of a child. She is scheduled to appear in Canandaigua City Court... more

Canandaigua PD arrest woman on harassment, child endangerment charges

Members of the Canandaigua Police Department arrested a 20-year-old Canandaigua woman around 3:30 pm on June 23rd after an investigation. Hannah Ayers, 20, was charged with second-degree harassment and endangering the welfare of a child after threatening a 15-year-old female with physical harm. Ayers is scheduled to appear in Canandaigua City Court at a later date. more

Canandaigua superintendent closing book on her career

For Lynne Erdle, retiring superintendent of the Canandaigua City School District, it’s always been about the kids — whom she affectionately calls kiddos. Erdle has worked with and watched generations of children learn and grow and has witnessed various transformations in her nearly four decades in the district. She said the biggest changes have been technology and a different family... more

Pair hospitalized after utility vehicle crashes in hotel parking lot heading to CMAC

On Wednesday at approximately 12:30 pm deputies responded to the Fingerlakes Inn for the report of a personal injury accident in Canandaigua. When deputies arrived they found a Kubota utility vehicle on it’s side. According to their report, the utility vehicle was traveling around the corner when the front end began to wobble and he tipped the machine over on... more

SUNY trustees raise tuition on in-state students … again

State University of New York students are going to be paying more. At least those who don’t qualify for the Governor’s new Excelsior Scholarship. The SUNY board of trustees voted on Wednesday to raise tuition 3.1 percent. It brings tuition up to $6,670 for in-state students attending any four-year colleges. Opponents of the increase, which breaks down to $200 called... more

Canandaigua PD: Sex offender failed to ID address change

Police in Canandaigua say they arrested a 30-year-old registered sex offender on Thursday around 8:45 pm. Robert L. Taylor III, of Canandaigua was arrested after he failed to register as a sex offender, according to Canandaigua Police. Taylor is a Level 3 sex offender. He is accused of failing to notify New York State of an address change. Taylor had... more

Steve Miller Band, Peter Frampton play CMAC

Space Cowboy or Gangster of Love? Either way, he’s a picker, a grinner, a lover and a sinner. And on Wednesday, he played his music in his sun, continuing into the darkness. The Steve Miller Band — known for such 1970s and early ’80s hits as “The Joker,” “Fly Like an Eagle,” “Jet Airliner” and “Abracadabra” — played Wednesday evening... more

Canandaigua woman charged with DWI

A 23-year-old Canandaigua woman was charged with DWI after the report of a sick or intoxicated driver on State Route 64 was investigated by deputies. Authorities responded to the area of Route 64 and Dugway Rd. for the report of a sick or intoxicated driver. When they arrived, a vehicle was found matching the identity that the driver reporting the... more

Canandaigua Finger Lakes Resort developer: New dock a must

Leaders at the helm of Canandaigua Finger Lakes Resort asked city officials to green-light a 48-boat-slip dock on the north end of Canandaigua Lake that they said would move the project forward. There was no green, at least not yet. New mooring, according to Resort Managing Member Bob Murphy, would help secure the financing needed to complete the stalled $54... more
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