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Farmington man battling cancer, with help from friends

Jon Santmyer made an appointment to see his doctor in March because of a nagging bump near his right ear. He noticed it about a year ago but didn’t think much of it, as it was small and painless. “It progressively got bigger and bigger,” he said, “to the point where I noticed it, and it was making me self-conscious.”... more

Thompson gets early OK to buy Canandaigua Medical Group

A proposal by F.F. Thompson Hospital to buy the Canandaigua Medical Group would cement what for many years has been an informal relationship. “Over the last 20 to 25 years, it really has been a partnership with Thompson to the extent that it can be,” said Jim Wright, interim chief executive officer of the multispecialty practice that is on the... more

Farmington man slept in his car on Sand Hill Rd., charged with DWI

Deputies in Ontario County arrested Jose L. Rivera, 64, of Farmington for driving while intoxicated after they reported to Sand Hill Rd. for a disabled vehicle. When they arrived, deputies found Rivera sleeping in his vehicle along the roadway. He refused to submit to a breath test to determine his blood-alcohol content and was taken to the Ontario County Jail... more

Roseland Bowl incident leads to multiple charges, including DWI-Leandra’s Law

A 39-year-old Farmington woman was charged with DWI Leandra’s Law after she was found to be intoxicated, with a child in the vehicle she was operating. Deputies charged Petal L. Sharp, 39, of Farmington with aggravated driving while intoxicated – child less than 15-years-old in the vehicle, aggravated unlicensed operation, driving while intoxicated, disorderly conduct, endangering the welfare of a... more

Manchester man facing drug charges after jail visit

On Saturday around 2:11 pm deputies arrested Nathanael Eagley, 34, of Manchester for seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Deputies say Eagley was stopped on County Complex Dr. after he displayed a revoked driver’s license when he checked in for a jail visit. Deputies then located Suboxone on his person subsequent to the stop. Eagley was arraigned in Manchester... more

Farmington man charged in Palmyra burglary

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Farmington man following an investigation into a burglary that occurred on Port Gibson Rd. in Palmyra on Thursday. Deputies arrested John R. Gorzynski age 51 of 5934 Terrace Lane, Farmington for second-degree burglary burglary and fourth-degree criminal mischief. It is alleged that Gorzynski broke into a residence on Port Gibson... more

Risk for boaters elevated at Canandaigua Lake

  Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero says that boaters need to use extreme caution when on the waters of Canandaigua Lake. He said, “Officers are confirming debris below the surface, primarily tree limbs and logs, that present a danger if struck by a boat.” The recent rains have wreaked havoc on the region, causing runoff, water rise, and a variety... more

Taking on ‘Value of Villages’ in Ontario County

If you own property in one of Ontario County’s eight villages, then you pay a village property tax on top of your town tax. That village tax is the center of a study by two Ontario County men who formed a nonprofit to shed light on the cost of local government. With the village of Rushville facing a June 27... more

Political Roundup: Funding coming Victor-Farmington first responders’ way

The Victor-Farmington Volunteer Ambulance Corp. stands to gain $22,691 in federal funding, according to U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant program, or AFG. The Victor-Farmington Ambulance Corp. will use the money to enhance support for emergency medical services and help to improve operations and... more

Rochester woman lies about ID at FLGR, refuses to leave

A 64-year-old Rochester woman is accused of obstructing governmental operation after deputies say she refused to leave Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack on Monday. Deputies say Faye M. Johnson, 64, of Rochester was charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration, as well as second-degree trespass after she refused to leave the Farmington track. She failed to provide her name and date... more

Prosecution’s appeal off the table in animal cruelty case

The Farmington woman who had an animal cruelty charge against her thrown out during her February trial will not be retried. The timing of Farmington Judge Morris Lew’s decision to dismiss the charge against Terra Payne — accused of mistreating a retired racehorse — prevents the Ontario County District Attorney’s Office from appealing the judgement. Ontario County Assistant District Attorney... more

Farmington woman was traveling 88 mph, charged with DWI on SR 5&20

A 24-year-old Farmington woman was charged with driving while intoxicated and speeding after a traffic stop on State Rt. 5&20 in Hopewell. Deputies say Samantha M. Ireton, 24, of Farmington was observed traveling 88 mph in a 55 mph zone. When she was stopped — deputies found her to be in an intoxicated condition. She was arrested and charged with... more

Teen arrested in connection with burglary

A 17-year-old Canandaigua resident was arrested at the Farmington Town Court after an investigation into a burglary that took place on Dalton Dr. Deputies charged Frank E. Crudele Jr., 17, of Canandaigua in connection with a burglary that took place in November. He was arraigned and released to re-appear at a later date. more
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