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Victor names interim superintendent

Victor names interim superintendent
The Victor Board of Education has appointed an interim superintendent to lead the school district while searching for a permanent successor to Superintendent Dawn Santiago-Marullo, who is retiring in July. Veteran educator Dennis Ford was appointed Thursday night to the position while a search process continues. Ford brings 45 years of education experience to Victor, including seven years as a... more

Another delay for Farmington solar project decision

Another delay for Farmington solar project decision
Once again the Smith family is looking at a delay in the planning board’s decision on whether a requested variances will be passed on the proposed 7.3 megawatt solar farm on their property. According to the minutes of the June 5th planning board meeting, Delaware River Solar will not have their Geotechnical report delivered to the planning for another six... more

DAR grant to help restore historic South Farmington Friends Cemetery chapel

DAR grant to help restore historic South Farmington Friends Cemetery chapel
The South Farmington Friends Cemetery got a little red, white and blue attention — and some needed financial assistance. The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, through sponsorship of the Canandaigua chapter of the organization, presented a $1,000 donation to the South Farmington Friends Cemetery Foundation on Tuesday for its historic chapel facade restoration project. Canandaigua DAR... more

Local veteran remembered, honored in Farmington

Local veteran remembered, honored in Farmington
Disabled veteran Ken Hall was homeless and hospitalized in the last years of his life. But Mr. Hall is not forgotten by his friends who paid tribute to him on Tuesday with a memorial service at Farmington Town Hall Park. Gathered under a pavilion were many fellow veterans, friends and several family members for the service honoring Mr. Hall, who... more

Deputies: Farmington man provided falsified lease documents to Ontario Co. DSS

Deputies: Farmington man provided falsified lease documents to Ontario Co. DSS
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Farmington man following an investigation coordinated with Department of Social Services. Deputies report that Joseph P. Dileo, 46, of Farmington filed a fake lease with Ontario County Department of Social Services as proof of residency. As result, he was charged with offering a false instrument for filing. Dileo was arraigned... more

Ontario County auction fetches $574K

Ontario County auction fetches $574K
The annual Ontario County auction of tax-foreclosed properties concluded Wednesday with 22 properties sold — including one batch of 37 lots in Farmington selling for one bid price. “Hope you did your homework,” said the auctioneer with Auctions International Inc. before he started the bidding for the vacant residential lots that are all part of Creek View Trail in Farmington.... more

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 day a year publishing schedule. Whether that’s live-streaming local high school basketball throughout the winter, or showcasing in-depth... more

Solar project inches forward in Farmington

Solar project inches forward in Farmington
After approximately five months of delays, the Farmington Town Planning board unanimously voted in agreement that it has all the necessary environmental information to move forward in the decision-making process for the Smith Solar Farm project proposed by Delaware River Solar. The board Wednesday passed a resolution acknowledging that it had received all requested information and suspended the public hearing... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Henderson brothers talk leading Brighton PD, Ontario Co. Sheriff’s Office

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Henderson brothers talk leading Brighton PD, Ontario Co. Sheriff’s Office
It’s not often that brothers share a career path. In this case, while not precisely the same – Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson and Brighton PD Chief of Police Mark Henderson have not only followed a similar career trajectory – but have grown to lead two important agencies in the region. This week they discuss modern policing together, talk about... more

Open house planned for proposed Farmington solar project

Open house planned for proposed Farmington solar project
Delaware River Solar has announced an open-house informational event for its proposed Yellow Mills community solar project planned for the Smith family farm. The event is open to the public and scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at the Farmington Town Hall, 1000 County Road 8. “Open Houses are very effective to inform the public, and we... more

Farmington man passes out at Empire Vision; charged with felony DWI

Farmington man passes out at Empire Vision; charged with felony DWI
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that a Farmington man was arrested on felony DWI charges after an investigation at Empire Vision in Victor. Deputies say Craig B. Smith, 56, of Farmington was at Empire Vision – and reportedly fainted. When deputies arrived, they determined that Smith operated his vehicle in an intoxicated condition – and was charged with driving... more

Couple caught with 60 bags of fentanyl in Ontario County

Steuben County couple caught with 60 bags of fentanyl
Ontario County Sheriffs deputies arrested a Steuben County couple shortly after midnight on Thursday after having been pulled over in Farmington on State Route 332 for a traffic violation. Upon further investigation deputies learned that Arkport natives 22-year-old Corrine Tierney and 28-year-old James Chapman had 60 bags of fentanyl in their vehicle. The Ontario County Special Investigation Unit interviewed Tierney... more

Farmington man charged with sexually abusing victim less than 14-years-old

Farmington man charged with sexually abusing victim less than 14-years-old
Sheriff Kevin Henderson reports the arrest of a Farmington man following an investigation into events that transpired in November 2018 in the Town of Farmington. Henderson says that Aaron Paul English, 30, of Farmington subjected a juvenile female to sexual contact. The victim was less than 14 years old, according to the Sheriff’s Office. As result, English was charged with... more

Farmington holds meeting on solar farm that would bring thousands of panels to town

Farmington holds meeting on solar farm that would bring thousands of panels to town
It could be one of the largest solar farms in the region: 40 acres in Farmington are proposed to become home to thousands of solar panels. Nearly 100 people gathered at the highway garage off Hook Road in Farmington, most of them all voicing opposition to the solar panel project by Delaware River Solar, which is seeking a permit to... more

Victor man charged with menacing a police officer in Farmington

Victor man charged with felony menacing after brandishing knife
Deputies say a Victor man was arrested for menacing a police officer following an incident at the Speedway Gas Station along Route 332 in Farmington on Thursday. Richard E. Byers, 31, of Victor was arrested after flipping off officers who were called to the gas station for a ‘suspicious’ or ‘disoriented’ person. When deputies attempted to make contact with him... more

Vote possible on proposed solar farm in Farmington

Vote possible on proposed solar farm in Farmington
A controversial solar project in Farmington could move forward. The planning board is set to discuss the special use permit for the proposed 7-megawatt solar farm at its meeting Wednesday night. Delaware River Solar wants to install thousands of solar panels on Smiths Farms on the corner of Yellow Mills Road and Fox Road. The project is now calling for... more

Rochester man helped steal, use debit card at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack

Rochester man helped steal, use debit card at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack
Deputies say a Rochester man was arrested on Monday following an investigation into the theft and use of a credit card in October 2018. Justice McCullough, 23, of Rochester is accused of being involved in the theft of, and subsequent use of a stolen debit card from the Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack in Farmington. McCullough was arraigned in Farmington... more

Victor-Farmington Rotarians learn about floral design

Victor-Farmington Rotarians learn about floral design
Rotary founder Paul Harris urged all Rotarians to commit themselves to serving others. He also reminded them that nothing prevented them from having fun while doing it. As Victor-Farmington Rotary Club members prepared for the Taste of the Finger Lakes, a major fundraising event, Kim Yourch followed the guidance of Harris. She organized a social evening for Rotarians that involved... more
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