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Attorney, writer from Farmington tells the story of ‘Ebenezer’

Most anyone who has seen or heard of “A Christmas Carol” knows about Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future that visit him and try to scare him into changing his miserly ways. But what events shaped Scrooge’s past? How did he get to the point where these ghosts came to haunt him that fateful Christmas... more

Several arrested on alleged alcohol sales to minors in Ontario County

Seven Ontario County residents were arrested over the weekend as part of a law enforcement sweep of county bars and stores to see how compliant they were with laws regarding alcohol sales to minors. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office led the joint investigation Saturday evening, along with representatives of the Canandaigua and Geneva City Police Departments, the New York State... more

Brand new Farmington Town Hall unveiled by officials

Supervisor Peter Ingalsbe and the Farmington Town Board welcomed several distinguished guests and town residents in a ceremony to dedicate a new Municipal Town Hall facility in the Town of Farmington. The $1.6 million dollar project, which began in 2016, included an assessment of the existing conditions, programming and concept studies in order to meet space requirements, accessibility needs and... more

Farmington public tours new and improved Town Hall

Residents and guests from neighboring communities toured the newly renovated and greatly expanded Farmington Town Hall at 1000 County Road 8. Supervisor Peter Ingalsbe and Town Board members welcomed attendees for the open house, ribbon cutting and refreshments Tuesday night. In the planning stages since 2013, construction began on the $1.6 million, 13,000-square-foot facility in November 2016. The project involved... more

Victor-Farmington Rotary initiates Nicaragua project

Victor-Farmington Rotary Club recently commenced another international project. The La Palma Water Project will involve a $65,000 effort to provide clean water to the small village of La Palma in north central Nicaragua. The village has a deep well, but does not have a distribution system. The Rotary project will supply a pump and chlorinator, tank and distribution piping to... more

Truckload of Finger Lakes hope for Puerto Rico

The 28.5-foot tractor trailer parked roadside on Route 332, the one draped with a neon yellow and red “Hope for Puerto Rico” sign, is hard to miss. It’s there for a reason. More than 70 days after Hurricane Maria plowed through Puerto Rico, an estimated one of every 10 of its residents still lack potable water and they are still... more

Farmington man charged after locking dog without food, water in storage shed

The Ontario County Humane Society investigated an alleged incident involving a 4-year-old male, Pit-bull, named Blade, who was reported to be locked in a shed for at least two days in Farmington. Neighbors said the dog could be heard whining and barking at the Third Street residence. Authorities say the investigation revealed that Blade was locked in the shed without... more

No injuries reported after Farmington fire

On Monday around 5:16 pm deputies responded to a fire at 457 Terri Drive in Farmington. Deputies say fire was found inside the chimney pipes from a wood stove, which was located inside the living room of the home. The fire caused significant damage to the structure’s roof, according to first responders. Farmington and Victor fire departments responded to the... more

Teens charged with possessing drugs during Canandaigua traffic stop

Deputies say that two Ontario County teens were charged following a traffic stop on State Route 332 in Canandaigua. Kaylin M. Carlson, 18, of Farmington and Brittany R. Martz, 18, of Bloomfield were both ticketed after a traffic stop was initiated due to the driver speeding. Deputies say Carlson was the operator of the vehicle and was speeding on Route... more

Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack evacuated as roof fire investigated on Saturday

The Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack in Farmington was completely evacuated on Saturday around 7:10 am after a roof unit, associated with the facility’s HVAC system reportedly caught fire. According to first responders, no fire or smoke was visible from the outside. However, after around 10 minutes of investigation – it was determined that a unit on the roof was... more

Farmington man charged after warrant issued

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 34-year-old Farmington resident following the issuance of an arrest warrant. Deputies say that Jose Velazquez-Bernard, 34, of Farmington was arrested for seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance after he failed to appear in court for an earlier incident that happened in September. He was transported to the Ontario County... more

Hope for Route 96 traffic through Victor?

For gridlocked travelers and residents who frequent Route 96, Wednesday night brought a glimmer of hope. A public meeting at Victor Town Hall unveiled specific plans and estimated costs that could ease traffic, decrease wait times and increase safety during peak travel hours on Route 96 between Eastview Mall and Farmington. Among the changes: Convert an underused portion of the... more

Tractor-trailer crash, blaze closes Thruway for hours late-Saturday (videos)

First responders say that the call came in as a tractor-trailer crash, which had burst into flames after the impact. The scene on the New York State Thruway between exits 44 and 45 was a chaotic one with first responders struggling to keep up. Flames were reportedly spreading to the rear of the truck as soon as the first State... more

DOT: Route 96 bridge over Mud Creek has to go

Another traffic-snarler is planned for heavily traveled Route 96 in Victor and Farmington. The state Department of Transportation has secured funding for the replacement of the bridge that carries Route 96 over Mud Creek. Construction is planned for the 2018 summer season. The 88-year-old Route 96 bridge, which falls between East Victor and McMahon roads, is in need of full... more

ELECTION NIGHT LIVE 2017 (webcast replay)

Josh Durso, Jackie Augustine & Jim Sinicropi were live inside the all-new FingerLakes1.com Studio on Election Night for results, reaction, interviews and analysis from Tuesday’s vote in Cayuga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates Counties. Hear from Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro, successful Seneca Falls Town Council candidate Doug Avery, Geneva City Supervisor candidates Lou Guard &  Dom... more

Ritts is new DA in Ontario County

Ontario County has a new district attorney for the first time in 28 years. First Assistant District Attorney Jim Ritts, running on the Republican line, defeated Kristina “Kitty” Karle, 12,194 to 8,936, in unofficial results posted by the Ontario County Board of Elections Tuesday evening. Ritts had defeated Karle in the GOP primary in September and following that primary, Karle... more

ELECTION GUIDE 2017: Looking at all of the candidates, issues in Ontario County

The race in Ontario County that has received the most coverage this cycle locally is that for District Attorney. While Jim Ritts has emerged as the front runner, after claiming victory in the Republican Primary held in September — Kristina “Kitty” Karle has continued seeing support. Even after announcing that she was ending her campaign several weeks ago, the race... more
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