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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

A Village Divided: Rushville heads towards dissolution vote

For as long as many in town can remember, the Village of Rushville has always been a village divided with part of it in Ontario County, the other in Yates County. But a pending vote for dissolution has made that division seem much more literal. “It tears us up, because it shouldn’t be this way,” said longtime Rushville resident Karen... more

Ontario County issues boating advisory ahead of hot weekend

As the temperatures rise, so do the number of boaters out on the water in the Finger Lakes. In Ontario County, storms that dumped flooding rains on Thursday resulted in a boating advisory being issued on Canandaigua Lake. According to Sheriff Philip Povero boaters should observe caution while operating this weekend due to floating debris, which were caused by the... more

One Rushville? Disagreement runs rampant in village as vote to dissolve nears

The Lunch Box, a Main Street diner in Rushville, was buzzing Sunday. Families were out hosting dads for breakfast, and the management didn’t want a reporter asking patrons about the vote to dissolve the village. “It’s Father’s Day … we’re Switzerland here,” a woman called from the kitchen, referring to that conflict-free nation. Outside the restaurant, reports surfaced of stolen... more

Pageant petering out? Annual Gorham event sees drop in participating bands

While Marcus Whitman school officials and organizers of the Gorham Pageant of Bands look forward to the 56th annual event, they do so with some concern for its future. In a letter posted on the school district website, Superintendent Jeramy Clingerman and members of the Marcus Whitman Band Boosters said while there are a number of bands participating this year,... more

One hospitalized after accident in Rushville

Deputies in Ontario County responded to an accident on Main St. in Rusvhille, which is also located in the Town of Gorham. Ruth K. Hastings, 66, of Canandaigua and her passengers were stopped in traffic facing south in a 2004 Honda when Brent T. Siwak, 23, of Penn Yan was traveling south on Main St. and failed to observe the... more

Pelican Point plan heads to Gorham Town Board

The town Planning Board this week recommended Pelican Point Marina be able to rezone parcels off East Lake Road and Route 364 for its marina business — under certain conditions. At issue are undeveloped parcels adjacent to the marina on Canandaigua Lake that are zoned mostly for residential use. Marina owners requested rezoning 2 acres adjacent to the marina on... more

HS Roundup: Marcus Whitman wins 8th straight with win over Midlakes

The Marcus Whitman girls lacrosse team got off to a rocky start, starting to a by losing tow of their first three games. However, the Wildcats were able to right the ship, winning their next seven games heading into their matchup with Midlakes on Wednesday. Wednesday’s game proved to be more of the same for Marcus Whitman (8-2), as they... more

Mynderse boys roll over Marcus Whitman

The Mynderse Academy boys lacrosse team scored at least three goals in each period as the Blue Devils cruised to a 14-6 win over host Marcus Whitman in a Finger Lakes showdown on Tuesday. Draven VanEvery led Mynderse with four goals and Ian Anderson had four assists and one goal. FL Times: Read More more

Latest from FLX as water levels continue to rise (full-coverage)

It’s a bad situation. As a whole, the region is several inches over “normal” rainfall amounts for the last two months. While the Finger Lakes didn’t see the snowmelt that sometimes contributes to springtime flooding — we have seen plenty of spring rains. On Thursday a road washed out in Geneva. Coastal communities along Lake Ontario have been on edge... 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

Marcus Whitman rolls out $32M school budget for 2017-18

Only half of this year’s Marcus Whitman Central School board hopefuls will go home happy when polls close on May 16. Six candidates will vie for three open seats on the nine-person Board of Education. Cory Clark, Jeff Allen, Benjamin Wickham, Tricia Phillips, Anne Burnett and Phyllis Frantel will run for the three-year terms, which start July 1. Voters also... 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

KFC goes after Pittsford man for ‘Finger Lakin’ Good’ slogan

KFC goes after Pittsford man for ‘Finger Lakin’ Good’ slogan
A restaurant chain featuring the Colonel’s favorite recipe is trying to stop a Pittsford man from using a line similar to its famous “Finger Lickin’ Good” slogan. KFC Corp. has filed a petition with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to block Brian Mastrosimone from using “Finger Lakin’ Good” and “Finger Laking Good” to promote his family of businesses. Mastrosimone... more

Taking a stab at knife making in Gorham

Discarded lawnmower blades, files, wrenches, horseshoes — if it’s made out of metal, Bill Alexander can find a new use for it. That’s why a trip to the dump for the Gorham resident stirs a feeling of excitement typically felt by a child waking up on Christmas morning, according to his wife, Ann Marie Alexander. “It is,” Bill Alexander said.... more

Rushville residents have questions leading up to dissolution vote

More aid from New York State. That seems to be the big prize involved in the Rushville dissolution, which is currently being debated in the community split between two towns and counties. On June 27th voters inside the village will decide whether they want to dissolve, or leave the village in tact. On Monday, more than 50 residents and officials... more

Stanley woman fled deputies at 91 mph on 5&20, charged with DWI

Deputies in Ontario County arrested a 41-year-old Stanley woman after a brief pursuit on State Rt. 5&20. The entire ordeal took place during the early-morning hours of Sunday. Deputies say they attempted to stop Dennie C. Lynn, 41, of Stanley when they observed her speeding — going nearly 40 mph over the posted speed limit. They say Lynn was observed... more

Canandaigua man crashes into ditch; BAC registered .24

A Canandaigua man is accused of driving while intoxicated, after deputies in Ontario County found his blood-alcohol content to be three times the legal limit during a Gorham crash. The stop happened on County Rd. 18 after he drove into a ditch. When deputies responded, an investigation found that 27-year-old Brian D. McGeary, of Canandaigua was driving while intoxicated. His... more
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