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Hopewell getting $170K for water project

Hopewell getting $170K for water project
This Ontario County town is getting $170,000 in federal funding to extend its municipal water system. The funding was announced in a recent press release from U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. It was provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Grant Program. Specifically, the money will be used to develop Hopewell Central Water Extension #3, which... more

Canandaigua duo charged after dog thrown violently against home

Canandaigua duo charged after dog thrown violently against home
The Ontario County Humane Society reports that two 19-year-old Canandaigua residents are facing animal cruelty charges following an incident, which occurred Friday afternoon in the Town of Hopewell. The Humane Society says the report was initiated by a neighbor who say a 10-week-old brown and white pit-bull, boxer mix named Tank, running around the yard at the residence several times.... 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

Rochester man charged with felony DWI in Hopewell

Rochester man charged with felony DWI in Hopewell
Deputies report the arrest of a Rochester man in Ontario County following a traffic stop on Route 21 in the Town of Hopewell. Michael Scialdone, 32, of Rochester was found to be intoxicated during a traffic stop and was subsequently charged. He was arrested for driving while intoxicated. Deputies say that his BAC was two-times the legal limit. Deputies report... more

Clifton Springs driver able to exit vehicle after it bursts into flames

Clifton Springs driver able to exit vehicle after it bursts into flames
The Ontario County Sheriff’s says they responded to a vehicle fire on Tuesday along County Road 10 in Hopewell. Deputies say the operator, Leland Depew, 44, of Clifton Springs was able to exit the vehicle without injury. The Hopewell Fire Department responded to the scene and extinguished the blaze. The 2006 GMC Sierra was a ‘total loss’, according to deputies.... more

Deputies: Hopewell man accused of filing false insurance claim on stolen car

Deputies: Hopewell man accused of filing false insurance claim on stolen car
Deputies say a 69-year-old Hopewell resident was arrested on insurance fraud charges following an investigation into a claim made with his insurance company. Dean F. Gay, 69, of Hopewell was charged with fourth-degree insurance fraud – a Class E felony on Saturday. He’s accused of filing a false claim of a stolen vehicle with his insurance company. Gay was issued... more

Hopewell man jailed on rape charge, accused of threatening corrections officer

Man charged with stalking after threatening corrections officer
A man who had been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting and raping a woman more than a decade ago, has now been charged with stalking. Michael Orbino, 42, is being held at the Ontario County Jail. He’s accused of threatening physical and sexual violence against a corrections officer. Orbino was arrested in January for allegedly raping a woman in Canandaigua... more

Multiple departments called to fire along CR 47 on Wednesday

Multiple departments called to fire along CR 47 on Wednesday
Multiple departments were called out to a chimney fire on County Road 47, which turned into a structure fire by the time first responders arrived on-scene. The fire was reportedly near Route 488. Hopewell, Seneca Castle, Cheshire, Shortsville, and Manchester fire departments were called out. No additional information was available. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.... more

Logging thief faces new charges in Ontario County

Logging thief faces new charges in Ontario County
A former Wayne County man convicted of logging theft in Seneca County faces similar charges in Ontario County. Christopher G. Devay, 31, of Liverpool, Onondaga County, was charged Tuesday by Ontario County Sheriff’s Office investigators with third-degree grand larceny (class D felony). Sheriff’s office Lt. Greg Shaffer said Devay agreed to pay an Ontario County landowner for logs removed from... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Sheriff Kevin Henderson discusses potential policy changes, and future of Ontario County (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Sheriff Kevin Henderson discusses potential policy changes, and future of Ontario County (podcast)
When Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson succeeded longtime Sheriff Philip Povero, the focus was on transitioning smoothly. Now, more than 50 days after taking office – Sheriff Henderson is establishing himself as a leader, not only locally, but in the region. This week he joined FL1 News Intern Reporter Gabriel Pietrorazio in the FingerLakes1.com Studio to get an update, and... more

Tractor-trailer overturns Freshour Rd., CR488 in Ontario County (photos)

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An accident involving a tractor-trailer was reported a little before noon in Ontario County. Hopewell Fire Department and other first responders were called to the intersection of County Road 488 and Freshour Road for a crash involving a tractor-trailer, which was carrying a tank. It’s unclear what was inside the tank. However, the rig overturned alongside the road in the... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Victor Supervisor Jack Marren discusses landfill, pressure from Albany, and more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Victor Supervisor Jack Marren discusses landfill, pressure from Albany, and more
Victor Town Supervisor Jack Marren, who will seek another term in this year’s election, and serves as the Chairman of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors has become a regional leader for the Finger Lakes. Ontario County is unique for Upstate New York. That’s largely due to the population increase that its seen in the last 7-8 years – while... more

Sheriff: Naples man arrested after physical incident involving kids

Sheriff: Naples man
Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson says a 37-year-old Naples resident was arrested following an investigation into a physical altercation, which occurred on January 22nd. Henderson reports that Justin P. Smith, 37, of Naples engaged in physical contact with a child victim, which included forcibly grabbing, shoving, and throwing a laundry basket. There were multiple children present, according to Sheriff Henderson,... more

Sheriff Henderson: Inmate charged with assault after biting officer during incident

Sheriff Henderson: Inmate charged with assault after biting officer during incident
Sheriff Kevin Henderson reports the arrest of an inmate at the Ontario County Jail following an altercation, during which a corrections officer was bit. The Sheriff says Doreen Henderson, 56, of Newark was charged with second-degree assault. She is accused of biting the hand of an Ontario County Corrections Officer during a physical incident. The officer was treated and released... more

Casella seeks county approval to operate organics depackaging system

Casella seeks county approval to operate organics depackaging system
Pizza boxes with cheese and sauce stuck to the inside. Yogurt containers not rinsed out. Those are examples of packaging that cannot be recycled because of the food contamination. However, there is a way to remove the food and organic material from packaging to be added to an anaerobic digester so it can be recycled properly and not dumped in... more

Vehicle a total loss after fire on State Route 21 in Ontario County

Vehicle a total loss after fire on State Route 21 in Ontario County
Deputies say that on Tuesday around 4:11 p.m. they were called to a vehicle fire on State Route 21 in Hopewell. The Shortsville Fire Department’s assistant chief responded to the scene with deputies and extinguished the fire. Deputies say the vehicle was a total loss, but was insured. The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Ontario County... more

Man charged with forcible touching in Ontario County held on $500 bail

Man charged with forcible touching in Ontario County held on $500 bail
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office says a 58-year-old was taken into custody on Tuesday around 5:51 p.m. Deputies say John Gilbert Worfell, 58, of Bridgeport was arrested on a warrant for forcible touching after an incident from December 2018. They say Gilbert Worfell was taken into custody without incident, and arraigned at the Ontario County Jail. He was held on... more

Canandaigua man returned to jail after found possessing marijuana while an inmate

Canandaigua man returned to jail after found possessing marijuana while an inmate
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 30-year-old Canandaigua man on charges related to promoting prison contraband after an investigation into an incident at the Ontario County Jail. Chris Jose Ortiz, 30, was charged with second-degree promoting prison contraband after an investigation revealed that he possessed marijuana while incarcerated at the Ontario County Jail. He was arraigned... more
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