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Supervisor Lou Guard continues advocacy on environmental, economic issues in Ontario County

Supervisor continues hammering environmental, economic issues in Ontario County
Geneva City Supervisor Lou Guard believes Ontario County is 'healthy', but don't take that assessment as complacency. Guard talked about the progress and growth in Ontario, and the opportunities county government still has in front of it. "It's one of the growing counties in in upstate New York, which is exciting," he said. "I think it's it's actually a quite... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Matt Miller talks campaign for NYS Assembly (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Matt Miller looks to challenge Assemblyman Kolb in November (podcast)
This week on Episode #212 of the Inside the FLX podcast – Matthew Miller is in-studio. He’s talking about his campaign for Assembly District #131 after the announcement that Assemblyman Brian Kolb (R-Canandaigua) would not seek another term this fall. The young challenger is taking a broad approach to politics, and working to bring new voices into state policy. New... more

Ontario County continues push to recover $2.4M in funds

Ontario County continues push to recover $2.4M in funds
On Thursday the Ontario County Board of Supervisors met for its regular monthly meeting. The Board considered and approved a total of 52 resolutions. Board Chairman John Marren (Victor) said that the most important resolution of the night was the resolution presented by the Ways & Means Committee that called on the State of New York to restore $2,391,000 in... more

TRAVEL ADVISORY: Sheriff Henderson says accidents being reported, visibility becoming an issue

TRAVEL ADVISORY: Sheriff Henderson says accidents being reported, visibility becoming an issue
Sheriff Kevin M. Henderson has issued a Travel Advisory, due to increasing snow and hazardous driving conditions. Numerous accidents are being reported and visibility is also a concern. “The travel advisory does NOT restrict travel,” Henderson explained. “But does advise of hazardous travel conditions do exist and please stay off of the highways if you do not need to be... more

Red Jacket grad Sara VanAken making her mark on Ole Miss track & field team

Class of 2019 Red Jacket graduate and 2019 NYSPHSAA Pentathlon Champion Sara VanAken is currently enjoying her freshman year at Ole Miss where she is a member of the Track & Field team which competes in the Southeastern Conference. She is having an early impact as she set a personal record in the high jump on Saturday. The mark of 1.75m... more

Fast acting neighbor puts out oven fire before firefighters arrive in Manchester

Fast acting neighbor puts out oven fire before firefighters arrive in Manchester
On Wednesday at approximately 6:49 p.m. deputies and the Manchester Fire Department responded to 75 South Main Street for the report of a fire. Upon arrival, deputies found the resident, Stephen Cooley, 50, of the same address had extinguished an apparent oven fire. Investigators found food had ignited the fire causing minimal damage in the residence. There were no injuries,... more

State Police still trying to solve 38-year-old missing persons case in Ontario County

State Police still trying to solve 38-year-old missing persons case in Ontario County
State Police are still trying to solve a 37-year-old missing persons case in Ontario County. Investigators are asking again for the public’s help. Frank Fox, 22, left a New Year’s Eve Party that ended on January 1st, 1983. The party occurred at a house on Martin Road. He walked home around 1 a.m., and turned down several rides. The distance... more

W-FL Saturday: Kemp and Walker lead Lyons boys to fourth consecutive victory; Gananda boys pound East Rochester

W-FL Saturday: Kemp and Walker lead Lyons boys to fourth consecutive victory; Gananda boys pound East Rochester
On Saturday, there were just five boys games in the Wayne-Finger Lakes basketball league. The Lyons Lions rolled to a 39-point win over the Williamson Marauders at the Atwood Gymnasium in Lyons. Benji Kemp and JC Walker each scored 18 points to lead the way for the Lions. With the win, Lyons has won four straight to improve their record... more

Supervisors debate occupancy tax expansion for small properties in Ontario County

Supervisors debate occupancy tax expansion for small properties in Ontario County
On Thursday the Ontario County Board of Supervisors considered a resolution to impose an occupancy tax of up to three percent (3%) on lodging facilities of three rooms or less.  Currently, New York’s tax code exempts these facilities from the occupancy tax. According to the resolution, Ontario County’s tourism promotion agency is proposing the occupancy tax change to “level the... more

VIDEO REPLAY: Bloomfield visits Red Jacket for FL West showdown (FL1 Sports)

VIDEO REPLAY LIVE NOW: Bloomfield visits Red Jacket for FL West showdown (FL1 Sports)
The undefeated Red Jacket Indians boys varsity basketball team welcomes the Bloomfield Bombers for a key Finger Lakes West showdown on Thursday night on FL1 Radio. Nate Sharman and Jason Hunt have the call for FL1 Sports. Catch the full video replay of the game below… VIDEO REPLAY: Click here for a replay of Thursday night’s broadcast on FL1 Radio... more

W-FL Wednesday: Red Jacket girls win third straight; Waterloo boys beat Hornell

W-FL Wednesday: Red Jacket girls win third straight; South Seneca girls beat Geneva
There were just three Wayne-Finger Lakes girls games on Wednesday night. Two girls games and one boys game. The Red Jacket Indians won their third consecutive game after defeating the East Rochester Bombers by 12 points. Sydney Close scored a game-high 24 points to lead the way for the Indians. With the win, Red Jacket improves to 9-5 while East... more

Sheriff: Newark woman possessed 60 bags of heroin, sold nearly 50 more

Sheriff: Newark woman had more than 100 bags of heroin
Sheriff Kevin Henderson reports the arrest of two Wayne County residents following an investigation by the Special Investigations Unit. He says a vehicle being operated by Rebecca Lichorowic, 36, of Newark was stopped by deputies on Outlet Road in the town of Manchester for traffic violations. During the course of a traffic stop, Lichorowic was found to be in possession... more

UPSTATE HOOPS: Red Jacket boys basketball in-studio (podcast)

UPSTATE HOOPS: Red Jacket boys basketball in-studio (podcast)
The Red Jacket Indians boys basketball team remains undefeated through mid-January one year removed from their Section V Class C2 finals loss at the Blue Cross Arena. On this week’s podcast, Matt Record, Chase Rizzo, Adam Borst and Travis Hill are in-studio to talk about their season and what it will take to bring home a sectional title to Manchester-Shortsville.... more

Manchester man resisted arrest, fought with deputies at Thirsty Turtle in Victor

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The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that they were called to The Thirsty Turtle on Route 96 in Victor shortly after 2020 began for the report of two males fighting. When deputies arrived, the two males were actively fighting, according to deputies. One of them, identified as Logan Perrotte, 25, of Manchester continued to fight with deputies on-scene and failed... more

Henderson reflects on first year leading Ontario County Sheriff’s Office

Henderson reflects on first year leading Ontario County Sheriff’s Office
After three decades in law enforcement – it would be easy to tire of the work. At least from the outside perspective. That couldn’t be further from the case though for Sheriff Kevin Henderson. The 36-year-veteran, and elected leader of the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office said recently in an interview with The Messenger Post that while the time has flown... more

W-FL FRIDAY: Waterloo girls top Batavia to remain unbeaten; Geneva falls to Northstar

W-FL FRIDAY: Waterloo girls top Batavia to remain unbeaten;  Geneva falls to Northstar
There was a full slate of boys and girls high school basketball holiday tournament action involving Wayne-Finger Lakes teams on Friday night. Highlights include a 4 point win for the Waterloo girls over Batavia to improve to 9-0 heading into 2020. The Wayne Eagles rolled past Greece-Olympia and improved to 6-0 thanks to 31 points and 7 assists from junior... more

Two arrested on felony charges after drug investigation in Canandaigua

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Police made a pair of felony arrests as an investigation into the sale of crack cocaine concluded last week. The Canandaigua Police Department reports the arrest of Randy Jackson, 66, of Rochester and Timothy Reed, 56, of Manchester following a drug investigation in the city. Police say the two were taken into custody on December 18th and charged with criminal... more

Deputies: Driver passed stopped school bus along Rt. 96 in Manchester

Deputies: Driver passed stopped school bus along Rt. 96 in Manchester
A Clifton Springs driver has been accused of passing a school bus and driving without a license or interlock device after an incident on State Route 96 this week. Deputies say Margaret Lamotte, 72, of Clifton Springs was taken into custody without incident – and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation, driving without an interlock device, passing a stopped school bus,... more
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