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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

W-FL Friday: Wayne boys continue to roll; Lyons girls win eighth straight; Red Jacket boys barely get past H.A.C.

W-FL Friday: Wayne boys continue to roll; Lyons girls win eighth straight; Red Jacket boys barely get past H.A.C.
It was a jam-packed Friday night across the Wayne-Finger Lakes boys and girls basketball leagues. On the boys side, the Wayne Eagles continued to roll. The Eagles picked up an 11-point home win over the Mynderse Blue Devils to extend their winning streak to four games, and improve their record to 10-1. Tyler Reynolds, Mason Blakenberg and Eli Schichtel combined... more

W-FL Wednesday: Andrews lifts Canandaigua over Schroeder with buzzer-beater in OT; Williamson boys beat East Rochester

W-FL Wednesday: Andrews lifts Canandaigua over Schroeder with buzzer-beater in OT; Williamson boys beat East Rochester
There was a total of 14 games across the Wayne-Finger Lakes boys and girls basketball leagues on Wednesday night. On the boys side, Derek Andrews drained a three-pointer in the final seconds of overtime to lift the Canandaigua Braves over the Webster Schroeder Warriors. Casey Herod scored a game-high 35 points for the Braves. Count it! Derek Andrews hits a 3... more

Car fire contained before anyone hurt on Route 21 in Ontario County

Car fire contained before anyone hurt on Route 21 in Ontario County
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that they were called to a vehicle fire on Wednesday on State Route 21. Around 5 p.m. deputies were called to the scene along with the Naples Fire Department after receiving report of a car on fire. Deputies say Angela Graves, 39, and Jesse Graves, 40, both of Wellsville, were traveling on Route 21... more

W-FL Tuesday: Lyons girls continue to roll with win at East Rochester; Ruiz leads Waterloo boys to victory; Whitman girls beat Red Jacket

W-FL Tuesday: Lyons girls continue to roll with win at East Rochester; Julian Ruiz leads Waterloo boys to victory; Whitman girls beat Red Jacket
There was a full slate of Wayne-Finger Lakes basketball games on Tuesday night. On the girls side, the biggest game of the night featured the Lyons Lions and the East Rochester Bombers. This game meant a lot because they are currently the top two teams in the Wayne County standings. Imani Harder scored a game-high 25 points to help lead... more

W-FL Thursday: Lyons defeats Clyde-Savannah at the Atwood; Red Jacket improves to 11-0

W-FL Thursday: Lyons defeats Clyde-Savannah at the Atwood; Red Jacket improves to 11-0
The Lyons Lions played the Clyde-Savannah Golden Eagles for the first time this year on Thursday night. Jaden McKinney (23) and Camden Chance (21) combined to score 44 points for the Golden Eagles, but that wasn’t enough as Lyons beat them by 14 points at the Atwood Gymnasium at Lyons HS. Benji Kemp scored 16 points to lead the way... more

W-FL Wednesday: Tayler Sharp scores 1,000th point in loss to Lyons; Victor boys improve to 9-0

W-FL Wednesday: Victor boys improve to 9-0; Tayler Sharp scores 1,000th point in loss to Lyons
On Wednesday night, the Victor Blue Devils improved to 9-0 with a three-point win over the Webster Thomas Titans. Connor Williams recorded a double-double to lead the way for the Blue Devils. On the girls side, the Lyons Lions defeated the Clyde-Savannah Golden Eagles by four points. Tayler Sharp, a Senior at Clyde, scored her 1,000th point with four minutes... more

W-FL Tuesday: Penn Yan takes down Mynderse in OT; Blankenberg and Reynolds lead Wayne to comeback win over Waterloo

W-FL Tuesday: Penn Yan takes down Mynderse in overtime; Blankenberg and Reynolds lead Wayne to comeback win over Waterloo
The Penn Yan Mustangs took on the Mynderse Blue Devils on Tuesday night. This game went into overtime tied at 63. The Mustangs held the Blue Devils to just one point in overtime and picked up a 10-point home win. Brennan Prather scored 21 points to lead Penn Yan to their second consecutive victory. Also, the Wayne Eagles snapped the... more

W-FL Monday: Romulus boys win fourth straight; Lyons girls take down Marcus Whitman

W-FL Monday: Romulus boys win fourth straight; Lyons girls take down Marcus Whitman
It was a rather quiet Monday across the Wayne-Finger Lakes boys and girls basketball leagues on Monday night. There were just three boys games and five girls games. The Hammondsport Lakers took on the Romulus Warriors and the Warriors came out on top with a 10-point win. Hammondsport rallied back in the second half and came within two points but... more

W-FL FRIDAY: Wilkins drains three-pointer at buzzer to lift Penfield over Wayne; Lyons suffers first loss of season against Northstar-Christian

W-FL FRIDAY: Wilkins drains three-pointer at buzzer to lift Penfield over Wayne; Lyons suffers first loss of season against Northstar-Christian
There was a full slate of Wayne-Finger Lakes boys and girls basketball games on Friday night. The most interesting and surprising game of the night featured the Penfield Patriots and the Wayne Eagles. With 1 minute and 19 seconds left in the game, the Patriot’s trailed by 15 points. However, they fought their way back to cut Wayne’s lead to just... 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

Deputies: Naples woman charged with aggravated DWI after driving on village sidewalk

Deputies: Naples woman charged with aggravated DWI after driving on village sidewalk
Deputies say a Naples woman was charged with driving while intoxicated after allegedly driving on a local sidewalk. Tracey Schmitt, 40, of Naples was stopped on South Main Street in the village of Naples after making an unsafe turn, and driving on a sidewalk, according to deputies. Upon investigation, it was determined that Schmitt was intoxicated. She was charged with... more

W-FL SATURDAY: Justin Smith leads Lyons to victory; Waterloo girls improve to 10-0

W-FL Saturday: Justin Smith leads Lyons to victory; Waterloo girls improve to 10-0
There was a full slate of Wayne-Finger Lakes boys and girls basketball games on Saturday night. The Lyons-Lions played their first game of the holiday break against the Utica Academy of Science. It was a very tight back-and-forth game from the start. Junior, Justin Smith scored a game-high 39 points to lead Lyons to a one-point win. After the game, Smith was... 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

W-FL Thursday: Geneva boys pull away late to defeat Marcus Whitman; Red Jacket boys start season 8-0 after win over Marion

W-FL Thursday: Geneva boys pull away late to defeat Marcus Whitman; Red Jacket boys start season 8-0 after win over Marion
On the day after Christmas, there were three Wayne-Finger Lakes boys basketball games. One of the games featured a matchup between the Marcus Whitman Wildcats and the Geneva Panthers. This was a tight game until the final few minutes of the game. With 3 minutes and 16 seconds left, Whitman trailed by eight. However, Geneva held them the rest of... more

W-FL Thursday: East Rochester boys pull away late and beat Clyde-Savannah; Camden Derby leads Romulus past Naples

W-FL Thursday: East Rochester boys pull away late and beat Clyde-Savannah; Camden Derby leads Romulus past Naples
On Thursday night, the Clyde-Savannah Golden Eagles took on the East Rochester Bombers. This was a back and forth game from the start. The Bombers ended up pulling away late and iced the game with a pair of free throws. Chuck Domm scored 23 points for East Rochester. Camden Chance scored 38 points for Clyde-Savannah. Also, Camden Derby recorded a... more

W-FL Friday: Young Wayne Eagles stun Geneva in OT; Midlakes girls outlast Penn Yan

W-FL Friday: Victor beats Fairport in overtime; Wilbur records double-double in Red Creeks win over Williamson
It was a very busy night across the Wayne-Finger Lakes boys and girls basketball leagues on Friday. There were a total of 19 games, 12 boys games and 7 girls games. In Geneva, the Wayne eagles led by a pair of sophomore guards stunned the Panthers in overtime. One of the best games of the night featured the Victor Blue... more
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