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Richmond creates parks district to preserve natural land

Richmond creates parks district to preserve natural land
The Richmond Town Board recently voted to create a new municipal parks and open space H district, a tool to help preserve the town’s recreational properties as spaces dedicated to public enjoyment and the conservation of natural resources. The district will become official once amended zoning regulations and maps are filed with the secretary of state and Ontario County Planning... more

Proposed property tax cap could hurt rural Ontario County town

Proposed property tax cap could hurt rural Ontario County town
Governor Cuomo made a stop in Rochester Friday, proposing to make the property tax cap permanent. It’s a bill receiving bipartisan support, but there are concerns of its long-term impact. The rural town of Richmond in Ontario County has 3,500 taxpayers, with 78 miles of road to maintain. Those same taxpayers also foot a bill of at least $600 every... 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

Richmond embracing agritourism with zoning law

Richmond embracing agritourism with zoning law
The Richmond Town Board seeks to protect and promote the community’s agricultural heritage through a new local zoning law that supports agritourism. The new law, adopted in October 2018, allows property owners in Richmond’s agricultural-residential District A to apply for special use permits for a range of agritourism business ventures, including farm markets and roadside stands, petting zoos, seasonal events... 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

Volunteer firefighters fight for law change for emergency medical calls

Volunteer firefighters fight for law change for emergency medical calls
Many rural fire departments that are already strapped for volunteers and other services want to be able to bill insurance companies for emergency medical calls. The cost of EMS calls in some rural areas is falling on the taxpayers. Richmond Fire Chief Rick Frost said his volunteer fire district in Honeoye lost one of its three ambulances because of fewer... more

Marren elected Ontario County Board of Supervisors chairman

Marren elected Ontario County Board of Supervisors chairman
Victor Town Supervisor Jack Marren will remain as chairman of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors in 2019, a role he has been elected to each year since 2013. Once again, Bristol Supervisor Bob Green was appointed vice chairman. And while the calendar has flipped from 2018 to 2019, the board is expected to face many of the same challenges... more

CR 40 in Richmond temporarily shut down on Thursday after tractor takes down wires (photos)

CR 40 in Richmond closed by National Grid after tractor pulls down power lines
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the closure of County Road 40 in the Town of Richmond due to power lines, which came down earlier in the day. According to deputies, National Grid closed County Road 40 between Belcher Road and County Road 15 around 3:30 p.m. A couple of utility poles brought down by the tractor. It’s estimated that... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Povero reflects on nearly half-century in law enforcement (podcast)

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Povero reflects on half-century in law enforcement (podcast)
Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero has made serving the community a career. He has also made it a lifetime achievement, setting the standard for what long-term, successful leadership looks like in a law enforcement setting. He’ll be staying involved. Even as Sheriff Povero approaches retirement, he says staying involved in the community he calls home; and has served for nearly... more

Richmond passes 12% tax hike; board member says it could have been avoided

The Town of Richmond has increased taxes in an attempt to raise funds for highway projects and costs associated with new equipment. Homeowners are bracing for the increase after the 3-2 vote this week. According to officials it will generate $111,000 for the Town. Of the money generated, $100,000 will go into the Highway Equipment Reserve Fund to replace aging... more

Double-digit tax hike looms over Town of Richmond

Double-digit tax hike looms over Town of Richmond
Homeowners in the Town of Richmond are bracing for a double-digit increase in their property taxes. On Tuesday, the town will hold its second public hearing to talk about raising the taxes by 12 percent. According to the town supervisor, the increase will generate $111,000 for the town. Of the money generated, $100,000 will go into the Highway Equipment Reserve... more

Deputies: Victor man charged with possession, DWI in Richmond

Deputies: Victor man charged with possession, DWI in Richmond
A 24-year-old Victor resident was charged with DWI and possessing a controlled substance after an investigation in the Town of Richmond. Deputies say Corey D. Myers, 24, was charged with DWI and criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was also cited for speeding. Deputies say he lost control of his vehicle and upon investigation it was determined that he... more

ELECTION PREVIEW: Get to know the candidates for sheriff in Ontario County (video)

ELECTION PREVIEW: Get to know the candidates for sheriff in Ontario County (video)
As Election Day gets closer, voters are beginning to ask themselves “Who will I vote for this year in the race for sheriff?” For the first time in more than two decades, Ontario County will have a race for sheriff with two completely new faces on the ballot. The Democrat Kevin Henderson and Republican Silvio Palermo have been making their... more

PRIMARY PREVIEW: Candidates for sheriff in Ontario County face off this week

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Meeting the primary candidates for sheriff in Ontario County
Two candidates vying to succeed longtime Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero say voters have an important choice to make this week. On Thursday, a Republican primary will be held to determine the candidate that will take on Democrat, Kevin Henderson. Those candidates facing off are Bob Green and Silvio Palermo, both of which tout lengthy careers in law enforcement. “This... more

Deputies: Honeoye man charged with DWI after driving into apartment complex

One man was ticketed on multiple charges – including DWI – after driving into an apartment building. Deputies say Roger A. Lee, 53, of Honeoye was operating a 2015 Ford Taurus and crashed into the Parklawn Apartments along State Route 20A. Upon investigation it was determined that he was intoxicated. Lee was arrested for driving while intoxicated and unlawful possession... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Kevin Henderson talks campaign for Ontario Co. Sheriff (podcast)

Taking more than three decades of experience with him, Ontario County Sheriff Candidate Kevin Henderson wants residents to know that he cares about the community and its future. Sitting down with Josh Durso on Inside the FLX, Henderson talked about his career, the things he learned, the processes that he’d like to see implemented if elected sheriff – and what... more

Getting to know the candidates for Ontario County Sheriff

After 28 years as sheriff and 46 years in law enforcement, Sheriff Philip Povero has reached the end of his career. Following a career of that length, and with everything the county has accomplished in that time, there is a vast expanse to be filled. Appearing on the ballot in the primary election on Thursday September 13th are two new... more

Ontario Co. man killed in Arizona accident involving tractor-trailer

The Arizona Department of Public Safety says a Richmond resident was killed in an accident near Flagstaff, Arizona around 3:30 am. The accident happened on Interstate 40 when Jatinder Singh, 23, of Richmond was driving and drifted to the left, before over-correcting – causing his tractor-trailer to roll onto its side. As result of the accident, Singh was pronounced dead... more
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