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Penn Yan woman airlifted after crash shuts down Rt. 14A

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Deputies say a 66-year-old Penn Yan woman was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital after a crash on State Route 14A in Ontario County. On Thursday around 6:35 p.m. Sandra Weaver, 66, of Penn Yan was traveling west on Route 14A when her vehicle crossed over the double solid yellow line, striking an oncoming vehicle. Deputies say that while four people... 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

Improvement is coming, even if odors get worse at Ontario County Landfill in short-term

Improvement is coming, even if odors get worse at Ontario County Landfill in short-term
Officials in Ontario County doubled-down on statements made before about the Ontario County Landfill, which is operated by Casella. Carla Jordan, the county’s Director of Sustainability and Solid Waste Management, said things could get worse before they improve in the long-term, according to the Finger Lakes Times. “Over the next few weeks, a construction project will be underway with a... more

Geneva man charged with assault after domestic victim sent to hospital

Geneva man charged with assault after domestic victim sent to hospital
Sheriff Kevin Henderson says a 31-year-old Geneva man was taken into custody in the town fo Seneca after a domestic incident on County Road 4. Around 3:48 a.m. on Thursday deputies arrested Felix Cruz, 30, of Geneva for third-degree assault. He’s accused of striking his 30-year-old girlfriend in the face with a plastic bottle – causing her to suffer a... more

Odor could get worse at Ontario County Landfill before it improves this winter

Odor could get worse at Ontario County Landfill before it improves this winter
Casella says things may get worse, before they improve. At least as it pertains to the ever-worrisome smell associated with the Ontario County Landfill along 5&20. Mark Johnson of Casella Waste Systems says changes are coming, but that those changes will take time to implement. “We want to put them on the slopes, but we need it to freeze to... more

W-FL Friday: Geneva boys take over second place in FL East after win at Newark; Pal-Mac girls hand Waterloo their first loss of season

W-FL Friday: Geneva boys take over second place in FL East after win at Newark; Pal-Mac girls hand Waterloo their first loss of season
It was a busy night across the Wayne Finger Lakes boys and girls basketball leagues on Friday night. On the boys side, one of the eight games featured an important matchup in the Finger Lakes East between the Geneva Panthers and the Newark Reds. Both teams entered the game tied for second with just one league loss. The Panthers controlled... more

Geneva pedestrian hospitalized, ticketed after being struck by car on Savage Rd.

Pedestrian ticketed after being struck by vehicle in Ontario County
Emergency crews were dispatched to Savage Road in the town of Seneca on Wednesday around 3 p.m. after receiving a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. Deputies responded with Ontario County EMS Coordinator, Stanley Fire Department, and Stanley Hall Gorham Ambulance. Deputies say Stanley Weaver, 66, of Geneva was walking south on Savage Road as Marion Blakesly, 73,... 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

Auburn woman sent to hospital, ticketed after crash in Ontario County

Auburn woman sent to hospital, ticketed after crash in Ontario County
An Auburn driver was ticketed after crash along County Road 5, which happened during the late-morning hours in the town of Seneca. Deputies say that around 10:07 a.m. they were called to a personal injury motor vehicle accident in the area of County Road 5 and Rilands Road. Both Stanley Fire Department and Finger Lakes Ambulance were also called to... more

Deputies: Ontario County man ejected from snowmobile, sent to Strong Hospital

Seneca man sent to Strong Hospital after being ejected from snowmobile in Ontario County
Deputies say a 35-year-old Ontario County man was sent to Strong Memorial Hospital and is recovering after a snowmobile accident on Route 14A. Nicholas Brink, 35, of Seneca was said to be operating his snowmobile recreationally on his property on December 2nd around 6:20 p.m. when he hit a patch of ice – causing him to lose control of the... more

Deputies: Two hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after crash in Ontario County

Deputies: Two hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after crash in Ontario County
On Wednesday at approximately 11:22 p.m. first responders were called to the scene of a personal injury crash at the intersection of State Route 5 and County Road 20. Investigators were able to determine that a vehicle operated by Charity Dubois, 40, of Canisteo was traveling south on County Road 20 and failed to stop at the stop sign. Cierra... more

Committee told Casella seeking DEC OK for remediation plan

Committee told Casella seeking DEC OK for remediation plan
Officials from the state Department of Environmental Conservation visited the Ontario County Landfill Nov. 4 to check on efforts by Casella Waste Services to correct violations of storm water collection requirements cited earlier this year. The Planning & Environmental Quality Committee of the Board of Supervisors was told Monday by Casella engineer Amy Dill that after the visit, DEC officials... more

Town of Seneca will see no town tax, again

Town of Seneca will see no town tax, again
Thanks to host community revenue received from Casella Waste Services, town of Seneca property owners will again have no town property tax bill in 2020. And their Ontario County tax bill will be reduced by a little over 39 percent. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); The Town Board Tuesday approved a 2020 town budget that calls for no general or... more

Ontario County covers landfill developments

Ontario County covers landfill developments
More gas wells in the ground, a drone overhead and a permit request over tanks taking leachate — those are a few developments at the Ontario County landfill that are on the agenda at Thursday’s meeting of the county Board of Supervisors. A public hearing will take up the matter of amending a landfill permit regarding leachate — that liquid that... more

Canandaigua man airlifted after falling through metal roof in Town of Seneca

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The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office has provided new information on the 53-year-old Canandaigua man who fell through a roof on Tuesday. Around 3:02 p.m. deputies, New York State Police, Seneca Castle Fire Department, Finger Lakes Ambulance, Mercy Flight, and the Ontario County EMS coordinator were all dispatched to 2524 State Route 5&20 in the Town of Seneca for the report... more

Use of landfill permit payments discussed by Ontario BOS committee

Use of landfill permit payments discussed by Ontario BOS committee
In 2014, Ontario County’s Solid Waste Management Plan was approved by the state. In 2015, both the county and Casella Waste Services, operator of the county landfill in the town of Seneca, received approval from the state DEC to expand the landfill within the existing footprint by 43.5 acres, extending its life to 2028. Upon getting the expansion approved, Casella... more
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