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Ontario County moving on goal to close landfill

With 11 years to go before the contract expires for the Ontario County landfill, there is no time to waste in reducing waste. The current county Board of Supervisors has the goal of closing the landfill beginning in 2028, when the county contract expires with landfill manager Casella Waste Systems Inc. Canadice Town Supervisor Kris Singer, who now heads the... more

Seneca Town Board proposes third option after fire

What happens when the home part of a home-business burns down or is otherwise uninhabitable? That’s what happened at Townley Coal Co. Under the town zoning code, the town could either force Townley to rebuild the home or revoke the home-business permit. The Town Board is proposing a third hardship option. FL Times: Read More more

Geneva resident killed in crash on CR 4; two others seriously injured

One person is dead after a two-car crash on County Road 4, according to deputies in Ontario County. Crystal Roche-Mercado, 30, of Geneva was traveling west on County Road 4 around 12:30 pm on Monday, approaching the County Road 20 intersection, when a vehicle being operated by Michael Nichols, 32, of Rochester failed to stop at the intersection. The two... more

Canandaigua woman transported to Strong after vehicle collides with tree

Deputies in Ontario County say that a 37-year-old Canandaigua woman was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital after she swerved to avoid a deer on Wabash Road in the Town of Seneca. Deputies say that Sabrina A. Coleman, of Canandaigua, was traveling north on Wabash Road when she swerved to avoid a deer — losing control of her vehicle. The vehicle... more

Seneca Castle woman charged with DWAI after domestic incident

Deputies in Ontario County report that on Monday around 10:20 pm they arrested Laurie A. Johnson, 56, of Seneca Castle for driving while ability impaired by drugs, as well as driving while ability impaired by a combination of drugs and alcohol. The arrest stemmed from a report of a domestic incident that happened on Melvin Hill Road in Phelps. Johnson... more

EQ Committee OKs landfill variance in Ontario County

The Environmental Quality Committee of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors voted to recommend submission of a variance regarding the new liner at the county landfill. Casella Waste Services, operator of the landfill, wants a variance from state landfill regulations to allow the use of a heat process to bind together sections of geomembrane liner when the temperature goes below... more

Ontario County schools making the grade on attendance

Movie director, actor and comedian Woody Allen once said 80 percent of success is showing up. Although many agree with the sentiment, most officials from schools large and small in Ontario County feel they can and should do better by always making school attendance a top priority. And this year, attendance is a topic of discussion among school communities Geneva... more

Town of Seneca residents will pay no property tax in 2017

Once again, town property owners will be happy to know they will not have to pay any town taxes in 2017. Adoption of a 2017 town budget is listed under new business for Tuesday’s Seneca Town Board meeting. Supervisor Andrew Wickham said the budget is similar to the 2016 budget in terms of expenditures. But revenue from Casella Waste Services... more

Ontario County Sheriff’s staff completes Civil Refresher Training Program

Sixty-eight Deputy Sheriffs and civilian staff from 27 Sheriff’s Offices around the state recently completed a Civil Refresher Training Course, providing specialized training in Civil Law Enforcement. Sessions were held in Ontario and Rockland Counties for this program. Deputy Patrick Fitzgerald, Finance Clerk I Susan Hughes, and Finance Clerk I Debra Cunningham, participated in the training. Sponsored by the New... more

Whitman students learn about county landfill beyond the blue bin

Students in the Marcus Whitman ECO program got an inside look at landfill and recycling operations Wednesday at the Ontario County Landfill. With an expansion underway within the 389-acre site and a state-of-the-art recycling facility, the students had plenty to get excited about. And they were. Questions kept coming from the class of sixth-graders in the Environmental Classroom Opportunity Program,... more

Canandaigua man arrested for DWI after speeding in Seneca

Deputies with the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office report that James Clarence Ohle, 56, of Canandaigua was charged with driving while intoxicated after he was stopped for speeding in the Town of Seneca. Deputies say that Ohle was in an intoxicated condition and was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content of more than .18 percent. Ohle was... more

Three sent to hospital after accident in Seneca on County Road 4

On Sunday at 6:52 pm deputies with the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two car crash with injuries at the intersection of County Road 4 and County Road 20 in the Town of Seneca. Deputies say that a 2006 Saturn sedan being operated by Carol Kniffin, 76, of Penn Yan was crossing the intersection of County Road 20... more

Tractor trailer involved in rollover on Route 14A in Seneca

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Stanley and Gorham Fire Departments were called to the scene of a rollover crash on State Route 14A and Leet Road in the Town of Seneca on Tuesday, according to deputies in Ontario County. Authorities say that the accident occurred around 5:04 pm when a tractor trailer, being operated by Pascal... more
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