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Supervisor from Manchester focuses on infrastructure, taxes in campaign

Supervisor from Manchester focuses on infrastructure, taxes in campaign
Manchester Town Supervisor Mike Gallahan says running for New York State Assembly in the 131st District first crossed his mind a couple years ago. Then-Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, R-Canandaigua, was contemplating a gubernatorial run. That was when Gallahan says he was approached by Kolb, and some others, about filling his shoes in the 131st. more

Stanley resident charged with DWI after roadside disturbance

Stanley resident charged with DWI after roadside disturbance
Deputies say they were called to Swamp Road early Sunday morning for the report of a disturbance. While details of the incident were not released in a statement, the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office did arrest 31-year-old Joshua Hey. The Stanley resident was charged with driving while intoxicated following investigation. Deputies say he was issued an appearance ticket and will answer... more

Ontario County farm added to methane extraction project led by Brightmark

Ontario County farm added to methane extraction project led by Brightmark
An Ontario County farm has been added to a Western New York Biogas project. Finger Lakes News Radio reports that Lawnhurst Farms in Stanley will take part in the Yellowjacket project by San Francisco-based energy company Brightmark. The farm will join five others in the region to help extract methane from 265,000 gallons of manure on a daily basis. Brightmark... more

Monthly dinners allow local ambulance company to buy new equipment

Monthly dinners allow local ambulance company to buy new equipment
Who would have thought that a bunch of wings and pizza could translate to new equipment for a local ambulance company? Apparently, the Stanley-Hall-Gorham Ambulance did. And it paid off. The Finger Lakes Times reports that from October to April, the ambulance company puts on a pizza and wing night the first Friday of each month. It’s a chance for... more

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

Stanley woman charged with DWI after crash hospitalizes two passengers

Stanley woman charged with DWI after crash hospitalizes two passengers
A Stanley woman was charged with driving while intoxicated after a single-vehicle crash, which resulted in two being hospitalized. Deputies say Alicia Proctor, 23, lost control of her car on State Route 364 on Friday. Joshua Sykeman, 26, of Penn Yan, and Desirae Gage-Flook, 29, were both sent to area hospitals. First responders say that Gage-Flook was transported to Geneva... 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

One charged after domestic incident in Seneca Falls

One charged after domestic incident in Seneca Falls
The Seneca Falls Police Department reports the arrest of a 31-year-old Stanley resident following a domestic dispute. Jered Proctor, 31, of Stanley is accused of causing damage to multiple items in another person’s residence in Seneca Falls. He was charged with criminal mischief and endangering the welfare of a child. Proctor was processed and transported to the Seneca County Correctional... 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

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

Algae bloom appears near FLX Welcome Center in Geneva; busy HAB season on Seneca Lake

Even more HABs spotted along Seneca Lake over las
Bill Roege, who recently took over as HABs Director for Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association, says the last seven days have proven to be busy for volunteers working around Seneca Lake to identify harmful algal blooms. Last week, Frank DiOrio was a guest on FingerLakes1.com’s Sunday Conversation, outlining some of the things that SLPWA had seen throughout the season. The... more

Ontario County Landfill plans more wells to combat odor

Ontario County Landfill plans more wells to combat odor
Casella Waste Systems announced Monday it will begin installing more methane collection wells at the Ontario County Landfill, beginning Wednesday. Casella officials said there has been light landfill odor along the eastern side of the 389-acre landfill on County Road 5. The drilling rig will arrive Wednesday. Officials said those attending an open house at the landfill Saturday may get... more
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