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Risk for boaters elevated at Canandaigua Lake

  Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero says that boaters need to use extreme caution when on the waters of Canandaigua Lake. He said, “Officers are confirming debris below the surface, primarily tree limbs and logs, that present a danger if struck by a boat.” The recent rains have wreaked havoc on the region, causing runoff, water rise, and a variety... more

Taking on ‘Value of Villages’ in Ontario County

If you own property in one of Ontario County’s eight villages, then you pay a village property tax on top of your town tax. That village tax is the center of a study by two Ontario County men who formed a nonprofit to shed light on the cost of local government. With the village of Rushville facing a June 27... more

Stanley woman fled deputies at 91 mph on 5&20, charged with DWI

Deputies in Ontario County arrested a 41-year-old Stanley woman after a brief pursuit on State Rt. 5&20. The entire ordeal took place during the early-morning hours of Sunday. Deputies say they attempted to stop Dennie C. Lynn, 41, of Stanley when they observed her speeding — going nearly 40 mph over the posted speed limit. They say Lynn was observed... more

Ontario Sheriff extends ‘No Unnecessary Travel’ request

Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero says that conditions are worsening in his county. A Travel Advisory has been issued by Povero until 10 pm. Povero extended the No Unnecessary Travel Advisory active in the county, which will remain until 5 am on Thursday. He says that motorists should use extreme caution on the roadways, especially as those individuals who have... more

Two charged after drug bust on Pulteney St. in Geneva

On March 2nd around 9 am the Geneva Police Department was called to 115 Pulteney St. Apt. 2 for a reported narcotics complaint. Upon investigation two suspects were arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance. Heroin, which was packaged for sale was seized from the home — as well as U.S. currency. 32-year-old Matthew S. Bermon, of... more

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

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

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

Stanley man hospitalized at Strong after motorcycle crash

A Stanley man was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital on Tuesday after he was involved in an accident with his motorcycle. Deputies in Ontario County say that Douglas S. Lightfoote, 35, of Stanley was traveling south on Freshour Road when he lost control of his motorcycle — getting ejected from the bike, and rolling a short distance from where he... more

Head on crash closes SR 96 in Manchester: Drunk driver crossed center line, deputies say

On Friday night, motorists were directed to avoid the area of State Route 96 from Pratt Road to State Route 21 due to a serious car accident. The call came in around 7:11 pm and the stretch of roadway remained closed for multiple hours as crews worked at the scene. Deputies with the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office say that they... more

Man pinned under tractor in Stanley dies from injuries

Deputies in Ontario County say that Robert Bassett, of West Bloomfield has died from the injuries sustained during the farming accident, which occurred on September 8th. Bassett had been in guarded condition since the accident occurred when he was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital. He was initially transported to F.F. Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua for treatment of his injuries. On... more

Our FL History: The Ku Klux Klan in the Finger Lakes

The history of the Ku Klux Klan presence in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York in the 1920’s as narrated by Walter Gable, Seneca County Historian. more

16-year-old charged after alleged assault on school bus

A Stanley minor was arrested by deputies after an incident, which occurred on a school bus in Ontario County. Additional details of the incident were not released. Deputies say that the 16-year-old was arrested for assault in the third degree, and was issued an appearance ticket. The charges will be answered in Hopewell Town Court. more

Two airlifted to Strong after crash in Stanley

Two airlifted to Strong after crash in Stanley
A two-car crash at the intersection of County Road 5 and Lake to Lake Road in Stanley Sunday afternoon injured four people. Two people in one vehicle were airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital, while two young women in the other car were taken by ambulance to Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua. Read more from the Canandaigua Messenger. more

Shed a ‘total loss’ after Stanley fire on Saturday

Shed a ‘total loss’ after Stanley fire on Saturday
A shed on County Road 4 in the Town of Stanley was a total loss after firefighters were called to extinguish a blaze Saturday morning. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that around 12:43 am on Saturday, the report came in of a structure fire at 2033 County Road 4. Deputies say that Richard Helstrom, 76, of Stanley had just... more