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Victor man charged with assault after fight last weekend

Victor man charged with assault after fight last weekend
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Victor man following a physical altercation that left one person with a broken nose. Deputies investigated a fight, which resulted in a male victim being struck in the face with a closed fist. As result, the victim suffered pain, swelling, and a broken nose. The incident occurred on September 29th;... more

Rochester man pleads guilty to role in $100 million Ponzi scheme; Victor couple lost $214K

Rochester man pleads guilty to role in $100 million Ponzi scheme; Victor couple lost $214K
Federal prosecutors say Perry Santillo liked to dress the part. “I wear a suit every day. I don’ t have $1.2 million dollars worth of suits,” said John Field, an assistant prosecutor involved with the case. According to court documents, Santillo threw himself a lavish $150,000 birthday bash at a Las Vegas Casino. He commissioned a rap song called “King... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing HAB season with Frank DiOrio of Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association (podcast)

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing HAB season with Frank DiOrio of Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association (podcast)
What’s up with all the algae? While experts and scientists battle with the ‘what’ is causing dozens of blooms each summer in lakes around the region – spotters with one volunteer organization are putting in the work to alert residents about harmful algae blooms; and where they pop up. Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association is that organization, and Frank DiOrio... more

Court papers: Bob Morgan nearing deal to sell real estate

Court papers: Bob Morgan nearing deal to sell real estate
Bob Morgan, one of Rochester’s biggest developers, is nearing a deal to sell off his real estate. The proposed sale of Morgan Properties to a company in King Prussia, Pennsylvania is expected to close this month, according to court documents. On Wednesday, Morgan’s attorney, Joel Cohen, wrote a letter to U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Wolford asking for an extension in... more

Constellation Brands posts $525M net loss related to investment in marijuana company

Constellation Brands posts $525M net loss related to investment in marijuana company
Victor-based Constellation Brands Inc. (STZ.B) reported a fiscal second-quarter loss of $525.2 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The company booked charges related to a $4 billion investment in a Canadian cannabis company, Canopy Growth — one of the largest marijuana companies in the world. Constellation said it had a loss of $2.77 per share. Earnings,... more

Forever 21 files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy; will close up to 178 stores

Forever 21 fashion chain files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Low-price fashion chain Forever 21, a one-time hot destination for teen shoppers that fell victim to its own rapid expansion and changing consumer tastes, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The privately held company based in Los Angeles said Sunday it will close up to 178 stores in the U.S. As of the bankruptcy filing, the company operated about... more

Ontario BOS Chairman Jack Marren chosen to lead NYS Association of Counties

Marren chosen to lead association of countiesThe chairman of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors is the president-elect of the New York State Association of Counties.  Town Supervisor Jack Marren was elected to the position by NYSAC’s board of directors and association members. He will become the organization’s president in September 2020.  “I am honored that my peers elected me to serve in this leadership capacity, and I look forward to supporting county leaders from across the state in creating cost-effective local governments,” Marren said in a press release.  Marren has been Victor supervisor for the past 10 years, and chaired the county board since 2013.  Organized in 1925, NYSAC is the only statewide municipal association representing the interests of all of the state’s county leaders, including legislators, supervisors, county executives, administrators, commissioners, and other officials who deliver county services. NYSAC is a bipartisan organization with a mission to inform, educate, advocate for, and serve member counties, and the thousands of elected and appointed county officials who serve the public.
The chairman of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors is the president-elect of the New York State Association of Counties. Town Supervisor Jack Marren was elected to the position by NYSAC’s board of directors and association members. He will become the organization’s president in September 2020. “I am honored that my peers elected me to serve in this leadership capacity,... more

Victor intersection temporarily closed Friday night as crews deal with crash

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First responders say one person was injured after a crash Friday night near the intersection of Brownsville and Plastermill roads in Victor. The crash shut down the intersection and stretch for a period of time after 8 p.m. Additional details were not immediately available, but first responders remained on-scene after the initial response. The injuries were non-life threatening, according to... more

RealEats, Perfect Granola finalists in Grow-NY competition

RealEats, Perfect Granola finalists in Grow-NY competition
Companies in Geneva and Victor are among 18 companies selected out of a field of nearly 200 startups to take part in round one of the Grow-NY food innovation and agriculture technology business challenge, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday. The goal of the initiative is to enhance the emerging food, beverage and agriculture innovation cluster in the Finger Lakes, Central... more

Two-car rollover crash reported overnight along NYS Thruway

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First responders from the Victor-area were called to a two-car rollover crash along the New York State Thruway. The Victor Volunteer Fire Department reports that one person was extricated from one of the vehicles by removing the roof; and transported to an area-hospital. Finger Lakes Ambulance responded to the scene, along with Victor Fire Department, Fishers Fire Department, and Victor-Farmington... more

Victor Farmington Food Cupboard eyes expansion, more ‘neighbors serving neighbors’

Victor Farmington Food Cupboard eyes expansion, more ‘neighbors serving neighbors’
The Victor Farmington Food Cupboard does good in the community. A lot of it. It’s a non-profit, which serves Ontario County residents who have difficulty making ends meet. They have been working at it for nearly 40 years. VFFC Director of Communications and Development Karen Guidarelli says doing more, or continuing to grow the effort – as it’s become more... more

More than $7K in merchandise stolen from store at Eastview Mall

More than $7K in merchandise stolen from store at Eastview Mall
Deputies say that a 26-year-old Rochester resident was arrested on serious charges after investigators discovered the theft of more than $7,000 worth of merchandise from a Victor store. Lashawn Thomas, 26, of Rochester was taken into custody on a third-degree grand larceny charge after a shoplifting complaint was investigated at Eastview Mall. Thomas is accused of stealing more than $7,000... more

Victor defeats Canandaigua to open up the 2019 football season

Victor defeats Canandaigua to open up the 2019 football season
It was a back and forth game in the the first half of the Teddi Bowl on Thursday night to kick-off the 2019 local high school football season. However, Victor took a 24-14 lead over Canandaigua into half time after a late 21-yard field goal by Samuel Castiglia. In the second half Victor never looked back on the way to... more

‘EYE ON THE COURTS’: Volunteers, publication serves as judicial watchdog in Ontario County

‘EYE ON THE COURTS’: Volunteers, publication serves as judicial watchdog in Ontario County
The Geneva Court Watch Coordinating Committee has recently released its summer 2019 edition of its periodic publication, “Eye on the Courts,” which celebrates its 51st issue. Founded in 2000, the Geneva Court Watch Coordinating Committee was created as an outgrowth from the League of Women Voters of Geneva. With assistance from Rochester’s League of Women Voters and their well-established court... more

Forever 21 prepares for potential bankruptcy filing

Forever 21 prepares for potential bankruptcy filing
Forever 21 Inc. is preparing for a potential bankruptcy filing as the fashion retailer’s cash dwindles and turnaround options fade, according to people with knowledge of the plans. The company has been in talks for additional financing and working with a team of advisers to help it restructure its debt, but negotiations with possible lenders have so far stalled, the... more
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