Diverging diamond? Victor considers it as possible solution to 490 interchange congestion

The Town of Victor is taking steps to make major changes to one of their busiest roads. “This area is always busy around the holidays,” said Allen Bennett of Farmington. The town is looking to make improvements on the 490 interchange by the Thruway exit on Route 96 because of heavy congestion and safety concerns. A proposal is in the... more

Hope for Route 96 traffic through Victor?

For gridlocked travelers and residents who frequent Route 96, Wednesday night brought a glimmer of hope. A public meeting at Victor Town Hall unveiled specific plans and estimated costs that could ease traffic, decrease wait times and increase safety during peak travel hours on Route 96 between Eastview Mall and Farmington. Among the changes: Convert an underused portion of the... more

Gates officials share addiction info with Victor students: ‘It is everywhere’

Police Chief Jim VanBrederode said a call came in about a person slumped over the wheel and he immediately thought of heroin. Unfortunately, the scene is becoming too familiar. “Here is a guy literally sitting in the middle of the busiest intersection in Gates,” he said. “He’s turning blue. His eyes are rolling back in his head. We want to... more

Tractor-trailer crash, blaze closes Thruway for hours late-Saturday (videos)

First responders say that the call came in as a tractor-trailer crash, which had burst into flames after the impact. The scene on the New York State Thruway between exits 44 and 45 was a chaotic one with first responders struggling to keep up. Flames were reportedly spreading to the rear of the truck as soon as the first State... more

DOT: Route 96 bridge over Mud Creek has to go

Another traffic-snarler is planned for heavily traveled Route 96 in Victor and Farmington. The state Department of Transportation has secured funding for the replacement of the bridge that carries Route 96 over Mud Creek. Construction is planned for the 2018 summer season. The 88-year-old Route 96 bridge, which falls between East Victor and McMahon roads, is in need of full... more

Canandaigua man charged with stalking after Eastview Mall incident

On November 3rd at approximately 10:17 am deputies were called to Eastview Mall for a suspicious condition complaint. Upon arrival it was determined that Darryl Bowman, 26, of Canandaigua had traveled to the mall after having been involved in a domestic dispute with a young woman earlier in the morning. He went to her place of employment, demanding to see... more

ELECTION NIGHT LIVE 2017 (webcast replay)

Josh Durso, Jackie Augustine & Jim Sinicropi were live inside the all-new FingerLakes1.com Studio on Election Night for results, reaction, interviews and analysis from Tuesday’s vote in Cayuga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates Counties. Hear from Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro, successful Seneca Falls Town Council candidate Doug Avery, Geneva City Supervisor candidates Lou Guard &  Dom... more

Ritts is new DA in Ontario County

Ontario County has a new district attorney for the first time in 28 years. First Assistant District Attorney Jim Ritts, running on the Republican line, defeated Kristina “Kitty” Karle, 12,194 to 8,936, in unofficial results posted by the Ontario County Board of Elections Tuesday evening. Ritts had defeated Karle in the GOP primary in September and following that primary, Karle... more

TAKING BACK SUCCESS: Victor event collects 384 lbs of unwanted drugs

The Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Ontario County and the Ontario County Sherriff’s Office announce the successful collection of unwanted prescription drug medication on Saturday, October 28th at the “Medication Take Back” event at the Victor Village Hall. Through the support of community members, 384 pounds of unwanted medication was collected from 135 participants.  The event was supported by the... more

Two airlifted, seriously injured after crash on Thruway in Victor

A serious crash on the New York State Thruway resulted in at least two people being airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital, according to first responders. The crash happened shortly before 8 pm, and two people had to be extricated from the wreckage. Fishers and Victor fire departments were called to the scene. Mercy Flight was called to the scene, according... more

Victor students learn lines — and an important lesson

High school actors learned more than their characters’ lines in preparation for this weekend’s performances of “The Diary of Anne Frank.” Long before their Friday and Saturday night productions, the 13-member cast and 15-member crew got an intimate look at the life and times of Anne Frank by talking with experts and a Holocaust survivor. Victor High School theater director... more

Deputies: Rochester woman had stun gun at Eastview Mall

Deputies say a Rochester woman was charged with criminal possession of a weapon after it was found she had a stun gun. Deputies arrested Phontasia Jackson, 19, and Dontaya Kyles, 25, both of Rochester after an investigation at Eastview Mall. Jackson was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon after it was found she had an electric stun gun... more

ELECTION GUIDE 2017: Looking at all of the candidates, issues in Ontario County

The race in Ontario County that has received the most coverage this cycle locally is that for District Attorney. While Jim Ritts has emerged as the front runner, after claiming victory in the Republican Primary held in September — Kristina “Kitty” Karle has continued seeing support. Even after announcing that she was ending her campaign several weeks ago, the race... more

FLX WEEKLY: An amazing month of October coming to a close in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Weather-wise, this has probably been the greatest October of all-time here in the Finger Lakes. We will all be sad to see it go. Before we turn the page to November we have one final weekend of October and Halloween fun remaining and Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi and Josh Durso will get you set with everything you need to know... more

Driver suffers medical emergency before accident in Victor

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Wednesday around 10:55 am deputies responded to the area of School Rd. Near New Seabury Lane for a one-car accident. Through an investigation it was determined that James Woodard, 69, of Victor was traveling north on School St. when he suffered a medical emergency. According to police, his vehicle then crossed over... more

Section V Football Playoffs: ER/Gananda, Clyde & Victor advance on Friday night

Friday night opened postseason play in Section V Football with no major surprises as the top seeds easily advanced to the second round. Full scoreboard below along with Saturday’s schedule of games… AA Webster Schroeder 7 McQuaid 20 AA Victor 49 Edison 6 B Batavia 36 Wayne 28 B Hornell 44 Newark 0 B Livonia 61 Waterloo 12 C East... more

2017 Section V high school football play-off brackets

The top eight teams from each classification across Section V will begin first round postseason action as Sectional football action gets underway on Friday and Saturday. Check out all the match-ups and tournament brackets below… – Get game results and Connors & Ferris Bowl matchups at SectionVFootball.org more

Medication drop off event coming to Victor on Oct. 28th

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office and the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Ontario County, an initiative of the Partnership for Ontario County, are pleased to announce the next Prescription Drug Take Back Day for Saturday, October 28th at the Victor Village Hall from 10 am until 2 pm. The purpose of this event is to collect and properly dispose of... more
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