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More time granted for Apple Farm reboot

More than a year after its retail store was destroyed by fire, The Apple Farm on Route 444 is still operating out of an existing storage and production building. On Tuesday, Victor Town Planning Board members gave operator Bejan Bahai the go-ahead to continue doing so for the next six months — and indefinitely, if he can raise the funding... more

The Apple Farm goes before Victor Town Planning Board

As the owners of The Apple Farm in Victor looks to rebuild their business after a devastating fire in 2016, the town is looking to help. Tuesday, one of the farm's owners went before the town’s planning board for permission to run The Apple Farm’s retail operations out of the storage and production building on a permanent basis, and to... more

Victor woman faces drug charge after traffic stop

A 20-year-old Victor woman was arrested on multiple charges following a traffic stop in Canandaigua. According to police, Alexandria N. Slezak, 20, of Victor was charged with seventh-degree criminal possesion of a controlled substance, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operator, unlicensed operator and failure to obey a traffic control device. The charges stem from a traffic stop after making a right turn... more

Victor’s Jack Marren re-elected as Ontario County Board of Supervisors chair

Victor Supervisor Jack Marren didn’t have much to say Thursday about the issues and challenges facing Ontario County in the new year — yet. But shortly after he was elected unanimously as chairman of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors, Marren said he will have more to say in three weeks, when the board again meets. That’s when he said... more

Rochester woman possessed cocaine, heroin at Eastview Mall

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Rochester woman following an incident at Eastview Mall. Deputies say Sarah Kassa Federe, 23, of Rochester was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation after an investigation into an incident. Deputies say Federe was possessing cocaine and heroin while at Eastview Mall. She... more

Rt. 444 shut down after rollover crash, Victor FD responds

Multiple emergency crews, including the Victor Fire Department are on-scene of a one-car rollover on Route 444. According to a posting by the fire deparmtent on social media, the roadway will remain closed for the next several hours as crews work to replace the destroyed utility pole. Some properties in the area are reporting a loss of power, but no... more

Seneca Falls woman stole nail glue from Eastview store

A 49-year-old Seneca Falls woman was charged with petit larceny after deputies say she stole nail glue from a beauty store at Eastview Mall. Deputies say on Friday at approximately 4:55 pm Lisa L. Chillis, of Seneca Falls was charged with petit larceny after stealing nail glue, valued at $2.99 from Beauty Plus at Eastview Mall. She was released and... more

Cold spike means more accidents on slippery roads

First responders were kept busy on a frigid Thursday afternoon that saw temperatures barely reach double digits for the high. Members of the Canandaigua Fire Department and Canandaigua Emergency Squad responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Emerson and Sand Hill roads. At least one person was taken to the hospital for treatment. In Farmington, firefighters and members... more

Deputies: Shoplifters swipe over $600 in merchandise from Kohl’s in Victor

Three people were arrested following a shoplifting complaint at Kohl’s in Victor. On Saturday, Kohl’s employees reported that a man and a woman, later identified as Rodney Jasper and Angie Jasper, had stolen several fitness trackers valued at $639.92 from the store. Deputies stopped a car on State Route 96, driven by 36-year-old Brooksie Wilson, after it was seen fleeing... more

Canandaigua, Victor chambers look into working together

The Chambers of Commerce in Canandaigua and Victor are looking to the future, and ways they can work together for their communities’ mutual benefit. The Canandaigua and Victor chambers are looking at how their two organizations can collaborate in support of continued growth and prosperity in their respective communities and the region as a whole. In a business climate where... more

Victor’s Andrew Russell to play lacrosse at University of Michigan

One of the area’s top lacrosse players will be headed to Michigan to begin his college career. Victor’s Andrew Russell will be headed to the University of Michigan to play lacrosse next season. First, though, the 3-time state champion will try to lead the Blue Devils to their 4th straight state title in the spring. more

#ICYMI: Biggest stories of the week (Dec. 17-23)

#ICYMI will be a weekly feature to FingerLakes1.com, recapping the biggest headlines of the week from around the region. We begin over the busy, holiday weekend — as readers try to catch up on what’s happening in the region. Look for it weekly, on Saturday’s exclusively on FingerLakes1.com Here are the most-read local headlines for the final week before Christmas... more

Rollover reported on NYS Thruway between exits 44, 45

First responders say that Manchester Fire Department, Shortsville Ambulance and Finger Lakes ALS was called to a rollover accident between exits 44 and 45 on the New York State Thruway. The call came in around 10:20 am, and photos from the scene show a large truck on its side. Rollover 490 West Bound between the 2 Victor exits. Traffic is... more

Ex-wife of Apple Farm owner already indicted on arson charge

Karen Bahai, who was arrested Monday in connection with the November 2016 fire that destroyed the retail store at The Apple Farm in Victor, has already been indicted by a grand jury on a charge of arson in the third degree, the Ontario County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday. The grand jury indicted Bahai, the 57-year-old ex-wife of the business’s... more

Vote to combine Victor Fire Dept. and Fishers Fire District postponed

Tuesday night, the Board of Commissioners with the Fishers Fire District was to decide if they want their fire district to join forces with Victor. The vote has been postponed due to sickness on a commissioner’s part Village trustees and town board members want to combine the Victor Fire Department and Fishers Fire District. If approved, the Victor Fire Department... more

Ex-wife accused of setting fire that destroyed ‘Apple Farm’ in Victor

Deputies in Ontario County have made an arrest stemming from a fire investigation where a popular Victor apple farm was destroyed. Karen Bahai, 57, of Greece was charged with third-degree arson, a felony, on Monday. She is accused of starting the fire that destroyed the retail portion of the Apple Farm located on Route 444 last November. The Democrat &... more

Victor student uses CPR to revive woman in Walmart parking lot

A quick run to Walmart recently took a split-second life-and-death turn for 16-year-old Ethan Shean. Now the Victor junior is being celebrated for his quick thinking and act of heroism after he performed lifesaving measures he’d learned in physical education class a few weeks earlier. “I was with my friend, Vincent Casarez, when we went to Walmart to get bread... more
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