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Deputies: Mendon man found lying in field drove drunk

Deputies in Ontario County responded to County Road 37 in West Bloomfield for the report of an elderly man lying in a field on Thursday. The call came in around 3:11 pm, according to deputies, who say that they found a 72-year-old male, identified as Thomas A. Willoughby, of Mendon, exited his vehicle and had fallen in the field. Further... 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

Deputies: Bloomfield man transported to Strong after car hydroplanes, flips in Naples

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Sunday around 1:36 pm first responders were called to County Rd. 36 in the Town of Naples for a reported single-car accident. Upon arrival, deputies determined that Damon J. Petty, 55, of Bloomfield was traveling north on County Rd. 36 when he hydroplaned, crossed into the southbound lane, and struck a ditch... 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

West Bloomfield fire requires six departments to contain

On Sunday around 11:47 pm the West Bloomfield Fire Department, as well as the Ionia Fire Department were dispatched to a reported building fire behind a house at 1742 Lefevre Rd. In the Town of West Bloomfield. The first firefighters on-scene reported a working structure fire and requested mutual aid from neighboring departments. Due to the remote location of the... more

Bloomfield man charged with burglary after Main St. incident

A Bloomfield man faces charges after a burglary investigation stemming from an incident on Main St. in Bloomfield. Deputies say James McCallum, 31, of Bloomfield was charged with third-degree burglary after an alarm went off at a business on Main St. in Bloomfield. He was found inside the business, according to deputies. He was remanded to the Ontario County Jail... more

Bloomfield kids learning engineering, the fun way

Mix a bunch of kids, tools and craft supplies with some basic ideas and you’ve got a recipe for creativity. Bloomfield Elementary School — like many around the area and country — has a dedicated space for its students to make things, and they love it — students and teachers alike. Commonly known as a makerspace, it is an area... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Charlie Evangelista talks elections, Ontario County (podcast)

On episode #73 of the Inside the FLX podcast Josh Durso is joined by Ontario County Elections Commissioner Charlie Evangelista to discuss a host of local issues, including some local races taking shape. Over the summer, Evangelista transitioned from serving on the Ontario County Board of Supervisors to serving as the chief elections official for Ontario County. The Democrat has... more

Mynderse Academy principal tapped for Bloomfield’s top job

Mynderse Academy Principal Andy Doell has been selected the new superintendent of the Bloomfield Central School District and will assume that position Jan. 1. Doell, 46, has been with the Seneca Falls school district for 13 years. He was first hired as principal of Cady Stanton Elementary School (grades 3-5) and then three years ago was appointed principal of Mynderse... more

Deputies: Canandaigua woman charged with DWI after crashing into parked car

Deputies in Ontario County arrested a Canandaigua woman for DWI following a two-vehicle crash in East Bloomfield. Debra C. Bidwell, 52, of Canandaigua was charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and driving while intoxicated after she crashed into a parked car. She was arraigned in East Bloomfield Town Court and the charges will be answered at a later date. more

Rollover accident on CR 40 in Bloomfield

Multiple agencies were called to the scene of a rollover accident on County Rd. 40 and Briggs Rd. According to first responders, West Bloomfield, Ionia Fire Department and Honey Falls Ambulance were called to the scene where a vehicle had reportedly rolled over and was blocking traffic. First of the responders to the scene said that one vehicle was well... more

Bloomfield names new school chief

Andy Doell, principal at Mynderse Academy in Seneca Falls, will replace Bloomfield Central Schools Superintendent Michael Midey, effective Jan. 1. The selection of Doell was announced Thursday by Pam Nakoski, president of the Bloomfield Board of Education. “We look forward to his leadership of our district into the future,” Nakoski stated in a release. Midey, who is formerly of Seneca... more

Deputies: Driver wasn’t licensed, caused dump truck rollover in Bloomfield

Late last week, the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police Ionia Fire Department and Honeoye Falls Ambulance responded to the intersection of Conn Rd. and State Route 5&20 for the report of a rollover accident. Deputies say that Cydney Hess, of Bloomfield, was making a left turn onto State Route 5&20 from Conn Rd. when she failed to... more

Wanted: A few budding artist-historians in West Bloomfield

Discover history in your hometown. That is the idea behind the West Bloomfield Historical Society’s first-time contest for young people. Kids are invited to look around West Bloomfield to find really old things, create an image of what they find, and learn the story behind it. Entrants do not have to actually live in the town but the artwork must... more

Rain doesn’t dampen first-school-day spirits in Ontario County

Teachers and administrators donned umbrellas to greet students, some of whom covered their heads with hoods and backpacks to shelter from the rain. “Children eagerly arrived to Victor Primary School this morning, wet from the rain and excited for the promise the year holds,” said Principal Jennifer Check. “This year, we are looking forward to growing as a school community,... more

Bloomfield CSD looking for new superintendent

A search is well underway in the Bloomfield Central School District for a new superintendent to replace Michael Midey, who will retire at the end of December. About 20 applications have been received which the board of education will review in the next couple of weeks, according to Mike Ford, director of leadership development at the University of Rochester’s Center... more

Hall’s three goals helps Bulldogs end six-game losing streak against Bloomfield

It’s just one game and just one win, but it’s a big step forward for the Honeoye girls. The Bulldogs opened their girls soccer season with a 3-0 home win over rival Bloomfield on Tuesday. The significance? It’s the first win over Bloomfield since at least 2014, a string of six straight losses for the Bulldogs in which they were... more
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