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Hopewell home a ‘total loss’ after Pearl St. fire just outside Clifton Springs

Officials report that the structure fire just south of Clifton Springs on Pearl St., technically in the Town of Hopewell, was a defensive firefight only. The fire broke out around 4 am, at a house still being built, according to reports on the ground. WHEC reports that the owner’s family was set to move into the home in less than... more

Deputies: Clifton Springs sex offender failed to register

On Wednesday at approximately 9:37 am deputies arrested a registered sex offender in Clifton Springs after failing to register. Deputies say Jeffrey P. Arnold, 41, of Clifton Springs was charged with failing to register as a sex offender after a warrant was issued in Canandaigua City Court. The investigation revealed taht Arnold is a designated Level 3 sex offender and... 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

Police: Clifton Springs man steals car in Canandaigua, pursuit ensue on 490

On Thursday around 4:02 pm members of the Canandaigua Police Department, Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, and New York State Police arrested a 26-year-old Clifton Springs man on grand larceny and assault charges. According to police, Shane M. Wolff, 26, of Clifton Springs was charged with second-degree assault and third-degree grand larceny. He is accused of stealing a vehicle at approximately... 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

Clifton Springs Hospital gets $3 million donation for project

Two longtime local benefactors have committed a combined $3 million for an upcoming renovation project at Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic. Marjorie Morris and G.W. Lisk Co. are making the donation for a $32 million project that will expand and improve the hospital’s primary and preventive care facilities. It will create a new 75,000-square-foot outpatient “medical village.” Construction is slated... 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

Dog found inside backyard hole, Clifton Springs man charged

On October 5th at about 10:30 am the Ontario County Humane Society responded to a complaint of a dog located at the Spring Brook Mobile Home Park being tied outside without shelter, food or water. Upon arriving, the dog a 2-year old red pit-bull named, Kane, was found lying in a hole he dug in the yard. A neighbor had... more

Clifton Springs firefighters welcome superfan

It would be tough to find another 13-year-old who loves firefighting as much as Joey Abt does. The bright-eyed, inquisitive, smiling young man with Down syndrome says he hopes to fight fires himself, one day. “I love fireman, I love dispatching,” he declared on Saturday while touring the Clifton Springs Fire Department. Joey tackles his busy life with a sense... more

SCP presents “The Diary of Anne Frank” opening this weekend in Seneca Falls

The Diary of Anne Frank won both the Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics Award for Best Play, in 1956. This touching, tender, heart wrenching yet at times funny story centers on the diary of a young Jewish girl (Anne Frank), her family, the van Daan family and dentist Dr. Albert Dussel who go into hiding in 1942 Amsterdam.  The... more

Midlakes students disciplined after marijuana use on campus

Another rural school district is disciplining its students for illegal drug use. Monday, we told you the Geneseo Blue Devils were forced to forfeit their season due to allegations of OxyContin use by team members. Friday night, we’re learning several students at Midlakes High School are in trouble for marijuana use in school. The superintendent for the school district confirms marijuana... more

Deputies: Improper U-turn caused wreck on Freshour Road

A 63-year-old Clifton Springs woman was ticketed following a two-vehicle accident Wednesday morning on Freshour Road that occurred, deputies allege, when the woman made an improper U-turn and struck another car. Kathryn M. Drennan was driving a 2014 Toyota Rav-4 south on Freshour at around 7:48 a.m. when, according to the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, she pulled to the right... more

Fall Into Books: Where will bookstore trail lead you?

“Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated” is the frequently quoted response of American humorist and author Mark Twain when he heard his obituary had appeared in a newspaper while he was still living. These days, a similar reaction is heard from owners of independent bookstores in response to the oft-told tale of brick-and-mortar booksellers going out of business. “Independent... more

Matt Sickles settling in as Midlakes superintendent

When he decided to transition to a superintendent’s position, Matt Sickles knew the kind of district he wanted to work for and eventually found it at Phelps-Clifton Springs (Midlakes) Central School District. He didn’t necessarily expect to move 200 miles away from where he grew up and spent his entire career, but Midlakes met all of his criteria, so he... more

Clifton Springs woman gets lengthy prison term

A Clifton Springs woman was sentenced Thursday to a lengthy prison term related to the sexual abuse of two children. Ontario County Judge Frederick Reed sentenced Janiet Simonds, 26, to 22 years in prison followed by 20 years of parole. Simonds pleaded guilty to felony counts of criminal sexual act, first-degree sexual abuse and use of a child in a... more

Clifton Springs man had BAC above .18 percent during stop

On Saturday at approximately 11:18 pm deputies performed a traffic stop on State Route 96, which led to the arrest of a Clifton Springs man. According to deputies, Jeffrey S. Addona, 40, was found to be operating his motor vehicle in an intoxicated condition. He was charged with driving while intoxicated, blood-alcohol content .18 percent or greater, and failure to... more
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