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Risk for boaters elevated at Canandaigua Lake

  Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero says that boaters need to use extreme caution when on the waters of Canandaigua Lake. He said, “Officers are confirming debris below the surface, primarily tree limbs and logs, that present a danger if struck by a boat.” The recent rains have wreaked havoc on the region, causing runoff, water rise, and a variety... more

Taking on ‘Value of Villages’ in Ontario County

If you own property in one of Ontario County’s eight villages, then you pay a village property tax on top of your town tax. That village tax is the center of a study by two Ontario County men who formed a nonprofit to shed light on the cost of local government. With the village of Rushville facing a June 27... more

Political Roundup: Funding coming Victor-Farmington first responders’ way

The Victor-Farmington Volunteer Ambulance Corp. stands to gain $22,691 in federal funding, according to U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant program, or AFG. The Victor-Farmington Ambulance Corp. will use the money to enhance support for emergency medical services and help to improve operations and... more

Rochester woman lies about ID at FLGR, refuses to leave

A 64-year-old Rochester woman is accused of obstructing governmental operation after deputies say she refused to leave Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack on Monday. Deputies say Faye M. Johnson, 64, of Rochester was charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration, as well as second-degree trespass after she refused to leave the Farmington track. She failed to provide her name and date... more

Prosecution’s appeal off the table in animal cruelty case

The Farmington woman who had an animal cruelty charge against her thrown out during her February trial will not be retried. The timing of Farmington Judge Morris Lew’s decision to dismiss the charge against Terra Payne — accused of mistreating a retired racehorse — prevents the Ontario County District Attorney’s Office from appealing the judgement. Ontario County Assistant District Attorney... more

Farmington woman was traveling 88 mph, charged with DWI on SR 5&20

A 24-year-old Farmington woman was charged with driving while intoxicated and speeding after a traffic stop on State Rt. 5&20 in Hopewell. Deputies say Samantha M. Ireton, 24, of Farmington was observed traveling 88 mph in a 55 mph zone. When she was stopped — deputies found her to be in an intoxicated condition. She was arrested and charged with... more

Teen arrested in connection with burglary

A 17-year-old Canandaigua resident was arrested at the Farmington Town Court after an investigation into a burglary that took place on Dalton Dr. Deputies charged Frank E. Crudele Jr., 17, of Canandaigua in connection with a burglary that took place in November. He was arraigned and released to re-appear at a later date. more

Rochester man charged with DWI in Farmington

On April 2nd around 1:02 am deputies arrested a Rochester man for driving while intoxicated after they found his vehicle in Farmington — partially in a ditch. Deputies charged Anthony T. Perry, 56, of Rochester with aggravated driving while intoxicated after an investigation of a reckless driver. When deputies arrived they found a pickup truck partially in a ditch on... more

Farmington grandmother working to clear her name after January incident

It was something that could have happened to almost any parent, or guardian. On January 23rd Connie Leslie was babysitting her six-year-old grandson. She said in an interview that her grandson, Xaviour, would frequently play with other children in their yard, around the house, or as that day proved — would even visit a neighbors home. She called police around... more

FOUND SAFE: Missing 27-year-old located by deputies

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that the missing 27-year-old was located. They do not suspect any foul play or suspicious activity. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a missing 27-year-old female. She was last seen on Sunday around 6:45 pm and by 12:30 am the following morning she had vanished. Deputies identified the... more

On the hunt: Easter season begins in Farmington

Temperatures that didn’t quite break 40 degrees and a steady sprinkle of rain weren’t enough to dampen the spirits of those gathered for an Easter egg hunt Saturday. A large crowd of excited children and adults packed an open field at the Farmington Town Park to participate in the annual event. The egg-hunting grounds were broken up into four categories,... more

Missing person’s report leads to police chase, multiple charges in Victor

On Sunday around 8:41 pm deputies in Ontario County arrested a 55-year-old Tonawanda man after he fled authorities, while being the subject of a missing person’s report in Tonawanda. Deputies say James L. Daniel, 55, of Tonawanda was charged with unlawfully fleeing a police officer after an investigation set out to locate him in Tonawanda. He was believed to be... more

Deputies: Farmington woman picked up child from school under influence of drugs, alcohol

On Thursday the Victor Schools Resource Officer from the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Primary School for a suspicious condition. Faculty reported a concern over a parent — identified as Erika L. Kesner, 42, of Farmington, who they believed was impaired when she picked up her children the day before. Deputies located her in her vehicle, which was... more

Burglary investigation results in two arrests in Farmington

A lengthy investigation by the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office into an alleged burglary that took place on February 1st has resulted in the arrest of a Newark and Farmington duo, who allegedly worked together to steal items from a location in Farmington. On Tuesday, Ryan James Dingman, 32, of Newark was charged with second-degree burglary. He allegedly entered a residence... more

Mattiacio Orthodontics to provide custom mouthguards

Mattiacio Orthodontics, 1393 Hathaway Drive, Farmington, will host its “emBrace Athletics and Play It Safe” event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 1 for Canandaigua and Victor youth teams.Players will receive a free custom mouth guard that allows them to communicate on the field without taking it out for the spring lacrosse season. The event will be open for... more
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