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Skepticism of Gov. Cuomo’s plan to save FLGR running high

First, there was the announcement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office that a plan to ‘save’ Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack would include a payment from del Lago Resort & Casino, which opened in Tyre this month. The exact amount of money is still being discussed and debated, but the proposal as Gov. Cuomo announced it would include a $440,000 payment... more

Trial set for Farmington couple accused of animal cruelty

The Farmington couple arrested last year for their alleged role in the death of a former racehorse will have their case heard by a jury next week. Terra Payne and Patrick Ryan, charged with animal cruelty under section 353 of the New York State Agriculture and Markets Law for allegedly failing to provide sustenance to the animal, face a potential... more

NOT SO FAST: Cuomo plan to ‘save’ FLGR would ’fall short’

It wouldn’t be enough. That was the message from the Finger Lakes Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, who is tasked with protecting 1,200 people at the Farmington racetrack. “In its present form the proposal falls short of what we feel is fair,” David Brown, president of the group told the D&C in a recent interview. “They are requiring the most... more

Farmington woman charged with burglary

Deputies in Ontario County say that a Farmington woman has been arrested after she allegedly stole items from a relative on February 1st. Arielle Sorel, 32, of Farmington was charged with second-degree burglary after an investigation into the theft of an XBOX from a relatives home on February 1st. She was arrested by Sheriff’s Investigators who executed the investigation over... more

del Lago will partially fund Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack under proposal

The deal comes down to preserving jobs and a facility, which has been hurting bad over the last several years. A new plan announced by the New York State Gaming Commission created by Gov. Andrew Cuomo would ensure that thoroughbred racing at the Farmington track continues. It’s a two-year plan, which will have the option for a third — should... more

Consignment sale draws thousands of horse lovers from across state

The Countrymax Saddle and Tack Consignment Sale is just a week away, but there’s still time to drop off items to sell. Known as the Black Friday in February in the equine world, the sale is next Friday and Saturday, February 24th and 25th. Countrymax representative Mandi Lenhard said people come from all over the state to buy and sell... more

Kolb: Racetrack resolution nears

Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, R-Canandaigua, said Monday he expects negotiations involving the future of Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack to be resolved in a week to 10 days. “It is moving forward. There is progress,” said Kolb, whose district includes Ontario and Seneca counties. At issue is competition from the newly opened del Lago Resort and Casino in Seneca... more

Rich Funke: NY should give $3M to save Finger Lakes racetrack

Sen. Rich Funke wants the state to pay $3 million to ensure Thoroughbred racing continues at a track in Farmington as competition for gambling dollars grow. The Perinton Republican was set to introduce a bill Tuesday evening calling on the state to appropriate funds to protect purses at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, which employs roughly 1,200. The legislation also... more

Ontario Co. teens charged with burglary after two month investigation

On February 2nd at 4 pm deputies with the Ontario County sheriffs department arrested three area teens following an investigation into stolen property in the town of Farmington. Deputies arrested Robert J. Clegg, 17, of Canandaigua, Austin J. Allen, 17, Farmington, and Jacob D’agostino, 18, of Canandaigua – charging them with second-degree burglary. The trio allegedly entered a property on... more

Midlakes over Newark in boys varsity hoops (photo)

  The Midlakes Screaming Eagles defeated the Newark Reds Varsity boys basketball team 65-57 in action last night. Daryn Carswell helped lead the winners with 15 points. Teammate Bryce Burri added 22. Midlakes is now 10-8 on the year while Newark dropped to 13-5. Photo by Jim Miranda more

Screaming Eagles defeat Newark Reds (photo)

The Midlakes Screaming Eagles Varsity boys basketball team produced a mild upset last night with a 65-57 win over the Newark Reds at Midlakes. Bryce Burri led the winners with 22 points and ten rebounds. Teammate Daryn Carswell added 15 points for the 10-8 Eagles. Newark’s Nate Beard scored 22 in a losing effort with Brian Sharp adding 13. Burri... more

Woman charged with DWI, DWAI; tried to pick up child from school twice

Deputies in Ontario County say a Farmington woman was arrested after a woman who was allegedly drunk and disoriented tried picking up her child from school twice. Deputies say Erika Kesner, 42, of Farmington was in the main office and appeared confused and disoriented. Employees of the school called a resource officer to the scene. During the ensuing investigation it... more

Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack: No date for the races

Jon Buckley has never experienced anything like it. A thoroughbred racing trainer since 1977 at Finger Lakes racetrack, he is waiting – and hoping – he can keep working and living in Ontario County. "We are uncertain as what this year will bring," said Buckley, a Vermont native who owns two race horses and trains 16 thoroughbreds in Farmington near... more

Victor Farmington Library taps local artists for latest fundraiser

Starting February 1st, community members can browse the works of artists and photographers and place bids — silent auction-style — at the library located at 15 W. Main St. in Victor. The artwork will be on display through February 14th, Valentine’s Day. On that day, the bidding will close, and the winners will be announced at 7:30 pm at the... more

Police: Farmington man placed tracking device on victims vehicles, charged with stalking

A 39-year-old Farmington man was arrested on two counts of stalking after the Canandaigua Police Department investigated two incidents, involving two separate victims. Officers say that Gene M. Timothy, 39, of Farmington was charged with two counts of fourth-degree stalking after he allegedly stalked two victims by calling them and disguising his voice. He is accused of also leaving unwanted... more

Manchester man accused of having open container in public space

A 27-year-old Manchester man was charged with having an open container of alcohol at a park bench in Canandaigua, according to police. Authorities say that Vincent Ruebens, 32, of no permanent address was charged with open container after he allegedly possessed an open container of alcohol while sitting at a picnic table on South Main Street. He will answer the... more
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