Alleged domestic incident leads to DWI charge

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Friday deputies arrested Petal L. Sharp, 39, of Farmington for driving while intoxicated, endangering the welfare of a child, and harassment in the second degree. She was arrested after deputies responded to her home for the report of an intoxicated female attacking the male caller, causing him minor injury while in the... more

Ontario County Sheriff’s staff completes Civil Refresher Training Program

Sixty-eight Deputy Sheriffs and civilian staff from 27 Sheriff’s Offices around the state recently completed a Civil Refresher Training Course, providing specialized training in Civil Law Enforcement. Sessions were held in Ontario and Rockland Counties for this program. Deputy Patrick Fitzgerald, Finance Clerk I Susan Hughes, and Finance Clerk I Debra Cunningham, participated in the training. Sponsored by the New... more

Peace activist Arun Gandhi to speak at Friends Church in Farmington

Arun Gandhi, grandson of India’s legendary independence-movement leader Mahatma Gandhi, was born in 1934 in Durban, South Africa and grew up under the discriminatory apartheid laws of South Africa. He was beaten by white South Africans for being too black and by black South Africans for being too white. Gandhi sought “eye-for-an-eye” justice. But from his parents and grandparents he... more

17-year-old arrested for falsely reporting incident at Victor High School

A 17-year-old was arrested for falsely reporting an incident on November 3rd, according to deputies with the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities say Donovan E. Paddock, 17, of Farmington was arrested for falsely reporting an incident in the second degree — a Class E felony. The incident took place at the Victor High School. He was arraigned in Victor Court... more

Trainer earns 1,000th career win at FLGR

Jeremiah Englehart recently recorded the 1000th win of his training career at Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack in Farmington when West Sedona scored a four and three-quarter length victory in the seventh race. Englehart started his career in 2003. He earned his first victory with Longingtobeme at Belmont Park.The 39-year-old Farmington resident has a total of 14 lifetime stakes victories,... more

Crash on State Route 96 sends one to hospital on Wednesday

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Wednesday at approximately 5:54 am an accident on State Route 96 in the Town of Manchester occurred sending one woman to the hospital. Deputies say that the two vehicle crash happened when Julie A Carr, 47, of Clifton Springs was traveling west on State Route 96 and was attempting to make a... more

Winter no parking law in effect in Farmington

Town of Farmington Highway and Parks Superintendent Don Giroux reminds residents that no Parking laws are in effect through April 1, 2017. In accordance with local law and New York Vehicle and Traffic Law, no parking is allowed on any county or town highway, including streets dedicated to the town within subdivisions. Daily Messenger: Read More more

Victor ponders future public safety options

Three decades of 90-mile-per-hour growth is a great problem and opportunity for a municipality to have. Especially if it’s occurred in the right places: population, residential and commercial development, schools and infrastructure. But as Victor, the largest town in Ontario County, has grown in density and complexity over that 30 years, one component has been quietly treading water: public safety... more

Farmington woman charged with DWI after traffic stop

A Farmington woman was charged with driving while intoxicated on Hook Road in the Town of Farmington early Sunday morning. Deputies in Ontario County report that Mary D. Magistrado, 39, of Farmington was charged with driving while intoxicated after she was observed using a mobile phone. She was charged with driving while intoxicated and failure to keep right. Deputies also... more

Rochester woman drove under influence of drugs

A 59-year-old Rochester woman was charged by deputies in Ontario County with driving while ability impaired by drugs after being stopped for failing to keep right. Deputies in Ontario County say that Mary A. Rubert, 59, of Rochester was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs after being found to have driven under the influence of a drug. Deputies... more

Farmington man stole a chainsaw, charged with burglary

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that a Farmington man has been arrested after an investigation into a stolen chainsaw in December of last year. Deputies say that Sean Harloff, 26, of Farmington was arrested on October 11th after allegedly entering a building on Belcher Road on December 6th, 2015 stealing a chainsaw in the process. He was charged with... more

Geneva woman charged with DWAI drugs after exiting Farmington court

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Monday at approximately 9:47 pm a Geneva woman was arrested for allegedly driving while ability impaired by drugs. Deputies say that Erica L. Dean, 26, of Geneva was arrested for driving while ability impaired by drugs after a Farmington Town Court officer made a call to the Ontario County 911 regarding a... more

Traffic stop leads to DWI charge for Newark man; also found to be in possession of cocaine

A Newark man was charged with driving while intoxicated and was also found to be in possession of cocaine during a traffic stop on State Route 96 in the Town of Farmington, according to police. Deputies in Ontario County say that Drew A. Dano, 35, of Newark was charged with driving while intoxicated after receiving a complaint of a sick... more

Finger Lakes Hotel gives new look, new life to historic Trenholm

When Joe Prestigiacomo first laid eyes on the 18.5-acre hilltop property just off Exit 44, it was love at first sight. It’s probably the same way Ed Trenholm felt more than a half-century ago when he decided to build an exotic, high-end hotel there. “It was evening and the sun was setting,” said Prestigiacomo, the driving force behind Rochester’s 100-year-old... more

Farmington man threatened police officer with a knife after underage drinking party busted

On September 25th deputies in Ontario County reported to a home in the Town of Richmond for a noise complaint. When deputies arrived they found a large underage drinking party taking place. Responding deputies observed several people running from the house and hiding in the woods. As a deputy approached the individuals hiding in the woods he encountered a belligerent... more

Fox Rules wins Genesee Valley Breeders’ Stakes

Fox Rules recently won the $50,000 Genesee Valley Breeders’ Stakes for the third consecutive year at Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack in Farmington.The horse earned the victory over Empire Dreams by a narrow margin that was too close to call without the photo finish. The M. Anthony Ferraro trainee completed the 1 1/16-mile distance of the event for New York-bred... more

Charred hotel in Farmington leveled after months of discussion and debate

America’s Best Value Inn, an eyesore since it burned down in February, attracted attention Monday as crews began the work of demolishing the building on Route 96 near the Route 332 intersection. Genesee Environmental began early, preparing the site with safety fencing and other measures before knocking down the building with bulldozers. The work required a state permit, said town... more
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