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Farmington holds meeting on solar farm that would bring thousands of panels to town

Farmington holds meeting on solar farm that would bring thousands of panels to town
It could be one of the largest solar farms in the region: 40 acres in Farmington are proposed to become home to thousands of solar panels. Nearly 100 people gathered at the highway garage off Hook Road in Farmington, most of them all voicing opposition to the solar panel project by Delaware River Solar, which is seeking a permit to... more

Victor man charged with menacing a police officer in Farmington

Victor man charged with felony menacing after brandishing knife
Deputies say a Victor man was arrested for menacing a police officer following an incident at the Speedway Gas Station along Route 332 in Farmington on Thursday. Richard E. Byers, 31, of Victor was arrested after flipping off officers who were called to the gas station for a ‘suspicious’ or ‘disoriented’ person. When deputies attempted to make contact with him... more

Vote possible on proposed solar farm in Farmington

Vote possible on proposed solar farm in Farmington
A controversial solar project in Farmington could move forward. The planning board is set to discuss the special use permit for the proposed 7-megawatt solar farm at its meeting Wednesday night. Delaware River Solar wants to install thousands of solar panels on Smiths Farms on the corner of Yellow Mills Road and Fox Road. The project is now calling for... more

Rochester man helped steal, use debit card at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack

Rochester man helped steal, use debit card at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack
Deputies say a Rochester man was arrested on Monday following an investigation into the theft and use of a credit card in October 2018. Justice McCullough, 23, of Rochester is accused of being involved in the theft of, and subsequent use of a stolen debit card from the Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack in Farmington. McCullough was arraigned in Farmington... more

Victor-Farmington Rotarians learn about floral design

Victor-Farmington Rotarians learn about floral design
Rotary founder Paul Harris urged all Rotarians to commit themselves to serving others. He also reminded them that nothing prevented them from having fun while doing it. As Victor-Farmington Rotary Club members prepared for the Taste of the Finger Lakes, a major fundraising event, Kim Yourch followed the guidance of Harris. She organized a social evening for Rotarians that involved... more

Farmington church and local farm donating milk to help feed families for Easter

Farmington church and local farm donating milk to help feed families for Easter
Clifton Springs’ Will-O-Crest Dairy Farm donated milk for more than 100 Easter meals for local families in need for the fourth year in a row on Sunday. Will-O-Crest, while partnering with the Farmington United Methodist Church, provided a half-gallon of milk for each meal to accompany ham, rolls, potatoes, vegetables, apples, and a dessert. The event took place at Farmington... more

Comfort Inn recognized in Farmington for service

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The Comfort Inn & Suites hotel has been recognized with a prestigious 2019 Gold Award from Choice Hotels International, Inc., franchisor of the Comfort Inn brand. The Gold Award designation goes only to the top 10 percent of hotels within the brand, representing a tremendous accomplishment. As one of the top tier properties operating under the Comfort Inn flag, the... more

Life-saving work honored in Ontario County

Life-saving work honored in Ontario County
Police, first-responders, medical staff and others who were instrumental in helping people whose lives were in jeopardy were honored last week by the Ontario County Safety Council at its 56th Annual Awards Banquet and Dinner at Club 86 in Geneva. Recipients of the Life Saving Award — presented to a person or persons who prevented or thwarted a life-taking accident — included... more

Dog reunited with family after serious crash in Farmington last week

Last week, a two-vehicle crash in at the State Routes 96 and 332 intersection in Farmington left eight people injured. In addition to the injuries, a family dog that was a passenger in one of the vehicles fled the scene. The dog, Lily, was was unable to be found and remained missing for the past several days. The Ontario County... more

Deputies: Drunk driver charged after stop at 7-Eleven in Farmington

Deputies: Drunk driver charged after stop at 7-Eleven in Farmington
Deputies say a Rochester man was arrested for driving while intoxicated at the 7-Eleven gas station located at the corner of State Routes 96 and 332. On Tuesday, around 1:19 a.m. deputies arrested John Brockington Jr., 62, of Rochester for driving while intoxicated. The arrest took place after deputies responded for the report of an intoxicated male at the gas... more

Troopers identify those hurt in serious two-car crash in Farmgington

Mercy Flight, several ambulances called to Routes 96 & 332 for serious multi-vehicle crash
State Police are continuing an investigation into a serious two-vehicle crash in Farmington, which left eight people injured. The crash happened around 7 p.m. at the intersection of State Routes 96 and 332. The operator of the southbound vehicle failed to yield the right of way while traveling on Route 332, and tried to turn left – striking a northbound... more

Dangerous Farmington intersection to see safety upgrade

Dangerous Farmington intersection to see safety upgrade
An open house is planned for residents to learn more about a safety upgrade to the intersection of County Road 28 and Shortsville Road. The meeting for the proposed roundabout will be 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Farmington Town Hall, 1000 County Road 8. Documents will be available for viewing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March... more

Farmington-based business named title sponsor of 2019 Rochester air show

Farmington-based business named title sponsor of 2019 Rochester air show
A Farmington business was announced as the premier sponsor for the upcoming 2019 Rochester International Airshow. Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announced Thursday that American Equipment will be the sponsor. The Farmington-based business sells new and used agriculture and construction equipment. The airshow is set to take place August 24-25 and will feature a loaded lineup of modern war fighters... more

Delaware River Solar completes critical step towards Farmington solar farm

Delaware River Solar completes critical step towards Farmington solar farm
Proponents and opponents of the proposed solar project on Smith Farms in Farmington are preparing for the decisive April 17 meeting when a vote is anticipated. The Town of Farmington is tentatively scheduled to discuss Delaware River Solar’s requests for variances regarding its proposed 7-megawatt solar farm at the corner of Yellow Mills Road and Fox Road. At that meeting,... more

Deputies: Walworth man found passed out behind wheel in Farmington, charged with felony DWI

Deputies: Walworth man found passed out behind wheel in Farmington, charged with felony DWI
Deputies report the arrest of a Walworth resident on felony DWI charges following an incident at the Fingerlakes Hotel located in Farmington. According to the Sheriff’s Office, James R. Leschhorn, 31, of Walworth was found passed out behind the wheel of a running vehicle at the hotel. He was arrested and transported to the Ontario County Jail where he was... more

Crash temporarily shuts down Thruway near Exit 44

Serious accident involving tractor-trailer, and multiple vehicles along Thruway
A multi-vehicle accident is being reported near Exit 44 of the New York State Thruway, which resulted in a temporary closure. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reported the official closure of the Thruway following the wreck, which involved two tractor trailers, and possibly two passenger vehicles. It’s unclear if weather played a role in the wreck. However, conditions throughout Ontario... more

Deputies: Drunk driver stopped for speeding, driving erratically in Farmington

Deputies: Drunk driver stopped for speeding, driving erratically in Farmington
Deputies say a 25-year-old Canandaigua woman was arrested for DWI after she was observed speeding and driving erratically by patrols. On Saturday at approximately 3:07 a.m. along State Route 332 in Farmington – deputies arrested Alexandria E. Gardner, 25, of Canandaigua for driving while intoxicated. When deputies executed the traffic stop for speeding and driving erratically – they noted that... more

Supervisor Ingalsbe speaks to Farmington-Victor Kiwanis

Supervisor Ingalsbe speaks to Farmington-Victor Kiwanis
Peter Ingalsbe, supervisor of the town of Farmington, recently spoke to the Kiwanis Club of Farmington-Victor during one of its regular meetings. Ingalsbe detailed the planned growth occurring in the town, one of many in New York experiencing significant growth in population. He provided updates on projects currently under construction, including Hathaway Corners, Auburn Meadows, the Auburn Trail and Auburn... more
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