Ontario Republicans endorse candidates for November elections

The Ontario County Republican Committee recently endorsed candidates for Ontario County Judge, Sheriff, Treasurer and Coroner and Governor, State Senate and State Assembly. Trisha Turner, chair of the county committee, praised the committee members for meeting with and questioning candidates for several months. “These committee members are volunteers who care deeply about their communities and take the endorsement process seriously,”... more

Canandaigua crowd hears lowdown on Lyme

More than 300,000 new cases of Lyme disease occur each year, but only a fraction of those get reported to health officials. “Most cases of Lyme are out of sight,” said Dr. Elizabeth Maloney, a Minnesota family physician who addressed more than 200 people Thursday at The Inn on the Lake in Canandaigua. The Finger Lakes region is prime for... more

Ontario County laser manufacturer TOPTICA Photonics to expand

A photonics company is creating up to 10 new jobs and retaining 17 others as part of its expansion plans, Empire State Development announced this week. As part of its $665,000 expansion, photonics and laser manufacturer TOPTICA Photonics will purchase new machinery and equipment. It is expected that the expansion of the 5847 County Road 41 company will be completed... more

Sheriff: Woman sold heroin, cocaine in Farmington

Deputies in Ontario County arrested a Rochester woman following the sale of heroin and cocaine in Farmington. Investigators say Alisha M. Paulk, 29, was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance on Monday after selling heroin and cocaine in February. She was committed to the Ontario County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 secured bond.... more

Farmington man charged with aggravated DWI, speeding

Police say a 25-year-old Farmington man was arrested on Sunday around 1:43 a.m. after a traffic stop. Canandaigua Police say Kyle W. Moore, 25, of Farmginton was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated, two counts of speed in zone and failure to use a traffic signal. The charges will be answered at a later date. more

Deputies: Shortsville man charged with DWI

Deputies say a 60-year-old Shortsville man was ticketed after being found to have operated a vehicle in an intoxicated condition in Ontario County over the weekend. John Eugene Minehan Jr., 60, of Shortsville was charged with driving while intoxicated on Saturday around 10:34 p.m. after a traffic stop on Collett Road in Farmington. He was issued traffic tickets and will... more

Farmington church collects food items for families in need this Easter

100 local families in need will be able to have an Easter dinner, thanks to the kindness of strangers. Farmington United Methodist church collected several food items throughout lent including hams, potatoes, rolls, apples and desserts. They gave those items away on Palm Sunday. “We want to give all year long. It’s part of our faith,” said the church’s pastor... more

Macedon man charged after pair of Farmington burglaries

A 32-year-old Macedon man was taken into custody after investigation into two separate Ontario County burglaries. Deputies say Albert Daniel Mee was charged with second-degree burglary after an investigation into events that took place in Farmington at an earlier date. See is accused of being linked to two separate residential burglaries where he stole property and sold it for cash... more

Deputies: Farmington man accused of stealing debit card

A 29-year-old Farmington man was arrested on a grand larceny charge after the theft of a debit card in February. On February 13th Geofferey Cornwell II, 29, of Farmington was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny after investigation revealed that he had stolen and used a debit card to obtain cash and goods. He was arraigned in Victor Town Court and... more

Deputies: Driver was under the influence of drugs after Ontario Co. crash on SR 332

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office says a Rochester driver faces numerous charges after causing an accident in Canandaigua due to running a red light, and driving under the influence of drugs. Deputies say they were called to the intersection of State Route 332 and Canandaigua-Farmington Townline Road for a personal injury accident on St. Patrick’s Day around 12:16 p.m. As... more

Farmington teen faces multiple charges after improper sexual contact

A 17-year-old Farmington resident faces a number of charges after allegedly having improper sexual contact with two teenage victims. Deputies say Isiah Kelly, 17, of Farmington was charged with two counts of sexual misconduct, and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child after a series of events that unfolded at his residence. Deputies say there were three victims... more

Canandaigua man charged with DWI after speeding

Deputies arrested a 24-year-old Canandaigua resident after a traffic stop for speeding. Upon investigation it was determined that Michael A. Carr, 24, was also under the influence of alto. Deputies say he was observed speeding, and failing to keep right on State Route 21 in Manchester. He was charged with driving while intoxicated, speeding, and failure to keep right. All... more

Canandaigua woman arrested at local motel after domestic incident

Deputies arrested a 24-year-old Canandaigua woman following a domestic incident this week. Nicole J. House, 24, of Canandaigua was arrested at the Super 8 Motel located on Eastern Blvd. in Canandaigua on the charge of first-degree criminal contempt. Deputies say House was involved in a physical domestic dispute in Farmington, where she allegedly engaged in a physical altercation with a... more

Deputies: Farmington crash leads to charges for Clifton Springs man, two sent to Strong Hospital

Deputies provided an update on a two-car accident, which resulted in multiple agencies responding to a busy intersection in Farmington. On Tuesday at about 12:55 p.m. deputies, along with the Farmington Fire Department and Victor-Farmington Ambulance responded to the intersection of State Route 332 and County Road 41 for the reported crash. Upon investigation, deputies say that Jason VanDuyne, 46,... more

Farmington woman charged with DWI after stop

Troopers say a 62-year-old Farmington woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated after her vehicle nearly went over an embankment on Loomis Road. Police say Helen J. Hendershot, 62, of Farmington was charged with driving while intoxicated and driving with a BAC of 0.13 percent after her vehicle was witnessed reversing on Loomis Road — nearly going over an embankment.... more

Natural gas project progresses in Ontario County

The town is in line for a new natural gas compressor station that promises to generate a nice chunk of change for Farmington, Ontario County and the Victor Central School District. Proposed is a 32,000 horsepower (HP) compressor station off Hook Road in the town. Part of a proposed $135 million Empire North project, the new station was the subject... more

Farmington man charged with felony DWI after Lodi crash

On March 2nd around 5:15 p.m. deputies arrested a 26-year-old Farmington man, and his passenger following a property damage accident, which took place on State Route 414 in Lodi. Deputies say it was determined that Daniel J. House, 26, of Farmington had been driving while intoxicated, which led to the crash. It was also determined that House had a previous... more
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