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FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 day a year publishing schedule. Whether that’s live-streaming local high school basketball throughout the winter, or showcasing in-depth... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Henderson brothers talk leading Brighton PD, Ontario Co. Sheriff’s Office

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Henderson brothers talk leading Brighton PD, Ontario Co. Sheriff’s Office
It’s not often that brothers share a career path. In this case, while not precisely the same – Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson and Brighton PD Chief of Police Mark Henderson have not only followed a similar career trajectory – but have grown to lead two important agencies in the region. This week they discuss modern policing together, talk about... more

Farmington man passes out at Empire Vision; charged with felony DWI

Farmington man passes out at Empire Vision; charged with felony DWI
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that a Farmington man was arrested on felony DWI charges after an investigation at Empire Vision in Victor. Deputies say Craig B. Smith, 56, of Farmington was at Empire Vision – and reportedly fainted. When deputies arrived, they determined that Smith operated his vehicle in an intoxicated condition – and was charged with driving... more

Couple caught with 60 bags of fentanyl in Ontario County

Steuben County couple caught with 60 bags of fentanyl
Ontario County Sheriffs deputies arrested a Steuben County couple shortly after midnight on Thursday after having been pulled over in Farmington on State Route 332 for a traffic violation. Upon further investigation deputies learned that Arkport natives 22-year-old Corrine Tierney and 28-year-old James Chapman had 60 bags of fentanyl in their vehicle. The Ontario County Special Investigation Unit interviewed Tierney... more

Farmington man charged with sexually abusing victim less than 14-years-old

Farmington man charged with sexually abusing victim less than 14-years-old
Sheriff Kevin Henderson reports the arrest of a Farmington man following an investigation into events that transpired in November 2018 in the Town of Farmington. Henderson says that Aaron Paul English, 30, of Farmington subjected a juvenile female to sexual contact. The victim was less than 14 years old, according to the Sheriff’s Office. As result, English was charged with... more

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

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

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

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

Deputies: Farmington teen struck child on school bus in Ontario County

Deputies: Farmington teen struck child on school bus in Ontario County
Deputies arrested a Farmington teen on child endangerment charges following an investigation into an incident on a local school bus. According to authorities, a 17-year-old was charged with endangering the welfare of a child after he struck a juvenile on a school bus on February 13th. The bus was located in the Town of Victor when the incident took place.... more
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