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Farmington woman airlifted from I-81 rollover near Whitney Point

Farmington woman airlifted from I-81 rollover crash
Local reports from the Binghamton area say that a Farmington woman had to be airlifted to Upstate Medical Center after being involved in a crash along I-81 late-Tuesday afternoon. According to WBNG, New York State Police confirmed that a 53-year-old Farmington woman had to be airlifted from the scene of a rollover crash along I-81 before the holiday. The crash... more

Deputies: Farmington man caused $1,200 worth of damage to lotto machine at Tops

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Deputies say a 63-year-old man was arrested following an investigation into vandalism at the Tops store located in Farmington. Kenneth Kressler, 63, of Farmington was charged with third-degree criminal mischief after causing more than $1,241 in damage to a lottery machine on property. Deputies say the Kressler damaged the touch screen on the machine. He was later located and arrested.... more

Road shut down for two hours as crews tend to head-on crash Friday

Road shut down for two hours as crews tend to head-on crash Friday
On Friday at approximately 5:19 p.m. deputies responded to the area of 220 E. Main St. in Victor for the report of a head-on crash. Upon arrival deputies identified the vehicles involved, and began investigation. It was determined that an SUV operated by 76-year-old Virginia Rice, of Farmington crossed over the center lane and traveled into oncoming traffic. Deputies say... more

Farmington man among charged in multi-million dollar pawn shop scheme in Rochester

Farmington man among charged in multi-million dollar pawn shop scheme in Rochester
A 30-year-old Farmington man was among the accused in a multi-million dollar scheme to buy and sell stolen merchandise at Rochester-area pawn shops. Ralph Swain, 30, of Farmington, as well as 35-year-old Thomas Nary, 27-year-old Eric Finnefrock, 35-year-old Devin Tribunella, and 22-year-old Wade Shadders – all of Rochester – were charged with wire fraud, conspiracy to commit fraud, selling and... more

Deputies: Victor woman had BAC over three-times legal limit after crash

Deputies: Victor woman had BAC over three-times legal limit after crash
State Route 96 Shut Down For Over An Hour As Crews Deal With Saturday Wreck Deputies report that on Saturday at approximately 8:50 p.m. a Victor woman was arrested fo driving while intoxicated after a crash on State Route 96 in Farmington. They say Lindsey Kelley, 39, of Victor had a BAC more than three-times the legal limit at the... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Kristin Bauer-Gross on modeling, being an entrepreneur, and more (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Kristin Bauer-Gross on modeling, being an entrepreneur, and more (podcast)
What’s life like for a model in Upstate New York? The short answer: Not much like what people see on television, or in the fashion industry. The complex answer, as Kristin Bauer-Gross explained in this week’s Sunday Conversation, though, is that it can be a career, and now, supporting others through a new business venture is her latest effort. “I... more

Canandaigua driver ticketed after fiery crash at busy intersection

Canandaigua driver ticketed after fiery crash at busy intersection
Deputies say that a Canandaigua woman failed to yield the right of way, which caused a fiery crash at the intersection of State Routes 96 and 332. Chrstiane Norman, 79, of Canandaigua was taken to Thompson Hospital by Victor-Farmington Ambulance where she was treated for minor injuries. Her vehicle burst into flames after colliding with another car. Firefighters from Farmington... more

Affordable housing projects completed; brings over 150 units to Ontario County

Two affordable housing projects completed in Farmington
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the completion of two new housing developments in the town of Farmington. Together, Pintail Crossing and Farmington on the Creek create 168 affordable apartments for working families in Ontario County. Residents of both developments will have access to commercial corridors along Route 332 and Route 96 for jobs and services, and children residing in the developments... more

Increase in single-family home construction seen around Rochester, Western Ontario County

WNY sees increase in single-family home construction
More people are choosing single-family homes rather than renting apartments in the Rochester area. According to a national report of September rates, the construction of new apartments is down more than 28 percent, while construction of single-family homes went up 0.3 percent. Chief Executive of Rochester Home builders Association Rick Herman said one of the reasons could be the low... more

Police: Farmington man accused of luring 9-year-old

Police: Farmington man accused of trying to meet child for sex
An Ontario County man is behind bars after attempting to lure a child into meeting for sex. Police arrested Joseph Oberdorf, 27, of Farmington on October 9th. He was charged with attempted luring of a child. Investigators say he made contact online with someone he thought was a child. That person was actually an undercover investigator. Police say that Oberdorf... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing HAB season with Frank DiOrio of Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association (podcast)

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing HAB season with Frank DiOrio of Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association (podcast)
What’s up with all the algae? While experts and scientists battle with the ‘what’ is causing dozens of blooms each summer in lakes around the region – spotters with one volunteer organization are putting in the work to alert residents about harmful algae blooms; and where they pop up. Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association is that organization, and Frank DiOrio... more

Farmington man facing charges after firing rifle at vehicle involved in larceny

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Deputies arrested a Farmington man after he fired a gun at a vehicle fleeing the scene of a larceny on his property. Sheriff Henderson reports that on October 2nd at approximately 9 p.m. Steven John Pfeiffer, 46, of Farmington was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon following an investigation into an incident on August 14th. Pfeiffer is accused... more

Deputies search for suspects after gunshots fired at Farmington bar

Deputies search for suspects after gunshots fired at Farmington bar
Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson is asking for the public’s help locating individuals who were involved in an incident at the Last Call Bar on State Route 96 in Farmington. On September 29th at approximately 12:06 a.m. deputies were called to the bar along Route 96 where they encountered numerous ‘skirmishes’ in the parking lot. It was learned later that... more

Victor Farmington Food Cupboard eyes expansion, more ‘neighbors serving neighbors’

Victor Farmington Food Cupboard eyes expansion, more ‘neighbors serving neighbors’
The Victor Farmington Food Cupboard does good in the community. A lot of it. It’s a non-profit, which serves Ontario County residents who have difficulty making ends meet. They have been working at it for nearly 40 years. VFFC Director of Communications and Development Karen Guidarelli says doing more, or continuing to grow the effort – as it’s become more... more

Leonard’s Express purchases former GLK Foods plant in Ontario County

Leonard’s Express purchases former GLK Foods plant in Ontario County
Change is coming. A facility that once processed cabbage in Ontario County has been purchased by a Farmington-based trucking company. Leonard’s Express purchased the former GLK Foods manufacturing in July, according to officials with Leonard’s. Michael Riccio, who serves as chief marketing officer for Leonard’s Express said that the purchase was facilitated out of need. “Some of our customers are... more

‘EYE ON THE COURTS’: Volunteers, publication serves as judicial watchdog in Ontario County

‘EYE ON THE COURTS’: Volunteers, publication serves as judicial watchdog in Ontario County
The Geneva Court Watch Coordinating Committee has recently released its summer 2019 edition of its periodic publication, “Eye on the Courts,” which celebrates its 51st issue. Founded in 2000, the Geneva Court Watch Coordinating Committee was created as an outgrowth from the League of Women Voters of Geneva. With assistance from Rochester’s League of Women Voters and their well-established court... more

Virus from mosquito detected on Ontario County horse

Virus from mosquito detected on Ontario County horse
The Ontario County Public Health received notice that a 1-year-old horse tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). This is the first time EEE has been documented in a mammal in Ontario County. Ontario County Public Health is working with the New York State Department of Health and Agriculture to notify horse owners, veterinarians, and the public. Enhanced surveillance for... more
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