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No vote yet on Farmington solar farm

No vote yet on Farmington solar farm
The public hearing for the proposed 7.3 megawatt solar farm on the Smith farmland on Fox and Yellow Mills roads has been extended until Apr. 17, because Delaware River Solar failed to provide the Farmington Town Planning Board the information it requested, such as a soil study, in order to take a vote. Delaware River Solar, however, says it needs... more

Driver in stable condition at Strong after one-car crash in Farmington

Driver in stable condition at Strong after one-car crash in Farmington
One person is recovering at Strong Memorial Hospital after a serious one-car crash in Farmington on Monday. Around 10:35 a.m. Kevin Troy, 56, of Ionia was traveling north on Mertensia Road when he crossed the center line and southbound lane. His vehicle left the roadway on the west side of the road, and struck a pine tree – which was... more

Solar farm proposal to be tabled at Wednesday meeting in Farmington

Solar farm proposal to be tabled at Wednesday meeting in Farmington
A controversial proposal concerning a solar power farm in Ontario County will be the focus of a meeting Wednesday night. Delaware River Solar is looking to build the solar farm on 40 acres of land in Farmington. The proposal has split taxpayers, some of whom argue the proposal would change the character of the area. The land would be leased to the... more

One student hurt after crash involving Victor school bus

Reports of crash involving school bus in Victor
First responders were on-scene of an accident, which happened around 8:45 a.m. involving a school bus. One student was reportedly hurt in the crash. That student was said to have suffered a leg injury. Other students on the bus were being checked over by medical staff on-scene. Road conditions were slippery and messy throughout the morning commute in the Finger... more

Deputies: Driver attempts to flee after DWI traffic stop in Victor

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Deputies say a Farmington man attempted to flee authorities on foot following a DWI traffic stop in Victor during the early-morning hours on Saturday. Raymond R. Gioseffi, 33, of Farmington was charged with driving while intoxicated after his vehicle was traveling erratically on Route 96 in Victor. Following the traffic stop deputies say he attempted to flee, but was apprehended... more

Marren elected Ontario County Board of Supervisors chairman

Marren elected Ontario County Board of Supervisors chairman
Victor Town Supervisor Jack Marren will remain as chairman of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors in 2019, a role he has been elected to each year since 2013. Once again, Bristol Supervisor Bob Green was appointed vice chairman. And while the calendar has flipped from 2018 to 2019, the board is expected to face many of the same challenges... more

Farmington man charged with assault after punching woman, causing her to be hospitalized

Farmington man charged with assault after punching woman, causing her to be hospitalized
Deputies report the arrest of a 30-year-old Farmington resident after a physical domestic dispute on New Years Day. As result of an investigation, Michael A. Chambers, 30, of Farmington was charged with third-degree assault. He’s accused of punching a 35-year-old female victim causing injuries to her face. Chambers is being held at the Ontario County Jail. The victim was transported... more

Multiple establishments hit in Ontario County for selling alcohol to underage patrons

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Deputies say that nine employees at nine bars, eateries and stores in Ontario County last week were busted for selling alcohol to minors. It followed a countywide crackdown on selling to underage patrons. Between 6 p.m. Thursday and 1 a.m. Friday, Ontario County sheriff’s deputies checked 66 establishments with New York liquor licenses regarding how each spot complies in selling... more

Deputies: Farmington man accused of illegally obtaining assistance from Geneva Housing Authority

Deputies: Farmington man accused of illegally obtaining assistance from Geneva Housing Authority
Deputies report the arrest of a Farmington man following an investigation into public assistance. As result, Raymond Wolfgram, 43, of Farmington was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny after being on public assistance for approximately one-year without reporting income properly. Deputies say that the assistance was being received from the Geneva Housing Authority. Altogether, approximately $4,720 was received illegally. He was... more

Festive night lights brighten the holiday in Farmington neighborhood

Festive night lights brighten the holiday in Farmington neighborhood
Most times, the arrival of Santa Claus is the star atop the tree come Christmastime. In the Buckskin Drive neighborhood off Mertensia Road in Farmington, the big man’s arrival — he is scheduled to make appearances Friday night and Saturday — is only part of the show. Yes, Bruce Raggi and his neighbors have done it again, bringing a holiday... more

Search for second burglary suspect continues after Victor home invasion

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The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 44-year-old Rochester man following the report of a burglary in progress in Victor. The incident unfolded on Gillis Road, according to deputies, who say that a resident at that address witnessed an unknown male enter their house from the front door. She hid in the bathroom and called 911. A... more

Clock ticking on proposed Farmington solar farm

Clock ticking on proposed Farmington solar farm
The timeline is in place as opponents once again voiced their displeasure Monday with the idea of a a 7-megawatt solar farm at Smith Farms. On Monday night the Town of Farmington Zoning Board of Appeals continued with its public hearing, as it awaits the results of a SEQR study followed by action from the Planning Board. Delaware River Solar... more

Farmington veterans remembered this holiday season

Farmington veterans remembered this holiday season
U. S. Army Sgt. E5 Jessie Cobas stood in full dress uniform at the grave of U. S. Navy World War II veteran William W. Holdforth. Laying an east-facing wreath by his marker, Cobas spoke Holdforth’s name out loud, thanking him for his service with a solemn salute and moment of silence. The veteran and her 4-year-old daughter, Isabelle, were... more

Two sent to Thompson Hospital after crash on CR 28 in Farmington

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Deputies say they responded to a two-car crash at the intersection of County Road 28 and Fox Road in Farmington Wednesday morning. It happened around 7:18 a.m. when 41-year-old Timothy Slater, of Farmington, was traveling west on Fox Road in his SUV when he failed to stop at the stop sign at the County Road 28 intersection. Failing to stop... more

GUILTY: Felicano found guilty on all charges

Woman testifies against Feliciano, Manchester man charged with predatory sexual assault and rape
GUILTY: Felicano found guilty on all charges Loudly, boldly and emphatically, the jury foreman rang the bells of justice for a young woman who was subjected to six years of rape and abuse. “Guilty,” he pronounced, repeating it five additional times, one for each felony count facing Steven Feliciano of Manchester, who silently hung his head. Feliciano, 56 — charged... more

Farmington residents split over proposed solar farm

Farmington residents split over proposed solar farm
What could be one of the largest solar farms in the area is proposed in 40 acres in Farmington. It’s the size of the project, not the purpose, that has many worried. Signs of protest surround the Farmington field that could soon be home to 21,000 solar panels. “It will destroy this area of town,” argued Stacey Vandenburgh, who lives... more

Concerns raised about solar farms and agriculture

Concerns raised about solar farms and agriculture
New York state is experiencing a surge in solar power farms, but while clean-energy proponents are supporting their growth, many are growing concerned about their impact on agricultural land. Such is the case with a $12 million, 7-megawatt solar project proposed by Delaware River Solar for more than 30 acres of farmland at the southwest corner of Fox and Yellow... more
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