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Algae bloom appears near FLX Welcome Center in Geneva; busy HAB season on Seneca Lake

Even more HABs spotted along Seneca Lake over las
Bill Roege, who recently took over as HABs Director for Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association, says the last seven days have proven to be busy for volunteers working around Seneca Lake to identify harmful algal blooms. Last week, Frank DiOrio was a guest on FingerLakes1.com’s Sunday Conversation, outlining some of the things that SLPWA had seen throughout the season. The... more

Gorham man sentenced for Fentanyl death in Phelps

Gorham man sentenced for Fentanyl death
A Gorham man was sentenced for the Fentanyl death of Justin Meath. Police say 28-year-old Donald Lee Everson sold Fentanyl to Meath and one other person in Phelps back in Oct. 2018. Both overdosed, but only Meath died. Everson was charged with selling drugs a few days later, and manslaughter when the cause of death came back earlier this year. Now, he’s expected to... 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

Gorham man pleads guilty to manslaughter in drug overdose death

Gorham man pleads guilty to manslaughter in drug overdose death
Nearly a year after a Gorham man died of a drug overdose at his home, another man pleaded guilty to selling the drugs that killed him. Ontario County District Attorney Jim Ritts said Donald Everson, also of Gorham, pleaded guilty Thursday in county court to second-degree manslaughter and third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance in the Oct. 30, 2018... more

Meeting coming up to discuss pedestrian, bike lanes on roads in Ontario County

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One Ontario County corridor could be significantly friendlier in the near-future to those on bicycles and walking. That work could be happening along the Route 364 and County Road 11 corridor after a grant was received from the Genesee Transportation Council to create a plan. The Messenger Post reports that the study is looking at ways to improve safe pedestrian... more

Marcus Whitman voters OK addition to project

Marcus Whitman voters OK addition to project
Marcus Whitman school district voters approved a referendum Tuesday adding $5 million to an already approved $29 million capital project. The referendum passed 242-99. The project was approved in 2017 by a 236-156 margin. It consisted of about $19 million in work at the high school, middle school and Finger Lakes Secondary School (BOCES wing). It addition, there was about... more

Residents warned as algae blooms grow in numbers around Canandaigua Lake

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Stay out of shallow areas of Canandaigua Lake. That’s the message from those watching intensifying blue-green algae blooms along Canandaigua Lake’s shoreline. The Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association reported areas that show significant worsening of condition. “Although yesterday’s blooms were not experienced lake-wide, the areas they were observed were severe in some cases,” an update on Tuesday said. “Reported blooms were... 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

Flooding, power outages reported in Ontario, Seneca counties after severe storms roll through on Sunday

Strong storms lash Ontario, Seneca counties on Sunday
It was another day of strong thunderstorms for parts of the Finger Lakes on Sunday, as storms moved through – causing downed trees, power outages, and street flooding. This was particularly the case in Ontario and Seneca counties, who were hardest hit by an afternoon cell, which was severe warned by the National Weather Service. @RobertSpetaWX Exchange St in Geneva... more

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

After fatal fentanyl overdose Gorham man indicted on manslaughter charge

After fatal fentanyl overdose Gorham man indicted on manslaughter charge
Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson says a Gorham resident was arrested on manslaughter charges following a grand jury indictment this week. Donald Lee Everson, 28, of Gorham has been charged with second-degree manslaughter on May 7th. Henderson says the charge stems from an investigation by the Sheriff’s Office, which began on October 30th, 2018. On that date, deputies and EMS... 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

Penn Yan woman airlifted after being partially ejected in two-car crash

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  The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office has provided an update on the crash that happened a little before 5 p.m. at the intersection of Lake to Lake Road and County Road 18 in Gorham. Deputies say Edward Fraser, 67, of Churchville was traveling west on Lake to Lake Road when he failed to stop at the stop sign at County... more

Former West Genesee Superintendent hired at Marcus Whitman Central School District

Former West Genesee Superintendent hired at Marcus Whitman Central School District
Former West Genesee Superintendent Dr. Chris Brown has been hired to the same position at another district in Upstate New York. According to the Marcus Whitman Central School District website, Brown will begin as that district’s superintendent July 1st. “We are very excited to welcome Dr. Chris Brown to the Marcus Whitman School District,” says Board of Education President Sheila... more

Rochester man airlifted from rollover crash in Gorham; later charged with DWI

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A Rochester man was seriously injured in a Gorham accident along Route 247. Deputies say Joshua Lyons, 38, was traveling north on Route 247 in Gotham when his vehicle traveled off the west side of the road, struck a ditch, then utility pole, before overturning. Lyons was ejected from the vehicle and suffered back, arm, and leg injuries. He was... more

LATEST: Gorham home insured, suffers serious damage after fire spreads from chimney

Firefighters respond to structure fire in Gorham
In an update, the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office said the fire in Gotham last night likely started after a wood stove pipe caught fire. The fire began in the attic area of the home on County Road 18; and spread into the ceiling as well as the walls of the structure. Deputies say that after responding – the fire spread... more
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