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W-FL Hoops Opener: Mynderse tops Whitman in Rushville

The 2016-17 Wayne-Finger Lakes basketball season got underway with an early opener on Tuesday night that saw the #2 Mynderse Academy Blue Devils travel to Rushville to face #8 Marcus Whitman Wildcats in the first official game in all of Section V. Mynderse would build upon a 34-27 halftime lead to take a commanding 53-32 advantage after the third quarter.... more

Upstate Hoops Podcast Premiere: FL1 Sports live webcast schedule, W-FL Power Rankings & Girls Super Six revealed

FingerLakes1.com unveiled their 2016-17 live webcast schedule during the season premiere of the Upstate Hoops Podcast on Sunday night on FingerLakes1.TV. In addition to the live webcast schedule reveal, the FL1 Sports preseason W-FL Boys Power Rankings and Girls Super Six were released and a preview of the NYCC Tip-Off Classic, a quadruple-header set for next Saturday that will be streamed... more

Ontario County schools making the grade on attendance

Movie director, actor and comedian Woody Allen once said 80 percent of success is showing up. Although many agree with the sentiment, most officials from schools large and small in Ontario County feel they can and should do better by always making school attendance a top priority. And this year, attendance is a topic of discussion among school communities Geneva... more

Ontario County Sheriff’s staff completes Civil Refresher Training Program

Sixty-eight Deputy Sheriffs and civilian staff from 27 Sheriff’s Offices around the state recently completed a Civil Refresher Training Course, providing specialized training in Civil Law Enforcement. Sessions were held in Ontario and Rockland Counties for this program. Deputy Patrick Fitzgerald, Finance Clerk I Susan Hughes, and Finance Clerk I Debra Cunningham, participated in the training. Sponsored by the New... more

Whitman students learn about county landfill beyond the blue bin

Students in the Marcus Whitman ECO program got an inside look at landfill and recycling operations Wednesday at the Ontario County Landfill. With an expansion underway within the 389-acre site and a state-of-the-art recycling facility, the students had plenty to get excited about. And they were. Questions kept coming from the class of sixth-graders in the Environmental Classroom Opportunity Program,... more

Section V football quarterfinal weekend schedule

The Section V football postseason kicks-off this weekend with quarterfinal action across the region. Also, the annual Connors & Ferris Bowl games will be contested between schools who did not qualify for Sectionals. The full weekend play-off slate is below… THURSDAY 10/20 – CONNORS & FERRIS BOWL SEMIFINALS CLASS AA (12) Webster Thomas (9) Aquinas 7:00 PM (11) Churchville-Chili (10) Penfield... more

Two dogs found in Gorham; Naples man charged with ‘animal abandonment’

  On October 4th at about 8 am the Ontario County Humane Society received two Dachshund dogs at their facility that were found the day before on West Swamp Road in the Town of Gorham. The dogs were placed on the offices’ website as found and shortly later information was received in regards to their owner and how they turned... more

WWII effort in Gorham remembered

They scanned the skies overhead, searching for enemy aircraft, perhaps with excitement and wonder but almost certainly with purpose and a wee bit of apprehension. After all, Japanese warplanes attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, firing up U.S. involvement in World War II and stoking fear and patriotism, from Hawaii all the way to Gorham. Chances are, volunteer plane... more

Shortsville woman charged with felony burglary

A Shortsville woman was arrested on Thursday at 4:11 on a bench warrant out of the Village of Shortsville. Deputies in Ontario County say that Tiffany Giardina was arrested at Budd Park on Water Street in the Village of Shortsville on an arrest warrant for burglary in the third degree — a Class D felony. She is accused of entering... more

Naples added to water restriction; multiple Ontario, Wayne towns included

Over the weekend, Naples was added to the list of locations where water restrictions would be enacted until further notice. The expanded restrictions cover towns in Ontario and Wayne County, which are fed by Canandaigua Lake. In a statement released by officials from Canandaigua, the City announced that they would be initiating water conservation measures effectively immediately. The statement was... more

Third public hearing set for Pelican Point Marina rezone in Gorham

Owners and neighbors of Pelican Point Marina on East Lake Road have longer to wait for a decision on whether two acres of land will be rezoned to help expand the marina’s business. Marina co-owners Terry Principe and Bill Pellicano would like to see Gorham officials rezone recently purchased land just north of and adjacent to the marina on County... more

Our FL History: The Ku Klux Klan in the Finger Lakes

The history of the Ku Klux Klan presence in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York in the 1920’s as narrated by Walter Gable, Seneca County Historian. more

Two teens arrested after violating social host law

Four people were arrested in Gorham after the Ontario County Sheriff’s Department responded to a noise complaint. Taylor McKeen and Garrett Cunningham, both 19-years-old, of Auburn were arrested for allowing underage persons to consume alcohol on their premises. Police say that Jonathan MacClurg, 20 of Jamesville and Jared Patterson, 19, of Cayuga were also arrested. The social host law violation... more

Two hospitalized after serious crash in Gorham

Two hospitalized after serious crash in Gorham
Two Middlesex residents were hospitalized on Thursday after a one-car crash on County Road 1 in the Town of Gorham around 6:36 am. Deputies say that the driver, John N. Scott, 65, of Middlesex was traveling north on County Road 1 in the Town of Gorham, and while attempting to pass another vehicle lost control of his own causing it... more

Stanley woman injured when deer smashes into car in Gorham

A mother driving on County Road 17 in Gorham Sunday afternoon was hurt when five deer crossed the road in front of the car, one of the deer striking the vehicle. Ontario County Sheriff’s deputies said Courtney R. Landschoot, 24, of Lake to Lake Road in Stanley, was headed north on the road when five deer suddenly crossed her path.... more

Gorham man charged after striking woman, two children

Gorham man charged after striking woman, two children
During the early-morning hours of Monday, a Gorham man was arrested after an incident where he allegedly struck multiple individuals — including a woman and two children. Deputies say Christopher A. Schoepfel, 33, of Gorham was charged with criminal contempt in the first degree, endangering the welfare of a child, and harassment in the second degree. Schoepfel allegedly got into... more

Bicyclist airlifted to Strong after tandem bike crashes in Gorham

Deputies in Ontario County say a Massachusetts couple was riding a tandem bicycle, participating in a tandem bike tour when their bicycle crashed on Depew Road in the Town of Gorham. Deputies say Chanda B. McKee and Daniel McKee, both 56, were traveling west on Depew Road when Daniel lost control of the bicycle causing it to fall over and... more

Rushville man airlifted to Strong Memorial after truck flips, strikes utility pole in Gorham

A Rushville man suffered extensive injuries during a one-car crash on County Road 1 in the Town of Gorham on Saturday. The accident occurred around 5:39 am and deputies say happened after the driver, Chad J. Lightfoote, 23, of Rushville fell asleep behind the wheel. Authorities say Lightfoote’s 2013 Ford F-150 was traveling on County Road 1 south of Hall... more
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