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Blue-green algae pop up at popular lakes

A summer bummer at some of the most popular hot spots. Blue-green algae is keeping swimmers out of public beach areas in Honeoye and Canandaigua Lakes. Experts say the summer invader grows depending on the weather. The sun, warmth, and calm lake water all play a part in the increase of blue-green algae blooms. Jordana Hinkson took a 40-minute drive... more

Blue-green algae closes Sandy Bottom Beach on Honeoye Lake

Blue green algae strikes again. Sandy Bottom Beach on Honeoye Lake was closed for swimming as of Tuesday and will remain closed until the state Department of Health gives the OK for swimming again. No specific cause has been identified as the culprit of the “unacceptable bloom,” according to town Councilman Steve Barnhoorn. In fact, on Monday, no blooms were... more

UPDATE: Body of elderly man recovered after search on Canandaigua Lake

Update The body of the missing 83-year-old South Bristol resident was located late-Tuesday. While additional details were not provided, officials noted that the body was recovered close to the cottage. The Monroe County Medical Examiner has yet to officially determine the cause of death. This story will be updated as new information becomes available. Original Deputies in Ontario County are... more

Ontario Co. DA Tantillo talks career, prosecution, future on Inside the FLX (podcast)

It’s been 38 years prosecuting for District Attorney Michael Tantillo. He has served as District Attorney for 28 of those 38 years. “It’s not an easy job. I’ve continued handling trial prosecution on felony cases, but have developed an incredibly talented team that has made our office run incredibly well,” Tantillo explained. “While this is my last year as DA,... more

Driver transported to Strong after two-car crash in Honeoye

On Monday at approximately 9:35 am emergency units were called to a motor vehicle crash on County Rd. 37. Deputies say a 2015 Hyundai operated by William E. Schlueter was traveling north on County Rd. 37 when he executed a left turn, turning into the path of a 2016 Ford pickup truck. The pickup truck was being operated by Benjamin... more

Ontario Co. cleans up after storms, flooding on Thursday

Ontario County was one of the areas that got a lot of rain in a short period of time. The emergency management director tells us most of the damage came from water flowing over the roads. Trees were uprooted and there’s a lot dirt left behind after the water receded. People living in Canandaigua showed us they have some clean... more

DEC seeks comment for treatment plant

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has tentatively decided to issue a new, revised discharge permit for the Honeoye Lake Consolidated Sewer District Treatment Plant. The plant at 8696 Main St. discharges up to 500,000 gallons of treated wastewater into Honeoye Creek, which has recently been reclassified from Class D to Class C. Before the permit is issued, the DEC... more

Honeoye woman faces DWI charge

Deputies in Ontairo County arrested a 34-year-old Honeoye woman after she was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. Colleen M. Harmon, 34, of Honeoye was arrested for driving while intoxicated. She was arrested on County Rd. 41 in Victor after she was stopped for failing to dim her headlights. She was issued appearance tickets and released. The... more

Honeoye man charged with wielding knife on Sunday

Deputies in Ontario County arrested a 65-year-old Honeoye resident after an incident on Sunday. Stephen A. Cromack, 65, was arrested for third-degree criminal possession of a weapon after he allegedly held a knife and expressed the intent to use it in an unlawful manner. He had a previous conviction of a crime. Cromack was remanded to the Ontario County Jail... more

Honeoye Drama Club presents ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’

The Honeoye Drama Club will be presenting “Arsenic and Old Lace,” which opens Friday night and continues with a Saturday night performance and matinee on Sunday. The play by John Kesselring is a farcical black comedy revolving around the Brewster family, descended from the Mayflower, but now composed of insane homicidal maniacs. The hero, Mortimer Brewster, is a drama critic... more

Honeoye man with three DWI convictions arrested for drunk driving again

A 38-year-old Honeoye man is facing a felony DWI charge, as well as a number of others after police found he had three previous DWI convictions after the traffic stop. James C. Francis, 38, of Honeoye is accused of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, driving with a revoked license related to previous DWI convictions, driving a vehicle that was unregistered,... more

Latest from FLX as water levels continue to rise (full-coverage)

It’s a bad situation. As a whole, the region is several inches over “normal” rainfall amounts for the last two months. While the Finger Lakes didn’t see the snowmelt that sometimes contributes to springtime flooding — we have seen plenty of spring rains. On Thursday a road washed out in Geneva. Coastal communities along Lake Ontario have been on edge... more

Risk for boaters elevated at Canandaigua Lake

  Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero says that boaters need to use extreme caution when on the waters of Canandaigua Lake. He said, “Officers are confirming debris below the surface, primarily tree limbs and logs, that present a danger if struck by a boat.” The recent rains have wreaked havoc on the region, causing runoff, water rise, and a variety... more

Taking on ‘Value of Villages’ in Ontario County

If you own property in one of Ontario County’s eight villages, then you pay a village property tax on top of your town tax. That village tax is the center of a study by two Ontario County men who formed a nonprofit to shed light on the cost of local government. With the village of Rushville facing a June 27... more

Honeoye resident facing welfare fraud charges

On April 7th a 36-year-old Honeoye resident was charged with welfare fraud following an investigation. Deputies charged Chad Aaron Aycock, 36, of Honeoye with fifth-degree welfare fraud and second-degree offering a false instrument for filing. According to deputies, he submitted an application for SNAP assistance and indicated that he had no income. He submitted another application for HEAP assistance with... more

Time for trees in Honeoye: Project boosting stream health through trees

If you live around Honeoye Lake, you may be eligible for free trees. The Honeoye Creek subwatershed is now part of a project to boost stream health of the Genesee River Basin, and trees are the ticket. The Trees 4 Tribs (tributaries) program through the state Department of Environmental Conservation provides the trees, and local tree lovers offer support in... more
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