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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

Former prosecutor wants to bring experience home to Ontario County DA’s Office

A former Honeoye resident is moving back home, and in the process, has announced she is making a run at the top spot in the Ontario County District Attorney’s Office. Attorney Kristina “Kitty” Karle, who practices in Rochester and Canandaigua, said on Saturday that her goal in seeking the district attorney position is to bring the experience she’s garnered back... more

Honeoye man facing charges after 20 guns found in storage unit

On March 25th deputies in Ontario County arrested a 55-year-old Honeoye man after he was found to be possessing six handguns and 14 long-guns in a rented storage unit. Investigators arrested John J. Cheer Jr., 55, of Honeoye for third-degree criminal possession of a weapon on January 5th for possessing a handgun after being convicted of an unrelated felony in... more

Honeoye resident claims innocence of drug charges on witness stand

A Honeoye man facing decades behind bars for a series of drug charges took the stand during his trial on Friday, where he claimed that the alleged evidence gathered by police against him is fabricated. The defense posed by 54-year-old Kenneth Barksdale in Ontario County Court, which included claims of audio tampering and made-up text messages, was vigorously contended by... more

Bloomfield man crashes into ditch; charged with aggravated DWI

Deputies in Ontario County say that a 24-year-old Bloomfield man is facing an aggravated DWI charge after a crash on East Lake Rd. Jacob L. Nichols, 24, of Bloomfield was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated after he was traveling northbound on East Lake Rd. in Richmond — and lost control of the vehicle. He crashed into a ditch, and... more

Ontario Sheriff extends ‘No Unnecessary Travel’ request

Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero says that conditions are worsening in his county. A Travel Advisory has been issued by Povero until 10 pm. Povero extended the No Unnecessary Travel Advisory active in the county, which will remain until 5 am on Thursday. He says that motorists should use extreme caution on the roadways, especially as those individuals who have... more

Honeoye woman steals credit card making purchases at Best Buy, Taco Bell

A Honeoye resident has been charged with fourth-degree grand larceny after deputies say she stole a credit car belonging to a co-worker. Deputies arrested Laurin M. Carroll, 26, of Honeoye at Best Buy in Victor after she stole a co-worker’s credit card and used it for unauthorized purchases totaling more than $80. She spent $73.08 at Best Buy and $10.84... more

Seeking candidates for Honeoye Board of Education

Two vacancies need to be filled on Honeoye Central School Board of Education. Two, three-year terms are open due to terms expiring of board members Jessica Green and Thomas Mann. Each of the two candidates who receive the greatest number of votes in the May 16th, 2017 election will serve the term of July 1, 2017 through June 30th, 2020.... more

Sectionals: Newark girls shock in Class B; South Seneca girls roll (full coverage)

Thirty-four Section V boys basketball teams and a whopping sixty girls teams were in action on Wednesday night for the final night of opening round Sectional action. Only two Wayne-Finger Lakes boys teams took the court, Geneva in Class A2 and Romulus in D2, and both lost. The Canandaigua boys would advance with a 26 point win. On the girls... more

Big wins for W-FL teams on opening night of Sectional basketball (full coverage)

Fifty-six high school basketball teams from throughout Section V were in action on opening night of Sectional play on Tuesday night and several W-FL teams advanced to the quarterfinals. Full results from the entire slate of games on Tuesday night in Section V, updated tournament brackets and upcoming schedule below…   TUESDAY NIGHT OPENING ROUND SCOREBOARD: CLASS B BOYS  (Updated... more

2017 Section V boys & girls basketball Sectional tournament brackets

Late Friday morning, the seeding points for Section V boys and girls high school basketball became official as the regular season is behind us. Ahead is Sectionals! Check out the brackets below for every classification in Section V for the boys and girls with our area teams highlighted. Postseason play gets underway Tuesday night. Check back to FingerLakes1.com for our... more

W-FL Wednesday: Whitman caps perfect FL West season with win in Naples

On Wednesday night, the Marcus Whitman Wildcats completed a perfect league schedule in the Finger Lakes West with a victory over Naples to cap their league slate with a 16-0 record. The Wildcats (16-0/16-2) host Livonia on Thursday night in a non-league contest on the final night of the regular season. On the final night of girls action, Pal-Mac topped... more

W-FL Thursday: 15 straight for Whitman boys; Creek’s Mosqueda scores 30 in win

The Marcus Whitman Wildcats won their 15th straight game on Thursday night, dispatching with South Seneca, 69-40. Riley McLoud and Nick Young scored 16 points each while Burlin Allen dished out 11 assists. It was Allen’s second 11 assist game of the season for the Finger Lakes West Champion Wildcats. Outside of Whitman’s dominance this season, the Finger Lakes West... more
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