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Naples man charged with DWI again; driving with BAC 5x the legal limit

Deputies in Livingston County charged a Naples man with driving while intoxicated. For James Rathburn, it was the second time being arrested for driving while intoxicated in the last week. The first arrest happened in Steuben County. The second, most-recently, took place in Livonia on Plank Rd. He was charged with felony driving while intoxicated after deputies say he blew... more

End of an era at Naples Library

When Blanche Warner graduated from Naples Central School in 1966, she wasn’t thinking of a career with the Naples Library. Coming off a summer in Colombia as an exchange student and considering her wide range of interests, she enrolled at Syracuse University in liberal arts. Still testing the waters, after a year she entered the workforce, living and working in... more

Naples barn destroyed in blaze; two firefighters suffer from dehydration on scene

As the storms cleared out of the area, crews were called to the scene of a structure fire on Eelpot Rd. in Naples. Deputies in Ontario County say that around 8:24 pm they responded to 9030 Eelpot Rd. for the report of a barn fire. When they arrived on scene, deputies found smoke coming from the structure. A neighbor, identified... 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

Naples contractor accused of stealing more than $100k from homeowners

A Naples contractor, doing business under the name Diversified Contracting Co., is facing six felony charges after being accused of stealing in excess of $100,000 from two property owners. Joel Smith is charged with two counts of second-degree grand larceny, a class C felony; and four counts of second-degree forgery, a class D felony. He is accused of stealing from... more

Group advertises major savings if every Ontario Co. village dissolved

Dissolving is a good idea, according to one group out of Ontario County. The Ontario County Values, Inc. an independent and not-for-profit corporation was recently formed to study and compare the costs of local government services in Ontario County. The latest study — aptly named “The Value of Villages” shows the likely average savings that would accrue to each village... more

Plans afoot to restore Parish Flats in Naples

Community input is sought for a project to improve habitat and water quality, reduce flooding and maintain fishing and transportation in Parish Flats. The town of Naples will host a presentation and discussion April 19 at 7 p.m. at Naples Village Annex, 106 S. Main St. Engineers and environmental scientists will present findings and residents will be able to share... more

Opening day: Stocked trout boost angler chances

Fishing enthusiasts who have been cooped up all winter will be out in force Saturday for opening day of trout season in New York. Many of those hopefuls will flock to the banks of legendary Catharine Creek and other Finger Lakes tributaries for a shot at hooking a giant spawning rainbow trout. For people who aren’t into standing elbow-to-elbow with... more

How did a Naples business go toe to toe with Blue Apron?

For professionals who work constantly with busy, overwhelming schedules, the choice of food usually comes down to a few fast food, casual-dining or more formal sit-down restaurants. Now there’s a new lineup of businesses available for individuals who don’t have time to prepare dinner or lunch ahead of time. Or for those who aren’t comfortable cooking. The name of the... more

Naples man faces multiple charges after traffic stop

A 30-year-old Naples man was charged with criminal possession and other charges after a traffic stop. Christopher J. Schenk, 30, of Naples was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, passing a steady red light, possession of prescription medication not in it’s original container and violation of parole. He is accused of passing a red light, possessing cocaine,... more

Naples High School has case of whooping cough

Parents at Naples Central School were notified Friday of a case of whooping cough in the high school. Whooping cough (Pertussis) is a highly contagious bacterial infection that causes coughing fits. While Pertussis usually begins as a mild upper respiratory infection, it will normally lead to coughing fits followed by crowing or a high-pitched whoop. The coughing episodes are usually... more

DEC crews will sample rainbow trout in Naples Creek on Thursday

That annual rite of spring known as rainbow trout “shocking’’ will take place Thursday, March 23 and Friday, March 24. Crews from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s fisheries division in Avon will sample the run of fish in two key Finger Lakes tributaries in advance of Opening Day for fishing on inland waters on April 1. Naples... more

Naples remembers life of young girl who died from the flu

People in Naples remembered the life of a young flu victim on Saturday with a party. It would have been hard to miss if you were driving down Main Street there. The reason for that party wore bright colors and a big smile. 11-year-old Madeline Barton was in Sixth Grade at Naples Elementary School when died from complications from the... 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
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