Naples Town Attorney accused of forcible touching

The Naples town attorney was arrested Nov. 2 after being accused of inappropriately touching a teenage girl while carrying out his duties as the Yates County public defender. State police charged 69-year-old Edward Brockman, of Naples, with forcible touching, a class A misdemeanor, in connection with the incident involving an 18-year-old client that allegedly took place in his Penn Yan... more

Concerns run deep over High Tor plan in Naples

Logging is ramping up in thousands of acres of forest in the state High Tor Wildlife Management Area, and that has a number of citizens and a watershed organization speaking out. Concerns range from runoff polluting the lake to the use of pesticides, and the disturbance of what some believe are historic and culturally significant rock formations. The state Department... 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

Two women hospitalized after red light crash in Canandaigua

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that on November 4th at approximately 4:49 pm deputies responded to State Route 5&20 and Lakeshore Drive for the report of a personal injury motor vehicle accident. When deputies arrived they found a vehicle operated by Ashley L. Rieflin, 28, of Albany and Dianne E. Miller, 56, of Naples respectively, which had collided at... more

Next community café to be at Naples Library

The Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition has scheduled its next community café from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Naples Library, 118 S. Main St. The coalition is an initiative of the Partnership for Ontario County. Coalition coordinator Petrea Rae said the goal of the café is to give community members an opportunity to discuss concerns about substance abuse... 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

Naples graduate an Oxford University scholar

George Kotlik credits his parents — immigrants from two different countries who struggled to make it in America — along with his own determination for where he is today. A 2014 graduate of Naples Central School, Kotlik is studying at Oxford University’s New College on a path to eventually earning a law degree. New College is one of Oxford’s largest... more

Naples man dies after rollover crash on Route 21

A Naples man has died from injuries he sustained in a morning car accident in the Town of Canandaigua. Deputies say that they were called to 5394 State Route 21 in the Town of Canandaigua for the report of a single vehicle rollover crash. When emergency personnel arrived they located a 2008 Ford F-150 pickup truck that was resting on... 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

Naples pair involved in multiple crimes, charged with forgery, possession of stolen property

A Naples pair has been arrested after being accused of forging a check in the Village of Naples on October 1st. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Friday, October 7th Stephany Nicole Diaz was arrested for forgery in the second degree following an investigation into events that transpired on October 1st in the Village of Naples. Investigators say... more

Grape-stomping good time at Finger Lakes harvest festivals

It’s fall in the Finger Lakes Region of New York, and if you take a drive down one of the lakes, chances are you’ll find vineyards and wineries a buzz with activity. It’s the celebration of another harvest that brings vineyard owners and winemakers together with the communities around them. Check out this video by Lauren Long of Syracuse.com featuring scenes... more

Winners, bakers, tasters: Naples Grape Pie contest

Crowds gathered Saturday at the Naples Grape Festival pie tent for the annual contest that determines who made the World’s Greatest Grape Pie. Twenty-three pies competed for the top pick. First place went to Meghanne Ash Freivald of Canadice. Taking second place was Tiffany Turan of Penn Yan. Third place went to Inez Bradley of Naples. Rounding out fourth and... more

FLX Weekly with Jessica Lahr: Autumn officially arrives in the Finger Lakes & the Naples Grape Festival returns

Thursday is the first official day of autumn in the Finger Lakes and this weekend’s weather will be cooperating with plenty of sun and cooler temperatures. Perfect weather for attending the Naples Grape Festival or any other outdoor activity throughout the region. We talk all about it, along with the top local news and sports of the week and our... more

Hospeace House in Naples closes, plans reopening

Supporters say Hospeace House could not continue meeting the demands of its four-bed, state certification. Hundreds of families have been helped by Hospeace House, a four-bed, state-certified hospice home that opened 13 years ago with a core of volunteers who made it happen. The house under the umbrella of Ontario-Yates Hospice last month closed its door indefinitely, but not for... more

Finger Lakes Land Trust adds 18-acre parcel on Canandaigua Lake

Finger Lakes Land Trust has added a scenic 18-acre parcel overlooking the south end of Canandaigua Lake and the West River to its network of conserved lands. The land trust announced the latest acquisition on Greisa Hill Road is from Rochester resident Ed Cloos, who sold the land for less than its appraised fair market value. The property features meadows... more
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