Eco-friendly vacation homes sprout up near Naples

Years ago, Ed Bebko was in the comedy business running the Buffalo Comix Cafe in Buffalo and later, Comix Cafe in Rochester. Both clubs eventually closed, and more recently, Bebko turned to a life off the grid. That life is planted on a 30-acre property in the woods, entirely solar powered, with three vacation homes called Shangri-La. “I love nature,”... more

Naples CSD teaching kids and staff to be positive online

Naples CSD teaching kids and staff to be positive online
Equipment to introduce elementary school children to coding and computer programming is included in the Naples Central School District’s Smart Schools Investment Plan recently approved by the state Smart Schools Review Board. Technology purchases include a Lego EV3 set, the coding programming component; along with a Padcaster to film various projects, events and programs; a large screen monitor; and a... more

Naples man arrested on warrant for criminal sex act

Deputies in Ontario County arrested a 62-year-old Naples man on a bench warrant for criminal sex act. Details of the alleged incident were not highlighted in a press release to the media, but the arrest took place on July 28th at approximately 8:04 pm. Deputies say that Dale J. Finster, of Naples was taken into custody without incident and will... more

Hospeace House in Naples soon to reopen

Plans to reopen Hospeace House as a two-bed comfort care home are moving quickly. Thanks to fundraising, donations and volunteer help, the hospice that closed last August should be ready to reopen this fall — and with an executive director to be hired within days, that goal will be even more solid, according to the president of the Hospeace volunteer... more

Retired teachers fund Naples project

Naples Elementary School is transforming an underutilized courtyard into an outdoor learning space for the entire school. Kyle Inda, a special education teacher and PLANT club advisor, recently received a $1,000 check from the New York State Retired Teachers’ Association Hudson-Kramer Memorial Grant fund. The money will be used to install a shade sail over one of the classroom spaces,... more

Deputies: Naples man threatened to kill employees at local restaurant

Deputies in Ontario County arrested a 58-year-old Naples resident after an investigation into a threat made at Luigi’s Restaurant on numerous occasions. Francis William Phillips is accused of threatening to kill employees at the restaurant on several occasions. He was charged with third-degree menacing, third-degree stalking and resisting arrest. He was arraigned in Naples Town Court and remanded to the... more

Naples woman charged with DWI after leaving scene of accident

A Naples woman was charged with DWI after deputies witnessed her leaving the scene of a property damage accident. Tracy L. Mancini, 49, of Naples was charged with driving while intoxicated after she was seen leaving the scene of an accident. She is accused of operating a motor vehicle on a public highway while in an intoxicated state. She was... 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

Rochester woman accused of assault, endangering child in Naples

Deputies in Ontario County were called to 10 James St. in Naples for a reported assault, which happened on Saturday around 6:50 pm. Kathryn R. Dobles was arrested and is accused of third-degree attempted assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Dobles is accused of being involved in a disturbance with another female and was found to be the... more

Naples forum raises question: Is healthcare a human right?

With more questions than answers on the Republican attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, a health law forum Wednesday largely focused on what could happen in New York. The New York Health Act that passed the Assembly — and that now has wide support in the Senate — is a hot topic, given... more

Naples man charged with DWI after crash

Deputies say a 44-year-old Naples man, who was uninjured in a serious single-vehicle crash on County Rd. 12 now faces DWI charges after an investigation. Shawn M. McCaaffrey, 44, of Naples was the driver of a vehicle in the area of Griesa Hill Rd. on County Rd. 12, which wetn off the road into a wooded area, striking and sheering... more

State Police re-open streets in Naples after investigation into suspicious package Tuesday afternoon (video)

State Police have re-opened streets in Naples along Route 21 after the bomb squad investigated a package this afternoon and determined there to be no threat to residents.Side streets in the downtown area of Naples along with Route 21 were blocked off mid-afternoon and re-opened shortly before 5:00 PM. Several people were in the Naples Library and had to remain inside and... more

Two sent to hospital after accident at busy Farmington intersection

On Thursday around 1:07 pm deputies in Ontario County, along with Victor Farmington Ambulance and the Farmington Fire Department responded to the intersection of State Route 96 and State Route 332 for the report of a four car accident. Deputies say that Martin Hudson, 22, of Bloomfield was traveling east on State Rt. 96 when he rear ended a vehicle... more

Naples duo faces charges after incident with child

On Thursday at 7:56 pm deputies responded to 13 Concord Park in Naples for a reported disturbance between multiple individuals. Upon investigation it was determined that a domestic fight had occurred between Jesse James Lee, 43, and Tea Leann Lee, 22, both of Naples with a child involved. Both were taken into custody, and Jesse Lee is accused of endangering... more

Naples Ambulance sounds call for recruits

Naples Ambulance opened its doors Sunday for an open house that volunteers hope bring new members. Several people filled out applications at the event that marked the beginning of National EMS Week, which celebrates the men and women behind the nation’s emergency medical services. “We thank everyone who came today,” said Naples Ambulance President Linda Almekinder, who joined others with... more

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
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