Rain doesn’t dampen first-school-day spirits in Ontario County

Teachers and administrators donned umbrellas to greet students, some of whom covered their heads with hoods and backpacks to shelter from the rain. “Children eagerly arrived to Victor Primary School this morning, wet from the rain and excited for the promise the year holds,” said Principal Jennifer Check. “This year, we are looking forward to growing as a school community,... more

Wayland man charged with DWI in Naples

A 33-year-old Wayland man was arrested for driving while intoxicated, after deputies observed him crossing the center line on State Route 21. Deputies charged Jonathan H. Sabo, of Wayland with driving while intoxicated, as well as several other tickets after he was stopped and revealed to have a blood-alcohol content of .08 percent or more. The charges will be answered... more

Cash divide wide in Ontario County DA race

Kristina “Kitty” Karle has more than double the amount of cash in her kitty as her GOP opponent in the race for Ontario County district attorney. According to the last filing before the Sept. 12 primary, Karle has nearly $50,000, to just over $15,400 for Jim Ritts. The pre-primary report for the campaign filings at the New York State Board... more

What are lowest rated bridges in Ontario County?

With just a few more weeks left before the start of a new school year, area families are busy wrapping up vacations, road trips and the annual treks “over the river and through the woods, to grandmother’s house.” But have you ever wondered about the safety of these summer jaunts — particularly the portion “over the river”? New York state... more

Hospeace House welcomes director in Naples

Jennifer Emmons, a registered nurse experienced in hospice care, took the helm Monday of the newly formed comfort care home opening at Hospeace House. “I am so blessed to have this opportunity,” said Emmons, a Naples native familiar with Hospeace House, which operated for more than a decade as a four-bed, state-certified hospice. Hospeace is scheduled to reopen later this... more

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
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