Midlakes appoints new superintendent

Matthew Sickles is excited to start serving as superintendent of the Phelps-Clifton Springs Central School District (Midlakes) beginning Sept. 1. He brought his family Monday to a special meeting of the Board of Education, which unanimously approved his appointment through June 2021 with an initial annual base salary of $140,000. “Thank you,” Sickles told the board. “I’m humbled and honored... more

‘Anything Goes’ for Phelps-Clifton Springs Community Theatre’s 40th anniversary

The Phelps-Clifton Springs Community Theatre is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a production of a classic musical comedy. The cast of “Anything Goes” will hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. July 27-29 and at 2 p.m. July 30 in the air-conditioned Midlakes High School auditorium. The score includes such standards as “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “You’re the... more

SHERIFF’S REPORT: Faulty fuel line caused fiery incident at Paradise Speedway

On Tuesday, the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office along with the NYS Office of Fire Prevention and Control have shared the results of their inspection of the micro-sprint car involved in the incident on Saturday at Paradise Speedway in Geneva. The Sheriff’s Office reports that the fire was caused by a faulty fuel line that came on an pumped gas onto... more

Phelps woman accused of stealing $3,000 cash from a relative

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Department has arrested Kayla Brianne Schroeder, age 29 of Dewindt Road in Phelps, and charged her with third degree grand larceny following an investigation into events that occurred in the Town of Phelps. It is alleged that Schroeder had stolen over $3,000 in cash from a relatives bank accounts between July 1 through July 20 of... more

Crash at SR 14/318 intersection in Phelps sends three to area hospitals

On Monday at approximately 1:28 pm deputies were called to the scene of a two car motor vehicle accident. Deputies say a 2004 Volkswagon sedan operated by Alexander Hunter, 17, of Penn Yan was northbound on State Route 14 at the intersection with State Route 90 and State Route 318 and struck a 2015 Dodge Caracan operated by 23-year-old Alexia... more

Deputies: Newark man dies in motorcycle accident in Phelps

In an update on Friday afternoon, deputies in Ontario County reported that the deceased motorcyclist was a 71-year-old Newark man. Deputies say Francis Guchone was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital via Mercy Flight where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries. Deputies are actively investigating a fatal motorcycle accident that happened late-Thursday night along Neider Rd. in Phelps. The Sheriff’s Office... more

They found their thrills in the Phelps sky

Give them five minutes and they’ll make you fall in love with flying. Members of the Sky Rovers RC Flying Club are passionate about their handcrafted, radio-controlled aircraft, and they’re proving why, to the applause of hundreds attending this weekend’s 2017 Sky Rovers Annual Airshow on McBurney Road. Is it the mesmerizing buzz of the engines that draws people in?... more

Community rallies for Phelps man recovering from internal decapitation

In the days, weeks and months after he was severely injured in an off-road vehicle accident, Tyler Fisher has been told many times how fortunate he is to be alive. He has never disputed that. “I realize how lucky I am,” the Midlakes High School graduate said during a recent phone interview. “I guess I never realized how serious it... more

Midlakes’ superintendent search down to two finalists

The search for a new superintendent to take over leadership of the Phelps-Clifton Springs Central School District (Midlakes) is down to two final candidates, both of whom began their careers as social studies teachers. All-day interviews with multiple stakeholders will be conducted in the district Monday with Jeramy Clingerman, the current superintendent of Marcus Whitman Central School (Gorham-Middlesex CSD), and... more

Phelps duo charged with assault, endangering after incident

Deputies arrested a pair of Phelps residents after an investigation into an incident that happened on Friday. Dustin W. Albrecht, 22, and Alicia Atkinson, 32, both of Phelps were arrested for third-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child. The two are accused of assaulting Alicia’s roommate and her roommates’ boyfriend during a physical altercation that took place on... more

Phelps woman charged with DWI after rollover accident

Deputies in Ontario County say that a Phelps woman was charged with driving while intoxicated after an accident at the intersection of Turk Rd. and Snell Rd. on Sunday. Amber Marie Beman, 26, of Phelps was charged with DWI at Strong Memorial Hospital following the crash that happened in the Town of Geneva. She sustained injuries in the accident, had... 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

Phelps announces Concerts in the Park lineup

The village of Phelps Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual Concerts in the Park series from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays July 10-31 in Redfield Park on Church Street in Phelps. This year’s lineup includes Rebecca Colleen and the Chore Lads on July 10, Flint Creek on July 17, Two Steps Back and Harvey Evans on July 24... more

FAKE MONEY: Police say ‘motion picture money’ is going around Geneva

Police in Geneva say they’ve received at least one complaint this week of fake money being passed off as real U.S. currency. Police say that local businesses and residents should closely examine any money they’re being handed to ensure it’s authentic. The money being passed reads “Motion Picture Use Only,” and is the type of prop used in filming. Police... more

Ammonia tank leaks in Phelps caused hazmat situation

Deputies in Ontario County say that an ammonia leak led to a HAZMAT situation in Phelps. The Oaks Corners Fire Department and Phelps Ambulance responded to 459 Fisher Rd. after residents of the property could smell an ammonia type odor and experienced dizziness. The two who lived at the property, identified as William and Kelly Symonds, did not suffer any... more
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