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UPDATE: One airlifted with internal injuries after serious accident in Phelps

New details have emerged after an accident at the corner of Griffith Road and Fort Hill Road in the Town of Phelps. Deputies say that Heather Jo McGovern, 28, of Newark was traveling east on Griffith Road and failed to stop for the stop sign at the intersection of Fort Hill Road. Jeffery M. VanCamp, 35, of Newark was traveling... more

Our Finger Lakes History Podcast: Cobblestone buildings in the Finger Lakes

Seneca County Historian Walter Gable discusses the various styles and types of Cobblestone buildings and structures found in the Finger Lakes region on Episode 003 of Our Finger Lakes History on FingerLakes1.TV. Click here for the episode page and complete archives at FingerLakes1.TV. more

Cause of massive barn fire in Phelps unknown, but not suspicious

Officials in Ontario County report that the fire at 1382 County Road 23 in the Town of Phelps, located at the DeBoover Family Farm caused no injuries to people or animals. Deputies say that two people driving by the farm noticed smoke coming from a metal barn used to store hay and called 911. Several fire departments responded to put out... more

Phelps woman convicted on animal cruelty charges

It took a mere 15 minutes Monday for a town court jury to convict a local woman on numerous animal cruelty charges. Ontario County District Attorney R. Michael Tantillo said Renee Mobley was found guilty of 18 counts of animal cruelty and failure to provide food/water to a confined animal. Both charges are misdemeanors. Mobley is scheduled to be sentenced... more

Waterloo woman charged with aggravated DWI in Phelps after accident

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that a Waterloo woman was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated after a single car crash in Phelps. Deputies were called to Townline Road in the Town of Phelps on September 4, 2016 for the report of a single car crash at 7:09 pm. When deputies arrived they found that Quintana L. Allen, 29,... more

Section V Football: Week 2 Scoreboard (9/9-10)

The Lyons vs. Marcus Whitman game was moved from Saturday night to Sunday after an issue with the lights in Lyons. The Lions ended up getting a 26-19 win. Red Jacket rolled over Mynderse 42-0 on Saturday afternoon in week #2 of Section V high school football. Eight Finger Lakes East high school football teams were in action on Friday... more

Our FL History: The Ku Klux Klan in the Finger Lakes

The history of the Ku Klux Klan presence in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York in the 1920’s as narrated by Walter Gable, Seneca County Historian. more

Age of the roundabouts: Ontario County preparing to build its fourth, this one to slow traffic at dangerous Phelps intersection

Age of the roundabouts: Ontario County preparing to build its fourth, this one to slow traffic at dangerous Phelps intersection
The intersection of County Road 23, Fort Hill and McIvor roads in this Ontario County town is by no means the busiest in the county, but it has seen its share of serious crashes over the years. County and town officials hope those will be a thing of the past after the county starts building its fourth roundabout, perhaps next... more

Phelps man accused of forging checks from SF business; charged with two felonies

A Phelps man was arrested on a warrant issued out of Seneca Falls in connection with a series of thefts from a local business located in the Town of Seneca Falls. Authorities say Jeffrey L. Worden, 28, of Phelps was arrested on that warrant, which charged him with two counts of forgery in the second degree, grand larceny in the... more

One seriously injured in Phelps crash at Route 14/318 intersection

One seriously injured in Phelps crash at Route 14/318 intersection
An accident on State Route 14 in the Town of Phelps at the State Route 318 intersection left two hospitalized, one of which had serious internal injuries. Deputies in Ontario County say that a vehicle being operated by Ray Saugata, 42, of India was traveling northbound on State Route 14 in a 2007 Honda sedan. Saugata’s vehicle turned left at... more

Kraut cars and more at 50th Annual Sauerkraut Festival in Phelps

You could get just about anything to eat at this weekend’s 50th Annual Sauerkraut Festival in Phelps — from ice cream to hamburgers. But kraut was king. Anyone could get a free cup of the juicy, fermented cabbage that has its roots in Phelps — to eat plain, on a hotdog or whatever you wanted. Read More at mpnnow.com more

Lyons woman sent to hospital following accident on State Route 14 in Phelps

A 26-year-old Lyons woman was taken to the hospital was a wrist injury after an accident on State Route 14 in the Town of Phelps on Friday. Deputies in Ontario County say that Adam Linsay, 21, of Phelps was traveling south on State Route 14 near Cross Road in the Town of Phelps when he attempted to pass another vehicle... more
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