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

Three sent to Strong Hospital after crash on SR 96

Deputies in Ontario County say a 46-year-old Geneva woman was ticketed after making a left hand turn on State Route 96 causing an accident in the Town of Phelps on Wednesday around 9:07 am. Dorlene M. French, 46, of Geneva, was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital for chest pain. The driver of the second vehicle, Susan L. Nemitz, 35, of... more

Phelps man charged with DWI after stop on 5&20

A 19-year-old Phelps man was arrested for driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop on State Routes 5&20 in the area of Gauss Rd. Deputies say a truck operated by Nichalos M. Westfall, 19, of Phelps was observed swerving between the lane he was in and the center line. He was also said to be tailgating the vehicle in front... more

GALLERY: Memorial Day program successful at Midlakes Primary School

On Thursday, May 25th Midlakes Primary School first graders remembered the men and women who died while serving in the country’s armed forces during its 30th Annual Memorial Day Program. Students carried flags and flowers, presented the history of Memorial Day, and recited poems to honor our nation’s brave men and women. They also sang patriotic songs, including “This Land... more

Geneva pair sent to hospital after Phelps crash

On May 13th the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that they responded to a accident on State Route 14 at Cross Rd. in the Town of Phelps around 11:45 am. Deputies say Qingyi Lu, 19, of Geneva was traveling east on Cross Rd. when she entered the intersection of State Route 14 and struck a southbound vehicle being operated by... more

Ontario County man charged with animal cruelty

A 38-year-old Ontario County man faces charges of aggravated cruelty to animals after Humane Society investigators allegedly discovered a maltreated, emaciated dog inside his Phelps home. According to the Ontario County Humane Society, while state troopers were executing a warrant on an unrelated matter on March 18 inside the County Road 26 home of Chris E. Duval, they discovered an... more

HS Roundup: CA’s division title, Midlakes’ no-hitter highlight busy Wednesday in local baseball

Wednesday was one of the more nicer days in the Finger Lakes region in the past couple of weeks, but it was also a really nice day for two local baseball teams. The Canandaigua baseball team would win the Monroe County Division III title, and Midlakes’ Devin Hicks would throw a no-hitter in a 10-1 win over Waterloo on Wednesday... more

Phelps teen charged with driving under influence of drugs

A 19-year-old Phelps man was arrested on Wednesday for driving under the influence of drugs. Deputies charged Nicholas C. Pendergast for driving while ability impaired by drugs. He was stopped on Exchange St. in Phelps for a headlight that was out on the vehicle he was operating. He submitted to a drug evaluation performed by a drug recognition expert, which... more
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