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Meeting set on Route 96 roundabout in Victor

Meeting set on Route 96 roundabout in Victor
A $2.8 million state project designed to improve traffic flow on Route 96 in Victor is slated to begin in summer 2020. Specifics on a proposed roundabout at the intersection of Route 96 and Lynaugh Road will be discussed at a public informational meeting and open house for residents and business owners on Wednesday, May 1, from 4 to 7... more

Preschooler, cancer survivor to lead autism walk at Eastview

Preschooler, cancer survivor to lead autism walk at Eastview
A preschool girl in the Finger Lakes is getting a big honor this week. Alle Beavers is a fighter and has not given up despite everything she is going through. She has autism which affects 1 out of 59 kids. However, her biggest fight so far started just two years ago. “Alle was diagnosed with autism and then in September... more

29-year-old charged with attempted rape in Ontario County

29-year-old charged with attempted rape in Ontario County
Sheriff Kevin Henderson reports the arrest of a 29-year-old Ontario resident following a joint investigation involving the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office and Canandaigua Police Department. Through the use of an undercover police officer – investigators arrested Nicholas P. Heberle, 29, of Ontario. Henderson says that over several days Heberle communicated with an individual who was identified as a 14-year-old female... more

DOT to hold public meeting on roundabout plan for Victor

NYS DOT to hold public meeting on plan for roundabout in Victor
A public information meeting to discuss a proposal for a roundabout in Victor is scheduled for next month. The roundabout would be installed at the intersection of Route 96 and Lynaugh Road. Construction for the roundabout would include new sidewalks, a new closed drainage system, a retaining wall, more lighting and landscaping. The New York State Department of Transportation will... more

Victor-Farmington Rotarians learn about floral design

Victor-Farmington Rotarians learn about floral design
Rotary founder Paul Harris urged all Rotarians to commit themselves to serving others. He also reminded them that nothing prevented them from having fun while doing it. As Victor-Farmington Rotary Club members prepared for the Taste of the Finger Lakes, a major fundraising event, Kim Yourch followed the guidance of Harris. She organized a social evening for Rotarians that involved... more

5 storylines for the 2019 Section V boys lacrosse season

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The boys lacrosse season is already underway with a few teams securing impressive victories as a new wave of talent takes over. One of the themes of last season was experienced stars; 15 of 16 spots on the All-Greater Rochester first team went to seniors, many of whom were All-Americans. Four teams had multiple picks and in total 64 players... more

Victor brush fire destroys 30 acres; NYSP charge man for violating burn ban

State Police, NYS DEC investigating ‘significant’ brush fire in Ontario County
State Police have charged Roger Buckman, a Victor resident, with second-degree reckless endangerment and cited him for violating the state burn ban after a massive brush fire Sunday afternoon. The blaze burned through 30 acres of land. New York State Police, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and Ontario County District Attorney’s Office are all working together on... more

Geneva location remains open as Friendly’s restaurants abruptly close

Friendly’s restaurants abruptly shut down; Geneva location has uncertain future
It looks like Friendly’s locations will be few-and-far between. Friendly’s locations throughout the state and region were abruptly shutting down on Sunday, with no plans of reopening. There were already very few Friendly’s locations left in the Finger Lakes. At this point, locations in Geneva and Victor – at the Eastview Mall – will stay open. That said, employees in... more

Deputies: Victor woman accused of not maintaining ‘safe conditions’ at home for child

Deputies: Victor woman accused of not maintaining ‘safe conditions’ at home for child
Deputies say a 26-year-old Victor resident was arrested on Thursday following an investigation assisted by Child Protective Services. Samantha S. Engebrecht, 26, of Victor is accused of providing unsafe living conditions for a child at her residence. Engebrecht was arrested for endangering the welfare of a child and transported to the Ontario County Jail. The charge will be answered in... more

Troopers: Massachusetts duo possessed 500 doses of heroin during traffic stop in Ontario Co.

Troopers: Massachusetts duo possessed 500 doses of heroin during traffic stop in Ontario Co.
State Police arrested two men from Massachusetts early-Friday morning after a stop on I-490 in Victor. The vehicle was stopped around 4:30 a.m. for speeding. Police say they found 500 doses of heroin in the vehicle. The driver and passenger of the vehicle – identified as 55-year-old Frank Roman and 23-year-old Erbert Edfrain Rosario – were charged with third-degree criminal... more

Constellation Brands to sell about 30 brands in $1.7 billion deal

Constellation Brands to sell about 30 brands in $1.7 billion deal
The company once called Canandaigua Wine is making another move away from the wine business. Constellation Brands announced it is selling off dozens of lower price wine and spirits brands. The Victor-based company reached a $1.7 billion deal with E. & J. Gallo Winery in California. Constellation will divest about 30 brands in all, most of which sell for around... more

Canandaigua woman charged with assault after Eastview Mall incident

Canandaigua woman charged with assault after Eastview Mall incident
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Canandaigua resident on assault charges following an incident at Eastview Mall on Sunday. On Monday, around 3:11 p.m. Sierra M. Kirkpatrick, 21, of Canandaigua was arrested for third-degree assault. Deputies say she punched a plastic donation box, which struck a victim in the face. Deputies say it caused physical injury... more

Serial Sephora suspect held on no bail despite eye condition

Serial Sephora suspect held on no bail despite eye condition
An out-of-state woman facing larceny charges was ordered held on no bail after deputies traveled to San Francisco to bring her back to court. On Thursday, Ontario County Court Judge Frederick Reed ordered Isabella Kuo held on no bail and her $2,500 frozen to likely cover her extradition costs. Kuo appeared shackled, sporting a tan prison suit, alongside her attorney,... more

Ontario Humane Society subject of meeting

Ontario Humane Society subject of meeting
The Ontario County Humane Society will be the topic of a Tuesday meeting at the Sons of Italy lodge. The meeting, which starts at 6:30 p.m., is being organized by Geneva resident and animal activist Nina Nigro. The public is invited. “This is for people who have concerns and grievances with the Ontario County Humane Society over the years,” Nigro... more

Victor laxers surprised with shiny new helmets

Victor laxers surprised with shiny new helmets
The Victor Blue Devils boys lacrosse team is the class of New York with state champions in 3 of the last 4 seasons. On Monday, after practice, the varsity boys were surprised by the coaches with brand new helmets for the upcoming season… It was exciting to witness the reaction when we surprised the players with new game helmets. Go... more

Finger Lakes farmers mark beginning of maple harvest

Finger Lakes farmers mark beginning of maple harvest
Some New York State farmers are marking a sweet time of the year as the maple harvest begins, with the Kettle Ridge Farm in Victor joining maple producers around the state for "Maple Weekend". Visitors got to see the business of tapping maple trees for maple sap and the long process of cooking it down to make maple syrup. Industry... more

Victor farmer: Selling off, not selling out

Victor farmer: Selling off, not selling out
Steve Straight learned farming from the seat of his grandfather’s Ford tractor, one of numerous vehicles, pieces of equipment, tools and accessories Straight has from a lifetime of farming. At age 65 and ready to retire — at least from full-time work — Straight’s farm machinery collection is up for auction. Barring severe weather, the auction begins at 10 a.m.... more
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