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

Bloomfield crash on 5&20 sends one to Thompson hospital

On Saturday around 3:41 pm deputies responded to the area of State Route 5&20 near Wheeler Station Rd. in Bloomfield for the report of a two-car crash with possible injuries. Upon investigation deputies learned that Dillon T. Robinson, of Victor was operating a brown 2002 Buick Century and failed to yield the right of way while turning left onto Wheeler... more

Residents jumped from second-story, family dog dies in Victor house fire

On Friday around 3:08 am deputies in Ontario County responded along with Farmington, Victor, Shortsville, and Manchester Fire Departments all responded to 1533 Meadowbrook Lane in Farmington for a reported house fire. Upon arrival, deputies found heavy black smoke pouring from the home and a fully-involved kitchen fire. Three male residents, as well as a female resident all jumped from... more

SUNY trustees raise tuition on in-state students … again

State University of New York students are going to be paying more. At least those who don’t qualify for the Governor’s new Excelsior Scholarship. The SUNY board of trustees voted on Wednesday to raise tuition 3.1 percent. It brings tuition up to $6,670 for in-state students attending any four-year colleges. Opponents of the increase, which breaks down to $200 called... more

Victor man charged with DWI

A Victor man was charged with driving while intoxicated after deputies say they received a complaint of a sick or intoxicated driver. Brian S. Kumpf, 48, was charged with DWI after he was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. A caller said that Kumpf was all over the road. Appearance tickets were issued an the charges will... more

US Lacrosse honors for 12 players in Section V

US Lacrosse announced its annual national awards, and the governing body’s girls lacrosse All-American and All-Academic teams includes 12 players from Section V schools. A pair of the award winners are from Palmyra-Macedon, a team that made history in May by winning its first Section V championship. The Red Raiders advanced to the Class D state semifinals in Cortland with... more

Honey Dipper Festival is one sweet time

If you were in the mood for something sweet and local, the Honey Dipper Festival was the place to be Saturday. Kettle Ridge Farm hosted this celebration of local cuisine, whether in the form of sweets, food or alcohol. According to Chris Hurley, who runs the farm with his father, Joseph, the idea for the festival came about as a... more

Deputies: Victor man fires bullet into home while cleaning gun

A 27-year-old Victor man has been charged with misdemeanor reckless endangerment after deputies say he failed to remove a bullet from a handgun he was cleaning, which discharged and fired a bullet through his home and into his neighbor’s home. The neighbors were home at the time of the incident, which happened Wednesday at 6:10 p.m., but no one was... more

Motorcycle accident sends two to the hospital in Bristol

On Sunday around 5:32 pm deputies in Ontario County responded to a motorcycle crash with injuries on State Route 21 in South Bristol. Investigation found that James E. Castle, 39, of Victor was backing from a parking space just south of Sawmill Restaurant in the Town of South Bristol, when James P. Kenney, 56, of Farmington was traveling north on... more

Ontario Insurance Company celebrates 140th anniversary

Founded on June 12, 1877, the Ontario County Patrons’ Fire Relief Association was launched to protect area farmers from the financial devastation they endured when fire claimed their barns or damaged other property. Now known as the Ontario Insurance Company, the organization has evolved over the years, and this year it celebrates its 140th Anniversary. “Times have changed, and so... more

Victor Blue Devils rout Yorktown to three-peat as NYS champions

There was nary a sound to be heard as the Victor boys’ lacrosse team walked off the field at halftime Saturday afternoon at St. John Fisher College. The scoreboard was a beautiful sight, but there was no whooping, no trash-talking, just respectful, work-still-to-be-done quiet, because about 90 minutes earlier, they had watched their Section V brethren from Pittsford lose a... more

Victor school officials break silence on students’ controversial poetry book

Victor school officials have not condoned the actions of senior high school students who produced a controversial poetry book last fall, board of education President Deborah Palumbo-Sanders read from a prepared statement Thursday. Speaking at the June meeting of the board, her statement broke the silence since the Victor Central School District issued an official statement May 25, about a... more

Efforts to find Blue-Green Algae to increase this summer in the FLX

There is an increased effort to keep you safe from harmful algae in the water this summer. This is bacteria that’s not safe to swim in. Officials on Seneca Lake are stepping up efforts to find it before it makes you sick. Harmful Algal Blooms, commonly referred to as blue-green algae, can cause vomiting, diarrhea, irritated skin, and make it... more

Victor School Board: Haiku book controversy a “teachable moment”

The Victor Central School District took a much different stand on a controversial book of poems written and published by students. Many believe the book contains racist, homophobic and demeaning content. At first, the district called the writings as satirical. Now, after outcry from parents, it’s a different story. At Thursday’s Board of Education meeting, the board president said the... more

Victor one win away from NYS three-peat after topping Vestal

The Victor Blue Devils defeated the Vestal Golden Bears 11-5 in the Class B State semifinals at St. John Fisher College. The Blue Devils got off to a lightening fast start. Victor led 5-0 early using goals from five different players. Victor was never challenged in the game. They led 6-1 at the half, and were up 11-3 late as... more

Victor, Pal-Mac stroll into state lacrosse semis

Your guess is as good as Victor’s. Or Palmyra-Macedon’s. Or Vestal or Jamesville-DeWitt, for that matter. The state semifinals for boys lacrosse are as much guessing games as they are lacrosse games, but at some point on Wednesday afternoon, the guessing will stop. The assertiveness will kick in, and that’s what will extend the season. The Victor boys play Vestal... more

Section V boys capture team golf title at states

Pittsford Sutherland senior Danny Gianniny placed third overall at the boys state golf tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Cornell University on Monday, firing off this year’s lowest round, 69, after a first-round score of 78 to help Section V capture the team title beating out Section-VIII by nine shots. Victor senior Christian Chapman carded a second... more

Victor survives heavy Hamburg challenge

Victor’s bid for a 3rd straight state title got a scare Saturday thanks to a tenacious squad from Hamburg before the Blue Devils prevailed 7-4 in the Boys Lacrosse Class B Far West Regional. Victor will take on Vestal (IV) in the Class B state semifinal on Wednesday, June 7th at 6:30 pm at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford.... more
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