Victor Farmington Library seeks tax increase

Eligible voters in the Victor Central School District will be heading to the polls on Thursday to decide on a proposed tax increase for the Victor Farmington Library. The current budget is $478,389. The proposed increase for the new budget is $78,211, which would take the budget to $556,600. Voters are asked to give the OK for an increase in... more

Front-Row Seat: Strike up the bands for Victor series

That gathering up the road in Rochester may have the name, but there’s many an area community that knows how to “party in the park.” Take Victor, for instance, where the free Sid Partington Memorial Concert Series kicks off its 2018 season Thursday evening, with the country, rock and Irish music of Everheart. That series — named in honor of... more

Victor softball captures Class AA State Championship

Victor became the first Section V girls softball team to capture the Class AA NYSPHSAA softball championship on Saturday afternoon with a 7-1 victory over Ballston Spa. Victor’s Chloe Whittier opened up the game in the top of the sixth inning with this Grand Slam… Grand slam in the top of the sixth from Chloe Whittier to help Victor to... more

Late goal stuns Victor in Class B boys lacrosse state title game

The Victor boys’ lacrosse dynasty has been temporarily derailed. Saturday afternoon in the Class B game at St. John Fisher College, the Blue Devils’ quest to become just the second program in New York State boys’ lacrosse history to win four straight state championships came to a stunning end when Garden City’s James Basile scored the winning goal with 1.2... more

Big Blue wrecking crew: Victor athletic program becomes dominant force

Ron Whitcomb received some advice back in 1991 when he was deciding whether to leave his alma mater, East Rochester, to become the new athletic director at Victor Central Schools. “Take the job,” outgoing AD Jeffrey Crane told Whitcomb. “Victor is a sleeping giant.” Crane, West Irondequoit’s superintendent since 2003, couldn’t have been more right, and Whitcomb, now 63, plans... more

Victor boys lacrosse team rolls in state semifinals

There was a brief moment — and yes, it was brief, as in about 46 seconds in length — when the folks from East Syracuse-Minoa may have entertained the possibility that their Spartans could give powerhouse Victor a game Wednesday afternoon. Victor had raced out to a 6-0 lead through one quarter, but ES-M got off the deck and scored... more

80-year-old held on $5K bail after violating order of protection in Seneca Co.

Deputies say an 80-year-old Victor man was arrested on multiple charges and is being held on $5,000 bail following the violation of an order of protection. John C. Mancuso, 80, of Victor was charged with four counts of second-degree criminal contempt after contacting a victim who had a Class A order of protection against him. He was arraigned in Ovid... more

Victor overwhelms Hamburg 15-3 in Class B state lacrosse quarterfinals

It’s quite possible that Victor has had tougher practices this season than the state Class B boys’ lacrosse quarterfinal game it won Saturday afternoon at All High Stadium. The Blue Devils overwhelmed a completely overmatched Hamburg team 15-3 and advanced to the semifinals at Cicero-North Syracuse High School, which will begin at 4 p.m. Wednesday. “Any team that gets out... more

Victor reaches the Class AA baseball state semifinals with 3-1 win over Lancaster

There was another long ball hit by Chris Varone at Frontier Field, and this home run helped launch the Victor Blue Devils into the semifinals of the Class AA baseball state tournament. Varone’s second homer of the postseason at the home of the Rochester Red Wings sent the Blue Devils (19-5) to a 3-1 win over Lancaster (17-2) in a... more

Rochester man charged with DWI in Victor

A 40-year-old Rochester man was arrested for driving while intoxicated on State Route 96 in Victor over the weekend. Thomas E. Petrazzolo, 40, of Rochester was arrested after deputies responded to a report of a sick or intoxicated driver at East Main Street and Lynaugh Road in Victor. The vehicle was pulled over on Mertensia Road just north of State... more

Victor pulls out thrilling 10-9 double-OT victory in Class B final

This was never going to be easy for Victor, no matter how many championships it has won, no matter how many future Division I lacrosse players it has on its roster. Sure enough, in a scintillating Section V Class B championship game at St. John Fisher College Wednesday night, as good a high school game as you’ll ever see, Webster... more

Victor YMCA faces decline in use, hours

The YMCA in Victor will close for the summer from June 23 through Labor Day to undergo changes Y officials say are necessary due to declining membership. The Victor Y’s 526 members received a letter May 24 from Jason Gottfried, executive director of the Ys in Victor and at Southeast Family YMCA in Pittsford. The information, also posted on the... more

PGCBL unveils new playoff format for 2018 season

The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League has officially announced its new playoff structure, finalizing the road the league’s 13 teams will need to travel to claim the PGCBL Championship. In the new format, seven teams will advance to a three-round postseason. At season’s end, the top two teams in each of the three divisions will advance to the playoffs. Additionally,... more

Victor walks off with win over McQuaid for Class AA title

It’s very likely that in the years to come Chris Varone will tell anyone who’ll listen about that time in his high school when his Victor baseball team played at Frontier Field and he smashed a home run to centerfield measured at 420 feet. That happened in Thursday’s semifinals. Varone was back at it again on Saturday at Frontier when... more

Brighton girls lacrosse tops Victor in semifinals

Brighton senior Rene Gangarosa and most of her classmates were born in 2000 — or two years into the Barons’ streak of winning 11 consecutive Section V girls lacrosse championships. It started in 1998 and lasted through 2008. This spring Brighton wants to end a more dubious streak. It has gone four years since its last crown — the longest... more

Webster man backs into mailboxes, charged with DWI

Deputies say a 63-year-old Webster man was arrested for driving while intoxicated after backing into two mailboxes on Erica Trail in Victor on Memorial Day. Edwin P. Taylor, 63, was charged with DWI after the incident, where it was determined that he was intoxicated. He submitted to a breath test, and his BAC was greater than 0.08 percent. Taylor was... more

Victor defeats Webster Schroeder in Class AA baseball semifinals

If there was a team in the Section V Class AA Baseball Tournament likely to keep swinging after building a big lead, it was the Victor Blue Devils. Victor fell out of the 2017 sectionals after a large lead slipped away. There was no slippage for the Blue Devils during this year’s semifinals. The Blue Devils made sure of that,... more

Deputies: Intoxicated woman fired shots from gun, no injuries

A Victor resident was arrested after deputies responded to the Village for reports of shots fired. After receiving multiple reports of gunshots having been fired at Great Brook Apartments — deputies arrived, investigating the incident thoroughly. Deputies say Stephanie K. Kukurudza, 40, of Victor had discharged a firearm within village limits in the dark, while in an intoxicated condition. She... more
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