Sectional Saturday: Semifinals set for boys & girls in Section V (full coverage)

The second slate of Section V boys and girls basketball quarterfinal games were played out on Saturday throughout the region. For Wayne-Finger Lakes teams, the Wayne boys, Mynderse girls, South Seneca girls, Gananda girls, Red Creek girls punched their ticket to the Sectional Final Four rounds to be played this upcoming week. Full results from Saturday below… BOYS BRACKETS (.pdf): AA... more

Cole and Parks in Victor will close; Daniele family plans car wash

Cole & Parks Restaurant, housed in a quaint yellow 1813 farmhouse in Victor, Ontario County, will close March 3 after 13 years in business. The Daniele family is under contract to purchase the property from Cole & Parks owner Bill Collins; the family intends to build a Royal Car Wash. The building at 607 Rowley Road, near the intersection of... more

Rochester man admits to attempting to lure Victor teen

A Rochester man arrested in December after being accused of attempting to transport a Victor teen to Buffalo for a sexual encounter admitted his guilt in Ontario County Court on Friday. Sir Jordan Steinfeldt, 27, appeared before Judge Frederick Reed with his attorney Robert Napier and agreed to plead guilty to attempted luring and third-degree attempted rape, both class E... more

Deputies investigating Victor attack as possible hate crime, victim speaks out

It’s the latest in what members of the LGBTQ community call a spike in targeted crimes. In the past few months, gay pride flags have been stolen from several homes in the North Winton Village neighborhood of Rochester. That’s just a neighborhood away over from where pride flags were burned late in the fall. Leaders in the LGBTQ community say... more

2017 Section V boys & girls basketball Sectional tournament brackets

Late Friday morning, the seeding points for Section V boys and girls high school basketball became official as the regular season is behind us. Ahead is Sectionals! Check out the brackets below for every classification in Section V for the boys and girls with our area teams highlighted. Postseason play gets underway Tuesday night. Check back to FingerLakes1.com for our... more

Consignment sale draws thousands of horse lovers from across state

The Countrymax Saddle and Tack Consignment Sale is just a week away, but there’s still time to drop off items to sell. Known as the Black Friday in February in the equine world, the sale is next Friday and Saturday, February 24th and 25th. Countrymax representative Mandi Lenhard said people come from all over the state to buy and sell... more

Victor trustee candidates outline records, priorities

Trustees Michael Crowley and Larry Rhodes may be running unopposed for now. But both are running to see projects through that were started in the last two years and are looking ahead to the next two years. The election is scheduled from noon to 9 p.m. March 21. They, as well as mayoral candidate Gary Hadden, who is currently a... more

Shoplifter charged after striking patrol car, injuring deputy while fleeing in Victor

A 24-year-old Rochester woman is facing a robbery charge after an investigation into a theft at the Eastview Mall on January 29th. Deputies in Ontario County say that Krystal Machado, 24, of Rochester was charged with second-degree robbery after an investigation revealed that she forcibly stole merchandise valued at $546.50 from Lord & Taylor at Eastview Mall. Deputies at the... more

Lambert’s late goal lifts Victor over Pittsford

With five seconds remaining on the clock, Victor’s Sam Lambert backhanded a rebound over the goal line, giving the Blue Devils an impressive 4-3 win over Pittsford on Tuesday. The two teams entered the third period tied 1-1 before Victor rattled off two goals to take a 3-1 lead. Pittsford responded with two quick goals, tying the game with under... more

Victor Farmington Library taps local artists for latest fundraiser

Starting February 1st, community members can browse the works of artists and photographers and place bids — silent auction-style — at the library located at 15 W. Main St. in Victor. The artwork will be on display through February 14th, Valentine’s Day. On that day, the bidding will close, and the winners will be announced at 7:30 pm at the... more

Victor man charged with DWI after deputies say he was ‘all over the road’

Deputies in Ontario County have charged a Victor man with driving while intoxicated after he was observed driving all over the road on Saturday around 1:48 am. Jonathan E. Brown, 38, of Victor was charged with driving while intoxicated, failure to keep right, and driving while intoxicated per se .08 percent or higher. He was observed on Plastermill Road in... more

Man sentenced who left baby inside car at Eastview Mall

A Cayuga County man arrested for leaving a baby alone inside a vehicle for roughly 23 minutes on a 90-degree day last summer will spend 120 days in the Ontario County Jail. The sentence was handed down in Ontario County Court on Wednesday to James D. O’Connor, 38, of Auburn, who pleaded guilty to second-degree reckless endangerment and endangering the... more

Target employee accused of making fraudulent transactions to steal gift cards

Deputies in Ontario County arrested a 21-year-old Target employee after he allegedly stole more than $3,000 in fraudulent gift cards. Dominick A. Monge, 21, of Canandaigua was charged with one count of first-degree falsifying business records after he allegedly was employed at Target in Victor. He is accused of making fraudulent transactions to receive gift cards valued at more than... more

Victor faces lack of volunteer firefighters

The town and village of Victor in Ontario County are growing in many ways – except for in one very important area. There is a lack of volunteers in the Fishers and Victor Fire Departments. Monday night, leaders discussed possible solutions – among them, consolidation or paying higher taxes to pay firefighters. WHAM: Read More more

Webster woman charged with DWI after crossing center line several times in Victor

Deputies in Ontario County arrested Venera S. Thomas, 56, of Webster for driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop on State Route 96. Thomas is accused of crossing the center line multiple times, which prompted the stop. She performed a series of field sobriety tests, which she failed. She submitted to a blood test to determine the amount of alcohol... more
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