Ontario County DA candidates spar at debate

The Grand Ballroom at The Inn on the Lake was the site of a biting exchange between the two Republican candidates for Ontario County district attorney Tuesday night during a debate hosted by the Three Men and a Microphone radio program. Moderated by the program’s Tim Thornton, the candidates faced a full house and a full range of questions coming... more

Rain doesn’t dampen first-school-day spirits in Ontario County

Teachers and administrators donned umbrellas to greet students, some of whom covered their heads with hoods and backpacks to shelter from the rain. “Children eagerly arrived to Victor Primary School this morning, wet from the rain and excited for the promise the year holds,” said Principal Jennifer Check. “This year, we are looking forward to growing as a school community,... more

What are lowest rated bridges in Ontario County?

With just a few more weeks left before the start of a new school year, area families are busy wrapping up vacations, road trips and the annual treks “over the river and through the woods, to grandmother’s house.” But have you ever wondered about the safety of these summer jaunts — particularly the portion “over the river”? New York state... more

Section V high school football coaches rate Victor preseason #1

There are some high school football coaches who are in charge, and there is no doubt about it. There are others who persuade players to not only follow their instructions, but to do so with faith that the desired results will come. The Victor Blue Devils are 29-5 in the last three seasons, winning two Section V championships, with an... more

No charges for Victor book writers

No criminal charges will be filed in connection with controversial books produced by Victor Senior High School students last fall and sold online until they were removed last spring. Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo said he read every page of “Super Team Haiku” and “Super Team Self Help” and researched case law. “I did find them to be vulgar,... more

Solving the snarl: Reps looking at ways to make Rt. 96 commute easier in Victor

It’s arguably the longest 6-mile drive in Ontario County. The Route 96 corridor through Victor — on the way to or from work, on a weekend, or during holiday shopping season — has been a headache-inducer for commuters, business owners and residents for years. Town, village, county and state representatives are looking for solutions to ease that pain, and are... more

Partnership for Ontario Co. will see $122K as part of Gov. Cuomo’s $4M announcement

Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced funding for 26 state-approved Child Advocacy Centers to enhance services and provide assistance to children who are victims of crime. The centers are located across the state, but a few of those specifically located in the Finger Lakes will benefit from part of the total $4 million funding. The funding will be used to to... more

Victor commuter dilemma: Wait 15 minutes or pay toll

The town of Victor is leading an initiative to improve traffic congestion on a six-mile stretch of Route 96 that runs through both the town and village of Victor, Ontario County, as well as portions of Farmington, Ontario County, and Perinton. An open meeting will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Victor Town Hall, and all... more

Firefighters knock down garage fire at town house in Victor

The Victor Fire Department responded late Sunday morning to a fire on Cunningham Drive in Victor. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire in a garage of a town home. Fire damage was contained to the garage and the home suffered smoke damage. Victor Assistant Chief Jon McConnell said no one was injured. McConnell said it does not appear that... more

Investigators to present findings of Victor haiku book to D.A.’s Office

Investigators with the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Friday they are looking into a book of haikus written by students at Victor High School. This comes as an update to the story 13WHAM first reported in May. The book, which contains material considered to be racist, homophobic and insensitive, was published in print and made available on Amazon for purchase.... more

Man facing drug charges after Canandaigua, Victor investigation

Deputies in Ontario County say a Pittsford man was charged after a five week long drug investigation in Victor. Cody J. Stein, 23, of Pittsford was arrested at 39 E. Main St. in the Village of Victor after the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation in coordination with the Canandaigua Police Department that started with a tip received from... more

Councilman, Ontario deputy both plan Sheriff bids in 2018

Two candidates for Ontario County Sheriff have stepped forward, one-and-a-half years before the seat could potentially be vacated. Gates Police Patrol Sergeant and Victor Town Councilman Silvio Palermo and Ontario County Deputy and County Coroner Kevin Henderson have officially thrown their respective hats into the ring, although current Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero has not announced any plan to retire... more

Leadership changes announced at Victor Primary School

Leah Kedley of Penfield will become the new assistant principal at Victor Primary School starting in mid-August. She replaces Jennifer Check, who was promoted July 1 to principal to take over for Danielle Dehm, who retired at the end of the school year. Kedley’s appointment by the Board of Education was announced Tuesday. She has taught kindergarten and second grade... more

Challenges await depleted Victor Town Board

Town Board members will have to navigate the upcoming 2018 budget process minus one of their key players. And after that, three out of five board seats will be up for grabs in the Nov. 7 general election. Republican Councilman Silvio Palermo resigned his current seat July 24 in order to “focus on other areas of my career and embark... more

Ganondagan festival showcases Native culture as living traditions

This time of year is busy for the Friends of Ganondagan at Ganondagan State Historic Site. After presenting at Convention Days last week, the Native community is ready to host its own event once again. Ganondagan will hold its annual Native American Dance & Music Festival, a well-known celebration of Native culture, this weekend from Saturday, July 22 to Sunday,... more
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