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Victor ponders future public safety options

Three decades of 90-mile-per-hour growth is a great problem and opportunity for a municipality to have. Especially if it’s occurred in the right places: population, residential and commercial development, schools and infrastructure. But as Victor, the largest town in Ontario County, has grown in density and complexity over that 30 years, one component has been quietly treading water: public safety... more

Victor girls leave no doubt, repeat as soccer champ

Despite being the defending Class AA champion with a decent amount of talent back, the Victor girls soccer team was never ranked higher than third this fall in the Democrat and Chronicle’s large-school coaches’ poll. “Coach (Kelly) Ahern really loves to fly under the radar,” junior defender Jojo Leonardo said, “and surprise everyone.” Democrat and Chronicle – Sports: Read More more

Farmington man charged with DWI after crashing into property in Victor

A 26-year-old Farmington man was arrested for driving while intoxicated after he was observed by several witnesses traveling down State Route 96 crossing the center line, driving recklessly. Deputies say that Aaron Drooby, 26, of Farmington was then observed driving off the shoulder of the roadway striking a mailbox and leaving the scene. He almost struck a light pole in... more

Victor, Fishers residents aren’t excited about expanding ConServe facility

If there’s one thing residents of Victor’s once-sleepy hamlet of Fishers aren’t excited to see more of, it’s traffic. That’s what they’d get if a proposed 99,512-square-foot call center is constructed on Main Street Fishers, also known as County Road 42. The high-tech accounts receivable management company — ConServe — is now based in Fairport, but owners hope to relocate... more

Victor Town Board hears more criticism on spending

It’s a $13 million budget and a 113 percent tax levy increase. Let those numbers sink in for a moment. It’s the kind of increase that can cripple families, make living conditions difficult, and tip any personal budget into the red quickly. Victor residents spoke out Monday night at a public hearing, which addressed that $13 million budget. However, as... more

Police: Woman left children alone in car while she shopped at Eastview

Ontario County Sheriff’s deputies say an Alfred mother left her children, ages 2 and 5, alone in a vehicle while she shopped in Eastview Mall Sunday evening. Deputies charged Vera Abu Samra, 34, of 30 High St., with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Daily Messenger: Read More more

Fairport man charged with DWI after multiple drivers call 911

Deputies say that a Fairport man is facing charges of driving while intoxicated after he was found to be operating a vehicle in an intoxicated state on State Route 96 in the Town of Victor. Deputies say they received several calls to 911 about a sick or intoxicated driver and while investigating those reports – officers found Alan J. Bartholomew,... more

Rochester pair face multiple charges after theft from Forever 21

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that Domonique A. Jones, 18, and Sabrena Maddox, 44, both of Rochester were arrested following a shoplifting investigation at the Forever 21 store inside Eastview Mall. Jones was charged with criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree and it is alleged that she stole $77.70 worth of merchandise from Forever 21. Maddox... more

Section V football quarterfinal weekend schedule

The Section V football postseason kicks-off this weekend with quarterfinal action across the region. Also, the annual Connors & Ferris Bowl games will be contested between schools who did not qualify for Sectionals. The full weekend play-off slate is below… THURSDAY 10/20 – CONNORS & FERRIS BOWL SEMIFINALS CLASS AA (12) Webster Thomas (9) Aquinas 7:00 PM (11) Churchville-Chili (10) Penfield... more

Section V boys & girls soccer sectional brackets

The Section V soccer sectionals are underway for boys and girls varsity high school soccer teams across the region. Check out all the play-off brackets and results via the links below… Boys Section V Soccer Brackets and Results: AA Bracket A1 Bracket A2 Bracket B Bracket C1 Bracket C2 Bracket D1 Bracket D2 Bracket Girls Section V Soccer Brackets and Results:... more

Arrest made in Victor vehicle burglaries, more arrests possible

A Caledonia man was charged with grand larceny after an investigation into stolen property from vehicles in Victor. Deputies say that Cory L. Germano, 23, of Caledonia was arrested by deputies for grand larceny in the third degree after an investigation, which determined that Germano had stolen property valued at more than $3,000 from two unlocked vehicles in Victor. The... more

Victor roadwork takes a bite out of business

Local business owners are feeling the squeeze from prolonged road construction on Maple Avenue in the village of Victor. They say the “road closed” signs and orange construction cones are discouraging regular customers from taking the extra time and effort to shop and dine at their businesses. Victor Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Mitch Donovan said Finn’s Tap Room, Blue... more

Victor Town Board votes to override tax cap, taxpayers upset

The Victor Town Board has voted to override the tax cap, meaning the town property tax rate could nearly double. Right now, the town property tax rate is proposed to increase from nearly 76 cents per $1,000 to $1.60 per $1,000. It’s a move that has many taxpayers bitter. They’re upset over the lack of checks and balances with the... more

Public hearing to address big tax increase in Victor on Tuesday

Tuesday is your first chance to weigh in on a big tax increase in Victor. The Town Supervisor says property taxes could double. He blames the need on an apparent oversight by the town’s financial auditing firm, falling income from sales tax and mortgages and state-mandated tax levy limits. Read more from WHEC more

Victor: 3 boards, 3 meetings, 3 hot topics

Residents seeking to weigh in on two major financial decisions and a controversial housing development in Victor will have to bounce between three significant public meetings Tuesday night. Victor Central School District residents will get their first look at a proposed $25 million capital project slated for 2018 that will benefit students, but which administrators say won’t have an impact... more
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