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

YOUR TAKE: Readers sound off after children left alone at Lego Store for hours

Deputies were called this weekend to Eastview Mall located in Victor for the report of two children left alone. The kids were 7- and 9-years-old respectively, and the parents responsible for them at the mall – left them in the shopping center unattended. The parents, identified as Yaquelina Rosario De Hernandez, 54, of the Dominican Republic and Francisca Lopez, 48,... more

Victor man uninjured after truck strikes guardrail, rolls; later charged with DWI

On Sunday at approximately 11:37 pm deputies arrested a 48-year-old Victor man after a crash into a guardrail where his vehicle rolled over on State Route 444. Deputies say Gregory John Naber, 48, of Victor struck a guardrail and rolled over while traveling north on State Route 444 in East Bloomfield. He was arrested and issued several citations including those... more

Victor seeks input on ways to improve Rt. 96

The Town of Victor wants you to weigh in on plans to improve the traffic flow along the Route 96 corridor. The project includes more than six miles of Route 96 and Main Street. The town says Victor's population has risen sharply over the last three decades. And with destinations like Eastview Mall, heavy traffic can cause frustrations. They're asking... more

Deputies: Sisters left kids alone at Eastview Mall store for 2 hours

On Sunday around 5:27 pm members of the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office arrested two women at the Eastview Mall on child endangerment charges after allegedly leaving their 7- and 9-year-old children unattended at the Lego Store for approximately two hours. Deputies say Yaquelina Rosario De Hernandez, 54, of the Dominican Republic and Francisca Lopez, 48, of West Henrietta were charged... more

Fairport woman charged with DWI in Victor

Deputies in Ontario County arrested a 47-year-old Fairport woman after they say she was found to be operating a vehicle in an intoxicated condition on Saturday. Andrea L. Cole, 47, was stopped for making an unsafe lane change on State Route 96 around 2:58 am and was subsequently charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated, unregistered motor vehicle... more

Victor Senior High adds third assistant principal

Amy Shannon of Fairport is joining the Victor Central School District as an assistant principal at the Senior High School. In the newly created position, she joins existing Assistant Principals Brian Siesto and Carrie Goodell, serving Principal Yvonne O’Shea. “I am really excited to join the Victor Central School District team and contribute to the positive culture at the high... more

Victor Schools take action after controversial book

The superintendent of the Victor Central School District says administrators are working on a plan to involve training and new curriculum following a book of poems published by high school students. “We need to ingrain in or students as part of being a productive citizen that you have a responsibility to society,” said Superintendent Dawn Santiago-Marullo. Many considered the book... more

Victor high school star athlete’s heart-warming friendship

It was a typical night at Victor High School and, as per usual, Zack Estabrooks was lighting up the scoreboard. Hundreds turned out to support Estabrooks and the Blue Devils, but Shelby Hay is his biggest cheerleader. “She’s the first person that hugs me after every lac — after every sporting event,” says Estabrooks. Twelve-year-old Shelby, who has Down syndrome,... more

Feds may seize two Canandaigiua lakefront homes

Two homes along Canandaigua Lake – worth more than $1 million each – may be seized by the federal government if defendants in a criminal matter are convicted and cannot replace money they are alleged to have stolen. The homes belong to co-founders of 5LINX, a Henrietta-based marketing company, who were recently indicted by a federal grand jury. Charged with... more

Deputies: Victor man charged with DWI had BAC three-times legal limit

A Macedon man is facing multiple charges, including felony DWI after an accident in Victor earlier this week. Deputies arrested Kevin P. Gallivan, 52, of Macedon for felony driving while intoxicated after a single-car property damage crash on School St. in the Town of Victor on Monday. Deputies say Gallivan was attempting to make a u-turn on School St. when... more

Deputies: Parent left child unattended for 2 hours at Eastview Mall

A 44-year-old Pittsford woman was ticketed after deputies say she left a 10-year-old child unattended for more than two hours at Eastview Mall. Jian Fan, 44, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child following a lost child complaint received by deputies at Eastview Mall on July 2nd. Deputies say the investigation revealed that Fan left a 10-year-old child... more

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
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