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IN-DEPTH: Fishers to vote Tuesday on fire consolidation

After years of discussion, $32,000 in research and strategic planning and hundreds of hours of work on the part of town and village of Victor officials and staff, the fate of the proposed Victor Consolidated Fire District is in the hands of five people. At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Fishers Fire District commissioners are expected to vote on whether to dissolve... more

Fishers to vote Tuesday on fire consolidation

After years of discussion, $32,000 in research and strategic planning and hundreds of hours of work on the part of town and village of Victor officials and staff, the fate of the proposed Victor Consolidated Fire District is in the hands of five people. At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Fishers Fire District commissioners are expected to vote on whether to dissolve... more

Overturned tractor-trailer slows traffic on Thruway in Ontario County

An accident around 3 am on the New York State Thruway in Ontario County left one lane closed and slower traffic. A tractor-trailer overturned, which resulted in one lane being closed near the Victor exit of the Thruway. While it slowed traffic down in the westbound lanes, it didn’t close the roadway. Tractor-trailer rollover at the victor exit on the... more

85-year-old pedestrian struck by car in Victor parking lot

Deputies in Ontario County say they were called to the scene of an accident involving a 85-year-old Fairport resident being struck by a vehicle. The incident happened in Victor at the Home Depot, in the parking lot when a vehicle operated by Frederic Salsburg, 77, of Victor struck Roy Harr, 85, of Airport. Hard was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital... more

Sodus Point man stole $1,218 worth of merchandise from Walmart

Deputies say a Sodus man was charged with grand larceny after stealing more than $1,200 worth of merchandise from the Victor Walmart. The incident took place on Wednesday around 8:50 pm when deputies say Roy M. Wilferth, 25, of Sodus Point was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny after stealing various merchandise from the Walmart store. The merchandise was valued at... more

KOLB FOR GOVERNOR: Assembly Leader launches website, campaign for 2018 bid

“I’m Brian Kolb, candidate for Governor to bring honest leadership to New York.” Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb is expected to make a formal announcement on Tuesday, but with those words on the website KolbForNewYork.com — the Leader formalized his efforts to make New York better. Kolb currently serves as Assemblyman for all of Ontario, and part of Seneca County.... more

Victor students learn ins, outs of voting

Mike Myers opens his government class at Victor Senior High School the same way each year — with a story about voting. Early in his career, the social studies teacher worked on Capitol Hill, which saw about 350 students from around the country on a weekly basis meeting with a senator or U.S. representative. “This was in the 1990s when... more

Several arrested on alleged alcohol sales to minors in Ontario County

Seven Ontario County residents were arrested over the weekend as part of a law enforcement sweep of county bars and stores to see how compliant they were with laws regarding alcohol sales to minors. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office led the joint investigation Saturday evening, along with representatives of the Canandaigua and Geneva City Police Departments, the New York State... more

New Victor yoga studio promises breath of fresh air

Inhale the future, exhale the past. Breathe, a yoga studio, organic juice bar and boutique opened in the Victor Crossing Plaza on Monday. The studio offers classes for all levels, a variety of juices and food items, as well as a boutique that has items to support a healthy lifestyle. A grand opening event took place Dec. 2-3, at the... more

Pink power brightens holidays at Otto Tomotto’s in Victor

There is no real answer to the question, What would an Italian restaurant be without a pink flamingo at Christmas time? Because, Otto Tomotto’s Good Italian restaurant already has that one answered, with about 30 plastic pink flamingos of various sizes decked out for the Christmas holidays — including many sporting red Santa hats while others show off fancy plaid... more

Spirited shopping spree planned at Eastview Mall

A program pairing students with law enforcement officers for a holiday shopping spree this Sunday will include more kids and more police. State Police from Troop E in Farmington will be joining forces for the fourth annual Shop With A Sheriff at Eastview Mall. “We are excited with how the program grows each year and the positive impact this event... more

Victor-Farmington Rotary initiates Nicaragua project

Victor-Farmington Rotary Club recently commenced another international project. The La Palma Water Project will involve a $65,000 effort to provide clean water to the small village of La Palma in north central Nicaragua. The village has a deep well, but does not have a distribution system. The Rotary project will supply a pump and chlorinator, tank and distribution piping to... more

Victor ponders Route 96 bypass to alleviate congestion

Victor has been a driving force for the county’s economy and its growing population, but the effect on the community has not been all positive. Traffic jams on Route 96 — and in particular Main Street in the village — are an everyday occurrence. The town has been working with various government agencies to come up with solutions to the... more

Finger Lakes Technologies Group to become FirstLight after merger

FirstLight, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Finger Lakes Technologies Group (“FLTG”). The latest acquisition is just one of several that FirstLight has successfully completed during the last twelve months, as FirstLight acquired and combined operations with both Oxford Networks and Sovernet Communications and also announced the... more

Geneva nips Lyons on late Porter lay-up; South Seneca girls start 2-0 (W-FL round-up 12/1)

With Lyons junior standout Justice Smith sidelined with foul trouble for much of Friday night’s opening round game against Geneva at the Waterloo Hall of Fame Classic,59 Coach Brian Miller’s Panthers were able to stick around just long enough to gut out a 46-45 win on a driving lay-up from Adrian Porter in the waning second of the fourth quarter…... more

South Seneca, Penn Yan plans for ‘smart’ tech approved by NYS

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the approval of 88 Smart Schools Investment Plans aimed at reimagining teaching and learning for the 21st century. The approved plans, totaling $75.6 million, are part of the $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act – a sweeping education technology initiative first proposed by the Governor and overwhelmingly approved by voters. The investments authorized today will modernize... more

Irondequoit duo charged with endangering child after Eastview Mall fight

Deputies arrested an Irondequoit duo at Eastview Mall on Tuesday for endangering the welfare of a child after an incident during the afternoon hours at the shopping center. Deputies say Austin Q. Martin, 26, and Goya S. Morgan, 41, were both charged with endangering the welfare of a child after engaging in a physical altercation in the immediate presence of... more
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