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Victor passes $13M budget making 106% property tax increase official

After two public hearings and strong pushback from angry residents whose taxes will go up by 106 percent, Victor Town Board members passed a controversial $13 million budget for 2017. But it wasn’t pretty. An accusatory verbal volley between councilmen Dave Tantillo and Silvio Palermo after the 4-to-1 vote in favor of the town’s $13,075,469 spending plan left residents frustrated... more

Rochester women charged after alleged theft from Eastview Mall

A Rochester pair was arrested on Monday at Eastview Mall for allegedly working together to shoplift from at least one store. Deputies say that Najee Manor, 23, of Rochester and Jacquavia Brewer, 20, of Rochester were arrested for petit larceny and possession of burglars tools. Both were arrested after they allegedly entered Forever 21, working on concert, with concealed empty... more

Ontario County schools making the grade on attendance

Movie director, actor and comedian Woody Allen once said 80 percent of success is showing up. Although many agree with the sentiment, most officials from schools large and small in Ontario County feel they can and should do better by always making school attendance a top priority. And this year, attendance is a topic of discussion among school communities Geneva... more

Victor’s Dan Payne leading rugby’s charge in U.S.

Dan Payne is not unlike you in that rugby isn’t a big part of the fabric of life here in Western New York. Sure, we’ve all seen it on television, probably catching portions of games here and there while surfing channels. We’ll watch for a bit, applying our general knowledge of sports and just when we think we’re starting to... more

Victor answers challenge, advances to state semifinals

The Victor Blue Devils have carried around the No. 1 state ranking in Class AA high school football since Oct. 26, but very few teams have made challenges to knocking them from their perch. The Class AA state quarterfinal against Lancaster on Saturday at New Era Field was a little different. Democrat & Chronicle: Read More .@DandC High School #Football... more

Three seats open in Victor village election

Just as the last absentee ballots are waiting to be counted in the Nov. 8 general election, village of Victor Clerk Pam Hogenes announced the next village annual election, which will be Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Two trustee seats and one mayoral seat will open as of May 1. A Jan. 26 caucus of the Citizens' Committee will name three... more

Rochester trio charged with theft from Kohl’s in Victor

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Thursday at approximately 4:10 pm deputies arrested Jose Diaz, Maria Robles-Reyes and Emanuel Soler, all of Rochester, at Kohl’s in the Town of Victor. The three were charged with petit larceny, conspiracy in the sixth degree, and possession of burglar’s tools. Diaz was additionally charged with burglary in the third degree. The... more

Ontario County Sheriff’s staff completes Civil Refresher Training Program

Sixty-eight Deputy Sheriffs and civilian staff from 27 Sheriff’s Offices around the state recently completed a Civil Refresher Training Course, providing specialized training in Civil Law Enforcement. Sessions were held in Ontario and Rockland Counties for this program. Deputy Patrick Fitzgerald, Finance Clerk I Susan Hughes, and Finance Clerk I Debra Cunningham, participated in the training. Sponsored by the New... more

17-year-old arrested for falsely reporting incident at Victor High School

A 17-year-old was arrested for falsely reporting an incident on November 3rd, according to deputies with the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities say Donovan E. Paddock, 17, of Farmington was arrested for falsely reporting an incident in the second degree — a Class E felony. The incident took place at the Victor High School. He was arraigned in Victor Court... more

Bloomfield man charged with DWI after being rescued from burning vehicle

A Bloomfield man was arrested early Wednesday morning after deputies responded to a car accident in the Town of Victor. Deputies were called to Dryer Road in Victor for the report of a crash. When they arrived, deputies found a vehicle that had been operated by Michael W. Slusser, 32, of Bloomfield on fire. Investigators say that Slusser’s vehicle crossed... more

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
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