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Bloomfield crash on 5&20 sends one to Thompson hospital

On Saturday around 3:41 pm deputies responded to the area of State Route 5&20 near Wheeler Station Rd. in Bloomfield for the report of a two-car crash with possible injuries. Upon investigation deputies learned that Dillon T. Robinson, of Victor was operating a brown 2002 Buick Century and failed to yield the right of way while turning left onto Wheeler... more

Pro-dissolution group holds information meeting in Rushville

About 40 people turned out to hear what the pro-dissolution group One Rushville had to say at a meeting Thursday at the Gorham Fire Hall. With the vote next Tuesday, the heat is on. More signs have cropped on lawns both for and against dissolving and reports of stolen and damaged signs have only added to heightened emotions. “Every single... more

A Village Divided: Rushville heads towards dissolution vote

For as long as many in town can remember, the Village of Rushville has always been a village divided with part of it in Ontario County, the other in Yates County. But a pending vote for dissolution has made that division seem much more literal. “It tears us up, because it shouldn’t be this way,” said longtime Rushville resident Karen... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Sheriff Spike talks career, heroin epidemic (podcast)

Sheriff Ron Spike has been working in law enforcement his entire career. Ever since he graduated from Monroe Community College immediately following high school. Even then, Sheriff Spike – then a deputy with the Yates County Sheriff’s Office – knew his career and life would be spent in law enforcement. “I grew up in the jail,” he joked before cameras... more

One Rushville? Disagreement runs rampant in village as vote to dissolve nears

The Lunch Box, a Main Street diner in Rushville, was buzzing Sunday. Families were out hosting dads for breakfast, and the management didn’t want a reporter asking patrons about the vote to dissolve the village. “It’s Father’s Day … we’re Switzerland here,” a woman called from the kitchen, referring to that conflict-free nation. Outside the restaurant, reports surfaced of stolen... more

One hospitalized after accident in Rushville

Deputies in Ontario County responded to an accident on Main St. in Rusvhille, which is also located in the Town of Gorham. Ruth K. Hastings, 66, of Canandaigua and her passengers were stopped in traffic facing south in a 2004 Honda when Brent T. Siwak, 23, of Penn Yan was traveling south on Main St. and failed to observe the... more

Rushville site pulled from Ontario County auction

Just hours before Wednesday’s Ontario County foreclosure auction, the vacant manufacturing lot under litigation in Rushville was pulled from the list. The fate of the former Document Reprocessors site is in the courts, and at the last minute owner Eric Lundquist was granted a temporary restraining order on sale of the lot. “We have a case,” said Lundquist, who attended... more

Job Fair coming to Yates County

If you are seeking employment for a full or part time job, you will not want to miss the Yates County Job Fair that will take place Wednesday, May 17 from 2-6 p.m. at the Hampton Inn on Keuka Lake. This event provides an excellent opportunity for job seekers to meet employers. Free and open to the public, over 30... more

Business owner, Ontario County fight over foreclosure

If you’re a delinguent taxpayer, there is a fine line in Ontario County between losing your property and keeping it. In this case, that line is in Rushville. The village straddles Ontario and Yates counties and the difference in their foreclosure policies can make all the difference for a taxpayer in arrears. Eric Lundquist is at the center — in... more

Athena ACE Association seeks scholarship applications

The Athena Award for Continuing Education (ACE) Association celebrates the 9th annual year of the Athena ACE scholarship. Application forms are available in the “Apply” section at their website, www.athenaace.org and can be submitted electronically to AthenaACEA@gmail.com or by mail to the following address: Athena ACE Association P.O. Box 744 Geneva, New York 14456 Applications for the scholarship will be... more

HS Roundup: Marcus Whitman wins 8th straight with win over Midlakes

The Marcus Whitman girls lacrosse team got off to a rocky start, starting to a by losing tow of their first three games. However, the Wildcats were able to right the ship, winning their next seven games heading into their matchup with Midlakes on Wednesday. Wednesday’s game proved to be more of the same for Marcus Whitman (8-2), as they... more

Mynderse boys roll over Marcus Whitman

The Mynderse Academy boys lacrosse team scored at least three goals in each period as the Blue Devils cruised to a 14-6 win over host Marcus Whitman in a Finger Lakes showdown on Tuesday. Draven VanEvery led Mynderse with four goals and Ian Anderson had four assists and one goal. FL Times: Read More more

Rushville citizens hear about the nuts and bolts of dissolution

Another marathon meeting Monday gave nearly 100 village residents a few more details about how dissolution could impact them. Village officials and MRB Group, the village’s municipal consulting company, gathered with residents at Rushville Hose Company in attempt to field questions and dispel what they called “misinformation” they say has been circulating on social media. “We’re here to put an... more

Latest from FLX as water levels continue to rise (full-coverage)

It’s a bad situation. As a whole, the region is several inches over “normal” rainfall amounts for the last two months. While the Finger Lakes didn’t see the snowmelt that sometimes contributes to springtime flooding — we have seen plenty of spring rains. On Thursday a road washed out in Geneva. Coastal communities along Lake Ontario have been on edge... more

Rushville woman found to be in possession of syringe after drug investigation

On April 12th members of the Penn Yan Police Department arrested Nichole D. Homkes, 24, of Rushville after a stop of two vehicles. During a routine drug investigation Homkes was found to be possessing a hypodermic syringe in her purse. Officers issued traffic tickets to Judy Danson, of Penn Yan for operating a vehicle without a license and issued Aaron... more

Rushville residents have questions leading up to dissolution vote

More aid from New York State. That seems to be the big prize involved in the Rushville dissolution, which is currently being debated in the community split between two towns and counties. On June 27th voters inside the village will decide whether they want to dissolve, or leave the village in tact. On Monday, more than 50 residents and officials... more

Rushville sets date for dissolution vote

The Village Board Wednesday set Tuesday, June 27, as the date for a referendum on whether to dissolve the village. Discussion on whether to use a state grant to pay for a study on dissolution before the vote took up much of the special meeting. The board plans to decide on that at its regular meeting Monday. “I am on... more

Organization works to combat substance abuse in FLX (podcast)

It’s a growing issues that will require attention from all stakeholders and community members. On Tuesday’s edition of the Inside the FLX podcast Petrea Rae, Coalition Coordinator for the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Ontario County, as well as Tanya Lombardo, an intern for the organization from Keuka College joined Josh Durso to talk about their efforts combating substance abuse... more
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