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So far no harmful algal blooms in Seneca Lake

So far, so good regarding harmful algal blooms in Seneca Lake this summer. The Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association announced Thursday that no confirmed algal blooms — or HABs — were identified during the second week of its shoreline monitoring program Aug. 4 to 6. SLPWA volunteer monitors patrolled 55 miles of shoreline, covering 74 of 75 zones, and found... more

Whitesboro woman hospitalized after accident on SR 5 in Ontario County

Deputies say one person was transported to Geneva General Hospital following a crash along State Route 5&20 at the Whitney Road intersection. It happened on Sunday around 11:23 am in the Town of Seneca when Brianna Ryan, 30, of Whitesboro was stopped on Route 5 facing east, waiting to make a left turn onto Whitney Road – when another vehicle,... more

Congressman Chris Collins drops bid for re-election

Days after federal attorneys charged him with insider trading and lying to the FBI, Congressman Chris Collins has announced he will not be seeking re-election for his seat in the House of Representatives. The Republican representative from New York’s 27th District made the announcement in a statement Saturday morning. pic.twitter.com/a3N8tKFpuU — Rep. Chris Collins (@RepChrisCollins) August 11, 2018 Read more... more

Canandaigua church in uphill battle to help homeless

Can St. John’s Episcopal Church open its rectory as a day center for homeless families? The question has been playing out for more than a year between Canandaigua city officials, neighbors and those with the church and partner organization, Family Promise of Ontario County. An answer may come as soon as Wednesday night. The plan would provide a daytime, home... more

Senator Helming to honor Wayne County Sheriff’s Deputy who saved a life

Senator Pam Helming today announced that she will honor Wayne County Sheriff’s Deputy Thomas Munzert by presenting him with the New York State Senate Liberty Medal during the opening ceremony of the 163rd Wayne County Fair on Monday, August 13th at 1PM. Deputy Munzert is credited with saving the life of a woman whose vehicle plunged into a pond and... more

CMAC’s ‘Gone Country’ with Alan Jackson

Country legend Alan Jackson revved up a crowd Friday night at Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center. Jackson is known for a wide range of hits, including “Gone Country,” “Where I Come From,” “Don’t Rock the Jukebox,” “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” and many others. Dee White opened the show. The CMAC summer season is drawing to a close, although a... more

Police: Man barred from Eastview arrested with drug

Ontario County Sheriff’s deputies said a man who is barred from all Wilmorite properties including Eastview Mall was arrested Friday at Eastview. According to deputies, Selwyn T. Goodlow, 43, of Jamestown, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance after a trespass investigation at the mall in Victor. Deputies said Goodlow had a Suboxone strip. He was sent... more

Committee considers transfer station at Ontario landfill

Commercial trash haulers may have the option of bringing their garbage to the Ontario County Landfill or to a proposed transfer station at the landfill. The Planning & Environmental Quality Committee of the Board of Supervisors will consider a resolution at its Monday meeting to begin the process of establishing a transfer station in the old Materials Recycling Facility at... more

Police: Man arrested on felony drug charges in Geneva

Police arrested a 20-year-old Rochester man on felony drug charges after an investigation in Geneva. On Thursday around 5:08 pm Dona J. Hawkins Jr. was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. It is a class B felony. He was held on $10,000 cash bail; and had previously been out on bail from another felony drug charge. In... more

State Police: New commander takes over at Troop E in Ontario Co.

State Police Maj. Eric L. Laughton remembers a time when he walked into a school, and everyone turned and looked at him. Because many of the students and staff were not used to seeing troopers walk into class, they thought he was there to make an arrest, said Laughton, who noted a son attended the school. But the more he... more

Geneva man hopes sharing his story of abuse will bring change

Peter Saracino, 66, of Geneva alleges he was sexually abused by a Capuchin Franciscan priest when he was eight-years-old. Thursday marked 27 years to the day that Saracino confronted his alleged abuser in a letter. Saracino said his abuser was not part of the Rochester Diocese, rather from a seminary in New Jersey that led the school for boys interested... more

Event at Bicentennial Park in Geneva will target ‘GOP Tax Scam’

Vowing to present the real facts about the “GOP Tax Scam,” a coalition of local progressive groups will gather for a peaceful and educational rally at Bicentennial Park in Geneva on Tuesday, August 14th, from 3:30-5:30 PM. Their purpose is to promote awareness of the economic damage done by the 2017 tax law, officially known as the “Tax Cuts and... more

Deputies: Farmington man falsely reported sexual abuse against disabled person

A 48-year-old Farmington man is accused of making false claims about sexual abuse against a disabled person, according to deputies. Martin Douglas Gray, 48, of Farmington was charged with falsely reporting an incident after investigation revealed that in June he made a false allegation of sexual abuse being committed against a developmentally disabled person at a group home in the... more

Steam Fest gears up in Hopewell

Twenty-three years ago Michael McCauley and his wife Shirley got married atop an antique tractor at the 1995 Pageant of Steam — fitting for a pair whose roots run deep with the annual pageant now underway on Gehan Road in Hopewell. Like his father before him, Michael is all about the antique steam-powered equipment. Head engineer for pageant sponsor New... more
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