Category: Ontario County

DAILY DEBRIEF: Investigation into Ontario Center prompts state bill to address nursing home, COVID issues (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Investigation into Ontario Center prompts state bill to address nursing home, COVID issues (podcast)

By Gabriel Pietrorazio On the heels of our reporting into Ontario Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Canandaigua, State Senator Pam Helming [R-54] announced that she would co-sponsor legislation to establish an independent and bipartisan commission to investigate the deaths of New ... MORE
MARATHON CITY COUNCIL MEETING – COUNCIL CAN PROTECT GRASS AND TREES FROM SYNTHETIC PESTICIDES BUT CITY ATTORNEY ADVISES THAT COUNCIL DOES NOTT HAVE LEGAL AUTHORITY TO REGULATE POLICE USE OF FORCE

MARATHON MEETING: City Attorney says Geneva City Council doesn’t have legal authority to regulate police use of force

By Todd Elzey The Geneva City Council held its monthly meeting Wednesday, July 1, 2020. The meeting was held via Zoom Conference call due to the continuing COVID-19 crisis. This meeting was one of the strangest on record for the City of ... MORE
Bristol Street shut down for over an hour after police called to domestic incident in Canandaigua

Bristol Street shut down for over an hour after police called to domestic incident in Canandaigua

The Canandaigua Police Department reports that on Wednesday around 10:20 a.m. officers responded to a residence on Bristol Street for a domestic dispute. When officers arrived, a female and several children were able to exit an apartment. However, a man remained inside ... MORE
Rally to support police officers in Geneva draws large crowd; meeting runs for

Rally to support police officers in Geneva draws large crowd, City Council meeting runs over 6 hours

Before Geneva City Council met for its monthly meeting – a rally was held to back law enforcement in the city. Finger Lakes News Radio was there, and reports that approximately 500 people showed up to support local law enforcement. Several officials ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Pre-Emption Line (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Pre-Emption Line (podcast)

Most Finger Lakes residents have heard of the Pre-Emption Line but very few know the fascinating history of why is exists. Seneca County Historian Walter Gable explains in this episode of Our Finger Lakes History.  . The Pre-Emption Line forms the ... MORE
What did local health officials know about Ontario Center problems?

What did local health officials know about Ontario Center problems in Canandaigua?

By Gabriel Pietrorazio What did officials in Ontario County know about Ontario Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Canandaigua? Over the last several days, an investigative series into the facility has uncovered a multitude of apparent shortcomings by administration during the COVID-19 ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Akim Hudson, local BLM organizer, talks Geneva meeting and GPD reforms (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Akim Hudson, local BLM organizer, talks Geneva meeting and GPD reforms (podcast)

Thirty-two days have passed since the Black Lives Matter Peaceful Protests started in the City of Geneva. Today is July 1st, and tonight is a Geneva City Council meeting. Eleven resolutions related to reforming the Geneva Police Department are all on the ... MORE
FLCC, Empire State College sign cybersecurity transfer agreement

FLCC, Empire State College sign cybersecurity transfer agreement

Finger Lakes Community College and SUNY Empire State College announced a new agreement allowing guaranteed admission of FLCC graduates who have earned an associate degree in networking and cybersecurity into SUNY Empire’s new bachelor of science in security studies program. SUNY Empire’s ... MORE
Parts of Ontario County dealing with major gypsy moth outbreak

Parts of Ontario County dealing with major gypsy moth outbreak

The DEC says part of Ontario County is dealing with a serious gypsy moth outbreak. Meteorologist Kevin Williams tells Finger Lakes News Radio that entire trees are being defoliated. The area that appears to be most-effected is that around Bristol Mountain. Cornell ... MORE
Housekeeper comes forward after report about Ontario Center; issues raised by employees during pandemic ignored

Housekeeper speaks out about Ontario Center, as concerns raised about COVID response were ignored

By Gabriel Pietrorazio It wasn’t a bad April Fool’s joke. There’s nothing funny about it. Kelsea Flynn, a former housekeeper at Ontario Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare has come forward after recently walking-out on her former employer after witnessing the horrors of ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Housekeeper who walked away from Ontario Center speaks out (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Housekeeper who walked away from Ontario Center speaks out (podcast)

Connie Helker says she was the first employee to test positive for COVID-19 at the Ontario Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, earning the nickname “COVID Connie” among some of her peers. As a front desk receptionist and a housekeeper, Connie cared about ... MORE
Super Casuals in Geneva shutting down; will remain open as online store

Super Casuals in Geneva shutting down; will remain open as online store

Super Casuals is shutting down. The staple, which has been located on Seneca Street in the city of Geneva for years announced its closure in a statement on Monday. While Super Casuals will stay open as an online store, the in-person, brick-and-mortar ... MORE
Geneva City School District officials respond to petitions calling for reduction in SRO program

Geneva City School District officials respond to petitions calling for reduction in SRO program

A petition seeking 2,500 signatures had gained more than 1,800 supporting the Geneva Police Department, as the City considers reduction in public safety spending. “The brave men and women who took an oath to serve and protect the city of Geneva, NY, ... MORE
Ontario Center employee had to develop his own COVID safety protocols as pandemic ripped through facility

Ontario Center employee had to develop his own COVID safety protocols as pandemic ripped through facility

By Gabriel Pietrorazio “They were my friends,” Bill “Beard” Corino said. “Those people became my friends.” As a maintenance worker and driver, Corino spent more than two-hours each day, three times a week in one-on-one scenarios with residents at the Ontario Center ... MORE
Canandaigua man charged after watercraft crash in May

Canandaigua man charged after watercraft crash in May

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 36-year-old Canandaigua resident following a personal watercraft crash that occurred on a private pond. Investigators say Raymond Foster, 36, of Canandaigua was charged following an incident that happened on May 16th at ... MORE