Category: Ontario County

TRACKING COVID-19: Cuomo says shutdown could last months, addresses New Yorkers Monday AM (full coverage)

TRACKING COVID-19: Most counties see increase in total number of cases on Saturday

Follow along with updates from officials - local, state, and federal - as the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19 response continues around the region. Our 'Latest News' section will be updated around the clock. We'll be documenting school closures, public health announcements, and ... MORE
Law enforcement contends with social distancing, NY on PAUSE violators in Finger Lakes

Law enforcement contends with social distancing, NY on PAUSE violators in Finger Lakes

Who is actually enforcing social distancing protocols? In particular, those directed under Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order signed earlier this month. While law enforcement has received sporadic reports of those violating social distancing protocols, they aren’t actually the ones left to respond ... MORE
Finger Lakes Partners (Billboard)
Finger Lakes Health ready as Cuomo orders ventilators to be moved around New York ‘as needed’

Finger Lakes Health ready as Cuomo orders ventilators to be moved around New York ‘as needed’

While lawmakers across Upstate New York were quick to criticize Governor Andrew Cuomo’s decision to move ventilators from hospitals across the region to those battling the pandemic downstate – officials with one of the region’s largest healthcare providers is ready to help ... MORE
Canandaigua shuts down basketball courts, other recreational spots after social distancing ignored

Canandaigua shuts down basketball courts, other recreational spots after social distancing ignored

Officials in Canandaigua are buckling down after a lack of social distancing protocols in the city. “Due to a lack of social distancing taking place within City of Canandaigua Parks, all basketball courts, tennis courts, and pickleball courts are now closed,” City ... MORE
HOURS OF OPERATION: Here’s who is open, closed & statements from local businesses (continuously updated)

HOURS OF OPERATION: Here’s who is open, closed & statements from local businesses (continuously updated)

Editor’s Note: If you’re looking for full-coverage of the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19 click here. This database will be the place where we post all business hours or service changes. Have something you’d like to see here? Send it to news@fingerlakes1.com.  318 ... MORE
Ontario County company invents Ambu-bot, but it awaits FDA approval

Ontario County company invents Ambu-bot, but it awaits FDA approval

There’s a well-documented shortage of ventilators across the world and U.S. That has been particularly well-documented in New York, where it’s expected that hospitals will run out of them in the coming days. There’s a company in Ontario County that’s hoping to ... MORE
DiSanto Propane (Billboard)
Lawmakers blast executive order to pull ventilators, PPE from Upstate hospitals NYC area

Lawmakers blast executive order to pull ventilators, PPE from Upstate hospitals NYC area

Upstate New York lawmakers ripped Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order to bring ventilators and other personal protective equipment to the downstate area. That executive order was signed on Friday. “Ventilators and PPE are the last lines of defense in a fight that ... MORE
Two new cases of COVID-19 at Ontario County nursing home

Two new cases of COVID-19 at Ontario County nursing home

The Ontario County Public Health Department has reported that two residents at a nursing home in the town of Hopewell tested positive for the coronavirus. Public Health Director Mary Beer said the health department is working closely with the state following the ... MORE
Geneva schools narrow search for superintendent to two candidates

Geneva schools narrow search for superintendent to two candidates

The Geneva City School District Board of Education has narrowed its list of Superintendent candidates to two.  The following candidates have been identified, according to officials: Patricia Garcia, Ph.D. – previous experience includes: Superintendent of Schools for Hempstead Public Schools, Superintendent of ... MORE
Deputies: Phelps man took vehicle without owner’s permission

Deputies: Phelps man took vehicle without owner’s permission

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Phelps man following an investigation into a vehicle that was used without permission. Seth Heers, 23, was charged with third-degree unauthorized use of a motor vehicle on Thursday. Heers is accused of ... MORE
RATING THE DISTANCE: Counties graded on social distancing efforts across the Finger Lakes

RATING THE DISTANCE: Counties graded on social distancing efforts across the Finger Lakes

Social distancing, or physical distancing, is a set of non-pharmaceutical interventions or measures taken to prevent the spread of a contagious disease by maintaining a physical distance between people and reducing the number of people who can gather in close proximity. Before ... MORE
Firefighters battle barn, brush fires in Naples overnight

Firefighters battle barn, brush fires in Naples overnight

On Thursday firefighters in Ontario County were called to a structure fire on Seman Road in the town of Naples. Around 11:55 p.m. deputies responded to 6846 Seman Road in Naples for a reported structure fire. Deputies say the homeowners woke up ... MORE
Canandaigua LDC provides portal for small businesses to access necessary resources

Canandaigua LDC provides portal for small businesses to access necessary resources

The Canandaigua Local Development Corporation has launched a web portal to provide information and access to resources in support of Canandaigua area businesses grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic. The site (www.canandaiguameansbusiness.com) contains links to local, state, and federal agencies, providing business owners ... MORE
Ontario County leaders will give update on COVID-19 on Tuesday

Ontario County leaders will give update on COVID-19 on Tuesday

Brian Young, Ontario County administrator, and Mary Beer, Ontario County public health director, are scheduled to give another live update on the COVID-19 outbreak on Tuesday, April 7, at 10 a.m. on Finger Lakes TV. Finger Lakes TV, the public access station ... MORE
LOOMING CRISIS: Canandaigua under hiring freeze, Council considers estimated 20% reduction in revenue

LOOMING CRISIS: Canandaigua under hiring freeze, Council considers estimated 20% reduction in revenue

– By Todd Elzey On Thursday, Canandaigua City Council held its regularly scheduled April meeting. As is becoming the norm for government entities in the wake of COVID-19, Council met via video conference call. The Council’s meeting focused on the COVID-19 crisis ... MORE