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Police: Teen escapes attempted kidnapper, suspect remains at-large

Police: Geneva student gets away after attempted abduction on Pulteney St.
Police say that on Monday around 3:21 p.m. they were dispatched to an attempted abduction involving a 13-year-old victim. While walking home from the Geneva Middle School, the victim observed a black Toyota Sienna minivan in the area of Carter Road, Oak Street, High Street, and Pulteney Street. The victim continued walking on Pulteney Street in the area of William... more

W-FL MONDAY: Castrechini’s 31 for Gananda drops Midlakes; Comfort’s double-double leads Penn Yan

W-FL MONDAY: Castrechini’s 31 for Gananda drops Midlakes; Comfort’s double-double leads Penn Yan
Gananda senior guard Jayden Castrechini scored 31 points as the Blue Panthers dispatched with visiting Midlakes on Monday night. Also, a Darren Miller double-double and a a 14-2 second quarter run by Mynderse led the Blue Devils past Clyde-Savannah for the second time this season. For the girls, Peyton Comfort had 15 points and 15 rebounds in the Mustangs’ win over... more

Clock ticking on proposed Farmington solar farm

Clock ticking on proposed Farmington solar farm
The timeline is in place as opponents once again voiced their displeasure Monday with the idea of a a 7-megawatt solar farm at Smith Farms. On Monday night the Town of Farmington Zoning Board of Appeals continued with its public hearing, as it awaits the results of a SEQR study followed by action from the Planning Board. Delaware River Solar... more

Bloomfield teacher earns gold standard certification

Bloomfield teacher earns gold standard certification
A Bloomfield teacher was recognized by the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) with the prestigious Gold Standard certification. Katrina Smith, a Social Studies-History/Adolescence and Young Adulthood teacher at Bloomfield who previously taught in the Marcus Whitman district, is one of 98 teachers who earned the highly respected gold star certification. The certification means that the teachers proved to the... more

Digital predator targets teens at schools in Ontario, Wayne, & Yates

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The Wayne Central School District is responding after their own students have been targeted by the online predator that has been reported throughout Yates and Ontario counties. Now, students in Wayne County are on alert. Wayne Central Superintendent Mathis Calvin released this statement Friday night: “We recently have been made aware of several students within Wayne County and our school... more

New shopping habits challenge Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign

Changing shopping habits challenges Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign
The sound of ringing bells outside businesses means ’tis the season of giving and making memories. Steve Hausmann chairs this year’s Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign. “I’ve always gone out and rung the kettle,” Hausmann said. “My family would do it once a year.” The nonprofit’s Red Kettle campaign is a way for the Rochester Fire Department to give back... more

Tapping into the holiday spirit in Victor

Day of giving and joy in Victor
One day of giving plus seven locations equals hundreds and hundreds of smiles. That kind of holiday math is the new normal for Victor and Farmington residents. What started four years ago as a simple clothing giveaway for moms in a local church basement has now mushroomed into a full Day of Giving, which this year was held Saturday at... more

Fingerlakes Mall cleared after bomb threat on Friday

Police: Bomb threat at Geneva General Hospital
Officials uncertain at this point if this threat is connected to other threats received via email The Fingerlakes Mall located in Aurelius was evacuated on Friday due to a bomb threat, according to local officials. Employees and shoppers were evacuated as state police arrived on-scene of the mall. The threat was received via email, according to reporting by the Auburn... more

Farmington veterans remembered this holiday season

Farmington veterans remembered this holiday season
U. S. Army Sgt. E5 Jessie Cobas stood in full dress uniform at the grave of U. S. Navy World War II veteran William W. Holdforth. Laying an east-facing wreath by his marker, Cobas spoke Holdforth’s name out loud, thanking him for his service with a solemn salute and moment of silence. The veteran and her 4-year-old daughter, Isabelle, were... more

W-FL FRIDAY: Red Creek sophomore joins 1,000 point club; Wayne tops Geneva; Waterloo beats Penn Yan

W-FL FRIDAY: Red Creek sophomore joins 1,000 point club; Wayne tops Geneva; Waterloo beats Penn Yan
Red Creek sophomore Isabella Wilbur scored her 1,000th career point in the Rams loss at Lyons on Friday night. Meanwhile in girls action, Midlakes pulls away from Mynderse late and Red Jacket survives at Marcus Whitman. On the boys side of things it was Wayne defeating Geneva, Newark improving to 5-0, and Waterloo defeating Penn Yan. Full results and more... more

‘Joy and appreciation’ at Ontario County sheriff’s awards

‘Joy and appreciation’ at Ontario County sheriff’s awards
SaraRae Bartello sold more than $1,000 worth of lemonade and handmade beaded bracelets last July, bringing 342 Tim Hortons gift cards to the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office. Actually, she brought a whole lot more than coffee and doughnuts through “Project SaraRae’s Lemonade Stand” in Honeoye. With the proceeds, she also brought treats for the police dogs in the sheriff’s K-9... more

It’s on for 2020: Mitrano, McMurray plan runs

It’s on for 2020: Mitrano, McMurray plan runs
The 2018 election flipped the House of Representatives from red to blue. The “Blue Wave” didn’t include Democratic congressional candidates Tracy Mitrano and Nate McMurray, but their loss in contested races against Republican incumbents didn’t dampen their drive. On to 2020. That’s when a presidential race will drive voters to the polls in droves — and once again, House seats... more

W-FL THURSDAY: Justice Smith lights up ER; Bloomfield, Whitman & Naples notch West wins

W-FL THURSDAY: Justice Smith lights up ER; Bloomfield, Whitman & Naples notch West wins
Lyons senior standout Justice Smith had his way against the East Rochester Bombers, scoring 39 points, as the Lions defending home court in the face-off between two teams that were unbeaten in Wayne County League play. The game was streamed live on FingerLakes1.com. It was a light slate of games with action in the Finger Lakes West, two other games... more

Clifton Springs man charged with trespassing after brief foot chase in Seneca Falls

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On December 9th at approximately 5:24 p.m. police arrested a Clifton Springs man after a trespassing investigation, which ended in a foot chase. Conor O’Rourke, 22, was charged with trespassing and resisting arrest after an incident in Seneca Falls where he was observed on a property while the business was closed. When he was ordered to stop – O’Rourke fled... more

UPDATE: Police make arrest in Geneva bank robbery investigation

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Police have made an arrest in the Community Bank robbery, which happened on Monday around 9 a.m. Police say that on Wednesday around 12:18 a.m. they apprehended Ortho J. Arnold, 40, of Geneva – charging him with first-degree robbery – a felony. Police say an intense investigation followed the incident on Monday, which resulted in a search warrant being issued.... more
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