How the Bloomfield mobile food pantry is engaging youth in volunteerism

It’s no secret that “Generation Z” has a reputation. Larger even than the Baby Boomer generation, Gen Z was the first generation to have the internet at their full disposal from a young age, and this has had an effect on the way that older generations view them. Nicknamed “the lazy generation”, generation Z in particular has taken flack on... more

New roles for Bloomfield school administrators

Some administrative changes are being made in the Bloomfield Central School District. The Board of Education, at its reorganizational meeting Tuesday, approved appointing Nicholas Fargnoli as principal of Bloomfield Elementary School and Scott Donnelly as district business administrator. Donnelly replaces Kimberly Rohring, who left the district at the end of the school year. Fargnoli is filling the position Donnelly is... more

Atlanta resident arrested on drug charges in Ontario Co.

Deputies say a 33-year-old Atlanta resident was arrested after a suspicious vehicle was investigated on Tuesday around 5:44 pm. Anthony J. Infantino, 33, of Atlanta was arrested after deputies investigated a parked vehicle on the shoulder of County Road 14 in West Bloomfield. Investigators found Infantino was in possession of a controlled substance and medication without a valid prescription. He... more

‘BUILDING COMMUNITY’: Strong community, upgraded facilities make olympics a success in Bloomfield

Is community a place, or is it a relationship? The fact is, it’s both. Most often we think of community as a physical place, while it escapes us that it exists as a relationship. But no matter how we spin it, there is no denying that the 2018 Special Olympics brought out the best in the Bloomfield community. Hosting an... more

Bloomfield woman arrested on drug charge after traffic stop

Deputies say a Bloomfield woman was arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop on Cork Road in Victor. Breanna Elizabeth Drummond, 27, of Bloomfield was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation after the traffic stop. She was transported to the Ontario County Jail for arraignment. The charges will be answered at... more

Blue-Green Algae: The summer guest Honeoye didn’t invite

In the Finger Lakes, summertime is highly anticipated and upon arrival, cherished. The temperament of Upstate New York isn’t exactly amiable for a good part of the year, so when people can be on or near the lake — enjoying the sunshine — they take full advantage. Something has been threatening this prized lake time in recent years, to the... more

Bloomfield students set sights on Peru for next service project

Students at Bloomfield High School are again preparing for a trip to Latin America to help people less fortunate than themselves. They will be giving up a large part of their Christmas holiday vacation to help with a continuing project to build a girls’ dormitory in the Sacred Valley of Peru and complete an infrastructure service project for a Quechua... more

Bloomfield freshman Alex Kenyon named All-American diver

Alex Kenyon, a Bloomfield Freshman, has been named a 2017-2018 NISCA/Speedo Boys One Meter Diving All-American.  Alex is the 2018 Section V Class D Champion and 9th place finisher at the 2018 NYSPHSAA State Championships.  He is one of 9 Freshman in the entire United States to be named All American and one of only 5 New York Student Athletes... more

Voters to head to polls for Bloomfield Library

Eligible voters in the Bloomfield Central School District on Tuesday will be asked to decide on a change in the funding and governance model of the public library. Supporters of the proposition say the change is needed in order for the Bloomfield Public Library, which earlier this year marked its 50th anniversary, to continue to provide the same level of... more

The sound of success: Bloomfield musicians take top honors

They have come close in recent years, winning Best in Class eight of the last nine, but this year, Bloomfield Central School music ensembles brought home the coveted Albert E. Whitney Overall Achievement Award. “The Whitney is the highest honor that an individual band can receive at the Sherburne Pageant of Bands,” said Christian Culbertson, a member of Bloomfield Parents... more

Bloomfield woman charged with DWI; had BAC over twice legal limit

Deputies say a Bloomfield woman was charged with felony driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop on Taft Road during the early-morning hours on Sunday. Elizabeth Otto-Trott, 27, was charged with felony driving while intoxicated and transported to the Ontario County Jail. Deputies say she submitted to a breath test, which revealed a blood-alcohol content more than twice the legal... more

Pittsford man drove while on drugs in Bloomfield

A 57-year-old Pittsford man was arrested for DWAI-drugs following a traffic stop for a headlight that was out. Deputies say Michael J. Weber, 57, of Pittsford was charged with DWAI-drugs after a stop on State Route 64 in West Bloomfield. Upon investigation it was determined that Weber was operating his vehicle while that ability was impaired by drugs. He was... more

Crews respond to accident at West Bloomfield 7Eleven, driver ticketed

On Tuesday around 12:32 a.m. deputies responded to the 7Eleven located at 9169 State Route 5&20 in West Bloomfield for a personal injury accident. The West Bloomfield Fire Department and Honeoye Falls Mendon EMS responded to the scene, as well. Deputies say John J. Slack, 32, of Penn Yan was cited for failure to keep right, unlicensed operation, aggravated unlicensed... more

Ionia Volunteer Fire Co. rebuilds after station fire

An official grand opening and dedication for the Ionia Volunteer Fire Co.’s new fire station — constructed to replace the original building destroyed by a 2015 fire — is planned for July 28, the third anniversary of the blaze. The Ionia Volunteer Fire Co. was organized in 1954, with the original two-bay building built in 1955. An addition was added... more

Bloomfield woman arrested on drug charges after traffic stop

Deputies say a 27-year-old Bloomfield resident was arrested on possession charges following a traffic stop on Route 251. On Sunday around 1:30 a.m. Breanna E. Brummond, 27, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and aggravated unlicensed operation. The traffic stop took place after Brummond failed to ‘keep right’, according to deputies. She was transported to the... more

Farmington man charged after early-morning traffic stop in Bloomfield

A 39-year-old Farmington man was arrested on Elm Street in Bloomfield after a traffic stop for failing to keep right. Deputies say Eric A. Wright, 39, of Farmington was charged with driving while intoxicated; and issued a number of tickets following the traffic stop on Sunday around 3:22 a.m. He was transported to the Ontario County Jail, and released to... more

Deputies: Bloomfield driver was under influence of drugs on Main St.

Deputies report that a traffic stop for erratic driving led to a DWAI arrest on Main Street in Bloomfield. Lena M. Thompson, 42, of Bloomfield was stopped just off Main Street in Bloomfield on May 5th, according to deputies, who say that a call from another driver led to the stop. The caller stated that the driver had been passing... more
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