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Much more than a free lunch in Bloomfield

Much more than a free lunch in Bloomfield
The chatter inside the East Bloomfield-Holcomb fire hall resembles that of a school cafeteria at lunchtime. And for that one hour when lunch is served, it’s that busy. Several senior citizens patiently wait at decorated tables, chit-chatting with friends or making new ones, waiting for the go-ahead to dig in. On this Wednesday after Memorial Day, the Hands of Hope... more

A special day for Bloomfield grad’s dad at VA

A special day for Bloomfield grad’s dad at VA
Caleb Troy’s graduation from Bloomfield Central School is a milestone many didn’t want Caleb’s dad to miss. On Friday, Caleb and fellow students graduated in a special, early ceremony for Caleb’s dad, Kevin Troy. A veteran of the Army, Navy, and Air Force with nearly 30 years of service, Kevin is in end-of-life care at the Canandaigua VA. Kevin’s dying... more

Sheriff: Home health aide stole property valued at more than $2,500 in Canandaigua

Sheriff: Home health aide stole property valued at more than $2,500 in Canandaigua
Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson says a Bloomfield woman has been charged after an investigation into thefts from a local home. Lena Thompson, 43, of Bloomfield was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny after an investigation into thefts from a residence where she was employed as a home health aide. She is accused of stealing property from the residence where she... more

USPS truck driver airlifted after serious crash in E. Bloomfield

USPS truck driver airlifted after serious crash in E. Bloomfield
A USPS truck driver was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital after a serious crash in East Bloomfield on Saturday. The crash happened around 3:30 p.m., according to State Police, who said the accident happened at the intersection of State Route 5&20 and Cannan Road. Troopers say the driver of the USPS truck stopped at the intersection, and failed to see... more

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 day a year publishing schedule. Whether that’s live-streaming local high school basketball throughout the winter, or showcasing in-depth... more

Former Morgan Management COO pleads guilty to conspiracy in multi-million dollar fraud

Former Morgan Management COO pleads guilty to conspiracy in multi-million dollar fraud
The former chief operating officer of Morgan Management pleaded guilty Monday for his role in a multi-million dollar fraud scheme. Scott Cresswell, a 52-year-old resident of Ionia – a hamlet in Bloomfield – pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Cresswell was COO of Morgan Management, LLC from March of 2017 to April of 2018. During that time, federal... more

Deputies: Teen charged after striking mom over gaming console

Deputies: Teen charged after striking mom over gaming console
Deputies say that a 17-year-old faces multiple charges following a domestic incident in West Bloomfield this week. The teen is accused of attacking his mother following an argument over a gaming console. Deputies say the teen, who was not identified – but charged with criminal mischief and harassment – struck the victim, and pushed her back into her chair. Deputies... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Henderson brothers talk leading Brighton PD, Ontario Co. Sheriff’s Office

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Henderson brothers talk leading Brighton PD, Ontario Co. Sheriff’s Office
It’s not often that brothers share a career path. In this case, while not precisely the same – Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson and Brighton PD Chief of Police Mark Henderson have not only followed a similar career trajectory – but have grown to lead two important agencies in the region. This week they discuss modern policing together, talk about... more

Deputies: Bloomfield man charged with DWI after one-vehicle crash

Deputies: Bloomfield man charged with DWI after one-vehicle crash
Deputies say a Bloomfield man was charged with driving while intoxicated and transported to Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua following a one-vehicle crash on County Road 30. Joseph Sykes, 24, of Bloomfield was traveling west on County Road 30 in Canandaigua when he lost control of his vehicle, according to deputies. The vehicle traveled off the road, through a ditch, and... more

Other Half Brewing opens in Bloomfield

Other Half Brewing opens in Bloomfield
The news that beer lovers have been waiting months to hear is here. Finally. The Brooklyn-based Other Half Brewing is open at the former Nedloh’s site on Routes 5 and 20. For Paul Kraeger of Henrietta, who has been hearing about it “forever” and anxiously awaited its opening, the chance to sample an IPA or a sour or a stout... more

Bloomfield Library welcomes new director

Bloomfield Library welcomes new director
A library is a place where people are happy to be and employees are happy to work. Margo Prak has an idea why. “It’s fun, it’s enjoyable and it’s educational,” said Prak, who is happy to be at the Bloomfield Public Library. Prak takes over as director of the library, succeeding Diana Thorn, who has accepted a position as treasurer... more

New owner for Old Burying Ground in East Bloomfield

New owner for Old Burying Ground in East Bloomfield
For Jim Johnson, a small parcel of his land at his funeral business was just part of the lawn he maintained. But to East Bloomfield Town Historian Judi Stewart, and others at the East Bloomfield Historical Society, it was the town’s Old Burying Ground where the earliest settlers were laid to rest. A new cemetery was needed in 1838 when... more

Burned ex pleads guilty to arson charges after Pinewood Manor Motel fire

Burned ex pleads guilty to arson charges after Pinewood Manor Motel fire
An Ontario County woman pleaded guilty to arson charges and agreed to a sentence of three and a half years in state prison for trying to burn out her ex. On Wednesday, Cheryl Buckley, 60, pleaded guilty to second-degree arson for starting a fire at the Pinewood Manor Motel on County Road 50 in Canandaigua last September. She will be... more

Thinking, acting green to help inner-city youths from Bloomfield

Thinking, acting green to help inner-city youths from Bloomfield
The Green Visions Program got its start helping inner-city youths learn career skills and obtain paying jobs with a simple question for Ionia native Michael Philipson, who co-founded the Rochester-based nonprofit Greentopia that runs the program. How can Greentopia be a good neighbor to the JOSANA neighborhood, which is in the area of Jay and Ames streets in the city... more

Bloomfield students could face charges after pair of threats in two days

Bloomfield Junior HS
Two students have been disciplined after a pair of incidents over the last week within the Bloomfield Central School District. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that around 9:16 a.m. deputies responded to the Bloomfield Junior High School after a threatening message was discovered on a wall of a bathroom. Sheriff Kevin Henderson reports that administrators ordered a ‘shelter in... more

MISSING PERSON: 48-year-old man last seen leaving Bloomfield bar on Thursday

MISSING PERSON: 48-year-old man last seen leaving Bloomfield bar on Thursday
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a 48-year-old man, who was last seen leaving a bar on Thursday in Bloomfield. Theodore Smith was last seen wearing a Carhart vest and blue zip-up hooded sweatshirt. He was also wearing a baseball cap and work boots, according to deputies. He had left Cheap Charlies Bar in Bloomfield on Thursday and... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Sheriff Kevin Henderson discusses potential policy changes, and future of Ontario County (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Sheriff Kevin Henderson discusses potential policy changes, and future of Ontario County (podcast)
When Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson succeeded longtime Sheriff Philip Povero, the focus was on transitioning smoothly. Now, more than 50 days after taking office – Sheriff Henderson is establishing himself as a leader, not only locally, but in the region. This week he joined FL1 News Intern Reporter Gabriel Pietrorazio in the FingerLakes1.com Studio to get an update, and... more
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