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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

W-FL WEDNESDAY: Newark tops Geneva on senior night; Girls close out regular season

W-FL WEDNESDAY: Newark tops Geneva on senior night; Girls close out regular season
It was a busy night for Wayne-Finger Lakes teams after Tuesday’s snow day forced several games to be reschedule to Wednesday night. It was the final night of the regular season for Wayne-Finger Lakes girls teams as Sectional brackets are set. For the boys, it will be one more night of regular season play on Thursday night before the seedings... more

W-FL MONDAY: South Seneca, Gananda girls clinch league titles

W-FL MONDAY: South Seneca, Gananda girls clinch league titles
The South Seneca Lady Falcons won their 17th straight game on Monday night in Naples, defeating the Big Green 69-18. With the win South Seneca clinched the Finger Lakes West Championship. Meanwhile, the Gananda Lady Blue Panthers dropped a cross-over contest to local rival Wayne, 45-38, but still clinched the Wayne County Championship when Lyons defeated second-place Marion. Also on... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Victor Supervisor Jack Marren discusses landfill, pressure from Albany, and more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Victor Supervisor Jack Marren discusses landfill, pressure from Albany, and more
Victor Town Supervisor Jack Marren, who will seek another term in this year’s election, and serves as the Chairman of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors has become a regional leader for the Finger Lakes. Ontario County is unique for Upstate New York. That’s largely due to the population increase that its seen in the last 7-8 years – while... more

W-FL FRIDAY: Newark spoils senior night in Waterloo; Midlakes girls clinch East title

W-FL FRIDAY: Newark spoils senior night in Waterloo; Midlakes girls clinch East title
After a Senior Night ceremony in Waterloo in which legendary Newark coach Ron Ceravolo was honored pregame, the Newark Reds came up with a big 66-58 road win against the Indians. Jayden Peters exploded out of the gate with 15 first quarter points and the Reds built a 16 point lead in the third quarter before Waterloo came storming back... more

W-FL THURSDAY: Gananda, Marion girls post wins in Wayne County; South Seneca 1 win away from West title

W-FL THURSDAY: Gananda, Marion girls post wins in Wayne County; South Seneca 1 win away from West title
The Gananda Lady Blue Panthers and the Marion Lady Black Knights are seperated by just one-half game at the top of the Wayne County girls basketball standings. Both teams posted victories on Thursday night, Gananda’s coming on Senior Night over Red Creek. In the West, the South Seneca Lady Falcons rolled past Honeoye for their 16th straight win. With the... more

W-FL WEDNESDAY: DeVaney scores 1,000th in Geneva win; Bloomfield tops Naples on Senior night

W-FL WEDNESDAY: DeVaney scored 1,000th in Geneva win; Bloomfield tops Naples on Senior night
Waterloo girls varsity head coach Michael Bree said Wednesday night’s Finger Lakes East match-up with visiting Geneva was a “great battle”. His Lady Indians trailed 28-27 at halftime but pulled even at 47-47 with just 1:30 left in the game. Then, Geneva freshman Aniya Rowe hit a three pointer to give Geneva the lead for good as the Panthers won... more

W-FL TUESDAY: Kyle Slywka buzzer beater stuns Geneva; Blankenberg sets Wayne’s all-time scoring mark

W-FL TUESDAY: Kyle Slywka buzzer beater stuns Geneva; Blankenberg sets Wayne’s all-time scoring mark
Waterloo trailed hosts Geneva by two with just 0.8 seconds to play in the 4th quarter of Tuesday night’s Finger Lakes East battle. Sophomore Kyle Slywka caught an inbounds pass right in front of his own bench and let a turn-around, fade-away shot from behind the arc go over a Geneva defender that found the bottom of the net to... more

Owners of Valley Motel want to get tenants into new housing

Owners of Valley Motel want to get tenants into new housing
Last week, Martha Baker, whose family runs the Furniture Doctor in Bloomfield, came out to in sub-zero temperatures to see their other business on the property, the Valley Motel Apartments, engulfed in flames. 11 people lost their living quarters that day. Baker says those tenants in the former facility were either family or close friends. “It’s weird not having them... more

Deputies: Driver charged with DWAI after two-car crash in E. Bloomfield

Deputies: Driver charged with DWAI after two-car crash in E. Bloomfield
Deputies provided an update on a crash with injuries, which happened on January 24th around 12:11 a.m. along County Road 30 in East Bloomfield. East Bloomfield Ambulance, East Bloomfield Fire Department, Canandaigua Ambulance ALS, and deputies responded to the two-car crash. It was determined that Garrett Tillman, 22, of Penn Yan was traveling east when he turned left into the... more

W-FL SATURDAY: Lyons falls out west; Penn Yan girls beat Waterloo

W-FL SATURDAY: Lyons falls out west; Penn Yan girls beat Waterloo
It was a light night of action in Wayne-Finger Lakes boys and girls basketball on Saturday. The biggest game of interest was Class C2’s top team, the Lyons Lions, heading to Niagara Falls to face a true test in a tough St. Joseph’s squad who handed the Lions their second loss of the season 58-57. Full results below… Congratulations to... more
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