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UPDATE: Missing Ontario County woman located

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Latest Information The missing person alert has been cancelled, according to deputies with the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office. In an alert around 7 a.m. they cancelled the ongoing search, which had been taking place since Friday. No additional information was provided by law enforcement. Original Report Ontario County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a missing person. Amber Messervey, 27, was... more

Elite Aerial ski team training for world championships at Bristol Mountain

Elite Aerial ski team training for world championships at Bristol Mountain
This season, Bristol Mountain opened its new freestyle aerial training center. The U.S. Elite Aerial Development Team has been training this week at the mountain's High Point Terrain Park. Patrick O'Flynn, a member of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team Freestyle Aerial team and a native of Penfield, learned to ski at Bristol every Saturday and Sunday. "Kind of a... more

Tool thief takes plea deal; stole from Canandaigua, South Bristol properties

Tool thief takes plea deal; stole from Canandaigua, South Bristol properties
A Farmington man who was slapped with 30 days for mouthing off to a judge changed his tune and pleaded guilty to burglary charges. On Thursday, Theodore “Ted” O’Connor, 38, pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree burglary and had his other criminal charges dismissed in what will be an agreed-upon sentence of three and a half to seven years... more

Arbor Hill founder, beloved winemaker dies suddenly in accident

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John H. Brahm III, co-owner of Arbor Hill Grapery & Winery and legendary Finger Lakes winemaker died suddenly over the weekend. Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson says emergency crews were dispatched to Hawks Road in South Bristol around 12 p.m. for the report of a man trapped between a vehicle and garage. First responders arrived on-scene to find Brahm trapped... more

Canandaigua driver struck woman with a snow plow during domestic incident

Canandaigua driver struck woman with a snow plow during domestic incident
Deputies say a 42-year-old Canandaigua driver was charged with felony driving while intoxicated and aggravated family offense after a domestic incident in the Town of Bristol on Saturday. The incident happened around 9:56 p.m., according to deputies. Christopher Padden, 42, was found to be operating a pickup truck with an attached snow plow on the vehicle – when the plow... more

Former Ski Valley in South Bristol poised for private use

Former Ski Valley in South Bristol poised for private use
The former Ski Valley, shuttered nearly a decade ago, could become someone’s private winter paradise. Town Supervisor Dan Marshall said Thursday he doesn’t see any obstacles to the once public ski resort, long since vacated, becoming a private residence. Approvals, however, lie in the hands of the town’s planning and zoning boards. The 118-acre commercial property at 6586 County Road... 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

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

UPDATE: Home destroyed by fire in South Bristol

Mobile home destroyed in South Bristol blaze
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office provided an update on the structure fire reported on Mosher Road in the Town of South Bristol on Tuesday. Around 3:50 p.m. first responders were called to a single-family dwelling structure fire. Deputies say Bristol, Naples, and Richmond fire departments responded to the scene, along with Richmond Ambulance. Photos from this afternoon's mobile home fire... more

South Bristol to rehash disputed sewer rate hike

South Bristol to rehash disputed sewer rate hike
The status of a disputed 64 percent sewer rate hike lodged on residents of Bristol Harbour Village remains unresolved. The Town Board will hold a workshop Saturday to discuss financial statements from Bristol Sewage Disposal Corp.— statements submitted by a December deadline but deemed unacceptable by the board. At issue is detail the Town Board seeks on how funds from... more

Brother returns to “Mikey’s Jump” at Bristol Mountain

Brother returns to “Mikey’s Jump” at Bristol Mountain
People fly on Bristol Mountain like they never have before. It even leaves veterans of the ski aerial circuit breathless. “This is the first time I’ve seen it in action, with people hittin’ it,” Chris Lillis said. “And I couldn’t be more excited.” Lillis, the U.S. National Ski team member from Pittsford, has seen his share of air. But when... more

Marren elected Ontario County Board of Supervisors chairman

Marren elected Ontario County Board of Supervisors chairman
Victor Town Supervisor Jack Marren will remain as chairman of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors in 2019, a role he has been elected to each year since 2013. Once again, Bristol Supervisor Bob Green was appointed vice chairman. And while the calendar has flipped from 2018 to 2019, the board is expected to face many of the same challenges... more

Four decades of service for Bristol Town Clerk Sharon Miller

Four decades of service for Bristol Town Clerk Sharon Miller
It didn’t take long for Sharon Miller to rise in the ranks. Born and raised in Bristol, Miller was hired as a bookkeeper for the town in 1978. It was obvious she was up to the job — and more. She was elected town clerk and took office in 1979. “Her unwavering commitment to the position and to the community... more

Deputies: Bloomfield woman charged with grand larceny after stolen credit card investigation

Deputies: Bloomfield woman charged with grand larceny after stolen credit card investigation
Deputies say a 25-year-old Bloomfield woman was arrested on a grand larceny charge on New Years Eve after an investigation. Jillian A. Atwood, 25, of Bloomfield was arrested on Monday at approximately 1:15 a.m., according to a report from the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies say Atwood was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny following an investigation into using a stolen... more
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