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Bristol Harbour Village wins reduced water hike

Bristol Harbour Village Association has won its battle against a proposed 116 percent water rate hike sought by water works owners Todd and Laura Cook. In a recent decision, the New York State Public Service Commission approved instead a reduced increase of 74.82 percent for residential customers of the resort community. “The main takeaway is that for the first time... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Kevin Henderson talks campaign for Ontario Co. Sheriff (podcast)

Taking more than three decades of experience with him, Ontario County Sheriff Candidate Kevin Henderson wants residents to know that he cares about the community and its future. Sitting down with Josh Durso on Inside the FLX, Henderson talked about his career, the things he learned, the processes that he’d like to see implemented if elected sheriff – and what... more

Getting to know the candidates for Ontario County Sheriff

After 28 years as sheriff and 46 years in law enforcement, Sheriff Philip Povero has reached the end of his career. Following a career of that length, and with everything the county has accomplished in that time, there is a vast expanse to be filled. Appearing on the ballot in the primary election on Thursday September 13th are two new... more

Bristol Harbour Village homeowners lose court case over rate hike

A judge ruled to dismiss a case the Bristol Harbour Village homeowners’ association brought against the town of South Bristol over a 64 percent sewer rate hike. Now, Bristol Harbour Village Association is weighing whether to appeal. “It will be up to the association on whether to proceed,” said attorney Craig Bucki with Phillips Lytle LLP, representing BHVA. “They have... more

All that Naples has to offer

Good wine, food, waterfalls, and people. What more do you need? At the southwest end of the Finger Lakes lays a gold mine of hidden treasures. From Conesus to Skaneateles the region is rich food, drink, and things to do. It’s impossible to be bored in Naples. The small town nestled south of Canandaigua and Honeoye lakes is loaded with... more

Front-Row Seat: Making the human connection with “Chapatti” at Bristol Valley

Back in the day, actors Karin Bowersock and Mark Poppleton worked on productions together and waited tables in the same New York City restaurant, talking about what they would do when they got their big breaks, and what were some of their theatrical dreams. Poppleton mentioned that he’d always wanted to star in “Sweeney Todd” — and Bowersock promised that... more

NOW HIRING: Finger Lakes Premier Properties looking to expand housekeeping team

Finger Lakes Premier Properties is a team of industry leaders specializing in vacation rental management and lakefront real estate sales of properties in the Finger Lakes Region. Our team has represented the Finger Lakes for over 25 years. We are seeking energetic and detail oriented individuals to join our housekeeping team this summer! As part of the FLPP team, our employees’ efforts allow guests... more

Golisano goose gripes fail to persuade South Bristol tax assessors

What is good for the goose is not good for the Golisano. The South Bristol Board of Assessment Review confirmed Wednesday it will maintain its tax assessment of a $5.7 million property on Canandaigua Lake owned by billionaire and philanthropist Tom Golisano. Town Assessor Valary Muscarella said the decision was made on May 31. Last month, Golisano appealed the assessment... more

SOUTH BRISTOL WOMAN FOUND: Deputies locate missing resident safely

Deputies say they have located the missing 67-year-old woman, who was last seen in the South Bristol area driving a 2015 Ford Escape. Law enforcement did not provide additional details. Original Report Deputies are searching for a 67-year-old Bristol woman, according to a release from the Sheriff’s Office. Claudia Swartz, 67, is described as 5’2″, 180 pounds with brown eyes... more

Barbs fly over geese between Golisano, South Bristol

Billionaire businessman Tom Golisano — who last year launched a website to help homeowners challenge unfair assessments — on Tuesday confronted the town Board of Assessment Review over his lake property in South Bristol. In what became a fiesty exchange between Golisano and the board led by Chairman Henry Savage, Golisano challenged the board to take action — action he... 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

Bristol Mountain’s welcomed skiers for the first time in May

This winter has been absolutely brutal, but for skiers and snowboarders it is a delight. Especially since for the first time ever, Bristol Mountain is open on May 1st. Steve Fuller the Vice President at Bristol had this to say. “This is the latest we have ever been open on record, so for the 55 years we have been operating... more
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