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Residents warned as algae blooms grow in numbers around Canandaigua Lake

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Stay out of shallow areas of Canandaigua Lake. That’s the message from those watching intensifying blue-green algae blooms along Canandaigua Lake’s shoreline. The Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association reported areas that show significant worsening of condition. “Although yesterday’s blooms were not experienced lake-wide, the areas they were observed were severe in some cases,” an update on Tuesday said. “Reported blooms were... more

‘EYE ON THE COURTS’: Volunteers, publication serves as judicial watchdog in Ontario County

‘EYE ON THE COURTS’: Volunteers, publication serves as judicial watchdog in Ontario County
The Geneva Court Watch Coordinating Committee has recently released its summer 2019 edition of its periodic publication, “Eye on the Courts,” which celebrates its 51st issue. Founded in 2000, the Geneva Court Watch Coordinating Committee was created as an outgrowth from the League of Women Voters of Geneva. With assistance from Rochester’s League of Women Voters and their well-established court... 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

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

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

CHRISTMAS GALLERY: Local photographer captures the season throughout FLX

CHRISTMAS GALLERY: Local photographer captures spirit of the season throughout FLX
His stunning photos shared to social media throughout the year always put a smile on the faces of those who encounter them. Steve H. Eichorn, a local photographer, with a strong following snapped this series of photos throughout the region in his adventures, which he shared to the Facebook Group ‘Canandaigua 2020’. Check out more of his work over on... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Povero reflects on nearly half-century in law enforcement (podcast)

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Povero reflects on half-century in law enforcement (podcast)
Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero has made serving the community a career. He has also made it a lifetime achievement, setting the standard for what long-term, successful leadership looks like in a law enforcement setting. He’ll be staying involved. Even as Sheriff Povero approaches retirement, he says staying involved in the community he calls home; and has served for nearly... more

Car stolen from Brighton located in Ontario County; suspect charged and hospitalized

Car stolen from Brighton located in Ontario County; suspect charged and hospitalized
Deputies say a 22-year-old Sodus man was arrested on stolen property charges after being found in possession of a car that was reported stolen in Brighton. Darien R. White, 22, of Sodus was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property at County Colony Estates in the Town of Canadice. The 2015 Chevy Cruz had been reported stolen from Brighton.... more

PRIMARY PREVIEW: Candidates for sheriff in Ontario County face off this week

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Meeting the primary candidates for sheriff in Ontario County
Two candidates vying to succeed longtime Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero say voters have an important choice to make this week. On Thursday, a Republican primary will be held to determine the candidate that will take on Democrat, Kevin Henderson. Those candidates facing off are Bob Green and Silvio Palermo, both of which tout lengthy careers in law enforcement. “This... 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

Ontario Republicans endorse candidates for November elections

The Ontario County Republican Committee recently endorsed candidates for Ontario County Judge, Sheriff, Treasurer and Coroner and Governor, State Senate and State Assembly. Trisha Turner, chair of the county committee, praised the committee members for meeting with and questioning candidates for several months. “These committee members are volunteers who care deeply about their communities and take the endorsement process seriously,”... more

Livonia driver charged with DWI after rollover in Canadice

On January 28th at approximately 3 a.m., the New York State Police in Canandaigua responded to a report of a rollover accident on Rt. 15A in Canadice. Upon their arrival, the operator, 24-year-old Cristina Vanvolkenburg, of Livonia, was already out of her vehicle and being evaluated by EMS personnel. Police say Vanvolkenburg displayed several signs of intoxication and failed administered... more

Canadice man charged with felony DWI in Canandaigua

On November 30th at 10:22 pm New York State Police at Canandaigua arrested James E. Cratsley, 52, of Canadice for Felony DWI. While on patrol, Troopers observed a vehicle cross over the fog line on four separate occasions nearly striking a guide rail. A traffic stop was initiated and during the interview of Cratsley a strong odor of an alcoholic... more

ELECTION NIGHT LIVE 2017 (webcast replay)

Josh Durso, Jackie Augustine & Jim Sinicropi were live inside the all-new FingerLakes1.com Studio on Election Night for results, reaction, interviews and analysis from Tuesday’s vote in Cayuga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates Counties. Hear from Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro, successful Seneca Falls Town Council candidate Doug Avery, Geneva City Supervisor candidates Lou Guard &  Dom... more

Ritts is new DA in Ontario County

Ontario County has a new district attorney for the first time in 28 years. First Assistant District Attorney Jim Ritts, running on the Republican line, defeated Kristina “Kitty” Karle, 12,194 to 8,936, in unofficial results posted by the Ontario County Board of Elections Tuesday evening. Ritts had defeated Karle in the GOP primary in September and following that primary, Karle... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Charlie Evangelista talks elections, Ontario County (podcast)

On episode #73 of the Inside the FLX podcast Josh Durso is joined by Ontario County Elections Commissioner Charlie Evangelista to discuss a host of local issues, including some local races taking shape. Over the summer, Evangelista transitioned from serving on the Ontario County Board of Supervisors to serving as the chief elections official for Ontario County. The Democrat has... more

FLX WEEKLY: October arrives this weekend and it finally feels like Fall (podcast)

October officially arrives on Sunday and Fall officially arrived a week ago but it still feels like summer in the Finger Lakes. How long will the unseasonable warmth last? Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi and Josh Durso to discuss the top stories of the week in our region, a recap of the Naples Grape Fest, a primer on blue-green algae... more
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