Category: Canandaigua

DAILY DEBRIEF: Investigation into Ontario Center prompts state bill to address nursing home, COVID issues (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Investigation into Ontario Center prompts state bill to address nursing home, COVID issues (podcast)

By Gabriel Pietrorazio On the heels of our reporting into Ontario Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Canandaigua, State Senator Pam Helming [R-54] announced that she would co-sponsor legislation to establish an independent and bipartisan commission to investigate the deaths of New ... MORE
Bristol Street shut down for over an hour after police called to domestic incident in Canandaigua

Bristol Street shut down for over an hour after police called to domestic incident in Canandaigua

The Canandaigua Police Department reports that on Wednesday around 10:20 a.m. officers responded to a residence on Bristol Street for a domestic dispute. When officers arrived, a female and several children were able to exit an apartment. However, a man remained inside ... MORE
What did local health officials know about Ontario Center problems?

What did local health officials know about Ontario Center problems in Canandaigua?

By Gabriel Pietrorazio What did officials in Ontario County know about Ontario Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Canandaigua? Over the last several days, an investigative series into the facility has uncovered a multitude of apparent shortcomings by administration during the COVID-19 ... MORE
FLCC, Empire State College sign cybersecurity transfer agreement

FLCC, Empire State College sign cybersecurity transfer agreement

Finger Lakes Community College and SUNY Empire State College announced a new agreement allowing guaranteed admission of FLCC graduates who have earned an associate degree in networking and cybersecurity into SUNY Empire’s new bachelor of science in security studies program. SUNY Empire’s ... MORE
Housekeeper comes forward after report about Ontario Center; issues raised by employees during pandemic ignored

Housekeeper speaks out about Ontario Center, as concerns raised about COVID response were ignored

By Gabriel Pietrorazio It wasn’t a bad April Fool’s joke. There’s nothing funny about it. Kelsea Flynn, a former housekeeper at Ontario Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare has come forward after recently walking-out on her former employer after witnessing the horrors of ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Housekeeper who walked away from Ontario Center speaks out (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Housekeeper who walked away from Ontario Center speaks out (podcast)

Connie Helker says she was the first employee to test positive for COVID-19 at the Ontario Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, earning the nickname “COVID Connie” among some of her peers. As a front desk receptionist and a housekeeper, Connie cared about ... MORE
Canandaigua man charged after watercraft crash in May

Canandaigua man charged after watercraft crash in May

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 36-year-old Canandaigua resident following a personal watercraft crash that occurred on a private pond. Investigators say Raymond Foster, 36, of Canandaigua was charged following an incident that happened on May 16th at ... MORE
Firefighters called to brush fire near State Route 332 in Ontario County

Firefighters called to brush fire near State Route 332 in Ontario County

Firefighters were called to a reported brush fire along State Route 332 in Ontario County on Sunday. The fire was reported in the area of Canandaigua-Farmington Townline Road and State Route 332. Multiple fire departments were reportedly called to the scene. This ... MORE
Deep Run (photo)

Deep Run (photo)

Deep Run Park and Beach was quiet on this summery night last week. Photo by Josh Durso ... MORE
HABs reported in Canandaigua, Honeoye lakes, per NYS Department of Health

HABs reported in Canandaigua, Honeoye lakes, per NYS Department of Health

Blooms of blue green algae have already been reported in parts of Canandaigua and Honeoye lakes. New York State Department of Health reported that this week, and advocates for local water quality say long, dry stretches of weather are prime makers of ... MORE
Driver involved in fatal crash with Rochester police officer in Canandaigua ticketed

Driver involved in fatal crash with Rochester police officer in Canandaigua ticketed

The driver of the vehicle involved in a fatal crash with a bicycle earlier this month has been charged with a traffic violation. James Miller, 70, was charged with failing to use due care to avoid colliding with a bicyclist. It’s a ... MORE
Honeoye man charged with attempted rape in Canandaigua

Honeoye man charged with attempted rape in Canandaigua

The Canandaigua Police Department reports the arrest of a 30-year-old Honeoye resident following an investigation that started on social media. Police say Shane Merrell, 30, was charged with second-degree attempted rape and disseminating indecent material to a minor on June 16th. Merrell ... MORE
Ontario County Humane Society will host virtual dog walk on August 1st

Ontario County Humane Society will host virtual dog walk on August 1st

The Ontario County Humane Society — Happy Tails Animal Shelter will host a virtual dog walk, Happy Tails on the Trails, for pet owners and their dog(s) on Saturday, Aug. 1. This date also marks the one-year anniversary of Naples 85, a ... MORE
Calm on Keuka (photo)

Calm on Keuka (photo)

Kelly Farrell captured this tranquil shot during the dry spell on Keuka Lake ... MORE
Police: Rochester man drove erratically with small child in car after domestic incident in Canandaigua

Police: Rochester man drove erratically with small child in car after domestic incident in Canandaigua

Police say a 32-year-old Rochester resident was charged with endangering the welfare of a child after an incident on South Main Street in the city of Canandaigua. Officers say Steven Gray, 32, engaged in a verbal confrontation with another person at the ... MORE