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Stalled project in Canandaigua may move forward next week

Stalled project in Canandaigua may move forward next week
The vacant steel structure sitting along the north end of Canandaigua Lake is a constant reminder of the hotel that could have sat on what is considered prime real estate in the city proper. For lifelong resident Mary Jo Foster, despite the lack of progress, seeing that the structure is still standing gives her hope. “As long as that's here... more

Rape defendant in Ontario County Court claims it was ‘consensual’

Rape defendant in Ontario County Court claims it was ‘consensual’
Opening statements and first witnesses were called Wednesday during a rape trial in which a Hopewell man is accused of fueling an underage party and then raping one of the victims. Michael Socciarelli, 34, is charged with six counts including first-degree rape and two counts of first-degree criminal sex act — all class B felonies. “It was all consensual,” said... more

Bail jumping takes Geneva abuser from bad to worse

Bail jumping takes Geneva abuser from bad to worse
A Geneva man will spend 1-3 years in state prison for beating up a woman and then bail jumping. On Tuesday Russell Carlson, 40, pleaded guilty to felony second degree bail jumping and misdemeanor criminal contempt. During victim impact statements she stated that she hoped to continue to stay in touch with the convict. “I feel like our charges spiraled... more

Locate Finger Lakes provides student entrepreneurs with CEO mentors

Locate Finger Lakes provides student entrepreneurs with CEO mentors
LOCATE FINGER LAKES recently partnered with Finger Lakes Community College to host a business mentoring evening for students enrolled in the Young Entrepreneur Academy program at a CEO Roundtable event at FLCC. “LOCATE FINGER LAKES extends its special thanks to FLCC President Bob Nye, LaToya Collins, YEA! Program Director, and the staff at the college for their assistance in making... more

Career Day sparks interest in future jobs

Career Day sparks interest in future jobs
Midlakes Middle School students recently received a behind-the-scenes look at several jobs during Career Day. Speakers from multiple industries exposed students to different careers and other opportunities. “It is really important to me when I come in and do this to support them in the right direction,” said Nick Hargarther, of Clifton Springs, a volunteer at Phelps Library. “It’s giving... more

Shoppers disappointed as Payless liquidates, shuts down all stores

Shoppers disappointed as Payless liquidates, shuts down all stores
Last week, Payless ShoeSource announced all of its stores in the United States and Puerto Rico will be closing – the latest retail chain falling victim to online shopping. The company plans to file for bankruptcy for the second time in two years. “To hear they’re actually closing is bittersweet,” said Ana Lebron, a former employee. “It was like home... more

Hundreds turn out for Canandaigua Fire and Ice Winter Festival

Several hundred people ended up enjoying a wintry Saturday outdoors — as well as macaroni and cheese dishes from 11 local restaurant and cocoa and craft beer tastings — for the Canandaigua Fire and Ice Winter Festival downtown. Besides food and drink, a host of activities were available kids and adults, from breakfast with “Frozen” characters to ice and wood... more

Sun setting on The Brighter Day in Canandaigua

Sun setting on The Brighter Day in Canandaigua
Kathy Zabliski once had an active life and career as a registered nurse. Fifteen years ago she became ill and now lives with a chronic neurological disorder. She can’t feel her feet or legs and relies on a walker or wheelchair. She described having mobility issues, cardiac issues and goes for treatment at various clinics and Strong Memorial Hospital. Instead... more

No dismissal of attorney’s witness-tampering charges in Ontario Co.

No dismissal of attorney’s witness-tampering charges
A lawyer facing misdemeanor charges of witness tampering had his motions for dismissal, or omnibus motion, denied. Andrew Tabashneck, an attorney who once represented Erin Rhynes of Geneva on his ongoing attempted murder case, was charged with fourth-degree witness tampering for allegedly speaking with a confidential informant who was willing to deliver a false affidavit to benefit Rhynes. “Based upon... more

Three face drug sale charges in Ontario County

Three face drug sale charges in Ontario County
Three Monroe County residents have been arrested after an investigation into sales of concentrated cannabis and marijuana in Ontario County. According to Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson, a vehicle driven by Austin Mitchell, 23, of 120 Drumlin View Drive, Victor, was stopped on Route 251 in the Town of Victor by the sheriff’s office on Wednesday, Feb. 13. Mitchell allegedly... 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

Marker noting ‘fascinating’ story unveiled in Canandaigua

Marker noting ‘fascinating’ story unveiled in Canandaigua
Austin Steward was an abolitionist, teacher, civil rights advocate, author and, to many, someone who deserves to be remembered more for his accomplishments. The Ontario County Historical Society on Friday hosted a dedication ceremony for a marker recognizing Steward. The marker will be placed in West Avenue Cemetery, where Steward and family rest. The marker, which was unveiled during the... more

Accused rapist claims civil rights violations, false imprisonment

Accused rapist claims civil rights violations, false imprisonment
A man being held in the Ontario County Jail on rape charges is claiming that he’s being set up. Michael Orbino, 42, is being held on charges of first-degree rape, second-degree kidnapping and first-degree criminal sex act. In October 2018 Orbino was previously found not guilty on charges of committing a hate crime. He said he feels it’s retribution for... more
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