Effort continues to keep Canandaigua thrift store open

CANANDAIGUA — Nearly all of Patty Hayes’ wardrobe has come from the Salvation Army Family Store and Donation Center. The clothing is affordable, she said, and she’s relied on the store for other purposes. She’s bought items such as scarves and hats that were in turn donated by her church. So, yes, she said, it’s unfortunate the store is closing... more

Decision a setback for church homeless center in Canandaigua

The city Zoning Board of Appeals Wednesday ruled that St. John’s Episcopal Church does indeed need a special use permit to open a day center for homeless families in the church rectory — agreeing with the determination by the city zoning officer. Last year, the city Planning Commission denied the permit. The church then appealed to the ZBA over whether... more

Changes to Canandaigua Finger Lakes Resort and Hotel plan OK’d

The proposed changes are relatively minor when it comes to the overall scheme of the Canandaigua Finger Lakes Resort and Hotel project. But to some, what these changes — which include the addition of an elevator and scaled-back parking — mean is progress on the long-stalled project on Canandaigua Lake billed by many as the “bird cage.” The City Planning... more

Canandaigua church in uphill battle to help homeless

Can St. John’s Episcopal Church open its rectory as a day center for homeless families? The question has been playing out for more than a year between Canandaigua city officials, neighbors and those with the church and partner organization, Family Promise of Ontario County. An answer may come as soon as Wednesday night. The plan would provide a daytime, home... more

CMAC’s ‘Gone Country’ with Alan Jackson

Country legend Alan Jackson revved up a crowd Friday night at Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center. Jackson is known for a wide range of hits, including “Gone Country,” “Where I Come From,” “Don’t Rock the Jukebox,” “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” and many others. Dee White opened the show. The CMAC summer season is drawing to a close, although a... more

Police: Canandaigua man damaged car, injured Thompson Hospital employee

Police say a 30-year-old Canandaigua man was arrested on July 27th following an incident in the parking lot of Thompson Hospital. John Tebutt, 30, of Canandaigua was charged with Criminal Mischief and Reckless Assault. It is alleged that Tebbutt damaged a motor vehicle and injured a Thompson Hospital Security Guard while in the parking lot of Thompson Hospital. He was... more

Canandaigua man charged after physical altercation with disabled person

A Canandaigua man was arrested after an incident involving a disabled person in late-July, according to the Canandaigua Police Department. Justin C. Payne, 38, Canandaigua, was arrested on July 27th at about 4:26 pm and charged with Harassment, Criminal Obstruction of Breathing and Endangering the Welfare of a Disabled Person. It is alleged that Payne engaged in a physical altercation... more

Police: Branchport man struck, held down female against her will

Police say a Branchport man was taken into custody on August 3rd at about 7:55 pm following an investigation into an incident that took place in July. Christopher D. Shay, 34, of Branchport was arrested and charged with Criminal Mischief, Assault, Unlawful Imprisonment, Criminal Obstruction of Breathing and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. It is alleged that on July... more

Branchport man charged with felony DWI in Canandaigua

Police say a Branchport man was arrested in the city of Canandaigua on August 6th after a traffic stop on Lakeshore Drive. Richard Rider, 58, Branchport NY, was charged with Felony DWI, Failure to Keep Right and Consumption of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle. He was stopped on Lakeshore Drive for vehicle and traffic violations, and is accused of operating... more

Ontario County D.A. appoints special prosecutor in case of bicyclist hit

Ontario County District Attorney Jim Ritts has appointed a special prosecutor to oversee the case involving a Victor man accused of hitting a bicyclist with his car last week. Christopher Catt, 26, is accused of running into a bicyclist in the crosswalk along South Main Street in Canandaigua on August 1. Catt was allegedly on his cell phone when he... more

Canandaigua woman charged with DWI after report of ‘family trouble’

Deputies say a 50-year-old Canandaigua woman was charged with DWI after a call for ‘family trouble’ on Tuesday. Around 2:10 am deputies responded to Arnold Road in Canandaigua for the report of family trouble. Upon investigation it was determined that Julie L. Elder, 50, drove to the location while in an intoxicated state. She was charged with driving while intoxicated... more

Tractor-trailer gets stuck beneath wires in Canandaigua (photos & video)

Traffic was temporarily stalled on North Street in Canandaigua on Monday, as crews dealt with a large truck that had gotten stuck beneath some wires. The wires were not electrical, according to those on-scene, who noted that they were communication wires. Traffic was returned to normal within a short time; and crews were on-scene dealing with the impacted services. Check... more

Deputies continue search for truck involved in fatal accident in Ontario County

Deputies held a press conference on Sunday following a fatal accident on State Route 5&20 in the Town of Seneca on Saturday. As of Tuesday morning, no new information had been released as the investigation into that incident continues. A Waterloo woman, identified as Barbara Amidon, died from injuries she sustained in an accident – where a rock flew through... more

Petition started to keep Canandaigua’s Salvation Army Thrift Store from closing

A store many people rely on is closing its doors. The Salvation Army Thrift Shop in Canandaigua is shutting down for good at the end of the month. It’s a loss that hits hard for some customers. The store is a popular stop for many, but for others it goes deeper than just good deals – it is a necessity... more

Fiona’s Flowers: A simpler path in Canandaigua

On the day of the visit, the sun wasn’t out but the warmth was everywhere. Fiona’s Flowers was illuminated by an overcast glow diffused through a canopy of ancient trees. The vibrant colors of the living bouquets sparkled in a soft drizzle. The mist seemed to mute all sounds except for the birds rejoicing in the rainy day. Julie Simmons... more

FLCC graduates first class of a new health care program

A new program, in the works between Finger Lakes Community College and various partners for several years, came to fruition last week with the first graduates crossing the stage to receive licensed practical nurse certificates from President Robert Nye. The class of 21, all certified nurse assistants striving to advance in the heath care field, worked very hard through the... more

Deputies: Canandaigua woman charged with DWAI-drugs

Deputies say a 28-year-old Canandaigua woman was arrested for driving while ability impaired by drugs after a traffic stop on North Main Street in Canandaigua over the weekend. The incident happened on Sunday around 10:47 pm when Samantha L. Castro, 28, was observed driving south on North Main Street with a headlight out. During the stop, deputies observed Castro to... more
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