Category: Canandaigua

Pit bull that arrived at Ontario County shelter five years

Dog that spent five years at Ontario County shelter finds forever home

After four years of waiting, Happy Tails Animal Shelter — Ontario County Humane Society’s (OCHS) longest resident was adopted today and left the shelter for the last time with his new forever family. Brody, the 5-year-old pit bull mix arrived at the ... MORE
Local, state officials investigating Canandaigua nursing home after 24 cases reported

Local, state officials investigating Canandaigua nursing home after 26 cases reported

An investigation is underway at a nursing home in Canandaigua after two dozen residents were diagnosed with the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19. Two employees also tested positive for the virus. One of those two individuals lives in Wayne County. The facility at ... MORE
Police: Road rage incident in Canandaigua leads to assault, felony DWI, and unlicensed operator charges

Police: Road rage incident in Canandaigua leads to assault, felony DWI, and unlicensed operator charges

The Canandaigua Police Department reports the arrest of a 23-year-old following the report of a road rage incident at Camelot Court. Investigators say Preston Herbsts, 23, of Canandaigua followed another motorist from North Main Street to a parking lot in Camelot Court ... MORE
Canandaigua man charged with menacing, endangering the welfare of a child

Canandaigua man charged with menacing, endangering the welfare of a child

Police arrested a 22-year-old Canandaigua man following a disturbance at a Park Street residence. Dayquan Harris, 22, of Canandaigua was charged with menacing and endangering the welfare of a child. Investigators say he pushed a table into another person in an attempt ... MORE
Police: Canandaigua man accused of choking person in front of child

Police: Canandaigua man accused of choking person in front of child

The Canandaigua Police Department reports the arrest of a 46-year-old resident following an investigation at a residence on North Main Street. Corey Johnson, 46, was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing, endangering the welfare of a child, and harassment. Police say he ... MORE
Police: Canandaigua man threatened person on Windward Way

Police: Canandaigua man threatened person on Windward Way

The Canandaigua Police Department reports the arrest of a local man following a disturbance at a residence on Windward Way. Investigators say Paul Gignillit, 59, made a threatening gesture toward another person while making verbal threats as well. Gignillit was charged with ... MORE
Thompson Health in Canandaigua avoids furloughs as URMC faces $315M budget gap

Thompson Health in Canandaigua avoids furloughs as URMC faces $315M budget gap

One local hospital in the UR Medicine family has avoided layoffs or furloughs amid the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. Employees at Thompson Health in Canandaigua will not be furloughed, even though UR Medicine faces a $315 million budget gap. “Being ... MORE
J.C. Penney expected to file for bankruptcy this week, close about 212 stores

J.C. Penney expected to file for bankruptcy this week, close about 212 stores

J.C. Penney is preparing for bankruptcy. A report by Reuters suggests that the troubled department store chain could file as soon as next week. The Coronavirus Pandemic has made an already-grim situation significantly worse for retailers like Macy’s and J.C. Penney. The ... MORE
CANANDAIGUA CITY COUNCIL APPROVES ACCEPTANCE OF CLIMATE SMART PROJECT EXPENDITURES DESPITE COVID-19 FINANCIAL CRISIS

Canandaigua City Council approves acceptance of climate smart project despite COVID-19 crisis

– By Todd Elzey Thursday evening the Canandaigua City Council met for its May meeting. The meeting was held via Zoom conference call and was available for residents to view live on Finger Lakes Television, Ontario County’s public access television station. In ... MORE
CITIZENS & MEDIA EXCLUDED FROM ONTARiO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING AGAIN

Public excluded from Ontario County BOS meeting after incorrect, broken links placed on County website

-By Todd Elzey The Ontario County Board of Supervisors was scheduled to hold its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The meeting occurred via WebEx conference call due to the COVID-19 crisis. For the second month in a row, both residents ... MORE
Deputies: Theft complaint leads to arrest of three near convenience store in Wayne County

Deputies: Theft complaint leads to arrest of three near convenience store in Wayne County

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports that three individuals were taken into custody following a shoplifting complaint in Lyons on May 8th. Shaun Baker, 33, Hannah Langley, 22, both of Lyons, and LaQuan Whitfield, 34, of Canandaigua were arrested following the larceny ... MORE
Happy Trails Shelter doing well with digital adoptions, but still has 25 animals looking for homes

Virtual adoption program off to strong start at Happy Tails Animal Shelter

Since launching its virtual adoption program one month ago, Happy Tails Animal Shelter — Ontario County Humane Society has already placed 25 animals into loving forever homes. Additionally, more than 60 virtual adoption applications have been submitted and 46 individual meet and ... MORE
Police: Man employed in Canandaigua had illegal images of children on his phone

Police: Man employed at daycare facility Canandaigua had illegal images of children on his phone

The Canandaigua Police Department reports the arrest of a 21-year-old Brighton resident following an investigation in the city. Police say Jeramy Rivera, 21, of Brighton was charged with possessing images of a sexual performance by a child. On February 6th a cell ... MORE
Canandaigua driver ticketed after crash on Rt. 96 in Ontario County

Canandaigua driver ticketed after crash on Rt. 96 in Ontario County

On Sunday around 2:53 p.m. first responders were called to the scene of a two-car crash near the intersection of State Route 96 and County Road 25. Deputies said a vehicle operated by Dana Gardner, 24, of Canandaigua was struck by another ... MORE
City of Canandaigua resuming bulk waste drop off hours this month

City of Canandaigua resuming bulk waste drop off hours this month

The City of Canandaigua is moving back to normal operating times for use of the Town Transfer Facility for bulk waste drop off. It will begin on May 9th from 1-4 p.m. “Residents and property owners are asked to remain in their ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Leadership Ontario tackles grooming the next generation (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Leadership Ontario tackles grooming the next generation (podcast)

Last month Leadership Ontario was announced as a new, innovative way to get the next generation of local leaders on the road to changing the community for the better. Then, the Coronavirus Pandemic turned life upside down. While the academy plans to ... MORE
Ontario County Historical Society names new executive director

Canandaigua resident named next director of Ontario County Historical Society

The Ontario County Historical Society has a new executive director. Historical Society Board of Trustees President Chris Hubler said Canandaigua resident Marci Diehl was selected to replace Ed Varno, who will retire this summer. The expectation is that the Historical Society will ... MORE
FLCC launches online training for home health aides in NYC, Long Island to fill critical need

FLCC launches online training for home health aides in NYC, Long Island to fill critical need

Finger Lakes Community College is providing online training to home health aides in New York City and Long Island so they can fill a critical need for nurse assistants in COVID-19 units. United Healthcare Workers East, 1199 of the Service Employees International ... MORE