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Clifton Springs Hospital ditches fried food, moves cafeteria offerings into modern space

Clifton Springs Hospital ditches fried food, moves cafeteria offerings into modern space
Clifton Springs Hospital is taking a different approach to food. The campus got rid of its fryers and grills, which was a drastic move, according to officials. “Hospital food really should be reflective of what we want for our patients. We want our patients to go away healthier, feeling better,” said Hannah Smith, who serves as the hospital’s clinical nutrition... more

Supervisor Lou Guard continues advocacy on environmental, economic issues in Ontario County

Supervisor continues hammering environmental, economic issues in Ontario County
Geneva City Supervisor Lou Guard believes Ontario County is 'healthy', but don't take that assessment as complacency. Guard talked about the progress and growth in Ontario, and the opportunities county government still has in front of it. "It's one of the growing counties in in upstate New York, which is exciting," he said. "I think it's it's actually a quite... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Matt Miller talks campaign for NYS Assembly (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Matt Miller looks to challenge Assemblyman Kolb in November (podcast)
This week on Episode #212 of the Inside the FLX podcast – Matthew Miller is in-studio. He’s talking about his campaign for Assembly District #131 after the announcement that Assemblyman Brian Kolb (R-Canandaigua) would not seek another term this fall. The young challenger is taking a broad approach to politics, and working to bring new voices into state policy. New... more

Ontario County continues push to recover $2.4M in funds

Ontario County continues push to recover $2.4M in funds
On Thursday the Ontario County Board of Supervisors met for its regular monthly meeting. The Board considered and approved a total of 52 resolutions. Board Chairman John Marren (Victor) said that the most important resolution of the night was the resolution presented by the Ways & Means Committee that called on the State of New York to restore $2,391,000 in... more

TRAVEL ADVISORY: Sheriff Henderson says accidents being reported, visibility becoming an issue

TRAVEL ADVISORY: Sheriff Henderson says accidents being reported, visibility becoming an issue
Sheriff Kevin M. Henderson has issued a Travel Advisory, due to increasing snow and hazardous driving conditions. Numerous accidents are being reported and visibility is also a concern. “The travel advisory does NOT restrict travel,” Henderson explained. “But does advise of hazardous travel conditions do exist and please stay off of the highways if you do not need to be... more

Girl Scouts from around the Finger Lakes recognized for their efforts in the community

Girl Scouts from around the Finger Lakes recognized for their efforts in the community
Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways announced this week that 18 girls from across its council territory earned the prestigious Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting. Since 1916, the Girl Scout Gold Award has stood for excellence and leadership. Over the course of the last century, millions of Girl Scouts have positively impacted their communities and the world with creative,... more

Clifton Springs YMCA will get an overhaul this spring as major expansion begins

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In the Rochester-area there is a lot of excitement around the growth and expansion of YMCA facilities. It’s a trend that’s being captured by the organization across the U.S. But here in the Finger Lakes there’s a lot of excitement around development at a Y location in Ontario County. The Clifton Springs YMCA is expected to go under construction this... more

Section V coaching legend Dave Whitcomb returns to Midlakes to revive football program

Section V coaching legend Dave Whitcomb returns to Midlakes to revive football program
A familiar face will be back on the football sideline at Midlakes next season. The hope is that Dave Whitcomb will bring back some familiar results. Whitcomb, 68, was appointed as the football coach at Midlakes, where he coached from 1986 to 1997. He was 70-39-1 and coached the Screaming Eagles to two Section V championships. Read more from the... more

Supervisors debate occupancy tax expansion for small properties in Ontario County

Supervisors debate occupancy tax expansion for small properties in Ontario County
On Thursday the Ontario County Board of Supervisors considered a resolution to impose an occupancy tax of up to three percent (3%) on lodging facilities of three rooms or less.  Currently, New York’s tax code exempts these facilities from the occupancy tax. According to the resolution, Ontario County’s tourism promotion agency is proposing the occupancy tax change to “level the... more

Watchdog group looks at why local hospitals rated so poorly for safety, quality

Watchdog group tries to identify why NY hospitals rank so poorly for safety, quality
When it comes to hospital quality and safety, New York State facilities struggle. A recent study released by the New York Public Interest Research Group, a consumer watchdog, says that a lot of factors could be at play. The takeaway from the report is that New York has some of the worst rankings for quality and safety in the U.S.... more

Clifton Springs man killed, passenger seriously hurt after tractor-trailer wreck in Texas

Clifton Springs man killed in crash on Texas highway; local passenger seriously hurt
Officials say that a 41-year-old Clifton Springs man was killed in a crash that happened on Tuesday in Texas. Another person was seriously hurt. Investigators say 41-year-old Peter Smith, of Clifton Springs was driving his tractor-trailer when he crossed into the other lane, striking another rig head-on. Authorities say he died on the scene. Meanwhile, a passenger inside Smith’s vehicle... more

Henderson reflects on first year leading Ontario County Sheriff’s Office

Henderson reflects on first year leading Ontario County Sheriff’s Office
After three decades in law enforcement – it would be easy to tire of the work. At least from the outside perspective. That couldn’t be further from the case though for Sheriff Kevin Henderson. The 36-year-veteran, and elected leader of the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office said recently in an interview with The Messenger Post that while the time has flown... more

Deputies: Driver passed stopped school bus along Rt. 96 in Manchester

Deputies: Driver passed stopped school bus along Rt. 96 in Manchester
A Clifton Springs driver has been accused of passing a school bus and driving without a license or interlock device after an incident on State Route 96 this week. Deputies say Margaret Lamotte, 72, of Clifton Springs was taken into custody without incident – and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation, driving without an interlock device, passing a stopped school bus,... more

Clifton Springs teen ticketed after crash on Route 96

Clifton Springs teen ticketed after crash on Route 96
Deputies say that on Tuesday around 7:36 a.m. they responded to the scene of a one-car crash on State Route 96 west of State Route 488 in Phelps. Clifton Springs Fire Department, Clifton Springs Police Department, Phelps Fire Department, and Phelps Ambulance all responded to the scene. Deputies say that driver, identified as Juliana Dominguez, 17, of Clifton Springs was... more

Midlakes capital project passes with ease

Midlakes capital project passes with ease
Voters in the Phelps-Clifton Springs Central School District approved a $15.6 million capital project Tuesday overwhelmingly. The final tally was 307 in favor and 72 opposed. Superintendent Matt Sickles said the project will address a variety of facility needs on the Midlakes campus, and improve the learning experience for students. “We appreciate everyone who took time out of their busy... more
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