Deputies: Farmington man falsely reported sexual abuse against disabled person

A 48-year-old Farmington man is accused of making false claims about sexual abuse against a disabled person, according to deputies. Martin Douglas Gray, 48, of Farmington was charged with falsely reporting an incident after investigation revealed that in June he made a false allegation of sexual abuse being committed against a developmentally disabled person at a group home in the... more

Motorcyclist seriously injured, airlifted from scene of Naples wreck

Deputies say a 25-year-old Farmington man was seriously injured after his motorcycle crashed near Parrish Road on State Route 245. Around 6:10 pm on Tuesday Grant D. Mullen, 25, was traveling northeast on State Route 245 when the motorcycle left the roadway on the west shoulder and overturned several times. Mullen suffered severe leg injuries as result of the wreck,... more

Farmington woman ticketed after car slams into utility pole; sent to local hospital with minor injuries

Deputies say they responded to a single-car accident with injuries on Brownsville Road in Farmington over the weekend. The accident was reported on Friday around 11 pm, when Brittani Johnson was traveling west on Brownsville Road – when she failed to negotiate a curve properly – resulting in the vehicle striking a utility pole. Johnson, a 28-year-old Farmington resident, was... more

Behind the scenes at FLGR’s racetrack in Farmington

David Brown didn’t have a lot to do with horses until he met folks from Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack some years ago. It all started when he began talking with horse trainers and others from the track at nearby DiPacific’s Restaurant, where track people liked to gather. He was there to meet a fellow lawyer. Brown liked the people... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Kevin Henderson talks campaign for Ontario Co. Sheriff (podcast)

Taking more than three decades of experience with him, Ontario County Sheriff Candidate Kevin Henderson wants residents to know that he cares about the community and its future. Sitting down with Josh Durso on Inside the FLX, Henderson talked about his career, the things he learned, the processes that he’d like to see implemented if elected sheriff – and what... more

Farmington woman hospitalized after ‘right of way’ crash; four children escape harm

First responders were called to a two-car accident at the intersection of County Roads 4 and 20 in the Town of Seneca on Wednesday around 3:22 pm. Deputies responded with the Seneca Castle Fire Department and Finger Lakes Ambulance for the two-car accident, which had reported injuries when the call came in to 911. Deputies say Jason Hill, 36, of... more

Quarantine ends at FLGR after ‘strangles’ detected by caretakers

The State Department of Agriculture and Markets has lifted a two week quarantine at Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack. Due to ‘strangles’ officials at FLGR and a separate off-track training stable had to be shut down for two weeks. The Equine Disease Communication Center says both facilities were released Monday from the mandated biosecurity precautions that had been imposed since... more

Three hospitalized after crash at State Route 96, 332 intersection

Deputies say they responded to a two-car accident at the intersection of State Routes 96 and 332 around 10 am on Sunday. They say Kathleen Gosnell, 80, of Henrietta was making a left turn from State Route 332 onto State Route 96; and Michele Garrett, 45, of Canandaigua was traveling north on State Route 332 with a passenger – identified... more

Getting to know the candidates for Ontario County Sheriff

After 28 years as sheriff and 46 years in law enforcement, Sheriff Philip Povero has reached the end of his career. Following a career of that length, and with everything the county has accomplished in that time, there is a vast expanse to be filled. Appearing on the ballot in the primary election on Thursday September 13th are two new... more

Sick horse prompts quarantine at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack

About 70 horses at a barn of Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack are under quarantine after one animal there fell ill. “We had one horse diagnosed with strangles, which is a highly contagious respiratory disease,” said David Brown, president of the Finger Lakes Horsemen Benevolent Protective Association. Strangles is not fatal, but as a precaution one barn was quarantined to... more

Deputies: Farmington man stopped in wrong lane, found to be intoxicated

A 30-year-old Farmington man stopped in front of oncoming traffic while drunk and on drugs, according to deputies. Deputies say Luis A. Gonzales, 30, of Farmington was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while ability impaired by drugs, driving while ability impaired by drugs and alcohol after a traffic stop on Route 96. They say Gonzales stopped in the oncoming... more

Finger Lakes barn quarantined for strangles

A confirmed case of strangles has led to a state-imposed quarantine of Barn 19 at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack and at a separate off-track training stable in Ontario County. The national Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) database reported Tuesday that the precautionary quarantine was mandated by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets after a horse (that... more

Charter bus overturns along NYS Thruway, causes major delays on Monday

Lanes were re-opened on Monday afternoon following an accident, which involved a charter bus, according to first responders. Photos showed the bus completely overturned along the eastbound lanes of the New York State Thruway between Exits 44 and 45. Wreckers prepare to overturn a bus that went off @NYSThruway in the Eastbound lane right near #Ravenwood Golf Course Monday afternoon.... more

Farmington driver charged with DWI after hit-and-run at motel

On Wednesday at approximately 3 am deputies responded to a reported hit-and-run at the Budget Inn located at 6001 State Route 96 in Farmington. Deputies investigated the incident, and determined that Samantha Lynch, 27, of Farmington struck a parked car, and then returned to her residence a short distance away. When she was located, deputies determined that Lynch was intoxicated.... more

Farmington woman accused of stalking protected party

A 45-year-old Farmington woman was arrested on multiple charges following an investigation into allegations of stalking against a protected party. Tara L. Green, 45, of Farmington was charged with first-degree criminal contempt after allegedly stalking another person whom she is currently prohibited from contacting due to a protective order. The refrain from order was issued in Ontario County Family Court,... more

New life for South Farmington Cemetery

Turns out there is life in the old rural South Farmington Cemetery site after all. The South Farmington Cemetery Association has new members, according to Donna Herendeen, who with husband Ron Herendeen are trustees. She serves as town historian while he is on the Town Board. And while in the beginning stages, a plan is being formed to save the... more

Farmington man now faces felony charge after assault, imprisonment investigation

A 30-year-old Farmington man was arrested on an aggravated family offense after an incident and investigation at his residence on June 2nd. He was initially charged with third-degree assault and unlawful imprisonment, but further investigation determined that he had been convicted of criminal obstruction of breathing in 2017. As result, this incident was made a felony offense. He was charged... more
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