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Two sent to Thompson Hospital after crash on CR 28 in Farmington

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Deputies say they responded to a two-car crash at the intersection of County Road 28 and Fox Road in Farmington Wednesday morning. It happened around 7:18 a.m. when 41-year-old Timothy Slater, of Farmington, was traveling west on Fox Road in his SUV when he failed to stop at the stop sign at the County Road 28 intersection. Failing to stop... more

GUILTY: Felicano found guilty on all charges

Woman testifies against Feliciano, Manchester man charged with predatory sexual assault and rape
GUILTY: Felicano found guilty on all charges Loudly, boldly and emphatically, the jury foreman rang the bells of justice for a young woman who was subjected to six years of rape and abuse. “Guilty,” he pronounced, repeating it five additional times, one for each felony count facing Steven Feliciano of Manchester, who silently hung his head. Feliciano, 56 — charged... more

Farmington residents split over proposed solar farm

Farmington residents split over proposed solar farm
What could be one of the largest solar farms in the area is proposed in 40 acres in Farmington. It’s the size of the project, not the purpose, that has many worried. Signs of protest surround the Farmington field that could soon be home to 21,000 solar panels. “It will destroy this area of town,” argued Stacey Vandenburgh, who lives... more

Concerns raised about solar farms and agriculture

Concerns raised about solar farms and agriculture
New York state is experiencing a surge in solar power farms, but while clean-energy proponents are supporting their growth, many are growing concerned about their impact on agricultural land. Such is the case with a $12 million, 7-megawatt solar project proposed by Delaware River Solar for more than 30 acres of farmland at the southwest corner of Fox and Yellow... more

Opponents alarmed over proposed 40-acre solar farm in Farmington

Opponents alarmed over proposed 40-acre solar farm in Farmington
The Farmington Zoning Board of Appeals Monday heard arguments from both sides regarding a requested variance for a proposed 7-megawatt solar project that covers approximately 40 acres of farmland. Delaware River Solar has proposed the site, located at the southwest corner of Yellow Mills Road and Fox Road on land owned by local farmers Roger and Carol Smith. There are... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Povero reflects on nearly half-century in law enforcement (podcast)

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Povero reflects on half-century in law enforcement (podcast)
Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero has made serving the community a career. He has also made it a lifetime achievement, setting the standard for what long-term, successful leadership looks like in a law enforcement setting. He’ll be staying involved. Even as Sheriff Povero approaches retirement, he says staying involved in the community he calls home; and has served for nearly... more

Farmington woman sentenced to 6 years for Geneva Fastrac robbery

Farmington woman sentenced to 6 years for Geneva Fastrac robbery
A Farmington woman was sentenced for her role in last May’s robbery of the Geneva Fastrac. Jennifer Bronson, 45, was sentenced Tuesday to six years in state prison for second-degree robbery, a class C felony, by Ontario County Court Judge Brian Dennis. Her cohort, Paul Gilliam, 43, was previously sentenced to eight years. “The defendant was the primary mover and... more

Flu clinics to be held in Farmington & Newark on November 21st

Flu clinics to be held in Farmington & Newark on November 21st
On the heels of several public flu clinics in September and October, UR Medicine Thompson Health has scheduled additional clinics for Wednesday, November 21st, in both Farmington and Newark. Both from 11AM to 6PM, the clinics will take place at: • Thompson Health Farmington Urgent Care, 1160 Corporate Drive in Farmington • Thompson Health Newark Urgent Care, 800 West Miller... more

Meet ‘Phyllis Quiller’ and friends in Farmington

Meet ‘Phyllis Quiller’ and friends in Farmington
Ari Denton’s journey into Wildlife Rockstars started after a catastrophic car accident. As Denton was on her journey through rehabilitation, she discovered Bridges for Brain Injuries and its Wildlife Rockstars and animal co-stars program. “I was just surviving in my house, and they gave me the tools here — and now I’m thriving,” said Denton, who has since graduated from... more

ELECTION PREVIEW: Get to know the candidates for sheriff in Ontario County (video)

ELECTION PREVIEW: Get to know the candidates for sheriff in Ontario County (video)
As Election Day gets closer, voters are beginning to ask themselves “Who will I vote for this year in the race for sheriff?” For the first time in more than two decades, Ontario County will have a race for sheriff with two completely new faces on the ballot. The Democrat Kevin Henderson and Republican Silvio Palermo have been making their... more

Riot charges filed after fight involving 30 people in Farmington

Riot charges filed after fight involving 30 people in Farmington
Authorities were called to a fight at the Hale Court Apartments on Sunday around 6 pm, where roughly 30 people were gathered around a basketball court – as a fight unfolded. Police say several people were fighting – and one person was even armed with a baseball bat. Jennifer Concepcion, 35, and Ramon Mulero, 18, were arrested for inciting a... more

Five injured, one airlifted from Farmington wreck

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An accident late-Wednesday resulted in five people being taken to the hospital, according to reports out of Farmington. The crash happened near the intersection of County Road 28 and Fox Road. Four people were taken by ambulance, while the fifth was transported by Mercy Flight. First responders say that person had serious injuries. Traffic was temporarily closed in the area. more

Deputies: Farmington woman used stolen credit card throughout Ontario Co.

Deputies: Farmington woman used stolen credit card throughout Ontario Co.
Deputies say a 32-year-old Farmington woman was arrested following an investigation into a stolen credit card in Victor and Farmington. Marjorie D. Wellington, 32, of Farmington was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property after it was determined that she used a stolen credit card in Victor and Farmington. Deputies say she was issued an appearance ticket. However, they... more

Farmington teen flipped car in Elmira, fled scene on foot (video)

Farmington teen flipped car in Elmira, fled scene on foot (video)
Police in Elmira say a 17-year-old Farmington girl has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident after an incident over the weekend. On Saturday, officers say a 17-year-old, who was not identified, crashed into two cars, and rolled over her own vehicle – before running from the scene. She was discovered a short time later, and will face... more

Generations Bank announces the addition of Jennifer Hawryschuk as Vice President – Commercial Relationship Manager

Generations Bank announces the addition of Jennifer Hawryschuk as Vice President – Commercial Relationship Manager
Generations Bank announces the hiring of Jennifer Hawryschuk as Vice President – Commercial Relationship Manager, serving in the Farmington area. Hawryschuk brings over 15 years of experience in the financial services and banking field. Over her career, she has held management roles in banks throughout the Rochester area. Most recently, Hawryschuk was the Business Banking Vice President for Monroe County... more

PRIMARY PREVIEW: Candidates for sheriff in Ontario County face off this week

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Meeting the primary candidates for sheriff in Ontario County
Two candidates vying to succeed longtime Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero say voters have an important choice to make this week. On Thursday, a Republican primary will be held to determine the candidate that will take on Democrat, Kevin Henderson. Those candidates facing off are Bob Green and Silvio Palermo, both of which tout lengthy careers in law enforcement. “This... more

Deputies: Farmington man charged with DWAI-drugs after ‘Railside’ incident in Victor

Deputies: Farmington man charged with DWAI-drugs after ‘Railside’ incident in Victor
Deputies say a Farmington man was arrested for driving while ability impaired by drugs after a call to the Railside Market on State Route 96. Deputies say they responded to the Victor establishment to find a male unconscious inside a van. Investigation determined that Robert Jon Fiore, 49, of Farmington was impaired by drugs at the time of the incident... more
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