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Deep dive into park upgrades in Gorham

Two small parks on the eastern shore of Canandaigua Lake are getting a lot of attention. Since Ontario County kicked off plans to upgrade Ontario Beach and Deep Run parks, more than 120 people have so far responded to an online survey, according to Ontario County planners behind the project. “In general, residents value the lakeshore parks very highly, and... more

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

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

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

Marcus Whitman to play 8-man football this fall

And now there are three area teams going to eight-man high school football, with more sure to follow. Marcus Whitman has informed Section V football coordinator Scott Barker that its varsity football team will join the group of eight-man teams around the state. The Wildcats had planned to play a Finger Lakes West league schedule while attempting to qualify for... more

Marcus Whitman seniors get a glimpse of their first-grade lives

It was a moment in time 11 years ago when 15 first-graders gathered with their teacher to bury some personal trinkets and letters in a time capsule outside of Gorham Elementary School. That moment was recaptured recently when several of them returned to locate and open the container with Lisa Orlando, the teacher they knew as Mrs. (Lisa) Jones. Orlando... more

Marcus Whitman’s littlest Wildcats host spectacular Flag Day

Patriotic songs, music, poems and the wonderment in children’s voices filled the air outside of Middlesex Valley Elementary School Thursday as students in grades UPK-2 celebrated Flag Day and honored local veterans. “Good morning, Valley,” Principal Bonnie Cazer called from a podium on the edge of the sidewalk where first-grade teacher Joanne Emerson welcomed the Marcus Whitman Central School (Gorham-Middlesex... more

Police: Gorham man tried to pay party to assault victim

On Thursday at approximately 5:05 p.m. police arrested a 28-year-old Gorham resident on multiple charges following a complaint filed on Wednesday. Police say Justin D. Warner, 28, was charged with first-degree criminal contempt, aggravated family offense, and criminal solicitation after allegedly approaching a local resident at her place of work while a protective order was active. According to police, Warner... more

Marcus Whitman voters presented with $33.3 million proposed budget

An increase of $1.3 million— or 4 percent — is called for in the proposed $33.3 million budget being put Tuesday to voters in the Marcus Whitman (Gorham-Middlesex) Central School District. Voters last year approved a $32 million spending plan. To support the budget, the district is proposing a tax levy of $14.3 million, a 2.31 percent increase from the... more

Court sides with Ontario County property owner

The owner of a commercial property in Rushville that was headed for sale at last year’s Ontario County real estate auction has won his court case. Eric Lundquist — president of Document Reprocessors, now with its East Coast base in Penn Yan — took the county to court over the property on Railroad Avenue. Winning on appeal with a unanimous... more

Ontario Republicans endorse candidates for November elections

The Ontario County Republican Committee recently endorsed candidates for Ontario County Judge, Sheriff, Treasurer and Coroner and Governor, State Senate and State Assembly. Trisha Turner, chair of the county committee, praised the committee members for meeting with and questioning candidates for several months. “These committee members are volunteers who care deeply about their communities and take the endorsement process seriously,”... more

Gorham man charged with DWI in Lyons

A 28-year-old Gorham man was arrested for driving while intoxicated on Thursday around 10:40 p.m. after a traffic stop for speeding in Lyons. Deputies stopped Gregory M. Pierson, 28, of Gotham on Geneva Street for speeding. Upon investigation it was determined that he was intoxicated. He submitted to standardized field sobriety tests and was arrested for driving while intoxicated, driving... more

Help shape future of lake parks in Gorham

The eastern shore of Canandaigua has two small public parks that give locals and visitors a chance to enjoy the lake. But much can be done to make Ontario Beach and Deep Run Parks more watershed- and people-friendly. That’s what Ontario County planners are working on and looking for public input. A kick-off meeting that will be more like a... more

Deputies: Rochester pair charged in Gorham burglary

A Rochester duo was arrested in Ontario County upon completion of an investigation into a burglary that happened on February 21st. Antonio Brown, 21, and Dhameer Balkum, 19, were both arrested on different charges after the investigation. Brown was charged with second-degree burglary after allegedly entering a home in Gorham and stealing property. The property was valued at $640, according... more

Marcus Whitman stages ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, “Little Shop Of Horrors,” has devoured the hearts of theater-goers for more than 30 years and will be presented this weekend by the Marcus Whitman Visual and Performing Arts program. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty And The Beast” and “Aladdin”) are the creative geniuses behind what... more

Lyons rolls to the Blue Cross Arena; Undefeated Midlakes girls head to Class B finals (W-FL round-up 2/26)

Three Wayne-Finger Lakes teams were in action on Monday night to kick-off the semifinal rounds of the 2018 Section V boys and girls basketball tournaments and two of the three teams punched their ticket to Championship Weekend. Check out the results from Monday night below… #1 Midlakes 59, #4 Wellsville 52 Class B Girls Semifinal at Honeoye Falls-Lima HS The... more
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