Toxins from algae bloom on Canandaigua Lake force drinking ban in Rushville

Toxins from algae bloom on Canandaigua Lake force drinking ban in Rushville
Toxins generated by blue-green algal blooms in Lake Canandaigua have infected the public drinking water in the Village of Rushville, which draws its raw water from the lake about four miles to its west, test samples show. The state Department of Health yesterday urged all customers who rely on the village’s water system and those in the nearby Middlesex Water... more

Fire at Resevoir Creek Golf Course in Naples (video)

Fire at Resevoir Creek Golf Course in Naples (video)
Officials say the fire at Reservoir Creek Golf Course in Naples, which broke out around 12:30 am is under investigation – but believed to have started in the kitchen. The building, which serves as club house, restaurant – and features apartments on the top floor – was damaged by the fire. The entire building is insured, according to officials. All... more

UPDATE: Penn Yan motorcyclist dies at Strong Hospital after Gorham crash

Penn Yan motorcyclist ‘critical’ at Strong after Gorham crash
On Saturday around 1:15 pm deputies responded to County Road 18 around Robson Road in Gorham for a motorcycle accident. Investigation determined that a motorcycle operated by 66-year-old Clifford Orr, of Penn Yan was eastbound on County Road 18, west of Robson Road, when he had to stop abruptly to avoid another motorcyclist. Deputies say Orr had to stop abruptly... 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

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
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