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W-FL FRIDAY: Peters powers Newark over Mynderse; Whitman handles Bloomfield

W-FL FRIDAY: Peters powers Newark over Mynderse; Whitman handles Bloomfield
In the first full Friday night of high school basketball in the Wayne-Finger Lakes, it certainly wasn’t a Wonderful Life at Arthur L. Baker where the visiting Newark Reds defeated Mynderse in their home gym for the first time in six years. Also in the East, Wayne handled Penn Yan, Geneva snuck by Midlakes, and Waterloo rolled past Pal-Mac. In... more

W-FL SATURDAY: Newark tops Victor for tournament crown; Lyons offense ignites in win over Wilson

W-FL SATURDAY: Newark tops Victor for tournament crown; Lyons offense ignites in win over Wilson
Some big time early season match-ups were on the slate Saturday night. Two of the biggest involved a pair of Wayne-Finger Lakes boys teams playing up in classification. Newark defeated Class AA Victor in overtime in the final of the Finger Lakes Tip-Off Tournament in Canandaigua. Lyons used a full court, frenetic pace to put up 86 points on Class... more

Teen suffers minor injuries after one-car crash in Gorham

Teen suffers minor injuries after one-car crash in Gorham
Deputies say a 17-year-old Stanley resident was ticketed, but not seriously hurt after a one-car accident in the Town of Gorham this week. On November 29th at 7:21 a.m. deputies responded alongside the Stanely Fire Department and Gorham Ambulance to Kearney Road, for a reported one-car accident. Deputies say Cora Coluzzi, 17, of Stanley was traveling south on Kearney Road... more

W-FL FRIDAY: Wayne Train departs from the station with a win & a hot night for Kunes in Vine Valley

W-FL FRIDAY: Wayne Train departs from the station with a win & a hot night for Kunes in Vine Valley
Friday night in Wayne-Finger Lakes high school basketball saw some big early season wins and some great individual performances. The biggest win of the night came from the Wayne Eagles who begin their quest for a Sectional title three-peat in Class A2 by earning a 3-point win over Pittsford-Sutherland. The Eagles were led by Nick Carmichael with 19 points and... more

W-FL THURSDAY: Newark opens with win at Canandaigua; Whitman tops Midlakes

W-FL THURSDAY: Newark opens with win at Canandaigua; Whitman tops Midlakes
The Newark Reds opened their 2018-19 campaign with an impressive win at Canandaigua, defeating the Finger Lakes Tip Off Tournament hosts 58-50, to advance to Saturday’s championship game against Class AA Victor who defeated Monroe, 60-59. Another Finger Lakes East team, Penn Yan, opened with a win while the defending Finger Lakes West champion Marcus Whitman Wildcats rolled on the... 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

Dump truck driver taken to hospital after Gorham crash

Dump truck driver taken to hospital after Gorham crash
A dump truck driver was taken to the hospital after a crash in Ontario County Monday afternoon. Crews were called to State Route 245 near West Swamp Road around 3 p.m. for the report of a rollover. Deputies say the driver of a dump truck suffered non-life-threatening injuries when the truck they were driving rolled over. 13WHAM.com: Read More 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

Rushville water ban raises stakes in algae battle

Rushville water ban raises stakes in algae battle
When blue-green algae toxins showed up in the drinking water at the Rushville plant Oct. 11, it was all hands on deck. Arriving at village hall from a Canandaigua Lake Watershed Council meeting — where blue-green algae was a main topic — Rushville Mayor John Sawers got the alarm. “All of a sudden, a kicker from the bloom,” he said.... more

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
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