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Supervisors debate occupancy tax expansion for small properties in Ontario County

Supervisors debate occupancy tax expansion for small properties in Ontario County
On Thursday the Ontario County Board of Supervisors considered a resolution to impose an occupancy tax of up to three percent (3%) on lodging facilities of three rooms or less.  Currently, New York’s tax code exempts these facilities from the occupancy tax. According to the resolution, Ontario County’s tourism promotion agency is proposing the occupancy tax change to “level the... more

Improvement is coming, even if odors get worse at Ontario County Landfill in short-term

Improvement is coming, even if odors get worse at Ontario County Landfill in short-term
Officials in Ontario County doubled-down on statements made before about the Ontario County Landfill, which is operated by Casella. Carla Jordan, the county’s Director of Sustainability and Solid Waste Management, said things could get worse before they improve in the long-term, according to the Finger Lakes Times. “Over the next few weeks, a construction project will be underway with a... more

Hopewell man arrested on felony charge after Econolodge domestic incident

Hopewell man arrested on felony charge after Econolodge domestic incident
Deputies in Ontario County arrested a 51-year-old Hopewell man after a domestic incident at the Econolodge located at 4232 State Route 5&20. The incident occurred on January 19th and investigators determined that John Spiers, 51, of Hopewell prevented the female victim from calling 911. An order of protection was active on behalf of the victim. Deputies say that due to... more

Henderson reflects on first year leading Ontario County Sheriff’s Office

Henderson reflects on first year leading Ontario County Sheriff’s Office
After three decades in law enforcement – it would be easy to tire of the work. At least from the outside perspective. That couldn’t be further from the case though for Sheriff Kevin Henderson. The 36-year-veteran, and elected leader of the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office said recently in an interview with The Messenger Post that while the time has flown... more

Akropolis owner wins foreclosure case that started in 2007

Akropolis owner wins foreclosure case that started in 2007
A state Supreme Court decision has ruled in favor of a business owner who took Ontario County to court in 2008 over a tax foreclosure sale of her Akropolis Family Restaurant. Pending any further appeals, a more than 12-year battle between Ontario County and Krystalo “Kristine” Hetelekides is finally over. In the decision dated Oct. 30, state Supreme Court Justice... more

Deputies: Seneca Falls man arrested on felony charge in Ontario County

Deputies: Seneca Falls man arrested on felony charge in Ontario County
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Seneca Falls man on a felony charges after an investigation into a fraudulent transaction at the Walmart store located in Hopewell. Deputies say that Casty Rodriquez, 34, of Seneca Falls was charged with first-degree falsifying business records, a Class E felony, after an investigation into a sale at Walmart on... more

Deputies: Nothing suspicious about Hopewell fire

Deputies: Nothing suspicious about Hopewell fire
On Monday at approximately 6:40 p.m. deputies responded to 2819 County Road 4 in Hopewell for a skid steer fire. The Hopewell Fire Department also responded to the scene, according to deputies, who say quickly put the blaze out. No injuries were reported, and investigators said there was nothing suspicious about the fire. Deputies identified the individuals involved as 71-year-old... more

UPDATE: Clifton Springs driver charged with DWI, CPCS after crashing vehicle into Hopewell home

Hopewell home damaged after drunk driver crashes into it
Sheriff Kevin Henderson says a Clifton Springs driver was charged with DWI after crashing into a home on County Road 47 last week. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office says it happened on Tuesday, November 4th. The homeowner tells us the vehicle traveled through a field, some-700 feet, crashing into their porch. Deputies added that a parked car was also struck... more

Canandaigua man airlifted after falling through metal roof in Town of Seneca

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The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office has provided new information on the 53-year-old Canandaigua man who fell through a roof on Tuesday. Around 3:02 p.m. deputies, New York State Police, Seneca Castle Fire Department, Finger Lakes Ambulance, Mercy Flight, and the Ontario County EMS coordinator were all dispatched to 2524 State Route 5&20 in the Town of Seneca for the report... more

Seneca Falls woman accused of making terroristic threat at building in Ontario County

Seneca Falls woman accused of making terroristic threat at building in Ontario County
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that a Seneca Falls woman is in custody after making a terroristic threat in the Town of Hopewell. Sarah Nussbaumer, 38, of Seneca Falls was charged with making a terroristic threat on Thursday around 2:57 p.m. Deputies say that Nussbaumer was accused of making threats towards the building and the people inside of it.... more

Penn Yan woman charged with criminal contempt after sending letter to Ontario County Jail

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The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Penn Yan resident on criminal contempt charges following an investigation into a series of events at the Ontario County Jail. According to investigators, Elizabeth Althea Haubner, of Penn Yan was arrested for second-degree criminal contempt after allegedly sending a letter to a protected party. She sent the letter to an... more

‘EYE ON THE COURTS’: Volunteers, publication serves as judicial watchdog in Ontario County

‘EYE ON THE COURTS’: Volunteers, publication serves as judicial watchdog in Ontario County
The Geneva Court Watch Coordinating Committee has recently released its summer 2019 edition of its periodic publication, “Eye on the Courts,” which celebrates its 51st issue. Founded in 2000, the Geneva Court Watch Coordinating Committee was created as an outgrowth from the League of Women Voters of Geneva. With assistance from Rochester’s League of Women Voters and their well-established court... more

Sheriff: Officer sent to hospital after altercation at Ontario County Jail

Sheriff: Officer sent to hospital after altercation at Ontario County Jail
Sheriff Henderson says that a Henrietta resident was arrested on assault charges following an incident at the Ontario County Jail. On July 23rd deputies arrested Devon Leonard Madison, 25, of Henrietta, who is an inmate at the jail following a physical altercation. Henderson says that Madison refused to obey commands of the officer and engaged in a physical altercation with... more

Lengthy pursuit involving stolen vehicle ends in Hopewell

Lengthy pursuit involving stolen vehicle ends in Hopewell
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Rochester man following a vehicle pursuit, which involved law enforcement agencies from two counties. Wilber W. Quintana, 34, of Rochester was pursued into Ontario County by deputies with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office during the early-morning hours of Tuesday. Deputies in Ontario County say that the pursuit was concluded in... more

Hopewell woman accused of leaving child unattended

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Deputies report the arrest of a Hopewell woman following an investigation into a missing persons report on Saturday. Shortly after midnight – deputies responded to County Road 10 for the report of a missing person. It was reported by Sarah Crowley, 32, who could not find her 9-year-old son. The child was located a short time later; at which point... more

Pedestrian seriously hurt over holiday weekend after being struck by car along 5&20 in Hopewell

Pedestrian seriously hurt over holiday weekend after being struck by car along 5&20 in Hopewell
Deputies say that a 31-year-old Fairport man was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a car traveling along State Routes 5&20 in Hopewell. The accident happened on Friday a little before 10 p.m., according to the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies report that Phillip J. Koff, 31, of Fairport attempted to cross the road... more

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 day a year publishing schedule. Whether that’s live-streaming local high school basketball throughout the winter, or showcasing in-depth... more
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