Category: Hopewell

Ontario Center employee had to develop his own COVID safety protocols as pandemic ripped through facility

Ontario Center employee had to develop his own COVID safety protocols as pandemic ripped through facility

By Gabriel Pietrorazio “They were my friends,” Bill “Beard” Corino said. “Those people became my friends.” As a maintenance worker and driver, Corino spent more than two-hours each day, three times a week in one-on-one scenarios with residents at the Ontario Center ... MORE
Canandaigua man charged after watercraft crash in May

Canandaigua man charged after watercraft crash in May

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 36-year-old Canandaigua resident following a personal watercraft crash that occurred on a private pond. Investigators say Raymond Foster, 36, of Canandaigua was charged following an incident that happened on May 16th at ... MORE
Casella ramps up efforts to suppress foul odors at Ontario County Landfill

Casella ramps up efforts to suppress foul odors at Ontario County Landfill

By Peter Mantius Can a mega-dump ever control it’s rotten-egg stench? That remains to be seen, but Casella Waste Systems Inc. finally appears to be responding to a combination of legal actions, public pressure and state enforcement. The company is energetically working ... MORE
Deputies: Farmington woman charged with DWI after crash in Hopewell

Deputies: Farmington woman charged with DWI after crash in Hopewell

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that a Farmington woman was charged with driving while intoxicated after a one-car crash in the town of Hopewell. Deputies say Ciera Moroz, 20, of Farmington crashed her truck into a ditch on Smith Road shortly ... MORE
Deputies: Geneva duo charged with burglary after incident at Hopewell Walmart

Deputies: Geneva duo charged with burglary after incident at Hopewell Walmart

On Tuesday, two Geneva residents were arrested on burglary and larceny charges following an investigation into an incident at Walmart. Jessica Smith, 37, and Amanda Bogan, 42, both of Geneva were charged with third-degree burglary following a larceny investigation at the Walmart ... MORE
Ontario County Board of Supervisors implements hiring freeze at lengthy meeting

Ontario County Board of Supervisors implements hiring freeze

– By Todd Elzey The Ontario County Board of Supervisors met Thursday making significant moves amid concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Board originally planned to meet at the Finger Lakes Community College, but the meeting was held online via the WebEx ... MORE
Another COVID-19 death reported in Ontario County

Another COVID-19 death reported in Ontario County

Officials in Ontario County say that as of Friday, five residents at the Ontario Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Hopewell had died from COVID-19. While three of them are Ontario County residents, two of them are Monroe County residents, which adds ... MORE
DEC cites Ontario County Landfill for odors again

DEC cites Ontario County Landfill for odors again

The landfill in Ontario County has been cited again. The state Department of Environmental Conservation issued the notice of violation April 10, citing excessive hydrogen sulfide emissions at the landfill off Routes 5&20 during the first quarter of this year, according to ... MORE
Officials talk risk factors, response after positive test at Hopewell Walmart store

Officials talk risk factors, response after positive test at Hopewell Walmart store

Officials in Ontario County are responding after a confirmed COVID-19 case at a local Walmart store. That store was the location in Hopewell, which sits at the edge of, and serves a large portion of Canandaigua. Public Health Director Mary Beer says ... MORE
Two new cases of COVID-19 at Ontario County nursing home

Two new cases of COVID-19 at Ontario County nursing home

The Ontario County Public Health Department has reported that two residents at a nursing home in the town of Hopewell tested positive for the coronavirus. Public Health Director Mary Beer said the health department is working closely with the state following the ... MORE
Deadly intersection in Ontario County could see roundabout as solution

Deadly intersection in Ontario County could see roundabout as solution

A problematic intersection in Ontario County could finally be getting the overhaul it needs. An off-duty corrections officer was killed at the intersection of County Road 46 and Smith Road in Hopewell in 2017. It devastated the community, but in recent months ... MORE
Supervisor continues hammering environmental, economic issues in Ontario County

Supervisor Lou Guard continues advocacy on environmental, economic issues in Ontario County

Geneva City Supervisor Lou Guard believes Ontario County is 'healthy', but don't take that assessment as complacency. Guard talked about the progress and growth in Ontario, and the opportunities county government still has in front of it. "It's one of the growing ... MORE
Supervisor from Manchester focuses on infrastructure, taxes in campaign

Supervisor from Manchester focuses on infrastructure, taxes in campaign

Manchester Town Supervisor Mike Gallahan says running for New York State Assembly in the 131st District first crossed his mind a couple years ago. Then-Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, R-Canandaigua, was contemplating a gubernatorial run. That was when Gallahan says he was ... MORE
TRAVEL ADVISORY: Sheriff Henderson says accidents being reported, visibility becoming an issue

TRAVEL ADVISORY: Sheriff Henderson says accidents being reported, visibility becoming an issue

Sheriff Kevin M. Henderson has issued a Travel Advisory, due to increasing snow and hazardous driving conditions. Numerous accidents are being reported and visibility is also a concern. “The travel advisory does NOT restrict travel,” Henderson explained. “But does advise of hazardous ... MORE
Owners, Ontario County going back to court over

Owners, Ontario County going back to court over Akropolis restaurant case

A more than decade old case involving a family restaurant on 5&20 outside of Canandaigua and Ontario County isn’t over. Even though a decision last fall made it seem that way. Supreme Court Justice John Ark ruled last fall that Ontario County ... MORE