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Ontario County weighs landfill stench

Ontario County weighs landfill stench
Construction at the Ontario County landfill continues to plague communities around the facility in the town of Seneca with odor. On Thursday, the county Board of Supervisors will vote on hiring a consultant to assess “means and methods” being used to manage the stench. Landfill manager Casella Waste Systems blames the reek on an exposed old liner and delays in... more

Odors from Ontario County Landfill to be evaluated by supervisors

The ongoing issue of odors from the Ontario County Landfill in the town of Seneca may be addressed by a consulting firm. The Planning & Environmental Quality Committee of the Board of Supervisors will consider recommending approval of a contract with Stearns, Conrad & Schmidt Engineers of Suffern for an assessment of odor management at the landfill when it meets... 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

Hopewell man’s rape, child porn charges challenged

Hopewell man’s rape, child porn charges challenged
A defense attorney representing a Hopewell man charged with rape, criminal sex act, intercourse with a minor, possession of sexual performance by a child and other charges is challenging the legality of her client’s charges. Michael Socciarelli, 33, is accused of raping a 16-year-old girl to whom he had supplied alcohol, along with three of her friends, during an underage... more

Seneca Falls drunk driver was stopped going 67 mph

Seneca Falls drunk driver was stopped going 67 mph
On November 3rd at approximately 11:21 p.m. deputies charged a Seneca Falls woman with driving while intoxicated and speeding after a traffic stop on State Route 5&20 in Hopewell. Dawn M. Bennett, 52, of Seneca Falls was stopped after deputies observed her going 67 mph in a 55 mph zone. She was determined to be under the influence of alcohol... 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

Fight at jail leads to felony charges for Hopewell woman

Fight at jail leads to felony charges for Hopewell woman
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 21-year-old following a fight at the jail. Sharnayshia A. Clemons, 21, of Hopewell was charged with second-degree assault after the fight, which occurred on Thursday. She was charged with the felony charge of assault due to the incident taking place at the jail. The victim sustained injuries to her head... more

Hillside manager accused of inappropriately touching three kids; multiple felony charges filed

Hillside manager accused of inappropriately touching three kids; multiple felony charges filed
Deputies report the arrest of a manager at the Hillside Children’s Center in Hopewell following a joint-investigation between the New York State Justice Center and Ontario County Sheriff’s Office. Jeffrey Todd Webster, 54, of Lakeville was originally charged on October 2nd with forcible touching following an investigation reported at the Hillside Children’s Center in Hopewell. After the arrest, two additional... more

Manslaughter charges filed against driver who hit, killed motorcyclist in Hopewell

Manslaughter charges filed against driver who hit, killed motorcyclist in Hopewell
A New Jersey resident was charged with second degree manslaughter after a vehicle he was driving stuck and killed a Seneca Castle motorcycle rider. On Tuesday, Shreyans Jain, 25, was charged with second degree manslaughter in Ontario County court as the charges were unsealed by Ontario County District Attorney James Ritts. Back in June, Jain was driving his car in Hopewell on... 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

Ontario County Health Department announcement

Ontario County Health Department announcement
We love our kids! Help our youth return to school safely. Please come to a full stop when a school bus displays flashing red lights. Remember, all motorists approaching the bus from either direction must come to a full stop. Ontario County Public Health, the Ontario County Sherriff’s Office and STOP-DWI remind the public of the importance of following school... more

Hopewell man charged with assault after domestic incident

Deputies say a 21-year-old Hopewell resident was released on his own recognizance after a domestic incident, which resulted in an assault charge. Brian Ashton Bray, 21, of Hopewell was charged with third-degree assault after the incident, which left a female victim injured. The incident took place on State Route 21 in Hopewell, according to deputies. Bray was arraigned at the... more

Deputies: Man arrested after hit-and-run in Hopewell

One person was injured after being hit by a vehicle in the Town of Hopewell on Friday, August 17. Ontario County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area of Walmart and Lowes on Recreation Drive at 4:45 a.m. Deputies say Jesse Gettings is the victim. He was laying on the ground in the Applebee’s parking lot when they arrived. A witness... more

Steam Fest gears up in Hopewell

Twenty-three years ago Michael McCauley and his wife Shirley got married atop an antique tractor at the 1995 Pageant of Steam — fitting for a pair whose roots run deep with the annual pageant now underway on Gehan Road in Hopewell. Like his father before him, Michael is all about the antique steam-powered equipment. Head engineer for pageant sponsor New... more

Deputies: Inmate had controlled substance at Ontario Co. Jail

Deputies say a 34-year-old Richmond man was arrested on prison contraband charges following an investigation into an incident on July 30th. Michael Anthony Bell, 34, was charged with first-degree promoting prison contraband after investigators determined he possessed a controlled substance while serving as an inmate. He was returned to the custody of the Ontario County Jail and will answer to... 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
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