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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

Canandaigua man charged with DWI after disturbance

Deputies say a 63-year-old Canandaigua man was arrested after a traffic stop and subsequent disturbance on State Route 5&20 in Hopewell. Darryl W. Gill, 63, was charged with driving while intoxicated after a disturbance, in which he admitted to drinking and driving. He was issued appearance tickets and will answer the charges at a later date. more

Canandaigua woman stole $3K from employer in Hopewell

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 46-year-old Canandaigua woman on grand larceny charges following a theft from her employer. Melissa A. Hardy, 46, was charged with third-degree grand larceny after stealing more than $3,000 from her employer in Hopewell. She was taken to the Ontario County Jail for pre-arraignment detention. Arraignment took place at the Ontario... more

Deputies: Geneva man airlifted after DWI crash in Hopewell

Deputies say a 68-year-old Geneva man was arrested for driving while intoxicated after a serious accident on County Road 4. The accident, which happened on Saturday in Hopewell around 1:55 am resulted in James E. Sapp, Sr., 68, of Geneva suffering serious injuries, which required him to be airlifted from the scene. Deputies say Mercy Flight was called, and responded... more

Casella officials to detail research and development de-packaging project

A Casella Waste Services representative will make a presentation on a Research Development & Demonstration (RD&D) permit for a pilot de-packaging project at Monday’s meeting of the Planning and Environmental Quality Committee of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors. No details were available Friday. FL Times: Read More more

Deputies: Seneca Castle man dies after motorcycle-sedan collide, DA’s Office investigating

Deputies say that around 5:22 p.m. firefighters, EMS, and law enforcement responded to the intersection of County Road 4 and Smith Road for a reported car-motorcycle accident. Deputies arrived to find 65-year-old Gerald Saunders, of Seneca Castle – deceased at the scene, and three people trapped inside a sedan. Deputies say Saunders was the operator of a motorcycle, which collided... more

Geneva pair charged after self-checkout crime at Walmart

Deputies say a Geneva duo was arrested on Memorial Day after an incident was investigated at the Walmart store located on State Route 5&20. Deputies say Paige Whitfield, 22, and Alisha Smith, 28, both of Geneva were charged with first-degree falsifying business records after an investigation into fraudulent transactions, which were completed at a self-checkout register at the Walmart store... more

State Police: Hopewell man raped teen at underage drinking party

State Police say a 33-year-old Hopewell man was arrested after an investigation into an alleged rape and underage drinking. Troopers say Michael Socciarelli, 33, of Hopewell is accused of raping a 16-year-old while she was drunk. Through an investigation it was determined that Socciarelli supplied alcohol to four minors during an underage drinking party that took place in Ontario County.... more

Long-standing landfill air pollution dispute heads to federal appeals court

Should state and federal regulators consider the Ontario County Landfill to be one or two separate entities for purposes of air-pollution permits? That question was raised eight years ago — and it’s still winding its way through the court system. The latest development is a hearing before the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City. Arguments are... more

DEC cites Ontario County Landfill for permit violations

As reported first in the Finger Lakes Times last week, the state Department of Environmental Conservation has cited Casella Waste Systems for two violations of its permit at the Ontario County Landfill. Casella has operated the landfill through a contract with Ontario County since 2003. In a March 26 letter to landfill General Manager Rob Fadden, DEC environmental engineer Gary... more
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