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Canandaigua man charged with sending nude photos to 11-year-old

Deputies in Ontario County say that a Canandaigua man was charged with sending indecent communications to a minor beginning in August of this year. According to authorities, Jeffrey M. Lewis, 37, of Canandaigua was charged with disseminating indecent material to minors in the first degree after an investigation revealed that he had ongoing communication beginning in August through social media... more

Geneva man charged with assault after knocking inmate unconscious

Deputies in Ontario County arrested a Geneva man following an investigation into a series of events that took place on September 13th at the Ontario County Jail. According to deputies, Felix Ortiz Jr., 39, of Geneva punched another inmate in the face, causing the other inmate to lose consciousness and strike his head on a wall. The inmate punched by... more

Naples added to water restriction; multiple Ontario, Wayne towns included

Over the weekend, Naples was added to the list of locations where water restrictions would be enacted until further notice. The expanded restrictions cover towns in Ontario and Wayne County, which are fed by Canandaigua Lake. In a statement released by officials from Canandaigua, the City announced that they would be initiating water conservation measures effectively immediately. The statement was... more

Husband and wife duo charged after tampering with witness

A husband and wife were arrested on a variety of charges after an investigation into requests made by Troy R. Daggert, 48, of East Bloomfield between the dates of April 7th and 22nd of this year. Deputies in Ontario County say that Troy and Crystal Daggert were charged with criminal contempt in the first degree, endangering the welfare of a... more

Twenty-year-old man falsely pulls fire alarm at FLCC Suites

On Saturday morning at 2:08 am, Ontario County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the FLCC Suites in the Town of Hopewell for the report of a fire alarm. Upon arrival, no smoke or fire was found. An investigation revealed that Sean R. Kelly, age 20 of Medford, NY, intentionally and falsely pulled the fire alarm. He was arrested for falsely reporting... more

Our FL History: The Ku Klux Klan in the Finger Lakes

The history of the Ku Klux Klan presence in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York in the 1920’s as narrated by Walter Gable, Seneca County Historian. more

NYS Senate candidate Floyd Rayburn talks campaign, taxes, business growth, and much more

Ontario County businessman Floyd Rayburn believes that it’s time to create some substantial change for residents and businesses in the 54th District. On Thursday’s edition of the Inside the FLX podcast Rayburn discussed his campaign at length, while talking about the various problems that businesses encounter as they try to do business in New York State. “It’s killing businesses and... more

16-year-old charged after alleged assault on school bus

A Stanley minor was arrested by deputies after an incident, which occurred on a school bus in Ontario County. Additional details of the incident were not released. Deputies say that the 16-year-old was arrested for assault in the third degree, and was issued an appearance ticket. The charges will be answered in Hopewell Town Court. more

Casella updates Ontario County landfill project

Construction of new sections within the Ontario County landfill are on schedule, according to a notice from landfill manager Casella Waste Systems Inc. The construction is part of the landfill expansion project that includes new leachate lagoons that are now fully built. According to Casella, most recently “the new pump station was successfully tested by our external engineers as required.”... more

Man charged with DWI in Hopewell after rollover

Man charged with DWI in Hopewell after rollover
A Clifton Springs man sustained minor injuries after his vehicle crashed on Sunday evening in the Town of Hopewell. Deputies say that Harold A. Blair, 39, was operating his 1994 Ford Ranger on State Route 5 when he tried to turn onto Route 247 — losing control of the vehicle. The vehicle reportedly skidded and flipped over before coming to... more

Lincoln Hill Road lake views spark Hopewell project opposition

Lincoln Hill Road lake views spark Hopewell project opposition
Lincoln Hill residents claim four new homes would obstruct their view of Canandaigua Lake, decrease property values, put their children’s safety at risk and negatively impact the watershed. Plans to rezone a 10-acre parcel of land with a million-dollar lake view has Lincoln Hill Road neighbors steamed. They claim four new homes would obstruct their view of Canandaigua Lake, decrease... more

Pageant of Steam: A ‘reunion’ for steam-lovers in Hopewell

The annual Pageant of Steam was formed with the intention to "promote, and encourage interest in the operation, ownership, and preservation of antique vehicles powered by steam or otherwise,” according to the founding organization New York State Steam Association's website. What's evolved is a sense of community among the equipment owners and non-owners, farmers and non-farmers, united in their… Read... more

What’s up with that?: No jailbreak, but squirrels pose problems, anyway

The problem had been driving Ontario County officials nuts. But the issue of squirrels had some serious repercussions and required a solution. That’s why crews from Birchcrest Tree and Landscape were out last week trimming a thick stand of trees on County Road 46, across the way from the county complex where the jail and several other county offices are... more

EPA denies Zero Waste’s petition regarding Ontario County Landfill

Finger Lakes Zero Waste Coalition sought to reopen the debate on a 2012 air-quality permit issued to an electricity-generating plant at the Ontario County Landfill. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s response: No. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy denied FLZWC’s petition in a July 29 ruling. Read More more

Canandaigua man falls asleep at the wheel on Schutt Road in Hopewell

Canandaigua man falls asleep at the wheel on Schutt Road in Hopewell
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a personal injury motor vehicle accident on Schutt Road in the Town of Hopewell on Monday morning at 9:13 am. Cory M. Ludwig, age 20 of Emerson Road in Canandaigua, was traveling south on Schutt Road when he fell asleep and exited the east side of the roadway before his... more

Macedon woman charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance

A Macedon woman was arrested after a warrant was signed for her arrest on charges related to possessing a controlled substance. Deputies in Ontario County say that at 12:01 am on July 30 Alexandra L. Holmes, 29, of Macedon was arrested on a warrant signed by Judge Smithling, of Hopewell, for criminal possession of a control substance in the seventh... more

Two arrested at Ontario County Jail after investigation into drug sales

Two arrested at Ontario County Jail after investigation into drug sales
Deputies in Ontario County say that two Ontario County Jail inmates have been arrested on drug-related charges following an investigation into the sale of a controlled substance on April 27 inside the facility. Kyle Neil Holmes, 28, of Palmyra was charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree following an investigation into the sale of a... more
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