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

Rt. 21 bridge over NYS Thruway in Manchester being replaced

Work is scheduled to begin Wednesday on the State Route 21 bridge that runs over the New York State Thruway in Manchester. The bridge will be replaced with a 236-foot-long, two span bridge and will have more height clearance for vehicles driving on the Thruway, wider lanes and wider shoulders. The current bridge was originally built in 1952. According to... 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

ATV crash in Manchester leads to felony DWI charge for teen

Deputies say on Sunday around 2:32 am they were called to an ATV crash, which resulted in one minor being transported to the hospital with minor injuries. However, that driver was charged with felony aggravated driving while intoxicated, according to investigators. Seth Bourlier, 17, of Fulton was involved in a crash where his ATV rolled over on Outlet Road –... more

Deputies investigate Manchester crash on Wednesday

Ontario County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a crash involving a Jeep in Manchester Wednesday afternoon. Deputies said this happened around 2 p.m. on Route 21 near the New York State Thruway. According to investigators, the Jeep went off the road while heading north and crashed into a tree. The driver of the Jeep was the only person involved in the... more

Clifton Springs man charged with felony DWI, resisting arrest after traffic stop

Deputies say a Clifton Springs man was arrested on multiple charges – including felony DWI after a traffic stop on Brown Road in the Town of Manchester on Sunday. Around 8:53 pm Brent Thomas Bond, 35, of Clifton Springs was charged with felony driving while intoxicated after refusing to comply with orders to exit his vehicle. As result of the... more

New home for historic boxcars in Manchester

It took a train, a crane, and an army of skilled volunteers to lift, tow and coax two historic boxcars into Caboose Park Saturday morning. But it will all be worth it when local residents, railroad enthusiasts and history lovers are able to revisit their railway roots at the 103 S. Main St. park in the village of Manchester. The... more

Manchester man strikes child multiple times in Wendy’s parking lot

A 54-year-old Manchester man was arrested on June 23rd related to an investigation into a physical incident involving a 5-year-old. John Zimmerman, 54, of Manchester was charged with second-degree harassment and endangering the welfare of a child after striking a 5-year-old child multiple times while in a parking lot at Wendy’s in the city. He was released and will appear... more

Manchester roundhouse probe underway

What lies beneath what was for decades the largest operating railroad roundhouse in the eastern United States? Likely a good amount of contaminants from more than 60 years of servicing engines and rehabilitating rail cars. The Lehigh Valley Railroad Roundhouse is now the focus of an environmental investigation that will pave the way for a revival for the property in... more

Canandaigua burglary investigation results in arrest on Monday

Deputies say that a 32-year-old Manchester resident was arrested on Monday after a burglary investigation. The investigation began on May 1st when he entered the Canandaigua Walmart, selected an item from the rack and returned it for cash. Steven W. Giese, 32, of Manchester was charged with burglary as he had previously been banned from the store. Giese was transported... more

Deputies: Man charged with felony offense in Manchester

A 29-year-old man faces felony charges in Ontario County after an investigation into a protective order, which was violated by illegal communication, according to deputies. On June 6th at approximately 9:30 a.m. deputies arrested Thomas Coupe, 29, of Erin, New York after a warrant was issued for his arrest out of Manchester Town Court. He was taken into custody at... more

Red Jacket rally falls short in C2 baseball final

The tying run was 90 feet away. The winning run was at first base. But if you saw the diving catch that Geneseo centerfielder Daniel Kaye made in the sixth inning of Saturday’s Section V Class C2 final, then you understand why it was so easy for him to catch the final out of the game. And with that catch,... more

Manchester man indicted on predatory sex charges, held on $50K bail

Deputies say a 56-year-old Manchester resident was arrested on an indictment for two counts of predatory sex assault against a child, and other charges following an investigation into incidents that happened over the course of six years. Steven C. Feliciano, 56, of Merrick Ave., in Manchester was charged with two counts of predatory sexual assault against a child, one count... more

Red Jacket residents see 1.5% tax levy hike

Residents in the Manchester-Shortsville (Red Jacket) Central School District will be asked to support a 1.5 percent increase in the tax levy to support a 2018-19 budget of $17.4 million, up 2 percent from this year’s budget of $17.1 million. The tax levy portion of the budget, if approved by voters May 15, would increase from $7.3 million to $7.4... more

Proposed Midlakes budget is down, but tax levy is up

The proposed $35.7 million budget for the Phelps-Clifton Springs Central School District is actually down 1.9 percent — or $694,941 — from this year, but includes an increase in the tax levy. Still, the levy of $14.2 million — up 1.9 percent from the $13.9 million levy to support this year’s spending plan — is less than half the tax... more

Rep. Tom Reed talks to Red Jacket kids about their futures

College costs and school safety are a couple of things Red Jacket juniors and seniors talked about when U.S. Rep. Tom Reed visited their school Friday. “What are the issues that are most important to you?” Reed asked a group of about 40 kids. “Paying for college,” answered one. Reed, who represents a portion of Ontario County in Congress, said... more

Deputies: Shortsville teen charged with sex abuse

A 17-year-old Shortsville resident was arrested on sex abuse charges after an investigation into an incident last month. Cody F. Barber, 17, of Shortsville was charged with second-degree sex abuse after an investigation revealed that he engaged in sexual activity with a victim who was less than 14-years-old. He was issued an appearance ticket and will answer the charge at... more

Dog dies in Manchester structure fire after reported ‘explosion’

Firefighters were called to a home explosion in Port Gibson on Tuesday afternoon. Witnesses said they heard an explosion around 12:30 p.m. at a home along Rt. 31 near Hanley Road. Police say at least two families lived inside the home; and that one family dog died in the fire. No one was at home at the time of the... more
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