Yates County home ‘a total loss’ after fire

A home on Italy Turnpike Road was “basically a total loss” after a fire Tuesday afternoon, according to Naples Fire Chief Patrick Elwell. The cause of the fire, which Elwell said apparently started in the building’s rear in the area of a utility/laundry room and bedroom, is under investigation by Yates County Emergency Management. Naples firefighters were on the scene... more

Details emerge about alleged fake cop in Naples

The Naples man charged with criminal impersonation for allegedly falsely representing himself as a law officer actually was a part-time investigator in the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office starting in October 2007. He was fired four months later, according to county spokesman Jesse Sleezer. These and other details emerged Tuesday about Paul Gullo, 41, who was charged by New York... more

Naples woman discovers secret sister through DNA match

Sandy Caswell would not have contacted Jackie Cochrane had she realized right off the bat this was her half-sister. “My adopted life was fine,” said Caswell, 63, who lives in Dansville. But the information she received through genetic testing and analysis service 23andMe suggested a niece in Naples, and that was Cochrane. “I figured niece was far enough off the... more

All that Naples has to offer

Good wine, food, waterfalls, and people. What more do you need? At the southwest end of the Finger Lakes lays a gold mine of hidden treasures. From Conesus to Skaneateles the region is rich food, drink, and things to do. It’s impossible to be bored in Naples. The small town nestled south of Canandaigua and Honeoye lakes is loaded with... more

Driver airlifted after cement mixer crashes, falls down embankment in Naples

Deputies say a 37-year-old Arkport woman was airlifted from the scene of a serious accident on Hickory Bottom Road in Naples. Carmen M. Marvin, 37, was operating a cement mixer owned by Hanson Aggregates New York LLC., when the truck overturned while going down a steep portion of the roadway. As result the mixer tipped onto its side, went over... more

Blue-Green Algae: The summer guest Honeoye didn’t invite

In the Finger Lakes, summertime is highly anticipated and upon arrival, cherished. The temperament of Upstate New York isn’t exactly amiable for a good part of the year, so when people can be on or near the lake — enjoying the sunshine — they take full advantage. Something has been threatening this prized lake time in recent years, to the... more

Naples’ Sherwood part of ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ at Geva

Carl Perkins is surely the unsung hero of rock and roll. He was there at the beginning, making music for Sam Phillips at Sun Records in Memphis, which also discovered the likes of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis. But most casual music fans, if they know him at all, know him simply as the writer of “Blue... more

Naples contractor charged with grand larceny in Livingston County

Deputies in Ontario County arrested a contractor on Friday following an investigation into an incident that took place earlier in the spring. On May 30th deputies were called to Lakeland Concrete Products in the Town of Lima – where employees claimed they received a check from a 48-year-old Naples man worth $2,548.82, which came from a closed account. Claude R.... more

Former Naples woman loses home to Hawaii volcano

On May 24 Lorri Cruz watched as her home — her entire neighborhood — disappeared into a fiery field of lava. Cruz, a former Naples resident who moved to Hawaii in 2005, is one of more than 2,000 people who have been forced from their homes since the Kilauea volcano began erupting May 3. Last week, emergency evacuations continued as... more

UPDATE: Elderly woman ID’d as second victim in fatal fire in Naples (video)

Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero called the deadly fire in Naples ‘devastating’ and said that it would be a time consuming and involved process as crews continue working at the scene. Family has been notified, but at least one person is dead after a fire ravaged a ranch style home on County Road 36. “The destruction caused by this fire... more

Recipe for success in Naples

When food writer Adrienne Kane caught up with Cindy Trzeciak eight years ago to write “United States of Pie” Trzeciak had been in the business more than 30 years. Trzeciak, 64, grew up in Naples, where wine and grape production long ago put her hometown on the map. Though her parents weren’t directly employed in the industry, they lived on... more

Ontario Republicans endorse candidates for November elections

The Ontario County Republican Committee recently endorsed candidates for Ontario County Judge, Sheriff, Treasurer and Coroner and Governor, State Senate and State Assembly. Trisha Turner, chair of the county committee, praised the committee members for meeting with and questioning candidates for several months. “These committee members are volunteers who care deeply about their communities and take the endorsement process seriously,”... more

ROAD CLOSED: Flooding in Naples has impact on Parish Road

Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero says Parish Road in Naples is closed due to flooding. Details of the closure were not released with the alert, but moderate rainfall overnight led to issues along the roadway, which connects Routes 21 and 245. It’s unclear how long the road will remain closed, but parts of Naples Creek runs along the road. This... more

Naples presenting “James and the Giant Peach”

James Henry Trotter has lost his parents in an accident involving a rhinoceros escaped from a London zoo. James is the main character in the musical version of Roald Dahl’s children’s book, “James and the Giant Peach,” being staged this weekend at Naples High School. In the play, James is told he will have to live with his horrible aunts... more
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