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Phelps tech company booming as growth continues into 2020

Phelps tech company booming as growth continues into 2020
Revenue is growing, jobs are being added – and things are going well for Z-Axis Inc., which operates in Phelps. They provide electronic design and contract manufacturing for high-tech companies. A recent feature by the Canandaigua Messenger looks at how business is growing, and creating a great situation for those who work for Z-Axis. “Our growth was largely due to... more

Supervisor Lou Guard continues advocacy on environmental, economic issues in Ontario County

Supervisor continues hammering environmental, economic issues in Ontario County
Geneva City Supervisor Lou Guard believes Ontario County is 'healthy', but don't take that assessment as complacency. Guard talked about the progress and growth in Ontario, and the opportunities county government still has in front of it. "It's one of the growing counties in in upstate New York, which is exciting," he said. "I think it's it's actually a quite... more

Phelps contractor charged with grand larceny

Phelps contractor charged with grand larceny
Sheriff Kevin Henderson reports that on February 14th at approximately 5:40 p.m. deputies arrested a 55-year-old Phelps resident on grand larceny charges following an investigation into contract work. Lawrence Schenk, 55, of Phelps was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny after an investigation into events reported in October 2019. Henderson said that Schenk entered into contract to redo a bathroom for... more

Two in stable condition after serious crash at State Route 318/14 intersection on Saturday

Two in stable condition after serious crash at State Route 318/14 intersection on Saturday
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the investigation into a crash that occurred on Saturday at the intersection of State Routes 14 and 318 in Phelps. Adam Tanner, of Auburn was traveling south on Route 14 and attempted to make a left turn onto Route 318. Deputies say he failed to yield the right of way to Candy Greenfield, of... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Matt Miller talks campaign for NYS Assembly (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Matt Miller looks to challenge Assemblyman Kolb in November (podcast)
This week on Episode #212 of the Inside the FLX podcast – Matthew Miller is in-studio. He’s talking about his campaign for Assembly District #131 after the announcement that Assemblyman Brian Kolb (R-Canandaigua) would not seek another term this fall. The young challenger is taking a broad approach to politics, and working to bring new voices into state policy. New... more

Ontario County continues push to recover $2.4M in funds

Ontario County continues push to recover $2.4M in funds
On Thursday the Ontario County Board of Supervisors met for its regular monthly meeting. The Board considered and approved a total of 52 resolutions. Board Chairman John Marren (Victor) said that the most important resolution of the night was the resolution presented by the Ways & Means Committee that called on the State of New York to restore $2,391,000 in... more

Midlakes grad soars in Aspen, takes home silver medal at X Games

Midlakes grad soars in Aspen, takes home silver medal at X Games
A Midlakes grad is making moves – and soaring at the X Games. Kevin Royston took home a silver medal in the Adaptive Snow BikeCross competition. It wasn’t his first appearance or the first time he medaled at the games. He finished third last year, and finished in second this year. If that means he’ll win next year – he’s... more

TRAVEL ADVISORY: Sheriff Henderson says accidents being reported, visibility becoming an issue

TRAVEL ADVISORY: Sheriff Henderson says accidents being reported, visibility becoming an issue
Sheriff Kevin M. Henderson has issued a Travel Advisory, due to increasing snow and hazardous driving conditions. Numerous accidents are being reported and visibility is also a concern. “The travel advisory does NOT restrict travel,” Henderson explained. “But does advise of hazardous travel conditions do exist and please stay off of the highways if you do not need to be... more

Girl Scouts from around the Finger Lakes recognized for their efforts in the community

Girl Scouts from around the Finger Lakes recognized for their efforts in the community
Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways announced this week that 18 girls from across its council territory earned the prestigious Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting. Since 1916, the Girl Scout Gold Award has stood for excellence and leadership. Over the course of the last century, millions of Girl Scouts have positively impacted their communities and the world with creative,... more

Trial dates set for duo accused of killing man, dumping body along Rt. 96 in Phelps

Trial dates set for duo accused of killing man, dumping body along Rt. 96 in Phelps
A trial date has been set in the Phelps homicide case that gripped Ontario County and the surrounding area last summer. Ontario County Assistant District Attorney Heather Hines said the trial for Omar Antonio Martinez-Salome is scheduled to start May 18th, while the trial for Luis Boffil-Leyro begins June 8th, as reported by the Finger Lakes Times. Pretrial hearings are... more

UPDATE: Auburn man who worked at Halco airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital after fire

Firefighters called to two-alarm fire at Halco in Phelps
Sheriff Kevin Henderson provided an update on an injury after the fire on Thursday that prompted a heavy response from first responders around Phelps. He says that Frank Bell, 53, of Auburn was cutting metal with a chop saw in a recycling building on the property when a fire ignited where he was working. Deputies say that the fire was... more

Supervisors debate occupancy tax expansion for small properties in Ontario County

Supervisors debate occupancy tax expansion for small properties in Ontario County
On Thursday the Ontario County Board of Supervisors considered a resolution to impose an occupancy tax of up to three percent (3%) on lodging facilities of three rooms or less.  Currently, New York’s tax code exempts these facilities from the occupancy tax. According to the resolution, Ontario County’s tourism promotion agency is proposing the occupancy tax change to “level the... more

Phelps man taken into custody on burglary, criminal tampering charges in Wayne County

Phelps man taken into custody on burglary, criminal tampering charges in Wayne County
Deputies report the arrest of a Phelps resident following an investigation in Newark, which resulted in a warrant being issued. Timothy Wright, 31, of Phelps was charged with burglary or break and enter in NSW, falsifying business records, petit larceny, and criminal tampering following an investigation. Details of the investigation were not released, but deputies indicated in a press release... more

Deputies: Auburn driver, passenger sent to Strong Memorial Hospital after Phelps crash

Deputies: Two hospitalized after wreck in Phelps
First responders were called to a two-car crash at the intersection of County Road 6 and Cross Road in Phelps. Teresa Sepulveda, 49, of Auburn was traveling west on Cross Road when she failed to yield the right of way. Robert Northrup, 63, of Dundee, who was traveling north on County Road 6 struck her vehicle. Sepulveda and her passenger... more

Lyons man pleads guilty to robbery, grand larceny after two day manhunt

Lyons man pleads guilty to robbery, grand larceny after two day manhunt
The Lyons man who led police on a two-day manhunt, posted concerning videos to YouTube, and was accused of robbing a convenience store near Exit 42 of the New York State Thruway in Phelps pleaded guilty in Ontario County Court. The District Attorney’s Office reports that Brandon Burgess, pleaded guilty to felony charges of tampering with physical evidence, and two... more

Phelps farmers argue their herd was killed off by DOT along Thruway

Phelps farmers argue their herd was killed off by DOT along Thruway
On Monday a trial will begin for a case involving cows in Ontario County. John and Jan Fredericks will be in court, finally getting the opportunity to prove what they believed happened over a 15 year period at their farm alongside the New York State Thruway. “We’re looking forward to the Fredericks finally getting their day in court,” said the... more

Geneva resident accused of possessing cocaine during traffic stop

Geneva resident accused of possessing cocaine during traffic stop
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Geneva resident following a traffic stop on the Thruway. The traffic stop occurred in the town of Phelps, and was initiated due to a suspended registration, according to deputies. Jordan Lazu Soto, 25, of Geneva, a passenger in the vehicle was taken into custody for possessing a controlled substance. Soto... more

No development imminent, but Red Carpet Inn near Exit 42 has been demolished

No development imminent, but Red Carpet Inn near Exit 42 has been demolished
The Red Carpet Inn is gone. The defunct hotel was demolished, which left many wondering if something was happening on the site. Phelps Code Enforcement and Zoning Officer Andrew Campbell confirmed to the Finger Lakes Times that a limited liability company identified as 760 Brooks Avenue, Inc. demolished it. 760 Brooks is operated under Saunders Management. Campbell told the Times... more
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