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

Deputies: Honeoye man charged with DWI after driving into apartment complex

One man was ticketed on multiple charges – including DWI – after driving into an apartment building. Deputies say Roger A. Lee, 53, of Honeoye was operating a 2015 Ford Taurus and crashed into the Parklawn Apartments along State Route 20A. Upon investigation it was determined that he was intoxicated. Lee was arrested for driving while intoxicated and unlawful possession... 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

Ontario Co. man killed in Arizona accident involving tractor-trailer

The Arizona Department of Public Safety says a Richmond resident was killed in an accident near Flagstaff, Arizona around 3:30 am. The accident happened on Interstate 40 when Jatinder Singh, 23, of Richmond was driving and drifted to the left, before over-correcting – causing his tractor-trailer to roll onto its side. As result of the accident, Singh was pronounced dead... more

Richmond man arrested after domestic incident

Deputies say a Richmond man was arrested in Ontario County following a domestic incident. Gordan P. Green, 33, of Richmond was charged with third-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal mischief, and criminal obstruction of breathing. These charges stem from a domestic incident, which law enforcement did not detail in a press release. The charges will be answered at a later date. more

Deputies: Teen forced minor to perform oral sex, charged with first-degree criminal sex act

Deputies say that on Wednesday around 11:11 a.m. a 19-year-old Honeoye resident was taken into custody on criminal sex act charges. Parker S. Bissonnette, 19, was revealed to have forced a minor to perform oral sex on him while his vehicle was at the intersection of Quayle Road and Route 20A in Richmond. He was arraigned in Ontario County Central... 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

Ontario County Republicans endorse Kolb for Governor

The Ontario County Republican Committee unanimously endorsed Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb for Governor of New York. “Leader Kolb’s background in business, education, public service and community involvement will serve him well as governor,” said Ontario Chair Trisha Turner. Ontario is the third Finger Lakes county committee to back Kolb for governor. The Yates County and Seneca County Republican committees... more

Honeoye man charged with DWI

Deputies say a 47-year-old Honeoye man was arrested following an incident in Ontario County. According to deputies, Daryl D. Scott, 47, was located traveling north on East Lake Road, and had prior been involved in an incident. He was stopped at the 7-Eleven parking lot where deputies determined that Scott was intoxicated. He was charged with driving while intoxicated. The... more

Van Bortel pleads guilty to misdemeanor, gets weekend jail time

Nathan Van Bortel pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted criminal possession of computer-related material, a class A misdemeanor. Ontario County Court Judge Brian Dennis sentenced Van Bortel to a conditional discharge and eight weekends in jail, to begin the first weekend in January. The plea ends a case that began back in March when Van Bortel was charged with fifth-degree criminal... more

Several arrested on alleged alcohol sales to minors in Ontario County

Seven Ontario County residents were arrested over the weekend as part of a law enforcement sweep of county bars and stores to see how compliant they were with laws regarding alcohol sales to minors. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office led the joint investigation Saturday evening, along with representatives of the Canandaigua and Geneva City Police Departments, the New York State... more

ELECTION NIGHT LIVE 2017 (webcast replay)

Josh Durso, Jackie Augustine & Jim Sinicropi were live inside the all-new FingerLakes1.com Studio on Election Night for results, reaction, interviews and analysis from Tuesday’s vote in Cayuga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates Counties. Hear from Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro, successful Seneca Falls Town Council candidate Doug Avery, Geneva City Supervisor candidates Lou Guard &  Dom... more

Ritts is new DA in Ontario County

Ontario County has a new district attorney for the first time in 28 years. First Assistant District Attorney Jim Ritts, running on the Republican line, defeated Kristina “Kitty” Karle, 12,194 to 8,936, in unofficial results posted by the Ontario County Board of Elections Tuesday evening. Ritts had defeated Karle in the GOP primary in September and following that primary, Karle... more

Motorcyclist airlifted to Strong after Richmond crash

Deputies say a 61-year-old motorcyclist was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital following a collision with a deer on Rt. 20A in the Town of Richmond. The Sheriff’s Office reports that Kevin R. Walden, 61, of Honey was traveling westbound when he struck a deer that entered the roadway from the south side of the road. The deer was killed upon... more

ELECTION GUIDE 2017: Looking at all of the candidates, issues in Ontario County

The race in Ontario County that has received the most coverage this cycle locally is that for District Attorney. While Jim Ritts has emerged as the front runner, after claiming victory in the Republican Primary held in September — Kristina “Kitty” Karle has continued seeing support. Even after announcing that she was ending her campaign several weeks ago, the race... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Charlie Evangelista talks elections, Ontario County (podcast)

On episode #73 of the Inside the FLX podcast Josh Durso is joined by Ontario County Elections Commissioner Charlie Evangelista to discuss a host of local issues, including some local races taking shape. Over the summer, Evangelista transitioned from serving on the Ontario County Board of Supervisors to serving as the chief elections official for Ontario County. The Democrat has... more

Grand jury indicts Van Bortel over bank records

Nathan Van Bortel pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a grand jury indictment of three felony counts alleging he illegally duplicated and stole computer-related bank materials. Van Bortel, former financial planner for Canandaigua National Bank and Trust, stood with his attorney Robert Zimmerman before Ontario County Court Judge Brian Dennis, who read the indictment. Van Bortel is accused of first-degree unlawful... more
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