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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

UPDATE: Firefighter suffers minor injuries battling Seneca Castle blaze (video)

Firefighters battle structure fire in Seneca Castle (video)
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office has provided new details on the fire that was reported Sunday afternoon in Seneca Castle. Deputies say that they were called to 2152 County Road 4 for the report of a structure fire. Occupants of the residence were not home at the time when the fire started and consequently were not injured. First responders from... 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

Residents continue to hear that Ontario County Landfill odors will worsen before they improve

Residents continue to hear that Ontario County Landfill odors will worsen before they improve
We’re hearing again that odors may worsen, before they improve. Ontario County’s Director of Sustainability and Solid Waste Management Carla Jordan tells Finger Lakes News Radio that odors very well could worsen before they improve over the next several months. Work is underway to remedy the odor issues, which have been on the rise of the last several months –... 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

Ontario County looks to increase services with engineering firm for landfill

Ontario County looks to increase services with engineering firm for landfill
Ontario County may look to increase its scope of services with a Long Island engineering firm for county landfill matters, according to the Finger Lakes Times. They report that supervisors are considering motions at a meeting on Monday to expand consulting services provided by SCS Engineers of Suffern. The first would be a time extension; and the second would authorize... more

Penn Yan woman airlifted after crash shuts down Rt. 14A

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Deputies say a 66-year-old Penn Yan woman was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital after a crash on State Route 14A in Ontario County. On Thursday around 6:35 p.m. Sandra Weaver, 66, of Penn Yan was traveling west on Route 14A when her vehicle crossed over the double solid yellow line, striking an oncoming vehicle. Deputies say that while four people... 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

Improvement is coming, even if odors get worse at Ontario County Landfill in short-term

Improvement is coming, even if odors get worse at Ontario County Landfill in short-term
Officials in Ontario County doubled-down on statements made before about the Ontario County Landfill, which is operated by Casella. Carla Jordan, the county’s Director of Sustainability and Solid Waste Management, said things could get worse before they improve in the long-term, according to the Finger Lakes Times. “Over the next few weeks, a construction project will be underway with a... more

Geneva man charged with assault after domestic victim sent to hospital

Geneva man charged with assault after domestic victim sent to hospital
Sheriff Kevin Henderson says a 31-year-old Geneva man was taken into custody in the town fo Seneca after a domestic incident on County Road 4. Around 3:48 a.m. on Thursday deputies arrested Felix Cruz, 30, of Geneva for third-degree assault. He’s accused of striking his 30-year-old girlfriend in the face with a plastic bottle – causing her to suffer a... more

Odor could get worse at Ontario County Landfill before it improves this winter

Odor could get worse at Ontario County Landfill before it improves this winter
Casella says things may get worse, before they improve. At least as it pertains to the ever-worrisome smell associated with the Ontario County Landfill along 5&20. Mark Johnson of Casella Waste Systems says changes are coming, but that those changes will take time to implement. “We want to put them on the slopes, but we need it to freeze to... more

W-FL Friday: Geneva boys take over second place in FL East after win at Newark; Pal-Mac girls hand Waterloo their first loss of season

W-FL Friday: Geneva boys take over second place in FL East after win at Newark; Pal-Mac girls hand Waterloo their first loss of season
It was a busy night across the Wayne Finger Lakes boys and girls basketball leagues on Friday night. On the boys side, one of the eight games featured an important matchup in the Finger Lakes East between the Geneva Panthers and the Newark Reds. Both teams entered the game tied for second with just one league loss. The Panthers controlled... more

Geneva pedestrian hospitalized, ticketed after being struck by car on Savage Rd.

Pedestrian ticketed after being struck by vehicle in Ontario County
Emergency crews were dispatched to Savage Road in the town of Seneca on Wednesday around 3 p.m. after receiving a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. Deputies responded with Ontario County EMS Coordinator, Stanley Fire Department, and Stanley Hall Gorham Ambulance. Deputies say Stanley Weaver, 66, of Geneva was walking south on Savage Road as Marion Blakesly, 73,... more

Henderson reflects on first year leading Ontario County Sheriff’s Office

Henderson reflects on first year leading Ontario County Sheriff’s Office
After three decades in law enforcement – it would be easy to tire of the work. At least from the outside perspective. That couldn’t be further from the case though for Sheriff Kevin Henderson. The 36-year-veteran, and elected leader of the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office said recently in an interview with The Messenger Post that while the time has flown... more

Auburn woman sent to hospital, ticketed after crash in Ontario County

Auburn woman sent to hospital, ticketed after crash in Ontario County
An Auburn driver was ticketed after crash along County Road 5, which happened during the late-morning hours in the town of Seneca. Deputies say that around 10:07 a.m. they were called to a personal injury motor vehicle accident in the area of County Road 5 and Rilands Road. Both Stanley Fire Department and Finger Lakes Ambulance were also called to... more

Deputies: Ontario County man ejected from snowmobile, sent to Strong Hospital

Seneca man sent to Strong Hospital after being ejected from snowmobile in Ontario County
Deputies say a 35-year-old Ontario County man was sent to Strong Memorial Hospital and is recovering after a snowmobile accident on Route 14A. Nicholas Brink, 35, of Seneca was said to be operating his snowmobile recreationally on his property on December 2nd around 6:20 p.m. when he hit a patch of ice – causing him to lose control of the... more
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