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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

One charged after domestic incident in Seneca Falls

One charged after domestic incident in Seneca Falls
The Seneca Falls Police Department reports the arrest of a 31-year-old Stanley resident following a domestic dispute. Jered Proctor, 31, of Stanley is accused of causing damage to multiple items in another person’s residence in Seneca Falls. He was charged with criminal mischief and endangering the welfare of a child. Proctor was processed and transported to the Seneca County Correctional... 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

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

Algae bloom appears near FLX Welcome Center in Geneva; busy HAB season on Seneca Lake

Even more HABs spotted along Seneca Lake over las
Bill Roege, who recently took over as HABs Director for Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association, says the last seven days have proven to be busy for volunteers working around Seneca Lake to identify harmful algal blooms. Last week, Frank DiOrio was a guest on FingerLakes1.com’s Sunday Conversation, outlining some of the things that SLPWA had seen throughout the season. The... more

Ontario County Landfill plans more wells to combat odor

Ontario County Landfill plans more wells to combat odor
Casella Waste Systems announced Monday it will begin installing more methane collection wells at the Ontario County Landfill, beginning Wednesday. Casella officials said there has been light landfill odor along the eastern side of the 389-acre landfill on County Road 5. The drilling rig will arrive Wednesday. Officials said those attending an open house at the landfill Saturday may get... more

‘EYE ON THE COURTS’: Volunteers, publication serves as judicial watchdog in Ontario County

‘EYE ON THE COURTS’: Volunteers, publication serves as judicial watchdog in Ontario County
The Geneva Court Watch Coordinating Committee has recently released its summer 2019 edition of its periodic publication, “Eye on the Courts,” which celebrates its 51st issue. Founded in 2000, the Geneva Court Watch Coordinating Committee was created as an outgrowth from the League of Women Voters of Geneva. With assistance from Rochester’s League of Women Voters and their well-established court... more

Bicyclist in critical condition at Strong after being hit by pickup truck in Ontario County

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The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that around 9:12 a.m. deputies responded to an accident involving a pickup truck and bicyclist. Deputies say James Eldredge, 59, of Stanley was traveling west on County Road 23 when he struck Michael Tiffany, 61, of Newark – who was operating a bicycle on the roadway. Investigation determined that Eldredge drifted to the shoulder... more

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 day a year publishing schedule. Whether that’s live-streaming local high school basketball throughout the winter, or showcasing in-depth... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Henderson brothers talk leading Brighton PD, Ontario Co. Sheriff’s Office

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Henderson brothers talk leading Brighton PD, Ontario Co. Sheriff’s Office
It’s not often that brothers share a career path. In this case, while not precisely the same – Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson and Brighton PD Chief of Police Mark Henderson have not only followed a similar career trajectory – but have grown to lead two important agencies in the region. This week they discuss modern policing together, talk about... more

Geneva residents blast Casella over landfill odor

Geneva residents blast Casella over landfill odor
“There is too much trash and not enough accountability. This operation has run roughshod over this county for years.” Those were the words of Geneva resident Jim Hogan, one of several people who criticized Casella Waste Systems over the ongoing odor problem at the Ontario County Landfill during Thursday night’s county Board of Supervisors meeting. Before Hogan and others addressed... more

CHAMPIONSHIP REWIND: Watch all of this weekend’s Sectional Championship games on FL1 Sports

CHAMPIONSHIP REWIND: Watch all of this weekend’s Sectional Championship games on FL1 Sports
Six Wayne-Finger Lakes high school teams competed for Sectional Championships on Friday and Saturday night. Settle in for a day long marathon of all the games that aired live on FL1 Radio, restreamed with full video. Our schedule for the video replays is below along with FL1 Sports live broadcast schedule for the next 3 days… Lyons vs. Red Jacket... more

Marcus Whitman boys fall to C.G. Finney in Class C1 final at the Blue Cross Arena

Marcus Whitman boys fall to C.G. Finney in Class C1 final game at the Blue Cross Arena
Charles G. Finney used a big run in the second and third quarters to pull away for a 63-42 win over top-seeded Marcus Whitman in the Section V class C1 final. Leading 23-17 midway through the second period, Keegan Ocorr invigorated the Charles G. Finney Falcons with 12 points during a 22-4 run to take a 45-21 edge in the... more

W-FL BOCES teacher receives NYS educator of excellence award

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Julie Harrington, who is commonly known as ‘chef’ in the Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES system was awarded the 2019 New York State Educator of Excellence Award. Julie is the instructor of the Culinary Arts program at Finger Lakes Technical and Career Center in Stanley. Chef Harrington was chosen for her passion, commitment, and creativity. “I am truly excited and blown away,”... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Sheriff Kevin Henderson discusses potential policy changes, and future of Ontario County (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Sheriff Kevin Henderson discusses potential policy changes, and future of Ontario County (podcast)
When Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson succeeded longtime Sheriff Philip Povero, the focus was on transitioning smoothly. Now, more than 50 days after taking office – Sheriff Henderson is establishing himself as a leader, not only locally, but in the region. This week he joined FL1 News Intern Reporter Gabriel Pietrorazio in the FingerLakes1.com Studio to get an update, and... more
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