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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

Deputies: Local Home Depot employee stole over $1,000 worth of goods

Deputies: Home Depot employee stole over $1,000 worth of goods
Deputies say a local Home Depot employee has been arrested after being accused of stealing on multiple occasions while working at a store in Victor. Luis Javier Bones, 37, of Farmington was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny after stealing multiple items, on multiple dates. Deputies did not note in a release when all of the thefts occurred. They say the... more

New York Beer Project readies for opening in Victor

New York Beer Project readies for opening in Victor
Having driven by the New York Beer Project building a few times during the last few weeks, Tevin Tallons of Rochester was excited for the massive beer garden to open. What he wasn’t expecting was just how large the interior of the two-story, 15,000-square-foot structure is and just how large the menu of beer and food items was to choose... more

Former Golisano mansion on market for $975K in Victor

Former Golisano mansion on market for $975K in Victor
A staycation. That's how Lynn Grace describes Song Hill Manor, a spacious mansion on a private estate in Victor. It's where she and her teen son Paddy spent the last two years. Now the time has come to downsize their living space and the 5,577 square-foot home on 4.4 acres just listed with Sarah McAuliffe of Judy's Broker Network for... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Victor Supervisor Jack Marren discusses landfill, pressure from Albany, and more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Victor Supervisor Jack Marren discusses landfill, pressure from Albany, and more
Victor Town Supervisor Jack Marren, who will seek another term in this year’s election, and serves as the Chairman of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors has become a regional leader for the Finger Lakes. Ontario County is unique for Upstate New York. That’s largely due to the population increase that its seen in the last 7-8 years – while... more

Victor: Peeper sentenced for recording girl in dressing room

Victor: Peeper sentenced for recording girl in dressing room
A Fairport man was sentenced to 60 days in the Ontario County Jail for recording a minor in the changing room of the Victor Target. Jeffrey Maume, 33, pleaded guilty in Ontario County to second-degree unlawful surveillance of a minor, a Class E felony, in an agreed-upon sentence of 60 days. The 15-year-old victim’s mother spoke prior to the sentencing.... more

Clifton Springs woman charged after packages stolen from over 30 people in Ontario County

Clifton Springs woman charged after packages stolen from over 30 people in Ontario County
Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson says as many as 30 victims of package theft have been identified – and a Clifton Springs resident has been arrested. Shelby A. Gibson, 23, of Clifton Springs was charged with petit larceny after after a joint investigation between the Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Postal Inspectors Service. Henderson says that the investigation was launched after... more

Local Charlotte Russe store will shut down, along with 94 others

Local Charlotte Russe store will shut down, along with 94 others
Nearly 100 Charlotte Russe stores will close in the coming months. The fashion retailer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Sunday and outlined plans to close 94 stores and also put itself up for sale. The mall chain had been teetering on the edge of bankruptcy for some time, having announced a deal to renegotiate certain debts more than a... more

Victor-Farmington Rotary hears about guide dog nonprofit

Victor-Farmington Rotary hears about guide dog nonprofit
Bonnie Kelly, of Victor, recently spoke about Guiding Eyes for the Blind at a Victor-Farmington Rotary Club meeting. Kelly stopped by the meeting with Hydrus, a 4-month-old German shepherd she is raising before his formal training as a service dog. GEB goes about “enriching the lives of blind and visually impaired men and women by providing them with the freedom... more

Rt. 96 near Eastview Mall shut down overnight due to crash

Rt. 96 near Eastview Mall shut down overnight due to crash
Part of State Route 96 at the border of Ontario and Monroe counties remains closed this morning after a crash last night. A car collided with a utility pole and took down phone lines around Woodcliff Drive. The vehicle ultimately overturned and was left on its side. Route 96 was closed in both directions between Woodcliff Drive and Route 490.... more

Deputies: Victor man transported to hospital as precaution after crash

Deputies: Victor man transported to hospital as precaution after crash
Deputies say one person was transported to an area hospital for a checkover after a crash on Gillis Road in Victor. James R. Shuler, 67, of Victor was traveling down Gillis Road, when his vehicle went off the north side of the roadway – severing a fire hydrant from its base. After the crash Shuler complained of shortness of breath.... more

Using fire to recreate history in Victor

Using fire to recreate history in Victor
The Senecas managed their hundreds of acres of grasslands in what today is Victor through the strategic use of fire — with some help from the 4,500 or so people who lived in the heart of the Seneca territory. Today, Peter Jemison, manager of the Ganondagan State Historic Site, noted that a much smaller amount of land also is being... more

Victor superintendent to step down in July

Victor superintendent to step down in July
The Victor Central School District will see it’s leader step down in July, ending a 10 year stint as superintendent. Dawn Santiago-Marullo has been superintendent since 2009. She served as a teacher, and served in a number of other administrative roles prior to becoming superintendent. She taught Spanish, as well, for 18 years. “It has been the honor of a... more

ADA: Alias names surface for serial Sephora shoplifter

ADA: Alias names surface for serial Sephora shoplifter
The trail of names and criminal charges for Isabella Kuo seems reminiscent of the movie “Catch Me If You Can.” Isabella Kuo is charged with two counts of third-degree burglary in Ontario County after allegedly stealing from the Sephora store in Eastview Mall in Victor, a store from which she is banned. “We have multiple alias names for Ms. Kuo,”... more

Library in Victor is finalist for nationwide contest

Library in Victor is finalist for nationwide contest
Victor needs your votes! Victor Intermediate School is a finalist in an online educational contest to win thousands of dollars in prize money for new library resources. Victor is one of 76 schools in the nation part of the Follett Challenge that awards schools for their innovative literacy efforts. Every year, Victor students and staff take part in the "Community... more

Ganondagan hosts 16th annual Native American Winter Games

Ganondagan hosts 16th annual Native American Winter Games
During the 17th-century when Ganondagan was an active Seneca town, winter was a busy time both indoors and out. On Saturday, February 23 from 10 am – 4 pm, the public is invited to experience what winter life was like at Ganondagan’s Native American Winter Games through a variety of traditional Seneca activities. All activities are free and include complimentary... more

Victor schools: Alleged threat reported Wednesday deemed unfounded

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The Victor Central School District says an alleged threat reported by students Wednesday has been deemed to be unfounded. In a statement, the district says it was notified by students of the alleged threat Wednesday morning. The school district and a school resource officer investigated and found the alleged threat was not credible. “VCS takes the safety and security of... more

Rochester man charged with felony contempt in Ontario Co.

Rochester man charged with felony contempt in Ontario Co.
Deputies say a Rochester man was arrested on contempt charges after violating an order of protection on Wednesday. Deputies say Charles R. Ohl, 36, of Rochester was charged with first-degree criminal contempt – a felony – after violating a protective order. Deputies said it was elevated to first-degree criminal contempt due to a previous conviction of criminal contempt in the... more
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