Victor CSD has a new, more easily navigable website

Just in time for the new school year, the Victor Central School District has a new website that is easier to use to find information. “It’s pretty easy to navigate,” Dave Henderson, director of Computer Services, told members of the Board of Education during a July meeting during which he and Sherri Lasky, of the Office of School and Community... 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

How teens are influenced by comparison on social media

The prevalence of social media puts a different kind of strain on the mind. Constantly at the fingertips of every smartphone user on the planet, it creates constant connection with friends, colleagues, and even acquaintances. The SnapMaps feature on Snapchat shows users where all of their friends are with a simple pinch of the screen. A location tag on Instagram... more

Funds for stadium turf fixes go before Victor school voters

The campus at Victor Central Schools will be torn up for most of the summer as work continues on a $25 million capital project approved by voters two years ago. George Spinaris of Pittsford-based Campus Construction Management told the Victor Board of Education recently, that work, begun in the spring, is about 5 percent complete. He updated the board on... more

Victor man leads deputies on pursuit through Wayne County

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office says a late-night pursuit on Sunday resulted in a number of charges, and moved through three different communities around 10 pm. Deputies say Anthony J. Tiberio, 31, of Victor passed a marked patrol car with mounted license plate readers, which activated an alarm for a stolen vehicle from Ohio. Tiberio failed to stop for patrols... more

New York Beer Project opening massive brewery and gastropub in Victor

A destination brewery from the Buffalo area will soon open a second location in the Rochester area. The New York Beer Project, the massive Niagara County brewery modeled after New York’s majestic Grand Central Station, has eyes on Ontario County. Town leaders and brewery owners confirm that NYBP will open a second sister location in Victor, near Eastview Mall, as early as... more

Tyler Strong aids Victor Schools’ crisis team

Kristin Swann went to the Tyler Strong Foundation early last week to talk about the Consortium for Trauma, Illness and Grief (TIG) — and came away with a surprise donation. Swann, associate superintendent of Victor Central Schools, told the Board of Education at its July 12 meeting that she attended a fundraiser event and shared the history of the Victor... more

Charter bus overturns along NYS Thruway, causes major delays on Monday

Lanes were re-opened on Monday afternoon following an accident, which involved a charter bus, according to first responders. Photos showed the bus completely overturned along the eastbound lanes of the New York State Thruway between Exits 44 and 45. Wreckers prepare to overturn a bus that went off @NYSThruway in the Eastbound lane right near #Ravenwood Golf Course Monday afternoon.... more

Victor student achieves highest possible ACT score

Grace M. Meise, a senior at Victor High Senior High School, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36, a score achieved by one-tenth of 1 percent of test takers, on average. Meise is the daughter of Michael and Rebecca Meise of Victor. “Your achievement on the ACT is significant and rare,” ACT CEO Marten Roorda wrote in a... more

Crews respond to car fire near Eastview Mall

Multiple departments responded to Eastview Mall on Thursday for the report of a care fire. Videos and photos from the scene posted to social media showed the response. @13WHAM #eastviewmall pic.twitter.com/IEfbNymkoX — Greg Roland (@gregroland17) July 5, 2018 Fishers Fire Department responded, but injuries were not noted. This story will be updated as more information becomes available. Read more from... more

Victor sending 71 veterans to D.C. through Honor Flight

Seventy-one World War II and Korean War veterans will soon get to take a life-changing, all-expense-paid trip to Washington D.C. to see the national memorials that were built in their honor. That’s thanks to more than $37,000 in generous gifts this spring from Victor businesses and service groups, the Alex P. Davis Casino Night fundraiser, the Victor American Legion James... more

Victor wins Kerr Cup for best best sports program in NYS

Victor High School is the best of the best. The New York Sportswriters Association named Victor the winner of the Kerr Cup on Wednesday. The Cup is given to the school that accumulates the most points from state championship competition throughout the school year. Victor is the first Section Five school to win the Kerr Cup, which is in its 10th... more

Missing teacher found safe at Victor Walmart

While details are still few and far between – first responders have confirmed that the missing Rochester City School District employee, who had been at the center of a multi-day search was found at the Victor Walmart located on State Route 96. She was last seen prior at the Eastview Mall in Victor down the road from the store. First... more

Joint fire district moves closer in Victor

Village and town officials convened Monday to hear public input on a proposed self-governed joint fire district that would protect much of the town and village of Victor. Town Board members voted almost immediately to approve the formation of the district, which would be empowered to levy taxes to cover the cost of fire protection. Village officials wanted to have... more

Bloomfield woman arrested on drug charge after traffic stop

Deputies say a Bloomfield woman was arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop on Cork Road in Victor. Breanna Elizabeth Drummond, 27, of Bloomfield was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation after the traffic stop. She was transported to the Ontario County Jail for arraignment. The charges will be answered at... more

Victor Fire Department holds public hearing on consolidation plan

The Village and the Town Board of Victor will get together Monday night to consider the fire district plan and hold a public hearing so people can give their input. The Victor Fire Department covers the Village and part of the Town of Victor. That is what would become the new fire district. It’s got 53 firefighters and it has... more

Victor Farmington Library seeks tax increase

Eligible voters in the Victor Central School District will be heading to the polls on Thursday to decide on a proposed tax increase for the Victor Farmington Library. The current budget is $478,389. The proposed increase for the new budget is $78,211, which would take the budget to $556,600. Voters are asked to give the OK for an increase in... more

Front-Row Seat: Strike up the bands for Victor series

That gathering up the road in Rochester may have the name, but there’s many an area community that knows how to “party in the park.” Take Victor, for instance, where the free Sid Partington Memorial Concert Series kicks off its 2018 season Thursday evening, with the country, rock and Irish music of Everheart. That series — named in honor of... more
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