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Macedon driver charged with DWI after rollover crash in Penfield

Macedon driver charged with DWI after rollover crash in Penfield
Deputies in Monroe County say a Macedon man was charged with DWI after an early-morning crash in Penfield. Deputies responded to the area of Route 441 and Route 250 in Penfield for the report of an accident a little before 1 a.m. The one-vehicle crash left Ross Bellavia, of Macedon with minor injuries. They say the Macedon resident was subsequently... more

Deputies: Palmyra woman arrested after bringing subject of protective order into her home

Deputies: Palmyra woman arrested after bringing subject of protective order into her home, around children
Deputies arrested a Palmyra woman following an investigation into a domestic incident in the Town of Palmyra. Caitlyn E. Morse, 30, of Palmyra was charged with second-degree contempt after allegedly transporting the father of her children to her residence, and inviting him to stay – despite there being an active stay away order of protection. That order was due to... more

Pedestrian identified, remains ‘critical’ after Williamson crash

Pedestrian airlifted from Williamson crash scene along Rt. 104
On Wednesday, a Williamson man was struck by a vehicle traveling on Route 104. On Friday the identity of the victim was released by authorities. The vehicle that hit the pedestrian was traveling east along Route 104. Wayne County ALS, Williamson Ambulance, and East Williamson Fire Department, as well as Williamson Fire Department assisted at the scene. Deputies say 52-year-old... more

Ontario man charged with selling drugs

Ontario man charged with selling drugs
An Ontario man is facing several charged after allegedly selling cocaine. Manuel Pizarro, 40, of Ontario was charged by Wayne County Sheriff's deputies with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, which are both felonies. Deputies said Pizarro sold cocaine twice in... more

Palmyra mail carrier recognized for heroic act

Palmyra mail carrier recognized for heroic act
City carrier Georgeanna Graham could have ignored the gas smell she noticed when delivering on her Palmyra route, but instead she took the time to go to the door and tell the homeowner. Her alert led to the discovery of a gas leak on the premises. Graham’s concern may have averted a tragedy. “It doesn’t surprise me that Georgeanna would... more

Former police chief charged in double murder in court for pre-trial hearing

Former police chief charged in double murder in court for pre-trial hearing
The former police chief charged in a double murder in Sodus was in court Friday for a pre-trial hearing. Tim Dean – an ex-officer from Sunray, Texas – is accused of shooting and killing Josh Niles and Amber Washburn. The young couple was gunned down in the driveway of their Sodus home last October. Niles was the ex of Dean's... more

Police: Lyons man attempted to steal from SF liquor store

Police: Lyons man attempted to steal from SF liquor store
On Thursday at approximately 6:09 p.m. police arrested a 21-year-old Lyons resident following a theft from a local liquor store. The Seneca Falls Police Department reports that they responded to D.A. Liquor on Bridge Street after Gregory Stone, 21, of Lyons was observed by an employee taking a bottle of liquor, concealing it in his jacket, and passing all points... more

THE DEBRIEF: Discussing village election results, Ontario County Landfill, and Mentz Lagoon (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Shortage of volunteer firefighters, single-use plastic, and communities struggling to find candidates (podcast)
This week on The Debrief Podcast – hosts Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso discuss the future of communities that struggle to find or identify candidates willing to run for, and hold local office. They also discuss the expansion of a single-use plastic bag ban, and what the future of college admissions could look like after a scandal was uncovered. They... more

Study: 5.56 million visited the Finger Lakes region in 2018

Study: 5.56 million visited the Finger Lakes region in 2018
How many people are visiting the Finger Lakes? A lot. The results of a comprehensive consumer behavior study were unveiled this week. The study was conducted by Travel Marketing Insights, on behalf of Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance (FLTA). The Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance commissioned the study to collect more information about the 14 county, 9,000 square mile state designated Finger Lakes... more

Local hospitals see ratings drop, but officials dispute scores

Local hospitals see ratings drop, but officials dispute scores
A recently updated hospital report card looks dismal for most hospitals statewide — with those in the Rochester/Finger Lakes area no exception. The majority of hospitals in the region dropped in rating from the last report in 2017, with none attaining higher than three out of a possible five stars. The Hospital Compare from Medicare.gov summarizes a variety of measures... more

More than 900 attend musical event in Newark

More than 900 attend musical event in Newark
Newark Central School’s 3rd through 12th grade vocal musicians once again sang their hearts out March 19th to the audience in the packed Newark High School auditorium where, again this year, it was literally standing room only. And since there were so many people in the auditorium, some stood outside in the hallway to watch the “Festival of Song” concert.... more

FLX WEEKLY: The first day of Spring in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: The first day of Spring in the Finger Lakes (podcast)
Spring arrives today, but will the weather forecast back it up? Find out and take a look at your weekend ahead and discuss the top local stories of the week including the line-up of musicians coming to Watkins Glen this summer for Woodstock 50. . more

AAA: More Americans will take a family vacation this year

AAA: More Americans will take a family vacation this year
Families are planning to get away in 2019! According to AAA, nearly 100 million Americans will go on a family vacation this year. That number is slightly up from last year. AAA says spring and summer road trips are tops on the list. According to a survey, 4 in 10 adults in the United States plan to take a family... more

IEC expansion in Newark gets tax abatement

IEC expansion in Newark gets tax abatement
A tax-abatement agreement has been reached ahead of a spring groundbreaking for the new IEC Electronics site at Silver Hill Technology Park. The $19.1 million project is expected to eventually create 362 jobs, as company operations transition to the new facility on Route 88. The tax-abatement is a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement that involves four taxing entities — the village of Newark,... more

Newark Reds Girls Varsity Bowling Team, Trinity Wells recognized by Village Board

Newark Reds Girls Varsity Bowling Team, Trinity Wells recognized by Village Board
At the March 19, 2019 Village Board meeting, members of the 2019 Newark Girls Varsity Bowling Team were recognized for their outstanding achievements this season. The team, comprised of Emily Spry, Abbie Olmstead, Natalie Kent, Ashley Tack, Rebecca Spry, Emily Lang, and Coach Mark Rowe, won the Finger Lakes League. They advanced to become Section V – Class C Champions... more

Roosevelt School in Newark razed to make way for Byrne Dairy

Roosevelt School in Newark razed to make way for Byrne Dairy
The demolition of the former Roosevelt School at 515 E. Union St. is complete. Crews from Waterloo-based Sessler Wrecking started the work Monday and finished by early Tuesday afternoon, said Mark Peake, Newark’s code enforcement officer and economic development coordinator. The building, built in 1912 and named for President Theodore Roosevelt eight years after that, is being razed to make... more

Deputies: Ontario man charged with harassment after domestic incident

Deputies: Ontario man charged with harassment after domestic incident
Deputies say a 42-year-old Ontario resident was arrested on harassment charges on Wednesday after an incident around 7:30 p.m. Matthew G. Storms, 42, was charged with harassment and is accused of subjecting a female victim to unwanted physical contact. He’s accused of shoving the female’s head into a couch during a domestic incident. He was released and will answer the... more
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