W-FL FRIDAY: Wayne Train departs from the station with a win & a hot night for Kunes in Vine Valley

W-FL FRIDAY: Wayne Train departs from the station with a win & a hot night for Kunes in Vine Valley
Friday night in Wayne-Finger Lakes high school basketball saw some big early season wins and some great individual performances. The biggest win of the night came from the Wayne Eagles who begin their quest for a Sectional title three-peat in Class A2 by earning a 3-point win over Pittsford-Sutherland. The Eagles were led by Nick Carmichael with 19 points and... more

Rushville Trustee charged with stealing over $440,000 from a Victor technology company

Rushville Trustee charged with stealing over $440,000 from a Victor technology company
The office manager of a Victor technology company — who also is a Village of Rushville trustee — was charged Wednesday with grand larceny for allegedly stealing over $440,000 over a decade. Ontario County sheriffs deputies say Kimberly Payne, 51, stole money from her former employer, where she was responsible for handling financial accounts. Police say she used her position... more

Yates legislators adopt $44.3M budget for 2019

Yates legislators adopt $44.3M budget
Yates County Legislators adopted the $44.3 million 2019 county budget Nov. 15 following a public hearing when they heard bi-partisan support for increasing wages for the Yates County Board of Elections Comissioners. The only change they made to the budget before adopting it was an adjustment to a Court Security line in the plan. Treasurer Winona Flynn said increases in... more

Rushville driver goes off road in front of deputies, charged with felony DWI

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Deputies say a 57-year-old Rushville resident was arrested for felony DWI after a traffic stop in the Town of Seneca. Prior to the stop deputies observed Gloria S. Dunton, 57, of Rushville driving off the road and swerving over the yellow line. She was found to be intoxicated and released to a third party after being charged with felony aggravated... more

Rushville water ban raises stakes in algae battle

Rushville water ban raises stakes in algae battle
When blue-green algae toxins showed up in the drinking water at the Rushville plant Oct. 11, it was all hands on deck. Arriving at village hall from a Canandaigua Lake Watershed Council meeting — where blue-green algae was a main topic — Rushville Mayor John Sawers got the alarm. “All of a sudden, a kicker from the bloom,” he said.... more

Drinking water ban lifted in village of Rushville

Drinking water ban lifted in village of Rushville
As of midday Saturday, it’s OK to drink the water in the village of Rushville. The state Department of Health lifted the “do not drink” water advisory that affected the village of Rushville and included customers in the Middlesex Water District that was put in place because of blue-green algae. The state said samples collected Friday and Saturday showed less than... more

Toxins from algae bloom on Canandaigua Lake force drinking ban in Rushville

Toxins from algae bloom on Canandaigua Lake force drinking ban in Rushville
Toxins generated by blue-green algal blooms in Lake Canandaigua have infected the public drinking water in the Village of Rushville, which draws its raw water from the lake about four miles to its west, test samples show. The state Department of Health yesterday urged all customers who rely on the village’s water system and those in the nearby Middlesex Water... more

Village of Rushville hit hard by NYS Comptroller’s audit

Village of Rushville hit hard by NYS Comptroller’s audit
Acting on a request by the current administration of the Village of Rushville, The New York State Comptroller’s Office conducted an audit of the village’s finances and information technology (IT). Officially, the audit period was from June 1, 2016 to April 5, 2018; however, the origins of the most serious allegation stretch back into the prior administration’s handling of finances.... more

Marcus Whitman to play 8-man football this fall

And now there are three area teams going to eight-man high school football, with more sure to follow. Marcus Whitman has informed Section V football coordinator Scott Barker that its varsity football team will join the group of eight-man teams around the state. The Wildcats had planned to play a Finger Lakes West league schedule while attempting to qualify for... more

Marcus Whitman’s littlest Wildcats host spectacular Flag Day

Patriotic songs, music, poems and the wonderment in children’s voices filled the air outside of Middlesex Valley Elementary School Thursday as students in grades UPK-2 celebrated Flag Day and honored local veterans. “Good morning, Valley,” Principal Bonnie Cazer called from a podium on the edge of the sidewalk where first-grade teacher Joanne Emerson welcomed the Marcus Whitman Central School (Gorham-Middlesex... more

Rushville man charged after shoving, grabbing person during incident

A 35-year-old Rushville man was arrested following the violation of an order of protection issued in Ontario County Court. Investigators say Christopher Schoepfel, 35, was charged with first-degree criminal contempt after violating that order of protection — by grabbing and shoving the protected party into a wall several times while they were at a residence last weekend. The incident unfolded... more

Court sides with Ontario County property owner

The owner of a commercial property in Rushville that was headed for sale at last year’s Ontario County real estate auction has won his court case. Eric Lundquist — president of Document Reprocessors, now with its East Coast base in Penn Yan — took the county to court over the property on Railroad Avenue. Winning on appeal with a unanimous... more

Lyons rolls to the Blue Cross Arena; Undefeated Midlakes girls head to Class B finals (W-FL round-up 2/26)

Three Wayne-Finger Lakes teams were in action on Monday night to kick-off the semifinal rounds of the 2018 Section V boys and girls basketball tournaments and two of the three teams punched their ticket to Championship Weekend. Check out the results from Monday night below… #1 Midlakes 59, #4 Wellsville 52 Class B Girls Semifinal at Honeoye Falls-Lima HS The... more

WEBCAST REPLAY: #5 Marcus Whitman faces #1 Northstar Christian in Section V Class C1 Semifinals on FL1 Sports

FL1 Sports was be live inside Bloomfield High School on Monday night at 6 pm as the fifth seeded Marcus Whitman Wildcats went for the upset of the top seed Northstar Christian Knights in the Section V Class C1 Semifinals. Jim Sinicropi and Kevin Sharp had the call for FingerLakes1.com live on FL1 Radio. A video replay of Monday night’s... more

Deputies: Rushville man charged with DWI after traffic stop in Canandaigua

Deputies say a 26-year-old Rushville driver was charged with driving while intoxicated after being stopped for speeding on Route 364. Nicholas R. Pasazi III, 26, was charged with driving while intoxicated after he was observed speeding and failing to keep right in his lane. The incident took place on Lakeshore Drive in the City of Canandaigua, according to deputies. Deputies... more

14 Wayne-Finger Lakes basketball teams heading to Sectional semifinals (W-FL round-up 2/24)

Saturday was a big day for Wayne-Finger Lakes boys and girls basketball teams as teams from the three leagues finished the night with an amazing 11 wins and just 2 losses. Fourteen teams from the Wayne-Finger Lakes leagues will head to the semifinal round of the Section V boys and girls tournaments. Updated brackets from each classification along with details... more

No contests in Penn Yan, Dresden, Rushville village elections

Petitions have been filed at the Yates County Board of Elections for those running for office in the Village of Penn Yan. Three Village Trustee seats and the Village Mayor’s seat will be on the ballot March 20. The trustee seats are currently held by William Allison, Carolyn Benedict, and David Reeve. Allison and Reeve did not file petitions. Benedict... more
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