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Clifton Springs woman killed in Saturday wreck

State Police say a Clifton Springs woman was killed after a crash in Hopewell. According to police, Margaret Richardson, age 89, from Clifton Springs, failed to stop at a stop sign and was struck by another vehicle. The location of the crash, where first responders remained cleaning up for some time after, was the intersection of Freshour Road and Route... more

Casella says new landfill cell is complete and awaiting DEC approval

Casella Waste Systems has completed construction of a second new trash disposal cell at the Ontario County Landfill. The new cell is part of a 43.5-acre expansion of the 389-acre landfill approved by the state Department of Environmental Conservation in January 2016. The expansion calls for construction of several new cells within the existing footprint of the landfill, plus the... more

Four share ‘Officer of the Year’ award in Ontario

Four members of the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office shared the department’s “Officer of the Year” award at Friday’s annual holiday awards ceremony. Sgt. Kelly Fogarty, Deputy James Baker, Investigator Chris Drake and Investigator John Torlish were cited for their work at Eastview Mall. Sheriff Phil Povero and Mike Kauffman, the mall’s general manager, handed out the awards. “We partnered with... more

Penn Yan man charged with DWI in Hopewell

On Wednesday around 10:12 pm deputies arrested a Penn Yan man for driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop on County Road 10 in Hopewell. Deputies say Richard R. Lewis, 53, was observed traveling back-and-forth across the roadway, crossing over the fog and center lines multiple times. They say he additionally struck curbing alongside the road. Lewis was charged with... more

Penn Yan man charged with DWI in Hopewell

On Wednesday around 10:12 pm deputies arrested a Penn Yan man for driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop on County Road 10 in Hopewell. Deputies say Richard R. Lewis, 53, was observed traveling back-and-forth across the roadway, crossing over the fog and center lines multiple times. They say he additionally struck curbing alongside the road. Lewis was charged with... more

Deputies respond to two-car crash in Hopewell

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Tuesday around 3:47 pm deputies responded to State Route 21 and Schutt Road in Hopewell for the report of an accident with injury. It was determined that Katlynn V. Ward, 26, of Williamson was traveling north on Route 21 in a 2003 Pontiac Sunfire when she was struck by a 2004 Dodge... more

Hopewell gets $1.96 million loan for water district

Nearly 80 people in this Ontario County town will be getting public water with the help of a $1.96 million federal loan. The loan, through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development program, was announced Tuesday by Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. The funding will finance construction of water system upgrades in Hopewell and extend public... more

Ritts is new DA in Ontario County

Ontario County has a new district attorney for the first time in 28 years. First Assistant District Attorney Jim Ritts, running on the Republican line, defeated Kristina “Kitty” Karle, 12,194 to 8,936, in unofficial results posted by the Ontario County Board of Elections Tuesday evening. Ritts had defeated Karle in the GOP primary in September and following that primary, Karle... more

ELECTION NIGHT LIVE 2017 (webcast replay)

Josh Durso, Jackie Augustine & Jim Sinicropi were live inside the all-new FingerLakes1.com Studio on Election Night for results, reaction, interviews and analysis from Tuesday’s vote in Cayuga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates Counties. Hear from Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro, successful Seneca Falls Town Council candidate Doug Avery, Geneva City Supervisor candidates Lou Guard &  Dom... more

Geneva man faces drug charges after Ontario County Jail incident

A 40-year-old Geneva man was arrested by deputies in Ontario County after an investigation into the sale of fentanyl at the Ontario County Jail. Deputies say Felvin Lebron, 33, of Geneva was arrested and charged with first-degree promoting prison contraband after he was found to be possessing fentanyl while incarcerated at the Ontario County Jail. He was arraigned and committed... more

Cider maker looks to branch out under Start-Up NY program

An Ontario County cider maker is taking advantage of a state economic program that provides companies the ability to operate tax-free for 10 years. Star Cider has been accepted into the Start-Up NY program, Empire State Development announced. The family-owned company plans to build a new production facility and create at least five new jobs as part of its expansion.... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Charlie Evangelista talks elections, Ontario County (podcast)

On episode #73 of the Inside the FLX podcast Josh Durso is joined by Ontario County Elections Commissioner Charlie Evangelista to discuss a host of local issues, including some local races taking shape. Over the summer, Evangelista transitioned from serving on the Ontario County Board of Supervisors to serving as the chief elections official for Ontario County. The Democrat has... more

Bicyclist suffers minor injuries after collision with SUV in Hopewell

On Tuesday around 12:21 am the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate a vehicle-bicycle accident. Deputies say Roger I. Montanye, 38, of Canandaigua was operating his bike westbound against traffic and crossed into the path of a Ford Explorer, which was being operated by Stephen R. Melton, 60, of Canandaigua. The bicyclist was found at fault as he... more

Motorcyclist airlifted from Hopewell crash on Thursday

Deputies say a motorcyclist from Hall is in critical condition at Strong Memorial Hospital after an accident, which took place at the intersection of Rt. 5&20 and Kearney Rd. The crash took place around 5:13 pm when 43-year-old William Alexander, of Stanley, entered Rt. 5&20 — crossing into the path of James R. Snyder, 58, of Hall. Snyder was traveling... more

Driver ticketed, airlifted to Strong after serious Hopewell crash; two others hospitalized

In an update by law enforcement the accident that happened around 8:15 am at the intersection where a Sheriff’s Deputy was killed earlier this year resulted after a Union Springs man failed to stop at a stop sign. Deputies say the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, Hopewell Fire Department, Canandaigua Ambulance and Finger Lakes Ambulance were dispatched to a two-car accident... more

Audit says Casella owes Ontario County $448

An independent audit shows that Casella Waste Systems underpaid Ontario County by $448.14 in 2016 under the community host benefits agreement for its operation and management of the Ontario County Landfill in the town of Seneca. The audit report will be presented at the 1:30 p.m. Monday meeting of the Planning and Environmental Quality Committee of the county Board of... more

Geneva woman faces felony charge after illegally using EBT card

Deputies arrested a 23-year-old Geneva resident on welfare fraud charges following an investigation into the illegal usage of an electronic benefits transfer card. Elizabeth A. Stedge, 23, of Geneva used the EBT card of another person who had been incarcerated in the jail, in order to purchase items with food stamps, which she wasn’t entitled, according to deputies. Investigators added... more
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