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DEC cites Ontario County Landfill for permit violations

DEC cites Ontario County Landfill for permit violations
As reported first in the Finger Lakes Times last week, the state Department of Environmental Conservation has cited Casella Waste Systems for two violations of its permit at the Ontario County Landfill. Casella has operated the landfill through a contract with Ontario County since 2003. In a March 26 letter to landfill General Manager Rob Fadden, DEC environmental engineer Gary... more

State Police: Hopewell man raped teen at underage drinking party

State Police: Hopewell man raped teen at underage drinking party
State Police say a 33-year-old Hopewell man was arrested after an investigation into an alleged rape and underage drinking. Troopers say Michael Socciarelli, 33, of Hopewell is accused of raping a 16-year-old while she was drunk. Through an investigation it was determined that Socciarelli supplied alcohol to four minors during an underage drinking party that took place in Ontario County.... more

Long-standing landfill air pollution dispute heads to federal appeals court

Long-standing landfill air pollution dispute heads to federal appeals court
Should state and federal regulators consider the Ontario County Landfill to be one or two separate entities for purposes of air-pollution permits? That question was raised eight years ago — and it’s still winding its way through the court system. The latest development is a hearing before the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City. Arguments are... more

Ontario Republicans endorse candidates for November elections

Ontario Republicans endorse candidates for November elections
The Ontario County Republican Committee recently endorsed candidates for Ontario County Judge, Sheriff, Treasurer and Coroner and Governor, State Senate and State Assembly. Trisha Turner, chair of the county committee, praised the committee members for meeting with and questioning candidates for several months. “These committee members are volunteers who care deeply about their communities and take the endorsement process seriously,”... more

Canandaigua man flees accident scene, charged with DWI after being located

Canandaigua man flees accident scene, charged with DWI after being located
Deputies arrested a 45-year-old Canandaigua man following an accident on Route 5 in Hopewell early-Wednesday morning. Around 2:08 a.m. deputies were called to a single-car property damage crash on Route 5. They say the operator of the vehicle, identified as Edward W. Laranjo, 45, of Canandaigua fled the scene, and was located a few hundred feet from the accident. Deputies... more

Deputies: Hopewell blaze set by juvenile, home is ‘total loss’ (video)

Deputies: Hopewell blaze set by juvenile, home is ‘total loss’ (video)
One completely destroyed home, five individuals who narrowly escaped injury, and an active investigation. Those are the components of a structure fire on Route 488 in Hopewell, which was reported on Thursday afternoon around 1:40 p.m. Videos from the scene shows flames engulfing a single-story home, as well as a small shed. working structure fire on 488 in the town... more

Marren to Casella officials: Be ‘honest’ with supervisors’ committee

Marren to Casella officials: Be ‘honest’ with supervisors’ committee
Ontario County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jack Marren lectured Casella Waste Services officials Monday, telling them to be “forthright and honest” in dealing with the Planning & Environmental Quality Committee about the county landfill. Marren’s admonition came as landfill manager Rob Fadden gave the Casella operations report on the 389-acre county landfill in the town of Seneca to the committee... more

Canandaigua man charged with DWI after Hopewell crash

Canandaigua man charged with DWI after Hopewell crash
A 73-year-old Canandaigua man was arrested for driving while intoxicated after an investigation into a one-car property damage accident on County Road 46 on Wednesday. Deputies say that Daniel Gerald Shelp, 73, was taken into custody without incident following the investigation into the accident in Hopewell. Help submitted to a breath test, which showed that he had a BAC of... more

Canandaigua man becomes second arrest as part of investigation into stolen guns

Canandaigua man becomes second arrest as part of investigation into stolen guns
A Canandaigua man was taken into custody on Monday as part of a stolen gun investigation, which was reported here on FL1 a couple weeks ago. Deputies arrested Travon Whitfield, 23, as part of the investigation into guns that were stolen from a Hopewell home back in January. He’s accused of buying one of the guns from a 21-year-old who... more

Casella, DEC trying to solve vexing problem of landfill litter in trees

Casella, DEC trying to solve vexing problem of landfill litter in trees
A major wind storm on Jan. 5 caused havoc at the Ontario County Landfill on Routes 5& 20. High winds tore open holes in protective netting on the boundaries of the 389-acre landfill, allowing thousands of pieces of litter, mainly plastic shopping bags, to blow into nearby trees. Officials from Casella Waste Systems, operator of the landfill for Ontario County,... more

Hopewell crash sends three to area hospitals on Sunday

Hopewell crash sends three to area hospitals on Sunday
Three people were sent to area hospitals after a two-car crash in Hopewell over the weekend. The accident happened on Sunday around 12:23 p.m. Deputies say Kelly Pielow, 62, of Penn Yan started into traffic from a stop sign at the intersection of Smith Road and County Road 4 — traveling north — when she was struck by a vehicle... more

Seneca Falls man possessed controlled substance during Hopewell traffic stop

Seneca Falls man possessed controlled substance during Hopewell traffic stop
Deputies say a 22-year-old Seneca Falls man was arrested in Ontario County over the weekend after a traffic stop on Route 21 in Hopewell. Nathan Lewis Smith, 22, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance following the traffic stop. He was issued an appearance ticket and will answer the charge at a later date. more

Lyons man received over $1K in public assistance illegally

Lyons man received over $1K in public assistance illegally
Last week investigators with the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 22-year-old Lyons resident for failing to report income, which resulted in unearned social services benefits. Jonathon David Jones, 22, of Lyons was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny after an investigation revealed that while receiving social service benefits — he failed to report two separate employments to the Department of... more

Deputies: Driver charged with DWAI after accident near Miami Motel in Hopewell

Deputies: Driver charged with DWAI after accident near Miami Motel in Hopewell
Deputies say a 23-year-old Rochester man was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs following a crash that happened near the Miami Motel on State Route 5&20 in Hopewell. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene along with the Hopewell Fire Department after receiving the report of a car, which had struck a tree on 5&20. Investigators... more

Deputies: Clifton Springs man hospitalized, charged with DWI after crash on Rt. 488

Deputies: Clifton Springs man hospitalized, charged with DWI after crash on Rt. 488
Deputies in Ontario County say a 21-year-old Clifton Springs resident was charged with driving while intoxicated after a personal injury accident on State Route 488 in Hopewell. Cody M. Sanford, 21, was charged with DWI after investigation revealed that he was under the influence of alcohol during the crash. State Route 488 was closed between Malone and Archer roads for... more

Deputies: Teen had sexual contact without victim’s consent in Ontario County

Deputies: Teen had sexual contact without victim’s consent in Ontario County
A 19-year-old Rochester man was arraigned in Hopewell Town Court on Tuesday after an investigation into a November incident. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of 19-year-old Reginald Castel, of Rochester for sexual misconduct. Deputies say the charge stems from an investigation into an incident where he had sexual contact with a 20-year-old female victim without her consent.... more

Deputies: Hopewell woman crashed vehicle, drove it down 5&20 on shredded tires

Deputies: Hopewell woman crashed vehicle, drove it down 5&20 on shredded tires
Deputies were called to a portion of State Route 5&20 in Hopewell during the early-morning hours of Saturday after receiving a complaint that a vehicle, which appeared to have been in an accident — was being driven on nothing more than rims. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office says deputies located the vehicle, which was traveling in the eastbound lane —... more
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