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Richmond passes 12% tax hike; board member says it could have been avoided

The Town of Richmond has increased taxes in an attempt to raise funds for highway projects and costs associated with new equipment. Homeowners are bracing for the increase after the 3-2 vote this week. According to officials it will generate $111,000 for the Town. Of the money generated, $100,000 will go into the Highway Equipment Reserve Fund to replace aging... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Povero reflects on nearly half-century in law enforcement (podcast)

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Povero reflects on nearly half-century in law enforcement (podcast)
Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero has made serving the community a career. He has also made it a lifetime achievement, setting the standard for what long-term, successful leadership looks like in a law enforcement setting. He’ll be staying involved. Even as Sheriff Povero approaches retirement, he says staying involved in the community he calls home; and has served for nearly... more

Deputies: Victor man charged with possession, DWI in Richmond

Deputies: Victor man charged with possession, DWI in Richmond
A 24-year-old Victor resident was charged with DWI and possessing a controlled substance after an investigation in the Town of Richmond. Deputies say Corey D. Myers, 24, was charged with DWI and criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was also cited for speeding. Deputies say he lost control of his vehicle and upon investigation it was determined that he... more

PRIMARY PREVIEW: Candidates for sheriff in Ontario County face off this week

PRIMARY PREVIEW: Candidates for sheriff in Ontario County face off this week
Two candidates vying to succeed longtime Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero say voters have an important choice to make this week. On Thursday, a Republican primary will be held to determine the candidate that will take on Democrat, Kevin Henderson. Those candidates facing off are Bob Green and Silvio Palermo, both of which tout lengthy careers in law enforcement. “This... more

Deputies: Honeoye man charged with DWI after driving into apartment complex

Deputies: Honeoye man charged with DWI after driving into apartment complex
One man was ticketed on multiple charges – including DWI – after driving into an apartment building. Deputies say Roger A. Lee, 53, of Honeoye was operating a 2015 Ford Taurus and crashed into the Parklawn Apartments along State Route 20A. Upon investigation it was determined that he was intoxicated. Lee was arrested for driving while intoxicated and unlawful possession... more

Ontario Co. man killed in Arizona accident involving tractor-trailer

The Arizona Department of Public Safety says a Richmond resident was killed in an accident near Flagstaff, Arizona around 3:30 am. The accident happened on Interstate 40 when Jatinder Singh, 23, of Richmond was driving and drifted to the left, before over-correcting – causing his tractor-trailer to roll onto its side. As result of the accident, Singh was pronounced dead... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Kevin Henderson talks campaign for Ontario Co. Sheriff (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Kevin Henderson talks campaign for Ontario Co. Sheriff (podcast)
Taking more than three decades of experience with him, Ontario County Sheriff Candidate Kevin Henderson wants residents to know that he cares about the community and its future. Sitting down with Josh Durso on Inside the FLX, Henderson talked about his career, the things he learned, the processes that he’d like to see implemented if elected sheriff – and what... more

Richmond man arrested after domestic incident

Richmond man arrested after domestic incident
Deputies say a Richmond man was arrested in Ontario County following a domestic incident. Gordan P. Green, 33, of Richmond was charged with third-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal mischief, and criminal obstruction of breathing. These charges stem from a domestic incident, which law enforcement did not detail in a press release. The charges will be answered at a later date. more

Deputies: Teen forced minor to perform oral sex, charged with first-degree criminal sex act

Deputies: Teen forced minor to perform oral sex, charged with first-degree criminal sex act
Deputies say that on Wednesday around 11:11 a.m. a 19-year-old Honeoye resident was taken into custody on criminal sex act charges. Parker S. Bissonnette, 19, was revealed to have forced a minor to perform oral sex on him while his vehicle was at the intersection of Quayle Road and Route 20A in Richmond. He was arraigned in Ontario County Central... more

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

Ontario County Republicans endorse Kolb for Governor

Ontario County Republicans endorse Kolb for Governor
The Ontario County Republican Committee unanimously endorsed Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb for Governor of New York. “Leader Kolb’s background in business, education, public service and community involvement will serve him well as governor,” said Ontario Chair Trisha Turner. Ontario is the third Finger Lakes county committee to back Kolb for governor. The Yates County and Seneca County Republican committees... more

Honeoye man charged with DWI

Honeoye man charged with DWI
Deputies say a 47-year-old Honeoye man was arrested following an incident in Ontario County. According to deputies, Daryl D. Scott, 47, was located traveling north on East Lake Road, and had prior been involved in an incident. He was stopped at the 7-Eleven parking lot where deputies determined that Scott was intoxicated. He was charged with driving while intoxicated. The... 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

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

Ontario Co. DA Tantillo talks career, prosecution, future on Inside the FLX (podcast)

It’s been 38 years prosecuting for District Attorney Michael Tantillo. He has served as District Attorney for 28 of those 38 years. “It’s not an easy job. I’ve continued handling trial prosecution on felony cases, but have developed an incredibly talented team that has made our office run incredibly well,” Tantillo explained. “While this is my last year as DA,... more
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