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Shed fire under investigation in Canandaigua; authorities say cause doesn’t appear suspicious

Several displaced after fire at multi-unit structure in Shortsville
The Ontario County Sheriff's Office provided an update on a structure fire on Emerson Road in Canandaigua. The fire happened around 5:20 a.m. on Friday, according to a news release. First responders found a shed ... more
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AGING AND ENGAGING: Presentation highlights social health in Canandaigua

Can the COVID vaccine be given at home to seniors? AARP calls for statewide plan to allow it
On Friday, May 10, community members will gather at Ferris Hills at West Lake for a presentation called "Aging & Engaging: Benefits of Social Connection." The event, to be held in Rayburn Hall of the ... more
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Canandaigua man faces felony charges after bringing contraband into jail

Sheriff: Two inmates at Ontario County Jail test positive for COVID-19
A Canandaigua man faces serious charges after an investigation at the Ontario County Jail. According to a news release, Ian Woodhams, 29, was arrested for promoting prison contraband, which is a felony, after bringing an ... more
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Six finalists being considered for Canandaigua town manager’s job

Six finalists being considered for Canandaigua town manager's job
Six finalists are in contention to become the next town manager, following the January departure of the previous manager, Doug Finch. The candidates, whose identities remain confidential, were selected through a search process managed by ... more
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Latest details in Ontario County murder-for-hire plot: How many people were involved?

Latest details in Ontario County murder-for-hire plot: How many people were involved?
A convicted rapist, his girlfriend, and a teenage girl were arrested in New York for plotting to assassinate the judge and prosecutors who handled his trial. Alexander Kise, 21, and Alydia Gater, 22, faced felony ... more
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Canandaigua rapist faces new charges in murder-for-hire plot: Directed girlfriend to hire hitman, prosecutors say

Canandaigua rapist faces new charges in murder-for-hire plot: Directed girlfriend to hire hitman, prosecutors say
Alexander Kise, a 21-year-old convicted rapist from Canandaigua, New York, is now facing allegations of attempting to orchestrate the murders of three individuals involved in his rape trial. Following his March conviction for a 2022 ... more
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Repeat Canandaigua sex offender sentenced to 7 years in prison after delays, multiple incidents over the winter

Repeat Canandaigua sex offender sentenced to 7 years in prison after delays, multiple incidents over the winter
Paul Goodrell, a 55-year-old from Canandaigua, was sentenced to seven years in prison followed by 15 years of post-release supervision for multiple incidents of public lewdness involving minors. Goodrell, who is a level-three sex offender, ... more
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Motorcyclist hospitalized after crash on Rt. 332 in Canandaigua

Deputies: Two hospitalized after motorcycle crash in Wayne County
Deputies say one person was hospitalized at Strong Memorial Hospital after a crash involving a pickup truck and motorcycle. It happened along State Route 332 in the town of Canandaigua around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday ... more
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Police: Man arrested after fight in Canandaigua

Larceny investigation leads to arrest in Canandaigua
Canandaigua police arrested a local man for harassment after a fight at a Pleasant Street address. Last week, police arrested Charles Laplant, 36, of Canandaigua for harassment after that incident. He's accused of striking the ... more
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Rochester man faces grand larceny charge in Canandaigua

Rochester man faces grand larceny charge in Canandaigua
Police arrested a Rochester man following a larceny investigation in Canandaigua. According to a news release, John McAbrew, 36, was arrested for grand larceny following a theft at a North Main Street business. McAbrew was ... more
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Canandaigua man violates court order by texting victim

Police: Driver faces felony charges after traffic stop in Seneca Falls
Police arrested a Canandaigua man for violating a court order after he turned himself in to authorities. Joshua Strader, 31, of Canandaigua has been charged with criminal contempt after violating a court order. He's accused ... more
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Canandaigua man who fought police during 2023 arrest, faces felony charges after new incident

Deputies: Clyde man charged with harassment, endangering welfare of child
Police arrested a Canandaigua man on two felony charges after a traffic stop in the city. According to a news release, Sean Rankin, 57, of Canandaigua was arrested for aggravated family offense and first-degree criminal ... more
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Canandaigua serial flasher back in court today: How long will prison sentence be?

Canandaigua serial flasher back in court today: How long will prison sentence be?
Paul Goodrell, a 55-year-old man from Canandaigua is set to be sentenced Wednesday afternoon after pleading guilty to multiple charges of public lewdness and other offenses. Goodrell, who admitted to exposing himself in various public ... more
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Thompson Health honors associates with service excellence awards

Two local students awarded with Thompson Health Guild scholarship to further education
UR Medicine Thompson Health recently celebrated the dedication of three of its staff members by awarding them the Service Excellence Award for the first quarter of 2024. The recipients, chosen by the health system's Service ... more
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Thompson Health offers free bladder control seminar

Police: Violent incident at F.F. Thompson Hospital leads to several charges against Rochester man
UR Medicine Thompson Health's physical therapist, Kimberly Tonovitz, will present a free educational program titled “Be the Boss of Your Bladder” on Saturday, May 4, at Ferris Hills at West Lake, an independent living community ... more
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Dierks Bentley coming to CMAC in July

Dierks Bentley coming to CMAC in July
CMAC, in partnership with The Bowery Presents, has announced that country music star Dierks Bentley will be performing at their venue on Saturday, July 20, 2024. The concert will also feature performances by Marty Stuart ... more
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Canandaigua’s water supply ranks among best in the state, per new report

Toxic waters? Drinking water standards in New York worry some advocates
Canandaigua's water supply, sourced from Canandaigua Lake and treated at the city's West Lake Road facility, consistently meets or surpasses state and federal standards, according to the latest water quality report. This annual evaluation by ... more
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Ontario DA hosts ceremony to honor, raise awareness for crime victims

Ontario DA hosts ceremony to honor, raise awareness for crime victims
The Ontario County District Attorney's office held a ceremony on Monday to honor National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, focusing on community support for crime survivors. Hosted in the sessions room at 74 Ontario St., the ... more
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Rochester man stopped for speeding, arrested for DWI in Canandaigua

Police: Customer threatens employee with a knife at business in Penn Yan
Deputies arrested a Rochester resident following a traffic stop on State Route 332 in Canandaigua. Maija Heard, 35, was arrested for DWI after that traffic stop, which was prompted by speeding. Deputies said Heard was ... more
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Clifton Springs man arrested for felony DWI with child in car after Canandaigua stop

Clifton Springs man arrested for felony DWI with child in car after Canandaigua stop
Deputies arrested a Clifton Springs man for felony DWI with a child in the vehicle after a traffic stop in the city of Canandaigua. According to a news release, Matthew Baker, 38, was taken into ... more
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Canandaigua man sentenced to life for fatal South Carolina shooting

Canandaigua man sentenced to life for fatal South Carolina shooting
A 19-year-old from Canandaigua was sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in the tragic death of a six-year-old boy in South Carolina. Jerimiah Harley, alongside a 21-year-old co-defendant, entered guilty pleas on Tuesday for ... more
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