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Mennonite teen identified in Gorham drowning, Sheriff says foul play not suspected

Mennonite teen identified in Gorham drowning, Sheriff says foul play not suspected
Sheriff David Cirencione has provided an update on the drowning that claimed the life of a 13-year-old in Ontario County on Thursday. Jeromy Weaver, 13, died after falling into a creek on Blodgett Road in ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Mayor talks police chief resignation, short-term rentals, and 5&20 construction (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Mayor talks police chief resignation, short-term rentals, and 5&20 construction (podcast)
On this episode of Inside the FLX we're joined by Geneva Mayor Steve Valentino to discuss the last month's action. We kicked off with the breaking news about Chief Matthew Colton's resignation, and get the ... more
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EXCLUSIVE: Valentino says search for Geneva’s next police chief will be expedited, led by city manager

In Rambling Divided Work Session The Geneva City Council Leans Towards  Joint Policy Accountability Board-Geneva Police Department Investigations
The City of Geneva is looking for a new police chief. According to a press release from the city, as of March 29, Matthew Colton, who had been on leave for most of 2024 while ... more
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Who’s running for Canandaigua City Council? Special election to fill at-large seats set

Who's running for Canandaigua City Council? Special election to fill at-large seats set
For some it might feel like election season just ended, but in Canandaigua, City Council races are already defined for November. A special election set for November 5 will see voters choosing candidates for two ... more
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Fratto collects over 2,000 signatures, criticizes Rep. Tenney’s campaign

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In a significant early show of support, Mario Fratto's campaign for Congress announced Monday it has garnered well over 2,000 signatures for his ballot petition. The achievement, powered by a network of dedicated volunteers, underscores ... more
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Geneva restauranteur set to open another location on Castle St.

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Rafael Diaz Diaz is set to charm the local culinary scene with the opening of Esther’s Son’s Kitchen at 14 Castle Street, bringing a unique tropical twist to Geneva's dining options. The man who launched ... more
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Richmond Volunteer Fire Department remembers past chief Rick Frost

Richmond Volunteer Fire Department remembers past chief Rick Frost
The Richmond Volunteer Fire Department announced the unexpected passing of Rick Frost, a former Fire Chief and Commissioner who played a pivotal role in advancing the department. Frost's leadership brought significant improvements, including round-the-clock advanced ... more
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Celebrating art this month at the Phelps Community Historical Society

Celebrating art this month at the Phelps Community Historical Society
This month, the Phelps Community Historical Society is hosting a vibrant series of art exhibitions and cultural events, offering the community an array of experiences that celebrate diversity, history, and the creative spirit. The month ... more
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Ontario County Jail medical unit reaffirms quality healthcare commitment with accreditation

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The Medical Unit of the Ontario County Correctional Facility recently announced its successful reaccreditation by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC), marking a continuous commitment to excellence in healthcare for the incarcerated population ... more
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Schumer talks organized retail crime in Victor, calls for RICO charges

Schumer says millions of federal dollars coming to region to battle HABs
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has called on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to combat the rising issue of organized retail theft across New York State. During a series of visits in regions like Rochester, ... more
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Deputies: Bloomfield man tried breaking into home, then fled scene following domestic

Deputies: Bloomfield man tried breaking into home, then fled scene following domestic
Deputies arrested a 37-year-old West Bloomfield man following a domestic incident. Gabriel Pickering, 37, was charged with reckless endangerment and criminal mischief after breaking a door while trying to illegally enter a residence. He then ... more
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Rochester woman accused of stalking Ontario County family for months

Ontario County Sheriff’s Office offers lateral transfers, incaddress staffing issue
Deputies say a Rochester woman was taken into custody after a stalking investigation. Sheila Adam, 52, of Rochester is accused of stalking a person for several months. The instances including sending extensive text messages to ... more
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Ontario County Sheriff’s Office unveils new mobile app (video)

Ontario County Sheriff's Office unveils new mobile app (video)
Ontario County Sheriff David Cirencione recently announced the launch of a new smartphone application designed to foster better communication between the sheriff's office and the residents of Ontario County. Developed by TheSheriffApp.com, a division of ... more
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FLCC to feature Holocaust survivor Carl Wetzstein in upcoming interview

FLCC to feature Holocaust survivor Carl Wetzstein in upcoming interview
Finger Lakes Community College in Canandaigua will host a special event featuring Holocaust survivor Carl Wetzstein of Rochester on April 9, from 2 to 3 p.m., at the main campus auditorium. The interview, which is ... more
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FLCC student honored with sheriff’s institute scholarship

FLCC student honored with sheriff's institute scholarship
Caleb Rossier, a dedicated student from Finger Lakes Community College, has been honored with the 2023 New York State Sheriffs Institute’s Criminal Justice Scholarship. This $500 award celebrates Rossier's academic achievements and commitment to pursuing ... more
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Pathways Inc. named Finger Lakes Hires Business of the Week

Pathways Inc. named Finger Lakes Hires Business of the Week
Pathways, Inc., a Canandaigua-based organization known for its comprehensive support services to individuals and families, was honored as the "Finger Lakes Hires Business of the Week" by the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board (FLWIB). This ... more
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Geneva’s police review board battle nears end

Geneva's police review board battle nears end
The fight for Geneva's Police Review Board (PRB) encountered another setback when the state Supreme Court Appellate Division in Rochester rejected the former PRB members' motion on March 15. This leaves them with only the ... more
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Deputies: Victor man faces felony contempt charge after domestic incident

Deputies: Victor man faces felony contempt charge after domestic incident
The Ontario County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of a Victor resident following an investigation over the weekend. Michael James Tindal, 37, was arrested for criminal contempt and aggravated harassment as felonies after an incident ... more
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German Brothers zoning change rejected by Canandaigua: What happens next?

German Brothers zoning change rejected by Canandaigua: What happens next?
The Canandaigua Town Board has turned down a request from German Brothers Marina owner Peter Bruu to rezone his property on West Lake Road from lake residential to incentive zoning. The decision, made on March ... more
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