Deadlines approaching for flood recovery applications

Residents and business owners affected by Lake Ontario’s historic flooding this past spring are reminded of the upcoming federal and state application deadlines to receive financial assistance relating to damages they may have. “Lake Ontario’s devastating flooding has caused a great deal of hardship, both emotional and financial, for many residents and business owners along the shoreline,” Assemblyman Steve Hawley... more

Distracted driver who killed Walworth man charged with criminally negligent homicide

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts says that a Greece man has been charged with criminally negligent homicide, as well as others, after a fatal car vs. pedestrian accident on October 7th in Walworth. The accident happened on Teresa Drive when Stephen F. Mazzochetti Jr., 54, of Greeze was operating his vehicle and struck a pedestrian who was on a sidewalk.... more

Fire rips through multiple buildings in Walworth

A total of five buildings were severely damaged after a blaze early-Sunday in Walworth. Two of those buildings were labeled a ‘total loss’ according to first responders. The fire started around 5:05 am on Wester Walworth Road. That fire spread to neighboring buildings, eventually spreading to a lawnmower store; and occupied residence. The site of the initial fire, as well... more

Rochester teen accused of distributing indecent photos of minors in Wayne County

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Rochester man for Disseminating indecent material to minors in the second degree, and Endangering the welfare of a child. Brian K. Brown Jr., 17, of Rochester, was arrested after it was reported to deputies that Brown sent photos of a minor simulating sexual conduct, via a cell phone, to a... more

State Police: Walworth woman stole $177K from law firm

State Police arrested a Walworth woman, who is accused of stealing hundreds-of-thousands from her former employer. Police say Kristi L. Cain, 50, was charged with second-degree grand larceny. She worked as a paralegal at a law firm in Perinton, which was identified as DH Ferguson PLLC. She is accused of issuing checks to herself for bonuses, commissions and other assorted... more

Trump declares ‘disaster’ in Wayne County, but omits Cayuga, Monroe

President Donald Trump has declared a federal disaster for the communities impacted by flooding along Lake Ontario this year. More funding will be available to the state, as well as eligible tribal and local governments for work and efforts to repair damage. It was a request made by Governor Andrew Cuomo earlier this year, who signed legislation providing $45 million... more

Lake Ontario flooding takes center stage at Town Hall

Senator Pam Helming, in partnership with Senator Tom O’Mara, Chair of the Senate’s Environmental Conservation Committee, and Assemblyman Bob Oaks, last night hosted a public hearing to examine the International Joint Commission’s Plan 2014 and its impacts on local communities. The hearing, which drew over 150 people to Wayne High School’s Performing Arts Center in Ontario Center, comes in the... more

Michael Calarco wins big in Wayne DA race

Michael Calarco said during the campaign that experience was the difference between he and his opponent, David Fulvio, in the race for Wayne County district attorney. On Tuesday, the voters agreed. Calarco, running on the Democratic and Conservative lines, handily defeated Fulvio, a Republican. Calarco finished with 9,574 votes in unofficial results posted on the county website just before 1... 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

U.S. commissioners on IJC being replaced after Lake Ontario flooding

Changes are coming to the board that oversees water levels in Lake Ontario. Congressman Chris Collins says the U.S. commissioners on the International Joint Commission will be replaced. It’s welcome news for people in Greece who live along the lake. “It’s excellent news for the southshore of Lake Ontario,” Gary Zieres tells News10NBC. Zieres and his wife Karen have lived... more

ELECTION GUIDE 2017: Looking at all of the candidates, issues in Wayne County

A contested District Attorney’s race in Wayne County highlights an active year for local, municipal races. Sodus Point will elect a village mayor just months after historic flooding ravaged the Lake Ontario coastline. Walworth will elect a new Town Supervisor, as well. While the only Democratic Supervisor in Wayne County, Kenan Baldridge, will run unopposed. The biggest issue, by far,... more

Gov. Cuomo suggests special session for flood relief

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a special legislative session may be needed this fall to increase assistance for those affected by floods along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. The Democrat wrote to lawmakers in the affected region on Tuesday. He noted that while officials approved $45 million for flood relief, more help will likely be needed. He... more

UPDATE: Walworth man dies at hospital after being struck by distracted driver

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office has shed a little light onto the accident, which resulted in a pedestrian being airlifted to Strong Hospital on Saturday. Deputies say Roger E. Drouin of Teresa Dr. in Walworth was walking north when he was struck by a vehicle, being operated by Stephen F. Mazzochetti, of Greece. Mazzochetti reportedly became distracted, crossed the roadway... more

Deadline for lakeshore homeowners to apply for state help looming

Lake Ontario – once rising – is now receding. But homeowners looking to get help from the state don’t have much time to get their claim on file. Some homeowners have already received help from the state. As this deadline looms, others say there’s one main reason they haven’t. Contractor Walter Morey’s work for a client on Edgemere Drive is... more

Wayne sheriff’s association endorses Calarco

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Police Officers Association-Teamsters Local 118 have endorsed Michael Calarco for district attorney. The group includes members of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. FL Times: Read More more

Walworth Churches to help Hurricane victims with Hygiene/Emergency kits

We’ve all been glued to our televisions the past weeks and have watched in awe as we saw the destruction of the recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida. We have seen the impact on people’s lives – the flooding, the homes destroyed and lives permanently changed by the ferocious winds and water. We’ve seen the survivors crowded into shelters, emergency... more

Helming urges residents, businesses to apply for flood aid

State Sen. Pam Helming, R-54 of Canandaigua, is reminding residents who plan to apply for grant funding through the Lake Ontario Flood Recovery Program that the application deadline is quickly approaching. Homeowners must submit their applications by Friday, Sept. 29, while small business owners, farmers, nonprofit corporations, homeowners associations and municipalities have until Sunday, Dec. 31, to send in their... more
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