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

20 years of apple touring in Wayne County

The annual Wayne County Apple Tour returns for the 20th year this fall. Since 1997, apple lovers throughout western and central New York have explored Wayne County to pick fresh apples, enjoy the fall colors, and enjoy a day of family fun. Wayne County is the largest apple-producing county in New York State. The tour runs throughout the month of... more

Student arrested after bomb threat at BOCES campus in Williamson

A 17-year-old student has been charged with a felony after troopers say he made a false bomb report. Hunter Peck, of Newark, is charged with falsely reporting an incident. Troopers were called to the Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES campus in Williamson just before 10 a.m. Friday for a report that a suspicious package may have a bomb inside. The campus was evacuated while... more

5 mph speed limit on Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence River extended to Oct. 2

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order placing a 5 mile-per-hour boating speed limit on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River has been extended through Monday, Oct. 2, the governor’s office announced on Friday. Under the order, all vessels operating within 600 feet of shore must limit their speed to 5 mph to help reduce impacts to shoreline residents and infrastructure... more

Williamson man used elderly woman’s EBT card while she was in Seneca Co. facility

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 40-year-old Williamson man after an investigation into the misuse of food stamps. Joseph R. Bertou, 40, of Williamson was arrested for petit larceny and misuse of food stamps. Deputies say an investigation was initiated by the Department of Social Services after the report was filed that Bertou was possibly using... more

Investigators: Teen accused of having sex with young girls in Sodus

A 17-year-old Williamson teen has been arrested after allegedly having sex with two young victims, according to investigators in Wayne County. Nicholas Gibson, of Williamson has been charged with first-degree criminal sex act and endangering the welfare of a child. He is accused of having sex with two 5-year-old girls last week. He was arraigned in Sodus Town Court and... more

Info session set for flood victims on Lake Ontario shoreline

Property owners affected by flooding from record Lake Ontario water levels can learn how they can get help next week in a meeting hosted by state Sen. Pam Helming and Assemblyman Bob Oaks. An informational meeting on the Lake Ontario Flood Recovery Program will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23 at the Wallington Fire Department, 7863... more

Baldwin Richardson plans $35M expansion in Wayne County

One of Wayne County’s largest employers is planning a $35 million expansion of its local plant. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration has announced that Baldwin Richardson Foods will be installing new machinery and equipment and adding at least 50,000 square feet to the 160,000-square-foot facility it purchased from Seneca Foods several years ago. The expansion is expected to create up to... more

Sheriff: Two rescued in Wayne Co. from sinking boat on Lake Ontario

Two people were rescued after the boat they were in began sinking on Lake Ontario Wednesday evening. First responders were gathered east of Ginna Power Plant Wednesday, responding to the incident on the lake Wayne County Sheriff’s deputies say two people were rescued, and that they were not hurt. The boaters said they threw on their life jackets and jumped... more

Local officials press for shoreline disaster declaration – and more aid

In hopes of freeing up more government aid, local officials are urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to seek a federal disaster declaration for the flood-afflicted Lake Ontario shoreline. Monroe County Cheryl Dinolfo sent a letter to Cuomo Friday asking him to seek a disaster declaration from President Donald Trump. Her letter echoes one sent on Thursday by local officials from Greece,... more

Cuomo asks for FEMA assistance for Lake Ontario flooding

Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked the federal government to declare a disaster area for home and business owners along the Lake Ontario shoreline that have been hit by flooding in recent months. In a letter dated July 6 but not made public until Saturday, Cuomo wrote, "I am requesting an expedited major disaster declaration" from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for... more

Deputy involved in Williamson crash; four sent to hospital

State Police have shed a little more light into the accident involving a deputy in Wayne County. In all, four people are recovering after the crash, which involved a Wayne County cruiser on State Route 104. Investigators say the deputy was westbound on Rt. 104 in Williamson, running sirens and lights, when the vehicle passed another westbound vehicle on it’s... more

Williamson man charged with stealing safe

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Williamson man following a length investigation into a larceny that took place last year. Deputies say Joshua A. Pellett, currently an inmate at the Wayne County Jail was charged with one count of second-degree burglary, as well as fourth-degree grand larceny. Pellett allegedly entered a Williamson resident in September and... more

Gov. Cuomo signs $45M relief legislation for residents along Lake Ontario

Financial relief is finally on the way for residents along Lake Ontario. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation to provide a total of $45 million in relief to communities impacted by the historic Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River flooding. The legislation expands eligibility and funding for programs previously announced by Governor Cuomo and will provide vital assistance to homeowners, small... more

Businesses continue to suffer from high water levels on Lake Ontario

As many of you already know, small businesses along Lake Ontario have taken a big hit. Flooding has really hurt their bottom line. In Sodus Point, a hot spot is seeing fewer faces this year even with the decent stretch of weather. Kelly Grey, owner of Hots Point in Sodus Bay, says the Fourth of July weekend is usually one... more

Gov. Cuomo enforcing ‘No Wake Zone’ along Lake Ontario

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is deploying more resources to help the flood-ravaged Lake Ontario shoreline. The governor announced Sunday he is sending out more than 20 boats and 42 officers from several state agencies to enforce the no wake zone. Anyone heading out should be reminded that the speed limit is 5 miles per hour within 600 feet of shore. Anyone... more

Lake Ontario flooding: Your Plan 2014 questions answered

Are lake-level regulators responsible for the record-high water on Lake Ontario this year, or is nature to blame? Is newly implemented Plan 2014 a guidebook to rational lake-level management, or is it the devil’s handiwork? These are topics of intense interest to many people in the Rochester region — especially those on the shoreline who are now in their fourth... more

State OKs $45M in flood aid: Residents, businesses, governments eligible, Helming says

A somewhat scaled-back flood aid package for shoreline owners and businesses and governments has been approved in the state Legislature and has Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s blessings. State Sen. Pam Helming, R-54, Canandaigua, announced this past week passage of her legislation creating a new flood recovery grant program in response to historic flooding across the southern shore of Lake Ontario, which... more
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