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January 21, 2012
Wayne County’s geology all but eliminates us from hydrofracking controversy

Although New York is in the midst of the “hydrofracking” debate and discussion, the Wayne County area may have dodged a controversial bullet in the fray. It seems that the Marcellus Shale, so widely discussed in recent months during the (DEC) open comment period on drilling, is not the same shale that is under the […]

January 13, 2012
Paul T. Freund Box Company to disappear after 120 years, 47 employees to be out of jobs

It is the end of an era as 47 workers at the Palmyra-based Paul T. Freund Rigid Box Division found out last week. The company is ceasing operations after 120 years as one of the Country’s top box manufacturers. Workers at the Park Drive in Palmyra were informed they’ll finish work on current contracts and […]

January 12, 2012
Mason Farms receives NYS Agricultural Society’s Bicentennial Farm Award

The New York State Agricultural Society honors families dedicated to farming, stewardship, and community involvement in New York. Mason Farms was recently named a “Bicentennial Farm” in continuous family ownership and operation for over 200 years. Five Bicentennial Farm families were honored as part of the 180th Annual Agricultural Forum of the New York State […]

December 22, 2011
Wayneport Historic Area marked with sign on Trail

At one time known as West Macedon, Wayneport was the first port in Wayne County east of Rochester on the original Clinton’s Ditch. The first Post Office in Macedon was located here. On the south side of the present Wayneport bridge over today’s Erie Canal, parts of the original Clinton’s Ditch and the Enlarged Erie […]

December 3, 2011
Wayne Central Voters: What is the FPP?

A special vote will be held on Deccember 14th, at the Wayne Central High School High School gymnasium between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. to decide on the District’s proposed Facilities Preservation Project. The district began a long range plan with an advisory team, made up of parents, Board of Education members, […]

November 12, 2011
Community Says Goodbye to Jim Caringi

“A complete shock,” “Such a loss to the community”, “I just talked to him just yesterday.” The Macedon and Palmyra community continues to be in a state of shock at the sudden death of a very loved administrator and community volunteer, Vincent “Jim” Caringi, who passed away on Saturday night (11/5/11) at the age of 71, of a massive heart attack.
“There is nothing that could have been done, it just happened suddenly, and then he was gone,” said his daughter Pamela on the phone on Wednesday.

November 5, 2011
Marion hunter bags feral hog

By Beth Hoad When the 2011 hunting season is over, William “Bill” Moon, 69 of Marion, will have an unusual (for Wayne County) and colorful story to relate. He was bow hunting for deer from his tree stand on Cauwels Road in Marion, on Saturday, October 24 when an unusual opportunity arose. He tells his […]

November 3, 2011
Gananda Ranked in Top 15% of Upstate Districts, First in Wayne County

Business First of Buffalo has rated the academic performances of all 431 school districts in Upstate New York. Gananda CSD ranked 65th in the Upstate rankings placing the district in the top 15 percent. In addition, Gananda ranked 14th among the 67 Rochester area school district and first in Wayne County.

Each district has been rated on its students’ annual performances on 21 Regents exams and statewide tests during the period of 2007-2010. Final scores are based on 172 statistical indicators -- the same formula that generated this year’s Western New York and Rochester Area rankings.

October 26, 2011
Palmyra man goes all out for Halloween

Some homes put out a pumpkin or two, others may dress the front of the house with various scary decorations in preparation for this coming Monday’s Halloween celebration. Tom Bauer and his family go way beyond the mere pumpkin. For the past 30 years Tom has collected an odd assortment of blow-up yard decorations that […]

October 22, 2011
US Postal Service Cost Cutting Begins; Some consolidation of services happening in Wayne County

Beginning on Saturday, October 22st, postal carriers for the Clyde Post Office will now report to the Lyons. In a postcard sent last week to Clyde NY (14433) postal customers, letter carriers serving Clyde will now be relocated to the Lyons Post Office at 1 Pearl Street. There will be no change in addressing or […]

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WALWORTH: Juanita “Howell” Matteson passed away peacefully at the age of 90, on January 25, 2023. Juanita is predeceased by her husband, Ronald; parents, Earl and Myrtle “Runkle” Howell; Sister, Virginia Stremmel; brothers Richard Howell and Hubert Howell; daughter Linda Matteson and granddaughter Michelle Tucker.  She is survived by her son, Gerald (Teresa) Matteson; daughter, Kathy […]

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