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April 16, 2011
No Marion Post Office Closure, but changes may be coming

A few weeks ago, rumors circulated that the Marion Post Office would be closing as part of the U.S. Postal Services’ effort to save money. While postal officials say no such closure is planned, they do acknowledge their may be some changes on the horizon in how services are delivered. “We are looking at possible […]

April 2, 2011
The “Final Bell”: Walworth says goodbye to Stu Huntley

Hundreds of Walworth residents - friends, family and those who only knew his legacy, attended the memorial service on Thursday for Stuart Huntley. The service was fittingly held at the place Stu called a second home - the Walworth Fire Hall on Church Street. In full dress uniforms, his colleagues/fellow firefighters, stood at attention during […]

March 31, 2011
Newark Clock Museum ticks again

For the last two months there has been a silence that has permeated the Hoffman Clock Museum located in Newark, NY.  There has been a lot of noise from the pounding of hammers and the moving of display cases but the clocks that make up the heartbeat of the museum have been silenced to allow […]

March 19, 2011
Pal-Mac Robotics team wins RIT Competition, will compete in Nationals in April

The Robotics team from Palmyra-Macedon was part of the winning team in the RIT First Robotics Competition on March 5th. The Pal-Mac Raiders Robotics team was part of a winning alliance at the Regional competition and have won a spot in the National competititon in St. Louis, MO on April 27th. The team will be […]

March 12, 2011
Cookbook celebrates “El Caldero’s” legacy in Clyde

It was a fixture in the Clyde area for years, the cheery yellow restaurant on the way into town on Route 31. El Caldero, owned and operated by Carmen Figueroa West and her family, served up Spanish, Mexican and American fare that people would come from as far away from Rochester to savor. “This was […]

March 5, 2011
Dead Broke - How much is too much?

The question of how much Wayne County should pay for indigent funerals came up again at the County Human Services Committee on Monday (2/28). Department of Social Services Director, Josh McCrossen said that currently the County pays out $300 for a stillborn  to seven days old baby, $600 for a child up to seven years […]

February 26, 2011
Animal Planet’s 'Pit Boss’ pays a surprise visit to Ontario groomer

Sue Dziedziech of Sodus has been grooming dogs for about 12 years, in Ontario and Sodus. One of her long time pooch customers is “Moe”, a mastiff belonging to Tom Carrano of Ontario. Tom runs a business, “Autos for Animals”.

While picking up his dog one day after a grooming, he mentioned to Sue that a long time friend of his was coming to town with his dog for a charity event at Lollypop Farm. The celebrity was none other than the star of “Pit Boss”, Shorty Rossi.

Pit Boss, is a show on the cable channel “Animal Planet”, featuring Shorty, a “little person” (dwarf) who grew up in a rough neighborhood, did some prison time and turned his life around. He turned his love of pit bulls, a very misunderstood breed, to championing...

February 24, 2011
Clyde relives Historic Abraham Lincoln Visit

Abraham Lincoln’s stop in Clyde on his way to presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. in 1861 was commemorated 150 years later Feb. 18 as about 200 people turned out to watch a reenactment.

Although the original event lasted only about five minutes, while the train paused to take on wood and water and Lincoln stuck his head out to bid the crowd a simple “good day and farewell,” it has lived on as a well-documented piece of community history.

It is also part of the intrigue surrounding Lincoln’s harrowing trip from Illinois, in which an assassination attempt was thwarted by scouts traveling ahead of the train who discovered debris on the track.

February 12, 2011
Families sent out in the cold from fires in Wayne County

The West Walworth Fire Department was dispatched at 4:37 p.m. on Thursday for the house fire at the three bedroom home at 3418 Woodlands Circle (just off the Gananda Parkway) in Walworth. Firefighters fought the flames for 2 hours in single digit temperatures. No injuries occurred.

The homeowner, David Colbert and his family were alerted by their smoke alarm and their family dog of the smoke, according to West Walworth Fire Chief Bob Lemay.

They battled the fire in the basement, mud room, and attached garage, which was lost. Although there is a great deal of fire and water damage, West Walworth Chief Lemay did not think the house was a total loss.

February 10, 2011
Buerkle Town Hall held In Newark

Congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle – (Republican - NY 25th Congressional District) held a town hall meeting at the Newark Municipal Building on Thursday, Feb 3. which lasted about an hour and 45 minutes. In attendance were in excess of 100 citizens residing in the district and several local officials. Ms. Buerkle was introduced by Assemblyman […]

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