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April 6, 2024
William Gahr and Layne Dagata found guilty in robbery/coercion case

It all began following a report to the State Police in Williamson back on  December 30, 2022. The night before, the female victim was up in the City of Rochester. She called a supposed friend, Carol Shannon, age 56, who also resided on Arrowbend Drive in Williamson, to come and give her a ride back […]

April 6, 2024
Excitement and energy often turns to “hurry up and wait” after announcement of municipal grant monies

When a large grant, especially for renewal, renovation and new construction is announced, the public and the recipient are ecstatic.  Residents are thrilled to have new businesses and venues on the horizon, and are hopeful for  their community’s future. Too often, the excitement wanes and frustration sets in, as red tape, construction costs and planning […]

March 30, 2024
Anonymous tip leads to starving Blood Hound

Palmyra Village Police received an anonymous call on February 29, that lead to the discovery of an emaciated Blood Hound at an apartment on Johnson Road in Palmyra. The apartment resident and dog owner, Amanda Steen, age 24, refused to allow police into her apartment, but produced the dog in the apartment hallway. The one […]

March 30, 2024
Newark teen caught with stolen vehicle after failed attempt to break into Walmart

State Troopers out of Lyons responded to a report of a man  using a window punch to break the front door entrance door window to the Walmart store at 1:40 a.m. on Wednesday (3/20). Ian Axtell, age 18, of 109 Charlotte Street in Newark thought the store would be empty, but employees were inside working. […]

March 30, 2024
Pultneyville offers eclipse weekend activities

Welcome Spring with a guided walking tour of Pultneyville’s historic district April 6 & 7 at 1pm & 3pm.  Step back in time as you stroll with tour guides through the hamlet and learn about the significance of Pultneyville’s history and popular points of interest.   Once a bustling port on the southern shore of […]

March 23, 2024
Eclipse mania sweeps the County

The sun is about to pull another disappearing act across North America, turning day into night during a total solar eclipse. The peak spectacle on April 8 will last up to 4 minutes, 28 seconds in the path of total darkness — twice as long as the total solar eclipse that dimmed U.S. skies in […]

March 23, 2024
Woman indicted for falsifying records and diverting drugs from patients at nursing home

State Police out of Lyons reported the arrest on Friday (3/15) at 10:07 a.m. of a Superior Court Warrant/Wayne County Grand Jury Indictment of Antia L. Walker, age 34, of 137 Moxon Drive in Rochester. Walker was charged with four counts of Felony Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree and four counts of Criminal […]

March 16, 2024
Woman arrested for Felony Arson and Insurance Fraud

When Pamela A. Robinson, age 47, currently residing at 4129 Ridge Road,  in Williamson bought a vehicle from the Peake dealership  in Sodus in 2023, she was told she could insure her vehicle right at the dealership. To make the service even better, she could also buy renter’s insurance along with the vehicle insurance the […]

March 16, 2024
County receives $2,000,000 for brownfield revitalization initiatives

Wayne County celebrates the receipt of two significant grants totaling $2 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to bolster and continue its brownfield revitalization initiatives. These grants represent a milestone in Wayne County’s ongoing commitment to transforming blighted properties into thriving community assets. The first award, a $1 million EPA Brownfield Coalition Assessment […]

March 9, 2024
Sodus man charged with assault following attack on a 63 year-old man at convenience store in Newark

On Saturday (3/3) at 12:57 p.m. Newark Village Police reported the arrest of Nicholas K. Kouwe, age 30, of North Main Street in Sodus. It is alleged that  on February 22, while at the Crosby’s Convenient store at 150 North Main Street Kouwe came at the passenger side of the man’s truck, punched it put […]

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Recent Obituaries

Christopher, Francis Joseph

8 August 1937 - 18 May 2024 Williamson: Francis (Frank) Christopher was born on August 8, 1937, in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. He was raised by his mother, Dorothy Mackaravitz, and stepfather, Andres McDaniels. Frank served in the US Army, rising to the rank of Sergeant while stationed at McKee Barracks in Crailsheim, Germany. It was […]

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Bush, James Bernald

MACEDON: Died on Friday, May 17, 2024, at the age of 81.  A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 28th, at the Western Presbyterian Church of Palmyra, 101 East Main Street, Palmyra, NY 14522.  A reception will follow the service in Fellowship Hall.  Please consider donations in Jim’s memory to […]

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