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March 9, 2024
Ontario Town Board addresses issue of hiring a Business Manager at contentious meeting

After several false starts, changes in the position description, and the opinions on how it all should be handled...the decision to hire a Business Manager for the Town is not yet settled. A position in place from September of 2010 to October of 2018, when Paul Liess was hired as full time Town of Ontario […]

March 2, 2024
Chet Dewolf pleads guilty to Attempted Murder and Assault 1st

On Thursday (2/22/24) Chet A. Dewolf, age 22, of Hope Ave in the Village of Newark, pled guilty to the Felonies of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree and Assault in the First Degree. He was sentenced to 22 years in State Prison with five years post release supervision.  On Monday (3/6/23) the Wayne County […]

March 2, 2024
After 25 years of being empty, the former Newark Perkins Restaurant building hits the wrecking ball

Closed longer that it was open, the Newark Perkins Family Restaurant at 530 West Union Street, met the “wrecker’s ball” this week, after being closed since March 5, 1999, exactly 25 years ago. Crews from Kent Ridley Excavating started from the inside removing stainless steel and other valuable items before demolishing the entire structure. Contrary […]

February 24, 2024
Sister and brother arrested in Monroe County after vehicle theft and pursuit

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reported the arrest on Tuesday (2/20) at 10:21 p.m. of a Wolcott woman and her brother following an investigation into a vehicle larceny that occurred in the Village of Wolcott. Deputies arrested Chyenne M. Gonyeau, age 25, of 11284 Pinewood Drive in Wolcott following the investigation. It is alleged that […]

February 24, 2024
Macedon receives $4.5 million from NY Forward program

On Tuesday, February 20, Governor Hochul announced that the Town of Macedon has been awarded $4.5 million in state funding from the NY Forward program to revitalize its downtown area and pursue new opportunities for growth. Senator Pam Helming said, “I’m thrilled to see another 54th District community selected for this state investment. Supervisor Kim […]

February 17, 2024
Where did Ernest O’Meal’s plane touch down?

The year was 1946. Twenty-one year-old Ernest O’Meal, originally from Newark, had visions of flying in the clouds and his dream was about to come true. At age 21 Ernest bought a 1946 Piper J13 Cub airplane. After darting over the  skies of Wayne County for several years reality hit after a ‘mishap’ and the […]

February 17, 2024
Wayne County Democrats endorse Federal & State Candidates for 2024

Members of the Wayne County Democratic Committee met on February 10 to designate candidates for State and Federal elections this November.  Endorsed by the Committee were: David Wagenhausen, Congressional District 24; Scott Comegys, NYS Senate, District 54; and James Schuler, NYS Assembly, District 130.  In a packed meeting room at the County Public Security Building, […]

February 10, 2024
Sodus man faces charges from January 6th riot

A Wayne County man faces federal charges in connection to the Jan. 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol. The FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) was in Wayne County last week to take James Weeks, age 55, of Sodus, into custody. It is alleged that he was among the mob that criminally tried to disrupt […]

February 10, 2024
Former Macedon police chief pleads not guilty to 2 DWI charges

On Wednesday (2/7) evening former Macedon Police Chief Fabian Rivera pled not guilty to two separate DWI charges in Walworth Town Court. During the day on Monday, November 20, 2023, Rivera reportedly crashed a Macedon police vehicle into another vehicle at the Gananda Parkway and Waterford Road in Macedon, near a Gananda school. There are […]

February 3, 2024
State grant secures $200,000 for Wallington Fire Department

With a $200,000 state grant secured by Senator Pam Helming, Wallington Fire Company in Wayne County is moving forward with improvements and an expansion to its firehouse. The volunteer fire department plans to add three truck bays to accommodate its seven pieces of fire apparatus as well as add storage space for fire gear. Plans […]

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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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