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September 20, 2021
Gananda Schools release students early due to planned mask protest

A Gananda mother is taking action after she says her son was berated by a bus monitor for not wearing a mask, despite a medical exemption. The Macedon Police Department reported the arrest of Laine M. Mulye, age 35, of Macedon on September 9, at 1:32 P.M.  It is alleged Mulye got into a physical […]

September 20, 2021
Arcadia Supervisor Jon “Chuck” Verkey passes away; Deputy Supervisor to serve out term

After a battle with brain cancer, and his perseverance to keep the Town functioning despite his progressing limitations, Arcadia Town Supervisor Jon “Chuck Verkey” died on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at home, surrounded by family.  Chuck, who spent his life in Arcadia, graduating from Newark High School in 1973, had a 20 year career with […]

September 11, 2021
Wolcott emergency crews have problems with Chimney Bluffs response conditions

Hundreds of people walk the trails, take in the views along the Chimney Bluffs State Park in the Town of Wolcott on a daily and weekly basis. Land and water clash at Chimney Bluffs, sculpting the most dramatic landscape on the Lake Ontario shore. You can experience massive earthen spires from above or along the […]

September 11, 2021
Did you know? Western state fires have consumed 15x the total land mass of Wayne County

As many as 90 percent of wildland fires in the United States are caused by people, according to the U.S. Department of Interior. Some human-caused fires result from campfires left unattended, the burning of debris, downed power lines, negligently discarded cigarettes and intentional acts of arson. The remaining 10 percent are started by lightning or […]

September 7, 2021
Memories of 9/11: Local responders recall their experiences of the attacks and aftermath

It was one of those iconic moments. Anyone old enough on September 11, 2001 remembers where they were, and how they became informed of the acts that transformed the history of this nation.  On that day, the lives of 2,977 people came to a tragic end as the deplorable acts of 19 al-Qaeda terrorists in […]

August 29, 2021
Have ‘Orders of Protection’ become useless?

Perhaps you are involved in a domestic situation, a break-up, or divorce is on the horizon, or perhaps the family member, significant other person, needs time to reflect on his or her actions. Following an arrest, the arraigning judge, either through a request by the victim, or by the nature of the offense, can issue […]

August 14, 2021
Ontario woman sentenced to a year in prison plus restitution for her role in Rochester riot and arsons

U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Mackenzie Drechsler, age 20, originally from the Town of Ontario, who was convicted of rioting for her role in violent protests held in the City of Rochester in May 2020, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer to serve one year and one day […]

August 14, 2021
NYS Education Department releases COVID safety guidance for fall

The New York State Education Department has released COVID-19 safety guidance for school districts across the state. The overall goals for the 2021-2022 school year are to keep students and staff healthy and safe, be responsive to student needs, and maximize in-person teaching and learning. To assist schools and districts across New York State in […]

August 11, 2021
First responders learn how to deal with Electric Vehicle accidents

A vehicle crashes into a tree. Fully trained first responders know the procedures for extricating the occupants, dealing with fire, or fire hazards, leaking fluids and disconnecting the 12 amp battery. With the onset of all electric vehicles the scenario is different. There is no gas, fluids, gears. There is however a very powerful lithium driven […]

August 10, 2021
Wayne County Public Health’s new COVID guidance

Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic it has been important to the health and safety of all Wayne County Residents to heed the advice and expertise of Wayne County Public Health and their messaging. Recent data shows that cases are on the rise once again,  likely due to the Delta variant which has been proven to be […]

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Recent Obituaries

Sanborne, Joyce M.

NEWARK: Age 92, passed away peacefully on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on March 12, 1929. She moved to Wolcott in the early 1950’s, where she owned and operated the Sundeck Motel. In the early 1960’s, she moved to Ontario where she operated Joyce’s 24 hour diner, the Maple Rock […]

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Greene, Carl V.

FAIRPORT/CANANDAIGUA: Passed away peacefully on September 14, 2021 at the age of 100.  He was predeceased by his wife Mary “Hopkins” Green.  He is survived by his sons, Phelps and Mark Greene; 4 grandchildren and many great grandchildren, extended family and friends. Carl was born in Fairport, NY to the late Clarence and Doris “Packard” […]

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