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August 17, 2019
Wayne County Book Fest coming in October; Local authors welcomed to participate

The Times of Wayne County and the Wayne Writers Guild are sponsoring a Wayne County Book Fest on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 11:00-4:00. They are seeking Wayne County authors to participate and promote their works, and reading and literacy, in general. The Palmyra Town Hall has been secured for the event. This facility is […]

August 16, 2019
Body Found in Wayne County woman's truck

On Friday, August 16, the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a deceased male in the bed of a pickup truck at Tops, 3949 Lockport-Olcott Road, in the Town of Newfane. Initial investigation revealed that a female operator left Wayne County Friday morning between 8:30-9 a.m. enroute to Niagara County. The female reported that […]

August 10, 2019
Singer Alicia Keys and Husband Swizz Beatz seek to turn empty Macedon complex into Performing Arts Center

The large, multi-building complex, located on a hill overlooking Route 31 in Macedon will soon change the Town forever. Built as the “Kordite Technical Center” back in the early 1960s, it went through a series of changes and expansions over the subsequent decades, eventually becoming the Exxon/Mobil Center before being sold to the multinational India […]

August 10, 2019
Owner of Canalside Mobile Home Park in Lyons responds to situation

In a lengthy letter to the Times, Phil Provenzano, President of EPCP Properties at 1043 Gravel Road, Webster and owner of the Canalside Mobile Home Park in Lyons, who has come under scrutiny over the past month, responded with an explanation. Dear Editor, I am the owner of Canalside Mobile Home Park in Lyons, NY which has […]

August 3, 2019
Drunk friend picks up drunk friend at Macedon police station

The Macedon Police Department received a report on Friday (7/26) of two intoxicated kayakers flipped over in the canal and stumbling around. The caller was concerned for their safety as her child had to jump in the water to assist them. While enroute to the call, police were updated that the kayakers had left in […]

August 3, 2019
Local Government enters into PILOT agreement with Ginna/Exelon

By Amber Linson Since the Fall of 2018, representatives from the Wayne County Board of Supervisors, the Town of Ontario, the Wayne Central School District, and Exelon (Ginna Nuclear Power Plant) have been negotiating a payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) agreement. This agreement coincides with Local Law #5, established on July 22, 2019 by […]

July 27, 2019
Union Hill Fire Department to cease operations; Ontario Fire District #1 to handle transition

In 1942 a group of residents formed the Union Hill Volunteer Firemen’s Association Inc. as a volunteer fire company in the Town of Ontario. Their objective was to provide additional fire protection services in the Hamlet of Union Hill that straddles the western side of the Town of Ontario and the eastern side of the […]

July 27, 2019
Lyons Mobile Home Park enters third week without power

Residents of one trailer park in Lyons have been without power for going on two weeks. It’s an issue they were assured would be fixed, but now problems are piling up for the park and its owner. Canal Side Mobile Home Park has been in the dark since July 11 when the town cut power […]

July 20, 2019
The impact on farmers from the new Farm Workers Bill

The new Farm Workers Bill sounds like a fair, socially acceptable right for workers. The problem is that it may put many smaller farms out of business, according to Williamson fruit farmer Gary Orbaker. He added that it will cut profits to family farms already struggling to survive. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed the Farm […]

July 13, 2019
Amtrak passenger train hits abandoned Jeep in Savannah

On Sunday (7/7), at approximately 4:30 p.m., the State Police investigated a car vs. train accident near Brown and Locco Road in the Town of Savannah, Wayne County. The train originated in New York City, and was on its way west to Rochester after a stop in Syracuse. Troopers say that an unoccupied passenger vehicle […]

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Jimerson, Captain Gordon Albert “Pete”

Largo, FL: Captain Gordon Albert “Pete” Jimerson, 82, on February 27, 2021. Born May 13, 1938 in Sodus Point, NY, Pete was a 1955 graduate of Sodus High School. In 1959, he began a career sailing the Great Lakes with Boland & Cornelius, presently the American Steamship Company. Over the course of 41 years, Pete […]

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VanHout, Tracey Lynn

MARION: Tracey passed away on February 20, 2021 at age 44.  She was predeceased by her daughter, Shaylynn Aubrey VanHout Caster; fiancé, Samuel Pergolizzi. Tracey is survived by her daughter, Abi (Louis Grayson) VanHout; parents, Gerald and Charlotte VanHout; siblings, Trevor VanHout; niece, Leah VanHout; aunt, Sharon (Steve) Smith; extended family and friends; beloved dog, […]

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