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January 20, 2024
Walworth Town Clerk accepts County job

At Thursday night’s Walworth Town Board meeting, Town Clerk Aimée Phillips, serving since 2018, announced her plans to retire. She will be accepting a position with Wayne County as the Radiological/Hazmat Officer, replacing Walworth’s John O’Toole, who announced his retirement. John worked alongside Aimée in the Walworth Fire Department. Her new position, effective in February […]

January 20, 2024
Hooligan’s Eastside Grill opens its doors in Macedon

With a very soft opening on Sunday January 14th, for the Bills game crowd, Hooligans Eastside Grill on Route 31 (1011 Pittsford-Palmyra Road) in Macedon, opened its doors.  The gleaming new Sports Bar interior welcomed a good crowd Sunday night, and opened for lunch, starting on Monday. They boast 32 beers on tap, and 40 […]

January 13, 2024
Chad McDonald faces numerous felonies including kidnapping and grand larceny

The Newark Police Department announced the arrest on Tuesday (1/9) at 4:17 p.m. of Chad McDonald (giving no current address) on charges of Kidnapping 2nd Degree, Robbery 3rd Degree, Grand Larceny 3rd Degree, and Strangulation 2nd Degree. The arrest stemmed from an investigation into a domestic incident that occurred January 7th on Woodside Drive in […]

January 13, 2024
As crucial House elections near, New York Governor Hochul outlines agenda

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul outlined her agenda for 2024 in a State of the State address on Tuesday, with the Democrat focusing on public safety and housing ahead of a pivotal election season in a state whose races could determine control of Congress. Among the proposals announced were policies aimed […]

January 6, 2024
Newark/Lyons mourn former Police Chief Dick Bogan

Former Newark and Lyons Police Chief Richard (Dick) Bogan, age 71, died on Sunday, December 31, 2023, surrounded by family. Dick was born on April 24, 1952, in Utica, NY, as the son of Michael and Hannah (McCarthy) Bogan. Growing up in the area, he completed his education at Pal-Mac High School, graduating in the […]

January 6, 2024
County Board holds organizational meeting

A roll call of the Wayne County Board of Supervisors for 2014, began the meeting on Tuesday, January 2nd. The Board includes 7 new Supervisors: Dawn Pisciotti (Arcadia),  Lester Carr, Jr. (Galen), David Fantuzzo (Huron), Summer Johnson (Marion), Benjamin Aman (Ontario),  Scott Converse (Rose),  and Frank Paddock (Savannah). They joined returning Supervisors: Tommy Mettler (Butler),  […]

December 30, 2023
Something new is finally brewing at former Freewill Elementary school

After saying farewell to its last group of students in June of  2017, Freewill Elementary school has stayed vacant for the past several years. Located in Walworth as part of the Wayne Central School District,  the property sat silently with many in the community wondering what, if anything, would ever become of the once bustling […]

December 23, 2023
Wolcott community voice concerns over proposal to dissolve village

Community members packed the Wolcott Village Hall Thursday, voicing their concerns as the board set a date for a public vote on whether or not to dissolve the village. "It’s going to be one of the most important elections or votes in the history of Wolcott," one community member said. "There’s never been one more […]

December 16, 2023
Bank makes check deposits of $51,000+ into wrong account - Butler man goes on spending spree

State Police investigators out of Wolcott received a report on November 28th from the Lyons National Bank branch in the Village of Wolcott that they made a mistake while depositing $51,000+ in checks into the wrong account of a person with a similar name. Following an investigation,  Jason A. Brunton, age 51, of Yates Road […]

December 16, 2023
Macedon Building Codes keep the lid on uninhabited homes

When a home was foreclosed upon on North Wayneport Road in the Town of Macedon, an enterprising squatter thought he could justify his take-over of the property by simply paying the back taxes at the county level and  with paperwork in hand, begin making massive renovations at the house, even though he was not the […]

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DeWispelaere, William George

WOLCOTT:William G. DeWispelaere, 75, passed away on Monday, July 15, 2024, at the Wayne County Nursing Home. Friends and family are invited to attend calling hours at the Norton Funeral Home, 5925 New Hartford St., Wolcott, on Saturday, July 20, 2024, from 11:00AM to 1:00 PM.  Funeral service with full military honors will be held […]

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Torres, Ana Laura

NEWARK: Ana Laura Torres-Ruiz, a beloved soul, was born in Rincón, Puerto Rico, in the barrio of Calvache. Her journey began on April 16, 1939. On July 10, 2024, in Newark, NY, Ana Laura peacefully passed away surrounded by her loved ones. Cosme Torres-Ortiz, her devoted husband of 67 years, stood by her side through […]

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