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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 […]

July 13, 2019
Dealing with the homeless addict

Is there is anything that can be done about Scott Kelly, the 53 year-old man who is arrested on a regular basis? Scott is a severe alcoholic who is the scourge of police and stores with his constant thefts, begging and public urinations. His last arrests were for shoplifting beer and stealing an American flag […]

July 13, 2019
Sheriff announces open competitive civil service exam for Deputy Sheriff’s Road Patrol

Applications will be accepted by the Wayne County Human Resource Office at 26 Church Street, Lyons, New York up to July 30, 2019. The examination will be held on September 14, 2019. Applicants must be residents of Wayne County, have the minimum qualifications of a graduation from high school or possession of a high school […]

July 6, 2019
Woman arrested after threatening to kill her children, holds 11 year boy’s head underwater

On June 17, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jacqueline V. Iati, age 31, of 920 Driving Park Circle, in Newark, following an Arrest Warrant that was issued out of the Town of Arcadia Court. It is alleged that on June 12th, 2019 Ms. Iati went to 5534 Tellier Road in the Town of Arcadia […]

July 6, 2019
Town of Walworth explores Water Treatment Options

On June 20 the Walworth Town Board authorized their Supervisor, Susie Jacobs, to sign a Memorandum of Understanding to begin exploring the option of joining the Wayne County Water and Sewer Authority’s Western Regional Wastewater Treatment System improvements project.  This project is to regionalize and consolidate the wastewater treatment plants of Palmyra, Macedon, and Marion, […]

July 6, 2019
84-year-old Savannah man fights off and kills fox that attacked both he and his wife

Police report that a 84 year-old Town of Savannah man was attacked by  what he believed was a wild dog on Monday (7/1) afternoon on Cotton Road. The animal first attacked Richard Rising’s wife at the end of their driveway, then turned and attacked him.  Rising was able  to get the upper hand in 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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