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Daughter, three others charged with murder in Ontario investigation

Four people have been charged with murder in Wayne County, according to Sheriff Barry Virts. The charges were announced on Friday following a four-month investigation into a suspicious death, which happened on February 1st. Virts says that Julie Martin, 52, of Ontario was found dead in her home. Now, four people — including her own daughter — have been charged... more

Why the $90 million Lake Ontario flood relief bill may be about to sink

A $90 million flood relief bill for residents, businesses and municipalities along Lake Ontario has hit a big snag. The bill passed both the Senate and Assembly unanimously, but don’t expect it to be signed into law – at least, not in its current form.   The governor’s office tells CNYCentral the bill, as it is now, is “unworkable.” The... more

Flooding possible as thunderstorms develop on Friday

Thunderstorms with heavy downpours, which could lead to some flash flooding is expected to develop this afternoon. Around 3 pm is when FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil says the storms will begin to fire up, which could lead to some poor drainage flooding. He says the atmosphere is primed for these heavy, torrential downpours along with the storms firing ahead... more

Multiple projects will bring new face to Newark

The Newark Village Board approved multiple resolutions Tuesday evening, June 20th that will allow several projects to move forward ultimately changing the face of Newark for the next 40 years. Among those approved resolution was approval to hire a firm to oversee the coordination of all the projects to ensure efficiencies while construction is underway. “It’s a very exciting time... more

Unsettled weather returns for Finger Lakes

The next couple days are going to be wet in the Finger Lakes. Rain chances are going to gradually increase throughout the day on Thursday, according to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil. He says that a slow-moving frontal boundary will be the blame, but that the whole region shouldn’t expect to see a washout at any point in the day.... more

Nozzolio tapped to lead economic development initiative for Finger Lakes

A private institution with deep business and family roots in the area announced a major new initiative that will promote the Finger Lakes region as a great place for business enterprise. Leading the effort will be former New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio. Citing the Finger Lakes region’s outstanding natural beauty and livability, record numbers of tourists and wine and... more

DEC expands water quality monitoring program to all 11 Finger Lakes

All 11 Finger Lakes will now have citizen scientists collecting water quality data that is state-certified, a new development spurred on by the Finger Lakes Water Hub. Scott Cook, supervisor for the hub, said the expansion of the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program, often called CSLAP, was huge. Hub staff along with Chief of the... more

Summer kicks off with sun, mid-70s for Finger Lakes

If mid-70s with plenty of sunshine is something you like — then summer is going to get off to the right start. Wednesday is going to see temperatures into the mid-70s, with low-humidity, and mostly sunny skies. While a brief rain shower cannot be ruled out completely, according to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil — a vast majority of the... more

Gov. Cuomo blames IJC ‘blunders’ for Lake Ontario flooding; IJC responds

In the midst of criticism from several lakeshore communities and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, the international committee that oversees water levels in Lake Ontario is defending its decision making over the last several months. Governor Cuomo has become a vocal critic of the International Joint Commission and a controversial set of regulations known as Plan 2014; in May he... more

State Senate, Assembly approve more Lake Ontario flood relief funds

Lawmakers approved legislation Monday that would provide $90 million aid for homeowners, businesses and local communities impacted by flooding on the Lake Ontario shoreline and area waterways. The “Great Lake Flood Recovery and Mitigation Relief Act,” cosponsored by Sen. Patty Richie (R-Oswegatchie) and Assemblywoman Addie A.E. Jenne (D-Theresa) passed both legislative chambers Monday and provides grants up to $100,000 for... more

Deputies: Newark woman charged after live-in boyfriend injured 11-month-old

A Newark woman is facing child endangerment charges. This comes after her live-in boyfriend was arrested last month for hurting an 11-month-child whom he was babysitting, according to Wayne County Sheriff’s deputies. Last month, 23-year-old Brandon Morris was arrested after Sheriff’s deputies said he injured the 11-month-old while babysitting on two separate occasions. Monday, the Sheriff’s office announced Kaitlyn Brazo,... more

US Lacrosse honors for 12 players in Section V

US Lacrosse announced its annual national awards, and the governing body’s girls lacrosse All-American and All-Academic teams includes 12 players from Section V schools. A pair of the award winners are from Palmyra-Macedon, a team that made history in May by winning its first Section V championship. The Red Raiders advanced to the Class D state semifinals in Cortland with... more

Pleasant days coming for FLX

The forecast looks good through the middle of the week. It’ll get a little wet, with showers and perhaps some steady rain making their way into the region for the end of the week, according to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil. Montreuil says a few showers are possible on Tuesday and Wednesday, but that both days will be mostly dry... more

GALLERY: Looking back at the Father’s Day storm

The weather was active on Father’s Day. While temperatures soared throughout the afternoon hours, the sky turned vibrant as a line of strong and severe thunderstorms moved through between 6 pm and 8 pm. There were some power outages, but most of the region had power restored by midnight. Send us photos of weather as it happens via Facebook or... more

Relief money coming? Legislators working flooding package

Two Rochester-area state legislators have reached an agreement on a $90 million flood recovery package that would help communities affected by rising water levels, particularly those along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle and state Sen. Pam Helming announced the deal Monday. They have introduced legislation in their respective houses to establish the program.... more

Wayne County man’s catch could be new state record

A Macedon man has landed the catch of a lifetime. Jason Bair caught this freshwater drum, commonly called a sheepshead, on Oneida Lake. It weighed in at more than 36 lbs., which shatters the current record of 29 lbs. 14 oz. listed on the New York State DEC website. Of course Bair’s fish still has to be verified as a... more

Macedon library to host magic show

Macedon Public Library, 30 Main St., will host Cris Johnson as he presents “The Building and Construction Magic Show” at 6 p.m. July 5. The free show for ages 4-12 will encourage children to read during the summer through music, humor, magic and audience participation. For information, call 315-986-5932 or visit macedonpubliclibrary.org Daily Messenger: Read More more

FOOSBALL WIZARD: North-Rose Wolcott student is an international competitor

For students it’s the quintessential question this time of year: What are you doing this summer? The answer is simple for 15-year-old Kevin Paul, who is just winding up his sophomore year at North Rose-Wolcott High School. He’ll be playing lots of foosball on his new table. Yes, foosball. Paul, you see, is just coming off his first international tournament... more
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