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Proposals sought for redeveloping closed Butler Correctional Facility in Wayne County

Nearly four years after the state closed Butler Correctional Facility in Wayne County, Empire State Development has issued a request for proposals to solicit ideas for redeveloping the 200-acre property. The process will be different than past requests for other properties. Interested parties will be able to submit ideas for using the 101-acre medium security facility, which closed in 2014,... more

Marijuana grow operation spanned four properties in three counties

On Thursday multiple agencies in Ontario County executed a search warrant on four properties resulting in the arrest of two individuals after more than 600 marijuana plants were seized. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Canandaigua and Geneva police departments, as well as Wayne and Monroe County sheriff’s offices executed a search warrant for four properties, which included... more

Deputies: Drivers had to slam on brakes to avoid child left in Butler roadway

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 69-year-old Butler resident after an investigation into a child, who was playing in the middle of a country road. Kenneth E. Bond, 69, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child following an investigation into a domestic dispute. Bond allegedly allowed his 6-year-old daughter to play in the middle... more

Butler man arrested on felony drug charges after home visit by probation

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 60-year-old Butler man on a number of drug charges this week. Douglas Duane Brown, 60. of Butler was being supervised by the Wayne County Probation Department due to a felony conviction in 2015 for attempted possession of a narcotic drug. During a routine home visit by probation officers — Brown... more

Structure fire under investigation in Butler

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts says no one was hurt in a structure fire over the weekend in Butler. The blaze was reported at a single-occupancy home located at 14144 South Butler Conquest Road. A passerby called 911 reporting that there were smoek and flames coming from the back corner of the residence. Firefighters arrived and determined that the home... more

Butler man charged with DWI after driving truck off roadway

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Cody Middleton, 26, of Butler for driving while intoxicated. Patrol was dispatched to a traffic complaint on State Route 104 in the Town of Sodus for a truck off the roadway. After further investigation it was determined that Mr. Middleton was operating the motor vehicle while in an intoxicated condition. He... more

Butler man faces felony DWI charge after report from gas station

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Butler Man for driving while intoxicated after receiving a report from a citizen. Deputies say they were alerted to an intoxicated person pumping gas into a vehicle at a local gas station. Following field sobriety tests, deputies took Gregory A. Northrup, 47, into custody. A subsequent chemical test indicated that... more

Deputies: Butler man falsely reported hit-and-run to ‘stay out of trouble’

Deputies in Wayne County have arrested a Butler man after the investigation into a hit-and-run accident, which had allegedly taken place on the north side of Wadsworth Road in Wolcott. Upon investigation, it was determined that Robert A. Starnes, 23, gave a false report of what happened in Wolcott. He was charged with third-degree falsely reporting an incident. Starnes alleged... more

Barrington voters say ‘yes’ to alcohol; but there are other ‘dry’ FLX communities

For a region that prides itself on being a wine and brew destination in the U.S., some communities in the Finger Lakes still have regulations around alcohol sales that leave residents — and prospective business owners — scratching their heads. Barrington removed itself from the list of communities that were either ‘dry’ or ‘partially dry’, after Prohibition era regulations were... more

ELECTION NIGHT LIVE 2017 (webcast replay)

Josh Durso, Jackie Augustine & Jim Sinicropi were live inside the all-new FingerLakes1.com Studio on Election Night for results, reaction, interviews and analysis from Tuesday’s vote in Cayuga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates Counties. Hear from Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro, successful Seneca Falls Town Council candidate Doug Avery, Geneva City Supervisor candidates Lou Guard &  Dom... more

Michael Calarco wins big in Wayne DA race

Michael Calarco said during the campaign that experience was the difference between he and his opponent, David Fulvio, in the race for Wayne County district attorney. On Tuesday, the voters agreed. Calarco, running on the Democratic and Conservative lines, handily defeated Fulvio, a Republican. Calarco finished with 9,574 votes in unofficial results posted on the county website just before 1... more

ELECTION GUIDE 2017: Looking at all of the candidates, issues in Wayne County

A contested District Attorney’s race in Wayne County highlights an active year for local, municipal races. Sodus Point will elect a village mayor just months after historic flooding ravaged the Lake Ontario coastline. Walworth will elect a new Town Supervisor, as well. While the only Democratic Supervisor in Wayne County, Kenan Baldridge, will run unopposed. The biggest issue, by far,... more

Special investigation leads to sex charge for Auburn man

An Auburn man faces a felony sex charge after a special investigation in Wayne County. I:nvestigators say Darrell L. Hagerman, 52, of Auburn was charged with second-degree sex act after a special investigation. Details of the investigation were not released to the media or public. Hager man was arraigned in Butler Town Court and held on bail. He is scheduled... more

Wayne sheriff’s association endorses Calarco

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Police Officers Association-Teamsters Local 118 have endorsed Michael Calarco for district attorney. The group includes members of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. FL Times: Read More more

Why so many want Joseph Amico behind bars

It was quite a surprise to Joseph Amico, age 45, of 7850 Flagler Street, City of Las Vegas, that two Wayne County Sheriff’s Officers were waiting outside a New York City Courtroom on Monday (8/14) morning, waiting to take him into custody. In a Manhattan court, Amico had been charged with making terrorist threats and Aggravated Harassment in the Second... more

Major infrastructure projects on tap for Seneca, Ontario, Wayne counties outlined

Infrastructure is always scrutinized by officials and taxpayers. Universally, the condition of local roads is something that has been questioned, debated, and discussed at-length throughout all levels of government. On Wednesday, Sen. Pam Helming (R-54) announced road paving projects in the 54th District, which will be completed this summer – totaling $6.24 million in local investment. According to the Senator,... more

Executive Director of FLX Red Cross talks Lake Ontario flooding, disaster response (podcast)

When it comes to disaster response, the Finger Lakes Chapter of the American Red Cross handles hundreds of events and disasters throughout the calendar year. They also spend a significant amount of time working to prevent disasters. Even training and developing core volunteer staff to respond to various disasters throughout the Finger Lakes Chapter’s six county district takes up a... more

Wayne County communities host drug take back sites this Saturday

What is becoming an annual event in Wayne County and across the United States, residents are urged to bring their unused prescription medications to a local drop off site this Saturday, April 29th. The Drug Enforcement Administration has developed a national take-back initiative, creating the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The event aims to provide a safe, convenient, and... more
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