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Wayne County may snuff pharmacy tobacco sales

In the windows of some Rite Aid Pharmacy outlets, you’ll see “wellness images,” such as a woman eating an apple and another in meditation. But as you walk into the store, you’ll see a wall of cigarettes behind the checkout counter, notes Ryan Mulhern, public health educator for Wayne County. That, said Mulhern, conflicts with the image Rite Aid and... more

Bokelman pulls out of Wayne County district attorney race

Acting Wayne County District Attorney Chris Bokelman has pulled out of a special election to decide the county’s top prosecutor. In an email to the Times Tuesday, Bokelman said he sent the following announcement last Friday to his supporters. “I am writing to let you know that I am ending my campaign for the position of Wayne County District Attorney... more

Five of the BEST events happening in the FLX this weekend

Looking for something to do this weekend with family or friends? The Finger Lakes is loaded with events on Saturday and Sunday, which will give everyone an opportunity to get out and enjoy the springtime festivities that come with living in the region. Whether you’re interested in wine, crafts, arts – or are looking for a parade – the Finger... more

Demolished building in Clyde hauled away

A recently demolished building on Main Street in Clyde has been cleared out and hauled away. According to Mayor Gerald Fremouw, the structurally damaged building posed a safety risk to the community. After a partial collapse of the building, the structural engineer called in by the village to inspect the building deemed it unsafe and recommended demolition. A truck sat... more

Clyde man arrested in Weedsport after allegedly stealing vehicle

A Clyde man was arrested early Wednesday morning in the village of Weedsport after allegedly stealing a black pickup truck, according to the New York State Police. Danny Hollier, 38, was charged with third and fourth-degree possession of stolen property, reckless driving, unlawful fleeing of an officer in a motor vehicle and other traffic violations, said state police. The Citizen:... 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

State Police still looking for missing Clyde man, 15 years later

State Police continue to investigate a 15-year-old missing person case in Wayne County Authorities are seeking the public’s assistance to help solve a 15-year-old case involving a missing Clyde man, Douglas C. Stresing. Stresing was reported missing on May 27th, 2002, in Clyde, New York. He was last seen at around 8:30 am, walking westbound on State Route 31 toward... more

Time to vote on more than $27 million capital project at Clyde Savannah

School district officials at Clyde-Savannah went out of their way to improve their schools and get everything they wanted on their wish list while ensuring the project would have no impact on local taxes. “This is an unprecedented opportunity for our district,” said Michael C. Hayden, Superintendent of Clyde-Savannah Central School District. “The amount of aid, 89.2 percent, is outstanding.”... more

Clyde-Savannah proposes $27.1M capital project

In three years, Clyde-Savannah’s swim teams might achieve something that has never been done in district athletics: Host a home meet. That’s because the Junior-Senior High School pool is 5 feet short of regulation size, said Superintendent Michael Hayden. While the boys and girls swimmers can practice in their own pool, they can’t host any meets. That will change if... more

Deputies: Waterloo man struck child during dispute in Clyde

Deputies in Wayne County say a Waterloo man was arrested after an alleged fight with a child. Matthew T. Wiltsie, of Waterloo was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and harassment after he was involved in a verbal dispute with a juvenile that turned physical. He struck the juvenile in the face while playing basketball in Clyde. He... more

Clyde-Savannah names tops of 2017 class

School officials at Clyde-Savannah High School say that a Valedictorian and Salutatorian have been named. Rosalie Betts, who carried a 97.967 percent GPA and will graduate with 26 college credits was named Valedictorian in a press release sent out to the media this week. Officials described her as an incredibly hard worker, who has dedicated herself to her studies and... 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

Latest from FLX as water levels continue to rise (full-coverage)

It’s a bad situation. As a whole, the region is several inches over “normal” rainfall amounts for the last two months. While the Finger Lakes didn’t see the snowmelt that sometimes contributes to springtime flooding — we have seen plenty of spring rains. On Thursday a road washed out in Geneva. Coastal communities along Lake Ontario have been on edge... more

Wayne Sheriff provides update in monthly column

Dear Neighbors, The Sheriff’s Office 2016 Annual Report is available online at www.waynecosheriff.org through your town supervisor and at all the public libraries in the county for your review. On April 29th all Wayne County law enforcement agencies, Wayne-NET (Wayne Narcotic Enforcement Team) and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft... more

Deputies: Clyde man fled police after domestic incident

Deputies in Wayne County say a 21-year-old Clyde resident fled authorities after an investigation into a domestic incident. Jordan P. Colbert, 21, of Clyde was charged with second-degree criminal trespass, third-degree criminal trespass, obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment, unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle. The arrest stems from an investigation... more

Villages must think outside the box to hold onto local police departments

One of the biggest assets Wayne County villages boast, their police departments, are in jeopardy. Village officials from across Wayne County came together last Monday, March 20th for their monthly meeting to discuss the pros and cons of community policing. While the idea of a local police department is a huge asset for a village, officials are not blind to... more

Wayne County learning center consortium gets funding

A consortium of four Wayne County school districts was awarded $2.4 million to continue its 21st Century Community Learning Center programs. More than 1,600 students living in the Clyde-Savannah, Lyons, North Rose-Wolcott and Red Creek school districts, ranging from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, will continue to have access to an array of free community enrichment activities, including its most visible... more
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