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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

UPDATE: Phelps woman had been arrested for petit larceny in weeks leading up to car v. train accident in Palmyra

A woman was killed by a train near the railroad crossing at Hogback Hill Road in Palmyra on Tuesday morning. Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts told local media that a woman drove her vehicle onto the tracks, waiting for the train. He added that the CSX train was working properly when the accident happened. The vehicle was pushed about a... more

Deputies: Palmyra mom left 8-month-old in bathtub alone, found unresponsive

Deputies in Wayne County have arrested a 24-year-old Palmyra mother after she left her 8-month-old baby alone in a bathtub. Deputies say they were called to a residence on Conifer Dr. shortly before 7 pm on Saturday. When the call was placed to authorities, the baby was not breathing. A neighbor was able to perform CPR and revive the child... more

Deputies: Man caught mid-burglary in Palmyra

A Palymra man is behind bars after a deputy caught him attempting to break into the second story of the home of an elderly person, according to Wayne County Sheriffs. It happened around 3:45 AM Saturday morning on Gates Street in the Town of Palmyra. “I was awaken by someone saying they are going to shoot somebody in the bushes... more

Travel tribute along the canal in Lyons

It was as if the Erie Canal of the 19th century era had come back to life. Lyons’ residents and visitors anxiously stood watch along the famed waterway’s banks waiting for a glimpse of the five canal boats dubbed Vote Tilla. Their week-long passage began on July 17 in Seneca Falls and ended in Rochester on July 21, stopping in... more

Hill Cumorah 2017 (photo)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is once again sponsoring the annual Hill Cumorah Pageant in Palmyra New York. Nearly 50 thousand spectators are expected to see the largest Pageant in North America. There are 740 cast members on hand. This year the pageant is celebrating its 80th anniversary. The show begins on July 15th and will... more

Pal-Mac grad makes cut for U.S. Lacrosse training team

A Palmyra-Macedon graduate has made the cut for a training team with U.S. Lacrosse. Earlier this week, it was announced that Ben Reeves is one of 49 players selected to be on the U.S. Lacrosse National Training Team. Over 60 professional players were invited to the initial round of tryouts, and a dozen college players were then given an invitation... more

200 years ago: Work on Erie Canal began and changed history

This Fourth of July marks the 200th anniversary of the ceremonial first digging for the construction of the Erie Canal, a 363-mile waterway that would change history. The groundbreaking was held July 4, 1817, in a field in Rome, in central New York. Construction of the canal was begun a few days later at a location nearby. Workers equipped with... more

Two sent to Strong after rollover crash in Manchester

On July 1st deputies along with Port Gibson Fire and Ambulance, as well as Finger Lakes Ambulance responded to a one vehicle crash on County Rd. 27 in Manchester. A 2004 Pontiac GTO operated by Marissa Giampaolo was traveling too fast to negotiate a curve when the vehicle hit gravel on the north shoulder of the road. Her vehicle subsequently... more

VoteTilla to get a Taste of Wayne County at Newark event

The VoteTilla will arrive in Wayne County on Monday, July 17th as part of a week-long navigational celebrating 100 years of women’s voices and votes in New York State that will take place along the Erie Canal. With a core of five rented, 10-passenger, canal packet boats, VoteTilla will set out from Seneca Falls and travel to Rochester, finishing the... more

Deputies: Four people arrested for Wayne County drug deal turned robbery

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office has arrested four people for robbery on Wednesday. Marion woman 33-year-old Crystal Quinn, 31-year-old Gabrielle Dame, 37-year-old Elijah Jenkins Jr., and 42-year-old Jerome Whitson of Newark are accused of planning a false drug deal then taking the buyer’s money and phone. They ran away, and were later stopped by sheriff’s deputies. WHEC: Read More more

State Police: Palmyra man hit victim with walking stick during domestic

State Police say that a Palmyra man was charged with assault, menacing, and criminal mischief after a domestic incident on June 21st. Police say David S. Main, 54, of Palmyra struck the victim with a walking stick during the alleged incident, which resulted in that victim being transported to Newark-Wayne Hospital. She was admitted for non-life threatening injuries, according to... 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

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

Skaneateles girls top Pal-Mac in Class D state lacrosse semifinals

Palmyra-Macedon’s breakthrough season in girls lacrosse came to an end on Friday afternoon. The Red Raiders were undone by a slow start in the second half of the Class D state semifinals and lost, 10-7, to Section III’s Skaneateles at the State University of New York at Cortland. “Obviously you’re disappointed to lose this game but one of the goals,... more

Pal-Mac falls in state semis

The Pal-Mac Red Raiders fell 20-6 to the Jamesville-Dewitt Rams at Cicero-North Syracuse High School in the Class C state semi-finals Wednesday evening. After an early Rams goal, Joe Lyko tied the game up 1-1 for Pal-Mac. However it all went downhill from there, as JD scored the next 13 straight goals to secure the win. WROC: Read More more

Voting like its 1890? Taxpayers in Pal-Mac weary of decisions that led to ‘hand counted’ ballots

Did you know that the US originally stopped using this method in 1890? After learning this I began wondering why voters in the Pal-Mac school district, who recently voted on the 2018 school budget, School Board candidates and a proposition for a Macedon Library tax they were placed back in time with “hand counted,” paper ballots. In 2016, taxpayers were... more
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