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Heritage Weekend at Historic Palmyra

WHEN: June 16, 10:30AM-4:30PM This NYS Path Through History Weekend, join Historic Palmyra in celebrating the vast history of Palmyra, NY. Join costumed docents as you explore the five museums on Historic Palmyra’s Trail Pass, beginning at the Palmyra Historic Museum, 132 Market St., Palmyra. Your tour will take you to the Palmyra Historic Museum, Erie Canal Depot, Palmyra Print... more

Pal-Mac girls fall in state Class D semifinal

Victoria Ruffo scored five goals and Allie Berkery and Fiona Jones each netted a hat trick as Bronxville-I got its year-long wish to get another shot at a state championship. The Broncos, now 18-4, defeated Palmyra-Macedon 14-5 Friday in the Class D state semifinals at SUNY-Cortland. The Broncos, who fell in double-overtime in last year’s state championship, jumped out to... more

Palmyra-Macedon girls reach state semifinals in girls lacrosse

Palmyra-Macedon girls have reached the state semifinals in girls lacrosse. The Red Raiders advanced to the state semis with a 17-3 win over Eden on Saturday at Honeoye Falls-Lima High School. Jamie Walker had six goals and three assists and Emma Arnold added five goals and three assists. Anna Diakogiannis and Alea Javorowsky each scored two goals and Kayleigh Ground... more

Pal-Mac grad Ben Reeves wins Tewaaraton Award

Yale captain Ben Reeves and junior attack Sam Apuzzo of Boston College have won the Tewaaraton Award, given annually to the most outstanding male and female college lacrosse players in the nation. Reeves closed his college career with one goal and three assists in a 13-11 victory over Duke on Monday for the national championship. He finished the season with... more

Sheriff: Alcohol a factor in fatal accident after Fayette pursuit

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce reports a fatal one-car accident that happened on Marshall Road in Fayette over the weekend. The accident happened on Saturday around 4 p.m. when deputies initially observed a vehicle speeding northbound on Route 96. They attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but when the vehicle pulled over to the side — it quickly took back... more

Pal-Mac girls top Penn Yan to capture lacrosse title

The Pal-Mac girls lacrosse team defeated Penn Yan by a final score of 12-7 in Pittsford on Tuesday night to capture the Section V Class D title. It was the second straight championship for Pal-Mac and Coach E.J. Burse. Pal-Mac defeated Penn Yan in the sectional final game last season, 16-5. Emma Arnold led the way with 6 goals and... more

Musical cheers for Honeoye, Pal-Mac

It may sound cliche, but the hills of Honeoye are truly alive with the “Sound of Music,” and the notes are reverberating beyond school district boundaries. The Honeoye and Palmyra-Macedon central school districts are among area districts to recently be nationally recognized as “Best Communities for Music Education.” “We are excited,” said Grace Wood, Honeoye music department chair. “For some... more

Pal-Mac grad Ben Reeves becomes finalist for 2018 Tewaaraton Award

The Tewaaraton Foundation announced the men’s and women’s NCAA Lacrosse finalists for the 2018 Tewaaraton Award on Thursday. Listed, as one of five male finalists, is none other than Wayne County native Ben Reeves. The highly motivated student-athlete has been playing for the Yale Bulldogs for the last four years. WHEC: Read More Congrats to Ben Reeves in becoming Yale's... more

Pal-Mac voters to decide on $39.7M budget

The proposed budget for the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District that will be put to voters Tuesday totals $39.7 million, up 2.7 percent from the current-year spending plan of $38.65 million. The tax levy to support the budget came in under the state tax cap with a net increase of 2.4 percent. The tax levy is at $18.9 million, compared to... more

Sheriff: Contractor took $9K from Palmyra resident, now charged with grand larceny

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts reports the arrest of a Penfield man on grand larceny charges following an investigation into a contractor scam. In November 2017 deputies received a call from a Palmyra resident that a contractor he hired to work on his building — never completed the job, and never reimbursed him his payment. Ryan P. Frawley, 22, was... more

“It’s going to be tough forever”: Woman returns home after fatal Palmyra fire

The woman and her grandson injured in a fatal fire this week are both out of the hospital. The fire started just before 3:00 a.m. Tuesday morning at the home on East Palmyra Port Gibson Road. Ginger Sullivan was burned on her hands and face trying to save her 84-year-old mother, Dorothy Bouwens, from the flames. “I think I wouldn’t... more

Dog dies in Manchester structure fire after reported ‘explosion’

Firefighters were called to a home explosion in Port Gibson on Tuesday afternoon. Witnesses said they heard an explosion around 12:30 p.m. at a home along Rt. 31 near Hanley Road. Police say at least two families lived inside the home; and that one family dog died in the fire. No one was at home at the time of the... more

Motorcyclist sent to Strong after crash on State Route 31 in Palmyra

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports a personal injury crash that occurred on Tuesday in the Town of Palmyra. The collision involved a car and a motorcycle, according to deputies. The operator of the car – identified as James A. Parker Jr., 41 of Rochester was traveling west on State Route 31 and had to brake suddenly due to traffic... more

LATEST: Officials give update on fatal Palmyra blaze

The East Palmyra Fire Department was dispatched to 1569 East Palmyra-Port Gibson Road around 2:53 a.m. on Tuesday for a reported structure fire. According to Sheriff Barry Virts, firefighters found a home fully-involved upon arrival. The fire department was assisted by units from Port Gibson, Palmyra, Newark, and Marion – along with ambulances from Finger Lakes Ambulance and Port Gibson.... more

Palmyra mothers, bound by grief and resolve, work for justice

Three Palmyra mothers, reeling from an unthinkable loss, are now fighting to be heard. Carol Bauer, Elaine Hartnagel and Nancy Lewis and are the mothers and grandmothers of 17-month-old Curtis Rizzo and 15-year-old Cindy Lewis. Chad Campbell was 15 years old when he confessed to killing both of them in 1990. Because of his age, Campbell was given the maximum... more

Senator Helming to honor 16 women from Wayne-Finger Lakes region

Senator Pam Helming recently announced the 16 nominees for New York State Senate Woman of Distinction recognition from the Wayne-Finger Lakes region. This award recognizes the outstanding work of extraordinary women from our region and throughout New York State, with one honoree selected from each State Senate District. “Our community is fortunate to have so many remarkable women whose lives,... more

Sheriff, doctor outline opioid problems in Wayne County

The conference room at the Palmyra Library was filled to capacity Monday night with people wanting to learn more about the opioid crisis in Wayne County and the Finger Lakes region. Sponsored by the Citizens’ Response Network of Wayne County, the panel forum featured Wayne County Sheriff and New York State Sheriffs Association President Barry Virts; Dr. Charles Morgan, medical... more

Wayne 911 dispatcher helps caller through birth in Palmyra

The Wayne County 911 Center reports that a dispatcher helped deliver a baby on Monday around 8:53 a.m. The 911 Center received a call from an individual reporting that his girlfriend was in labor. Acting quickly, Wayne County Dispatcher Matthew Bixby performed Emergency Medical Dispatch instructions to help the caller deliver his child. Officials said they were honored that Supervisor... more
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