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Palmyra man charged with assault after badly injuring victim at Canandaigua bar

Palmyra man charged with assault after badly injuring victim at Canandaigua bar
Police arrested a Palmyra resident on assault charges following a violent incident in late-March. Collin A. Fox, 23, of Palmyra was charged with second-degree assault on April 19th. He is accused of intentionally causing serious physical injury to a male victim by punching and kicking that person in the face. The victim suffered several serious injuries to his face –... more

Old Palmyra landfill said to be potential state Superfund site

Old Palmyra landfill said to be potential state Superfund site
The Palmyra Landfill operated on a 6.8-acre site on Garnsey Road from the 1950s until it closed in the late 1970s. Due to the detection of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) in groundwater and leachate samples, the site has been designated by the state Department of Environmental Conservation as a potential state superfund site. Having that designation requires... more

Hazardous waste probed at old Palmyra Landfill

Hazardous waste probed at old Palmyra Landfill
The old Palmyra Landfill, a 6.8-acre site along Garnsey Road west of Route 31 in Palmyra, closed in the late 1970s. Water testing in late 2017 and last summer detected chemical pollutants — perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) — in groundwater and leachate samples, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The DEC is now coordinating with... more

Palmyra man transported to Strong Hospital after motorcycle accident on SR 31

Palmyra man transported to Strong Hospital after motorcycle accident on SR 31
Deputies say a Palmyra man was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital following a motorcycle accident on State Route 31 in Macedon during the early-morning hours of April 13th. William E. Watson, 49, of Palmyra was traveling eastbound on Route 31 when a deer entered into the roadway and collided with the motorcycle. The collision caused Watson to lose control of... more

Deputies: Man locked ex-girlfriend in bathroom, shoved her during domestic incident

Deputies: Man locked ex-girlfriend in bathroom, shoved her during domestic incident
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Rochester man following a domestic incident in the Town of Palmyra. Deputies arrested Edward A. Welsh, 21, of Rochester on multiple charges after the investigation on Wednesday. He was taken into custody around 11:40 p.m., according to deputies. Welsh was charged with criminal mischief, unlawful imprisonment, and harassment. He’s accused... more

Black bear spotted in Palmyra yard

Black bear spotted in Palmyra yard
A black bear was spotted off of Hydesville Road in Palmyra on Tuesday morning. Photos taken by Dick Leeuwen and sent to a Rochester television station the bear apparently targeting what looks like a bird house and feeder. Last month, the DEC urged homeowners to remove or secure easy food sources, like bird feeders and trash cans, that might attract... more

Deputies: Palmyra woman arrested after bringing subject of protective order into her home

Deputies: Palmyra woman arrested after bringing subject of protective order into her home, around children
Deputies arrested a Palmyra woman following an investigation into a domestic incident in the Town of Palmyra. Caitlyn E. Morse, 30, of Palmyra was charged with second-degree contempt after allegedly transporting the father of her children to her residence, and inviting him to stay – despite there being an active stay away order of protection. That order was due to... more

Palmyra mail carrier recognized for heroic act

Palmyra mail carrier recognized for heroic act
City carrier Georgeanna Graham could have ignored the gas smell she noticed when delivering on her Palmyra route, but instead she took the time to go to the door and tell the homeowner. Her alert led to the discovery of a gas leak on the premises. Graham’s concern may have averted a tragedy. “It doesn’t surprise me that Georgeanna would... more

Palmyra man accused of producing child porn, distributing it to Europe

Palmyra man accused of producing child porn, distributing it to Europe
Federal prosecutors arrested a 34-year-old man on Friday following an investigation into child porn, which was produced at his home in Palmyra. David Gfeller, 34, is charged with production, distribution, receipt, and possession of child pornography. In December 2017, police in Belgium discovered a series of pornographic images of the child. Authorities in Germany, Italy, Portugal and France subsequently discovered... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Wayne Co. Sheriff Barry Virts talks contract negotiations, mugshot ban, and more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts talks
Wayne County Sheriff Bary Virts discusses the challenges of running a department that’s mid-contract negotiations, and also coping with the widespread shortage of law enforcement prospects. He also tackles some of the statewide initiatives that could prove to be difficult for law enforcement to manage – like the controversial mugshot proposal, which would ban law enforcement agencies from releasing arrest... more

Neighbors concerned about former Palmyra landfill

Neighbors concerned about former Palmyra landfill
It doesn’t look like much: A small gate on the side of snowy hill. “Underneath that snow and not very much composition of soil is a landfill,” says Kevin Carrier, who lives just down the street. He used to work at the landfill back in the 1970s, but it’s been closed since 1986. For over three decades, it’s been mostly... more

UPDATE: Another judge censured in Wayne County after preliminary hearing held without lawyer present

Palmyra judge reprimanded for second time in lengthy career
After the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct ruled against a Palmyra judge, who had previously used his role for personal gain in the late-1980s this week – word came down about another judge in Wayne County, who was also censured. William E. Abbott, a Justice of the Palmyra Town Court and an Associate Justice of the Palmyra Village... more

Domestic incident leads to car crash in Wayne County

Domestic incident leads to car crash in Wayne County
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Palmyra man following the investigation of a domestic incident and car crash. Deputies arrested Ronald E. Lilly, 41, of Palmyra – charging him with harassment, criminal mischief, and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. It is alleged that Lilly engaged in a physical altercation, which resulted in items being damaged.... more

W-FL WEDNESDAY: Newark tops Geneva on senior night; Girls close out regular season

W-FL WEDNESDAY: Newark tops Geneva on senior night; Girls close out regular season
It was a busy night for Wayne-Finger Lakes teams after Tuesday’s snow day forced several games to be reschedule to Wednesday night. It was the final night of the regular season for Wayne-Finger Lakes girls teams as Sectional brackets are set. For the boys, it will be one more night of regular season play on Thursday night before the seedings... more

W-FL MONDAY: South Seneca, Gananda girls clinch league titles

W-FL MONDAY: South Seneca, Gananda girls clinch league titles
The South Seneca Lady Falcons won their 17th straight game on Monday night in Naples, defeating the Big Green 69-18. With the win South Seneca clinched the Finger Lakes West Championship. Meanwhile, the Gananda Lady Blue Panthers dropped a cross-over contest to local rival Wayne, 45-38, but still clinched the Wayne County Championship when Lyons defeated second-place Marion. Also on... more

W-FL FRIDAY: Newark spoils senior night in Waterloo; Midlakes girls clinch East title

W-FL FRIDAY: Newark spoils senior night in Waterloo; Midlakes girls clinch East title
After a Senior Night ceremony in Waterloo in which legendary Newark coach Ron Ceravolo was honored pregame, the Newark Reds came up with a big 66-58 road win against the Indians. Jayden Peters exploded out of the gate with 15 first quarter points and the Reds built a 16 point lead in the third quarter before Waterloo came storming back... more

Palmyra church members come together to make Friday a ‘Night to Shine’

Palmyra church members come together to make Friday a ‘Night to Shine’
Community members in Palmyra worked all day – to make sure Friday was a night to shine. The “Night to Shine” event is held around the world, and provides kids with special needs with a prom-like event. Cross Creek Church in Palmyra is one of the locations taking part. A tent had been put up for the event. Overnight Thursday,... more
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