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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

20 years of apple touring in Wayne County

The annual Wayne County Apple Tour returns for the 20th year this fall. Since 1997, apple lovers throughout western and central New York have explored Wayne County to pick fresh apples, enjoy the fall colors, and enjoy a day of family fun. Wayne County is the largest apple-producing county in New York State. The tour runs throughout the month of... more

77-year-old Red Creek woman ticketed after Rt. 332 crash

Deputies responded to a personal injury motor vehicle accident in Farmington on Saturday. One person was ultimately sent to Thompson Hospital, after one vehicle struck another on State Route 332. Deputies say Karen Marshall, 77, of Red Creek traveled through a red light and struck Christina Foti, 27, of Palmyra, who was crossing at County Rd. 41. Marshall was transported... more

Deputies: Red Creek woman stole dog, mail from Lyons home

A 28-year-old Red Creek woman was arrested on burglary charges, according to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office after an investigation into a robbery that was reported by a homeowner in Lyons. Deputies say that Misty M. Leonard, 28, of Red Creek was charged with second-degree burglary and petit larceny after allegedly entering the home of a resident in Lyons, without... 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

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

FingerLakes1.com’s Jim Sinicropi honored by Chapter 5 of the NYS Athletic Administrators Association

On Monday, FingerLakes1.com President Jim Sinicropi was a presented with a 2016-17 Appreciation Award by Red Creek Athletic Director Marc Blankenberg at the annual Dennis E. Fries, Chapter 5 Awards Luncheon held at Burgundy Basin Inn in Pittsford. The recognition award was on behalf of the Wayne County Athletic Association for FingerLakes1.com’s and FL1 Sports expanded coverage of Wayne-Finger Lakes... more

Red Creek mother charged with assaulting weeks-old child

State police charged a Wayne County mother after they say her 7-week-old child showed up at the hospital with broken bones. Melissa Blanchard, 22 of Red Creek, is charged with reckless assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Troopers say the child was taken to an Oswego hospital earlier this month where he was found to have three fractures.... 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

Strong day for local athletes at Penn Yan track and field meet

The host Penn Yan girls track and field team picked up a win over visiting Red Creek, Waterloo, Geneva and Dundee in a Wayne-Finger Lakes meet on Tuesday. The boys meet saw Dundee earn a victory with Red Creek second and Waterloo third. Penn Yan was fourth and Geneva finished fifth. – Read more from FL Times 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

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

Katko: Lake Ontario closer to national marine sanctuary status

Lake Ontario is a step closer to being officially designated as a national marine sanctuary. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reviewed the nomination of southeastern Lake Ontario and will include it in a collection of areas under consideration for national marine sanctuary status. Four counties — Cayuga, Jefferson, Oswego and Wayne — partnered to work on the proposal for... more

Wolcott sex offender charged twice within a month

A level 2 sex offender has been arrested for the second time in a month. Jacob Ritchie, 31, of the village of Wolcott, was charged March 9th by Wayne County sheriff’s investigators  with failing to change and/or update his status with the New York state Sex Offender Registry, an E felony, and resisting arrest. The charges stem from an online... more

Mynderse and Newark advance to Class B final at the Blue Cross Arena; South Seneca girls roll to title game (full coverage)

The top seeded Mynderse Academy Blue Devils led the #4 seed Early College by 27 points in the 3rd quarter of the first game Wednesday night’s Section V Class B Semifinal doubleheader at Victor High School. Early College would come storming back as the Blue Devils went cold at the free throw line and had the ball with a chance... more

Sectional Saturday: Semifinals set for boys & girls in Section V (full coverage)

The second slate of Section V boys and girls basketball quarterfinal games were played out on Saturday throughout the region. For Wayne-Finger Lakes teams, the Wayne boys, Mynderse girls, South Seneca girls, Gananda girls, Red Creek girls punched their ticket to the Sectional Final Four rounds to be played this upcoming week. Full results from Saturday below… BOYS BRACKETS (.pdf): AA... more
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