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High water on Lake Ontario: Who’s to blame?

The waters of Lake Ontario, already at their highest point in a quarter-century, are continuing to rise. Shoreline property is flooding and erosion is worsening — and the lake level is expected to go up at least another four inches and quite possibly more by mid-summer. In Monroe County, the Lake Ontario shore is lined with modest cottages, palatial homes... 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

Veteran of Wayne Co. Sheriff’s Office promoted to supervisor

Promoted. In this day and age, where people are often moving from position-to-position, looking for the best opportunity as the employment landscape changes – seeing a longtime deputy get a promotion is something worth celebrating For Deputy Sheriff Andrea Knapp, a 13 year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office leaving for another opportunity wasn’t an option. Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts announced... 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

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

NR-W school board updated on strategic action plan

North Rose-Wolcott Central School District officials said the district is taking “major steps” to improve student academic performance. A key part of that effort is the Strategic Action Plan. A mid-year PowerPoint update on the plan, which the district said shows the many ways it is transforming instruction, was given to the school board by the Leadership Council in February.... 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

SECTIONAL FRIDAY: Newark tops Midlakes, Gananda ousts Whitman, Mynderse survives (full coverage)

On one of the best nights for high school basketball fans of the year, over 60 boys and girls Section V basketball teams hit the court in quarterfinal postseason contents across the region. Full results and updated brackets below including video of a Wayne girls three-pointer to beat Geneva and full video of the Midlakes-Newark game on FL1 Sports below.... more

Big wins for W-FL teams on opening night of Sectional basketball (full coverage)

Fifty-six high school basketball teams from throughout Section V were in action on opening night of Sectional play on Tuesday night and several W-FL teams advanced to the quarterfinals. Full results from the entire slate of games on Tuesday night in Section V, updated tournament brackets and upcoming schedule below…   TUESDAY NIGHT OPENING ROUND SCOREBOARD: CLASS B BOYS  (Updated... more

2017 Section V boys & girls basketball Sectional tournament brackets

Late Friday morning, the seeding points for Section V boys and girls high school basketball became official as the regular season is behind us. Ahead is Sectionals! Check out the brackets below for every classification in Section V for the boys and girls with our area teams highlighted. Postseason play gets underway Tuesday night. Check back to FingerLakes1.com for our... more

W-FL Thursday: Whitman’s 16-game win streak snapped on regular season’s final night

Non-league contests dotted the schedule on Thursday night, the final night of the regular season for Section V boys basketball teams. Some interesting, pre-Sectional match-ups that included Newark with a big comeback win at Batavia and Geneva picking up a win against School of the Arts. Marcus Whitman, who had won 16 straight games, hosted Class B Livonia and dropped... more

W-FL Tuesday: Klein & Norris have shootout for the ages as Creek beats NR-W in OT

With the final week of the regular season in Wayne-Finger Lakes high school basketball, all the league titles have been decided but area teams are still jockeying for sectional seeds. The game of the night took place in Wolcott where North Rose-Wolcott senior Tyler Norris and Red Red senior Nick Klein put on a show in the second half and... more

Wayne County joins others across state in search of mandate relief

It was just a couple of weeks ago that Wayne County Administrator Rick House joined other officials from across the state to lobby in Albany for unfunded mandate relief. House visited the Governor’s mansion with other members of the New York State Association of Counties, which represents county leaders all across the state, to seek some relief from state mandates.... more

WEBCAST REPLAY: Nick Klein & Red Creek look to spoil Senior Night for NR-W’s Tyler Norris

A special Valentine’s Day presentation of Wayne-Finger Lakes high school basketball on Tuesday night as the Red-Green Rivalry between Red Creek and North Rose-Wolcott is renewed at North Rose-Wolcott High School on FL1 Sports. It was senior night for Cougar great Tyler Norris who squared off with fellow 1,000 point club member and senior Nick Klein of Red Creek. Jim... more

W-FL Tuesday: Newark falls at Midlakes, Mynderse takes East title

The Midlakes Screaming Eagles stunned the Newark Reds on Tuesday night behind 22 points from Bryce Burri and 20 rebounds from Daryn Carswell. The loss by Newark, coupled with Mynderse Academy’s win at home over Pal-Mac, gives the Blue Devils the outright Finger Lakes East championship. With Marcus Whitman’s clinching of the FL West title two weeks ago, the last... more

W-FL Saturday: Gananda takes Midlakes to OT; Tyler Norris scores 42

North-Rose Wolcott senior Tyler Norris has had quite a career and he just keeps adding to his 1,000+ point scoring total. On Saturday night he recorded a career-high 42 points in a loss to Williamson and currently is responsible for six of the top 10 single-game high scores by an individual this season in all of the Wayne-Finger Lakes leagues.... more

Wayne County Clerk urges residents to renew locally at your DMV

By Tammy Whitacre For years, Wayne County Clerk Michael Jankowski has worked to educate residents when it comes to helping the county they live in. The “notice to Wayne County residents” urges them to bring their renewals for vehicle registration and driver’s licenses to their local Department of Motor Vehicles in Lyons and forgo returning the payment in the pre-addressed... more
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