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50 years later, Vietnam vet receives medals for service

Like many Vietnam veterans at the time, David Tatich did not seek praise after returning home from the war. “I didn’t talk about it a lot. I just came back and went to college,” Tatich recalled. “There were a lot of (anti-war) demonstrations, but they didn’t bother me. I was married with two kids by then, so I just wanted... 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

Time to vote on more than $27 million capital project at Clyde Savannah

School district officials at Clyde-Savannah went out of their way to improve their schools and get everything they wanted on their wish list while ensuring the project would have no impact on local taxes. “This is an unprecedented opportunity for our district,” said Michael C. Hayden, Superintendent of Clyde-Savannah Central School District. “The amount of aid, 89.2 percent, is outstanding.”... more

Clyde-Savannah proposes $27.1M capital project

In three years, Clyde-Savannah’s swim teams might achieve something that has never been done in district athletics: Host a home meet. That’s because the Junior-Senior High School pool is 5 feet short of regulation size, said Superintendent Michael Hayden. While the boys and girls swimmers can practice in their own pool, they can’t host any meets. That will change if... more

Clyde-Savannah names tops of 2017 class

School officials at Clyde-Savannah High School say that a Valedictorian and Salutatorian have been named. Rosalie Betts, who carried a 97.967 percent GPA and will graduate with 26 college credits was named Valedictorian in a press release sent out to the media this week. Officials described her as an incredibly hard worker, who has dedicated herself to her studies and... 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

Savannah supervisor who supported Ginna nuclear deal now contends cost is too high

When a group of elected officials sent a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo last month asking him to temporarily halt his clean-energy plan — it would keep the Ginna Nuclear Power Plant in Ontario open — some Wayne County officials were surprised to learn one of their own was among the signatories. Savannah Town Supervisor Michael Kolczynski is among 83... 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

Deputies: Savannah man strangled woman until she passed out during domestic incident

A 48-year-old Savannah man is accused of strangling a woman until she lost consciousness — seriously injuring her. Deputies say Timothy Caves, 48, of Savannah was charged with second-degree assault, second-degree strangulation, two counts of criminal mischief and resisting arrest. The charges stem from an incident where Caves seriously injured a woman during a domestic incident. Deputies say he strangled... more

Deputies: Clyde man fled police after domestic incident

Deputies in Wayne County say a 21-year-old Clyde resident fled authorities after an investigation into a domestic incident. Jordan P. Colbert, 21, of Clyde was charged with second-degree criminal trespass, third-degree criminal trespass, obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment, unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle. The arrest stems from an investigation... more

Savannah woman facing multiple charges after stealing gun

A Savannah woman is facing multiple charges after she was involved in a domestic incident and found to be in possession of a stolen gun. Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts reports that on March 8th Roxanne G. Gillette, 45, of Savannah was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of a firearm, and fourth-degree grand larceny. Gillette... more

TSA: Wayne Co. man tried to bring loaded handgun onto plane at Hancock

TSA officials say a Wayne County man tried bringing a gun on a plane, which was scheduled to leave Syracuse-Hancock International Airport last week. The Savannah resident who tried to go through security on March 2nd was carrying a .380 caliber handgun. It was detected in the pocket of the man’s jacket. The gun was even loaded with six bullets... more

Clyde-Savannah student honored for volunteerism

A Clyde-Savannah student has been honored for his volunteer service. The school district said Andrew Hamblet, 18, of Savannah, was given the President’s Volunteer Service Award. The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on... more

Class C Semifinal Monday: Down goes Lyons, Clyde & ER… Ganada on to C1 title game

Bloomfield High School Gymnasium hosted the Section V Class C2 semifinals on Monday night in a pair of games streamed live on FL1 Radio. In a pair of thrillers, both the #4 seed Lyons Lions and the #2 seed East Rochester Bombers, would fall to higher seeds and both would have the basketball in their possession as the clock wound down... 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
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