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

Helming urges residents, businesses to apply for flood aid

State Sen. Pam Helming, R-54 of Canandaigua, is reminding residents who plan to apply for grant funding through the Lake Ontario Flood Recovery Program that the application deadline is quickly approaching. Homeowners must submit their applications by Friday, Sept. 29, while small business owners, farmers, nonprofit corporations, homeowners associations and municipalities have until Sunday, Dec. 31, to send in their... more

Officials applaud volunteers who assisted during Lake Ontario flooding

The Wayne County Board of Supervisors, on Wednesday night, hosted an Appreciation event at Sodus Point Fire Hall for all the volunteers who worked so diligently and tirelessly during the months of flooding at Sodus Point and Huron. The devastating flood event brought out “neighbors helping neighbors”, and countless Town, County and State emergency agencies, firefighters, and highway departments. The... more

5 mph speed limit on Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence River extended to Oct. 2

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order placing a 5 mile-per-hour boating speed limit on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River has been extended through Monday, Oct. 2, the governor’s office announced on Friday. Under the order, all vessels operating within 600 feet of shore must limit their speed to 5 mph to help reduce impacts to shoreline residents and infrastructure... more

Info session set for flood victims on Lake Ontario shoreline

Property owners affected by flooding from record Lake Ontario water levels can learn how they can get help next week in a meeting hosted by state Sen. Pam Helming and Assemblyman Bob Oaks. An informational meeting on the Lake Ontario Flood Recovery Program will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23 at the Wallington Fire Department, 7863... 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

Pennsylvania man charged with aggravated DWI in Sodus

On August 14th Troopers arrested Humberto Rodriguez-Cruz, 25, of Chester, Pennsylvania for driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated, failure to dim lights and speeding. Rodriguez-Cruz was stopped on State Route 104 in the Town of Sodus for failing to dim lights and speeding. He was placed under arrest after failing multiple standard field sobriety tests. Rodriguez-Cruz was transported to... more

OFFICIALS: Emergency orders, road closures extended for Sodus Point

Sodus Point Mayor Christian Tertinek reports that emergency orders, which have been standing for weeks in parts of Wayne County — have been extended. The official extension means that power driven vessels can operate at no more than idle speed on Great Sodus Bay. It also means that sand bags must remain in place, per the emergency order to protect... more

Cuomo: ‘Senseless’ to reduce Lake Ontario outflows

Gov. Andrew Cuomo criticized a joint U.S.-Canada board for reducing Lake Ontario outflows as high water levels continue to affect communities along the lake and St. Lawrence River. The International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board announced Tuesday that outflows will decrease from 367,300 to 349,970 cubic feet per second. The board first mentioned the decrease in an update that was... more

WATCH: Gorgeous drone video from Friday morning at Sodus Point

Veteran TV anchor/photographer John Kucko of WROC-TV in Rochester brought his drone to Sodus Point Friday morning just after daybreak and captured the below footage from above the Sodus Point Lighthouse Museum. With potentially strong storms anticipated later in the day, the peaceful morning scene may be a contrast to a stormy evening on Lake Ontario… Morning calm before the... more

Schumer calls on Army Corps to repair Sodus Bay barriers

Resort communities like Sodus Point are supposed to be havens for people to escape the stresses of life, Sen. Chuck Schumer said while standing in front of the bay channel Friday afternoon. “People come here for relaxation,” said Schumer at Wayne County’s Sodus Point Park, where the nearby beach has been eroded considerably by the record-high waters of Lake Ontario.... more

Crumbling breakwalls add to waterfront woes in Sodus Point

Sen. Charles Schumer wants the Army Corps of Engineers to make fixing the breakwall seperating Lake Ontario and Sodus Bay a priority. He’s also demanding the Army Corps to use sand from planned bay dredging to fill in the washout at Crescent Beach by next summer. “They have the dollars to do this, they have to move up the priority,” said... more

Cuomo asks for FEMA assistance for Lake Ontario flooding

Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked the federal government to declare a disaster area for home and business owners along the Lake Ontario shoreline that have been hit by flooding in recent months. In a letter dated July 6 but not made public until Saturday, Cuomo wrote, "I am requesting an expedited major disaster declaration" from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for... more
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