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Wayne County Water Authority gets $500,000 for improvement projects

Wayne County Water Authority gets $500,000 for improvement projects
Rep. John Katko, R-24 of Camillus, said the Wayne County Water and Sewer has been awarded $500,000 in Northern Border Regional Commission funding to support water infrastructure improvements. He said this is the second NBRC grant the county has received in 2019, after advocating last year for Wayne to be added to a list of counties in New York state... more

Drug take back program happening throughout Wayne County

Wayne County police to collect unused drugs
Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts said all law enforcement agencies in the county will take part in the Oct. 26 national pharmaceutical collection day. Expired, unused and unwanted medication will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at these locations: Clyde Police Department — Galen’s Express Lane, 17 Sodus St. Sheriff’s Office — Lyons National Bank, 2 Forgham St. (Route 31).... more

Wayne County battles drug addiction with mobile van

Wayne County battles drug addiction with mobile van
It has been just over a year since the Department of Mental Health, Wayne Behavioral Health Network opened the doors of the Open Access Center, an out-treatment facility located at the Public Health Building on Nye Road in Lyons. The team of drug experts are providing support and care to those with a heroin, opioid or any other addition issues,... more

Fatal ATV crash reported over the weekend in Walworth

One dead after ATV crash in Wayne County
Deputies say that the fatal ATV crash in the Town of Walworth on Saturday occurred when the operator was exiting a field, and entering a trail. Investigators say it was determined that the ATV was traveling west in the field along Cream Ridge Road and was about to enter a trail when the operator, identified as William Enfonde, 36, of... more

Gananda School District mourning loss of ‘beloved’ teacher

Gananda School District mourning loss of ‘beloved’ teacher
A community is mourning the sudden loss of a beloved school teacher. According to the Gananda Central School District, Alexandra Feedied Friday in an accident while on vacation in California. Fee was an English language arts teacher for the district, where she worked for the last five years. Superintendent Shawn Van Scoy says the reaction is shock and sadness. “People’s hearts... more

Gananda High School teacher, Penfield cheer coach dies

Gananda High School teacher, Penfield cheer coach dies
Gananda High School teacher Alexandra Fee passed away in a tragic accident in California, according to the district. Fee, an English Language Arts teacher, passed away on Friday while on vacation in California. She was also a cheerleading coach for the Penfield Central School District. “She touched many lives; high school students, staff, and community members alike,” said superintendent Shawn... more

Wayne County man charged with felony DWI after wrong way crash on 590

Wayne County man charged with felony DWI after wrong way crash on 590
A Walworth resident was arrested on felony DWI charges following a wrong-way crash along Route 590 in Irondequoit early-Sunday. Four people were hurt in the wreck. Troopers allege 24-year-old Brayden Riel was driving westbound on the Bay Bridge. They say he then drove the wrong way on Route 590 and hit two other vehicles. Riel was charged with felony DWI... more

Town of Walworth explores water treatment options

Town of Walworth explores water treatment options
On June 20 the Walworth Town Board authorized their Supervisor, Susie Jacobs, to sign a Memorandum of Understanding to begin exploring the option of joining the Wayne County Water and Sewer Authority’s Western Regional Wastewater Treatment System improvements project. This project is to regionalize and consolidate the wastewater treatment plants of Palmyra, Macedon, and Marion, and has been moving forward... more

Gananda baseball’s season ends in state Class C semifinals

Gananda baseball’s season ends in state Class C semifinals
An early lead and another impressive pitching performance from Tim McClare were not enough as Gananda saw its season come to a close in a 3-1 loss to Ticonderoga of Section VII in the Class C state semifinals at Maine-Endwell High School, Friday. Gananda (19-5) took its first and only lead of the game in the top of the first... more

Walworth Scouts pitch-in while enjoying Lake Onatrio

Walworth Scouts pitch-in while enjoying Lake Onatrio
Boy Scout Troop 113 of Walworth were grateful to Salvatore Vittozzi, the care taker of Beechwood State Park on Maxwell Creek in Sodus. It is obvious that he has taken great care of the area: trail work, cleaning up after trespassers’ drug paraphernalia and food garbage, removing graffiti, and making it a safe place to enjoy nature. Troop 113 lent... more

Gananda baseball will lean on senior experience at NYS Final Four

Gananda baseball will lean on senior experience at NYS Final Four
Bill McClare figured his squad’s breakthrough season was 2018, but the Gananda Blue Panthers fell to eventual state champion Avon in the Section V Class C1 finals. “That was an eye-opening experience for the guys,” McClare said Thursday night by phone. “We went in and thought we had a solid team and then you go up against a team like... more

Cuomo pledges $300M for Lake Ontario REDI plan to address shoreline flooding

Governor Andrew Cuomo kicked off the Lake Ontario Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative, or REDI Commission on Monday in Rochester – promising upwards of $300 million to improve infrastructure along Lake Ontario. @NYGovCuomo kicking off the multi-agency Resiliency & Economic Development Initiative (REDI) in Rochester taking a proactive investment approach to the environmental challenge at Lake Ontario pic.twitter.com/DJINZfM7EE — Matthew... more

Gananda Blue Panthers heading to NYS Final Four

Gananda Blue Panthers heading to NYS Final Four
Blue Panthers starting pitcher Tim McClare threw a three-hitter with 16 strikeouts as Gananda beat Falconer of Section VI in the Class C Western Regionals at SUNY Fredonia on Saturday afternoon. The Blue Panthers move on to play the winner of Fort Plain vs. Ticonderoga of Section in the state semifinals at 2 pm Friday at Maine-Endwell High School. more

Gananda Blue Panthers punch ticket to regionals

Gananda Blue Panthers punch ticket to regionals
With one out in the fourth inning, the Bolivar-Richburg Wolverines brought the tying run to the plate. Bill McClare knew he had to make a pitching change. The Gananda Blue Panthers head coach decided to bring on senior first baseman Zach Ciprich in relief. “Cip just pounds the strike zone,” coach McClare said after the Blue Panthers’ 5-1 win over... more

Gananda wins Class C1 baseball sectional title

Gananda wins Class C1 baseball sectional title
Gananda defeated Warsaw, 5-0, for the Class C1 championship at Dwyer Stadium in Batavia on Saturday. It was the Blue Panthers’ first sectional baseball title since 1999. Gananda (17-4) and Class C2 champs Bolivar-Richburg (17-6) will meet in a Class C state qualifier contest on Tuesday. .@baseballsectv C1 Final- @gtownbsbl vs. @wcstigernation: Tim McClare's 10th strikeout of the game clinches... more

Walworth student competing in Scripps National Spelling Bee

Walworth student competing in Scripps National Spelling Bee
More than 500 kids from across the country and around the world are competing in the Scripps National Spelling Bee this year, including local student Jenna Giles. Giles is a 5th-grade student at the Richard Mann Elementary School in Walworth. On day two, she was given the word ruckus and spelled it correctly. She has completed in school and regional... more

Wayne Central voters send strong message as investigation concludes

Wayne Central voters send strong message as investigation concludes
With the hearings on the removal of two School Board members completed two weeks ago, the Board of Education at Wayne Central School District awaits an outcome. The Board made the following statement at the conclusion of the proceedings. “As of today, the proceedings relative to the possible removal of two Board of Education Members have concluded. The process the... more

North Rose-Wolcott students participate in Special Olympics in Bloomfield

North Rose-Wolcott students participate in Special Olympics in Bloomfield
Students from the North Rose-Wolcott Central School District recently participated in the Wayne-Finger Lakes Special Olympics, held at the Bloomfield Central School District athletic complex. NR-W student-athletes participated in various events and competed against other districts throughout the region. NR-W students were recognized as they arrived at the athletic complex. After opening ceremonies, students participated in events such as distance... more
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