UPDATE: Overnight shelter opened in Wayne Co. as thousands remain without power

Wayne County Emergency Management announced on Thursday that an overnight shelter has been established by the Red Cross at Cross Creek Church on Canandaigua Rd. in Macedon. Officials say that the shelter opened at 5 pm and would be welcoming those who are dealing with the continued power outages, as temperatures plummet over the next several days. Forecasters say that... more

Deputies: Investigation ends with seizure of untaxed cigarettes, assault rifles from Walworth home

A Walworth man is facing multiple charges after deputies in Wayne County say they completed a months-long investigation into weapons and untaxed cigarettes. Mark Hopkins, 62, of Walworth was arrested and charged with multiple counts of unlawful possession of untaxed cigarettes, as well as criminal possession of a weapon. Deputies executed a search warrant on Hopkins’ Waterford Road residence in... 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

Walworth Town Clerk censured for complaints of unprofessional conduct

On Monday, January 30th, the Walworth Town Board held a Special Meeting regarding a legal investigation which the town board commissioned on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017. The investigation was conducted to examine what was described as a long history of impropriety of the Walworth Town Clerk, Ms. Susie Jacobs. Jacobs is currently serving the third year of her four year... 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

Ontario man charged with harassment, mischief after Walworth incident

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts says an 18-year-old Ontario man was arrested after a disturbance in the Town of Walworth. Deputies arrested Joseph A. Sisca, 18, of Ontario following a disturbance where he allegedly went to another person’s residence — confronting them and damaging property. He was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, second-degree harassment, and was arraigned in Walworth Town... more

Walworth man charged with DWI after traffic stop in Gorham

Deputies in Ontario County say they arrested a Walworth man after he was observed weaving in a vehicle on State Route 364 in Gorham. Ian T. Ellison, 27, of Walworth was arrested after he was observed weaving within the lane and crossing the center line on Route 364. Ellison was found to be intoxicated and taken into custody after the... more

Officials mark the opening of Wayne County manufacturer

Local and state officials last week marked the opening of the new McAlpin Industries manufacturing plant on Route 441 in this Wayne County town. Among those attending were Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul. The family-owned metalworking company also will continue its operations in Rochester, where it has been headquartered for more than 50 years and employs 148 workers. The new, 120,000-square-foot... more

Gov. Cuomo announces new McAlpin Industries Manufacturing Plant in Wayne County

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the opening of a new McAlpin Industries manufacturing plant in the Town of Walworth, Wayne County. The family-owned metal working company will also continue its operations in Rochester, where it has been headquartered for more than 50 years and employs 148 workers. The new, 120,000 square foot manufacturing plant and warehousing facility will allow the... more

Battle between Walworth Town Board and Town Clerk turning nasty

The battle between two elected offices in the Town of Walworth highlight the struggle that most small communities face. A Town Clerk, who has been out of work for an extended period of time is not forced to keep any regular hours, putting taxpayers and residents in a tough place. The Town Board, appears to be almost powerless, unless they... more

Wayne Central School Board votes to close Freewill Elementary School

In a vote made Wednesday night, the Wayne Central School Board has voted in favor of a measure which would close Freewill Elementary School. The measure was approved in a 7-2 vote. This comes after months of debating on the future of the school district. Leaders had been looking for ways to save money. WHAM: Read More more

New Birding Guide is offered by Wayne County Tourism

This unique guide was compiled by author and biologist, Susan Petersen Gateley, who has extensive experience locating birds in Wayne County. Laurie Dirkx, a local conservationist photographer, has contributed her favorite bird photographs and Montezuma Audubon Center’s Director Chris Lajewski also assisted with the new Wayne County Birding Guide. Read More Life in the Finger Lakes:  Read More more

Wayne CSD superintendent: Move to single-campus arrangement

Ahead of a school board vote this week, the superintendent of Wayne Central Schools is recommending the district move to a single-campus arrangement. Superintendent Mathis Calvin made the recommendation during a Board of Education workshop Tuesday night. Under his proposal, students in Kindergarten through second grade would be housed at Ontario Primary School; students in grades three and four would... more

Sodus volleyball team involved in crash on Rt. 441; 9 students hospitalized

Nine students were taken to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after a crash involving a school bus and a sedan. The crash happened shortly before 4 pm on Route 441 near Ginegaw Park. The Times of Wayne County reports that the injuries were not serious. However, the nine students were headed to a volleyball game. The injuries are said to be... more

Wayne Central High School student dies after car crash

State police say 17-year-old Evan Williamson of Walworth was traveling southbound on Walworth Ontario Road at a high rate of speed when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a utility pole. The crash happened Tuesday night around 8:40 pm. Evan was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital where he died from his injuries. Read more from the Canandaigua Messenger more