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Gov. Cuomo directs DEC to sue IJC over Lake Ontario flooding

Cuomo directs DEC to sue IJC over Lake Ontario flooding
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is filing a lawsuit against the International Joint Commission for its mismanagement of Lake Ontario water levels that caused catastrophic damage to shoreline communities. As a direct result of the IJC’s mismanagement, extremely high water levels exacerbated damage to residences and businesses, swept away large swaths of... more

Lake Ontario flood survey by IJC up now for shoreline residents

Lake Ontario flood survey by IJC up now for shoreline residents
Property owners along Lake Ontario will now have an opportunity to share their input to the International Joint Commission, which is in charge of regulating the water levels. Homeowners along the shoreline are being encouraged to share details of the flood damage they experienced through a survey. The IJC and the Lake Ontario-Saint Lawrence River Control Board will use the... 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

Pair of thefts lead to felony charges in Seneca County

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After a pair of thefts at a local Walmart store, two Wayne County women were arrested on felony charges. Police say that on Monday, September 30th around 3:26 p.m. 18-year-old Mararet Gould, and 21-year-old Nicole Foote, both of Williamson were arrested following a larceny investigation at Walmart in Seneca Falls. Police say that on July 18th the two women entered... 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

Food, ag innovation on menu in Wayne County

Food, ag innovation on menu in Wayne County
Food and agriculture is a still-growing multibillion-dollar industry in New York state, said Locate Finger Lakes. It’s a big reason Upstate Capital Association of New York is hosting its second annual Future of Food event on Thursday at DeFisher Fruit Farms, a fifth-generation family-owned farm in this Wayne County town. Wayne County is the largest apple-producing county in the state.... more

Firefighters battle blaze in Williamson during early-morning hours

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First responders were called to the scene of a structure fire along Pebblebrooke Lane in Williamson. The call came in to first responders a little after 6 a.m. According to scanner traffic, the caller indicated that they could see flames coming from the structure. Firefighters confirmed heavy smoke when they arrived on-scene. While additional details were not available – first... more

Marion man arrested on felony DWI charges after Ridge Rd. incident

Marion man arrested on felony DWI charges after Ridge Rd. incident
Deputies report the arrest of a Marion man following a traffic stop on Ridge Road in the Town of Williamson. Zachary A. Levine, 45, of Marion was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, felony aggravated driving while intoxicated, refusal to take a breath test. He was also ticketed on a variety of other charges, according to deputies. The arrest stems... more

Deputies: Williamson man assaulted woman during domestic incident on Sunday

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The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 55-year-old Williamson man following a domestic incident, which happened early Sunday morning. Deputies arrested Tyrone C. Walker Sr., 55, of Ridge Road on assault, criminal mischief, and criminal obstruction of breathing charges. It is alleged that during a physical altercation with a female victim, Walker took a cell phone from... more

Masked men charged with conspiracy after Wayne County incident

Masked men charged with conspiracy after Wayne County incident
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of two masked men following an incident in the Village of Sodus. Deputies arrested James C. Bartron, 21, of Williamson and Edward G. Hoisington, 26, of Auburn. The two are charged with Conspiracy to commit robbery and criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree. They were transported to the Wayne... more

Webster man accused of breaking into Wayne County home in July

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The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Webster man on felony charges following the investigation of a July 25th incident in the Town of Williamson. According to deputies, Joshua Rivera, 25, was arrested upon release from the Monroe County Jail on unrelated charges. He was charged with criminal mischief, burglary, criminal contempt, and aggravated family offense in... more

Deputies: Woman hurt following domestic incident in Wayne County

Deputies: Woman hurt following domestic incident in Wayne County
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 27-year-old Williamson resident following an investigation into a domestic incident. Cody C. Thompson, 27, of Williamson is accused of grabbing an unidentified female victim on June 16th at his residence, causing obstruction of breathing. The victim was then shoved, according to deputies. She sustained injuries as result. Thompson was charged... more

Deputies have presence at Wayne HS after bullets found in parking lot

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The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office will have an extra presence at the Wayne Central School District high school this morning as students make their way to school. The district says a handgun magazine with two bullets was found in the staff parking lot of the high school. After a district staff member found it, she immediately brought it to an... more

Wayne Central close to decision on possible removal of school board members

Wayne Central close to decision on possible removal of school board members
The Wayne Central School District says it’s received the final recommendation from the hearing officer on the possible removal of two school board members. Board members Steve Gallaher and Dennis Landry are both accused of official misconduct. The two allegedly tried to enter the now-empty Freewill Elementary School. Now, board members will review transcripts from the hearing, documents, and attorney... more

Teen charged with DWAI drugs after Williamson crash

Teen charged with DWAI drugs after Williamson crash
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Marion teen following an investigation into a crash in the Town of Williamson on June 2nd. Deputies charged Alex J. Cantwell, 18, for driving while ability impaired by drugs, and ticketed him on several other charges following a crash on State Route 21. After the crash Cantwell was transported to... more

East Williamson fire hall on the hunt for its past

East Williamson fire hall on the hunt for its past
The East Williamson Fire Hall was originally a school house in the 1800s, before becoming the fire house in 1947. “If you lose sense of where you come from, you don’t know where to go in the future,” said Gary Dick, East Williamson Fire Department historian. During renovations, an old bell that once sat on top of the building was... 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
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