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Travel tribute along the canal in Lyons

It was as if the Erie Canal of the 19th century era had come back to life. Lyons’ residents and visitors anxiously stood watch along the famed waterway’s banks waiting for a glimpse of the five canal boats dubbed Vote Tilla. Their week-long passage began on July 17 in Seneca Falls and ended in Rochester on July 21, stopping in... more

Pal-Mac grad makes cut for U.S. Lacrosse training team

A Palmyra-Macedon graduate has made the cut for a training team with U.S. Lacrosse. Earlier this week, it was announced that Ben Reeves is one of 49 players selected to be on the U.S. Lacrosse National Training Team. Over 60 professional players were invited to the initial round of tryouts, and a dozen college players were then given an invitation... more

Rushville, Macedon awarded $50K grants

The town of Macedon and village of Rushville have been awarded $50,000 Local Government Citizens Reorganization Empowerment grants. The grants were announced Monday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The money is to be used to implement shared services initiatives and explore dissolution and consolidations in order to reduce local property taxes and streamline government operations. Macedon, in Wayne County, received $50,000... more

Deputies: Victor man charged with DWI had BAC three-times legal limit

A Macedon man is facing multiple charges, including felony DWI after an accident in Victor earlier this week. Deputies arrested Kevin P. Gallivan, 52, of Macedon for felony driving while intoxicated after a single-car property damage crash on School St. in the Town of Victor on Monday. Deputies say Gallivan was attempting to make a u-turn on School St. when... more

200 years ago: Work on Erie Canal began and changed history

This Fourth of July marks the 200th anniversary of the ceremonial first digging for the construction of the Erie Canal, a 363-mile waterway that would change history. The groundbreaking was held July 4, 1817, in a field in Rome, in central New York. Construction of the canal was begun a few days later at a location nearby. Workers equipped with... more

VoteTilla to get a Taste of Wayne County at Newark event

The VoteTilla will arrive in Wayne County on Monday, July 17th as part of a week-long navigational celebrating 100 years of women’s voices and votes in New York State that will take place along the Erie Canal. With a core of five rented, 10-passenger, canal packet boats, VoteTilla will set out from Seneca Falls and travel to Rochester, finishing the... more

US Lacrosse honors for 12 players in Section V

US Lacrosse announced its annual national awards, and the governing body’s girls lacrosse All-American and All-Academic teams includes 12 players from Section V schools. A pair of the award winners are from Palmyra-Macedon, a team that made history in May by winning its first Section V championship. The Red Raiders advanced to the Class D state semifinals in Cortland with... more

Wayne County man’s catch could be new state record

A Macedon man has landed the catch of a lifetime. Jason Bair caught this freshwater drum, commonly called a sheepshead, on Oneida Lake. It weighed in at more than 36 lbs., which shatters the current record of 29 lbs. 14 oz. listed on the New York State DEC website. Of course Bair’s fish still has to be verified as a... more

Macedon library to host magic show

Macedon Public Library, 30 Main St., will host Cris Johnson as he presents “The Building and Construction Magic Show” at 6 p.m. July 5. The free show for ages 4-12 will encourage children to read during the summer through music, humor, magic and audience participation. For information, call 315-986-5932 or visit macedonpubliclibrary.org Daily Messenger: Read More more

OPINION: Think twice before dissolving your village

In March, I read an article where former Mayor Murray from the Village of Macedon stated that the Village Board did not give anything away, assets were sold above market value and everything was sold at auction, a new state of the art Waste Water treatment plant will be built serving three towns, and the Village Hall was not sold... more

Skaneateles girls top Pal-Mac in Class D state lacrosse semifinals

Palmyra-Macedon’s breakthrough season in girls lacrosse came to an end on Friday afternoon. The Red Raiders were undone by a slow start in the second half of the Class D state semifinals and lost, 10-7, to Section III’s Skaneateles at the State University of New York at Cortland. “Obviously you’re disappointed to lose this game but one of the goals,... more

Pal-Mac falls in state semis

The Pal-Mac Red Raiders fell 20-6 to the Jamesville-Dewitt Rams at Cicero-North Syracuse High School in the Class C state semi-finals Wednesday evening. After an early Rams goal, Joe Lyko tied the game up 1-1 for Pal-Mac. However it all went downhill from there, as JD scored the next 13 straight goals to secure the win. WROC: Read More more

Voting like its 1890? Taxpayers in Pal-Mac weary of decisions that led to ‘hand counted’ ballots

Did you know that the US originally stopped using this method in 1890? After learning this I began wondering why voters in the Pal-Mac school district, who recently voted on the 2018 school budget, School Board candidates and a proposition for a Macedon Library tax they were placed back in time with “hand counted,” paper ballots. In 2016, taxpayers were... more

Victor, Pal-Mac stroll into state lacrosse semis

Your guess is as good as Victor’s. Or Palmyra-Macedon’s. Or Vestal or Jamesville-DeWitt, for that matter. The state semifinals for boys lacrosse are as much guessing games as they are lacrosse games, but at some point on Wednesday afternoon, the guessing will stop. The assertiveness will kick in, and that’s what will extend the season. The Victor boys play Vestal... more

Bokelman pulls out of Wayne County district attorney race

Acting Wayne County District Attorney Chris Bokelman has pulled out of a special election to decide the county’s top prosecutor. In an email to the Times Tuesday, Bokelman said he sent the following announcement last Friday to his supporters. “I am writing to let you know that I am ending my campaign for the position of Wayne County District Attorney... more

Five of the BEST events happening in the FLX this weekend

Looking for something to do this weekend with family or friends? The Finger Lakes is loaded with events on Saturday and Sunday, which will give everyone an opportunity to get out and enjoy the springtime festivities that come with living in the region. Whether you’re interested in wine, crafts, arts – or are looking for a parade – the Finger... more

Quick start enables Pal-Mac to earn first Section V boys’ lacrosse title

One way or another, history was going to be made Tuesday afternoon at St. John Fisher College in the Section V Class C boys’ lacrosse championship game. Neither top-seeded Honeoye Falls-Lima nor second-seeded Palmyra-Macedon had ever won a sectional championship in the sport, but with perennial powerhouse Penn Yan sliding down to the newly formed Class D this year, the... more
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