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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

Executive Director of FLX Red Cross talks Lake Ontario flooding, disaster response (podcast)

When it comes to disaster response, the Finger Lakes Chapter of the American Red Cross handles hundreds of events and disasters throughout the calendar year. They also spend a significant amount of time working to prevent disasters. Even training and developing core volunteer staff to respond to various disasters throughout the Finger Lakes Chapter’s six county district takes up a... more

Community gathers for Sandra Sollie Remembrance Day

Tuesday, May 23rd marked the fourth annual Sandra Sollie Remembrance Day and the 23rd year since Sollie went missing without a trace. Former Mayor Marie Cramer worked closely with Private Investigator Richard Ingraham to establish the special day in 2014 to keep Sollie’s case alive in the minds of residents and possible witnesses. “I still believe there’s someone out there... more

Palmyra man charged with DWI

State Police say a Palmyra man was charged with driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop on State Route 31. Police arrested Colby J. Perry, 26, of Palmyra for DWI in Macedon after failing to keep right and moving from the lane unsafely. He was placed under arrest, according to officers, and arraigned in Macedon Town Court. The charges will... more

New legislation proposed to help homeowners along Lake Ontario

Assemblyman Will Barclay (R,C,I,Ref-Pulaski) and Assemblyman Robert C. Oaks (R,C-Macedon) have joined efforts to draft new legislation to address property damages incurred as a result of flooding and record high water levels on Lake Ontario. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, over the past six weeks nearly 4 trillion gallons of rain water has flowed into Lake Ontario.... more

CRAMER: Pal-Mac voters should vote NO on May 16th to library proposal

Vote ‘NO’ on May 16th! I received in the mail, as most Pal-Mac residents did with a Macedon Library Tax Referendum proposal. As I read it, I could not believe what I was reading. Sure the reasons appeared to be done with great convincing and quality persuasiveness, but the reality is there should be NO referendum placed before the Pal-Mac... more

Assemblyman: It’s time to ‘protect’ taxpayers from economic development corruption

Something has to be done to protect taxpayers. That was the message from New York State Assemblyman Bob Oaks (R-C-Macedon) who launched a public advocacy campaign for a series of economic development reforms, which he believes should take place before the end of the legislative session. According to Assemblyman Oaks, the purpose would be to create greater oversight, transparency and... more

Wayne County communities host drug take back sites this Saturday

What is becoming an annual event in Wayne County and across the United States, residents are urged to bring their unused prescription medications to a local drop off site this Saturday, April 29th. The Drug Enforcement Administration has developed a national take-back initiative, creating the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The event aims to provide a safe, convenient, and... more

Pal-Mac shuts down Geneva in Finger Lakes battle

he Geneva Panthers couldn’t get anything going offensively as Palmyra-Macedon cruised to a 10-2 victory in a Finger Lakes boys lacrosse showdown on Tuesday night. The only true lifeline for Geneva came from junior goalie Jacob Drennen who tallied an impressive 24 saves. FL Times: Read More more

Organizers hold successful cleanup on Earth Day in Wayne Co.

As part of Earth Day on April 21st, the Canal Corporation and the Parks & Trails of NY established Canal Clean Sweep. The Lock 30-Butterfly Nature Trail Volunteers joined the many volunteers to make this event locally such a special day and help celebrate the Bicentennial year beginning the construction of the Erie Canal. The Lock 30-Butterfly Nature Trail Volunteers,... more

Latest from FLX as water levels continue to rise (full-coverage)

It’s a bad situation. As a whole, the region is several inches over “normal” rainfall amounts for the last two months. While the Finger Lakes didn’t see the snowmelt that sometimes contributes to springtime flooding — we have seen plenty of spring rains. On Thursday a road washed out in Geneva. Coastal communities along Lake Ontario have been on edge... more
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