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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

Macedon’s Clay Thomson takes part in SNL monologue

A performer from Macedon played a role in this week’s episode of Saturday Night Live. Clay Thomson, who was once a gymnast at Macedon, took part in a early dance sequence featuring host Jimmy Fallon. Harry Styles was the musical guest on the show, which was the first in the show’s history to air live in every timezone in the... more

Former trustee David Kelly opens new pizza shop in Macedon

Macedon has a new stop light in town – Stop Light Pizza Subs & More at 91 West Main Street. Owner David Kelly said when he saw Salvatore’s Pizza go out, the thought crossed his mind to open his own pizza place. It’s not the first business venture Kelly has been a part of over the years. The first many... more

Wayne Sheriff provides update in monthly column

Dear Neighbors, The Sheriff’s Office 2016 Annual Report is available online at www.waynecosheriff.org through your town supervisor and at all the public libraries in the county for your review. On April 29th all Wayne County law enforcement agencies, Wayne-NET (Wayne Narcotic Enforcement Team) and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft... more

Pal-Mac boys lacrosse beats Penn Yan for first time in 13-year history of program

Prior to Thursday, Palmyra-Macedon had attempted to solve mighty Penn Yan Academy on the lacrosse field 11 times. Eleven times the Red Raiders had failed. Only once had they come close, dropping a one-goal decision six years ago. FL Times: Read More more

Rochester man led police on chase through Newark, Lyons

A Rochester man led Newark Police on a drunken pursuit between Newark and Lyons. Newark Police say Edwin Peart Jr., 34, was driving two other men who had attempted to shoplift from the Macedon Walmart. Around 1:30 am the Newark Walmart was notified that the suspects were in the Newark store. The three were identified via security cameras, and that’s... more

Village of Macedon officially dissolves after 161 years

The Macedon Village Board met one final time Friday evening, March 31st to wrap up business before the village faded into history. “Everything should run just fine and nothing will change as of 12:01 a.m.,” said Macedon Mayor Bill Murray with the village’s final hours before dissolution at hand. The board met to approve minutes and sign abstracts and checks... more

Villages must think outside the box to hold onto local police departments

One of the biggest assets Wayne County villages boast, their police departments, are in jeopardy. Village officials from across Wayne County came together last Monday, March 20th for their monthly meeting to discuss the pros and cons of community policing. While the idea of a local police department is a huge asset for a village, officials are not blind to... more

Pal-Mac brings on local police, deputies as limited school resource officers

Thanks to a grant secured by former Senator Michael Nozzolio, students and families at Palmyra-Macedon Central School District have the unique experience to interact with local law enforcement. Schools Superintendent Bob Ike said they first received funding for a school resource officer last year. Before that, the district had never had an officer in any of the school buildings. This... more

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

Police: Charges pending after car goes off road, crashing through occupied home

The Macedon Police Department is investigating an incident, which resulted in a home on Rt. 350 suffering extensive damage. Police say that 20-year-old Jared Jones was traveling down Rt. 350 when his vehicle traveled 600 to 700 feet off the road, crashing through a home on the property. Two people were home at the time, according to police but none... more
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