#ICYMI: Biggest stories of the week (Dec. 17-23)

#ICYMI will be a weekly feature to FingerLakes1.com, recapping the biggest headlines of the week from around the region. We begin over the busy, holiday weekend — as readers try to catch up on what’s happening in the region. Look for it weekly, on Saturday’s exclusively on FingerLakes1.com Here are the most-read local headlines for the final week before Christmas... more

Scott’s 30 leads Lady Bombers past Red Jacket; Penn Yan edges Geneva (W-FL round-up 12/22)

Twenty-eight Wayne-Finger Lakes boys and girls varsity basketball teams were in action on the evening of the last day of school heading into Christmas break and the marquee match-up was on the girls side with #2 Bloomfield visiting #5 Red Jacket. The most intriguing contest on the boys slate was streamed live on FL1 Sports with #4 Penn Yan meeting... more

Deputies: Palmyra man possessed controlled substance

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Palmyra man for Criminal possession of a controlled substance and multiple traffic violations. Justin M. Jewitt, 27, of Palmyra is accused of operating a vehicle while traveling on State Route 31 in Lyons. He was stopped for failure to keep right, according to deputies. Upon further investigation Jewitt was found... more

Palmyra home devastated by blaze; officials say owner did not have adequate alarms

Update – Wednesday, 6:50 pm Officials attributed the quick-action of a neighbor, and the lack of smoke alarms inside a home on Hogback Hill Road in Palmyra to the outcome. The house, which suffered extensive damage due to the blaze, started on the porch around 3:40 am. A quick-acting neighbor alerted the four residents inside of the blaze, which allowed... more

Pal-Mac voters approve $27 million for upgrading facilities

Several building improvements are in store for the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District with the passage of a $27.4 million capital project, approved by voters Tuesday by an almost 3-1 margin. “The Pal-Mac community continues to affirm that public education is valued as an investment in the future,” said district Superintendent Robert Ike. “When a community has faith in the school... more

ER beats Lyons; South Seneca girls down rival Romulus (W-FL round-up 12/19)

With Christmas break fast approaching, Wayne-Finger Lakes boys and girls basketball teams are positioning themselves in league standings prior to taking a few days off an heading to holiday tournaments and showcases next week. Tuesday night’s line-up of games featured a pair of cross-town rivalry games in Seneca County and a huge match-up at the top of the Wayne County... more

10-year-old Palmyra boy brings gifts to homeless shelter

A Palmyra boy is going above and beyond to help the homeless this holiday season. Ten-year-old Peter Mastowski stopped by REACH Advocacy Home on North Union Street Monday morning. REACH is a group that helps homeless people in the Rochester area. There he handed out 55 gift bags and 30 blankets to guests at the home. Peter says he was... more

Duo arrested in Canandaigua for multi-county gas station card skimming scheme

Two men were arrested and charged in connection with a gas station card skimming scheme in multiple counties, including Wayne County. According to our news partners at the Times of Wayne County, the manager of Crosby's on E. Main Street in Palmyra found a skimmer device installed on one of its pumps last month. He determined it had captured information... more

Mynderse, Penn Yan & Wayne notch East wins; Bloomfield girls edge Whitman (W-FL round-up 12/15)

Three of the top contenders for the Finger Lakes East title each recorded wins on Friday night. In Wayne County action Lyons defended home court against Gananda and it was an emotional night in Marion. On the girls’ side, Bloomfield snuck by Marcus Whitman in Rushville as the Bombers’ Braelin Scott recorded her 6th straight double-double. Full results below… W-FL... more

Geitner’s 50 points lift Bloomfield over Honeoye in 2 OT thriller (W-FL round-up 12/12)

It took 2 overtimes on Tuesday night but the Bloomfield Bombers survived a trip to Honeoye to escape with a 101-99 win in the most exciting game of the year in the Wayne-Finger Lakes. Bloomfield senior Patrick Geitner exploded for nearly half of his team’s output ending with an incredible 50 points. Even more impressive, just 6 of the 50... more

Deputies: Unsafe speed in snowy conditions led to Manchester crash

Deputies in Ontario County say a Palmyra woman was injured, but not transported to any local hospital after a crash on snowy roads in Manchester. The incident took place on State Route 21 when Cheryl I. Antenucci, 60, of Palmyra was traveling south, and skidded across the northbound lane leaving the east side of the highway. Her vehicle traveled into... more

Gananda tops Midlakes; Mynderse girls cruise past South Seneca (W-FL round-up 12/11)

It was a light night of action across the Wayne-Finger Lakes leagues for area boys and girls varsity basketball teams but there were some interesting match-ups on the docket. For the boys, the big story of the night was the Blue Panthers of Gananda defeating Midlakes in a East-Wayne interleague contest. For the girls, Mynderse looked impressive as they hosted... more

Shortsville man sexually assaulted estranged wife

The Palmyra Police Department reports the arrest of a Shortsville man following an incident that took place during the late-evening hours of November 29th. Kolby G. Clayton, 27, of Shortsville was charged with forcible touching. The incident involved his estranged wife of two-and-a-half years, who entered the home through an unlocked door. Police say that he entered the residence to... more

Pal-Mac senior Olivia Keller is nominated for the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

Olivia Keller, a senior at Palmyra-Macedon High School, is one of 20 students in New York State to be nominated for the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program for Arts and Academics. She is the only student in the Finger Lakes area to be selected for this honor, which is among the nation’s highest recognition for secondary school students. New York... more

Clyde-Savannah & ER open with league wins; Red Jacket deals South Seneca girls first loss (W-FL round-up 12/5)

Clyde-Savannah opened up their season and their Wayne County league slate with a convincing 80-45 win over Red Creek. Also hitting the court for the first time, East Rochester hosted Sodus and sent the Spartans packing with a 53-39 win behind 17 points and 20 rebounds from John Lexer. Also in Wayne County boys action, Marion won their second straight... more

Deputies: Palmyra man sent threatening letter to judge

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Palmyra man following an investigation into a letter sent to a Wayne County Court Judge. Authorities say John P. McMenamin, 57, of Palmyra was charged with second-degree aggravated harassment, second-degree coercion, and obstructing governmental administration after he sent a letter to a Wayne County Judge. The letter intended to force... more

Rochester man charged with trespassing in Palmyra

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 34-year-old Rochester man following an incident at a residence in Wayne County. Deputies say George Haag, of Rochester entered and remained unlawfully in a residence in Palmyra after being told to leave by the resident. Haag was charged with second-degree criminal trespass and was arraigned in Palmyra Town Court. A... more

State to spend $6M on canal bridges in Wayne County

The state is planning to spend $6 million to repair four Wayne County bridges that cross the Erie Canal. The funding was announced Thursday by Assemblyman Bob Oaks, R-130 of Macedon, and Sen. Pam Helming, R-54 of The bridges scheduled for repair are the County House Bridge in Arcadia, the Lyons-Marengo Road Bridge in Galen and the Galloway Road and... more
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