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Prosecutors: 61-year-old charged with murder of Sodus woman

A 61-year-old man has been charged with murdering a Sodus woman, according to prosecutors in Wayne County. Alvin Pinkard Sr., 61, was arrested Monday night after a grand jury handed up an indictment against him in the death of his ex-wife, 57-year-old Josephine Chiaverini. Chiaverini was found dead by Troopers at her home, on the back porch, on October 6th,... more

Cuomo: ‘Senseless’ to reduce Lake Ontario outflows

Gov. Andrew Cuomo criticized a joint U.S.-Canada board for reducing Lake Ontario outflows as high water levels continue to affect communities along the lake and St. Lawrence River. The International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board announced Tuesday that outflows will decrease from 367,300 to 349,970 cubic feet per second. The board first mentioned the decrease in an update that was... more

Major infrastructure projects on tap for Seneca, Ontario, Wayne counties outlined

Infrastructure is always scrutinized by officials and taxpayers. Universally, the condition of local roads is something that has been questioned, debated, and discussed at-length throughout all levels of government. On Wednesday, Sen. Pam Helming (R-54) announced road paving projects in the 54th District, which will be completed this summer – totaling $6.24 million in local investment. According to the Senator,... more

Martville resident charged with DWI in Wayne Co.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Martville resident after a traffic stop on State Route 104. Deputies arrested Kenneth Ryder, 45, of Martville – charging him with driving while intoxicated, as well as inadequate light. His blood-alcohol content was found to be .10 percent. Ryder was issued uniform traffic tickets and will appear in Sodus Town... more

Laying low near Sodus Bay (photo)

I happen to come upon this American Bittern at Sodus Bay during the holiday weekend. It is a solitary bird, and although common in much of its range, usually keeps itself well-hidden and is difficult to observe. It typically hunts by walking stealthily in shallow water and among the vegetation (as seen here in this image), stalking its prey, but... more

Gov. Cuomo enforcing ‘No Wake Zone’ along Lake Ontario

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is deploying more resources to help the flood-ravaged Lake Ontario shoreline. The governor announced Sunday he is sending out more than 20 boats and 42 officers from several state agencies to enforce the no wake zone. Anyone heading out should be reminded that the speed limit is 5 miles per hour within 600 feet of shore. Anyone... more

Wayne County may snuff pharmacy tobacco sales

In the windows of some Rite Aid Pharmacy outlets, you’ll see “wellness images,” such as a woman eating an apple and another in meditation. But as you walk into the store, you’ll see a wall of cigarettes behind the checkout counter, notes Ryan Mulhern, public health educator for Wayne County. That, said Mulhern, conflicts with the image Rite Aid and... more

Greece man charged with raping 14-year-old Sodus girl

A 35-year-old Greece man is accused of having sexual relations with a 14-year-old girl, according to State Police investigators in Wolcott. They charged Joseph R. Prisk, of Greece, after he allegedly met a 14-year-old Sodus girl on Facebook in 2016. He allegedly would pick up the minor, bring her to his residence, and have sexual relations with the girl before... 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

Cuomo demands more water be released from Lake Ontario, but regulators decline

At the same time Gov. Andrew Cuomo was demanding Monday that more water be released from Lake Ontario, regulators were deciding that it could not be done. It was like ships passing in the night. He also was critical of the International Joint Commission, a U.S.-Canada treaty organization that oversees lake-level regulation, and an IJC board that implements those regulations.... more

Collins calls for dismantling Plan 2014 to bring relief for homeowners, businesses

U.S. Republican Congressman Chris Collins is now calling for the plan some are blaming for a rising Lake Ontario to be dismantled. Collins visited homeowners, businesses and Hamlin leaders on Sandy Harbor Drive on Tuesday, discussing Plan 2014, a plan that regulates how much water is released from the lake. “The disaster is upon us,” he said. “There’s no easy... more

Sodus father let 3-year-old wander on public streets

Deputies in Ontario County arrested a Sodus man following an investigation into the care of a 3-year-old child. Derek G. Cobin, 27, of Sodus was arrested after deputies say they observed his child walking alone in a public roadway in Sodus. Cobin was found to be the father of that 3-year-old and was subsequently charged with endangering the welfare of... more

RELIEF IS COMING: Cuomo promises $7M in funds for homeowners along Lake Ontario

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $7 million in state funding to assist homeowners that have been impacted by flooding along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. The new investment program will provide up to $40,000 for homeowners to support interior and exterior repairs to structural damage caused by flooding, as well as the repair or replacement of permanent fixtures.... more

Deputy pleads guilty in sex case while transporting woman in Wayne Co.

A former deputy in Wayne County pleaded guilty to official misconduct, which is a Class A misdemeanor — carrying a one-year conditional discharge. Devin Hall pleaded guilty to the charge after transporting an intoxicated Sodus woman back to her residence after processing her for a DWI charge. The incident allegedly took place on January 1st, and according to reports —... more

More legislation proposed to relieve those along Lake Ontario

Assemblyman Will Barclay (R,C,I,Ref–Pulaski) and Assemblyman Bob Oaks (R,C–Macedon) announced today that they have introduced legislation that if enacted, would provide tax relief for property owners along the Lake Ontario shoreline and tributaries who are dealing with record-high flooding. The Lake Ontario and Connected Waterways Assessment Relief Act would enable municipalities to reduce assessments for property and business owners who... more
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