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Resident at Sodus Nursing & Rehab accused of sexual assault

Resident at Sodus Nursing & Rehab accused of sexual assault
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Sodus man following an investigation into a sexual assault. Deputies arrested Kenneth Hayes, 63, of Sodus, after an incident at the Sodus Nursing and Rehab Center. Hayes is accused of forcibly touching the victim, who was another resident at the facility. Hayes was transported to the Wayne County Jail and... more

W-FL Tuesday: Robinson drains buzzer-beater to lift Finney over Bloomfield; East Rochester girls lose second straight, fall out of first in Wayne County standings

W-FL Tuesday: Robinson drains buzzer-beater to lift Finney over Bloomfield; East Rochester girls lose second straight, fall out of first in Wayne County standings
There were just seven Wayne-Finger Lakes basketball games between the boys and girls leagues. On the boys side, the C.G. Finney Falcons defeated the Bloomfield Bombers by two points thanks to a Markus Robinson game-winner just before time expired. Robinson finished with a double-double. He scored 45 points and grabbed 20 rebounds. The Bombers have lost two straight to fall... more

Sheriff: Newark woman possessed 60 bags of heroin, sold nearly 50 more

Sheriff: Newark woman had more than 100 bags of heroin
Sheriff Kevin Henderson reports the arrest of two Wayne County residents following an investigation by the Special Investigations Unit. He says a vehicle being operated by Rebecca Lichorowic, 36, of Newark was stopped by deputies on Outlet Road in the town of Manchester for traffic violations. During the course of a traffic stop, Lichorowic was found to be in possession... more

Lawmakers, NYSUT respond critically to Governor Cuomo’s budget proposal

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When the dust settled on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2020 spending plan, which lawmakers will now debate furiously before the budget is passed in April – some local lawmakers voiced concerns with the proposals inside it. Senator Tom O’Mara (R-Big Flats) warned that Cuomo’s proposed state budget charts a course for the future of New York that could leave state and... more

Phelps man taken into custody on burglary, criminal tampering charges in Wayne County

Phelps man taken into custody on burglary, criminal tampering charges in Wayne County
Deputies report the arrest of a Phelps resident following an investigation in Newark, which resulted in a warrant being issued. Timothy Wright, 31, of Phelps was charged with burglary, falsifying business records, petit larceny, and criminal tampering following an investigation. Details of the investigation were not released, but deputies indicated in a press release that the investigation was carried out... more

Cuomo’s plan for Medicaid includes incentives for savings to local government, more cost if expenditures rise

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Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined his vision for changes to the Medicaid program in New York, which has created a shortfall of more than $2 billion for the upcoming budget process. While local officials around the region were worried that Cuomo might push to undo an agreement made in years past, which ensured that the state would pay for any excess... more

Enrollment at community colleges in Finger Lakes has declined 19-60%

Enrollment at community colleges in Finger Lakes has declined 19-60%
Enrollment at community colleges is declining. Across the U.S., and also across New York State. Between 2010 and 2019, a report by the Times Union in Albany shows that enrollment has declined by 23 percent at SUNY community colleges. It’s creating a crisis; not only in the operational sense, but in terms of cash – as less enrollment means less... more

Newark will receive $30K through grant to help with new DEC standards

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The Village of Newark is getting more funds to help with local infrastructure expenditures. The Village announced on Tuesday that they received a $30,000 grant from the Wastewater Infrastructure Engineering Planning Grant Program through the New York Clean Water State Revolving Fund. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has new requirements involving disinfection of sewage treatment plant... more

Family Counseling Services says bail reform having negative impact on client safety in Finger Lakes

Family Counseling Services says bail reform having negative impact on client safety in Finger Lakes
Family Counseling Services of the Finger Lakes says the new bail reform measures implemented on January 1st are having an impact. Not a good one, either. Cassandra Heyl spoke with Finger Lakes News Radio about the changes, and how they are impacting those served by the agency. “When an individual violates an order of protection, they will either be charged... more

Deputies: Clyde man struck juvenile several times as victim held another child

Deputies: Clyde man struck juvenile several times as victim held another child
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 44-year-old Clyde man following an investigation on January 18th around 10:46 p.m. in Galen. Deputies arrested Shane V. Delyser, 44, of Clyde on two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and one count of harassment. It’s alleged that during a reported disturbance, Delyser struck a juvenile several times... more

Wolcott man taken into custody months after domestic incident

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Deputies report the arrest of a Wolcott man after a warrant was issued for his arrest stemming from a November 2019 incident. James Wright, 23, of Wolocott was charged with third-degree criminal mischief, and criminal obstruction of breathing. The incident is said to have occurred in the town of Lyons, according to deputies, who made the arrest on January 20th.... more

Dozens of volunteers work at Crescent Beach over the weekend to address 40+ feet of erosion

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Work is underway to try to prevent further erosion from high waters along Lake Ontario at Crescent Beach. Dozens of volunteers from around Sodus Bay convened and joined forces at the east end of Crescent Beach, near Lake Bluff, to help prevent future erosion through a mitigation project that will protect the bay. Storms this past fall did significant damage... more

Funeral set for Steve Sirkin, former DA, County Judge in Wayne County

Former Wayne County Court Judge Steve Sirkin funeral set for Monday
Funeral services are set to be held on Monday for a former Wayne County District Attorney and Wayne County Court Judge. Steve Sirkin died at 80-years-old last week. He was at his home in Newark. Sirkin graduated from Newark High School in 1957 and served as Wayne County District Attorney from 1971 to 1989. He then served as Wayne County... more

Rochester Diocese moves to close window for sex abuses claims this summer

Rochester Diocese moves to close window for sex abuses claims this summer
The Rochester Catholic Diocese has filed a motion to set August 13th, 2020 as the deadline to file sex abuse claims. The diocese has filed for bankruptcy amid dozens of claims filed by survivors of abuse as part of the Child Victims Act. If the motion is approved – August 13th would be the final date for claims to be... more

Arcadia man had BAC twice the legal limit, charged with DWI after crash

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The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest following an August 2019 crash in the town of Arcadia. Ronald Mack, 44, of Arcadia was arrested on January 17th after lab tests revealed that his blood alcohol level during the crash was 0.16%. Due to his crash being twice the legal limit, Mack was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving... more

THE DEBRIEF: Debating the state of Upstate economy, ending the pledge, and more (podcast)

WATCH LIVE NOW: Debating the state of Upstate economy, ending the pledge, and more (podcast)
What were the biggest stories of the week in the Finger Lakes? There are several that have people talking, and this week on Episode #60 of The Debrief Podcast, Ted Baker, Jackie Augustine, and Josh Durso are in-studio breaking it all down. Topics for discussion this week include: – A recent appointment by the Cuomo Administration to the Committee on... more
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