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Drug take back program happening throughout Wayne County

Wayne County police to collect unused drugs
Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts said all law enforcement agencies in the county will take part in the Oct. 26 national pharmaceutical collection day. Expired, unused and unwanted medication will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at these locations: Clyde Police Department — Galen’s Express Lane, 17 Sodus St. Sheriff’s Office — Lyons National Bank, 2 Forgham St. (Route 31).... more

Wayne County battles drug addiction with mobile van

Wayne County battles drug addiction with mobile van
It has been just over a year since the Department of Mental Health, Wayne Behavioral Health Network opened the doors of the Open Access Center, an out-treatment facility located at the Public Health Building on Nye Road in Lyons. The team of drug experts are providing support and care to those with a heroin, opioid or any other addition issues,... more

Savannah driver airlifted from scene of Geneva crash on Wednesday

Savannah driver airlifted from scene of Geneva crash on Wednesday
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that a Wayne County man is listed in stable condition after being airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital on Wednesday. His pickup truck collided with a dump truck at the intersection of County Road 4 and County Road 6 in the Town of Geneva. Shane Carpenter, 38, of Savannah was traveling behind the dump truck... more

Finger Lakes Christian School basketball standout commits to Niagara

Savannah, NY native Noah Waterman has been growing at an alarming rate. His basketball skills have been as well. Measuring 6-foot-2 as a sophomore, Waterman relied heavily on his perimeter game and shooting ability. Now, an athletic 6-foot-10 wing, he utilizes his combination of length and skill to play every position on the court. That versatility translated into two Division... more

Savannah man accused of punching window, damaging vehicle during domestic dispute

Savannah man accused of punching window, damaging vehicle during domestic dispute
A Wayne County man is facing charges after an alleged altercation early Tuesday. Wayne County Sheriff’s deputies say 21-year-old Jordan Burke was charged with criminal mischief, obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest. Burke is accused of punching and breaking a window, as well as damaging someone else’s vehicle during a domestic dispute. Deputies say Burke fought with them as they... more

Amtrak train hits SUV parked on tracks in Wayne County

Amtrak train hits SUV parked on tracks in Wayne County
An Amtrak train has been stopped after it hit a vehicle parked on the tracks. According to Amtrak, the incident happened around 5 p.m east of the Rochester station. They say the train was coming from New York City. Witnesses say the vehicle hit was a Jeep Wrangler that is now totaled. Officials say the vehicle was unoccupied. No injuries... more

Wayne County residents attacked by fox on Monday

Wayne County man and wife attacked by fox on Monday
Police say an elderly couple was attacked by a fox on Cotton Road in the Town of Savannah. Authorities report the animal first attacked the 84-year-old man’s wife, but after the attack – the man was able to strangle the fox to death. Police identified the animal as a fox when they arrived. Both the man and his wife suffered... more

Clyde-Savannah High School announces Class of 2019 valedictorian, salutatorian

Clyde-Savannah High School announces Class of 2019 valedictorian, salutatorian
Clyde-Savannah High School has announced its valedictorian and salutatorian for the Class of 2019. Noah Bastedo is the valedictorian and Julia Secor is the salutatorian. Both students have excelled in the classroom and in extracurricular activities during their years at Clyde-Savannah. Valedictorian Noah Bastedo has earned a 99.5 percent cumulative grade point average and will graduate high school with 26... more

Deputies investigate fatal Wayne County crash

Deputies investigate fatal Wayne County crash
A fatal crash in the Town of Savannah late-Sunday left a resident from Waterloo; and another from Rose dead. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office says a vehicle was traveling on Savannah Spring Road when it left the roadway, struck a guard rail, and bridge abutment. It eventually came to rest in Crusoe Creek, according to deputies. Two involved – identified... more

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 day a year publishing schedule. Whether that’s live-streaming local high school basketball throughout the winter, or showcasing in-depth... more

AROUND THE LAKES: Exploring the 13th Annual Montezuma Audubon Center Wildlife Festival (podcast)

AROUND THE LAKES: Exploring the 13th Annual Montezuma Audubon Center Wildlife Festival (podcast)
Coming up on May 4th the Montezuma Audubon Center located in Savannah, New York will host the 13th Annual Montezuma Audubon Center Wildlife Festival. Beginning at 10 a.m. attendees will encounter the Center’s largest event of the year, featuring a great lineup of family-friendly activities. This week on Around the Lakes Chris Lejewski, Center Director for Montezuma Audubon was in-studio... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: The Dog hangs it up after 50 years of local broadcasting… this is his last show (podcast)

WEBER THIS WEEK: The Dog hangs it up after 50 years of local broadcasting… this is his last show (podcast)
After 50 years in local broadcasting, Harold “Web Dog” Weber will be officially handing up the microphone after one last edition of his long running Weber This Week podcast on FingerLakes1.com on Monday afternoon. Join the Dog along with Dave Barnick, Jack Dipolito, Greg Cotteril and Jim Sinicropi to recap a career that started at WSFW radio in 1969. . more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Wayne Co. Sheriff Barry Virts talks contract negotiations, mugshot ban, and more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts talks
Wayne County Sheriff Bary Virts discusses the challenges of running a department that’s mid-contract negotiations, and also coping with the widespread shortage of law enforcement prospects. He also tackles some of the statewide initiatives that could prove to be difficult for law enforcement to manage – like the controversial mugshot proposal, which would ban law enforcement agencies from releasing arrest... more

W-FL WEDNESDAY: Newark tops Geneva on senior night; Girls close out regular season

W-FL WEDNESDAY: Newark tops Geneva on senior night; Girls close out regular season
It was a busy night for Wayne-Finger Lakes teams after Tuesday’s snow day forced several games to be reschedule to Wednesday night. It was the final night of the regular season for Wayne-Finger Lakes girls teams as Sectional brackets are set. For the boys, it will be one more night of regular season play on Thursday night before the seedings... more

W-FL MONDAY: South Seneca, Gananda girls clinch league titles

W-FL MONDAY: South Seneca, Gananda girls clinch league titles
The South Seneca Lady Falcons won their 17th straight game on Monday night in Naples, defeating the Big Green 69-18. With the win South Seneca clinched the Finger Lakes West Championship. Meanwhile, the Gananda Lady Blue Panthers dropped a cross-over contest to local rival Wayne, 45-38, but still clinched the Wayne County Championship when Lyons defeated second-place Marion. Also on... more

W-FL FRIDAY: Newark spoils senior night in Waterloo; Midlakes girls clinch East title

W-FL FRIDAY: Newark spoils senior night in Waterloo; Midlakes girls clinch East title
After a Senior Night ceremony in Waterloo in which legendary Newark coach Ron Ceravolo was honored pregame, the Newark Reds came up with a big 66-58 road win against the Indians. Jayden Peters exploded out of the gate with 15 first quarter points and the Reds built a 16 point lead in the third quarter before Waterloo came storming back... more
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