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Cayuga County brewery expanding; opening Sodus Bay taproom

Cayuga County brewery expanding; opening Sodus Bay taproom
or a brewery that produces beer on a such a small scale, Cayuga County’s Lunkenheimer Craft Brewing has a strong reputation in Rochester, according to its owner. That speaks to the quality of the beer. And that’s also part of the allure of opening a new taproom closer to Monroe County, brewery co-owner Derric Slocum said earlier this week. “The... more

Attorney: Two Sodus girls sexually assaulted on school bus

Attorney: Two Sodus girls sexually assaulted on school bus
A Notice of Claim was filed by two families against a local school after multiple alleged incidents of sexual assault. Families of the two children in the Sodus Central School District say the children were sexually assaulted on a school bus by a fellow male student. They allege there were multiple incidents last year, which were mishandled by the district.... more

Sodus Point man held scissors to wife’s throat during domestic

Deputies: Wayne Co. man held scissors to wife’s throat during domestic
Deputies say a Sodus Point resident was arrested following an investigation into a domestic incident. Jason R. Brugger, 29, of Sodus Point was arrested following a domestic incident investigated by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. He was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and manning. Brugger is accused of holding a pair of scissors to his wife’s throat... more

Sodus Point residents remain divided over village hall proposals

Sodus Point residents remain divided over village hall proposals
A plan to change the future of the waterfront in Sodus Point includes a proposal to build a new village hall. The proposed site for the new building is on the bait shop property on Greig Street downtown. A small building adjacent to the vacant shop and part of the main building would have to come down for a new... more

Lake Ontario level dips, high outflows continue

Lake Ontario level dips, high outflows continue
Lake Ontario’s water levels decreased slightly last week, but it’s likely not enough to allay concerns about flooding along the shoreline. The Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board, a panel established within the International Joint Commission, announced Friday that the lake’s level dropped 1.6 inches last week. The board attributed the decline to dry weather, evaporation and high outflows. Despite the... more

Helming calls on Trump nominees to take action on Lake Ontario water level

Helming calls on Trump nominees to take action on Lake Ontario water level
Senator Pam Helming announced that she was joined by Senator Robert Ortt and 10 of their fellow New York State legislators in calling for the U.S. Senate to confirm President Trump’s three U.S. nominees to the International Joint Commission (IJC). In August 2018, President Trump nominated three members to the IJC, who are tasked with negotiating the water levels of... more

Sodus Point residents divided on high price tag for village hall changes

Sodus Point residents divided on high price tag for village hall changes
To build or not to build: Residents in Sodus Point turned out in big numbers Thursday for a meeting on a new village hall. The mayor has the options down to two, but feelings vary among residents. It was a packed house for the meeting at the current village hall. The mayor says he has a "village divided" regarding new... 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

Senators Schumer, Gillibrand call on IJC to take action amid rising lake levels

Senators Schumer, Gillibrand call on IJC to take action amid rising lake levels
Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer are joining a list of lawmakers calling on the International Joint Commission to assess rising water levels on Lake Ontario and take action to prevent the risk of flooding. In a statement released Friday, the senators said the IJC should work to maximize outflows at the Moses-Saunders Dam on the St. Lawrence River and... more
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