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Town of Walworth explores water treatment options

Town of Walworth explores water treatment options
On June 20 the Walworth Town Board authorized their Supervisor, Susie Jacobs, to sign a Memorandum of Understanding to begin exploring the option of joining the Wayne County Water and Sewer Authority’s Western Regional Wastewater Treatment System improvements project. This project is to regionalize and consolidate the wastewater treatment plants of Palmyra, Macedon, and Marion, and has been moving forward... more

Gananda baseball’s season ends in state Class C semifinals

Gananda baseball’s season ends in state Class C semifinals
An early lead and another impressive pitching performance from Tim McClare were not enough as Gananda saw its season come to a close in a 3-1 loss to Ticonderoga of Section VII in the Class C state semifinals at Maine-Endwell High School, Friday. Gananda (19-5) took its first and only lead of the game in the top of the first... more

Walworth Scouts pitch-in while enjoying Lake Onatrio

Walworth Scouts pitch-in while enjoying Lake Onatrio
Boy Scout Troop 113 of Walworth were grateful to Salvatore Vittozzi, the care taker of Beechwood State Park on Maxwell Creek in Sodus. It is obvious that he has taken great care of the area: trail work, cleaning up after trespassers’ drug paraphernalia and food garbage, removing graffiti, and making it a safe place to enjoy nature. Troop 113 lent... more

Gananda baseball will lean on senior experience at NYS Final Four

Gananda baseball will lean on senior experience at NYS Final Four
Bill McClare figured his squad’s breakthrough season was 2018, but the Gananda Blue Panthers fell to eventual state champion Avon in the Section V Class C1 finals. “That was an eye-opening experience for the guys,” McClare said Thursday night by phone. “We went in and thought we had a solid team and then you go up against a team like... more

Cuomo pledges $300M for Lake Ontario REDI plan to address shoreline flooding

Governor Andrew Cuomo kicked off the Lake Ontario Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative, or REDI Commission on Monday in Rochester – promising upwards of $300 million to improve infrastructure along Lake Ontario. @NYGovCuomo kicking off the multi-agency Resiliency & Economic Development Initiative (REDI) in Rochester taking a proactive investment approach to the environmental challenge at Lake Ontario pic.twitter.com/DJINZfM7EE — Matthew... more

Gananda Blue Panthers heading to NYS Final Four

Gananda Blue Panthers heading to NYS Final Four
Blue Panthers starting pitcher Tim McClare threw a three-hitter with 16 strikeouts as Gananda beat Falconer of Section VI in the Class C Western Regionals at SUNY Fredonia on Saturday afternoon. The Blue Panthers move on to play the winner of Fort Plain vs. Ticonderoga of Section in the state semifinals at 2 pm Friday at Maine-Endwell High School. more

Gananda Blue Panthers punch ticket to regionals

Gananda Blue Panthers punch ticket to regionals
With one out in the fourth inning, the Bolivar-Richburg Wolverines brought the tying run to the plate. Bill McClare knew he had to make a pitching change. The Gananda Blue Panthers head coach decided to bring on senior first baseman Zach Ciprich in relief. “Cip just pounds the strike zone,” coach McClare said after the Blue Panthers’ 5-1 win over... more

Gananda wins Class C1 baseball sectional title

Gananda wins Class C1 baseball sectional title
Gananda defeated Warsaw, 5-0, for the Class C1 championship at Dwyer Stadium in Batavia on Saturday. It was the Blue Panthers’ first sectional baseball title since 1999. Gananda (17-4) and Class C2 champs Bolivar-Richburg (17-6) will meet in a Class C state qualifier contest on Tuesday. .@baseballsectv C1 Final- @gtownbsbl vs. @wcstigernation: Tim McClare's 10th strikeout of the game clinches... more

Walworth student competing in Scripps National Spelling Bee

Walworth student competing in Scripps National Spelling Bee
More than 500 kids from across the country and around the world are competing in the Scripps National Spelling Bee this year, including local student Jenna Giles. Giles is a 5th-grade student at the Richard Mann Elementary School in Walworth. On day two, she was given the word ruckus and spelled it correctly. She has completed in school and regional... more

Wayne Central voters send strong message as investigation concludes

Wayne Central voters send strong message as investigation concludes
With the hearings on the removal of two School Board members completed two weeks ago, the Board of Education at Wayne Central School District awaits an outcome. The Board made the following statement at the conclusion of the proceedings. “As of today, the proceedings relative to the possible removal of two Board of Education Members have concluded. The process the... more

North Rose-Wolcott students participate in Special Olympics in Bloomfield

North Rose-Wolcott students participate in Special Olympics in Bloomfield
Students from the North Rose-Wolcott Central School District recently participated in the Wayne-Finger Lakes Special Olympics, held at the Bloomfield Central School District athletic complex. NR-W student-athletes participated in various events and competed against other districts throughout the region. NR-W students were recognized as they arrived at the athletic complex. After opening ceremonies, students participated in events such as distance... 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

Public, media barred from bringing cameras/phones to Wayne Central hearing

Recording devices barred from Wayne Central hearing; open meeting laws do not apply
Two school board members are fighting to keep the jobs they were elected to do in the Wayne Central School District. Steve Gallaher and Dennis Landry are accused of overstepping their positions by launching into their own investigation. On September 6, 2018 they were able to gain access into Freewill Elementary School. They say the school was left unlocked and... more

Deputies: Charges pending after three hospitalized following serious Wayne County crash

Deputies: Charges pending after three hospitalized following serious Wayne County crash
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office is providing new details around the crash that happened over the weekend in Wayne County along State Route 441 at the intersection of West Walworth Road. Deputies say that around 11:08 p.m. in the Town of Walworth Luis Aponte, 30, was traveling west on Route 441 and was approaching the West Walworth Road intersection when... more

Troopers charge Walworth man after puppy thrown from porch railing

Troopers charge Walworth man after puppy thrown from porch railing
A Walworth man is charged after State Police say a puppy was thrown from a porch railing and bled to death. This story comes to us from our news partners at The Times of Wayne County. Troopers say Austin Decker, 19, was arrested Thursday for an incident that happened in December. They say a four-month-old pit bill/shepherd mix puppy was... more

Deputies: Walworth man found passed out behind wheel in Farmington, charged with felony DWI

Deputies: Walworth man found passed out behind wheel in Farmington, charged with felony DWI
Deputies report the arrest of a Walworth resident on felony DWI charges following an incident at the Fingerlakes Hotel located in Farmington. According to the Sheriff’s Office, James R. Leschhorn, 31, of Walworth was found passed out behind the wheel of a running vehicle at the hotel. He was arrested and transported to the Ontario County Jail where he was... 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

Macedon home total loss after fire

Macedon home total loss after fire
Firefighters responded to a house fire early Friday morning in Macedon. A member of the fire department says a passerby saw smoke coming from the roof of the home on West Walworth Road and called it in. The owners are on vacation, but were notified over the phone. The home is considered a total loss. Our news partners at the... more
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