Musical cheers for Honeoye, Pal-Mac

It may sound cliche, but the hills of Honeoye are truly alive with the “Sound of Music,” and the notes are reverberating beyond school district boundaries. The Honeoye and Palmyra-Macedon central school districts are among area districts to recently be nationally recognized as “Best Communities for Music Education.” “We are excited,” said Grace Wood, Honeoye music department chair. “For some... more

Pal-Mac grad Ben Reeves becomes finalist for 2018 Tewaaraton Award

The Tewaaraton Foundation announced the men’s and women’s NCAA Lacrosse finalists for the 2018 Tewaaraton Award on Thursday. Listed, as one of five male finalists, is none other than Wayne County native Ben Reeves. The highly motivated student-athlete has been playing for the Yale Bulldogs for the last four years. WHEC: Read More Congrats to Ben Reeves in becoming Yale's... more

Pal-Mac voters to decide on $39.7M budget

The proposed budget for the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District that will be put to voters Tuesday totals $39.7 million, up 2.7 percent from the current-year spending plan of $38.65 million. The tax levy to support the budget came in under the state tax cap with a net increase of 2.4 percent. The tax levy is at $18.9 million, compared to... more

Sheriff: Contractor took $9K from Palmyra resident, now charged with grand larceny

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts reports the arrest of a Penfield man on grand larceny charges following an investigation into a contractor scam. In November 2017 deputies received a call from a Palmyra resident that a contractor he hired to work on his building — never completed the job, and never reimbursed him his payment. Ryan P. Frawley, 22, was... more

“It’s going to be tough forever”: Woman returns home after fatal Palmyra fire

The woman and her grandson injured in a fatal fire this week are both out of the hospital. The fire started just before 3:00 a.m. Tuesday morning at the home on East Palmyra Port Gibson Road. Ginger Sullivan was burned on her hands and face trying to save her 84-year-old mother, Dorothy Bouwens, from the flames. “I think I wouldn’t... more

Dog dies in Manchester structure fire after reported ‘explosion’

Firefighters were called to a home explosion in Port Gibson on Tuesday afternoon. Witnesses said they heard an explosion around 12:30 p.m. at a home along Rt. 31 near Hanley Road. Police say at least two families lived inside the home; and that one family dog died in the fire. No one was at home at the time of the... more

Motorcyclist sent to Strong after crash on State Route 31 in Palmyra

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports a personal injury crash that occurred on Tuesday in the Town of Palmyra. The collision involved a car and a motorcycle, according to deputies. The operator of the car – identified as James A. Parker Jr., 41 of Rochester was traveling west on State Route 31 and had to brake suddenly due to traffic... more

LATEST: Officials give update on fatal Palmyra blaze

The East Palmyra Fire Department was dispatched to 1569 East Palmyra-Port Gibson Road around 2:53 a.m. on Tuesday for a reported structure fire. According to Sheriff Barry Virts, firefighters found a home fully-involved upon arrival. The fire department was assisted by units from Port Gibson, Palmyra, Newark, and Marion – along with ambulances from Finger Lakes Ambulance and Port Gibson.... more

Palmyra mothers, bound by grief and resolve, work for justice

Three Palmyra mothers, reeling from an unthinkable loss, are now fighting to be heard. Carol Bauer, Elaine Hartnagel and Nancy Lewis and are the mothers and grandmothers of 17-month-old Curtis Rizzo and 15-year-old Cindy Lewis. Chad Campbell was 15 years old when he confessed to killing both of them in 1990. Because of his age, Campbell was given the maximum... more

Senator Helming to honor 16 women from Wayne-Finger Lakes region

Senator Pam Helming recently announced the 16 nominees for New York State Senate Woman of Distinction recognition from the Wayne-Finger Lakes region. This award recognizes the outstanding work of extraordinary women from our region and throughout New York State, with one honoree selected from each State Senate District. “Our community is fortunate to have so many remarkable women whose lives,... more

Sheriff, doctor outline opioid problems in Wayne County

The conference room at the Palmyra Library was filled to capacity Monday night with people wanting to learn more about the opioid crisis in Wayne County and the Finger Lakes region. Sponsored by the Citizens’ Response Network of Wayne County, the panel forum featured Wayne County Sheriff and New York State Sheriffs Association President Barry Virts; Dr. Charles Morgan, medical... more

Wayne 911 dispatcher helps caller through birth in Palmyra

The Wayne County 911 Center reports that a dispatcher helped deliver a baby on Monday around 8:53 a.m. The 911 Center received a call from an individual reporting that his girlfriend was in labor. Acting quickly, Wayne County Dispatcher Matthew Bixby performed Emergency Medical Dispatch instructions to help the caller deliver his child. Officials said they were honored that Supervisor... more

Convicted for Palmyra double murders, Chad Campbell coming up for parole

He was sentenced to serve life in prison after his conviction in the August 1990 double murders of 15-year-old Palmyra-Macedon Central School classmate, Cindy Lewis, and the 17-month-old boy she was babysitting, Curtis Rizzo. The community held its breath in the days before the bodies were discovered. Chad Campbell, 14 years old at the time, even helped in the search... more

Palmyra man jailed after speeding, reckless driving on SR 96 in Victor

Deputies say a Palmyra man was sent to the Ontario County Jail after a traffic stop for reckless driving and speeding in Victor on Thursday around 11 a.m. Michal F. Caldarelli, 56, of Palmyra was charged with speeding, driving left of the pavement markings, reckless driving and passing a red light after an incident on State Route 96 in Victor.... more

14 Wayne-Finger Lakes basketball teams heading to Sectional semifinals (W-FL round-up 2/24)

Saturday was a big day for Wayne-Finger Lakes boys and girls basketball teams as teams from the three leagues finished the night with an amazing 11 wins and just 2 losses. Fourteen teams from the Wayne-Finger Lakes leagues will head to the semifinal round of the Section V boys and girls tournaments. Updated brackets from each classification along with details... more

Whitman, Lyons boys advance, Midlakes girls roll into semis (W-FL round-up 2/23)

The quarterfinal round of the Section V boys and girls postseason tournament began on Friday night and saw five Wayne-Finger Lakes teams eliminated. On the boys side, Lyons would advance with a win in their final game at the Atwood Gymnasium of the season and the Marcus Whitman Wildcats defeated LeRoy by 1 on a last second three-pointer from Riley... more

WEBCAST REPLAY: Pal-Mac faces undefeated Midlakes in Section V Class B quarterfinals on FL1 Sports

Alaina Forbes, Cara Walker, Macy Kisner and the rest of Coach Nate Rich’s undefeated Midlakes varsity girls basketball team are trying to win their school’s first Sectional title since 1975. Standing in their way is a tough, fellow Finger Lakes East opponent in Pal-Mac who will be playing at full strength for the first time since late January. The winner... more

Second night of Sectionals opening round sees 13 W-FL teams advance (W-FL round-up 2/21)

The opening round of Sectional play is complete and the quarterfinal match-ups are set for the boys and girls Section V basketball postseason tournaments. Of the 42 Wayne-Finger Lakes boys and girls teams that are competing amongst Section V opponents, just 19 are still alive. Check out all the results from Wednesday night’s games in each classification below… – Looking... more
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