The average price of a turkey in New York state is about $1.41 a pound, making a 16-pound, frozen, self-baster $22.56, up from $20.38 last year. Sweet potatoes are up to $1.24 per pound, 3 cents more than last year, and a package of fresh cranberries is $2.90, compared to $2.64 in 2019.


LYONS — A Galen man faces manslaughter and assault charges for a crash that killed a Lyons man and injured a Clyde teen.

Here is a listing of the most up-to-date information on the number of COVID-19 cases in the four-county area. The information comes from the websites of the public health departments in Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates counties (Note: not all the departments provide the same information).


While local sheriffs would like to see their residents follow Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s recent directive on Thanksgiving gatherings to stop the spread of COVID-19, it doesn’t mean they will be enforcing it.


LYONS — Wayne County Administrator Rick House is praising department heads for their work on the 2021 county budget, a plan that cuts spending by more than $3 million — due largely to the COVID-19 pandemic.


WATERLOO — It has been 15 months since Christopher Freeman was arrested in the near-fatal stabbing of a Seneca Falls woman.

As expected, area fire departments and police agencies were busy Sunday as gusty winds and heavy downpours caused power outages and weather-related incidents.

LYONS — KickStart Wayne County is an initiative of the Wayne County Economic Development Corporation to provide new opportunities and financial resources for county residents to start new businesses in the county.


NEWARK — While the COVID-19 outbreak at DeMay Living Center is now below 20 active cases among residents, it has impacted nearly 120 people and led to six deaths.

ONTARIO — The Wayne County sheriff’s office has released more information on the five-vehicle, chain-reaction crash Sunday night on Route 104 that left a Marion woman dead — and authorities are now saying the accident might have been started by a drunk driver.


GALEN — State police said a Newark man was killed in a one-vehicle accident early Tuesday morning in this Wayne County town.

ONTARIO — As of Monday afternoon, the Wayne County sheriff’s office had not released the name of the female killed Sunday night in a chain-reaction accident on Route 104.

CLYDE — Two Savannah men have been arrested as part of the ongoing investigation into the death of a Clyde man last month, while the man’s wife faces more charges.

While more than 70,000 absentee ballots have yet to be factored in, it appears incumbent Republican John Katko is well on his way to a fourth term in Congress.


Voters in Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates counties apparently liked the Republican slate of candidates for state Legislature seats this year.

CLYDE — In lieu of chairperson Phyllis Jorgensen’s passing, some changes will be made to the Clyde United Methodist Church Food Pantry.


NEWARK — As of Friday, the COVID-19 cluster at DeMay Living Center had grown to more than 50 residents and 30 employees.

LYONS — The departure of Wayne County Nursing Home Administrator Denis Vinnik resulted in the county Board of Supervisors hiring three people to assume his duties.

In a seat long held by Republican Bob Oaks of Macedon, the race for the 130th State Assembly District this year features incumbent Republican Brian Manktelow of Lyons facing a challenge from Democrat Scott Comegys of Palmyra. It is a rematch of the 2018 race.


CLYDE — A village resident is facing murder charges in the death of her husband, Rafael Martinez, 59, who was reported missing Oct. 25.


LYONS — With big-game hunting season for shotguns and rifles approaching, Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts is reminding hunters to put safety first.


NEWARK — Nearly 50 residents and 14 staff members of a local long-term care facility have tested positive for COVID-19.

NEWARK — On Oct. 11, Elizabeth “Liz” (Verkey) Burcroff’s 99th birthday was filled — fittingly — with her favorite flowers: tulips. There were 99, one for each year she’s lived.


While the vote in populous Onondaga County will certainly loom large in the 24th Congressional District election, the candidates are touting their support for Wayne County during campaign appearances.

NEWARK — The Newark Central School District Board of Education made it official at Wednesday’s meeting: Dennis Ford will serve as superintendent of schools on an interim basis until a replacement for Matt Cook is hired.


GENEVA — Warm up the popcorn machines. Movie theaters in Lyons, Canandaigua and Victor, closed by the COVID-19 virus since March, are reopening today. And others around the region are poised to follow.

LYONS — While the 2021 Wayne County budget is not finalized, as of now the plan calls for a nearly $3 million spending cut and the property tax rate falling by nearly 30 cents.

LYONS — Acknowledging it has a difficult time recruiting nursing staff for the Wayne County Nursing Home, the county Board of Supervisors will consider contracting with Reliant Staffing Systems for assistance in recruitment of licensed staff.

Like many, Dr. Jason Feinberg saw and read the news about President Donald Trump testing positive for COVID-19 followed by his brief hospitalization and his treatment, which included an experimental antibody therapy.

LYONS — After a little over five years in the position, Denis Vinnik is leaving his job as administrator of the Wayne County Nursing Home Oct. 30.

ARCADIA — The Wayne County Water & Sewer Authority is seeking a freshwater wetlands permit from the state Department of Environmental Conservation to install new 8- and 12-inch water mains in the towns of Sodus and Arcadia.