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).
NEWARK — An employee at a state campus in this Wayne County community has been arrested for allegedly falsifying documents.
WASHINGTON — Social Security Administration field offices, including Geneva’s, have been closed to the public for more than a year because of the pandemic. But Congressman John Katko, R-24 of Camillus, and other members of the House say it’s time the agency provide new options for customers …
LYONS — For those who haven’t had much of a reason to don their “Star Wars” garb over the past pandemic-filled year, Wayne County Public Health might have the answer. In the process, you can help defeat the Dark Side that is COVID-19.
LYONS — Not every county shares sales tax revenues with its municipalities. Wayne County does, however.
LYONS — Wayne County Public Health is hosting a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination clinic Saturday, May 1, at its offices, 1519 Nye Road.
LYONS — Wayne County determined in a survey three years ago that about 6,800 households lacked access to broadband internet, with a sizable portion of them in the more rural eastern sections of the county.
LYONS — Wayne County police agencies collected hundreds of pounds of medication as part of last weekend’s nationwide pharmaceutical drug collection event.
NEWARK — Nearly a year after he was arrested for stalking his former girlfriend, the judge for the village of Newark and town of Arcadia has resigned.
LYONS — The justice of this Wayne County town resigned as he was being investigated by the state Commission on Judicial Conduct.
LYONS — While boats won’t be plying the state’s canals for close to four weeks yet, volunteers from Wayne County’s canal communities took the time Saturday to do some housecleaning ahead of the upcoming season.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced the area’s higher ed institutions to cancel commencements last May, but Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Finger Lakes Community College and Keuka College all vowed those graduates would get their chance to celebrate.
CLYDE — The village adopted a $1.4 million budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year recently that reflects a 1% increase in spending and raises the tax levy even less.
LYONS — The Lyons Inter Church Council has reopened its Community Thrift Shop in the Presbyterian Church at 12 Queen St. And, the organization is seeking clean, usable donations.
SODUS — When COVID-19 limited its options for a safe training facility, the Williamson Fire Co. needed a way to continue honing the skills and techniques that help it save lives. They found a natural partner in Rochester Regional Health’s Newark-Wayne Community Hospital.
A regional health information system is collecting COVID-19 vaccination data, and officials believe it will lead to equitable distribution of the vaccine and, eventually, a return to a more normal way of life.
The New York Power Authority has hired a company to take to the skies over Wayne County to install fiber-optic cable and other communications hardware.
NEWARK — For many people, their only interaction with a police officer is after a car accident, during a traffic stop, or possibly an arrest.
MONTEZUMA — One of the region’s favorite venues for nature lovers is getting a bit of a makeover.
LYONS — Randy Agness said caterer/party house owner Sam Kaiser sampled his semi-dry Riesling a couple of years ago at a Pittsford Rotary event and was so impressed that the businessman predicted they would work together some day.
The Parkinson Support Group of the Finger Lakes will hold its monthly Zoom meeting at 1 p.m. April 28.
GENEVA — Each year during Women’s History Month, on International Women’s Day, the Zonta Club of Geneva recognizes women who have contributed to the empowerment and betterment of society.
AUBURN — A Red Creek man who unsuccessfully tried to rob a bank in Cayuga County, then burglarized a nearby home, faces a potentially long prison term.
CAMILLUS — U.S. Rep. John Katko is hosting a Telephone Town Hall at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday to discuss COVID-19 vaccines.
LYONS — Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts will join other county officials in addressing several crime-related issues this month.
LYONS — All Wayne County law enforcement agencies will take part in the next pharmaceutical collection event on April 24.
LYONS — Wayne County, in partnership with Tennessee-based BOLDplanning Inc., is in the process of updating its All-Hazards Mitigation Plan. Mitigation planning helps community leaders better understand risks from natural hazards and develop long-term strategies that will reduce the impacts o…
WALWORTH — A retired mail carrier is accused of sending threatening letters to nearly a dozen current or retired U.S. Postal Service employees.
MARION — The Marion Historic Association, in conjunction with the Town Board, will dedicate three new William G. Pomeroy historic markers at 11 a.m. April 24, starting in front of the Marion Library at 4036 Maple Ave.
President Joe Biden signed the SAVE LIVES Act into law last week, expanding VA’s legal authority to provide COVID-19 vaccines to all veterans, regardless of their VA health care enrollment status, as well as spouses, caregivers, and some beneficiaries of veterans.
WASHINGTON — Republican Congressman John Katko is teaming up with a Democrat on legislation addressing migrant surges at the border.
PHELPS — For those looking for a broadband alternative in Ontario, Wayne and Seneca counties, a new one is on the way.
LYONS — Lyons native Rhea Hayes has been tapped as the new executive director of the Museum of Wayne County History, replacing a woman she first got to know as a fifth-grader.
MACEDON — For the second straight week, a Wayne County manufacturer is announcing expansion plans.
After a one-year hiatus, a weekend to bolster the number of volunteer firefighters in the state is returning.
ROCHESTER — Area groups and organizations in the Finger Lakes region can learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine through a speakers bureau on the topic.
ROCHESTER — A Lyons man faces several felony charges, including attempted murder, after being arrested Thursday by federal authorities.
NEWARK — The village spent $10.2 million of state and local money in 2018 and 2019 to rehabilitate South Main Street as part of an effort to encourage downtown development and improve walkability.
ALBANY — The off-season for New York state’s canal system involves performing maintenance — large and small — to the more than 100-year-old system that includes the Erie and Cayuga-Seneca canals.
SODUS POINT — For a lot of folks in Wayne County and beyond, there’s no better place to soak up summer than to hit the beach at Sodus Point Park.
FLINT — Students from Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES schools earned “Top of the Trade” recognition for December and January at Finger Lakes Technical Career Center.
WILLIAMSON — An electronics contract manufacturer is moving its operations from Sodus to Williamson as part of a $4 million expansion funded in part by the state.
LYONS — Family Promise of Wayne County, a Lyons-based non-profit that helps families experiencing homelessness achieve sustainable housing, will be conducting a training session for interested volunteers from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday.
LYONS — Wayne County will have its first new supervisors clerk in 16 years come May 31.
NEWARK — Tyler Friel came oh so close to being the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee champion two years ago as a sixth-grader from Canandaigua.
ROCHESTER — Federal officials arrested a Newark man Friday on a child pornography charge.
A few weeks ago, I sat down for an interview with Lyons Librarian Theresa Streb for an opportunity to be her assistant. It turned into less of a job interview and more of a two-hour catch-up between old friends.
On Feb. 25, state Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said he hoped to have updated guidance for school reopening within a week. He called the guidance a “high priority” and said his department was working on it. Yet here we are, more than three weeks later, and local parents, students and…
NEWARK — The Wayne-Finger Lakes region’s top spellers didn’t get a chance at potential national glory in 2020.
LYONS — Jimmy Fabino was a mayor, trustee, town supervisor and a proud Republican who wasn’t afraid to disagree with his GOP colleagues. He rebuilt porches for people who didn’t have the money and asked for nothing in return. He coached youth baseball and softball and was honored for his con…