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).
LYONS — A former Wayne County man will be spending two decades behind bars for sexually abusing a child 10 years ago.
CANANDAIGUA — UR Medicine Thompson Health recently named Dr. David E. Baum its new medical director of Urgent Care.
SODUS — A two-vehicle crash in this Wayne County town Monday claimed the life of a local woman.
SYRACUSE — Fresh off her second primary victory in two years, Democrat Dana Balter is now fully turning her attention towards her Republican opponent in November, incumbent Congressman John Katko, in the race for the 24th District seat.
Beginning this Sunday, June 28, the Clyde and Rose Methodist churches, led by the Rev. Karen Heit, will begin drive-in worship services.
ROCHESTER — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester has been named a 2019 Gold Standard Award winner by the Big Brothers Big Sisters Nationwide Leadership Council.
Rochester Regional Health has announced that patient visitation at its five hospitals, including Newark-Wayne Community Hospital and Clifton Springs Hospital and Clinic, will resume Thursday on a limited basis.
PALMYRA — The closed Old Palmyra Landfill on Garnsey Road has been designated as a potential state Superfund site.
FARMINGTON — The Sodus man who died in a shootout with a state trooper last weekend was given “numerous warnings” before he was killed.
SODUS — A Sodus man was shot and killed late Friday night after law enforcement personnel reported that he initially had fired a shotgun at them.
LYONS — Braxton Guy said we all learn the idiom “don’t judge a book by its cover” at an early age. Sadly, he said, most of us forget those wise words when it comes to our fellow human beings — and, in particular, when it comes to race in America.
NEWARK — The judge in this Wayne County village has been suspended following his arrest for allegedly stalking a woman.
CANANDAIGUA — The court system has taken another step toward normal operations in the wake of COVID-19.
LYONS — A recently formed coalition will host a Black Lives Matter march, rally and voter registration drive on the day commemorating a civil rights milestone.
GENEVA — When Gov. Andrew Cuomo mandated this year’s school budget, Board of Education, and proposition voting be conducted entirely by absentee ballot, some officials from area districts expressed concern.
The Wayne ARC will be participating in the Free Summer Lunch Program for children again this year.
There was a resounding message in this year's historic school budget, Board of Education, and proposition voting: The number of people voting was significantly higher than it has been in "traditional" years, and there remains strong support for area education.
This year's school budget, Board of Education, and proposition voting in New York state is occurring four weeks later than normal, the result of delays prompted by the COVID-19 public health crisis. And, voting is being conducted exclusively by absentee balloting.
The village of Newark in Wayne County, and the Yates County village of Dundee are seeking new discharge permits for their wastewater treatment facilities from the state Department of Environmental Conservation.
Dana Balter of Syracuse is looking for another chance to oust Republican John Katko in the race for the 24th Congressional District seat in November. The district includes all of Wayne County.
LYONS — It’s goodbye to Zoom and hello to one room.
The term police accreditation is common in law enforcement circles but perhaps not widely known by the public.
A quick Google search on colleges and cost-cutting because of the coronavirus pandemic will produce dozens of hits. The pandemic has hit the nation’s businesses hard, and all institutions are feeling financial stress, including colleges and universities.
LYONS — Beginning Monday, the Wayne County Department of Motor Vehicles will reopen on a limited basis starting.
LYONS — Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts is among the growing list of law enforcement leaders to comment on the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
The nearly three-month quarantine caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in March is like nothing we have seen.
NEWARK — Police are investigating a local business owner who faces charges related to child pornography in Virginia.
CANANDAIGUA — Starting Wednesday, area courthouses began the second phase of a return to in-person operations.
NEWARK — If COVID-19 has you doing a little spring cleaning, a Newark High School student is interested in your children’s books.
GALEN — A Lyons man was killed in a one-vehicle accident late Sunday night.
LYONS — Wayne County Public Health is giving out protective masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus over the next several days in each of the county’s 15 towns.
NEWARK — After two tours in Iraq, one in Afghanistan and another in Korea, followed by several years in the National Guard, Staff Sgt. Kenneth Holley III is ready for the next chapter in his life.
LYONS — Wayne County Economic Development Director Brian Pincelli knows these are tough times for local businesses suffering under the shutdown caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
CANANDAIGUA — The 10th annual Autism Awareness Walk, held virtually this year due to COVID-19, surpassed its fundraising goal of $25,000.
LYONS — Facing a budget gap of $10 million or more, the Wayne County Board of Supervisors has agreed to extend a hiring freeze the administration said has already saved over $3 million.
MACEDON — For the past 25 years, there has been a public remembrance in this Wayne County community for a woman who disappeared while seven months pregnant.
ALBANY — When it comes to the New York State Canal System, the theme for the 2020 navigation season might be “Better late than not at all.”
SODUS POINT — The Memorial Day weekend is a time when many people head to parks for some relaxation and recreation as part of the unofficial opening to the summer season.
NEWARK — Before the days of COVID-19, Jessie Flynn wouldn’t have thought twice about going to a hospital near her Syracuse home to be treated for a painful gallbladder infection.
SODUS — An 83-year-old woman died Saturday afternoon in a motor-vehicle accident.
PALMYRA — The Wayne County Fair has been a late-summer tradition for 164 years.
ALBANY — The state Division of Consumer Protection and Department of Public Service are alerting people of phone scams.
LYONS — With two weeks in May devoted to recognizing law enforcement personnel, Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts said now is an appropriate time for people to interact with them.
GENESEO — There have been lots of noisy tributes to the region’s essential workers through the coronavirus pandemic.
Clyde-Savannah High School is graduating 52 seniors this year and on Wednesday 40 banners with their pictures were hung in the village of Clyde and 12 in Savannah to honor them.
LYONS — Virtually all of Wayne County’s workforce will be back on the job Monday, as furloughs designed to reduce office non-essential staffing by about 50 percent under orders from Gov. Andrew Cuomo are coming to a close.
ROCHESTER — Wayne County’s non-profit human service agencies have experienced a big spike in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
HOPEWELL — The owner of a Pennsylvania-based company has applied for a permit from the state Department of Environmental Conservation to repair a section of its natural-gas pipeline.
LYONS — Three local residents were arrested Friday, one for allegedly assaulting a Wayne County sheriff’s office deputy.