Castile

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 9:00 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, event, government, 4-H, Warsaw, Eagle, Castile.

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Two Wyoming County 4-H’ers each received a Certificate of Recognition from the county Board of Supervisors during the monthly meeting Tuesday in Warsaw. Danielle Herrick and Madelynn Olin were recognized for their presentations at the 4-H Public Presentation Days held at Warsaw High School in February. 

The Public Presentation program is designed to enhance 4-H’ers public speaking skills by researching a subject and organizing their ideas in a logical order. Additionally, the program helps the youth gain confidence and self-esteem while developing the ability to think and speak in front of a group of people about something that interests them, 4-H officials say.

Danielle, 14, is the daughter of Will and Louise Herrick, of Eagle. She is a seven-year member of the Barnstormers 4-H Club. Her formal presentation titled “Dairy Advocacy” highlighted how animal rights groups shine a negative light on the dairy industry, and how positive activism can “provide people with the facts about milk and the dairy industry.”

Madelynn, 11, has been a member of the Castile Country Kids 4-H Club for the past six years. She is the daughter of Justine and Jessica Olin, of Castile. Her illustrated talk was titled “Mary Jemison, White Woman of the Genesee.” Along with the drawings and written information about Jemison’s life depicted on poster board next to her, Madelynn told of the woman’s life and how she came to rest in Letchworth State Park.

Attica Town Supervisor Bryan Kehl presented the girls with the certificates.

In other board matters:

    • Chairman Doug Berwanger is authorized to sign a contract with Adecco Staffing Agency and provides for a temporary clerical worker for the Office for the Aging until the results of the Civil Service list are available, effective March 18 through June 30;

    • Proclamation declaring April Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month, and Alcohol Awareness Month in Wyoming County;

    • Chairman authorized to sign a contract with Hillside Children’s Center for: two additional parenting classes to be taught in the Wyoming County Jail for an additional funding amount of $2,016.62; additional funding for Children’s Health Home Services – $939; and a reduction of $76 for Family Support Services.

    • The GLOW area (Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, and Wyoming counties) has been designated as a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Area (WIOA) under the WIOA Act of 2014. Additionally, Wyoming County Community Action is the system partner providing WIOA adult, dislocated worker, and youth program services in Wyoming County, effective July 1;

    • Proclamation stating May 7 through 13 is Travel and Tourism Week in the county; 

    • The Wyoming County Ag and Business Center’s Use of Facilities Policy and Fee Schedule has been approved; 

    • Roberta Curry has been appointed to the GLOW Solid Waste Planning Committee and Glow Regional Solid Wast Management Committee, through Dec. 31; 

    • NOMAD Enterprises Inc., 6270 Abbott Road, Silver Springs, won the contract for law maintenance services at various county buildings – not to exceed $8,160; and ThyssenKrupp Elevator, Walden Avenue, Buffalo, was awarded a contract for elevator maintenance services at the Courthouse-Government Center and Public Safety Building, Main Street, Warsaw – not to exceed $24,840; and

    • The Highway Department abolished one position – bridge construction mechanic, and created two – heavy equipment operator, and sign maintenance working supervisor; the Sheriff’s Department created two positions – administrative assistant (Sheriff), and part-time corrections officer; and the Health Department abolished the position of public health nurse, and created the position of community health nurse II.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 12:20 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Perry, Castile.
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  Jason W. Anderson

A Castile man was arrested April 10 following an investigation into funds that he was receiving from Perry School in exchange for tutoring services. The New York State Police assisted Perry PD with the arrest of Jason W. Anderson on 25 felony counts including a crime of public corruption.

Anderson, 39, was charged with one count of grand larceny in the third degree, a Class D felony, and one count defrauding the government, and 23 counts offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree, both crimes are Class E felonies.

Officials say he was supposed to be tutoring a student from the Perry School District, but instead was receiving paychecks for no service rendered. It is estimated that Anderson allegedly took more than $4,000 from the school between October and March. 

He was put in Wyoming County Jail on $3,000 cash bail and $15,000 bond. He is due in court at 1 p.m. June 20.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 11:05 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, news, announcements, Perry, Arcade, Castile.

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Front row, from left: Community Action Board of Directors Chair Cindy Erickson and Tompkins Bank Assistant Branch Manager, Castile office, Char Strain

Back row, from left: Sara Mattingly, Samantha Call, Connie Kramer, and Matt Gaynor

Press release, photo submitted

Community Action of Wyoming County is the winner of the third round of the quarterly Community Minute Challenge hosted by Tompkins Bank of Castile. Each quarterly winner is awarded $2,500; by the end of the contest, a total of $10,000 will have been provided in much-needed funds to local not-for-profit organizations.

Community Action of Wyoming County was one of six organizations in the third round of the challenge. Based in Perry, it seeks to improve the quality of life of all people it serves by focusing on their needs, and encouraging them to realize their goals and become self-sufficient.

The winning organization for each Community Minute Challenge is determined by public voting on the Tompkins Bank of Castile Facebook page, where visitors watch one-minute videos produced by participating nonprofits and then vote for their favorite.

The Genesee Amateur Hockey Association (Genesee County) finished the Community Minute Challenge in second place. In a show of support, and in recognition of just how close the voting was, Community Action of Wyoming County decided to donate 10 percent of their winnings to the Hockey Association.

The other organizations that participated in round three included: Al Sigl Community of Agencies (Monroe County); Batavia Rotary (Genesee County); Focus on the Children (Livingston County); and Villa of Hope (Monroe County).

Launched in August 2016, the Community Minute Challenge has awarded $7,500 to date. The first-round winner was Going to the Dogs Rescue, Main Street, Perry. Going to the Dogs is dedicated to helping homeless pets find loving forever homes. The second-round winner was ARC of Genesee Orleans, a resource of choice for people with disabilities and their families in both Genesee and Orleans counties. A fourth round of the Challenge will launch later in 2017, with details posted to Tompkins Bank of Castile’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/TompkinsBankofCastile).

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 2:42 pm

Press release:

Tompkins Bank of Castile has introduced Lightning Loans, a fast turnaround business loan program. It features a streamlined online application process, which allows customers to quickly apply for a business loan and receive a decision in days or sooner.

All loans through the financial institution are subject to credit approval, bank officials say.

“The Lightning Loans online process offers borrowers the convenience of applying for a loan wherever they are, whenever they need it, saving them time and effort,” said Bank President and CEO John McKenna. “As a community bank, we’re committed to helping local businesses grow and prosper. Our Lightning Loans program provides a fast and easy way for small businesses to obtain a loan and help them achieve their dreams faster than ever.”

The online loan application process is simple and streamlined, and takes about 15 minutes to complete. Applicants who need help with the process or have questions can come into one of the local Tompkins Bank of Castile offices for assistance. 

For more information, or to apply for a Lightning Loan, visit www.bankofcastile.com.

Tompkins Bank of Castile is a community bank with 16 offices in the five-county Western New York region, including Warsaw, Arcade, Perry, Castile, and Gainesville. Services include complete lines of consumer deposit accounts and loans, business accounts and loans, and leasing. 

Additionally, insurance is offered through an affiliate company, Tompkins Insurance Agencies. Wealth management, trust and investment services are provided through Tompkins Financial Advisors. 

Friday, March 17, 2017 at 2:54 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, Castile, Covington, Attica, Bennington, Arcade, Eagle, Warsaw.

The following were in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Mohun March 16.

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Amy Goodenow, who is accused of a crime in Castile, pled not guilty to arson in the third degree, a Class C felony, and criminal mischief in the second degree, a Class D felony. Motions are scheduled May 11. Bail continues at $5,000.

Justin Stanbro, who is accused of a crime in Arcade, had his case adjourned to April 13.

Cheleena Green, who committed a crime in Arcade, pled guilty to assault in the second degree, a Class D felony. The case has been adjourned to June 15 for sentencing. Green is held in the Wyoming County Jail without bail.

Robin Frontuto, who committed a crime in Attica, was sentenced to five years probation, plus fees and surcharges on the conviction of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a Class D felony.

Lonniqua Williams, who committed a crime in Attica, was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge, plus fees and surcharges on the conviction of conspiracy in the fifth degree, a Class A misdemeanor. 

Spencer Bressette, who committed a crime in Bennington, pled guilty to criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a Class D felony. Bressette was sentenced to one year interim probation. Final sentencing is scheduled March 21, 2018.

Mason Maha, who committed a crime in Castile, pled guilty to attempted burglary in the third degree, a Class E felony. Released to the pretrial release program. Sentencing is scheduled June 15.

Aaron Gillard, who committed a crime in Covington, pled guilty to driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree, both are Class E felonies. He was sentenced to one-year interim probation and paid $577.03 in restitution. Final sentencing is scheduled March 1. 

Marie Giambra, who is accused of a crime in Eagle, pled not guilty to burglary in the second degree, a Class C felony, and grand larceny in the fourth degree, a Class E felony. A stay away order of protection was issued. Motions are scheduled May 11. 

Patrick Gugliuzza, who is accused of a crime in Warsaw, pled not guilty to: assault in the second degree, a Class D felony; resisting arrest and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, both are Class A misdemeanors; and disorderly conduct, a violation. Motions are scheduled May 11. Bail was set at $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond.

The following are from State Correctional Facilities in Attica. 

Bail is set for state inmate cases for two reasons:

    • In the event that the inmates current sentence is overturned on appeal or the inmates sentence is about to expire the bail will kick in on the new case and the inmate would be turned over to the Wyoming County jail while the new case is pending; and

    • When bail is placed on an inmate it follows the inmate so when they are moved to different facilities it is one way for them to be found and also the state system knows there is another case still pending.

Jayme Frontuto is scheduled for sentencing April 27. He is held without bail.

Cesar Aguayo was sentenced to one-and-one-half to three years in prison as a second felony offender, plus fees and surcharges. He was convicted of attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony.

Yhury Marcelo pled not guilty to criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a Class C felony; promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony; and conspiracy in the fourth degree, a Class E felony. Motions are scheduled for today. Bail was set at $5,000.

Jerry Gillard had his case adjourned to April 12.

James Smith pled guilty to promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony. Interim sentencing is scheduled June 15.

Friday, March 10, 2017 at 6:53 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Agri-Palooza, Business, agribusiness, Castile.

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Press release (file photo).

The seventh annual Agri-Palooza 2017 will be held at Southview Farms, 5073 Upper Reservation Road, Castile. It is sponsored by Wyoming County Chamber & Tourism and the Wyoming County Farm Bureau and highlights agriculture in Wyoming County. The public is invited to discover, experience, and enjoy farming and all that it entails by spending the day on a working farm. 

The free event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 4.

Southview Farms got its start in 1940 when James VanArsdale III  purchased a small farm in Castile. Today, it has become one of Wyoming County’s leading dairy producers. 

In 1964, Dick Popp joined the operation as a partner. Following his death in 1997, current General Manager John Noble joined the business. Jamie VanArsdale IV along with his wife, Margaret, continue to live and work on site. 

Cows are milked three times a day at two locations by the 47 employees.. In addition to taking care of more than 2,000 cows and 1,600 young stock, they harvest more than 3,100 acres of corn, alfalfa and wheat.

Agri-Palooza features educational displays, farm tours, and children’s games and activities. Attendees will also see the variety of Wyoming County products on both display and for purchase. 

For more information and updates follow Agri-Palooza on Facebook.

The Wyoming County Chamber & Tourism is the leading membership organization for local and regional growth, advocacy, and connection for Wyoming County’s business community. Its mission is to serve the members and community; promote and grow the area’s economic and tourism assets; and work collaboratively to create an environment that leads to the success and economic prosperity of Wyoming County. 

For more information or to become a member call (585) 786-0307 or visit  www.wycochamber.org

Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 6:43 am

High winds yesterday left thousands of residents without power. While power was restored to many customers, power companies report 6,350 residents are still without power as of 6:15 a.m..

RG&E customers without power: 

    • Arcade – 25 

    • Eagle – 27

NYSEG customers without power:

    • Bennington – 1,526

    • Castile – 10

    • Gainesville – 46

    • Java – 1,199

    • Middlebury – 29

    • Sheldon – 1,341

    • Warsaw – 1

National Grid customers without power:

    • Eagle, Bliss, Java, Gainesville area – approximately 589

    • Varysburg, Warsaw, Attica area – approximately – 1,557.

Power companies have been working through the night to restore electricity to county homes and continue this morning.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 6:39 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, 4-H, Warsaw, Castile.

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Hannah Holmes, of Warsaw

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Ezra Conklin, of Castile

Press release (photos submitted):

How to make skunk spray for a dog, the evolution of the John Deere combine, healthy living, lamb care, horse safety, GMOs, and maple syrup production – these are just a few of the topics 167 youth gave presentations on at this year’s 4-H Public Presentations Days.

The event, sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wyoming County (CCE), was held at Warsaw Central High School Feb. 8 and 18.

The 4-H Public Presentations Program helps youth enhance their public speaking skills. Additionally, they learn the research process, gain confidence and self-esteem, while developing the ability to think and speak in front of a group of people about something that interests them.

4-H’ers had the opportunity to organize, prepare, and present a demonstration, an illustrated talk, a formal speech, a recitation, or a dramatic interpretation before an audience. The kids were offered constructive feedback and positive reinforcement by more than 17 4-H volunteers and community members. 

4-H teens were also encouraged to take advantage of an “interview” option – the opportunity to prepare a resume and participate in a formal interview. Junior and senior outstanding presenters were awarded an opportunity to advance to the next level of competition. Western District 4-H Presentations will be hosted by Erie County 4-H and held April 1 in Buffalo.

To find out more about the program or 4-H, call (585) 786- 2251 or visit http://wyoming.cce.cornell.edu/

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 2:31 pm

Chelsie Simonds, 24, of Batavia, and Ronald Sachanowski, 31, of Silver Springs, were charged Feb. 27 with endangering the welfare of a child. On Feb. 27 Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a home on Route 19A in the Town of Castile to assist with an overdose call. During the investigation, deputies say they had discovered both Simonds and Sachanowski had been using an illegal substance in the home while their 2-year-old child was present. Both are due in the Town of Castile Court at a later date. Castile Fire and Rescue assisted at the scene.

Linda L. Hotchkiss, 47, of Perry, was charged Feb. 22 with forgery in the third degree by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department. She is due in Leicester Town Court at a later date.

William A. Roll, 57, and Jennifer L. Mather, 43, both of Attica, were arrested Feb. 25 in connection with a violent domestic incident on Washington Street in the Village of Attica. Attica Police responded to the Washington Street home around 9 p.m. Feb. 25. Roll was charged with assault in the third degree and put in Wyoming County Jail on $500 cash bail or $2,500 bond. Mather was charged with harassment in the second degree and physical contact. She was released on her own recognizance with a refrain from offensive conduct order of protection. Both are due at 10 a.m. March 13 in Attica Village Court. Assisting at the scene was the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office and the New York State Police.

Kaija Wadsworth, no age provided, of Pittsford, was charged Feb. 26 with speed in zone, driving while intoxicated, driving with a BAC of .08 percent or more, and refusal to take a breath test. Wadsworth was stopped in the Village of Perry for allegedly speeding. During the investigation officers say they smelled an alcoholic beverage coming from the car. Wadsworth allegedly failed field sobriety testing and refused to blow into a pre-screen device. A chemical test was administered at the Warsaw Police Department, which allegedly showed a BAC of .09 percent. Wadsworth is due in Perry Village Court March 14.

Zachary W. Blackmon, 30, of Perry, was charged Feb. 27 with speed not reasonable and prudent, following too closely, driving while intoxicated, driving with a BAC of .08 percent or greater, and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a two car accident on Route 39, Castile, where, during their investigation, found one of the drivers allegedly intoxicated. Deputies say Blackmon was traveling southbound on Route 39 when he struck another vehicle. Following roadside field sobriety testing, Blackmon was arrested for DWI. He was taken to the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office where he allegedly provided a positive breath sample for alcohol. He is due in the Town of Castile Court March 20.

Sabrina A. Dietz, 33, of Nunda, was charged Feb. 26 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, and use of a portable electronic device. Dietz was stopped in the Town of Perry after a Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputy allegedly saw her driving while using a portable electronic device. During the stop, she was allegedly found to have a suspended license due to a failure to answer a summons in the Town of Covington. She is due in the Town of Perry Court at a later date.

Melissa A. Sachanowski, 33, of Orangeville, was charged Feb. 20 with failure to keep right, failure to dim high beams, and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree. Sachanowski was stopped on Route 77, Sheldon, after deputies allegedly saw her failing to maintain her driving lane numerous times and failing to dim her high beams to oncoming traffic. Following a roadside investigation, deputies say she was in possession of Subutex, a controlled substance similar to Suboxone. She is due in the Town of Sheldon Court at a later date.

Friday, February 24, 2017 at 4:17 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Business, Warsaw, Castile.

Press release:

Proving that a minute can matter, Tompkins Bank of Castile is launching its third round of the quarterly Community Minute Challenge. Each quarterly winner is awarded $2,500; by the end of the contest, a total of $10,000 will have been provided in much-needed funds to local not-for-profit organizations.

“The response to the Community Minute Challenge has been tremendous, and we’re thrilled to be able to help shine a light on the important services that are provided by not-for-profit organizations in our area,” said John McKenna, Bank president and CEO.

The third round will begin February 27 and run through March 13. The winning organization is determined by public voting on the Bank of Castile Facebook page, where visitors can watch the one-minute videos produced by participating nonprofits and then vote for their favorite. Each video explains how the nonprofit would use the awarded funds. The six organizations competing in this round are:

    • Wyoming County Community Action (Wyoming County)  

    • Al Sigl Community of Agencies (Monroe County)

    • Batavia Rotary (Genesee County)

    • Focus on the Children (Livingston County)

    • Genesee Amateur Hockey Association (Genesee County) 

    • Villa of Hope (Monroe County) 

To show support for the initiative and cast a vote, participants should “like” the Tompkins Bank of Castile Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TompkinsBankofCastile and click on the Community Minute Challenge app. They can then select their favorite nonprofit after watching the one-minute videos. Individuals can vote once per day during the contest period.

Launched in August 2016, the Community Minute Challenge has awarded $5,000 to date. The first-round winner was Going to the Dogs Rescue in Wyoming County, an organization dedicated to helping homeless pets find loving forever homes. The second-round winner was ARC of Genesee Orleans, a resource of choice for people with disabilities and their families in both Genesee and Orleans counties. Photos of the previous winners are available upon request. A fourth round of the Community Minute Challenge will launch later this year.

Tompkins Bank of Castile is a community bank with 16 offices in the five-county Western New York region. Services include complete lines of consumer deposit accounts and loans, business accounts and loans, and leasing. In addition, insurance is offered through an affiliate company, Tompkins Insurance Agencies. Wealth management, trust and investment services are provided through Tompkins Financial Advisors. Further information about the bank is available on its website, www.bankofcastile.com.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 3:05 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, Castile, fire, crime, Business, news.

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 Amy S. Goodenow

Amy S. Goodenow, no age provided, of Castile was charged with arson in the third degree, a Class C felony, for allegedly setting a fire that destroyed a Castile business.

The Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office says, during the early morning hours of Feb. 15 a fire broke out at the Castile Diner, 125 S. Main St., Castile. When deputies arrived at the Main Street restaurant they noticed a “working structure fire” and say Goodenow was at the scene at the time of the incident.

After both a fire and criminal investigation, officials determined that the fire was intentionally set. 

Although Goodenow owns the business, the contents and building are owned by Steve Gitsis.

Members from Castile, Silver Springs, Gainesville, Bliss, Pike, and Nunda fire departments were on the scene for close to five hours putting out the flames. 

Assisting at the scene included Wyoming County Emergency Services, the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department, the New York State Police, and the Village of Castile. Standing by at empty fire stations included Perry, Warsaw and Fillmore fire departments.

Goodenow, who was jailed on $5,000 cash bail and $10,000 bond, subsequently posted bail and was released. 

She is due in the Village of Castile Court at 7:30 p.m. April 3.

See related: Castile Diner fire remains under investigation

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Friday, February 17, 2017 at 11:06 am

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Around 3 o’clock this morning a fire broke out at 71 Covington St. in the Village of Perry. 

Crews from Perry, Perry Center, Silver Springs, Castile, Warsaw, and Mount Morris fire departments responded to the scene with Fire Chief in Charge Perry Fire Chief Steve Laraby. 

Assisting at the scene included Wyoming County Emergency Services, the Sheriff’s Department, Perry Police Department, Perry Department of Public Works, NYSEG, and the Red Cross. Standing by at empty fire stations included Wyoming and Leicester fire departments.

The fire was said to have started due to a malfunctioning hot air furnace, causing $60,000 in damages to the home.

Firefighters were at the scene for four hours putting out the blaze with no injuries reported.

The Covington home housed two apartments, which resulted in two families being displaced and in need of assistance by the Red Cross. A total of six people were affected by the fire.

Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 4:36 pm

Press release:

Sen. Patrick M. Gallivan, (R-C-I, Elma) says $3 million in state funding will help eligible municipalities and rural electricity cooperatives purchase electric vehicles for their municipal use fleets. The program is part of the New York Power Authority’s Municipal Electric-Drive Vehicle Program, which provides financial assistance to facilitate the replacement of less fuel-efficient vehicles.

“This funding will help towns and villages purchase electric and hybrid vehicles that are more fuel efficient and promote a cleaner environment,” Gallivan said. “The state’s financial support allows municipalities to participate in this important initiative and makes the program affordable to more communities.”

In Senate District 59, the villages of Arcade, Castile, Churchville, Silver Springs, and Springville are eligible to participate in the Municipal Electric-Drive Vehicle Program.
Several types of electric and hybrid vehicles are offered for purchase under the program, including passenger cars, pickup trucks, off-road specialty vehicles and heavy-duty utility bucket trucks. 

Municipalities and rural electric cooperatives that currently receive low-cost hydropower from the New York Power Authority are eligible to participate in this program. The funding builds on $5 million previously distributed under this program that has helped put 61 clean vehicles into service in 24 towns and villages across the state.

New York Power Authority's Municipal Electric-Drive Vehicle program works by providing zero-interest financing. The funds made available for the purchase of these vehicles are recovered over the course of three years.

New York Power Authority serves 47 municipal and four rural electric cooperative utility systems around the state, providing them with low-cost hydropower to help meet the electricity needs of their residents and businesses.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 5:02 pm

James Mages, 53, of Akron, was charged Feb. 13 with criminal trespass in the second degree and petit larceny. Mages is accused of entering a home on Nesbitt Road, Attica, and taking clothing from the residence. After being confronted by the homeowner, he left the house. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say they found Mages driving from the scene. Allegedly refusing to stop, Mages led officers to a Buffalo Road address in the Town of Orangeville, where he was arrested. Additionally, deputies say he was wearing the clothing he had taken from the Nesbitt Road home. Subsequently, Mages was also charged with obstructing governmental administration in the second degree and failure to comply with a police officer. He was put in Wyoming County jail on $5,000 bond. He is due in both Attica and Orangeville town courts at a later date. New York State Police and Warsaw Police assisted with the arrest.

Keith E. Legge, 44, of Perry, was charged Feb. 15 with harassment in the second degree. Perry Police say Legge is accused of threatening a neighbor at a South Main Street address. He is due in Perry Village Court March 14.

Scott Grisewood, no age provided, of Warsaw, was arrested on a warrant issued out of Perry Village Court. He was picked up on the warrant by Warsaw Police. Grisewood was released on his own recognizance to pretrial release.

Andrew Perdock, no age provided, of Perry, was arrested Feb. 14 on a warrant issued out of Perry Village Court. He was released on his own recognizance to pretrial release.

Nicole R. Fronczak, 27, of Silver Springs, was charged Feb. 11 with failure to keep right, driving while intoxicated, driving with a BAC of .08 percent or greater, and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree. Fronczak was stopped on Route 19A, Castile, after deputies say they saw her driving across the center yellow lines of the roadway. She was arrested following an investigation and allegedly failing roadside field sobriety testing. She was taken to the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office where a breath sample allegedly showed a BAC of .14 percent. She is due in the Town of Castile Court March 6.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 2:21 pm

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An early morning fire at the Castile Diner, 125 S. Main St., Castile, remains under investigation today.

While no injuries were reported, fire crews were on the scene for four-and-one-half hours under Fire Chief in Charge, Castile Fire Chief Bill Dake.

Firefighters from Castile, Silver Springs, Gainesville, Bliss, Pike, and Nunda fire departments were assisted by Wyoming County Emergency Services, the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department, the New York State Police, and the Village of Castile. Standing by at empty fire stations included Perry, Warsaw and Fillmore fire departments.

Damages are estimated at $150,000.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 1:04 am
posted by Billie Owens in fire, Castile.

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A fire is reported at the Castile Diner, 125 S. Main St. in Castile. A first responder says there is smoke in the building. Castile Fire Department is responding, along with mutual aid from Warsaw, Gainesville, Bliss, Perry, Pike, Silver Springs and Nunda.

UPDATE 1:07 a.m.: This is a fully involved structure fire.

UPDATE 1:15 a.m.: Command requests a Castile ambulance to the scene to evaluate a female.

UPDATE 1:16 a.m.: Wyoming County Sheriffs deputies are at the scene.

UPDATE 1:19 a.m.: A truck from Warsaw is requested to fill in at Silver Springs Fire Hall.

UPDATE 1:20 a.m.: Crews from Perry are standing by in Castile's fire hall.

Monday, January 30, 2017 at 3:35 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Perry, Castile, Silver Springs, Warsaw, Pike.

A 16-year-old female, of Perry, was charged Jan. 25 with harassment in the second degree, criminal mischief in the fourth degree, and obstruction of governmental administration in the second degree. The teen is accused of grabbing court paperwork out of a Perry police officer’s hand while he was taking another individual, who had been arrested, to his police car. Additionally, she is accused of ripping the officer’s radio off from his uniform. She was put in Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $500 cash bail.

Kyle Meerboth, 22, of Sardinia, was charged Jan. 21 with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving with a BAC above .18 percent, and failure to keep right. Meerboth was stopped on Griffith Road, Pike, following a traffic complaint. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say Meerboth failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for driving while intoxicated. His breath test allegedly showed a BAC of .21 percent. He is due in the Pike Town Court Feb. 7

Gregory Scott, 54, of Perry, was charged Jan. 28 with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving with a BAC of .18, and move from lane unsafely. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say Scott drove his vehicle into a ditch on Chapman Road, Castile. During the investigation, deputies say he failed sobriety tests and was subsequently arrested for driving while intoxicated. Additionally, he was allegedly found to have a BAC of .22 percent. He is due in Castile Town Court Feb. 13. Perry Police assisted deputies at the scene.

Brent Jno-Jules, 25, of Brooklyn, was charged Jan. 28 with speeding, unlawful possession of marijuana, and driving while ability impaired by a drug. Jno-Jules was arrested following a traffic stop on Route 20A, Perry. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies stopped the suspect for allegedly driving 82 in a 55-mph zone. During the investigation, officers say they smelled an “odor of marijuana” coming from the vehicle. He was placed through field sobriety testing and subsequently arrested for DWI and taken to the Sheriff’s Office for a drug influence evaluation. It was determined by the drug recognition expert that Jno-Jules was impaired by cannabis. He was put in Wyoming County Jail on $300 cash bail or $3,000 bond. He is due in the Town of Perry Court March 8. Perry Police assisted deputies at the scene.

Derek E. Parke, 30, of Pike, was charged Jan. 30 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, following a traffic stop on Federal Street, Perry. Perry Police say Parke’s driver's license was suspended for failure to pay fines out of Warsaw Town Court and failure to answer summons out of Amherst Town Court. He is due in Perry Village Court at a later date.

Jeremy Mack, 36, of Silver Springs, was arrested Jan. 27 on an arrest warrant issued by Silver Springs Court for a violation of pre-trial release conditions. He was put in Wyoming County Jail without bail. He is due in court April 3.

Mason Maha, 19, of Perry, was charged Jan. 25 with petit larceny. He is accused of stealing two car tires from a home in Perry. He was put in Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $500 cash bail. He is due in Perry Village Court Feb. 14.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 5:25 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, announcements, education, Arcade, Castile, Perry, Attica.

Several local students made the fall 2016 semester dean’s list at Nazareth College, Rochester.

They include: 

    • John Beyer, of Arcade, who is studying psychology;

    • Katriel DeGolyer, who is studying English literature, and Alexandra Scharet, who is studying social work, both of Castile;

    • Zachary Lowery, of Perry, who is studying health sciences; and

    • McKenzie McLaughlin, of Attica, who is studying psychology.

A student's grade point average must be at least 3.5 or above, and they must complete 12 credit hours of graded work that semester in order to be included on the dean's list at Nazareth.

Nazareth College offers 60 majors, including education, health and human services, management, the fine arts, music, theater, math and science, foreign languages, and the liberal arts. The college supports 2,000 undergrads and 800 graduate students. 

Nazareth is recognized nationally for its Fulbright global student scholars and commitment to civic engagement. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 3:13 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Castile, Perry, Warsaw.

Jonathan Carr II, 27, of Nunda, was charged Jan. 17 with: felony driving while intoxicated; felony operating a motor vehicle with a BAC of .08 percent or higher; aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle; leaving the scene of a property damage accident; operating a motor vehicle without insurance; and following to closely. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a rear-end collision on South Main Street, Castile. Carr and his passenger allegedly fled the scene on foot before deputies arrived. Officers say a Good Samaritan on Glen Iris Road told them about two men looking for a ride. Subsequently, a deputy, along with a New York State Trooper, located the men and determined they were the ones from the accident. Following an investigation, officers determined that Carr was the driver of the vehicle and had a BAC of .11 percent. He was put in Wyoming County Jail on $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bond. He is due in court April 3.

Mason I. Maha, 19, of Perry, was charged Jan. 23 with burglary in the second degree and petit larceny. Maha is accused of stealing and cashing checks that were reported stolen from a home in Castile. He was released to the Wyoming County pre-trial release program and is due in the Town of Castile Court at a later date. In lieu of setting bail a defendant is released into a pre-trial release program that is run by the probation department. There are conditions of release such as curfews, testing, etcetera. If they violate the terms, bail could be added or increased or withdrawn altogether.

Duane L. Archer, 44, of Columbia, Md., was charged Jan. 22 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, speed in zone, and failure to keep right. Archer was arrested following a traffic stop on Route 20A at Toolhouse Road, Warsaw. Officers say he was stopped after he was seen crossing the centerline of the road multiple times and speeding while in the Village of Warsaw. During the investigation, it was allegedly found he had one active suspension in New York State since 2014 for failure to pay a driver responsibility assessment fee to the Department of Motor Vehicle. He was put in Wyoming County Jail on $500 cash bail or $2,000 bond. He is due in the Village of Warsaw Court March 6.

Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 11:40 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Perry, Castile, Warsaw.
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    Dakota J. Ribbeck

Dakota J. Ribbeck, 24, of Perry, was charged Jan. 17 with rape in the third degree. Ribbeck is accused of having a relationship with a 16-year-old female earlier this month. He is being held in the Wyoming County Jail on $2,500 cash bail. He is due in court Feb. 14.

Christopher P. Volk, 22, of Castile, was charged Jan. 16 with grand larceny in the fourth degree, criminal contempt in the second degree, and aggravated family offense. Volk was arrested following a domestic incident on Toolhouse Road, Warsaw. He is accused of taking a cell phone out of the victim’s hand and taking it to a remote location near the home. An order of protection was in place at the time. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say he later returned to the home while police were there, at which time he was taken into custody. Additionally, deputies say Volk was convicted of assault in the third degree in 2015 in connection with another domestic incident. He was put in Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 bond. He is due in the Town of Warsaw Court Feb. 6.

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