Castile

Friday, July 21, 2017 at 3:16 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Castile, Perry.

Cheryl Figoura, 38, of Castile, was charged July 20 with welfare fraud in the fifth degree and offering a false instrument to file in the first degree, a felony. Following an investigation by the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Social Services, Figoura is accused of giving false information on an application to obtain benefits she was not entitled to. She is due in the Town of Warsaw Court Aug. 28.

Stefanie Flint, 46, of Perry, was charged July 20 with welfare fraud in the fourth degree and offering a false instrument to file in the first degree, both are felonies. Following an investigation by the Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Social Services, Flint is accused of failing to report that she had been married since 2013. Officials say, as a result of the omission, she collected $20,997.84 in benefits she was not entitled to. She is due in the Town of Warsaw Court Aug. 28.

Friday, July 21, 2017 at 12:34 pm

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The cause of the fire that decimated a home at 3700 Telegraph Road, Eagle, remains under investigation, fire officials say.

Early Thursday morning firefighters from Bliss, Pike, Gainesville, and Centerville fire departments responded to the home in Eagle under the direction of Fire Chief in Charge Bliss Fire Chief Clarence George.

Assisting at the scene included Wyoming County Emergency Management, the Sheriff’s Department, the Red Cross, and RG&E. Standing by at empty fire stations were Arcade, Castile and Silver Springs fire departments.

Crews were on the scene for three hours.

Although no injuries were reported, the fire is blamed for the total loss of the home and contents, along with a dog and a bird.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 10:10 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, news, fire, Pike, Bliss, Gainesville, Arcade, Castile, Silver Springs.

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Firefighters from Pike, Bliss, Gainesville, and Centerville fire departments scrambled to an early morning fire on Telegraph Road – between Lyonsburg and Centerville roads – in Eagle today.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

No injuries were reported at the time of this post.

Assisting at the scene included the Wyoming County Sheriff's Department and Emergency Management. Standing by at empty stations were Arcade, Castile and Silver Springs fire departments.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 2:42 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Java, Cowelsville, Perry, Castile, Sheldon.

Jared T. Price, 21, of Java, was arrested following an alleged violation of an active order of protection. He is accused of violating the order four hours after it was issued. Price was arraigned in the Town of Arcade Court and put in Wyoming County Jail on $1,500 cash bail or $3,000 bond. He is due in the Town of Java Court Aug. 16.

Amanda R. Bzduch, 22, of Perry, was arrested June 30 and charged with falsely reporting an incident in the third degree. She was ticketed and released and due in Portage Town Court at a later date.

Dylan J. Bordner, 23, of Cowlesville, was charged with uninspected motor vehicle, driving while ability impaired – drugs and unlawful possession of marijuana. He was arrested July 7 following a traffic stop on Route 77 in the Town of Sheldon. Deputies say Bordner was stopped for an inspection violation. Additionally, during the investigation, he was arrested for allegedly driving while ability impaired by drugs. He was taken to the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office and evaluated by a drug recognition expert, who found him to be impaired. He is due in the Town of Sheldon Court at a later date.

An 18-year-old county man was charged July 15 with no stop lamps, inadequate exhaust, failure to keep right, underage possession of alcohol, and driving while ability impaired by drugs. The man was arrested on Swyers Road, Castile, following a traffic stop for multiple traffic violations. During the investigation, he was arrested for DWAI-drugs. He was taken to the Sheriff’s Office and evaluated by a drug recognition expert, who found him to be impaired and unsafe to drive. He is due in the Town of Castile Court at a later date. (Editor's note: This defendant's name and place of residence were not provided in the police report because of "possible youthful offender status." If they subsequently become available, we will include them.)

Monday, July 17, 2017 at 1:57 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, Warsaw, Perry, Castile, Sheldon.

The following were in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Mohun July 13 and 14.

Brandie Schumacher, who committed a crime in Sheldon, pled guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a misdemeanor. Sentencing is scheduled Oct. 26. Bail was set at $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond.

Cory Dahl, who is accused of a crime in Castile, had his cased adjourned to Thursday.

Gerald Keech, who is accused of a crime in Perry, had his case adjourned to Aug. 31.

Catherine Tidd, who is accused of a crime in Warsaw, pled not guilty to two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, petit larceny, scheme to defraud in the first degree, and three counts of falsifying business records in the first degree, Class E felonies. Motions are scheduled Sept. 7. Bail continues at $500.

Kevin Haynes, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, was resentenced on two violations of probation to time served. He is returned to probation supervision.

Joelle Good, who committed a crime in Warsaw, was sentenced to five years probation, 150 hours of community service, $2,947.63 in restitution, and fees and surcharges. An order of protection was also issued. She was sentenced on the conviction of criminal mischief in the third degree, a Class E felony.

Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 5:57 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Castile, Arcade, Warsaw.

The Wyoming County Drug Task Force (WCDTF) recently arrested three area residents for alleged drug sales across the county.

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Cory Dahl, 24, of Medina, and Melissa Baker, 33, of Warsaw, were each charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree.

Dahl was arrested June 29 and is accused of selling a quantity of hydrocodone to an agent of the WCDTF while in the Village of Castile in 2016.

He was arraigned in County Court and released. The Medina Police Department assisted with his arrest.

Baker was arrested July 3 and is accused of selling dihydrocodeinone and other pills in the Town of Warsaw in March. Her arrest came when she was seen visiting an inmate in the Wyoming County Jail.

She was arraigned in Warsaw Town Court and is held in the jail in lieu of $15,00 cash bail.

Additional charges are imminent.

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Joe Serrano, 41, of Delevan, was charged July 6 with two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree and two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree.

Serrano is accused of selling cocaine in the towns of Arcade and Yorkshire.

He was arraigned in County Court and released after posting $2,500 cash bail.

The WCDTF includes members from the Sheriff’s Office as well as the Arcade, Attica, Perry and Warsaw Police departments.

Suspected illegal drug activity can be reported to the confidential drug tip line at (585) 786-8965.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 4:02 pm

NYSEG is reporting a power outage in the following towns and villages in Wyoming County affecting close to 8,000 residents:

    • Castile

    • Gainesville

    • Middlebury

    • Warsaw

    • Perry

    • Wyoming

There is no word yet on what caused the outage, however, power is said to be restored by 7 tonight, officials say.

The outage has not affected the Warsaw Fire Department carnival.

UPDATE 8:23 p.m.: Power has been restored to all affected areas in Wyoming County.

Friday, June 30, 2017 at 6:35 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Arcade, Attica, Bennington, Castile, Warsaw.

The following were in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Mohun June 29.

Phillip Goodwill, who is accused of a crime in Arcade, pled not guilty to: criminal possession of precursors of methamphetamine in the third degree, a Class D felony; aggravated unlicensed operation in the first degree, a Class E felony; criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree; and driving while ability impaired by drugs. The case has been adjourned to Aug. 31 for motions. Bail is continued at $10,000 bond.

Darren Tingue, who is accused of a crime in Arcade, pled not guilty to criminal possession of precursors of methamphetamine in the third degree, a Class D felony; and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a Class A misdemeanor. Motions are scheduled Aug. 31. Bail is continued at $10,000 cash and $50,000 bond.

Edward Gauthier, who committed a crime in Arcade, was sentenced to one year in jail and fees and surcharges on the conviction of aggravated family offense, a Class E felony. An eight-year order of protection was also issued.

Shawna Martino, who committed a crime in Attica, was sentenced to five years probation and fined $588. She is also responsible for fees and surcharges. Martino was convicted of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a Class D felony, and aggravated unlicensed operation in the second degree, a Class A misdemeanor. 

Cory Dahl, who is accused of a crime in Bennington and Castile, pled not guilty to criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a Class C felony, and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a Class D felony. Motions are scheduled Aug. 31.

Melissa Preen, who committed a crime in Warsaw, pled guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a Class B felony. Sentencing is scheduled July 20.

Matthew Kurtz, who committed a crime in Warsaw, was sentenced on the conviction of criminal sale of marijuana in the second degree, a Class E felony, to five years probation, fees and surcharges.

Rachel Lafferty, who is accused of a committing a crime in Warsaw, had her case adjourned to July 12.

Thomas Grinnell, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, admitted to a violation of probation. Probation was revoked and he was resentenced to six months in jail.

Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 3:04 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, announcements, Warsaw, Arcade, Castile, Perry.

Press release

Demonstrating its dedication to its agricultural customers, Tompkins Insurance Agencies completed a rigorous educational training program to earn distinction as a Nationwide On Your Side Farm Certified Agency.

“For more than a century, Tompkins Insurance Agencies has been committed to providing unrivaled customer service to those who have trusted us with their insurance needs, including local farms and businesses,” said Tompkins Insurance Agencies President and CEO David Boyce. “The Farm Certified program from Nationwide is a perfect fit with our commitment to serve as a long-term partner that provides the highest level of service to our customers.”

Nationwide has more than 100 years of service and the company’s commitment to agribusiness can be traced back to 1909. Farm Certified agents are trained experts in the field, helping customers take proactive steps to protect their farm or ranch. To become certified, agents complete a series of comprehensive training classes covering the specifics of farming operations, commonly found risks and associated coverages. Agents recertify every three years, keeping current with changes in agriculture and trends in farming and ranching.

Tompkins Insurance Agencies works with large and small businesses across New York State and Pennsylvania and serve industries including agriculture, municipalities, not-for-profits, fire departments, schools, technology, construction, wineries, manufacturing, hospitals, dealerships, hospitality, and more.

Tompkins Insurance Agencies operates 17 offices in Western New York, six offices in central New York and six offices in southeast Pennsylvania. A part of Tompkins Financial Corporation, (trading as TMP on the NYSE - MKT), the agency is affiliated with Tompkins Bank of Castile, Tompkins Trust Company, Tompkins VIST Bank, Tompkins Mahopac Bank and Tompkins Financial Advisors.

It is an independent insurance agency offering personal and business insurance and employee benefits services through more than 50 of the nation’s leading insurance carriers. Tompkins Insurance ranks #2 on the Rochester Business Journal’s 2017 list of top Commercial Insurance firms.

Further information is available at www.tompkinsins.com

Monday, June 19, 2017 at 10:13 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, accident, news, Castile, Perry.

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Minor injuries were reported at the scene of a two-vehicle accident at Chapman Road and Route 39, Perry, late this afternoon.

The Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department was assisted at the scene by Perry Police, and Perry, Castile and Monroe Ambulance, and Perry Fire Department.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Monday, June 19, 2017 at 5:53 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Arcade, Castile, Warsaw, Attica, Eagle.

The following were in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Mohun June 15.

Cheleena Green, who committed a crime in Arcade, was sentenced to one year definite jail time and restitution of $1,170.39. Additionally, a stay-away order of protection was issued. She was convicted of assault in the second degree, a Class D felony. A determinate/definite sentence is a jail or prison sentence that has a defined length and can't be changed by a parole board or other agency.

Mason Maha, who committed a crime in Castile, was sentenced to six months in jail, five years probation, and $525 restitution.

John Sprague, who committed a crime in Warsaw, pled guilty to failure to register as a sex offender, a Class E felony, and forcible touching, a Class A misdemeanor. Sentencing is scheduled Aug. 3. Bail remained at $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond. 

James Smith, an inmate in a State Correctional Facility, was sentenced to nine months interim probation on the conviction of promoting prison contraband in the first degree. The case has been adjourned to March 8.

The following was in court June 16.

Robin Jones, who committed a crime in Attica, was sentenced to five years probation, and surcharges and fees on the conviction of promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony. 

The following were in court June 19.

Marie Giambra, who is accused of a crime in Eagle, had her case adjourned to June 26 for a Huntley Hearing. A Huntley Hearing is a pretrial hearing in New York State and is requested for the purpose of reviewing the manner in which the police obtained statements from the defendant.

Michael Williams Jr., who committed a crime in Wyoming County, admitted to a violation of probation. He was resentenced to four weekends in jail, one-year conditional discharge and is required to have an ignition interlock device, and probation was revoked. 

The following are from State Correctional Facilities.

Rance Dreher pled guilty to promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony as a second felony offender. Sentencing is scheduled Aug. 16.

Anthony Placido was granted by the Court to have his count severed from his co-defendants’ cases. His case is adjourned to July 19.

Devante Spencer had his case adjourned to July 12.

Keith Tyson pled guilty to attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony as a second felony offender. Sentencing is scheduled Sept. 20.

Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 12:16 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, announcements, Warsaw, Perry, Arcade, Castile.

Press release

Tompkins Insurance Agencies recently was appointed to The Hanover Insurance Group’s President’s Club, an elite group of independent insurance agencies from across the country. 

Tompkins Insurance Agencies was one of only 125 independent agencies recognized with this distinction across the country.The Hanover partners with a select group of 2,200 independent agents nationwide. Agencies named to the company’s President’s Club are recognized for delivering outstanding value to their customers through insurance expertise and responsive service.

“For more than a century, Tompkins Insurance Agencies has been committed to providing unrivaled customer service to those who have trusted us with their insurance needs,” said Tompkins Insurance Agencies President & CEO David Boyce. “We’re proud to be named to the President’s Club, which is a recognition of the value we place on providing specialized insurance strategies to help the families and businesses in the communities we serve.”

The agency was formally recognized for its inclusion in the company’s President’s Club at a national business conference in Laguna Beach, Calif.

“The team at Tompkins Insurance Agencies truly understands the needs of its customers and delivers a top-of-the-line customer experience, providing expert insurance counsel and high-quality service,” said Hanover Agency Markets President John C. Roche. “We’re proud to partner with Tompkins Insurance Agencies and appreciate its commitment to going above and beyond to serve its customers.”

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 5:18 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Sheldon, Castile, Covington, Perry, North Java.

Clayton W. Jimerson, 20, of Salamanca, was charged May 24 with speeding, driving while intoxicated, driving with a BAC of .08 percent or more, driving while ability impaired by drugs, DWAI – alcohol and drugs, unlawful possession of marijuana and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree. Jimerson was stopped on Route 77, Sheldon, for allegedly driving 81 in a 55-mph zone. A roadside investigation allegedly revealed he was in possession of marijuana and high-concentration cannabis. Following field sobriety testing, he was arrested for DWI. He was taken to the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office where deputies say his BAC was .08 percent. He was also evaluated by a drug recognition expert, who determined him to be impaired by the combination of alcohol and cannabis and unable to drive safely. Jimerson was put in Wyoming County Jail on $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bond. He is due in the Town of Sheldon Court at a later date. Assisting deputies at the scene were the New York State Police, Warsaw barracks.

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Cody W. Speta, 24, of Castile, was charged June 4 with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and unlawful possession of marijuana. New York State troopers say Speta’s vehicle was disabled in the turning lane on Route 16, Machias. When troopers stopped to assist him, they say an odor of marijuana was present. He was allegedly found to have approximately 24 grams of marijuana, two straws, and a baggie containing hydrocodeine. He is due in the Town of Yorkshire Court at a later date.

Robert D. Alcott, 29, of Covington, was charged May 28 with uninspected motor vehicle, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third and second degrees, and criminal use of drug paraphernalia in the second degree. Alcott was stopped on Route 63, Covington, for an alleged inspection violation. During the stop, deputies say he was found to have two suspensions on his driver’s license, one of which was for driving while ability impaired. Deputies say, during a roadside search, he was found to be in possession of paraphernalia commonly used for smoking crack cocaine. He is due in the Town of Covington Court at a later date.

Michelle E. Malecki, 25, of North Java, was charged June 3 with uninspected motor vehicle and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree. Malecki was stopped on Perry Road, Sheldon, for an alleged inspection violation. Deputies say, during the stop it was found she had a suspended license for failure to answer a summons. She is due in the Town of Sheldon Court at a later date.

Daniel Selby and  Zachary Demers, neither age provided, both from Perry, were charged June 2 with disorderly conduct. Perry Police say they were called to South Federal Street and found Selby and Demers fighting on the side of the road. Both are due in Perry Village Court at a later date.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 1:25 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, agriculture, agribusiness, Castile.

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Southview Farm on Upper Reservation Road, Castile, was the site for the seventh annual Agri-Palooza held Sunday. 

This one-day event highlights one of the county’s greatest resources – agriculture. Patrons were able to visit a working farm and find out what it’s really like to work in one of the county’s biggest industries.

While the seed of the farm was first planted in the 1800s, the roots firmly took hold in Wyoming County in the 1940s when Jim VanArsdale bought the farm.

Six years after Jim started the farm in 1949, he partnered with Dick Popp. Although Popp died in the 1990s, his legacy lives on at the farm. He was instrumental in bringing new agricultural technology to Wyoming County, says Tanya Nickerson, education specialist with the county’s 4-H program. 

One of the biggest changes on the farm is the technology, says Jim’s son, Jamie, current owner of Southview.

“Things change so fast, you just have to keep up with it,” Jamie said.

One of the greatest advances is the use of GPS planting. The farm uses a GPS-driven tractor that puts the holes in the earth for seed corn, following the pattern laid out by the tractor another follows to actually plant the seed. The idea behind GPS planting is soil conservation. Less tilling of the land not only helps keep the nutrients in the soil, but also keeps the soil in place. Additionally, the less the land is driven over by farm equipment keeps the soil loose and less compact which allows for better crop growth.

“We use the same line to till, fertilize and plant so it doesn’t disturb the ground as much when planting,” Jamie said. “Less disturbance keeps the soil soft and pliable so the roots grow better.”

One of the goals of Agri-Palooza is to dispel the myth that farms are a corporate entity – focused only on the bottom line. The event showcases the partnership, so to speak, farmers have with not only the land, but also the health and well-being of the animals in its charge. It also highlights the families that work to keep agriculture alive in Wyoming County.

In addition to better soil conservation, the farm employs nutritionist Pat Brennan to help maintain a proper balance of nutrients to the bovines.

“Every visit has me checking the computer for records of milk production, reproduction and herd health,” Brennan said. “Then I take a look at the animals and look how they walk, chew, their body condition and manure. Then based on that information, I put together a recipe based on the need of the cows.”

A cow eats approximately 120 pounds of feed a day, produces about 90 pounds of milk (10 gallons) a day, and drinks about 30 to 40 gallons of water per day.

To better use and manage the feed the farm grows or feeds the animals, it uses a bunker-style silo instead of the traditional upright silo. The bunker silo allows for better mixing of the feed as well as nutritional consistency. The silage is layered, then compacted, to get the air out of the feed which helps with fermentation -- key for cow palatability.

“It takes all of that to keep the cows healthy and producing milk,” Brennan said.

In addition to good nutrition, a well-ventilated barn is essential in keeping the cows comfortable during warm or muggy weather. To help minimize disease, especially lung disease in the young animals, white tubbing has been added to the newborn calf barn. The tubbing sucks outside air into the barn and fans it over the calves to keep fresh air circulating, which is better for the calves. The other barns not only have fans to circulate the air, they are also equipped with water misters to keep the cows cool and comfortable. 

“We use the same line to till, fertilize and plant so it doesn’t disturb the ground as much when planing,” Jamie said. “We use the same line to till, fertilize and plant so it doesn’t disturb the ground as much when planing,” Jamie said. 

Other conservation or repurposing efforts Southview Farms employ include:

    • Solar panels on barns, which warms rainwater or snowmelt to be used for cleaning and in the milk parlor;

    • A scale, which weighs harvested food and feed. This helps keep track of how well a field is producing or how much feed they have on hand; and 

    • Five manure lagoons. The lagoons store the manure until a time where it would be beneficial to spread on the fields, thus reducing runoff into groundwater. It also minimizes the use of fertilizers, which in turn saves the farmer money.

The farm also uses manure for bedding by squeezing out the water, which rids the manure of bacteria, then the remaining material is stored for future use.

Additionally, while the farm traditionally breeds Holstein cows – they are the best milk producers – the farm is beginning to breed Jersey cows. Though the animals aren’t big milk producers, they do produce milk with a higher fat content. Recent research has shown that people are consuming more dairy products with a higher fat content – butter, ice cream and cheese. To fill the demand, Southview Farms is making the transition to the Jersey breed, a more compact bovine.

Southview Farms has 47 employees and milks three times a day at two locations. The herd included more than 2,000 cows and 1,600 young stock. Additionally, more than 3,100 acres of corn, alfalfa and wheat are harvested annually.

Agri-Palooza is made possible by the partnership of the Wyoming County Chamber & Tourism Department and the Wyoming County Farm Bureau.

For more information about agriculture in Wyoming County visit http://wyoming.cce.cornell.edu

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Monday, June 5, 2017 at 11:47 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Perry, Castile.

Amanda R. Bzduch, 22, of Perry, was charged May 30 with burglary in the second degree and petit larceny. Bzduch is accused of forcing entry into her ex-boyfriend’s home on Sheldon Street, Castile. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say she broke into the house when he was not home and took things from both inside the house and the exterior shed. She was arraigned in the Town of Castile Court where she was put on pre-trial supervision. She is due in Castile Court June 12.

Tammy M. Stewart, 43, of Perry, was charged June 2 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree, expired inspection, and unlicensed operator of a motor vehicle. Perry Police say Stewart was stopped for an expired inspection sticker. During the stop, it was allegedly found she had a non-driver ID, seven separate suspensions dating back to 2011 for failure to pay fines, answer summons and pay child support. She was put in Wyoming County Jail on $200 cash bail or $2,000 bond.

Friday, June 2, 2017 at 12:06 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, agriculture, agribusiness, Business, Castile.

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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. June 4.

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 visit GoWyoming.com.

Friday, June 2, 2017 at 12:01 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Castile, agriculture, agribusiness.
Event Date and Time: 
June 4, 2017 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm

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.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 6:56 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, announcements, Attica, Arcade, Castile, North Java.

Nazareth College graduate students earned their degrees May 14 at the 90th Annual Commencement ceremony at the Blue Cross Arena, Rochester.

    • Morgan Monahan earned a master's degree in occupational therapy and Mary White earned a doctoral degree in physical therapy. Both are residents of Arcade; and

    • Mcleana Schwab, of North Java, earned a doctoral degree in physical therapy.

Nazareth students named to the spring 2017 dean's list include: 

    • John Beyer, of Arcade, is majoring in psychology;

    • Katriel DeGolyer is majoring in English Lit Conc, inclusive education and Alexandra Scharet is majoring in social work. Both are residents of Castile; and 

    • McKenzie McLaughlin, of Attica, is majoring in psychology.

Nazareth College's 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 coeducational college supports 2,000 undergrads and 800 graduate students. Nazareth is recognized nationally for its Fulbright global student scholars and commitment to civic engagement.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 5:43 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Gainesville, Castile, Attica, Warsaw.

The following were in Wyoming Count Court before Judge Michael Mohun May 25.

Ervin Delude Sr., who is accused of committing a crime in Gainesville, pled not guilty to criminal contempt in the first degree, five counts of aggravated family offense, all as Class E felonies, and resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. A stay away order of protection was issued against him. Motions are scheduled July 20. Bail was set at $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond.

Tammy Miller, who committed a crime in Attica, was sentenced to five years probation, and surcharges and fees on the conviction of promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony.

Mason Maha, who is accused of a crime in Castile, had his case adjourned to June 15. He is being held without bail in Wyoming County Jail.

Richard Greene Jr., who committed a crime in Warsaw, was sentenced to five years probation on the conviction of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a Class D felony. Restitution has been paid.

Richard Gargula, who committed a crime in Warsaw, pled guilty to attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony. Sentencing is scheduled Aug. 17. Bail continued at $11,000 cash.

Paul Havlen has been determined to be a Level 2 sex offender by the Court.

The following are from State Correctional Facilities in Attica in court before Mohun May 24 and 25.

Jayme Frontuto was sentenced to one-and-three-fourths to three-and-one-half years in prison on the conviction of attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony as a second felony offender. The sentence is to run consecutively to his current term.

Luis Pagan pled not guilty to two counts of promoting prison contraband in the first degree, two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, and two counts of assault in the second degree, both as Class D felonies. Motions are scheduled July 19.

Herman Batista pled not guilty to two counts of promoting prison contraband in the first degree, both as Class D felonies. Motions are scheduled July 19.

Andrew Mott pled guilty to promoting prison contraband in the second degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree. He was sentenced to a conditional discharge, surcharges and fees.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 3:55 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, fire, news, Silver Springs, Castile, Perry, Gainesville, Pike.

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No injuries were reported in the fire in Castile Tuesday that cause an estimated $65,000 in damages. The cause of the fire at 4294 Fairview Road, Castile, remains under investigation.

Crews from Silver Springs, Castile, Perry, Gainesville, and Perry Center fire departments were on the scene for two hours yesterday afternoon. 

Assisting Fire Chief in Charge Silver Springs Chief John Proper, was Wyoming County Emergency Services. Standing by at empty fire stations included Pike, Gainesville and Mount Morris fire departments.

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