Castile

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 3:17 pm

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Information sourced from a press release, file photo:

Letchworth State Park is up against 20 of New York’s top attractions in the 2017 round of USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice Award for “your favorite attraction” in New York State.

The Wyoming County Chamber & Tourism office is encouraging everyone to vote for Letchworth State Park, one of the top nominees again this year. The world-renowned attraction is up against some very stiff competition among New York’s most well-known tourist attractions.

“We encourage everyone to share the contest to their social media accounts and to get the message out about the contest,” said Chamber & Tourism Director of Tourism and Marketing Eric Szucs. “Letchworth State Park won the #1 State Park designation because of its natural beauty and strong following worldwide. Let’s try to again capture the momentum and win again for this great natural asset.”

USA Today Readers’ Choice 10 Best website reports that some of the United States' most recognizable attractions – Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, the Empire State Building – are found in New York City.

While the Big Apple has no shortage of travel-worthy attractions, the rest of the state is well worth exploring as well. Outside the iconic metropolis in the Empire State, travelers find natural wonders like Niagara Falls, the Thousand Islands, Letchworth State Park, award-winning wineries, Revolutionary War sites and the elegant estates of the Hudson Valley.

“We are up against some very tough competition in New York this time around,” said Chamber & Tourism President Scott Gardner. “If everyone that loves Letchworth State Park votes in the contest we can once again win the competition and claim the title of ‘favorite attraction’ recognizing this well-known destination right here in Wyoming County.”

Voting for Letchworth State Park is easy. Simply visit the Chamber & Tourism Facebook page at to find the link or visit USA Today’s Readers’ Choice contest website at www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-new-york-attraction/, then scroll down the page and select Letchworth State Park. Voting can be done daily until noon Oct. 10.

Monday, September 18, 2017 at 6:32 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Castile, Letchworth State Park, history.

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A throng of people milled about at the Trailside Lodge at Letchworth State Park Saturday for The Native American and Pioneer Heritage Day festivities.

Highlights of the day included a performance by Gretchen Sepik portraying “The White Woman of the Genesee” Mary Jemison, Native American storyteller Perry Ground, Native American Flutes by Ken Wallace, and the Allegany River Indian Dancers, who showcased traditional songs and dances of the Iroquois.

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Monday, September 18, 2017 at 12:27 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, fire, news, Perry, Castile, Warsaw, Wyoming.

Firefighters from three counties spent six-and-one-half hours late Friday night battling a blaze in Perry. The fire at 7096 Burke Hill Road was reported around 11 p.m. and remains under investigation.

Crews from Perry, Perry Center, Castile, Warsaw, Wyoming, Pavilion, Cuylerville, York, Leicester, and Mount Morris fire departments were on the scene with Fire Chief in Charge Perry Center Fire Chief Harold Wright.

Assisting at the scene included Wyoming County Emergency Services, the Sheriff’s Office, and NYSEG. Standing by at empty fire stations were Silver Springs and Gainesville fire departments.

There were no injuries reported in the incident that caused an estimated $100,000 in damages.

Friday, September 15, 2017 at 3:16 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Arcade, Castile, Wethersfield.

The following were in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Mohun Sept. 14.

Donald Krohn, who is accused of committing a crime in Arcade, pled not guilty to driving while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated per se, both as Class E felonies, and criminal mischief in the fourth degree, a misdemeanor. The Per Se law is based not on the observations of the arresting police officer, but the results obtained from a breath alcohol testing machine. It is this result that dictates the offense as well potential certain legal presumptions. The case has been adjourned to Dec. 7.

Maila Mattson, who is accused of committing a crime in Arcade, pled not guilty to driving while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated per se, as unclassified misdemeanors, and resisting arrest, a Class A misdemeanor. Motions are scheduled Nov. 9.

Aarni Mattson, who is accused of a crime in Arcade, pled not guilty to driving while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated per se, as Class E felonies. Motions are scheduled Nov. 9.

Phillip Goodwill, who is accused of a crime in Arcade, had his case adjourned to Oct. 12.

Cory Dahl, who allegedly committed a crime in Castile, had his case adjourned to Sept. 21.

Jeffrey Snyder, who committed a crime in Wethersfield, admitted to a violation of interim probation. Sentencing is scheduled Nov. 9.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 10:53 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, news, events, announcements, Castile, Pike, government.

Information sourced from a press release:

Town of Castile Supervisor Keith Granger is being honored by the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) tonight for graduating from the NYSAC County Government Institute. The ceremony will be held at the NYSAC Fall Seminar in Syracuse.

Granger is not only the supervisor for the Town of Castile but also serves as a member of the Wyoming County Board of Supervisors.

The County Government Institute is a collaboration between NYSAC and Cornell University to provide training to county leaders. Curriculum includes required courses on building consensus, financial management, ethics, management, and the foundations of county government.

Granger says that he learned a lot from the Institute, particularly in areas of county finance and the many aspects of the budgeting process.

“I appreciated the learning experience to acquire personal skills and understanding of county issues,” Granger said.

“The County Government Institute equips county officials with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to address the challenges and opportunities of leadership, and to engage in civil dialogue with constituents as well as fellow leaders,” said NYSAC President and Schoharie County Treasurer William E. Cherry.

Born and raised in the town of Pike, Granger served for a combined 13 years as mayor for the villages of Pike and Castile and as trustee for a combined 14 years. Additionally, he retired at the rank of Sargent in 2014 after 25 years as a corrections officer at the Livingston Correctional Facility.

“The Institute’s vigorous curriculum prepares county leaders with the skills and knowledge necessary to meet the increasing demands of local government leadership in now and in the future,” said NYSAC Executive Director Stephen J. Acquario.

The courses are offered at NYSAC’s upcoming Fall Seminar in addition to an annual Legislative Conference in February, and Finance School in May. Courses are also offered regionally throughout the year, and enable county leaders to stay up-to-date on timely issues and opportunities in local government.

For more information about the County Government Institute visit www.nysac.org/cgi

The New York State Association of Counties is a bipartisan municipal association serving the counties of New York State including the City of New York. Organized in 1925, NYSAC’s mission is to represent, educate and advocate for member counties and the thousands of elected and appointed county officials who serve the public.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 12:11 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, health, Castile.
Event Date and Time: 
September 19, 2017 - 6:00pm

Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. It is a progressive and fatal brain disease that is the most common form of dementia.

“The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease” is a free class presented by the Alzheimer’s Association Western New York Chapter for anyone who would like to know more about the disease and related dementias.

The program will be held in the Cordelia Greene Library, 11 S. Main St., Castile at 6 p.m. Sept. 19.

Attendees will learn:

    • Symptoms and effects of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia;

Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 1:52 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Letchworth State Park, Castile.
Event Date and Time: 
September 16, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Western New York’s rich history from both the Native American and pioneer perspective will be celebrated from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 16 at Letchworth State Park. The Native American and Pioneer Heritage day’s festivities will be held at Trailside Lodge, near the park’s Castile entrance. Admission to the show is included with the $10 per car park entrance fee. 

Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 1:50 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Castile, Letchworth State Park.

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Press release, photos submitted:

Western New York’s rich history from both the Native American and pioneer perspective will be celebrated from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 16 at Letchworth State Park. 

The Native American and Pioneer Heritage Day’s festivities will be held at Trailside Lodge, near the park’s Castile entrance. Admission to the show is included with the $10 per car park entrance fee. 

Highlights of the day include a performance by Gretchen Sepik portraying “The White Woman of the Genesee” Mary Jemison, whose remarkable story is one encompassing both the pioneer and Native American culture; and Native American storyteller Perry Ground, Native American Flutes by Ken Wallace, and the Allegany River Indian Dancers, who will showcase traditional songs and dances of the Iroquois.

Throughout the day there will be Atl-Atl (spear throwing stick) competitions for all ages and pioneer walks led by historian Tom Cook.

Trailside will also be the site of a craft show and sale featuring Native American and pioneer crafts. Some of the crafts presented this year include, flintknapping – the making of flaked or chipped stone tools, basketmaking, open hearth cooking, quill art, soapstone carving, and much more.

Exhibits in the William Pryor Letchworth Museum, which will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., also feature Native American Culture and the pioneer story of the development of Letchworth State Park and the surrounding area.

For more information call (585) 493-3600.

Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 1:10 pm

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Information sourced from press releases, photo submitted.

One of the Northeast’s largest arts and crafts shows welcomes new artists to start their career in an Emerging Artist program.

The Letchworth Arts & Crafts show welcomes the next generation of professional artists to join more than 330 vendors at this year’s show. The show now hosts up to 90,000 people and includes artists from around the country.

“At the last Letchworth Arts & Crafts Show, we launched this program with great success,” said ACWC Emerging Artist program coordinator Pilar McKay. “The artists were able to network with each other and with us. In fact, one artist returned to exhibit her art in Wyoming County.”

Acceptance in this program will include display and selling space in an indoor venue (north shelter) at the show on Oct. 8 and 9. Accepted emerging artists will have no booth fee for their space.

Artists will be responsible for staffing and selling their works during this day. They should anticipate being on-site at the show both Sunday and Monday including teardown of all art by 5:30 p.m. Oct. 9.

Artists will be approved after a completed application is submitted. Applications are accepted via email (mckay@artswyco.org) or in the mail/in person at 31 S. Main St., Perry, NY 14530.

All Applications must be submitted by Sept. 30.

Criteria for application include:

    • Either currently attend college/university or recently graduated from college (within the last two years). All levels of college/university students welcomed: from associates to bachelors to MFA students. All majors welcomed: applicant does not have to be studying in a visual studies/art program to submit an arts & crafts application;

    • Produced a body of work in the last two to three years;

    • A brief personal statement about applying to Letchworth Arts & Crafts Show (500-word maximum);

    • An artist statement (500-word maximum);

    • A resume (one-page maximum);

    • Minimum of three and up to five digital images of work created in the last three years – images can include multiple pieces of art, but be mindful that the jury must be able to see detail in the work;

    • One image of artist creating their art;

    • Present a Sales Tax Certificate of Authority;   

    • Applicant must submit application materials by email on or before Sept. 30. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed;

    • No application fee; and

    • Optional: Attendance to one of two virtual orientations (conference calls) to the festival or confirmation with the Emerging Artist coordinator.

For questions email McKay at mckay@artswyco.org.

Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 10:52 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, fire, Perry, Castile, Warsaw, Wyoming, Silver Springs.

Smoke detectors woke a sleeping couple around 11 p.m. Sept. 6, alerting them to a fire and giving them time to escape the blaze.

The fire began in the garage of 6186 Burke Hill Road, Perry. According to fire officials, a car inside an attached garage had caught fire, which spread into the home.

Crews from Perry, Perry Center, Castile, Warsaw, Wyoming and Pavilion fire departments, and Mount Morris Emergency Medical Services responded to the late night fire.

Assisting Fire Chief in Charge Perry Center Chief Harold Wright were Wyoming County Emergency Services, the Sheriff’s Office and NYSEG.

Standing by at empty fire stations included Silver Springs, Cuylerville and York fire departments.

Firefighters were on the scene for four-and-one-half hours with no injuries reported.

The estimated cost of damages is $100,000.

Monday, September 4, 2017 at 3:04 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, Ridin' Shotgun, photos, Pike, Gainesville, Perry, Castile.

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There are those rare occasions where I am truly "riding shotgun" during my photo excursions. This latest post is one of them.

It all started with a flat tire and my need to go to the grocery store.

Needless to say, a text to a friend, a nice day, and almost two hours later, we finally made our way to the store. But not until after driving on a few unfamiliar, "limited maintenance" roads ridin' shotgun somewhere in East Wyoming County.

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Friday, September 1, 2017 at 5:27 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Castile, Perry.

Henemias Hernades-Perez, 32, of Castile, was charged Aug. 29 with criminal mischief in the third degree and endangering the welfare of a child. Hernades-Perez is accused of throwing a large rock through a vehicle window in the Town of Castile. Deputies say, one adult and a child were in the car when the incident happened.  Additionally, it was reported that he threw a beer bottle at the side of the car as well. He was arrested and arraigned in the Town of Castile Court. He was put in the Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail. He was due in the Town of Castile Court today.

Michael Menz, 33, of Perry, was charged Aug. 29 with unlawful possession of marijuana. Menz was arrested following an investigation into a loud noise complaint in the Village of Perry. He is due in Perry Village Court Sept. 12.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 11:40 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, announcements, Business, Perry, Castile, Warsaw, Arcade.

Information based on a press release:

Tompkins Bank of Castile has announced the results of the fourth and final round of its quarterly Community Minute Challege.

Friends of Letchworth State Park, the local fourth-round participant, was not chosen.

That honor went to Gilda’s Club Rochester. Each quarterly winner is awarded $2,500.

Gilda’s has been serving the Greater Rochester community since 1959, first as Cancer Action Inc., and then in 2000 as Gilda’s Club. Its mission is to create welcoming communities of no cost support to those living with cancer – men, women, teens and children – along with their families and friends.

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

The first-round and third-round winners were both in Wyoming County. Respectively, they were Going to the Dogs Rescue, Main Street, Perry, an organization dedicated to helping homeless pets find loving forever homes; and Community Action for Wyoming County, which seeks to improve the quality of life of all people they serve by focusing on their needs, and encouraging them to realize their goals and become self-sufficient.

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.

Other organizations that participated in round four included:

    • Delphi Drug and Alcohol Council Inc. (Monroe County)

    • Friends of the Richmond Memorial Library (Genesee County)

    • Genesee Cancer Assistance (Genesee County)

    • Geneseo Parish Outreach Center (Livingston County)                         

“As proud members of the communities where we operate, we’re thankful for the important services that are provided by not-for-profit organizations in our area,” said Bank of Castile President and CEO John McKenna. "We’re thrilled to be able to bring attention to their positive work.”

Launched in August 2016, the challenge has awarded $10,000 in funds to local not-for-profit organizations. The program has helped organizations with much-needed money, and has increased exposure within their communities. 

“Winning the Community Minute Challenge was a huge boost for our organization in multiple ways,” said Going to the Dogs Rescue President Melissa Nichols-Henchen. “The monetary prize went a long way in purchasing vaccines and microchips for community dogs, giving us the ability to provide some basic care for animals who might not have had it otherwise."

Likewise, Community Action of Wyoming County Executive Director Connie Kramer was also grateful.

“Like many non-profits, we are able to provide programs through grants and designated donations,” Kramer said. “Of course, we also have day-to-day expenses that allow us to deliver our programs, so we were thrilled to be selected as a winner and apply the prize towards our operating budget." 

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 at www.bankofcastile.com.

Monday, August 28, 2017 at 12:54 pm

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Photo credit, Kristen Guyett

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Photo credit, Lori Clark

Press release:

Nine men and women with disabilities from The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming are using photographic art to provide a better understanding of their perspectives and worldview, in a new exhibit this September at Livingston Arts Center.

“I never really took many photographs before this project,” said participant Miranda Snyder. “But I really enjoyed going out and capturing pictures of things that I like, like animals and flowers. I learned that you can take pictures at different angles. It helps people to see things the way that I see them. When people see the pictures that I took, we might find out that they like the same things that I do.”

Snyder and her peers from The Arc will present their photographs at the opening of an exhibit entitled “A Different Point of View,” from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Livingston Arts Center, 4 Murray Hill Drive, Mount Morris. The exhibit will run throughout September and is open to the public.

Participants spent two days this summer capturing the sights and nuances of SUNY Geneseo, the Village of Geneseo, and Letchworth State Park. The aspiring photographers used adaptive equipment where needed to explore an art form that, for some, had not been physically accessible until the project.

They were supported by Arc staff, volunteers, and professional photographer Larry Tetamore, of Tetamore Photographic. The resulting photographs are inspirational, says project coordinator Mary Coniglio, of The Arc – a not-for-profit agency that provides services for individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

“It gives the individuals an opportunity to show others what they think is beautiful and interesting,” Coniglio said. “They get to showcase their work and become more than just a person with disabilities. I love seeing the pride on their faces when people ‘ooh and ah’ over the beautiful photographs.”

The Different Point of View exhibit will include photographs by Snyder, Lori Clark, Billy Driscoll, John Feidner, Kristen Guyett, Melissa Mitchell, Juan Padilla, Casey VanZandt, and Joe Wright.

Artists are expected to be in attendance opening night to offer insight on their photographs and the project as a whole.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and administered by the Genesee Valley Council on the Arts at the Livingston Arts Center, a member supported organization.

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Photo credit, John Feidner

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 1:08 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Letchworth State Park, Castile.
Event Date and Time: 
September 3, 2017 - 3:30pm

Sept. 3 marks the unofficial end of summer at Letchworth State Park and becomes another reason to celebrate.

The annual Summer Farewell Festival offers an array of activities for all ages, music galore and a grand fireworks display to end the day with a bang.

This year’s festival begins at 3 p.m. at the Highbanks Recreation Area with the swing and rockabilly sounds of The Twang Gang. Smokin’ Gun follows at 6:30 and offers a dynamic country and southern rock variety show.

Other entertainment includes:

    • Clowns from 5 to 8 p.m.;

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 11:02 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Letchworth State Park, Castile.

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File photo of Glen Iris Inn.

This Sunday (Aug. 27), the Glen Iris Inn, located at the south end of Letchworth State Park, will host the first Brunch and Buy Local. This premier event features not only a brunch of locally sourced products but also a Farm and Artisan Market with locally produced food and items for sale.

A market preview begins at 11 a.m. with brunch starting at 11:30 a.m. The Farm and Artisan Market will be open to the public from noon until 4 p.m.

“We are very pleased to be hosting this first-time event and welcome everyone to the historic Glen Iris Inn to experience local agricultural products and artistic creations,” said Glen Iris Inn General Manager Maureen Tillotson.

“We have put together a delicious menu, featuring locally sourced products that will inspire and delight. We are pleased to welcome everyone to visit and experience all the area has to offer.”

The brunch includes a variety of carved foods, omelets, crudités – a traditional French appetizer consisting of sliced or whole raw vegetables typically dipped in a vinaigrette or other dipping sauce, and crepes. 

The price per person is $25 plus tax and service charge. Reservations are required for the brunch and can be made by calling the Glen Iris Inn at (585) 493-2622. The Farm & Artisan Market is open to everyone.

“We are very pleased to be a part of this new Buy Local event as it is another great way to feature local products from both our agricultural community and local artisans,” said Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism President Scott Gardner.

“Visitors will be able to enjoy farm fresh foods at the brunch, and then have the opportunity to purchase handmade gifts and food products from local artisans all while enjoying beautiful Letchworth State Park.

More than 20 vendors are confirmed for the Farm & Artisan Market including: Inspire Moore Winery & Vineyard, Arts Council for Wyoming County, Artisan Villa, Castile Cider Mill, Bittersweet Basketry, The Flour Pot; Carol Spann; Genesee Country Beekeepers; Randall Farm/Just About Farmin'; East Hill Creamery, Nunda Mustard, Wooden Acres, Wyoming County NY Tourism, Summer Breeze Strawberries, Dsigns by D, The Woolroom at Longmeadow Farm, Ellen's Purses, Roberta Hagan, Rural Arts Center, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Honey Girl Gourmet, and Davis Sugar Shack.

Formerly the country estate of William Pryor Letchworth, the Glen Iris Inn has welcomed guests as a country inn since 1914. Overlooking the Middle Falls, the inn includes suites at the Glen Iris as well as guest rooms at the Pinewood Lodge and year-round rental homes on park property.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 11:17 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Attica, Warsaw, Castile.
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Jordan R. Rose, 16, and Steven A. Acevedo, 27, both of Attica, were arrested Aug. 16 following an alleged robbery in the Village of Attica. Rose was charged with robbery in the second degree, assault in the second degree, and criminal mischief in the fourth degree. Acevedo was charged with robbery in the second degree. Both males are accused of forcibly taking property from a victim on Exchange Street in the Village. Rose was put in Wyoming County Jail on $5,000 cash bail. Acevedo was put in jail on $20,000 cash bail. Both suspects were in Attica Village Court Monday and put back in jail pending a felony hearing.

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Joelle D. Good, 39, of Warsaw, was charged Aug. 20 with criminal obstruction of breathing. Attica Police responded to an alleged altercation at an East Avenue home in the Village, where Good was accused of being at the home and engaged in a physical confrontation with a female tenant. The victim was taken to United Memorial Medical Center by the Attica Fire Department ambulance crew for her injuries. Good was taken into custody by the Warsaw Police Department on an arrest warrant without incident. Additionally, she is currently on felony probation for an incident which occurred in April 2016. At that time she was arrested for shooting a .22-caliber rifle at three cars in the Village of Warsaw. She was arraigned in Attica Village Court and put in Wyoming County Jail on $7,500 cash bail or $15,000 bond. She was due in Attica Village Court Monday, after which she was put back in jail.

Jeffrey Martin, 38, of Niagara Falls, was charged Aug. 18 with driving while intoxicated, driving with a BAC above .08 percent, and moving from lane unsafely. Martin was arrested after Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of a car accident on West Park Street, Castile. During the investigation, it was allegedly found that he struck a mailbox with his car, causing minor damage to it. After allegedly failing a roadside field sobriety test, he was arrested for DWI. Martin was arraigned in the Village of Castile Court and released on his own recognizance. He is due in court at a later date.

John A. Ippolitto Jr., 45, of Attica, was arrested Aug. 21 on two warrants. One warrant was out of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office for failure to pay child support. The second was a bench warrant out of the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office for violation of probation on a larceny charge. Acting on a tip, Attica Police located Ippolitto at an East Avenue Apartment in the Village. He was turned over to the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office. The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office will be issuing a detainer warrant and he will be turned over to Cattaraugus County following his release from Livingston County.

 

Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 9:41 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, announcements, Castile.

Maj. Gen. Anthony P. German, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, recently announced the promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership.

Jacqueline Bonefede, of Castile, and assigned to the Company A (Distribution), 427th Brigade Support Battalion received a promotion to the rank of Specialist.

Army National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability, and development potential.

These promotions additionally recognize the best qualified soldiers and attract and retain the highest caliber Citizen Soldiers for a career in the New York Army National Guard.

For more information about the New York Army National Guard, visit www.dmna.ny.gov or www.1800goguard.com

The New York National Guard (New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs) is the state's executive agency responsible to the Governor for managing New York's Military Forces, which consists of nearly 20,000 members of the New York Army National Guard, the New York Air National Guard, the New York Naval Militia and the New York Guard.

Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 9:33 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Letchworth State Park, Castile.
Event Date and Time: 
August 27, 2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

On Aug. 25 through 27 the Genesee Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will be hosting the Stone Tool Craftsman Show at Letchworth State Park.

The show is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Highbanks Recreation Area near the Mt. Morris Entrance to the park.

Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 9:31 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Letchworth State Park, Castile.
Event Date and Time: 
August 26, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

On Aug. 25 through 27 the Genesee Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will be hosting the Stone Tool Craftsman Show at Letchworth State Park.

The show is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Highbanks Recreation Area near the Mt. Morris Entrance to the park.

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