Perry

Friday, September 29, 2017 at 12:11 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Perry, Arcade, Java.

Two county men charged with sex crimes were in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Mohun Sept. 28.

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       Clifford Murch

Clifford Murch, 21, of Perry, was sentenced to two years in prison, five years post-release supervision, and fees and surcharges on the conviction of rape in the second degree, a Class D felony.

Mark Owens, 50, of Arcade, pled guilty to criminal sexual act in the third degree, a Class E felony.

Murch was charged Dec. 8 with rape in the second degree and endangering the welfare of a child under 17 years old.

In August 2016 Murch was 20 years old and on parole for an unrelated crime when he raped the child. At the time of his arrest, he was put in Wyoming County Jail on $20,000 cash bail.

In February he pled not guilty to the crime and bail was set again at $20,000 cash. An order of protection was also issued.

During his Aug. 30 court appearance, he pled guilty to the rape charge.

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       Mark Owens

Owens was charged April 20 with sexual abuse in the third degree following an investigation of an incident that happened in the Town of Java.

During his recent court appearance, he waived indictment on the abuse charge, as well as criminal sexual act in the third degree, a Class E felony, and sexual abuse in the third degree, a Class B felony.

Orders of protection were issued against both men.

Owens is scheduled for sentencing Dec. 7.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 2:28 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Warsaw, Perry.

More than 1,000 purple flags will be placed in Warsaw and Perry between Sept. 29 and Oct. 2 in the hope of casting a bright light on an often hidden issue.

RESTORE Sexual Assault Services, in partnership with the Wyoming County District Attorney’s Office, Department of Social Services, and the Village of Perry, will kick off its fourth annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month campaign Friday at 9 a.m. at the Government Center, Main Street, Warsaw.

A second display will be placed at 9 a.m. Oct. 2 at the Department of Social Services, 466 N. Main St., Warsaw.  At 1 p.m., flags will be placed at the intersection of Center, Covington, and Grove streets in Perry.

An average of one in four people — regardless of gender — will experience dating or domestic violence in their life. According to an October 2016 report from the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, in 2015:

    • there were 63 intimate partner homicides in the state – the fewest since 2007;

    • a total of 11,942 strangulation offenses were charged at arrest or arraignment – a statewide decrease of 1.5 percent;

    • probation departments reported a significant increase in the number of Family Court cases handled statewide – 76 in 2014 to 92 in 2015; and

    • firearms were used in 37 percent of intimate partner homicides – a significant increase when compared to 29 percent in 2014 and 33 percent in 2013.

Most people recognize physical or sexual violence toward a partner as abuse, yet many other controlling behaviors are excused or romanticized, RESTORE officials say. Any behavior meant to exert power and control over a partner can be seen as abuse — whether or not that behavior includes physical violence.

The purple flags will be representative of the 1,050 Wyoming County residents – 25 percent of the population – that could be impacted by interpersonal violence. They will remain on display throughout the month.

While the month of October is dedicated to raising awareness about domestic violence, RESTORE works year-round to deliver services to survivors and their loved ones in Wyoming County. These services would not be possible without the dedication and commitment of passionate volunteer advocates.

To learn more about how you can assist survivors of domestic violence, email lauren.berger@ppcwny.org.

RESTORE leads the community response to sexual violence through advocacy and education, by providing the safety, support and validation that changes the lives of all those affected.

RESTORE 24-hour hotlines:

    • 1-800- 527-1757 – Wyoming, Livingston, Orleans and Genesee counties.

    • (585) 546- 2777 – Monroe County.

Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York protects and provides health care and education that empowers individuals and families.

 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 1:17 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Perry, music.

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Information sourced from a press release, photo submitted

Celebrate fall, carve a pumpkin and enjoy the music of Allen Hopkins from 10 a.m. to noon at Perry’s final Summer Saturdays Arts Series of the season at the Farmers’ Market.

The market, located on the Perry Festival Plaza on Main Street, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 30. This free performance is part of the Summer Saturdays Arts Series, held on the Perry Festival Plaza in downtown Perry.

Hopkins’ musical selections range from American traditional to contemporary, with some Celtic reels, a bit of Klezmer music, and some bluegrass thrown in for good measure. His music is known throughout Western New York and has performed at the New England Folk Festival, the Pinewoods Folk Music Club in New York City. Additionally, he teaches workshops at Hochstein School of Music & Dance in Rochester.

At 10:30 a.m. get in the spirit of the season by carving a pumpkin. Purchase a pumpkin and the market will supply the markers, patterns and safety knives needed to make a vegetable masterpiece.

The Summer Saturdays Arts Series was made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; administered in Wyoming County by the Arts Council for Wyoming County. We are also thankful to Friends of the Summer Saturdays Arts Series and for the generous donation of time from Arts Series demonstrators.

Monday, September 25, 2017 at 5:46 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Perry.

Eric R. Entenberg, 26, Rochester, was arrested Sept. 22 following a property damage accident on Myers Road in the Town of Perry, Aug. 25.

Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say Entenberg was determined to have been intoxicated when he had driven his vehicle into a ditch near the intersection of Myers and Simmons roads. Additionally, he allegedly had a revoked New York State identification card from multiple prior DWI convictions.

Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies apprehended the man in Rochester and turned him over to the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office.

He was charged with: aggravated driving while intoxicated with a BAC of .18 percent or higher; DWI; and DWI with a BAC .08 percent or higher, all as Class D felonies; and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree, a Class E felony; violation of an Ignition Interlock Device restriction, a Class A misdemeanor; aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, an unclassified misdemeanor; and unlicensed operator; uninspected motor vehicle; failure to keep right; moving from lane unsafely; and failure to notify the Department of Motor Vehicles of a change of address.

Entenberg was arraigned in the Town of Perry Court, where he was put in Wyoming County Jail without bail.

He is due in Wyoming County Court at a later date.

Monday, September 25, 2017 at 5:40 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Warsaw, Perry.

Anthony D. Osbourn, 25, of Buffalo, was charged Sept. 24 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree. Osbourn was arrested after being found roadside in a vehicle on Route 20A, Perry. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say Osbourn had been driving from Dansville to Buffalo when he had pulled over near the intersection at Beardsley Road. Additionally, he is accused of having a revoked New York State driver’s license from a previous DWI – alcohol conviction. He was arraigned in the Town of Warsaw Court and put in Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $500 cash bail or $2,000 bond. He is due in the Town of Perry Court Oct. 4.​

Travis J. Jett, 25, Warsaw, was charged Sept. 19 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree and littering. He is due in Avon Town Court on a later date.

Jeannine R. Reese, 45, Lawrenceville, Pa., was charged Sept. 23 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, failure to notify the Department of Motor Vehicles of change of address, and speed over 55 mph. Reese was arrested following a traffic stop on Route 20A, Perry. She is accused of traveling 73 in a 55-mph zone. During the stop, it was allegedly found she had a suspended New York State driving privilege. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say she failed to pay the New York State Department of Motor Vehicle a driver responsibility assessment for previous traffic infraction convictions in the state. Her vehicle was towed from the scene and she is due in the Town of Perry Court Oct. 18.

Friday, September 22, 2017 at 3:56 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Warsaw, Attica, Arcade, Castile, Perry.

The following were in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Mohun Sept. 20 and are from State Correctional Facilities.

Bail is set for state inmate cases for two reasons:

    • In the event that the inmate’s current sentence is overturned on appeal or the inmate’s 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.

Luis Pagan was sentenced to seven years in prison, five years post-release supervision, and surcharges and fees. He was convicted of assault in the second degree, a Class D felony. The sentence is to run concurrently to his current term.

Patrick Hill was sentenced to one-and-one-half years in prison and one year post-release supervision on the conviction of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a Class D felony. The sentence is to run consecutively with his current sentence.

James Smith had his case adjourned to Oct. 25 for a hearing.

Anthony Placido was sentenced to one-and-one-half to three years in prison on the conviction of attempted promoting prison contraband, a Class E felony as a second felony offender. The sentence is to run consecutively to his current term. Placido is also responsible for all surcharges incurred.

Calvin Benjamin pled guilty to attempted promoting prison contraband, a Class E felony as a second felony offender. He was indicted for promoting prison contraband, a Class D felony. Sentencing is scheduled Nov. 8.

Bryant Gibbs was in court for motions. His case was adjourned to Oct. 5 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.

Ryan Boodhoo pled not guilty to promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony. Motions are scheduled Nov. 8. Bail was set at $5,000.

Carlos Corrales pled not guilty to promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony. Motions are scheduled Nov. 8. Bail was set at $5,000.

Dominick Coffer was in court for motions. A trial is scheduled Dec. 14.

Benedict Agostini had his case adjourned to Oct. 11 for motions and 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.

Donald Green was in court for motions. The case has been adjourned to Oct. 11 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.

Steven Green was in court for motions. The case has been adjourned to Oct. 11 for an appearance.

Deoz Miller-Harris was in court for motions. The case has been adjourned to Oct. 11 for an appearance.

The following were in court before Mohun Sept. 20 and 21.

Jonathon Bucknam, who is accused of a crime in Perry, was in court for motions. The case has been adjourned to Oct. 4 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.

Aaron Schinsing, who is accused of a crime in Arcade, had his case adjourned to Dec. 21 for pre-plea.

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

Eduardo Bautista-Cruz, who committed a crime in Genesee Falls, waived indictment on burglary in the second degree, a Class C felony, and unlawful imprisonment in the first degree, a Class E felony. He pled guilty to attempted burglary in the second degree, a Class D felony. He was sentenced to a conditional discharge and surcharges. An order of protection was also issued.

Stephen Harder, who committed a crime in Warsaw, was sentenced to four years in prison with 10 years post-release supervision, fees and surcharges. He was convicted of attempted course of sexual conduct against a child in the second degree, a Class E felony. An order of protection was also issued.

Friday, September 22, 2017 at 3:04 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Perry, Arcade.
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      Erin True

Erin True, 34, of Perry, was charged Sept. 21 with grand larceny in the fourth degree and identity theft in the third degree. True allegedly used the credit card number from a previous boyfriend to pay $440 on her Dish Network account. Perry Police say the victim contacted police when he noticed discrepancies on his credit card account. True was arraigned in Perry Village Court and put in Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $1,000. She is due in court at a later date.

Stephanie Larrabee, 27, of Arcade, was charged Sept. 18 with issuing a bad check. Larrabee is accused of writing a check for $294.30, which was returned for non-sufficient funds. She is due in the Town of Sardinia Court later this month.

Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 1:44 pm

Two firefighters sustained injuries during a barn fire Wednesday afternoon at 5622 Broughton Road, Gainesville. One firefighter suffered a broken wrist and the other with exhaustion. Both members were treated and released from Wyoming County Community Hospital.

Crews from Silver Springs, Castile, Perry, Gainesville, Perry Center, Pike, Bliss, North Java, Warsaw, Nunda, Cuylerville, and Pavilion fire departments were on the scene of the blaze for eight hours.

Fire Chief in Charge Silver Springs Fire Chief John Proper and crew were assisted at the scene by Wyoming County Emergency Services, Wyoming Correctional Facility and Monroe Ambulance. Companies standing by at empty fire stations included Wyoming, Mount Morris, Cuylerville, Wiscoy Rossburg fire departments, and Mount Morris Emergency Medical Services.

The fire at Broughton Farms caused an estimated $350,000 in damages and remains under investigation.

Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 1:14 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Perry, Warsaw.

Two Virginia men are facing numerous drug-related charges following a traffic stop on Route 20A in Perry.

Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say Aaron T. Burrill, 42, was stopped for failing to signal a turn and a broken taillight. A driving-while-impaired investigation began when deputies suspected Burrill of being impaired by drugs and alcohol. He was given field sobriety testing, which he allegedly performed poorly.

During the course of the traffic stop, drug paraphernalia used for smoking crack cocaine was found inside of the vehicle. Additionally, Burrill’s passenger, Deybi I. Espinoza, 28, is accused of being in possession of cocaine.

The driver was taken to the Wyoming County Sheriff’s office where a drug influence evaluation by a certified drug recognition expert determined him to be impaired by multiple combinations of drugs.

Burrill was charged with: inadequate taillight; no turn signal; consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle; DWAI – drug; DWAI – combination of drugs and alcohol; criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree; and criminal use of drug paraphernalia in the second degree.

Espinoza was charged with consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, and criminal use of drug paraphernalia in the second degree.

Both men were arraigned in the Village of Warsaw Court and put in Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $500 cash bail or $3,000 bond.

They are both due in Town of Perry Court at a later date.

Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 12:12 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Perry.
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      David L. Purdy

A Perry man, who was arrested for his role in an alleged theft that occurred at the Dollar General in Perry, garnered additional charges relating to that incident.

David L. Purdy, 34, of Perry, was charged Sept. 18 with trespassing, harassment in the second degree, stalking in the fourth degree, and intimidating a victim/witness.

On Aug. 24, Purdy was arrested on a conspiracy charge for allegedly standing in the way of security cameras during an alleged theft. His accomplice, Lisa Uvenio (Braymiller), was accused of stealing a box of sinus headache medicine, valued at $3, and putting it in her purse. Both suspects then left the store, store officials say. On Sept. 16, Purdy was accused of intimidating a witness from that incident.

He was arraigned on the new charges in the Perry Village Court and put in Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond.

He is due back in court Oct. 10.

See related: Law and Order: Perry woman accused of stealing cell phone cases from Batavia Walmart 

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 4:34 pm
posted by Howard Owens in Perry, crime.

There's no more benefit of the doubt for Nicole Kimberly Sullivan in Judge Charles Zambito's Genesee County courtroom.

The 32-year-old Perry resident who lives on Covington Street is already charged with assault, 2nd, and endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person. She was arrested on allegations this week that she and a partner concocted a scheme to steal more than $700 in phone cases from Walmart. She's also been accused of continuing to use drugs while in a residential treatment facility.

Zambito canceled her release under supervision contract Wednesday afternoon and ordered her held on $5,000 bail or $10,000 bond in Genesee County Jail. 

While Assistant District Attorney Shirley Gorman argued that Sullivan should be considered a flight risk, her attorney, David Silverberg, argued that she wasn't a flight risk but clearly is having difficulty complying with her release terms pending her trial. He asked for reasonable bail.

Sullivan is accused of fleeing the scene of an accident on Fargo Road in the Town of Stafford on June 10, 2016, and leaving behind a seriously injured person who also had a disability.

Friday, September 15, 2017 at 4:28 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Perry, Warsaw.
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      Richard Gargula

During Thursday’s Wyoming County Court appearance, Richard Gargula, 33, of Perry, garnered prison time, fines, fees, and probation.

His latest appearance in court earned him five years in prison with two years post-release supervision and $100 restitution on the conviction of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, a Class B felony.

This sentence is to run concurrently with his Warsaw sentence.

He was also sentenced to a conditional discharge, a $500 fine, and fees and surcharges on the conviction of driving while ability impaired by drugs.

Additionally, he was sentenced to one-and-one-third to four years in prison, and fees and surcharges on the conviction of attempted promoting prison contraband.

This latest round of sentencing stems from an Aug. 31 guilty plea on the drug sale charges. On May 25 he pled guilty to the contraband charges. The DWAI – drugs charge is from an Aug. 11 stop on Shearing Road in the Town of Gainesville.​

See related: Pike man pled guilty to drug charges

Friday, September 15, 2017 at 3:11 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Perry, Warsaw.

Nicole K. Sullivan, 31, of Perry, and Crystal M. Bouter, 28, of Batavia, were each charged Sept. 12 with petit larceny and conspiracy in the sixth degree. Genesee County Sheriff’s deputies say Sullivan and Bouter are accused of stealing several cell phone cases from Walmart, Batavia. The items were valued at $785.77. The conspiracy charge stems from the accusation that the duo had agreed to work in concert to steal the items. They were arraigned in Batavia Town Court where they were both put in the Genesee County Jail on $1,000 bail. They are due in court Sept. 22.

Dustin Lockwood, 26, of Manesburg, Pa., was charged Sept. 14 with driving while intoxicated. New York State Troopers say Lockwood was stopped on Route 20A, Warsaw, for driving 50 in a 30 mph zone. During the stop, he performed standardized field sobriety testing, which he is accused of failing. He was taken to the State Police barracks in Warsaw where he allegedly showed a BAC of .08 percent. He is due in the Village of Warsaw Court in October.

Lisa Uveino (Braymiller), 37, and David Purdy, 34, both of Perry, were arrested Aug. 24 following a shoplifting complaint at Dollar General, Perry. Uveino was charged with petit larceny and conspiracy in the sixth degree. Purdy was charged with conspiracy in the sixth degree. Perry Police say an employee told officers she saw Purdy attempt to stand in the way of security cameras when Uveino allegedly placed a box of sinus headache medicine in her purse. Both suspects then left the store, store officials say. The medication was valued at $3. Purdy was released on his own recognizance. Uveino, who is currently on probation, was put in Wyoming County Jail without bail. Both are due in court at a later date and both have been banned from the Dollar General.

Scott E. Lefort, 41, of Warsaw, was charged Sept. 14 with uninspected motor vehicle and displayed forged certificate of inspection. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say Lefort was stopped on Route 20A in Warsaw for an inspection sticker which had expired in 2015. During the stop, it was allegedly found that a forged 2017 inspection sticker was on the vehicle. He is due in the Town of Warsaw Court Sept. 25.

Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 4:28 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, announcements, Perry, tourism.

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Information sourced from both a press release and local sources, file photo:

The Village of Perry is set to receive $77,900 in federal funding to support technical assistance in managing the Letchworth Gateway Villages project and to promote tourism in the region.

Letchworth Gateway Villages is a collaborative initiative led by the villages of Perry, Mount Morris and Geneseo. The idea behind the project is to bring about economic growth and tourism-related market opportunities for the areas serving as “gateways” to Letchworth State Park.

“This (funding) is related to Year 2 funding for the Letchworth Gateway Villages program,” said Village of Perry Mayor Rick Hauser. “We spearheaded and administer the program but it’s a partnership between Perry, Mount Morris and Geneseo.”

“One of the key gaps identified by project stakeholders in Year 1 was the absence a destination-focused website that comprehensively links together the Letchworth region’s unique places, attractions and businesses in a compelling and easy to access digital format,” said Nicole Manapol, director at Letchworth Gateway Villages.

“In Year 2, funds will be used to undertake a regional branding process, the tangible result of which will be a destination-focused website that better highlights the region's assets, enhances the visitor experience and seeks to attract new, strategic market segments to the area.”

Tourism represents an important economic driver and growing source of revenue for state and local governments. In New York State tourism is now the fourth largest employer. A little closer to home in the Finger Lakes, tourism brings in $2.9 billion in revenue to local businesses and generates $376 million in state and local taxes. 

According to the most recent data, Wyoming County’s tourism impact is up 6.3 percent. This represents $43.8 million in traveler spending over 2015 levels. Additionally, Wyoming County is the second highest in terms of growth in the Greater Niagara region, which it is a part of.

“This federal investment is a win-win for the Village of Perry and neighboring villages,” said U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer. “With support from the USDA’s Rural Business Development Grant program, the Village of Perry will be able to promote tourism to the region, enriching the regional economy and supporting local jobs.

"I am proud to announce this federal investment and will continue to fight to make sure that rural communities have the tools and facilities needed to grow and prosper.”

Approximately 700,000 visitors visit Letchworth State Park every year, hailing from places as far away as Australia and China. Yet despite this volume, communities surrounding the Park have not fully tapped this visitor market or fully realized the true economic potential of travel and tourism in the region.

Another core component of what Letchworth Gateway Villages does is to collect data, conduct research and provide analysis to inform decision-making at the municipal and county levels.

A great example of this is the current survey work we're undertaking to better understand what attracts travelers to the region, what improvements are needed to enhance their experience and what is the best way to communicate with them,” Manapol said. “The results will help identify what new tourism related market opportunities there may be for municipalities and the county to pursue that are aligned with our regional strengths.”

The data will also help with building business capacity, attracting investment, and focus marketing efforts for greater impact.

In addition to helping states and localities build a strong tax base, a vibrant travel and tourism industry creates a “virtuous cycle” of economic benefits. A strong tourism base improves the quality of life for local residents and makes a community more attractive to potential employees and businesses, say officials in Schumer’s Office.

“This is an important investment for the Village of Perry,” said U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. “These federal funds will help revitalize the community by promoting tourism in the region. I will continue to fight for funding in the Senate that will help boost the local economy and showcase the community for visitors to our area.”

USDA Rural Development's mission is to increase economic opportunity and improve the quality of life for rural residents. This funding is awarded through the Rural Business Development Grant program, administered by the USDA’s Rural Development agency.

The Agency is committed to improving economies and lives in rural America, through loans, grants and loan guarantees. They support local businesses, individuals and communities by promoting economic development, offering loans and providing technical assistance.

For more information on Letchworth Gateway Villages visit www.letchworthgatewayvillages.org or read its blog Rural Development Solutions.

Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 3:32 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Perry, Warsaw.

The following were in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Mohun Sept. 7.

Jason Anderson, who committed a crime in Perry, pled guilty to attempted grand larceny in the third degree, a Class E felony. He was sentenced to one-year interim probation, and ordered to pay $4,5`2.50 in restitution within two weeks from Sept. 7. The case has been adjourned to March 8.

Catherine Tidd, who committed a crime in Warsaw, pled guilty to falsifying business records in the first degree, a Class E felony. Sentencing is scheduled Dec. 7.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 11:53 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Java, Perry, Arcade, Warsaw, Business.

Information sourced from a press release

The Arts Council for Wyoming County (ACWC) and the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism announce the fourth annual Wyoming County Women's Business Summit. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at Beaver Hollow Conference Center/Biggest Loser Resort Niagara, 1083 Pit Road, Java Center. The theme of this year’s summit is “Close to Home.”

The keynote speaker for the event is local business owner and entrepreneur Keirsten Schaffer. Participants will also attend several break-out sessions, a luncheon of locally sourced foods, and a panel discussion featuring Wyoming County business women.

"We are very pleased to co-host the fourth Women's Business Summit with the ACWC at Beaver Hollow,” said Wyoming County Chamber President Scott Gardner. "Our continued goal is to bring women business owners, professionals, and entrepreneurs, a unique opportunity to hear from dynamic presenters on a wide range of issues relevant to the personal and professional lives of Wyoming County’s professional women in business."

Shaffer, the owner of Lila Pilates in Perry, began her career in community and economic development in Livingston and Wyoming counties. In 2001, she co-founded the Perry Farmers’ Market. She also spent four years as a healthcare marketing consultant for the Wyoming County Community Health System.

In 2006, Shaffer was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia. Subsequently, she put her efforts on the study of bodywork, movement, and wellness. At the Summit, she will discuss her journey to wellness and how she found movement and massage therapy to be the key to her overall health. She says the therapy ultimately improves and enhances her work performance.

"Every year we incorporate the ACWC’s year-long theme into the Women’s Summit,” said ACWC Executive Director Jacqueline Hoyt. “I am eager to hear the different interpretations regarding ‘Close to Home’ within the context of our women owned businesses or women in the work place. I am especially eager to hear how our keynote speaker Keirsten Schaffer will weave her information about the human body into the theme.”

Other presenters include:

    • Negotiating Skills: Victoria Reynolds, deputy district director, U.S. Small Business Administration

    • Multi-Generational Workplaces – Finding the Strengths: JoBeth Rath, trainer/Goodwill Industries

    • Personal Branding: Kelly Tracy, recruiter, Pioneer/Navient

    • Social Media, Where do You Want to Be?: Jessica Seymour, partner MOTIV Digital Media 

 Panel discussion speakers include:

    • Sarah Keeler, owner/instructor – Genesee Dance Theatre, Perry

    • Lisa Seewaldt, owner – Ash-Lin’s Elegant Rose Florist and Gift Shop, Warsaw

    • Laura DeBadts, independent senior sales director – Mary Kay, Warsaw

    • Sarah Billings, owner / Lead Stylist – slb salon & boutique Inc., Perry

    • Sandra Pirdy, owner – Creekside Fabrics, and motivational speaker/ instructor, Arcade

 The daylong summit is co-sponsored by the Beaver Hollow Conference Center/Biggest Loser Resort Niagara, Women’s OB-GYN of Warsaw, and Silver Lake Brewing Project in Perry.

General admission is $80 per person; $70 for ACWC and Chamber members. Seating is limited.

For more information or to register email Kelly Ashcraft at kelly@wycochamber.org or call the Chamber office at (585) 786-0307.

Monday, September 11, 2017 at 11:50 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Perry, Arcade.
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     Nichole Dacey       Jessica Ruch

Nichole Dacey, 30, and Jessica Ruch, 35, both of Perry, were each charged Sept. 6 with one count of burglary in the second degree and two counts of petit larceny. The duo is accused of stealing a television from an apartment they shared with a friend. Additionally, Perry Police say they then entered the next door neighbor’s apartment while they were not home and stole their TV. Both alleged thefts are said to have happened Aug. 31. Officials also say the suspects then sold the TVs to a pawn shop in the Rochester area. Dacey and Ruch were picked up by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office on arrest warrants and turned over to the Perry Police Department.

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    Summer Spencer

Summer Spencer, 37, of Arcade, was charged Sept. 7 with welfare fraud in the fourth degree and offering a false instrument to file in the first degree, both as felonies. Spencer is accused of failing to report everyone who was living in the household. By failing to report everyone, she collected more than $22,000 in benefits she was not entitled to. She is due in the Town of Warsaw Court Sept. 11.

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 12:28 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Warsaw, Attica, Arcade, Perry.
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    Shawn Hunter     Jenna Josephite

Members of the Wyoming County Drug Task Force arrested two individuals for allegedly selling crack cocaine in Warsaw.

Shawn Hunter, 33, and Jenna Josephite, 28, were charged Aug. 31 with criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, both as Class B felonies. Officials in the Sheriff’s Office say Hunter, of Rochester, and Josephite, of Batavia, are suspected of selling a large quantity of the drug to a person that had been under surveillance by the DTF.

According to officials, the incident happened in the parking lot at the Warsaw Shopping Plaza, Main Street, Warsaw.

Hunter was put in Wyoming County Jail without bail. Josephite was jailed in lieu of $20,000 cash bail.

Task Force members were assisted at the scene by uniform members of the Sheriff’s Office, the New York State, and Warsaw Village police departments.

The DTF includes officers from the Sheriff’s Office, as well as from 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.

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