Perry

Monday, July 24, 2017 at 12:52 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, news, weather, Perry.

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While at the Village Park in Perry, Mike Grover, chief of Perry Police, snapped the above photo which looked like a tornado forming in the distance. However, National Weather Service of Buffalo (NWS) officials say the formation was a funnel cloud.

Most of Sunday, the NWS had issued warnings for Northeastern Wyoming and surrounding counties that a line of strong thunderstorms was moving across the area. Around 4:30 that afternoon is when Grover snapped the shot.

Wyoming County and all of Western New York has had its fair share of wacky weather this summer and officials say this is due to the pretty active pattern with the jet stream.

WNY is in an area where the Trough (pattern of the jet stream) moves in a southerly direction – Negative Tilted Trough – said Meteorologist Steve Welch. According to the NWS website, this type of trough produces the most severe weather. The strong southerly surface wind with its warm air underneath the incoming cold air in the upper atmosphere creates unstable conditions.

But what exactly is the difference between a tornado and a funnel cloud?

Essentially, a tornado is a funnel cloud that actually touches the ground, usually within super cell storms. While they are rare, New York State, as a whole, averages about 10 per year on a 30-year average.

“The last one here through Western New York was in 2011,” Welch said. “There is generally more activity from the Northern Finger Lakes and southern tier area to Albany.”

While there will always be a funnel cloud when there is a tornado, the reverse is not true.

Anytime there is a rotating funnel of condensation descending from a wall cloud toward the ground a funnel cloud forms. That formation is a rotating column of condensation until it hits the ground where it becomes a tornado.

Friday, July 21, 2017 at 3:55 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Perry, Warsaw.
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  Jonathon Bucknam

Jonathon Bucknam, 36, of Perry, was again in Wyoming County Court on July 19. This time he is accused of raping two teenage girls.

He is already serving a one-year prison term, with one-year post-release supervision, for his conviction for criminal sale of a controlled substance. He was sentenced April 11.

Bucknam is alleged to have raped a Wyoming County girl who was younger than 15 years old during the summer of 2016. He is also accused of raping another female younger than 17 years old sometime between Dec. 8 and April 5, and endangering the welfare of a child between Jan. 1, 2016, and April 5 of this year.

He pled not guilty to: rape in the second degree, a Class D felony; rape in the third degree, a Class E felony; and endangering the welfare of a child.

Prosecutors say he knew his acts were likely to be injurious to the physical, mental or moral welfare of the female children, yet he allegedly repeatedly subjected them to acts of sexual contact and intercourse.

An order of protection was issued and motions are scheduled Sept. 20.

Bail was set at $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond.

His run-ins with the law date back to July 2015. At that time, he was charged with criminal mischief with intent to damage property and theft of services for allegedly tampering with the water shutoff valve at his Water Street home in Perry.

On May 26, 2016, he was charged with welfare fraud and offering a false instrument for failing to report he owned the house he was living in to Social Services.

On Oct. 10, he was charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance. On Dec. 12, he pled guilty to the controlled substance, for which he is currently incarcerated, and false instrument charges.

A week before he was sentenced to prison, Bucknam was charged on April 5 with driving without a license and jailed in lieu of $2,500 cash bail.

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 12:03 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, announcements, Perry, Business.

Press release:

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

“In each of the first three rounds, the support for the Community Minute Challenge has been impressive, with thousands of votes cast for the participating organizations,” said Bank President and CEO John McKenna. “As proud members of the communities where we operate, we’re thankful for the important services that are provided by non-for-profit organizations in our area. We’re thrilled to be able to bring attention to their positive work through the Community Minute Challenge.”

The fourth round will begin July 24 and run through Aug. 7. The winning organization is determined by public voting on the Bank of Castile Facebook page, where visitors can watch the one-minute videos produced by participating nonprofits and then vote for their favorite. Each video explains how the nonprofit would use the awarded funds.

The seven organizations competing in this round are:

    • Friends of Letchworth State Park, Wyoming County;

    • Delphi Drug and Alcohol Council Inc., Gilda's Club Rochester, and Pathstone Enterprise Corporation, all in Monroe County;

    • Friends of the Richmond Memorial Library and Genesee Cancer Assistance, both in Genesee County; and

    • Geneseo Parish Outreach Center in Livingston County

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

Launched in August 2016, the Community Minute Challenge has awarded $7,500 to date. The first-round winner was Going to the Dogs Rescue in Wyoming County, an organization dedicated to helping homeless pets find loving forever homes. The second-round winner was ARC of Genesee Orleans, a resource of choice for people with disabilities and their families in both Genesee and Orleans counties. The third-round winner was Community Action for Wyoming County, an organization that 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. 

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.

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 2:42 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, Business, Perry, announcements.

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Photos submitted, press release:

The idea of Silver Lake Brewing Project began in 2012 after a conversation about beer. Founders and managing members, Ryan Fitzsimmons, Pilar McKay and Tony Jones started the microbrewery to celebrate beer in a rural community.

The project kicked off in March 2015 and the brewery and taproom opened in March two years later.

On July 13, friends, family and local officials joined the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon-cutting ceremony, officially opening the Silver Lake Brewing Project, 14 Borden Ave., Perry.

The founders say they recognized that there was a demand for a craft brewery in Wyoming County. As Perry was growing into a center of arts, culture and business, and the off Main Street location is on the way to the Perry entrance to Letchworth State Park, the owners found the old building perfectly suited as a gathering spot for locals and travelers alike.

Sliver Lake Brewing Project specializes in Belgian-style and classic American craft beer. The taproom sells pints, flights, growlers, crowlers, snacks, and merchandise.

The pub is open from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

For more information visit http://www.silverlakebrewingproject.com/, or call (585) 969-4238.

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.

Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 10:11 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, weather, Silver Lake, Perry, announcements.

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Press release, file photo.

The Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office has issued the following boating advisory:

Effective July 14 at 9 a.m. a boating advisory and No Wake Zone for all of Silver Lake, Perry. No unnecessary boating is advised.

Silver Lake is not closed, however, a No Wake Zone for the entire lake is in effect.

Thursday’s rains and flooding has caused the lake to rise several inches, dangerously covering docks, damaging moored boats and placing large pieces of debris on the lake.

The Sheriff’s Office and New York State Park Police marine units have increased patrols monitoring the lake.

It is anticipated this advisory and No Wake Zone will be in effect for approximately three days.

UPDATE July 17, 11:10 a.m.: Effective this morning, Wyoming County Sheriff Gregory Rudolph has lifted the boating advisory on Silver Lake.

Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 4:56 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Perry.
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      Lance A. Riley

Perry resident Lance A. Riley was arrested for raping a 15-year-old female.

On July 12, the New York State Police out of Warsaw arrested the 38-year-old on charges of: rape in the third degree and criminal sexual act in the third degree, both are Class E felonies; and endangering the welfare of a child, a Class A misdemeanor.

Troopers say since March, Riley subjected the teen to sexual intercourse and sexual acts multiple times at his home on Borden Avenue in the Village of Perry.

He was arraigned in Village of Perry Court and put in Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $100,000.

He is due in court at a later date.

Assisting State Police in the investigation included the Perry Police Department and the NYSDOCSS, Office of Special Investigations – Sex Offense Squad.

Anyone with knowledge of additional victims of Riley is asked to call the New York State Police at (585) 786-5152 of the Perry Police at (585) 237-5445.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 9:49 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Warsaw, Perry.

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Josh Rice, founder and director of the Mnemonic Theatre Project, is leading an innovative and free “Laugh a Lot” workshop for people in Wyoming County with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, and their caregivers.

The program takes place from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the Wyoming County Department of Social Services building, 466 N. Main St., Warsaw. Lunch will be provided for attendees. The project is in collaboration with the Wyoming County Office of the Aging and the Alzheimer’s Caregiver Partnership of WNY.

Founded in 2013, the Mnemonic Theatre Project envisions a world in which those living with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias (ADRD) can willingly let go of their past, find community in their present, and live functioning, fulfilling lives in the now. The mission is to enrich the lives of those living with ADRD by using the performing arts as a vehicle to build a more dignified, inclusive, and respectful life.

Often overlooked in this process is the caregivers — those that bear the brunt of the care for their loved ones.

“Since laughter is the best medicine, this two-hour workshop designed specifically for caregivers and seniors living with Alzheimer’s and related dementias, will focus on finding our inner funny and remembering how to play, through the use of improvisation, comedy, and clowning,” Rice said.

Rice’s work with the Mnemonic Theatre Project garnered him a 2014 Creative Community Fellowship through National Arts Strategies, as was featured in the PBS documentary series, Visionaries. He has organized six different iterations of the program, all at The Wartburg senior living community in Westchester County.

The “Laugh a Lot” comedy workshop is part of the Shake on the Lake’s theater outreach programs.

To register for the workshop call Brandie Walker at the Wyoming County Office of the Aging at (585)786-8833.

Shake on the Lake is a live theater festival located in Silver Lake. Founded in 2012, as the first live outdoor theater festival in Wyoming County, the mission of the festival is to entertain, engage, and enrich those in the community by creating professional theater productions in a natural outdoor setting.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 9:47 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Perry, Warsaw.
Event Date and Time: 
July 14, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Josh Rice, founder and director of the Mnemonic Theatre Project, is leading an innovative and free “Laugh a Lot” workshop for people in Wyoming County with Alzheimer’s Disease and related Dementia, and their caregivers.

The program takes place from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the Wyoming County Department of Social Services building, 466 N. Main St., Warsaw. Lunch will be provided for attendees. The project is in collaboration with the Wyoming County Office of the Aging and the Alzheimer’s Caregiver Partnership of WNY.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 9:19 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, fire, news, Perry.
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       Brian Clair

On June 13 Perry Police responded to 24 St. Helena St. for a report of a house fire. Following an investigation, Brian Clair, 50, of Perry, is accused of intentionally setting fire to his home with his girlfriend and her animals inside.

Crews from Perry, Perry Center, Silver Springs, Castile, Warsaw, Wyoming, Mount Morris, and Nunda fire departments were on the scene for four hours battling the blaze, which caused an estimated loss of $125,000.

Fire Chief in Charge Perry Assistant Fire Chief Fred Eickhoff and firefighters were assisted at the scene by Wyoming County Emergency Services, the Sheriff’s Department, Perry PD, New York State Troopers, Perry Department of Public Works, NYSEG, RG&E, the Red Cross and Wyoming Correctional Facility.

Standing by at empty fire stations included Nunda, Leicester, Pavilion, Pike, and Gainesville fire departments.

Perry Police say Clair prevented his girlfriend from calling 9-1-1 by ripping the phone out of the wall.

He was charged with: arson in the second degree; criminal mischief in the fourth degree; reckless endangerment in the first degree; and aggravated cruelty to animals.

At the time of the fire, Clair was taken to Wyoming County Community Hospital for treatment of his injuries. The two other occupants of the home were being assisted by the Red Cross.

On July 10 Clair was arraigned in Perry Village Court and released to pretrial probation. He is due in court Aug. 1.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 12:07 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Arcade, Perry, Bliss, Eagle.

Adam J. Paquet, 34, of Arcade, was charged July 5 with theft of services from the Village of Arcade. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say the Village of Arcade had disconnected the electrical power to the home of Paquet for non-payment. He is accused of breaking into the power meter and returning power to his home without permission. He is due in the Village of Arcade Court Aug. 3.

Wade M. Westfall, 32, of Arcade, was charged July 3 with driving while intoxicated and felony aggravated unlicensed operation in the first degree. Westfall was stopped on Lower Street in the Town of Rushford for an alleged expired registration. During the stop, New York State Troopers say an odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected. The suspect was given standard field sobriety testing, which officers say he failed. Additionally, he is accused of driving with a suspended license. He was taken to the State Police barracks in Fillmore where he allegedly blew a BAC of .08 percent. He was arraigned in the Town of Rushford Court and put in Allegany County Jail on $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond. He is due in the Town of Rushford Court Aug. 7.

Dayton Ewell, 22, of Bliss, was charged July 5 with: driving while impaired by drugs; driving while impaired by a combination of drugs; aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree; uninspected motor vehicle; speed above 55 mph;and criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument. Ewell was arrested following a traffic stop on Route 362 in the Town of Eagle. He is accused of driving 76 in a 55-mph zone. During the stop, deputies say his driver’s license was found to be suspended twice. Additionally, he was given field sobriety testing, which he allegedly failed, and was subsequently arrested. A Wyoming County drug recognition expert determined Ewell was impaired by two types of drugs. He was arraigned in the Town of Eagle Court and jailed on $1,000 bail. He is due in court July 17.

Bryan Beach, 33, of Perry, was charged July 6 with: criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument; criminal use of drug paraphernalia; unlawful possession of marijuana; aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree; and speed above 55 mph. Beach was stopped on Simmons Road, Perry, for allegedly driving 83 in a 55-mph zone. During the stop, Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say his license was found to be suspended six times. A search of his vehicle was subsequently performed and deputies say drugs and paraphernalia were found. He was arraigned in the Town of Perry Court and put in Wyoming County Jail on $2,500 bail. He is due in court July 13.

Monday, July 10, 2017 at 8:48 am
posted by lisa@thebatavian.com in PERRY COMMUNITY BAND, Perry, music, entertainment.
Event Date and Time: 
July 27, 2017 - 7:30pm

THE PERRY COMMUNITY BAND 
Perry, New York 
In Concert Thursday, July 27th, 7:30 p.m. Epworth Hall, Silver Lake
MEMORABLE MOVIES 
MAGNIFICENT MUSIC

Including themes from seventeen hit movies covering eight decades of the cinema 
Featuring the dancing of Meghan Hauser, Rebecca Rio and Jonathan Meilaender 
--PLUS-- 
Vocal solos by Tiffany Van Epps and Jeremy Zerbe! 
Open to the public Admission is FREE 
Ensembles from the band also will perform at the 

Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 7:04 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Perry, festival.

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People sauntered along Main Street in Perry Saturday for the annual Perry Chalk Art Festival.

Amatuer to professional artists of all ages created chalk-drawn masterpieces to color the Village street and Festival Plaza.

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Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 6:40 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Perry, Food.

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Local craft brewers along with various area chefs created mouthwatering delicacies during the annual A Taste of Summer event Saturday afternoon in Perry.

Chefs used local ingredients and produce to tantalize the tastebuds of festivalgoers during the Perry Chalk Art Festival. 

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Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 2:13 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Perry.
Event Date and Time: 
July 31, 2017 -
8:30am to 10:30am

The Wyoming County Chamber & Tourism Office is hosting a seminar on Developing a Digital Media Strategy from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. July 31 at the SUNY Attain Lab, 204 N. Main St., Perry.

Participants will learn how to be found on search-driven online platforms including Google, Yelp and TripAdvisor. Additionally, assistance will be provided for businesses to develop a digital marketing strategy.

The workshop is free to Chamber members. To register visit https://www.wycochamber.org/

Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 1:52 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Perry Chalk Art Festival, Perry.

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More than 50 chalk artists will vie for prizes this Saturday during the annual Perry Chalk Art Festival. Men and women of all ages will create the temporary, outdoor art from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the sidewalk along Main Street, as well as in the Festival Plaza, both in Perry. The plaza will be closed through Sunday afternoon for extended viewing.

Professional and amateur artists will use sidewalk chalk to create their masterpieces under the theme of "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow."

Other activities include live music from Kelly’s Old Timers, The Brothers Blue, and Creek Bend; the Farmers’ Market, the Taste of Summer, and the Tour de Per-Ry.

The Taste of Summer is a sampling of seasonal dishes created by regional chefs and inspired by local ingredients. Regional wineries and breweries will also be on site. This event runs from noon to 2:30 p.m. Tickets are 20 for $15 presale or $1 each on the day of the event.

The Tour de Per-RY is made possible by contributions from local government, businesses, individuals, and the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce.

The Perry Chalk Art Festival is 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.

For more information visit www.perrychalkfestival.com.

Event organizers say if significant rainfall is forecast, the festival will take place July 15.

See related: Perry Chalk Art festival 

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Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 1:15 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Perry.

Information compiled from a press release:

In an effort to keep children safer when cycling, the Perry Bikes group is teaming up with the Perry Police Department to distribute free bike helmets during the Perry Chalk Art Festival.

Children from 3 to 14 years old can pick up helmets from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the M & T Bank parking lot on Main Street, Perry. Youth must be present and accompanied by an adult to receive a helmet. Additionally, volunteers will be on hand to help fit the helmets to ensure the best protection is provided. Perry Police officers will also distribute bike safety information to the kids.

New York State requires children 14 years old and younger to wear safety-certified bicycle helmets when biking. Ninety-seven percent of bicyclists who died in accidents were not wearing helmets, according to Bicycle Helmet Statistics in 2015. According to a recent study by doctors, helmets provide a 66- to 88-percent reduction in the risk of head and brain injury for all ages of bicyclists. Injuries to the upper- and mid-facial areas are reduced 65 percent, the study says.

“I would like to remind everyone that wearing a bicycle helmet can drastically lessen the chance of suffering a serious brain injury,” said Perry Police Chief Mike Grover. “I’ll also remind everyone that it is New York State Law for children under 14 years of age to wear helmets.”

The helmet giveaway falls on the 11th annual Tour de Per-Ry Bike Ride. The event has been hosted by the Perry Bikes group for the past 10 years and this year, is sponsored by The ARC of Livingston and Wyoming. Proceeds from the event allow the group to give the free helmets to children.

The cycling event offers two routes:

    • The Family-friendly Route will take riders on a 17-mile "Loop de Lake."

    • The Letchworth Loop is more challenging. This 53-mile route takes bicyclists into Pike and then through a portion of Letchworth State Park.

Cyclists can either register online at tourdeperry.com or on the day of the event prior to the 8 a.m. start.

For more information about the free helmets, call Eleanor Jacobs at (585) 237-2933.

For information on the Tour de Per-RY, contact Suzanne Johnsen at (585) 658-2828.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 2:07 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, fire, news, Warsaw, Silver Springs, Wyoming, Perry, Varysburg.

An overheated electrical circuit sparked an early morning fire at 68 Genesee St. in the Village of Warsaw today.

Firefighters from Warsaw, Silver Springs, Wyoming, Perry, and Perry Center fire departments responded to the Genesee Street address around 1:30 a.m..

Assisting crews and Fire Chief in Charge Warsaw Chief Joe Cummins included Wyoming County Emergency Services, Warsaw PD, and NYSEG. Standing by at empty fire stations included Varysburg Fire Department.

Crews were on the scene for three-and-one-half hours with no reported injuries.

The fire caused an estimated $20,000 in damages.

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