Silver Springs

Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 5:15 pm

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Members of the Perry Center, Perry, Silver Springs, Wyoming, Warsaw, and Cuylerville fire departments, and Perry Ambulance paid tribute Saturday afternoon to long-standing member J. Richard “Dick” Brick, who passed away earlier this week.

Brick, 93, had been a member of the Perry Center Fire Department for 68 years, serving as president and secretary/treasurer during his tenure. In addition to his active volunteerism with the fire department, he spent eight years on the Perry Ambulance Squad, was an emergency medical technician, served as an elected assessor, and was on both the Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Board.

For J. Richard Brick’s full obituary click here.

Assistant Fire Chief Tim Rice wished to thank all the departments and members who put the tribute together. 

 

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Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 9:03 am

The State University of New York (SUNY) at Geneseo has announced its president's list for the fall semester 2016. To be on the list, a student must have achieved an A in all coursework (4.0 grade point average) while taking at least 12 credit hours.

The following students were named to the list:

    • Dillon Ramsey from Arcade;

    • Jayden Wolcott from Silver Springs; and

    • Nicole Forti and Thomas Forti, both of Wyoming.

SUNY Geneseo is a public liberal arts college dedicated to developing socially responsible citizens with skills and values for a productive life.

Friday, February 17, 2017 at 11:06 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 4:36 pm

Press release:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 5:02 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 2:21 pm

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

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

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

Damages are estimated at $150,000.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 4:36 pm

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The following were in Wyoming County Court Jan. 31 before Judge Michael Mohun.

Tyler Jennings was in court for motions. His case was adjourned to Feb. 15 for an appearance and March 8 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.

Chad Staley was in court for motions. His case was adjourned to Feb. 15 for an appearance and March 8 for a Huntley Hearing. 

The following were in county court Feb. 1 before Mohun.

Chivone Gheorghe was in court for a Huntley Hearing. The decision has been reserved and the case adjourned to March 2.

Heidi Hopkins, who is accused of a crime in Perry, pled not guilty to two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree and two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, all are Class B felonies. Motions are scheduled March 30. Bail was set at $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond.

Roy Lawrence, who is accused of a crime in Perry, pled not guilty to two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree and two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, all are Class B felonies. Motions are scheduled March 30. Bail was set at $25,000 cash and $50,000 bond.

The following were in county court Feb. 2 before Mohun.

Grayson Stock, who committed a crime in Arcade, pled guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a misdemeanor. He waived his right to appeal and is scheduled for sentencing April 27.

Jody Nelligan, who committed a crime in Arcade, was sentenced to five years probation and restitution of $26,075.55. She was convicted of attempted arson in the third degree.

Katrina Chandler, who is accused of a crime in Attica, pled not guilty to two counts of forgery in the second degree, both are Class D felonies, and two counts of petit larceny, a misdemeanor. The case is adjourned to April 27 for pre plea investigation.

Tammy Miller, who is accused of a crime in Attica, had her case adjourned to March 3 for trial.

John Townley, who committed a crime in Eagle, pled guilty to criminal mischief in the third degree, a Class E felony. He waived his right to appeal. The case was adjourned to April 27 for sentencing.

Jerod Trebian, who committed a crime in Silver Springs, had his case adjourned to Thursday for sentencing.

Ryan McDanel, who is accused of a crime in Warsaw, pled not guilty to two counts of attempted criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, both as Class D felonies, and attempted criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, a Class E felony. Motions are scheduled for March 30. Bail continues at $2,500.

Dekota Leiser is accused of a crime in Warsaw. Leiser's case is adjourned to Wednesday. 

Chastity Brace, who committed a crime in Warsaw, was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge and a five-year order of protection was issued. She pled guilty to criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree. Brace, who waived the right to appeal, was also arraigned on criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, a Class D felony; unlawful imprisonment in the first degree, a Class E felony; and menacing in the second degree, a misdemeanor. Additionally, she admitted to a violation of probation which caused her probation to be revoked and she was resentenced to one year in prison with one year post-release supervision.

Julie Dutton, who committed a crime in Warsaw, pled guilty to obstruct emergency medical services, a misdemeanor. She waived her right to appeal. She is scheduled for sentencing March 16.

Cory Goodenow, who committed a crime in Warsaw, was sentenced to one-and-one-half years in prison and three years post-release supervision. An order of protection was issued, and he is responsible for court fees and surcharges. He was convicted of attempted rape in the second degree, a Class E felony.

Tracy Phillips, who committed a crime in Warsaw, was sentenced to a three-year conditional discharge. She was convicted of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a Class D felony.

Eugene Matteson Sr., who is accused of a crime in Wyoming County, had his case adjourned to March 30.

The following were in county court before Mohun Feb. 6 and are from State Correctional Facilities in Attica.

Ronald Montgomery pled guilty to assault in the second degree, a Class D felony. He waived his right to appeal. Sentencing is scheduled April 12.

Billy Ray Staton was in court for motions. The case has been adjourned to March 2.

Jonathan Smith was in court 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. The case has been adjourned to March 2.

Friday, February 3, 2017 at 2:01 pm

Genesee Community College (GCC), including all seven campus locations in Warsaw, Arcade, Batavia, Albion, Dansville, Lima, and Medina, recently announced the dean’s list, provost’s list, and president’s list for the fall 2016 semester.

Dean's list honorees include:

    • Summer Beitz, Alicia Dylag, and Joelle Reiner, all of Attica;

    • Quinn Konfederath and Candace Bliss, both of Bliss;

    • Briona Terray, of Cowlesville;

    • Alyssa Witkowski, of Java Center;

    • Caitlin Pietron, of Pike;

    • Megan Gerde and Angela George, both of Strykersville;

    • Leanna Smith, Bethany Messe, Ciera Rinehart, Alicia Rast, Marissa Allard, and Caleb Miller, all of Perry;

    • Ashley Davis, of Portageville;

    • Heather Herrmann, of Silver Springs;

    • Shelagh Neeley, Makayla Irwin, Samantha Flint, Michael Cedrone, Manoj Rai, Allison Robb, and Sondra Lucas, all of Warsaw;

    • Kali Wright, Samantha Parsons, and Kaeleigh Bean, all of Wyoming;

    • Kaitlin Erb, Dylan Smoot, William Plume, Craig Fitzgerald, Amanda Fuller, and Tyler Marble, all of Arcade; and

    • Kory Debeau, of North Java.

Students named to the dean's list have earned a quality point index of 3.50 to 3.74.

Provost's list honorees include:

    • Abigail Skillman, of Arcade;

    • Casey Callahan, Nathaniel Washington, Shirl Clark, Marilyn-Lacy Leto, Lisa Deahn, and Julie Slepinski, all of Attica;

    • Stephanie Kehr, of Java Center;

    • Julia Chojnacki and Rachel Werner, of Varysburg;

    • Andrea Harter, Andrea Prince, and Hillary Shaffer, all of Perry;

    • Kristen Stephany, Zachary Brewer, Ashley Carney, and Delores Cedrone, all of Warsaw; and

    • Christopher Herrmann, of Wyoming.

Students named to the provost's list have maintained part-time enrollment and earned a quality point index of 3.75.

President's list honorees include:

    • Zachary Harrigan, Steven Boje, Katie Simar, Andrew Hyman, Zachary Wiedemann, Courtney Westberg, Ashley Miller, and Meghan Potter, all of Arcade;

    • Brittany Anderson, Nicholas Shadbolt, Gina Glor, Sydney Breton, Ryan Napieralski, John Burek, Rachel Beck, Courtney Schaller, Savannah Bartosik, Matthew Langerman, Samantha Long, and Brandon Storch, all of Attica;

    • Padraic Brazeau, of Cowlesville;

    • Barbara Brown and Brooke Tisdale, both of Gainesville;

    • Holly Benkleman and Adrian McMahon, both of North Java;

    • Anthony Wolowiec, Madeleine Weisenburg, and Olivia Herrmann, all of Strykersville;

    • Jeffrey Mincer, of Varysburg;

    • Patrick Rice and Adam DeLaVergne, both of Perry; 

    • Paul Torrey, of Silver Springs; and

    • Megan Hollister, Michelle LaBelle, Collyn Frank, Jennifer Cummins, Sarah Ushurova, Aaron Almeter, Micaela Van Buren, Amanda Pahuta, and Tracy Stevenson, all of Warsaw.

Those on the president's list comprised of full-time students who earned a quality point index of 3.75.

GCC offers over 65 academic programs and certificates, including the new Marketing and Social Media concentration within the Business Administration program. Additionally, the new Nanotechnology degree with ECC focus’s on the microscopic scale for jobs in biology, chemistry, electrical engineering, medicine, and photovoltaics.

The college has seven campus locations throughout Western New York, as well as through its online learning program. College housing is available at College Village, Batavia. 

For further information about all of GCC's opportunities, go to www.genesee.edu.

Monday, January 30, 2017 at 6:19 pm

News from Sheldon:

Tax Bills Due

The Town Tax Collector, Donna Almeter, will be at the Sheldon Town Hall, 1380 Centerline Road, Strykersville, from 4 to 7 p.m. Jan. 31. 

The last day to pay without penalty is Jan. 31.

Varysburg Fire Department Chicken Barbecue

Don’t want to cook on Super Bowl Sunday and support your local fire department? Stop by the Varysburg Fire Hall between 1 and 4 p.m. Feb. 5 and pick up a chicken barbecue.

Advance sale tickets only. The cost is $10 and can be purchased at C&G Prallers Inc. Citgo, 2600 Route 20A, Varysburg, or by calling (585) 535-7321.

2017 anti-rabies vaccination clinics will be held: 
    • March 11, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Wyoming County Highway Department, 4328 Route 19, Silver Springs (Rock Glen);
    • June 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Perry Village Highway Department, S. Federal St., Perry;
    • June 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Arcade Town Highway Department, Route 98, Arcade;
    • July 19th from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Attica Town Highway Department, Route 98, Attica; and
    • Oct. 14 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Wyoming County Highway Department.
Dogs, cats and ferrets three months old or older will be vaccinated at these clinics. 

The initial vaccination is good for one year only; for dogs and cats each vaccination thereafter will be effective for three years. Ferrets must be vaccinated yearly. 

Animals must be accompanied by someone able to control them. 

This is a free clinic for Wyoming County residents – donations accepted. Out of county residents will be charged $10 per animal. 

For more information call the Wyoming County Health Department at (585) 786-8894.

Sheldon Youth Cross-country Ski Day

Youth Recreation Cross-country Ski Day at Byrncliff Resort will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 20 (weather permitting).

The cost is $10 for adults and Sheldon youth 18 years old and under are free. 

Sign up Feb. 20 in the pro shop at Byrncliff.

Along with cross-country skiing, patrons can also try the tubing sledding hill. Bring your own tubes or sleds if you have them (no sharp metal edges or runners).

Office of the Assessor

The Town of Sheldon has contracted with the Wyoming County Office of Real Property, 143 N. Main St., Warsaw, for assessment services. 

For more information, contact Mary Kern at (585) 786-8828 or via email at mkern@wyomingco.net. Additionally, she will be at the Sheldon Town Hall from noon to 6 p.m. Feb. 15.

Facebook Page

The Town of Sheldon's Facebook page is an easy and quick way to post town notices and events, “like” its page to stay up to date on the goings on in the community. Have an event to share? Send the town clerk notices to help spread the word.

Harris Corners Fire Department gun raffle

The Harris Corners Fire Department is hosting a gun raffle April 8 at the North Java Fire Hall, 4274 Route 98, North Java.

Tickets are $20. To buy a chance, call (585) 591-8132. A limited number of tickets are available.

Town clerk new cell number

The town clerk’s new cell phone number is  (716) 598-0378. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 3:44 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Covington, Silver Springs, Warsaw.

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Late in the evening on Jan. 24, Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a complaint of a suspicious male in the area of Wyoming Road and Route 19. During the investigation, deputies say they saw footprints around the Empire Livestock building leading to the back door.

Carl M. Vander, of Silver Springs, was arrested Jan. 25 in connection with the Jan. 24 burglary at the Covington business.

Deputies say they found the suspect walking on Route 19 at Mungers Mill Road, Warsaw, around 3:25 p.m. Jan. 25. When they approached Vander, deputies say he was wearing a baseball cap with “Empire Livestock Marketing” embroidered on it. He is suspected of not only stealing the cap from a dump truck parked in a garage on the property, but also causing damage to the business on the inside of the building.

Subsequently, he was charged with burglary in the third degree, criminal mischief in the fourth degree, and petit larceny.

He was put in Wyoming County Jail on $5,000 cash bail, where he remains until his court date Feb. 27 in the Town of Covington Court.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 10:17 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, Warsaw, Silver Springs, Pike, Castile, news, Java.

Dutch L. Bryndle, 23, of West Falls, was charged Jan. 14 with uninspected motor vehicle, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, unlawful possession of marijuana, and driving while ability impaired by drugs. Bryndle was stopped on Route 78, Java, after a registration check allegedly showed his vehicle’s inspection had expired in December. Additionally, Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say he was in possession of marijuana and subsequently failed field sobriety testing. He was taken to the Sheriff’s Office where a Drug Recognition Expert evaluated him and determined him to be impaired by cannabis and unable to operated a vehicle safely. He is due in the Town of Java Court at a later date. Additionally, while at the Sheriff’s Office, Bryndle allegedly tampered with evidence pertaining to the DWAI case and was subsequently charged with tampering with physical evidence, a Class E felony. He is due in the Village of Warsaw Court for this charge Feb. 13.

Daina C. Snyder, 30, of Warsaw, was charged Jan. 9 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a property damage accident on Woodruff Street, Silver Springs, involving Snyder’s car. According to the report, Snyder parked her car on the road and shortly thereafter it was struck by a vehicle backing out of a driveway. During the investigation it was allegedly found that she drove to the scene while her driver’s license was suspended for failure to pay child support. She is due in the Village of Silver Springs Court Feb. 13.

Ernest D. Lane, 58, no address provided, was charged Jan. 14 with menacing in the second degree, a Class A misdemeanor, and criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, a Class D felony. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic dispute in Castile where Lane reportedly threatened another household member with a baseball bat. He was put in Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond. He is due in the Village of Castile Court at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23.

Derek Parke, 30, of Pike, was charged Jan. 15 with failing to keep right and aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree. Parke was arrested following a traffic stop on Route 19, Warsaw. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say Parke crossed over the centerline into the opposite lane, crossed back over and then stopped on the shoulder of the road. When deputies stopped to check on the man, it was allegedly found that he was driving with a suspended license. He is due in the Town of Warsaw Court Feb. 6.

Monday, January 9, 2017 at 4:04 pm

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The bridge is complete and it is back on the map – the snowmobile trail map that is.

Just a stone's throw north of the Grateful Grill was a bridge, a dilapidated bridge, that for many years was unusable. That is until about two months ago when the repairs to it were completed, just in time for snowmobile season in Wyoming County.

It’s been close to 20 years since the Oakta Valley Snowmobile Association was able to include the section of the trail that leads to the former Glen Rock on its map. However, thanks in part to the Grateful Grill’s new owners, the old Glen Rock is a haven for riders once more.

“One of the snowmobile clubs was started here by Keith Wolcott (the Glen Rock’s former owner),” said Grateful Grill manager Courtney Weger. “Lots of people who have come here for the last 40 years can now come back and revisit old memories.”

In its heyday, the former Glen Rock, 4260 Route 19, Silver Springs (Rock Glen) played host to dozens of snowmobilers, a place of respite to warm the body and fill the belly. Today, the owners of the former “iconic” restaurant aim to provide the same.

“When we decided to open the restaurant, we knew were were reopening a historic place,” Weger said. “We are trying to keep the history and the roots of the place. We want the community to come back and see those roots…feel those roots.”

Weger, along with Mike Conte manage the Grateful Grill under the guidance of owner John Conte, Mike’s dad.

While Mike is a “hometown boy” of Wyoming County; Weger hails from Colorado. Mike had worked in several restaurants across the country and along the way met Weger. With his experience in the food industry and Weger’s knowledge of culinary arts, the pair made their way back to the county and decided to give the restaurant business a go.

“I grew up in restaurants. My mom was an executive chef for 25 years in Colorado, so I literally grew up in restaurants,” Weger laughed. “Both Mike and I wanted to get into the (restaurant) business and we liked the history of this place.”

Although the restaurant opened this past summer, it took months of renovations to ready the place. The interior was gutted and revamped to include a more modern feel and the menu had been updated, with one exception, they kept the Friday fish fry the old Glen Rock was famous for. Additionally, part of retaining some of the establishment's history is the handwritten restroom sign they found buried beneath a layer of drywall that now hangs prominently directing the way to its facilities.

“We are trying to keep the authenticity of the previous owners while still making the place our own.”

With its farm-to-table menu and its location once again fixed as a destination on the Oakta snowmobile trail map, the Grateful Grill has come up with its own motto for snowmobilers “fill up and warm up.”

The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and the bar remains open until 2 a.m..

For more information on its music venue or menu items click here or visit its Facebook page.

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Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 12:59 pm

Wyoming County has a contract with Waste Management for curbside collection for several towns and villages, which county officials say proves to be “quite a bit cheaper” as a “huge collective” contract vs. individually.

For 2017, the annual cost is approximately $237 for year-round residents, up slightly – $2 to $3 – from 2016. The seasonal rate is approximately $187. Additionally, residents do not have to purchase Waste Management cans or bins for recyclables.

The collection schedule is as follows:

    • Monday – Town and Village of Perry and Old Orchard Beach and Fairview roads, Silver Lake;

    • Tuesday – Town and Village of Gainesville, Village of Silver Springs, and Town and Village of Castile;

    • Wednesday – towns of Orangeville, Sheldon, and Wethersfield;

    • Thursday – Village of Wyoming, Town of Middlebury, and Town and Village of Warsaw; and

    • Friday – Genesee Falls, and the towns of Pike and Eagle.

If your collection day falls on or follows the following holidays during that week –  New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas – collection will be one day later.

Garbage should be placed within 5 feet of the road, before 6 a.m. on your pickup day. The equivalent of five bags or cans of normal residential garbage, including garden and yard waste, will be picked up weekly. Only one large item will be picked up each week.

Recyclables will be collected on the same day, possibly in separate trucks and at different times during the day. All recyclable material should be placed in a separate receptacle marked “recyclable.”

For more information email glow@co.genesee.ny.us or visit www.glowsolidwaste.org.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 1:05 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, Business, Castile, Silver Springs, Perry.

Press release:

 

Tompkins Bank of Castile recently recognized the decades of service five employees have given to the institution. Bank officials say their length of service characterizes the company’s stability and loyalty as an organization.

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    Diana Williams    Debbie James

 

Diana Williams, assistant vice president of the Avon branch, is celebrating 35 years with the bank. She began her banking career in 1977 as a part-time teller at the American Express branch in Augsburg, Germany. When she moved to the United States, she stayed with the financial services industry and began working for Chase at the East Avon branch, which was purchased by The Bank of Castile in 1994. Williams and her husband, Richard, live in Livonia. They have three children and four grandchildren. She is active in the Avon Rotary and Junior Achievement.

 

The following employees are celebrating 25 years of service:

    • Theresa Nicastro is the assistant manager of Commercial Loan Operations. She is active in planning, organizing and coordinating efficient service of commercial loans for Tompkins Bank of Castile as well as the three other banks of Tompkins Financial Corp. She began her career as a teller in the Perry branch and has held numerous positions ranging from administrative assistant to branch manager. She says being a part of the Tompkins family is a “special blessing and loves being a part of such a wonderful organization.” She and her partner, Steve, reside in Silver Springs along with their two rescue dogs.

    • Annette Granger started in the Proof Department and was working as a commercial credit Services Associate at our Operations Center in Perry until she retired this past year. 

    • Debbie James, vice president – consumer product manager, works to ensure a superior customer experience and that the banks products are competitive and customer-friendly. Her first job was as a teller in the Perry branch. She has continued to grow within the company, serving several years as the Castile Branch Manager. Based at its Operations Center in Perry, her current responsibilities encompass all of Tompkins Financial Corporation. James and her husband, Brad, have two children, Erika and Michael. They live in Silver Springs.

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   Theresa Nicastro    Carolyn Francis    Annette Granger

    • Carolyn Francis, assistant vice president, small business credit officer, joined the bank in 1986 and has held various positions. She started in the proofing department, went to the mortgage department and finally landed in the commercial department working specifically with small businesses in the community. Francis left the bank for a brief time, but said she came back because she “loves all the great people that she works with and they are like family to her.” Francis lives in Fillmore with her husband, Greg. 

 

“Our employees are truly what differentiate our company, delivering superior customer service every day,” said Tompkins Bank of Castile CEO and President John McKenna. “We work hard to provide a rewarding and engaging workplace which helps us attract the best talent and results in extraordinary consistency of our employee base.”

 

Tompkins Bank of Castile values the commitment and service these employees have given to the company. 

 

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, December 14, 2016 at 10:51 am

New York State Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Anthony P. German, recently announced the promotions of two local county servicemen.

Jason Stoffer, of Warsaw, who is serving with Company A (distribution), 427th Brigade Support Battalion, was promoted to Private First Class. 

Caleb Bailey, of Silver Springs, was promoted to Specialist. Bailey is serving with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 27th Brigade Special Troops Battalion.

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

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

Friday, December 2, 2016 at 4:26 pm

The following are from State Correctional Facilities in Attica. They were in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Mohun Nov. 28.

Amanda Hoover, who committed a crime in Arcade, was sentenced to five years probation, $65 in restitution, and a fee. She was convicted of attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a Class D felony.

Benedict Agostini had his case adjourned to Dec. 21.

Kijana Funderburk admitted to a violation of conditional discharge. He is scheduled for sentencing Dec. 21.

The following were in court before Mohun Dec. 1.

Grayson Stock, who is accused of a crime in Arcade, had his case adjourned to Jan. 12 for motions.

James Smith, who committed a crime in Arcade, was sentenced to a three-year conditional discharge, along with fees and surcharges. He was convicted of attempted criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, a Class D felony.

Ronald Sharp, who committed a crime in Arcade, pled guilty to criminal mischief in the fourth degree, a misdemeanor. He was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge, along with fees and surcharges. Additionally, an order of protection was also issued.

Michelle Westfall, who committed a crime in Arcade, pled guilty to criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a Class C felony; and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a Class D felony. She paid $40 in restitution and was sentenced to one year interim probation. The case has been adjourned to Nov. 16.

Saida Ali, who committed a crime in Attica, was sentenced to one-year interim probation. He was convicted of promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony; and conspiracy in the fifth degree, a misdemeanor. The case has been adjourned to Oct. 12.

Lonniqua Williams, who is accused of a crime in Attica, had her case adjourned to March 16.

Maria Maldonado, who committed a crime in Attica, was sentenced to five years probation, along with fees and surcharges. She was convicted of attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony.

Spencer Bressette, who is accused of a crime in Bennington, had his case adjourned to Feb. 23 for plea. A pre-plea investigation has also been ordered.

Joseph Smith, who committed a crime in Eagle, was sentenced to three years probation, a five-year order of protection, along with fees and surcharges.

Amanda Washburn, who committed a crime in Gainesville, pled guilty to two counts of petit larceny as misdemeanors. She is scheduled for sentencing Feb. 23.

Eric Kingsley, who is accused of a crime in Gainesville, was in court for motions. His case has been adjourned to Dec. 14.

Chad Staley, who is accused of a crime in Genesee Falls, had his case adjourned to Jan. 12 for motions.

Michelle Jewell, who committed a crime in Perry, was sentenced to five years probation, $8,373 in restitution, along with fees and surcharges. She was convicted of grand larceny in the fourth degree, a Class E felony.

Thomas Grinnell, who committed a crime in Warsaw, was sentenced to three years probation, along with an order of protection issued. He was convicted of criminal mischief in the fourth degree, a misdemeanor.

Julie Dutton, who allegedly committed a crime in Warsaw, failed to appear in court. The case has been adjourned to Dec. 15.

Lynda Brown, who committed a crime in Warsaw, pled guilty to criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, a Class B felony. The case has been adjourned to Jan. 12 for sentencing. She is held without bail in the Wyoming County Jail.

Brendynn Jordan, who committed a crime in Warsaw, was sentenced to five years probation on the conviction of attempted reckless endangerment in the first degree, a Class E felony. She was also sentenced to three years probation on the conviction of unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle in the third degree, a misdemeanor. For the charges of reckless driving, a misdemeanor, and two counts of speeding she is required to pay $1,175 in fines and surcharges. Probation is to run concurrently.

Steven Snyder, who committed a crime in Wethersfield, was sentenced to one to three years in prison, a three-year conditional discharge with an ignition interlock device, and fees and surcharges. He was convicted of driving while intoxicated, a Class E felony.

Brandon Matteson, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, admitted to a violation of probation. He was resentenced to one year in jail.

Jonathan Blasdell, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, admitted to a violation of probation. He was resentenced to one to three years in prison, along with fees and surcharges. 

Ryan Donnelly, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, withdrew his admission to a violation of probation. The case has been adjourned to Dec. 19 for a violation of probation hearing.

The following were in court before Mohun Dec. 2.

Jerod Trebian, who committed a crime in Silver Springs, appeared 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. He pled guilty to attempted burglary in the second degree, a Class D felony. He admits to being a second felony offender. He is scheduled for sentencing Feb. 2. Bail continues.

Chadwick White, who committed a crime in the county, admitted to a violation of probation. He was resentenced to six months in Wyoming County Jail and a three-year conditional discharge.

Margaret Wolfe, who is accused of committing a crime in Wyoming County, had her case adjourned to Dec. 5.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 3:05 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, Perry, Silver Springs, Java, Warsaw.

Dorothy H. Prail, 53, of Silver Springs, was charged Nov. 15 with criminal contempt in the second degree. Prail is accused of having communicated with a victim through a third party when an active order of protection was in place. She was jailed in Wyoming County Jail on $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond. She is due in the Village of Silver Springs Court Dec. 12.

Connie Kilfoyle, 71, of Warsaw, was arrested Nov. 16 on an active bench warrant, for issuing a bad check, out of Perry Village Court. She was released on her own recognizance. No further information was provided.

Eugene Matteson Sr., 49, of Perry, was charged Nov. 19 with trespassing and criminal contempt in the second degree. He is accused of going onto the property of a person who has an active order of protection against him. He was released on his own recognizance and due in Perry Village Court Dec. 6.

Paul M. Segrest, 35, of West Seneca, was charged Nov. 9 with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree. He is accused of having unprescribed pills in his possession when deputies responded to a call about a “suspicious acting male in a vehicle” on a farm in Java. He was put in Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail. He is due in the Town of Java Court at a later date. His vehicle was towed from the scene.

Monday, November 14, 2016 at 4:09 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, Silver Springs.

A 53-year-old woman and a 16-year-old male, both Silver Springs, were arrested Nov. 9 for violating an order of protection and intimidating a witness.

Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say the male was found to have broken a stay away order of protection multiple times while on South Main Street in the Village of Silver Springs. 

Dorothy H. Prail is accused of then calling the victim and threatening the victim with bodily harm if the 16-year-old was to be arrested.

She was charged with intimidating a victim or witness in the third degree and was put in Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail or $4,000 bond. 

The teen was charged with criminal contempt in the second degree and put in Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $15,000 cash bail or $30,000 bond. 

Both are due in the Village of Silver Springs Court Nov. 21.

Friday, November 11, 2016 at 4:24 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, Silver Springs, Perry, Castile.

Christopher Bannister, 45, of Silver Springs, was charged Nov. 2 with: aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child less than 16 years old in the vehicle, a Class E felony; driving while impaired by drugs; driving while impaired by a combination of drugs; endangering the welfare of a child; moving from lane unsafely; and child not properly restrained in the rear seat. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say Bannister was driving his vehicle south on Route 39, Castile, when he drove off the road and struck two trees and a ditch. He is accused of having a 6-year-old child in the vehicle at the time of the incident. The suspect was given field sobriety testing, which he allegedly failed. Additionally, he is suspected of being impaired by both narcotics and stimulants, by a Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department Drug Recognition Expert. He was jailed in the Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail. He is due in the Town of Castile Court Nov. 14. New York State Police, Warsaw barracks, assisted with the investigation.

Rachael M. Sickles, 22, of Perry, was charged Nov. 6 with petit larceny. Sickles is accused of stealing medicine from the Dollar General in Perry. She is due in Perry Village Court Dec. 6.

Jakob Wind, 18, of Perry, was charged Nov. 3 with unlawful dealing with a child and unlawful possession of marijuana. Wind is accused of smoking marijuana and drinking rum with three other friends at his home in Perry. He is suspected of providing alcohol to persons under 21 years old. He is due in Perry Village Court Dec. 4.

Luis F. Ortiz, no age provided, of Rochester, was arrested Nov. 9 on a bench warrant for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree. During a traffic stop on  Route 390, Livingston County Sheriff’s deputies allegedly found there was an active warrant for him out of Perry Village Court. He was jailed in Wyoming County Jail on $2,500 cash bail.

Adrian J. Stevens, no age provided, of Perry, was charged Nov. 7 with harassment in the second degree. Stevens is accused of punching the victim in the face over money issues. Police officials say the victim was walking down Benedict Street when the suspect got out of a car and allegedly hit him. He was released on his own recognizance and was due in court Nov. 8.

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