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Wayne County officials hopeful for development of former Butler Prison

Cayuga County jail inmate population on the rise, Sheriff cites several factors
Wayne County officials say time is running out to develop the former Butler Correctional Facility, but they're hopeful the property has a future. Officials are hopeful, but say site is deteriorating Wolcott Town Supervisor Lynn ... more
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Palmyra man arrested for harassment, kicks deputies

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Police say a Palmyra man was arrested on a warrant in the Town of Butler. According to a news release, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office arrested Bradley R. Greule, 24, of Palmyra for harassment, obstructing ... more
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What’s next for Willard Drug Treatment, Butler Correctional facilities?

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State Senator Pam Helming is seeking local residents' input as two former correctional facilities are eyed by the state for redevelopment. The Butler Correctional Facility in Wayne County, which has been closed for several years, ... more
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Wolcott woman charged with DWI after speeding 90 mph

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A Wolcott woman was arrested following a traffic stop in Butler Sunday night. According to a news release, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office arrested Margaret Tompkins, 45, of Wolcott for driving while intoxicated. It is ... more
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Wayne County man arrested in Auburn for DWI with a child in vehicle

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Police arrested a Butler man following a routine traffic stop on Sunday. According to a news release, State Police out of Auburn arrested Kevin J. Reagan, 35, of Butler for driving while intoxicated. The traffic ... more
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Wayne County man arrested after domestic dispute

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Police report the arrest of a Rose man after a domestic dispute. According to a news release, State Police in Walcott arrested Gregory A. Northrup, 50, of Rose following an investigation into a domestic incident ... more
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Teen faces charges after setting ex-girlfriend’s clothes on fire following breakup in Wayne County

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Deputies arrested a Butler man following an investigation into a domestic incident. According to a news release, Cody Church, 18, was charged with criminal mischief and arson after becoming upset following a break-up. Deputies say ... more
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Butler Town Supervisor David Spickerman retires, held multiple Wayne County positions

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Butler Town Supervisor David Spickerman is retiring. The Finger Lakes Times reports his final meeting was December 21st. He was honored with citations and gifts for his 34 years of service in multiple positions in ... more
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Deputies: Rose woman charged with grand larceny after stealing over $8K from elderly woman

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A 51-year-old Rose woman was arrested after turning herself in following an investigation into thousands of dollars stolen from an elderly woman. Elizabeth Scheid, 51, turned herself in after stealing a total of $8,269 from ... more
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Port Byron man charged with DWI, driving without license in Wayne County

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The Wayne County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of a 33-year-old following a suspicious vehicle complaint in Butler. According to deputies they located the vehicle in question, which was operated by Richard Kent Jr., 33, ... more
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Wayne County man killed in crash on Rt. 89

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Deputies are investigating a crash that happened in the town of Butler around 7 p.m. on Sunday. First responders were called to the scene around that time. They say Rodney Burgess, 53, was traveling south ... more
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Deputies: Colorado man faces felony drug charge in Wayne County

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Deputies say a Colorado man was taken into custody in Wayne County without incident on felony drug charges after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Darin Rice, ofLas Animas, Colorado was arrested for third-degree ... more
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Deputies: Butler man was on array of drugs after being found asleep at wheel in Wolcott

Police: Newark man faces felony contempt charges after domestic incident
The Wayne County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of a Butler man following the investigation of a vehicle and traffic complaint in the town of Wolcott. Deputies located Dustin Thomas, 25, who was operating his ... more
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WEEKEND DEBRIEF: Discussing Butler sludge proposal and changes at Greenidge (podcast)

WEEKEND DEBRIEF: Discussing Butler sludge proposal and changes at Greenidge (podcast)
Today on The Weekend Debrief we catch up with the reporter who broke the news on FingerLakes1.com that Tully Environmental would be withdrawing it's application to build a sewer sludge composting facility in Butler, Wayne ... more
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NYC waste company drops plan to import ‘sludge’ to Wayne County

NYC waste company drops plan to import ‘sludge’ to Wayne County
The Flushing, N.Y., waste company that proposed to haul truckloads of sludge from New York City to a rural community about 25 miles west of Syracuse said it was withdrawing its application for a Butler ... more
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Deputies: Auburn man ejected from vehicle, airlifted to Upstate Hospital

Wayne County Supervisor absences delay vote on county employee stipends
The Wayne County Sheriff's Office reports the investigation of a single-car personal injury crash that happened on Route 89 in the town of Butler. Deputies were dispatched to the area of Route 89 and Reed ... more
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Concerned Citizens group says it will launch ‘all out offensive’ to stop Butler sludge facility

- By Josh Durso A group of people have joined forces and established an advocacy group to stop a controversial project in Upstate New York. The Concerned Citizens of Butler and Beyond has set out ... more
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Butler project could move forward despite opposition; environmental attorney hired by town board

Butler project could move forward despite opposition; environmental attorney hired by town board
A raucous standing-room-only crowd that spilled out of the steamy 150-seat Butler Town Hall vented opposition Tuesday evening to a proposed facility to handle sewage sludge hauled from New York City. After Dan Scully of Tully ... more
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Residents blast proposed sewer sludge facility in Butler at meeting; no decisions made yet

As expected, residents turned out in force to oppose the sewer sludge composting facility on State Route 89 in the town of Butler. Tully Environmental gave a presentation to the Town of Butler, and its ... more
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