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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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Big turnout expected for meeting in Butler on proposed sludge facility

Big turnout expected for Monday meeting in Butler for sludge processing facility
A major turnout is expected at Monday's meeting of the Butler Town Board, as it considers an application from Tully Environmental to construct a sewage sludge processing facility in its community on State Route 89 ... more
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Manktelow says residents should stay informed, pose questions to Butler officials as sewer sludge proposal goes forward

New York State Assemblyman Brian Manktelow (R-130) has issued a statement on the proposal to bring a sludge processing plant to Butler, Wayne County. That proposal is being considered by the Butler Town Board, and ... more
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Residents rally against sewer sludge processing facility in Wayne County

Local residents hammer
When it comes a proposed composing facility, which would process New York City sewer sludge - residents have stepped up to oppose it. “Upstate New York has become New York City’s dumping ground,” Steve Wickman ... more
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Local residents voice concerns over sewer sludge treatment facility in Wayne County

Big turnout expected for Monday meeting in Butler for sludge processing facility
Back in November 2019 there was a presentation given to officials in the town of Butler over a proposed Bio Solid Composing facility. The project was proposed for a piece of property located on Route ... more
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Company wants to transport sewer sludge from NYC to Wayne County

Company wants to transport sewer sludge from NYC to Wayne County
The Finger Lakes could be home to a new sewer sludge composting facility. The waste would be transported in from New York City, and processed at a facility on Route 89 in the town of ... more
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Drug take back program happening throughout Wayne County

Wayne County police to collect unused drugs
Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts said all law enforcement agencies in the county will take part in the Oct. 26 national pharmaceutical collection day. Expired, unused and unwanted medication will be accepted from 10 a.m ... more
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Wayne County man accused of strangling woman during domestic incident

Wayne County man accused of strangling woman during domestic incident
The Wayne County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of a Butler man following a domestic incident on September 22nd. Phillip Seaton, 31, of Butler was charged with second-degree assault and criminal obstruction of breathing following ... more
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Wayne County battles drug addiction with mobile van

Wayne County battles drug addiction with mobile van
It has been just over a year since the Department of Mental Health, Wayne Behavioral Health Network opened the doors of the Open Access Center, an out-treatment facility located at the Public Health Building on ... more
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Vacant Butler prison listed as possible filming site

Vacant Butler prison listed as possible filming site
If a movie or television production is in need of a prison, there is an available option: Butler Correctional Facility in Wayne County. The former state prison, which closed in 2014, has been quietly listed ... more
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FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive ... more
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Wolcott teen charged with robbery at Fastrac store

Wolcott man charged with robbery at Butler Fastrac store
The Wayne County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of a Wolcott resident following an investigation into a convenience store larceny along Route 104. Deputies say Kyle R. Mein, 19, of Wolcott was charged with robbery ... more
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Intoxicated driver leads police on pursuit in Wayne County

Deputy charged with criminal trespass in Steuben County, Sheriff Allard says full-investigation underway
Troopers say a Watertown resident was arrested on multiple charges - including felony driving while intoxicated, after a pursuit on State Route 104 in the Town of Butler over the weekend. On Friday Lewis W ... more
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SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Wayne Co. Sheriff Barry Virts talks contract negotiations, mugshot ban, and more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts talks
Wayne County Sheriff Bary Virts discusses the challenges of running a department that's mid-contract negotiations, and also coping with the widespread shortage of law enforcement prospects. He also tackles some of the statewide initiatives that ... more
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Several departments called to structure fire in Savannah

Several departments called to structure fire in Savannah
Officials have provided an update to the structure fire reported on Montana Road in Savannah on Saturday. According to the Clyde Fire Department, the structure fire was deemed to be caused by a malfunctioning clothes ... more
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Several displaced after chimney fire in Wayne County

Several displaced after chimney fire in Wayne County
The American Red Cross is assisting seven people after they were displaced by a fire, which was reported at a home in the Town of Butler. First responders say the fire took place at a ... more
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Wolcott man charged after attempted string of larcenies on Christmas Day

Deputies say a Wolcott resident was arrested following a larceny investigation on Christmas Day in the Town of Butler. Fayer Perez, 22, of Wolcott was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, third-degree grand larceny, and fourth-degree ... more
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SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Teamsters rep says prolonged process a ‘massive failure’ for Wayne County

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Teamsters rep says prolonged process a ‘massive failure’ for Wayne County
According to Chris Toole, of Teamsters Local 118 — based out of Rochester — one group of local law enforcement officers are desperate for parity. This week, Toole sat down in-studio to discuss ongoing negotiations ... more
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Taxpayers funding a Wayne Co. prison that has been sitting empty for years

Taxpayers funding a Wayne Co. prison that has been sitting empty for years
The state could finally have plans for a Wayne County prison that's been sitting empty for years. The former Butler Correctional Facility used to have more than a hundred people working at it while the ... more
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