A record-breaking fish has been pulled from Irondequoit Bay by a West Henrietta man. James VanArsdall caught a freshwater drum measuring 33 and a half inches and weighing almost 27 pounds. It tops the old state record by more than 2 pounds. Freshwater drum are also referred to as “sheepshead.” DEC Commissioner Joe Martens says this latest record fish is another great example of how New York continues to provide excellent fishing opportunities under Governor Cuomo’s New York Open for Fishing and Hunting Initiative. Martens says the possibilities are endless for eager anglers.
The campus phone system in the Caledonia Mumford School District is being updated this week. The Districts expects to switch to the new system tomorrow. The old phone and voicemail system has been in use for 15 years. If you call the district,you will still hear the same choices, and the phone numbers will all remain the same. The school district calendar will arrive in homes before classes resume. That newsletter will list all office phones and will contain a classroom phone list as well.
Monroe County is taking steps to clean up Ontario Beach. Last summer, the beach was closed more than half the time because of high algae levels. This summer, it has been closed twice so far. The county is launching a new algae removal project. The 400-thousand-dollar project requires permanent features to be built into the structure of the pier. Pipes will vacuum the algae from the water and release it into Lake Ontario away from the swimming areas. The construction is just getting underway and is expected to be finished in about four weeks. Next month, they’ll begin vacuuming up the algae.
A traffic stop in the town of Avon has led to multiple drug charges against a Wellsville woman. Latoya Zeh was pulled over while traveling southbound on 390. The Livingston County Sheriff’s office alleges that Zeh was operating under the influence of drugs. Investigators say she admitted to having drugs in her possession including six small bags of heroin. She also had four hypodermic needles in her purse. Zeh is scheduled to appear in the Town of Avon Court on August 19th.
A number of the Burger King locations in western New York have been sold to a Syracuse-based corporation, including the one in Geneseo. The Carrols Corporation is also buying Burger Kings in Batavia and Attica. The locations sold are currently owned by the Kessler Group of Rochester. Carrols owns more than 570 Burger King restaurants in 13 states, and employs more than 17-thousand people. The Burger King in Le Roy was not involved in the sale.
The Geneseo Community Players are collecting food donations to feed the hungry in Livingston County. The group is putting on a production of the musical “Oliver” this week at the Alice Austin Theater on SUNY Geneseo’s campus. They’ll be accepting donations of non-perishable food items at the door in exchange for a bottle of water. Theater-goers are asked to bring along canned foods, dry pasta, sealed soup cartons and any other non-refrigerated food items. All of the donations will be passed along to the Geneseo Groveland Emergency Food Pantry. Performances of “Oliver” are scheduled Thursday through Saturday.
New York State Police are looking for the person responsible for spray painting a horse. The four year old named Dusty was in his stall alone overnight in Walworth, and that’s when the person got to him. The horse’s mane and tail were cut, and the letter “R” was spray painted on his side, and on the door of his stall.
New York State Police are looking for the person who cut a horse’s mane and tail and spray painted a letter on the animal. It happened in Walworth to a four year old horse named Dusty. His owner, Lisa Kreger found the horse in his stall in that condition, nine hours after she said good night to him. There was a sideways “R” painted on the horse’s side, and on the door of his stall. Nothing else in the barn was touched,and nothing was stolen.
The area continues to clean up damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. Dredging began Monday in the Irondequoit Bay, to get rid of silt left behind by the storm. The project will focus on the channel between the piers of the bay. Money for the project, about 750-thousand-dollars, came from the Disaster Relief Act. The dredging project is expected to last about a week.
The area continues to do cleanup work in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Dredging of the Irondequoit Bay started on Monday, to get rid of silt left behind by the storm. Most of the project is focused on the channel between the piers of the bay. The Disaster Relief Act provided about 750-thousand-dollars for the project, which is expected to last about a week.