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Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Car crash with minor injuries on Main Road, Pembroke

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A two-car, minor injury accident is reported 1643 Main Road, between Boyce and Cleveland roads. East Pembroke Fire Department and Mercy EMS are responding.

UPDATE 7:43 p.m.: A car is blocking the westbound lane. A tow truck is called.

UPDATE 8:05 p.m.: East Pembroke is back in service.

Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 8:44 am

Transformer fire reported in Pembroke

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A transformer fire is reported at 1145 Main Road, Pembroke.

The location is right in front of the Pembroke Highway Department.

Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments dispatched.

The fire appears to have burned itself out.

UPDATE 8:49 a.m.: A fire responder says the fire is out. The pole is a little charred.

UPDATE 9:36 a.m.: Power is out for fewer than five customers. National Grid expects repairs to be completed by 12:15 p.m.

UPDATE 11:08 a.m.: The traffic lights at Route 77 and Route 5 will be out for an hour during transformer repairs. A deputy is being dispatched to direct traffic.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 11:11 pm

Photos: Indian Falls annual Strawberry Social

This evening, Indian Falls United Methodist Church held its annual Strawberry Social, which has been one of Genesee County's great summer events for nearly 50 years (at least, I always enjoy it).

Besides a meal and a dessert of strawberry shortcake with whipped cream (though you can opt for pie, ice cream and chocolate sauce, or any combination thereof), the social is just that -- very social, with lots of action around the auction, which usually sees homemade pies selling for as much as $60 each.

Tonight, I also met Glenn Lawrence (next picture down), a former farmer who in 1971 had to change professions because of a bad back. He became an auctioneer. His first assignment, the Indian Falls Strawberry Social.

He said, "This is where I leared to call out prices."

Lawrence was the auctioneer for the event for the next 40 years. Though, he's no longer leading the Indian Falls event, he continues to work as an auctioneer for Harris Wilcox of Bergen and will in fact work an auction at a church tomorrow in Riga.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Photos: Pembroke Intermediate students go bald to raise money for cancer research

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Students, faculty, staff and friends at Pembroke Intermediate School raised more than $10,000 this morning in a "Bald for Bucks" program for cancer research.

The young son of one of Pembroke's fourth-grade teachers, Jill Bojarski, has been diagnosed with cancer.

Funds will be donated to the Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Above, Joyce Saleman, the child's grandmother, has her head shaved by Darlene Curtis. Saleman became quite emotional when the amount of money raised was announced and she spoke to the children, thanking them for their generosity and caring.

Monday, June 18, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Accident at routes 5 and 77

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A two-car accident is reported at routes 5 and 77. One person reportedly has a minor injury from air-bag deployment. A vehicle is blocking the intersection. Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments are responding along with Mercy medics.

UPDATE 6:03 p.m.: Fire police are called to direct traffic. Mercy EMS is cancelled. The injured person has some bruising of the inner thighs due to air-bag deployment.

Friday, June 15, 2012 at 10:04 am

Photo: Town of Pembroke honors two new Eagle Scouts

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Jacob M. Finkney and Gabriel L. Frey were honored Wednesday by the Town of Pembroke Board with a proclamation recognizing their achievement in attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. Supervisor Ed Mileham presented the proclamations.

Photo courtesy of Town Clerk Nicole M. Begin.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 9:58 am

Law and Order: Car passenger found to allegedly have 2-foot tall marijuana plant in bag

post by Howard B. Owens in Basom, batavia, Alabama, crime, Darien, Oakfield, pembroke

Clifford Leo Regimbal, 33, of Oakfield, is charged with criminal possession of marijuana and unlawful growing of marijuana. Regimbal was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped at 6:57 p.m. Monday on Route 77, Basom, and allegedly found in possession of a bag containing more than 25 grams of marijuana and a 2-foot tall marijuana plant. Also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana was Ashley Nicole Janikowski, 28, of Oakfield. The traffic stop was initiated by Depty Patrick Reeves.

Jamie R. Bachorski, 18, of Webber Avenue, Oakfield, is charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Bachorski is accused of smoking marijuana with a child May 29.

Amber Michelle Hufsizer, 21, of Newark, is charged with petit larceny. Hufsizer is accused of stealing merchandise valued at $90.89 at Darien Lake Theme Park.

Brad C. Doward, 22, of 10 Hall St., Batavia, is charged with criminal trespass, 2nd, criminal mischief, 4th, harassment, 2nd, and endangering the welfare of a child. Doward allegedly unlawfully entered the residence of a friend, damaged property, had physical contact with the resident, all while in close proximity to a child. The incident was reported at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, and Doward appeared at police HQ at 12:30 p.m. Monday.

Mark W. Nassivera, 21, of Rochester, is charged with criminal mischief, 3rd. Nassivera was taken into custody by State Police in connection with an incident reported at 10:03 p.m. Sunday in Alabama. Nassivera was jailed on an unspecified amount of bail. No further details available.

David L. O'Neil, 22, of 101 Elmwood Parkway, Tonawanda, is charged with DWI and driving with a BAC of .08 or greater. O'Neil was stopped by State Police at 12:29 a.m. Saturday in the Town of Pembroke.

Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 11:26 am

Photos: Town of Pembroke celebrates 200th anniversary

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On June 8, 200 years ago, the most western part of what is now Genesee County was divided from Batavia and became the Town of Pembroke.

That event was celebrated in the town park Saturday with proclamations, music, food and fireworks.

Local reenactors were also on hand to give a little insight on what life was like in WNY in 1812 (We'll have a separate post about the reenactors later).

Friday, June 8, 2012 at 9:38 am

Pembroke edges Alexander in final game of the season

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In the final game of the modified softball season Alexander rallied to within 1 of Pembroke.




The final game was held in Pembroke on a beautiful spring day.




The final was Pembroke 17, Alexander 16.






More pictures can be found here: Alexander - Pembroke modified softball

Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Minor injuries reported in head-on collision on Route 77, Pembroke

post by Howard B. Owens in accident, corfu, pembroke

A head-on collision has been reported on Route 77 in front of the Pembroke Town Park, but the injuries are reportedly minor.

One person has elbow pain and the other person is refusing EMS.

A Corfu fire chief was on scene immediately and a Corfu unit is dispatched along with Mercy EMS.

UPDATE 7:10 p.m.:  The initial report to dispatch was wrong. This was not  a head-on accident. It is a rear-end accident.

UPDATE 7:34 p.m.: One patient taken to UMMC with complaint of back pain.

UPDATE 7:37 p.m.: Corfu back in service. Road reopened.

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