Newark Village Board considering financing options for pump stations

The Newark Village Board has decided to explore their financing options for upgrades at two pump stations in the village that are in dire need of repair. The Maple Avenue and Marie Avenue pump stations are in need of an upgrade, but the village board is uncertain just how to pay for both of them. Pump stations sit at low... more

Wayne County joins others across state in search of mandate relief

It was just a couple of weeks ago that Wayne County Administrator Rick House joined other officials from across the state to lobby in Albany for unfunded mandate relief. House visited the Governor’s mansion with other members of the New York State Association of Counties, which represents county leaders all across the state, to seek some relief from state mandates.... more

Family Resource Center opens in Newark’s Perkins School

There’s a great new and welcoming resource right in the front entrance foyer of the Perkins School in Newark created to give you greater access to educational resources to help you and your children. The Family Resource Center features a desk, chair and a laptop computer that parents can use to access 13, free, interactive educational websites. They provide tips... more

Students find Washington, D.C. trip ‘pretty cool’

For Newark Middle School sixth and eighth grade social studies teacher Lisa Eakins, the opportunity for students to see Donald Trump take the reins from former United States President Barack Obama was a chance of a lifetime. But for seventh grade students Zack Mallette, Gabriella Taylor and Isaiah Dishaw, well, it was just plain “cool!” “It was a once in... more

Empty Bowls event planning underway to benefit Newark Food Closet

For the fourth time since 2010, the Newark Art Department has embarked upon another ambitious and caring “Empty Bowls” project that will benefit the Newark Food Closet. Since 2010, the “Empty Bowls” soup, bread buffet and silent art and craft auction events at NHS raised more than $16,000 for the local food closet. “Empty Bowls,” is a grassroots movement that... more

Wayne County Clerk urges residents to renew locally at your DMV

By Tammy Whitacre For years, Wayne County Clerk Michael Jankowski has worked to educate residents when it comes to helping the county they live in. The “notice to Wayne County residents” urges them to bring their renewals for vehicle registration and driver’s licenses to their local Department of Motor Vehicles in Lyons and forgo returning the payment in the pre-addressed... more

Grants enable Newark Village to fix culvert, rehab bridge

Newark Village Mayor Jonathan Taylor announced confirmation in obtaining two major grant awards. Taylor mentioned the grants at the last village board meeting. The first of these grants is from the state Department of Transportation’s 2016 BRIDGE NY program. The village received $550,000 to reconstruct a failing culvert on Route 31 West in the village. The funding comes in conjunction with a... more

Newark to light up village and save on energy costs

The village of Newark will be lighting up all around the village as they switch their light fixtures over to LED. Mayor Jonathan Taylor  said members of the village board attend the New York Conference of Mayors each fall. That’s where they first learned about LED fixtures for street lighting and the potential savings it could bring to the village... more

Newark Village takes next step in Main Street reconstruction

Newark Village officials took the next step to prepare for the reconstruction of South Main Street. At the board’s last meeting, they approved an engineering contract with Lu Engineers for waterline replacement. Bob Hutteman from Lu Engineers was on hand to talk about the proposed waterline replacement. Given that the waterlines are currently located under the pavement, Hutteman told the board... more

Newark fire that displaced three remains under investigation

A fire at a two-family home left three people out in the cold Tuesday morning. The Newark Volunteer Fire Department was called out by the Wayne County 911 Center around 10 a.m. for a multi-family structure fire at 123 Willow Avenue on the north side of the village. First Assistant Chief Rusty Havert was among the first firefighters on scene, noting that... more

Mother, daughter team charged with selling heroin out of in-home daycare

A mother and daughter were Jan. 13 after investigators allegedly purchased drugs from them at the home daycare they were operating in the town of Arcadia. After a two-month long investigation  into the sales of heroin from a town of Arcadia home, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit, in conjunction with members of the Wayne Narcotics Enforcement Team, arrested Erin... more

Marion woman charged with driving while intoxicated

A Marion woman was charged Jan. 13 with aggravated driving while intoxicated, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, moving from lane unsafely, improper right turn and failure to keep right, Wayne County sheriff’s deputies said. Christy Switzer, 39, was charged following a traffic stop on Cory Hill Road. She was allegedly found to have a blood-alcohol content of .20 percent, deputies said.... more

Deputies: Arcadia pair sold heroin out of daycare

Two Arcadia women are accused of selling heroin from a home, which was also a daycare. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports that Erin Siler, 34, and Sheila Detaeye, 52, sold heroin out of a home on Arcadia Zurich Norris Road. Undercover officers went to the home on multiple occasions buying heroin from the two women. On one occasion children... more

Rochester man charged following Wayne County traffic stop

A Rochester man was charged Jan. 10 with driving while intoxicated/drugs, Wayne County sheriff’s deputies said. Justin D. Manley, 21, was stopped by deputies on Old Lyons Road in the town of Arcadia. Subsequent to an investigation, he was additionally charged with having inadequate headlights and unlawful possession of marijuana. He was issued appearance tickets for Arcadia Town Court and released. more

Newark mayor hopes to keep Salvation Army store open

The Salvation Army store in Newark is set to close by March 31st, but Newark Mayor Jonathan Taylor is hoping to do what he can to keep their doors open. “We’ve gained some ground since we first heard,” Taylor said. The mayor said they first heard about the planned closure a little more than a week ago. It was then... more

State Police: Sodus man dead after car collides with tree in Arcadia

State Police say a Sodus man was killed after his car collided with a tree on State Route 88 Monday night around 9:45 pm in Arcadia. They say Thomas Knepp, 30, of Sodus was traveling south on State Route 88 at a high rate of speed when he lost control of his vehicle and left the west shoulder of the... more

Man tries to falsely ID self during traffic stop

Deputies arrested a 25-year-old Wayne County resident after he provided fake identifying information during a traffic stop to avoid being arrested on a bench warrant. Deputies say that Garrick L. Powers, 25, was arrested following a traffic stop in Sodus and was subsequently charged with second-degree criminal contempt, and second-degree criminal impersonation. Powers was arraigned in Arcadia Town Court and... more

WEBCAST REPLAY: Waterloo Hall of Fame Classic on FL1 Sports

Jim Sinicropi, Mike Alessio and Dennis Leahy had the call on Saturday from the “Spo” Center in Waterloo as FL1 Sports presents the 2016 Hall of Fame Classic, a triple-header of high school basketball. The first game featured the Newark Reds vs. Jamesville-Dewitt followed by the tournament consolation game between the Waterloo Indians and the Penn Yan Mustangs. The championship game... more
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