$9.6M in projects funded by state grants in Ontario, Seneca, Wayne counties

Senator Pam Helming today announced that seven towns and villages within the 54th District will receive a combined $9.6 million in state grants for local water infrastructure projects. As Senator, she has led the fight to ensure that New York State prioritizes water infrastructure funding for our local communities in the Wayne-Finger Lakes region. “Clean, affordable water isn’t a luxury... more

Two women charged with welfare fraud after investigation

The Wayne County Office of the Sheriff’s Welfare Fraud Unit in conjunction with the Wayne County Department of Social Services, reported the arrest on Thursday (10/5) of Catherine J. Quigley, age 40, of North Main Street in the Village of Newark. An investigation was initiated by the Department of Social Services after it was discovered that Quigley possibly failed to... more

Newark will host ribbon cutting for wastewater treatment plant

Mayor Jonathan Taylor and the Village of Newark Board of Trustees invite all area residents and local leaders to attend the ribbon cutting and award ceremony for the Village of Newark Wastewater Treatment Plant.   The village is being presented with a plaque from the American Council of Engineering Companies, which awarded the Waste Water Treatment Plant design with recognition... more

FLX WEEKLY: Your October weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi and Josh Durso for a look at your October weekend ahead here in the Finger Lakes. Find out if we’ll enjoy another unseasonable warm stretch of weather, the top events happening around the region and the complete local sports line-up. Also, discuss the top news of the week and check out our favorite local photos... more

Newark to host Pumpkin Sculpture Contest later this month

The Village of Newark will celebrate this fall with a Pumpkin Sculpture Contest. From October 23rd to October 27th, sculptures will be placed in front yards of homes and outside of businesses for all to see! The best residential pumpkin sculpture will win a Trick-or Treat Basket of Holiday Goodies and the Great Pumpkin Trophy will be awarded to the... more

Newark prepares for cross country meet at historic location

Three entities in Newark have come together for a great cause, and in the process, have revitalized something that hadn’t taken place in a number of years. The Village of Newark, the Newark Central School District, and Silver Hill Technology Park announced that a cross country meet will be held at the Silver Hill Technology Park, which is the former... more

FLX WEEKLY: Warm & pleasant heading into Columbus Day weekend (podcast)

Locktober Fest in Seneca Falls, classic car show in Penn Yan, quilt show in Dryden, Pumpkinfest in Cortland and the premiere of SCP’s The Diary of Anne Frank are just a few of the possibilities for your October weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes. Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi and Josh Durso to find out all the details and see... more

No cause of death released after man killed in Newark

No cause of death has been released following an autopsy on a Lyons man who was killed last month in Newark. Newark Police say 27-year-old Frederick Thomas III was killed on September 26 after a fight at a house party. Family members say the fight was over getting a ride home. Police said Thomas was punched and fell. He died... more

Newark Walmart wants its assessment slashed

Walmart wants the town of Arcadia to shave nearly $3 million off its assessment for its Supercenter on Route 31 in the village. However, the town’s assessor is confident that his assessment will stand up to any court test. Walmart, identified as Wal-Mart Real Estate Trust 1813 in its petition filed with state Supreme Court in Wayne County, claims that... more

Wayne sheriff’s association endorses Calarco

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Police Officers Association-Teamsters Local 118 have endorsed Michael Calarco for district attorney. The group includes members of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. FL Times: Read More more

FLX WEEKLY: October arrives this weekend and it finally feels like Fall (podcast)

October officially arrives on Sunday and Fall officially arrived a week ago but it still feels like summer in the Finger Lakes. How long will the unseasonable warmth last? Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi and Josh Durso to discuss the top stories of the week in our region, a recap of the Naples Grape Fest, a primer on blue-green algae... more

27-year-old was beaten to death, Newark PD seek suspect

Police in Newark say that 27-year-old Frederick “Buddy” Thomas has died from injuries sustained during “some kind” of fight, which happened Friday night. When police arrived, they found Thomas unresponsive. He was taken to Newark Wayne Community Hospital, then taken by air to Strong Memorial Hospital, where he remained in a coma until Tuesday morning. He then died from his injuries.... more

Newark woman received $1,160 in benefits illegally

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Newark woman following a welfare fraud investigation. Deputies say Tonia J. Williams, 42, of Newark was arrested after an investigation was initiated by the Wayne County Department of Social Services. Wayne County DSS notes that Williams began receiving SNAP benefits in April 2017, but that Williams failed to disclose total... more

FLX WEEKLY: Summer in September for Grapefest weekend in Naples (podcast)

The mid-summer warmth will continue into the third weekend of September and will make for perfect conditions for getting out to all that is happening across the Finger Lakes, including the annual Grape Festival in Naples. Get all the details on the forecast, discuss the week’s top stories at FingerLakes1.com, hear the local weekend sports line-up and more with Jessica... more

THE MELISSA KILLELEAGH SHOW: Meet Adam Jablonski & Johanna Povlock (podcast)

The Melissa Killeleagh Show is back for September’s episode. Join Melissa for interviews with Adam Jablonski & Johanna Povlock who share their passion for making the world a better place. Also, reflections on the 2017 National Women’s Hall of Fame Induction Weekend in Seneca Falls. . more

Newark woman charged with DWI in Ontario County

On Monday around 7:08 pm deputies responded to Melvin Hill Rd. Just north of County Rd. 23 for the report of a sick of intoxicated driver. Upon arrival it was determined that a vehicle operated by Glenna G. Defisher, 72, of Newark was being operated under the influence of drugs. She was stopped for failure to keep right and following... more
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