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Newark students witness protests in DC

It was very calm right next to Pennsylvania Avenue and a couple of blocks from the National Mall, but several blocks away, it was anything but calm. Demonstrators in the Northwest portion of Washington D.C. clashed with police. Several windows of businesses were smashed out, fires had been set on the street and police were using tear gas to settle... 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

Multiple bridges in Finger Lakes to receive funding this year

Some bridges in desperate need of repair in the Finger Lakes region will finally see some work. A package was announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to replace and repair 23 bridges and culverts in the region. The measure will cost $19.7 million dollars, and will be part of Cuomo’s BRIDGE NY initiative, which focuses on repairing struggling infrastructure around the... more

FLX Weekly: Weekend ahead, January thaw, national acts coming to the area & Women’s March in Seneca Falls (podcast)

See if the mild weather will continue through the upcoming weekend, check out the week’s top local news, our favorite local photos from the past several days and your top weekend event options on FLX Weekly with Jessica Lahr, Josh Durso, Jessamy Uticone and Jim Sinicropi on FingerLakes1.TV… more

W-FL Wednesday: Marcus Whitman extends West lead; LaBobmbard triple-double not enough for Red Jacket win

Four Finger Lakes West boys varsity basketball teams were in action on Wednesday night along with a full Wayne County and Finger Lakes East girls slate. The biggest match-up heading into the night pitted West leading Marcus Whitman Wildcats against second place Dundee. The game was never close as Whitman rolled to their 10th straight win to take a commanding... 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

Newark woman arrested on theft, drug charges after incident in Tyre

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that a Newark woman was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance after an incident that occurred on Monday. Deputies say that Michelle, L. Brown, 44, of Newark was charged with two counts of petit larceny and one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance. The arrest stems from an incident... more

Newark Reds bowlers honored (photo)

The Newark Reds varsity girls bowling team has been one of the top teams in Section Five thanks in part to seniors Alexis Rowe and Raylyn Schommer. Both seniors were honored on Senior Night at Doug Kent Rose Bowl Lanes in Newark this Thursday evening. The Lady Reds hold a commanding lead atop of the Finger-Lakes East. Photo by Jim... more

Newark Village Board to purchase new street sweeper

The village of Newark will have a newer – quieter – street sweeper come summer. At their regular meeting Tuesday night, January 17th, the village board approved the purchase at an estimated cost not to exceed $195,000. Mayor Jonathan Taylor said the purchase will be offset by the successful pay off of a bond for two of the village’s snowplow trucks.... more

W-FL Tuesday: East & Wayne leaders win big; pair of big men throw down dunks

The top teams in the Finger Lakes East and Wayne County all posted impressive wins on Tuesday night in boys varsity action. In the East, Newark used a big 3rd quarter to pull away at Geneva, Mynderse bounced back from their first loss with a win at home against Midlakes, and Wayne looked dominant in a 46-point road victory at... more

Pair of promotions for longtime Newark-Wayne, Clifton Springs hospital employees

Rochester Regional Health announced a pair of promotions on Tuesday for two of their most-senior staff members. Trisha Koczent was promoted to Vice President of Operations for Newark-Wayne Community Hospital, and Teresa Glessner, became Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer for Rochester Regional Health’s Eastern Region. Koczent is responsible for the on-site, day-to-day operations of Newark-Wayne Community Hospital. She is... more

Upstate Hoops: Newark, Whitman surging & Wayne County shockers (podcast)

The Newark Reds scored a big win over Mynderse on Thursday, Marcus Whitman is undefeated in the East, and Wednesday night’s results from Wayne County shocked the league. Recap the wild week that was in Wayne-Finger Lakes basketball and hear interviews with Newark’s Nate Beard, Whitman’s Nick Young, Lyons’ Ben Rockefeller and Mynderse girls varsity basketball coach Jerry Anderson. Audio... more

Martin Luther King Jr. March held in Newark on Monday (photo)

Over one hundred residents from surrounding counties participated in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Day March held in Newark on Monday. The walk started at Park Presbyterian Church in Newark and went through the village main streets. School administrators from Newark along with village and town representatives and area ministers were on hand for the march. Photo by... 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

Wildfire destroys Newark retirees’ dream home

Nearly a year and a half ago, Dick and Kathie Reeves moved into their dream retirement home on Shields Mountain in Tennessee. “Everything was just perfect,” Dick Reeves said of the chalet, which was built in 1996 but completely renovated in 2012. “The interior was 100 percent new. It had a 42-foot deck in the back and 18-foot cathedral ceilings.... more

WEBCAST REPLAY: #1 Mynderse at #3 Newark on FL1 Sports

In the game of the year so far in the Finger Lakes East, the #3 ranked Newark Reds boys varsity basketball team plays host to #1 Mynderse Academy on Thursday night in Newark. Currently, Mynderse sits 1 game ahead of the Reds in the Finger Lakes East standings. Newark attempts to avenge their 68-60 loss to the Blue Devils in... 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
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