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Newark grad Micah Wright profiled by NFL Draft Diamonds

Newark grad Micah Wright profiled by NFL Draft Diamonds
Newark High School allumni Micah Wright has had an outstanding college football career as a Maine Black Bears since graduating from NHS in 2014. Wright led his teammates on the University of Maine football team to NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision semifinals in his senior campaign this past fall. Now, Wright’s name is popping up as a possible late... more

CHANGES IN SCHOOL: Newark CSD names new Director of Pupil Services

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Newark Central School District’s Department of Pupil Services is undergoing changes. In February, Monica Stadler, who had served as Assistant Director of Pupil Services for a year and a half, became the new Director of Pupil Services when Jen Singer left the job to become the School Program Director at the School of Holy Childhood in Rochester. Meanwhile Sara McLean,... more

Families turn out to learn about science in Newark

Families turn out to learn about science in Newark
More than 88 Perkins, Lincoln and Kelley School families had fun learning about some of the marvels of science together as they participated in the fourth annual Family Science Night at Perkins School April 3rd. The 90-minute, Perkins School PTA-sponsored event featured 18 engaging, hands-on stations in three areas that included: building molecules, human anatomy, hovercrafts, life cycles, microscopes, rocks,... more

Work on Newark’s East Avenue Bridge underway

Work on Newark’s East Avenue Bridge underway
Work has begun on the rehabilitation of the East Avenue bridge that, when complete, will allow the village to remove weight limits from the span over the Erie Canal. Mayor Jonathan Taylor said the project is two years in the making after the village received $404,000 in state money in 2017 to repair the bridge. He did not have the... more

Four dogs saved from Newark house fire

Four dogs saved from Newark house fire
Four dogs were rescued from a house on fire in Newark Wednesday afternoon. Members of the Newark Fire Department responded to the home on Driving Park Avenue around 4:30 p.m. No one was home at the time. Firefighters were able to rescue four dogs and had the blaze extinguished after about 15 minutes, according to Newark Mayor Jonathan Taylor. The... more

No tax increase in proposed Newark village budget

No tax increase in proposed Newark village budget
Village residents will see no increase in taxes under the proposed 2019-20 budget. A public hearing on the $11.1 million spending plan is set for 6 p.m. tonight in the second-floor Village/Town Court room of the Municipal Building at 100 E. Miller St. The budget calls for a tax rate of $13.43 per $1,000 of assessed value, the same as... more

Newark CSD designated one of the best for music education for 7th year

Newark CSD designated one of the best for music education for 7th year
For the seventh year in a row, the Newark Central School District has been designated as one of 623 Best Communities for Music Education in the United States by the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Foundation. Now in its 20th year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to... more

Newark teams qualify for scholar athlete status

Scholar athlete team status
Six Newark High School Winter teams have qualified for scholar athlete team status. The recognition is given by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association to varsity athletic teams that collectively achieve averages of 90 or better. “We are proud of our student-athletes who excel in the classroom,”said Chris Corey, Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics for... more

Newark greenhouse owner envisions cannabis-growing operation

Newark greenhouse owner envisions cannabis-growing operation
The 30-acre greenhouse complex on East Maple Avenue in Newark was where Jackson & Perkins grew its world-famous roses for decades. That company left Newark long ago for sunny California. The most recent tenant, ERP Environmental Fund, which grew trees on the site — although never in the numbers originally anticipated — departed in December following a settlement with the... more

Newark man attempted to take deputy’s firearm during physical altercation

Newark man attempted to take deputy’s firearm during physical altercation
A 27-year-old Newark resident was arrested on felony weapons charges following an incident at F.F. Thompson Hospital. Deputies say that while being transported to the hospital – Roy Vandermortel, 27, of Newark engaged in a physical altercation with the officer transporting him. During that struggle – Vandermortel is accused of attempting to take the deputy’s firearm. He was charged with... more

More than 900 attend musical event in Newark

More than 900 attend musical event in Newark
Newark Central School’s 3rd through 12th grade vocal musicians once again sang their hearts out March 19th to the audience in the packed Newark High School auditorium where, again this year, it was literally standing room only. And since there were so many people in the auditorium, some stood outside in the hallway to watch the “Festival of Song” concert.... more

IEC expansion in Newark gets tax abatement

IEC expansion in Newark gets tax abatement
A tax-abatement agreement has been reached ahead of a spring groundbreaking for the new IEC Electronics site at Silver Hill Technology Park. The $19.1 million project is expected to eventually create 362 jobs, as company operations transition to the new facility on Route 88. The tax-abatement is a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement that involves four taxing entities — the village of Newark,... more

Newark Reds Girls Varsity Bowling Team, Trinity Wells recognized by Village Board

Newark Reds Girls Varsity Bowling Team, Trinity Wells recognized by Village Board
At the March 19, 2019 Village Board meeting, members of the 2019 Newark Girls Varsity Bowling Team were recognized for their outstanding achievements this season. The team, comprised of Emily Spry, Abbie Olmstead, Natalie Kent, Ashley Tack, Rebecca Spry, Emily Lang, and Coach Mark Rowe, won the Finger Lakes League. They advanced to become Section V – Class C Champions... more

Roosevelt School in Newark razed to make way for Byrne Dairy

Roosevelt School in Newark razed to make way for Byrne Dairy
The demolition of the former Roosevelt School at 515 E. Union St. is complete. Crews from Waterloo-based Sessler Wrecking started the work Monday and finished by early Tuesday afternoon, said Mark Peake, Newark’s code enforcement officer and economic development coordinator. The building, built in 1912 and named for President Theodore Roosevelt eight years after that, is being razed to make... more

Former Roosevelt School demolition underway in Newark

Former Roosevelt School demolition underway in Newark
Byrne Dairy’s plan to raze the dilapidated former Roosevelt School on East Union Street in the Village of Newark to make way for a new convenience store and gas station is underway on Monday. The village Planning Board gave site plan approval for the project at its January meeting. The demolition will pave the way for the store’s construction. The... more

Cloudy future for Newark Municipal Building

Cloudy future for Newark Municipal Building
Newark Mayor Jonathan Taylor said no decision has been made on selling the village-owned Municipal Building, but there is one certainty: A tenant is departing. The town of Arcadia has purchased a vacant medical office building at 201 Frey St., near Newark-Wayne Hospital, for $200,000 for use as its new town hall, according to Supervisor Chuck Verkey. Verkey said the... more
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