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Lyons couple arrested after marijuana found in child’s bedroom

Lyons couple arrested after marijuana found in child’s bedroom
A Lyons couple were arrested early Sunday morning following an investigation of a domestic incident. The Wayne County Sheriff’s arrested Robert Debout, 29, and Jessica Vanopdurp, 30, for endangering the welfare of a child. Deputies say they found a large amount of marijuana hanging in a closet in a child’s bedroom. Debout and Vanopdurp were released on appearance tickets returnable to the Town... more

Newark student will participatein NYSSMA’s all-state conference in Rochester

Newark student will participatein NYSSMA’s all-state conference in Rochester
Newark High School junior Rachel George, who earned a near perfect score of 99 for her French Horn solo last spring at the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) solo festival, has been selected to participate in NYSSMA’s All-State Conference in Rochester December 5-8 at the Rochester Convention Center. George, who has been playing the French horn since she... more

Rehearsals underway for ‘Agonautika’ at Newark HS

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Rehearsals are underway for the Newark High School Drams Club’s October 10 &11 performances of “Argonautika.” “Argonautika” is the story of Jason and the Golden Fleece that features some well known Greek mythology characters such as Athena, Hera, Aphrodite, Eros, Hercules, and Medea. “I was really drawn to this script because there is a true sense of ensemble in this... more

Newark HS hosts salutre to honor Veterans Day

Newark HS hosts salutre to honor Veterans Day
For the third year in a row, the Newark High School Music Department will host an inspirational salute in honor of American’s truest heroes at a Veterans’ Day Concert and reception November 7th at 7:30 p.m. The event will begin with a patriotic music concert in the auditorium featuring NHS bands and choirs and conclude with a reception for veterans... more

Drug take back program happening throughout Wayne County

Wayne County police to collect unused drugs
Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts said all law enforcement agencies in the county will take part in the Oct. 26 national pharmaceutical collection day. Expired, unused and unwanted medication will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at these locations: Clyde Police Department — Galen’s Express Lane, 17 Sodus St. Sheriff’s Office — Lyons National Bank, 2 Forgham St. (Route 31).... more

Wayne County fire chief accused of stealing bingo money

Wayne County fire chief accused of stealing bingo money
A local fire chief is facing felony charges following an investigation into stolen bingo money from the department and community he served. Troopers say that 27-year-old Kyle M. Verstraete, of Newark was charged with falsifying business records, a felony; as well as one count of petit larceny. It’s allegedly that Verstraete, while serving as Marbletown Fire Chief in Wayne County,... more

Newark CSD spotlighted by local media in Rochester

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Morning television feature reporter Michael Schwartz is visiting and spotlighting a different high school every Friday morning on Good Day Rochester’s early “Friday Morning Lights” segments through the end of October to talk to the students, athletes and club members. On September 27th, the Newark Reds were gearing up for the Big Homecoming Weekend Friday evening football game against Wayne... more

Newark-based Ultralife scores $14.4M U.S. military contract

Newark-based Ultralife scores $14.4M U.S. military contract
Officials at Ultralife Corp. say the company has received a $14.4 million contract from the U.S. Government’s Defense Logistics Agency for its lithium manganese dioxide, non-rechargeable batteries. The batteries are used in a number of military applications — from detectors to imaging. A release from the Newark-based company said the award “consists of a three-year base contract with two one-year... more

Wayne County battles drug addiction with mobile van

Wayne County battles drug addiction with mobile van
It has been just over a year since the Department of Mental Health, Wayne Behavioral Health Network opened the doors of the Open Access Center, an out-treatment facility located at the Public Health Building on Nye Road in Lyons. The team of drug experts are providing support and care to those with a heroin, opioid or any other addition issues,... more

Newark HS musicians perform at new clinic in Rochester

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It was a big weekend for four local high school students, who performed at a new clinic in Rochester. Four Newark High School musicians sang the National Anthem at the ribbon-cutting ceremony September 26th of the new 84,000-square-foot, state-of the-art outpatient Veterans Administration medical clinic on Calkins Road in Henrietta. NHS Vocal Music teacher Kate Flock said the recently formed... more

Sen. Helming visits Newark Central School District

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New York State Senator Pam Helming got an up close and personal glimpse September 26th of where some of the state aid funding for education has been put to great use in one of her rural constituent school districts in Newark. Helming, (R,C, IP) who represents the 54th Senate District that includes all of Seneca and Wayne counties and portions... more

Early high school tech program moves to Newark

Early high school tech program moves to Newark
The Wayne-Finger Lakes Board of Cooperative Educational Services celebrated the move Thursday of its Pathways Technology Early College High School. P-Tech was previously housed in the Phelps-Clifton Springs School District, and is now at 1100 Technology Parkway in the Silver Hill Technology Park off of Route 88. BOCES said the location strategically places the P-Tech program next to Finger Lakes... more

New high school tech program opens in Newark

New high school tech program opens in Newark
A program offered through the Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES has a new home in Newark. The Pathways Technology Early College High School (PTECH) was unveiled Thursday on Technology Parkway in Newark next to the Finger Lakes Community College campus in the town. P-TECH used to be in the Phelps-Clifton Springs School District. The new location allows students to attend the classes... more

Newark Middle School fills assistant principal vacancy

Newark Middle School fills assistant principal vacancy
The Newark Middle School’s Assistant Principal vacancy, created by John Ginter’s recent departure to become the new Principal of Lincoln School September 23rd, is being filled this school year by Kari Hamelinck, who has been serving as an instructional coach in Newark Central School District’s three elementary schools for four years. The Board of Education unanimously approved her one-year interim... more

Deputies: Newark man ejected from tractor, airlifted from scene of violent crash in Phelps

Deputies: Newa ejected, airlifted from scene of violent crash with dump truck in Phelps
On Friday at approximately 2:20 p.m. first responders were called to the scene of a personal injury crash along State Route 88 in the Town of Phelps. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that they responded along with Phelps ambulance and fire personnel to the scene. The crash reportedly involved a dump truck and farm tractor, which was confirmed upon... more

Dog stabbed to death in Newark; authorities try to determine if charges are warranted

Dog stabbed to death in Newark; authorities try to determine if charges are warranted
A dog was stabbed to death in Newark on Tuesday night. The man who did it has admitted to it, saying he felt like his dog’s life was on the line. The Newark Police department is investigating and in talks with the Wayne County District Attorney to see whether criminal charges are warranted. Teala Young and her husband live in... more

Dispatcher credited after child delivered in Newark over the weekend

Dispatcher provides instruction as child born out-of-hospital in Newark over the weekend
The Wayne County 911 Center reports an out of hospital child birth in the Village of Newark. On September 14th at 12:40 a.m. the 911 Center received a call from an individual reporting that his friend was in labor. Acting quickly, Dispatcher Paul Fera performed Emergency Medical Dispatch instructions to help the caller deliver the child. The Wayne County 911... more

Newark man had near-lethal BAC levels on back-to-back nights, arrested for driving while intoxicated two times

Newark man gets two DWIs in two days
Police say that a Newark man was arrested twice within two days on separate DWI charges. First, on Tuesday, September 10th around 1 a.m. they received a report of a disturbance. Responding officers found a pickup truck with its headlights on in the Wegman’s parking lot. The driver was said to be heavily intoxicated, was found inside the store, and... more
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