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Newark, Canandaigua named finalists for 2019 Downtown Revitalization Initiative

Newark, Canandaigua named finalists for 2019 Downtown Revitalization Initiative
This Wayne County village is a finalist once again in the next round of the state’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative competition — a program that provides $10 million in funding for building and infrastructure improvements. Under the program, one community in each of the state’s 10 Regional Economic Development Council regions will receive $10 million in state funding. The village of... more

IEC takes next steps in Newark transformation

IEC takes next steps in Newark transformation
A company that almost ended up in the industrial graveyard is set to begin a new phase of growth. IEC Electronics broke ground Thursday, under sunny skies, on its new 150,000-square-foot corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility at Silver Hill Technology Park. The company plans to create up to 362 new jobs. The total cost of the project is about $22... more

Newark man accused of presenting fake $100 bill to pay bail

Newark man accused of presenting fake $100 bill to pay bail
Sheriff Tim Luce reports the arrest of a 22-year-old Newark resident following an investigation into an incident at the Law Enforcement Center. Steven Wilcox, 22, of Newark was arrested on a warrant for felony criminal possession of a forged instrument after allegedly presenting a fake $100 bill in lieu of real currency for bail. Deputies say that the fake $100... more

Speaker on implicit bias delivers important message in Wayne County

Speaker on implicit bias at Newark
Newark High School English teacher Danielle Ohlson, who advises the group It’s REAL (Rights, Education, Advocacy, Leadership) at NHS believes Sodus High School Principal Arkee Allen’s four, grade-level presentations on implicit bias May 17th at NHS was a “great conversation starter” for the entire school community. Because of his background Allen is a sought-after speaker on implicit bias. He has... more

Newark mom arrested after kids miss nearly 40 days of school

Newark mom arrested after kids miss nearly 40 days of school
A Newark mother whose children missed too much school is now facing criminal charges. Chantel Kemble, 40, has two children in the Newark Central School District. Last month, police arrested at her at her home on East Union Street after they said her 10-year-old and 12-year-old children missed more than 30 days of school between September 5, 2018 and April... more

End of Beginning celebration held for Newark seniors

End of Beginning celebration held at Newark seniors
Newark High School’s outstanding Project Lead The Way – BioMedical Sciences Program celebrated another significant milestone at the third annual “End of the Beginning Celebration” for nine graduating seniors. They are: Noah Arnold, Kailyn Crawford, Amanda Colombo, Adian Elliott, Koebi Gorske, Jaiden Hernandez, Alexis Horn, Elizabeth Lang and Phillip Ross. Each received a distinctive medal for completing the core course... more

Waterloo holds off Newark in Class B state softball qualifier

Waterloo holds off Newark in Class C state softball qualifier
The Waterloo Lady Indians softball team’s season continues after holding off a 7th inning rally from the Newark Lady Reds on Monday evening at Midlakes High School. Waterloo defeated Newark 5-3 in the match-up of softball sectional champs to determine Section V’s representative from Class B into the NYSPHSAA tournament. Waterloo advances to the NYSPHSAA Far West Regional on Saturday... more

Donations sought for Sodus family after home destroyed, two remain hospitalized by unlicensed driver

Three hurt, including child after car crashes into Sodus apartment building
Witnesses and victims of the crash at an apartment building in Sodus Saturday evening are speaking out about their experience. Willie Dan Nash Jr., 21, of Newark was arrested on multiple charges – including second-degree assault, criminal mischief, leaving the scene of an accident, and operating without a license after his vehicle crashed through the apartment building along West Main... more

Newark Lady Reds defeat Geneva for Section V Class B1 softball title

Newark Lady Reds take Section V Class B1 softball title
The Newark Reds, led by a dominating performance on the mound from Tia Brown, defeated the Geneva Panthers by a score of 1-0 to win the 2019 Section V Class B1 softball sectional championship at Midlakes High School on Saturday afternoon. Newark will face the Class B2 champs, Waterloo, for a berth into the state tournament on Monday night at... more

Newark softball heading to Section V title game on Saturday

Newark softball heading to Section V title game on Saturday
Tia Brown blanked Livonia and Clare Camblin hit a pair of triples as the Newark Lady Reds softball team defeated Livonia 3-0 on Thursday night in the Section V Class B1 semifinal round at Finger Lakes Community College. The Reds will face the winner of Friday’s semifinal game between Geneva and Batavia on Saturday. Heading to the Championship!! Tia Brown... more

‘WE ARE THRILLED’: Mayor Taylor talks about $7M investment coming to Newark

‘A BIG WIN’: Mayor says major announcement coming Tuesday in Newark
Millions will be spent in the village of Newark to revamp a property that was once a destination within the Finger Lakes region. And now for different reasons – the property will again become a destination site. This time it will mean 60 to 80 jobs, more than $7 million of investment into the former Jackson and Perkins site, which... more

IEC breaking ground on new facility in Newark

IEC breaking ground on new facility
IEC Electronics is hosting a June 6 groundbreaking for its new manufacturing facility at Silver Hill Technology Park. “As we expand and grow our business, we are excited to design, from the ground up, a state-of-the-art, 150,000-square-foot advanced technology facility to support the life-saving and mission critical products we manufacture,” the company stated in a news release. “As a leading... more

Newark man accused of punching, kicking girlfriend during dispute

Newark man accused of punching, kicking girlfriend during dispute
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Newark man following a domestic disturbance in the Town of Lyons. Deputies arrested Mark A. Ortiz Jr., 18, of Newark for harassment and obstructing governmental administration. The arrest stems from the investigation of a domestic complaint that occurred on Phelps Street in Lyons. It’s alleged that during a dispute with... more

The Music Man wins awards, recognition at Stars of Tomorrow ceremony for Newark

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The Newark High School Spring Musical Production of “The Music Man” won awards and recognition at the Rochester Broadway Theater League’s 21st Stars of Tomorrow Recognition Ceremony May 16th at the Auditorium Theatre in Rochester. The awards of recognition in Division B schools included: • Outstanding Dance Ensemble • Outstanding Acting Ensemble • Outstanding Production Crew • Tip of the Hat... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Newark Mayor Jonathan Taylor talks growth, massive downtown overhaul

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Newark Mayor Jonathan Taylor talks growth, massive downtown overhaul
Downtown Newark is exploding with growth. Mayor Jonathan Taylor says that growth and progress is happening thanks to perseverance of current, and past elected leaders. South Main Street has experienced the most-apparent visual overhaul. That project was worth more than $6 million, which was federally funded thanks to years of planning and studies. However, with the added bonus of overhauling... more

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 day a year publishing schedule. Whether that’s live-streaming local high school basketball throughout the winter, or showcasing in-depth... more

Newark couple charged after children found sleeping in cold basement

Newark couple charged after children found sleeping in cold basement
A Newark couple has been charged with child endangerment. According to our news partners at The Times of Wayne County, police reported that three children living in a home on Pierson Avenue were found to be sleeping in the residence’s basement. That basement had a broken window, and police reportedly say the temperature averaged around 47 degrees. Police reported there... more
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