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Lake Ontario flood survey by IJC up now for shoreline residents

Lake Ontario flood survey by IJC up now for shoreline residents
Property owners along Lake Ontario will now have an opportunity to share their input to the International Joint Commission, which is in charge of regulating the water levels. Homeowners along the shoreline are being encouraged to share details of the flood damage they experienced through a survey. The IJC and the Lake Ontario-Saint Lawrence River Control Board will use the... 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

Did you get your STAR rebate check yet?

Did you get your STAR rebate check yet?
If you didn’t get your property tax rebate check yet, don’t worry. The state is still sending hundreds of thousands more. Since August, more than 1.4 million tax relief checks have been mailed to New York homeowners whose income was less than $275,000, according to the state tax department. Separately, 390,000 checks have gone to homeowners under the STAR program for new... 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

Hazmat incident deemed ‘non-hazardous’ by first responders in Lyons

Hazmat incident under investigation in Lyons
Troopers say that hazmat incident on William Street in Lyons was ‘non-hazardous’. Police say the incident took place in the former Fox Drugs pharmacy according to the manager of the Ohman Theater. The manager told WHEC-TV that theater employees were working to clear the building as the theater plans to expand into the vacant space. An employee found a dark... 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

Wayne County man accused of sexually abusing two children for months

Wayne County man accused of sexually abusing two children for months
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of an Ontario man following an investigation initiated by Child Protective Services. Robert B. Masker, 38, of Ontario was charged with first-degree sex abuse, course of conduct against a child, third-degree sex abuse, two counts of forcible touching, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Deputies say that the... more

Lyons man charged after trailer comes unhooked from truck in Wayne County causing crash

Lyons man charged after trailer comes unhooked from truck in Wayne County causing crash
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Lyons man following an investigation into a two-car property damage accident in the Town of Lyons. Paul E. Kelley, 45, of Lyons was traveling west on Montezuma Road in the Town of Lyons when his utility trailer came unhooked. The trailer then struck a vehicle that was traveling east. Investigators... more

Webster Police investigating string of car break-ins

Webster Police investigating string of car break-ins
Police in Webster are investigating a string of car break-ins. Police say there have been 12 incidents in less than two weeks. Criminals stole items out of two cars on Linden Tree Lane. On Summitville Lane, a car was stolen and belongings were taken out of another vehicle. There were five break-ins on Krieger Road. Country Manor Way, Oakmonte Boulevard, and... more

Wet spring delaying prime apple picking season in some isolated cases across Finger Lakes

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Fall means apple season in the Finger Lakes. However, there were some meteorological factors at play over the last 12-months that have had an impact on this year’s crop, according to the experts. Professor Susan Brown of Cornell University spoke with the Chronicle-Express about this year’s crop; and how weather last year had an impact. First, she explained that the... more
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