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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

Gananda Blue Panthers heading to NYS Final Four

Gananda Blue Panthers heading to NYS Final Four
Blue Panthers starting pitcher Tim McClare threw a three-hitter with 16 strikeouts as Gananda beat Falconer of Section VI in the Class C Western Regionals at SUNY Fredonia on Saturday afternoon. The Blue Panthers move on to play the winner of Fort Plain vs. Ticonderoga of Section in the state semifinals at 2 pm Friday at Maine-Endwell High School. more

Finger Lakes Health exploring partnership options

Finger Lakes Health exploring partnership
Finger Lakes Health is exploring its options. The integrated healthcare delivery system plans to contact and vet select healthcare organizations to identify potential partners willing and able to further their mission to improve health and promote well-being in the communities Finger Lakes Health serves. “The board and system leadership determined that the timing is right to explore options regarding a... more

Pal-Mac girls lacrosse falls in state semifinals

Pal-Mac girls lacrosse falls in state Class D semifinals
The Palmyra-Macedon girls lacrosse team had its season come to an end after falling to defending Class D state champion Mattituck/Southold of Section XI, 9-5, in the state semifinals at SUNY Cortland on Friday. Palmyra-Macedon (16-5) has now lost in the state semifinals for three consecutive seasons. After Mattituck/Southold (14-5) scored first to take an early lead, Andra Savage scored... more

Deputies: Arcadia man held handgun to girlfriend’s head during domestic incident

Deputies: Arcadia man held handgun to girlfriend’s head during domestic incident
Deputies arrested an Arcadia man after he allegedly held a gun to his girlfriend’s head during a domestic incident. Brandon Giovannini, 35, of Arcadia was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and menacing after the incident, in which he’s accused of placing a handgun to the side of the woman’s head. A verbal dispute escalated, which resulted in the... more

Eastside Grill and Pub now open in Crystal Beach

Eastside Grill and Pub now open in Crystal Beach
Steven and Linda Rohrback hadn’t set out to open a restaurant. But when they decided that’s what was going to happen, they went all out in getting the Eastside Grill and Pub in Crystal Beach renovated and serving the food and drinks that keep people coming back. Linda Rohrback has for years run restaurants and banquets at The Inn on... more

Lake Ontario Flooding: A look at what was before Plan 2014

Lake Ontario Flooding: A look at what was before Plan 2014
A large focus on Lake Ontario water levels has been on outflow. Some have criticized the new plan to regulate water levels that went into effect in 2016. One professor told News 8 that the problems experienced on the lake would have been just as bad with the old plan in place. Doug Wilcox, Ph.D., SUNY Brockport Empire Innovation Professor... 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

FLX WEEKLY: Warm weather & plenty to do this weekend in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Warm weather & plenty to do this weekend in the Finger Lakes (podcast)
Christine Natale of Marshall Exteriors in Newark joins us in-studio to preview your early June weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes. Warmer weather is on the horizon and there are plenty of things happening across the region as it will feel like summer for the first time in the FLX! . more

U-Haul offers 30 days free self-storage for neighbors impacted by flooding

U-Haul offers 30 days free self-storage for neighbors impacted by flooding
Some U-Haul locations in Central New York are offering 30 days free self-storage to New York residents impacted by flooding. Lake Ontario's record high lake levels are causing flooding concerns along the lakeshore. U-Haul Company of Western New York President Todd Schnitzer says "The rains have really been pounding this area lately… many folks have suffered water damage, and with... more

Deputies get new contract, retro pay in Wayne County

Deal reached
A new contract was overwhelmingly approved on Friday, which gives deputies of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office an average wage increase of 3.4 percent over the next several years. Wayne County Teamsters said the package, which runs retroactive from January 1st, 2016 to December 31st, 2021, and includes full-pay going back to 2016. That’s when the previous contract expired. The... more

Wayne Central close to decision on possible removal of school board members

Wayne Central close to decision on possible removal of school board members
The Wayne Central School District says it’s received the final recommendation from the hearing officer on the possible removal of two school board members. Board members Steve Gallaher and Dennis Landry are both accused of official misconduct. The two allegedly tried to enter the now-empty Freewill Elementary School. Now, board members will review transcripts from the hearing, documents, and attorney... 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

Rising waters create frustration for some, silver lining for kayakers

Rising waters create frustration for some, silver lining for kayakers
The flooding from Lake Ontario caused serious damage to homes and businesses along the lakeshore. Clean-up efforts are already underway – but there is one silver lining to the rising waters, and many are taking advantage of it. Tuesday was a busy day at Baycreek Paddling. Kayakers were rushing to get their boats in the water. “All the trees are... more

Hearings set next week on marine sanctuary proposal along Lake Ontario

Hearings set next week on marine sanctuary proposal along Lake Ontario
The four counties proposing a national marine heritage sanctuary for a 1,700-square-mile area of Lake Ontario are hosting a series of public meetings on the proposal next week. Wayne County Administrator Rick House noted that in 2017, Wayne, Cayuga, Oswego and Jefferson counties, as well as the city of Oswego, applied to the federal government to have the southeastern waters... more

Gananda Blue Panthers punch ticket to regionals

Gananda Blue Panthers punch ticket to regionals
With one out in the fourth inning, the Bolivar-Richburg Wolverines brought the tying run to the plate. Bill McClare knew he had to make a pitching change. The Gananda Blue Panthers head coach decided to bring on senior first baseman Zach Ciprich in relief. “Cip just pounds the strike zone,” coach McClare said after the Blue Panthers’ 5-1 win over... 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
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