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December 6, 2022
The remarkable lives of Paul J. Swain

This is the story of a man of many faces. Paul Joseph Swain was born on September 12, 1943 in Newark, NY. He was the son of William E. and Gertrude (née Shawcross) Swain.  Paul was the 5th of 6 children. He and his siblings were raised by their grandparents. His grandmother was a seamstress, […]

December 6, 2022
Winter Maintenance begins on Macedon’s E-30 Canal Lock

Preparations for the removal of the Canal Lock Gates at the Macedon E-30 Lock began weeks before, but were lifted by crane beginning on December 1, 2022.  Each gate weighs in at about 30 tons and takes weeks of preparation before they are pulled out by giant cranes. Once prepared, the process of lifting them […]

November 26, 2022
Wayne County Sheriff’s Deputies Union reaches impasse in negotiations with County

The Teamsters Local 118 and the Wayne County Board of Supervisors have come to an impasse in their contract negotiations for the Wayne County Sheriff’s Deputies. The Union has declared  the impasse during the ninth negotiation session. The Union and the County are reportedly at odds over wages. The Union claims the Wayne County Sheriff’s […]

November 26, 2022
Marion woman charged with Grand Larceny in theft of from parent’s business

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reported the arrest on Wednesday (11/23) at 4:55 a.m. of a Town of Marion woman following a larceny investigation in the Town of Williamson. Deborah L. Finewood, age 53, of North Main Street in Marion was charged with Grand Larceny in the Third Degree. It is alleged that from September […]

November 26, 2022
48 year-old mural uncovered following building fire

Following the March 23, 2022, fire at the Thatcher Company plant on Route 104 in Williamson, demolition work uncovered a mural hidden behind an interior wall, signed and dated in 1974. The mural, unknown to the present owners, came as quite a surprise. Thatcher Facility Maintenance Manager, Mike Keller wanted to find the artist and […]

November 20, 2022
Three face slew of charges after vehicle chase that starts in Phelps, ends in Lyons

State Troopers out of Canandaigua attempted to stop a Chevy Camaro for Speeding in the Town of Phelps on Sunday (11/13) morning and that led to a pursuit that ended at 9:20 a.m. in the Town of Lyons. During the chase police observed a loaded 223 pistol being tossed out the vehicle window to the […]

November 20, 2022
Fairville Bakery wins Kick Start competition

The fourth annual Wayne County Kick Start Business Pitch Competition  held on Wednesday, Nov. 9, in Newark at the Conference Center at the Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES. The goal of the competition is to encourage and support new business creation in Wayne County. The four finalists were early-stage companies less than three years in business. […]

November 20, 2022
Red Creek Elementary Students donate nearly
850 items to local food pantries

M.W. Cuyler Elementary held its annual food drive last month. where students were challenged to bring in non-perishable items over the course of a month. The goal was to collect 800 items. The final count, 833 items. Food Pantry organizers say about 10 items will feed a family of four. The donations brought in by […]

November 12, 2022
Wayne County Unofficial Election Results

While there many contested races within Wayne County this year, there were a few noteable races. Here are the unofficial results of the Federal, State, County and local town/village elections. The voting remains unofficial until next week, when mail-in ballots are counted. VILLAGE OF NEWARK: To begin, the race between two candidates for Village of […]

November 7, 2022
No one wanted to cooperate in Newark murder case

The latest shooting adds to a long history of violence and crimes at Tommy Boys Bar & Grill A shot rang out and a man was killed at 2:15 a.m. on Saturday (10/30) in the parking lot at Tommy’s Boys Bar & Grill on Murray Street in the Village of Newark. State Police Investigators jumped […]

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Recent Obituaries

Smith, Rodney L. 

NEWARK: Rodney L Smith, 69, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, December 7, 2022. In honor of Rod’s wishes all services will remain private.  In memory of Rod, in lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Golisano Children’s Hospital 150 Crittenden Blvd. Rochester, NY 14642 or visit www.urmc.rochester.edu/childrens-hospital.aspx Rodney was born the son of the late […]

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Jines, Marjorie Myra Bailey 

HENRIETTA/FORMERLY WILLIAMSON NY: Has stepped beyond the veil to join her Savior and family on December 6, 2022 at the age of 91. She was predeceased by her husband, William Franklyn Jines, her parents, H. Duane Bailey & Coramae (Cornish) Bailey. She is survived by her son Josh D. Jines (Paula) and daughter Sally L. […]

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