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December 19, 2022
New Macedon Police Chief’s job in jeopardy after drunken incident at Flaherty’s Restaurant

On Saturday (12/10) at about 5p.m. Wayne County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to Flaherty’s Restaurant, on Route 31 in Macedon, for a report of a disturbance. There were reportedly no Macedon Police on duty at the time. Macedon Police Chief Fabian Rivera was reportedly in a highly intoxicated state, had fallen over several times and […]

December 19, 2022
Newark announces plans for $10 million revitalization initiative

Governor Kathy Hochul announced five transformational projects in the Village of Newark as part of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative Award. The awards encourage a sense of place where residents and visitors can participate in a range of recreational opportunities, interact with the Erie Canal waterfront, attend local events, and enjoy everyday living. “We […]

December 19, 2022
Dr. Ellen Lloyd, new Marion Central School District Superintendent

The Marion Central School District Board of Education has selected Dr. Ellen Lloyd as their next Superintendent of Schools. Dr. Lloyd is scheduled to be appointed at the Board of Education meeting on December 19, 2022. For the past six years, Dr. Lloyd has demonstrated her commitment to the school community. Her work has supported […]

December 11, 2022
Newark Garden Hotel to undergo multi-million dollar renovation

There was no question the former Newark Garden Hotel on North Main Street in the Village of Newark had fallen on hard times. The once popular hotel had deteriorated and become a way-station for some unsavory guests and over the years a sore spot for Newark Village Police. It also began taking in Wayne County […]

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 […]

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Matteson, Juanita June  “Howell”

WALWORTH: Juanita “Howell” Matteson passed away peacefully at the age of 90, on January 25, 2023. Juanita is predeceased by her husband, Ronald; parents, Earl and Myrtle “Runkle” Howell; Sister, Virginia Stremmel; brothers Richard Howell and Hubert Howell; daughter Linda Matteson and granddaughter Michelle Tucker.  She is survived by her son, Gerald (Teresa) Matteson; daughter, Kathy […]

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Huebeler, Paula H. 

JOHNSTOWN: Paula H. Huebeler, age 71, of Johnstown, NY, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2023. She passed peacefully under the care of Mountain Valley Hospice House after battling complications associated with Parkinson’s Disease. Born on December 29, 1951, in Watervliet, NY, she was the daughter to the late John and Elizabeth Smith. Loving Wife […]

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