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December 23, 2023
Legion Riders of Williamson provide food for annual distribution

Twenty six eligible veteran households in Wayne County received Christmas food boxes on Saturday, December 16th. The Legion Riders of the Williamson American Legion Post 394 operated their annual food box program with the effort, hard work and dedication of volunteers from several organizations, including the Boy Scouts, Ontario Rod and Gun Club, Clear Path […]

December 16, 2023
New Assistant Principal at Wayne Elementary/Primary Schools

Trista Nicolo, from Rochester, NY, has been appointed Assistant Principal at the Wayne Elementary and Wayne Primary Schools. She brings with her 15 years of experience in education and a strong background in curriculum and literacy development. Nicolo has been with the West Irondequoit School District since 2008, holding diverse roles during her tenure. In […]

December 9, 2023
Wayne students help set world record

Wayne Central School District Elementary and Primary Students Help Set A World Record (Ontario – December 7, 2023) Students from Wayne Central School District Elementary and Primary Schools, alongside 746,698 students representing 2,242 schools worldwide, have successfully established a new global record in sport stacking. The achievement comes in the category of “Most People Sport […]

December 2, 2023
Wayne Central inducts new members into National Honor Society

Forty-two high school students were inducted into the Wayne Central School District Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS). Students selected as honor society members must have a grade point average of 90.00 or higher. In addition to scholarship, honor society members must demonstrate strength in service, leadership, and character.  Congratulations to the 2023 inductees: […]

November 25, 2023
Newark FUMC Church to hold Annual Cookie Sale

 The members of the Newark First United Methodist Church, 301 South Main St., are busy preparing for their 20th annual Christmas Cookie Sale to be held Saturday, December 16th.  Some refer to this as “the premier Christmas Cookie sale in Wayne County”.  The sale starts at 10 am (people are lining up an hour before […]

November 25, 2023
Free Christmas Concert in Wolcott

Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus…or least there IS in Wolcott, and he is bringing a Christmas Concert to Main Street! Chris Kenyon and Kelley Patchen-Loveless are going to keep a 23-year tradition alive, with sponsorship from Lyons National Bank (LNB) who will provide funding for the show. Slated for 3 PM on Sunday, […]

November 18, 2023
Village of Newark, Town of Macedon each awarded $150,000 grants from the NYS Canal Corporation

The New York State Canal Corporation announced that eight upstate municipalities will receive more than $950,000 in grants from the Canal Corporation through Round XIII of the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) Initiative. Regional Councils reviewed projects from this program and provided scores that reflect how well a project aligns with a region’s goals and […]

November 15, 2023
Wayne Central hosts local Veterans for panel discussion

 On November 9, 2023, high school students at Wayne Central School District welcomed a panel of veterans from the community. The veterans shared their stories and led a discussion centered around the significance of community, embracing diversity, and expressing gratitude.  The panel included the following veterans: Spenser Schmidt - served in the U.S. Marine Corps […]

November 4, 2023
County Historical Society and Museum hold Annual meeting

Members and guests in attendance were informed of the upcoming delivery of their acquisition of a very rare vehicle, “The Browniekar” a child’s automobile made by the Childs Motor Company on Siegrist Street in Newark. The 1908 “Browniekar” cycle-car was built in Newark, New York, It was a “toy designed for “harmless sport and amusement […]

October 28, 2023
Local teacher featured as speaker for Science Workshop Conference

New York Sea Grant has announced that Great Lakes Literacy Specialist Nate Drag and teachers from the North Tonawanda, Palmyra-Macedon, and Horseheads school districts who participated in the Shipboard Science Workshop aboard the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Research Vessel (R/V) Lake Guardian on Lake Ontario in 2023 will speak at the November 3-6, 2023 Science […]

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Recent Obituaries

DeWispelaere, William George

WOLCOTT:William G. DeWispelaere, 75, passed away on Monday, July 15, 2024, at the Wayne County Nursing Home. Friends and family are invited to attend calling hours at the Norton Funeral Home, 5925 New Hartford St., Wolcott, on Saturday, July 20, 2024, from 11:00AM to 1:00 PM.  Funeral service with full military honors will be held […]

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Torres, Ana Laura

NEWARK: Ana Laura Torres-Ruiz, a beloved soul, was born in Rincón, Puerto Rico, in the barrio of Calvache. Her journey began on April 16, 1939. On July 10, 2024, in Newark, NY, Ana Laura peacefully passed away surrounded by her loved ones. Cosme Torres-Ortiz, her devoted husband of 67 years, stood by her side through […]

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