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March 30, 2024
Newark teen caught with stolen vehicle after failed attempt to break into Walmart

State Troopers out of Lyons responded to a report of a man  using a window punch to break the front door entrance door window to the Walmart store at 1:40 a.m. on Wednesday (3/20). Ian Axtell, age 18, of 109 Charlotte Street in Newark thought the store would be empty, but employees were inside working. […]

March 30, 2024
Pultneyville offers eclipse weekend activities

Welcome Spring with a guided walking tour of Pultneyville’s historic district April 6 & 7 at 1pm & 3pm.  Step back in time as you stroll with tour guides through the hamlet and learn about the significance of Pultneyville’s history and popular points of interest.   Once a bustling port on the southern shore of […]

March 23, 2024
Eclipse mania sweeps the County

The sun is about to pull another disappearing act across North America, turning day into night during a total solar eclipse. The peak spectacle on April 8 will last up to 4 minutes, 28 seconds in the path of total darkness — twice as long as the total solar eclipse that dimmed U.S. skies in […]

March 23, 2024
Woman indicted for falsifying records and diverting drugs from patients at nursing home

State Police out of Lyons reported the arrest on Friday (3/15) at 10:07 a.m. of a Superior Court Warrant/Wayne County Grand Jury Indictment of Antia L. Walker, age 34, of 137 Moxon Drive in Rochester. Walker was charged with four counts of Felony Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree and four counts of Criminal […]

March 16, 2024
Woman arrested for Felony Arson and Insurance Fraud

When Pamela A. Robinson, age 47, currently residing at 4129 Ridge Road,  in Williamson bought a vehicle from the Peake dealership  in Sodus in 2023, she was told she could insure her vehicle right at the dealership. To make the service even better, she could also buy renter’s insurance along with the vehicle insurance the […]

March 16, 2024
County receives $2,000,000 for brownfield revitalization initiatives

Wayne County celebrates the receipt of two significant grants totaling $2 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to bolster and continue its brownfield revitalization initiatives. These grants represent a milestone in Wayne County’s ongoing commitment to transforming blighted properties into thriving community assets. The first award, a $1 million EPA Brownfield Coalition Assessment […]

March 9, 2024
Sodus man charged with assault following attack on a 63 year-old man at convenience store in Newark

On Saturday (3/3) at 12:57 p.m. Newark Village Police reported the arrest of Nicholas K. Kouwe, age 30, of North Main Street in Sodus. It is alleged that  on February 22, while at the Crosby’s Convenient store at 150 North Main Street Kouwe came at the passenger side of the man’s truck, punched it put […]

March 9, 2024
Ontario Town Board addresses issue of hiring a Business Manager at contentious meeting

After several false starts, changes in the position description, and the opinions on how it all should be handled...the decision to hire a Business Manager for the Town is not yet settled. A position in place from September of 2010 to October of 2018, when Paul Liess was hired as full time Town of Ontario […]

March 2, 2024
Chet Dewolf pleads guilty to Attempted Murder and Assault 1st

On Thursday (2/22/24) Chet A. Dewolf, age 22, of Hope Ave in the Village of Newark, pled guilty to the Felonies of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree and Assault in the First Degree. He was sentenced to 22 years in State Prison with five years post release supervision.  On Monday (3/6/23) the Wayne County […]

March 2, 2024
After 25 years of being empty, the former Newark Perkins Restaurant building hits the wrecking ball

Closed longer that it was open, the Newark Perkins Family Restaurant at 530 West Union Street, met the “wrecker’s ball” this week, after being closed since March 5, 1999, exactly 25 years ago. Crews from Kent Ridley Excavating started from the inside removing stainless steel and other valuable items before demolishing the entire structure. Contrary […]

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Recent Obituaries

Bush, James Bernald

MACEDON: Bush, James Bernald; died on Friday, May 17, 2024, at the age of 81.  A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 28th, at the Western Presbyterian Church of Palmyra, 101 East Main Street, Palmyra, NY 14522.  A reception will follow the service in Fellowship Hall.  Please consider donations in […]

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Beach, Ed

SODUS: Ed Beach, 75, fought a long and hard battle with family by his side before passing away Thursday June 6th, 2024 at Rochester General Hospital. In keeping with Ed’s wishes, there will be no public calling hours or service. A celebration of life for family and friends will be shared at a later time, […]

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