Keels and Wheels:
Wayne Smith of Smith Metal Works, ‘57 Buick
Sharon MacDonald and Bruce Henry from Halifax, PA, Boat owners
Drew French , US Banjo Champion, ‘29 Franklin made in Syracuse. In fact , Drew met Bruce while performing in PA.
All came together at Spencer Park, Port of Newark. They discussed cars, music and Erie Canal history. Click here for pictures.
On July 26, 2021 at 02:53am, Newark Police were dispatched for a victim of gunshot wound at 311 West Miller Street, Newark, NY. Newark Police, Newark Arcadia Volunteer Ambulance, and Wayne County ALS responded and located an individual who had been shot and died at the scene. The individual has been identified as James W. Taylor, 56 years old, a resident of Newark. The Wayne County Coroner has requested an autopsy by the Monroe County Medical Examiner. This incident is currently under joint investigation by the Newark Police, New York State Police, Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and Wayne County District Attorney’s Office. As the investigation moves forward, more information will be released as it becomes available.
At the Village Board meeting last night, Mayor Jonathan Taylor and the Trustees recognized the Newark Reds Varsity Softball Team for being Section V, Class B1, Champions! Annabella Phillips made 3rd team All-State and Faythe Burns made 1st team All-State. Congratulations to all! Team members: Lena Ramos, Haley Miller, Annabella Phillips, Jaida Kent, Hannah Kinslow, Rebecca Spry, Ashley Jacques, Karleigh Russell, Faythe Burns, Tia Brown, Madeleine Brownell, Rosemary Wetmore, Brooklyn Graham. Coaches: Head Coach Jose Otero, Assistant Coach Ashley Stoughton, Volunteer Coach Geno Phillips. Click here for a picture of the team.
It is always GREAT to return lost items to their owners, especially with a story like this one! The “finders” were boaters on the “Lucille” from Wisconsin who were boating and docked in Newark on June 13 & 14, 2021. They dined at Craft 120 and found a diamond ring in the parking lot. They continued their journey and sent the ring to the Newark Police “lost & found” which arrived on June 25. Upon checking with Craft 120 manager, Jess, if anyone was looking for a lost ring within the past month, she immediately recalled a Facebook post with a picture. Jess reached out through Messenger and contacted the owner, Emily Landuyt. Emily, from Ithaca, indicated she was in Newark and the ring been lost in the area of Craft 120 parking lot on June 13. The ring held sentimental value as it was a gift from her mother. This cumulated with the return of the ring to her mother, Tina Walton on July 01, 2021. Click here for a picture!
Treasures Along the Erie Community-Wide Garage Sale information can be found here!
Newark's 15th Annual Community Pride day was May 22nd. Click here for more information and to see pictures of the contest winners!
The Village of Newark is please to announce that Mark Peake will now be concentrating full-time on economic development and Michael Bouwens will be taking over Code Enforcement Officer position. Click here for more information!
During the Village of Newark police reform and reinvention committee meetings held from December 2020 through March 2021, members expressed their vision of an inclusive and engaging Newark Police Department, which interacted with the community other than for calls of service. Click here for more information.
On behalf of the Housing Trust Fund Corporation (HTFC) and the Office of Community Renewal (OCR), the Village of Newark is pleased to announce that it has been selected for a $336, 834 award as part of the 2020 New York Main Street (NYMS) Program funding round. Click here for more information!
At their meeting last night, Mayor Jonathan Taylor and the Village Board honored both the boys' and girls' bowling teams for being Sectional champions. For the boys, it was their second Sectional title and for the girls, their fifth! Congratulations to both teams! Click here for pictures!
Emily Howard and Chris Burgess were both sworn in as Village Trustees last night. Also at the Village Board meeting, three Girl Scouts were honored. Anna Eckert, Kaylin Stoneham and Rosemary Winkler each worked 29 hours and received their Bronze award! Click here for pictures!
Shop with a Cop took place on December 12. Click here for more information!
Click here to see the live stream from the Christmas tree lighting no December 5th!
There will be a Finger Lakes Virtual Job Fair on November 19th, preview day November 18th. Click here for more information and to register.
WIN (Wellness in Newark) is providing a Face2Face Community Partner Program Opportunity for Parents and the Community on Zoom. Click here for more information.
Greater Rochester Score has some workshops and webinars available for small businesses!
Channel 13 Good Day Rochester was in Newark for our Pumpkin Sculpture Contest. See pictures of some of the entrants here! See Good Day Rochester's Broadcast here! The winners were Business: Lisa's Unisex Hair Salon and Casey VanWinkle of 436 Blakely Court.
Newark was mentioned in the November/December of BoatUs magazine!
Calling All Interested Business Owners and NonprofitsLocal Girl Scouts and Habitat for Humanity have partnered to ensure a family will have a home next spring. They need your help to make this ground breaking event a success. They are looking for businesses and nonprofit organizations to host the small houses the Girl Scouts built and painted. Click here for more information!
ETS-Lindgren announced a formal partnership agreement with V Technical Textiles, Inc. to support the companies’ complementary product lines on specialty projects. Click here for more information!
Newark Will Celebrate Fall with a Pumpkin Sculpture Contest. The Village of Newark will celebrate this fall with a Pumpkin Sculpture Contest. From October 26th to October 30th, sculptures will be placed in front yards of homes and outside of businesses for all to see! The best residential pumpkin sculpture will win a Trick-or Treat Basket of Holiday Goodies and the Great Pumpkin Trophy will be awarded to the winning Newark Business. Paint, Carve, Stack or make a Pumpkin Creature. Be creative and have fun! Entries will be judged on fall spirit and original design. Call (315)-226-8105 when you complete your design (and no later than noon on Friday, October 30th) to enter and Contest Judges will take a photo of your creation. Photos of entries will be judged on Friday, October 30th.
The Village of Newark encourages all members to the community to join us on October 01 & October 03, 2020 to express their thoughts concerning Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Order 203 initiative “ Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative. These forums are starting point to determine a starting point to move forward. Click here for more information.
At the Village Board meeting, Norwood Hughes, Trinity Wells and the Newark Boys Bowling team were recognized for their achievements. Click here for pictures!
At the Village Board meeting, retiring Bob Howard, Gary VerStraete and Patty Latta were recognized for their service. They will all be retiring. Click here for pictures!
Two Juniors at Newark High School take on Eagle Scout projects to rebuild the bridges at Silver Hill Technology Park (the former Sarah Coventry property).
Congratulatuions to Joe Nicosia (Joey's Northside Grocery) for the shout out from the New York State Association of Convenience Stores! Click here for article and pictures!
EFPR Newark Office Becomes Independent in September, 2020 with a name change to Scott Healy, CPA, PLLC! Click here for story and pictures!
At the Village Board meeting, Mayor Jonathan Taylor presented awards to Savannah Smith, Natalie Kent, Rebecca Spry, Emily Spry, Abby Olmstead and Emily Lang for winning the Section Five Championship four years in a row! Pictured are the Mayor, Coach Mark Rowe, and team! Congratulations, the Village of Newark is so proud of you! Click here for picture!
Legendary Auto and other Newark businesses and residents show support for the Newark Police Department!
During the overnight hours of July 3rd and 4th, 2020, the Erie Canal murals at T. Spencer Knight Park, Port of Newark, were vandalized. The hand-drawn and painted murals, located under the North Main Street bridge, had been desecrated by spray paint. The Newark Police Department was able to identify two individuals for questioning through a community-wide effort involving Village and local business cameras as well as conversations and interviews with local businesses, the Newark School District, and residents. The two individuals responsible are under the age of 16 and will be referred to Wayne County Family court for their vandalism. The Village of Newark and the Newark Police Department would like to thank everyone who assisted in this investigation. When acts are committed against the community, its residents, businesses and community partners, the whole community becomes the eyes and ears of the police. Please report any suspicious activity seen or heard directly to Wayne County 911.
Assemblyman Brian Manktelow Visits V Technical Textiles, Inc. to Congratulate Jeff Nowak, VTT Lead Technician, for Winning “Millennials in Manufacturing” Award!
Newark wins Honorable Mention! Erie Canalway Heritage Award of Excellence!
VTT Lead Technician Jeff Nowak Wins FuzeHub’s “Millennials in Manufacturing” Award!
The Village of Newark is pleased to announce that Bob Hutteman will be the new Superintendent of Public Works.
PCBL cancels 2020 season due to COVID-19.
Newark student gives us a lesson to remember!
Hallagan Furniture makes resusable masks for healthcare workers. Hallagans and Rotary cover the costs of the first 20,000 masks! Click here to see video!
Spectrum News highlighted Newark's nightly parades in honor of essential workers and for birthdays!
The Library will be providing a free WIFI hotspot at:
Hi Rise, 200 East Miller Street Mondays 10 -12
Fairville Fire Department lot Tuesdays 10-12
Windsong Terrace Wednesdays 1-3
Doug Kent’s Rose Bowl Lanes lot Thursdays 1-3
Driving Park Circle Fridays 4-6
Hallagan Furniture stitches together volunteers to make protective masks. See Finger Lakes Times article here!
Wayne County Economic Development would like to hear from small businesses about the effect of the Corona virus on their business. Please take this survey.
Furniture is enlisting volunteers to make masks and donate them to local hospitals. they have already donated thousands of masks. Click here for more information! Thank you Hallagans and all of the volunteers!
Many are using more cleaning products during the pandemic. Please see the following guidelines for what should and shouldn't be flushed. Don't flush these!
The Village of Newark would like residents to join those locally and globally in showing their appreciation for those serving the community during the COVID-19 pandemic by making some noise at 6:00 p.m., starting this Wednesday and continuing every day at 6:00 p.m. Click here for more information.
Check out our own Mrs. Bendix helping combat the Coronoa Virus in her own way.
The Village of Newark, New York is pleased to announce that in 2019 the Village saw a 183 percent rise in the dollar amount of commercial/industrial construction projects over 2018. With projects such as IEC’s new building at Silver Hill Technology Park, Byrne Dairy’s new building, additions at Spinco and Fresenius Kidney Care Freedom Center, along with building projects at V Technical Textiles, Wegmans and Newark-Wayne Hospital, there was construction activity in many areas of the Village throughout the year. There was also a 272 percent rise from 2018 to 2019 in the residential area. As 2020 kicks off, several new projects are anticipated including the initial phase of a market rate 84-unit multifamily dwelling complex with garages and a clubhouse. The Village of Newark remains optimistic that 2020 will bring substantial growth. Click here for pictures.
Mayor Taylor presents prizes for snowman contest. Click here for pictures!
New Summer Program for Kids! Registration will begin with children who have a parent employed within the geographical area covered by the Newark School District. Click here for more information!
Wellness in Newark (WIN) presentsDinner and a Community Conversation. Learn strategies for communicating with children and adolescents about the dangers of drug/alcohol use and mental health concerns.
Newark-Wayne Community Hospital Intensive Care Unit wins Gold Beacon Award!
Newark-Wayne Community Hospital recently earned Magnet Recognition through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). A celebratory ceremony was held at the hospital on January 28th, 2020.
David Murphy is interviewed in Funeral Business Advisor Magazine!
Village of Newark receives Grant for Wastewater Treatment Plant Disinfection Study!
Newark 7th Annual Snowman-Building Contest...The Village of Newark will celebrate this winter with a Snowman-Building Contest. Snowman Enthusiasts...Winter is here so let’s play! Gather your family and friends to show your snowman-building skills. Village Residents and Businesses are invited to create a snow sculpture anytime during the months of January and February 2020. Call (315)-331-4770, ext. 108 to enter and let us know you will be participating and Contest Judges will take a photo of your creation.
Best Residential Entry will receive $100 (Donated by Premier Martial Arts)
Best Business Entry will receive the Snowman Trophy and Pizza
Rules: Entry must be located in the Village of Newark. Build a snowman, sculpture or whatever you like, it’s up to you. Snow creation must be suitable for all audiences. Residential entries must be located on the property’s front lawn area in clear view from the road and may not block sidewalks or driveways. Business entries must be located in front of the business on lawn area, or on sidewalk (no more than 3 ft. from building), and may not block sidewalk or building entrance. Only food coloring can be used to color entry. No wood or metal framework can be incorporated in the structure of the snow sculpture. Sculptures should be of a non-interactive nature (this means no areas are intended for people to walk on, crawl, stand, sit under or climb.) Do not send your own photos. Photos of entries will be judged on Friday, February 28, 2020.
Join the PILOTS 100 CLUB!
“Show me your seed and I'll show you your harvest.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo
Honest Pharm Co. has some remarkable hemp seeds!
Village of Newark ReceivesGrant for Green Infrastructure Feasibility Study of Perkins Park!
Fun was had by all at the Christmas Tree Lighting in Central Park!
V-Technical Textiles moves to their new building!
The Newark Chamber of Commerce held their Annual Dinner. Click here for more information and to find out who won awards!
V-Technical Textiles was named the Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year! Click here for more details.
Mayor Jonathan Taylor presented the awards to the winners of the Pumpkin Sculpture contest! The residential winner of the basket of goodies was Casey VanWinkle. The business winner of the Pumpkin Trophy was Premier Martial Arts! Click here for pictures!
Premier Martial Arts, 800 West Miller Street held a "Kick or Treat" event. Click here for pictures!
And the winners of the pumpkin sculpture contest are... click here to find out!
Mayor Jonathan Taylor and the Village of Newark have declared November 1st "Extra Mile Day"! Click here for information!
US Congressman John Katko and other officials toured V-Technical Textiles new headquarters. They also discussed the Wayne County and the Route 31 corridor as an excellent area for business expansion. Click here for more information!
V-Technical Textiles meets with Assemblyman Brian Manktelow to discuss issues facing small businesses and their employees. Click here for more information!
V-Technical Textiles Donates School Desks and Chairs to Wayne County Sheriff’s Department to Help Train First Responders! Click here for more information!
Channel 13's Friday Morning Lights came to Newark High School! Click here to see the segments that were shown on television!
P-Tech had a ribbon-cutting ceremony! Click here for more information!
Fun was had by all at Color Wayne on Saturday! Color Wayne was a 2-mile disability awareness color-themed run run to benefit the Arc of Wayne Foundation and their mission to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Wayne and the surrounding counties. Click here for pictures!
The National Sunroom Association has given a national award to Marshall Exteriors! Click here for more information!
Batavia, Bishop Kearney, Campbell-Savona, Canandaigua, Clyde-Savannah, Honeoye Falls - Lima, Ithaca, Lyons, Midlakes, Mynderse, Newark, Palmyra-Macedon, Red Jacket, and Sodus competed in a Cross Country meet at Silver Hill Technology Park! There were over 400 runners! Click here for pictures!
There will be a free E-waste recycling event in Webster. Click here for details!
Stage is planning to convert the Peebles location in Newark, New York to a Gordmans store in early 2020. Gordmans is part of the Stage community of stores, and it is an off-price retailer, which means that it has a wide array of merchandise for the entire family at the lowest possible prices compared to department stores. Stage has opened 74 Gordmans this year; by the end of 2019, there will be over 150 Gordmans stores across the country. Gordmans, which has a 100-year history, carries popular name brand apparel, home décor, footwear, gifts, accessories, fragrances and more for the whole family. To learn more about Gordmans, visit gordmans.com. Conversion stores close in the days leading up to the Gordmans grand opening. All current Peebles associates will be offered jobs at Gordmans. Additional employees also will be hired. A job fair will be held early next year.
Premier Martial Arts held a “Break-a-thon” in Perkins Park to raise money for those needing financial assistance for martial arts lessons. Each student challenged themselves to break as many boards as they could in a thirty second window. Students asked family and friends to donate per board broken. Click here for pictures!
A 5th generation Byrne family member cut the ribbon at the new Byrne Dairy this morning! Click here for picture!
Bicyclists from all over the world and of all ages came through Newark today for the “Cycle the Erie” event. Participants ride along the Erie Canal from Buffalo to Albany! Click here for pictures!
Team from the Wayne-Ontario County Holstein Club wins the National Holstein Foundation Dairy Bowl! Click here for more information!
On June 28, 2019 around 5 p.m., Newark Police responded to Grace Ave. to help resident Barb Seppeler gain entry into her home. Click here for story!
Byrne Dairy is now open. Click here to see pictures!
Treasures Along the Erie...SAVE THE DATE! Newark will be having a Community-wide Garage Sale Day on Saturday, August 3rd, 2018. On August 3rd only, no garage sale permit is necessary so gather your goodies and prepare to have a garage sale at your home or mark your calendar so you can hunt for treasures. Businesses are also encouraged to hold sidewalk sales. Clyde, Lyons, and Savannah will also be having community-wide garage sales the same day. Treasure-hunters put your running shoes on!! A list of garage sales and sidewalk sales will be placed on the Village website and Facebook page the morning of Thursday, August 1st. If you are a Village of Newark resident and would like to be included in the list, please call Robbin at (315)-331-4770, ext. 108 by noon on Wednesday, July 31st. There is no charge for listing.
2nd Annual Convening: Black Poetry Slam and Talent Showcase! Click here for details!
Taste of Wayne County Returns! Click here for details!
Micro-Tech Machine, Inc. was recognized by the Wayne County Business Council on Thursday, May 9th! There was a presentation by NYS Senator Pam Helming, NYS Assemblyman Brian Manktelow, Wayne County Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Steve LeRoy, Arcadia Town Supervisor Jon (Chuck) Verkey, Village of Newark Mayor Jonathan Taylor, Newark Chamber of Commerce President Steve Hasseler, and the Rochester Branch Manager of the US. Small Business Administration, Virginia Smith. Click here for pictures.
It is with deep sorrow that the Village of Newark reports the passing of retired Newark Police Department Investigator Jackson W. Burm. Jack was 85 years old and a 28-year member of the department hired in October of 1957. In February of 1973 he was appointed by Chief Edwin Krueger as the department’s first designated Investigator. Jack retired in October of 1985 after an illustrious 28-year career. Although retired, Jack continued to use his skills as an Investigator with the Wayne County District Attorney's Office until finally retiring after 11 years. Mayor Taylor said, “I am very sorry to hear this news and I have asked that the Village flags be lowered until Wednesday of next week. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Burm family.” Click here for picture.
Marshall Exteriors, 135 East Union Street will be having a Grand Opening celebration June 6th through June 9th! There will be activities such as product demonstrations, raffles, saving offers, balloon animals and other activities for the kids! Click here for more information.
The Village of Newark and the Newark Police Department are proud to welcome two new members to the police department. By filling vacancies due to retirement, these experienced officers provide an influx of younger officers to the seasoned 16-member law enforcement agency. Click here for more information!
Community Pride/Clean Up Day is set for May 18th. Click here for more information!
Landscape work on the south end of the South Main Street project began this week. The first of 52 new trees were planted! Click here for pictures!
At the Village Board meeting, Rusty Havert ceremoniously transferred Fire Chief duties to the new Chief, Kevin Velte. Also pictured are 1st Assistant Chuck Witt, 2nd Assistant Jeff Miller, and 3rd Assistant Rod Bliss. Click here for pictures.
Often young people of middle school age are characterized as disrespectful, defiant, impulsive and selfish. At the Village of Newark Board meeting on April 16, 2019 a young man of this age group was honored with the “Do the Right Thing” award for his thoughtful, bold, cool and heroic actions in February. On February 11, 2019 around 3:11 p.m. while walking home from the Newark Middle School, Giancarlo J. Colon, aka John, saw that the back corner of 109 Blossom Road was on fire. John went to the house, pounded on the door and alerted 2 unaware residents within that their house was on fire. The residents escaped and called Wayne County E911, allowing the Newark Fire Department to respond and extinguish the blaze. John’s bold, cool and heroic actions ensured that a life was not lost, property damage was minimal and proved that middle school aged people can “Do The Right Thing”. Doug Kent’s Rose Bowl Lanes, Joey’s Northside Grocery, BB’s Pizzeria and Wal-Mart rewarded John with gift certificates for his unselfish and heroic actions of February 11, 2019.
"It is an absolute pleasure to recognize our youth who unselfishly go above and beyond to make our community a better place to live," remarked Village of Newark Mayor, Jonathan Taylor.
Newark Fire Chief Rustin Havert said he would like to commend John for taking notice that something was different. He stated that John acted heroically and swiftly to notify the occupants and the quick and early call to 911 allowed the Fire Department to extinguish the fire and minimize damage to the house. He added that he is “quite proud of John Colon for his unselfish actions”.
Police Chief Mark Thoms noted, “John’s quick thinking and unselfish actions on this day showed that this young man is a role model for others his age and beyond. His actions demonstrate his future abilities to ‘Do The Right Thing’." Click here for pictures.
On April 3, 2019, members of the Newark Fire Department were called to 806 Driving Park Avenue for reports of smoke coming out of an upstairs window. Lyons Firefighters, Newark-Arcadia Volunteer Ambulance and Newark Police also responded and assisted. Upon arrival, it was determined that the first floor fire had already extended to the second floor and attic. While some firefighters extinguished the fire, others rescued four (4) dogs. The cause of the fire is not yet known. Click here for pictures.
Whatever Happened to the Newark Diner? - An article from the Democrat and Chronicle.
At its March meeting, the Village Board recognized the outstanding achievements of both the Newark Girls Varsity Bowling Team and Trinity Wells (Indoor Track). Click here for more information and pictures.
Here are some pictures of the Old Roosevelt School at 515 East Union being taken down to make way for a new Byrne Dairy!
AMERICAN PICKERS to Film in New York! Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to New York! They plan to film episodes of the hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout the region in May 2019! AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on History. The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them. As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, Mike and Frank are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics. Along the way, the Pickers want to meet characters with remarkable and exceptional items. The pair hopes to give historically significant objects a new lease on life, while learning a thing or two about America’s past along the way. Mike and Frank have seen a lot of rusty gold over the years and are always looking to discover something they’ve never seen before. They are ready to find extraordinary items and hear fascinating tales about them. AMERICAN PICKERS is looking for leads and would love to explore your hidden treasure. If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, send us your name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 855-OLD-RUST. facebook: @GotAPick Click here for more information!
Due to the unpredictable weather, this year's snow sculpture contest was a difficult one. Thank you to all who participated! The winners are...
The DEC is offering free trees for anyone who owns or manages at least 50 feet of land along a stream or waterbody in New York State. Click here for more details.
On Sunday, February 3, 2019, while most people were spending the afternoon preparing for the Super Bowl, the Newark and Marbletown Fire Departments were busy fighting an attic fire at 5448 Wood Lane in the Town of Arcadia. A neighbor walking by had noticed smoke coming from a gable. The investigative report is still pending, but the suspected cause of the fire is an electrical issue with a ceiling light. Thankfully, there was no one home at the time of the incident and no firefighters were injured. Click here for pictures.
6th Annual Snowman Building Contest: The Village of Newark will celebrate this winter with a Snowman Building Contest. Snowman Enthusiasts...Winter is here so let’s play! Gather your family and friends to show your snowman building skills. Village Residence and Businesses are invited to create a snow sculpture anytime during the month of February 2019. Call 315-331-4770, ext. 108 to enter and let us know you will be participating and Contest Judges will take a photo of your creation.
Resident First Place $100 (Donated by Premier Martial Arts)
Resident Second Place $50 (Donated by Premier Martial Arts)
Best Business Entry will receive the Snowman Trophy and Pizza.
Rules: Entry must be located in the Village of Newark. Build a snowman, sculpture or whatever you like, it’s up to you. Snow creation must be suitable for all audiences. Residential entries must be located on the property’s front lawn area in clear view from the road and may not block sidewalks or driveways. Business entries must be located in front of the business on lawn area, or on sidewalk (no more than 3 ft. from building), and may not block sidewalk or building entrance. Only food coloring can be used to color entry. No wood or metal framework can be incorporated in the structure of the snow sculpture. Sculptures should be of a non-interactive nature (this means no areas are intended for people to walk on, crawl, stand, sit under or climb.) Do not send your own photos. Photos of entries will be judged on Friday, March 1, 2019.
The Village of Newark has been awarded a New York State Canalway Grant. The program provides funding for projects that further the goals and objectives of the New York State Canal Recreationway Plan, such as raising public awareness of the historical and current impact of the canal, expanding community engagement and participation in canal programs, and increasing investment in the canal to generate economic and cultural benefits.
Previous improvements along the canal such as murals, a bike repair station, and an Interpretative Center with full amenities have demonstrated Newark’s commitment to canal development, which made the Village an ideal candidate for grant funding.
In keeping with the community’s comprehensive plan and downtown revitalization efforts,
plans for the $150,000 matching grant include widening and paving the currently segmented canal trail, adding bike racks and benches, repurposing period street lights removed from South Main Street, as well as taking measures to prevent erosion.
Mayor Taylor stated that he was excited to receive the grant and to further improve the experience of residents and visitors along Newark’s segment of the Erie Canal.
Mayor Jonathan Taylor, Deputy Mayor Stu Blodgett and Trustee Bob Bendix were sworn in at the Village Board meeting last night. All three were elected for their second term of office. Congratulations! Click here for pictures.
The Village of Newark is pleased to welcome Jackson Hewitt to their new space in the Arcadia Shopping Plaza at 6788 State Route 31 East! Jackson Hewitt will be open for business starting Monday, December 17, 2018 and their phone number is (315)-267-6400. Click here for pictures!
A Vision of the Future
On December 12, 2018 at 5:45 p.m. Cornell University’s Design Connect team presented a conceptual plan of Newark’s downtown area. The students and the Village of Newark held a well-attended outreach event at which community members participated in research activities and exchanged thoughts on the development of downtown Newark. Based on this information and visits to the area, the students created a comprehensive conceptual plan to complement and enhance current revitalization efforts. The plan provides recommendations such as location and addition of businesses, landscaping, recreational areas, pedestrian traffic, and seating. The presentation was held in the courtroom on the second floor of the Municipal Building, 100 East Miller Street, Newark. Click here to see the report and the presentation.
The Greater Newark Chamber of Commerce held their annual award ceremony. Click here to for more information on recipients!
Mark Thoms has been named the new Chief of Police! Click here for more information!
The Village of Newark is proud to congratulate Newark Firefighters Juan Ortiz, Captain Doug Velte and Captain Rod Bliss, as well as Police Officer Dan Weegar.
The four hometown heroes recently received awards from the Northern Central Volunteer Firemen’s Association. The firemen collectively received “Firefighter of the Year” and Office Weegar received “First Responder of the Year”. For their lifesaving efforts, they were also honored at the Wayne County Firemen’s Association banquet with Mr. Ortiz, Captain Velte and Captain Bliss receiving the “Fireman of the Year Valor Award along with Officer Weegar receiving the “Emergency Service Valor” award.
On March 22, 2018, moments after clearing a motor vehicle accident scene, a call came in for a possible multi-family structure fire. Upon arriving, they found an elderly man trying to escape from a second story window. Office Weegar and Captain Bliss lifted Captain Velte to a roof while Mr. Ortiz, driver of Newark Rescue 7, secured the ladder. Captain Velte was able to free the victim from the window and the men guided him down the ladder to safety. The gentleman received a medical transport and the rescuers stayed to suppress the fire and to assist in the investigation and clean up. Thank you to these first responders for their efforts and congratulations on receiving these recognitions! Click here for pictures!
Ultralife Receives $9.5 Million Communications Systems IDIQ Contract
Ultralife Corporation (NASDAQ: ULBI) has received a fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for purchases not to exceed $9.5 million from an undisclosed major defense prime contractor for vehicle communications kits for use by the U.S. Department of Defense. The award is for one year with four option years with the amounts and timing of deliveries based on program requirements. Initial deliveries under this contract are expected to begin in 2019. “Ultralife is a long-standing supplier of these communication kits, which include our radio Universal Vehicle Adaptor and various other components. Our kits provide flexibility in installation and improved communications capability and deliver proven performance and reliability under the toughest of conditions, making them ideal for soldier missions,” said Michael D. Popielec, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to participating in this multi-year program and continuing to offer technically advanced solutions to our government/defense customers while adding new products to our proven platforms for soldier modernization.”
Join us on October 20th, anytime between 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., at the Newark High School Gym to share your input on the future of Downtown Newark. A group of students from Cornell University's Design Connect program currently assisting in the village's revitalization efforts will lead an open community outreach event to learn different perspectives, opinions and desires for the development of Newark. Stop by and have an impact on the future of your community. Click here fore more information!
Carolyn Pitti has been named the new Deputy Clerk Treasurer! Click here for more information!
Check out the fantastic cars that were at the Legendary Auto Car Show!
The Village of Newark would like to thank Eleanor Palermo for her 15 years of service as the Deputy Clerk/Treasurer. There will be an open house August 21, 2018 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Village of Newark’s third floor conference room, located at 100 East Miller Street, Newark, New York 14513 to give residents and friends an opportunity to express their appreciation for her dedication to the Village. Click here for information. Click here for picture.
The Macedon Public Library has partnered with Finger Lakes Community College to offer a series of technology training workshops each Wednesday evening through the month of September. Click here for more information.
Taste of Wayne County is held annually along the banks of the Erie Canal at the Port of Newark, and each year the booth collecting the most tickets wins a trophy. The Village of Newark and the Newark Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce that Mary Fitch, owner of Nana’s Village Restaurant and Catering, was crowned this year’s champion. Members of the Taste of Wayne County committee were on hand to present her with the winner’s trophy Friday night, August 3, 2018, prior to the start of the weekly Music on the Erie performance.
Chamber President, Jessica Wells, stated that, “Mary and the entire staff of Nana’s puts tremendous effort into Taste of Wayne County. We appreciate her efforts and congratulate them for being the Taste of Wayne County winner for the second year.”
Village of Newark Mayor, Jonathan Taylor added, “Congratulations to Nana’s and thank you to the over 1200 people who attended this year’s event to help decide who should be ‘The Taste of Wayne County’.”
Mary Fitch said that “her whole staff does a great job and they work well as a team, but this would not have been possible if it were not for the help of her daughter, Kayleigh.”
Nana’s, located at 212 North Main Street in the Village of Newark, will proudly display the trophy for the next year and is already looking forward to defending their title in 2019.
The Village of Newark is pleased to announce it will be receiving a $40,000 grant to defray the cost of three new police vehicles. The grant and a low interest loan awarded by USDA Rural Development allows the Village to purchase all three vehicles with a total initial expenditure of only $23,000. Funding such as this helps the Village to purchase new, energy-efficient vehicles without the need for a tax increase or use of reserve funds. The Village also purchased a Police Chief’s vehicle from Lyons, and earlier this spring, upgraded the department’s computers. Mayor Taylor said, “We are thrilled to be able to make significant improvements in our Police Department without impacting the budget. This grant, as well as our investment in new computers and a Chief’s vehicle, will greatly enhance our ability to ensure public safety.” Police Commissioner Stu Blodgett added, “Public safety has always been a priority of this administration. Providing our men and women with the best tools possible without burdening the residents is a win-win for everyone!”
Our LED pilot starts tonight. After dark, we would like you to take a look at some sample lighting and tell us what you think. Please consider the brightness and the look of the light itself but disregard the fixture that holds it. Which light would you like to see in a residential area? Two (4000 K) samples are located on West Miller Street, fairly close to South Main Street. Two other (3000 K) samples are located on Mason Street, close to West Miller Street. The lights are numbered 1, 2, 3, and 4 and are marked with orange tape. Check them out and let us know which light you feel we should use in the residential areas of our village. Please pick only one number out of the four! Thank you for your participation! Click here to vote! ** Please noted: this survey has ended.
This video was used as part of our presentation to the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council (FLREDC) for the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative. Thank you to our most important presenters, OUR COMMUNITY!! Now we wait to see if they #CHOOSENEWARK!! Click here to view video!
With the help of an Erie Canalway grant, the Village of Newark, Newark Central School District, and Mural Mania are working together to create additional murals along Newark's canal corridor. Students are working in a day camp setting over the summer to create this museum without walls. Click here for pictures!
With the intention of improving public safety and protecting first responders, Wayne County, in cooperation with the Village of Newark, will be locating transmitters on the rooftop of the Village Municipal Building at 100 East Miller Street. Click here for more information!
Dillon VanDemortel was recognized by Mayor Taylor and the Village Board for his outstanding athletic achievements. Click here for pictures!
Newark Pilots play in Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball All-star game and win! Allen Murphy of the Pilots also won the Home Run Derby! Click here for more information!
Treasures Along the Erie Community-wide Garage Sales: Newark will be having a Community-wide Garage Sale Day on Saturday, August 4th, 2018. On August 4th only, no garage sale permit is necessary so gather your goodies and prepare to have a garage sale at your home or mark your calendar so you can hunt for treasures. Businesses are also encouraged to hold sidewalk sales. Clyde, Lyons, and Savannah will also be having community-wide garage sales the same day. Treasure-hunters put your running shoes on!! A list of garage sales and sidewalk sales will be placed on the Village website and Facebook page the morning of Thursday, August 2nd. If you are a Village of Newark resident and would like to be included in the list, please call Robbin at (315)-331-4770, ext. 108 by noon on Wednesday, August 1st. There is no charge for listing. Click here for more information.
Take a survey for Wayne County regarding derelict properties by clicking here. **Please Note: This survey has ended.
Business owners may be interested in these workshops conducted by Rochester SCORE.
Click here to see recent projects within the Village of Newark.