A group of U.S. servicemen and women serving in Afghanistan far from home, 1,156 to be exact, will soon be receiving letters from the Newark area.
They couldn’t see a thing.
The smoke was so thick Palmyra firefighters Cpt. Bobby Devlin and Jesse Wilson couldn’t see their hands in front of their faces, let alone each other. It was intensely hot, and they still couldn’t see the fire. Their instincts were setting off alarms in their heads — something bad was going to happen and they needed to get out. Then Bobby’s air pack alarm sounded, alerting them he had at best five minutes of oxygen left. They dropped everything and made their way out. That’s when the fire flashed, the deadly heat chasing them down the two flights of stairs.
The Wayne-Finger Lakes League Championships belonged to the Wayne Eagles as both the boys and girls teams won league titles Friday night in the league’s East Division. The boys finish the season with a perfect 47-0 record while the girls finish the season with a near-flawless 46-1 record. The Marion girls team also won the West division championship.
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Engineers have offered their recommendations and the Village Board has decided that three of the four buildings ravaged by fire on May 3 are condemned.
Mayor Chris Piccola said the building next to the law offices of Converse & Morell is the only one that is salvageable, but the remaining three, one of which housed Mark’s Pizzeria and another Goldy’s Goodies, must be torn down.
The Newark Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded over $144,000 in federal grant funding to purchase new Self Contained Breathing Apparatus Packs.
If you enjoy gardening in any of it various forms, and helping other people solve problems, then you’re probably a good candidate to become a Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteer.