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October 12, 2018

Please be aware that the Village of Akron Hall Front Entrance Project will begin on Monday, October 15, 2018.  Please note that the front of the building will be off limits and payments can be made using the rear entrance.  The project should be complete within 6 weeks.  Thank your for your cooperation during this time.

Household Hazardous Waste/Electronic Recycling/Shredding Event

It is that time of year again for the Joint Village of Akron/Town of Newstead Household Hazardous Waste/Electronic Recycling/Shredding Event scheduled for Saturday October 6, 2018 from 9:00 am - noon located at the Joint DPW garages at 12707 Clarence Center Road.  Remember this event is open to Village of Akron and Town of Newstead Residents Only.  Also, don't forget to bring your CRT(TV) permit if you are recycling any old TV's.  Hope to see you there. 

08/31/18 Compost Site for September 1, 2018

Please note that the Village of Akron/Town of Newstead compost site will be closed this Saturday September 1, 2018 due to the Holiday weekend.  

08/02/2018 Update on Village Water

Due to a broken valve in the water distribution system on Tuesday morning, residents of the Village will experience discolored water.  The water has been tested and been found free from bacteria and other contaminants. 


Hydrant flushing is being used to move the discolored water from the pipes, and results are already starting to show in some residences.  As hydrants are systematically opened, different areas of the Village may experience the discolored water where there had not been any earlier.


07/27/18 Invasive Cherry Fruit Fly

Please note that the US Dept. of Agriculture will be placing traps in the trees throughout the Village and Town to do a study on the invasive European Cherry Fruit Fly.  The traps are harmless to humans and animals and will be removed in the fall.  For more information, please see the brochure below:

European Cherry Fruit Fly

08/04//18 "Dancing under the Stars"

Put on your dancing shoes and join in on the fun to help the Newstead Historical Society by attending the 3rd Annual "Dancing under the Stars" event on Saturday August 4, 2018 from 7 pm - midnight.

07/10/2018 Public Hearing for the Joint Comprehensive Master Plan

A Public Hearing is scheduled for July 11, 2018 at 7 pm at the Village Hall located at 21 Main Street to hear any comments regarding the Joint Comprehensive Master Plan.  

07-10-18 2018 Peter Greatbatch Russell Park Summer Concert Series

Come and enjoy some music during your lunch at Russell Park Gazebo from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm for the following Thursday afternoon concerts:

July 5, 2018 - The Boomers 

July 12, 2018 - Craig Wilkins

July 19, 2018 - Bobby Millitello Quartet

July 26, 2018 - Mike Costley

August 2, 2018 - The Cippollina Quintet

06/22/18 July 4th Celebration Schedule

July 3rd: Fireworks starting at dusk at Veterans Park

July 4th:

9-11 am Masonic Lodge Breakfast - John Street

9:00 am Power Wheels Race down Main St followed by Soap Box Derby Race

10:30 am Bocce Tournament - Brooklyn Park

11:00 am Chicken & Rib BBQ - Russell Park

11:00 am Ford Gum Bubble Gum - Russell Park Gazebo

12:00 pm Ice Cream Eating Contest - Russell Park

4:15 pm Kiddie Parade - Main Street

4:30 pm Gala Parade - Main Street

Alexander Band - Russell Park Gazebo(following parade)

06/22/18 Rt 93 Mechanic Street Bridge Closure and Detour Maps

Rt 93 Mechanic Street Bridge will be closed as of June 25 - September 4, 2018. Please note below the Detour maps for Lewis/Hake Rd. and Buell St/Clarence Ctr Rd.

Detour Route Buell @ Clarence Ctr Rd

Detour Route Lewis @ Hake Rd