Yesterday's News April 2000

Yesterday's News for April 2000

35 years ago in 1965

•A benefit was held to aid local merchants whose businesses were damaged during the March fire in Hilton's business district. Rebuilding plans were underway.

•The Ogden Town Board decided it would be too costly to have a privately owned ambulance stationed in the town. At the time Ogden had no ambulance service.

•Hart Taylor Motors on South Union Street in Spencerport held an open house in celebration of its latest expansion.

30 years ago in 1970

•After 14 years of service, Robert P. Dye announced his retirement from the position of Superintendent of Schools of the Second Supervisory District of Monroe County.

•Brockport Junior Women's Club sponsored a contest to name a new park along the canal at Park Avenue and Market Street. The winning name was Harvester Park.

•Pizza Shack opened on Ridge Road West. A large cheese and pepperoni pizza cost $2.75.

25 years ago in 1975

•James Viggiani won the Spencerport Village Plaza's Park Our Customers' Cars Contest. He designed the best new layout for the Plaza parking lot.

•The Spencerport Rangers Wrestling team was honored for being undefeated in the 1974-1975 season.

The Environmental Protection Agency granted Monroe County $7.6 million for pollution control.

Moviegoers at the Brockport Strand were intrigued by "Murder on the Orient Express" while "Towering Inferno" blazed at the Studio Theater.

20 years ago in 1980

•North Chili Community Church held a ground-breaking ceremony for their new building on Union Street.

•Bridge Youth Counseling Service moved to a new office on Union Street in Spencerport.

•Hilton High School drafting teacher Mary Good was selected New York State Industrial Arts Teacher of the Year for 1980.

•Rite-Aid Pharmacy opened in Spencerport Village Plaza.

15 years ago in 1985

•Spencerport Volunteer Ambulance elected Neva Clements the corps' first woman president after her 12 years of service as a driver-medic-dispatcher.

•DePaul Mental Health Service opened a new residence on South Union Street in Spencerport.

•Hilton Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary marked their 60th Anniversary.

•Group W Cable extended their Vroom Road Tower 40 feet in order to improve reception in the Spencerport area.

10 years ago in 1990

•Grocery shopping would never be the same after Wegmans superstore opened in Brockport on April 1.

•Additions to Spencerport's Munn and Bernabi elementary schools were completed, and the school board approved the Spencerport Sports Boosters proposal for a school hockey team.

•Dr. Patricia Horkan was appointed Superintendent of Brockport Schools, filling the vacancy left by the retirement of David Field.

•Former servicemen and women from Brockport, Clarkson, Hamlin, Hilton, Holley, Kendall and Spencerport formed an organization, American Veterans Association, to serve all former servicemen and women.

5 years ago in 1995

•Christ Chapel Wesleyan Church opened their newly remodeled worship center on Lake Road in Hamlin.

•Verna Kimmel retired from the Clarkson Planning Board after a 22 year tenure.

•There was a grand opening sale at Durfee's Used Vehicle Center on Ridge Road West.

•Monroe County Special Olympics celebrated their 25th Anniversary with a gala at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.