Yesterday's News for June 2005
40 years ago in 1965
The Administration Building of SUC Brockport was formally named Ernest C. Hartwell Administration Building after the late president emeritus of the college.
It was declared "Archie Shafer Day" at the First Methodist Church in Spencerport as members and friends recognized Mr. Shafer on his retirement from the position of church treasurer after almost 20 years.
The Riga Town Board scheduled an information meeting in response to the wide interest expressed in a proposed $740,000 water district, the towns first, to benefit 400 homes in the eastern sector of town.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held June 27 for the new Pearce Memorial Free Methodist Church to be constructed on Buffalo Road in North Chili adjacent to the old church sanctuary.
The Riga Town Board called a joint meeting with the Village of Churchville and Monroe County to try and rectify a dangerous traffic situation at the intersection of Bangs, Gilman and Kendall Roads at the north edge of the village. The intersection fell under the jurisdiction of each entity.
Joy's Lamplight Shoppe opened in Spencerport Village Plaza.
35 years ago in 1970
Home mail delivery began in Hilton on June 13. The central part of the village was to be serviced by a walking carrier with the remainder receiving curbside service from a motor carrier.
More than 300 people attended the dedication ceremony of the new Parma Town Hall where the new town seal, designed by contest winner Eleanor Witty, was unveiled.
Peter VanderTang of Adams Basin announced his resignation as Ogden's Republican Party Leader. Fred Holbrook was elected to succeed him.
You could treat Dad to a lobster tail dinner for $3.50 or a prime rib dinner for $3.99 at the Family Restaurant in Spencerport.
Thomas A. Pack resigned as Ogden Chief of Police.
Mary Dishaw of Spencerport was appointed Associate Director of the Monroe County Soil and Water Conservation District. Even before her appointment, Dishaw was working to revitalize the Wide Waters area in Spencerport.
30 years ago in 1975
Vandals caused over $1,000 of damage to classrooms, science labs and the library of E.J. Wilson High School in Spencerport.
Mike Lauterborn of North Chili took first place in the Motocross open expert class.
The Village of Hilton was investigating the possibility of establishing its own municipal electric power company.
Ogden Supervisor Ralph Gallo announced he wouldnt seek re-election. The Ogden Republican Committee designated Bertil Stromquist as their candidate for Town Supervisor in the November election.
Gerald Rosenberg, pharmacist and manager of Peterson Drug Co. in North Chilis Towne Plaza, was elected president of the Pharmacy Society of Rochester.
Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway starred in "Chinatown" which was playing at the Brockport Strand.
25 years ago in 1980
The Morton Fire Department celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a parade.
The Cable Television Advisory Committee in Ogden announced that cable TV was a realistic goal for the town and began a cable awareness campaign.
George McCormick gave Monroe County permission to test his Brew Road farm as a possible landfill site. Rather than sell his property, McCormick proposed to lease 50 to 75 acres of his farm to the county for landfill and have the land returned to him for farming upon the landfill closing. Neighbors were concerned about the effect it would have on their wells and property.
The Monroe County Legislature and Rochester City Council were working on a plan to eventually install a county-wide emergency telephone system which would enable all residents to dial a three-digit number (911) to quickly receive fire, police, or medical assistance.
Spencerport soccer coach Ronald Broadbent was voted Soccer Coach of the Year by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association at their annual banquet on June 27 in Seattle. Broadbent had been coaching for 21 years.
20 years ago in 1985
Residents of Draffin Road in Parma were concerned about the noise and traffic associated with the growth of the motocross races at Cool Tool BMX Raceway.
Reverend Ted Anderson left Adams Basin United Methodist Church to take the position of Associate Pastor of Christ United Methodist Church in Snyder, New York.
Robert Botash, principal of Churchville-Chili Junior High School, retired after 33 years of service in the district.
The Ogden Town Board unanimously approved an off-road vehicle ordinance requiring ATV riders to have written permission from property owners in their possession when riding.
Churchville Elementary School and the Sprucewood Nature Center Committee dedicated their new pavilion in memory of former Churchville-Chili district superintendent C.E. Olmsted.
Parents of students in the Alternative Education Program at Spencerport Central Schools were angry over the school boards decision to cut the program. Also known as Behavior Modification, the program met the needs of students in grades seven through nine who had difficulty learning and behaving in a regular classroom.
The public had through the end of the month to comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement pertaining to a blasting permit requested by Manitou Sand and Gravel in Ogden.
Hilton marked its 100th Birthday on June 29 with a parade, street dance, concert and fireworks. A time capsule to be opened in the year 2085 was also buried as part of the festivities.
Reverend Donald Creech retired June 30 after 42 years as minister of the White Church in Spencerport. A dinner was held in his honor on June 20 at Plantation Pines Party House.
15 years ago in 1990
Spencerport Volunteer Fire Department celebrated their 100th Anniversary at their annual parade and carnival. The department had their vintage 1893 hose cart restored so that it would be ready for the parade.
Hilton's Merton Williams Middle School celebrated its 25th Anniversary with a concert and dinner for former teachers and administrators.
Brockport High School girls softball team defeated Penfield 12-3 to win the girls Section V softball title.
Hamlin Town Board was presented with a petition from residents requesting a moratorium on all building in the Town of Hamlin until work was completed on the new zoning code, the Master Plan could be re-examined to consider historic preservation of structures and landscapes, and significant agricultural farm lands could be identified.
Mary Ann OBrien retired after 35 years teaching kindergarten in Hilton schools.
Spencerport teacher and soccer coach Ron Broadbent retired after 31 years. His accomplishments included 10 Monroe County Championships, seven Section V Championships, six All-NYS players, and six NSCAA All-Americans.
Gordon Bascom received the Hilton Citizen of the Year award for his volunteer efforts with the Hilton Gazebo Band.
10 years ago in 1995
Marion Seymour of Rochester donated two 170 year old oil paintings of her great-great grandparents, James and Myra Seymour, to the Seymour Library.
The grand re-opening of the Parma Meetinghouse Museum was held to coincide with the 200th Anniversary of the settlement of Parma.
A new bridge over Black Creek in Churchville officially opened. To mark the occasion Mayor Donald Ehrmentraut declared the new structure the Vail-Sage Bridge in honor of past village mayors Dwight "Doc" Vail and Burt and Zim Sage.
Brockport Athletic Director Doug Westcott was the Northeast Regions nominee for Athletic Director of the Year. Westcott had served as director of physical education at Brockport for 21 years.
Brockport, Sweden and Clarkson each agreed to spend $5,000 toward hiring a part-time start-up consultant for their newly purchased community center building on Clinton Street. The Village of Brockport purchased the abandoned Lifetime Assistance building for $25,000 in May to use as a community center.
Marie Mama DOvidio retired after 26 years teaching at WE-MO-CO. Over the years she taught fashion and design, business and retail merchandising, cosmetology, nursing aide, life skills, and intro to food service.
5 years ago in 2000
James Green, the Spencerport Central School Districts representative to the Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES Board of Education, retired having served a total of 40 years as a school board member.
Hilton Agway closed as part of the Agway Companys decision to close many company owned stores in favor of having independent dealers of Agway products.
Spencerport High School business teacher Mike Blackwell was named the Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year by the Greece Wal-Mart store.
The Seymour Building was dedicated to the department of public works crew that helped with the restoration and preservation of the building. The Village of Brockport moved its municipal offices into the first floor of the building.
The Daisy House Adult Home for senior citizens needing help with daily living, but not needing nursing care, opened. What sets Daisy House apart from other facilities is that it is located in a private home with only five bedrooms, and its focus is on promoting socialization.
1 year ago in 2004
Residents in the Town of Sweden were upset with the process involved in a recent reassessment, prompting many of them to file grievances with the Assessment Review Board.
After knocking off top-seeded Fairport 3-2 in the semi-finals, fourth-seeded Brockport advanced to the Class AAA Section Five championship game and defeated #2 Rush-Henrietta 9-4 for their second consecutive title.
Frank W. Hutchison of Parma, long time volunteer Auxiliary Police Officer, Special Police Officer and Civil Defense Administrator for Town of Parma, retired after 30 years of service to the Town of Parma on June 14.
In an election overshadowed by what some village residents called "political nastiness," residents in Brockport remained true to the village's non-partisan tradition. Incumbent Mort Wexler and newcomer Carrie Maziarz were chosen by the voters to help lead the village. They defeated Republican-endorsed candidates, Robert Connors and Norm GianCursio for two seats with four year terms at the polls June 15.
The Brockport Farmers Market opened on June 20 with more than 15 local farmers and many village merchants participating.
Clarendon residents turned out to voice their concerns, anger and disappointment with zoning changes proposed by the town board. The changes would affect the hours that Hanson Aggregates could operate its plant in the town, and were proposed as a way for the town to avoid what could be lengthy and expensive litigation with the asphalt and concrete manufacturing company.
Additions were being made at area parks and playgrounds. Parma installed an 18-foot long, seven foot high rock climbing wall at Town Hall Park, and the splash area was being expanded at Pineway Ponds Park in Ogden.
Brown's Berry Patch in Waterport welcomed more than 300 visitors to celebrate the 200th anniversary of their family farm.