Yesterday's News for September 2000
35 years ago in 1965
Over 700 Spencerport elementary school students had to attend half-day sessions at the beginning of the school year because construction of a new school at the corner of Manitou and Spencerport Roads was behind schedule.
Kenneth Barclay donated two self-contained oxygen units to equip both Ogden Police Department patrol cars. The oxygen units were to be used at emergency scenes until medical personnel arrived.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr. was guest of honor at the Testimonial Dinner for Assemblyman James Powers.
30 years ago in 1970
Hilton Central School's Crimson Cadets marching band won three competition trophies at the New York State Fair in Syracuse.
Hart Taylor Lincoln-Mercury, Inc. was awarded franchises for Datsun, Honda and Rupp and opened a separate sales and service division for the new lines on South Union Street in Spencerport.
A certificate of incorporation was finally presented to the Chili Fire Department. Due to an oversight the certificate had never been presented since the departmentâs incorporation in 1931.
Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin and Jacqueline Bisset starred in "Airport" which was playing at the Brockport Strand.
25 years ago in 1975
In an attempt to curb vandalism, Churchville was considering adopting a 10 p.m. curfew for children under age 18.
Construction was wrapping up on Monroe County's newest, most modern health care facility - Park Ridge Hospital. Planning was already underway for a professional office building to be constructed to the right of the hospital.
Because of the new right on red law the New York State Department of Transportation was busy installing "Right on Red After Stop" signs. Over 280 signs were installed in Monroe County, but only two in Ogden - on the north and south sides of the intersection of Routes 259 and 31.
20 years ago in 1980"
The Sweden Senior Center opened its doors with a dedication ceremony held on September 7.
The Country Twirlers Square Dance Club, one of the oldest and largest square dancing clubs, celebrated its 20th Anniversary.
"Airplane" flew into the Brockport Strand while John Travolta was an "Urban Cowboy" at the Studio Theater.
15 years ago in 1985
The YMCA Latchkey program began at Spencerport School to supervise children in kindergarten through sixth grade from dismissal until 6 p.m.
Hilton's North Avenue Water Treatment Plant was found to be in violation of discharge standards and the Department of Environmental Conservation issued the ultimatum to make improvements or close by December 1 and hook up to the Monroe County Water Authority.
The Spencerport Masons celebrated the 125th Anniversary of the founding of their Etolian Masonic Lodge. Their lodge was founded eight years before the Village of Spencerport.
10 years ago in 1990
Back-to-school items for sale at Hilton Pharmacy featured images of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the New Kids on the Block and The Simpsons.
Judy Rossi brought the Jazzercise phenomenon to Hilton offering classes at the Hilton Village Offices three days a week.
5 years ago in 1995
Hilton-Parma Recreation and Hilton Agway sponsored the Backyard 400 Lawn Mower Race.
Area residents welcomed golfers to the 31st Ryder Cup Tournament being held at Oak Hill Country Club in Pittsford. Fred Couples and Davis Love III were among the participants.