Yesterday's News for November 2004
40 years ago in 1964
A five mile section of the Western Expressway opened from North Chili west to Churchville providing a fast route from Churchville to the Mt. Read area.
The newly organized Chili Lions Club received its charter from Lions International at a dinner held November 7 at Sun Valley Golf and Country Club in Chili.
A community survey conducted by Churchvilles Junior Chamber of Commerce showed that village residents wanted a village sewer system, adequate recreational facilities and more dentists and doctors.
Kips North Chili Texaco Service at the corner of Buffalo Road and Union Street held a grand opening November 12 through 14.
The newly formed Parma Human Relations Council held their first public meeting. The council was established to promote friendly relations among fellow human beings regardless of race, color, creed, or nationality in order to improve the social health of the greater Rochester area. The groups first project was a housing pledge.
Churchville-Chili School District voters approved a $2.29 million bond issue on November 21 to cover the cost of a new junior high school.
A blood drive at the First Congregational Church in Spencerport, The White Church, was cut short when power in the building went out. The Fire Department came with generators, but the light was inadequate for the blood drive.
The Thanksgiving menu at Andys Kentucky Fried Chicken Villa in Churchville featured full dinners including roast turkey and dressing for $2.75, broiled jumbo white fish for $2.85, and a one pound porterhouse steak for $4.50, in addition to fried chicken for $2.50.
35 years ago in 1969
Duryea Motors held a grand opening gala weekend after moving to its new location on Main Street, Brockport. Among the sales were a 1966 Thunderbird for $1,799, and a 1968 Ford Fairlane for $1,089.
Page Appliance celebrated 20 years in the appliance business on November 7 with the Biggest Wildest Sale Ever.
A Snowflakes and Holly Fashion Preview by Sears was presented by the Mothers Club of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary School in Brockport at Craig Hill Country Club.
On November 13, the Spencerport Citizens Advisory Committee hosted a panel of local dignitaries to discuss the controversial subject of apartment construction in the village.
Two busloads of football players, coaches and cheerleaders traveled to the area from New Jersey to take part in two Pop Warner Bowl Games against the Chili Lions and Chili Cubs at the Churchville-Chili Junior High School field. The New Jersey players were staying with host families throughout Gates, Chili, Churchville and Ogden.
30 years ago in 1974
After four terms in the New York State Assembly, Republican Frank Carroll lost his 133rd District seat to Democrat Andrew Virgilio.
Spencerport Rangers won the Section V Class A soccer championship defeating the Penfield Chiefs 1-0.
Just as the holiday baking season was getting underway, some area grocery stores were encouraging customers to boycott sugar because of the rise in cost to between $2.35 and $2.59 per five pound bag. Store owners wanted to curtail the demand to bring the price down.
Virginia Miller resigned from her position as Chairman of the Town of Chilis Recreation and Youth Commission. Miller was going to continue working with the organization as Commissioner in addition to her work as vice president of the New York State Parks and Recreation Society, and representative for New York on the National Board of Parks and Recreation.
Spencerport village merchants were concerned that there was not enough money in the Ogden town budget to provide the kind of police protection they felt their businesses needed in the overnight hours. Supervisor Gallo suggested that the Village Plaza merchants hire a security guard.
Approximately 350 people attended Hiltons First Annual Football Dinner to pay tribute to the players, coaches and cheerleaders.
Coming soon to the Brockport McDonalds ... the Egg McMuffin.
25 years ago in 1979
Bells Market in Spencerports Village Plaza held a grand reopening. The newly remodeled store had the Erie Canal as its motif with a canal village wrapping around the interior of the store. There was even a traveling circus barge on one wall to add to the excitement.
Republicans were big winners in local elections taking 17 out of 29 seats in the county legislature, gaining control of 16 out of 19 town boards, and were elected or re-elected to 14 out of 19 town supervisor seats. One notable exception was in Ogden where Gail Schott (Conservative with Democratic endorsement) defeated incumbent Bertil Stromquist to become town supervisor.
The Spencerport Rangers made it to the state soccer tournament for the second year in a row.
Odgen Town Justice Roy J. Burley was censured by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct for alleged ticket fixing, writing letters to other town justices asking special consideration on behalf of four defendants in four separate traffic cases between 1973 and 1976. Burley denied any wrongdoing, saying his actions were equivalent to plea bargaining. There was no penalty with the censure and Burley continued in the position having been reelected this month with more votes than he ever received before.
Ground was broken for a new IGA grocery store in Hamlin.
20 years ago in 1984
On the campaign trail, Ronald Reagan visited Rochester on November 1 and spoke at the Rochester War Memorial.
On election day, NBC News stationed pollsters outside St. Leos Catholic Church in Hilton and the Ogden Town Hall in Spencerport to conduct exit polls which the network used to predict election results. This was the first year Ogden and Parma voters were polled. About 60 people participated.
Ogden Recycling Center stopped accepting glass for recycling because of the closure of the Owens-Illinois Glass Plant in Brockport. All glass formerly collected at the recyling center had been taken to Owens-Illinois.
15 years ago in 1989
Churchville-Chili School District celebrated the completion of its $9.8 million capital project on November 4 with a dedication ceremony and tours of the school buildings.
Jim Schott of Ferris Goodridge American Legion Post 330 gave American Legion National Commander Miles Epling a tour of the post home on Trimmer Road when he visited the Spencerport post on November 4. Epling was the second Vietnam Veteran to lead the legion.
Students of the William C. Munn Elementary School in Spencerport collected change in a Noisy Money drive. The funds were donated to the American Red Cross, and were designated to help the victims of the earthquake that shook California bay area during the World Series in October.
The Town of Riga was accepting bids for an animal control shelter to be built on East Buffalo Road in the Highway Complex. The town had been working on the project since 1987, and this was the third time they asked for bids.
Inventor Mark Glogowski of Hamlin had developed a Refuse Conversion Agricultural Process to convert organically degradable substances into a rich humus product superior to the humus created by composting. To this point, all testing had been done using only his household waste on his own property. Glogowski now had a patent pending and was looking to expand testing.
Hamlin residents, churches, and the Hamlin Lions joined together to prepare a free Thanksgiving dinner for the public.
Ground was broken on November 28 at the Lake Road site of the new Hamlin Ambulance Corps building.
10 years ago in 1994
Spencerport Village Board unanimously approved the appointment of Robert Kincaid as village mayor to fill out the term of recently deceased mayor Clyde Carter.
Republican Stephen Hendershott won back his seat on the Chili Town Board defeating Democratic-Conservative Joseph Maurici Jr. and Independence Fusion candidate Joseph Gogolsky. Hendershott served on the Chili Town Council from 1990 to 1993, but lost the 1993 election to Joseph Battisti by less than 10 votes.
Ground was broken for Frontier Field, the new home of the Rochester Red Wings. Construction was set to begin in the spring.
A ribbon cutting ceremony officially welcomed Stoeffel and Company accounting firm to Spencerport.
The Parma Zoning Ordinance Committee was grappling with the issue of whether or not farms would be a permitted use of land south of Ridge Road in their proposed rezoning plan.
Spencerports Town Line Elementary School was renamed and dedicated November 20 to the late Terry A. Taylor who had been a music teacher with the district for 25 years.
The home of Holley mayor Bud Passino was damaged when a bomb exploded outside of it on November 27. Nobody was injured in the blast.
5 years ago in 1999
In local elections - Austin Warner won the Hamlin Town Supervisor seat and Gay Lenhard retained her Supervisor position in Ogden.
The proposition to purchase the firemens recreation field in Clarendon failed by only one vote.
Rochesters first large format IMAX theater, Cinemark IMAX, opened at Tinseltown in Gates.
Rick Furnal, owner of the Hilton Big M, competed against 70 other Big M owners in New York and Pennsylvania and was named Retailer of the Year.
Country Corners antique and craft co-op opened in the former McNalls Furniture building which had been vacant since the furniture store closed in 1997.
There were a lot of changes happening in North Chili. The Towne Plaza Restaurant was demolished, the Glue Factory opened at its new Union Street location and Jitters coffee shop opened in the old post office building.
Dr. Henry Paszko opened Churchville Family Medicine, dedicated to treating the entire family unit.
After much debate it was decided that the Monroe County Holiday Light Show would be held at Northampton Park.
1 year ago in 2003
For the third year in a row, Clarkson taxpayers saw no increase in their town taxes. The proposed total budget for 2004 was $2,273,982, an increase of $163,022 from 2003. The increase was due to state increases in retirement benefits and insurance costs, Town Supervisor Paul Kimball said.
The Trimmer Road Erie Canal bridge was closed for the winter on November 6. Its slated to reopen in April 2004. All concrete features of the bridge were to be replaced; approaches and the main steel truss replaced.
Supervisor races favored Republican incumbents in Ogden (Gay Lenhard), Hamlin (Austin Warner III), Sweden (Nat Buddy Lester), Parma (Rick Lemcke). Republican Tracy Logel was elected in Chili. Other area races were unopposed. Republicans also took town council seats in towns where there were contests.
Diaz Chemical in Holley was the subject of an EPA meeting to discuss with residents procedures of getting rid of toxic chemicals contained in the closed facility. Eleven families were still displaced as a result of the January 5, 2002 release of chemicals.
Two mobile digital signs appeared at both ends of the Route 259 (Union Street) bridge announcing a November two-week closing. Emergency personnel and elected officials had no advance notification of the closure and worked feverishly to get the New York State Canal Corps work postponed to a time when truncating the villages main artery would have less economic impact on downtown merchants than it would have had at the beginning of the holiday season.