East Rochester Town/Village

Roosevelt Road Reconstruction Project

Jul 26, 2022
The Roosevelt Road Project is still underway with a projected completion date of September 6th. Please avoid the area and seek alternate routes to minimize delays. Future notices will be provided to keep you informed of closures. Limited on-street parking will be available during the construction. Questions can be directed to Martin D’Ambrose at mdambrose@eastrochester.org  or by calling Bill Marr (585) 381-1565.

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The Eyer Building

photo courtesy of MACCIO FOTOGRAFIA

East Rochester Town/Village

East Rochester Connect

The East Rochester Connect service is now available. To learn more and to connect with us, visit the Contact page.

East Rochester Town/Village

Spray Park Opening

The East Rochester Spray Park will open Saturday, May 21st at 10: 00 am and remain open daily until 7:00 pm, weather permitting.

Stormwater Management

For more information on Stormwater Management or to volunteer to help with upcoming projects, please visit East Rochester Storm Water Management


7 Things to Know about the COVID-19 Vaccine

  1. You cannot get COVID-19 from the vaccine.

    Unlike other kinds of vaccines, the COVID-19 vaccines do not contain the actual virus (living or dead), so it is impossible for them to infect you with COVID. Learn more about how the COVID-19 vaccines work.

  2. Even if you have already been sick with COVID, you should still get the vaccine.

    It is possible to get COVID-19 more than once, and we still do not know how long a person is protected by natural immunity after they have recovered from COVID-19.

  3. You need two doses of the current vaccine.

    With the current Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, two shots are needed to ensure the best immune system response. One shot probably offers some level of protection, but the research shows that immunity significantly develops after the second dose. You’ll generally get the shots three to four weeks apart. Your vaccine provider will schedule the second shot at your first appointment (Please note - once the Johnson & Johnson vaccine begins being distributed, individuals who receive this vaccine will only need a single shot).

  4. The vaccine will not make you test positive on COVID-19 tests.

    Tests to diagnose COVID-19, such as PCR or antigen tests done by nasal swabs or saliva samples, are checking for the presence of the virus, not immunity. Because the COVID-19 vaccines do not contain the virus, they will not affect those tests.

    Tests to see if you have had COVID-19 at some point in the past, such as antibody tests, are done through blood samples. Because vaccines are designed to stimulate your body’s immune system, there is a possibility you may test positive on an antibody test. Experts are currently looking at how COVID-19 vaccination may affect antibody testing results.

  5. The vaccine is free.

    The COVID-19 vaccines are free. No one must pay for a vaccination, and no one can be denied a vaccination, regardless of ability to pay. Vaccination providers may charge an administration fee for giving someone the shot, but the fee will be reimbursed by the patient’s public or private insurance company. Uninsured patients do not have to pay any fee. No one can be denied a vaccine if they are unable to pay the vaccine administration fee. If an individual believes they are the victim of an unlawful activity, such incurring financial costs when assessing a COVID vaccine, they can report it to the NYS Attorney General.

    Also, beware of vaccine scams and fraud. If anyone is promising you the vaccine in exchange for money, you should NOT pay them. If you suspect fraud, you can contact New York state authorities by calling 1-833-VAX-SCAM (1-833-829-7226) or emailing STOPVAXFRAUD@health.ny.gov.

  6. Temporary side effects are normal after you get your vaccine.

    They are a sign that the vaccine is doing its job: training your body to build immunity against the COVID-19 virus. These side effects can include fever, fatigue, headaches, muscle and joint pain, or chills, lasting about 12 to 24 hours. They are more common after the second dose of the vaccine. Having these side effects does not mean you are sick with COVID-19. The vaccines do not contain any part of the COVID-19 virus and cannot cause that infection. Learn more about what side effects to expect and get helpful tips on how to reduce pain and discomfort after your shots.

  7. You need to keep wearing a mask and social distancing after you have had your vaccine.

    It takes time for your body to build protection after any vaccination. COVID-19 vaccines that require two shots may not protect you until a week or two after your second shot. Masking and social distancing will also continue to be important for months until everyone who wants a vaccination is able to get it, and the spread of the virus has been stopped. Continued masking is also important because researchers don’t know yet whether a vaccinated person can spread coronavirus.


Popular Links for East Rochester

East Rochester was originally called Despatch because of its proximity to the railroad. The word came from the name of the first major company to locate here...

Local History

The local history room collects data and materials pertaining to the history of East Rochester

Police Department

Police Directory, Police Blotter, Sex Offender Registry, Winter Parking, Prescription Drop-Off, Crossing Guards

Fire Department

The East Rochester Fire Department is comprised of 54 active Firefighters.

Refuse Service

The Department of Public Works picks up your trash once a week based on the pick-up schedule.

Clerks Office

The Clerk's Office is the best general resource for information about all operations within the Town/Village of East Rochester.

Town Court Dates

The East Rochester Town Court is in session every Monday, except holidays, beginning at 5:30pm. Please call the court office for eviction days and times.


The four areas that compose our East Rochester parks are, like many other small communities, one of the most valuable resources we have.

ERCN-Channel 12

The cable TV commission operates ERCN Channel 12, a community access television station, which is on air 7 days a week.

ERCN-12 Live Stream

Watch the live stream of East Rochester Community Television from ERCN-12



Our Town/Village is THRIVING!

East Rochester is committed to growth and improving our community for the betterment of our residence. We actively seek out new businesses and opportunity to grow and support the existing businesses.

For more information, check out the East Rochester Chamber of Commerce.

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ER vs LYONS, MARCH 24, 1962


According to a number of area sportscasters, it wasn’t supposed to happen that way—the East Rochester Bombers beating the Lyons Lions, 58-57.   While both basketball teams entered the game undefeated, Lyons was known as a powerhouse.  By looking at the history of the two teams, however, perhaps March 24, 1962, was destined to be different.  And what made the outcome of the contest all the more special was that it happened before a crowd estimated to be more than 10,000.  

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Covid Test-Kits Available

The Town/Village of East Rochester has additional Covid-19 test-kits for resident pickup. If you would like a test-kit please call (585) 586-3553 or stop by the Clerk's Office located on the 2nd floor of the Eyer Building. The office is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.




It began on February 17, 1927—the first Girl Scout meeting held in East Rochester.  The movement begun by Julliette Low in Savannah, Georgia, in 1912 spread quickly all over the country with the first troop organized in Rochester in 1918.

2022 Celebrations and Memories

By Anita Mance, Town/Village East Rochester Historian January 2022

2022 Celebrations and Memories

Centennial painting by Christopher A. Wheat, 1997

Throughout the year I will share monthly articles (around the 15th of the month) which will serve to honor special moments in our history.  Some of my columns will review highlights already shared, some will present new information learned along the way.  Readers who wish to comment may contact me at amance@eastrochester.org.



By Anita Mance, Town/Village Historian December 2021


1952 Masons Little League Team


In December we often find ourselves reflecting on the year gone by.  Perhaps it was because of the memories of the 1989 movie, “Field of Dreams.”  Perhaps it was because the Chicago White Sox beat the New York Yankees, 9 -8 in the ninth inning this summer at the Field of Dreams site in Dyersville, Iowa.  This year our Local History Department received many requests for photos and articles on Little League teams of the 1950s and 60s. While we have many articles about teams and individual games, we have few team photos.  I did discover some interesting facts, however.


Covid Test-Kits Available

The Town/Village of East Rochester has additional Covid-19 test-kits for resident pickup. If you would like a test-kit please call (585) 586-3553 or stop by the Clerk's Office located on the 2nd floor of the Eyer Building. The office is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. The office will close early at 2:00 pm on Thursday December 23rd and reopen at 8:30 am on Tuesday December 28th.

East Rochester Police Department is growing Beards for Bucks.

If you see an East Rochester Police officer with a beard this month, the officers are growing beards to raise critically needed funds for teen and young adult programs at 13thirty Cancer Connect as well as cutting-edge cancer research and compassionate, innovative patient-care programs at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.  Contact the East Rochester Police Department for more information or follow the link below if you would like to donate to this cause.


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