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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Town/Village of East Rochester Launches New Citizen Engagement Mobile App
The Town/Village is making customer service, and engaging with our citizens, a priority moving forward. To help us accomplish this objective, we are excited to announce that we are partnering with GOGov, a government software company, to launch a new free mobile application for our community called "East Rochester Connect”!
Residents will be able to submit service requests on the fly from their smartphones or on the web and access important city information regarding events, alerts and more. If a question arises, municipal workers will be able to have direct communication with residents to resolve issues together.
"East Rochester Connect” will feature access to the following Town/Village resources:
- Submit Requests/Concerns with the easy access “Start Request” button
- Provide multiple photos when submitting a request
- Track requests and send messages to Municipal Staff regarding the status of a request
- Access Frequently Asked Questions through the fully searchable knowledge base
To download the free app, go to the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and search “"East Rochester Connect”” to find the app.
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.
The Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) helps low income households pay the cost of drinking water and wastewater services. The program can assist households who have past due bills (arrears) for drinking water and/or wastewater services. Please click on the link provided for more information. https://otda.ny.gov/programs/water-assistance/
The Town/Village offices will be closed in observance of the Christmas Holiday.
The Town/Village offices will be closed in observance of the Christmas Eve Holiday.
The Town/Village offices will be closed in observance of the New Year's Day Holiday.
Addiction Support Services:
- Treatment Placement,
- Family Support,
- Recovery Resources,
- Narcan Training & Certification (provided by Trillium Health)
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.