Old News – DMV

Here is an article about the Department of Motor Vehicles just starting to get computer terminals to print driver’s licenses. Not the cost of each terminal. That would eventually speed up the process. Then the process would slow down again when NY state finally decided to put your picture on the license. NY was one …

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Old News – School Closing

Academy of the Sacred Heart was founded in Rochester in 1855. It was a Catholic girl’s school (K – 12). They announced in 1968 that they would close at the end of the 1969 school year. That property on Prince Street is now apartments and the old chapel is available to rent for weddings. The …

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Old News – Fire!

The Cottage Hotel in Fairport was built on the corner of North Main Street and John Street (no Liftbridge Lane) about 1886. A third floor was added in 1889 along with a 60-foot long annex. In May 1922, during Prohibition, two bottles of whiskey were found in the hotel during a raid. After the 1968 …

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Old News – History Article

This old article tells of even more distant times. North Bloomfield is a hamlet that sits on the border of the Towns of Mendon and Lima. Although a rural area, it once bustled because of the water power coming from Honeoye Creek. HONEOYE FALLS TIMES Thursday, Jan. 25, 1968 North Bloomfield was Once a Milling …

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