Top Song 50 Years Ago; #19

The next song to hit the top of the charts in 1962 was “He’s A Rebel” by The Crystals. The song was written by Gene Pitney and produced by Phil Spector. Spector learned that Vikki Carr was to record the song and decided to rush out his own version. The Crystals were touring on the …

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Kodak News: Oct. 22 – 26

On Monday the 29th (Oct.) the Bankruptcy Judge will hear the agreement between Kodak and the retirement committee that will end Kodak sponsored health care at the end of 2012. He may or may not rule on the agreement at that time. There is a small possibility that he may put off his ruling. Just …

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Swing Bridge Being Dismantled

Work has begun on dismantling the Hojack swing bridge that crosses the Genesee River at Charlotte. The bridge was built in 1905 by the King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio. It was made to take the Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg Railroad (RW & O) across the river. It turned in the middle to let the …

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Arlington National Cemetery Online

Back in 2010 there were reports that the record keeping for Arlington National Cemetery were a mess. Reports said that some graves that have a headstone were recorded as vacant. Cemetery workers dug graves only to find that someone was already buried there. They were keeping all their records on paper and some records were …

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Cemetery Vandalized

The Beechwood cemetery in the Town of Kendall, Orleans County has been vandalized. On 21 Oct. a Sheriff’s Deputy discovered that a building had once been a Chapel had some damage including the windows being knocked out. Then a couple of days later the caretaker, who is also the Town highway superintendent, discovered that 32 …

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Top Song 50 Years Ago; #18

Just in time for Halloween is the next song to hit the top of the charts in 1962. Monster Mash was a song written by Bobby Pickett and fellow band member Lenny Capizzi. The song had Bobby doing an impression of Boris Karloff. The listing on the record said that it was by “Bobby (Boris) …

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Kodak News; Oct. 8 – 12

History in the making….. There was big news on Wednesday that Kodak wants to end its retiree health care and benefits at the end of the year. This is a result of negotiations between a retiree committee that was set up by the Bankruptcy Court and Kodak. This all depends on the approval of the …

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Kodak News; Oct. 1 – 5

History in the making… Many Rochester area Kodak employees got their lay-off notices on Tuesday. Kodak wouldn’t give a specific number. Most were probably employees related to the home inkjet printer business that Kodak has decided to discontinue. On Monday, Kodak announced that they would discontinue their black & white T-MAX P3200 Professional film that …

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