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,46th Vear- OIhrontrk _ _ * . 9 V A T ’C 'c r ’r \ T r \ j T V » c r \ W M ...21/31/99 0 s.) l-OREI-iAN CO BOX Mai'IMOl,n“ .9. 6:1.462; Wednesday, July 31,1991 YATES COUNTY’S OWN NEWSPAPER PennYan,N.Y 40 Cents arcus W h itm a n ]chool b u d g et fails .. rvsshearton GORHAM — Wednesday, ] 24, voters in the Marcus «hool district turned a proposed $11.1 million jtain* pl®\ that would have the tax levy there by ^lyllpercent._ defeat, by mne votes, is Ijjj second time this year have rejected the plan. ]he budget was defeated by 25 votes in a May ballot when ,ss state aid meant a 15-per- ffil lax increase. The plan was rejected 452 - 51 and in a meeting held :oftday night, school officials iflded to adopt a contingency Wli^plan and submit non- onongency items for a public ]lt. jiBording to Business Man- jorDwina House, eight items be voted on Wednesday, The eight propositions in- awrence selected KEUKA PARK — Dorinda aurtnce of Highland was Msily elected secretary of 'll Nursing Student Ass^ia- M of New York State NSAtfYS). Uvtence is a member of eii College’s class of 1992. h is a member of the Keuka .dep Honors Program, assis- uirsident director for Davis all and a member of Keuka .eadtn, a prestigious group of tude.rt leaders. Ma has been a leader in X mining of nurses for over i)OR. The nursing program fijj accredited by the Na- ul League of Nursing, jbalso offers a special pro- u for RNs who seek a ■Dior’s of science degree in B. 15 , ieda College is a four-year ekationa] college located •miles south of Penn Yan loka Lake. The college of- n5degree programs and is wgniaed leader in ex- >Bced.based learning. S checks at early GENEVA — Monthly social **9 checks, which are delivered on the third *“t«t, will be delivered on 1 2 instead, according to 't'nOrcutt, manager of the *mSocial Security offices. ^eRt checks are mailed *’1 *hen the usual delivery *• Ml on a Saturday, Sun- legal holiday,” Orcutt ^ ftese instances, the *^are dated and delivered * first day before the third month that is not a j^y. Sunday or legal said this procedure 'Ei^uce the problems that 'p.ibjve when they receive *•'decks and their banks These situations oc- ®*8tal times during the kd Orcutt advised that Ivtuld provide similar in- ?*fion about future check dates as they occur. Wth ilieatre set jSNEVA - Will Mole, Rat Badger be able to rid of the infamous stoats '^ 8 t Mr. Tbad in regain- l|fi> palatial mansion? ^ question will be ^•rsd at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2-3 ^ the Geneva Theatre Youth Theatre presents '''•th Grahame’s children’s Wind in the Wllows in ’ Geneva High School ^kdum. which are $3 for '““'•and $5 for adults, will ^'failable at the door and at Music in Geneva. For information, call Joan at 789-6115. elude: $18,500 for transporta­ tion of K-8 students living less than two miles and 9-12 students living less than three miles from school and academic field trips; $137,583 for inter­ scholastic sports and com­ munity use of facilities; $18,575 for library books and student supplies; $26,650 for classroom supplies; $23,570 for operations, maintenance and transportation. The remaining three items were originally eliminated from the budget this spring in order to cut costs. These include: $70,500 to reinstate a driver’s education program for 1992-’93; $17,500 to reinstate a half-time music education position; and $5,200 to reinstate an interscholastic bowling team and fall cheerleading. Voting for these items will be held Wednesday, Aug. 14 bet­ ween 1- 8 p.m. at the Junior- Senior High School. Residents to vote again Ballot to determine approval of non-contingency items B y R U S S H E A R T O N Staff uriler PENN YAN — Officials a t Penn Yan Central School are discover­ ing there’s more than one way to skin a budget. After voters twice turned down proposed spending plans for the 1991-92 school year, board mem­ bers elected to adopt a contin­ gency budget. On August 7, residents will turn out once again, this time to decide which of four non-contingency items will be approved. ♦ These items include $141,804 for equipment, $90,777 for ath­ letics and extra-curricular ac­ tivities, $22,338 for library books and $162,345 for transportation. School Superintendent Gloria Carroll said she is not sure what the people will decide, but did caution, “People need to be aware of the fact that these are non-con­ tingency items and none of these things will occur if they are voted down.” Since the board adopted an austerity plan, district expenses fall into three categories. Wednesday, Aug. 7. noon-8 p.m, Penn Yan Elementary Schools foyer Four spending propositions: • $ 141,804 for equipment • $ 90,777 for athletics, extra-curricular activities • $ 22.338 for library books • $162,345 for transportation Contingency items are required by law and include such things as textbooks, salaries, administra­ tive costs, BOCES costs, health and safety items, insurance and teachers’ instructional supplies. Non-contingent items are those that the public will be voting on. Discretionary items must be determined by board members. who can deem them either contin­ gent or not. Carroll said board members tend not to label any items con­ tingent once they have been dis­ approved by voters. A petition representing 5 per­ cent of all recent voters is neces­ sary to enact a board decision on a discretionary item, Carroll ex­ plained. An example of a discretionary item is summer school. “Boards, in any given situation, most often respond to the voters and are very hesitant to deem something discretionary,” Carrol) noted. Approval of all four line items would mean the budget would be given the go-ahead as presented June 4 and July 16. 'Other than those four items, there are not a lot of extras,” Car- roll said. This year, the school district has adopted a voter registration pro­ cedure requiring all voters to be registered a t the time of the vote. The plan, designed to prevent non-district residents from voting, was approved earlier this year as an attempt to streamline the voting process. Individuals who have already voted on a budget during the past four years, or who are registered for a county-wide general election, are eligible. Pre-registration will be taking place a t the district office Aug. 1 from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Individuals may also register at the time of the vote being held at the Penn Yan Elementaiy Foyer, between noon-8 p.m. H’port’s Gold Seal Winery is purchased HahitaVs Work Continues Yates C o u n ty H a b ita t fo r H u m a n ity volunteers carefully r a is e a 2 ’-by-4’ a s they work to com p lete the in terio r o f the first H a b ita t house b u ilt in Yates County. The 1,200- square-foot, three-bedroom house located on the R ice H ill R o a d in H im r o d is s lated to be c o m p leted by S e p tem b e r. S ee r e lated story, p a g e 5. (Photo by Bob G ilfillan) Four to swim length of Keuka for Red Cross HAMMONDSPORT — One cur­ rent and three former Haverling Central School swimmers will dip into Keuka Lake at Ham- mondsport a t 5:30 a.m. Aug. 6 and emerge 22 miles later on the shores of Penn Yan. The swimmers will solicit pledges for each mile they swim, with the proceeds benefiting the American Red Cross’ Bath office. The pledges will be for a maxi­ mum of 22 miles for all four swimmers as one unit, according to Sue Wildeman of the Bath Red Cross, who noted that the money will provide needed funds for dis­ aster relief, water safety instruc­ tion, CPR, first aid training and many other services. The swimmers will be super­ vised by an American Red Cross water safety instructor or lifeguard, and the total pledged amount will be validated. The money has to be received by the Red Cross within a week of the swim in order for one to be eligible for a prize. Prizes will be given to com­ munity members pledging money, and those prizes will be donated by area merchants. The swimmers are brothers Steve, Tbm and Charlie Langen- dorfer, and Robbie Kilroy, a stu­ dent at Haverling Central School in Bath. Charles Langendorfer graduated in 1980, where he swam on the undefeated Rams swim team. He also swam on tlie varsity team at Monroe Com­ munity College. He graduated from Alfred State College in 1984 with an as­ sociate’s degree, and is currently employed at Goulds Pump in Seneca Falls as a maintenance technician. His hobby is building and racing four-wheel drive vehicles. He is married to the former Bridget Murray of Bath, and they have two children. Thomas Langendorfer was on, the varsity swim team at Haverling for four years, graduat- see S w im , page 2 By SCOTT BAUMAN Staff Writer HAMMONDSPORT — The 126- year-old Gold Seal Wneiy in Hammondsport was purchased by three Hammondsport businessman two weeks ago from a New York City company. “It’s been sitting there since 1984 doing nothing,” said Charles Mashewske. “We thought we could put it to a good use and find some­ thing more creative to do with the / building.” The other partners are Farham Shaw and Karl Simonson. The three call their enterprise SMS Partners. Mashewske said the former winery, which includes 300 acres of land, was not being used except for a small protion that is being leased for vineyards to Taylor Wine Company. The three-story, 100,000-square-foot building with a stone exterior was built around 1865 on Keuka Lake and was used as a winery until it was closed in 1984. Gold Seal had, at one time, been owned by Seagrams until they decided to shut it down and bring its production to the Taylor facilities, which was also owned by Seagrams. Mashewske, who also owns two other businesses in Ham­ mondsport — Browser’s and Home for the Holidays — said he and his partners are working with the planning boards in the towns of Pulteney and Urbana on uses for the property. No definite plans have been made for the use of the property, but they are considering building a golf course on the up­ per section of the property, which is located on the west side of Route 54A, about three miles north of Hammondsport. The building may go back up for sale or possibly be donated to be used as a museum. The Lucy Napp Real Estate Agency assisted with the Gold Seal property tran­ saction. “We thought of donating the building to a worthy cause,” Mashewske said. “We want to find some good use for it so the build­ ing can remain there and not be torn down.” Mashewske said the purchase price of Gold Seal would remain confidential because plans have been made to resell a portion of the property. The partners, however, would like to see the property preserved as a historical landmark. In 1988, Vintners International — the parent company for Taylor Wine — bought the entire opera­ tion from Seagrams and sold the old Gold Seal winery and the sur­ rounding property to The Mediators, Inc., a New York City company. Empire Farm Days scheduled P Y S idew a lk Sale deem ed a success by m e rchants B y R U S S H E A R T O N Staff writer PENN YAN — Three in- gredients go into making a suc­ cessful sidewalk sale: sun, fun and profuse buying. Summer Sizzle ’91, the village’s 34th annual sidewalk sale, went off without a hitch Friday, July 26. The weather cooperated by providing the proper amount of sun. If it’s too warm, anxious shoppers head out to cool their buying impulses in Keuka Lake, leaving merchants agape. The 4-H Teen Council dunking booth, located at the downtown mini-park, assisted with the fun. According to most merchants, customers arrived and followed through by buying, although per­ haps not profusely. 'Ifen out of 12 store owners questioned rated the sidewalk See photos, page 1A sale a success based on retail sales. Two believed the event would have been more successful if held on a Saturday. Stu Crevelin, owner of Surplus- Outlet, Inc., said this year’s sale, his 18th, was more successful than any in recent memory, despite fewer shoppers. “For me it was better than last year. We had steady customers all day, but it was not as good as it used to be. Discount stores are the trend.” he explained. Betty Smoios, co-owner of Penn Yan News, with her husband Steve, said Summer Sizzle *91 was more of a sidewalk Scale and less of a craft market than last year. “There were more local retailers this year,” she asserted, \which I think was good.” Smoios also said she thought the number of shoppers was not lower this year, but that the flow of customers was more evenly dis­ tributed throughout the day. Some of the store owners inter­ viewed said they believed the an­ nual sidewalk sale is vital for Main Street. “The sidewalk sale should bring people downtown to see Main Street,” remarked Crevelin. Most of the Main Street mer­ chant’s interviewed shared th\? general feeling that more out-oi'- town visitors attend the sidewalk sale than village residents. If so, the sidewalk sal'’ may be fulfiling that purpose. SENECA FALLS — Area far­ mers of today will get a glimpse into the future next week as the Empire Farm Days makes its an­ nual appearance in Seneca Falls Aug. 6-8. More than 400 exhibitors from the United States and Canada will be showing off the latest in farm technology, including the newest, most advanced lines of e- quipment, machinery, products, services, seeds, feed and chemicals. Field demonstrations will provide the opportunity for Nor­ theast farmers and companies to put the equipment in the field, talk about it, ask questions, voice concerns and discuss the challen­ ges of the future of farming in the Northeast. In addition, daily demonstra­ tions will include chainsaw and woodlot safety, accident response and first aid demonstrations, trac­ tor safety, tractor overturns and other safety-related areas, \fital signs and skin testing will also contribute to the overall health and safety effort. Sponsored by the Empire State Potato Club, Inc. — the state non­ profit organization of potato growers — Empire Farm Days will feature farm family programs by the New York Farm Bureau and the New York State Grange, plus displays in the north and . south main tents, on-site demon­ strations by agriculture machinery and wood product manufacturers, and food booths provided by area non-profit or­ ganizations, including churches, fire departments and civic or­ ganizations. The 1991 event will offer Nor­ theast farmers the opportunity to see more than 1,000 brand names, as well as to talk with the manufacturers and represen­ tatives of the equipment. The three-day show is famous for its beef, pork and chicken bar­ becues, as well as its short-order booths offering beverages, hot dogs and hamburgers, hot sausage and other snacks. As far back a t 1933, there has been an agricultural show spon­ sored by the Empire State Potato Club, hosted by New York farmers and committed to bringing far­ mers in the Northeast the newest techniques and equipment avail­ able to agriculture. Since then, the annual event has undergone many changes in location, name and size, but its sponsor and purpose have remained constant. Cooperators for this year’s event include American A ^ c u l- turist. New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, New York Farm Equipment Dealers’ Association, New York State Farm Equipment Club, New York State Electric and Gas Corp., Rochester Gas and Electric Corp. and Cornell Cooperative Exten­ sion. m 1 ^ 3

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