g n h n ~ <(![---.~ ~ ~· 'i ~ Your hometown news source tor the Penn Yan, Yates County and Keuka Lal<e area. . Wednesday, June 23, 2004 75 cents newsstand 180th year · No. 25 Zoned Inserts: P&C Food, CVS Pharmacy PYCSD Board of Education Superintendent search put on hold until fall Happy Birthday 11A By CoNNIE MURPHY The Chronicle-Express PENNY AN-Members of the PeiU1 Yan Board of Educa- tion have decided to discon- tinue the superintendent search at this time. Board President Margaret Murphy said current and newly elected members agreed none of the candidates \were the right fit for Penn Yan.\ Board members empha- sized the decision was in no way a reflection on the quali- fications of the candidates al- ready interviewed. However two of the three finalists with- drew their names from the search because they either took a job elsewhere or de- cided to remain where they were, leaving one person as a ~- '' . ~\(';.~:;-'l·~~4::\·, ~ finalist. The search will be re- opened in late fall or early winter, according to Murphy, and an interim superintendent will be hired as soon as pos- sible, with interviews already underway. Superintendent Dr. Gene Spanneut presented Murphy, Mike Christensen and Mark Wickham with plaques of ap- preciation for their years of service on the Board. None of the three sought re-election in this year's contest. Christensen has served for 12years,Murphyfornineand Wickham for three. \Being a member of any community board is never an easy task,\ Spanneut said. \It takes an incredible amount of time and at times puts you at odds with other people. But if you're doing it for the right reason, you know in your heart you're doing it for the children of the Penn Yan School District.\ It was also Assistant Su- perintendent for Instruction and Staff Development Renee William's last meeting as she has taken a position as assis- tant superintendent at the Honeoye Falls-Lima School District. In other business, the Board accepted donations' to the Scott Shoff Memorial Award and the Nora Michelle Bartlett Award, as well as donations Guest Speaker 15A Photo provided This photo was taken after the collision of an SUV with a Constellation Brands jet at the Penn Yan Airport on June 15. Note the impact of the wing into the windshield of the vehicle. Index Section A: • New Exhibit ............. . • Teaching America •.. • Ag Corner ............•. 1 \Art Barn ................•. 1 Opinions .... . 4 Obituaries ... . . ....... 6 Sports ... . ...... 18 Section 8: • Crossword Puzzle .•. 1 • Master Gardener •..•. 1 Church News ....................... 4 Youth News.. . ....... 14 ' News Briefs :~oad dosing ;~ PENN Y AN-Due to con- ·struction on the main campus :bf the Penn Yan Central School ·bistrict, the cross-campus road adjacent (from the tennis courts to the Maple Ave. ac- ; cess road) to the main athletic • field will be closed. The only ·route during the summer to access PYE, the Bus Garage <and the District Office will be :-rromMapleAvenue.Alsoasa ~suit of the construction, the ;lhighschoolandmiddleschool lil5uildings will be closed for ~esummer. ~ !',.; f:· 9 • Fax 315-536·0682 PYE helps others By CoNNIE MURPHY ered on the football field to The Chronicle-Express recognize the year-long com- PENN Y AN- The rain munity service projects stu- ended and the sun came out dents and staff participated as Penn Yan Elementary in. School students wrapped up Kindergarten presented theschoolyearwithaHUBBA $206 to the Kids Clothes Day celebration that was not Closet, First Grade - $125 to only fun but also beneficial to the American Cancer Society, area organizations. Second Grade- 183 items to Followingamorningoffun and games, everyone gath- continued on page BA ..-~----~--~--------~ r· ... . Photo by Connie Murphy PYE Assistant Principal Ed Bronson (I) and PYE Principal Matt Herz were on the receiving end of water during the HUBBA Day contest pitting th8 o·range ream against the Blue Team. It would appear that one of the \impartial\ referees, Warren. Kinsey, may have had a hand In pouring water on Bronson. Story behind scores By Cm .. NIE MuRPHY The Chronicle-Express PENNY AN-At the June 16 Penn Yan Board of Educa- tion meeting, board members received a report on the En- glish Language Arts assess- ment results. Fifty-four percent of the fourth graders taking the test scored at levels 3 and 4, meet- ing or exceeding all state stan- dards. This compares to 70.6 percent last year. PYE Principal Matt Herz emphasized students are not sent forward if they're not ready. Reading teachers dis- trict-wide are. developing a continued on page SA Police • warntng PENN YAN-Penn Yan Village Police would like to remind people not to give any bank account information over the telephone. They received a report from a Penn Yanmanthatawoman, identifying herself as Rosalie Cooper and representing \CPI\ called and told him he had won $200 in gas coupons through an oil company draw· ing. The call was received on June 16. · She knew his name, social security number and address and told him she knew he banked with Community Bank in Penn Yan. She said she needed him to vedfy his account number withhertocov~rshippingand handling charges for the gas coupons. Photo by Connie Murphy Paul Marble (r) and Marble's Auto recently presented Kevin Duby (I) with a check for $1,000 towards the purchase of a new van. As Duby's present van is 16years old and recently turned over 300,000 miles, a fund has been established to raise money towards a newer van. Marble is helping Duby with the search for a van that can be modified. Donations to the van fund may be sent to Yates County ARC, c/o Kevin Duby. Girls are lucky in car/plane accident By CoNNIE MURPHY The Chronicle-Express PENN Y AN-Local emer- gency crews responded to a bizarre accident Tuesday, June 15. The Penn YanFire Depart- ment and Penn Yan Ambu- lance were called to Seneca Flight Operations at the Penn Y an Airport on Old Bath Road at 5:06p.m. for the report of a vehicle running into a plane. When they arrived, they found the vehicle entangled in the wing of a jet belonging to Constellation Brands of Canandaigua. Antoinette Y. Bailey, 33, of Manorville, NY had left her niece, Kayla Wiltz, 13, of Houston, TX and a friend, Annessa John, 13, Missouria City, TX in the vehicle when she went into Seneca Flight on a business call. Bailey worksforaCDmpanythatdoes airplane inspections. While in the office, she no- ticed the c;_ar moving. John had started the vehicle and put it into drive. As she yelled for the girls to stop, Bailey tried to jump into the car. The vehicle crashed through the closed doors of the hangar, striking one jet and pushing it into a second one. The wing of the jet went into the car, trapping the girls inside. continued on page BA Ground breaking for ne-w hollle BY DouGLAS Ross THE CHRONIClE-EXPRESS PENN YAN-ln celebra- tion of June being New Homeownership Month, the Keuka Housing Council and the USDA Canandaigua Of- fice organized a ground- breaking on Townsend Road in theTownofMilo.Onhand were the new homeowner, Tammy Maciejewski and her son, Preston; the builder, Bucky Lane; john Socha, Deputy Supervisor, Town of Milo; Pat Flynn, Vice Chair, Yates County Legislator; Lisa Miller, Keuka Housing Coun- cil, New Homeowner Pro- gram; and Brenda McKeown, USDA, the Lender. and a low-cost mortgage of- fered through the First-time Homeowner Program, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Maciejewski worksatFam- ily Hair Care at Lakeside Plaza. She has three sons: Preston, Ryan and Brandon. Anyone interested in fur- ther information on the $25,000grantor low costmort- gage for First-time Homeowners should contact Lisa Miller, Keuka Housing Council, New Homeowner Program. Her phone is: (315) 536-8707. Meciejewski received fund- ing support for her new house from two programs: First-time homeowner, $25,000. grant offered by New York State Affordable Housing Corpora- tion (AHC) administered by the Keuka Housing Council, _ You can also contact Brenda McKeown, of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, at (585)394-0525, if you have questions on the programs USDA has to assist low in- come rural residents to pur- chase or repair homes. The USDA's Direct Loan Program (Section 502) pro- vides loans to low and very continued on page 9A (1-r) Tammy Maciejewski; Bu:cl<y Lane, Preston MacieJewski; John Socha, deputy supervisor, Town of Milo; Pat Flynn, vice-chair, Yates County Legislature; Lisa. Miller, Keuka Housing Council; and Brenda Mckeo,wn. USDA, are shown at the ribbon cutting cer'emony for Maciejewski's new home.