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July 27, 2016

Waterville Field Days
The sun was shining and the temperature was well in the 80s for the annual Waterville Firemen's Parade. Residents lined Main Street, waving and clapping as the departments went by. In addition to Waterville other departments from the area participated, including Clinton, Brookfield, Oriskany Falls, Clayville and Paris Hill.
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Mystery On Leak Solved
Now Rick and Linda Peglow know what is causing standing water on their White Street property. After a few years of chasing answers, they learned that a service line pipe off the main line is corroded and leaking. The leaked water keeps rising to the surface and creating problems on their lawn. At last week’s Waterville Village Board meeting, Rick Peglow showed photos to the Board. The Peglows paid for a couple of reports, with one finally finding the pipe that does not show up on any village maps of the water system. Village DPW Superintendent Jamie Bechy said the service pipe could have gone to a barn that no longer exists. “The majority of farms were given free water to their barns,’’ he said. “There are no records of this line. It could have been terminated when the barn came down.’’ The service line has not been in use since at least the 1960s. For the Complete Article, Click Here to Subscribe!

End Of The Gingko Tree
The well-known gingko tree in the Dollar General parking lot at 34  Chenango Ave. in Clinton has been cut down. The tree, which was planted around 1850, has been reduced to a stump. The blue and yellow historical marker that once was in front of the tree  is no longer on display. The sign read: Gingko Biloba. This Ginko—“Maiden  Hair” tree was planted on the Othniel S. Williams property by the Rural Art Society Circa 1850 People have taken to Facebook to voice their sadness about the loss of the tree. A photo of what was left of the gingko tree was posted to the social media site July 15, and users posted comments under the photo. One comment said, “Absolutely heartbreaking.” And another Facebook comment read, “That tree was a landmark…what a shame.” For the Complete Article, Click Here to Subscribe!

Bringing History Back to Life
He restores cars; he competes in arm wrestling tournaments; he’s one of the stars of the History Channel’s ‘American Restoration’ and he’s  originally from Clinton. His name is Steve Hale, and he is the owner of Steve’s Restorations and Hot Rods in Frankfort. It all started for Hale as a student at Clinton High School when he wanted to restore a classic car. “I bought a 1960 Jaguar that was in really, really rough shape. I didn’t know anything about car restoration,” he said. Hale said his brother-in-law showed him how to do body work. Other family friends helped with things like mechanical work. “I did that car and the next thing you know, people started sending cars to me and saying, ‘Hey, do you want to restore my car?’ It started off as a hobby, and the next thing you know, it became a business,” he said. In eleventh-grade sculpture class at Clinton High School, he created a sculpture to enter into a competition. However, the sculpture was disqualified because “they thought it was purchased,” he said. “It was bitter-sweet, I guess. It was like a compliment, but not really,” he said. The sculpture he worked on is now on display at the Clinton Central School auditorium. “It’s definitely great to see that sitting in the auditorium still,” he said. For the Complete Article, Click Here to Subscribe!

CCS Wins Boilermaker Challenge
Clinton Central School won the 2016 Boilermaker High School Challenge for both the boys and girls divisions of the 15K race. Clinton’s top three boys, led by Christopher Militello, had the three best times of the 21 runners who placed first through seventh for the top three schools. Militello finished the 9.3 mile course in 57:28, while  Christopher Rivera ran it in 1:04:47 and Joshua Houle in 1:05:28. Also helping the Warriors beat out Whitesboro New Hartford were Chris  Heselton in 1:14:34, Diego Rojo in 1:16:12, Robert Musante in 1:17:19 and  Andrew Racioppa in 1:22:20. The team average of 1:07:42 beat out Whitesboro by one minute and three seconds. Clinton’s combined time of 5:38:29 beat Whitesboro by a little over five minutes. Clinton’s female runners also beat out Whitesboro for first place. Gabrielle Dewhurst led the team with a time of 1:05:52, while Eva Borton finished in 1:09:19 and Emma Novak in 1:19:19. Also placing for Clinton was Giovanna Constantino with a time of 1:30:40 and Sophia Constantino in 1:48:11. The Warriors had a combined time of 6:53:21, beating Whitesboro’s time of 6:56:46. Clinton averaged 1:22:41, beating Whitesboro‘s time of 1:23:22. Local top finishers for the 15K race included Henry Whipple of Clinton, 80th with a time of 52:54, Militello, 182nd, Jon Kulpa of Clinton, 199th in 57:59, Andy Ford of Clinton, 274th in 59:42, Sam Catterson of Clinton, 377th, Rivera at 548th and Jay Horth of Waterville in 564th. Overall, 11,357 people finished the race.



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Wednesday, July 27
Clinton: Clinton Chamber of Commerce, Business After Hours at The Arbor Inn of Clinton to pass business cards and network. Tour the guest rooms and suites in the Main House and the Courtyard Wing. The 1800's farmhouse has been beautifully renovated and expanded resulting in a wonderful combination of elegance and vintage charm. Complimentary appetizers and beverages provided by The Arbor Inn. RSVP Jackie Walters at 853-1735 or

Saturday, July 30
Rome: Golf Tournament sponsored by the Joseph Michael Chubbuck Foundation, Rome Country Club, to benefit cancer patients in financial need. Registration 12:30 .m., shot gun start 1:30 p.m. Registration $ 70 per golf by July 24, $75 after. Cash payout for top three teams. Tee-hole signs available for $50, green signs In memory or honor of $10. Call 339-5993 or contact@the to sign up or buy a sign.

Madison: Pancake breakfast, 7 to 10 a.m., Madison United Methodist Church


Saturday, Aug. 6

Clinton: Kids Lot Indoor Yard Sale, Clinton United Methodist Church, 9 a.m to 2 p.m. Want to sell at the sale? Rent a table for $10, bring your goods, man your table and take home your profits. Table charge benefits Clinton United Methodist Nursery School. Contact Angela Kramer at or Carol Klausner at mcklausner@gmail to save your
spot or for details.