(MEDIA GENERAL) – Potholes are everywhere in western New
York, in part, because we had such frigid temperatures the ground froze deeper
than most winters. That means now that the thaw is here, those potholes are
popping up all over the place.
There are a few easy steps you can take to try to avoid the
broken asphalt from destroying your car. A tire expert suggests drivers do
Never brake or speed up when going over a
Slow down before you hit the pothole, then
release brakes – reducing the speed will soften the blow. Driving over a two
inch pothole at 50 miles per hour is about the same as dropping your car from
five to 10 feet up in the air.
Properly working shocks and struts will act as
cushions upon impact
Make sure tires are properly inflated; tires
that are not properly inflated are more susceptible to pothole damage
Have your vehicle’s suspension and steering
checked to make sure they are working properly
Make sure your headlights are clean and working.
If you can’t see it, you might hit it.
If you do these six things, you may avoid further damage to
your car during pothole season.
If you are an unlucky driver and hit a pothole, you should pay attention to how your car
feels. If it’s shaking, vibrating or an indicator light is going off, you’ll
want to get it checked out immediately. Tire patches you can buy at the store
are unlikely to help with a pothole problem. They are made to repair punctures
However, if you get a puncture, break, bulge or any other
damage, have a repair shop or tire store check it out to see if the tire can be
fixed instead of having to replace it completely.
I want to thank Chris Busch for the photo montage at the top of the home page and Michael Sargent of M.SargentPhotography in Middleport for the photo on the top of the rest of the pages. Thanks so much!
M. Sargent Photography, Middleport, NY Took this beautiful shot of Rotary Park Clock.
Clock in Rotary Park 2014
M.Sargent Photography took this beautiful shot of the clock in Rotary Park, Medina
The Orleans County Legislature
is very concerned about the aging bridge infrastructure providing access across
the Erie Canal. We are working to engage state stakeholders to address
problems related to restriction of movement of automotive traffic, commercial
truck traffic, emergency equipment and agricultural equipment.
County has updated the official website to include a “Canal Bridge Concerns”
page. It can be accessed directly from the homepage: www.orleansny.com or on the Residents page
under “Misc County Maps”.
Be sure to check the "Calendars" section for all upcoming meeting schedules. If you have a request, please send an email to the webmaster listed at the bottom of the home page.
1865 Bent's Opera House in downtown Medina
In pursuit of
our revival of the 1865 Bent's Opera House in downtown Medina, the Orleans
Renaissance Group commissioned a professionally produced promotional
It depicts a
grandmother figure, Helen Zelazny of Medina, who, having celebrated her wedding
at the Opera House in 1951, finds herself rediscovering the space where she
spent one of the most important days of her life. Making this video was special
to Helen, as she would have celebrated her 60th anniversary this year, but for
her husband's recent passing. Original photos of her actual wedding at the
Opera House are featured in the video.
The video was produced by Andrew
Manzano, a Rochester-area film maker.
The story is compelling, the
imagery and music beautiful, and the overall effort a work of art. This video
highlights not just our vision for rebirth of the building, but also our focus
on promoting the arts and media in all its forms, every step of the way. I hope
you enjoy it, and please share!
This short film featuring the
Greycliffe String Quartet shows the emotional connection that we can establish
with the places where the cherished moments of our lives unfold. The grandmother
in the story actually had her wedding reception in Bent's Hall, in Medina, NY,
sixty years ago. We see in this short journey the rich history of this treasured
structure intertwined with the magic that this place can hold for the coming
Please click on the YouTube link titled Historic Medina on the menu at the left. These are beautiful images of Historic Medina that go un-noticed by many people. There are undiscovered gems here in Medina. Plan to go out and discover them all!
NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY INFORMATION BULLETIN
Date Issued: July 6,
Subject: State Police
Warn of E-mail Hoax
NYSP has received
complaints about spam that has gone out nationwide and internationally with the
information below. The spam appears to have hit a large number of yahoo e-mail
addresses. The e-mail had an attached file (Ticket.zip) contains malware. Some
recipients report that the malware was caught by their anti-virus software. A
sample of the file attachment is being analyzed by NYS OCS
NYSP PIO has
distributed a media release warning about the spam.
We will update this
bulletin once the analysis of the malware is complete.
> New York State
Department of Motor Vehicles UNIFORM TRAFFIC TICKET
> POLICE AGENCY
NEW YORK STATE POLICE Local Police Code THE PERSON
> DESCRIBED ABOVE
IS CHARGED AS FOLLOWS Time
> Date of
> IN VIOLATION
> NYS V AND T
> Description of
> SPEED OVER 55
> TO PLEAD, PRINT
OUT THE ENCLOSED TICKET AND SEND IT TO TOWN COURT,
> CHATAM HALL., PO
York State Office of Cyber Security
Office Campus, Building 7A
New York, 12242
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