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Ronald W. Nesbitt

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Jul 25

Highway Chip Sealing Taking Place Now

Posted on July 25, 2016 at 9:27 AM by PattiAnn Schultz

The annual chip sealing of town roads has begun by our Highway Department ...

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Jul 05

Waterfront Art Festival Coming Soon

Posted on July 5, 2016 at 8:47 AM by PattiAnn Schultz

The hugely successful Waterfront Art Festival that took place for the first time last year around North Ponds Park is returning again on July 30th and 31st!  There will be around 140 artists surrounding North Ponds Park on the walking trail along with some food vendors for you to sample if you get hungry.

There will also be beer and wine tasting going on in the tents stationed along the walking path. There isn’t any parking at North Ponds that weekend so your best choice is to drive to Xerox for free parking and pick up a shuttle bus back to North Ponds for your days enjoyment.

Grand Opening of Pet Savers

Last week I attended the Grand Opening of Pet Savers located in the Webster Plaza. It is a well designed and great addition to the other business in Webster Plaza. Since the Library parking has moved to the rear of the plaza there is plenty of parking in front now to visit your favorite business in the plaza.

Pet Savers has many unique aspects to their business, and if you have animals I’m sure you will find everything you need!

Webster Firemen’s Parade and Carnival

The Webster Firemen’s parade is scheduled this year on Thursday, July 14th at 6:30 p.m. The parade route begins at Phillips Road and goes down Main Street to the Firemen’s Field. As long as I can remember this is a great time for the Webster community as we celebrate our First Responders and the great things they do for our community.

The Firemen’s carnival will be running from Wednesday night July 13th right on through to Saturday night midnight when the fireworks will take place. Please take the time to enjoy and be safe during this year’s Firemen’s parade and carnival.

As always, if you have any questions about your town government, please feel free to contact me during regular business hours at (585) 872-7068; or email me anytime at  

Ronald W. Nesbitt


Jun 30

New Stores coming to Towne Center

Posted on June 30, 2016 at 9:54 AM by PattiAnn Schultz

This week COR Development, the owners of the Towne Center (plaza), announced that Home Goods, Michaels, Bath and Body Works, along with Five Below, will be opening in the plaza late this fall. This is good news for the Webster community right before the start of the Christmas season as it is another reason to stay in Webster to do your holiday shopping.

As we all know, stores move out of plazas and new stores move in all the time. This is called corporate America making business decisions based on their bottom line. Just six months ago you would have thought Webster was going to be a ghost town without any shopping left as Jo Ann Fabrics and Bed Bath and Beyond announced they were leaving Towne Center.  Social media went crazy and there were all kinds of theories about their leaving like the rent was too high, the taxes where to high, and that Webster was not a good place to do business.  None of these theories was correct and nothing could be farer from the truth. 

Webster is still a growing community in its residential and business development.  While some residents do not like to hear that, Webster continues to be one of the fastest growing towns in Monroe County because of its close proximity to Lake Ontario and Irondequoit Bay.  Webster has low town taxes for a town that has a police department, a good school system, and the affordability of homes for many age groups from new family start up homes to senior living.   

Webster residents who jump on social media with these wild theories every time a store is closing or something comes to town that they do not like, need to understand that this type of negative conversation hurts the Webster community as a whole. I am all about being positive and bringing out the good in the community.  These unfounded rumors result in negative conversations that turn in to being untruthful and we as a town cannot undo the hurt it causes the community.

Changes in the business climate happen all the time and we as a town must ride out the ups and downs of the national economy. I am in contact with the owners of the three major plazas here in Webster all the time and continue to hear that Webster is a good landing spot for many businesses looking to expand.  I was informed last December that these new stores where coming to Towne Center, but I was asked not to announce this to the community for many different reasons.  This is why I become frustrated reading social media about all the problems with the plaza by uninformed residents that do nothing but spread information that is not correct.

Keep in mind that in many instances the “truth” that you may hear from an employee of a store may not be 100% factual information. The real people who make these decisions are at that store’s corporate headquarters and believe me when I say that they do not make announcements unless they have analyzed everything from rent, to taxes, to operating costs, to employee costs, and the profit they expect to make for the corporation.

So, as I say each week at the closing of my column, if you have a question, please feel free to contact me during regular business hours at (585) 872-7068; or email me anytime at, and I will get you the correct information. 

Ronald W. Nesbitt


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