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Posted on April 18, 2016 at 9:33 AM by PattiAnn Schultz
We have had some history making events take place in Rochester. One event was Donald Trump campaigning in Greece, the second was Hilary Clinton campaigning at Monroe Community College, and then Bernie Sanders campaigning in Brighton. Each of these candidates had an overwhelming and overflowing group of supporters and Rochester, New York was talked about on the national news.
I am happy that people are taking notice of this election cycle, getting involved and voicing their opinions on issues and candidates. I hope that this enthusiasm about voting and looking in to the issues will carry over to the local level concerning town elections and school district elections.
Past history shows that here in Webster that we have at least 20,000 eligible voters and of that about 4,000 residents feel that they are informed enough to go vote on the upcoming 2016- 2017 School Budget and for School Board members for the Webster Central School District. This is certainly a sad showing for our community that more individuals cannot make the time in their busy schedules to cast their vote. The polls are open from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. to try to accommodate people before they begin their busy day or on their way to and from home, etc.
I constantly read on social media sites how residents are upset with this or that but change does not happen unless you vote and get involved in the process. It is disturbing to me to have residents complain about a topic when they have not taken the time to voice their concern in voting or take the time to get informed. People tend to place blame but there is something called personal responsibility and your right and obligation to understand what is going on in your community. No one can do this for you – you need to do this on your own by voting.
Please Webster voters do your civic duty … understand the issues and the candidates and go vote on May 17th at Webster Schroeder High School. If you don’t vote, don’t complain later.
REMINDER: Pharmaceutical Waste Pickup on April 30th
There will be a pharmaceutical waste pickup at the Wastewater Treatment Plant, 226 Phillips Road, on Saturday, April 30, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Any unused, unwanted or expired medication is taken for disposal. No appointment is necessary.
If you do not feel comfortable with your personal information on the bottles, you can remove the pills and put them in a plastic bag for us to dispose of.
Also, just a reminder, there is now a CVS Drug Collection unit at the Webster Town Hall. This permanent pharmaceutical waste drop box can be found inside the Webster Town Hall, located at the Police Department entrance, 1000 Ridge Road, during regular business hours of Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Like with the pharmaceutical waste pickup, items accepted at the drop box include any unused, unwanted or expired medication such as prescriptions, prescription patches, prescription medication, prescription ointments, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, samples and medications for pets.
Items that are NOT accepted include hydrogen peroxide, inhalers, aerosol cans, ointments, lotions, or liquids, thermometers, needles (sharps) and medication from businesses or clinics.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ronald W. Nesbitt